ActiveRain May Contest - Life is a Story

By
Real Estate Agent with DFW FINE PROPERTIES 0506509

 

Announcing Photo Journaling Contest beginning May 1st and ends on May 31st. There will be a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Winner for the Real Estate Photo Journaling, and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Winner for the Personal Photo Journaling. For information about "How to Insert Photos into your Blog Post," go directly to the 'how to" link written by our very own AR Guru Craig Daniels on April 30th!

 

How the Points & Winners will be Distributed: Rainer’s may enter one entry for 750 points or two entries (one for Real Estate and one for Personal) for 1500 points. Each post must have at least 250 words or more. Additional points foron  each category for the following lucky winners: 

 

REAL ESTATE

1st  Place Winner  –  1,500 additional points

2nd Place Winner  –  1,000 additional points

3rd Place Winner   --    750 additional points

 

PERSONAL

1st  Place Winner  –  1,500 additional points

2nd Place Winner --  1,000 additional points

3rd Place Winner --     750 additional points

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Must include your own original photograph

Storytelling must be an original story (either a true story or fiction) that ties the photograph to your story

Illustrate how a photo mediates the relationship in business or personal life


Explain what's the relationship


Create connectedness from the photograph to the context to the reader

Add your entry to this original Post with your comments below

You can find the original Post in Groups under ActiveRain Challenges

 

CENTRAL IDEA:

 

Create a photo journaling entry for your Real Estate Business or a Personal Story. Share an original storytelling coherent narrative that is professional and ties to the photograph. It would be interesting if a personal story led to an interesting real estate store.



LEARNING OBJECTIVE:

 

  • What can we learn through your photo journaling/storytelling?
  • Can you create a focus using positive articulation and good grammar?
  • How many mega tags can you include in your entry?

 

EXAMPLES FOR REAL ESTATE PHOTO JOURNALING:

  • New Construction
  • Renovation
  • Lakefront property
  • Land purchase
  • Cottage by the Lake
  • Ocean View and Sandy too


EXAMPLES FOR PHOTO JOURNALING: 

  • What do you need to think about when owning pets?
  • What can we learn through photo journaling/storytelling?
  • Did a vacation inspire you to move, redecorate, and/or retire?
  • Did a major life event prompt you to downsize, upsize, or move?
  • Can you evoke emotion through photo journaling?
  • Can you craft a story with vivid imagery from beginning to end?
  • Can you write a compelling story that leads readers to happy tears?

 

Contest begins on May 1 and ends on May 31st. Give it your BEST SHOT! The Judges will be looking for originality, good grammar, authenticity, content, and how your photograph turns an experience into a way for others to see the world through your eyes.

 

MEET THE JUDGES: 

 

                            

 

      Jeff Dowler                Anna Banana              Wanda Kubat-Nerdin

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Comments (34)

Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Patricia:

I think this is going to be a wonderful contest and I'm betting there will be lots of beautiful photos, and wonderfully creative stories!

Jeff

May 01, 2021 01:03 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Jeff Dowler, CRS - Today, during these trying times, it will be such a pleasure to see and read powerful, impactful, and creative Business and/or Personal Photo Journally entries. I can't wait to see and read them all!!! Personally, I think we are all starving for good articles that give us inspiration and hope!

May 01, 2021 03:27 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

How fun Patricia, this post reminds me of the "good old days" when there were judges deciding the best of what ever was being judged... I heard some got bribe offer too:)))))))Endre

May 01, 2021 02:47 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Endre Barath, Jr. - I swear, all three Judges, Jeff Dowler, CRS, Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker, and Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! have been interviewed, fingerprinted, and background checked. I can say with pride, they all passed with flying colors. No worries! There's definitely no bribes to worry about. Let the"good old days," rock and roll!!!! I'm ready. How about you? I can't wait to see your entries.   

May 01, 2021 03:30 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.

Darn it Patricia the Banana Plane need Fuel and the price of Jet Fuel has skyrocketed right Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker ??

May 01, 2021 03:43 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker

Hey Endre Barath, Jr. we are all so worth the cost!  Don't ya think!!


 


 


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May 01, 2021 08:44 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.

Absolutely  Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker :))))))))))

May 05, 2021 04:56 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

The May contest sounds like a fun challenge, Patricia.  I'll see what I can do to participate.

May 01, 2021 02:52 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Myrl Jeffcoat - you are, undoubtedly, one of the most creative members on ActiveRain. I always enjoy your blog posts. I can't wait to see what you come up with next! With you, I can be sure, there's nothing old, always something new, fresh, interesting, educational, and fun to see and read. You're style is Classic - something that everyone loves here on ActiveRain. You ARE ActiveRain!

May 01, 2021 03:35 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

CONGRATULATIONS Patricia, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

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May 01, 2021 02:53 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Myrl Jeffcoat - Whenever you let me into the Group with a FEATURE I feel so welcomed and special. You are truly a treasure and a rare and wonderful gift on ActiveRain!

May 01, 2021 03:36 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Patricia I am not much of a picture taker, so I will have to give this one some additional thought.

May 01, 2021 04:49 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

George Souto - Wishing you beginner's luck at all new things you try. If at first you don't succeed, try, try again... Anonymous. 

May 01, 2021 04:56 PM
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Hi Patricia,

I love this challenge, and will think how to participate. Great ideas to get us started.

I think, our Photos group guru Myrl Jeffcoat will be a great consulting judge (in case of a tie 😀)! Since I am sure most everybody will posting in the Photos group, too.

May 01, 2021 04:52 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Steffy Hristova - I'm so glad to hear you love this challenge. I can't wait to see and read what you come up with. I'm sure it's going to be GREAT! I'm just the Host. The Judges Jeff Dowler, CRS, Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker, and Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!  are sworn to secrecy. Only the names are being revealed. 

May 01, 2021 05:01 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

I can see it now,  True Confessions, ActiveRain style, with evidence I mean photos.

May 01, 2021 06:32 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Good morning Ed Silva - Have fun with creativity! I hope you participate and wow us with your photos and story. 

May 02, 2021 02:51 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Love this contest and I am so thankful for you hosting this month, Patricia! This so reminds me of one of my favorite contests in the past - the annual photo contest that Dick Greenberg hosted. It's so wonderful seeing photos back as a challenge!

 

Thank you and our illustrious judges again for giving of your time this month for this contest. I'm so looking forward to the entries!

May 01, 2021 11:20 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Debe Maxwell, CRS - It's fun to follow in the footsteps of an AR Trail Blazer like Dick Greenberg. I can't wait to see some wonderful photographs and creative writing for this contest. Respectfully, "our illustrious judges," are very competent and honest. I can't wait for the entries to begin and the unveiling of the winners in early June! 

May 02, 2021 02:59 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - indeed they are all illustrious - and you as well!! 

May 02, 2021 03:48 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Thank you, Debe Maxwell, CRS for putting a smile on my face. 

May 06, 2021 05:39 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, looks like there is a lot interest in this contest. I look forward to the creativity that may come from photo journaling and thanks Jeff Dowler, CRS, Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker, Debe Maxwell, CRS and of course you for taking this on!

May 02, 2021 06:48 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! - What's a contest without Judges? I am so thankful for the three of you who accepted this role and I can't wait for entries to appear on ActiveRain. It has been such a long, long time since we had an actual contest with winners too!

May 02, 2021 12:22 PM
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

I'm not likin' it already it says it has to be coherent!

May 02, 2021 02:21 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

OMG, Lyn Sims, you are a trip!

May 02, 2021 03:48 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!

LOL Lyn Sims!

May 02, 2021 03:02 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Lyn Sims 


You have to enter. No matter what, you'll always be a winner!  LOL! You crack me up and make me laugh. That's what it's really all about - being creative and having FUN!!!

May 02, 2021 07:03 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker

Lyn Sims thanks for the smile today!!

May 03, 2021 04:18 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Thanks, Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP for hosting this month's challenge. Love the explanation you gave Ken Jones . Please go make that a stand-alone blog for all of AR to read!!

May 02, 2021 06:51 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 - Thank you for the feedback. I will comply with your suggestion. As always, thank you for your greatness and value to members on ActiveRain.

May 05, 2021 06:44 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP Loved that you made a blog out of your wonderful comment!

May 05, 2021 01:11 PM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Thank you, I always love a good contest, and I love snapping photos, will have to decide what I am going to write about...but write and share I will.

May 03, 2021 12:57 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 - Thank you! Whatever topic you choose, I know it will be excellent. I have come to know you as a great nonfiction storyteller!  I can't wait to read your entry! 

May 05, 2021 06:46 AM
Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector
SLS Home Inspections-Bradley Bourbonnais Kankakee Manteno - Bourbonnais, IL
The Home Inspector With a Heart!

As today is an important milestone in movie history, May the Fourth be with you as you receive tons of entries.

May 04, 2021 06:24 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector - Although today is already the 5th and I missed your comment yesterday, "May the Fourth be with you," too! I really hope you enter the contest. Your background and writing is so interesting!

May 05, 2021 06:48 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

So here is my personal story. I have been travelling, yes really!

And my business oriented story Chesterbrook, PA

 

 

May 05, 2021 08:16 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 - Thank you for these two entries! I just read your personal story and loved your story! I'll be sure to read the business one too! 

May 05, 2021 11:33 AM
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860 - Silver Spring, MD
Fluent in German and Real Estate * M.A. ABR ASP

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, thank you for stopping by and encouraging me to enter with my Chief Barketing Officer Photo Journal! It's a personal business story, or business personalized - I can't decide - but Lennon, the Real Estate Dawg is all business today. 

May 06, 2021 11:41 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Andrea Bedard - You haven't even decided on the category and I am already drooling in anticipation! I'm looking forward to your contest entry about "Lennon, the Real Estate Dawg." I can't wait!!!

May 06, 2021 04:35 PM
Andrea Bedard

I tweaked my post Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP and hope it counts as my entry. 


If I must choose a category, then I'll go with business, as Lennon, the Real Estate Dawg is taking his job seriously and will be the most prominent member of the team, no doubt. 

May 07, 2021 10:53 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Andrea you did a fantastic job with Lennon the Barketing Assistant!  Love it!  He's so darn cute!!

May 06, 2021 02:08 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker - I'm looking forward to reading more about Lennon from Andrea Bedard. What an inspiration and the perfect assistant too! 

May 07, 2021 07:28 AM
Andrea Bedard

Thank you Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker. You will be seeing/hearing more about Lennon in the future. He's eager to get to work - well, actually he's snoozing right now, but as soon as he wakes up! 

May 07, 2021 10:54 AM
Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

Sounds like a fun contest Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP mmmmmmmmh. Jeff 😎

May 06, 2021 09:38 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI - Thanks! I hope you participate. It has been a long, long time since we had an actual contest with winners too!

May 07, 2021 07:29 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Andrea Bedard - Here is where you link your entry for the Contest in one of the comment boxes below. Also, go back to your original Post and click on the Group, checking the box for ActiveRain Challenges. If you need help, reach out to Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Jeff Dowler, CRS, Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker, or Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!       

May 07, 2021 11:37 AM
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860 - Silver Spring, MD
Fluent in German and Real Estate * M.A. ABR ASP

Thank you again Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP! Just edited and checked the Contest Group as well. I did link to the post in my comment above, but will gladly post it again (Lennon deserves all the links and clicks :) 

 

My business oriented entry Photo Journal: Chief Barketing Officer

May 07, 2021 11:59 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Andrea Bedard - Your Chief Barketing Officer is absolutely beautiful, well-trained, and a real People Pleaser too! Simply irresistable and no doubt will get you a lot of business! Thank you, for entering the AR May Life is a Story Contest! You are greatly appreciated!

May 07, 2021 12:35 PM

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