An America 24/7 rep sent me an email saying that I was accepted into the Illinois book! I’m waiting for her to respond with which photo was accepted. Here’s a gallery of the 50 photos I submitted: https://www.spudart.org/photo/america247. At this page, each photo has the actual description that was submitted to the contest.
From May 12-18, 2003, nearly 4,000 professional photographers and tens of thousands of amateurs participated in America 24-7, the watershed event of the new digital photography age. Over one million photos were taken of America in just that one week. The big master volume is now on sale. Fifty seperate books–one for each state–will be published simultaneously in October 2004. I got into the Illinois book.
That was a crazy week. I took over 2,000 photos, it was a lot of fun running around taking photos of EVERYTHING. Since I hadn’t heard back from them in such a long time, I had written off getting into the book, so this is certainly a pleasant surprise. Now I wonder which photo got selected…
Seven photos were selected to appear in the Illinois 24/7 book! SEVEN! I posted the seven photos in a flickr set at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/spudart/sets/72157600145636325/