Thursday, August 13, 2009

Triathlon Day 3: A Picture is Worth $100

Welcome to the last leg of Highlowaha's 2009 Triathlon.

Keep your eye on the prize. $100.00 for first place, $50.00 for second place, and $25.00 for third place.

Monday started off with a "Surprise" warm up. Tuesday we challenged our creative hands by designing m&m mosaics, and yesterday we stretched our creative minds to generate 100 bright ideas for making Ray's message go viral. Shine!

Tuesday, hand. Wednesday, mind. That brings us to today. Thursday.

Today is about honing your creative eye.

The medium? Photography.

Use your creative eye to spot, photograph, and then submit one funny photo - a photo you think will make the judges laugh harder than anyone else's.

Photographs must be taken by you and submitted by 1o:00 p.m to info@highlowaha.com.

A quick recap of yesterday's event before moving on to today's. Your ideas shined. Really, they did. Suggestions included things such as billboards; Ray hats, shirts, socks, umbrellas and other paraphernalia; partnering with other Shine-related sites; writing to politicians, the president, and Michelle Obama; a book series; a coloring book series; graffiti art; YouTube videos; product placement on shows like the Today Show; ads in local papers; co-sponsor parties, golf tournaments, and military functions; and SO much more. Really, I could never do full justice to the 1084 ideas submitted (though I do promise to hang on to each and every one).

But...

In the spirit of teaching practices routinely used among faculty members in the College of Visual Arts at UNT, judges reviewed all 100 ideas, but appointed scores based solely only on your 100th idea!

Check out the slide show below to see each competitor's last idea, as well as who - going into today - is in first, second, and third place. Don't despair. Less than 10 points separates the person in first place from the person in last place. A winning photo could change everything.


P.S. Important Note for Sporadic Spy: If you competed in Tuesday's m&m challenge, let us know which was your mosaic.

Good luck. Signing off until tomorrow when we meet at the awards ceremony...

22 comments:

Robin said...

Good morning! I've had about two hours of sleep. But I'm getting everyone up for their first day of school. The photo will be hard for me. This is not my strong suit! Game on!

Heather said...

Robin, With 8 kids getting ready for their first day of school surely you'll have something funny happy...even if it is Noa getting into to something.

Good luck everyone!!!!

Chaotic said...

my job is not funny...will be interesting....

Katie K said...

Oh...so glad today is my day to compete! I'm in the middle of RA training right now and every day we have a different theme for each staff. There are always some pretty funny ones. Plus, being around 205 18-21 year olds is bound to bring about something funny!

Good luck, everyone!

Cheryl said...

Fun event today.

Just a note... I was SO playing a different game yesterday!!! Claudia and I had a good laugh about it last night over the phone. I was completely cheering you on for something else!!

Good luck everyone!

Anonymous said...

I didnt drop in on m&m mosaic day, so I can't claim any of the melt in your mouth works of art. Too bad, it looks like it was fun! I realize I am out of the game since I didn't complete a leg of the race. I never play for the prizes anyway. Photo up HLA!

Sporadic Spy

Jessie said...

Today's task will be fun, but a challenge! I will have to seek out something funny to photograph. I'm with you Chaotic, my job is anything but funny and I work from home all by myself, sounds like I will be going out for lunch today for the perfect photo op :)
Good luck everyone!!!

eknoxuk said...

Claudia I can tell you've been a professor:) That was a mean professor trick to only score based on the last one. Hopefully the babies will do something funny today!

Anonymous said...

Can we photoshop the photos we take?? or do they have to be original?

Richard said...

Matt will be breaking out the lederhosen.

Cheryl said...

Just the word "lederhosen" make me laugh!

cassie p said...

too bad im officially out of the competition...i could use that money since im trying to buy a house! 3 more days until my birthday, woohoo! :-D have fun taking funny pictures today HLA!

Heather said...

Hey HLA I just got off the phone buying my plane tickets for Taste of USA...has everyone else made their travel plans????

Claudia said...

No photoshop. Just a pure and simple picture, taken as is.

Cheryl said...

Claudia and I booked our flights last night!!! I'm getting excited. Can't wait to meet some of you. Can't wait to see Tera & Treye again! It's going to be a fun day. Come one, Come all!

Peggy said...

In regard to Taste of USA.....What city? Where's it being held? That way I can go priceline and find accomodations close to all the activities.... details please!

Cheryl said...

Peggy, I know we'll be in Louisville but I'm not sure where in Louisville we'll be... I'm sure Heather, Claudia or Katie will chime in and help...

Chaotic said...

so, for those of you that know me a little... I TRY a lot of things... crochet was one of them. Takes too darn long! However, I did find it useful in this leg of the triathlon. Good thing reptiles are cold 1st thing in the morning!

Cristine said...

Richard no strublehosen but the beloved cooler scooter made an appearance

heather said...

Peggy,
Yes, we'll be in Louisville.
I anticipate that we'll be staying at the Hyatt Regency or the Galt House...(we'll book through Hotwire soon). If you want to wait until we book we can let you know where we'll be staying so you can stay at the same place.

For those in Louisville perhaps you can give Peggy advice...we will hopefully be meeting at either Assumption or St. Gabriel's both on Bardstown Rd.

claudia said...

Chaotic... you've peaked my curiosity with regard to your photograph! Can't wait to see.

All of this talk about Taste of USA has me excited! Peggy, I am SO looking forward to meeting you!

Sporadic Spy... will you show up in a trench coat? Please.

Misty said...

WOW! I have missed ALOT!! Thats what I get for going on vacation. All of you amaze me in so many ways!!!

Happy Belated Birthday Cheryl...My fellow Leo :)

For those of you in my neighborhood ... we are having a Family Picnic Party on Sunday the 16th @ noon. Come ready to swim! Let me know if you think you can make it :)