fotolia_1684848.jpg Have picture of the Middle Kingdom you like and want to share with the world? OMBW will sponsor a contest that will run all year and culminate in a coffee table book that will raise funds for China charities and the Literacy Group The Reading Tub. It is simple: Send your best shot of people, places or events in China to: dreamblogue@gmail.com with the information required below. We will post several shots, once a week, on OMBW and on http://blogof dreams.com where you and your friends can vote for your favorites. The top 250 will make it into the book. There is NO entry fee. There will be prizes, yet to be decided, for the winners, links back to blogs or sites if requested, contributor copies of the coffee table book. All rights are returned to the creator upon publication and you are free to multiple submit your work to other sites, magazines or contests. First prize in each division will be an expense paid week on the road with Yanzhi and Dawei and the Dreanblogue Team during their charity and friendship tour of China Ideally there will be three divisions: Hobby Photographer: You take pictures for personal enjoyment and you have a shot that you would like to share with the world yangshuo Amateur: You aspire to be professional and have a bit more experience or training than do most of us in the amateur ranks heart on Professional: You get paid for your work, but are willing to share it with us at OMBW and the Dreablogue so we can raise a few dollars for charity great-wall-1.jpg We will try to post new pictures once a week on Friday. The rules: Make the photos as Web-friendly as possible: No more than 450 Pixels wide please. If you win we will ask for the high resolution file. Include the following information with your email:

  • Real name
  • Division
  • Province where picture was taken
  • Name of Photo as you want it in the ALT tag
  • Your location and email (not to be published)
  • Your desired screen name for voting and picture tags
  • A short statement giving us permission to place the picture on OMBW and The China Dreamblogue during 2006-7
  • Your blog or website URL, if there is one, to which we should link the photos

Look for the first photos next week!

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