The municipality of Differdange in Luxembourg held a photo contest a few months ago. The goal was to post a picture in portrait DIN A4 format around the “fall” (autumn) theme. I had only one picture that met both factors (except if I would have cropped one of course), so I sent it in on march 24th 2015.
You can find the full res picture here in my Landscape Portfolio.
After sending in the picture I must admit that I had completely forgotten about the contest. I thought I wouldn’t win anyways because in music, I tried so many contests and didn’t win a single one. I thought I was kinda contest cursed. So I was in Differdange in some random facility (by chance, I’m not very often in that city/town). I was checking out some free newspaper lying around there and after reading a bit I turned my eyes a little to the right and saw another magazine. My heart sort of stopped for second by seeing my picture printed on the cover. I had no clue that they had chosen my image and up to this date no one has contacted me about it.
I was (and still am) pretty happy about “winning” that contest because of one reason: I am born in Differdange and lived my first 11 years there. I went to school there, lived there and had my family and friends there. So for me, it’s quite an honor to have been chosen for that month’s issue of the mag that’s made in my hometown.