Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Contest Update

Thanks to everyone that submitted a photo for the contest!

I thought we might get a few hundred entries but we ended up with over 2,200 submissions.

We’ve all enjoyed the images and related stories. No matter who gets the book I think we were all winners.

If you like, continue to send vintage photos to this email address [email protected] (and only to that email address)

I still have quite a few images that I will be posting occasionally over the next few weeks.

Because of the huge response to the contest it will take me a week or so to sort through all of emails myself. I plan to announce a winner next week.

Can you guess what the next contest will be?


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  1. Blah Blah Becky

    March 31, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    This contest was a fantastic idea, I've really enjoyed seeing the images you've posted so far and hearing the stories behind the pictures. Inspiring!

  2. lumikha

    March 31, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    hmmm…next contest could be taking a vintage item, tell a story about it (ie grandfather clock, special chair, jewelry, clothes…etc.) incorporate it somehow in a fashion shoot-like photo and submit it.

    the contest is too cool. nice picks too.

  3. Anonymous

    March 31, 2010 at 3:17 pm


  4. Pearl Westwood

    March 31, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    I think it would be fantastic if you published the entry photos as a book!

  5. simona

    March 31, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    It doesn't matter!
    I love your contests!

  6. Alicja

    March 31, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    I agree with Blah Blah Becky. Contest with vintage images was so great! It's a big pleasure to watch old photos and read such an interesting stories of different people.

  7. New York Experience

    March 31, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    Looking forward to seeing the winning photo, good luck to all entrants.

  8. Realistic Optimist

    March 31, 2010 at 3:42 pm


  9. Volga

    March 31, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    Please, don't make the next contest too narrow and difficult that even people from other professions can participate

  10. Meg

    March 31, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    The Speed of Life?

    Signs of Love?

    I love how the print publication, the Sun (maagzine), has a theme then throws it out to the readers to interpret as they wish into their own story, maybe a photo contest that is similar to this idea?

  11. Juliet

    March 31, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    I kept coming across outrageous wedding styles in formal portraits from the 60's, 50's, 40's… and wondered where that could play out!

  12. Tácio

    March 31, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    I'll be waiting for the next contest, i love wake up every morning and open the blog, let my day more excited.

    Tacio – Brazil.

  13. laundrygirl

    March 31, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    Maybe you should compose a book with all of the shared images and family stories… I'll be you have enough for a great volume of fashion through the ages!

  14. Susan

    March 31, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    I'm too tired to guess but whatever you come up with, I'm sure it will be entertaining. I love this series.

  15. Anonymous

    March 31, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    It's moving to read the vintage photo stories and feel the intense connection that people still have to the long-gone people in them. A deep appreciation of who they were and their continuing influence.

  16. Lisa Petrarca

    March 31, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    This was so fun…my guess for your next contest would be 80's fashion.

    That old school era (my era) had so many variety of fashions (Punk, Valley Girl,New Romantic, Glam Rock, Mod)…would be tons of fun.

    What do ya think?

  17. lintmag

    March 31, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    I like the wedding idea. I was thinking maybe modern vintage – taking some vintage item(s) of clothing or accessories and having it be part of a modern outfit. Maybe that is what lumikha is saying also?

  18. Denise Akemi

    March 31, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    My guess for the next contest would be a pic of your favorite fashion item; something that always makes you feel fabulous when you wear it, be it a certain scarf, favorite coat, an heirloom ring.

  19. Anonymous

    March 31, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    I'm guessing, from the excellent Vreeland excerpts.. fashion quotables. Fashionable quotes?

  20. Jacqueline

    March 31, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    the best method to sort vintage photos?

  21. "L"

    March 31, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    I loved the vintage photo contest! Everyone's photos were great and had interesting stories. I am so glad I can still send in photos just for fun :)

  22. Anonymous

    March 31, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    In fact, I should've guessed: "why don’t you.. have a contest to see who styles the most Vreeland-ish finish to Diana's own prompt (in less than 140 total characters)?”

  23. Isabella

    March 31, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    Scott, the contest was such a wonderful idea… All this diversity, the stories, the different views, the emotions. I think we are not talking only about style, but about life and humanity. As you "allowed" us, I'm taking the liberty of sending one more picture.
    BTW, I miss some photos from the 60's and 70's, more hippies and disco era.
    Congratulations again.

  24. Jussi

    April 1, 2010 at 5:31 am

    Is there a possibility that you'd found a blog/image site just for Vintage Photo -contest entries and stories? It would be great to browse through.

  25. Tathyana

    April 1, 2010 at 7:22 am

    I think you should open a sister blog where you post readers' vintage photos and their stories.

    It deserves its own venue.

  26. kaye i.

    April 1, 2010 at 9:00 am

    DARN. I really was hoping to submit some pictures! Too bad they're all left behind in the Philippines.

    I have stories to share and beautiful pictures of my late Grandpa when he used to play drums and was a town town councillor. He always was a dapper gentleman. I wish I have my Grandma's pictures of when she young, she used to sell bread before going to school, she sews and was a hairstylist during war.

    I'm going to ask my relatives if they could send them to me. I'm crossing my fingers.

  27. Anonymous

    April 1, 2010 at 10:38 am

    Dear Sart,

    I am writing a note to say that having contests are a GREAT idea !!! The vintage photo contest was genius and I hope you continue the "interactive" trend on your blog!


  28. Anonymous

    April 1, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    is the next contest…guessing what the next contest will be?

  29. Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl

    April 1, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    Over 2,200 submissions! Wow, you have a whole lot of work ahead! I bet it's not easy to choose a winner, all photos you've posted so far were amazing!

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    April 3, 2010 at 2:45 am

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  31. 18 year old car insurance

    April 3, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    good blog
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  32. misspawpaw

    April 9, 2010 at 9:08 am

    The next contest will be the contrast of colour against the black/white world!

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