Sunday, July 05, 2009

Giveaway! The Best Photo Book in the History of the World (if I do say so myself)

One of the super fun projects I was working on earlier this year was National Geographic's Your Shot special issue--101 of the best photos from the magazine's popular Your Shot feature collected in a sleek little book.

I was lucky enough to be able to interview many of the featured photographers and craft clever little captions for their fabulous photos. Thanks to a talented group of designers and editors, the final product is just gorgeous:


(Hand not included. Sorry.)

Now that it has finally hit newsstands and bookstore shelves (and here!), I'd love to give away a copy to one lovely reader. Just leave a comment on this post, and I'll choose a winner at random this Friday.

And just in case you don't win the giveaway, please check out the persuasive list below:

Top 10 Reasons You Should Pick Up A Copy of
National Geographic's Your Shot Book


1. It includes a photo of a goat wearing a cardigan.

2. It's only $10.99, and features 101 incredible photos, which means that each picture pays you a dime. Or something like that.

3. You can consider your purchase a donation to the Don't Let Print Journalism Die fund.

4. It's the perfect gift for your brother, sister, mom, dad, aunt, uncle, cousin, friend, enemy, mentor, mail carrier, bikini waxer, parole officer, etc -- everybody loves cool pictures!

5. It says "Collector's Edition" on the cover, so when you display it in your home, your friends will think you are rich and refined.

6. In the span of a few pages, the images will make you gasp, laugh, and shed a tear. Maybe some other bodily functions, too, but I'm just speaking for myself here.

7. If you're so inclined, you can go here and upload your own photo to create a custom cover, then use it to impress potential lovers.

8. The pictures are so gorgeous that you'll want to lick them, and amazingly, they have zero calories!

9. My interview questions for the photographers included such gems as, "So, did the pigs always stand up when they heard the harmonica?" and "Why didn't your little brother let you stick the leaf blower in his face?" Intriguing, right?

10. It includes a photo of a goat wearing a cardigan. No joke.

Remember to leave a comment for your shot (teehehe!) at a free copy! And please check it out next time you're perusing the magazine rack. Thanks so much for your support!

75 comments:

Lori said...

It looks awesome! Count me in! lk510@hotmail.com

hillary said...

Congrats!
I need any book that features a goat wearing a cardigan. So I can pull it out at parties and exclaim LOOK a goat in a cardigan!!!

hillary AT byhillary DOT com

Jenna Franken said...

Ooooh exciting!

Sarah-Rose and Craig said...

It looks amazing. And I always love a good photobook!

Andrea Platt said...

Me me me me me!!! :D

Andrea Platt said...

Wait, should I include my email address? Woops!

applatt@uh.edu

Rhandi said...

Pick me! Pick me!

Princess Poochie said...

I totally want in! I just saw that in the store today but didn't pick it up. If I'd known there was a goat with a cardigan pic in there I would have stopped because I have goats, you know!!!!

Luv
Poochie

lrn said...

I would enjoy that book.

amanda m. said...

WANT! you giev okay?

that's right. lolspeak. i went there.

MUCH LOVE!

Ashley said...

This looks really cool!!

Betsy said...

I love National Geographic! The photos are so amazing.

Anonymous said...

oooh, snazzy. me want

pushca624@yahoo.com

hanna said...

all of the your shot photos are always so amazing!

Ms Constantine said...

Ooo I would love to win this!

Charli A said...

I want that copy!
colour.by.numbers@hotmail.com
Love Charli xx

P.S - Are you sure that picture is of a goat wearing a cardigan or a picture of me?

Gemsy said...
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WendyB said...

I am very against goats wearing cardigans. They should only wear pullovers.

Jessi said...

You had me at "goat wearing a cardigan," hehe. Sounds like a giveaway that's right up my alley!

Lorraine said...

I think my parole officer would love this. 8D

Kristina said...

you had me at "goat in a cardigan". well, and plus, i LOVE nat. geo.

enna. said...

A Goat in a cardigan? Sign me up!

Britttney said...

My two favourite things! goats and cardigans, plus you wouldn't event have to pay for shipping, i live in Portland.

brittneykuebler@gmail.com

letters to B said...

i NEED to see a goat wearing a cardigan. and i need to see it for free!!!!

Carmen said...

You had me at goat in a cardigan. carmenclarissa@gmail.com

Vanessa said...

I never win anything. And it is my secret dream to work for National Geographic. And I love goats. So clearly, I need this book. Please?

SHOEGAL said...

Who could pass up the chance to see a goat in a cardi! Hope international entries are OK.
xx

bun2bon said...

That looks really beautiful. =)

Amanda said...

Pick me! Pick me!

Elise said...

Pigs dancing to a harmonica? Sweet.

Death Wears Diamond Jewellery said...

oh god i need this. pigs dancing to harmonicas and goats wearing cardigans? plus people will think i am refined?!!! hell yes, count me in!

x

Kitty said...

Congrats! It looks beautiful! Plus, I don't know of a single person who could pas up a picture of a cardigan-wearing goat!

KayeStar said...

I don't know what is better... that it is only $10.99 for awesome pictures, or that there is a goat wearing a cardigan in it!!!

Birte said...

Sounds awesome! I'm always up for supporting the Don't Let Print Journalism Die campaign.

Mel Spillman artwork said...

Count me in too! How cool, good luck everyone ;)

cmonroe said...

Reason number 11.
I am published on page 93!

chrismonroephoto.com

Christine said...

I wanna win!

Lesley Denford said...

You had me at "goat with a cardigan".

The Townhouselady said...

Honestly, I love these books and I'd be overjoyed if I won it.

TheSundayBest said...

The only thing better than a goat wearing a cardigan is a picture of that goat in a book you helped with!

Chantal & Megan said...

How cute! I WANT!

lisa said...

Ooh congrats! It must be so exciting to see your hard work come to fruition, and for such a cool project no less.

P.S. Will the cardigan-wearing goat make a cameo on Daddy Likey anytime soon, perhaps forming a panel with Martin and Woodrow?

Vanessa said...

Count me in, Winona! I was sold once you said "goat in a cardigan." So, yeah, I should win kthanks. :)

Jenny B said...

The cardigan-adorned goat would want me to win the shiny new book to help cure my master's thesis writing block!

If not for a struggling academia nut, do it for the goat. There's nothing worse than a sad goat. Especially in a cardigan.

jmblair78@aol.com

Inexperienced Youth said...

What a coincidence, my parole officer LOVES goats in cardigans! This will really help me get on his good side after that whole leaving the country incident...

inexperiencedyouth at gmail.com

Elizabeth said...

It looks cute!

Maria @BOREDmommy said...

Love it, Want it, Need it -- the hand I mean. But I will settle for the book!!
amstanley@sympatico.ca

Ben said...

I'm going to pick up a copy today! Please keep me in mind for the free copy, nothing I love more than re-gifting! Give me a copy so I can give it away for you, it's like pay it forward with pictures.

Besides, you had me at 'goat'

Ben

Alicia said...

Ohhh wonderful pictures! I would love this. Awesomes.

Anonymous said...

It's like this: Not only do I personally own a goat and a cardigan - meaning I am but one inspirational photo away from my own photo-journal debut - but I also happen to have a brother, sister, mom, dad, aunt, uncle, cousin, friend, enemy, mentor, mail carrier, and bikini waxer. I am also on a diet and have no qualms about licking paper.

Obviously, this book was made to fall into my grasping, penny-pinching hands.

(And, also obviously, if I were to own this collector's edition book, I would look less a penny-pincher. Which is good.)

lalaroo22@gmail.com

BumbleBecky said...

Whoopie! I have been meaning to goo on a diet. No Calorie picture book sounds like a great idea!
Love,
BB

KD said...

It sounds amazing! I want it!

Anonymous said...

Dear Winona,
I am a relative newcomer to DaddyLikey, but I am fiercely loyal. Your writing is so amusing and warm, I feel like we could be pals. I'd love a copy of the NatGeo book filled with cool pictures and your funny captions. Am I too late?
No matter - I'm glad to finally have an opportunity to say howdy.
Howdy!
-Genevieve

Katie said...

congrats! if i don't win it here, i'll for sure pick up my own copy!

Claire said...

Oooh, I want to play! This looks really exciting, plus it's awesome that it was a project you worked on. : )

amanda said...

This is too good to pass up!

saturdayjane said...

Fabulous. Want. I need a lovely coffee table book.

daddylikeyblog said...

SHOEGAL--

International entries are fine, of course!

Claire--

Is your profile pic a goat? You might have to win by default.

Genevieve--
You are ADORABLE and not too late! Thanks for the sweet words, lovely!

Anonymous said...

*raises hand* feike@hot.ee

rubybastille said...

Yes please!!

Elaine said...

Pick meeee! Do want!

-Elaine S.

rubyfire said...

I am on a strictly zero calorie diet so this book is relevant to my interests.

Mijo said...

my son would love this. think of the children!!

Meaghan said...

would love a chance to win (meaghan84@gmail.com)

Liv said...

Oooh, I must have this! Goats!

Loren said...

I think National Geographic will have to come out with an "various animals in various cardigans" version next year.

Jaka said...

Ooooooh! I've loved NattyG since I was a little kid and the Your Shot feature is great! Count me in. :3

Zanarchy said...

Show me the goat!

Columbia Lily said...

how fun!!

Brittney said...

I promise that if I win I will TOTALLY buy another 2 copies. xoxo

Meg's Sister :) said...

You're so famous! I want a copy just so I can brag about knowing you (a little bit).

Littlekobaby said...

This book looks amazing and I love National Geo. So I really really wanna win, it will help me feel better about the fact that I don't have a goat wearing a cardigan...

Sarah said...

You had me at goat in a cardigan, the first time you mentioned it. :-P

Sarah
sbares at gmail dot com

BFofK said...

5 Reasons why I should win your book:

1) Now that I've posted you FINALLY have proof that I actually READ your blog instead of just 'skimming it' (or at least that I skim it for words like 'Free' and 'Goat')

2) I graciously let your BFF buy the last copy at Powell's Beaverton store yesterday, depriving myself greatly for the benefit of a mutual friend.

3) I'm trying REALLY hard to arrange a trip to Enchanted Forrest early next week, and will pretend that I 'kind of tolerate you, sort of.' for the whole day.

4) You find my procrastination exhilarating, and want to reward my 'daring, sexy, living of the edge of the deadline' devil-may-care attitude.

5) You don't need to spend the postage to get me a copy.

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