Captured Photo Contest: What’s Your Favorite Family Memory?

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What's the one photo that pops in your head when you have a moment to stop and think about your family? Today, My Modern Met and Federated Media are teaming up to launch a new photo contest called “Captured” where we're asking YOU to submit your best/favorite photo that captures a family memory you'll never forget. One reader will win a $500 Best Buy gift card, which is perfect for the holiday season!

As an example, I'm sharing one of my favorite family memories. The above picture was taken during my wedding day almost four years ago now at St. Regis in Dana Point, California. It features all of my siblings and their husbands and kids, the closest people to me, acting as goofy as can be. Since we took our family shots before the actual wedding ceremony, posing for photos like this was a great way to relax and remember what it was all about. It ended up being the happiest day of my life and that's truly one family photo I'll never forget. (It was taken by my wedding photographer, Jessica Claire.)

Now Here's How to Enter:
1. Upload your best/favorite family memory photo to Flickr.
2. When uploading, mark your photo as “public” and tag it with #CapturedPhotoContest_MyModernMet
3. In the comments section of this post, provide a link to your Flickr photo and a short story.

Quick Rules:
1. This contest open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry.
2. You can submit up to 5 photos in total.
3. Judging will be based on three criteria: Creativity (33%), Quality (33%) and Appropriateness (34%).

You can see the full set of official rules here.

Please Note:
Once the winner is chosen, ePrize will contact that person through Flickr Mail (so make sure to check that particular inbox!) on or around January 16, 2012 to collect their contact information. The winner will need to respond to requests for winner's name and email address and mailing address within 5 days to receive a prize. If that person doesn't respond within 5 days, an alternate winner will be selected.

The contest is open from now till midnight 12/24/2011. Once a week for the next three weeks, we'll share with you some of our favorite family photos and then we'll announce the winner soon after, so watch for those posts. You can check out all of the ongoing submissions here.

Until then, good luck! Can't wait to see all of your creative, quirky and cool family photos!

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