Tuesday, March 4, 2008

And the Winner Gets a Trophy - Wordless Wednesday


Today I facilitated our school's spelling bee. An interesting assignment for someone in charge of the school's mathematics program. But I digress. In addition to being the event's MC, I assigned myself the role of event photographer. A hat I gladly chose. Since I could not post pictures of children without mountains of release forms, I decided to get in close on the awards. You should have seen the smiles of the children that got to hold them at the end (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners from grades 1 thru 5). A proud moment for the winners, their teachers, and their parents who came to cheer them on.







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24 comments:

marcia said...

oh how fun I LOVE spelling Bees i would go far but never win the entire thing

dKaye.com said...

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happy ww :)

Gabriel said...

Great post!

Thanks for dropping by. Happy WW!

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Yen said...

Beautiful shot! and I'm sure the winners are very happy as well as the teachers and the parents! :) Thanks for stopping by! Very much appreciated..

Jen said...

Cool and creative post!!! I wish I would've won a trophy at our spelling bee's! *sniff sniff* Very Cool!

genny said...

What a nice trophy... Happy WW!

wright said...

Great picture! I love how the blue and gold gleam. Happy WW!

carrie said...

woo hoo! shiny trophies!

jennifer said...

I am so glad that you elaborated. I COULD NOT figure out what was on top of the trophies (first guess was fairies). Glad it was fun. Jen

~Billie~ said...

Ahh! How very sweet! I can't wait till my boys are older and can participate in events such as that.

Robyn Jones said...

My spelling? BADDDDD! I wouldn't be winning any spelling Bees... Looks like fun though!

Elaine A. said...

A Daddy Blogger - yeah!! This is my first visit - nice to see you out here in the blogosphere and great shot!

Green Eyed Girl said...

Sounds like a fun event! I love the colours on the trophies! Great job.

FRIGGA said...

Are those trophy's little kids with wings? I've always found trophy figurines to be quite odd. But it sounds like a fun time was had. (When I was in school, I always like spelling bees, never won, but always liked.)

Happy WW :-)

Neen said...

great idea for a shot.

mamas*little*treasures said...

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Robert said...

Thanks for all the comments. It looks as though this has brought back some good memories for some of you. While the kids were being told the words to spell, I had to keep looking down at the master list to see if I knew how to spell it. I was wrong a few times! Scary, huh? Good thing I wasn't a judge.

I purposely shot this image with a limited depth of field. I didn't want the features of the trophies sharp. I was more interested in the blends of shapes and colors. Besides, the trophy tops were kind of odd as Frigga suggested. The trophy top was a spelling bee winner, with a graduation cap topped with the letter "B" on it and he had bee wings on his back. The kids seemed to like it so I guess that's all that's important.

Jen said...

I was never good at spelling! I bet the kids just LOVED getting those trophies.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy WW!

Val said...

Great picture!

I would be right there with you looking at that master list...computers have made it too easy by auto-correcting everything I spell. That being said, I am a way better speller (in my 5th grade voice) than hubby...he once spelled "hello" on a note like this: hellow
Scary, huh...and he is edumacated!

Jenty said...

What a lovely photo!!
We never had things like that at our school!

Karly said...

Oh how I would love to see the faces! But, this is a great photo! :)

(And I laughed at the fact you, the head of the math dept. heading the spelling bee. That's just funny to me!) :)

Natalie said...

I remember how important awards seemed when I was younger.

Diana said...

Great picture! Spelling bees are fun!!

Melanie said...

I've never been good at spelling, but I do love math!
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