Just one look at the winning images on monoawards.com gave me a brief feeling of trepidation. There are a lot of works of art here that leave me speechless but I made a submission with confidence and my entry was recognized in the abstract category, it can be seen here. I want to thank the jurors of mono awards and even if it wasn't accepted, it was only 20$, you don't have much to loose and you still get your work in front of somebody.
It pays to look around. Through some error I wasn't notified that one of my images was selected for the best images of 2015 call for entry on lenscratch.com. I was looking around today and there it was. So thank you Lenscratch and folks remember to just spend some time looking around, sometimes things find you.