As of 12:01 am. PST, Feb 4th this competition is closed and any votes posted beyond that time will not be counted. As usual, I will refrain from voting unless my vote is needed to break a tie.
Thanks again everyone who has participated by voting! We will announce our winner for this category as soon as all votes are counted and a clear winner is decided for each of our three levels of award.
In counting the votes we will first determine who our top three contenders are and then each of their votes will be scrutinized. All "friend" votes and votes that appear within reason to have been solicited will be removed from our final tally at the sole discretion of our administrative staff. In the process of counting and scrutinizing votes, the order of our top contenders may change so please be patient while we do what we do to keep the competitions fair and the playing field level. We will return soon with our final results!
A big thank you to "my" models and MUAs, and to everyone who supported me over the past year with your advice, words of encouragement and votes, and in the POTY. It's very gratifying to have others appreciate something you love so much, and to find friends among such great artists of all kinds. I'm sure I speak for everyone when I extend my thanks, also, to Craig Seay, XandX, and SJH Photography for all your great work and dedication year after year. Let's keep shootin', folks!