If you've been following for a while now, you're probably already familiar with our "Beertographer of the Week" feature. Every week I'd highlight somoene who I thought really demonstrated a mastery of Beertography. It's been a while since we've seen that feature, but now it's making it's return in a different, bigger way.
Starting with January 2014, I'll be featuring one person as the Beertographer of the Month for the first 11 months of the year. Yes, that means ELEVEN Beertographers of the Month. Each BOTM will have their photo featured as the cover photo on the Beertography Facebook page for the duration of the month. But wait a sec, what about December? Aren't there 12 months in a year? I think you're probably seeing where this is going. In December 2014, the eleven Beertographers of the Month will go up against each other to see who can emerge as the Beertographer of the YEAR! Whoever wins will receive a very special prize. More info on that coming soon, but it's going to be real good.
Now, anyone is eligible to be Beertographer of the Month. It doesn't matter if you've been Beertographer of the Week before or if it's your first time. All you have to do is produce some great #beertography and get me to notice. How you say? Easy, just use #beertography and tag me on Instagram and/or Twitter. The twist this time out is that for the last week of the month, I'll announce 5 nominees and then we'll have a poll right here on the site and you will determine who takes the monthly crown.
TLDR: The competition for January 2014 Beertographer of the Month is open NOW. You have until Christmas Eve (12/24) to be eligible for the January BOTM. We'll do a poll the last week of the year to kick things off and then go on from there.
So why is this happening? Hopefully you're not even bothering to ask that question, but if you are... I think this will encourage everyone to step up their beertography game and it levels the playing field for everyone right off the bat. There are already so many of you that are so good at beertography but it's going to take some creativity to make it to Beertographer of the Month, let alone Year!
Also, having a year-long contest doesn't mean it'll be the only one we're doing in 2014, but I think it'll be a lot of fun to have an ongoing one that culminates at the end of the year. Almost like a season with playoffs and a champion. Anyways, get to it! We're all in it together for the long haul.