I had a telephone call this afternoon from Jane Reilly from Channel 10 News.
The call was simply to let me know that they had chosen a photo I had submitted to be used at the end of the Weather segment tonight.
Every day, at the end of the weather the TV stations use a submitted photo that is weather related (prefereably Extreme Weather) to finish the segment with. Well, I have submitted a grand total of 2 photos within the last 6 months and not heard anything until today.
When I initially enquired about making submissions they told me that they generally chose a photo that had been submitted within a couple of weeks for inclusion. Well, I just checked back in my email and I made the submission at the end of August.
Ok, the photo - it can be found in my photoblog, I posted it on the 31st of August.
Now, Not only do the submitted photos get displayed on the news each night, but the best of them get put forward to be considered for the Extreme weather calender each year. Jane informed me that My photo has made the shortlist for the 2008 Calender!
So, from this experience I guess it does not hurt to try and promote your photos by whatever means you have at your disposal. Yes, I have set up a recorder to record the segment that shows off my photo and I'll try and put together a short clip of it.
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