I walk past the bone chilling painting on the right quite often, yet I still cant remember the artist’s name… I dont look. Does anyone out there know? pls leave in comments.
When I think of Broken Factories, this is what I imagine. This image has planted itself in my mind’s eye. This decrepit stairway in an old homestead is a dreamlike vision of squalor. It serves to remind me how far I’ve come in my own journey toward organizing a productive life and being a better citizen contributing more and more thought provoking rich media dissecting the living conditions of the human race.
This fine art painting can be found hanging on a wall somewhere in the distillery… do you know where? Read Daily Distillery for more details.
Broken Factories is a photo contest on Lenzr that reflects Rudolf Arnheim’s idea of man-made elements always moving toward equilibrium which in the case of abandon industrial centers is the presence of rust and decay being the first stages of a return to nature.
Photographers and painters, image makers in general have a theory about entropy and so make action pictures out of static shots – cant you just see the paint peeling around that old staircase above? and can we use this ideological concept to suggest that static shots of crumbling manufacturing complexes and warehouses with broken windows and vandals are actually part of a larger more wholesome process of decay which in itself is the physics of life reorganizing its component parts into a wide spread chaos, which is be default its most effective layout, as per the laws of nature.
Submit your best photos of abandon industrial centers for your chance to win a Toshiba NB100 Netbook courtesy of an erp software company that specializes in making high quality command management systems to better organize business initiatives.
Thanks to government support and a multitude of determined environmental groups lobbying, we have new legislation, and now all Canadians can make and sell electric power to ‘the grid’, ostensibly the power can be made and consumed anywhere in North America, (but I’m told that small operations do present a challenge in terms of meeting and coordinating supply and demand). Nicola Tesla would be proud; today there are almost a thousand independent power producers in Ontario alone. Most of these individuals have solar panels, but some are selling wind power (and a rare few have small hydro electric dams – yes there is such a thing)
The solar power industry now employs almost a hundred thousand people in Canada, and is rapidly expanding all over the world. Canadians import components from USA, Netherlands, Germany and Japan and China. In most cases the pieces are assembled in Canada, and some notable advances in the applications of solar power and batteries are exclusively Canadian.
In the months of August and September 2010, Lenzr can count itself among those employed in the rapidly expanding solar power sector in Canada. Three new contests are actively marketing solar power production and promoting solar energy to consumers.
The View From The Roof photo contest endeavours to collect the strange and wonderful scenery that’s ofetn only visible from rooftop, and consequently seldom seen by people who dont rise to the challenge. The sponsor of this challenge is a industrial roof repair expert who specializes in installing white roofs for solar power production. This contest shall collect the views from properties all across Canada. More details at the end, and on the Lenzr blog, All Weather Roofing Asks for your View From The Roof, win an iPad.
The Morning Sunshine photo contest on Lenzr is all about capturing and using solar power, in photography.
Participants are expected to use their cameras to capture people and objects in the early morning sunshine.
Solarline Power assembles portable solar power generators (PSG’s) that quietly collect deliver clean renewable energy to eco friendly habitats and construction sites, outdoor events and film productions.
Solarline Power makes and sell a mobile work unit that has on its top surface a giant adjustable solar panel that can be programmed tofollow the sun. below there are work stations that can be custimized to suit any business These units charge batteries that can replace small engines as a power source for many new eco conscious outdoor events and construction sites .
rimary objective is to help you create a backyard paradise.
Construction sites a more interesting when they happen at home, show us people building cool things in the basement, driveway, garage or backyard. Submit pics of People Building Things and tell us the story behind the picture. Be sure and mention what’s being put together.
In all three challenges, voting begins September 20th, the highest ranked photo will automatically Win an Apple iPad prize when all three web challenges end October 1st 2010. Must be 13yrs old or older to enter, open to all Canadians. Contest not valid in Quebec.
On Thursday March 18th 2010, Carly Anne Fairlie of Toronto’s foremost social media talent agency arranged to have her top three ‘blogstars’ speak to the public about their experiences and share tips and tactics for building personal brands.
It was well worth the cost of admission. Twenty bucks was a bargain; listening to these people is pure inspiration.
Lenzr is packed full of photo contests in the spring of 2010 and they are all quite unique. And the prizes are better than ever. In this session you can win a battery powered lawnmower, an air filtration unit, a 10×10 pop up tent and and an AT&T business phone that’s years ahead of its time. Read on for more details.
Geothermal Design Company Sponsors Fire and Ice photo contest on Lenzr
Steve Hamoen is a geothermal consultant and floor heating and boilers expert that lives in Cambridge Ontario. On Saturday Feb 27th 2010 I journeyed down to the National Home Show and met Steve Hamoen of ZoneLife.ca in the Better Living Centre in Toronto.
We chatted for almost two hours in the Better Living Centre in Toronto at the National Home Show. I enjoyed watching him answer questions about geothermal heating and cooling systems.
Steve likes to remind people that this new energy source doesn’t just come up out of the ground in easy to use levels, but rather in units that are commonly referred to as low grade energy and needs boilers to be part of a zone strategy solution to residential heating and cooling applications.
The Fire and Ice photo contest on Lenzr is probably the coolest theme, and will be no doubt be the hottest competition on the index as photographers show off their skills. The Prize is GeoAir PCO air purifier that uses Photo Catalytic Oxidation (PCO) and is probably the most advanced air purifying technology available in the marketplace today. Unlike existing air cleaning systems that rely solely on ultraviolet light, the GeoAir PCO device integrates a titanium dioxide semiconductor to leverage photocatalytic oxidation allowing it to vaporize mold spores, bacteria, viruses in an 187 square-inch Ti02 grid. The system is cost-effective, maintenance-free and provides maximum energy efficiency with negligible resistance to airflow.
Grasscutting Firm in Toronto asks How Green Are You?
Could a photo contest help change the world? Its possible that for the next sixty days the Lenzr photo contest will actievly help spread the green message and remind patrons that it doesnt take much to be green. Its really just about making choices. All March and april 2010 Lenzr is wondering How Green Are You? The new photo challenge hopes to collect one sentence stories and pictures of eco friendly concepts. Pictures submitted to Lenzr should be notions of green ideals that could be readily inplimented by all members of lenzr, and society. The photo contest could indeed become a repository of green inspirations.
How Green Are You? photo contest is funded by a solar powered grasscutting operation in the city of Toronto Ontario that has biofuel trucks and trailers necessary to transport battery operated lawnmowers that are charged with electricity gathered by the sun. The company can therefore offer sustainable, organic lawn care service that is also a relatively silent; their Neuton battery powered lawnmowers are almost silent.
The Greenest snapshot gets a lawnmower where there’s no gas or oil to spill and no engine emissions to pollute the air. The 360 watt-hours of battery provide plenty of power. The Neuton CE 6 mower can cut about 1/3 acre (approx 15,000 sq. ft.) on a single charge. If you need more time, just swap in another battery and keep on mowing! Approx retail value $489.00 + shipping.
Toronto Party Rentals Company seeks Backyard Party Events photos on Lenzr
Backyard Party Events is a photo contest for the those super cool people who would rather be hosts than guests.
The contest sponsor is a Toronto party rentals company that wants to see pictures of people who stay home and do it themselves, renting tables, chairs, tents, stages and fences for their own parties. Let’s help immortalize the people that have rented the big stuff and made a big splash; its worth it sometimes to make a memory that will last forever.
The sponsor is a Toronto tent rentals company that’s a central depository of tents and party appliances like BBQs and stereos, fences, chairs, tables, and even things you cant imagine like plastic chandeliers and that rigid AstroTurf green carpeting and heaters and buckets. You can read about this company through the eyes of an employee, Laura the Absolute Tent and Event Services Blogger who writes about life inside downtown Toronto’s busiest party supplies and rentals house. It will be interesting to read what she writes about the best photographs in the Lenzr contest, and we know she is watching because of what was written about her in the and the Toronto tent rentals on the Lenzr blog.
The prize for the Lenzr member that uploads the highest ranked picture is a spiffy new 10×10 Popup Tent, and $500 Gift Certificate * for anything in Absolute Tent and Event Services catalog.
Toronto business phones installation company issues a challenge for Obsolete Office Equipment
Obsolete Office Equipment is a photo contest that’s centered on the workplace. The web challenge hopes to uncover out of date systems and mechanisms that are still being used in today’s offices. Show us the most obsolete objects that are still being relied upon by frontline staff. And show us the junk that’s foisted on backroom employees and the people who manage them. Show us that much hated office things that impede business.
The sponsor is a business telephones consultant and designer and installation wizard. The company believes that understanding each businesses’ needs is the most important part of helping them choose the right telephone system. The closer your chosen telephone system comes to meeting your specific requirements, the greater the value it will add to your business.
The Prize is a 4 Line office telephone AT&T Model 1070. This state-of-the-art communication device has 4 line speakerphone & answering system capability. With Caller ID / Page / Intercom / Call transfer / Expandable to 16 stations / 32 # speed dial / 3 party conference / 6 number redial, it has so many wonderful functions!
Readers of Ancestry Guru, and casual surfers who may happen across this fair domain, its time for an update at the end of January, 2010.
Here ‘s Isabelle Seguin, Lenzr member Seguini the photographer that uploaded the highest rated image in Medicinal Plants in Nature photo contest sponsored by Toronto, Muskoka natural medicine clinic holding a basket with eight different Neal’s Yard Remedies including Rosewater Toner, Yarrow & Comfrey Moisturizer, Orange Flower Facial Oil and Orange Flower Facial Wash, White Tea Eye Gel, Geranium & Orange Body Butter for a Total Retail Value $330.00 all of these products are available for purchase in the sponsor’s online natural medicine store. You can read more about the winners and the results of all three contests and the January 1st 2010 Lenzr photo contest winners on the Lenzr blog.
The excitement is building on site again, in the form of the eighth photo contest Everyday Tangled Web which is designed to pinpoint the tangles that we create and use everyday. This challenge has become a heated competition with several excellent photos competing for top position in the index. There are wires and telephone lines and speaker cables and computer cords all mixed up under desks, and AC electrical cords spider web octopuses at outlets. This contest theme and the mayhem that has resulted from the idea was engineered by an office phone system guru living and working in Toronto. That company conceived of the idea and has donated the wonderful prize, a wireless headset.
Rob Campbell of Smojoe social media is speaking again on the subject of Story Funnels to Buckstops at The Spoke Club in Toronto, 600 King St West, on Tuesday Feb 2nd and there are more details on City Events . Now fans of Deb Lewis can tune to Twitter and WordPress for the latest and most up-to-date gossip in the party scene, you can follow City Events on Twitter @CityEvents
Deborah Lewis is City Events in Toronto
Deb Lewis has her own blog now, and her new Brian Gardiner template WordPress blog is surely the best place to glimpse Toronto’s best and most efficient and reliable events coordinator in Action. Deb is this city’s premier party planner and brand marketer. Now she call herself the chief experience officer at City Events and its true.. Behold she is a truly fascinating and beautiful creature.
Also available on Lenzr this month is an exciting new photo contest on Lenzr called Kids in Action that gives shutterbugs lots of creative latitude on a wide open playing field.
The prize in this challenge is a premier high quality NiteWhite teeth whitening kit that’s an advanced enamel bleaching product and usually only available at a dental office as it requires a trained dental practitioner to make the molds.
Sponsored by Toronto dentist the challenge is designed to highlight the obvious connection between healthy teeth and healthy kids… I get it! .When I look at that contest plate picture I wonder if that skateboarder is about to tumble and tear a tendon and maybe smash his front teeth or mash his molars in the concrete. But please dont misuinderstand that’s not our intention… Rather we dont necessarily want to see photos of tooth decay, dirty braces, or gum disease or baby teeth or anything like that … just kids in action.
Both Lenzr contests END March 1st 2010. Contest open to all Canadians excluding Quebec and those 12yrs old and younger. Thanks for participating. Good luck!
Clare Kines is a retired RCMP officer in Arctic Bay Nunavut and successful bed and breakfast business blogger – he’s the the subject of a compelling profile on CanadaBlogFriends.ca this month. Kiggavik is the name of local bird (gryfalcon) and also the name of his lodge. He’s had many famous people stay at his chalet in the north, including Dan Rather from the CBS TV series 60 Minutes.
Here’s a picture of Clare leading hikers to the berry fields opposite the town of Arctic Bay which you can see along the distant shore in the background.
This is a barren place but Clare’s blog about The House, kiggavik shows readers that the barren lands are not nearly as barren as we might suppose.
Here’s Lisa Charleyboy laughing and making merry at her birthday dinner at Vivoli on College St in Toronto on September 9th 2009.
Down here in Ontario, on Lenzr.com
Ontario Tourist Attractions is a photo contest that’s sponsored by Kanetix.ca insurance & mortgage rate quotes and is a search for pictures that celebrate of our province’s most interesting destinations.
This web challenge asks people to upload pictures of small town main streets, beaches, museums and monuments.
Photo contest ends at 12:01 am on the morning of November 1st 2009.
Prize is $200 for first place, followed by a $100 second prize unit AMERICAN EXPRESS gift certificates.
Hold the boat on the Toronto Ferry, visit the Hockey Hall of Fame and Raptors at Air Canada Centre and get pictures.
Added together with the location information, the 140 character caption on each image should somehow capture the essence of people enjoying the great outdoors in the Province of Ontario.
Quotes are always free on Kanetix.ca
Looking for local photographers? Check out a new photo contest website that has just appeared online in Toronto to engage shutter bugs and bloggers in unique assignments recording precious moments in their neighbourhoods. The web destination brokers one specific commodity, local pictures, and right now its just local pictures of Toronto skylines, but someday it’ll contain “local”pictures of cities all over the world – images that are local to voters in every major market.
Best Toronto Skyline asks visitors to rate pics with the city on the horizon.
Contest ends midnight August 31st 2009 when the winner triumphantly collects a 12-megapixel Pentax Optio P70 wide-angle 4x optical zoom lens (27.5-110mm equiv.) and 2.7 inch LCD display, the camera can also capture 720p HD video at 15 fps.
Lenzr.com contests last for sixty days; there are six contest periods every year – all this is described on All Canada Contests.