To celebrate the opening of my "I Love Enterprise" Gallery, I'm conducting my first giveaway. You could win an 8x12 print of "Centennial Boll Weevil."
Why did I create an "I Love Enterprise" gallery? Well, simply put, I adore my hometown and I find immense joy in capturing its essence through my photography. Living here has fostered a deep love for this place within me. In January of 2019, we were fortunate to witness a remarkable lunar eclipse, coinciding with the start of the Boll Weevil Monument's 100th anniversary. Seizing this unique opportunity, I decided to merge these two significant events into a single image, captured on the same unforgettable night, as a heartfelt homage to the centennial celebration of the Boll Weevil Monument. My intention was to commemorate this momentous occasion, paying tribute to the enduring spirit of Enterprise.
For those who are unfamiliar with Enterprise, the statue holds a special significance as it is dedicated to the remarkable insect that played a pivotal role in transforming the region's agricultural landscape. At that time, the devastating impact of the boll weevil on the cotton harvests forced growers to seek alternative crops, leading them to embrace the cultivation of peanuts. This unexpected shift turned out to be a stroke of brilliance, as peanuts proved to be a more lucrative and sustainable choice, ultimately becoming the backbone of the area's thriving agricultural economy. It's worth noting that the Boll Weevil statue holds a truly unique distinction, as it stands as the only monument in the world dedicated to an insect.
In order to win, you must enter your valid email below. While I'm sure this contest is of special interest to those from Enterprise and the Wiregrass, anyone who lives in the continental United States may enter. No purchase necessary. The contest closes 9 June, and I will contact the winner by 12 June 2023. If this giveaway goes well, there will be more to follow.
In the meantime, please checkout my "I Love Enterprise" Gallery for other images of my hometown!
Rules: You must live in the continental United States to win.