So, after entering my first set of photos for the month, the judges regretted to inform me that they took a vote and announced that although I would have won for the month of April, I am ineligible because I'm a contractor. That's right. My coworker's mother could win the contest, but I am ineligible.
However, my very own department, ITSD (Information Technology Services Department) had a short meeting to announce this, and instead, they decided to recognize me as the Almost Winner and they printed, mounted and framed my photo and presented it to me in front of everyone, and they will mount it in the entranceway of our department. People clapped and everything. How sweet is that?
Here is the "almost winning" photo I submitted of the Tidal Basin.
How happy am I?!!