In September we launched our photo competition, entitled What Makes You Muddy?, asking people to send in pictures of what being ‘muddy’ meant to them.
We received 40 photos, that spanned the full spectrum of what it is to be ‘muddy’, ranging from the literal (lots of mud covered people) to countryside scenes and outdoor pursuits. Animals also featured heavily in the photos; including sheep, dogs, horses and cattle.
We were so impressed by the collection that we awarded every person who entered a week’s free subscription to Muddy Matches and three lucky winners also took the top prizes.
Gold prize winner – Roger
Roger’s photo made us laugh out loud and was a unanimous winner, scooping him a year’s free subscription. We’re not sure that his Labrador puppy, Bracken was quite as impressed with his antics.
Silver prize winner – Joanna
We were slightly worried that Joanna had been mown down by her over-enthusiastic sheep in this photo, but we awarded her six month’s free subscription anyway for this amusing up-turned farmyard shot.
Bronze prize – Lydya
Lydya’s photo really caught our eye, as I must admit it’s not every day that you see a photo of a lady learning how to work the land using Oxen. Lydya who developed a soft spot for the “big hearted” animals has won a three month long subscription to Muddy Matches.
We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who has sent us an email about our countryside photo shoot so far!
It’s taking us a while to look through the entries, but we will send a thank you to everyone soon.
If you are about to send an email through, please make sure you include your full name, age, address, phone number and a bit about yourself too. Also, please make sure you include headshots and at least one full length photograph.
For more details please see the below.
In 2006, Muddy Matches co-founders Emma and Lucy were planning the launch of their new website and roped in a group of their friends to take part in a countryside photo shoot. We all had a fantastic day, and many laughs, mucking about on a farm for different shots and it was from this that we got the photos that you will see on the website today.
Six years later, however, we feel that it is time to freshen up the site and, since we were all in our 20s then, to hopefully better represent the broad age range of people who use Muddy Matches…and this is where you come in!
On Saturday 7th July 2012, we are planning another countryside photo shoot in Northamptonshire and are looking for fun and outgoing muddy people of all ages to take part. We are not looking for Britain’s next top model, just nice normal-looking people who aren’t afraid of a camera – we’ll all be making wallies of ourselves posing for pictures and you’ll need to enter into the spirit of things!
Everyone selected will be paid £150 plus travel and we’re sure you’ll have a lot of fun at the shoot so, if you are interested in taking part, please read on for more details and instructions on how to apply. Also, please do tell any of your muddy friends who are up for a laugh and interested in earning a few quid – you don’t need to be registered on Muddy Matches to take part. › Continue reading