Best of the Year Label Contest 2011

VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE PHOTOGRAPHERS NOW! VOTING ENDS SUNDAY 11/27/11
6 best pictures from 2011, and 3 random voters win!

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11 months of cheeky, and YOU are picking your favorites to win best of the year.

Who wins?
6 photographers (one for each coffee), and 3 voters, picked at random.

The prize?
Freshly roasted Lizzy’s Fresh Coffee gift boxes featuring all 6 winning labels on 2 oz coffees, plus a Lizzy’s porcelain mug.

How to vote for one or more of your favorites:
Click on any picture you’d like to vote for. At the bottom of the picture’s page, give it 1-5 star rating and click “send”. Each “star” counts as one vote, so you can give up to 5 votes for a pic. Return to the contest list to vote for your next choice. Continue in this manner until done making picks.

IMPORTANT!! After you vote you’ll receive a vote confirmation email for each vote you cast to your email inbox. Watch closely-these may go to your spam folder! All you have to do is click the link in the email to confirm your votes – now your votes are officially cast. (Emails come from The Fresh Ride “blog@thefreshride.com”)

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Snapshooter Profile August

Check out our latest featured photographer! Marco Martinez’s snapshot won the August “Swinger” coffee label, and we love his perspective on the long relationship of coffee+art.

Name: Marco A. Martínez
Home Town: White Bear Lake, MN

What’s your story? Are you a pro-photographer, or a weekend snapshooter, or something in between? I’ve been into photography for a few years now. I started when my oldest son was born out of the need to document his life, from the banal to the extraordinary, recording every milestone and accomplishment. Along the way, I immersed myself more into photography, reading and experimenting with this new medium (I used to write quite often) of expression. It has been a very rewarding experience that has touched all aspects of my life. Photography has become a lifelong pursuit.

What’s your favorite thing to photograph?
I love taking portraits. There is much to learn about people in general when you take their portrait: you strive to make a connection with those you photograph, to learn something special and unique about them. I “specialize” in child photography because, well, my two children have been my main subjects. I also do macro photography on occasion.

Marco's Winning "Swinger" Label

What would you say to someone else about the Lizzy’s Fresh Label contest?
That it is a very unique way to bring two awesome things together: great coffee and photography. I’m reminded how many coffee shops support artists and their art work. One can walk into almost any coffee shop and appreciate the work of local artists: paintings, photographs, and other crafts. And what about Open Mic! So, the Fresh Label contest, in essence, continues this long relationship between artisan coffee and the arts. In both places you find the same thing: passion.

Oh yes, what’s your favorite way to drink your coffee?
Dark. And bitter.

Where can our readers see more of your photography? My Flickr Photostream at http://www.flickr.com/photos/marco_a_m/ or my JPG Profile http://jpgmag.com/people/MarcoA.

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Do you have the perfect shot for one of the Lizzy’s Fresh Coffee labels? Submit it for a chance to win the cover of one of our coffees a free month of coffee! Go to http://www.lizzysfreshcoffee.com/molaphco.html to submit online now.