Domestic Church Photo Contest

Domestic Church Photo Contest

My friend Dorian is looking for pictures of the domestic church for her new Domestic Church Flickr photo pool: “I’d like to see examples of how you integrate your faith life into your home through altars, prayer corners, decorations for the liturgical seasons, and outdoor displays.”

She’s running a contest too! The winner will get a $10 gift certificate to Aquinas and More!

Here are The Rules:

Rules are as follows:

Deadline is 11:59 PM Central Standard Time on Friday, July 30. UPDATED
UPDATE: New deadline is Monday, August 9
. Whee!(I have made it sound super-specific in anticipation of the worldwide flood of entries).

You may enter as many photos as you’d like, but each photo should be of a different display – so, don’t post three photos of the same icon taken from different angles.

Each photo gets you one chance to win our exciting prize. Who knows, there may be even more prizes announced later!

I am looking for photos from your home – indoors or outdoors. Photos of churches, etc., will be excluded. The point is to collect examples from your daily routine. They can be as simple as a picture of the rosary in your pocket (uh, take it out of the pocket, I guess) or as ornate as a display of statues of all the saints your family members are named after.

If we can get at least 25 different contributors and at least 100 photos in the pool, I’ll dip into my Secret Prize Fund and add another $10 onto the value of the gift certificate. You’ll get an extra contest entry for each person you refer who contributes a photo. They should email me to say “I was referred by Seamus McChurchy to enter your photo contest” so I know who sent them.

How to Enter:

If you’re already using Flickr, you can click here and add photos. I am moderating all submissions, so they won’t immediately show up as being added to the photo pool. If it’s been more than 24 hours since you added a photo to the pool and you’re still not seeing it, shoot me an email.

If you’re not on Flickr, you can send me an email: dorianspeed AT with photos attached. Please use “domestic church photo” in the subject line.

Even if you don’t want to enter the contest, you should cruise on by to look at the great photos. I’m inspired.

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  • I think it’s been at least 6 years since we last went to an Ikea but the older kids still remember playing in the kids’ area and eating Swedish meatballs with lingonberry sauce. mmm!  Love the bunkbed and kitchen set!  Have fun sorting . . .

  • Thank you for sharing pictures and your ‘process.’  Our daughters share a room and I always enjoy seeing how other people with the same arrangements make everything fit!  I definitely think that a major ‘culling’ is in order around here. wink

  • Wow, this is clever design. Don’t you love the order of books on those shelves? Peaceful… We’re big fans of Ikes – it seems you got my kids’ dream bunk bed and the same white shelf we got for our son: I was amazed how sturdy it feels. Ikea is so family friendly… and don’t forget to check out their As-Is section for interesting bargains!

  • Thanks, everyone.

    Sharon, I guess you can’t tell from the pictures, but the room has wall to wall carpet. So dust isn’t a big issue. But I can imagine it might be on a tile or wood floor. Especially with my housekeeping skills.