This happened a few months back, but was reminded when iw as organizing some directories on my laptop. I’ve been spending some time recently in Second Life, drumming up events and activities for the NMC Campus — it is insanely curious, interesting, yet hard to quantify what the “there” is “there”, but you feel it there.
The theme was “water” and I tossed in two photos  . This is done by uploading the images (you save them as BMP files to your computer), which cost L$10 per upload, and then dropped them on the profile of the avatar who was running the contest.
So on the spot I collected my L$200, which might be about 67 cents in real world mone, but it is just as satisfying as drawing that yellow Community Chest card.
Hey, winning is winning, right?
I might go SL shopping now and buy some new bling.
The post "Second Prize in a Virtual Photo Contest" was originally cracked open and scrambled from a rotten egg at CogDogBlog (http://cogdogblog.com/2006/09/second-prize-in-a-virtual-photo-contest/) on September 29, 2006.