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Update #13

OLTW nominated for the 2010 PRIX PICTET

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Good morning all,

I couldn't be more pleased to announce that the Oldest Living Things in the World has been nominated for a second year for the prestigious PRIX PICTET.
http://www.prixpictet.com/

"The Prix Pictet is the world’s first prize dedicated to photography and sustainability. It has a unique mandate – to use the power of photography to communicate crucial messages to a global audience. The goal is to uncover art of the highest order, that confronts the pressing social and environmental challenges of the new millennium." This year's theme is "Growth."

The 2009 Shortlist included Edward Burtynsky, Ed Kashi and Andreas Gursky and the award is given by Kofi Annan. It's an honor to be nominated amongst such distinguished company.

And back on Kickstarter, we're clocking in with 172 wonderful backers and 83% of the way to the $10,000 goal. There are 18 days left in the campaign - if you have friends and family that have been considering pledging, if you could give them a nudge to do so, I would greatly appreciate it!

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