I'm so excited about this, guys. I'm trying to win a photography scholarship to the art institute in Nashville. I went there last summer (or two summers ago, maybe?) to check it out, and it is SO nice and the photography program is really cool. It's just SO expensive. But the other day I got an email from them saying that there was a contest, and the prize was a scholarship for photography! I have to submit 6 photos that tell a story, and a 500-800 word essay describing the photos (and the story) as a whole. One of my favorite pictures I've taken is this picture: It has so much natural contrast, and I just...love it. And I feel like I was just MEANT to do this project because I also have a picture of Holly with the same flower: So I've decided that for my project I'm going to use those two photos, and my other three photos will be like this: 1. A picture of my sister and I, each with a flower in our hair 2. A picture of a flower on a grave stone 3. A picture of Violet with a flower (the flowers will be the same kind as the above two - and all photos will be black and white) The flowers will symbolize how we are all connected. The flower started out just a flower, and then became a symbol of our connection through love, and blood. Because Holly passed away, but Violet is related to her by blood, and we all are all connected with the flower. I hope that makes sense? I will post my essay once I write it. Any ideas to make this better? Any ideas on how I should write the essay? I'd greatly appreciate any help/criticism!