For the past several years my friends have had an annual burger competition. The winner gets to add to the trophy that's up for grabs the following year. For my first win this little guy was my addition.
Casemate and the Smodcast run by Kevin Smith had an iPhone case contest. My design, which depicted them as the characters from the short-lived animated series, came in the top ten.
This was the photo I took that really got me down the path to explore more techniques in photography. Playing with light and post-production work just opened up so much creative outlets.