In September 2009, I attended my first contest, organized by the cultural association “Le Fonti” in Cottanello (RI). My picture “Floral abstraction” ranked first, meeting the positive judgment of the jury that has chosen it between one hundred and fifty received pictures. The satisfaction was really huge and not only for me, my daughter Giulia was excited as for her first day of school! 🙂 Moreover the average quality of other running photos was really remarkable, which gave me additional satisfaction! The award ceremony was held in Cottanello October the 4th, 2009.