How I Enjoy a Good Photo – and a Post-Christmas Giveaway!

Canvas print of a photo from Willemstad, Curacao

UPDATE (16 Jan 2013):  Congratulations to “Kelley” for winning the 8″ by 10″ canvas print courtesy of Printcopia and ilivetotravel!!  And thank you all for your interest – wish I had had a couple more to give away.

As you may know from my blog, I love photography.  Admittedly, I am not the most technical photographer.  However, I love finding unique shots to remember the places I have been to and share the sights I’ve seen with others who like to see the world in person or via blogs like mine.  Check out some of my photo essays, like the one of the tiles of Dubrovnik or, the one about the street art of Barrio Bellavista in Santiago, or of the one of the  churches and monasteries of Moldova to see what I mean about my photos.   Though the space to hang photos in my house is limited, I do have my favorite ones enlarged and on display (hmm… maybe I should show in another photo essay the ones I have on display at home!).

Of all the photos displayed in my house, only one has been printed on canvas so far.  I really enjoy the texture the canvas print adds to the picture.  So it is rather fortunate that offered me a complimentary canvas to test their offering.  It is a great opportunity to review all the photos from the last year and pick another to add to my “display gallery” while checking out their service for future reference.  I picked the following photo from my trip to Curacao where the architecture was so charming.

Otrobanda neighborhood of Willemstad, Curacao

A giveaway is born

In addition, Printcopia offered me a choice of one of their products to give to one of my readers as a thank-you for following ilivetotravel and enjoying my stories and photos.  I decided to pick a free 8″ by 10″ canvas print since I can vouch for the product from my own experience.

Getting my photo canvas

I was very pleased with the incredibly easy-to-use website.  Easy not only to place the order but also to fine tune the design of the canvas (good details like how the sides of the canvas should appear).

The website was very easy to use (I have used various websites in the past for different photography-related products) and the canvas print was really nicely done.  I hope whoever wins this giveaway finds their experience with Printcopia as good as my own!

Here is how the canvas came packaged:

A canvas print comes shipped in a box

The actual canvas!   Looks great!

Canvas print of a photo from Willemstad, Curacao

The detail of the wrap-around print – awesome touch!!

Canvas print detail - wrap-around print

Now to how to enter to win!

What do you have to do to win?  VERY simple.  Both items below must be completed by midnight Eastern time (end of day of) Tuesday, January 15th, 2013.

  1. Like my Facebook page at
  2. Leave a comment on THIS post and share what photo you would make into the canvas should you win the giveaway.  (Make sure I can match your comment here and your Facebook account!)

I will pick a winner at random from those I can match.  Only one entry per person and, unfortunately, this offer is only possible for addresses in the 48 continental states of the U.S.

I will email the winner shortly thereafter and the winner will have forty-eight (48) hours to respond or else the winner forfeits and I will pick another person at random.  Once the winner responds, I will connect the winner with Printcopia and from there, the winner will work with Printcopia to order and get their free canvas!

That’s it and good luck!


Final fine print…  By entering, you agree with these!

  • All decisions by ilivetotravel on the giveaway, picking the winner, etc. are final and at the sole discretion of ilivetotravel.
  • Any and all matters related to the prize and its delivery are between the winner and Printcopia.
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