Well, yesterday I finished up with matting and framing my second photo for the contest. Since I have already done one, I guess now I just think I'm some sort of pro or something, and decided to double mat the frog photo. It actually looks great, although certainly not perfect. There was a woman at a local crafting store that helped me pick out the mats and showed me how good a double mat looks. I still don't think these particular photos will do well in this particular show, but if nothing else I'm happy to have learned how to use my mat cutter and frame my photos.
I'll be sure to keep you updated on any progress with the competition. Here are actual, non-camera phone pictures of both photos framed and hung.