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Lending Club’s Photo Contest: $2,500+ in prizes

Lending Club Photo Contest

Lending Club is changing the face of bank lending, now we’re also changing our web site background images.

To celebrate our new web site, we’re hosting the first ever Lending Club Photo Contest.  We invite all professional and amateur photographers (as well as anybody who knows a good picture when they see one) to submit one or multiple entries (maximum of 4) for a chance to win $1,000.

Have a picture to win it all?
Send us a picture to be used on Lending Club’s web site any time before midnight (Pacific Time) on May 31, 2010.   On June 5th, the Lending Club team will announce the 10 finalist photographs and will post them on our Facebook fan page for a public vote.  The photographs with the most votes by June 30, 2010 wins the contest.

Prizes
Winner: $1,000
2nd place: $500
3rd place: $300
Honorary mentions (up to 3): $100

How to enter?
Simply leave a comment on this blog post with your email, name, and link to the image.  You may also leave a short explanation of why you think the submitted picture is right for Lending Club’s site.

Qualifying pictures/licenses
We’re looking for breathtaking photographs that somehow (this is where your artistic awesomeness comes in) showcases Lending Club values: trustworthy, transparent, professional yet friendly and accessible.

Check out some of the photographs we have used in the past on our background images page.

For complete details on qualifying , please see contest rules.

Tweet & win too
From Monday, March 22nd to April 30th, we will randomly pick a tweet that mentions the photo contest (containing a link to our post and the hashtag #LCphoto) to win a Lending Club t-shirt or messenger bag.
Send us your best shots.  Good luck!

READ THE COMPLETE OFFICIAL RULES

Thursday, March 25th, 2010 at 4:45 pm

Comments (134)

  1. I’m loving the background images. I’d like to submit a shot I took
    while on a trip to Iceland:
    http://www.anders.com/pictures/public/04-views/49%20-%20Glacier%20Lake%20-%20Iceland.jpg
    Thanks!

    March 26th, 2010 at 6:50 am

  2. I would like to submit the following picture for consideration for
    a background:
    http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/vHR6b-h162wS_k3qx0kZFA?feat=directlink
    If you like a different picture on my photogallery
    (http://picasaweb.google.com/erikhenne) better please use that one
    instead.

    March 26th, 2010 at 1:03 pm

  3. I’d like to submit this shot I took on a recent trip to Niagara
    Falls.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/onebigswede/4033460582/sizes/l/in/set-72157622636219376/

    March 26th, 2010 at 1:18 pm

  4. Scott Neubauer:

    Here’s my submission:
    http://gallery.me.com/scottneubauer#100136/P1030755&bgcolor=black
    I think this picture fits lending club because to me it conveys
    freedom and relaxation and that’s exactly what lending club
    provides, freedom from the big banks and their lousy practices!

    March 26th, 2010 at 1:50 pm

  5. Brittney:

    http://britt9256.deviantart.com/art/Garden-II-151291214 I believe
    that this photo as well as my next entry would be perfect for your
    background, they bring peace, serenity and comfort.

    March 28th, 2010 at 5:47 pm

  6. Elle:

    Heya. My name is Elle, I’m a photographer out of Colorado Springs,
    Colorado. This is my first contest entry, ever, and I’m interested
    in doing s’more. This photo I have decided to enter, is a photo of
    a dog that I stalked for quite some time. He kept leaping into a
    nearby stream, and so I knew, eventually, he would decide to get
    out and shake himself. I snapped one shot, and received one of my
    favorite photos. Bit Shaken Up:
    http://80selle.deviantart.com/art/Bit-Shaked-Up-106071280

    March 29th, 2010 at 2:15 am

  7. Paul:

    Hello. My name is Paul. I’m training to be a photographer.
    http://i41.tinypic.com/2rdymog.png Thank you! Hope you like it!

    March 29th, 2010 at 2:53 am

  8. Lauren Wise:

    HI! My name is lauren and i think you should pick my photo for your
    new background. This picture is of Phipps conservatory in
    Pittsburgh and i think it is magnificent. seeing all the beautiful
    flowers is beautiful and inviting! it’ll lift anyone’s spirits.
    These flowers were made by the hard work of other people and it
    shows. I believe your company is very hardworking and wouldn’t you
    want that to show. YOu want a picture that invites new people into
    your company and shows the old ones that they should stay with you
    company. Not like the one you have now! it’s dark and cold and you
    want a photograph thats cheerful! A picture is worth 1,000 words
    and if you choose mine IM positive it will represent your company
    in such a way that there isn’t even a word to describe it. Show off
    the beauty of our country. So please pick my photo to be the
    background of your magnificent company’s homepage. : D
    http://s957.photobucket.com/albums/ae56/kiitkatlewy1313/WEDDING/?action=view&current=101_0286.jpg

    March 29th, 2010 at 7:14 am

  9. Brittney:

    My second entry:
    http://britt9256.deviantart.com/art/Minnehaha-151293567

    March 29th, 2010 at 9:36 am

  10. Here’s another shot that I feel exemplifies “transparency”.
    http://www.anders.com/pictures/public/04-views/56%20-%20Glacial%20Ice%20Lake%20-%20Iceland.jpg
    Like my other entry, this is of a glacial lake in Jokulsarlon,
    Iceland.

    March 29th, 2010 at 9:50 am

  11. This is my first entry… the “Flying Repertoire”
    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3410/3426953324_1508aa1602_o.jpg

    March 29th, 2010 at 10:35 am

  12. Nathan:

    taken at 80 miles an hour
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/27339059@N00/4474307552/

    March 29th, 2010 at 12:25 pm

  13. Catches attention and gives the mysticism of lights

    March 29th, 2010 at 4:17 pm

  14. Mixes comfort of Beach with images of home
    http://i972.photobucket.com/albums/ae205/Steve_Szejnrok/Lavallette%202010/R1-7A.jpg

    March 29th, 2010 at 4:20 pm

  15. Here are my 4 entries. You may find the description of why I feel
    each photo depicts Lending Clubs values (trustworthy, transparent,
    professional yet friendly and accessible) by reading the “caption”
    under each picture. Thank you very much for this opportunity. God
    bless you and yours! Rose Santuci-Sofranko 1st Image: Buffalo and
    Erie County Botanical Gardens:
    http://picasaweb.google.com/RoseACS/Contests?authkey=Gv1sRgCOTg-LC5o86EeA#5454193966260847474

    March 29th, 2010 at 4:31 pm

  16. 2nd Image: Lighthouse in the Buffalo River, NY:
    http://picasaweb.google.com/RoseACS/Contests?authkey=Gv1sRgCOTg-LC5o86EeA#5454193976013494642

    March 30th, 2010 at 7:05 am

  17. Rose Santuci-Sofranko:

    3rd Image: Niagara Falls:
    http://picasaweb.google.com/RoseACS/Contests?authkey=Gv1sRgCOTg-LC5o86EeA#5454193987286466306

    March 30th, 2010 at 7:05 am

  18. Rose Santuci-Sofranko:

    4th Image: Pier and Boats on Lake Chautauqua:
    http://picasaweb.google.com/RoseACS/Contests?authkey=Gv1sRgCOTg-LC5o86EeA#5454194000462452146

    March 30th, 2010 at 7:09 am

  19. My first entry: LC sheds color into people’s lives by
    bringing borrowers and investors together through an exciting new
    concept––P2P lending. "http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/vZmrmgctOBgcvwrNroXZxA?feat=directlink">
    CLICK TO VIEW FIRST ENTRY
    My second entry: LC not only sheds
    color, but brings light and hope for those who have made
    wise financial decisions. Finally, something that goes beyond the
    horizon of traditional banks…. "http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/6h6NAnyT0xk0CK7OVb_0EQ?feat=directlink">
    CLICK TO VIEW SECOND ENTRY

    March 30th, 2010 at 7:36 am

  20. I’ve got another entry:
    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3392/3595246906_e5a9a2ed75_b.jpg

    March 31st, 2010 at 10:22 am

  21. My third entry: Seeing a beautiful sunset and feeling excited for a
    new day, even in difficult financial times, justifies the wise
    decisions I have made in life. Becoming a lender at LC is
    definitely one of them! "http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/k3OPa7eF4-B8F6CiiJaMlg?feat=directlink">
    CLICK TO VIEW THIRD ENTRY

    March 31st, 2010 at 7:19 pm

  22. these shots each feature things and places with their own
    identities and personalites, and they each possess the values your
    company upholds of being trustworthy, transparent, professional yet
    friendly and accessible. bridge, New Hope, PA
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/dramaqueendana/4238620044/in/set-72157622922377020/
    Musee d’Orsay station clock, Paris
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/dramaqueendana/4159014124/in/set-72157622798001367/
    New Hope & Ivyland Railroad, Chalfont, PA
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/dramaqueendana/4238670568/in/set-72157622922377020/
    thanks for the opportunity.

    March 31st, 2010 at 7:43 pm

  23. Rebekah Worster:

    Here is one of my photos I would love for you to consider. It was
    taken in my backyard. I hope you enjoy!
    http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/685/img0759vb.jpg (2700×2044
    pixels) Thanks!

    April 1st, 2010 at 11:43 pm

  24. There’s something about an honest man doing an honest days work
    that inspires trust and does it in a way that doesn’t seem faked.
    It also inspires the idea of being professional and not afraid to
    work hard, yet doesn’t make the business or person hard to approach
    for help.
    http://s756.photobucket.com/albums/xx203/lethalmindninja/Photography/?action=view&current=lendingclub.jpg

    April 2nd, 2010 at 12:20 am

  25. Where you’re prompted for your email, enter: LC@x.com
    http://www.drivehq.com/sharing/ShareLogon.aspx?password=6025227/8571753093ic
    There’s actually 2 pictures. I feel both of them meet your
    criteria. I think the first one (the historic “Shot Tower” in
    Melbourne, Australia) is the more artistic, and if I had to choose
    just one this would be it. But the second (the lighthouse at the
    harbor entrance of St. John’s, Newfoundland) is also a “classic”
    kind of shot for this purpose. Thank you.

    April 2nd, 2010 at 8:44 am

  26. Chan:

    Monumental This is a picture I took in Bariloche, south of
    Argentina. http://www.flickr.com/photos/sulfura/953951541/sizes/l/

    April 3rd, 2010 at 10:20 am

  27. John Paul Capili:

    Title: Route to Castle Mountain: This wallpaper depicts the road to
    financial freedom!
    http://interfacelift.com/wallpaper_beta/details/1998/route_to_castle_mountain.html

    April 3rd, 2010 at 10:56 pm

  28. I would love to enter the contest as well. My Entries: Brant Point
    Mist :
    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3297/3618678550_e067903dfe_b.jpg
    Winter Wonderland :
    http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4006/4429948443_6681965d86_b.jpg
    Madaket Evenings:
    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2502/3800299163_30630ed72c_b.jpg
    North Wharf Getaway :
    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3457/3696978334_eba48c5297_b.jpg
    Thanks, James M. Cromartie

    April 5th, 2010 at 6:45 pm

  29. Rainbow and sun after a storm clears off
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/23801777@N04/3645003749/in/photostream/

    April 7th, 2010 at 10:18 am

  30. My four entries, explanations are in the captions!
    http://picasaweb.google.com/dave.m.schwartz/LendingClubContestPhotos#

    April 8th, 2010 at 6:18 pm

  31. Here’s my 3rd and 4th entry: This one denotes growth (of the grass
    -and your investments)
    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3176/3594648248_643efa7554_o.jpg and
    this one represents the clean whitewashing and new start that many
    are trying to do through consolidating and paying off their debt.
    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3205/3011378576_df4d45262d_o.jpg

    April 9th, 2010 at 7:35 am

  32. Claudia Davis:

    2 entries Rhino in Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania – The photo shows
    power against the backdrop of beauty
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/13342781@N08/2042352304/ Rainbow Over
    St. Kitts – This photo shows Transparancy over the Backdrop of
    Beauty
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/13342781@N08/4509834970/in/photostream/

    April 10th, 2010 at 8:23 pm

  33. http://vladimirperlovichphoto.com/zoom/984×588/71704.html This
    image for me is emblematic of Lending Club values. Speed.
    Excitement. 24 Hour access to your account. And the light motion in
    the image symbolizes the flow of investment funds from sources to
    sources. Hope you like.

    April 10th, 2010 at 10:03 pm

  34. http://vladimirperlovichphoto.com/zoom/984×588/446890.html A tongue
    in cheek take on punching your way to financial success. And
    standing out from the crowd. The image symbolizes the Lending
    Club’s fight to make their clients a success in tough economic
    times.

    April 10th, 2010 at 10:22 pm

  35. Nothing quite as luscious as the color purple
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/inbeautyiwalk/158278974/ Nature
    provides beauty and richness to all
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/inbeautyiwalk/1253139540/ We are all
    connected in the web of life!
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/inbeautyiwalk/3928925821/ Soar to new
    heights, and live your dreams!
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/inbeautyiwalk/214369166/

    April 11th, 2010 at 6:14 pm

  36. Marissa:

    I would like to enter this photo
    http://s888.photobucket.com/albums/ac90/crackythebear/?action=view&current=photocontest.jpg
    it is the sky and river outside my parents house. the colors are
    beatuiful

    April 12th, 2010 at 10:12 am

  37. I thought this might reflect lending clubs effort to lead it’s
    clients down a financially profitable road. The photo is rows of
    mustard seed
    http://www.paultepperphotography.com/p876524984/h1a1f900e#h1a1f900e
    Here’s 3 more photos I thought might be inspiring for your company
    http://www.paultepperphotography.com/p896670795/h14ad9386#h14ad9386
    http://www.paultepperphotography.com/p896670795/h13e155f#h13e155f
    http://www.paultepperphotography.com/p677419545/h1a61edf5#h1a61edf5

    April 12th, 2010 at 9:07 pm

  38. Here is my entry. New concept ready to make explosion in the
    lending world!!! Lending Club!!!
    http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4011/4463776376_58f76b11c3.jpg

    April 16th, 2010 at 8:11 pm

  39. Everyone is going for the new concept…LendingClub!
    http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4043/4472956744_734263f64f.jpg

    April 16th, 2010 at 8:14 pm

  40. Reaching new heights with centuries old concept
    http://diamond-back.com/photos/airsea/images5/cabanas01.jpg

    April 16th, 2010 at 8:18 pm

  41. Yasir Riaz:

    Best will always stand out!!
    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3586/3618961964_37ed276126.jpg

    April 16th, 2010 at 8:26 pm

  42. Michelle Reckelhoff:

    I would like to enter this photo into the contest.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/48156148@N02/4544028298/ It would be
    great as a background for the website because it’s serene, calming
    and nice to look at.

    April 22nd, 2010 at 11:56 am

  43. Michelle Reckelhoff:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/48156148@N02/4544027128/ This
    photograph of a silhouette of a bird in a tree would work well as a
    background image because of its size and non-distracting color.

    April 22nd, 2010 at 11:58 am

  44. Michelle Reckelhoff:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/48156148@N02/4543396331/ This photo of
    mossy rocks on the beach was taken in a small Jamaican village. It
    is peaceful and serene.

    April 22nd, 2010 at 12:01 pm

  45. What every borrower wants to hear!

    April 23rd, 2010 at 3:02 pm

  46. Linda Ruiz:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/15988508@N00/4549174131/ From the Ca
    poppy reserve in the Antelope Valley, ca

    April 24th, 2010 at 7:01 pm

  47. Linda Ruiz:

    I love this little lone poppy.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/15988508@N00/4549174141/

    April 24th, 2010 at 7:02 pm

  48. Linda Ruiz:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/15988508@N00/4549174141/ So
    trustworthy

    April 24th, 2010 at 7:03 pm

  49. Ashley Overbeek:

    I think these photos would be great because they are all about
    growth, and your customers want to be with a group that helps their
    savings grow! A refreshing change to all of your previous landscape
    backgrounds. Email me if you need higher image size photos.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/42320674@N02/4549806314/in/photostream/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/42320674@N02/4549808182/in/photostream/

    April 24th, 2010 at 7:06 pm

  50. Linda Ruiz:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/15988508@N00/4549199929/ Always better
    with 3

    April 24th, 2010 at 7:09 pm

  51. Linda Ruiz:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/15988508@N00/4549199927/ Strong,
    colorful, reliable,

    April 24th, 2010 at 7:10 pm

  52. Matthew Stevans:

    Since much of the text on lendingclub.com takes up the center of
    each page I selected beautiful photos that have exceptionally
    beautiful edges: With this first one you immediately know it was
    taken from a cruise ship with the romantic colorful sky at the top
    of the page and the peaceful and intimate ship balcony on the right
    edge over looking the serene ocean to the left.
    http://s3.amazonaws.com/data.tumblr.com/tumblr_kx3b3d61FQ1qb0ixmo1_1280.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=0RYTHV9YYQ4W5Q3HQMG2&Expires=1272266970&Signature=7oYF3v%2BiXt9H1zahQ4zlJInyDCw%3D
    The photo above would be great on lendingclub.com because it gives
    a glimpse to both lenders and borrows to the lifestyle that awaits
    after they achieve financial freedom. This second photo of a tug
    boat in a harbor displays a tranquil ocean shimmering beneath the
    bright sun. With the ship stretching the length of the page the
    setting will be clear even with the text boxes covering the bulk of
    the photo.
    http://s3.amazonaws.com/data.tumblr.com/tumblr_kx54wzZeDw1qb0ixmo1_1280.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=0RYTHV9YYQ4W5Q3HQMG2&Expires=1272267590&Signature=LjW1odhcoKjeTddex10DmzCuzkc%3D
    This photo fits lendingclub.com because shows one view familiar to
    a world traveler as many cruises start at the side of a tug boat
    and many of the most beautiful destinations in the world are
    bustling sea ports. Just like the first photo this hints at an
    fantastical yet obtainable lifestyle for lendingclub.com’s clients.
    This one just straight up looks cool. It’s a photo of a small
    child’s play house with an awesome lighting effect.
    http://s3.amazonaws.com/data.tumblr.com/tumblr_kx34ej8DeN1qb0ixmo1_1280.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=0RYTHV9YYQ4W5Q3HQMG2&Expires=1272268770&Signature=gOe5gEkcQuFRyrZ6ytmAi5wBREc%3D

    April 25th, 2010 at 1:13 am

  53. Gilberto G. Sendtko:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sendtko/4527036124/ Happiness can be
    accessible to all, and Lending Club can provide it for everyone!

    April 25th, 2010 at 10:28 pm

  54. This first entry illustrates the transparency and friendly nature
    of Lending Club with a photo of the two sides of a door focused on
    the door knobs. One can see what’s on either side of the door and
    is invited inside by the welcoming way the door has been left ajar.
    The second entry is a view of the sunset through a chain-link
    fence. It shows the accessibility of Lending Club and their
    trustworthiness with this no-fluff, straight-forward and beautiful
    sunset scene. Here’s the link to both:
    http://yaggiwaggi.wordpress.com/lending-club-photo-contest/

    April 26th, 2010 at 1:50 pm

  55. Amanda Beasley:

    My entry:
    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Xs4WcsAFqoE/S9YchjUVBtI/AAAAAAAAABg/DlmsyFWVW_E/s1600/DSCN11332.jpg
    I took this picture at a angle that it made the boy look like a
    giant.

    April 26th, 2010 at 4:09 pm

  56. Jennifer E:

    This first entry depicts the beauty of life and nature. A lot of
    people don’t get to experience this because they are too worked up
    with everyday life trying to pay off bills. With the lending club
    you see the flowers everyday.
    http://picasaweb.google.com/109930508282492873599/LendingAHand?authkey=Gv1sRgCPGH6J7L0qKsAw#5464592350062642018
    My second entry depicts a desolate area where one can enjoy
    meditation and quality time with self or another. Again enjoying
    nature at its finest.
    http://picasaweb.google.com/109930508282492873599/LendingAHand?authkey=Gv1sRgCPGH6J7L0qKsAw#5464592363503690354
    Entry#3 – Beauty of being free. Peace of mind.
    http://picasaweb.google.com/109930508282492873599/LendingAHand?authkey=Gv1sRgCPGH6J7L0qKsAw#5464592348328733826
    Entry#4 Shows the power struggle of money. The building is strong
    and tall but there is always a fog, or shall I say unforseen at the
    top. Working with Lending Club helps remove the fog so you can see
    and breathe!
    http://picasaweb.google.com/109930508282492873599/LendingAHand?authkey=Gv1sRgCPGH6J7L0qKsAw#5464592335517766914

    April 26th, 2010 at 7:30 pm

  57. http://www.photoreflect.com/pr3/Orderpage.aspx?pi=1US10006000014&po=14&pc=42
    My grandfathers tractor – wish he was still around to climb up in
    his lap and ride around on that thing in.
    http://www.photoreflect.com/pr3/Orderpage.aspx?pi=1US10006000018&po=18&pc=42
    The sunset always relaxes me.
    http://www.photoreflect.com/pr3/Orderpage.aspx?pi=1US10006000033&po=33&pc=42
    The zen of water wearing down rock
    http://www.photoreflect.com/pr3/Orderpage.aspx?pi=1US10006000034&po=34&pc=42
    There’s something calming about a little waterfall.

    April 26th, 2010 at 8:56 pm

  58. Ian Scanlon:

    Here are my 4 submissions: This first submission is of a plant that
    exceeded the growth of all those surrounding it, it is subtle, yet
    strong: http://gallery.me.com/emscan#100030/DSC_0072 This second
    submission made me think of Lending Club, because I really feel
    like it is a ray of hope in a dark forest of economy.
    http://gallery.me.com/emscan#100030/DSC_0265&bgcolor=black This
    third submission is a simple picture that I think is absolutely
    gorgeous, and would look great on your website. Some pictures just
    speak for themselves.
    http://gallery.me.com/emscan#100030/DSC_0247&bgcolor=black This
    fourth submission conveys a great deal of peace and tranquility. A
    beautiful reflection of a vibrant sunset.
    http://gallery.me.com/emscan#100030/DSC_0269&bgcolor=black

    April 27th, 2010 at 10:09 am

  59. Please accept the following images as entries to your contest: 1.
    Title: A Gift of Nature’s Beauty Location: Zion National Park,
    Utah. http://www.pbase.com/10stephen10/image/119030569 2. Title:
    The Caring Light Location: Point Cabrillo Light Station, CA..
    http://www.pbase.com/10stephen10/image/117115899 3. Title: Autumn
    at Red Rock Crossing Location: Sedona, AZ
    http://www.pbase.com/10stephen10/image/118574619 4. Title: Moments
    of Beauty Location: Sand Harbor, Lake Tahoe, NV..
    http://www.pbase.com/10stephen10/image/90095403 Each of these
    images conveys a natural beauty and “Awesomeness” you are looking
    for. Thank you for this opportunity Stephen Hall

    April 29th, 2010 at 10:11 am

  60. This is a pic of my cute cats.The pic was amazing to catch at that
    time.They behaved so very well!! Thanks Chris
    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3606/4563157857_766ca28ef7_m.jpg
    This is a blown up version: http://twitpic.com/1jfk5s Thanks
    @mydogbeanie

    April 29th, 2010 at 11:11 am

  61. T L:

    Hello, here are my entries (1) Lakeside at Catoctin, Maryland — to
    me this picture is exactly what I’d like my retirement to look
    like, and I hope Lending club will help me and many others get
    there! http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/tencia/DSC00590.jpg
    (2) Peony in my mother’s garden
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/tencia/DSC00188.jpg (3) Beach
    at dusk just north of Santa Barbara, CA
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/tencia/DSC04300.jpg (4) Waves
    crashing at the rocky shore near Big Sur, CA
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/tencia/DSC04343.jpg

    April 29th, 2010 at 1:20 pm

  62. Dawn:

    Sometimes cute is all you need!
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sado27/4564459160/sizes/o/

    April 29th, 2010 at 4:41 pm

  63. (1) The bright green canopy of leaves in the spring. [Pentwater,
    MI.]
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/brandonwhiteman/3809367597/sizes/l/in/set-72157620881694476/
    (2) Bee in flight. [Traverse City, MI]
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/brandonwhiteman/4564357053/sizes/l/
    (3) Lone seagull. [Malibu, CA]
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/brandonwhiteman/4156996712/sizes/l/in/set-72157622805334545/
    (4) The glassy reflection of a Pacific coast sunset. [Santa Monica,
    CA.]
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/brandonwhiteman/4156226035/sizes/l/in/set-72157622805334545/
    (Bonus): An expansive view of the Hollywood hillside. [Hollywood,
    CA.]
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/brandonwhiteman/4156220681/sizes/l/in/set-72157622805334545/
    (Bonus): A juxtaposition of architecture against a wispy blue sky.
    [Santa Monica, CA.]
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/brandonwhiteman/4156225533/sizes/l/in/set-72157622805334545/
    Thank you for your time, Brandon Whiteman

    April 29th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

  64. The following images were all shot in Washington DC this spring at
    the Cherry Blossom festival. Enjoy and thank you for your
    consideration! Janice Marshack
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/49731546@N05/4565179599/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/49731546@N05/4565179631/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/49731546@N05/4565179677/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/49731546@N05/4565809540/

    April 30th, 2010 at 8:06 am

  65. Here you go! This is a picture of the doors that are open to you
    with the capital you can acquire with the lending club!
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/alexiasamano/3856067968/

    April 30th, 2010 at 8:21 am

  66. Steve Herron:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/steveoondyou/4566681907/in/photostream/
    This is my entry to the photocontest! I hope you all like it, it’s
    a fantastic picture I took very recently of a calm spring sunset in
    a little Michigan town.

    April 30th, 2010 at 9:13 pm

  67. Productive Field:
    http://www.thethompsonfamily.net/productive_field.jpg

    May 3rd, 2010 at 9:28 pm

  68. Solid Footing, growth:
    http://www.thethompsonfamily.net/solid_footing.jpg

    May 3rd, 2010 at 9:31 pm

  69. Steady and straight: http://www.thethompsonfamily.net/steady.jpg

    May 3rd, 2010 at 9:32 pm

  70. Possibilities and opportunity:
    http://www.thethompsonfamily.net/possibilities.jpg

    May 3rd, 2010 at 9:37 pm

  71. dream big, discover & explore the unknown. . .
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/marving/4581963866/

    May 5th, 2010 at 10:24 am

  72. Dina:

    I tried to submit through my phone, but I don’t think it worked. My
    cat Trinny in her Sombrero. She’s celebrating Cinco de Mayo/Meow-O
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/50009050@N08/4582613481/

    May 5th, 2010 at 8:13 pm

  73. appreciate the little things in life, the sun will shine again
    tomorrow. . . http://www.flickr.com/photos/marving/4584037713/

    May 6th, 2010 at 10:32 am

  74. Ryan Smith:

    I would like to submit the following photo:
    http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/1mTSg6abw56-WhpAfRXZsPQYCOyIuCk29Yc6o0iEsuA?feat=directlink
    The above was taken along the Big Sur in California last summer…

    May 7th, 2010 at 7:48 am

  75. Scott R:

    Linked together, we can all reach that financial pie in the sky!
    http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/XZKX_q2l54nncB3FFfm-hw?feat=directlink

    May 8th, 2010 at 8:04 am

  76. Thanks so much for this opportunity! Excited to see what you
    choose. I would like to submit the following pictures for your
    considertion: Title: White Earth, Blue Sky
    Location: Cappadocia, Turkey
    Link: http://bit.ly/WhiteEarthBlueSky
    Title: Light Through Green
    Location: Georgia, USA Link:
    http://bit.ly/lightthroughgreen Title: Glacier And
    Cloud Location: Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
    Link: http://bit.ly/GlacierandCloud
    Title: The Promise Location:
    Great Ocean Road, Australia Link:
    http://bit.ly/ThePromiseHD BONUS Title: Bats at
    Sunset Location: Austin, Texas
    Link: http://bit.ly/BatsAtSunsetAustin Thanks so
    much, J. Griffin Stewart

    May 9th, 2010 at 7:45 pm

  77. Here’s my submission– a woman daydreaming by a volcanic lake at
    Mt. Hora national Park outside Addis Abeba Ethiopia.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/38451104@N07/4595121841/?addedcomment=1#comment72157624032771840

    May 10th, 2010 at 8:13 am

  78. Jamie Carroll:

    This is an image I feel captures trust. A simple moment. Thank you
    for your consideration!
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/saltchick/1453186785/

    May 12th, 2010 at 12:25 pm

  79. Michelle C:

    http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae6/mmcarter67/bassharbor.jpg
    Thank you for the contest

    May 14th, 2010 at 6:54 am

  80. Paul:

    1st Submission: Financial building along River Thames London,
    England http://www.flickr.com/photos/50063585@N06/4610737194/ 2nd
    Submission:Green In Ireland
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/50063585@N06/4610748042/ 3rd
    Submission: Building against the Sky Ireland
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/50063585@N06/4610132555/

    May 15th, 2010 at 8:19 pm

  81. Indra Singhal:

    LendingClub – Lifting the Veil Over Banking!
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/287846/0609-Yosemite-02.jpg Cheers, eYeks

    May 16th, 2010 at 3:13 pm

  82. The Ga Da Lat train station in Da Lat is the oldest train station
    in Vietnam. This makes it trustworthy. It is also in the middle of
    a town both popular with tourists and locals and is open to the
    public for journeys, which makes it accessible and transparent. The
    people who work there are incredibly friendly, yet complete
    professional. It is, after all, a train station.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/greggoodman/4621016462/

    May 18th, 2010 at 11:06 pm

  83. Halong Bay, Vietnam, is one of the most picturesque spots on earth
    and a popular stop for all those who visit the country. This fits
    the transparent and accessible requirements. It doesn’t get more
    trustworthy than mountains and crags, as you know they will always
    be there. And the people who work there are all completely
    professional and yet work in the tourism trade, so they are very
    friendly as well. The kayaks in the center of the shot also display
    accessibility. http://www.flickr.com/photos/greggoodman/4621016122/

    May 18th, 2010 at 11:08 pm

  84. Sigiriya (Lion’s rock) is an ancient rock fortress and palace ruin
    situated in the central Matale District of Sri Lanka, surrounded by
    the remains of an extensive network of gardens, reservoirs, and
    other structures. Despite being situated on a large rock, Sigiriya
    has countless paths to the top making it accessible. It’s viable
    from miles away, hence transparent. It’s been the same for hundreds
    of years, which makes it trustworthy. Lastly, as it is a popular
    tourist destination, the people who work there are professional and
    friendly. Thank you so much for the chance to submit my work to
    Lending Club. http://www.flickr.com/photos/greggoodman/4620403189/

    May 18th, 2010 at 11:16 pm

  85. Lending Club offers the chance to make a new start in you life.
    Here are my offerings… “The Path” Leading the way ahead.
    http://a1.vox.com/6a01101684b26a860d0137a585f259860d-pi “Sunset
    Appletree Cove” A light reaching through the storm.
    http://a1.vox.com/6a01101684b26a860d0137a4ada931860c-pi “Mt. Adams
    and the Tatoosh Range” Nature’s Beauty from very high on Mt.
    Rainier in the winter.
    http://a5.vox.com/6a01101684b26a860d0137a585f255860d-pi “Mt.
    Rainier Looking East” Nature’s Beauty looking East from above
    Sunrise on Mt. Rainier.
    http://a1.vox.com/6a01101684b26a860d0137a4ada9d9860c-pi

    May 22nd, 2010 at 12:36 pm

  86. Maia Averett:

    Here are my four submissions. I can provide higher resolution
    images if necessary. http://www.math.ucsd.edu/~maverett/lc/1.jpg
    http://www.math.ucsd.edu/~maverett/lc/2.jpg
    http://www.math.ucsd.edu/~maverett/lc/3.jpg
    http://www.math.ucsd.edu/~maverett/lc/4.jpg

    May 23rd, 2010 at 9:57 am

  87. Erin H:

    Beautiful site! Great pictures

    May 23rd, 2010 at 2:28 pm

  88. First entry: View from the peak of Mt Tongariro: Ice and Fire.
    Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
    http://picasaweb.google.com/annaxunz/ContestPhotos#5474847924895833394
    Second entry: Sunset behind the long pine tress, Everglades
    National Park, FL, USA
    http://picasaweb.google.com/annaxunz/ContestPhotos#5474843299717564818
    Third entry: Autumn Colors of Northwest America, IL, USA
    http://picasaweb.google.com/annaxunz/ContestPhotos#5474847406541201426
    Forth entry: Emerald Lakes, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
    http://picasaweb.google.com/annaxunz/ContestPhotos#5474846986612269154

    May 24th, 2010 at 7:48 am

  89. http://california-sculls.smugmug.com/Other/Art-Gallery/12333632_DHi2Z#880917533_irpDX
    2 Photos are from the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa. 1 Photo is
    from a park in New York City.

    May 27th, 2010 at 12:14 pm

  90. Photos are at:
    http://www.drivehq.com/sharing/ShareLogon.aspx?password=6025227/8571753093ic
    Where you’re prompted for your email, enter: LC@x.com When I saw
    that other people were entering handfuls of pics I revisited my
    stash of artistic shots and added to my original 2 (from an earlier
    post above), bringing the total up to 7. I still think the
    “Melbourne — Central Mall, historic Shot Tower …” best meets
    your criteria. The dome shows both trustworthiness and
    transparency, and the tower shows a professional stoutness as well
    as a figure of growth (of earnings). And the lighthouse scene (“St.
    John’s …”) is also a “classic” for this type of purpose, covering
    all your criteria. But all the photos can be said to meet some/most
    of your criteria, and I hope you find one of them worthy. Thanks.

    May 28th, 2010 at 9:31 am

  91. A crop of my image from Big Koniuji Island in Alaska would be
    perfect, it represents the openness and friendliness as well as the
    dawning of a new era in lending.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/thedamian/3705198775/sizes/l/in/set-72157623001659729/
    I also submit for consideration these other selections:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/thedamian/4142544834/in/set-72157622770707931/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/thedamian/3696677095/in/set-72157623001659729/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/thedamian/3677312228/in/set-72157623001659729/

    May 28th, 2010 at 12:42 pm

  92. amazing pictures. my selections:
    http://picasaweb.google.com/jain.samit/AmazingPictures#

    May 28th, 2010 at 1:24 pm

  93. Pamela:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/50702326@N02/sets/72157624178795834/detail/
    This image represents to me all the values of the Lending Club. It
    is not a beautiful picture of a place, but to me, this represents
    one of the most trustworthy creatures I’ve met. His eyes were so
    “transparent” that you could see the purity of his soul without
    effort. He was also “professional” and definitely friendly and
    accessible :o)

    May 31st, 2010 at 10:08 pm

  94. Pamela:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/50702326@N02/sets/72157624054495383/detail/
    She is definitely trustworthy, transparent, and professional yet
    friendly and accessible!!

    May 31st, 2010 at 10:12 pm

  95. Pamela:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/50702326@N02/4659208414/

    May 31st, 2010 at 11:05 pm

  96. Pamela:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/50702326@N02/4658599799/

    May 31st, 2010 at 11:10 pm

  97. So who WON this thing?

    September 25th, 2010 at 9:55 am

  98. Kutchar:

    well, i always join photo contests but i have not yet won one. Good
    to see the winners of this one are just amazing!

    November 3rd, 2010 at 4:48 pm

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