For the past month, we've been accepting entries for a photo contest sponsored by Buxom Color Choreography Eyeshadow, asking readers to show us photos of how they "live life vividly." As part of the contest, we experimented with adding color to your do using Hair Chalk, repurposing eyeshadow to make custom lip gloss, nail polish and temporary tattoos, and sharing some of Brit's photos of how she lives life vividly by jumping around (get up get up and get down!).

Today, we're pleased to announce the winner of the contest is… Huyen Dao! We absolutely love this photo of Huyen making a gigantic bubble in her backyard. Remember how fun making hula hoop bubbles was at summer camp? We love the playful spirit captured in this photo. Huyen is definitely living life vividly.  Her caption reads: "When life gives you soap…make bubbles! (The bigger the better!)." We can't wait to find out how Huyen will use her prize ($500 + a collection of Buxom Makeup) to make her summer more adventurous.

It was definitely difficult to choose a winner – you all sent in such in incredible photographs. Our first runner up (left photo) is Janet Johnson Wallace who captured a vibrant moment of color at the Bay to Breakers race in San Francisco. She wrote, "Rainbow socks, tutu, and roller skates! Life is vivid!"

Our second runner up (right photo) is Maldita Mona who captured a bold self portrait. She describes that she lives "vividly and creatively by capturing moment, and putting color to [her] world."

And, of course, we'd be remiss not to including a collage of honorable jumping photo mentions. These folks got their jump on in a big way in the Philippines, Israel, Venezia, and Ecuador. Love their joie de vivre!

Thanks to (going counterclockwise) Roy Conejos Donaire, Liz Romanow,  Claire White, and Lindsay Reynolds for their super fun photographs. And thanks to everyone for the awesome submissions. Stay tuned for more fun contests and giveaways here on

Note to the Winner: To redeem your prize, ePrize will contact you directly via Flickr Mail so be sure to check your Flickr inbox!! You'll be contacted on or around June 29th and will have 5 days to claim your prize. Congrats again!

This series is brought to you by Buxom Color Choreography Eyeshadow. Buxom wants to inspire you to live life vividly.