As some of you may know, Meri Walker, aka iPhoneArtGirl and regular Pixels contributor, lost her home in the Oregon fires last year. She didn’t just lose her house, she lost a lifetime’s work, photos, negatives, prints, books, everything. I can’t imagine much worse for a photographer or an artist.

The National Association of Digital Artists has organized a competition to raise money to help Meri. The deadline for submissions is February 15. From their website:

The National Association of Digital Artists (naDA) is

pleased to announce a special international competition for photographers and digital artists as a fundraising effort to support a vital member of our community, Meri Walker (aka the iPhoneArtGirl). Meri lost her home and all her belongings in the fire that ravaged Talent, OR on September 8, 2020 – a devastating loss. Meri needs significant support to rebuild and reestablish her life. naDA is proud to support the efforts of her friends, family and others in the digital photography and art community in this endeavor. To that end, all entry fees, sales commissions and other donations or proceeds from this international online competition will be contributed to the GoFundMe campaign that has been set up for Meri (

There are some nice prizes and it supports a great cause. If you would like to help Meri directly, you can donate directly to her GoFundMe campaign.

Strongly encouraged!

Hang in there, Meri. We are with you!