My brother Eric and I are competitive with one another. Extremely competitive. Ridiculously competitive. As in… So competitive that our mother had the words “beware the sibling rivalry” tattooed onto our bellies when we were born.

I am older. When my mom was pregnant with Eric, I used to tap her belly and sing the words, “you were supposed to be born first, but I beat you to it.” When Eric was born, he came sloshing out and fist pumped the air while he yelled, “I’m nine seconds old and I can already talk.”

And so you see why it is SO important that you vote on which of the following photographs you like most. The next bro-down is upon us, and it may be the single most important event that will take place in 2017.

The Bro-Down

Eric and I are both photographers. He lives in England, so we don’t see each other often, but when we do… We photograph whatever place we happen to be and we turn it into an epic competition for all of you to vote on.

The way we do it is simple. We find something or somewhere to photograph, we declare it an “official bro-down category” and then we try to annihilate each other by being vastly superior, more awesome, and delightfully better.

This Bro-Down took place in Europe. Mostly in Amsterdam.

Shall we do this? Let’s get going before Eric retreats to his corner to cry. Look at both photos in each category, then choose which photo you like best. It’s pretty simple. You can only vote once per 24 hours. Refresh this page as often as you like to see the current standings…

Inside the Tunnel

This is the only one that you will know ahead of time whose photo is whose. Just… pick your favorite as if that wasn’t the case!

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Vote on it! Which photo was by far the ultimate, superior, best photo?

The Church in Dunkirk, France

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The Grey Heron

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The First Wildcard

This is the first of two wildcards, which is a category where we can put any photo we want that didn’t fit or wasn’t our first choices for the other categories.

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Vote on it! Which photo was by far the ultimate, superior, best photo?

The Canals & Bridges of Amsterdam

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Light!

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The Second Wildcard

This is the second of two wildcards, which is a category where we can put any photo we want that didn’t fit or wasn’t our first choices for the other categories.

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Vote on it! Which photo was by far the ultimate, superior, best photo?

Black & White

The black & white category can feature any photo taken while we were out and about.

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Colors!

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Hip-Shot!

We include a “hip-shot” in almost every Bro-Down. To get a proper hip-shot, we have to hold our cameras down by our hips and sneak unsuspecting photos of others as we pass them. No view-finders. No screens. Just a lot of hope that the camera is pointed in the right direction…

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Vote on it! Which photo was by far the ultimate, superior, best photo?

The Windmills of Holland

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Vote on it! Which photo was by far the ultimate, superior, best photo?

11 photographs each.

There can be no ties.

The victor will be he who has the most winning photographs.

Thank you for voting. Our brotherly bond depends on it. We’re counting votes for the next few days and will be declaring a winner then.

Dan & Eric Pearce | The Single Dad Laughing Blog

PS. I don’t ask this often, but my ego doth drive me. Will you be sure to like/share/comment on this post on Facebook so that Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t bury it before anyone sees it?