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Old 07-25-2009, 03:12 PM   #1
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I've started this thread in an attempt to keep all contest results in one location, along with the rules/guidelines and any discussion regarding them.
After each contest, I will take the winning picture and host it in case the photographer removes it from the net. I will only link to my hosted version if a photo disappears. Some remove photos from their host and this way it will keep them for others to see in the future when this becomes legendary.

Rules/Guidelines:

Photos:
1. All photos must be no larger than 800x600 (or something close). No superwide panorama's that will make people scroll horizontally.
2. Post as many photos as you like, but only 1 photo per post (make a new post for each new pic).
3. Dominant theme of the photo must match the particular contest theme.
4. Photo can have been taken at any time, unless there is a specific date restriction in the contest theme.
5. Photos that have previously won a contest cannot be entered into another.

Round 1 Voting:
1. Any user on CP votes for their favorites by clicking the "Thanks" button at the bottom of the post containing the photo.
2. You may vote for only 3 or less entries.
3. The contest holder will decide upon a date the voting will end depending on such things as number of photos posted, voter participation, etc. This will be posted in the thread title and first post. (2 weeks is a good number)
Note: Keep in mind that photos are always being posted, so try not to vote immediately.

Final Round Voting:
1. After Round 1 Voting has ended, contest holder will tally votes for all photos and post the 3 finalists in 3 seperate posts for Final Round Voting.
2. Contest holder decides upon a date the Final Voting will end and changed the thread title and first post to reflect. (1 week is a good number)
3. Any CP user then chooses the best of the 3 finalists and votes for only their favorite.
4. At the end of voting, the contest holder declares a winner.

Winner of the contest will start a new contest thread with a new theme and copy/paste these rules or link back to the Hall of Fame thread in the first post.

Don't be too specific with the theme nor too general. Try and get a theme that people can contribute to. Don't pick the red african ant of Kenya as a theme... nobody will post. Likewise, don't make the theme "stuff on earth"

Biggest Guideline:
1. Have fun. This isn't a pissing contest on who's better, it's to allow people of all skill levels to get out there and use their camera, and even win a couple contests. No photo is too bad.
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Old 07-25-2009, 03:13 PM   #2
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Past Contests and Winners:
# - Theme (Winner) - Winning Photo

1 – Water (kobafett) - Photo
2 – Landscapes (Jayems) - Photo
3 – Animals (BlackEleven) - Photo
4 – Architecture (kobafett) - Photo
5 – Portraits (BlackEleven) - Photo
6 – B&W/Sepia (JohnnyB) - Photo
7 – Things that you love (kobafett) - Photo
8 – Celebrations/Occasions (FurnaceFace) - Photo
9 - In Motion (Beachy) - Photo
10 – Christmas (REDVAN) - Photo
11 – Abstract (Cowperson) - Photo
12 – Wind (Tiger) - Photo
13 – Night/Low Light (MelBridgeman) - Photo
14 – Sunset/Sunrise (Jayems) - Photo
15 – Sports - No winner, contest void
16 – Unknown Theme (Cowperson) - Photo
17 – Belonging (Cowperson) - Photo
18 – Life (rockstar) - Photo
19 – Movement (Jayems) - Photo
20 – Weather (BlackArcher101) - Photo
21 – Food (JohnnyB) - Photo
22 – Spirituality (SebC) - Photo
23 – Autumn (JohnnyB) - Photo
24 – Travel (dante) - Photo
25 – Snow (Cowperson) - Photo
26 – Urban Landscapes (JohnnyB) - Photo
27 – Patriotism - No winner, no vote held
28 – The Great Outdoors (InCoGnEtO) - Photo
29 – Current Contest - TBD
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Old 07-25-2009, 03:33 PM   #3
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Great idea Archer!

Now where's our new phot contest thread?
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Old 07-25-2009, 04:04 PM   #4
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Now, a suggestion. A lot of photo contests are all time limited, meaning if the contest is for 3 weeks, the photos must be taken within that 3 week period. When I was going through all the threads to see the themes and winners, I noticed a lot of repetitive photos being posted and this may lead to disinterest in the contests after a while, and it looked like it.

So I propose that a limitation be placed on when photos could have been taken to be submitted as an entry. On one hand this creates a limitation of the number of photos someone can posts (but would that be a bad thing?) and it would stimulate/force others to take fresh photos that keep the specific theme in mind. It would also mean the photo exif data would have to be kept intact. Perhaps we aren't at that stage yet. Thoughts?
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Old 07-25-2009, 04:18 PM   #5
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Great idea Archer!

Now where's our new phot contest thread?
Just posted it!
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Old 07-26-2009, 12:18 AM   #6
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Tiger had a good suggestion a while ago.
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Can we get permission to have the round in the main forum for voting and such, this is not like the drafts were only a certain amount of people are involved. Any one could post so we should have it in the main forum and move it after the round is done. it is only a week long, it shouldn't hurt anybody's political discussions.
Maybe adding a voting thread or somehow link it to the Off-Topic forum would bring more traffic in for voting. As it stands right now, a lot of the votes are coming from other photographers who have entries.
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Old 07-27-2009, 02:36 AM   #7
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Umm, BlackArcher101... what happened to most of your photo from contest #20? (Most of the picture is missing!)
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Umm, BlackArcher101... what happened to most of your photo from contest #20? (Most of the picture is missing!)
Fixed, thanks for the heads-up.
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Thanks for giving a lot of effort into this, it helps a lot.online pokies

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Old 02-24-2013, 10:31 PM   #10
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Huh?
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:53 PM   #11
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Why are we resurrecting and old thread?
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Not sure why Fernando did. Their first post on CP was this one, resurrecting this thread. Reads like those bot comments you see on blogs.
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