Photo competition announcement

Discussion in 'Zealot Archives' started by cgutzmer, Feb 22, 2008.

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  1. cgutzmer

    cgutzmer Guest

    Hey all!
    I know we have lots of new members since I last announced this competition so I thought I would throw it out there again.

    My dad and I are running a little for fun and prizes (very small ones) photo competition. There are lots of categories to choose from (enter as many categories as you like or just in the show off area) Please come and take a look. The basic rules are:
    1.Name each photo
    2.Photos must be taken no earlier than April 1, 2007.
    3.Six photos for each participant in each category
    e.Misc (Those that don’t fit in the above)
    4.Identify the category
    5.Deadline for entries and swapping around, in, or out is 1:00 a.m. CST, 6/1/08
    6.Judging for the first prizes in the five categories can begin 6/2/08 and ends at 1:00 a.m. CST, 7/4/08.
    7.Judging for the grand prize (Best of the first prizes) will be determined by how soon we can get the first prize photos organized. (Will Advise)
    8.First prize will earn a modest prize (TBD).
    9.Grand prize is a modest prize (TBD), and a free dinner paid for by those at the dinner.
    10.Dinner site to be determined.
    11.Anyone can judge regardless of whether you have an entry
    12.Judging technique is unlimited. Such as: Your impression of the color (or lack of it), subject matter, composition, special effects, etc. etc.
    13.Final determination is which picture in each category you would most likely purchase.
    14.Grade your top five choices in each category with the number 1,2,3,4, or 5, with 5 being the best.
    15.Grade the grand prize the same.
    16.Judging will be done on the site. Chris may have to elaborate on that. (Note from Chris - Rating will be available on contest photos when contest deadline is reached - until then only non contest photos can be rated)
    17.If there happens to be a tie – some disinterested party will be asked to break the tie.
    18.The contest is open to anyone.
    19.Post other favorite photos in a separate folder on the site (I think it’s called the show-off site) so we can all enjoy them.
    20.Please reduce your pictures down to 800x600 when possible (4x6 if your software works in inches instead of pixels)

    I had to shut down registration due to robots posting porn links but if anyone shows interest in signing up I will open registration for a week.
    Our little photo competition
    Please come check it out!
  2. cgutzmer

    cgutzmer Guest

    Hello Everyone!
    I have enabled voting for the photo comp!

    Please vote for you favorite THREE pictures in each category. Give all of your THREE favorites a 5 point rating. At the end of first round Judging (June 30th) we will choose the top five pictures and have another vote for best overall.

    Registering is NOT required for voting.
    Our little photo competition
    Thanks for participating!
  3. cgutzmer

    cgutzmer Guest

    come on folks - I need more votes! lots of them :) too many ties right now if you dont want to vote for three in each category just pick out a few favorites :)
  4. Soaring

    Soaring Middle School Student

    I'll vote :) After I return my Library books :)
  5. cgutzmer

    cgutzmer Guest

    I have moved the top winner from each category to a new category and reset
    the vote counts to zero!

    Please visit the link and choose your favorite for overall winner and rate it a five. I would
    like to thank everyone that has participated in the contest and the voting.
    There were some extraordinary pictures to look at and all the races were
    very close.

    Chris Gutzmer
    MSB-Storage Services Specialist
    ext 30270
  6. cgutzmer

    cgutzmer Guest

    New contest all! Please note - I removed the website address as I dont want it published on the net.... If you would like to participate (or even think you might) shoot me a pm and I will send you the web address. Iposted it on the web in a few places last time and several adult oriented spammers started posting comments......
    Thanks and hope to see many of you there!

    Hello All!
    I am starting up a new photo contest today. I hope you guys come and join in. They will be much shorter – about a month (give or take) plus a weeks of voting each – the winner gets to pick the next contest topic! The rules are much more lax this now J

    If you participated before you will need to come register at a new gallery. I needed something with a bit more oomph and this software seemed to work out better. Here are the rules and first contest info! Please let me know if you have any issues as I am just learning the new software…..
    The new address is:
    (removed for security -please PM for address)

    Contest rules
    The way it works....
    1. Each contest will run for approximately four weeks followed by one week of voting
    2. The winner of the previous contest gets to pick the next contest topic
    3. You may enter photos you have taken at any time - they need not be taken during the run of the contest
    4. Some photo editing is allowed - however please keep this in check as we prefer pictures to be more real than edited. Running though a one step filter of any kind is allowed.
    5. These contests are for fun only - no prizes are to be awarded unless we have a special annual contest including winners from each month.
    6. You may enter up to three photos in each contest for final judging.
    7. Please only vote for photos that are not ones you entered in the contest
    8. When voting choose your favorite 3 photos. Give your number one favorite 5 stars and second most favorite 4 stars and your third favorite 3 stars. The winner will be determined by most votes - if there is a tie it will be determined amongst those by the highest rating.

    First contest!
    Contest: Color
    Colors somehow needs to play a dominant role in your picture. How it plays out is up to you! Be as creative as you like.

    This contest will run July 21st Through August 21st followed by one week of voting - don’t vote early!
  7. cgutzmer

    cgutzmer Guest

    no one wants to take any pictures? awwww come on!
  8. cgutzmer

    cgutzmer Guest

    The first contest "color" is ready to be judged if you would like to come vote for your top three pics it would be appreciated! :) The more voters the better. PM me if you would like the address.
  9. cgutzmer

    cgutzmer Guest

    The second contest is about to begin. The category is Architecture.

    This will be my last post about the competitions on site as I dont want it to turn into spam.... If you wish to receive updates about the competition please subscribe to the group listed below :)

    Group address Current web address: Current email address:

    If you wish to visit the site it is located at (I hope thats good enough encryption - look down a few lines for my last name - that should keep the bots out)
    Thanks all!
    Chris gutzmer
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