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monthly photo contest

Discussion in 'Pictures From The Road' started by gne in prog, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. gne in prog

    gne in prog Well-Known Member

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    here's my idea.

    between now and the 1st of jan we'll have theme suggestion/voting.

    then between the 1st and 15th of a month we'll have submissions.

    from the 15th until the end of the month we'll have photo voting and the following months theme suggestion/voting.

    i'll get a gmail account that you would submit photos to, and a separate flickr account from which i would host the photos. to try and keep things fair, i'll keep the submissions anonymous until after the voting period ends.

    no prizes, but you could mention it on your resume right after "english proficient".

    anyone have better ideas?
     
  2. scooter2525

    scooter2525 Very well Member

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    So are you going to come up with themes for us and we vote? I like the idea. How many submitions per user?
     
  3. Murdoughnut

    Murdoughnut Well sized member

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    Sounds awesome. I think maybe one submission per member ... at least at first.

    We might leave more time for taking the photos since a lot of guys are on the road. Thanks for getting the ball rolling!
     
  4. gne in prog

    gne in prog Well-Known Member

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    i was thinking for a week we'd have a thread where people suggested themes, then have a poll to decide which theme the next month would be.
     
  5. gne in prog

    gne in prog Well-Known Member

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    would the first three weeks of a month for submissions and the last week for voting and theme for the next month be better?
     
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    Murdoughnut Well sized member

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    Yeah, I think that would work. Others chime in, though.
     
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    scooter2525 Very well Member

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    I'll second that. So theme wise, Im assuming we are going to do aviation related?
     
  8. Murdoughnut

    Murdoughnut Well sized member

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    I think there should be months with non aviation related themes - architecture, portraits, nature, etc. How frequently I'm not sure.
     
  9. Adler

    Adler Well-Known Member

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    I like the idea, short of non aviation themes. I personally only like taking pictures if it's a plane, or a boat. Artsy pictures just don't do it for me.
     
  10. gne in prog

    gne in prog Well-Known Member

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    how does alternating sound? or 2 months aviation, 1 month non-aviation, something like that?
     
  11. PFGiardino

    PFGiardino Well-Known Member

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    What about concurrent contests, one aviation winner, one non-aviation winner every month?

    Too much?
     
  12. scooter2525

    scooter2525 Very well Member

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    Whatever is decided, we need to sticky at the top the "rules" for this project. I'm excited. I've been doing a picture a day on FB and got a lot of thumbs up for my pics, so I'm happy to extend them out here.
     
  13. gne in prog

    gne in prog Well-Known Member

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    rules-
    photo must be taken by yourself (obviously)
    photo must be taken during the time period
    one entry per person

    what else?
     
  14. Adler

    Adler Well-Known Member

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    How do you enforce the time period rule? If you put that stupid time stamp on the picture they look terrible.
     
  15. Murdoughnut

    Murdoughnut Well sized member

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    I think it's a small and close enough group that we'll be ok. Plus the prize is "pride", so it's not like there's a cash incentive to cheat :)
     
  16. gne in prog

    gne in prog Well-Known Member

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    exif data.
     
  17. scooter2525

    scooter2525 Very well Member

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    easily editable. I would say its fair to go on the honor system. plus with Gmail, the user can search through the emails from users, so if multiples are suspect, problem solved there.
     
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    scooter2525 Very well Member

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    What about editing? I tend to "touch up" my photos occasionally.
     
  19. gne in prog

    gne in prog Well-Known Member

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    voting on finished product. whatever you use to get there. obviously good subtle editing helps the finished product. when people go overboard on the editing i think the amount of votes the photo gets will show that.
     
  20. JumpWake

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    I like this idea! I'm in!
     

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