Solved Photography Competitions?

Mystique

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There were so many things i loved over at the old Atrium .. but one of the things i enjoyed most, and always looked forward to ..was the photography contests. The quality of the stuff that gets showcased here, is of an exceptional standard..and the guys that post their photography @Jasper @KaPOWitsCHRIS @Liam @Lewis. @BrynStevens Caroline etc ..are truly gifted artists aye. :)

So if everybody was up for it .. is it something that might be considered to be added to the board at some stage? :puppyeyes:
 
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Oh crap... I've been talked about D: Well, hope it can be considered :)

Also, did I post some of my stuff in the old Atrium? I don't remember.
Well .. technically, i think you posted stuff on your own board .. i think that was when i talked with you bout Jasper ..and his talent xP

I hope it happens too. Just like i listen to music all day and night .. i could easily look at good photography for hours on end also. Your stuff would easily qualify for that ..so all is good! xP:)
 

KaPOWitsCHRIS

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Could be fun to have a competition. Best bit is, with smartphone cameras as good as they are it is something anyone can do - just need to get creative.

This is how I would do it, but it would depend on how many people enter.

Post a sign up thread so you have an idea of how many people will be taking part, outline the rules etc.

Next post a thread with the designated theme that we have to work to and that is where people will submit their photos.

That then will be followed by a poll thread where everyone votes for their favourite photo, photo with the least amount of votes is eliminated. You then make a second, third, etc round with a different theme and you repeat the process until you get a head-to-head for a final.
 
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Reverie

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I'm for them. The way we ran them was we'd have people participate via the same thread with the theme. However I guess if we allow for sign ups at least we know who all is willing to participate. :o

I know when we ran them last, we got 1 - 2 entries typically. So it just became less fun sometimes. When I get home today I can work on a thread though.
 
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That then will be followed by a poll thread where everyone votes for their favourite photo, photo with the least amount of votes is eliminated. You then make a second, third, etc round with a different theme and you repeat the process until you get a head-to-head for a final.
I really like the idea of starting a weekly photography contest. I wouldn't want to do the elimination part though. Like Rachael said, it was difficult enough to get members to participate last time. Eliminating is kinda harsh I guess :p Besides, if we'd do it the way you said, members who get through to the next round need to be able to post a photo the next week, or else it would kill the whole competition. I guess it's the most fun for everyone to have as many contestants as possible.
 

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If we did it fortnightly as opposed to weekly ..perhaps people who only visit now and again ..well we stand a better chance to have more entries submitted?
 
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I think fortnightly is better - 7-9 days to submit entries and then 4-6 to vote. A day or two to announce the winner and allow congratulations etc and then start again.
 
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On a purely 'business' front - a contest like that would have me checking in more regularly than I currently do. I'd be up for entering when the theme takes my interest.
 
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On a purely 'business' front - a contest like that would have me checking in more regularly than I currently do. I'd be up for entering when the theme takes my interest.
We will be attempting to run this consistently as long as interest is there :)