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welcome to our first Phalaenopsis Photo Contest

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:05 pm
by peterlin
Hi everyone,

Spring is around the corner. I am announcing our first phalaenopsis photo contest. We hope that this will be a fun project to get everyone involved with our discussion forum and growing phalaenopsis. Everyone can participate by submitting photos and voting each month.

We took a poll earlier and we have 24 responses from members who voted they are or may be interested in a photo contest.

http://www.phalaenopsis.net/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=11314

We are looking for 14 phalaenopsis photos to use in our calendar. Each member can have up to 2 photos selected. So we could have as many as 14 different members with winning photos, or 6 winners. Each winner will receive a free calendar before Christmas this year. This includes members who live outside of US.

Your photo contest committee - peterlin, Pete, and Moist von Lipwig have prepared the following guidelines.

Photo Contest Rules

1. Digital photos of Phalaenopsis. Photos can be taken from a Single flower, multiple flowers or entire Inflorescences or plant.

2. No copyright on the photo in the actual calendar. Photo submitted for consideration can have copyright watermark and smaller size.

3. Digital file should be 2400 x 3000 pixels to have enough details for a 8x10 print. We would recommend a camera with 5MP or more.

4. Photos of plants must be and grown by photographer.

5. One photographer is limited to 2 photos in the calendar. Once a member with 2 photos selected, he or she cannot enter in the following months.

6. Member is asked to submit one photo each month for consideration. This is done by sending a private message to photos. In your message you would include a link to your photo that you would like to enter. The link can be a photo you posted in a topic on this forum, or to an external website (i.e. Google's Picasa or Photobucket).

7. All entries must be received by the 14th of the month.
On the 15th of the month, we will have photo of the month topic that includes all photos for members to vote. Voting will finish on the last day of the month.

8. Any photo not selected in a month will automatically be
resubmitted for the following month.

9. Photo contest will run from March 1, 2012 and ends on Oct 30, 2012. This means the last month we will need to select 5 photos to make our 14 photos.

10. Photo submitted should be in landscape, not portrait.

11. Photo submitted should be properly labeled. This means photo from phalaenopsis without names are not accepted.


So let us get busy and grow our phalaenopsis well and show them off with great photos !

Please feel free to give us your feedback by contacting us at photos or reply to this post.

Re: welcome to our first Phalaenopsis Photo Contest

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:27 pm
by Call_Me_Bob
cant wait! im a little confused though.

who do we send the photo to?

we send the link, not attach the picture, correct?

we can enter 2 photos in each month's contest? and if/when we get 2 photos chosen, we cant enter anymore, correct?

Re: welcome to our first Phalaenopsis Photo Contest

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:33 pm
by peterlin
Call_Me_Bob wrote:who do we send the photo to?


I created a group called photos
If you send a pm to photos, then myself, Pete, and Moist von Lipwig will receive your request.

we send the link, not attach the picture, correct?


Yes, link is prefered.

we can enter 2 photos in each month's contest? and if/when we get 2 photos chosen, we cant enter anymore, correct?


One photo per member each month. So pick your best photo for consideration. And yes, if your 2 photos are chosen early, then you cannot enter in the remaining months.

Re: welcome to our first Phalaenopsis Photo Contest

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:50 pm
by Call_Me_Bob
got it! :) where do i find the group names "photos"? in your original post, photos looks like it should be a link, but it does nothing when i click on it

Re: welcome to our first Phalaenopsis Photo Contest

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:32 pm
by rangiku
Bob, click here http://www.phalaenopsis.net/phpBB/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose and type photos under the Usernames section of the Send to column on the left-hand side. Then type in the subject heading and then you link in the body. :)

Re: welcome to our first Phalaenopsis Photo Contest

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:47 pm
by TheBlazingAugust
Ooooo!!!!! SO EXCITED!!!!

Re: welcome to our first Phalaenopsis Photo Contest

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:48 pm
by Call_Me_Bob
i got it now, thanks! :)

Re: welcome to our first Phalaenopsis Photo Contest

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:54 pm
by NiNiDazzle
I'm excited! Now to get my phals to bloom.

Re: welcome to our first Phalaenopsis Photo Contest

Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:45 pm
by Pete
Nevermind.

Remember, submissions start on March 1st!

Re: welcome to our first Phalaenopsis Photo Contest

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:43 am
by peterlin
Update - Photos need to be in a landscape - longer than wide. This way we don't have white spaces on both side.

Re: welcome to our first Phalaenopsis Photo Contest

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:33 am
by Pete
Surprisingly, no photos have been submitted as of today.

C'mon folks! This is a fun " contest" and you do not need to be a professional photographer. Fellow forum members will choose the photos to appear in the calendar.

Let's get those photos submitted! PM to user group photos will do the trick.

Thank you!

Re: welcome to our first Phalaenopsis Photo Contest

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:42 am
by TheBlazingAugust
My JIG has two spikes, but it'll still be a while before I see any flowers! :(

Re: welcome to our first Phalaenopsis Photo Contest

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:42 am
by naturegirl72
Hi Pete - thank's for you three to organize our photo contest! Reread the guidelines and got it ;) We are a few days away visiting grandpa but will get busy as soon as we return home :) Really lookin forward to the contest!!!

Re: welcome to our first Phalaenopsis Photo Contest

Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:33 pm
by Moist von Lipwig
Pete wrote:Surprisingly, no photos have been submitted as of today.

C'mon folks! This is a fun " contest" and you do not need to be a professional photographer. Fellow forum members will choose the photos to appear in the calendar.

Let's get those photos submitted! PM to user group photos will do the trick.

Thank you!

Well, as of today there is only one entry that I'm aware of. Come on, with all of you talented photographers out there surely more of you will enter???? Pretty please. Don't make me beg. It isn't pretty!

Re: welcome to our first Phalaenopsis Photo Contest

Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:44 pm
by TheBlazingAugust
What happens if there is only one photo submitted by the deadline?