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Your Maine Coon Ought To Be In Pictures - Photo Contest


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#1 candes

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 12:34 AM

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Today is the start of our first ever Maine Coon Fancy photo contest. A special perk provided for our members, so you do need to join the Maine Coon Fancy forums to participate. Please click here to register as a member.

1 Prize winner will receive:
  • $50 US PayPal Cash
  • Home page photo and bio article about the winners Maine Coon cat. This will be displayed on the home page for a minimum of 30 days.
Official rules:
  • Start date August 14, 2012 at 2:30 PM EST
  • End date: September 27, 2012 12:00 PM EST
  • Open worldwide
  • Must be age of majority for your country of residence (Ex. Us is age 18)
  • One entry per household
  • All entries must contain only 1 Maine Coon cat, and no other animals.
  • Picture can not be edited in any way except for corrections for poor lighting or size adjustment.
  • The person submitting the entry must be the owner of the Maine Coon pictured.
  • The photo can not be taken by a professional photographer, and must be taken by the entrant.
  • Maximum photo size: 2000 kb
  • No Maine Coon Fancy Staff or their immediate families are Eligible.
  • Winner will be required to supply the orginal photo with intact EXIF data to prove ownership prior to receiving their prize.
  • Minor adjustments to the rules can be made while the contest is in process at the administrators option. This is to cover unforseen issues that may arise.
  • Anyone found not following the rules will be disqualified.
How to enter:
  • All you need to do is join our forums and upload a picture to this topic. If you click "more reply options" at the bottom of the posting window you will be presented with an advanced editor with the option to attach files. You may only attach one photo.
Judging:
  • There will be a total of 4 judges, 3 moderators and the administrator And we promise you that judging will be 100% fair. This will not be a popularity contest, and we shall choose the photo that we personally feel is the best. All judging decisions are final.
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Posted 14 August 2012 - 05:42 PM

I was just wondering on what points the photos will be judged? Meaning, is it a photo contest based on beauty of the cat, quality of the image itself (sharpness, focus, lighting, setting, etc) or some combination of the two? Don't mean to be nit-picky but I just wanna know what exactly will be judged about the photo so as to submit my best entry! Thanks!!! :D This will be fun!!

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 05:51 PM

I was just wondering on what points the photos will be judged? Meaning, is it a photo contest based on beauty of the cat, quality of the image itself (sharpness, focus, lighting, setting, etc) or some combination of the two? Don't mean to be nit-picky but I just wanna know what exactly will be judged about the photo so as to submit my best entry! Thanks!!! :D This will be fun!!

Candace


Good question. They wil be judged on all of the above. If you look at the photo that I chose to represent this contest, that will give you an idea of what I myself consider a good photo, Fortunately the author of the photograph is now staff here, so you won't have to compete against him. ;)
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Posted 14 August 2012 - 06:28 PM

Thanks, candes!! :)

So does that mean that none of the admins or you will be submitting photos?

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 06:31 PM

Thanks, candes!! :)

So does that mean that none of the admins or you will be submitting photos?


No, we are holding the contest. That would not be ethical. Rules updated to reflect this, although I figured our non eligibility was a gimmie.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 09:49 PM

No, we are holding the contest. That would not be ethical. Rules updated to reflect this, although I figured our non eligibility was a gimmie.


Well, I kinda assumed that was how it would be, but I thought maybe you might allow it with the rule that you could not vote for your own entry or something. Anyway, thanks for clarifying. :)
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Posted 16 August 2012 - 05:09 PM

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 06:01 PM

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Thanx for your submission and for being our first entry. Good luck! :)
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Posted 16 August 2012 - 08:09 PM

I did want to mention something that I failed to list in the rules. All pictures will remain the property of the original owner. We are not out to take something that is not ours to begin with. :) Maine Coon Fancy staff pride ourselves on our strong ethics and integrity.
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Posted 17 August 2012 - 01:40 PM

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 02:41 PM

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Thanx for contributing! :). This is so much fun. :)




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