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Sat Jan 4, 2020, 11:27 AM

Thread for VOLUNTEERS to HOST monthly Photography Contests for 2020.

Last edited Wed Sep 16, 2020, 09:35 PM - Edit history (6)

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As a result of the poll conducted in this thread, https://www.democraticunderground.com/103673544 it looks like we have a response decidedly in favor of continuing monthly contests with a list of volunteer hosts. Several people have already volunteered. (If you are one of them, please respond in this thread and indicate which month(s) you'd like to host.) I am starting this thread asking for volunteers to sign up with a choice of month for 2020. Personally, I think we should still let the winner of a contest select the theme for the following month's contest (and not be eligible to enter), but the contest would be hosted by a volunteer who would be allowed to enter. Does that seem fair? If someone volunteers to host February, then January would be our first contest disconnected from the responsibility for hosting by the winner. If someone volunteers to host March (the WINTER SEASONAL Contest) then a la izquierda will be off the hook for hosting March as the winner of the AUTUMN contest we ran in December.


Here are the months. If you would like to host, please respond and identify which month you would like to host. The SEASONAL Contests run in March, June, September, and December. All other months are theme oriented contests which previously were selected--and hosted--by the winner of the previous month's contest. If you agree that the winner should still select the theme for the next month (unless it's a seasonal contest), please indicate. The winner would still then not be allowed to enter, but would also not be responsible for hosting the contest.

As people respond with the months they would like to host, I will put the names together with the months so that we can refer back to this thread to see who has volunteered for hosting any particular month this year.


JANUARY -- mnhtnbb

FEBRUARY -- Mira

MARCH (WINTER SEASONAL CONTEST) -- a la izquierda *

APRIL -- Soph0571

MAY -- Adsos Letter

JUNE (SPRING SEASONAL CONTEST)--Soph0571

JULY -- Callalilly

AUGUST -- Dyedinthewoolliberal

SEPTEMBER (SUMMER SEASONAL CONTEST)--CaliforniaPeggy

OCTOBER -- urbanhermit

NOVEMBER -- Mira

DECEMBER (AUTUMN SEASONAL CONTEST)--CaliforniaPeggy



* Currently assigned as a result of winning AUTUMN contest under old rules, but someone could volunteer for March and relieve a la izquierda of the responsibility to host

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Reply Thread for VOLUNTEERS to HOST monthly Photography Contests for 2020. (Original post)
mnhtnbb Jan 2020 OP
Soph0571 Jan 2020 #1
mnhtnbb Jan 2020 #3
Soph0571 Jan 2020 #5
mnhtnbb Jan 2020 #6
Mira Jan 2020 #2
mnhtnbb Jan 2020 #4
a la izquierda Jan 2020 #7
Adsos Letter Jan 2020 #8
mnhtnbb Jan 2020 #9
Callalily Jan 2020 #10
mnhtnbb Jan 2020 #12
CaliforniaPeggy Jan 2020 #11
mnhtnbb Jan 2020 #13
urbanhermit Jan 2020 #14
mnhtnbb Jan 2020 #15
mnhtnbb Jan 2020 #16
Dyedinthewoolliberal Feb 2020 #17
mnhtnbb Feb 2020 #18
Mira Feb 2020 #19
mnhtnbb Mar 2020 #20
mnhtnbb Apr 2020 #21
mnhtnbb Apr 2020 #22
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 16 #23
mnhtnbb Sep 16 #24

Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 11:30 AM

1. I'll take whatever month no-one else wants!

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Response to Soph0571 (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 11:45 AM

3. Please choose a month

If everyone says the same thing, we get nowhere! People could always contact others and ask to switch months.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 11:58 AM

5. And there was me trying t be flexible!

I'll take April

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Response to Soph0571 (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 02:00 PM

6. Thanks!

You are on for April.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 11:39 AM

2. I can take February and November n/t

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Response to Mira (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 11:45 AM

4. You're on

Thanks!

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 04:00 PM

7. I could do August if anyone would take March.

Iím traveling in mid-March. But it not, no biggie.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 05:01 PM

8. I can do May.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Reply #8)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 05:36 PM

9. Thanks!

You're on.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 07:36 PM

10. I'll take July.

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Response to Callalily (Reply #10)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 08:16 PM

12. Thanks!

You're on!

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 07:59 PM

11. I'll take September--the Summer Seasonal Contest. n/t

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #11)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 08:16 PM

13. Thanks!

You're on!

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 10:24 PM

14. I'll grab October

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Response to urbanhermit (Reply #14)

Sun Jan 5, 2020, 06:37 AM

15. Thanks!

You're on!

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Sat Jan 25, 2020, 12:19 PM

16. We still have openings for 3 more volunteer hosts: June, August, and December.

The June and December contests are seasonal, so no waiting for the winner of the previous month to choose a theme. If you have never hosted a contest, there are still plenty of months to watch how it's done. If you enjoyed hosting previously--and haven't already signed up to host a contest--please do!

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Sat Feb 1, 2020, 11:33 AM

17. I will sign up to do August

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Response to Dyedinthewoolliberal (Reply #17)

Sat Feb 1, 2020, 01:14 PM

18. Great!

I'll put you on the list.

Thanks!

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Wed Feb 12, 2020, 01:33 PM

19. Photo enthusiasts: While I'm busy poking around with the February Contest I noticed

this needs a kick of a reminder and to put out the notice that the June and December contests do not yet have a volunteer host.
Both are seasonal contests, Spring and Autumn. Please consider putting your name down, and then we have the whole year covered.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Sat Mar 21, 2020, 10:51 AM

20. I have unpinned this thread to draw attention

to the fact we are still in need of volunteers to host two contests this year. Both are seasonal contests. We need someone to host the SPRING contest which runs in June, and to host the AUTUMN contest which runs in December.

Any takers? Please?

If so, just reply to this thread and I will put your name on the list.

Thanks!

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Fri Apr 17, 2020, 10:27 AM

21. We still need ONE volunteer to host the seasonal contest in DECEMBER

Please sign up to host a contest! All you have to do is reply to this thread and I will put your name on the list.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Tue Apr 28, 2020, 01:18 PM

22. We only need ONE more volunteer host for December!

Please let me know if you'd like to volunteer.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #22)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 07:15 PM

23. OK, I volunteer for December!

Now that I've done it for Summer, I remember the steps pretty well. Might as well get those locked into my brain.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #23)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 09:34 PM

24. Thanks so much, CAPeggy.

I will add your name to the list.

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