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Tue Jan 7, 2020, 12:49 PM

***Rules for Monthly and Seasonal Photo Contests -- Revised January 2020***

Last edited Thu Apr 16, 2020, 06:23 AM - Edit history (1)

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As a result of the desire for the Photography group to disconnect the responsibility of hosting contests from winning contests, I am going to post a set of revised Rules for the Monthly and Seasonal Photo Contests to reflect that change. No other changes will be made. The previously pinned thread will be unpinned so that it can drop, and hopefully, not cause confusion. For reference, it is here: https://www.democraticunderground.com/103614595



MONTHLY CONTEST:

Only one entry of your own original work per person, unless/until the Volunteer Host opens Submissions for second entries. You need to post your entry in the submission thread started by the Host of a contest. Please be sure to include a "Title" for your photograph in the Subject line of your post. The submission thread is for photo entries only, no comments, no questions. The Host will start a separate thread just for comments and questions.

Once a photo is entered in a contest it is ineligible for any future contest unless the Host specifies otherwise.


The Winner of the contest is the one that comes up with the Theme of the next contest. They can just decide on a theme or may ask for suggestions and then run a poll to pick one of them. Either way the Theme will always be at the discretion of the person who won the contest.

The Volunteer Host has the option of adding other rules to the contest they are hosting. An example would be no Black & White or all Black & White entries.

The Volunteer Host has the option of declaring the submissions being blind (no one knows who entered which photo) or public. Should the Host op for blind submissions it is their responsibility to instruct entrants on how to get their entries to the host.

Please keep your entry no larger than 1024 pixels in its longest dimension and under 675K in file size. If you need help posting a photograph or with image sizing, just ask.

The Volunteer Host is the final authority in their contests. The Volunteer Host may enter a contest as long as the Volunteer Host is not the previous winner and has not selected the theme for the contest which they are hosting.

Submissions will be limited to 30 entries maximum unless the Photography Group votes to change the limits.

The Winner of the contest agrees to pick the next month's theme. The Winner of the monthly contest may not enter the contest for which they selected a theme.

The Submission & Comment threads will be posted in the Photography Group. The Preliminary polls and Final Contest poll will be posted in GD per Skinnerís permission.

The Host of the Contest may copy and paste these rules into their submission thread or post a link to these rules into the submission thread. The Host WILL copy and paste the CONTEST LICENSE into the submission thread in its entirety. (At bottom of post)


SEASONAL CONTEST RULES:

There are 4 Seasonal Contests. Each contest is scheduled to run at the end of each season so that those in the far north and far south have a chance to enter. Seasonal does not only mean weather, it includes things like seasonal holidays so be creative. If your winters are tropical or summers cool feel free to show the rest of us how bad (or good) we have it with your local version of the season.


Submissions Dates are

WINTER March 1st


SPRING June 1st


SUMMER September 1st

FALL December 1st



The Winner of a seasonal contest may enter the next seasonal contest.


Only one entry per person. You need to post your entry in the submission thread started by the Host of the contest. Please be sure to include a "Title" for your photograph in the Subject line of your post. The submission thread is for photo entries only, no comments or questions. The Host will start a separate thread just for comments and/or questions.

The Volunteer Host is allowed to enter the Seasonal Contest.

There will be no extra rules on the Seasonal Contest beyond keeping your entry no larger than 1024 pixels in its longest dimension and under 675K in file size and limit photo editing to a reasonable amount. We would prefer your photo look like a photograph instead of a digital design. If you arenít sure, ask the group in a separate thread. Youíll get plenty of feedback to specific questions.
If you need help posting a photograph or with image sizing, just ask.

Submissions will be limited to 30 entries maximum unless the Photography Group votes to change the limits.

The Submission & Comment threads will be posted in the Photography Group. The Preliminary polls and Final Contest poll will be posted in GD per Skinnerís permission.

The Host of the Contest may copy and paste these rules into their submission thread or post a link to these rules into the submission thread. The Host WILL copy and paste the CONTEST LICENSE into the submission thread in its entirety. (At end of this post)


This is for ALL Contests.


CONTEST LICENSE:

An entrant to this contest, by submitting a photograph, is giving permission for that photograph to be copied to Demopedia or to a linked Gallery and included in a DU Calendar that will display the photographs entered for this contest for the purpose of publicizing future contests and/or commemorating current and past contests. The entrant retains all other rights to the photograph being submitted. Neither Demopedia and/or a linked Gallery may use any photograph submitted for any purpose other than to display the photograph being submitted by the entrant, and neither gains any real or implied ownership rights to the photograph.


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Reply ***Rules for Monthly and Seasonal Photo Contests -- Revised January 2020*** (Original post)
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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Thu Apr 16, 2020, 06:31 AM

1. I just made an edit to the Rules

to clarify that entries are to be the original work of the photographer submitting the photo to any contest.

The Contest License implies that, but after looking through the Rules, it seemed like it would be good to state that right up front so there would be no misunderstanding.

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