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tspore
04-03-2008, 05:10 PM
Hi all,

The theme for April 2008 is "bliss".
The contest runs from the 1st - 30th.

Please reduce your entry to 800 pixels in width and upload it to this album:
http://43photo.smugmug.com/gallery/4647575_az7jt
The username is: 43photo
The password is: bliss

The photo must be taken in the month of the contest. You are allowed to submit one (1) photo. Although, if you change your mind and want to submit a different one we can remove the one previously submitted in the gallery. Some have expressed wanting to wait until the end of the month to submit theirs and that is fine.

It would be nice if your entry have a title. Please make sure the exif info is attached to the photo. If you don't include your username with the photo, please pm me so I know who it belongs to.

The entries will be judged according to these criteria:
Subject: Does the subject fit the theme?
Creativity: How effectively/dramatically/interestingly is the subject presented?
Composition: Has the subject been composed appropriately/interestingly?
Lighting: Has lighting been used appropriately/effectively for the subject?
Technical: Has the subject been exposed, focussed, etc appropriately/correctly?1st place and 2nd place winners will each have a choice of one of the prizes below. There will also be two who place 3rd and 4th, and they will have a chance at the end of the year for the Photographer of the Year.


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Marn
04-03-2008, 06:51 PM
Do you mean April for this months Contest ... ??? :dontknow: we just had March :hmm: :smile:

Marion

tspore
04-03-2008, 06:55 PM
Ok you win. April it is.

Marn
04-04-2008, 10:55 AM
Or was that just an April Fools Joke .. :naughty::D

Marion

Blu-by-u
04-09-2008, 02:03 AM
Sorry to be ignorant, what's "Bliss"

I wikipedia and it came up with a whole long list which includes towns and county's in US..http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bliss :dontknow:

Cheatwoodj
04-09-2008, 02:17 AM
Perfect happiness

Dara
04-10-2008, 08:24 PM
:doh::doh:

srf4real
04-11-2008, 05:50 AM
Ignorance is bliss.:tongue:

er1kksen
04-14-2008, 05:57 AM
Looks like we may have a sudden influx of sunsets...

zbahu
04-18-2008, 12:39 PM
Looks like we may have a sudden influx of sunsets...

LOL, I think you are right...

Colin

Noise_Filter
04-21-2008, 12:08 PM
Do we still relink our image here?
And it would be fun to see more people participating in this contest. Having a PRO Smugmug account "$149.95" for 1 year or a Silkypix software "$149.00" could prove very valuable. Did i mention that every members can participate? regardless of how long you've been an Olympus owner or been around this forum.

What do you think Tony, is there any way to promote this contest to attract more people to it?

http://43photo.smugmug.com/photos/282795529_wkjxF-M.jpg

tspore
04-22-2008, 10:06 PM
Um... I don't really know what to do.... I mean the past prizes alone should promote the heck out of it.
I will mention it when I send out the next newsletter, But I don't know what else to do.

Hudsonhites
04-23-2008, 05:20 AM
I think a lot of the participation for each month's contest depends on the subject.
I went to the gallery and looked at last year's participation and it varied quite a bit.
The OUTSIDE topic of July 07 had 65 participants.

ama
04-23-2008, 06:24 AM
It's like bidding on ebay. Maybe everyone is waiting until the last minute.

er1kksen
04-23-2008, 05:36 PM
I'm just waiting until after I return from my disney trip. :D

Noise_Filter
04-23-2008, 08:13 PM
I'm just waiting until after I return from my disney trip. :D

Is this cheating? nahhh im just kiding. Wish i could go one day. Have a nice trip.

srf4real
04-24-2008, 07:08 PM
Yes I am waiting for the last day.:tongue:

Petephoto1
04-24-2008, 07:24 PM
Goodness luc you found the light , nice one!!!!! just commenting on the photo is all nothing else. cheersPete

Gary Ramey
04-24-2008, 08:32 PM
How do you enter. I go to smugmug, hit add photos, to this account and it closes the window.:doh:

Henk Peter
04-25-2008, 03:27 AM
How do you enter. I go to smugmug, hit add photos, to this account and it closes the window.:doh:

Did you use the procedure as indicated in the first post of this thread?
You also must be a paying member if you want to enter the contest.

Noise_Filter
04-25-2008, 06:55 AM
Did you use the procedure as indicated in the first post of this thread?
You also must be a paying member if you want to enter the contest.

Hello Peter, yes you are quite correct, you have to be a paying member to participate. This must be a new rule that i didn't know about until you mentioned it. I did find out to in the "membership" tap at the top of the web site.

So i would like to say im truly sorry for getting false hopes on some people. Is this actually a case where i would have to live up to my signature?:hmm::doh:

Heres the membership chart:
http://www.fourthirdsphoto.com/vbb/attachment.php?attachmentid=8976&stc=1&d=1209131218

Wish you all have a good day, Luc.

tspore
04-26-2008, 12:19 AM
It was clearly something that the subscribers pushed for this year... But to tell you the truth I haven't really started enforcing it yet. So let's keep it open for now, till I rework for the forum. to make it a little more clear.

Marn
04-26-2008, 11:53 PM
So is this open to non paying members for now ??

Marion

tspore
04-27-2008, 02:32 AM
yeap that's what I said.

Marn
04-27-2008, 07:55 AM
Thank You .. :action-smiley-020:

Marion

cifcap
04-27-2008, 12:07 PM
Thank You .. :action-smiley-020:

Marion
Ditto Tony,

I won't return until late May and most likely won't be able to participate again until at least June. Good luck to all participants for April!

JW

srf4real
04-27-2008, 07:01 PM
I uploaded one into the gallery; "chilling in mud."

jcsuperstar
04-27-2008, 09:42 PM
I've been trying to delete 1 of my (by mistake) uploaded pics but can't seem to get it to delete. It's the 1st one of the couple watching the sun set. The 2nd one has a description and keywords. Could an administrator delete it otherwise.
cheers, Jan/jcsuperstar
p.s. they're my initials

tspore
04-28-2008, 12:33 AM
Great Shot Jan, But it doesn't fit into the requirements. all photos must be taken in the month of the contest, where as yours say 2006.

Also a username is missing on this photo as are the dates the photo was taken -
http://43photo.smugmug.com/photos/286273224_CQZPo-M-2.jpg

bg2b
04-29-2008, 07:53 AM
I decided to increase the brightness a bit on my entry. Please delete the first (darker) one.

Don Kondra
04-29-2008, 05:47 PM
Also a username is missing on this photo as are the dates the photo was taken -
http://43photo.smugmug.com/photos/286273224_CQZPo-M-2.jpg

Oooops. Couldn't find a spot so I added the info to the title :)

Cheers, Don

tspore
04-30-2008, 11:14 AM
Thanks Don.

Pontiac005
05-01-2008, 04:32 AM
Well since the contest is officially closed, there were only 15 entries. Everyone must be on vacation! :cool:

windsprite
05-01-2008, 08:48 AM
I wasn't clear on whether the entries have to be uploaded by the 30th or just taken by the 30th, so I went ahead and uploaded mine anyway. Please ignore it if the contest has already ended. Thanks.

tspore
05-01-2008, 04:47 PM
I was hoping Ann would be back. But still no word.
Anyhow, I will close it now. I will start up the next one tomorrow.