Contest Announcement!

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<strong>Yay! Free Stuff!

</strong>I did a pre-announcement of the contest on Facebook some time ago, and today again at the Planet5D interview. So here it finally is.</p>
<p><strong>The Grand Prize:</strong>

The winner may pick one of the following lenses.</p>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/732107-USA/Canon_4427B002_EF_8_15mm_f_4L_Fisheye.html/BI/2466/KBID/3285">Canon EF 8-15 f/4L Fisheye</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/732106-USA/Canon_4426B002_EF_70_300mm_f_4_5_6L_IS.html/BI/2466/KBID/3285">Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS</a></li>
</ul>
<p><strong>The 2nd Prize

</strong>A new bag! Once again from Gura Gear.</p>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://www.guragear.com/chobe-19-24l/">Gura Gear Chobe 19-24L</a></li>
</ul>
<p><strong>Other Prizes

</strong>I will be giving out random prizes to people that participate. You never know when you’re going to get a message from me giving something away.</p>
<p><strong>How it works?

</strong>It’s simple, this is a photo contest. The best photograph at the end of the day will win the grand prize. The runner-up will receive the 2nd prize.</p>
<p><strong>Where do I post the images?

</strong>You post the images on our forum. There are threads in the forum called “Lens Giveaway Contest”. Post to the corresponding thread for your image submission.</p>
<p><strong><a href="http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php/board,40.0.html">Link to the forum</a></strong></p>
<p><strong>The categories

</strong>The following categories are what your photos must fall under. We’re going to be pretty lenient on this, the categories are just a guideline.</p>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php/topic,1791.0.html">Abstract</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php/topic,1794.0.html">Action & Sport</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php/topic,1792.0.html">Astrophotography</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php/topic,1793.0.html">Black & White</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php/topic,1795.0.html">Creative Lighting</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php/topic,1820.0.html">Event</a>Â (Wedding, concert, commercial events)</li>
<li><a href="http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php/topic,1806.new.html#new">Flora</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php/topic,1796.0.html">Landscape</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php/topic,1797.0.html">Macro</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php/topic,1798.0.html">People</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php/topic,1799.0.html">Street</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php/topic,1800.0.html">Underwater</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php/topic,1801.0.html">Wildlife</a></li>
</ul>
<div>
<p>The above links go to the corresponding forum thread.</p>
<p><strong>The Rules</strong></p>
</div>
<ul>
<li>All images must be posted in the forum to qualify. No email or Facebook submissions will qualify.</li>
<li>Images must be 700px wide on their longest axis. Larger and smaller are not permitted.</li>
<li>You may enter the contest as many times in as many categories as you’d like. Remember, one entry per post.</li>
<li>No commenting in any of the contest threads. They are strictly for images.</li>
<li>You must use a Canon camera to make the images. I will request EXIF data of all the winners.</li>
<li>The contest is worldwide, however there are countries in turmoil I will not ship to. I.E Iraq, Central Africa Republic, those sort of places.</li>
<li>The contest runs from now until November 15, 2011.</li>
<li>Only post in the boards that are prefixed with *Contest*</li>
<li>You may watermark your images, but the watermark must be in the corners and not the center of the image.</li>
<li>You may give a brief description of your photograph.</li>
<li>No nudity or pornography. If you have an image that you’re not sure whether it’s appropriate, please email me.</li>
<li>If you can’t figure out a category to post your image in, please email me.</li>
<li>I will select the best 10 images from each category after the November 15, 2011 end date. Then a panel of judges will select the best in each category and present them, then the same panel will select the overall winner.</li>
</ul>
<p><strong>Terms & Conditions

</strong></p>
<ul>
<li><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-weight: normal;">There is no age restriction</span></li>
<li><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-weight: normal;">You retain full ownership of your images. They’re yours, not mine.</span></li>
</ul>
<p>The above rules will probably evolve and be added to over the next little while, so please keep checking back.</p>
<p>You may discuss the contest on a thread dedicated to it. <strong><a href="http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php/topic,1770.msg26185.html#msg26185">It can be read here</a></strong>.</p>
<p><strong><span style="color: #ff0000;">c</span>r</strong></p>
 
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Bokehmon

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so which one should i pick? the fisheye or the telephoto? ahaha jkjkjk. good luck to everyone.
 
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radzimahdi

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What if the picture I took was shot in JPEG? Can i still join?
 
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michael6liu

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Just wondering, is there a rule against cropping an image? What about exposure and colour adjustment?
 
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Dave

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Is it allowed to post older photos, or do we have to shoot from now on?
 

dr croubie

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Re: Contest Announcement

Given the amount of pics up so far: Poor judges, that's gonna be a long sift for winners...

Could end up as long combined as the Holga thread, plus work actually looking at the pics not just picking random names...

ps, questions:
- Does it have to be a Canon Lens? (i've seen enough Sigmas/Tamrons, and posted enough Lensbabies so far that I hope not)
- Does it absolutely have to be RAW? I've only just started shooting RAW since I got a new comp with much more drive space...
- How much PP is allowed? I leave my images pretty much untouched once it passes DPP, but i'm sure a lot of people like HDR, dust removal, etc...
 
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MeHoo

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Looks to be a great start. Added my humble offerings to the fray. Best of luck to everyone and excellent photos thus far!
 

gmrza

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Re: Contest Announcement

Canon Rumors said:
You must use a Canon camera to make the images. I will request EXIF data of all the winners.
Hmm, my EOS 650 doesn't produce EXIF info. ;-)

(OK, I have only shot one spool this year...)
 
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Huey

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uhm, if only people bothered to stop by a minute and read the rules -.-
The competition just started, yet thus far I've already seen plenty of pics not respecting the (very few and simple) rules posted... go figure.
 
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notacoach

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Am I missing something? Nowhere do I see rules stating that it must be shot raw, yet I see several questions about it above. ~confused~

As I understand it, no restrictions on date taken, editing/processing/cropping/format shot (eg jpg vs raw) simply that it must be posted at 700px or less on longest side, and must be taken with a Canon *camera* (lenses not mentioned).

The only question I do have: where do pet pictures go - has anybody asked and been told which category for those? I've sent a PM to Fearless Leader asking the same question, but in case anybody knows....
 
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Casey

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Huey said:
uhm, if only people bothered to stop by a minute and read the rules -.-
The competition just started, yet thus far I've already seen plenty of pics not respecting the (very few and simple) rules posted... go figure.
What rules do you see are being violated?
 

dr croubie

Too many photos, too little time.
Jun 1, 2011
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notacoach said:
Am I missing something? Nowhere do I see rules stating that it must be shot raw, yet I see several questions about it above. ~confused~

The only question I do have: where do pet pictures go - has anybody asked and been told which category for those? I've sent a PM to Fearless Leader asking the same question, but in case anybody knows....
Yeah, he's edited the top post a few times without responding directly to questions, fair enough, there's going to be enough work ahead for him...

And are pets not 'wildlife'? I've seen a few in 'street' too. but as is always the case in competitions, fit the image to the subject, not the other way around...

Casey said:
Huey said:
uhm, if only people bothered to stop by a minute and read the rules -.-
The competition just started, yet thus far I've already seen plenty of pics not respecting the (very few and simple) rules posted... go figure.
What rules do you see are being violated?
I've seen a few over 700pixels (think i accidentally did one myself too, forgot to click 'ok' on the scale image dialogue. And i've seen a few sepia / colour-wash in the B+W thread. Monochrome they may be, but not Black and White.

Still, a clarification on the amount of PP would be good, i've seen a few that could only be a few images pasted together...
(layers ok, if they were all taken with a canon camera? how about multi-image HDR or panoramas?)
 
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g2

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Wow! The sheer number of entries is daunting, Looks like the judges are going to have a ball ;D

I am assuming color & exposure adjustments should be fine, composite images on the other had may not be. Need some clarification on this.
 
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onkel_wart

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Just to be sure
You may enter the contest as many times in as many categories as you’d like. Remember, one entry per post.
means I could post as many picture as I like?
 

Mark D5 TEAM II

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Wow, I just took a brief look-see at the various categories, and my eyes watered, hehe :eek:. Looks like Craig needs to give away more from his lens collection, haha. Maybe there should be a form of "loyalty" award and allow only forum members who registered before the contest started to participate, as I seem to see many new members just registering for this contest. ???
 

DBaker

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What constitutes a "view"?

I have seen some photos that have only been up a few minutes and have over 1000 views. Of course this thing being world wide may make sense of the number of views, but when the photo is just a snapshot without any real interesting features get 1000+ views? How are the views tabulated?

This is just curiosity.
 
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notacoach

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dr croubie said:
And are pets not 'wildlife'? I've seen a few in 'street' too. but as is always the case in competitions, fit the image to the subject, not the other way around...
Yes, pets = Wildlife (received a PM confirming this)

I've seen a few over 700pixels (think i accidentally did one myself too, forgot to click 'ok' on the scale image dialogue.
Can somebody clarify for me how to size them on this website (if there's a link with explanation, just point me to it). I was linking to shots which are not 700px and there was no "scale image" dialog involved - I could resize them and re-upload, but if there's a simpler way, that would be great. Thanks!
 

dr croubie

Too many photos, too little time.
Jun 1, 2011
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DBaker said:
What constitutes a "view"?

I have seen some photos that have only been up a few minutes and have over 1000 views. Of course this thing being world wide may make sense of the number of views, but when the photo is just a snapshot without any real interesting features get 1000+ views? How are the views tabulated?
From what i've gathered by being here a while:
If the image is small enough to fit "inline", then every time the page loads for someone, somewhere, it gets counted as a 'view'.
If the image is too big to fit "inline" then a thumbnail is shown, and a link is put to the fullsized image. Only if someone clicks to look at the fullsized image does it count as a 'view'.
Check out the Wildlife comp thread for examples (it's the worst i've seen so far), some pages there's barely one image that's 700 pixels, and it has a few hundred views, then some that people have just uploaded at 2000 pixels or more wide, have less than 10 'views'.

notacoach said:
I could resize them and re-upload
Yep, do that. Unless you can figure out how to make flickr etc resize them on the fly, it's gotta be a dedicated upload. I've been busy cropping and shrinking for all of mine (but they're not uploaded anywhere else yet).

Mark D5 TEAM II said:
Maybe there should be a form of "loyalty" award and allow only forum members who registered before the contest started to participate, as I seem to see many new members just registering for this contest. ???
Same as the Holga comp, most people in that thread still only have a post or two to their name.
But (to be completely cynical), that's not the point. Check out the number of views on the images, some over 1000 times. Then realise that every time that image loads, the automatic CR-bot posts an ad or three on every page of every thread. That's a lot of ad views, I reckon minus the cost of the prize lenses, he's gonna make enough to keep this site going for quite a while...
(and another reason we can enter as many pics as we like. More work for him, sure, but more ad views too :p )

Less competition would be nice, but what about someone who's been coming here for years without actually signing up to the forum?

I'm more interested to know what'll happen to all the >700 pixel shots, if they get a friendly warning, or just get chucked out of the judging before it starts (i've seen a 701-pixel shot, i'd hope it's not so harsh that it gets thrown out)?