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#1 Stormfyre

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Posted 26 February 2015 - 10:17 PM

Perth Cichlid Society - Photo Competition 2015.
 
PCS will be running another Photo Comp to give back to the Club Members that support the club. We have a great year-end prize of an Apple iPad Air!
 
You need to be a club member to enter, so please sign up. Becoming a member has many benefits.
 
Similar to last year, an announcement will be made at the start of each month advising the topic. From then, participants can PM photos to myself for screening.  Photos that are found to be plagiarised or excessively photo-shopped will not be submitted
 
You may not have the flashiest camera, but that didn't stop people from winning the previous photo competitions (Many using their smart phones), Subject is equally important as quality.
 
Even if you entered but didn't win anything, you will be awarded points for your efforts. With this system, continuous participation and consistency is rewarded, not just one timers.
Thus, people who constantly participate will be rewarded for their efforts. Who knows, you could take out the annual prize.
 
Submitted Photos are required to be:
  • Taken by the Club Member entering the photo. 
  • Water mark free and anonymous - sent from the forum account of the member entering. 
  • Unedited Pictures - Minor Adjustments are permitted (white balance/ sharpen) , but heavily edited for example, removing blemishes, colour enhancements are subject to disqualification)
  • Relevant to the months topic - judgement may be 

Club Members can only enter one photo each month into the competition. 

 
Photos should be displayed to a max 1024 pixels wide, photos with a resolution above this will be re-sized to 1024. (Photobucket and IMG codes will re-size automatically)
 
Judging:
 
Submitted photos will posted 7 days before the end of the month.  Entries will then be closed and judging will commence. All photos will be available to Club Members Only to anonymously vote on a poll. 
 
NB: Voting will be monitored and any of evidence of cheating will lead to an automatic disqualification and you will not be allowed to enter any comps for the rest of the year. This includes disqualification from the final round. Any entrant found guilty of trying to solicit votes i.e. through pm's or Facebook will also be disqualified.
 
Prizes/Points:
 
A Monthly Prize will be awarded to 1st place and 2nd place for each topic. We have many excellent items for prizes from our sponsors that we will be handing out at the PCS monthly meeting following judgement. As some prizes are large and to promote involvement in other areas of the club, prizes will need be collected from club meetings.
 
Additionally, throughout the competition , entrants will be selected for a smaller prize for a great effortThat's right, even if you don't win each month, you could get a prize and add to your annual tally.
 
The points system will be awarded so that 1st place will receive 3 points, 2nd will receive 2 points, every other entry will receive 1 point. This way, consistent participation will still give you a good chance at winning the annual prize of an Apple iPad Air.
 
Points earned throughout the annual competition will be tallied up. The person with the greatest number of points will win the annual prize - an Apple iPad Air. Definitely something worth the effort.
 
The annual prize of an Apple iPad Air will be awarded at our Annual BBQ after the competition closes. 
 
A thread will be pinned in the Photo Comp section where members can see the current tallies and keep track of their position.
 
1st place -                3 Points + A prize selected each month from our sponsors. 
 
2nd place -               2 Points + A small voucher to one of our sponsors stores.
 
All other entries -    1 Point.
 
Remember: Photos can be taken anywhere (Even your LFS or friend's house with permission). As long as you took the shot, it's valid.
 
***Upon the announcement of the monthly winners, the winners will need to arrange pick up from one of the upcoming monthly meeting as prizes may be bulky or unable to post. Come and be a part of this great club.
 
Monthly Topics:
 
March -             Tanganyikan Cichlids
 
April -                New World & American Cichlids - Discus
 
May -                Aquascaping or Full Tank Shots
 
June -               Breeding and Fry Shots
 
July -                 Malawi Cichlids
 
August -            Macro shot (anything aquarium related)
 
September -      Tank Busters/Oddballs 
 
October -           Aquarium Plants 
 
November -       West African Cichlids
 
December -       Aquarium Related (free for all) 
 
If you have any questions, please post them here. 
Good luck!


#2 Leichardti

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Posted 27 February 2015 - 04:19 PM

Ooh great! Need to get membership!

#3 malawiman85

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Posted 28 February 2015 - 07:30 PM

Stormfyre,

Might as well post that ipad out to me now.

#4 Stormfyre

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Posted 01 March 2015 - 09:33 PM

That's confidence for you. There's a bunch of folks who might think otherwise.



#5 malawiman85

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Posted 01 March 2015 - 09:46 PM

Just be ready for "I told you so".

Although Ive only got 1 poxy cichlid to my name at the moment, gonna struggle to win with no cichlids.

Nevermind, ill PM you with my address. If you post the ipad Tuesday I should have it by.... probably Thursday at the latest?

#6 Westie

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Posted 02 March 2015 - 08:13 AM

When Ad signed my card saying "enjoy your cichlids" I didn't want to tell him the only cichlids I have are apistogramma and a couple of Pelvicachromis sp

#7 Eileen

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Posted 02 March 2015 - 08:02 PM

You are doing a great job Michael, Photo comp. looking really interesting. Just got to poach somebodies Tangs. lol



#8 Leichardti

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Posted 27 March 2015 - 05:19 PM

I know this is early as hell, but in may for the full tank shots, can we do shots that mostly show the front but partly show the side?



#9 Stormfyre

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Posted 27 March 2015 - 05:21 PM

that sounds fine by me.






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