Bec Thomas Photography 11:34pm, 2 November 2006
On some of my other groups we have various photo games. I was wondering if anyone here might want to do that. It can be a great way to step out of your own photo style box and take some pix that you would normally take, or just be entertaining and get to see what other people come up with. Any thoughts on the idea?
billyd2 12 years ago
How about 'Your favorite photo with the least nuber of comments/faves'? Something that you personally really like, but few others seem to care about. Maybe this has already been done somewhere before.
Bec Thomas Photography 12 years ago
Good idea, any others! We can have multiple threads going.
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AJ Franklin PRO 12 years ago
I think you have a great idea here Duvyna! I always wondered why some of my personal FAVES hardly got any attention. If others want to do it, perhaps they can string them in right here? Or whatever you think would be a good format. Perhaps we could judge these shots and if someone thinks they are worthy, give them "HELLUVA SHOT" invites? (Just thinking out loud here)
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Bec Thomas Photography 12 years ago
Maybe the top 3 can be posted on the main page for like a week or something.
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AJ Franklin PRO 12 years ago
So the way it shapes up is:
1. We will start a new thread called "Contest" or similar.
2. Members/Admins will post one of their personal favorites which is NOT in the pool already--ONE--and number each entry consecutively as it is posted.
3. When we have received --how many? 25? 50? 10? photos, the contest will begin.
4. Members/Admins will enter the number of their choice on a line in the discussion, along with comments as to why they liked it or what they would have liked to see in the others, ONE comment line per person limited to 250 /125/50 words or less?

5. At the end of a certain period of time after the contest starts, say one week, an Admin (I nominate duvyna) will count up the votes for each and post the top three in a new discussion. Open comments on the top three may then begin in that new thread.

This is a basis for the contest and now comments are requested. I think the simpler it is the better. What do you think? *Alan*

PS Once we have sorted out these details the contest can begin immediately.
billyd2 12 years ago
Why limit it to photos not already in the pool? If it is a personal 'favorite' it's probably posted. Maybe limit entries to pics with less than 5 comments or something.
Simple is good.
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AJ Franklin PRO 12 years ago
Kool! Keep them cards and letters coming in and soon we will have a contest!
Bec Thomas Photography 12 years ago
Can we start a group blog where we post such winners?

Also I think if might be cool if we had a weekly theme type of thing, like this weeks theme is birds for example and we produce a pic of a bird that we took in the weeks time frame. Who ever is in charge of such a thing can pick their fav 3 and say post them to the group blog or whatever we deceide.
Bec Thomas Photography 12 years ago
Instead of posting to the discussion what your vote is, why don't we have a tag people can post in the photos comments like you got my vote and the Helluva gyph, and then they can be counted in the photo and people will be getting comments and views on their photo.
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AJ Franklin PRO 12 years ago
Well Bec, I've seen other contests on Flickr and I'm just trying to make the job easier on the "judges," in this case the vote counter which may be you. Would it be easier to count the votes if they appeared in the discussion after the pictures were posted, or in the way you described. You pick ;-)) and then we can always stay with that way or change it. It's not carved in stone. I'll be glad to write a simple piece of code if you prefer. Or any Admin can write it....
Bec Thomas Photography Posted 12 years ago. Edited by Bec Thomas Photography (member) 12 years ago
Someone come help me please I seem to have opened my big mouth and need to close it again ( I'll be counting into the thousands before weeks end, wait it's Parkers pic of a lemon taken at night with no light that wins!)! You know I'm really not sure what will be easier, might have to go with trial and error. AJ you so don't want me writing code for anything! It gets ugly lol.
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AJ Franklin PRO Posted 12 years ago. Edited by AJ Franklin (admin) 12 years ago
Ok the first contest theme will be "Birds of any feather" to include everything from hummingbirds to geese and waterfowl. It can be any of your personal fave birds regardless of how many faves, etc, or if it was in Explore or not.

We will start a new String for the contest. We will take entries (Small size) from when the string is posted for five days. Duvyna will lock the string after five days, at 9 PM or so her time. A half-day for everyone to look at the pictures and comment on them (If you vote for a picture, please comment on it--and comment on any other pictures in the contest as well.) Voting for the rest of the week in a different string called "The Ballot Box." All voters will need to enter there is a "reply to this topic" and "I choose #??" One vote per member.

After the rest of the week goes by, on a date set by Duvyna, she will count the votes, lock the ballot box string, and post a new topic THE TOP THREE! Then members can comment on those pictures if they wish.

Well so much for keeping it simple....If anyone has other workable ideas, now might be a good time to post them!
*Alan*
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