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jceddy ADMIN June 27, 2007
Okay, sorry folks...I have avoided doing this, but it turns out I just do not have the time on my hands at the moment to properly run this group...I was hoping to get enough automation developed that I could safely let it run on its own, but haven't had a chance to do that yet. So...until I get a chunk of spare time (possibly the end of July/beginning of August), the competition is (temporarily, I hope) closed.

Group Description

Current Topic: Magic
Tag to add to photos: iptc_magic
Accepting submissions through 30 April 2007

Internet Photo Taking Competition (IPTC). Get yours at

A clarification of the guidelines: Adding a photo to the group pool means you are submitting that photo for the current round of the competition. You should tag the photo with iptc_topic (where topic is the topic of the current round), though if you don't, IPTC administration will do it for you. Each Flickr user is allowed only one entry per round of the competition...multiple posts to the group pool will be removed.

Please submit only one photo per competition round/topic...if you submit more than one, you will be notified, and they will all be removed.

The Internet Photo Taking Competition is an open competition inspired by the Internet Ray Tracing Competion (IRTC). A new topic wil be introduced every two months (or so), and members will be able to submit their best photos that they think relate to the topic in some way or the other. If a photo is submitted that we do not believe fits the current topic, then the person who submitted the photo will be contacted, and if he/she can't adequately support why they think it fits the topic, it will be removed. So, in the interest of making this easier on everyone involved, it might be useful to add a comment to the picture explaining why it fits the topic, if it isn't immediately apparent. Also, any photos that are submitted while there is NO active topic (or after the deadline for the current topic), they will be removed. Repeat offenders will be banned.

Each round of the competition will result in photos being selected for first place, second place, and third place, as well as three photos being selected for honourable mention in the following categories: Artistic Merit, Technical Merit, Interpretation of Theme.

To submit a photo for a round of the competion, post it to the group pool while that round is taking submissions, and add a tag of the form iptc_topic to the photo (i.e. if you are submitting a photo for the "music" round, add an "iptc_music" tag to the photo). Photos posted to the group pool when submissions are not being taken will be removed. Feel free to add a reply to the current topic's thread when you submit a photo.

Anyone who has submitted a photo for a given competition Topic may vote on photos submitted for that Topic. You will be able to select a first (favorite), second, and third choice for each of the categories. Votes you make on your own photos will not count.

How to Vote:
To vote on photos for a given round of the competition, wait until voting has opened for that round, that is, after the deadline for submissions has passed. If you submitted a photo to the competition for the current round (or you are a permanent Panel Judge), you will able to make cast your votes on your three favorite photos, for each of the three categories, at" target="_blank.

(Note: This page uses the Flickr API, which has been a bit flaky lately...if you get the "Flickr API is unavailable at this time" message, just wait a few minutes and then refresh the page.)

There will also be a panel of permenent judges that will be able to vote whether or not they have submitted a photo for the current Topic, those judges will be listed below. If you would like to become a permanent Panel Judge, then please email, or send a Flickr Mail message to user iptc, with an explanation of what you think qualifies you as a permanent Panel Judge.

All images submitted should be photos, that is, no computer-generated images, no ray-traced images, and they should be touched up as little as possible.

When you submit an image to the group for consideration, feel free to add a post to the thread for the topic you are submitting it for with a link to the photo, and possibly extra information such as: your email address, your name, the topic, the title of your image, the country you are posting from, the URL of a web page related to the image, camera used, touch-up software used, other tools used, other hardware used, exposure time, a description of the events surrounding the image.

Permanent Panel Judges:

Additional Info

  • Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images, Art, Screenshots
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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