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Mary Susan Smith ADMIN November 8, 2014
VisisonsBySuzanne won the November/December Mother of the Month challenge, congrats!Over 1000 players! And every one of the over 20,000 images in the pool is a double medal winner!

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Mother of the Month Challenge winners

saxonfenken

The Leaves Have All But Gone


Lane Rushing

Here Comes The Sun

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The first ever Mother of the Year for 2008 - 2009 is awarded to mmarsupilami for this wonderful shot which won Mother of the Month in July of 2008. We at The Mother of All Challenge Groups congratulate mmarsupilami for having been victorious in SIX levels of competition! He won: His original challenge, a TMOACG challenge, a TMOACG Grandmother Challenge, The Mother of the Month Semi-Finals, The Mother of the Month Finals and now, the Mother of the Year!
The photo is entitled "Mist Cyclable"

"Mist cyclable" by mmarsupilami [?]
Mist cyclable


The Mother of All Challenge Groups Mission Statement:

We at TMOACG believe that a "picture paints a thousand words" and aim to promote and elevate our "picture taking ability" by viewing and evaluating each other's work in a friendly, fair, and objective environment. We also aim to have fun and get to know the people behind the camera. It follows that the more we embrace for good, the better we become.


Need to find a Challenge Group so you can participate in our Challenges?
Here are a few we highly recommend:


*La Tengo y Te Reto*

*Challenge You*

3Way Challenge

The Challenge Group Game

Friendly Challenges

A Challenge For You

The Challenge Factory

pre*Game

*Game

Foto Competition

Duetos

Thumbs Up

Flickr Challenge Group

FAVES CONTEST

A3B Challenges

Chosen Challengers

The Pinnacle

15 Challenges

BEGINNER DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY CHALLENGES

You Rock!

Anything Goes! Challenge Group

Super Hero Challenges

The Storybook Challenge Group

Beautiful World Challenge Group


There are a ton more! But these are good ones to get you started. Read the rules. Each may be a little different. Once you've won a medal, come back and play here. But remember, each image needs it's own medal!

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ABRIDGED RULES:


HOW TO ENTER A CHALLENGE:

Entries in a a challenge must be a previous award winner from another challenge group.

Only photos taken by yourself (or with your camera's self-timer function) may be submitted (strictly no photos taken by other people), even if manipulated by software.

You may only be in three (3) regular challenges at a time.

You may only be in one GrandMother Challenge at a time. This entry does not count towards your regular challenge entries.

A photo may only play in one (1) open challenge at a time.

Only photos not yet in the group pool may be submitted to a challenge with the exception of entries in The Grand Mother Challenge (for Big Momma and Baby Momma Winners), the Mother of the Month Challenge (for Grandmother Winners), or the Mother of the Year (for Mother of the Month Winners).

Only 500 medium-sized photos may be submitted.

Photos must be "Public" in order to play in challenges.

Once submitted, a photo may not be changed.

Once a challenge has been set to vote, a photo may not be removed from the challenge. Removal of an entry will result in the challenge being voided.

When submitting a photo to a challenge you MUST vote in all challenges which are currently set “TO VOTE” . This is very important, because otherwise the whole game does not work. However, please refrain from voting in challenges in which you are participating (note, this does not apply to MOTM challenges).


WINNING A CHALLENGE:

The first photo to receive 5 votes is the winner, except in The Grand Mother Challenge where the winner must receive 8 votes or, in the event that the Grand Mother Challenge is still open 10 days after being set TO VOTE, the entry with the most votes will be declared the winner. The Mother of the Month and the Mother of the Year winners will be awarded by most votes at the end of a specified length of time stated in the instructions of the appropriate challenge.
Any votes cast after the above count will be deleted by an administrator or moderator.

The challenge will be locked and closed by an administrator or moderator and the winning photo will be awarded the appropriate medal and may be posted to the group pool.

The three photos with the most votes in the Mother of the Month Challenge proceed to the finals. In the case of a tie or ties, all tied photos advance to the finals. In the Mother of the Year Challenge, the photo with the most votes wins. There will be no finals, unless there is a tie.

DEADLINES:

If after an hour a challenge has no competitor, an administrator or moderator may change the theme to improve the chance of somebody having a matching photo. This may be repeated again after another hour has gone by, still without any competitor.

If a challenge remains without a competitor for 3 hours, the theme is changed to "Anything Goes! (medaled of course)".

If a challenge sits for more than three hours with only one competitor, the theme may be broadened to improve the chance of attracting more competitors. Anytime a challenge sits for more than three hours, regardless of the number of competitors, the theme should be broadened or changed as needed to attract the three competitors.

The exception to the deadlines rule is the Race for the Medals. It is only run while we are busy and it may sit open beyond the deadlines to allow ample time to compete and win a medal in another challenge group.

If all the challenges are set "TO VOTE," an additional challenge may be opened to attract enough voters to close some of the current challenges and open new ones.

Themes will be from a pre-determined list and set by the administrator or moderator .

The appropriate winner tags are added automatically by the admin tool.

GRANDMOTHER CHALLENGES:

Main differences to ordinary challenge:

Only previous TMOACG Award Winning photos (or Baby Momma photos) may be submitted to the challenge ... and the medal more than 1 week old. The winner is the first photo to get 8 votes or the photo with the most votes 10 days after the challenge has been set TO VOTE. The winner gets "The Grandmother Medal."

MISCELLANEOUS:

This is not a group for posting critiques (good or bad). However, feel free to do it on the member's photo.

It is prohibited to have discussions about politics, religion, or sex (we do not accept frontal nudity), or any other controversial issues. Doing so will result in a warning and possible removal from the group. Any foul, abusive or insulting language used in the Daily Chat will result in permanent removal from the group with no warning.

For complaints, questions and so on please Flickr-mail an administrator or moderator or use the daily chat thread.

These rules are subject to change as needs arise and the group grows. Any changes to the rules will be posted on the front page of the group and in the Daily Chat.

For complaints, questions and so on please Flickr-mail an administrator or moderator or use the daily chat thread.

What can get you banned:

•Repeated rules violations
•Blocking an administrator or moderator from commenting on your photos (we can’t award a Medal if you have us blocked!)
•Posting derogatory or insulting comments in the Daily Chat
•Posting nude, pornographic or offensive photos to the challenges or to the pool. The definitions of these terms will be at the sole discretion of the administrator/moderator team.
•Starting a thread
•Posting photos to the pool that have not won a medal
•Anything else that disrupts the group or in any way interferes with other’s enjoyment of the game.

If you get banned or kicked:

If you should be banned or kicked from the group and feel that the banning or kicking was unjustified, notify an administrator and we will review the situation. Understand that, although some of the “staff” here are moderators and some are administrators, both are equally trusted to do what is right for the group as a whole and there is a better than average chance that the banning or kicking will stand. However, nobody’s perfect and we will review any banning or kicking.

Being “kicked” from the group:

“Kicking” is kind of like a warning. If you are kicked from the group, you are simply removed and can re-join at any time. If you’ve been kicked, odds are that it was for some minor rules infraction or a series of them. Simply stated, just go over the rules and be sure you understand them and you will be welcomed back.

Nobody enjoys having to remove players from the group but please try to remember that this group is here for ALL of our players and the idea is to create an enjoyable, fun experience for all involved. Play by the rules and we feel that this could become one of the most fun, addictive groups on Flickr!


Group Rules

THE RULES:
How to enter a challenge:

Entries in a a challenge must be a previous award winner from another challenge group.

Only photos taken by yourself (or with your camera's self-timer function) may be submitted (strictly no photos taken by other people), even if manipulated by software.

You may only be in three regular challenges at a time. Members may also enter the Grand Mother challenge as a bonus challenge. Entries in this challenge do not count towards your three regular challenge limit.

Only photos not yet in the group pool may be submitted to a challenge, except in The Grand Mother Challenge (for previous Mother Winners), the Mother of the Month Challenge (for Grand Mother Winners), or the Mother of the Year (for Mother of the Month Winners).

Only 500 medium-sized photos may be submitted.

Once submitted, a photo may not be changed.

Once a challenge has been set to vote, a photo may not be removed from the challenge. Removal of an entry will result in the challenge being voided.

When submitting a photo to a challenge you MUST vote in all challenges which are currently set “TO VOTE” . This is very important, because otherwise the whole game does not work. However, please refrain from voting in challenges in which you are participating (note, this does not apply to MOTM challenges).

Editing Votes

Players may edit their vote only to correct certain errors, such as accidentally voting for two photos or voting simultaneously with another player. The edit must show the correction made using the arrow symbol, as shown in the following examples:

Example 1 – Voted Accidentally For Two Photos

Preceding Vote 1-2-3
Your Vote 1-3-4
Your Corrected Vote 1-3-4 > 1-3-3

Example 2 – Simultaneous Vote

Preceding Vote 2-3-3
Simultaneous Vote 2-4-3
Your Vote 2-4-3
Your Corrected Vote 2-4-3 > 2-5-3

The Administrator and Moderators will correct votes in this manner if irregularities in the voting are noticed. Players are encouraged to check their votes immediately after voting.

Players are not allowed under any circumstances to change their choice of photo, after casting their vote, in any of the challenges. Edited comments not showing a legitimate correction, as shown above, may be deleted and the offending player’s photos may be pulled from competition, at the discretion of the Administrators and Moderators, without advance warning.

Winning a Challenge:

The first photo to receive 5 votes is the winner, except in The Grand Mother Challenge where the winner must receive 8 votes or, in the event that the Grand Mother Challenge is still open 10 days after being set TO VOTE, the entry with the most votes will be declared the winner. The Mother of the Month and the Mother of the Year winners will be awarded by most votes at the end of a specified length of time stated in the instructions of the appropriate challenge.
Any votes cast after the above count will be deleted by an administrator or moderator.

The challenge will be locked and closed by an administrator or moderator and the winning photo will be awarded the appropriate medal and may be posted to the group pool.

The three photos with the most votes in the Mother of the Month Challenge proceed to the finals. In the case of a tie or ties, all tied photos advance to the finals. In the Mother of the Year Challenge, the photo with the most votes wins. There will be no finals, unless there is a tie.


Deadlines:

If after an hour a challenge has no competitor, an administrator or moderator may change the theme to improve the chance of somebody having a matching photo. This may be repeated again after another hour has gone by, still without any competitor.

If a challenge sits for more than three hours with only one competitor, the theme may be broadened to improve the chance of attracting more competitors. Anytime a challenge sits for more than three hours, regardless of the number of competitors, the theme should be broadened or changed as needed to attract the three competitors.

The exception to the deadlines rule is the Race for the Medals. It is only run while we are busy and it may sit open beyond the deadlines to allow ample time to compete and win a medal in another challenge group.

If all the challenges are set "TO VOTE," an additional challenge may be opened to attract enough voters to close some of the current challenges and open new ones.

Themes will be from a pre-determined list and set by the administrator or moderator .

Grandmother Challenges

Main differences to ordinary challenge:

Only previous TMOACG Award Winning photos (or Baby Momma photos) may be submitted to the challenge ... and the medal more than 1 week old. The winner is the first photo to get 8 votes or the photo with the most votes 10 days after the challenge has been set TO VOTE. The winner gets "The Grandmother Medal."

Miscellaneous:

This is not a group for posting critiques (good or bad). However, feel free to do it on the member's photo.
It is highly prohibited to have discussions about politics, religion, or sex (we do not accept frontal nudity), or any other controversial issues. Doing so will result in an immediate ban.

For complaints, questions and so on please Flickr-mail an administrator or moderator or use the daily chat thread.

These rules are subject to change as needs arise and the group grows. Any changes to the rules will be posted on the front page of the group and in the Daily Chat. If you have a question about any of the group’s rule, please post your question in the Daily Chat or email one of the Administrators. We are all very friendly, happy to help, and rarely bite... and if we do, rest assured we have all had our shots! :)

Additional Info

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