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Challenge rules (update 3/10)

Postby MHD on Sat Apr 16, 2005 11:27 pm

Just storing the rules in a thread that I can keep referencing
Updates in bold...

Challenge is at http://www.potofgrass.com/gallery/
Some rules:

*The right is reserved to remove any image not conforming to the rules and denying re-entry to the challenge. The right is also reserved to remove or deny entry to any images that the challenge organiser does not feel comfortable displaying... Images which have a greater than PG rating should be shown to the comp organiser first

*Images must have been taken using a digital SLR body

*Submitted images must have at least a minimal set of EXIF tags attached that show information critical to eligibility (date and camera body)

* Images posted to the Challenge site must conform to the theme and/or rules of the specific challenge

*Images must be TAKEN during the challenge time frame

*The format for the comp will be JPEG,no size limit

* Unless allowed as part of the specific challenge images may not be edited. Post processing is allowed. Allowed actions include: Levels, unsharp mask, cropping, framing, resizing (to the entry size), white ballance, RAW channel mixing (for RAW to Jpeg conversion), cloning for the purposes of removing dust spots or hotpixels, hue sat adjustments including conversion to black and white.

* Only users who are Members of DSLRusers.com. By Members we mean people with full access to the forum, for information on becoming a full member see the FAQ

* Images must be hidden apon submission. After submission a users submission may be changed, deleted or altered until the time of the comp close

*As much as possible the image must be anonymus, that is no chimping on the forum and no blatantly obvious images... The reason for this rule is to remove any suspicion that an image won due to the popularity of the photographer... Of course there are situations where style etc. will give the photographer away

*Some challenges may have prizes associated with them. The rules governing the awarding of the prizes (what placed get what, eligibility (domestic and foreign), tie resolution etc) is will be decided by the donor or agent and their decision will be final with no correspondence entered into (on my part) .

*registration is required ( And is only open to Members (see FAQ)) to enter and vote in the challenge, users can register by PMing me the following information
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-email address (required! used to change password etc)


*Entrants can only win one Major and one Minor first prize each calendar year. Whether a prize is Major or Minor will be announced at the start of the comp but in general a Major prize is awarded for two round comps while Minor prizes are awarded for single round comps. In addition second place (first runner up) prize in a Major round will be considered as a Minor first prize for the purposes of the above. Entrants can still win comps, but the prize will go to the next runner up (but the winner retains the Qudos)


*MOST IMPORTANT: enjoy!!

REMOVED: (no longer part of the rules)
* The theme for the next comp will be decided by the winner of the previous one. He/she has two days to come up with a theme or a "random one" will be decided




UPDATED: 3/10/06
Last edited by MHD on Tue Oct 03, 2006 10:34 pm, edited 8 times in total.
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Postby stubbsy on Sat Apr 16, 2005 11:40 pm

Scott

Apart from putting this all in one spot, have you updated anything? If so it might be an idea to flag the updates (say in a different colour).
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Postby MHD on Sat Apr 16, 2005 11:56 pm

Ok! Doing it now... (well once I finish this post)
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Postby johndec on Wed Apr 20, 2005 3:30 pm

oops sorry all, Posted a PM by mistake
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Postby MHD on Wed Apr 20, 2005 3:33 pm

If applied to the whole image

Things such as selective dodging and blurring are not
or things such as glowing skin (the action of using two layers and blurring one to create a glamour look)
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Postby BBJ on Wed Apr 20, 2005 4:50 pm

Thanks Scott, read the rules and cant put my pic in as taken before challenge.
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Postby MHD on Wed Apr 20, 2005 5:24 pm

No worries.... I am thinking about an open challenge section... Post coming soon
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Postby darb on Thu Apr 28, 2005 2:29 am

a sb800 as a prize! damn i need to pay more attention.

with regard to the rules, a question, does it have to be taken by ME? ... or just my camera? (and under my instruction, with my decision on settings.)

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Postby MHD on Thu Apr 28, 2005 9:38 am

good question...You must own the rights to the image (ie the copyright)

90% of the time it must be taken by you but, as you suggested, I can see exceptions...
(mind you, thats what the self timer and remote control are for :) )
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Postby MHD on Mon Aug 22, 2005 5:03 pm

Some rules updated
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Postby leek on Fri Oct 28, 2005 4:55 pm

Scott...
What happened to the anonymity rule??? I'm sure it used to be in the list of rules...

Also - are Curve adjustments allowed in PP?
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Postby darb on Fri Oct 28, 2005 4:56 pm

anonymity rule was friggin stupid.
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Postby MHD on Fri Oct 28, 2005 4:59 pm

leek wrote:Scott...
What happened to the anonymity rule??? I'm sure it used to be in the list of rules...

Also - are Curve adjustments allowed in PP?

Hmm... Will add..

Yes... Most things that Globally affect the image are OK!
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Postby rog on Fri Oct 28, 2005 5:48 pm

MHD wrote:
leek wrote:Also - are Curve adjustments allowed in PP?


Yes... Most things that Globally affect the image are OK!


Bugger, I just rePPed my submission because I thought I couldn't use curves. Oh well, it came out ok. :)

So I guess there isn't a precise list of what's allowed and it's somewhat subjective as to what is PP and what is retouching/editing. I'm sure people are sensible enough about it to know the difference.

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Postby darb on Fri Oct 28, 2005 5:50 pm

I think its a case of anything that doesnt utilise a "local" tool, such as desaturating with a desaturate sponge, or cloning out a head from one person to another. So long as its a change thats global, like overall saturation increase, as opposed to just saturating someones head.

ie, you cant ADD motion blurs, or pretend bokeh etc ..
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Postby Nnnnsic on Fri Oct 28, 2005 5:57 pm

Exactly.

Changes have to be global as in, affecting the entire image.

With the exception of cloning out things like dust elements, local changes are the gist of what isn't allowed.

For instance, you could change curves and the colour for the entire image, but not feather parts so as only to change those individual parts.

You could clone out dust in areas, but you can't clone in an extra object in another place if you wanted it to.

I think the point is that the image still has to be something you've shot with as little Photoshop (sorry... Adobe® Photoshop®... :lol: ) intervention as possible.

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Postby gstark on Fri Oct 28, 2005 6:16 pm

Nnnnsic wrote:I think the point is that the image still has to be something you've shot with as little Photoshop (sorry... Adobe® Photoshop®... :lol: ) intervention as possible.


That would be Hoovering ... :)
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Postby MHD on Mon Oct 31, 2005 2:43 pm

Some new updates...

The last one is for various reasons... for names I dont recognise I always click to see their posts... if you have not posted in so long that all your posts have been removed (due to age or server migration) then you better get active again

Yes, I know I make up rules on the fly... but as I have offered before: Full refund if not completely satisfied!
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Postby Alpha_7 on Mon Oct 31, 2005 2:47 pm

I'll lead afternoon cycle is someone else will head the morning jog, eventually will get everyone active :)
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Postby Glen on Fri Nov 25, 2005 9:32 am

Just made this a sticky Scott
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Postby MHD on Thu Jan 19, 2006 3:43 pm

UPDATED! (see first post in this thread)
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Postby Alpha_7 on Thu Jan 19, 2006 3:49 pm

New changes I think are good, I guess we are all starting with a clean slate (calendar year wise, good luck all).
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Postby sirhc55 on Thu Jan 19, 2006 6:19 pm

I see, maybe, one problem with the following point:

* Images posted to the Challenge site must conform to the theme and/or rules of the specific challenge

Who determines whether or not it conforms to the theme as each and every one of us may interpret the theme in a way not understandable by others
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Postby birddog114 on Thu Jan 19, 2006 6:23 pm

I think the whole set of rules have to be revised otherwise there're lot of mis-information and mis-understanding.
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Postby rokkstar on Thu Jan 19, 2006 7:46 pm

Nice additions to the rules Scott.
I was wondering what would happen. I wasn't planning on entering anymore - not that I am saying I would win - but the addition of winning but prize goes to others is cool.
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Postby Oz_Beachside on Wed Jul 05, 2006 2:19 pm

can anyone tell me the rules around voting eligibility?

Are voters public, or must they qualify to register?

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Postby Glen on Wed Jul 05, 2006 2:49 pm

Oz, the voters must register with Scott, which generally means all the participants and any member who chose not to participate as an entrant. To register with Scott you must be a full member here.


So no, your wife, mistress, girlfriend, brother, football club can't vote for you :lol:
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Postby Alpha_7 on Wed Jul 05, 2006 2:51 pm

Glen wrote:So no, your wife, mistress, girlfriend, brother, football club can't vote for you :lol:


Unless they all join, become members (so post a bit) and find out which top secret identity of your photo. :lol:
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Postby stubbsy on Wed Jul 05, 2006 3:13 pm

Alpha_7 wrote:
Glen wrote:So no, your wife, mistress, girlfriend, brother, football club can't vote for you :lol:


Unless they all join, become members (so post a bit) and find out which top secret identity of your photo. :lol:

Not quite Craig

Comp rules wrote:As much as possible the image must be anonymus


If your fanboys know it's your image then the image is ineligible :wink:
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Postby Alpha_7 on Wed Jul 05, 2006 3:18 pm

Sorry if I wasn't clear I was joking...
as the image authors (can I use author in this case) are kept secret having you footy club become members or anyone else join wouldn't be of assistance, and it clearly wouldn't be in the spirit of the competition.
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Postby Glen on Wed Jul 05, 2006 3:22 pm

Alpha_7 wrote: and it clearly wouldn't be in the spirit of the competition.


Correct Craig. Can you tell me why you asked Oz, as you have already qualified to register?
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Postby Oz_Beachside on Mon Jul 17, 2006 2:47 pm

im new to this, so I was wondering how I may vote. there is some great work there.
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Postby radar on Mon Jul 17, 2006 3:04 pm

Oz_Beachside wrote:im new to this, so I was wondering how I may vote. there is some great work there.


MHD wrote:*registration is required ( And is only open to Members (see FAQ)) to enter and vote in the challenge, users can register by PMing me the following information
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To be able to vote, the requirements are the same, as you are a member, send a PM to MHD and he should organise a username.

Note that you don't have to have submitted a photo in the challenge, any qualifying member can vote, the more the merrier :-)

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Postby MHD on Tue Oct 03, 2006 10:35 pm

New update (theme selection rule removed)
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Postby Reschsmooth on Sun May 20, 2007 5:52 pm

This is a simple question, but as it wasn't clear to me upon re-re-re-reading the rules, I thought I would ask: If I have registered for a previous (in fact, the last) Challenge, do I remain registered or do I have to re-register for each Challenge?

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Postby macka on Sun May 20, 2007 6:11 pm

You remain registered. No need to do it every time.
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Postby Reschsmooth on Sun May 20, 2007 6:20 pm

Thanks :lol:
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