Post by hurricanekatt on Jul 28, 2010 16:23:18 GMT -5
So I thought it was kind of funny because I was looking at the Ferret.com Forum photo contest and was like HEY! We should have one here too! Then I found it! I made a post there but it looks like no one goes there so I figured I would make a post here. We should try to get another contest going again! I think it is a great idea, and I bet if (according to people's posts that I read) theme was simpler, many people would enter. Maybe have an August theme of like Fuzzies Outdoors? Or Fun in the Sun? Just a thought. Anyways, I thought that it would be a fun thing to restart.
the rat forum i'm on does something cool for the winners of the contest. the first place winner gets to be the banner of the site for the first 15 days of the month, and the second place gets to be the banner for the second 15 days of the month. Each picture has a cute caption to go along with the image. It's a great way to keep the site fresh and new!
Post by hurricanekatt on Jul 29, 2010 5:13:25 GMT -5
Zoologist - I LOVE that idea! Mods and Guili, is that doable? It seems like it would be much simpler than working out a prize or something. While prizes are always fun, they really aren't necessary. I think it is more for the fun of things, and for supporting the forum. I was reading the old picture contest thread about using the pics for a Holistic Ferret Forum Calendar...I think that would be so cool! Maybe if people want prizes, at the end of the year, there can be a "Grand Prize Winner" and all of the winners for each month will be voted on and the top favorite can win a prize or something. Just an idea.
Post by Forum Administrator on Aug 3, 2010 1:12:50 GMT -5
I like the idea of a monthly photo contest as well (which is why I created a section for it) the problem was there just wasnt enough interest in the contest. If I can get atleast 10 HF members to commit to participating in one contest, then I will go about the necessary steps to reinstate the contest.
If we get 10 members to commit in this thread, then we will start this out as a one-time thing. If we get enough participation then we will do another contest. If that contest does well, then we will do another one after that. If regular participation is a common occurrence in the first two contests, then we will commit to a monthly contest.
In order to commit to the first contest, I need members to post "I am interested in participating in a photo contest" into this thread (even if you have expressed your interest above).
Hopefully we can get the participation necessary to reinstate the contest, because I was really hoping it would get off the ground and was really disappointed last year when it didn't. For the first contest there will be a small prize for the winner. Prizes will be bigger and better for future contests once we get a serious following.
I am interested in participating in a photo contest!
Heather, the way the rat list's photo contest works everyone can participate- even the creator of the site! Yes, she usually wins but that's because her photos are outstanding.
I don't know if you have a set idea for how you want to run this but on the ratlist they post 10 pictures per month with a caption and no name of the rat/owner/screenname. Each person votes on their favorite picture using a poll that is attached to the topic. Each poll choice is a caption that goes along with that corresponding picture. that way everyone can vote for their favorite picture without knowing who shot it (unless the rat is 'famous' then everyone knows!) then on the 30th/31th the poll is closed and the first/second place is announced along with everyone's names and rat's names. sounds like a good idea?
I like the sound of it zoologist, we might have to allow for more to allow greater participation but as a base I like it...have we got our minimum 10 yet? Not quite if I've counted this correctly...come on guys, lets pull this one together. We've got some awesome photos here, and some beautiful ferts ciao