I have something of a conundrum going and while I’ve talked to various people about it I thought I would alter the parameters of the contest a small bit to account for feedback, personal feelings, and just wanting to see if we can make this interesting. I don’t want there to not be enough entries to not be able to follow through on this but this could likely happen. Granted there’s a bit of time left for entries so I am being somewhat preemptive however… I’d rather do that now so that people who might have decided to not participate might give it a go.
NEW JUDGING GUIDELINES
As of this writing there is going to be a change in how voting and judging is going to work for this particular contest. Previously judging was going to be based solely on flickr faves. While this can work and will work for some folks with a lot of followers it does not for those who do not and makes it a small bit unfair. I mean realistically it does potentially, and I knew this but I had not really been able to figure out something that worked for me. Upon thinking I have come up with something of a solution while not perfect will make me feel better.
OLD AND NEW FINE PRINT (new in bold & italicized)
-.- Contest deadlines: You have through
June 18th June 25th to submit photos to the group.
-.- Popular vote will be done via flickr ‘faves’, choose your favorites and see how they do.
-.– Along with the popular vote pics there will be Sear’s top 10! Searlait the owner and proprietor of the Roawenwood will choose her favorites to be tossed into the judging pool. 5 from People and 5 from Places. (sometimes Sear likes what the people like so it might not be 10 total depending on how it all shakes out)
Voting will be closed on the 25th of June. Votes will be tabulated and the top 5 of each category (if there is that many, one can hope lol) will then be brought before a panel of 5 judges. Super secret and kept strictly confidential these judges will then pick their favorites for the Grand Prize, and then 1st, 2nd & 3rd for each category.
Voting will be closed on the 25th of June. Extended! Voting will be closed on July 2nd. Votes will be tabulated and the top 5 of each category for the popular vote as well as Sear’s top 10 will be brought before a panel of 5 judges. Secret and kept strictly confidential these judges will then pick their favorites for the Grand Prize, then 1st, 2nd, & 3rd for each category. In the event of ties Sear has the final say.
-.- Winners will be announced July 6th.
-.- Anyone can play!
Original post will be updated to reflect the changes
Hope to see more entries and hope people can have some fun with this, that is what the point of it is.
Updated June 19