Photo Contest August '05


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Chameleon Photo Contest: August '05

The Chameleon Forums Monthly Photo Contest

Rules are open for discussion: [THREAD=102]contribute your ideas here[/THREAD]. is pleased to announce our monthly photo contest! Winning submissions will proudly be displayed on our homepage and added to our gallery of contest winners. Other 'in forum' bonuses will be given as well. To make things even more fun, The Chameleon Forums offers prizes to the winning submissions (prizes to be announced at the beginning of each contest).

The very first Chameleon Forums Photo Contest will begin today, July 1 2005. The process is still in development, and will be greatly improved in the near future. Please help the community in creating a set of fair and proper rules to run this monthly contest. [Thread=102]Discuss the contest rules and format here[/Thread].

The winner of this month's contest will receive a new Temp Gun PE-2 (Infrared thermometer with laser sight). It is a fantastic little tool that makes it easy to measure the temperature gradients within your cage(s).

Contest Rules:
  1. Eligibility
    • All registered and active members are encouraged to enter the contest.
    • Chameleon owners that win in a particular month must sit out from the contest the following month. This gives everyone a chance.
    • Specific chameleons that have won must wait 6 months before a new photo of them is submitted to a contest. No chameleon may win more than two times.
    • Contest judges and sponsors for a particular month may not submit photos to the contest in that same month.

  2. General Rules
    • Members may submit no more than two photos per contest. Each photo must be of a different chameleon.
    • You must be the photographer and copyright holder of any contest photo you submit. This does not limit you to pictures of only your chameleons. Photos taken in the wild, in zoos, or other public areas are acceptable.
    • Submitted photos must not have been previously published or submitted to any other competitions and/or to any media, including, without limitation, any books, magazines, postcards, or calendars.

  3. Image Format
    • File size: photos must be less than 2MB.
    • Image dimensions: photos must be 800x600 or larger
    • Accepted image extensions: gif, jpg, png

  4. Image Content
    • Photo must be of a chameleon.
    • Photo must be sharp and in focus.
    • No text or watermarks.
    • No image modifications are allowed.*

  5. Voting System
    • Any photo that breaks the rules above will be disqualified.
    • A group of contest judges appointed by the forum administrator will choose a set of photos among all entries. These photos will represent the best of the submitted contest images. Every registered member will then have the chance to vote on their favorite chameleon photo.
    • If a tie occurs, the contest judges will make a final decision.

  6. Legal Terms
    • The Chameleon Forums reserves the right to use submitted contest images in our photo gallery, our web site and for other functions of The Chameleon Forums. This could include, but is not limited to, being posted on advertising banners, logos, pamphlets, care sheets, screensavers, wallpaper, and any other possible future promotional materials and/or products to help maintain and attract people to The Chameleon Forums.
    • Entrant agrees to hold harmless The Chameleon Forums and its staff from any claim by any third party relating to any rights in any photograph submitted.
    • Entrants agree to abide by these Official Rules and by the decisions of The Chameleon Forums, whose decisions are final. Failure to comply with these rules may result in disqualification from the contest. The Chameleon Forums reserves the right to permanently disqualify from the Contest any person it believes has intentionally violated these Official Rules.

  • Photos will be accepted from July 1st to July 31st.
  • Voting will occur from August 1st to August 31st.
  • Photos for the next contest will be accepted from August 1st to August 31st. This cycle will continue.

How To Enter The Contest:
  • To submit your photo, click here.
  • Fill out the submit form and click submit.
  • You are welcome to change your submitted images or update their description anytime before the submission deadline. If you need to delete one of your images in order to stay within the two image limit, you are welcome to do so.
  • If you have questions or need any help, please post them in the comments/suggestions forum.

Please Note:
These rules are currently in development and will change. For this month two things will not change: the prizes listed and the dates given (prizes for 2nd and 3rd place are under consideration).
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Voting will begin Aug 2nd or 3rd. I have been very busy lately and have fallen a little behind schedule :eek:. I will also be posting the September contest at that time.
The August '05 Chameleon Photo Contest is now [THREAD=102]open for voting[/THREAD].

Some useful links:
[THREAD=102]Contest Rules[/THREAD]
Contest Gallery Link

Good luck to all the participants :)

Contest info will now be handled in the contest forum. I will be posting the details for the September photo contest later this evening.
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