It’s that time of year again.
As part of my Day Zero Project, I decided I would give away a Flickr Pro account every January for the duration of the project. That comes out to three straight years.
This is year two!
Last year was a small turnout, but that’s expected. Hopefully there will be more this year. I’m excited to see what people come up with.
If you are already a pro account holder on Flickr, no problem. If you win, this will extend your time with a pro account!
Before I get on with the contest, if you take photos, Flickr is one of the best places to host your images. It’s a great community and there are so many fantastic images. The free account is pretty outstanding, but it’s obviously limited. You get 300 megabytes of uploads per month and two video uploads. However, you can only view the 200 most recent images and only the smaller sized images are accessible.
By shifting to a Pro account, you get unlimited photo and video uploads, unlimited storage and bandwidth, the ability to replace photos and ad-free browsing and sharing. You also get other items, which are too numerous to list here. For the $24.95 yearly fee, it’s well worth it.
To show you how awesome Flickr is, especially a pro account (and you don’t need to be a pro to get that account!), I am giving away a one-year membership. Hopefully, you’ll love it enough to keep going with it.
So, how do you win?
Next, join the HooHaa Flickr Contest group.
From there, you’ll be submitting one photo sometime during December. The entry period is from Dec. 1-Dec. 31. Anything in the group before Dec. 1 or after Dec. 31 will not be considered and will be removed from the group.
There were two other judges last year. I will use those two again and plan on adding two more, which would give me a total of five (including myself). Each person will look at all of the images sometime after Dec. 31 and rate them 1-XX. The XX is the number of images we receive. So, if there are 20 images, they will rate them 1-20. Points will be assigned based on the rating. So, if it’s voted No. 1 (again, thinking 20 images), that will receive 20 points. No. 2 will receive 19 points and so forth.
Only one prize will be given. The committee will reserve the right to not award a prize should we feel no images meet a certain level, but I’m quite sure we won’t be worrying about that.
Judging will be based on personal taste. Some people will like one image over another. There’s no criteria for style, form or processing. It’s basically a personal judgement of favorite images. So, the better the image, the higher the vote. Judges will consider detail, framing, composition and clarity, however. Keep it all in mind. We are still looking for a good image!
Rules to consider:
- There is no subject. That means you can submit a photo of anything — sports, nature, people, activities, animals, scenery, self-portrait — anything! My only restriction — keep it clean. No nudity or illegal activity photos, please.
- One entry per person.
- The photo must be taken between Dec. 1-Dec. 31, 2011. And ALL EXIF data must be able to be seen on the image in Flickr.
- You must be a contact of mine on Flickr. If you are not, your entry will be deleted from the group before the judges look at everything!
How to enter: Take your photo and post it to Flickr. Tag it with “HooHaa2011Contest” (all one word) so it can be searched. Then, make sure it’s in the HooHaa Flickr Contest group.
The winner will be notified within the first two weeks of January 2012. The winner and runner-ups will be announced in the Flickr group and on this blog.
All the normal stuff: The winner of this contest is decided by the head of the contest and a selected committee. All decisions are final and no reason is needed to award someone the prize. The contest ends at 11:59 p.m. Dec. 31, 2011. To guarantee a chance to win, you must be be a contact of HooHaa Photos. The committee also reserves the right to not award any prize if it feels the photos entered were not at a high enough standard (though we don’t see that happening). Entrants also agree to allow HooHaaPhotos to use entries on his blog (www.hoohaablog.com) when talking about the contest, past, present or future. One entry per person. Thank you and good luck!
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