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    Arrow ClubSNAP Photographer of the Year 2008 Competition - Theme 3

    We are extremely pleased to bring to our members (with the generous sponsorship of Nikon Singapore) our very first ClubSNAP Photographer of the Year 2008 photography competition.

    First and foremost, the PRIZES!

    First place winners for each of the bi-monthly themes will receive a Nikon COOLPIX S51c camera.
    Points will be awarded to the Top 10 images as selected by a Panel of Judges.

    At the end of the competition, total number of points won for each bi-monthly theme will be tallied and prizes awarded as follows:-

    1st Place : Grand Prize of a Nikon D300 Digital SLR camera (or its equivalent).
    2nd Place : Second Prize of a Nikon D80 Digital SLR camera (or its equivalent).
    3rd Place : Third Prize of a Nikon D40 Digital SLR camera (or its equivalent).
    4th - 10th Places : Merit Prize of a Nikon COOLPIX P50 camera (or its equivalent).


    Read on for more details!

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    ClubSNAP Photographer of the Year 2008 Photography Competition

    A) General Information
    1. Sole Sponsor - Nikon Singapore
    2. Organizer - ClubSNAP Photography Community
    3. Competition Format - 12 month running total photography competition consisting of 6 bi-monthly themes. Themes and timeframes as follows :-
      • Theme 1 : Festivities - February/March 2008 - Closed
      • Theme 2 : Contemplation - April/May 2008 - Closed
      • Theme 3 : Outdoor Fun - June/July 2008 Open for submission
      • Theme 4 : To be advised - August/September 2008
      • Theme 5 : To be advised - October/November 2008
      • Theme 6 : To be advised - December 2008 / January 2009
    4. Points will be awarded to the top 10 entries by a team of Judges comprised of Nikon Singapore, selected individuals of the ClubSNAP Administration team and invited guest/celebrity photographers as follows :-
      • 1st place - 20 points
      • 2nd place - 15 points
      • 3rd place - 10 points
      • 4th - 10th places - 8 points
    5. The 1st Place winner for each bi-monthly theme will receive a Nikon COOLPIX S51c camera.
    6. Grand Finale - At the end of Theme 6, the grand finale winners will be tallied based on their total accumulated points and prizes will be awarded as follows :-
      • 1st Place - Grand Prize of a Nikon D300 DLSR camera (or its equivalent.)
      • 2nd Place - Second Prize of a Nikon D80 DSLR camera (or its equivalent.)
      • 3rd Place - Third Prize of a Nikon D40 DSLR camera (or its equivalent.)
      • 4th - 10th Places - Merit Prize of a Nikon COOLPIX P50 camera (or its equivalent.)
    B) Eligibility
    1. The ClubSNAP Photographer of the Year 2008 competition is open to all registered members of ClubSNAP Photography Community, up to and including appointed Moderators.
    2. Nikon Singapore employees, ClubSNAP Administrators and Moderators who are selected as Judges for the competition are not eligible.
    3. Entries for this competition must be taken in the calendar year 2008 onwards (from January 2008 till January 2009).
    4. Images entered into the competition must have been taken by the entrant and possess all the necessary rights belonging to the entrant.
    5. Images that have won prizes in prior competitions, or have been used for commercial purposes and/or been published will not be eligible for entry.
    C) Submitting Entries
    1. Beginning February 2008 (and every two months thereafter), a Entry Submission thread will be published inside the ClubSNAP Forums and a corresponding section in the ClubSNAP Gallery will be opened to accept images.
    2. To enter the competition, entrants must upload their entries to the correct section in the ClubSNAP Gallery.
    3. Each photographer is only allowed ONE (1) entry per theme.
    4. Submission and uploading of image(s) to the Competition Gallery indicates that the photographer has agreed to the terms and conditions of the competition.
    D) File Format and Required Digital Information
    1. Maximum size per JPEG image accepted is 200KB
    2. All images submitted must have the following information listed in the submission in the comments column, as well as have EXIF information intact and showing the following information :-
      • Camera
      • Aperture information
      • Shutter speed information
      • ISO
      • Date
    3. Original image must be from a 3Megapixel camera or better.
    4. Winners (top 10 images) of the bi-monthly themes will be required to submit the original image to ClubSNAP before prize(s) can be collected, failing which the entry will be disqualified and the prize(s) forfeited. Procedure for submission of original images will be announced at a later date.
    5. Film Users - scanned entries at the appropriate size can be uploaded to the Competition Gallery. If a scanned film entry is chosen as a winner, a higher-resolution scan of at least 1200x1800 pixels must be submitted to ClubSNAP prior to award of prize(s). Failure to comply will result in disqualification and forfeit of prize(s).
    6. Only ONE (1) entry per photographer is allowed for each bi-monthly theme. Image must not exceed 500KB in size.
    7. Identifying marks, Watermarks, Signature - No watermarks, identifying marks or signature will be allowed for images entered into the Competition.
    E) Image Editing and Enhancement
    1. Image enhancements may be applied to optimize an entry for the Competition.
    2. There must not be any significant removal or addition of elements in the image. To clarify:-
      • Adjustments to color, saturation, contrast, brightness and sharpening are allowed.
      • Cropping of images is allowed.
      • Cloning must be limited to general cleaning work - significant addition or removal of elements in the composition is prohibited.
      • Dodging and burning is permitted.
      • Perspective adjustments for correction of lens distortion is permitted.
    F) Judging
    1. A Panel of Judges comprised of the ClubSNAP Administrators, representatives from Nikon Singapore, selected individuals of the Moderator team and independent distinguished photographers invited by ClubSNAP or Nikon Singapore will sit in on every judging.
    2. The decision of the Panel of Judges is final.
    3. The organizers will not enter into any correspondence regarding the judging or organization of the competition.
    G) Notification
    1. Bi-Monthly theme winners will be announced in the Forums as well as be notified via an email and Private Message sent approximately 14 days after the close of the bi-monthly theme.
    2. ClubSNAP members are advised to update their particulars (especially their email address) in their profiles to avoid any breakdown in communications.
    3. If there is no response from the winner by a specified date, the status will be revoked and the entry deemed null and void.
    H) Copyright
    1. The Entrant
      • The entrant must be the sole author and owner of copyright, intellectual property and all other proprietary rights for the image(s) entered into the Competition.
      • Photographers retain full copyright of all images entered into the Competition.
      • It is the legal responsbility of the Entrant, and not the organizers or sole sponsor, to ensure compliance with all ownership and copyright requirements, and own the rights to reproduce the image(s).
      • Entries which do not fulfil the above criteria will be deemed ineligible and will be disqualified.
    2. The Organizer and Sponsor
      • The Sole Sponsor (Nikon Singapore) and Organizer (ClubSNAP) reserve the non-exclusive right, for a limited period ending 31st December 2009, to publish, reproduce, display, distribute and show on screen, any winning image on associated websites, photo exhibitions, tradeshows, prints or any other media which is under the management of the sponsor and organizer. In all cases where such images are used, the sponsor and organizer reserve the right to do so without obtaining the further prior permission of the winner, and without offering any further compensation of any form. However, where any image is reproduced in print, the photographer will be credited.
    I) Prizes
    1. The organizers and sponsor reserve the right to change or add to the prizes and substitute with a comparable alternative. Any changes will be posted on the competition website. Prizes are non-transferable and no cash equivalent will be offered. If the quality of entries falls below the required standard, the organizers and sponsor reserve the right not to award a prize/prizes.
    J) Liability
    1. Images are uploaded at the photographer’s own risk and the organizers regret they cannot accept any liability for the unauthorized duplication or use of images submitted to the Competition Gallery.
    K) Agreement to Abide By Competitions Rules, Terms & Conditions
    1. Submission and Uploading of an image to the specified Competition Gallery indicates to the Organizer and Sponsor that the Entrant has read and agreed with the Terms & Conditions of this Photography Competition.
    The organizer and sponsor reserves the right to amend or modify the above terms and conditions of the Competition as required, wherein adequate notification and announcement on the changes will be made known to the Entrants and members in a reasonable manner.
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    Default Re: ClubSNAP Photographer of the Year 2008 Competition - Theme 3

    The third bi-monthly theme for the photography competition will be Outdoor Fun.

    Deadline for submission for entries will be 27th Jul 2008
    (based on timestamp on Gallery server).

    Entries are to be uploaded to the following section on the Gallery server :-

    Theme 3 : Outdoor Fun Competition Gallery (click to view)

    Remember to login before uploading.

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    Default Re: ClubSNAP Photographer of the Year 2008 Competition - Theme 3

    All participants please take note of Para D

    D) File Format and Required Digital Information

    1. Maximum size per JPEG image accepted is 200KB
    2. All images submitted must have the following information listed in the submission in the comments column, as well as have EXIF information intact and showing the following information :-
    * Camera
    * Aperture information
    * Shutter speed information
    * ISO
    * Date


    ie. It is your responsibility to write the info of the pictures in your submission, apart from the EXIF info that is embedded. This is bec the process of extracting the exif info is both time consuming and worst of all some images do not have any exif.

    Failure to comply will render your submission as disquilfied

    Thank You
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    Default Re: ClubSNAP Photographer of the Year 2008 Competition - Theme 3

    Result of Theme 2 can be seen here.

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=386398

    The race is not over yet, Go for it guys/gals

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    Default Re: ClubSNAP Photographer of the Year 2008 Competition - Theme 3

    Remember to submit your entries. If you have the images. If not, go and get the images you only have 5 more weeks or weekends to go.

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    Default Re: ClubSNAP Photographer of the Year 2008 Competition - Theme 3

    4 Weeks to o before closing.

    Do not procrastinate

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    Default Re: ClubSNAP Photographer of the Year 2008 Competition - Theme 3

    Three more weeks to closing

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    Default Re: ClubSNAP Photographer of the Year 2008 Competition - Theme 3

    Two more weeks to closing

    Submit now before it is too late. There will be no extension


    So far 4 entries only

    Top 10 entries will be awarded points for the 10 grand prizes at the end of this whole series

    First prize for this bi-monthly themes will receive a Nikon COOLPIX S51c camera.

    Do not wait ..

    Entries are to be uploaded to the following section on the Gallery server :-

    Theme 3 : Outdoor Fun Competition Gallery (click to view)

    Remember to login before uploading.
    Last edited by chngpe01; 7th July 2008 at 01:00 PM.

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    Default Re: ClubSNAP Photographer of the Year 2008 Competition - Theme 3

    A reminder, please add these details in your entry under "picture info":


    "2. All images submitted must have the following information listed in the submission in the comments column, as well as have EXIF information intact and showing the following information :-
    * Camera
    * Aperture information
    * Shutter speed information
    * ISO
    * Date "


    The are a couples of good images submitted without this info and it is a waste if they are rejected. *You can edit them now before the closing

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by chngpe01 View Post
    A reminder, please add these details in your entry under "picture info":


    "2. All images submitted must have the following information listed in the submission in the comments column, as well as have EXIF information intact and showing the following information :-
    * Camera
    * Aperture information
    * Shutter speed information
    * ISO
    * Date "


    The are a couples of good images submitted without this info and it is a waste if they are rejected. *You can edit them now before the closing

    Thanks
    Please help... How can I add photo inforamtion to the comments column? I don't seem to have access to the comments...

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    Default Re: ClubSNAP Photographer of the Year 2008 Competition - Theme 3

    Quote Originally Posted by SeedStill View Post
    Please help... How can I add photo inforamtion to the comments column? I don't seem to have access to the comments...
    If you have already uploaded the image. Follow this step to edit:

    1. Under your images in the "Additional Info" you will see there are 2 rows of icons ie first row of 4 icons and bottom row of 2 icons. On the bottom row of icon select the icon on your left (icon of window and pencil) then click it.

    2. In the new window you will see on the 6th para "Edit Photo Description"

    3. Add in your camera details ie.
    * Camera
    * Aperture information
    * Shutter speed information
    * ISO
    * Date "

    If you are uploading your image

    1. then click "Upload Photos" on the top right corner of the gallery
    2. on the 3rd para "Enter a description for the photo" just type in your camera data ie.
    * Camera
    * Aperture information
    * Shutter speed information
    * ISO
    * Date "

    Hope it helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by chngpe01 View Post
    If you have already uploaded the image. Follow this step to edit:

    1. Under your images in the "Additional Info" you will see there are 2 rows of icons ie first row of 4 icons and bottom row of 2 icons. On the bottom row of icon select the icon on your left (icon of window and pencil) then click it.

    2. In the new window you will see on the 6th para "Edit Photo Description"

    3. Add in your camera details ie.
    * Camera
    * Aperture information
    * Shutter speed information
    * ISO
    * Date "

    If you are uploading your image

    1. then click "Upload Photos" on the top right corner of the gallery
    2. on the 3rd para "Enter a description for the photo" just type in your camera data ie.
    * Camera
    * Aperture information
    * Shutter speed information
    * ISO
    * Date "

    Hope it helps
    Yes, thanks!

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    Sorry but i don't know how to submit the photos
    please assist
    BIG THANKS

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    Default Re: ClubSNAP Photographer of the Year 2008 Competition - Theme 3

    go to http://gallery.clubsnap.com/ and then log in...after you log in, find the ClubSNAP Photographer of the Year 2008 section and click on the theme that is currently going on ...and den go to My Photos on the top left of the blue bar and upload your photos and choose where yu wanna upload it to...hope this helps
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    thanks you,,,

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    Default Re: ClubSNAP Photographer of the Year 2008 Competition - Theme 3

    1 more week to go. I have seen some of the entries still without the details of the images:
    It will be a pity if you are disqualified as it does not comply to the rules and regulations


    Quote Originally Posted by chngpe01 View Post
    All participants please take note of Para D

    D) File Format and Required Digital Information

    1. Maximum size per JPEG image accepted is 200KB
    2. All images submitted must have the following information listed in the submission in the comments column, as well as have EXIF information intact and showing the following information :-
    * Camera
    * Aperture information
    * Shutter speed information
    * ISO
    * Date


    ie. It is your responsibility to write the info of the pictures in your submission, apart from the EXIF info that is embedded. This is bec the process of extracting the exif info is both time consuming and worst of all some images do not have any exif.

    Failure to comply will render your submission as disquilfied

    Thank You

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    Default Re: ClubSNAP Photographer of the Year 2008 Competition - Theme 3

    Please note the "Eligibility" rules

    "B) Eligibility
    ............
    Images that have won prizes in prior competitions, or have been used for commercial purposes and/or been published will not be eligible for entry."

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    Sorry, I have a Q..

    What abt those pix taken by PnS???
    Is it allow to submission for the Competition too?

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: ClubSNAP Photographer of the Year 2008 Competition - Theme 3

    Quote Originally Posted by Rubber_Duck View Post
    Sorry, I have a Q..

    What abt those pix taken by PnS???
    Is it allow to submission for the Competition too?

    Thanks!
    Any type of camera as long as it fulfills the para "D" of the rules and regulations.

    "D) File Format and Required Digital Information

    Original image must be from a 3Megapixel camera or better."

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    Default Re: ClubSNAP Photographer of the Year 2008 Competition - Theme 3

    Hi chngpe01,

    Yesterday at office, i blur blur load wrong pic (the black background with marital art kid)..
    I replaced with the right one (the blue snowy one).
    But i cannot delete the previous black one...

    help... paiseh...thanks ..

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