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    Lightbulb ClubSNAP Photographer of the Year 2008 Competition - Theme 4 - Darkness and Light

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

    First place winners for each of the bi-monthly themes will receive a Nikon COOLPIX S51c camera.
    Points will be awarded to the Top 25 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).


    Note:Points allocation has changed for this and subsequent themes to encourage participation.

    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 Closed
      • Theme 4 : To be advised - August/September 2008 - Open for submission
      • 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 25 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 - 50 points
      • 2nd place - 35 points
      • 3rd place - 25 points
      • 4th - 10th places - 20 points
      • 11th - 25th places - 15 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 200KB 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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    Lightbulb Re: ClubSNAP Photographer of the Year 2008 Competition - Theme 4 - Darkness and Light

    The fourth bi-monthly theme for the photography competition will be Darkness and Light.

    Deadline for submission for entries will be midnight 28th September 2008
    (based on timestamp on Gallery server).

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

    Theme 4 : Darkness and Light Competition Gallery (click to view)

    Remember to login before uploading.

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    Default Re: ClubSNAP Photographer of the Year 2008 Competition - Theme 4 - Darkness and Light

    Points will be awarded to the top 25 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 - 50 points
    • 2nd place - 35 points
    • 3rd place - 25 points
    • 4th - 10th places - 20 points
    • 11th - 25th places - 15 points

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    Default Re: ClubSNAP Photographer of the Year 2008 Competition - Theme 4 - Darkness and Light

    Please note for all members, there is a point allocation changes

    ie. There is still a good chance to win the top prizes from this theme onwards, as there are 3 more themes to go (include this). As such there is a max of 150 points to accumulate if you win the next 3 top spot or 105pts if you win the second spot consecutively etc.

    For those with points the race is not over yet do not give up.

    Also note that the prizes may be subjected to changes to newer equivalent models (TBA upon confirmation)

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    Default Re: ClubSNAP Photographer of the Year 2008 Competition - Theme 4 - Darkness and Light

    i want to quote a quite contradicting part on your rules and regulations. please fix this
    D) File Format and Required Digital Information
    1. Maximum size per JPEG image accepted is 200KB
    6. Only ONE (1) entry per photographer is allowed for each bi-monthly theme. Image must not exceed 500KB in size.

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    Default Re: ClubSNAP Photographer of the Year 2008 Competition - Theme 4 - Darkness and Light

    To ALL who have sumbitted so far Please read the rules and regulation. Cos failure to comply will rendered the submission disqualified
    Let me hightlight the regulation that so far all the submissions had failed to do so



    D) File Format and Required Digital Information

    [*]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


    Stated very clearly here:
    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showp...68&postcount=1

    You can still go into your submitted images to edit you submission (before the closing). To know how to edit you can see the last post I posted in the last competition.
    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showp...8&postcount=24


    Next please note that

    C) Submitting Entries

    1. Beginning ....
    2. To enter the competition,....
    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.


    Hi, gyro star you have also submitted too many images, You are only allow one image so please select one and delete all the rest.
    Last edited by chngpe01; 24th August 2008 at 03:06 PM.

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    Default Re: ClubSNAP Photographer of the Year 2008 Competition - Theme 4 - Darkness and Light

    Isn't it unfair to leave entries of indiv who submitted more than 1 entries on the thread for a long duration as it gives the indiv an indication of which is more popular? Technically to be fair it should be removed immediately or disqualified.

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    Default Re: ClubSNAP Photographer of the Year 2008 Competition - Theme 4 - Darkness and Light

    Quote Originally Posted by Danntbt View Post
    Isn't it unfair to leave entries of indiv who submitted more than 1 entries on the thread for a long duration as it gives the indiv an indication of which is more popular? Technically to be fair it should be removed immediately or disqualified.
    The Judging is done by a panel of judges not members. Judging has it own set of criterias, popularity here does ot count or influence the judging at all.

    Thank You for your feedback.

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    Default Re: ClubSNAP Photographer of the Year 2008 Competition - Theme 4 - Darkness and Light

    i am sorry.. where i can find the results of the theme -3? i cant find the winning entries on the gallery.. pls help..

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    Quote Originally Posted by pbsubhash View Post
    i am sorry.. where i can find the results of the theme -3? i cant find the winning entries on the gallery.. pls help..
    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=404492

    Congratulations to the winners.
    Last edited by Outlook; 7th September 2008 at 12:24 PM.
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    Default Re: ClubSNAP Photographer of the Year 2008 Competition - Theme 4 - Darkness and Light

    Quote Originally Posted by Outlook View Post
    Thank you very much

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    Default Re: ClubSNAP Photographer of the Year 2008 Competition - Theme 4 - Darkness and Light

    Please take note of the closing date and time

    "Deadline for submission for entries will be midnight 28th September 2008 (based on timestamp on Gallery server)"

    8 more days to go

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    Default Re: ClubSNAP Photographer of the Year 2008 Competition - Theme 4 - Darkness and Light

    To ALL who have sumbitted so far Please read the rules and regulation. Cos failure to comply will rendered the submission disqualified

    Let me highlight the regulation which (so far) many of the submissions(quite good images) have failed to follow and will be disqualified



    D) File Format and Required Digital Information

    [*]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


    Stated very clearly here:
    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showp...68&postcount=1

    You can still go into your submitted images to edit you submission (before the closing). To know how to edit you can see the last post I posted in the last competition.
    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showp...8&postcount=24

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    Default Re: ClubSNAP Photographer of the Year 2008 Competition - Theme 4 - Darkness and Light

    Quote Originally Posted by chngpe01 View Post
    To ALL who have sumbitted so far Please read the rules and regulation. Cos failure to comply will rendered the submission disqualified

    Let me highlight the regulation which (so far) many of the submissions(quite good images) have failed to follow and will be disqualified



    D) File Format and Required Digital Information

    [*]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


    Stated very clearly here:
    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showp...68&postcount=1

    You can still go into your submitted images to edit you submission (before the closing). To know how to edit you can see the last post I posted in the last competition.
    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showp...8&postcount=24
    These are the following entries which do not have the photo details as stated in the rules (see the above) you may wish to edit your entry before the closing.

    Members nick:

    laokayu

    donchua

    alawiyah

    datson79

    ip0176

    k9sparx

    vantage

    YEETMIN

    poopic

    Sjourn

    RichardSeah

    Photo Details

    Danntbt

    gyro star - more than 1 entry

    roadends

    night86mare

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    Default Re: ClubSNAP Photographer of the Year 2008 Competition - Theme 4 - Darkness and Light

    Good news, we will extend the submission dateline to 30 Sep midnight ie this coming Tues

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    Default Re: ClubSNAP Photographer of the Year 2008 Competition - Theme 4 - Darkness and Light

    that is tomorrow!

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    Default Re: ClubSNAP Photographer of the Year 2008 Competition - Theme 4 - Darkness and Light

    Please note the Rules and Regulations.

    ie No Voting here. Such threads will be deleted

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    where do we upload to ? Cannot find anything in gallery.

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    Default Re: ClubSNAP Photographer of the Year 2008 Competition - Theme 4 - Darkness and Light

    Quote Originally Posted by taipankid View Post
    where do we upload to ? Cannot find anything in gallery.
    see post #2

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    Default Re: ClubSNAP Photographer of the Year 2008 Competition - Theme 4 - Darkness and Light

    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    see post #2
    Thanks Ortega .. Didn't realise i need to login to gallery as well .. cheers

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