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Old 03-21-2011, 10:09 AM   #1
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Photo Contest 2011

Currently Active Contests
Accepting entries for Post Card Photos
Group Voting for Disney Going to Sleep here and here
Final Voting for:

Disboards Weekly Walt Disney World Photo Contest Rules and Topics 2011

Contest Rules:
Contest will run weekly to 10pm Sunday Central Time time. Submit your entries before that time to ensure they are included.

A new thread will be made for each contest. Post your entry as a reply to that thread. Refer back to this post for links to the contests, and voting threads.

To post your photo, first upload it to a photo hosting site (see tips below for ideas), click on the button and enter the URL of the image (it should end in jpg, gif, png, etc).
  • Photos must be your work. Please no PhotoPass photos (or photos of PhotoPass monitors).
  • 1 submission per member, per contest.
  • Once you post your picture, please do not replace it.
  • Winning photos (top 3) may not be submitted to future contests.
  • Photos should be no larger than 1024x768
  • Unless otherwise specified in the contest, photos may be taken at any Disney park, resort, ship, store or other Disney related location worldwide, at any time. Photos taken on an Adventures By Disney trip may also be entered.
  • Voting will start generally within 12-18 hours after the contest ends. If there are less than 12 entries, 1 poll will be posted, and will be open for 7 days If more than 12 there will be more polls with a final poll consisting of the leaders from the previous polls. To ensure that there is no more than 2 rounds of voting for any one contest, only the first 144 entries will be eligible for voting.
  • No breaking park rules in taking of photos. (no flash on dark rides, no unauthorized backstage shots, no venturing off the paths, etc.)

Minor enhancement of photos is permitted (see below), but images that have been significantly modified or appear unnatural will be disqualified.

Modifications Not Permitted:
  • No borders or frames may be added to images.
  • Adding or replacing elements in an image is not permitted.
  • Artistic filters are not permitted (with the exception of conversion to B&W)

Permitted Modifications:
  • Images may be cropped, resized and rotated as necessary.
  • Red-eye removal
  • One-step enhancement (such as "AutoFix", "QuickFix", "Auto Levels", etc.)
  • Minor use of filters to sharpen, soften, blur, despeckle, or remove noise.
  • Minor use of corrective functions to improve the natural appearance of the image, such as white balance, levels, contrast, brightness, curves, intensity, tone, hue, saturation, lightness, value, color balance, desaturation and tint. If it can be done in a step or two its okay, if it takes you 20 minutes to edit the photo, its no longer "minor".

  • You can check the size of an image in Internet Explorer by right clicking on the image and selecting Properties, the size will be shown in the box that popsup. Firefox users can right click on the image and select view image, the size will be displayed in the title bar.
  • Some ideas for photo hosting sites are available here.

Contest Schedule
  • Why did you take a picture of that? (Sep 5 - Sep 11)
    Accepting Entries: here
    Group Voting:
    here, here, and here
    Final Voting:
  • Monorails (Sep 12 - Sep 18)
    Accepting Entries: here
    Group Voting:
    Final Voting: here
    1st Place: Spectro is #1
    3rd Place: pgowder
  • Kids of the World (Sep 19 - Sep 25)
  • Disney Transportation (Sep 26 - Oct 2)
    Entries: Here
    Group Voting: here and here
    Final Vote: Here
    1st Place KAT4DISNEY
    2nd Place pgowder
    3rd Place SAM241

  • Disney Going to Sleep (Dec 5 - Dec 11)
    Group Voting: here and here
    Final Voting:

  • Christmas at the Resorts (Dec 12 - Dec 18)
    Accepting Entries: here
    Winners: 1st Place: pgowder
    2nd Place: (tie) mrp4352 mom2rtk
    3rd Place: Gianna's Papa

  • Christmas at the Parks (Dec 19 - Dec 25)
    Entries: here
    Group Voting: here and here
    Final Vote:

  • Postcard Photos (Dec 26 - Jan 1)
    Entries: here
    Final Voting:

Past years and results
Top 10 camera manufacturers
  1. Canon (451 entries)
  2. Nikon (268 entries)
  3. Sony (145 entries)
  4. Pentax (70 entries)
  5. Olympus (51 entries)
  6. Kodak (51 entries)
  7. Fuji (30 entries)
  8. Panasonic (6 entries)
  9. Minolta Co., Ltd. (3 entries)
  10. Samsung (2 entries)
Top 10 camera models
  1. Canon EOS (136 entries)
  2. NIKON D300 (53 entries)
  3. NIKON D5000 (48 entries)
  4. NIKON D90 (43 entries)
  5. Canon PowerShot SD55 (41 entries)
  6. Canon PowerShot A610 (37 entries)
  7. Canon EOS 30D (32 entries)
  8. Canon EOS 50D (28 entries)
  9. Canon EOS 40D (27 entries)
  10. DSLR-A850 (26 entries)
above list is based on exif information from photo contest entries in 2010

Top 10 image hosting websites
  1. photobucket.com (1065 entries)
  2. flickr.com (360 entries)
  3. smugmug.com (248 entries)
  4. zenfolio.com (167 entries)
  5. wdwinfo.com (67 entries)
  6. pbase.com (53 entries)
  7. ggpht.com (36 entries)
  8. tinypic.com (32 entries)
  9. inkfrog.com (32 entries)
  10. ny.us (29 entries)
above list is based on URL information from photo contest entries in 2010
You would think the 60+ minutes I put into running the weekly photo contests would allow me to put a link in my signature letting people know about the Disney related iPhone projects I work on. You would be wrong.

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