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Whats happened to the monthly challenge

As per the title, whats happened? anyone know. ATB Martin
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Re: Whats happened to the monthly challenge

Good point Martin - it seems to have gone the way of Photo of the DAY !
Can we Resuss it ?
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Re: Whats happened to the monthly challenge

Shall we set our own challenge?
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Re: Whats happened to the monthly challenge

We could always do Blot on the landscape again, there were a few who said they would've contributed to that (and I had an idea for it as well).
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Re: Whats happened to the monthly challenge

Okay Dokey ! Lets do it "Blot on the Landscape" ? and closing date and time ? Where do we post images ? and where do we "chat" about images ?
Who is going to JUDGE ?
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Re: Whats happened to the monthly challenge

I wondered if it may be possible to change the format to encourage more entries for each monthly challenge? What does everyone think? ATB Martin
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Re: Whats happened to the monthly challenge

Change ? in what way(s) ?
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Re: Whats happened to the monthly challenge

Yes it needs kicking off again

the rules work fine usually, what is needed is to keep its profile up!
It needs to be made a sticky (admin.) and the person running needs to make sure it gets bumped. It is a great way to make you think about and make an effort and try something you might no usually do

it was a shame the last one only got 2 entries in the past it has been in the 20's

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Re: Whats happened to the monthly challenge

My two penneth.

From my point of view its mostly about time, i would often have a germ of an idea for a particular challenge but would end up running out of time. also i feel the challenge is slightly restrictive in that your image entry would have to have been taken within that month.

If i were to change things i think then i would run the challenge like this

1 Open discussion thread at begining of year ( or end of previous) and set 12 challenges for the following year by puplic vote
2 start a competition image thread at the begining of the month and those who want to enter can upload thier image for puplic consideration (seeing uploaded images may encourage more entries)
3 you have three weeks to post your image, the fourth week is for voting by private email to the person who runs that months competition (previous months winner).
Obviously the first months competition will still require that you have a maximum of three weeks to get a suitable image but subsequent months will allow more time if you count from the beginning of the year.

this is my very simplified view of what i think may encourage more entries. What do other people think.?
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Re: Whats happened to the monthly challenge

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the rules work fine usually, what is needed is to keep its profile up!
It needs to be made a sticky (admin.) and the person running needs to make sure it gets bumped. It is a great way to make you think about and make an effort and try something you might no usually do

it was a shame the last one only got 2 entries in the past it has been in the 20's

dave
Yep.I feel this last one was just left to die.No input from the person running it and could have been made sticky.

I feel when you a running this sort of thing as you cannot enter yourself it's part of the fun promoting it.

As I said earlier "this one just passed me by".

My thoughts.
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Re: Whats happened to the monthly challenge

The changes get my vote.
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Re: Whats happened to the monthly challenge

The monthly challenge was good fun

Hope it is back again soon
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Re: Whats happened to the monthly challenge

I think Roger, who ran this one, had some computer problems which meant he wasn't able to push it as much as some organisers do. He had some further problems once the entries were published for voting and I wouldn't be surprised if he got rather demoralised.

And andym - I don't think the rules as they stood previously prohibited the organiser from entering. Didn't stop me on the one I ran anyway!

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Re: Whats happened to the monthly challenge

Hi


What I believe is needed to get a monthly going (in line with what is already written here)
A champion that organizes the event and can moderate, sticky etc. Possibly a team of volunteers that can support and offload if needed
Champion sets and announces 12 monthly themes in advance.
An area where submissions can be uploaded, viewed and also commented
3 weeks time window to upload, 1 week time window to vote
A "voting booth" - I suggest implement as a survey where you can vote (provided the web site has support for this feature)
A gallery where the monthly winners are on display
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Re: Whats happened to the monthly challenge

I thought the first be set by someone here, in admin ? and then each month the winner has 24 hours to post the next topic ? It being a condition of entry that each entrant is available for the day of judgement and posting next topic !
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