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    For the general background to the competition, please read this.

    Here are the competition rules:

    1. The competition is being held by The Olympus E-System User Group and Olympus UK. The theme for the competition is open, but extra credit will be awarded to photos that successfully exploit exclusive features of Olympus Pen cameras, like Art Filters, for example.

    2. Entries must be submitted by midnight, UK time, 31st October, 2011.

    3. Entries must be in the form of JPEG image files emailed to competitions@e-group.uk.netcompetitions@e-group.uk.net or my forum Private Messaging mailbox.

    There are just two weeks to go, so don't delay!

    Ian
    Last edited by Ian; 21st October 2011, 08:14 AM. Reason: Corrected email address and use of camera/lens
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    Re: E-Group Pen competition rules and entry details

    Just to pre-empt - of course you can use Photoshop, or whatever, to enhance and fine tune your image, but we are looking for a camera image and its composition, not an artistically interpreted and highly modified version of the original camera image.

    Ian
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    • #3
      Re: E-Group Pen competition rules and entry details

      Are entries restricted to one image per person?
      John

      "A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there � even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity." ~ Robert Doisneau

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      • #4
        Re: E-Group Pen competition rules and entry details

        Ian,

        Are we emailing full size images or is there a maximum size specified (e.g. 800x600).

        I'm guessing it's full size, just thinking about the download time your end!

        Also, is there any time limit on how old a photo is? Does it have to be within a recent period or can it be, say, two years old?

        Thanks.
        David
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        • #5
          Re: E-Group Pen competition rules and entry details

          Just tried to send my entry, but got a "message undeliverable - no such address here" back.
          Stephen

          A camera takes a picture. A photographer makes a picture

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          • #6
            Re: E-Group Pen competition rules and entry details

            Originally posted by StephenL View Post
            Just tried to send my entry, but got a "message undeliverable - no such address here" back.
            I know, I've rigged it so that mine is the only one that gets through!

            As if I'd do such a thing.


            Looks like another job for Ian, no rest for the wicked!
            John

            "A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there � even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity." ~ Robert Doisneau

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            • #7
              Re: E-Group Pen competition rules and entry details

              Originally posted by DJMC View Post
              Ian,

              Are we emailing full size images or is there a maximum size specified (e.g. 800x600).

              I'm guessing it's full size, just thinking about the download time your end!

              Also, is there any time limit on how old a photo is? Does it have to be within a recent period or can it be, say, two years old?

              Thanks.
              As the images could potentially be printed, full resolution is required.

              Ian
              Founder and editor of:
              Olympus UK E-System User Group (http://e-group.uk.net)
              Four Thirds User (http://fourthirds-user.com)
              Digital Photography Now (http://dpnow.com)
              Olympus camera, lens, and accessory hire (http://e-group.uk.net/hire)

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              • #8
                Re: E-Group Pen competition rules and entry details

                Sorry about that! The competitions@e-group.uk.net mailbox should now be working. It's competitionS plural, not competition - my bad!

                One entry per person please.

                Ian
                Founder and editor of:
                Olympus UK E-System User Group (http://e-group.uk.net)
                Four Thirds User (http://fourthirds-user.com)
                Digital Photography Now (http://dpnow.com)
                Olympus camera, lens, and accessory hire (http://e-group.uk.net/hire)

                Twitter: www.twitter.com/ian_burley
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                • #9
                  Re: E-Group Pen competition rules and entry details

                  Originally posted by Ian View Post
                  Sorry about that! The competitions@e-group.uk.net mailbox should now be working. It's competitionS plural, not competition - my bad!

                  One entry per person please.

                  Ian
                  It's been suggested that if you feel you have more than one image you would like to have a chance of being featured in the book, we should allow additional images to be submitted. I think this is a good idea, but to avoid over-complication, only one image should be nominated per entrant for the competition's main prize. So by all means submit more than one image but please indicate clearly which image is for the main competition.

                  Ian

                  PS We've only received two entries so far!
                  Founder and editor of:
                  Olympus UK E-System User Group (http://e-group.uk.net)
                  Four Thirds User (http://fourthirds-user.com)
                  Digital Photography Now (http://dpnow.com)
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                  • #10
                    Re: E-Group Pen competition rules and entry details

                    Ian, you said that all entries would be acknowledged. I sent mine in but have not had an ack yet. Am I one of the two?
                    Stephen

                    A camera takes a picture. A photographer makes a picture

                    Fuji X system, + Leica and Bronica film

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                    • #11
                      Re: E-Group Pen competition rules and entry details

                      Yes, Stephen - you're the 50%

                      Ian
                      Founder and editor of:
                      Olympus UK E-System User Group (http://e-group.uk.net)
                      Four Thirds User (http://fourthirds-user.com)
                      Digital Photography Now (http://dpnow.com)
                      Olympus camera, lens, and accessory hire (http://e-group.uk.net/hire)

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                      • #12
                        Re: E-Group Pen competition rules and entry details

                        I sent a piccy. 33% chance now right!

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                        • #13
                          Re: E-Group Pen competition rules and entry details

                          Nice,
                          I sent mine, so it's 25% now

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                          • #14
                            Re: E-Group Pen competition rules and entry details

                            Hi - the rules state that there's no restriction on make or type of lens - does that allow us to submit a photo taken with a non-Micro4/3 lens, eg a Tamron 55B via an adapter or a 4/3 type?

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                            • #15
                              Re: E-Group Pen competition rules and entry details

                              Have submitted one - I hope there will be a chance to look at the book somehow if we don't win - I have a Pentax friend at work, and a forum he subscribes to published a book - it was fascinating looking through at all of the disparate photos.

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