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Re: Monthly Photo Challenge - Forthcoming Themes

TLDR - I'd prefer the time limit but I'll probably apply it to myself even if it's not a "rule".

My tupennyworth..
I participate in the photo comp at AVForums. They have a strict "this month only" rule which I feel works well as it allows an equal chance to all.
Given the "Olympus only" criteria (which I agree with) an unlimited time frame significantly favours people with a long history of ownership so it's potentially discouraging to new entrants and not that challenging to the rest of us.

I plundered my archive for the last subject and it wasn't really much effort nor was it very satisfying.

I appreciate going out to take something on theme in the month is more work, but then I enjoy having the theme at the back of my mind while I'm out and about. If I don't come up with something, I don't enter.

The other competition has an "invalid" thread for posting images that fit the theme but not the time frame or were also rans to your chosen entry. I like that thread as it contains some great inspiration.

Perhaps there is a distinction between a "monthly challenge" - go out and shoot this theme and a "monthly competition" - what's your best ever take on this theme?
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Re: Monthly Photo Challenge - Forthcoming Themes

Just my pennies worth I am all in for the no time limit, as in the past I wanted to enter but could not as I could not get out to take pictures in the time frame, work in the week and at weekends the wife insists I spend time with her
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Re: Monthly Photo Challenge - Forthcoming Themes

I can't see how both views can be met in a single competition. Maybe the answer is to have two different challenges as AMc suggests. One that requires entries to be taken within the month and the other entries taken anytime.
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Re: Monthly Photo Challenge - Forthcoming Themes

Personally I would find that having a short time limit AND a theme would be very restrictive; if there was a time limit to stop the regurgitation of old photos then it should be in the order of 3 to 5 years. That is not to say that once (or twice) a year the theme could be "this month".
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Re: Monthly Photo Challenge - Forthcoming Themes

Yep - think Dave has the answer. One Comp 'Pic of the Month' (ANY theme). The other on a Theme taken any time.


I am sure Wornish would take on the Former - he has been a member longer and got more Posts than me.....
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Re: Monthly Photo Challenge - Forthcoming Themes

Pleased to say that the Walti and I have put together some words and ideas for the next six months of the monthly challenge competition. we have listened to comments and have taken them on board.

Basic message is "Keep Calm and do what John said"

We are going to keep the rules as they were, the competition was working well, if it ain't broke don't fix it comes to mind!

However (yea) we are going to tweak the time limit of photo's to the relevant month on a couple of times in the next six months. When a time limit is running, photos will have to have a EXIF file attached, either in the gallery or Flickr etc.

Monthly winners will have their photo displayed in the gallery subject to help from Admin. (I hope)

Hope that is acceptable to all.............

The next six months worth of subjects are as follows;

October 17 Harvest Time
November 17 Autumnal and seasonal Mists
December 17 Christmas Time limited to December 17 month Exif file required
January 18 Weird and Whacky (sp)
February 18 Minimalism
March 18 Bridges Time limited to March 18 month. Exif file required

Still listening to subjects and ideas etc. Thoughts for the following six monthly subjects welcome.
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Re: Monthly Photo Challenge - Forthcoming Themes

Just add that Southern Hemisphere and Equatorial members have the liberty to use old photos when no time limit, or just be inventive. If its a good photo, you will get votes...

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Re: Monthly Photo Challenge - Forthcoming Themes

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...However (yea) we are going to tweak the time limit of photo's to the relevant month on a couple of times in the next six months. When a time limit is running, photos will have to have a EXIF file attached, either in the gallery or Flickr etc...

October 17 Harvest Time
November 17 Autumnal and seasonal Mists
December 17 Christmas Time limited to December 17 month Exif file required
January 18 Weird and Whacky (sp)
February 18 Minimalism
March 18 Bridges Time limited to March 18 month. Exif file required

Still listening to subjects and ideas etc. Thoughts for the following six monthly subjects welcome.
Whilst I accept that the "Christmas Time" theme should be limited to the Christmas season (i.e. December) as this makes sense, what was the thinking behind limiting "Bridges Time" to March (what is the link between the two?) as oppossed to having "March" as the theme and accepting only photos shot in that month? Just curious really.
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Whilst I accept that the "Christmas Time" theme should be limited to the Christmas season (i.e. December) as this makes sense, what was the thinking behind limiting "Bridges Time" to March (what is the link between the two?) as oppossed to having "March" as the theme and accepting only photos shot in that month? Just curious really.
There might have been a comma between Christmas, and Time, same with Bridges.

No link, other than a time limit. The subject is not necessarily relevant, but moving towards encouraging us to go and photo some "fresh" images.

If there is support we could change the subject to March.......

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Mark - wondered why I walked? Good luck with best wishes
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Sorry Walti, missed that, who was 9xx
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Sorry Walti, missed that, who was 9xx
Nothing to see here... move along please!
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Re: Monthly Photo Challenge - Forthcoming Themes

Reminder that the Harvest Photo Challenge ends this coming Tuesday 31st October.

As has been said, Harvest does not need a bale of hay or straw. Imagination will work well here.................

And also a reminder that the November Challenge will be shortly with us.........Autumnal and seasonal Mists

Good shooting...............
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