Let me count the ways…

The age old phrase of “let me count the ways” seemed like as good a theme as any to announce the newest contest from the blog here for the Learning Digital Photography podcast.  I just got word from the folks at OnOne software that they really liked the post on Genuine Fractals – so much that they would like to participate in a giveaway!  Can you guess the prize?  Yup, that’s right, the entire OnOne Plug-in Suite:  4.5!   This is an amazing offer, as the package normally retails for $500!  That’s five hundred big ones!  I don’t know about you, but if I had an opportunity to win a software package worth $500, I’d certainly stand up and listen…so, since we’ve got this contest announcement for the month of July that involves software, there will be no software review today.

Oh yeah, so anyway, that’s the prize package.  How do you enter?  Easy – just like the last couple of contests – it just requires a little participation.  A new thread will be set up on Flickr for people to contribute photos.  (It’s already live but entries will not be accepted until midnight Mountain time tonight.)  Here’s the rules:

  1. Since the contest sponsor is onOne – then the theme shall be Numbers.  I am not going to interpret or give any ideas here, but if your photo incorporates something to do with numbers (any number, multiple numbers, use of numbers, whatever), then it will be accepted.
  2. Join the Learning Digital Photography Flickr Group – the images will be shared in there anyway, and this is a great way to see other inspirational images from people that are regularly contributing to the common pool…just make sure you post your images in the thread titled Numbers Contest (easily linked for you right here)
  3. Photos will only be accepted for the month of July (and that are uploaded during that month, so no archived images will be accepted)  Only 31 days to enter so get clicking! 🙂
  4. One photo limit per participant.  Sorry all, but with a prize package this huge, I know there’s going to be a lot of entries, so in order to make judging easier one entry per person.
  5. Photo manipulation is acceptable – after all, it’s for a prize that encourages massaging those pixels, so edit away!  However, you just be the original copyright owner of the photo used – no “borrowing” the work of others.  People found using others images will be removed from consideration.
  6. Images should be no larger than 800 pixels on their longest side, and no shorter than 600 pixels on the longest side.  If you need to upsize a photo, use the onOne Genuine Fractals trial!  🙂  On that note, please also refrain from using digital frames to increase image dimensions – images with frames that advance will be cropped.
  7. By submitting images, you agree to allow your photos to be featured in the web gallery and here on the blog without expectation of compensation.  The three finalists will have an opportunity to have their photos link back to their Flickr Stream, website, or blog if they like as the finalists will be notified of their advancement one day in advance of being featured on the blog.
  8. The product is being offered by the folks from onOne on the basis that it is NFR – not for resale.  The prize cannot be re-sold to someone else.
  9. Judging will be done by myself and I have one representative from onOne who will also assist with making the determination.  Decisions of the judges are final.
  10. There will be three rounds of judging:
    1. As in the past, the initial pool will be whittled down to ten and the images collated into a web gallery for display here on the blog.
    2. Three finalists will then be pulled and featured here on the blog for a final day or two of consideration.
    3. Last, the grand prize winner will be declared after even more careful determination from all participating judges.  OnOne has generously donated their time for judging as well, so we’ll compare notes and come to a mutual consensus to determine the winner.

Good luck to everyone and have a Happy month of Shooting!  Thanks especially go out to the good folks at OnOne for their generous contribution of the Plugin Suite 4.5 Software for some lucky reader/listener/participant.  Happy shooting and we’ll see you back here tomorrow!

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5 comments for “Let me count the ways…

  1. June 30, 2009 at 12:13 am

    Oh I am so entering this! What a cool contest. Thanks Jason and OnOne software!

  2. July 2, 2009 at 7:18 am

    WOW! This is so awesome! Thank you and OnOne for this offering. I can’t wait to get those creative juices flowing and enter! Thanks!!!

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