2017 ActiveRain Photography Contest

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with New Paradigm Partners LLC EB #1326335
http://actvra.in/57rG

We had a lot of fun with this contest last year - there were a ton of entries, a lot of amazing photos and we gave away a boatload of points. So we're going to do it again!!

 

CameraBack in the day, when the printed MLS only had a simple photo of the home, photography wasn't something we spent much time on. Today, it's a huge factor in our marketing, and the simplest cameras we use, the ones in our phones, have capabilities well beyond the reach of what was accessible to amateur photographers even 10 years ago. Further, what once could only be accomplished in the darkroom, using expensive equipment and expert techniques, is now just a click or two away in a free photo editor.

 

As a consequence, many of us have embraced photography both for what it can do for our business and as a personal hobby. And many of us have become quite skilled and display real artistic talent in our work and play.

 

This contest is a celebration of the role that photography plays in our business and our lives, with lots of ways to participate, lots of points, and lots of winners.

 

Here's how it works:

 

Categories

There are two main categories, real estate and real life, and within each main category are a number of sub-categories, as follows:

Real Estate:
        Main listing photo
        Interior
        Exterior - grounds, outdoor feature or landscape
        Branding photo
        Miscellaneous


Note: The Real Estate category is for photographs that were used in, or intended to be used in, a real estate business context - listings, flyers, marketing and branding, etc. It is only the photos that comply with this requirement that will receive the points bonus for this category.  If you are a lender, inspector, stager, title person or anyone else associated with real estate, we'll accept photos that relate to your business in this category.

 

Real Life:
        People
        Travel/Places
        Animals
        Best use of filter or special effect
        Best selfie
        Miscellaneous

 

 

Rules

Members may submit multiple entries, but may submit only one entry per sub-category, and one entry per post. Each submission must clearly state which category is being entered.

Each submission must be the members own photo, in original or edited form.

In addition to the submitted photo, each post should give the readers a bit of the story behind the photo - we don't need to know the f-stop, speed or ISO, but we would like to know why you selected this photo for the contest. No minimum word count required.

For each separate entry, please place a link to your post in the comment section of this announcement.

The contest will run from October 1, 2017 to October 31, 2017.

Points

Entry points:

Since ActiveRain is a real estate website, we are offering a point bonus for all entries in the Real Estate category. Entries in the Real Estate category will be awarded 750 points. Entries in the Real Llife category will be awarded 500 points.

Entry points will only be awarded once, regardless of how many times a member has entered. If you submit entries in both the Real Estate and Real Life categories, you will receive the higher 750 point award.

Award Points:

TrophyAll entries will be judged, and winners will be chosen as follows:


Overall:
1st - 2000 points
2nd - 1500 points
3rd - 1000 points

Each sub-category:
1st - 750 points
Honorable Mention - 500 points

Judging:


We are extremely fortunate to have the help of three of AR's most distinguished members to serve as judges for this contest. They all have an eye for good photography, and best of all, are incorruptible, so don't bother trying to bribe them.

 

Belinda   Michael Top Banana 
 Belinda Spillman  Michael Jacobs  Anna Banana

 

We're all looking forward to seeing your photos. Have fun!

Posted by
Mary & Dick

Mary & Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC
2601 S. Lemay Ave. #41
Fort Collins, CO 80525
970-689-4663
www.maryanddick.com

 

Data Source: IRES MLS

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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Baltimore, MD
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Thanks for hosting the  contest Dick Greenberg 

Here is my entry  A walk in the woods.

Real estate exterior outdoor feature

Oct 16, 2017 09:21 PM #120
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Damon Botticelli
Silver State Realty & Investments - Las Vegas, NV
Realtor - Las Vegas Real Estate

Here's a link to my entry for "Real Estate - Interior"

Room With a View

 

Oct 16, 2017 09:54 PM #121
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Brenda J. Andrew
ULTIMA REAL ESTATE - Corpus Christi, TX
Professional Realtor in Corpus Christi, TX

Sounds like fun.  I want to do a real estate one, but here is a real life/travel/places.  Real Life in Groton Ct. Active Rain Photo Contest

Oct 17, 2017 05:00 AM #122
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Joy Daniels
Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd. - Harrisburg, PA

This is a great contest! Here is my entry for Real Estate- Branding Photo:

Friendly and Welcoming Branding

 

Oct 17, 2017 06:50 AM #123
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Joy Daniels
Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd. - Harrisburg, PA

And here is my entry for Real Life: Animals

Relaxing Moments- Me and My Cats

Oct 17, 2017 06:52 AM #124
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Rebecca Gaujot
Perry Wellington Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

For the Real life category, miscellaneous photo

Old But Still Working

Oct 17, 2017 08:33 PM #125
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Here is my entry for Real Life: Animals

Wordless Wednesday - Brother From Another Mother

Oct 18, 2017 05:50 AM #126
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Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Here is my entry for real estate: branding:

Branding Photo: "Look who sold another one"

Oct 18, 2017 08:40 AM #127
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good afternoon Dick et al. The following is an entry into your contest for Real Life, Miscellaneous.

http://activerain.com/blogsview/5125517/photography-for-the-its-own-sake?show_share=1

Oct 18, 2017 12:04 PM #128
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Hello, here is my entry for the Real Life/People category: 

Making a Difference One Blog Post at a Time

Thank you!

Oct 18, 2017 02:38 PM #129
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

HI Dick Greenberg - Another entry into the Photography Contest - 

Real Estate - exterior photo - Lush Gardens and Koi Pond

This link should now be working - !!

Oct 19, 2017 05:38 AM #131
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Peter den Boer
Atlanta Communities - Woodstock, GA
MBA,GRI,ABR, Associate Broker, Realtor

Love photo contests! Here is my entry...Little Red Boat Picture

 

Oct 19, 2017 05:50 AM #132
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Elva Branson-Lee
Solid Source Realty GA - Atlanta, GA
CDPE - Atlanta Real Estate & Short Sale Agent

Hi Dick. Here is my main entry in the Real Estate category:

http://activerain.com/blogsview/5125809/making-a-memory-from-a-listing-photo

Oct 19, 2017 06:02 AM #133
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Maria Sapio
Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Thank you - Here is my submission:
http://activerain.com/blogsview/5125858/2017-activerain-photography-contest

Oct 19, 2017 07:56 AM #134
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Peter Mohylsky
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE - Destin, FL
Your Bucket List Broker in Destin, Fl..

My entry in the non real estate contest.  My granddaughters.

Oct 19, 2017 11:38 AM #135
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Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Gateway to the Lake" 503-755-2905

I'm diving into the photo pool, Dick! 

Friday's Fotos--I’m just this side of crazy 

Oct 20, 2017 07:23 AM #136
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Real Life, Animals Category

Good excuse for autumn fat

Oct 20, 2017 10:11 AM #137
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Happy Friday Dick...

Here's my entry for Real Life-Animals category

October and Pink Go Together.

Oct 20, 2017 10:19 AM #138
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Here is my entry for the Real LIfe - Filter or Special Effect category.

Photo Editing Tutorials For Making Halloween Photos

Oct 20, 2017 10:48 AM #139
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Real Life, People Category

Dolores and Friend

Oct 20, 2017 12:03 PM #140
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