This is our third Club Chaos Eye Candy event where we run parallel but dueling contests: ONE for PHOTOGRAPHY (APR-ECP04) and ONE for VIDEO (APR-ECV04). As previously stated, we are looking for your very best eye candy ladies and gentlemen and we want you to submit quality work worthy of a featured post.
Club Chaos will be hosting this Active Rain Contest with a little help from our friends, so please pay attention to what is mandatory and what is optional. As requested, we rotated some of the groups and have introduced Fraishe Aire and PAWS into the mix.
Each member has a choice of entering one or both contests. 200 points awarded per contest entry. If the work submitted is selected for placement, the 200 entry points will be rolled into the winning point spread. Contestants may only post one link for each selected media a candidate decides to work in (e.g. you can not posts two entries for photography or two for video, but you can post an AR Blog link for one contest category each.)
The panel consists of 5 judges: Debe Maxwell (NC), Melody Botting (TX), Amanda Hall (TX), Cindy Tsui (NY) and Carolyn Tann-Starr (NY).
Members choosing to participate must design and publish their original content specifically for Localism.com. "Members Only" posts are prohibited from entry. All entries must be PG-13 Rated.
Active Rain Channel: "Club Chaos Eye Candy" has been created for your entries.
Section 1. [A] Participants must join the Active Rain group "LOCAL HISTORY." [B] All contest banter must remain PG-13. Do not post inappropriate photographs in the comment sections. [C] We will only accept Localism.com blog links.
Section 2. [A] Participants must post contest submission(s) in the group "LOCAL HISTORY" and two of the following 5 other groups: (1) Fraiche Aire (public); (2) Diary of a Realtor (public); (3) Whacked (public); (4) Positive Attitude For The Weary Soul (public) and (5) Club Chaos (by invitation only: current members). You must post your contest submission links in the comment section of this official contest post in order for your post(s) to be judged and added to the blog post roll.
Section 3. You must post your contest submission(s) in Localism.com for failing to do so disqualifies you. This is a very important point so I will say it again: FAILING TO DO SO DISQUALIFIES YOU... The contest judges are prohibited from entering as panel members but may participate in other events they are not actively judging, including future CC Eye Candy contests.
Note: 1. Every entry must be original content created by the participant.
2. Submissions must be titled "Club Chaos Eye Candy" and tagged to separate the contest entries. Meta Tags: Club Chaos Eye Candy APRECP04 (Photography Eye Candy) Club Chaos Eye Candy APRECV04 (Video Eye Candy).
3. Failing to use the appropriate Meta Tags to identify your contest submissions will result in your contest points not being awarded. Failing to publish the appropriate AR-Localism links in the comment section of this OFFICIAL CONTEST post will result in your creation not being reviewed and no points will be awarded.
4. Minimum Post Requirements: 150 words and 5 Photographs and/or 150 words/narrative and one 1.5 minute video. (It would be nice if you would act like you were writing for a feature, but 150 words will do. It isn't the quantity, it's the quality!)
5. Do not combine two entries on one post. Do not exceed 5 minutes with your video submission. Do not include music unless (a) you own the copyright or (b) have written permission from the rights owner to use their music (I will spot check if you do). Do not include any television or radio transmissions or visuals in the background of your videos. Do not trespass on any property to complete your project.
2000 points for 1st Place in Photography, 2000 points for 1st Place in Video.
1500 points for 2ndPlace in Photography, 1500 points for 2nd Place in Video.
1000 points for 3rd Place in Photography, 1000 points for 3rd Place in Video.
500 points for 4th Place in Photography, 500 points for 4th Place in Video.
Each contest entry: 200 points. WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON 05/05/2009
Sat May 2nd UPDATE: LOCALSIM.com went down Saturday night and I have received several e-mails that candidates can't post their links or their work is missing (e.g. error page about the page being moved). We're extending the contest date to Midnight Sunday, May 3, 2009. We do not penalize people for technical difficulties and will not entertain a single complaint regarding this extension. If you post the Localism.com contest link by midnight tomorrow (AR clock controlling) the contest entry will be accepted.
THE WINNERS ARE:
2000 points for 1st Place in Photography: JOHN NOVAK
2000 points for 1st Place in Video: SALLY DUNBAR
1500 points for 2nd Place in Photography: FRANK & SHARON ALTERS
1500 points for 2nd Place in Video: DONNA BIGDA
1000 points for 3rd Place in Photography: JEFF DOWLER
1000 points for 3rd Place in Video: CELESTE SALLY CHEESEMAN
500 points for 4th Place in Photography: (WE HAVE A TIE) HEATHER CHAVEZ and CELESTE SALLY CHEESEMAN
500 points for 4th Place in Video: RICHARD WEISSER