ActiveRain & Kodak Contest: Everyone Has Had a Kodak Moment

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Remember the brilliant marketing campaign of the 90's by Kodak that encouraged us to capture the most special moments in our life by taking a picture of them with a Kodak camera? Of course you do, everyone does!

If you've never heard of a Kodak Moment (where have you been living?), it's that heartwarming instant where a picture captures the moment perfectly. A Kodak moment is where you've caught the essence of a scene on film, for life!

We have teamed with Kodak to have you share your special Kodak moments with the world. You'll be sharing them with Kodak, sharing them with ActiveRain, sharing them with other members and sharing them with your clients. Because a real Kodak moment happens when you share; and nowhere are real estate agents sharing with more passion than on ActiveRain.

When you share a picture with people you build a stronger relationship, a stronger emotional bond.

Technically, we're in the business of selling. Most of the time we aren't selling houses however, we're selling emotion. It's that special euphoria that washes over them when they see their master bedroom in a virtual tour, walk in closet and jetted tub included. It's that visceral gut reaction that seizes them when they see the photo of their new kitchen in the perfect lighting with the stainless steel fridge and the marble countertops. It's allowing their mind to run wild with the possibilities for what they will do with finished basement. It's all created by sharing images that capture the essence of the life upon which they are about to embark.

Kodak understands that pictures build an emotional bond; they've been helping people perfect this for decades. Now they want to work with real estate agents to perfect the reality of building stronger relationships and emotional bonds with your clients through your photos and videos.

In conjunction with ActiveRain, Kodak is running a special contest on ActiveRain to see what amazing Kodak moments you have captured over the years. We want you to share these special photos with us in a blog post and explain the significance of the picture so that readers are taken back to the time and place the photo was taken, so that they are bonded to that moment in time.

The contest will be judged by representatives of the Kodak company as well as the staff at ActiveRain and ultimately you, our members!

The Contest:

  • Write a public blog post that features your most special photo. In the blog post, explain to your readers why this image is so special. Recreate the time and place the picture was taken and why it holds such a special place in your heart. Please make the post at least 200 words.
  • In the title of your post somewhere use the words: 'Kodak Moment'. Get creative, as most of you do so well.
  • Place your post in the 'ActiveRain' channel and use the topic 'Kodak Moment'
  • Place a link to the post in the comment section of this blog post.
  • Optional: On the ActiveRain and Kodak Facebook page, place a link back to your blog post with the thumbnail selected as your Kodak moment photo (this portion is optional as Facebook guidelines dictate we can not make it required)
  • Optional: On your twitter account, create a tweet using the hashtag '#KodakMoment' and a link back to your blog post.
  • At the footer of your post include:



This post is written as a submission to the ActiveRain 'Kodak Moments' contest. I have the chance to win the KODAK EASYSHARE M580 Digital Camera

To participate in the ActiveRain contest, visit the blog post announcing the contest from Kodak and ActiveRain. 



The Prizes:

10 posts will be selected by a panel of judges from ActiveRain and Kodak. These ten posts will be featured in a special 'ActiveRain Daily Drop' newsletter. From these ten posts, members will have a chance to vote on which post and photo they like the best. The top post based on the voting of the community will win a:

1st Place: KODAK EASYSHARE M580 Digital Camera, a 7 inch PULSE Digital Frame and 2,000 ActiveRain points.

2nd Place: 7 inch PULSE Digital Frame & 2,000 ActiveRain points.

3rd-10th Place: 2,000 ActiveRain points.

All non-winning entries in the contest will be given 1,000 ActiveRain points.


The Deadlines:

  • Posts need to be submitted by December 17th.
  • The 10 winning posts will be included in the December 24th ActiveRain 'Daily Drop'
  • From December 24th through December 29th we will hold open voting for the best 'Kodak Moment' post.
  • The winning posts will be announced on December 30th.


(If you are looking for something to put on your wish list for the holidays, a little birdie told us that one of the upcoming Kodak contests with some really great prizes is centered on the use of video. Maybe asking for a HD video camera would be a good idea? You can send gift givers to Kodak via this link and save $50 on the Kodak Zi8 Pocket Video Camera)

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Rainer
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Marc Swartz
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Here is my post http://activerain.com/blogsview/2027272/kodak-moment-a-future-worldwide-country-music-star-in-a-maple-leafs-shirt

This has been a fun contest looking for a great Kodak moment.

Dec 17, 2010 03:51 PM #291
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Eric Anderson
Eric Anderson Realty Group - Fayetteville, NC
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Jim Hale
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Dec 17, 2010 04:35 PM #293
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Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
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Hello Activerain and "thank You" for the FUN Contest ...

Dec 17, 2010 05:24 PM #294
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Renae Bolton
Marketing 4 Realtors - Garfield Heights, OH
I'm your Professional Real Estate Marketing VA!

I did it!!!  I've been struggling since 10 p.m. EST trying to get my photos to upload and I finally got it!  So, here's my Kodak Moment post (late but here).

A Kodak Moment Isn't Staged

~Renae

Dec 17, 2010 06:02 PM #295
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Emcee M. Arah
Remax Excellence - Silver Spring, MD - Silver Spring, MD
Realtor w/Architectural Dimension, AHWD CRS B-Arch

My late addition to the contest is finally here.

Major Snowstorm Takes My Breath Away - A Kodak Moment

http://activerain.com/blogsview/2027257/major-snowstorm-takes-my-breath-away-a-kodak-moment

Dec 17, 2010 06:16 PM #296
Rainer
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Dennis & Terri Neal
RE/MAX, Big Bear - Big Bear Lake, CA
Your Home Sold in 45 Days or We Se

Always finding great ways to engage us in the rain.

Dec 17, 2010 06:29 PM #297
Rainer
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Joel Jadofsky
Keller Williams - homes for sale - Florida - Gulf - Beach - Panama City Beach, FL
One of the Top Realtors in Panama City Beach Area

Good luck to everybody. it took a while but I checked out everyone entry.. there are some really great stories and awesome photo's.. I know talking about my pick brought back great memories and tears as I am sure it did for all...Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays  to all

Dec 17, 2010 06:35 PM #298
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John Whittinghill
Keller Williams Realty First Atlanta - Marietta, GA
Marietta, GA Real Estate Agent

Comin in at the last minute here, with a few internet connection issues, but  here is my Kodak Moment....

Kodak Moment with father and son playing guitar

Dec 17, 2010 07:58 PM #299
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Gail C. Harris
Resource Network, LLC SFR, AHWD, ACRE, SMAR Board Director - Chesapeake Beach, MD
Reach the BEACH with Gail C. Harris (cell: 703.868

Oh wow, John that is a fabulous photo.  Looking forward to seeing the winners, hope they will be posted soon.  I did see that points have started to be awarded.  There are so many fabulous photos, it's been a joy looking at them all.  Gosh, look at that little boys face while he's playing and singin' at such a young age.  Gives one goose bumps...great Kodak Moment, as so many are here. :) Gail Harris

Dec 18, 2010 02:45 AM #300
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Dawn Maloney
RE/MAX Trinity Northeast Ohio Real Estate Specialist - Hudson, OH
330-990-4236 Hudson & Northeastern Ohio

John that is incredible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dec 18, 2010 06:03 AM #301
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Bill Gillhespy
16 Sunview Blvd - Fort Myers Beach, FL
Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos

My " Kodak Moment " was right there all the time. Sometimes a special moment is right in front of us - all we need do is sieze the moment.   My Fort Myers Beach Kodak Moment

Dec 18, 2010 08:01 AM #302
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Emcee M. Arah
Remax Excellence - Silver Spring, MD - Silver Spring, MD
Realtor w/Architectural Dimension, AHWD CRS B-Arch

I just logged back on to write another blog post and saw that my Kodak Moment photo was missing from the post I entered.  I saw the space there where the photo should have been but not the picture.  Not sure what happened but I put the picture in again and saved it.  I hope it shows up.  Is it too late to get entered into the contest?

Emcee

Dec 18, 2010 03:27 PM #303
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Arleen Montford
KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY GULF COAST - Pace, FL
Selling NW Florida Homes in Pace/Milton/Pensacola FL

This is my  KODAK MOMENT

Dec 19, 2010 10:58 AM #304
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Dawn A Fabiszak
Private Label Realty ( Denver metro area, Colorado - Aurora, CO
The Dawn of a New Real Estate Experience!

For some reason, the link I put in comment #107 linked to a different post.  It linked when I inserted it the first time, but I just checked on it today and it went to a post I wrote, just today 12/20.  I must be doing something incorrect.

This should be to the correct post(I hope).  My Kodak moment

Dec 20, 2010 01:09 PM #305
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Dawn A Fabiszak
Private Label Realty ( Denver metro area, Colorado - Aurora, CO
The Dawn of a New Real Estate Experience!

I know the Daily Drop comes out tomorrow.  How do we vote for our favorite?  This was never explained, unless you will be explaining this tomorrow.

Dec 23, 2010 01:21 PM #306
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Dawn A Fabiszak
Private Label Realty ( Denver metro area, Colorado - Aurora, CO
The Dawn of a New Real Estate Experience!

I know the Daily Drop comes out tomorrow.  How do we vote for our favorite?  This was never explained, unless you will be explaining this tomorrow.

Dec 23, 2010 01:21 PM #307
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Bob Stewart
ActiveRain - Seattle, WA
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Voting for the finalists is now open. You can vote here:

http://activerain.com/blogsview/2037234/kodak-moment-contest-vote-for-your-favorite

Dec 23, 2010 03:30 PM #308
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Ann Hayden 636-399-7544
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties-St. Louis Missouri - Chesterfield, MO
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Bob,

Shoot!  I missed this one!!

Off to see who is in the running.

Ann Hayden in Wildwood, MO

Dec 29, 2010 03:46 AM #309
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Robin Dampier REALTORĀ®
Coldwell Banker King - Hendersonville, NC
Hendersonville & Western NC Real Estate Source

Just curious if we non-winning participants in the contest will be receiving the 1,000 points?

The Prizes:

10 posts will be selected by a panel of judges from ActiveRain and Kodak. These ten posts will be featured in a special 'ActiveRain Daily Drop' newsletter. From these ten posts, members will have a chance to vote on which post and photo they like the best. The top post based on the voting of the community will win a:

1st Place: KODAK EASYSHARE M580 Digital Camera, a 7 inch PULSE Digital Frame and 2,000 ActiveRain points.

2nd Place: 7 inch PULSE Digital Frame & 2,000 ActiveRain points.

3rd-10th Place: 2,000 ActiveRain points.

All non-winning entries in the contest will be given 1,000 ActiveRain points.

There were so many great entries in the contest.

Thanks, Sue of Robin and Sue

Jan 11, 2011 08:39 AM #310
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