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#1 lonelycat

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Posted 18 April 2015 - 06:14 PM

Over the years, we discovered quite some photos that were already winning entries in one competition but still got prizes from another competitions later that year.... We reported one case to the organiser, they admitted that the competitor really submitted a repeating winning photo. But unfortunately they have no way to avoid this from happening as judges would not be able to read through all possible winning entries in the world. After all, that "wonderful" photo was still a winning photo in that particular competition.

 

Well, I don't believe there's no way to avoid.... some actions like cancellation of prize, giving warning or black-listing the participants may have some sort of deterrent effect... at least a gesture showing that "we are not fool..."

 

Recently, we found 3 interestingly wonderful winning entries.... 

 

 

Asia Pacific UW Photo Challenge 2014 Winning Photo - Animal in the Cage

http://uwphotochalle...s.php?year=2014

 

(Regulation: Any images that have won or placed in photo contests with winning entries may not be submitted.)

uwphotoch.jpg

 

 

Our World Underwater 2015 - Honorable Mention - Animal in the Cage

http://underwatercom...181281420633841

 

(Regulation: 

  1. Images that have won or placed in photo contests with winning entries announced before December 1st, 2014, may not be submitted. A winning image is defined as follows:
    • any image that has placed 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in any contest that has resulted in prizes worth $100 USD or more.
    • any image that has placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd in a major photography contest (to be determined subjectively by judges).
    • any image that has placed 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in any photo of the year-type contest. Photos of the day, week, or month are fine, as long as they have not resulted in prizes worth $100 USD or more.
    • any single image that was part of a portfolio, but did not place as a single image, is eligible to be entered.)

ourworld.png

 

Ocean Art Competition 2014 - 5th Place Wide-Angle - Animal in Cage

http://www.uwphotogr...4-5th-wideangle

oceanart2014.png

 

 

 


Edited by lonelycat, 18 April 2015 - 06:16 PM.


#2 JimSwims

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Posted 18 April 2015 - 10:00 PM

Lonelycat, I really do think that if you feel you need to point the finger or effectively name and shame someone you might do so openly rather than by an

annonomous post. This will indeed appear catty and will most likely find you out in the cold. It is quite possible that your accused submitted the image to

multiple comps at same time.

 

 

 

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#3 sharky1961

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Posted 19 April 2015 - 04:06 AM

wel Jim I agree totally  with lonelycat. :goodpost:

If he has entered the pictures in multiple photocontests simultaniously he would have had enough time to withdrawl pictures for the other competitions.

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Posted 19 April 2015 - 04:50 AM

I do understand that point. But to appear to accuse a photographer of fraud on a public forum without any proof? I completely disagree with the

approach of the OP.

 

I don't know Davide Lopresti and I don't follow the competition circuit, having only ever entered a handful over the years. I have no idea of the

submission opening and closing times of the competions in question. If the OP is solely pointing the finger at competition organisers not vetting

finalists as per their stated competition rules then there certainly is an issue with them and their application of rules agreed upon.

 

My issue with the OP is the annonomous mud slinging. If they are sure of something, they could provide proof and have the courage of his/her

convictions to do so in person. There is no clear proof other than inferrence that the entrant acted without conscience.  

 

 

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