Posted 20 July 2005 - 04:35 AM
I just heard from EPIC, along with a copy of the winners letter.
Now, I must admit to being somewhat disappointed as the letter states that the second place that I acheived receives a trophy - and nothing else.
Without wishing to sound ungrateful, I expected to receive some form of retail prize?? The website doesn't list any prize allocations, but the list of sponsors goes well beyond just a few first place prizes.
If I were aware of this in the first place I would not have entered with the same images, or with duplicate slides that were not going to be returned, or possibly not entered at all and saved my money.
I have expressed these feelings in an email to EPIC and have yet to receive any response. I don't expect anything to come from this obviously, but to any potential entrants to this competition, be aware of the 'prizes' involved. I don't think that I'll be entering again.
I also wonder if it's deliberate that the prizes are kept 'obscure'?