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In Topic: Competition Reform Proposal

15 April 2006 - 02:00 PM

This thread has produced many perspectives on the way competions are run and how they could be improved. I now have a whole different view of what they are about and how they are opperated. Look forward to a new thread with this participants opinion.

In Topic: Competition Reform Proposal

18 March 2006 - 04:49 AM

I would still like to see the beginning of a proposal for at least a partial standardization of competition rules and guidelines that would make entry an easier process.

In Topic: Competition Reform Proposal

14 March 2006 - 07:56 AM

as for image prep, we dont need a tutorial, but it would be helpful if every contest had the same format requirements, so we wouldent have to re format every image for every contest.

I agree and this was the impetus of the thread when first started. I hope some of the competition organizers are following this thread. It doesn't appear anyone is going to organize a formal proposal to send them. If you know any of the organizational committee members please email the ULR of this thread. :blink:

In Topic: Competition Reform Proposal

12 March 2006 - 08:47 PM

KathyM so elequintly put into words what I was trying to say in my first post on this thread. This thread is staying on track for the most part and moving in the positive direction I hoped for to get ideas out and discussed.

From KathyM "Freedom of PhotoShop". You guys saw it here first. 

I also hope that the admin here will jump in and put together a proposal that might at least make the entry process a little more user friendly. Not like we should write the rules for them but make suggestions that would be somewhat standardized. The benifit for entrants would be less work not having to prep images for each comp. The benifit for the comps would be more entries and more income.
Does this make sence?

In Topic: Competition Reform Proposal

11 March 2006 - 04:27 PM

My emphasis was directed toward the entry process although I believe the judging process is in need of revision as well.

1. Digital images should be standardized ex. 1024pix long side @ 300dpi jpeg
please make adjustments to these if you know a good reason for doing so.
film slides are all the same why shouldn't digital be standardized.

2.Editing White Balance, Cropping, Levels, brightness & contrast, shadows & highlight, dodge, burn and clone/healing brush. I know some will disagree with this but the truth is you can't make a crappy image great. But you can make a really good image great.

3.Rules should be worded in a very similar manor so all the images that are processed would be eligible for all major competitions.

4. Definition of Professional and amateur need to be very clear concise and consistent.
a little help here guys and gals.

Hopfully we can get more input on exactly what this possiable proposal will contain.