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Topic: About Dyxum Photo Contest - DPC
Posted By: kiklop
Subject: About Dyxum Photo Contest - DPC
Date Posted: 09 August 2005 at 16:00
The main purpose of DPC is to share our images in an effort to present ourselves as a photographers. At the same time I hope that we will share our comments and experiences with each other so each of us can benefit and improve our photographic skills.



The rules are quite simple:



- at about two-weekly intervals we will open a new topic and all registered users are invited to participate. Once a topic is closed and replaced with the new one we at Dyxum will select the best images and open a voting period.



- voting remains open as long the next topic remains open. The winning image is the one with the best voting score and it will be moved to a DPC winners dedicated thread.



- images containing nudity, violence or and any kind of provocative subjects are not allowed.



How to submit images



- at this time we don't have sufficient web space to host your images. For that reason, you will need another hosting space for your images and to post them by entering the image URL in the post (with a the help of dedicated button)



- please give your post an image name (which will be used for voting later) such as "Sunset over Pebble Beach"



- we recommend to keep image size around 1024 pixels wide for a horizontal and 900 pixels deep for a vertical.



- we encourage all participants to submit as much data as possible (lens, camera setting, file format, post processing info etc)



- All participants are invited to suggest the next topic of the contest in their submission. To do that simply add your suggested topic on the end of your post.

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Posted By: Sanjuro
Date Posted: 21 September 2005 at 08:03
How do we vote, what are the values?
0 to 10? or?
I canot find that.


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Posted By: brettania
Date Posted: 21 September 2005 at 08:56
It is mentioned in the voting thread http://www.dyxum.com/dforum/forum_posts.asp?TID=175&PN=1 - here. under the last pic.


Posted By: Cekari
Date Posted: 28 September 2005 at 06:28
Shouldn't we change the rules a bit?

1. Like in DPreview, the winner chooses the next topic, and are not allowed to participate (can ofc post pics, but out of voting).
2. That person along with either brettania or kiklop takes out the finalists for woting. (So even brettainia and kiklop can be in the contest too... seems unfair else :)

Just some thoughts, not that important tho as long as we have fun.

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Posted By: kiklop
Date Posted: 28 September 2005 at 12:19
Originally posted by Cekari Cekari wrote:

Shouldn't we change the rules a bit?

Yes, more or less, the rules are changing constantly as DPC grow. Any suggestion would be welcome.
Originally posted by Cekari Cekari wrote:

1. Like in DPreview, the winner chooses the next topic, and are not allowed to participate (can ofc post pics, but out of voting).

Well, we have invited all participants to enter subject suggestion for the next round in case they win. That's fine.
However, I don't like the idea not to allow to the winner to participate in the next round. At least not at the moment (we still need more entries). Of course, if more users suggest that, this will be the rule :)
Originally posted by Cekari Cekari wrote:

2. That person along with either brettania or kiklop takes out the finalists for woting. (So even brettainia and kiklop can be in the contest too... seems unfair else :)

Another thing we (cam and I) have agreed about is that once we get some winners they will become "the judges" for selecting final images. We only need to wait a round or two and this will be official.
I'm glad you have suggested this and just wait a bit before it gets official :)


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Posted By: brettania
Date Posted: 01 December 2005 at 20:22
Originally posted by gheil gheil wrote:

What is the purpose of this limitation when imposed?

It is there in the rules for the individual contests because the 7D and 5D are what we are all about.
The rules above in this thread are "general" ones, but each contest has a specific set of rules to minimize unnecessary debate.
Do you percive some kind of problem -- if so, please explain it.
I have changed the mention about the frequency, to reflect what we are achieving in practice, so thanks for drawing my attention to this.

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Posted By: kiklop
Date Posted: 01 December 2005 at 22:16
Well, the site is dedicated to ALL KM dslr cameras. That's the key point of all contents one may find on dyxum forums included.
Is this a restriction?
Well, yes it is .. but with a purpose dyxum.com is intended to present a small community of KM DSLR users. We aren't the only community based website of this type, and this isn't certainly our invention. There are some trade-offs (as in your case) , but at the same time there are some benefits (community is smaller which allows members to know each other better).
The fact that "contestants pay for their own bandwidth and storage" has nothing to do with this and, while I can understand your points, IMHO it's not fair to make similar statements.
Happy shooting

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Posted By: Johnyp
Date Posted: 02 July 2006 at 02:45
Here is the question that i have... Do the judges have their monitors calibrated? if they don't, i think they should do so.


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Posted By: kiklop
Date Posted: 02 July 2006 at 11:34
Originally posted by Johnyp Johnyp wrote:

Here is the question that i have... Do the judges have their monitors calibrated? if they don't, i think they should do so.

If you are reffering to our admin group that is selecting the finalist then the answer is yes, we have our monitors calibrated.

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Posted By: Johnyp
Date Posted: 06 May 2007 at 01:03
Well, since now the DPC is separate from DPP... maybe heavily processed images should be disallowed in DPC, as otherwise the two are not much different.


Posted By: jagged
Date Posted: 24 January 2008 at 19:14
Just a thought...

What makes a 'good' photograph is rather subjective - would it be possible, when setting the theme for a DPC, to also indicate the criteria that will be used for judging entries? For example: technical expertise, conformance to theme, artistic creativity, emotional impact of subject matter, visual appeal of image, etc.



Posted By: jkp1
Date Posted: 24 March 2008 at 07:49
Originally posted by jagged jagged wrote:

Just a thought...

What makes a 'good' photograph is rather subjective - would it be possible, when setting the theme for a DPC, to also indicate the criteria that will be used for judging entries? For example: technical expertise, conformance to theme, artistic creativity, emotional impact of subject matter, visual appeal of image, etc.



I think answers for some of the questions here somehow would be "appropriate"....

Looking at some of the last contests, im just wondering why it is nessesary to have the "good-taste-judges" between the entries and the woting ?

Fx. DPC 50, i could find other good photos to wote for than the socalled finalists, even some of "the others" are better than the finalists....according to my taste. Im sure we all have different tastes, so i find the "good-taste-judges" unnessesary and somehow wrong to be able to give all photos the respect they should have.

Further i dont think the setup/the way photos are presented are the best around. A contest-site i like is www.fujimugs.com, here you have the ability to compare the shots and get the overview......are there any change that we can do something like that ? Take a look at the site, well worth i think.

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Posted By: RodB
Date Posted: 20 March 2009 at 15:01
I have searched the Dyxum website and the Dyxum photo contest site but sill have not found where the subject (topic) of the next photo contest is shown.

I am new to the site, hence please forgive if I overlooked the location of the heading for the current contest topic.

I recently purchased a like new used A700 with two Minolta lens (17-35mm f:2.8 & the "beercan" f:4) and one Tamron 28-75mm f:2.8 lens. This is my first venture into DSLR photography after working with a Sony F828 to produce my "fine" art B&W work. Prior to the digital age, I worked with a 35mm SLR.

Thanks,

RodB


Posted By: mandobo
Date Posted: 20 March 2009 at 15:16
RodB
You will find the latest contests in the sub forum under the dyxum contests thread


Posted By: RodB
Date Posted: 20 March 2009 at 16:54
I found it, thank you.

RodB


Posted By: Benoni
Date Posted: 15 April 2009 at 10:37
In the general rules it states, "Generally we encourage all participants to take shots specifically for the DPC instead of taking old shots from their repositories". I would guess from browsing through several DPCs that the majority of entries are from people's stocks with the minority of entries shot specifically for contests. I realise there are pros & cons to this arguement but wouldn't it be more of a test of skill if only shots taken within the contest "window" were eligible?

I realise this will be a controversial comment but look forward to hearing all views.


I have moved this to Open Views under the thread "Contest Rules" - please reply there


Posted By: badlydrawnroy
Date Posted: 15 April 2009 at 10:46
I agree. Newbies are at a disadvantage assuming that most have a limited archive.

When did Kiklop's original statement' change ?

"Another thing we (cam and I) have agreed about is that once we get some winners they will become "the judges" for selecting final images."

Roy


Posted By: ferretracer
Date Posted: 18 June 2009 at 14:07
Any chance we could start taking up a collection from the Dyxum community for some sort of photo store gift card (store depending on world location) or lens (or memory card) for DPC #100? Just a thought!

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Posted By: blek
Date Posted: 13 May 2011 at 16:22
Hello.
Recently I made a homemade lens with fixed focus, aperture, and focal length.
Just to be sure, can I use such a lens for DPC? I read the rules, and there is no lens limit. Only cameras.

"The pics must be taken with an A-Mount cameras (either film or digital),
Photos that have been winners or finalists in previous DPCs (or shots that are similar) are not eligible."

The thing that make me wonder if I can use such a lens or not is the lens itself are clearly not a "REAL" a-mount lens, which is autofocus. Well, it is even not another brand's lens or manual lens hacked to a-mount since it is a homemade lens.

Thank you. :)

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Posted By: Serdar A
Date Posted: 13 May 2011 at 16:28
a-mount camera + any or no (pinhole) lens = acceptable


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Posted By: klw10
Date Posted: 17 November 2013 at 13:07
Originally posted by Kiklop Kiklop wrote:

The main purpose of DPC is to share our images in an effort to present ourselves as a photographers. At the same time I hope that we will share our comments and experiences with each other so each of us can benefit and improve our photographic skills.



The rules are quite simple:



- at about two-weekly intervals we will open a new topic and all registered users are invited to participate. Once a topic is closed and replaced with the new one we at Dyxum will select the best images and open a voting period.



- voting remains open as long the next topic remains open. The winning image is the one with the best voting score and it will be moved to a DPC winners dedicated thread.



- images containing nudity, violence or and any kind of provocative subjects are not allowed.



How to submit images



- at this time we don't have sufficient web space to host your images. For that reason, you will need another hosting space for your images and to post them by entering the image URL in the post (with a the help of dedicated button)



- please give your post an image name (which will be used for voting later) such as "Sunset over Pebble Beach"



- we recommend to keep image size around 1024 pixels wide for a horizontal and 900 pixels deep for a vertical.



- we encourage all participants to submit as much data as possible (lens, camera setting, file format, post processing info etc)



- All participants are invited to suggest the next topic of the contest in their submission. To do that simply add your suggested topic on the end of your post.


These contest rules clearly do not state anything about having an @@ in front of the title of the entry.


Posted By: klw10
Date Posted: 17 November 2013 at 13:08
Therefore, I think is is not correct that any images have been disqualified for not having the @@.


Posted By: Micholand
Date Posted: 17 November 2013 at 13:32
Sorry to say, but you might have noticed that each individual DPC has at the very beginning a clear notice about the contest subject as well as the specific rules which apply to this dedicated contest and one of them is that in recent DPCs the title of the entry needs to be preceded by the "@@" mark

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Posted By: klw10
Date Posted: 17 November 2013 at 13:34
Originally posted by Micholand Micholand wrote:

Sorry to say, but you might have noticed that each individual DPC has at the very beginning a clear notice about the contest subject as well as the specific rules which apply to this dedicated contest and one of them is that in recent DPCs the title of the entry needs to be preceded by the "@@" mark


yes, they do and I missed that but if that is going to be a new main rule then it should be ammended here. All constant rules seem to be stated here and it would seem to me that this one will be a new constant rule.


Posted By: MiPr
Date Posted: 17 November 2013 at 13:40
Kevin, the "About Dyxum Photo Contest" post has never meant to be a set of rules for DPCs. It is rather broad (and rather vague) explanation about DPCs. Rules are stated in each DPC and nowhere else. So for each DPC you have everything at hand - it is enough to read the first post (which, I'm pretty sure, nobody cares to ) and you are fine.

Having said that - I can see that we need to rework the "About Dyxum Photo Contest" text to make it more clear for everybody. I'll do that at the first opportunity.


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Posted By: thornburg
Date Posted: 02 September 2015 at 20:55
Is there any way to be notified (preferably by email) when a new DPC is posted?

I keep missing them, because I forgot to look for them, (and when I remember to look, the topic is something I'm not inspired by or is just plain difficult for me to do).


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Posted By: mikey2000
Date Posted: 02 September 2015 at 22:53
You could subscribe to the contests forum - you would receive an email for each and every post then (new contests, submissions and votes).    That may be a bit of an email overload for some tastes though...

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Posted By: Stormvogel
Date Posted: 03 September 2015 at 06:19
For me I vote for that in a contest time window only comes pictures that where taken in that window.
To make it a real challenge for that contest.

So we have a contest/challenge every time to go out for.
And it gives a equal start for every one.

My 2c.

Kind regards Willem.




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Posted By: TheEmrys
Date Posted: 04 September 2015 at 02:09
^ I would love this. For those without years of images to wade through, it would be a bit more encouraging. Maybe include a "date taken" for the list of exif info.

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Posted By: lonewolf
Date Posted: 04 September 2015 at 03:57
I see merit in both options

a) yes good to have a challenge to get out and take a new photo
b) not so good if the challenge is something that you cant participate in due to time/location of the member etc

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Posted By: Atom Ant
Date Posted: 24 October 2015 at 03:36
I hope I'm not too late to this discussion...

I confess a vested interest - I have virtually no back-catalogue. Nevertheless I'd like to compete.

I suggest a compromise of sorts:
- As TheEmrys suggests, include "date taken" in the EXIF required.
- Rather than awarding a winner & 2 honourable mentions, award a winner (as now) + a "best new photo" + a single HM.

Love the contests in any case. Thanks to mods & admins for putting them together.

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Posted By: Macrolino
Date Posted: 02 September 2019 at 21:14
Hi there! Any news about the voting session for the running contest Mad on Film? The topic appears to be kinda dead since late May...


Posted By: addy landzaat
Date Posted: 02 September 2019 at 21:40
I even forgot I participated

And welcome to Dyxum, Macrolino

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Posted By: Macrolino
Date Posted: 03 September 2019 at 20:27
Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

I even forgot I participated

And welcome to Dyxum, Macrolino


Thanks! Happy to join the community! Your pictures for the contest were quite nice actually....I'd be happy to vote for the second one in the war cemetery if I could Well, I guess there aren't so many people out there who still happen to have a film archive


Posted By: Macrolino
Date Posted: 06 September 2019 at 18:03
So...does anyone have any news?


Posted By: MiPr
Date Posted: 08 September 2019 at 11:38
Yes

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Posted By: nandbytes
Date Posted: 08 September 2019 at 12:23
Originally posted by MiPr MiPr wrote:

Yes


Could you please provide a TL;DR version of this?

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Posted By: MiPr
Date Posted: 08 September 2019 at 19:18
Originally posted by nandbytes nandbytes wrote:

Could you please provide a TL;DR version of this?

Hmm, not sure - if it's too long nobody will read it

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Posted By: neilt3
Date Posted: 08 September 2019 at 21:51
Originally posted by MiPr MiPr wrote:

Originally posted by nandbytes nandbytes wrote:

Could you please provide a TL;DR version of this?

Hmm, not sure - if it's too long nobody will read it


Go on ... try.

Please keep to about 20 words of two syllables or less .
I've just started on the rum .

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Posted By: MiPr
Date Posted: 09 September 2019 at 06:41
You've probably seen two longer versions already published ;)

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Posted By: Macrolino
Date Posted: 09 September 2019 at 21:30
I thought I could vote but as a new member I'm not allowed...sorry Addy I waited for nothing Oh well...II took a couple of shots waiting for the new contest. I'll try entering them.


Posted By: addy landzaat
Date Posted: 09 September 2019 at 21:56
Well, thank you for liking my picture
And just join the conversation so that you can vote next time

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Posted By: MiPr
Date Posted: 10 September 2019 at 10:13
Originally posted by Macrolino Macrolino wrote:

I thought I could vote but as a new member I'm not allowed...sorry Addy I waited for nothing Oh well...II took a couple of shots waiting for the new contest. I'll try entering them.

No worries - it's still nearly a month before we close the voting. A lot can change in a month, e.g. some newbie members can turn into regular ones ;)

EDITED: in other words - you can always vote, but when counting your vote may be ignored depending on your status :)

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Posted By: Macrolino
Date Posted: 15 October 2019 at 19:44
Thanks for the info and sorry for the delayed answer! II haven't posted so much in the last month, so I guess my votes won't be count but it's totally ok! I'll partecipate more in the future order to upgrade my member status



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