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    Photography Competition Phase Two Coming Up! Now it's really time to Name that Tune!

    Photography Competition: "Name That Tune"

    Get out your photo albums and/or cameras and your music collection. It's time to "Name That Tune!".

    This is a two-part competition:

    • Phase One of this contest runs April 2-20 27.

    • Phase Two begins on May 1 and goes through May 10.

    ∘ To enter Phase One you must submit a photo that represents a song title. (For the rational behind this contest, see post #41. I know it's late, but better late than never!).

    Along with your photo, write a paragraph or two (500 to 1000 characters), that describes how the photo relates to your song. You may not use the song title in your paragraph, although you must submit the title along with your photo. You'll see why in Phase Two of this contest.

    The contest thread, located in our Photography forum, is closed for comments, but our judges will enter your photo/text submissions as they are received.
    ∘ Send your entries to competitions@sitepoint.com

    Prizes:
    ‣ First Place -- A SitePoint Book of your choice.
    ‣ Second Place: A SitePoint E-Book of your choice.
    ‣ Third Place: A SitePoint Coffee Mug.
    Judging Criteria: Entries will be judged for -
    ‣ Photo/Song Title Compatibility
    ‣ Photo quality
    ‣ Writing quality

    Contest Rules:

    • All photo submissions must be made by April 20 27. Send your photos with song title and your descriptive paragraph to competitions@sitepoint.com. Winners will be announced on May 1, the beginning of Phase Two of this contest.
    • All photo and paragraph submissions must be the property of the contestant. If we find they aren't, your submission will be removed and appropriate action will be taken.
    • As they are received, photos and their paragraphs will be entered as new posts in the contest thread (closed for comments) with the name of the contributor. Enter early - enter often, but we limit prizes to one per contestant in Phase One.
    • One photo/paragraph/title per entry, please.
    • All SitePoint members, with the exception of contest judges are eligible to enter this competition.


    Rules and directions for Phase Two of this contest are in the Name That Tune Contest Thread! Enter NOW!

    Need help? Pm a judge: Shyflower ; ScallioXTX ; Parkin T ; samanime ; TheRaptor ;
    This is a two-part competition:
    Last edited by Shyflower; May 1, 2012 at 12:35.

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    Unfortunately, I'm not a photographer and don't own a camera - but I'll be very interested to see what ends up being submitted. Good luck to all!

    ~TehYoyo

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    Quote Originally Posted by TehYoyo View Post
    Unfortunately, I'm not a photographer and don't own a camera - but I'll be very interested to see what ends up being submitted. Good luck to all!

    ~TehYoyo

    Stay tuned for Phase Two of the contest, you won't need a camera for that!
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    Hi,

    Can photos be composited images or just a bare bones photo?

    Regards,
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    Quote Originally Posted by ServerStorm View Post
    Hi,

    Can photos be composited images or just a bare bones photo?

    Regards,
    Steve
    Photos should remind you of a song, not be manufactured to depict one. So, they will need to be just "bare bones". In phase two of the contest, we'll ask contestants to match up song title with the photos/text entries. If your photo has been manipulated, you'll be making it pretty easy for someone to "get" the title. Use your text to describe the characteristics of your photo that bring a song to memory without using the song lyrics or title.
    Linda Jenkinson
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    Ok Thanks!
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    is this compition open to all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bling5 View Post
    is this compition open to all?
    All SitePoint members, with the exception of contest judges are eligible to enter this competition.

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    I've sent mine.

    How many entries so far?

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    @itmitică ; where did you send it to? We haven't received it.
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    @Shyflower

    I've sent it to competitions@sitepoint.com. I've resent it now.

    Maybe check the Spam folder?

    Though I must confess to shamelessly breaking the rules!

    Off Topic:


    @ not working for itmitică!

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    Is their restrictions on Military Photos? Have a bunch of those.
    Chuck Norris is so tough,
    mosquitos ask for permission before they bite him

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    Quote Originally Posted by USPaperchaser View Post
    Is their restrictions on Military Photos? Have a bunch of those.
    The photo must be your property and if there are recognizable faces in them, you will need the permission of the people to publish them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by itmitică View Post
    @Shyflower

    I've sent it to competitions@sitepoint.com. I've resent it now.

    Maybe check the Spam folder?

    Though I must confess to shamelessly breaking the rules!

    Off Topic:


    @ not working for itmitică!
    I've received your entry, but sorry, it isn't eligible. It's a video, not a photo and it isn't your personal property.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shyflower View Post
    I've received your entry, but sorry, it isn't eligible. It's a video, not a photo and it isn't your personal property.
    The message has a photo attached. A photo that is entirely my work.
    Please check again.
    The video is the song described by that photo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by itmitică View Post
    The message has a photo attached. A photo that is entirely my work.
    Please check again.
    The video is the song described by that photo.
    So there is! I have the photo, but your text is less than 500 characters. Sorry, but still ineligible for this contest.

    Along with your photo, write a paragraph or two (500 to 1000 characters)
    For anyone who is worried about having to write 500 characters, here is what 563 characters look like:

    Sagittis lorem est dolor parturient non velit diam cubilia eros. Sociis suscipit metus Metus. Tincidunt tincidunt viverra torquent ultricies tristique eget donec ultrices dapibus dis, porttitor ullamcorper morbi congue platea curabitur Tristique, ut pharetra netus rhoncus laoreet risus sapien odio integer conubia tempus cum ante nullam ac congue non imperdiet, dapibus Nam, facilisis nec eleifend.

    Nonummy eleifend laoreet parturient. Nascetur magna conubia. Litora. Non nostra diam habitasse pellentesque platea est dictumst lacinia penatibus dis mattis proin. Et egestas vitae pretium hymenaeos ac cubilia lacinia sodales Phasellus.
    You can do it!
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    I was reading an article about the 1k CSS contest (and was surprised at how small that is). 1000 characters really shouldn't be that hard When I write x-word essays for school, I just start writing and then see how long it is at the end.

    ~TehYoyo

    Edit: I tried to put my
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shyflower View Post
    So there is! I have the photo, but your text is less than 500 characters. Sorry, but still ineligible for this contest.
    OK.


    Quote Originally Posted by Shyflower View Post
    For anyone who is worried about having to write 500 characters, here is what 563 characters look like.
    You can do it!
    I'd do that, but then I'd have to worry if blanks, special chars and such, would disqualify me because it has to be 500-1000 without the blanks. And after that, if I put the song name in quotes, or not. Or if the image is a certain size, if it has a certain number of colors, if...

    It looks far too complicated and worrying for me to meet the requirements of this contest. Consider my entry as withdrawn. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shyflower View Post
    For anyone who is worried about having to write 500 characters, here is what 563 characters look like:

    Sagittis lorem est dolor parturient non velit diam cubilia eros. Sociis suscipit metus Metus. Tincidunt tincidunt viverra torquent ultricies tristique eget donec ultrices dapibus dis, porttitor ullamcorper morbi congue platea curabitur Tristique, ut pharetra netus rhoncus laoreet risus sapien odio integer conubia tempus cum ante nullam ac congue non imperdiet, dapibus Nam, facilisis nec eleifend.

    Nonummy eleifend laoreet parturient. Nascetur magna conubia. Litora. Non nostra diam habitasse pellentesque platea est dictumst lacinia penatibus dis mattis proin. Et egestas vitae pretium hymenaeos ac cubilia lacinia sodales Phasellus.
    Are you sure?

    http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/...hars-count.png

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    Quote Originally Posted by itmitică View Post
    I stand corrected. 551 characters in the dummy text I posted. Notice that is a character count not including spaces.

    It's a shame that you found our simple rules too difficult to follow.
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    I humbly admit that the only language I come close to being fluent in is American English. So I had to try a Google Translate
    Your child's pain is not you wish your bed. There's allies fear. More more more more more until he's here to turn your gods, I review Read more Read more, here, that's spanned more Top right time with the more complete information and no alternative, for more, more, or more.

    She's read offset. Born from a marriage. Shore. Our's is not the street, it's the home of the gods, here's Note. The price of life and marriage and want more members of your bed.
    I have to wonder just what the accompanying photo would look like let alone what the song might be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mittineague View Post
    I have to wonder just what the accompanying photo would look like let alone what the song might be.
    There used to be a TV show in Australia that would run English song lyrics through a Japanese online translation tool and then translate them back into English with a similar tool. The results were hilarious ... but to be honest, not much less meaningful than the original lyrics, which are often pretty weird these days anyway.

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    I love to have the SitePoint Coffee Mug :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shyflower View Post
    Notice that is a character count not including spaces.

    It's a shame that you found our simple rules too difficult to follow.
    I believe this too, that's why I've decided to start from square one.

    I've sent another one.

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    Posted. Thank you! I knew you could do it!
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