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Portraiture Competition


Pete e2
13 18.7k 96 England
7 Jul 2010 10:09PM
I would like regulars to win but if what's perceived to be a better picture has been uploaded by a newcomer I don't think it's fair to boycott them.
Besides it keeps regulars on their toes. If you want to win you have to be best Wink
Re the EC HC rule we have members keep complaining when an EC HC wins so we decided to try this method. I'm not fussed either way. Both options have a slight level of unfairness, but I can see your point, so which is best? .... ECs allowed or out .

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Coleslaw e2
9 13.4k 28 Wales
7 Jul 2010 10:11PM
And what is that supposed to mean, Jeff?
I haven't entered for a few months now and never came across that rule before.
Coleslaw e2
9 13.4k 28 Wales
7 Jul 2010 10:14PM
Pete, the rule seems to suggest: don't enter your best work to the gallery if you would like to use them for future competitions.
Pete e2
13 18.7k 96 England
7 Jul 2010 10:17PM

Quote:Pete, the rule seems to suggest: don't enter your best work to the gallery if you would like to use them for future competitions.

It's a good point.
Fishnet e2
10 5.0k 5 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2010 11:05PM
I didn't know about that rule either (might explain why I never win!!).
tj e2
11 2.0k England
7 Jul 2010 11:39PM

Quote:Pete, the rule seems to suggest: don't enter your best work to the gallery if you would like to use them for future competitions.


Perhaps this needs some re-thinking...
7 Jul 2010 11:49PM
One 'easy' way out - do away with ECs, HCs, whatever, completely.

But that would no doubt upset those who strive for these awards.

Seems that either one goes in for ECs/HCs, or for competitions, and nair the twain shall meet.
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
7 Jul 2010 11:55PM
How about a few comps stipulating date/time scale rules, a little more fun and challenging Smile
answersonapostcard e2
10 12.7k 15 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2010 6:47AM
Mind you, you could also be giving others an idea of what would do well in a competition by uploading and gaining an HC/EC, again putting yourself at a disadvantage.
Coleslaw e2
9 13.4k 28 Wales
8 Jul 2010 7:17AM
Maybe when some members complaining about 'pro' equipments other use, you will ban those as well?
I just think it is ridiculous.
Fishnet e2
10 5.0k 5 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2010 3:14PM
I seriously never knew about that rule, and usually when I enter a comp I enter an HC as obviously that's been judged to be one of my better photos, so I have been wasting my time and all of my chances Sad
Coleslaw e2
9 13.4k 28 Wales
8 Jul 2010 3:21PM
It is a new rule, Anna. Probably only started last couple months.
Fishnet e2
10 5.0k 5 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2010 3:59PM
Oh right.

Why on earth was it brought in then? What's the purpose?
Coleslaw e2
9 13.4k 28 Wales
8 Jul 2010 4:01PM
You need to read carefully, Anna! Tongue
According to Pete's reply above,

Quote:Re the EC HC rule we have members keep complaining when an EC HC wins so we decided to try this method
blackbird e2
8 159 15 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2010 4:24PM

Quote:"Young cattle handler" is just amazingly beautiful.


Thank you suziblue, she was a very pretty child and I was lucky to catch her eye.
I think it's good that HC's and EC's are excluded from comps, it keeps things fresh and encourages new effort

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