Karamea Photography Competition 2011

Photo Uploading
Photo submissions must be uploaded from 1 April through 1 May.
Scans of negatives, transparencies, or photographic prints are acceptable.
The photograph, in its entirety, must be a single work of original material taken by the contest entrant.
Image size must not exceed 800 pixels on the longest side.
Each photo file should be less than 2MB.
You can upload one (1) photo in any or each of the eight (8) categories.
Categories are:
1) Happy  2) Water  3) Rainbows  4) Abstract  5) Family  6) Feet  7) Mountainbiking  8) Heaphy Track

Although the upload interface will let you upload photos at higher resolution, the photo will degrade on quality as it will be automatically resized to the maximum allowed resolution.
To retain high quality of your photos we suggest that you resize the pictures before uploading.

Here are few links to websites with instructions on how to resize your photos depending on your computer's operating system.

Mac OS X - How to Resize a Photo Using Preview

Windows 7 - How to Resize a Photo Using MS Paint

Windows Vista - How to Resize Photos in Windows Live Photo Gallery

Windows XP - Resize Digital Pictures Quickly

Alternatively you can use a free photo editing software like GIMP or Picasa

Voting (Rating of Photos)
On-line voting will take place from 2 May through 31 May.
Voting will be anonymous. No one will be able to view the stars awarded until after the voting period has closed.
Please assign a number of stars to each photo where 10 stars is best.
You will be able to change your rating of each photo anytime through 31 May.

*** Only entrants with a New Zealand postal address will be eligible to receive prizes. ***

Awards: Category Winners
The photos receiving the most stars in each of the eight categories will be recognized as the category winner.
Each category winner will receive $20.

Awards: Grand Prize
The photo receiving the most stars will be deemed the overall competition winner.
Grand Prize winner will receive $80.

*** Only entrants with a New Zealand postal address will be eligible to receive prizes. ***

If you have questions about the photography competition rules, or you have any problems uploading photos during the month of April, or you have problems voting online during the month of May, please let us know through the Website Feedback submission form or contact one of us directly using the contact details below.

Rick Lucas   Karamea Community Development Coordinator (karameacommunityatyahoo [dot] com)

Paul Murray   Chairperson, Karamea Community Arts Council (codsatactrix [dot] co [dot] nz)

Radek   Web Lackey (radekatkaramea [dot] org [dot] nz)

This Competition is a Production of and Sponsored by the
Karamea Community Arts Council

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