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purpleskyz
2nd Dec 2008, 05:41
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Christmas is the best picture-taking holiday of the year! Whether photography is your passion, your hobby, or just an occasional pastime, we invite you to join our Christmas 2008 Photography Contest.

As the theme suggests, any photo that is related to Christmas qualifies. You may take pictures of Christmas lights and lanterns, Christmas trees and mistletoes, nativity scenes (belen), santa claus and snowman, food and gifts, scenes from family gatherings, caroling, or anything that is related to Christmas celebration in your neighborhood. This includes your homes, your neighbors' place, your offices and schools, restaurants, malls, churches, sidewalks, or any public place.

CONTEST RULES:

1. All members who have been registered with Symbianize before December 1, 2008 are allowed to participate.

2. Digital cameras or phone cameras may be used. All photos must have been taken this year.

3. Each entry must comply with the following requirements:


a. Photographs must be in JPEG format. Please resize your digital photos to no more than 640 x 480 pixels.

b. Images must be in natural color. Black and white, sepia tone, and duotone images are not eligible. You may adjust the brightness and contrast of your pictures if needed. Red-eye removal for human subjects is allowed. You may also crop your pictures if you wish as long as the rectangular proportion is maintained.

c. NO borders and frames may be added, use of artistic filters are NOT permitted, NO watermarks or signatures are allowed. Remember, this is a photo contest, not a picture editing/special effect contest.

d. Changes to the original photograph other than those permitted here are unacceptable and will render the entry disqualified for the contest.


2. Each member is allowed to submit up to five (5) entries. Please upload your photographs to an image hosting site of your choice. Attachments are not allowed.

3. Participants must then create a NEW THREAD in the Graphics and Photos (Only registered users can see the link.) section, with the thread title, "My Christmas 2008 Photography Contest Entries".

4. Photo captions must be posted below each picture. English or Filipino language may be used. Once a picture is posted, it cannot anymore be changed nor edited. Exceptions will be made for modification, such as resizing, to comply with the rules.

5. Entries will be judged on the basis of creativity, photographic quality and effectiveness in conveying the essence of Christmas celebration among Filipinos all over the world.

6. Deadline for the submission of entries is on Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at 11:59 p.m. (GMT +8:00).

7. Judging and Prizes

The contest consists of two (2) rounds of evaluation. In round one, the judges will select five (5) entries from among all eligible entries based on the mentioned criteria. In round two, the judges will select a First Place Winner from among the top 5 entries. The following prizes will be awarded to the winners:

First Prize:

Any one (1) of these packages*


Memory Card Package:
Memory Card Reader/Writer +
4GB Memory Card (MMC, SD, Micro SD, or Sony Pro Duo) +
2GB Memory Card (MMC, SD, Mini SD, Micro SD, or Sony Pro Duo)

Flash Disk Package:
4GB Kingston USB Flash Disk +
2GB Kingston USB Flash Disk

Cyber Chat Package:
Logitech Quickcam Messenger +
Logitech Premium Stereo Headset

DVD Burner Package:
LITE-ON DVDRW Dual Layer Lightscribe 20X +
Imation DVD-R 10 pcs. +
Imation CD-R 10 pcs.

Second Prize:


Four (4) winners of P300 worth of cellphone prepaid load (any network)



Feel free to reply in this thread if you have comments, questions or clarifications. Sending of inquiries through PM or posting those as Profile Visitor Messages is discouraged. Your question may be the same with that of another member, so we might just as well discuss it here for the benefit of others. Thank you for your usual cooperation. :salute:

*Shipping via LBC will be shouldered by Symbianize. Users outside the Philippines will have their prizes be sent to their relatives or friends in the country. Winners will be notified thru PM.


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LIST OF PARTICIPANTS::clap:

fishbelle (Only registered users can see the link.)
-CF- (Only registered users can see the link.)
brawler07 (Only registered users can see the link.)
balahuba (Only registered users can see the link.)
BertongLordPacBagsik (Only registered users can see the link.) (pending)
aicrop (Only registered users can see the link.)
ketchup009 (Only registered users can see the link.)
robinramosn70 (Only registered users can see the link.)
Lethaljam (Only registered users can see the link.)
spookone (Only registered users can see the link.)
jhetcola (Only registered users can see the link.)
br0ken0id (Only registered users can see the link.)
symphalion (Only registered users can see the link.)
edikenkoy (Only registered users can see the link.)*
Pearlista (Only registered users can see the link.)
Battosai (Only registered users can see the link.)
KhEnYoT (Only registered users can see the link.)
Marik (Only registered users can see the link.)
panjo (Only registered users can see the link.)
Fico (Only registered users can see the link.)
kiko66613 (Only registered users can see the link.)
MacGyver (Only registered users can see the link.)
neyney00 (Only registered users can see the link.)
rockerwin11 (Only registered users can see the link.)
ezikayel (Only registered users can see the link.)
denstel_0707 (Only registered users can see the link.)
sairilh31 (Only registered users can see the link.)
rentao_15 (Only registered users can see the link.)
jonathancmejia (Only registered users can see the link.)
Masaya (Only registered users can see the link.)

View contest results here. (Only registered users can see the link.)

boyangaZ
2nd Dec 2008, 15:36
ahmm...is there any theme or just


Entries will be judged on the basis of creativity, photographic quality and effectiveness in conveying the essence of Christmas celebration among Filipinos all over the world.

Fico
2nd Dec 2008, 15:43
Cool!!! Sali ako! parang masaya to. whew... ayos at hindi pwede ang edited! :D

wyrdwacko
2nd Dec 2008, 15:55
sali pala ako :yipee::yipee::yipee:

MacGyver
2nd Dec 2008, 19:03
Digital cameras or phone cameras may be used. All photos must have been taken this year.



...NO watermarks or signatures are allowed.


With all due respects ate Purple, since absolutely no watermarks (or any other marks) are allowed on the photo entries...paano po natin maipapakita na such photos were taken this Christmas and not earlier? ...bawal bang lagyan ng date photo taken (thru camera settings)?


Thanks!

sairilh31
2nd Dec 2008, 19:29
with regards to the above question,, pwd bang sa flickr na link para may exif at di madaya ang date and if edited ba?,,ü

athanmatthew
2nd Dec 2008, 19:35
ayos to ah buti na lang at nglibot libot ako sa symbianize.makasali nga:dance::excited:

purpleskyz
2nd Dec 2008, 19:57
ahmm...is there any theme or just
basta po may kinalaman sa Christmas ang photo, ok yun.. :D


With all due respects ate Purple, since absolutely no watermarks (or any other marks) are allowed on the photo entries...paano po natin maipapakita na such photos were taken this Christmas and not earlier? ...bawal bang lagyan ng date photo taken (thru camera settings)?


Thanks!
ok lang po na may date ang mga photos if enabled ito sa iyong camera settings.. the watermarks which are not permitted here are those done after the photos were taken and were created using some image editing programs..


with regards to the above question,, pwd bang sa flickr na link para may exif at di madaya ang date and if edited ba?,,
flickr links are welcome..:D
EDIT: just follow the same procedure for posting the images in BB Code (Only registered users can see the link.)..

Tobi
2nd Dec 2008, 21:14
hmm about the rule number1 po di ko masyado maintindihan yun po bang mga members na nagregister lang nitong december at nung nakaraang decembers lang yung pwedeng sumali?

elmo
3rd Dec 2008, 10:01
wow!!
maganda ito..

brawler07
3rd Dec 2008, 10:11
aus to ahhhh

is it ok to join the referral contest and christmas 2008 photography?
looking forward to your immediate response
ty

purpleskyz
3rd Dec 2008, 12:07
hmm about the rule number1 po di ko masyado maintindihan yun po bang mga members na nagregister lang nitong december at nung nakaraang decembers lang yung pwedeng sumali?

ang lahat po ng nag join sa Symbianize BEFORE Dec 1, 2008 ay pwedeng sumali sa contest, it doesn't matter kung anong month..;)


aus to ahhhh

is it ok to join the referral contest and christmas 2008 photography?
looking forward to your immediate response
ty

pwedeng-pwede po.. you may join both.. :approve:

Battosai
3rd Dec 2008, 12:19
Wala bang 4gb Sony Memory Stick Micro sa prize? Yun sana kailangan ko hihihi. :giggle:

balahuba
3rd Dec 2008, 13:26
Sali ako dyan. Add me on the list ma'am purpleskyz

Tobi
3rd Dec 2008, 14:42
ang lahat po ng nag join sa Symbianize BEFORE Dec 1, 2008 ay pwedeng sumali sa contest, it doesn't matter kung anong month..;)



pwedeng-pwede po.. you may join both.. :approve:

ohhh ok thanks!:excited:

panjo
3rd Dec 2008, 21:13
sali ko...
tamang tama tambay d2 c rudolf...:)

purpleskyz
4th Dec 2008, 09:23
For some of us who are not yet familiar with adding images to a post, kindly read the following guide:

To include an image that is uploaded to an image hosting site, you can do so by copying the full URL to the image, (not the page on which the image is located), and either clicking the Only registered users can see the link. icon or by typing before the image URL and after it. Please make sure that you do not have any spaces before or after the URL of the image.

You will know that you got the image URL correctly if you see the ".jpg" extension at the end of the URL.

some examples of image URLs:
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brawler07
4th Dec 2008, 11:18
ahhh ok po purpleskyz,
ty po sa maagap n reply


photo shutter starting on d job
:yipee:

anap0t
4th Dec 2008, 15:57
oooOnly registered users can see the link.!!! exciting! jojoin din ako! :yipee:

-CF-
4th Dec 2008, 20:24
:celebrate: I JUST JOINED, ma'am purplez :hat:

:thanks:

Jin_
6th Dec 2008, 18:18
Newbie here, both in the website and in the Photography thing. I'm being inclined with some sort.

Sali din ako! :excited:

jepoy25
9th Dec 2008, 00:14
Kht hnd aq nsa picture pde b un?Tska sariling gwa ng thread o s isang thread(group) n ilalagay ung pic?

purpleskyz
9th Dec 2008, 06:09
jepoy25: kahit ano o sinong subject ay pwede mo pong kuhanan.. hinde kinakailangang ikaw un nasa picture..


3. Participants must then create a NEW THREAD in the Graphics and Photos (Only registered users can see the link.) section, with the thread title, "My Christmas 2008 Photography Contest Entries".

kelangan sarili mo pong thread.. you may make a post for each picture..

capt_nemo777
9th Dec 2008, 11:08
sali ako dito ...hehe

jonathancmejia
9th Dec 2008, 13:51
Pasali po dito

frocute
10th Dec 2008, 23:47
sali din ako :)

Dhodz
11th Dec 2008, 10:08
Pa join!!! :excited:

kiko66613
12th Dec 2008, 09:55
now this is interesting, i love to take pictures, have a collection last year, but i have to take new ones ngayon.

THe prob now is that, masyadong ngtitipid na mga tao now.huhu, wla masyadong lights in our place.

sali pa rin ako!!

Fico
16th Dec 2008, 10:36
question po, paano po na najajudge ang mga entries? pwede po bang pa-explain? Who are the judges po ba? Thanks.

meisis526
16th Dec 2008, 18:31
sali po ako dito! :)

pero question lang po. ano po criteria for judging? thanks! :)

purpleskyz
16th Dec 2008, 20:45
question po, paano po na najajudge ang mga entries? pwede po bang pa-explain? Who are the judges po ba? Thanks.


sali po ako dito! :)
pero question lang po. ano po criteria for judging? thanks! :)


5. Entries will be judged on the basis of creativity, photographic quality and effectiveness in conveying the essence of Christmas celebration among Filipinos all over the world.

Criteria:
1. Creativity - 33.33%
2. Photographic quality - 33.33%
3. Effectiveness in conveying the essence of Christmas celebration among Filipinos - 33.33%


7. The contest consists of two (2) rounds of evaluation. In round one, the judges will select five (5) entries from among all eligible entries based on the mentioned criteria. In round two, the judges will select a First Place Winner from among the top 5 entries.

Each photo that was submitted will be scored by our judges based on the criteria mentioned above. We will compute the scores and select the five (5) entries which has obtained the highest scores. The entries selected in round one will proceed to round two. In round two, the scores will be reset to zero and the judges will re-evaluate the entries based on the same criteria to select the First Place Winner. In the event of a tie (in both rounds), the tied entries will be re-submitted to the Judges for a re-judging between the tied entries alone. I hope this is clear enough.. Just let me know if you have more questions.. :D

As to the judges' identity, we will reveal them together with the announcement of the winners. ;)

jonathancmejia
18th Dec 2008, 23:06
Maximum of 1 lang po ang pedeng isali na picture per participant?

balahuba
18th Dec 2008, 23:46
5 entries po per participants

marialigaya456
18th Dec 2008, 23:47
picture picture....sali sali...

jonathancmejia
18th Dec 2008, 23:53
Hehe hindi ko nabasa yung part na iyon pasensya na po. Gusto ko rin pong sumali dito. Count me in. :thumbsup:

balahuba
19th Dec 2008, 14:30
sana po may repute naman ang sumali kahit na indi manalo :thanks:

Fico
20th Dec 2008, 09:42
sana po may repute naman ang sumali kahit na indi manalo :thanks:

makakatanggap ka nun kung napabilib mo yung mga users na pwedeng magbigay ng repute. :D good lucc sa atin! :)

BartSimpson
20th Dec 2008, 13:55
pwede po ba akong sumali dito kahit newbie lang?:)

jonathancmejia
20th Dec 2008, 14:59
Bro hindi qualified ang mga kakamember lang this month.

balahuba
20th Dec 2008, 16:05
makakatanggap ka nun kung napabilib mo yung mga users na pwedeng magbigay ng repute. :D good lucc sa atin! :)
:csa: ah ok :thanks:

edikenkoy
21st Dec 2008, 00:29
uhm...
ayos to ah.. ngayon ko lang nakita..
5 entries...
galing...
makapost nga...
sana manalo.. hehe...

bryan11_04
21st Dec 2008, 13:26
pasali po dito...

aicrop
21st Dec 2008, 21:08
wala na po pang fill up form para makasali post lang po deritso?


Cge po Ma'am sali po ako!!

balahuba
22nd Dec 2008, 00:55
Wla na po. Just read yung instruction xa 1st page

-AM17-
23rd Dec 2008, 18:46
ATE PORPS :hat:

I JOINED the CONTEST :hat:

EDIT:
nyahaha wala bang medal diyan :whistle:

:peace: merry xmas to all

Rachiersh
23rd Dec 2008, 21:36
:whistle: makikisali rin po ako :giggle:

symphalion
25th Dec 2008, 01:27
Ate Purpz nakagawa na po ako ng thread
sana pwede na yun :D
MERRY CHRISTMAS sa lahat!!! :)

ketchup009
25th Dec 2008, 01:57
tanOng lnG po!
pWde Q po bnG edit ung thread kung mg-aAdd aQ ng pikz..?

purpleskyz
25th Dec 2008, 04:59
ATE PORPS :hat:

I JOINED the CONTEST :hat:



Ate Purpz nakagawa na po ako ng thread
sana pwede na yun :D
MERRY CHRISTMAS sa lahat!!! :)

ok, jhet & symph.. :thanks: for joining... :clap:


tanOng lnG po!
pWde Q po bnG edit ung thread kung mg-aAdd aQ ng pikz..?

ketchup: yes, you may add more pictures or you may remove some but you cannot replace the images that you have already posted..:D

Fico
25th Dec 2008, 05:36
huwaaaaa.. nakakaasar.. i need to submit my entries asap kaso wala pa akong maayos na shot.. hahayz... i need to submit!! lol.. :D

Pearlista
25th Dec 2008, 13:18
Sali po ako..

KhEnYoT
25th Dec 2008, 20:57
sali poh. . . :salute:

Marik
25th Dec 2008, 21:44
i just join

denstel_0707
26th Dec 2008, 12:15
sali ako...........!!!

MacGyver
26th Dec 2008, 13:36
Count me in...kahit almost late na!;)

neyney00
26th Dec 2008, 22:45
pasali ako ha, pwede na ba magpost? :thanks:

rockerwin11
27th Dec 2008, 10:34
kasali po ako! harhar, add me on the list

balahuba
28th Dec 2008, 00:54
Ang daming entries malamang mahihirapan ang mga judges xa pagpili halos lahat maganda. Sa mga gus2 pang sumali makahabol pa kayo para mas marami mas masaya. Para nman you can share your feelings ths christmas. Nkakaga.an ng loob ang mga entries. It's not the prize nman ang habol ko it's about emotion that i want to share to other's. Good luck sa ating lahat. Merry Christmas to all and happy new year. :salute:

AnmlstcBhvr
30th Dec 2008, 10:30
Bukas na deadline! Hahaha!

=gingerbread_man=
30th Dec 2008, 19:43
sayang naman ngayon ko lang nakita ito, mahirap nang humabol dito. pwede pa po ba sumali?

rentao_15
30th Dec 2008, 23:13
entry submitted.. pasali po... :thumbsup: :thanks:

sairilh31
30th Dec 2008, 23:26
ok na din entries ok.. pero 2 pa lang..,Ü

purpleskyz
31st Dec 2008, 06:37
sayang naman ngayon ko lang nakita ito, mahirap nang humabol dito. pwede pa po ba sumali?

gingerbread_man, i'm sorry hinde pa po ikaw pwede.. kelangan kasi before Dec 2008 ang registration date ng member para makasali.. you may join next time.. marami pa po tayong contests in the future.. ;)

WarRock
31st Dec 2008, 13:03
Tobi
sa pagkakaalm ko

ibig savhin d valid n maglaro sa contest ung mga member n just registered lang this december :lol:

Masaya
31st Dec 2008, 21:21
humabol ako hihihi :giggle: good luck sa tin:newyear:

purpleskyz
1st Jan 2009, 13:06
Happy New Year! :celebrate:

Our photography contest is now officially closed. On behalf of the Symbianize community, I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to all our participants. We now enter the judging stage. The winners will be announced as soon as our panel of judges have made its decision.

For judging purposes, all qualified entries were uploaded to my Google Web Picasa account. The images were saved with the same image quality and resolution as they were posted here. The photo captions were copied as well. The name of the participants were purposely omitted so as to avoid any form of biases during the evaluation process. You may view the album by clicking the index below:


Only registered users can see the link. (Only registered users can see the link.)

GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF YOU! :hat:

:newyear:

balahuba
1st Jan 2009, 13:51
GOOD LUCK sa lahat ng entries Happy New Year

denstel_0707
1st Jan 2009, 14:13
nagulat naman ako kasama ang entry ko


God bless sa mananalo...

ipisnapisak
1st Jan 2009, 19:30
wow...

ganda ng scene...

goodluck sa participantes

edikenkoy
1st Jan 2009, 21:04
gudlak sa mananalo....
hehe...
hapi new year....

neyney00
2nd Jan 2009, 00:31
good luck to us all, andami magagandang kuha, sana lahat may premyo hehe :thumbsup:

purpleskyz
5th Jan 2009, 05:03
We're pleased to announce that the winner of Christmas 2008 Photography Contest, and the recipient of the first prize package is:


robinramosn70 (Only registered users can see the link.):clap:

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Isang Gabi sa Simbang Gabi sa Probinsiya...

We would like also to recognize with honorable mentions the following people for their excellent photo submissions:


Masaya (Only registered users can see the link.):clap:

Only registered users can see the link.
Enchanted Gensan: This is the entry of Barangay Katangawan for the Inter-barangay Enchanted Gensan Castle Competition.


rockerwin11 (Only registered users can see the link.):clap:

Only registered users can see the link.
Share your blessings sa mga less fortunate na gustong makapag-aral.


ketchup009 (Only registered users can see the link.):clap:

Only registered users can see the link.
Para saken ang Pasko ay para sa mga bata.. Gaya sa bagong panganak na si Jesus sa belen at ito rin ang time for the family to be together!


ezikayel (Only registered users can see the link.):clap:

Only registered users can see the link.
Kay Jolibee bida ang Pasko!! Jolibee with the orphan kids!

The following are the final scores obtained by the winning entries:


Simbang Gabi = 89.66%
Enchanted Gensan = 84.66%
Meri Krismas = 84.33%
Ang Belen = 83.33%
Jollibee Pasko = 83.00%


We sincerely thank our judges who spent uncompensated hours viewing images, reading captions, downloading and uploading score sheets (Only registered users can see the link.), and reviewing the scores. You did a remarkable job of judging a total of 95 entries (Only registered users can see the link.). Thank you for your help in making the contest a success. Without your significant contribution of time, this competition would not be possible.

1. kimi (Only registered users can see the link.)
2. nathan_christopher (Only registered users can see the link.)
3. bel (a friend of mine and a serious photography hobbyist.. she usually spends her weekends scubadiving and taking underwater photos..)

Finally, our heartfelt thanks to everyone who participated in the Christmas 2008 Photography Contest. There were many interesting photos in the submissions we received, and we truly appreciate the effort you spent into creating all of those.:hat:

kimi
5th Jan 2009, 06:03
congratulations to the winners :salute: great job guys!

a big thank you as well to all the participants! :clap:

at syempre salamat din kay purpleskyz for all the hard work :praise:

nathan_christopher
5th Jan 2009, 09:05
:celebrate: CONGRATULATIONS!!! :celebrate:

sa lahat ng participants at sa mga winners!! nice works guys!!!

para kay porps: :hat: great job... sana magkaroon ulit :giggle: at ipod touch ang prize :whistle: :giggle: :wave:

boyangaZ
5th Jan 2009, 10:23
congrts sa lhat !!!

balahuba
5th Jan 2009, 10:41
Congrats sa lahat ng nanalo at salamat xa bumuo ng contest na to. Salamat din xa mga participants. :salute:

Battosai
5th Jan 2009, 11:00
Congratulations sa nanalo! :clap:

Masaya
5th Jan 2009, 12:18
:happy: thanks sa mga judges and sa symbianize :D

ezikayel
5th Jan 2009, 13:39
Thank y0u po sa symbianize especially sa mga judges!!

Congratz po sa first place winner!

hmx_ryan
5th Jan 2009, 15:40
:clap: Congatrs sa mga nanalo..:slaute: astig ng mga Photos nyo..:D

robinramosn70
5th Jan 2009, 16:50
THANK YOU AND MORE POWER TO SYMBIANIZE TEAM! :yipee:

Rachiersh
5th Jan 2009, 17:57
Only registered users can see the link.

job well done guys :clap:

ate purpol :smack: ate kimi :smack: dadi wafu :smack: and to ate purpol's friend :smack:

:giggle:

-aiah-
5th Jan 2009, 18:03
congrats sa nanalo! :clap:

rockerwin11
5th Jan 2009, 20:48
Salamat po! Congrats sa mga nanalo!!!:clap::clap:

neyney00
5th Jan 2009, 23:38
congrats sa mga nanalo, lalo na kay robinramos:yipee: nagustuhan ko tlga yung shot mo :yes:
and sa ibang participants, lahat magaganda ang shots nyo, lahat panalo :thumbsup:

KhEnYoT
6th Jan 2009, 01:55
congratz sa mga nanalo. . . and tnx sa mga nag pakahirap dito sa contest. . . :thumbsup:

denstel_0707
6th Jan 2009, 09:02
congrats sa nanalo....pacheeseburger ka naman!! burger burger burger......hehehehe

balahuba
8th Jan 2009, 00:04
Sana may reputation din kahit na hindi nanalo sayang nman ang pinaghirapan ng lahat ng sumali :thanks:

balahuba
8th Jan 2009, 15:55
:thanks: po sa reputation purple. God bless you and all the staff of symbianize and sa lahat din ng member :salute:

brawler07
8th Jan 2009, 19:18
waaaa wrong timing nung umuwi kac ako province ala ako camera n dala
dami ganda xmas views

d bale nxt tym babawi ako

te purple
:thanks: po sa repute ha

MacGyver
8th Jan 2009, 19:44
May rep points ba na consolation sa non-winning entries? :p

Baka na delay lang yung para sa akin...:yipee: :D


TIA, ate purple! :D

purpleskyz
9th Jan 2009, 07:19
^meron po.. :D salamat ulit sa inyong lahat! :hat: :praise: