Location: Ashland, Oregon
Joined: Mon Apr 21, 2008 11:28 pm
After much discussion and a lot of input and planning from many members here, we're very excited to announce the first FlytrapCare photo contest! The CP photo contest will open for on submissions Monday, May 17th. The rules are as follows:
Photo Contest Rules:
1. One carnivorous plant photo submission per user; your submission is final.
2. The photo must be no longer than one month old, and must be of a plant you own.
3. The plant species must be included with your post (although, i.e. "Sarracenia unknown hybrid" is acceptable). The make/model of camera that took the pic is not required, but should be included if known. Camera settings like exposure time, aperture setting and ISO setting would also be nice, but are not required.
4. The plant must have been in the owner's possession for at least 3 months.
5. You must post your country of residence along with your submission.
Submissions can be made by uploading the photo directly to this forum (once the contest starts) or uploading the photo to the community portion of the site (http://www.flytrapcare.com/carnivorous- ... oader.html) and posting a link to them here.
The contest is open for submissions for 10 days, closing the evening of May 26th. After the contest closes for submissions, a poll will be made from all of the submitted photos and every forum member will have one vote for the photo that they like the best. Voting will be open for 3 days, starting the morning of the 27th and ending the morning of the 30th.
Winners will be announced shortly after the contest closes.
Now, for the part you've all been waiting for....the prizes! Top three finishers will receive prizes. If you live in the United States, here are the prizes up for grabs:
Photo Contest Prizes:
1st - Dionaea 'Crimson Sawtooth'
2nd - Nepenthes X Judith Finn
3rd - Dionaea 'Cupped Trap'
For winners in the EU, the prizes will be very generously provided by Carl (mlvc2002) of Shropshire Carnivores and are:
1st - Sarracenia Sx "Diane Whittaker" A very large plant from my collection not my sales plant
2nd - VFT Spider & Heteradoxa
3rd - Pot of D.Spatulata (about 4 plants)
User moof has also graciously donated a nice U.calycifida, flowering size, for the top finisher in Europe regardless of overall place (even if no one in Europe makes the top 3)!
For winners in Canada, the prizes will be very generously provided by Jun (hackerberry) and are:
1st - Cephalotus follicularis
2nd - Sarracenia (Judith Hindle X Purpurea)
3rd - VFT A13 (Giant Form from Czplants)
For winners in other countries, the prizes will be:
1st - Three packets of seeds of your choice from the FlytrapStore
2nd - Two packets of seeds of your choice from the FlytrapStore
3rd - One packet of seeds of your choice from the FlytrapStore
including (if you'd like to wait for it) the Dionaea seed that Steve and I will harvest from our plants this year, most likely available in June sometime.
All plant prizes will ship bare root (not potted and without soil).
I suppose it should be made clear that there are NOT three winners in the US, and three in the EU, and three in Canada and three in other countries. There are three winners total, and if you're one of the three, you can figure out what prize you'll get based on where you live and the prize lists above.
I want to say that I'm very thankful to Peter, Jun and Carl for being willing to donate some seriously awesome prizes to the contest.
If anyone has questions, feel free to ask them in this thread. I very much look forward to seeing some awesome photos of carnivorous plants!