ATTENTION! Before you enter your bird!!!

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ATTENTION! Before you enter your bird!!!

Post by Grant » Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:04 pm

ATTENTION! Before you enter your bird!!!

Howdy Grand Slammers! The contest is underway, and you can view the score card here:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc ... li=1#gid=0

You’ll notice, however, that some scores are in RED, which means a judging panel is voting on your bird. Probably because you didn’t post the proper dated proof that is legible!

Those who are judging the contest LOVE the pictures with the newspaper! Those are easier for you to take pictures and easier for us to see the dated proof! An iPad also works ok, just watch the glare! A phone is the most risky option!!!! Again - use caution when entering dated proof with a phone!!! If we can’t see the date, your bird might not be scored!!!

So why are we being sticklers about this? Well, we have lots of prizes at stake, and we’ll be sorting through quite a few birds. In the end, we want the contest to be legit and to uphold our reputation for being fair and honest.

Anyway – if you are not following the rules or you can’t see your dates, a panel of judges will vote on your bird to see if it should be counted. If you have any questions, please direct them to Grant and Bobby.

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Re: ATTENTION! Before you enter your bird!!!

Post by Grant » Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:09 am

Howdy! We’ve had several questions regarding contest scores, so I hope to clear those up in this thread:
For starters, here are sample entries:

http://www.grandslamnetwork.com/network ... f=24&t=237

The easiest entries to judge are with newspaper and iPad date proofs, while the harder pictures are with phones. Phones tend to be small, which makes it hard to read the date.

SO HERE IS THE SIMPLE RULING

All photos SHOULD have a clear readable date. Those that don’t will be submitted to the judges for a majority vote. The judges will make their best judgment call. During this time, your score will show up in red on the scorecard.

Bonus point photos with out readable date will not be accepted.

Bobby, would you like to add anything?
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Re: ATTENTION! Before you enter your bird!!!

Post by Bobbyparks » Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:12 pm

I believe you've covered it....I will say...not every photo entered...distant shots etc is expected to be clear...but cell phones..Ipads etc should be on...allows for blow ups

A good rule of thumb is to take one showing hunters and bird with date device held..readable or not...take second closer and then a closer up that allows readable dates..things just need to match up

Bonus points is where the date verification is CRUCIAL...you cannot recieve bonus points if the date is not in view and readable.....has alread cost a couple some points.

All judges are trying to be fair and reasonable when judgemenst are required.....by taking precautions and making good entires..it never gets in the judges hands

Please review rules...take some time and be careful with your photos.....we're not gunning for anyone and the last thing we want is to ding anyone...but we have to be consisitent or we're going to have an endless line of emails questioning or complaining entries when this thing gets close...and it will be close

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Re: ATTENTION! Before you enter your bird!!!

Post by blong » Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:04 pm

Thank you guys for taking your time to run the contest.

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Re: ATTENTION! Before you enter your bird!!!

Post by Grant » Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:11 pm

blong wrote:Thank you guys for taking your time to run the contest.
No problem! Just wish I was entering my OWN bird!!

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Re: ATTENTION! Before you enter your bird!!!

Post by Grant » Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:11 pm

blong wrote:Thank you guys for taking your time to run the contest.
No problem! Just wish I was entering my OWN bird!!

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