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Picture of the Month Contest Rules

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  1. slimbolen99

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    SUBMISSION OF PHOTOS
    · All entries should be emailed to: [email protected]
    Please include your User Name and POTM in the subject line.
    In the body of the email, please include the species name and a brief description of the fish.
    · You are allowed one (1) entry per month.
    · Do not attach photos or link to photos directly in the thread.
    · Photos being submitted should not have been posted to or linked to apistogramma.com before, nor should they be in one’s avatar.
    PHOTO FORMATS
    · Accepted formats of images are .jpg, .jpeg, .png, and .gif; .jpg being preferred.
    · Photo must not have any watermark, copyright mark, or any such mark, imprint, label, or representation which identifies the photo to a specific source.
    · Photo must not have been tampered, manipulated, or distorted.
    o Basic adjustments for contrast or brightness, cropping, and rotation are allowed, however,
    o Major manipulations such as color changing, removing or adding objects, and other “photo shopping” are against the spirit of the competition and may result in rejection of submission.
    · Photos MUST BE your own. Stealing intellectual property is a BIG no-no.
    CONTEST FORMAT:
    · The voting schematic will be configured by the POTM coordinator. Photos will be placed in the voting system in the order in which they are received, the first being first, and last being listed last.
    · There may be a systematic limit to entries, in which case, entries will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis.
    · Entries will be allowed from the 1st to the 19th of each month. Voting will start on the 20th and continue to the end of the month.
    · Each forum member will be allowed one (1) vote for each contest.
    · Only one submission, per member, per month will be accepted.
    · If one user wins two months in a row, they will sit out the next month’s contest.
    · ANY SOLICITATION OF VOTES VIA PM, OR THREAD WILL RESULT IN AN AUTOMATIC DISQUALIFICATION
    · We may hold special contests with unique rules and/or prizes which we will make every attempt to announce the month prior with the additional rules explained.