Your work for the advertising firm "W.U.S. Contestants & Associates” and you have just landed an appointment with Ball Watch U.S.A. where you hope to land them as an account, and supply them with "creative" for magazine advertising. You know that their typical slogan is "accuracy under adverse conditions" and you're debating whether or not to use it in your pitch. You have four different submissions to make, and they will pick the best one for their campaign. What type of entry will you make? Will your work be a pure photograph or it will it be photoshopped? Will you focus on their technology, history, style, or extreme durability? It's up to you, it's your pitch. Please be advised that when setting up your appointment, the secretary told you that the last agency who had a meeting was immediately shown the door for double entrende jokes involving their name, so you know that you can't go there. (Please don't go there! It's been done more than puns involving Shih Tzu’s at a dog show, and we'll have to delete the entry. )
Perhaps in real life, Ball watch U.S.A. will be so impressed with what you provide that they'll sign you! That however, is beyond our control. The winner of the contest will receive the $1,895 retail Engineer Master two DLC, and the winner will chose whether or not they want the watch to have yellow or blue accents. Other prizes are TBD. Everyone who gets a judges point will get a prize.
The Points System:
The contest will have three judges. Each judge will pick first place, second place, third place, fourth place and fifth place. Each judge can only select one photo from a single contestant,
A Contestant will earn the following points if their work is selected by a judge: First place 5, Second place 4, Third place 3, fourth place 2 & fifth place 1.
Example: Contestant Barney gets 3 points from each judge for Photo A, and contestant Barry gets 5 points from judge 1 for Photo B, 0 points from judge 2 for any of his photos, and 5 points from the third judge for Photo C. Even though Barney's single picture scored more points than any of Barry's, Barry wins 10 to 9.
Tiebreaker: If two contestants receive the same score, then each judge will review the total works of the two contestants and vote for one of them. The contestant with two or more votes will win the tiebreaker.
This scoring system is designed to allow people to feel free to submit multiple entries without fear of splitting their own vote, and at the same time since a judge can only select one work from each artist, it will help to cut down the bias that can come from a judge falling in love with one contestant's work. In order to make it fair to someone who wants to work really hard on one entry, and so our judges can give additional time to each entry we have caped the total number of entries at 4 entries.
None of the judges are actually from Ball Watch U.S.A., but they all are Watch U Seek members: All judges have been given strict instructions not to take geography into account when judging the entries.
D N Ravenna – WUS Moderator on the Zenith forum
Jxavier – Winner of our last photo contest
Watchuseek Admin - WUS Forum Owner
Who can enter
This photography contest will have our highest value prize to date and is open to all WUS Members at the time of the close of the contest. This means that you are allowed to join WUS to enter this contest. This is the "photoshop" contest. While contestants must start with a photograph that is of their own taking, they may process that photograph with any effect that they wish. For those that do not own a Ball watch and wish to participate, you can use any Ball watch photograph taken by robattopper or samanator in our photo gallery as your starting point. A photoshoped work or a pure photograph has equal chance to win. The judges are being asked to select the work that has the highest "it" factor, the most appeal, and puts Ball watches in the best light. Principles and employees of other Jewelry stores as well as WUS moderators are excluded. Must be 18 years old to enter for prizes, though anyone can enter for fun.
You are allowed four submissions… Each submission must be no larger than 1100 X 1100 pixels. After your Submission….
1. Name Your Submission
2. Describe your concept, why it works, and how you made it: (no more than 100 words)
3. Place a smaller photo no more than 500 pixels wide of each original photograph that you used in the creation of the piece. The judges will be instructed that if you are starting with a work that is not of your own creation, the amount of content you add should be taken to affect into the scoring of your work
4. Please be ready to show that you have copyright permission for your entry for any material not created by you (Pictures taken from Robattopper and samanator are a given).
- Must be a WUS member to enter
- This contest will allow Photo Shopping pictures
- One entry with one submission including components 1,2,3 & 4 per 48 hours.
- Limit on submissions per member is 4 pictures total
- Contest will start on August 1st through August 15th
- Photos must be hosted at WUS or a commercial site like Photo bucket (If your photos take too long to load you will be asked to move them elsewhere)
- Submissions will be made to the contest thread
- Submitted photos are the property of WUS and Topper Fine Jewelers
- Max resolution 1100 x 1100
·The 48 Hour Rule: Each entry must be submitted at least 48 hours apart from any of your previous entries. Submissions may take place any time during the contest's open period. Judges have been instructed to disregard the time that someone that submits their photo in their scoring, but please keep in mind that the contest will benefit from some early submissions as everyone enjoys looking at them, so if possible try and make at least one submission early in the contest.