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Dinosaur Toy Forum Diorama Contest 2016
« on: January 31, 2016, 03:58:01 PM »
 

It’s time to take off your lens caps!
I’m pleased to announce The Dinosaur Toy Forum Diorama Contest 2016 is now open!
 

The winning dinosaur diorama of the 2015 contest: Jurassic Titans, by Carnosaur

Rules and regulations

The rules and regulations for the 2016 contest are as follows:

-Entry is free.

-All members of The Dinosaur Toy Forum, including staff, are invited to participate. Non-members wishing to participate are invited to register to the forum, this is free.

-Dioramas have to feature prehistoric creatures: from trilobites to Triceratops, it doesn’t matter, so long as it is prehistoric.

-The deadline for entries is Sunday 31st July 2016. (Entries received after 23:59 hours (11.59pm) AST on 31st July will be invalid.)

-One diorama per member. Once submitted it cannot be exchanged for an alternative entry.

-Entries must be accompanied by a creative title.

-Dioramas have to be new (never published on the web before) and you must have produced the diorama yourself. Stealing somebody else’s diorama will result in disqualification.

Photoshop is allowed, but the original photograph(s) must be your own. Using somebody else’s photographs will result in disqualification.

Winners There will be three winners in first, second and third place respectively (no joint positions). These will be selected by a poll open to all Dinosaur Toy Forum members (there will be no professional judges) to take place shortly after the closing date. In the event of a tie for any position, a tie-break poll will be created. There will also be three additional honourable mentions.

-Prizes. Each winner will receive a copy of The Tyrannosaur Chronicles by David Hone. Thanks to David Hone and Bloomsbury Sigma for providing the prizes.




How to enter


-Entries will remain anonymous until the winners are announced. For this reason we request that entrants do no watermark or sign their entries.

-Entries should be submitted as a .jpg file 1000px wide.

-Entries should be sent via email as an attachment to [email protected] The email title should read as follows: “dinosaur diorama contest 2016 – [forum username]”, and the email body should include the diorama title.

You can take inspiration from the previous diorama contest entries on The Dinosaur Toy Forum version 1 archive here (2010), here (2009) and here (2008), and on The Dinosaur Toy Forum here (2012), here (2013), here (2014), and here (2015).

Questions and queries can be posted as a comment below, or by email to [email protected]

You can help spread the word with a signature or make one yourself, and of course remember to have a grand time!
 






 
« Last Edit: April 20, 2016, 12:22:14 PM by dinotoyforum »


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Re: Dinosaur Toy Forum Diorama Contest 2016
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2016, 04:24:11 PM »
Alright! 8)


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Re: Dinosaur Toy Forum Diorama Contest 2016
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2016, 05:13:54 PM »
Awesome! Thank you for doing this this year Stargatedalek!
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Re: Dinosaur Toy Forum Diorama Contest 2016
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2016, 05:15:31 PM »
Yes! So excited to enter!

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Re: Dinosaur Toy Forum Diorama Contest 2016
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2016, 06:04:01 PM »
Awesome! Thanks for taking the lead on this year's contest, We all appreciate it.
The contest is one that is always fun and highly anticipated even if there are no prizes! Looking forward to this years!

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Re: Dinosaur Toy Forum Diorama Contest 2016
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2016, 07:08:56 PM »
Oops,  ::) This time I must not miss participating... ^-^
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Re: Dinosaur Toy Forum Diorama Contest 2016
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2016, 07:12:20 PM »
I'm not sure if I'll participate this year- I live in North East England and there is NOWHERE to take good photos. The T. rex beach scene I took last year was only because I was already going to the beach.

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Re: Dinosaur Toy Forum Diorama Contest 2016
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2016, 07:13:56 PM »
Thanks for managing the contest this year, Stargatedalek, I know I'll send in an entry!

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Re: Dinosaur Toy Forum Diorama Contest 2016
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2016, 11:33:18 PM »
I'm not sure if I'll participate this year- I live in North East England and there is NOWHERE to take good photos. The T. rex beach scene I took last year was only because I was already going to the beach.

Wherever you are in England there is somewhere that interesting miniature natural landscapes can be found, you may just need to be more imaginative. Otherwise, you could always make your own diorama. I think that's what I will do this year, I'm going to go all out.

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Re: Dinosaur Toy Forum Diorama Contest 2016
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2016, 11:35:54 PM »
I'm not sure if I'll participate this year- I live in North East England and there is NOWHERE to take good photos. The T. rex beach scene I took last year was only because I was already going to the beach.

Wherever you are in England there is somewhere that interesting miniature natural landscapes can be found, you may just need to be more imaginative. Otherwise, you could always make your own diorama. I think that's what I will do this year, I'm going to go all out.

My submission last year took place in a potted plant  ^-^
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Re: Dinosaur Toy Forum Diorama Contest 2016
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2016, 12:33:27 AM »
Lets gooo !! :D thank you Star. Btw what is <strong>how to enter</strong> means ?

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Re: Dinosaur Toy Forum Diorama Contest 2016
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2016, 06:07:25 PM »
Deadline in Sunday 31st July 2016? ???

Did not the other contest had it´s deadline in September? Why so soon this time? ???
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Re: Dinosaur Toy Forum Diorama Contest 2016
« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2016, 06:26:01 PM »
Lets gooo !! :D thank you Star. Btw what is <strong>how to enter</strong> means ?

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Re: Dinosaur Toy Forum Diorama Contest 2016
« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2016, 08:19:44 PM »
Deadline in Sunday 31st July 2016? ???

Did not the other contest had it´s deadline in September? Why so soon this time? ???
I'm uncertain if I'll be able to continue managing the contest when I start college, so as a precaution it ends in the summer. Sorry for any inconvenience.

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Re: Dinosaur Toy Forum Diorama Contest 2016
« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2016, 08:44:15 PM »
Thanks for doin' the job this year, Dalek, will definetly participate :)

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Re: Dinosaur Toy Forum Diorama Contest 2016
« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2016, 09:28:00 PM »
Deadline in Sunday 31st July 2016? ???

Did not the other contest had it´s deadline in September? Why so soon this time? ???
I'm uncertain if I'll be able to continue managing the contest when I start college, so as a precaution it ends in the summer. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Thanks for clarifying
Actual it can be inconvenient. I might try to enter this year, but I don't know if I will be able to find a good place to shoot, and maybe I would not be until august when I can go somewhere. But who knows........
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Re: Dinosaur Toy Forum Diorama Contest 2016
« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2016, 05:32:47 PM »
I'll enter, but no prices? I'll be pretty happy if someone do the old golden, silver and bronce signature banner for the winners.
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Sobreviviendo a la extinción!!!

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Re: Dinosaur Toy Forum Diorama Contest 2016
« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2016, 07:00:06 PM »
Thank you so much – Stargatedalek – for starting this years contest! :)) I would have missed this fun – even I don't know so far how to finish my high ambitious plan till summer. It's so wonderful you will take all the efforts to organize our all pleasure. 8)

I am an advocate for 'no prizes - the honor is more valuable'. I need no sponsor or hardware-prizes to be motivated. But if someone likes a gold, silver, bronze banner for winning - we can talk about it.  ::)

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Re: Dinosaur Toy Forum Diorama Contest 2016
« Reply #18 on: March 22, 2016, 09:28:27 PM »
Would i be able to post my coelophysis sculpture as an entry here or would it he considered "pre published" as i essentially built it in the public eye, but the diorama just isnt finished. I wouldnt mind making a different sculpture in secret for my entry, but jus curious mainly if id be able to use the coelophysis diorama In a pinch so long as the completed form isnt posted prior to entry...
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Re: Dinosaur Toy Forum Diorama Contest 2016
« Reply #19 on: March 22, 2016, 11:55:24 PM »
Would i be able to post my coelophysis sculpture as an entry here or would it he considered "pre published" as i essentially built it in the public eye, but the diorama just isnt finished. I wouldnt mind making a different sculpture in secret for my entry, but jus curious mainly if id be able to use the coelophysis diorama In a pinch so long as the completed form isnt posted prior to entry...
Emm you mean posting the "work in progress" phase of your diorama for contest ? I think its fine as long as it doesnt spoiled your real diorama which you use as an entry for the contest