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Re: The 2017 Dinosaur Diorama & Photography Contest is on!
« Reply #40 on: April 05, 2017, 12:51:53 PM »
For a second, I thought I found the "dark side" of the previous contests.
The requirement reads "Entries that were posted on the internet or publicly announced are not allowed", something like that.
Does this cause everybody become so hesitant about posting their dioramas and save the best for the jackpot, in case it becomes an ineligible entry?
Just wanted to know, cos I am one of them.
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Re: The 2017 Dinosaur Diorama & Photography Contest is on!
« Reply #41 on: April 05, 2017, 07:34:29 PM »
I for my part have not done any dioramas lately, just some bases for certain figures. And while I am not the greatest fan of outdoor dioramas (as it is often difficult to get the right settings with plants and with scaling) I occasionally do some myself, but spring just started here, so there will be more opportunity in a few weeks. But your comment reminds me I could post the base for my Kabaya Seismosaurus, not the greatest piece of art, but anyway.

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Re: The 2017 Dinosaur Diorama & Photography Contest is on!
« Reply #42 on: April 08, 2017, 05:47:20 PM »
For a second, I thought I found the "dark side" of the previous contests.
The requirement reads "Entries that were posted on the internet or publicly announced are not allowed", something like that.
Does this cause everybody become so hesitant about posting their dioramas and save the best for the jackpot, in case it becomes an ineligible entry?
Just wanted to know, cos I am one of them.

That requirement had several purposes, but the main ones were to ensure anonymity (important for voting) and to make sure the entries were new every year.


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Re: The 2017 Dinosaur Diorama & Photography Contest is on!
« Reply #43 on: April 27, 2017, 07:02:43 PM »
This sounds like fun. Need think of some ideas now. Since i got some new dinos.....

P.S. i know its been awhile since i been here.
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Re: The 2017 Dinosaur Diorama & Photography Contest is on!
« Reply #44 on: April 29, 2017, 08:25:09 AM »
Should i send my pic via PM?
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Re: The 2017 Dinosaur Diorama & Photography Contest is on!
« Reply #45 on: April 29, 2017, 12:32:31 PM »
Should i send my pic via PM?

Send an email directly to Clayton/Kayakasaurus - [email protected] - PM can probably not contain the big image files.

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Re: The 2017 Dinosaur Diorama & Photography Contest is on!
« Reply #46 on: April 29, 2017, 08:18:58 PM »
Should i send my pic via PM?

Send an email directly to Clayton/Kayakasaurus - [email protected] - PM can probably not contain the big image files.

Hey thanks. 😃
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Re: The 2017 Dinosaur Diorama & Photography Contest is on!
« Reply #47 on: May 05, 2017, 06:09:29 AM »
How does the photography portion of the contest work? what must be done?
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Re: The 2017 Dinosaur Diorama & Photography Contest is on!
« Reply #48 on: May 07, 2017, 04:27:23 PM »
I wasnt sure if I'd get around to entering this year, but I just had a really cool idea for an entry so i guess the game is on...

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Re: The 2017 Dinosaur Diorama & Photography Contest is on!
« Reply #49 on: May 07, 2017, 04:31:44 PM »
How does the photography portion of the contest work? what must be done?

the photography part describes the entries that aren't scratch built dioramas, but use nature as a sort of diorama. One of the prizes will be awarded based on photography. I posted a description on the first page of this thread.
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Re: The 2017 Dinosaur Diorama & Photography Contest is on!
« Reply #50 on: May 10, 2017, 10:32:22 PM »
Even if there's not an "official" contest, I'm really glad there's a contest this year! Quick question, can you use customized figures IE repainted ones? I've got an idea but I want to make sure it's actually allowed before I start painting ::)

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Re: The 2017 Dinosaur Diorama & Photography Contest is on!
« Reply #51 on: May 11, 2017, 05:31:09 PM »
Even if there's not an "official" contest, I'm really glad there's a contest this year! Quick question, can you use customized figures IE repainted ones? I've got an idea but I want to make sure it's actually allowed before I start painting ::)

Yeah, there have always been plenty of repaints. It just can't be one that you've already shown elsewhere, so that nobody can identify it as yours.
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Re: The 2017 Dinosaur Diorama & Photography Contest is on!
« Reply #52 on: May 11, 2017, 11:17:35 PM »
Yeah, there have always been plenty of repaints. It just can't be one that you've already shown elsewhere, so that nobody can identify it as yours.

Sounds good, thank you!

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Re: The 2017 Dinosaur Diorama & Photography Contest is on!
« Reply #53 on: May 17, 2017, 09:45:01 PM »
A question, if we did a diorama can we submit photos from a couple of different angles and details or should we only submit a single photo?
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Re: The 2017 Dinosaur Diorama & Photography Contest is on!
« Reply #54 on: May 19, 2017, 07:17:03 AM »
I need to get a pic in. Doing two more ideas and then i will choose.
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Re: The 2017 Dinosaur Diorama & Photography Contest is on!
« Reply #55 on: May 19, 2017, 07:42:58 AM »
Can one dino work for the contest? or at least 2? let me know. ASAP. Thanks
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Re: The 2017 Dinosaur Diorama & Photography Contest is on!
« Reply #56 on: May 19, 2017, 03:25:56 PM »
A question, if we did a diorama can we submit photos from a couple of different angles and details or should we only submit a single photo?

"One entry per person" - which I understand as "one photo", as a single diorama shot from several angles would need either the host to deceide which one to publish, or it would be more than one entry which is forbidden. Only way around this would be to make a collage, which would be a all time first in the diorama contest and I am not sure if it would be within the rules or to which of the three categories it could count.

Can one dino work for the contest? or at least 2? let me know. ASAP. Thanks

I am not sure if I understand the question correctly, but you could pack as many dinosaur figures into your diorama as you'd like. Last year there were entries with just one figure (some - as the winner - wasn't even a dinosaur), others showed several, two had 7 to 8 figures in them. Just a question of what you'd like to show and create. One entry several years ago had I think like two dozen figures or so (the one with the trike herd).

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Re: The 2017 Dinosaur Diorama & Photography Contest is on!
« Reply #57 on: May 19, 2017, 03:54:19 PM »
A question, if we did a diorama can we submit photos from a couple of different angles and details or should we only submit a single photo?

"One entry per person" - which I understand as "one photo", as a single diorama shot from several angles would need either the host to deceide which one to publish, or it would be more than one entry which is forbidden. Only way around this would be to make a collage, which would be a all time first in the diorama contest and I am not sure if it would be within the rules or to which of the three categories it could count.

I suppose a collage could be graded as an entry for the "diorama" format, albeit solely that format, and graded based on its construction quality. I wouldn't recommend it, just playing devils advocate here.

Although if you did a collage but photo-edited it together in such a way as to appear like an "in-universe" single image, like say a collection of photos in a fake newspaper article or advertisement, that I could see being more acceptable for the contest.

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Re: The 2017 Dinosaur Diorama & Photography Contest is on!
« Reply #58 on: May 19, 2017, 11:38:19 PM »
Thanks.

Are we allowed to show ones that we chose not to use?
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« Reply #59 on: May 20, 2017, 12:11:42 AM »
I'd guess, if you show alternate photos of your entry (let's say from another angle or with different light) it would still show your "entry" which in turn would not be "new" anymore for the contest (entries from past years are also not allowed to re-enter under this rule)... also, you would bypass the anonymity of entries. While this technically is not a rule (at least it is not in the rules in the 1st post of this thread), it is one fun aspect and also recommended that your entry is anonymous until the contest is over.