It’s that time of year again! I’m delighted to announce The Dinosaur Toy Forum Diorama Contest 2014 sponsored by Everything Dinosaur is now open! We have some wonderful prizes this year courtesy of our generous sponsor – Everything Dinosaur!
Rules and regulations
The rules and regulations for the 2014 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 Saturday 27th September 2014. (Entries received after 23:59 hours (11.59pm) GMT on September 27th 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.
–Winners will be selected by a poll open to all Dinosaur Toy Forum members (there will be no professional judges), that will take place shortly after the closing date. There will be three winners in first, second and third place respectively (no joint positions), as selected by the poll. In the event of a tie for any position, a tie-break poll will be created. There will also be three non-prize winning honourable mentions.
A selection of dinosaur figures, kindly provided by Everything Dinosaur, will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners. The prizes will be as follows:
1st Place Prize
The first place prize is five figures, to be chosen from the following list:
Collecta 1:40 Carcharodontosaurus (88642)
Collecta 1:40 Therizinosaurus (88675)
Collecta 1:20 Arsinotherium (88695)
Collecta Mosasaurus (88677)
Collecta Stegosaurus Corpse (88643)
Papo Dilophosaurus (55035)
Papo Baby Triceratops (55036)
Papo Archaeopteryx (55034)
Bullyland Lambeosaurus (324589)
Bullyland Europasaurus (324401)
Schleich Pentaceratops (14531)
Schleich New T. rex (14528)
2nd Place Prize
Second place prize is four figures, to be chosen from the above list as it stands after the first place winner has chosen.
3rd Place Prize
Third place prize is three figures: those figures remaining from the above list after the first and second place winners have chosen.
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 2014 – [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) and here (2013). Questions and queries can be posted as a comment below, or preferably in the appropriate thread on the Dinosaur Toy Forum. Thanks again to our kind sponsor, Everything Dinosaur, and last but not least…good luck to everyone!