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  1. Dear all,

    At JungleDragon, we're planning for a hot and busy summer by organizing the Summer Games! The summer games are 3 nature photography competitions in a row, for the months of June, July and August 2014. Each month, the winner of the best photo is awarded by a jury, and granted a 100$ cash prize.

    PLEASE CAREFULLY READ THE BELOW DETAILS AND RULES!

    HOW TO PARTICIPATE

    1. If you're not yet a member of JungleDragon, join: http://www.jungledragon.com/join
    2. Post a comment on this thread to confirm you are participating. Don't forget!
    3. You're in. Yes, really. All you need to do is join and post a comment here.
    4. Start uploading wildlife photos using the "Upload" button in the green navigation bar, taking into account the below photo rules.
    5. Your uploaded photos will automatically participate in the contest of the respective month

    PHOTO RULES

    1. You must be the copyright owner of the photos you submit, meaning you took the photo.

    2. Your photos must be on topic. This is a wildlife photography website, and so is this contest. Do NOT post photos of people, objects or buildings. They will be deleted. Allowed: photos of natural landscapes, animals, plants and fungi in the wild, in zoos, and in your garden. Pet photos are not allowed.

    3. Do not dump photos. On this site we share photos with care. This means that you are supposed to give your photos context by including meaningful details. You can set the title, description and tags on your photos using the "Edit details" button below the photo. Next, you try to identify the species on the photo (if you know it) using the "Identify species" button next to the photo. Optionally, you can geotag photos (or let JungleDragon detect those tags). Finally, it is recommended to include EXIF info in your photos so that others can learn from how you captured the scene. This rule is extremely important, share your photos like you share a story.

    4. Do not share large series of near-duplicates. Instead, select a few best ones of the spotting, and share those.

    5. Watermarks and frames allowed, but please keep them subtle.

    6. Post a minimum resolution of 1024 pixels at the longest edge, higher is better.

    7. Your photos are subject to the normal Terms and Conditions that apply on the site (http://www.jungledragon.com/about/tac). Summarizing these conditions: your photos remain yours, yet you grant us the right to display them with attribution to you on this website, and sometimes on related channels, such as JungleDragon's Twitter account.

    PRIZE

    This contest has a single 100 USD cash prize for the winner of the contest for that applicable month. The winner is determined by jury for submitting the best wildlife photo within the contest period and rules. The jury will take several factors into account including originality, technical quality, context and description, votes, and more. Please read the below contest rules carefully:

    GENERAL CONTEST RULES

    1. Use only one JungleDragon account per person

    2. The contest runs from May 31st - August 31 2014, only submissions between that period apply to the contest. Do not repost submissions you contributed earlier.

    3. Payment to the winner is done via Paypal or IBAN wire only

    4. You are expected to keep your contributions on JungleDragon for all to enjoy after the contest.

    5. Should the interest and amount of contributions in the contest be too small to reasonably select a valid winner, the organizer has the right to change the contest setup or to extend the timeline of the contest.

    6. Any entries submitted by the owner of JungleDragon (me) do not participate in the contest.

    7. And the final rule...good luck and have fun!
    Replied one month ago, modified 11 hrs ago
  2. Here it is - I confirm my participation. It's a real game! Replied one month ago
  3. I'll try to contribute. Replied one month ago
  4. I'm in, if not for a photo then it will be a good comment on one:) Replied one month ago
  5. I'm in. Replied one month ago
  6. Excellent Ferdy, I shall do my best to contribute! Replied one month ago
  7. I'm in and i'll do my best. Replied one month ago
  8. I would be happy to participate Replied one month ago
  9. I would be happy to participate Replied one month ago
  10. Yep, I'm in!! Good luck everyone.
    Replied one month ago
  11. Happily participating! Replied one month ago
  12. I am in. :) Replied one month ago
  13. I'm in! Replied one month ago
  14. I'm in!

    P.S. - Can anyone tell me how to put a profile picture?
    Replied one month ago, modified one month ago
  15. I'm In!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Replied one month ago
  16. I'm In!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Replied one month ago
  17. I am eagerly joining the contest. Replied one month ago
  18. I am in Replied one month ago
  19. I want to confirm! Replied one month ago
  20. I'll join Replied one month ago
  21. I'm participating in this competition Replied one month ago
  22. I am happy to participate. Replied one month ago
  23. I am in.. Replied one month ago
  24. Im in! Replied one month ago
  25. I would like to participate! Replied one month ago
  26. Yes I am in ! Replied one month ago
  27. i am in Replied one month ago
  28. I would like to take part as well please! :) Replied one month ago
  29. i am in....should be fun! Replied one month ago
  30. I'll give it a shot! :) Replied one month ago
  31. Im in! Replied one month ago
  32. I'm In !!!
    Replied one month ago
  33. I confirm my participation :)
    Cheers
    Replied one month ago
  34. I confirm my participation :)
    Cheers
    Replied one month ago
  35. I'm in Ferdy! I've got some cool pictures from YNP coming to JD soon! :) Replied one month ago
  36. Count me in! Replied one month ago
  37. Count me in....although ill upload weekly, college and all Replied one month ago
  38. Im in...
    Replied one month ago
  39. i am in.
    By the way I kind of dumped photoos yesterday. Ive put them in a list this morning. Is there a way to post as a serie. I mean place in my case 12 photo's wich show a hatching dragonfly as a list with only one photo showing in de photoforum?
    Replied one month ago
  40. @Ellen: welcome to the contest. Not sure I understand your question. What is a photo forum? There are several photo streams (for example on the homepage, newest photos, etc), and there is this forum, which is not for photos, it is for talk/chat. Replied one month ago
  41. ive uploaded several photos of a hatching dragonfly. You can see them in my stream and in other streams. Its kind of spamming for persons not interested in the hatching. Ive also put them in a list now.
    Ive you could upload a whole serie at once and only the first foto is shown in the stream (with a alert on it that it is part of a serie ) it would look less like dumping. It guess it would be a new feature and i do not know of the software will allow such feature but you can put photos as an story under on photo. seems educational in my eyes.
    Replied one month ago
  42. Now I understand, thanks for explaining. What you want is currently not possible, so for now it's best to organize the photos in a list. It will still show up as several photos in the "newest photos" stream, but that's not a huge issue. What you did is allowed, and it documents an interesting process, so don't worry about it too much, we know you have the right intentions. I think the only comment by Wildflower was that in this case perhaps you could have reduced the series somewhat to photos showing progress in the process, because a few were near-duplicates.

    An alternative could also be to make a photo composition (a very tall photo) showing the process in a single photo.

    As said, no worries, I found it quite educational.
    Replied one month ago
  43. i just found out that you can also include img from other sites. so its possible to use a workaround with the help of imgur or photobucket..In the first reaction i can post the rest of the photos. If I use serie after te photo title one can see that there are more . Replied one month ago
  44. That's certainly possible, although I'd prefer you do post them here :) Note that in the description of a photo (or in a comment) you can also post links to other JungleDragon photos, which will then show up as a thumbnail.

    Once again, there's no problem in posting the photos like you did. We don't consider it spam, it is an interesting series. The only feedback is that in the series, you could have perhaps posted only the ones that have a meaningful visual difference. For example, photos 8-12 are almost identical, and could be posted as just one. The whole series could perhaps be posted as 4 or 5 photos, because the other photos are too similar for people to see a difference.

    Anyway, a consideration for next time. As said, no worries, it's no big deal. I'm happy you're engaging in the community, thank you for sharing your work here.
    Replied one month ago
  45. I'm in for the contest Replied one month ago
  46. Would like to participate Replied one month ago
  47. Like those before me, I wish to participate. Replied one month ago
  48. I'm in. Replied one month ago
  49. I'll throw my hat in the ring on these three as well. Replied one month ago
  50. Count me in. Replied one month ago
  51. I'm in. Replied one month ago
  52. participating .......
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  53. Participating
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  54. I'll be participating...thank you! Replied one month ago
  55. I'm in. Replied one month ago
  56. I'll try, I'm in. Replied one month ago
  57. Count me in too. I realized that I have not yet uploaded any photo's from my trip to Sri Lanka. Since Ferdy is going to visit Sri Lanka in the fall, this is a nice opportunity to showcase some of the wildlife there. Replied one month ago
  58. Count me in. Replied one month ago
  59. Im in Replied one month ago
  60. yeahh.. here i go.. n i ll do my best!! :) Replied one month ago
  61. I'm in!!! Replied one month ago
  62. Am participating. For sure. Replied one month ago
  63. is it ok to participate if its not summer down under were crawling into winter....would love to be in the game if thats ok.....cheers Replied one month ago
  64. @wildlifeonwalkabout: Of course you are welcome to join! Replied one month ago
  65. I'm in! Good luck to everyone! Replied one month ago
  66. I am in !!! :) Replied one month ago
  67. I am in !!! :) please check out my pictures and comment :)
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  68. I am participating Replied one month ago
  69. I'm in! Replied one month ago
  70. I'm in! Replied one month ago
  71. I'm in. Replied one month ago
  72. ditto! Replied one month ago
  73. I'm in Replied one month ago
  74. Im in Replied one month ago
  75. Ready to participate. Replied one month ago
  76. I am in the contest, Good luck for you all :) Replied one month ago
  77. i an in the contest Replied one month ago
  78. I'm in! Replied one month ago
  79. Yihaaaaaa.... Replied one month ago
  80. I'm In!!!! Replied one month ago
  81. Thanks for running this contest. This is going to be great fun! Replied one month ago
  82. i am participating.
    Replied one month ago
  83. I'm in. Replied one month ago
  84. I'm in. Good luck to everyone. Replied 29 days ago
  85. I'm in!! :) Replied 29 days ago
  86. Sweet! I'm in! Replied 28 days ago
  87. I am participating in this contest! :) Replied 28 days ago
  88. I'm participating! Replied 27 days ago
  89. I am participating in this photo competition. Replied 27 days ago
  90. I would love to be a part of the competition :) Replied 27 days ago
  91. I'm in Replied 26 days ago
  92. I am in. Replied 26 days ago
  93. Count me in...good luck to everyone Replied 26 days ago
  94. I'm in! Replied 26 days ago
  95. I would like to participate in this competition. :0) Replied 26 days ago
  96. I would like to participate in this competition. :0) Replied 26 days ago
  97. I want to participate in this contest :) Replied 26 days ago
  98. I want to participate. Replied 25 days ago
  99. I'm in! Replied 25 days ago
  100. Hey Friends. Replied 25 days ago
  101. I'm in!
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  102. I am in! Replied 24 days ago
  103. Hello :) I'm new here but I'd like to participate! :) Replied 24 days ago
  104. yoo hoo i'm in Replied 24 days ago
  105. I'm in. Replied 24 days ago
  106. I'm in Replied 23 days ago
  107. Participating :) Replied 23 days ago
  108. when you will announce the result of the month contest?
    Thank you :)
    Replied 22 days ago
  109. @Waseem: For the June contest, I will announce the winner at June 30 end of day, July 1st at the latest. Replied 22 days ago
  110. Participating! Replied 22 days ago
  111. i am participating! Replied 22 days ago
  112. I'm in and looking forward to a great summer games! Replied 22 days ago
  113. I am excited to participate. :0)
    Replied 21 days ago
  114. Count me in. Hope I dont embarrass myself. Looking forward to viewing as well. Good luck folks! Replied 21 days ago
  115. Like to join this - naturally! Replied 21 days ago
  116. Let the games begin! Hehe Replied 21 days ago
  117. Admin message: The June contest is now closed, the winner is announced here:
    http://www.jungledragon.com/forum/5/contests/335/jungledragon_summer_games_june_july_august_2014_-_june_winner_announcement.html

    The July contest is now open. Important messages:

    - If you already confirmed in the thread above, there's no need to do it again for July.
    - Only photos posted in July apply to the July contest, do not repost earlier photos.
    - The same rules apply as stated in the top of this thread. Please go and read them.

    I'd like to emphasize one particular rule that is ignored by quite a few in the previous contest: to share with care. Dumping a photo without any meaningful detail or context helps nobody. When you upload a photo named "IMG_032422", hardly anybody will see it because it cannot be found. It can't be found by search, not by tag, not by species and not by location on the map. The few visitors that do see it, have no idea what it is. Plus, it does not meet the minimum standard for the contest, so it is a waste of time sharing photos that way. Here's how to share with care:

    - Upload the image file

    - Click "edit details" below the photo

    - Provide a meaningful description and title, and optionally tags. Use these fields to at least include basic scene details, such as species name or group, location, or details on how you captured the scene

    - Next, try to identify the species, if you know it, using the "Identify species" button to the right of the photo. If you don't know the species name, share what you do know so that others can help. Do not wildly guess species.

    - Optionally, include EXIF info in your images so others can learn from your settings

    - Optionally, include geotag info in your images or manually geotag it in JungleDragon itself.

    The better you describe your photo, the more context it has, the more people will find it, and the more meaningful it will become. One properly described image is worth more than 10 dumped photos. Quality over quantity.

    Anyway, I hope this clarifies image sharing to those that are struggling. Feel free to ask if anything is unclear, and for now, good luck in the July contest!
    Replied 21 days ago
  118. I'd like to be in on the contest . But is there a subject other than just wildlife? Replied 21 days ago
  119. @Diana: No, as is clearly stated in the rules at the beginning of this thread:

    "2. Your photos must be on topic. This is a wildlife photography website, and so is this contest. Do NOT post photos of people, objects or buildings. They will be deleted. Allowed: photos of natural landscapes, animals, plants and fungi in the wild, in zoos, and in your garden. Pet photos are not allowed"
    Replied 21 days ago
  120. I have some good photo I'll be sharing. Replied 20 days ago
  121. Yes! Replied 20 days ago
  122. I'm in Replied 20 days ago
  123. I'll join! Replied 20 days ago
  124. I'm in
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  125. Hi there, I'm new but would like to participate =) Replied 20 days ago
  126. I'm In Replied 20 days ago
  127. im in
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  128. Hello, I am here! Replied 19 days ago
  129. I'm in!! Replied 19 days ago
  130. Still there :) Replied 19 days ago
  131. I'm happy to participate! Replied 19 days ago
  132. I'm In! Replied 18 days ago
  133. Haven't been here in a while... I'm participating too :)
    Now if only I had some good photos... :-?
    Replied 17 days ago
  134. I'm in Replied 15 days ago
  135. I my have said this before, but I'm in as well. :) Replied 15 days ago
  136. Im in! Good luck everyone! Replied 15 days ago, modified 15 days ago
  137. I'm in! Replied 15 days ago
  138. I'm in! :) Replied 15 days ago
  139. I m in. Yes... :D Replied 14 days ago
  140. I'm in! Replied 13 days ago
  141. I am in too, and good luck to everyone! Replied 13 days ago
  142. I am also in. Replied 13 days ago
  143. I'm in!
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  144. I confirm my participation Replied 13 days ago
  145. I'm in! Replied 12 days ago
  146. I'm a newbie! I hope I win. Good luck to those who are against my picture(s) Replied 12 days ago
  147. I'm participating! Replied 11 days ago
  148. I'm participating! Can't wait! :) Replied 11 days ago
  149. I'm in to participate and have fun! Great pictures all! Replied 11 days ago
  150. Participating! Very excited :) Replied 10 days ago, modified 10 days ago
  151. Going to have a go at participating, hope its good! :) Replied 10 days ago
  152. Count me in :) Replied 10 days ago
  153. I'm In on this.
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  154. I'm participating!:) Replied 8 days ago
  155. i'm in Replied 8 days ago
  156. I´m in
    Good luck everyone
    Replied 7 days ago
  157. i m in sir ill try to make it !! win it !! Replied 7 days ago
  158. Im in (: Replied 7 days ago
  159. I don´t see my comment so I do it again.
    I'm participating
    Good luck everyone
    Replied 7 days ago
  160. I'm in! (: Replied 7 days ago
  161. I am participating in the contest! Replied 7 days ago
  162. Ready to contest Replied 7 days ago
  163. im in, lets DO THIS! Replied 7 days ago
  164. i am in Replied 5 days ago
  165. I'm new, but I'm in :) Replied 5 days ago
  166. I'll join! Replied 5 days ago
  167. Where do we post our photos too? Replied 5 days ago
  168. @gilliankenyon: Please read the contest rules and explanation at the top of this thread. Replied 4 days ago
  169. Im in! :) Replied 4 days ago
  170. I'd like to join the contest! Replied 4 days ago
  171. My post here. Replied 3 days ago
  172. I am going to try! I'm in! Replied 3 days ago
  173. I'm in :) Replied yesterday
  174. I'm in! Replied yesterday
  175. Im ins :) Replied 11 hrs ago

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