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Learn about our special photo assignments and win cool prizes!
  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!
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  2. Here it is - I confirm my participation. It's a real game! Replied 2 years ago
  3. I'll try to contribute. Replied 2 years ago
  4. I'm in, if not for a photo then it will be a good comment on one:) Replied 2 years ago
  5. I'm in. Replied 2 years ago
  6. Excellent Ferdy, I shall do my best to contribute! Replied 2 years ago
  7. I'm in and i'll do my best. Replied 2 years ago
  8. I would be happy to participate Replied 2 years ago
  9. I would be happy to participate Replied 2 years ago
  10. Yep, I'm in!! Good luck everyone.
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  11. Happily participating! Replied 2 years ago
  12. I am in. :) Replied 2 years ago
  13. I'm in! Replied 2 years ago
  14. I'm in!

    P.S. - Can anyone tell me how to put a profile picture?
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  15. I'm In!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Replied 2 years ago
  16. I'm In!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Replied 2 years ago
  17. I am eagerly joining the contest. Replied 2 years ago
  18. I am in Replied 2 years ago
  19. I want to confirm! Replied 2 years ago
  20. I'll join Replied 2 years ago
  21. I'm participating in this competition Replied 2 years ago
  22. I am happy to participate. Replied 2 years ago
  23. I am in.. Replied 2 years ago
  24. Im in! Replied 2 years ago
  25. I would like to participate! Replied 2 years ago
  26. Yes I am in ! Replied 2 years ago
  27. i am in Replied 2 years ago
  28. I would like to take part as well please! :) Replied 2 years ago
  29. i am in....should be fun! Replied 2 years ago
  30. I'll give it a shot! :) Replied 2 years ago
  31. Im in! Replied 2 years ago
  32. I'm In !!!
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  33. I confirm my participation :)
    Cheers
    Replied 2 years ago
  34. I confirm my participation :)
    Cheers
    Replied 2 years ago
  35. I'm in Ferdy! I've got some cool pictures from YNP coming to JD soon! :) Replied 2 years ago
  36. Count me in! Replied 2 years ago
  37. Count me in....although ill upload weekly, college and all Replied 2 years ago
  38. Im in...
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  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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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.
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  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 2 years 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.
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  45. I'm in for the contest Replied 2 years ago
  46. Would like to participate Replied 2 years ago
  47. Like those before me, I wish to participate. Replied 2 years ago
  48. I'm in. Replied 2 years ago
  49. I'll throw my hat in the ring on these three as well. Replied 2 years ago
  50. Count me in. Replied 2 years ago
  51. I'm in. Replied 2 years ago
  52. participating .......
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  53. Participating
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  54. I'll be participating...thank you! Replied 2 years ago
  55. I'm in. Replied 2 years ago
  56. I'll try, I'm in. Replied 2 years 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 2 years ago
  58. Count me in. Replied 2 years ago
  59. Im in Replied 2 years ago
  60. yeahh.. here i go.. n i ll do my best!! :) Replied 2 years ago
  61. I'm in!!! Replied 2 years ago
  62. Am participating. For sure. Replied 2 years 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 2 years ago
  64. @wildlifeonwalkabout: Of course you are welcome to join! Replied 2 years ago
  65. I'm in! Good luck to everyone! Replied 2 years ago
  66. I am in !!! :) Replied 2 years ago
  67. I am in !!! :) please check out my pictures and comment :)
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  68. I am participating Replied 2 years ago
  69. I'm in! Replied 2 years ago
  70. I'm in! Replied 2 years ago
  71. I'm in. Replied 2 years ago
  72. ditto! Replied 2 years ago
  73. I'm in Replied 2 years ago
  74. Im in Replied 2 years ago
  75. Ready to participate. Replied 2 years ago
  76. I am in the contest, Good luck for you all :) Replied 2 years ago
  77. i an in the contest Replied 2 years ago
  78. I'm in! Replied 2 years ago
  79. Yihaaaaaa.... Replied 2 years ago
  80. I'm In!!!! Replied 2 years ago
  81. Thanks for running this contest. This is going to be great fun! Replied 2 years ago
  82. i am participating.
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  83. I'm in. Replied 2 years ago
  84. I'm in. Good luck to everyone. Replied 2 years ago
  85. I'm in!! :) Replied 2 years ago
  86. Sweet! I'm in! Replied 2 years ago
  87. I am participating in this contest! :) Replied 2 years ago
  88. I'm participating! Replied 2 years ago
  89. I am participating in this photo competition. Replied 2 years ago
  90. I would love to be a part of the competition :) Replied 2 years ago
  91. I'm in Replied 2 years ago
  92. I am in. Replied 2 years ago
  93. Count me in...good luck to everyone Replied 2 years ago
  94. I'm in! Replied 2 years ago
  95. I would like to participate in this competition. :0) Replied 2 years ago
  96. I would like to participate in this competition. :0) Replied 2 years ago
  97. I want to participate in this contest :) Replied 2 years ago
  98. I want to participate. Replied 2 years ago
  99. I'm in! Replied 2 years ago
  100. Hey Friends. Replied 2 years ago
  101. I'm in!
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  102. I am in! Replied 2 years ago
  103. Hello :) I'm new here but I'd like to participate! :) Replied 2 years ago
  104. yoo hoo i'm in Replied 2 years ago
  105. I'm in. Replied 2 years ago
  106. I'm in Replied 2 years ago
  107. Participating :) Replied 2 years ago
  108. when you will announce the result of the month contest?
    Thank you :)
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  109. @Waseem: For the June contest, I will announce the winner at June 30 end of day, July 1st at the latest. Replied 2 years ago
  110. Participating! Replied 2 years ago
  111. i am participating! Replied 2 years ago
  112. I'm in and looking forward to a great summer games! Replied 2 years ago
  113. I am excited to participate. :0)
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  114. Count me in. Hope I dont embarrass myself. Looking forward to viewing as well. Good luck folks! Replied 2 years ago
  115. Like to join this - naturally! Replied 2 years ago
  116. Let the games begin! Hehe Replied 2 years 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!
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  118. I'd like to be in on the contest . But is there a subject other than just wildlife? Replied 2 years 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"
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  120. I have some good photo I'll be sharing. Replied 2 years ago
  121. Yes! Replied 2 years ago
  122. I'm in Replied 2 years ago
  123. I'll join! Replied 2 years ago
  124. I'm in
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  125. Hi there, I'm new but would like to participate =) Replied 2 years ago
  126. I'm In Replied 2 years ago
  127. im in
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  128. Hello, I am here! Replied 2 years ago
  129. I'm in!! Replied 2 years ago
  130. Still there :) Replied 2 years ago
  131. I'm happy to participate! Replied 2 years ago
  132. I'm In! Replied 2 years ago
  133. Haven't been here in a while... I'm participating too :)
    Now if only I had some good photos... :-?
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  134. I'm in Replied 2 years ago
  135. I my have said this before, but I'm in as well. :) Replied 2 years ago
  136. Im in! Good luck everyone! Replied 2 years ago, modified 2 years ago
  137. I'm in! Replied 2 years ago
  138. I'm in! :) Replied 2 years ago
  139. I m in. Yes... :D Replied 2 years ago
  140. I'm in! Replied 2 years ago
  141. I am in too, and good luck to everyone! Replied 2 years ago
  142. I am also in. Replied 2 years ago
  143. I'm in!
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  144. I confirm my participation Replied 2 years ago
  145. I'm in! Replied 2 years ago
  146. I'm a newbie! I hope I win. Good luck to those who are against my picture(s) Replied 2 years ago
  147. I'm participating! Replied 2 years ago
  148. I'm participating! Can't wait! :) Replied 2 years ago
  149. I'm in to participate and have fun! Great pictures all! Replied 2 years ago
  150. Participating! Very excited :) Replied 2 years ago, modified 2 years ago
  151. Going to have a go at participating, hope its good! :) Replied 2 years ago
  152. Count me in :) Replied 2 years ago
  153. I'm In on this.
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  154. I'm participating!:) Replied 2 years ago
  155. i'm in Replied 2 years ago
  156. I´m in
    Good luck everyone
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  157. i m in sir ill try to make it !! win it !! Replied 2 years ago
  158. Im in (: Replied 2 years ago
  159. I don´t see my comment so I do it again.
    I'm participating
    Good luck everyone
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  160. I'm in! (: Replied 2 years ago
  161. I am participating in the contest! Replied 2 years ago
  162. Ready to contest Replied 2 years ago
  163. im in, lets DO THIS! Replied 2 years ago
  164. i am in Replied 2 years ago
  165. I'm new, but I'm in :) Replied 2 years ago
  166. I'll join! Replied 2 years ago
  167. Where do we post our photos too? Replied 2 years ago
  168. @gilliankenyon: Please read the contest rules and explanation at the top of this thread. Replied 2 years ago
  169. Im in! :) Replied 2 years ago
  170. I'd like to join the contest! Replied 2 years ago
  171. My post here. Replied 2 years ago
  172. I am going to try! I'm in! Replied 2 years ago
  173. I'm in :) Replied 2 years ago
  174. I'm in! Replied 2 years ago
  175. Im ins :) Replied 2 years ago
  176. I would like to participate! Replied 2 years ago
  177. I'm in! Replied 2 years ago
  178. Arrgg I posted 2 pictures but forgot to confirm in here :P
    I'm in! :P
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  179. I'll give it a shot Replied 2 years ago
  180. I am participating :) Replied 2 years ago
  181. i'm In!! Replied 2 years ago
  182. I'm in ! Replied 2 years ago
  183. I'm in! Replied 2 years ago
  184. I'm in! Replied 2 years ago
  185. I am in :) Replied 2 years ago
  186. I'm in! Replied 2 years ago
  187. I'm in! Replied 2 years ago
  188. I'm participating! Replied 2 years ago
  189. I'm in! Replied 2 years ago
  190. Count me in like Larry Flynn Replied 2 years ago
  191. I m in.. for the August month.. :)
    Cudnt participate for June, July... was a little busy unfortunately...!!!
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  192. Im in Replied 2 years ago
  193. I'm in Replied 2 years ago
  194. im in!!! Replied 2 years ago
  195. I am In! Replied 2 years ago
  196. Yes ! i m in.
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  197. I'm In! Replied 2 years ago
  198. i'm in as well! Replied 2 years ago
  199. I'm in! Replied 2 years ago
  200. Im in! :) Replied 2 years ago
  201. I'm in! Replied 2 years ago
  202. I am in! Replied 2 years ago
  203. I'm in!! :) Replied 2 years ago
  204. I am in!
    http://alexandrahurleyphotography.com
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  205. I'm in! :) Replied 2 years ago
  206. First Contest. And I'm in. Replied 2 years ago
  207. Let it begin Replied 2 years ago
  208. I'm in!
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  209. I'm in :) Replied 2 years ago
  210. I would like to be included! Replied 2 years ago
  211. Let's do it! Replied 2 years ago
  212. I am in.. Replied 2 years ago
  213. Count me in :) Replied 2 years ago
  214. I'm going to try to enter for August. Replied 2 years ago
  215. I'm in! Replied 2 years ago
  216. I'm in! :) Replied 2 years ago
  217. I'm in Replied 2 years ago
  218. I confirm my participation! Replied 2 years ago
  219. I'm new and I'm in for a try! Replied 2 years ago
  220. I'll try Replied 2 years ago
  221. Entering :) Replied 2 years ago
  222. I'm in! Replied 2 years ago
  223. i am in...!!! Replied 2 years ago
  224. i am in Replied 2 years ago
  225. let's go ! Replied 2 years ago
  226. I'm in for this contest. Replied 2 years ago
  227. I'm in for the contest :) Replied 2 years ago
  228. http://www.jungledragon.com/image/20708

    Here i am this is me...
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  229. Participating, super cool;) Replied 2 years ago
  230. I am participating. Thanks for running a great site! Replied 2 years ago
  231. I am participating. Replied 2 years ago
  232. I can't wait to participate and be a part of this fantastic looking community. I look forward to sharing my work and getting some much needed feedback. Replied 2 years ago
  233. I am in the contest! : ) Replied 2 years ago
  234. I'm participating in the contest Replied 2 years ago
  235. I am in for competition Replied 2 years ago
  236. I will participate Replied 2 years ago
  237. I'll be participating Replied 2 years ago
  238. I'll participate! Replied 2 years ago
  239. I'm in, thank you! Replied 2 years ago
  240. im in! Replied 2 years ago
  241. Just found the site & would like to participate.
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  242. I would love to participate. Lovely website and great photos.
    Regards.
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  243. I would like to participate.I'm in! Replied 2 years ago
  244. I'm in! Replied 2 years ago
  245. I'm in as well :) Replied 2 years ago
  246. I confirm my participation
    Cheers
    Replied 2 years ago
  247. I am participating in this contest, thank you. Replied one year ago
  248. im defo in :) Replied one year ago
  249. I am in! I am in! Replied one year ago
  250. I'm in! Replied one year ago
  251. I am Qixia, I also participate. that is my real name Replied one year ago
  252. Looking forward to participating! Replied one year ago
  253. i am participating. Replied one year ago, modified one year ago
  254. I'm in Replied one year ago
  255. Great , I'm in. Replied one year ago
  256. Note that this contest is now closed. I will announce the winner tonight. Replied one year ago

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