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  1. [CONTEST CLOSED]

    Dear all,

    This is the kick-off announcement of the JungleDragon January 2015 photo contest, which has a single cash prize of $100 for the winner of the best wildlife photo, judged by jury. The contest starts today, December 30, 2014 and will end on January 31, 2015. To everybody participating in the contest, READ THE BELOW RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS FULLY! Failing to meet the rules may make your contributions invalid for the contest, therefore take a minute to read the contest setup below:

    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 the contest now. Any valid photo (see photo rules below) submitted during the contest duration will compete in the contest
    4. Start uploading wildlife photos using the "Upload" button in the green navigation bar, taking into account the below photo rules.

    PHOTO RULES

    1. You must be the copyright owner of the photos you submit, meaning you took the photo. Stealing photos will lead to disqualification and a ban.

    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. A great photo that is poorly described or shared, will never win.

    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.

    WHAT MAKES A GOOD PHOTO?

    If you're looking for inspiration, or looking to increase your odds of winning, below are winning candidates of earlier contests:

    http://www.jungledragon.com/list/206/april_2014_contest_candidates.html
    http://www.jungledragon.com/list/217/june_2014_contest_candidates.html
    http://www.jungledragon.com/list/224/july_2014_contest_candidates.html
    http://www.jungledragon.com/list/251/august_2014_contest_candidates.html

    These photos were selected because they have all of these qualities:

    - Technically a good photo (exposure, composition, sharpness)
    - An interesting species, location, or both
    - They are well described (species identified, proper title and description, tags, and geotags)

    Take the lessons of the previous contests into account: it's about quality, not quantity.

    PRIZE

    This contest has a single 100 USD cash prize for the winner of the contest. 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 Dec 30 2014 - January 31 2015, only submissions between that period apply to the contest. Do not repost submissions you contributed earlier.

    3. The winner is announced here. 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!

    Don't forget to register for the contest by posting a comment below this thread!

    Good luck to all, and have fun. If you have any questions about the working of JungleDragon, please post those in this forum:
    http://www.jungledragon.com/forum/2/campfire.html

    kind regards,

    Ferdy
    Replied 6 years ago, modified 6 years ago
  2. I'll try to contribute. Replied 6 years ago
  3. Hy guys!! I am participating...well trying to :D Replied 6 years ago
  4. I'm in, if I manage to snap any good new photos during January. Replied 6 years ago
  5. I am participating again :)
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  6. I'm in as well :)
    Happy new year folks :)
    Replied 6 years ago
  7. not sure I'll be finding much out and about in our chill these days, but if I do I'm in :) Replied 6 years ago
  8. Will try to get involved
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  9. I'm In and will try to contribute my BEST in 2015.
    Could not participate in 2014 :(
    Replied 6 years ago
  10. I will do my best, but looking forward to some nice snowy shots from Europe! It is summer here...if it ever stops raining!!! Replied 6 years ago
  11. I'll partecipate for the first time ! I hope i'll make some good photos :) Replied 6 years ago
  12. I am in.. Replied 6 years ago
  13. I'll be participating in the 2015 contest Replied 6 years ago
  14. I wish to contribute as well Replied 6 years ago
  15. I'm in! Excited to participate. Just joined the site today! Replied 6 years ago
  16. Happy New Years! I'm in Replied 6 years ago
  17. I'm excited to be participating! Replied 6 years ago
  18. i am Glad to Participating :) Replied 6 years ago
  19. I'm in Replied 6 years ago
  20. Im in ...Will upload photo soon Replied 6 years ago
  21. yes im in too Replied 6 years ago
  22. I will participate, very excited : ) Replied 6 years ago
  23. I want to participate and contribute. My first participation for contest. I'm in... :) Replied 6 years ago
  24. I'm in ! Replied 6 years ago
  25. I am participating. Replied 6 years ago
  26. let's try Replied 6 years ago
  27. Ready to submit. Just joined today ... eager to get going. Thanks for the opportunity. Replied 6 years ago
  28. I am participating. Replied 6 years ago
  29. i shall be participating Replied 6 years ago
  30. I'm in! Replied 6 years ago
  31. I'm in! Replied 6 years ago
  32. I register Replied 6 years ago
  33. I'm in Replied 6 years ago
  34. Yes please!!! :) Replied 6 years ago
  35. Count me in! Replied 6 years ago
  36. I decided to participate too...... Replied 6 years ago
  37. i'm in. thanks.
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  38. I am going to participate Replied 6 years ago
  39. I'm Participating :)) Replied 6 years ago
  40. I'm Participating! :) Replied 6 years ago
  41. I will be attempting a participation :)

    Thanks!!
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  42. I'll give it a shot :) Replied 6 years ago
  43. i'll participate, this is my new thing for this year! Replied 6 years ago
  44. happy new year and greeting from cold-sunny Greece. Replied 6 years ago
  45. I will definitely participate! Replied 6 years ago
  46. I am going to participate!! Replied 6 years ago
  47. first time! o.o Replied 6 years ago
  48. I'm In!
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  49. i am participating Replied 6 years ago
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  52. I am participating, greetings to everyone. Replied 6 years ago
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  55. I am participating :) Replied 6 years ago
  56. its first time Replied 6 years ago
  57. I'm participating. Replied 6 years ago
  58. I'm in!!! Replied 6 years ago
  59. Hi friends... I'm participating... please support. Replied 6 years ago
  60. I'm in!! :D Replied 6 years ago
  61. I'd like to participate! Replied 6 years ago
  62. I'd love to participate ^^ Replied 6 years ago
  63. I'd Like To Participate. Replied 6 years ago
  64. I'm participating. Replied 6 years ago
  65. I will be participating in this contest! :D Replied 6 years ago
  66. I would like to take part! Replied 6 years ago
  67. Thanks for the opportunity !!
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  68. I'm in too! Replied 6 years ago
  69. I'm participating Replied 6 years ago
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  71. Im participating! Replied 6 years ago
  72. I'll join the competition! Replied 6 years ago
  73. I am joining competition :) Replied 6 years ago
  74. I'll participate:) Replied 6 years ago
  75. I'll participate:) Replied 6 years ago
  76. I'm in! Replied 6 years ago
  77. Just joined and I'm in! Replied 6 years ago
  78. Allright ! I'm in !!! Replied 6 years ago
  79. Hello, I'm in :) Replied 6 years ago
  80. I am all for this contest :) Replied 6 years ago
  81. i am all in Replied 6 years ago
  82. Cant wait! Such a good opportunity to bring out the creativity in people! Replied 6 years ago
  83. I'm in for this contest! Replied 6 years ago
  84. I'm in! Replied 6 years ago, modified 6 years ago
  85. i am participating. Replied 6 years ago
  86. I'm in :)
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  87. I'm in :)
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  88. Oh whoops, my laptop stopped working for a second, mind the spam please. Replied 6 years ago
  89. Am I entered? Replied 6 years ago
  90. I am in! Replied 6 years ago
  91. I am participating.. Replied 6 years ago
  92. I'm in! Good luck to everybody! Replied 6 years ago
  93. I'm in, good luck to all. Replied 6 years ago
  94. I'm in too, first competition! Replied 6 years ago
  95. I am participating in the contest. Replied 6 years ago
  96. I'm in! Replied 6 years ago
  97. i will participate Replied 6 years ago
  98. I'm in on this maybe this is my month. Replied 6 years ago
  99. I am participating for the first time. Replied 6 years ago
  100. Hi

    I am participating for the first time. I have uploaded few photos and will upload more. Thanks
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  101. Just joined & participating for the first time! Replied 6 years ago
  102. Excited to participate! Replied 6 years ago
  103. Love all the photos! So many talented people! Happy to participate as well! Replied 6 years ago
  104. I will be participating in the contest! Fun!
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  105. i am excited to participate in the contest Replied 6 years ago
  106. Count me in for the competition! Good luck everyone Replied 6 years ago
  107. I'll give it a go. Replied 6 years ago
  108. I'll try... Replied 6 years ago
  109. I am participating... Replied 6 years ago
  110. I am excited, going to participate!!!
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  111. Where do I submit my entry? I could not see, but then again i am notoriously blind! :) Replied 6 years ago
  112. I am participating! Replied 6 years ago
  113. I hopefully will be joining the competition too Replied 6 years ago
  114. @JohnR: Just use the upload button, any photos submitted within the contest timeframe will automatically compete after confirming your participation here. Replied 6 years ago
  115. @fchristant - Cool! thanks!

    Well, consider this my participation! :P
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  116. play with you! hope it is playful! Replied 6 years ago
  117. Hallo! I'll partecipate! Replied 6 years ago
  118. I am participating ! Replied 6 years ago
  119. I'm in for the competition also.. Good luck everyone Replied 6 years ago
  120. I am participating too! Replied 6 years ago
  121. I'll join in on the fun, too :) Replied 6 years ago
  122. PARTICIPATING~~ Replied 6 years ago
  123. I'm new and Participating Replied 6 years ago
  124. I'm new and participating Replied 6 years ago
  125. I'm participating in the photo contest :) Replied 6 years ago
  126. Im participating in this photo contest. Replied 6 years ago
  127. You guys have a lot of photos to go through for this comp! Good luck. Replied 6 years ago
  128. Dear all,

    Please know that the contest as of now is closed. Thank you very much for your contribution, it has been our best content ever. I will announce the winner later today.

    By all means, know that although the contest is closed, you are very much invited to keep sharing wildlife on JungleDragon, contest or not.
    Replied 6 years ago

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