>>>>Challenge 79 Voting Thread<<<<

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>>>>Challenge 79 Voting Thread<<<<
Oct 20, 2004

171 entries have been submitted by approximately 75 photographers from around the world to represent the subject for STF Challenge 79, “Up Close and Personal.” Your entries attracted more than 9,300 page views.

I'd like to thank everyone who helped out, particularly Mike Fitzgerald, who made my life much easier, and Jesus, who helped Mike in keeping up the hit count, which I was unable to manage with my Mac.

I've really enjoyed hosting this Challenge -- thank you for the honor and privilege! I've said this many times, but honestly, I'm always in awe of the work produced by this group. The entries were outstanding, and IMO everyone deserves to be a winner for the images they created, whether specifically for this challenge or at some time in the past. Thank you to everyone who participated, by submitting entries, by commenting, by voting or by any or all of the above.

You'll have 52 hours to consider the photos and make your choices (because the standard 48 hours would end at 3:00 a.m. Turkey time, making it a bit hard for me to get to work the next day :-)). A voting deadline time chart will be posted in the Challenge 79 main gallery (link below). PLEASE VOTE! All are encouraged to vote, whether you entered photos or not.


  • Vote within this thread only, and please vote by replying to this opening post — not under someone else's votes.

  • First, you must cast 4 points for your favorite single photo in each of the galleries that you're voting for.

  • After awarding your 4-point favorite, you can then award up to 12 more points in each gallery that you're voting for. That means you have 16 points total to work with for each gallery (32 points total for both galleries). You're not required to cast any or all of these additional 12 points, or to cast them the same way in each gallery. You can vote according to your style preference -- that is, you can award the remaining 12 points however you like, keeping in mind the following guidelines:

  • Award between 1 and 4 points to each of your additional choices.

  • Here is the format for voting. PLEASE show your points scores first, at the start of the line, using a layout similar to the following, and don't include extra spaces, full stops, etc. It makes tallying votes much easier:

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4pts - Title by Artist (your favorite photo).
?pts - Title by Artist (between 1 & 4 pts)
?pts - [repeat for up to 12 MORE points, i.e., 16 total for the gallery]

Same as for "Eligible"

  • Honorable mentions & comments... as many as you like.


  • To show appreciation for each other's work, please vote for photos other than your own. Also, when voting, please do so honestly in the good spirit of these challenges by reviewing the merits of ALL of the photos, then award points to your personal favorites.

Thanks to ALL of the artists who've contributed here. None of my "header" photos are meant to receive any votes.

Links to the galleries:
Main: http://www.pbase.com/stfchallenge/challenge_79_main
Eligible: http://www.pbase.com/stfchallenge/challenge_79_eligible
Exhibition: http://www.pbase.com/stfchallenge/challenge_79_exhibition

D 70, F 717, V 1, PSCS, Epson 1280

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