PPG voting criteria...

Started Jul 28, 2008 | Discussions thread
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alanschamber Senior Member • Posts: 1,200
PPG voting criteria...

Recently a guy told me that my images could not be accepted into the PPG, because of the political content. So... I looked where is that said. Anywhere.

Here are the voting criterias:

As an accepted artist of the PENTAX Photo Gallery you have the ability to help in the image selection process. Only approved artists can participate in the voting process.

Our goal is to receive fair and unbiased input to help in the selection process. To this end, Photo Gallery participants cannot vote on their own photos. The photographer of each image available for voting will remain anonymous during this process. To further protect the process, your vote, either positive or negative, cannot be viewed by the photographer.

PENTAX retains the rights to the final selection process; however, your vote helps narrow the field to the best images. PENTAX reserves the right to decline an image for any reason even if the image has received positive votes. This can be due to various reasons including, but not limited to, subject matter, incompatible aspect ratios, the inclusion of watermarks or copyrights, resolution, or the quality of the image.

Please vote based on the technical and artistic merits of each image. When reviewing images please consider composition, exposure, subject matter, lighting, focus and other image aspects.

Also, ask yourself the following questions when considering your vote:

Can you see this image in a traditional photo gallery or printed publication?
Does this image elicit an emotional response?
Is this image original?

Does this image offer a personal perspective of the subject and display the unique vision of the photographer?
Would this photo stop you if it were hanging in a gallery?

By agreeing to these terms you state that you will give your unbiased opinion on each image presented based on that image's artistic and technical merits.

And here the submission rules:
Dimensions: The recommended image size is 600 pixels high.
Images larger than this will be automatically resized.

Images smaller than this will not be uploaded to the site.

JPG/JPEG format photographs only. No BMPs. No GIFs. No TIFFs. No RAW.

Photos must be selected for one or more of the following categories: Abstract, B&W, Cityscape/Urban, Documentary, Glamour/Fashion, Landscapes, Lifestyle, Macro, Nature, Portraiture, Sports/Action, Travel, Food.

Do not add text or graphics around or overtop your image. This includes watermarks, single pixel keylines, frames and borders around the image. Also not allowed are dates, copyright info or URLs on top of the image. Please do not include multiple images within one image. PENTAX Photo Gallery will protect each of your images with a watermark.
Photographs submitted to the Gallery must be shot by a PENTAX SLR.

Photographs should not be overly manipulated with filters and effects. Some dodging and burning to reveal an image is allowed, however, it is not acceptable to move around pixels or add or remove elements. Cropping is allowed.
Submit only your own work.

Do not upload photos that are abusive, deceptive, pornographic, obscene, defamatory, slanderous, offensive, or otherwise inappropriate.

The PENTAX Photo Gallery does not currently support photos with non-standard aspect ratios (eg. panoramic photos).

After you have submitted your photos, please re-visit your account over the next two weeks to be alerted of photo submission status. You may view the status of your Submitted Photos under "Submission Complete" and "Declined."

WHERE does it says that???

Something else... I've seen panoramic shots, so I voted them as NO. Why is it that there are still panoramic photos in the PPG???
Alan Schamber.

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