2009 Christmas Photo Challenge!

Compete with your pufferpics here!
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Would you like to enter our Puffer of the Month photo competition?

Each month's winner is not only featured on our home page for the following month, but is automatically entered into our annual Puffer of the Year competition, with a grand prize of a $25 gift certificate to The Puffer Store!

Full rules and entry instructions can be found here: viewtopic.php?f=21&t=3455
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2009 Christmas Photo Challenge!

Post by Dadof4 » Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:29 pm

Its Christmas time, Puffer Style!

The Puffer Forum is pleased to announce our 2009 Christmas Photo Challenge! This contest is ONLY for graphically edited photos or drawings of puffers, the sillier, the funnier and the more mindblowing the better! Use your imagination, use your skills, use your own unique sense of style and humor!

How this is going to work.. the contest will start now, Dec 8th, 2009 and entries will be accepted until midnight Central time, Thursday Dec 17th, 2009. The submitted images will be voted on by the general membership from Dec 18th to Christmas Even, Dec 24th. If there are less than 20 entries, obviously all will be voted on by the general membership.



Now on to the rules, there are always rules:

1. No more than three (3) entries per forum member.

2. Entry MUST contain a puffer fish of some sort (real or imaginary) in the design.

3. Entries may be based off existing photographs or be created entirely from scratch (cartoons, etc), or a combination of both.

4. ALL content of the image, including subject(s) and background, must be owned by the entrant or used with permission from the owner of the content. If using content owned by another person with their permission, include their contact information and a note from them verifying they are giving you permission to use their image with your entry - respect copyright laws! (if using "free" images and clip art off the internet for your accessories/decorations, that is okay, just be sure they are from a website that allows their images for public use)

5. No offensive or inappropriate content allowed. Keep it PG-13. Any entries with drug use, sexual content, racism or other content deemed inappropriate by TPF staff will be eliminated.

6. Images may be a still file or animated, if doing an animation however keep in mind file size restrictions.

7. File Requirements
a. accepted file types are .jpg, .gif and .png
b. maximum size of the image - 800 pixels or less in any direction
c. 250kb or less
d. Entries may be edited and created in any software you choose. Photoshop, Paint, Illustrator, whatever you have to work with, do your worst ;). For those who do not currently own any photo editing software, Picasa and GIMP are free programs that many people use and love, download one and see what you can do :)




And on to... how to enter!!

Email your entry as an attachment to: thepufferforum@hotmail.com. Please use "Christmas Challenge" as the subject line.

Be sure to include your forum user name!

Include (via forwarding) any written permission from the owner of any image(s) you have included in your design that you do not have sole ownership of, as well as contact information for the owners of the image(s).




This is your chance to show off your puffers in all of their holiday glitter and glam, so go for it! Good luck to everyone!!
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Re: 2009 Christmas Photo Challenge!

Post by PolishPuff » Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:08 pm

Man, this is a GREAT IDEA
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Re: 2009 Christmas Photo Challenge!

Post by KorrepZ » Fri Dec 25, 2009 6:49 am

any word on this? Is the entry still open?
Master Yoda the Fahaka and Manny the Mantis Shrimp! - R.I.P R2 & 3PO (F8), Luke (dwarf), Snips (Ceylon) and Obi 1-3 (Valentini)

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Re: 2009 Christmas Photo Challenge!

Post by Pufferpunk » Fri Dec 25, 2009 2:21 pm

Nope, no one sent in a single pic.
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Re: 2009 Christmas Photo Challenge!

Post by Lil' Swimz$ » Fri Dec 25, 2009 11:34 pm

Awww. That's too bad. :( I just found out now that there was a contest.
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Re: 2009 Christmas Photo Challenge!

Post by KorrepZ » Sat Dec 26, 2009 7:52 am

Well might aswell post mine then! ;)

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Master Yoda the Fahaka and Manny the Mantis Shrimp! - R.I.P R2 & 3PO (F8), Luke (dwarf), Snips (Ceylon) and Obi 1-3 (Valentini)

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Re: 2009 Christmas Photo Challenge!

Post by j_wishbone » Sat Dec 26, 2009 11:00 am

ill give this a go...


heres my entry

hehe
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Re: 2009 Christmas Photo Challenge!

Post by DYF » Sat Dec 26, 2009 11:53 am

Here's my poor attempt, he doesn't like his picture being taken.
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Re: 2009 Christmas Photo Challenge!

Post by PolishPuff » Sat Dec 26, 2009 12:12 pm

To little to late

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Figure Eight Puffers -----Sold and or traded
Dwarf Puffers ------------Traded
Congo Puffer ------------Traded
South American Puffers -Traded
Carinotetraodon lorteti --Died under my supervision :(
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Re: 2009 Christmas Photo Challenge!

Post by PolishPuff » Sat Dec 26, 2009 12:15 pm

:D hahha looks magnifier needs to be use for mine :D
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Re: 2009 Christmas Photo Challenge!

Post by Pufferpunk » Sat Dec 26, 2009 2:39 pm

Uhhhh... yeah, can't tell what that is but I think there's a puff in there somewhere. ;)
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Re: 2009 Christmas Photo Challenge!

Post by Lil' Swimz$ » Sat Dec 26, 2009 4:40 pm

So is it on?
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lorteti
DPs
suvattii
burrfish
T niphobles
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Re: 2009 Christmas Photo Challenge!

Post by Pufferpunk » Sat Dec 26, 2009 11:34 pm

Nope--cute pics though!
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

"The solution to pollution is dilution!"

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