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Contests ?
#1
I see where every so often, people are looking for contests - lately for Vivarium pics.

Contests on Forums, (as I see it) are fraught with problems :

1. General Apathy. I think @ 70% of forum attendees like to look at posts but only 30% actually post and slightly less post up builds and pics. Where you would think any contest would have a goodly amount of submissions, most are pretty slightly attended, even with prizes, which brings me to the next problematic issue...

2. Voter fraud. There was a rumour of multiple accounts / screen names and voting in our first contest and from what little investigation I did - I believe it happened. Horrible but true. With ANY Internet activity and voting, you can expect some shenanigans, I guess.

I'm sure I could get a few of our sponsors to kick in stuff....but will it be worth the turnout ?

As usual....thoughts ?
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#2
Ill post the progress of my pum viv that I have yet to start lol.

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#3
There we go ! :wink:
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#4
Philsuma Wrote:I see where every so often, people are looking for contests - lately for Vivarium pics. .............
I'm sure I could get a few of our sponsors to kick in stuff....but will it be worth the turnout ?
As usual....thoughts ?

Hell yea...I would be good to contribute for something for a prize. Smile

Let's get the ball rolling!

Cheers!

Todd
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#5
I will try to participate if its something I think I can hold my own on! But you know you can always count on me to vote!
Thanks, TJ
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#6
A contest would be great! Are there ideas for what the contest will be? There is already the pic of the month, so maybe no photography contest. But a viv contest would be cool. So would a frog art contest. Maybe even a husbandry-related construction contest would be cool (like custom tank stands, racks, even frogrooms, etc...).
-Field Smith
Some frogs...
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#7
hmmm...let me think about this....

Jason from Protean (BTW... think it's "PRO tee uh" and not "Pro- TEEN") has in the past, said he would donate a Viv as a prize.

Gotta be real here folks....contests are much harder to pull off that you think. There's a TON or apathy. Take a look at our very first contest here on DD and you'll see where we only had 8 or so people writing threads and the prize was a couple imitators !

Kyle's pumpkin contest draws more than it's share, but you see what happened there, right ? Everyone was afraid of GRIMM...or just let him have it....or both.

HARDER than you think to pull off.....
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#8
Phil,

The offer still stands for a terrarium to the winner of any contest. Shipping will not be included but I'll offer up either $125 for any size terrarium or a specific size. I have offered up on many forums for such, but hardly any ever take me up on the offer. Feel free to contact me to iron out the details.

-jason.p
www.proteanterrarium.com
626-808-8500

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#9
ok....sounds good. I'll call ya soon to work out the details.

There ya go folks...

Boom !

One contest of some sort.....coming up !
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#10
Venutus1 Wrote:
Philsuma Wrote:I see where every so often, people are looking for contests - lately for Vivarium pics. .............
I'm sure I could get a few of our sponsors to kick in stuff....but will it be worth the turnout ?
As usual....thoughts ?

Hell yea...I would be good to contribute for something for a prize. Smile

Let's get the ball rolling!

Cheers!

Todd

Todd....PM me for a prize for this, please.
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#11
My prize offer still stands for this too Phil.
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#12
dreamcatcer98 Wrote:My prize offer still stands for this too Phil.

Cool. Thanks Kim. Three prizes so far.
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#13
CONTEST!!!
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#14
Yep...coming up.....hint.....get your vivarium pics ready. A "cross over" contest. Double the prizes....double the fun.
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#15
The way to do the Vivarium contest....allow ALL vivs, new and old. Whatever you got....run it.

I think two (02) photos should be privately emailed to Dart Den

1. Full viv pic only
2. Exact same full viv pic but with a small tag with your Screen Name - proving the viv is yours.

The voting will be for "anonymous" viv pics only - #1 above. That way, no favouritism and bias should occur and vivs are judged strictly on their merits and not the personalities who made them.

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#16
Sound great. Maybe since you have 3 prizes, you could do 2 sizes? 30 gal and less, more then 30 gal?
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