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Chinese New Year Photography Competition



This contest is now closed!

To re-open near the end of 2009.

Thank you to all that participated!


Contest Moderators: [Linderel] and [Artsieladie].

1. NO STEALING PHOTOS! Images must be created by Elftowners and posted here by the original artist. Which means, no matter how much you might like a particular image on somebody's house, you are not allowed to add it here. This includes random images from the net too. MAKE YOUR OWN DARN IMAGES, DON'T STEAL THEM AND TRY TO CLAIM THEM AS YOUR OWN! That makes us angry, very angry indeed. Please put forth your best effort and the best quality, i.e. no fuzzy or blurry photographs where we can't actually see what's happening. Any such entry will be removed. Also, scan your images if at all possible. Your work should also be new for this contest, and shouldn't have been submitted to any contests previously.
Last but not least, it can happen an photograph has the same title as another one; this is not against the rules as long as the artists' names are clear.


You may upload directly to a wiki page using the 'Upload a file' button located in the right hand column on every wiki page. This enables you to enter images at their full size.

Another option is to use the feature 'Upload a folder of images' that is shown on your house.
This feature allows you to upload one, multiple images or zip-files in their original size to a wikipage.
Once you click this link you can follow the instructions.

See also uploading images.

a) Images that depict graphic violence, pornography or other disturbing actions will not be accepted. Only images that fit the theme will be allowed.
b) Please stay loyal to the [#theme]!

5. MEDIUMS: The mediums allowed are photography, and photo manipulation. But please make sure that all material used for the manipulation is your own. Otherwise it will be removed for copyright infringement.

To enter this contest you have to submit a new photo combined with a proof photo with a shoe taken during the same photoshoot.
This has two reasons:
- The proof photo shows that the picture is yours.
- The pictures don't have to be new, but you will need to take a proof photo of the items in your photo to prove it's yours. So if you can't take a proof photo, you can't use it, sorry.

The proof photo should be the person/thing from your photo with: a shoe.


Theme and deadline

What will we be expecting?
The theme is: Year of the (earth) Ox (Read more: Ox (zodiac))

Deadline: Closed.

Ten photographs will be chosen by the Council and the Assembly among all those presented. Elftown members will choose the two winners through a Main Street poll. If there are only twenty, or less, entries, they will all go to the public poll.

Please Note: Asking people to vote for you is against the rules. Although you may advertise the Main Street Poll in your mood, diary, or house, it is against Elftown Official Competition rules to directly ask people to vote for you or influence people to vote for you through use of public wikis, diary entries, messages, in your mood, etc.

The winners will receive the colored badge and the participants will receive the green version of it:

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CNYC Photo Entries


Go or return to:
- CNYC Photo Entries
- Chinese New Year Competition
  - Chinese New Year Art Competition
  - Chinese New Year Written Competition
- Competitions
- Festivals

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2009-01-13 [Artsieladie]: Actually, you make a very good point, since with our own New Year, we can't take photos before the New Year's celebrations, of course. Now that I think about it, when the Chinese New Year is over, the animal that has become the symbol, is the symbol for the entire year. :P

2009-01-13 [Hedda]: I extended the deadline 7 days now.

I still have no clue on how anyone will be able to fulfill this theme. The only thing I can thing of is taking photos of symbols of ox-years like myself who is born in 1973.

2009-01-13 [Artsieladie]: I'm kinda' blank on this myself, unless they take a photo of an ox, dress up the ox or the photo of with a Chinese flavour. The other chance would be if someone attends a Chinese New Year's Celebration, but I don't know how many will be attending one. :P

2009-01-13 [Hedda]: One can find a Chinese restaurant at that day or some day afterwards, maybe? A Chinese restaurant is way easier to find than an ox.

2009-01-13 [Xuan.]: Perhaps the theme may need to be changed or fixed up a bit? If not, may I make a suggestion that someone make a contest for Chinese New Year Photos? It'd be nice, and cultural. We are having our celebration at the Civic center we have. It's small, and we are a small town, but our crew ((the lion dance, and music)) will be performing here, then they will be going to different places throughout Atlanta, and other cities to perform and recieve money from restaurants.

2009-01-13 [Linderel]: Uhm, how about making the theme 'decorations'? I know we did the same with the Christmas competition, but the only sensible thing coming to mind right at the moment.
That, or 'activities'.

2009-01-13 [Xuan.]: hmmm, would decorations include costumes?

2009-01-13 [Linderel]: I... don't think so, no. But you just gave another option. :3

2009-01-14 [Artsieladie]: Chinese restaurants are definitely easier to find than an ox, but around my neck of the woods, they will put up some decorations to honour the Chinese New Year event, but not all that elaborate, unless I would drive into a city.

Hmm... the Chinese themselves go all out for this occasion, which includes elaborate decorations, costumes and masks and maybe, especially masks. Personally, I wouldn't mind seeing someone putting several pictures of such on a wiki page, if someone can get photos of a Chinese New Year Celebration. ..But this is just a mere thought. :P

2009-01-14 [Xuan.]: :] my family is going to do the dragon dance, including music, symbols, and costumes. there will also be the girls in the traditional dress, but the dress is slightly different from the chinese, because i am vietnamese. the vietnamese also celebrate this new year, but we just call it the vietnamese new year. I will be sure to take many pictures, and update you all to link to that wiki. The guys are working extremely hard this year, waking up early in the mornings to gather and practice. My brother always plays symbols every year, and my cousins are always parts of the dragon/lion.

2009-01-14 [Artsieladie]: [Xuan.], I am very intrigued with this, what you are describing. I enjoy learning about the cultures and customs of others. :)

2009-01-14 [Linderel]: We still don't have a theme, though. :P

2009-01-14 [Artsieladie]: Well, it is customary to have the normal/regular ways to bring in the Chinese New Year, but at some point or points, the creature of the new year coming in is featured. In this case, it would be the ox, of course. Even in the decorating for, they will usually incorporate the creature to be, and often their paper placemats (Chinese restaurants), for example, will feature the creature of that particular year for the duration of that year. I dunno, but perhaps, we can aim for Chinese celebrations, decorations, and customs for their New Year, but it should depict the creature of the incoming year in some fashion. In this case the ox. *still thinking* :P

2009-01-14 [Xuan.]: lol. i doubt there will be an ox. i will be on the look out though.

2009-01-14 [Artsieladie]: Aye. ;) When I was living in Hawaii and attended a Chinese New Year Celebration, the creature of the upcoming year was featured as part of the celebrations and ceremonies. :P

2009-01-23 [Xuan.]: first entry up.

2009-01-23 [Xuan.]: if i get a better photo before the deadline can i exchange it?

2009-01-24 [Hedda]: Yes, you can always change your submission before the deadline.

2009-01-31 [Xuan.]: does this mean dont really win lol

2009-02-06 [Artsieladie]: Deadline extended: 2009-2-28 :D

2009-02-25 [LvSha]: whee it's my year, and I was born on the first day of spring festival =) to think of something...(hope won't be too late!)

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