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<img6*6:> Nationalities Photography Contest <img6*6:>

Presented by [Charybdis] and [sequeena_rae]


This contest is closed!

Congratulations, [Ocean Soul]! Your entry, representing Germany, has been chosen Judges' Favourite! Well done :)

Here are the results of the public poll:

1st place: [Jitter] - Greece
2nd place: [spincrus] - Turkey
3rd place: [Hedda] - Sweden

Well done, all of you!
And of course a big thank you to everyone who entered :)
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Welcome to the Nationalities Photography Contest! As we all know, Elftown is a worldwide community, with people of every imaginable country and culture represented somehow. This contest aims to celebrate that by giving people a chance to highlight aspects of the nationality they associate themselves with. Think of it as an opportunity to show your pride! ;)

<img6*6:> Theme: <img6*6:>

Submit pictures that you feel really capture a unique aspect of your country or culture.

What we want: It doesn't just have to be a national symbol, although that's certainly an option... Something illustrating heritage, an odd quirk particular to where you live; be imaginative!
What we don't want: Pictures of subjects that have little or nothing to do with your nationality. This one is a no-brainer :P

<img6*6:> Rules: <img6*6:>

1. Be sure your entries follow the Uploading Art Rules! Your own work only, or face the consequences. Which will not be pleasant. We shouldn't have to say this; you ought to know it by now.
2. Each member may submit up to two entries.
3. No photomanipulations this time. :)
4. Follow the theme, for goodness' sake. No random prettiness, not without reasons! If your entry has some symbolic value and the theme is not immediately obvious, a short explanation of why it fits wouldn't hurt.
5. Nothing violent or pornographic, please, although we'd be worried if you thought that was a good way to represent your country or culture to the world.
6. Have fun! :D

<img6*6:> Judging: <img6*6:>

One entry will be selected as Judges' Favourite. A poll will then be set up to determine three other winners (the same entry cannot win more than once.) Four unique badges will be awarded for these, and a general participant's badge will also be made available once the poll is closed.

** Deadline: Ten entries **


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See the photos at NPC Entries. <img6*6:>


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2006-06-16 [Atayemi]: Hmm..Welsh, Welsh..SHEEP! XD

2006-06-16 [Charybdis]: xD There you go!

2006-06-16 [sequeena_rae]: I have a welsh sheep >_> *doesn't go there*

2006-06-16 [Atayemi]: XD Hmm..fields..oO

2006-06-16 [sequeena_rae]: XD

2006-06-16 [sequeena_rae]: There's loads of ideas for Wales when you put your mind to it ;)

2006-06-16 [Atayemi]: Yeah there is! :P *will have a think* ;)

2006-06-16 [Charybdis]: I'm glad it's gotten you thinking *^^* Part of it is supposed to make you find something about your country that you might not have thought of before, or not properly appreciated ^^

2006-06-16 [Atayemi]: Yeah, I thought that too. It's a great idea! ;) Why not put it on MS? :P

2006-06-16 [Charybdis]: I will, once we have one or two example entries from squee and I. We're running it, so we can't enter, but we can still take pictures and point to them as samples :P

2006-06-16 [sequeena_rae]: Yesh yesh yesh *photo photo photo*

2006-06-16 [Atayemi]: XD hehe

2006-06-27 [spincrus]: I put it on watch. I'll be gone on Thursday so won't contribute for a week or so, I hope the deadline isn't too soon.

2006-06-27 [sequeena_rae]: I don't believe it will be, so don't worry :P

2006-06-27 [Charybdis]: No, don't worry. I'm going on vacation myself until the first or second week of July, so I'll still be here but only enough to maintain things. It will still be open when you return :)

2006-06-27 [dayah]: you know I was just thinking about doing a contest like this one...thats great..heheh

2006-06-28 [Fizban]: Hey can I take a picture of a fat guy eating a BigMac standing next to an overly large truck or hummer!! I think that would be perfect to capture america...

2006-06-28 [Paz]: It would actually! :D Only make sure he's wearing an "I <3 NY" T-shirt ;P 

2006-06-28 [Fizban]: Sounds like a to get that shirt...and some fat guy...and a big truck...and a hotdog :O

2006-06-28 [Blasphemous Rumours]: Oooh, what a super idea for a contest!

2006-06-28 [sequeena_rae]: I'd say you could ;) Though, some could see it as an insult =/

2006-06-28 [FeckErseDrink!]: what a FAB FAB contest!!

2006-06-28 [sequeena_rae]: ^^ I'm glad you think so xD

2006-06-29 [Fizban]: Insult or not, tis the truth...;)

2006-06-29 [sequeena_rae]: Very true :P Just don't be too mean xD

2006-06-29 [Fizban]: I really don't have the means to contrusct such a picture, sooo...never mind loyl :/

2006-06-30 [Paz]: American culture is really hard to capture without an image like that >.>

2006-06-30 [Paz]: We're too... plain O_o

2006-06-30 [sequeena_rae]: Aww :( XD No, I'm sure there's something that sets you apart from everyone else :P

2006-06-30 [Fizban]: ...ummmm...Nuclear bombs represent us pretty well?? OOOH i HAVE A GOOD IDEA!!!!!*wont mention it cause it could be achieved*----but no, we are best represented as controlling, manipulative, killers ^_^

2006-06-30 [sequeena_rae]: o.O Fair enough.

2006-06-30 [Atayemi]: O__o

2006-06-30 [Fizban]: Sooo...I just gotta get me one a them!

2006-06-30 [sequeena_rae]: Don't you have pride in your country? For anything at all? "This contest aims to celebrate that by giving people a chance to highlight aspects of the nationality they associate themselves with. Think of it as an opportunity to show your pride! ;)"

2006-06-30 [Atayemi]: Exactly! O____o

2006-06-30 [Fizban]: Pride...what,...what is this foreign word? How strange...well, we have a shitty president, we make shitty foreign and domestic affairs...we are more concerned with the number of bombs we can over stock then the number of hospitals we have vs the number of sick people. Our Medical practices pray off the rich, and unless your lucky, deny the poor. I can't think of a single good politician since Rudy Giuliani that was any good or seemed to be any intelligent. Ummm...we have nice tourist sites :3...ummm...we as a culture are becoming more liberal...but I wouldnt really put that down on the list. Um...our culture is a mindless grouping of all others, a contortion of the once rich cultures we

2006-06-30 [Fizban]: used to they are all a gray mass of indistinguishable shit...A Mcdonalized culture, for a Mcdonaldized country. So sorry...unless you count like,...maybe the cool little stuff we have within...I really don't see this country as great. Its got amazing achievements...but only by being evil.

2006-06-30 [sequeena_rae]: But the whole point of this contest is to show your pride for your country. Not slag it off.

2006-06-30 [Fizban]: :(...then...then...darn. I had this whole, idea where I was going to have my brother hold a big stick and look like he was quietly walking, with like his finger to his mouth to make a shushing sign. Thats not derogatory really...

2006-06-30 [sequeena_rae]: Well I don't know, it would be funny to see, I'll have to run it through with [Charybdis], don't discard the idea though :P

2006-06-30 [iippo]: You don't even have to be patriotic to enter, as long as you can see the image that defines your country. Good definitions are completely free of emotion.

2006-06-30 [Fizban]: Yay!!

2006-06-30 [sequeena_rae]: And again, that's true xD

2006-06-30 [shotokan_gal]: Oooh I want to enter this, if it stays open long enough for me to take some pics and develop them anyway ^^ . Although there may be something appropriate on the film I just finished, although it hasn't been developed yet. *hmms to self*

2006-06-30 [sequeena_rae]: It'll be open for a while, so don't worry :P

2006-06-30 [shotokan_gal]: That's good :) . Though it's only your own country, which makes sense, went to Edinburgh recently and have some stuff which would definitely be quite patriotic for the Scots!

2006-06-30 [sequeena_rae]: I bet they envy you right now XP

2006-06-30 [shotokan_gal]: If there's any here?

2006-06-30 [sequeena_rae]: Mmm, [Delladreing]? XD

2006-07-02 [Charybdis]: This is a bit late, but - what I had in mind for this contest was more the highlighting of positive aspects of your nationality... though I realize I didn't really specify besides the pride thing :/ In that sense, I can't really disagree, but I would prefer if you found something more celebratory than derogatory :)

2006-07-02 [sequeena_rae]: I'd say the pride thing was enough to determine what this contest was for =/

2006-07-02 [Fizban]: I don't know any americans...who actually like america @__@. None of my friends or family are particularly happy with it...infact, the only person I even know at all who is, is my 11th grade american history teacher :'3

2006-07-02 [Paz]: I'll have to agree with that as well >.> I have two friends who like it but no one else I really know... but I'll think of something :3

2006-07-03 [iippo]: You're all victims of political correctness then. :P As we know, it is politically correct to hate America. :( But since it is not a special country in any way, it is no different from any other country: it has good sides and bad sides. Everyone is just blind at America's good sides, because that would be politically incorrect. :O

2006-07-03 [Fizban]: It's soo annoying...older days people used to be obsessively proud of America, now poeple obsessively hate it...extremes. Thats what america's about.

2006-07-03 [iippo]: There's an idea for a photo :P

2006-07-03 [Fizban]: how would you represent that though?

2006-07-03 [iippo]: Extremes... a black marble at the edge of the image and a white marble at the other edge? :P

2006-07-03 [Fizban]: :O!! gasp! they might fall! lol

2006-07-03 [iippo]: XD And the grey marble at the middle, wins! </Mortal Kombat man sound voice>

2006-07-03 [sequeena_rae]: *doesn't get it* o.o XD

2006-07-03 [Paz]: lol, live in america for awhile (or just a read a book about it) and you'll get it.... guaranteed >.>

2006-07-04 [iippo]: Americans also have the chance of taking a photo of absolutely anything at all and saying it's about New York :P

2006-07-04 [Paz]: True :P Isn't it amazing? The only thing with america is that we really don't have much culture that is overly separate from the rest of the world. In fact we get most of out things from other countries -_-'

2006-07-05 [Fizban]: Well to me thats fine, cause its not like we have some rich heritage---ooh thats right, we do have a rich cultural backround for this land mass...we just killed and displaced the natives. So, thats really not what the country is about.

2006-07-05 [Fizban]: But getting everything from everyone else, is fine cause thats what were made of, easterners and orientals...Europeans and Africans,...But I dunno...we dont reflect anything other then the warping and destruction of them...hmmms.

2006-07-05 [sequeena_rae]: Weeelll....Be proud that you live in such a multi cultural country XP

2006-07-05 [Fizban]: What do you want me to go to NYC and get a bunch of poeple to hold hands of different racial orientation or something? lol, then take the picture?

2006-07-05 [shotokan_gal]: Why not? :P

2006-07-05 [someelf]: I wanna join XD

2006-07-05 [Fizban]: Cause they are all angry and scary and hate one another...duh! lol.

2006-07-06 [Paz]: The immigration dispute is going on >.> Bloody mess! Perhaps you can get my school to do it? :P

2006-07-12 [moira hawthorne]: get a bunch of dolls of different shape sized and colour and put them in a pot on the stove... usa is the melting pot

2006-07-12 [Charybdis]: xD

2006-07-12 [Stephen]: Many cultures around here don't like one another. >.< (America)

2006-07-13 [Paz]: America is hated by many yet loved by some :D

2006-07-13 [Paul Doyle]: The US government does a great disservice to the US citizens, but not as great as the disservice done by the morons who voted in the current administration in the first place. >_>

2006-07-13 [Paz]: Much agreed ;)

2006-07-13 [Stephen]: Ah, I agree fully! ;)

2006-07-13 [Paul Doyle]: Hell, I didn't vote for him the second time o_O

2006-07-13 [Fizban]: stupid sotherners...I wanna go down there and find out there point of they like him cause he is a racist asshole like them??? ((no offense to any non-racist and non-idiotic southerns who see this. As well as that I am assuming because I put a blanket statement for all southerners loyl...))

2006-07-13 [iippo]: From the (positive) generalisations what I've seen, it's the people in the south in USA who are the nice ones, all polite and stuff.

2006-07-13 [Stephen]: Really? Many are nice, but a lot are also pro-bush.

2006-07-13 [iippo]: I tend not to hate people based on their political opinions. Someone who supports Bush isn't necessarely a bad person. But it's often said that the Southern Americans appreciate politeness, respect the elderly, etc... They have the base-values in check. Well, that's what I've heard as the positive things. There's negative stuf too, but there always is.

2006-07-13 [Stephen]: I'm not saying they are bad. It is true that the Southern People do generally show my respect, in most cases.

2006-07-13 [spincrus]: Suggestion: to make this competition a bit easier to judge, instead of putting a time limit, let's put a maximum amount of entries limit. Otherwise it'll turn out to become a Paranormal Photography Contest :P How is the voting on that going by the way? :)

2006-07-13 [Fizban]: No, they are fabled to have kept on the tradition of good home cooking,...and old traditional values. Which, with here I can envision a kind, caring, and responsible mother...but then they are also very against that gives me the image of the man fat on his wifes cooking, with a shot gun and a confederate flag in the back of his huge pickup truck that he doesnt need cause he really doesnt haul anything and only bought it to impress the other tabacco spitting gun toting buddies of his. See, there we have good stereotypes and horrid ones. Either way, the averse to change brings upon the liking of bush,...despite that I will never understand why some people would support bush

2006-07-13 [Fizban]: when they arent in the correct income tax bracket...even if they are change averse. I just assume they don't understand the full implications of bush's policies on helping those who don't need help, in lieu of the helping hand to those who can barely speaking ofcourse. I am about to loose cable tv-internet in my home when oil bills start coming, because the govt sucks when returning my moms money, she would prolly get nothing if she didnt have three children,...and because they are money mongering fools who love to jack up the oil prices whenever they think they can get it over the heads of the americans to do so.

2006-07-13 [sequeena_rae]: Can we not get off topic here please? This might offend some people =/

2006-07-13 [Charybdis]: Yes; we appreciate your thoughts, Fizban, but this may not be the place for them :) // I have no idea about how the Paranormal contest is coming along, since I didn't have anything to do with it, but we'll probably have a poll soon :p

2006-07-14 [Fizban]: Sorry...I get a little carried away sometimes...>_< loyl...

2006-07-15 [sequeena_rae]: There's a poll for the paranormal contest now, so it shouldn't be too long before the winners are announced :) *didn't see that comment*

2006-07-18 [ArchRose]: I have a question about the theme....

2006-07-18 [Stephen]: What's the question? XD

2006-07-18 [sequeena_rae]: Yes? :P

2006-07-18 [spincrus]: If you have a question, just ask! You don't need permission to ask the question :D

2006-07-18 [sequeena_rae]: Exactly X)

2006-07-27 [5thwitch]: I have a wiki with photos of my country. it's souvenir d'italie but I'm not a good photographer

2006-08-13 [Charybdis]: A note to people who're wondering why winners haven't been announced yet: I'm waiting until there are three winners in the poll. We have a five-way tie for second place right now xP

2006-08-14 [sequeena_rae]: xD!

2006-08-15 [Charybdis]:

The public has chosen its favourites!

:D Thanks to everyone who helped publicize the poll ^___^
1st place: [Jitter] - Greece
2nd place: [spincrus] - Turkey, second entry
3rd place: [Hedda] - Sweden

Congratulations to you all, and thanks to everyone who participated! Badges will hopefully be distributed shortly. :)

2006-08-15 [sequeena_rae]: :D! *works*

2006-08-15 [spincrus]: Yeee! :)

2006-08-15 [sequeena_rae]: Oh, and congrats :D

2006-08-16 [banu]: congratulations all of you!

2006-08-17 [Ocean Soul]: Yay congrats to everyone :D
I really liked this contest.. it was a good and not-so-common theme :D

2006-08-21 [sequeena_rae]: I agree, it was le awesome XP

2006-09-03 [5thwitch]: *evvivaaaaa* in late ^^'

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