Photo Contest Theme Suggestions Please

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Postby MyMindsEye » Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:47 pm

Great ideas Underdog!
Especially the Song interpretation. Reminds me of TerryLea's hillarious renditions.I loved these entries. (Sure miss her humor)
Perhaps an expansion of that concept to Nursery Rhymes or Sayings. Occasionally Limmericks & Haikus (from the Tavern games)
Another idea: Unusual Word association. An image that depicts a word such as STOUT or WHISPER or :shrug:. These would be best as Frestyle or Bonus I suppose.


Underdog wrote:Actually, I did most of my contest idea brainstorming with TerryLea. I just thought she would have more clout than me if she thought any of my ideas worthy.

I'll see if I can search and find them.

It seems like another one of them had to do with choosing a song, book or poem and then coming up with an image that fit the lyrics, text or theme of the subject.

Memes are all the rage on the internet... maybe come up with a meme-like parody. That would maybe work better in photo-edits though.
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Postby MyMindsEye » Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:17 pm

Hey M2B,
Maybe we could do a mash-up of sorts with the writing deck.
Take a Photo and write a short story (ficticious of course) of whats going on in the image. ( sort of what the gossip rags do eh! :) )
Or, Write a short story and take the Pic to fit.
Might attract some participation on the Photo deck and create some interest on the writing deck. (would like to see more action from our writers over there.) :wtf:
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Postby mickey2bagz » Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:02 pm

MyMindsEye wrote:Hey M2B,
Maybe we could do a mash-up of sorts with the writing deck.
Take a Photo and write a short story (ficticious of course) of whats going on in the image. ( sort of what the gossip rags do eh! :) )
Or, Write a short story and take the Pic to fit.
Might attract some participation on the Photo deck and create some interest on the writing deck. (would like to see more action from our writers over there.) :wtf:
Ya Never Know! :shrug:

Sounds good to me MME!

I think we would have to take a photo then attach the 'story'. The photo contest uploads template allows for a photo with attached author 'notes' (the story bit) ... not sure how many lines that is without testing it. Great idea, I'll work out the best way to do it .... you commence badgering the writers :)
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Postby MyMindsEye » Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:44 pm

mickey2bagz wrote:
MyMindsEye wrote:Hey M2B,
Maybe we could do a mash-up of sorts with the writing deck.
Take a Photo and write a short story (ficticious of course) of whats going on in the image. ( sort of what the gossip rags do eh! :) )
Or, Write a short story and take the Pic to fit.
Might attract some participation on the Photo deck and create some interest on the writing deck. (would like to see more action from our writers over there.) :wtf:
Ya Never Know! :shrug:

Sounds good to me MME!

I think we would have to take a photo then attach the 'story'. The photo contest uploads template allows for a photo with attached author 'notes' (the story bit) ... not sure how many lines that is without testing it. Great idea, I'll work out the best way to do it .... you commence badgering the writers :)

Thanks M2b. Was also thinking perhaps a Click Bait type story line. Short, sweet, funny etc.
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Postby mickey2bagz » Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:24 am

MyMindsEye wrote:
Thanks M2b. Was also thinking perhaps a Click Bait type story line. Short, sweet, funny etc.


Thanks MME.

I tested out the idea backstage on the photo deck and it would work fine. I've made a mock-up for a theme post (below)
I'd suggest running it as a BONUS contest with no rules except it must be all your own work and all photos must be yours.

As this is your baby MME would you like to offer a contest write up for the Story side of things? Description, words limit etc? Then we are good to go :)

Theme pic:
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Postby mickey2bagz » Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:18 am

MyMindsEye wrote:Hey M2B,
Maybe we could do a mash-up of sorts with the writing deck.
Take a Photo and write a short story (ficticious of course) of whats going on in the image. ( sort of what the gossip rags do eh! :) )
Or, Write a short story and take the Pic to fit.
Might attract some participation on the Photo deck and create some interest on the writing deck. (would like to see more action from our writers over there.) :wtf:
Ya Never Know! :shrug:


This is happening from tomorrow guys, get your storytelling hats on, it will run through April to give you time to put it together. Spread the word, be sure to tell any writers you know! :)
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Postby NinaPastina » Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:49 am

Given the "slow down" in entries, if we want to see how many folks are still looking to see if they have something to enter on this site perhaps we should pick a theme that's easy for anyone to have shots of or can go out and shoot. Looking back on past contests....a couple seemed to generate a lot of entries were "Something yellow"; "T is for..."

We could perhaps have one color theme alternating with one letter theme every other week?? Just a thought...
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Postby mickey2bagz » Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:43 am

NinaPastina wrote:Given the "slow down" in entries, if we want to see how many folks are still looking to see if they have something to enter on this site perhaps we should pick a theme that's easy for anyone to have shots of or can go out and shoot. Looking back on past contests....a couple seemed to generate a lot of entries were "Something yellow"; "T is for..."

We could perhaps have one color theme alternating with one letter theme every other week?? Just a thought...


Thanks Nina, we do try to include a selection of easy subjects (at the moment we have 'hats and headwear' and we have 'boats') but we also receive requests for less simple subjects as well. We have 'photo story' running at the moment. The more simple subjects generally attract most entries and maybe that is because folks already have suitable shots in their shoebox whereas 'photo story' takes more effort and time, which people don't always have. So it's a balancing act really and we try to give a little of what everybody asks for, hence this thread.

Thanks for your great contest suggestion of 'letter contests' ... I will make that one happen soon! :)
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Postby mickey2bagz » Fri May 03, 2019 3:42 am

NinaPastina wrote:Given the "slow down" in entries, if we want to see how many folks are still looking to see if they have something to enter on this site perhaps we should pick a theme that's easy for anyone to have shots of or can go out and shoot. Looking back on past contests....a couple seemed to generate a lot of entries were "Something yellow"; "T is for..."

We could perhaps have one color theme alternating with one letter theme every other week?? Just a thought...


Check out 'ALPHABET SOUP'!! This is a brand new Bonus Series based on Nina's suggestion and it's open for entries right now! You can enter anything beginning with the current letter, from fabulous single shots to montages, textured shots, anything you like :)
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Postby NinaPastina » Sat May 04, 2019 10:53 am

Thanks for the shout out.
I love the "twists" on it by going in order through the alphabet and allowing freedom of expression for the entry! I'm going through my photos and tagging them with potential letters. Also gives me another inspiration for subject matter.

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