The MD Moments Photo Contest is a great way for Leser Slave River locals to showcase their photography skills while competing for one of the 13 top positions. To make the most of the contest and increase your chances of winning, take a moment to review the following answers to some common questions about submitting, voting, and the selection process.
Selecting and Submitting Photos
Voting for Photos
Winner Selection and Verification
It is possible that some of the top-voted photos won't make the cut due to:
- Poor resolution - if resolution is too low, it's gotta go. Some photos can technically be the right resolution, but the wrong pixel depth (meaning they were small photos that someone has simply enlarged).
- Wrong aspect ratio - a photo will likely be discarded if it's a vertical instead of horizontal. Remember, the winning photos will be featured in a wall calendar.
- Doctored photo - if a photo is grayscale instead of colour; or has been filtered/manipulated beyond acceptable photo optimization, it won't make the cut.
- Vote manipulation - we can see where the votes are coming from, and the type of computer or device that casts each vote. If we notice multiple votes from the same IP address or digital fingerprint, we will manually subtract any fraudulent votes. If it happens more than a few times, we will likely disqualify the submission.
Use and Ownership of Photos
It is likely that there will be many great submissions that don't make it into the top 13. The MD may still utilize these photos in its print and digital communications. The name of the game is to show off the people, places and things of the Lesser Slave River region to the world at large!