HOTM Contest: December

Discussion in 'Archived Posts' started by JEFFREH, Dec 3, 2012.

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    JEFFREH Administrator Staff Member

    HOTM December 2012 [ Herp of the Month ]​

    Theme: Holiday photos of your pet reptile or amphibian!

    HOTM 2012 is a friendly, forum-run contest, where members of the site can enter a picture of their reptile or amphibian, which will be voted on by members of the site on a knock-out style competition. Pictures will be entered into the HOTM threads, and votes will be made in the thread, or can be sent to myself, if you wish these to stay confidential. Below is the expected structure / time frame of the competition.​

    1st-11th ~ Entry thread opens.​
    12th-19th ~ Members vote based either in the thread by making a post, or by PMing myself.​
    20th-22st ~Top three photos from the previous thread are entered into a new thread with a poll.​
    23nd-29th ~ Members have only a few days in which to vote via a poll on the top three photos from the previous thread.​
    29th-30th ~ Thread will be closed. Votes will be counted and the HOTM winner will be announced and prize given.​

    The winner will then be announced in that thread, and also in a winners thread within the Archived Forum. The winner will receive the "HOTM Winner" User Title rank for a period of three months. The winner will also choose the theme for the next month's contest.​
    Contests will run on a monthly basis, and the dates above are subject to change. If the winner does not decide on a theme for the following month, users will be free to post any picture of their herp that they like. Theme ideas may include (but are not limited to): best feeding picture, best vivaria, best sleeping picture, etc etc.​

    ONE photo entry per member only. Members may not enter more than one photo. If more than one photo are entered, a mod will edit out all photos except for the first one posted by that user.​

    Members may only vote ONCE. Any members found to be creating accounts to vote, will be warned, and their votes voided, and their privilege to enter the competition will be removed. Remember, this competition is meant to bring fun to the forum, don't spoil it.​

    If a member wins two months in a row, they will no be allowed to participate in the following month's event.​
    Members are encouraged to post pictures of a reasonable quality. If pictures of bad quality are posted, members are reminded that the likelihood that these will get far in the competition is very low.​
    Minor photo editing (cropping, adjusting brightness, etc) is acceptable; but to be as fair as possible to all members we would like to allow the photos to remain as original as possible. Please refrain from excessive editing of entries.​
    Please make sure that the photo size rules in place on this site are adhered to - a maximum of 640 pixels on the longest edge e.g. 640x480 pixels(or 480x640 portrait). Any help needed with this, PM a mod.​
    Disclaimer: Please note that the moderators will have final say in the content that is uploaded to the site and to the contest, please remember to be respectful and upload photos in good taste and nothing that ellicits unsavory activities; please remember, we have members under 18 and some under 14 in this community.
    Other than that, have fun, and good luck! = )​

    If you have any questions, please PM a mod or ask in THIS thread.
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  2. geckolover22

    geckolover22 Well-Known Member

    Damian :)
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  3. lisa owens

    lisa owens Well-Known Member

  4. Sharman Wisdom

    Sharman Wisdom HOTM Winner December

    My Woma python as a stocking stuffer.

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  5. Cammy

    Cammy Administrator Staff Member

  6. dogking

    dogking HOTM Winner September

    Neil wanted to go Christmas caroling too!
  7. Cammy

    Cammy Administrator Staff Member

    Hey everyone, Jeff's been really busy with finals, so I'm going to call this in the meantime: Start casting your votes! You can either post your vote as a comment here or PM JEFFREH with your choice. The top 3 choices will be entered in a poll thread and the winner will be determined from there.

    My vote goes to Sharman's stocking stuffer woma.
  8. geckolover22

    geckolover22 Well-Known Member

    I vote for Dogking!
  9. lisa owens

    lisa owens Well-Known Member

    vote cammy
  10. Amethyst229

    Amethyst229 HOTM Winner October

  11. StikyPaws312

    StikyPaws312 Moderator Staff Member

    Can I vote for all of them? Please? lol. They are all so adorable! I think I have to go with Yoshi whispering in santa's ear what he wants for Christmas.... :)
  12. Sharman Wisdom

    Sharman Wisdom HOTM Winner December

    I vote for myself, since I have not won a contest yet and my Panama is so cute!
  13. JJ.

    JJ. New Member

    I vote for cammy

    JEFFREH Administrator Staff Member

    Congratulations Sharman Wisdom! Your stocking stuffer Woma python is the winner!! = )

    It was a close one this month guys... had to resort to a tie-breaker after tallying the anonymous votes. Great entries everyone!

    Happy Holidays and enjoy the New Year everyone!
  15. lisa owens

    lisa owens Well-Known Member

    Happy New Year Everyone !!!
  16. Sharman Wisdom

    Sharman Wisdom HOTM Winner December

    Thanks everyone!! Have a Happy New Year!!
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