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Please choose your five favourite photos

Original 1967 QE2 Jigsaw - Completed
1 (1.1%)
Final Sailaway from Southampton
3 (3.3%)
Full Collection
1 (1.1%)
Size and Power
2 (2.2%)
Simply the Best Christmas Card
2 (2.2%)
Lightroom Black
7 (7.7%)
Keeping Up Appearances
0 (0%)
Red Funnel and Smoke against the Black Sky
3 (3.3%)
Black Davits 1983
0 (0%)
Man in Black
2 (2.2%)
QE2 Funnel Bar
2 (2.2%)
Black & White Elegance
1 (1.1%)
The Best View - Var. 3
4 (4.4%)
Alone on the High Seas
4 (4.4%)
Crew Friends Feeling the Cold
2 (2.2%)
Summer in the (New York) City
4 (4.4%)
Tandem Departure NY April 2004
8 (8.8%)
Repairs Showing at Age Eight!
3 (3.3%)
Like a Belt
2 (2.2%)
Just a Few Patches
4 (4.4%)
Fireworks to Send off a Friend
5 (5.5%)
QE2 - Amongst Friends in Liverpool 2008
6 (6.6%)
Topside Crew and the Best Pantry Gang
0 (0%)
Hero Worship
1 (1.1%)
Admired by All - QE2 Final Visit Greenock 2008
3 (3.3%)
Queen's Room Night Lights
5 (5.5%)
Dance the Light Fantastic
0 (0%)
Christmas Day Pantry
0 (0%)
Norway Outing with Shop Girls 1973
0 (0%)
Last Ever Crew Party on Board QE2 Nov 2008
0 (0%)
70ths Souvenirs, Yeahhh…
2 (2.2%)
QE2 Signed Life Belt
1 (1.1%)
Coming round Kempock Point
3 (3.3%)
QE2 alongside at Greenock
2 (2.2%)
Home for the Last Time
2 (2.2%)
Best o' Pals
6 (6.6%)
Rather a lot of luggage for one cruise
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 19

Voting closed: Jan 01, 2024, 11:53 AM

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November 2023 Poll : The Best of the Best for 2024
« on: Oct 31, 2023, 01:48 PM »
The November Photo Competition is a very special one.

Here, we have assembled all 38 prizewinning photographs that were eligible for inclusion in the 2024 calendars of The QE2 Story. Your vote will now decide which of these 38 marvelous photos becomes the top prizewinner of the year.

We also have a very special and very appropriate prize on offer. The prize is the Vistaprint QE2 Story Calendar for 2024. Our first try at a desk calendar (last year) was very successful, and a desk calendar for 2024 will be offered again this year as the prize, as an option besides a wall calendar. These calendars are again designed by Isabelle Prondzynski and are not available for purchase (only as prizes).

And because this is a special month with the top prizewinning photos, and we have a special prize on offer, everyone will have 5 votes instead of the normal three. Whoever wins will be eligible for the prize in this special competition (even if they have already won a prize earlier this year).



Voting is easy, but you need to be registered as a Forum member and log into the Forum to vote. If your own photos figure in this collection, please do not vote for them, but support the other photographers instead.

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https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php?topic=5178.0

To make it easier for you, we have posted the pictures below.

However, you might prefer to turn to the Gallery Album, "Best of the Best for 2024", where you can see them all at once, in thumbnail form. Plus you can view larger versions of the pictures by clicking on the photos to see medium size, and clicking once more to see them in large size.

https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=298

You will not see the results of the vote until the poll has closed on 1 December 2023, after all time zones have had a chance to catch up with the voting deadline.

Enjoy the variety in these photos and choose your favourites :) .

As always the choice is yours -- enjoy!
« Last Edit: Jan 05, 2024, 09:49 AM by Lynda Bradford »
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Re: October 2023 Poll : The Best of the Best for 2024
« Reply #1 on: Oct 31, 2023, 01:54 PM »
Original 1967 QE2 Jigsaw - Completed


Final Sailaway from Southampton


Full Collection


Size and Power


Simply the Best Christmas Card


Lightroom Black


Keeping Up Appearances


Red Funnel and Smoke against the Black Sky


Black Davits 1983


Man in Black


QE2 Funnel Bar


Black & White Elegance


The Best View - Var. 3


Alone on the High Seas


Crew Friends Feeling the Cold


Summer in the (New York) City


Tandem Departure NY April 2004


Repairs Showing at Age Eight!


Like a Belt


Just a Few Patches


Fireworks to Send off a Friend


QE2 - Amongst Friends in Liverpool 2008


Topside Crew and the Best Pantry Gang


Hero Worship


Admired by All - QE2 Final Visit Greenock 2008


Queen's Room Night Lights


Dance the Light Fantastic


Christmas Day Pantry


Norway Outing with Shop Girls 1973


Last Ever Crew Party on Board QE2 Nov 2008


70ths Souvenirs, Yeahhh…


QE2 Signed Life Belt


Coming round Kempock Point


QE2 alongside at Greenock


Home for the Last Time


Best o' Pals


Rather a lot of luggage for one cruise

« Last Edit: Nov 11, 2023, 12:39 PM by Lynda Bradford »
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Re: November 2023 Poll : The Best of the Best for 2024
« Reply #2 on: Nov 06, 2023, 10:27 AM »
The poll for this year's Best of the Best competition is now open

Now is your chance to enjoy viewing the 38 winning photos that you selected during the year and vote for your five favourites

Thank-you for supporting the forum's photo competitions and keeping the memory of QE2 alive. 

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Re: November 2023 Poll : The Best of the Best for 2024
« Reply #3 on: Nov 06, 2023, 05:55 PM »
Exciting !!  ;D
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Re: November 2023 Poll : The Best of the Best for 2024
« Reply #4 on: Nov 06, 2023, 07:07 PM »
Well, for what it's worth, having 5 votes just doesn't make it easier. But the votes have been cast.   
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Re: November 2023 Poll : The Best of the Best for 2024
« Reply #5 on: Nov 06, 2023, 08:46 PM »
Well, for what it's worth, having 5 votes just doesn't make it easier. But the votes have been cast.   

How true!  I have had an initial look, but will choose 5 tomorrow.
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Re: November 2023 Poll : The Best of the Best for 2024
« Reply #6 on: Nov 06, 2023, 09:57 PM »
I have put my votes in.

Even with the extra two votes this is the sort of choice that results in hair being torn out...
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Re: November 2023 Poll : The Best of the Best for 2024
« Reply #7 on: Nov 07, 2023, 06:16 AM »
Just got my votes cast! These are all amazing!
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Re: November 2023 Poll : The Best of the Best for 2024
« Reply #8 on: Nov 07, 2023, 09:33 AM »
Took time over coffee to enjoy these wonderful photos and make the difficult decision to choose only five. 

Keep those votes coming in and make sure your favourite photos get your votes. 
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Re: November 2023 Poll : The Best of the Best for 2024
« Reply #9 on: Nov 08, 2023, 09:50 AM »
Already we have three photos sharing the lead.  It just shows how difficult it will be to choose the overall Best of the Best from the winners and runner up pictures. 

Keep voting!
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Re: November 2023 Poll : The Best of the Best for 2024
« Reply #10 on: Nov 11, 2023, 02:27 AM »
Five votes does help - although it appears one photo is in twice under different names its votes will potentially be split.








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Re: November 2023 Poll : The Best of the Best for 2024
« Reply #11 on: Nov 11, 2023, 12:41 PM »
Five votes does help - although it appears one photo is in twice under different names its votes will potentially be split.


Thanks for pointing out that the same photo, having won twice was in the poll twice.  As one had no votes, I have removed this from the poll, so as not to split the vote
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Re: November 2023 Poll : The Best of the Best for 2024
« Reply #12 on: Nov 13, 2023, 09:44 AM »
We had a good start to voting but this seems to have slowed down. 

If you haven't voted yet, remember you have five votes this month to help you with the difficult decision of choosing your favourites. 

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Re: November 2023 Poll : The Best of the Best for 2024
« Reply #13 on: Nov 13, 2023, 09:56 AM »
Voted now!

Some truly incredible photos there, and more than ever I feel guilty for not picking the ones that I had to not pick... every ones a winner!
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Re: November 2023 Poll : The Best of the Best for 2024
« Reply #14 on: Nov 16, 2023, 05:49 PM »
It would have been easier if we had 38 votes!

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Re: November 2023 Poll : The Best of the Best for 2024
« Reply #15 on: Nov 16, 2023, 06:39 PM »
It would have been easier if we had 38 votes!

Good idea!
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Re: November 2023 Poll : The Best of the Best for 2024
« Reply #16 on: Nov 17, 2023, 03:30 PM »
With 38 prizewinning photos it would be good to get at least 38 people voting for their favourite five photos, we currently have only had 8 people voting  :(

If you haven't voted yet please log into the forum and vote.   Even with five votes to allocate it is still a difficult choice as there are so many excellent pictures. 
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Re: November 2023 Poll : The Best of the Best for 2024
« Reply #17 on: Nov 18, 2023, 05:40 PM »
 
 I have voted, as always hard to choose because they are all wonderful photos.
 

 

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Re: November 2023 Poll : The Best of the Best for 2024
« Reply #18 on: Nov 23, 2023, 10:26 PM »
You may have noticed that we have not called for entries for another theme this month.

This is so that you can take your time to appreciate these prize winning pictures and vote for 5 of them. The month is drawing to an end, so please make use of the week that remains, to cast your vote.

The photographers will be happy if you can acknowledge their contributions in this way.

We (the Moderating Team) love to organise the competitions and the polls, and we donate almost all of the prizes.

And so, it would be great if you (the voters) could help us all by casting your votes and helping someone to receive the Vistaprint calendar as a prize. Please  ;D

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Re: November 2023 Poll : The Best of the Best for 2024
« Reply #19 on: Nov 25, 2023, 09:29 PM »
10 voters as we reach 26 November. Only a few days left.

With a great prize at stake for the winner, could we rustle up a few more votes please?

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Re: November 2023 Poll : The Best of the Best for 2024
« Reply #20 on: Nov 28, 2023, 11:51 AM »
You may have noticed that there is not a call for entries for a November competition that is because we wanted the focus to be on the "Best of the Best". Isabelle will announce the theme at the start of December - look out for details. 

The good news is because we do not have a November Photo Competition the voting for the Best of the Best has been extended until the end of December. 

Ahoy - your votes for these fabulous pictures would be appreciated. 
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Re: November 2023 Poll : The Best of the Best for 2024
« Reply #21 on: Nov 28, 2023, 04:11 PM »
I have just now voted. It has taken almost a month to narrow down my choices to anywhere near five votes. But it is now done. Please do vote if you have not already done so.
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Re: November 2023 Poll : The Best of the Best for 2024
« Reply #22 on: Dec 06, 2023, 09:21 AM »
I know lots of you are still deciding on your five favourite Best of the Best pictures, so looking forward to seeing what difference your votes can make. 

There is currently one photo in the lead and two closely following the leader - your vote could make all the difference.   :)
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Re: November 2023 Poll : The Best of the Best for 2024
« Reply #23 on: Dec 11, 2023, 08:24 PM »
That was not easy :-\

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Re: November 2023 Poll : The Best of the Best for 2024
« Reply #24 on: Dec 11, 2023, 09:23 PM »
That was not easy :-\

It never is, is it...?!  :D
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Re: November 2023 Poll : The Best of the Best for 2024
« Reply #25 on: Dec 16, 2023, 05:09 AM »
17 votes now. Think of it in terms of giving QE2 a Christmas present!

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Re: November 2023 Poll : The Best of the Best for 2024
« Reply #26 on: Dec 19, 2023, 12:30 AM »
Still 17 voters ! Please do vote while enjoying all of these wonderful photos of our QE2 !
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Re: November 2023 Poll : The Best of the Best for 2024
« Reply #27 on: Dec 21, 2023, 01:18 AM »
19 voters ! Let’s keep the votes coming in !
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Re: November 2023 Poll : The Best of the Best for 2024
« Reply #28 on: Dec 24, 2023, 12:30 AM »
Don’t forget to vote !
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Re: November 2023 Poll : The Best of the Best for 2024
« Reply #29 on: Dec 26, 2023, 04:11 PM »
Still 19 voters. There are a few days left to cast your vote (5 choices allowed for this competition this month).

How about celebrating Boxing Day by boxing up your five votes and submitting them today !
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Re: November 2023 Poll : The Best of the Best for 2024
« Reply #30 on: Dec 29, 2023, 04:26 PM »
Still 19 voters. How can that be with a large Forum membership ? Please do vote and support our photographers as well as our QE2. (I do believe she is keeping track of who is voting  ;D)
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Re: November 2023 Poll : The Best of the Best for 2024
« Reply #31 on: Dec 31, 2023, 07:55 PM »
Still a short time to vote !
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