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Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Prizes for photo competitions
« on: Mar 02, 2014, 05:58 PM »
We have been very fortunate this year in that we currently have sufficient prizes on offer to be able to award a prize in the photo competition every month this year -- and probably next year too.

Every month, we shall be announcing the intended prize during the call for entries, and again during the call for votes. The prizes will also be announced in newsletters and on our Facebook page.

Some months will bring us joint winners. At the beginning of the year, when all the prizes are still available, we shall do our utmost to find a second prize very similar to the one announced, so that both winners can receive an equivalent prize.

As the year goes on, if one of the joint winners of the competition has already received a prize during that same year, the prize will go to the other winner. If both have already received prizes, the prize will be deferred to a future month.

Next year, everything will start anew, and past prizes will not be taken into consideration.

We have some great prizes on offer -- so enjoy the photo competitions and make sure you vote!

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Re: Prizes for photo competitions
« Reply #1 on: Jan 04, 2017, 09:36 AM »
We thought it would be good to update the information above, since over the past two years, we found that often, the people were winning in several competitions, and we wanted to ensure that more photographers could benefit from the prizes.

We continue to be very fortunate in that we have sufficient prizes on offer to be able to award a prize in the photo competition every month this year -- and quite possibly next year too.

Every month, we announce the intended prize during the call for entries, and again during the call for votes. The prizes are also announced in newsletters and on our Facebook page.

If a prizewinner has already received a prize during the current year, we shall offer the prize to the runner-up, unless the runner-up also has already received a prize during the same year, in which case the prize will be deferred to a later month.

Some months will bring us joint winners. If neither of the joint winners has already received a prize during the current year, we shall do our utmost to find a second prize very similar to the one announced, so that both winners can receive an equivalent prize.

If one of the joint winners has already received a prize during that same year, the prize will go to the other winner. If both have already received prizes, the prize will be deferred to a future month.

The following year (starting with the September competition), everything will start anew, and past prizes will not be taken into consideration.

We have some great prizes to look forward to -- so enjoy the photo competitions and make sure you vote!
« Last Edit: Feb 02, 2017, 08:07 PM by Isabelle Prondzynski »

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Re: Prizes for photo competitions
« Reply #2 on: Oct 19, 2017, 11:32 AM »
This seems a good occasion to thank those generous donors who have been keeping the prize-giving element of the photo competitions going, for quite a number of years now. Since we first offered a prize in May 2014, there has never been a month without a prize on offer.

For most of this period, June has been proposing a jigsaw of the prizewinning photo as an alternative prize, and special thanks are due to her for giving us this choice.

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Re: Prizes for photo competitions
« Reply #3 on: Oct 19, 2017, 02:42 PM »
And thanks to you, Isabelle, for your very generous donations to the prize pool as well !   :)
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Re: Prizes for photo competitions
« Reply #4 on: Jul 11, 2023, 09:32 PM »
A big thank-you to all our members who support the photo competition by entering photos, by voting, and by enjoying the competitions and the calendars which we can produce with the prize winning entries.





We are sometimes asked how members can help the QE2 Story Forum.

One way in which this is possible, is by donating prizes for the photo competition. You will have noticed that most (but not all!) the prizes in the competition have so far been donated by members of the Moderating Team. We have donated some books and DVDs already in our possession, and we have also bought new items, either through the QE2 Story shop or directly from sellers, or by having jigsaws of prizewinning photos specially made.

We do not want to feel that we are the only ones with the right to provide prizes.

If our members therefore wish to donate a prize, that would be wonderful. You may have QE2 related items looking for a new home, or you might want to buy and donate a favourite book or DVD. Any such offers would be gratefully accepted and scheduled for a future competition  :) .

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Re: Prizes for photo competitions
« Reply #5 on: Jul 16, 2023, 12:39 PM »
Thank you to YOU Isabelle, and to Lynda and June, who are the team that make all of this happen throughout the year.

The calendar and the photos are fabuluous, and I know for a fact that at least one QE2 Story Calendar is now in use on board QE2 in Dubai.
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