New Cats photography contest (winner gets $25 Amazon.com e-gift certficate)
Love cats? Love taking cat pictures? Then be sure to enter the new Cat Photography contest! The winner will receive a $25 Amazon.com online gift certificate! For the purposes of this contest, cats are defined as pet-size cats, not lions/tigers/panthers/etc.
The format is similar to last week's Fall Colors contest, but we will repeat the entry rules here:
+ Leave a comment with a link to up to three of your pictures that you wish to enter in this contest. The pictures can be anywhere on the net (eg flickr, smugmug, blog, zenfolio, etc)
+ Do not email us your pictures! The only way to enter is to leave a comment with a link to your pictures
+ Emphasis is on creativity and mood, not pixel-peeping. This is a simple and fun contest!
+ the pictures you submit can be old or new - you decide
+ Each person can submit up to three pictures. Only the photographer who took the pictures and owns the rights to the photographs can submit the pictures. If someone tries to cheat and gets caught we will make them famous for the wrong reasons!
+ There is no rights grab whatsoever. We won't even publish the winning picture on the blog unless the winner gives us permission to do so.
+ Make sure when you leave a comment you also provide an easy way for us to contact you if you are the winner (email, blog, twitter, etc). Be sure the contact option you have is one that you check on a regular basis.
+ You, the readers, can recommend which pictures you prefer by using the Voting buttons in the Comments section. You need to have an Intense Debate account in order to vote up or down. The Reader vote does not decide the winner, but it is one of the things we will look at when...
+ ...we put on our photography critic hats and pick a winner on Monday December 7. The winner will receive their $25 e-certificate by email shortly after we contact them.
+ Amazon.com ships internationally, so everyone is welcome to enter the contest, as long as doing so is legal in your country of residence and you are over 18 years old. Please refer to the Amazon.com Help pages for details and restrictions on international shipping, import duties, and things like that.
+ Do not try to cheat or manipulate the contest. This is a small contest, so you will likely be caught if you try any funny business :)
+ this is a green contest, the e-certificate will be delivered only by email!
+ enter, in this post, by Sunday December 6, 2009 at 11pm New York City time (worldclock)
The e-Gift Certificate
The $25 online gift certificate can only be redeemed at Amazon.com, not on any other international Amazon websites. It will NOT work at Amazon.uk, Amazon.de, etc. It only works at Amazon.com.
Amazon.com is not sponsoring, is not endorsing and is not affiliated with this contest. The contest is Noisy-funded and Noisy-operated.
The e-certificate will be delivered by email, so please do not send us shipping addresses and things like that!
In the next contest, we will try to offer more online gift certificate options. If you have any preferences and recommendations for retailers that offer online gift certificates and international shipping of their products, please let us know!
And the winner is...
The contest is now closed, and the winner has been revealed! Find out who won!