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November 22, 2009

New Fall colors photography contest (winner gets $25 e-gift certficate)

To celebrate the Holidays and the Year-end, we are launching new simple weekly photography contests. The winner will receive a $25 online gift certificate! Most contests have one big prize, and usually only one person wins. We decided instead to have multiple contests with smaller prizes, so more people have a chance of winning! The theme of the contest is seasonal - the Fall (Autumn) and Fall colors. Entering the contest is very simple:

+ 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, 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 Sunday November 29. The winner will receive their $25 e-certificate by email shortly after we contact them.

+ 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 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!

The e-Gift Certificate
The $25 online gift certificate can be only be redeemed at, not on any other international Amazon websites. It will NOT work at,, etc. It only works at is not sponsoring, is not endorsing and is not affiliated with this contest. The e-gift certificate is funded with "Noisy Money".

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...
This contest is now closed. And the winner has been revealed. Thanks to everyone for participating and sharing your work with the rest of us.

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