Crappie are beautiful fish and are fun to photograph, as well as eaten. Take a good picture of your crappie and submit it. You might be picked as this years winner!
Deadline: The last day of April, 2012 at midnight.
Submission: Post on this topic by inserting the image or attaching the image. If you have any problems at all, please PM me and I'll do what I can to help.
Where to submit/post: http://forums.ozarkanglers.com/index.php?showtopic=32624
Identify: With your picture, give your name and town you live in, where you caught the crappie (body of water) and the date.
Limited: You can submit as many images as you'd like, as long as you don't submit more than one image of the same fish.
Number of fish: I would prefer you take a picture of just one single crappie BUT stringers of fish will be allowed.
Props: Now I'll just say right now, a picture of a crappie being held by your very cute daughter or handsome young son might get you some points but I'll ask judges to just judge the fish, not the person or persons in the image.
Judging: After the first of May, I will post a poll on the forum and you, the members, will judge the winning image.
ELIGIBILITY AND JUDGING:
To ensure eligibility for the contest, all entries must have a resolution of 6 million pixels or greater (6 megapixels) to be made available upon request. Images that do not meet this standard can still be judged, but might not be honor from the competition (at the judges sole discretion) if the photographer is unable or unavailable to provide the proper resolution when asked. This is to ensure that the person submitting the photograph is in possession on the original image, not a copy from the internet.
Resolution can be calculated by multiplying the pixel width of the image with the pixel height. For example, a photograph taken with a 6-megapixel camera set for the highest resolution and best quality produces images approximately 2832 pixels by 2128 pixels, which are acceptable under the rules (2832 x 2128 = 6 million).
Although this can't be proven, I would prefer that images submitted be taken this year, 2012, and not from previous crappie seasons.
Submissions may be watermarked if desired, but the watermark should be inconspicuous enough to not interfere with the judging of the photo. A watermarked photo might not be honored by the competition (at the judges sole discretion) if the photographer is unable or unavailable to provide a pristine, watermark-free version of the image when asked.
Now you know me... sometimes I miss things. So I reserve the right to add or change these rules at any time, especially if I missed something or didn't think this through right. I'm sure some of you will correct anything I haven't got right. I'm also open to suggestions.
Just want this to be something fun to do this spring. Might even come up with more contests...
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