As discussed and as the previously held poll
indicates, the members have voted to start a new POTM. The first POTM challenge will start on April 1st 2015 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
1} The members will nominate the photos. Photos eligible for nomination can be from anywhere in our forum although most can be found here
Images to Share. Moderators and administrators will be allowed to participate (we have to have some fun too).
2} Any member who happens to see a Photo that takes his/her fancy, and if that photo was posted during the challenge month, can nominate the photo by copying the photo link, as described here
and posting it as a reply to the challenge opening post. (please check that someone else has not already nominated the same photo).
3} Duplicate nominations will be removed by the mods, leaving only the first post of the duplicate photo.
4} Photos nominated that were not originally posted during the POTM challenge month will be removed by the Mods.
5} Only the first post of a photo will be eligible for nomination
. This will help ensure that the quality of photos nominated are not influenced by members asking the poster to make modifications to improve their photo. The posting member should, if he wants to be considered for nomination, ensure that he posts a new version of his photo later
in the discussion. Any modification to a photo can be seen under the photo. The software provides that automatically.
6} At the end of the month the hosting mod will number each nominated photo, state that nominations are complete and request that the members start voting. Vote by sending the challenge host, John (chappo1) or Charles (AScot) as determined at the start of the challenge, a PM indicating their choice for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place, (1st = #5) for example. To ensure that no further nominations are made, the POTM challenge will be temporarily locked.
7} Seven days will be allowed for voting and the mods will announce the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place, together with the votes received, within one or two days. A 1st place vote will equal 3 points, a 2nd place = 2 points and a 3rd place = 1 point.
8} The challenge will then be unlocked and members can discuss the winners and nominations and offer any advice regarding the running or improvement of the POTM Challenge.