Maybe like a EPW Princess, Duchess kind of thing would work... that way its not like a "so sorry u lost heres this button for ur efforts" .. I like the new rule about winners sitting out a month.. thx for doing this event.. was really fun last month.. looking forward to this month.
I like the idea of personal choice ss in the event but isn't it a bit bias? I feel like with this event if it is going to be more strict such a category shouldn't exist. Just a thought, I don't know how the judging process goes down or how consistent it is, how many judges etc to know if it's fair judging on that specific topic. The other suggestions sound good though I like that you are specifying exactly what we should and shouldn't do. Thanks for hosting the event I cannot fathom how hard it was to choose the winners o.o.
What do you mean by bias? I wasn't intending on making the event strict, just adding a limitation to editing.It's intended as a freestyle theme to give you the opportunity to best exhibit your character. Whether it be creative, beautiful or funny.I'm not disagreeing, I just don't quite understand what you mean.
Apologies maybe strict wasn't the correct word to use. I meant in the sense that the freestyle theme is so open how do you distinguish what is better if it doesn't fall under any guidelines (does this make sense idk??). Depending on the judge they might like a certain type of characteristic such as a humor ss compared to another judge who likes a beautiful ss. I mean it clears it up a little bit that you explained the judging process that multiple perspectives are used. I was more of concerned if it was just a few people judging you might all like the same type of idea in a freestyle shot. It was just a thought I had, if it sounds strange dw it probably is LOL. I wouldn't want to step on anyone's toes over the judging process. Hope I didn't confuse you more .
Edit: Those ss's should be judged by their naturality, and not by their heavy edit skills.
Edit: Those ss's should be judged by their naturality, and not by their heavy edit skills(Even tho i'm tired of getting in photoshop to edit something to have a chance to win).
I agree, which is why I am limiting it greatly.Would people prefer if I took editing away all together?
Also, am I the only one who read 1 ET as 1 EC? I was like "Why would she only give 1 EC? Is she trollin'?"
I do really like 2nd runner ups being based on how many entries per gender individually. However, just cause it's gonna come up at some point, when you have an odd number of entries how are you going to round for runner up spots? Like 23 make contestants and 57 females.
Thing is, some people have less than spectacular computers and thus editing it helps enhance the picture for those times where they can't put their settings on high lest their computer screams at them. So taking them away altogether would put those at a disadvantage because naturally people like looking at pretty things. Sharpening a picture or making a screenshot a little brighter does make a difference too.
LOL yes ! And I agree maybe allow basic edits that would appear on any standard program as in contrast, brightness, shadow, soften, & sharpen (all to a certain extent), but maybe not allow special filters etc.