The ActiveRain 2016 Photography Contest

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with New Paradigm Partners LLC EB #1326335
https://staging.activerain.com/droplet/4XhZ

Picture MachineBack in the day, when the printed MLS only had a simple photo of the home, photography wasn't a very big part of our business. Today, it's a huge factor in our marketing, and the simplest cameras we use, the ones in our phones, have capabilities well beyond the reach of what was accessible to amateur photographers even 10 years ago. Further, what once could only be accomplished in the darkroom, using expensive equipment and expert techniques, is now just a click or two away in a free photo editor.

 

As a consequence, many of us have embraced photography both for what it can do for our business and as a personal hobby. And many of us have become quite skilled and display real artistic talent in our work and play.

 

To celebrate that, ActiveRain will host a photography contest this month, with lots of ways to participate, lots of points, and lots of winners. Here's the deal:

 

Categories

There are two main categories, real estate and real life, and within each main category are a number of sub-categories, as follows:


    Real Estate
        Main listing photo
        Interior
        Exterior - grounds, outdoor feature or landscape
        Branding photo
        Miscellaneous


    Real Life
        People
        Travel/Places
        Animals
        Best use of filter or special effect
        Best selfie
        Miscellaneous

 

Note: The Real Estate category is for photographs that were used in, or intended to be used in, a real estate business context - listings, flyers, marketing and branding, etc. It is only the photos that comply with this requirement that will receive the points bonus for this category.  If you are a lender, inspector, stager, title person or anyone else associated with real estate, we'll accept photos that relate to your business in this category. We have also added a Miscellaneous category in Real Life.


Rules

Members may submit multiple entries, but may submit only one entry per sub-category, and one entry per post. Each submission must clearly state which category is being entered.

Each submission must be the members own photo, in original or edited form.

In addition to the submitted photo, each post should give the readers a bit of the story behind the photo - we don't need to know the f-stop, speed or ISO, but we would like to know why you selected this photo for the contest. No minimum word count required.

For each separate entry, please place a link to your post in the comment section of this announcement.

The contest will run from November 1, 2016 to November 30, 2016.

 

Points

Entry points:

Since ActiveRain is a real estate website, we are offering a point bonus for all entries in the real estate category. Entries in the real estate category will be awarded 750 points. Entries in the real life category will be awarded 500 points.

Entry points will only be awarded once, regardless of how many times a member has entered. If you submit multiple entries in both categories, you will receive the 750 point award.

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Award Points:

All entries will be judged, and winners will be chosen as follows:

Overall:

1st - 2000 points
2nd - 1500 points
3rd - 1000 points

Each sub-category:

1st - 750 points
Honorable Mention - 500 points

 

Judging

We are extremely fortunate to have the help of three of AR's most talented photographers to serve as judges for this contest.

 

Kathy Streib            Paul            Gayle 
 Kathy Streib    Paul Henderson    Gayle Rich-Boxman

 

We're all looking forward to seeing your photos. Have fun!

Posted by
Mary & Dick

Mary & Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC
2601 S. Lemay Ave. #41
Fort Collins, CO 80525
970-689-4663
www.maryanddick.com

 

Data Source: IRES MLS

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Debbie Reynolds
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Hi Dick, Here is my entry for Real Estate- Main Listing Photo.

Nov 30, 2016 04:50 PM #308
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Rebecca Gaujot
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Dick, this is my last entry for the contest. I have entered a post for each category and subcategory. Thanks, it has been fun.

Cook's Inlet, Homer, AL

Nov 30, 2016 05:21 PM #309
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Chris Ann Cleland
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My final entry.  This one is for the Real Estate/Favorite Branding Photo category.

My Favorite Branding Photo Happened By Accident

Nov 30, 2016 05:37 PM #310
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Debbie Reynolds
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Here is an entry for Real Estate Interior Photo Category. Thanks for the challenge, Dick.

Nov 30, 2016 05:52 PM #311
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Debbie Reynolds
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Hi Dick, Back again. Here is my entry for Real Life Miscellaneous category.

Nov 30, 2016 07:00 PM #312
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Olga Simoncelli
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Hi Dick, here's my winning entry under Miscellaneous, which I call Virtual Reality

Nov 30, 2016 07:23 PM #313
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Olga Simoncelli
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Dick, this is my selfie entry: PLAY TENNIS TO LIVE LONGER

Nov 30, 2016 07:36 PM #314
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Debbie Reynolds
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Here's my entry for Real Estate Exterior Features.

Nov 30, 2016 08:08 PM #315
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Debbie Reynolds
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This is my final entry. Real Estate- Branding Photo.

Nov 30, 2016 08:47 PM #316
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Diana Zaccaro
Veterans Realty of Brevard is not just for Veterans! - Cocoa Beach, FL

Here is my entry for Real Estate Main Listing photo. Our MLS allows waterfront views as the main listing photo if the property meets the criteria but, if you don't, please file under Real Estate Exteriors.

2016 photography contest - Sunset on Cocoa Beach

 

Nov 30, 2016 09:34 PM #317
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Michelle Carr-Crowe-Top 1% Diamond Certified Real Estate Team Sells Cupertino San Jose Homes-Just Call 408-252-8900
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Here you go, my entry for the 2016 Photography Contest-Real Estate-Branding.

http://activerain.com/blogsview/4989234/activerain-2016-photography-contest-branding-photo-michelle-carr-crowe 

Nov 30, 2016 10:13 PM #318
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Praful Thakkar
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Here is my entry to Real Estate, Interior category.

Major Manor Interior

Nov 30, 2016 10:30 PM #319
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Praful Thakkar
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Here is my entey in Real Estate, Main Listing Photo category 

Major Manor - a picture is worth 1000 words!

Nov 30, 2016 10:33 PM #320
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Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
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Good evening Dick Greenberg .  Will try to make this easy on you guys and put all my blog entries on one comment.   Thank you again for hosting and thank you to the judges as well.  I would try to kiss ass and butter everyone up a bit more but tired and ready for bed.    Seriously though thank you all.  

Real Life - Animals - http://activerain.com/blogsview/4982436/day-3---grateful-for-halley-in-sandpoint-idaho   (I entered all 4 pics of Halley on one post, they are all favorites)

2nd post entry  Real Life - Animals  -  http://activerain.com/blogsview/4988869/sandpoint-town-center-water-fountain

Real Life - Selfie,  http://activerain.com/blogsview/4987426/i-always-travel-north-idaho-with-my-copilot

Real Life - Miscellaneous,  http://activerain.com/blogsview/4986425/schweitzer-mountain-ski-resort-snow-making

Real Life - Miscellaneous 2nd entry,  http://activerain.com/blogsview/4989231/real-life---miscellaneous-november-photo-contest

Real Life - People,  http://activerain.com/blogsview/4989238/north-idaho-kids---stepping-back-to-a-good-place?show_share=1

Real Estate - Interior,   http://activerain.com/blogsview/4988846/cozy-and-warm-with-all-the-outdoors-at-a-glance

Real Estate - Main Listing Pic,   http://activerain.com/blogsview/4988836/pristine-and-open---upper-pack-river

Nov 30, 2016 10:44 PM #321
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Praful Thakkar
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Well, here is one more entry, thanks to my Canada Trip ---

 

Some People - You Just Meet Once....

Nov 30, 2016 11:00 PM #322
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Praful Thakkar
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Looks like I forgot to add the link to this entry

So Beautiful...Niagara!

Nov 30, 2016 11:11 PM #323
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Praful Thakkar
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Looks like I had time for one more....

Here it is --

Selfie With Future Celebrity!

Nov 30, 2016 11:25 PM #324
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Damon Botticelli
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ooops, just realized I missed the deadline to get the rest of my entries in.  Well, even though it doesn't count, I thought I'd share my "Real Estate - Interior & exterior" shots anyway.

Dec 01, 2016 09:33 PM #325
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Janice Hope Zaltman LEED AP
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Hi Dick:  Terrrifc response with your contest. Was so much fun. Please have a similiar one soon!!!!

Dec 01, 2016 11:19 PM #326
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have the winners been chosen? I have been on vacation and may have missed the post :) 

Dec 07, 2016 12:47 PM #327
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