Hello everyone, and welcome to my blog! This space allows me to run some fun contests, and here is the very first since I opened my blog back in October. This is a fun and friendly contest, and was opened to all my clients who were photographed in 2010.
There was a much higher interest in this contest than I had anticipated, so, in order to accomodate a larger entry than expected, I have made a few changes to the voting scheme than I had posted in my information to the families at the beginning – but the good news is, this new voting scheme means more prizes to be given out!!
** PLEASE NOTE ** The child’s name is listed BELOW their photograph and votes may take a few moments to appear
ALSO: There has been much concern over the “partial votes” or people who are only voting for one person. Please take a moment to vote for all the categories, and for 2 children in each. This was intended to keep the voting as fair as possible. In not voting for all categories, it adds points to only 1 child, and no points to others. I want to keep this fair. Those votes will not be counted. If you are voting, vote the way it is outlined. Thank you!
Place your vote by adding a comment to this blog post and including the names of the children you would like to vote for – the names are listed BELOW the photograph of each child or group of children. There is only 1 vote allowed per person, so be sure to look at all of the entries before casting your ever important vote!
There are 4 age categories listed (A = 0-6 months of age at time of being photographed, B = 6 months – 1 year, C = 1 – 3 years and D = 3+). Please vote for TWO children in EACH of the 4 categories by choosing who you would like as 1st and then 2nd. This will allow everyone to choose another child along with who they have come to vote for. Therefore, each vote should consist of EIGHT names. Place the first name of the child, or children (siblings in the same age category have been grouped together for fairness in voting). I know this may seem like quite a few votes, but due to the high number of children entered and to be as fair as possible, please take the time to vote for children in all age categories. Votes with only 1 or 2 names will not be counted. A sample vote may look as follows:
A: 1st – JANE 2nd – JOE
B: 1st – SMITH 2nd – JILL
C: 1st – JAMES 2nd – DAVE
D: 1st – NAME 2nd – NAMEII
The Rules & Prizes:
Each first place vote will be awarded 2 points, and each 2nd place vote will be awarded 1 point. The person with the most points overall will be awarded the first place, plus there will be prizes for the child with the most votes (or the 2nd most in the category with the overall winner). One prize of a complimentary session & 10-medium resolution files will be awarded to the overall winner, and each “runner up” will receive a $100 gift certificate.
Only 1 vote per person will be counted. Please do not vote twice – votes may take a few moments to appear. Those who vote more than once, the extra votes will not count. Those who vote for only 1 category or 1 child, those votes will not count – for your vote to count, you must vote for 2 children in each category. Please enter your name along with a valid email address. Votes without a VALID email address will not be counted. Voting will begin now and will close Saturday, January 29th at 11:59pm. Late votes will not be included in the final count. The age categories are based on the age the child was at the time of being photographed. Babies in for their 1 year photos were placed in the 0-6 months category just to ensure they are all in an equal spot.
CATEGORY A: 0 – 6 Months
CATEGORY B: 6 Months – 1 Year
CATEGORY C: 1 – 3 Years
CATEGORY D: 3 Years +
JACK & COOPER
JOSH, LUCAS & BRAYDEN
Good luck to all of the contestants!!