A Magical Photo Contest!
It’s been nearly a year since the first Kouse’s Sanctum Photo Contest, and now, it’s time for another, with prizes even grander than those of last year. This is partly in celebration of the newly opened Kouse’s Sanctum Flickr group (please take a moment to join it if you use Flickr, it can be found at http://www.flickr.com/groups/kousessanctum/ ).
Kouse’s Sanctum has been around for just over two years now, and to thank all of you, the customers, that support it and allow me to create my art within this world, there will be several special things happening at the Sanctum soon. This Contest, is one of the larger ones. I hope you all enjoy, participate, and have a lot of fun with this.
The theme for this contest is ‘magic’. You can interpret it any way you like, be it fancy spells, romance, fairytales, anything you feel has a magical element.
Guidelines: Any SL resident may enter this contest with a maximum of three entries given the following circumstances are present:
i) They submit a photographic entry for the contest to ‘Kouse Singh’
ii) The entry demonstrates a product from Kouse’s Sanctum worn on it’s model, either gown, jewellery, or a combination of both.
iii) Images must be given full permission for display purposes.
iv) Images may be raw screenshots or may be edited using image manipulation programs such as PhotoShop, Paint.net, Paint Shop Pro, and so forth.
v) Entries must have a title, preferably followed by the creator’s name. If name or title is not present, one will be made for you.
There will be two categories of entries that will be judged by myself and a select panel of judges. The categories will be: A) Digitally Manipulated Images, and B) Screenshots. The images will be judged on how well they fit the theme, as well as the skill with which they were presented. We’re mostly looking for the types of images you would hang on your wall as artwork, but candid shots may also work wonderfully depending on how they‘re done.
Submissions may be made at any time after the release of this notice and ending on August 19th. Judging will begin August 20th, and prizes will be awarded once the three judges have made their deliberations. Also, a notice with the names of the winners will be posted to the Kouse’s Sanctum group, the Kouse’s Sanctum blog, and may be posted in other fashion related blogs.
-A custom gown designed to your specifications and named after you.
-A special Kouse’s Sanctum shopping spree…choose any 25 items from the store you like!
-A gold trophy commemorating your victory.
-A special unreleased jewellery set (that may be released at a later date).
-A Kouse’s Sanctum shopping spree in which you can choose any 10 items you like.
-A silver trophy commemorating your victory.
-A special jewellery set (this will be a different set from the first place, and may also be released at a later date).
-A Kouse’s Sanctum shopping spree in which you can choose any 5 items you like.
-A bronze trophy commemorating your victory.
-A special jewellery set (unique from both first and second place winners)
The number of runner up prizes will be determined by the overall number of entries. 50 entries will mean 5 runner ups, 70 will mean 7, and so forth.
-A Kouse’s Sanctum shopping spree in which you may choose and 3 items you like.
All participants will receive a special prize for their efforts, the Mayah Tiara, which is currently not for sale.
The first 15 entrants will also receive a special unreleased colouration of the ‘Tempest’ gown!
That’s all the fine print, happy picture making! Myself and the judges look forward to seeing your lovely creations. Please also note that entries will be posted to the Flickr group, which is part of why we need full permissions on the entries. Without full permissions, your work cannot be properly displayed, and cannot win.
If you have any questions at all, please send Kouse Singh a note card with your question and it‘ll be answered as soon as possible.