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georgemcBRONZE Member
Sitting down facing forward . . .
2,387 posts
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand


Posted:
So first of all you'll have noticed we changed the title of this area from Circles of Light to the more generic HoP Competitions. Hopefully this won't cause too much confusion!

And even though we haven't put up the Calendar Photo Competition entry page we have decided to also have ANOTHER competition.

Announcing the "Why Spin?" Competition: https://www.homeofpoi.com/competition/why_spin.php

So now everyone has something to do on those rainy days/nights when you can't spin!
Good luck and have fun!

Oh, and we WILL get the entry portals for all these competitions up in the near future. We've just been tied up taking a bit longer than expected with things (like the new premises move).

George

Written by: Doc Lightning talking about Marmite in Kichi's Intro thread

I have several large jars of the stuff. I actually like it... a little. And don't tell anyone I admitted to it.
grin


BasstonesGOLD Member
Do you do the poiz?
530 posts
Location: Brisbane, Australia


Posted:
Sounds good!

Might put some thought in to this one and hopefully get some sort of entry in bounce

"In the end there is only fire and a waterfall"


FireTomStargazer
6,650 posts

Posted:
100% UGC - you guys are hillarious smile ubblol hug



but you definately put bait out! wow

the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink


MalcolmSAPPHIRE Member
HOP admin
1,062 posts
Location: New Zealand


Posted:
Just been playing around with some ideas for the new online competition George is running.

Non-Https Image Link

May your balls always burn


DurbsBRONZE Member
Classically British
5,688 posts
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England


Posted:
ubblol Cool

Quick question... <6mb is quite diddy for a video (of any length/quality), do you have a preferred resolution?

Burner of Toast
Spinner of poi
Slacker of enormous magnitude


MalcolmSAPPHIRE Member
HOP admin
1,062 posts
Location: New Zealand


Posted:
You can make it any size. But we would appreciate a compressed version of 6Mb to place on our site for viewing. We can link to larger file versions later.

May your balls always burn


duvanancient oachkatzlschwoaf
249 posts
Location: germany


Posted:
yuk yuk smile

finished the script yesterday at night! can't wait to start shooting for this competition

RicheeBRONZE Member
HOP librarian
1,841 posts
Location: Prague, Czech. Republic


Posted:
Something like:



https://www.chh.org/SiteData/images/highest_quality.jpeg



But together holding staff of Poi.



lightning,



:R

POI THEO(R)IST


georgemcBRONZE Member
Sitting down facing forward . . .
2,387 posts
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand


Posted:
Hi all,

Please accept our apologies for the huge delay in getting this up and running, but now, the competitions entry portal is up and running.

The way it works is that once the voting date is reached, voting will be automatically enabled. You can vote for every single entry you like if you want - there is no restriction on the number of votes you can cast - except you can only vote once for each entry you like.
People who are late, or join after the voting starts, will still be able to enter right up until the voting closes - they just won't have as long for their entry to be exposed to receive votes as those who enter before voting starts.

Check it out at the "Competitions" tab, or
go here.

There's already one pretty good entry, so we are waiting with anticipation for some really inventive ideas to appear! So now, over to you! ubbrollsmile

Written by: Doc Lightning talking about Marmite in Kichi's Intro thread

I have several large jars of the stuff. I actually like it... a little. And don't tell anyone I admitted to it.
grin


pricklyleafSILVER Member
with added berries
1,365 posts
Location: Manchester, England (UK)


Posted:
I have a question, how many entries can you make? Could you for instance, make one entry into each category?

Can you make multiple entries into the same category?

Thanks!

Live like there is no tomorrow,
dance like nobody is watching
and hula hoop like wiggling will save the world.

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


S A P Omember
1 post
Location: CA


Posted:
Its been QUITE some time since I last visited HOP... I had entered and made it onto COL 4 which brought me back to the website today. While browsing to find info on the new COL, I discovered the Why Spin photo competitions. I am very interested in entering them, however I'm perplexed by the fact that you sign all rights of the photo over to HOP?? Why do the photos need to become property of HOP.. rather than being released just for each contest's use?

I was eager to submit some of my personal favorite snaps over the past years, but am reluctant to do away with any rights management for my photos.

georgemcBRONZE Member
Sitting down facing forward . . .
2,387 posts
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand


Posted:
Prickly, the limit is 3 entries per competition so answer to your question is "yes!"

SAPO, the reason we put that is we want to use the photo's for ... stuff - the calendar of course, and probably some screen savers, wallpaper etc etc for free downloads. We would rather not have to beg each time we want to do that (although we would try to let the submitter know and credit them of course). Any use that would result in making money from them we would ask first.

Does that make sense?
cheers
George

Written by: Doc Lightning talking about Marmite in Kichi's Intro thread

I have several large jars of the stuff. I actually like it... a little. And don't tell anyone I admitted to it.
grin


Rouge DragonBRONZE Member
Insert Champagne Here
13,215 posts
Location: without class distinction, Australia


Posted:
Similar question to the calendar comp;

what's the standing on non-poi/staff such as juggling and hooping etc?

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...


georgemcBRONZE Member
Sitting down facing forward . . .
2,387 posts
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand


Posted:
same answer! smile

Written by: Doc Lightning talking about Marmite in Kichi's Intro thread

I have several large jars of the stuff. I actually like it... a little. And don't tell anyone I admitted to it.
grin


pricklyleafSILVER Member
with added berries
1,365 posts
Location: Manchester, England (UK)


Posted:
Ok, just found the actual entry rules, (which pop up when you click enter if anyones wondering). On it, it says that you're only allowed one entry per category per person.

Just thought I'd clear that up!

As I don't have a digital camara or any software to create animation, I guess that kind of limits which ones I can enter, so I'll have to see what I can do!

Live like there is no tomorrow,
dance like nobody is watching
and hula hoop like wiggling will save the world.

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


Rouge DragonBRONZE Member
Insert Champagne Here
13,215 posts
Location: without class distinction, Australia


Posted:
Been having a look at the entries that are up and been wondering:

What actually are you after with the idea of "why spin?"?
To me the idea is that it's supposed to encompass reasons why people spin, and therefore why other people should take it up. The comic entries are doing this, but to me the other entries seem to be just fire photos and fire videos.

Just wondering what you're after since me and my flatmate are planning entries.

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...


georgemcBRONZE Member
Sitting down facing forward . . .
2,387 posts
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand


Posted:
You've got what we had in mind for those categories Rouge. We will no doubt have a discussion about what to do with those entries which don't really show that.

Written by: Doc Lightning talking about Marmite in Kichi's Intro thread

I have several large jars of the stuff. I actually like it... a little. And don't tell anyone I admitted to it.
grin


Rouge DragonBRONZE Member
Insert Champagne Here
13,215 posts
Location: without class distinction, Australia


Posted:
Just wondering if you are going to do the same thing with the "why spin" competition as you did with the calendar comp.

I haven't entered this one (ran out of time...bloody uni!) but in going to vote, I'm sick of wading through entires which don't fit the criteria and I don't think it's fair on the people who did the right thing that people are going to get bored (like me) and therefore miss out on seeing their effort.

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...


georgemcBRONZE Member
Sitting down facing forward . . .
2,387 posts
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand


Posted:
Done.
I have deleted all the entries that didn't have captions in the spirit of the category. There were some really nice entries in there which I hope get resubmitted with a suitable caption.

We ARE considering a more regular competition for people to enter "regular" photo's.

Thanks for all the feedback. And if anyone feels "unfairly deleted" let me know and resubmit.
George

Written by: Doc Lightning talking about Marmite in Kichi's Intro thread

I have several large jars of the stuff. I actually like it... a little. And don't tell anyone I admitted to it.
grin


RoosSILVER Member
Member
2 posts
Location: Amersfoort, utrecht, Netherlands


Posted:
I just read this, I figuered my entry got deleted because it had no text in it (just a plain photo) so i resubmitted withg another image, and text!

but reading this now... damn I could have also just edited the caption. haha



and ps. you can twirl/spin with firefans!

"I believe that the moment is near when by a procedure of active paranoiacthought, it will be possible to systematize confusion and contribute to thetotal discrediting of the world of reality." - <i>Salvador Dali</i>


ninikinsBRONZE Member
Member
9 posts
Location: Netherlands


Posted:
Have the winners been announced already? Or am I looking in the wrong place?

Posted:
Winners have been announced..... Congrates to everyone who entered

ninikinsBRONZE Member
Member
9 posts
Location: Netherlands


Posted:
Where are they announced? Friend of mine is no 1 in one of the categories, she hasn't heard anything so she's scared of being sure smile:)

Posted:
Click Competitions and scroll to the catagory. They are listed in order of winners.

ninikinsBRONZE Member
Member
9 posts
Location: Netherlands


Posted:
GREAT! she won then (Monooki) I'll let her know, she hasn't heard from them, hope she will soon smile

Posted:
Awesome congrates

monookiBRONZE Member
stranger
18 posts
Location: Netherlands


Posted:
:o

Speechless!

georgemcBRONZE Member
Sitting down facing forward . . .
2,387 posts
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand


Posted:
 Written by: ninikins


... she hasn't heard from them, hope she will soon smile


ummm yeah - I've been a tad busy sorry folks! frown I'll be updating the winners accounts with $$ and sending PM's as soon as possible - hopefully tomorrow.

George

Written by: Doc Lightning talking about Marmite in Kichi's Intro thread

I have several large jars of the stuff. I actually like it... a little. And don't tell anyone I admitted to it.
grin


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