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01/24/2014 11:59:03 AM · #1
A website that offers competitions only 4 times a year with actual awards you can use. True Awards created as a Side Challenge with iron muscle!
(Formerly known as DPChat.net Contests)

- Up to 900Pix photos allowed
- Two levels of voting, public and 5 *jury members
- **No repeat winners
- No time restriction for photos
- Only advance editing rules with optional layers (provided)
- No entry fee forever (Volunteered sponsors only)
- ***No membership required

First competition (HATS) prizes,

1st place : ****1 Year Free DPChallenge membership, Mastering Model Shoot book (none digital) and framed certification
2nd place : ****1 Year Free DPChallenge membership, framed certification and a 15 oz. "True Awards" coffee mug
3rd place : "DPChat.net" 11 oz. coffee mug and framed certification

4th and 5th places will get a framed certification each.

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*Confirmed Jury members as of now,

Frank Doorfhof (LT)
Manuel Librodo Jr. (LT)
John Agar (LT)
Judi
Pam B
Chris Smith

There is 1 more opening for the jury list to rotate or replace jury members who can't make it.

**Photographer names, who enter the very first challenge, will be honored forever at the True-Awards.com
***Registration required. Only top 5 photos showcased, others will be removed!
****Free memberships by sponsors only. If I have people donating memberships/cash, there always be free membership prize up to top 5 per competition!
LT: Lifetime Jury members who I made book/DVD deals with

Read more about and rules

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Message edited by author 2014-01-24 13:50:33.
01/24/2014 12:14:43 PM · #2
When is the deadline for "HATS"?
01/24/2014 12:27:07 PM · #3
How does this work?

"I release my photo(s) rights for "True Awards, Winners Vault" photo book publishing."

That is a selectable item on the "Enter Contest" page. What type of photo book publishing would contest entries potentially be used for? It's probably a minor issue, but I think a more robust explanation of usage should be in place.
01/24/2014 12:28:22 PM · #4
Originally posted by LN13:

When is the deadline for "HATS"?


end of this month (Public voting starts Feb 1st)
01/24/2014 12:31:42 PM · #5
Originally posted by glad2badad:

How does this work?

"I release my photo(s) rights for "True Awards, Winners Vault" photo book publishing."

That is a selectable item on the "Enter Contest" page. What type of photo book publishing would contest entries potentially be used for? It's probably a minor issue, but I think a more robust explanation of usage should be in place.


Att the end of year, I am planning to make a book that can be ordered online using all top five of 4 competitions. That's 20 photos assuming everyone is ok with that. Book will include stories about the photos from their photographers point of view. All sales will go towards next prizes.

I will make a better wording and post there soon!

Message edited by author 2014-01-24 13:29:39.
01/24/2014 02:17:56 PM · #6
I am going to quick look at the entries next week and if I see anything doesn't match to requirements I will let photographer know... such as, if the competition is BW/Sepia only, and there is a color image, that photographer will have a chance to replace his/her photo before competition starts.

Call it "Preflight check" and will be applied ALL competitions!
01/24/2014 02:37:55 PM · #7
Originally posted by FocusPoint:

... such as, if the competition is BW/Sepia only, and there is a color image, that photographer will have a chance to replace his/her photo before competition starts.

Been there, did that already ... :-)
01/24/2014 02:40:04 PM · #8
Originally posted by GeneralE:

Originally posted by FocusPoint:

... such as, if the competition is BW/Sepia only, and there is a color image, that photographer will have a chance to replace his/her photo before competition starts.

Been there, did that already ... :-)


hehehe... you were not the only one ;)
01/24/2014 02:40:22 PM · #9
May i suggest including scores and thumbnails for non-Top 5 images?
01/24/2014 02:42:28 PM · #10
Kick ass Leo! That's looking great - awesome LT jury members man!
01/24/2014 02:48:14 PM · #11
Originally posted by George:

May i suggest including scores and thumbnails for non-Top 5 images?


My idea for the website is to hold only the best of the best. also I don't have enough paid space in the server, I have to conserve a lot!
01/24/2014 02:49:28 PM · #12
Originally posted by Cory:

Kick ass Leo! That's looking great - awesome LT jury members man!


thanks dude... yes, I am very proud of the list :)
01/24/2014 03:09:07 PM · #13
Looking great, Leo!
01/24/2014 03:14:36 PM · #14
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Looking great, Leo!


Appreciated sir. Means a lot :)
01/24/2014 06:44:55 PM · #15
Looks aces, Leo!

However:
Typo on the Facebook page:

"www.ture-awards.com
New photography competition website with actually, true awards.
Enter to very first contest "HATS" to become a permanent honored photographer and possibly win prizes
//www.ture-awards.com/
www.ture-awards.com"

Message edited by author 2014-01-24 18:45:07.
01/24/2014 06:57:04 PM · #16
Originally posted by alfresco:

Looks aces, Leo!

However:
Typo on the Facebook page:

"www.ture-awards.com...


Fixed... Thanks :)
01/25/2014 03:09:48 AM · #17
Full 2014 competition schedule posted!
01/25/2014 06:14:34 AM · #18
They are very specific, hey ho.
01/25/2014 09:21:05 AM · #19
I'm guessing you're not looking for street shooters. :-) Looks like it'll be a lot of fun for those with studios, though! Have fun!!
01/25/2014 10:02:10 AM · #20
Originally posted by Melethia:

I'm guessing you're not looking for street shooters. :-) Looks like it'll be a lot of fun for those with studios, though! Have fun!!


Actually all subjects can be done outside. Only one requires strobe or flash. Kids with pets could be an excellent idea for street photography!
01/25/2014 10:05:54 AM · #21
I was getting a chuckle over where I might happen upon a female nude with silk while wandering around. But it *is* Los Angeles, so you never know!
01/25/2014 10:11:09 AM · #22
image release for the book is now required.

' . substr('//true-awards.com/images/book.jpg', strrpos('//true-awards.com/images/book.jpg', '/') + 1) . '
Sample cover photo by Leo Koach

To those who uploaded their photos, if you are one of the top ten, your photo will be in the book. It WAS optional but now it is required that you check the release box before upload image.

Please let me know if you have any question regarding this, and if you do not agree, you always welcome to withdraw your photo that was already uploaded.

Message edited by author 2014-01-25 10:58:57.
01/25/2014 11:40:44 AM · #23
Originally posted by FocusPoint:

image release for the book is now required.

' . substr('//true-awards.com/images/book.jpg', strrpos('//true-awards.com/images/book.jpg', '/') + 1) . '
Sample cover photo by Leo Koach

To those who uploaded their photos, if you are one of the top ten, your photo will be in the book. It WAS optional but now it is required that you check the release box before upload image.

Please let me know if you have any question regarding this, and if you do not agree, you always welcome to withdraw your photo that was already uploaded.


I love that cover shot Leo!!!!
01/25/2014 11:45:10 AM · #24
Originally posted by Trotterjay:

Originally posted by FocusPoint:

image release for the book is now required.

' . substr('//true-awards.com/images/book.jpg', strrpos('//true-awards.com/images/book.jpg', '/') + 1) . '
Sample cover photo by Leo Koach

To those who uploaded their photos, if you are one of the top ten, your photo will be in the book. It WAS optional but now it is required that you check the release box before upload image.

Please let me know if you have any question regarding this, and if you do not agree, you always welcome to withdraw your photo that was already uploaded.


I love that cover shot Leo!!!!


One of the photos that is killing me to see it at 106th place :/
01/25/2014 02:08:25 PM · #25
So there are no date requirements? (Hoping...)
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