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11/03/2007 11:25:02 AM · #1
we regret to announce that the original 14th and 18th place finishers in the Photojournalism II challenge have been disqualified due to date violations. specifically, these two photographers' cameras were set to 2006.

it's critical that you check your camera's date/time setting. there are absolutely no exceptions to the capture date rule, even if there are outside means of "proof" or extenuating circumstances.

thanks.
11/03/2007 11:28:49 AM · #2
hmmm, wonder why validation was required for 14th & 18th place finishers, thats not usual is it?
11/03/2007 11:45:07 AM · #3
minimal editing challenges have the strictest ruleset, so we normally get a large quantity of disqualification requests for them.
11/03/2007 12:01:55 PM · #4
Originally posted by Simms:

hmmm, wonder why validation was required for 14th & 18th place finishers, thats not usual is it?


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11/03/2007 12:08:22 PM · #5
crap i get a nice score and kicked myself in the teeth.

Obviously wasnt cheating since the damn date was 2006

11/03/2007 12:14:46 PM · #6
Now here is a very interesting question I just thought about. If I take a picture that contains a clear image of the year, such as a billboard showing date and time, or a newspaper showing the date and time, or something like that... but camera was set a year wrong... would that photo be DQed?

I have nothing else to do today, thinking stuff like this.
11/03/2007 12:18:44 PM · #7
Originally posted by FocusPoint:

Now here is a very interesting question I just thought about. If I take a picture that contains a clear image of the year, such as a billboard showing date and time, or a newspaper showing the date and time, or something like that... but camera was set a year wrong... would that photo be DQed?

Yop, we go by the EXIF datestamp in the file only. There are no exceptions -- I couldn't submit to the recent pencil challenge because the batteries had fallen out of my camera and I forgot to re-set the date before taking the picture.
11/03/2007 12:18:46 PM · #8
Originally posted by FocusPoint:

Now here is a very interesting question I just thought about. If I take a picture that contains a clear image of the year, such as a billboard showing date and time, or a newspaper showing the date and time, or something like that... but camera was set a year wrong... would that photo be DQed?

I have nothing else to do today, thinking stuff like this.


I believe for reasons of consistancy that would be DQ`able.. But in all fairness checking the date/time on your camera isnt the hardest thing in the world to adhere to.
11/03/2007 01:52:44 PM · #9
Originally posted by FocusPoint:

Now here is a very interesting question I just thought about. If I take a picture that contains a clear image of the year, such as a billboard showing date and time, or a newspaper showing the date and time, or something like that... but camera was set a year wrong... would that photo be DQed?

I have nothing else to do today, thinking stuff like this.


Yes. There are no exceptions at all to the requirement that the date be set correctly. This is a fairly easy rule to keep subjectivity out of, so we try to keep it clear and unambiguous.

A few months ago I was at a GTG where another attendee discovered his camera was set incorrectly after shooting a possible challenge entry. Even though I actually witnessed the photograph being taken, it was still not eligible for entry.

~Terry
11/03/2007 02:01:19 PM · #10
What is the verdict in this situation? My wife (' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' photomouse) took some photo's Tuesday night after the Halloween challenge was announced. Afterwards, she realized that since we are arrears of server time by three hours, all the shots she had taken were outside the posted window for the challenge (according to EXIF). Yet the fact remains they were taken within the ascribed time.

Does SC take geographic location into account or should we all set our cameras to server date/time?
11/03/2007 02:05:10 PM · #11
we do take into account geographical location (which is one reason why the "location" field is there -- better to say "eastern NC, USA" than "my kitchen" btw)
11/03/2007 02:11:45 PM · #12
Thank you Karmat. We will certainly remember that for future challenges and I hope it clears the fog a bit for other folks as well.
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