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09/03/2008 01:56:32 PM · #1
So How many did it take before you got your first ribbon?
If you have none yet( LIKE ME )what is your goal?
I am at 41/42 and stuck on None. But plan on getting there by my 60th entry.
09/03/2008 02:10:38 PM · #2
I am at 4 entries and none of those will ribbon (2 are still in voting) but I really want to get at least an HM by my tenth entry.

So much to do and learn but I have a pretty good idea for "product" so if I can just talk everyone else into not entering a shot for that then I can get my ribbon straight away and stop worrying about it ;)
09/03/2008 02:12:02 PM · #3
82 and counting. No goal. It'll happen when it happens. ...... or Not.
09/03/2008 02:13:13 PM · #4
Thirteen before my first HM, 59 before my first ribbon.
09/03/2008 02:13:59 PM · #5
First, I'd like to break 6.0000 ----
09/03/2008 02:14:20 PM · #6
19 for my first ribbon.
09/03/2008 02:14:53 PM · #7
84 challenges and the highest I have done is 5th place with a 6.53. At this point I am really competing against myself. If I nail one on the homepage, that's just unexpected gravy.
09/03/2008 02:15:12 PM · #8
27 and counting... no ribbon... oh well... one day :)
09/03/2008 02:15:49 PM · #9
less than a hundred to get to my first / more than 200 since my last ...
09/03/2008 02:16:25 PM · #10
IF you want to ribbon as a goal unto itself you need to look at your strengths and see how they can best mesh with what works on DPC. The masses rule here and that will dictate that technically perfect and clean images will generally have an advantage.

There's something to be said about striving to meet an audience's demand, but there's also something to be said about following your own voice. Sometimes the two coincide. Sometimes they don't.

Good luck.

The answer to your question is 13.
09/03/2008 02:16:34 PM · #11
I got a ribbon on my first challenge last year, but was then revoked for not setting the date on my camera (oops!) I then received PM's from several members (who are no longer active) insisting that I had cheated and probably took the picture long ago and tried to get away with it.

After that, I quit DPC for almost a year. I'm back and am not on my 8th-9th challenge. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a ribbon before this year is over!!
09/03/2008 02:17:01 PM · #12
Eleven before my first ribbon.
09/03/2008 02:17:20 PM · #13
I am into my 2nd challenge, and from the comments it seems I am never going to see a ribbon on DPC:-)

I plan to stick around though, and improve, and see.. the first thing to do is to get a DSLR I think.. a normal digicam doesnt seem to help too much with my already weak skills.
09/03/2008 02:18:42 PM · #14
You can win ribbons on this site? *scratches head* I had no idea...

53 and counting
09/03/2008 02:18:46 PM · #15
Originally posted by DrAchoo:

IF you want to ribbon as a goal unto itself you need to look at your strengths and see how they can best mesh with what works on DPC. The masses rule here and that will dictate that technically perfect and clean images will generally have an advantage.

There's something to be said about striving to meet an audience's demand, but there's also something to be said about following your own voice. Sometimes the two coincide. Sometimes they don't.

Good luck.

The answer to your question is 13.


I loved the way you put it. Experience shows, thanks:-)
09/03/2008 02:19:13 PM · #16
Originally posted by DrAchoo:

The answer to your question is 13.

Blast you, Jason! 61 and counting...

Welcome back, Cassie!
09/03/2008 02:20:41 PM · #17
My first ribbon was entry #139, my second was entry #189. I think I'm getting the hang of it!
09/03/2008 02:21:56 PM · #18
My first ribbon was 11 - but I only got there through someone getting DQ'd. My current free study is going nowhere near as high.
09/03/2008 02:22:06 PM · #19
22 :D
09/03/2008 02:22:33 PM · #20
38...and a little star for about every 5th challenge in the last 22 entered (how weird is that?!)

I have no goals other than to improve my sense of humor...and that happens with every challenge entered...;-)
09/03/2008 02:23:35 PM · #21
What ribbon?
09/03/2008 02:23:43 PM · #22
8 to reach 6th place, 28 to my only ribbon, and 52 in the 2 years since with nuthin' :)

Message edited by author 2008-09-03 14:25:00.
09/03/2008 02:23:45 PM · #23
Entry #4&5 were top ten. Then entry #9 was a ribbon. I have had some success lately but I think my 15 mins of fame is up.
09/03/2008 02:25:04 PM · #24
Originally posted by LVicari:

Entry #4&5 were top ten. Then entry #9 was a ribbon. I have had some success lately but I think my 15 mins of fame is up.


Not a chance!
09/03/2008 02:28:29 PM · #25
Top ten on my 2nd entry, Blue ribbon on my third, then it was another 4 years before my next ribbon.. Seems it might be that long again before I get another.

Message edited by author 2008-09-03 14:28:59.
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