Sep. 19th, 2011 02:16 pm
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Poll for voting will be up later today!
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[personal profile] matopia
Congratulations [personal profile] holyschist for winning the contest themed SAND! If you do not get your points within 24 hours, please let me know!

Also, I gave everyone 10points for participating.

Going forward, I will award 5 points to those who participate at least once a month (in either contest--limit 5 points a month per participant). I hope you still choose to participate in both contests (:

Our next theme is: CLOUDS
Due: September 15th, 11pm Eastern
Winner: 30points
Participants (who didn't receive 10points this time): 5 points
Tag: p: username, contest: clouds

As always, have fun! (: And you can always post 'other' photos on the community inbetween the contests.
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Contest: Sand

Thanks for the patience folks! Let’s have the contest submissions end tomorrow night at 11:00pm EASTERN. So, you guys have another day and a half-ish to post for the SAND contest.

Thanks again,


Aug. 29th, 2011 01:13 pm
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Greetings community members:

I am writing an apology. At the moment I have no power at my home thanks to Hurricane Irene (writing from work), so the current contest is on pause until it's back up at my home.

People can still submit until I get power back (I will let you know)... Then we'll have a short voting period (2-3 days).

Thank you for your understanding!
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Thanks to everyone who has already submitted their entry for the “Sand” contest! They are all so lovely (:

Just a reminder that they are due tomorrow by 11pm Eastern Standard time. Thanks!


Aug. 15th, 2011 04:11 pm
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Hi All,

Submissions for the current contest are due by 11:59pm tonight. The contest theme is PURPLE.

We’ll start the voting on the entries tomorrow.

Happy to see there were already some submissions (:
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There seemed to be enough interest for us to continue the contests again. I figure having until the 15th is enough time, right?

The theme for the next contest is going to be PURPLE.


Entries should be submitted by August 15th, 2011 11:59PM EST to qualify.

Winner will receive 30 Points (= 1 month paid time or can be used towards other things in the DW store).

Happy photo taking!


Aug. 8th, 2011 09:12 am
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Greetings, Community Members!

‘Tis I, your long lost community moderator! A friend, and also member of this community, inadvertently reminded me that I have not brought up the whole “contests” part of the community in a while and I feel like I have been lazy enough (: Who would like to start them back up?!

Let me know if you guys are interested—I would love to get them going again, but if only 1 or 2 people really want to participate… I may think of something ‘else’ to do. Or, if you have ideas, I’m all eyes!! :D

[personal profile] matopia
[personal profile] matopia
Congrats [personal profile] the_lighthouse! Thanks for posting your photo, and since you were the only one, you win (: You should receive your points shortly.

Since things seem to have died down, I figure this might be a good time for me to take a short hiatus from running contests. Please feel free to post your photos, and I do love seeing them, I just know I won't be around 'as much' in the next couple of months.

If there's still interest in the community contests, I may pick them up at a later date. Thank you everyone, for all you have contributed to this community.

[personal profile] matopia


May. 25th, 2011 10:35 am
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Hello all!

A reminder that the photos for the latest contest are due by 11pm EST this Friday; please submit your photo for ANGLE, if you would like to enter.

[personal profile] matopia

Theme: Angle
Submit By: May 27, 11pm EST
Use Tag: p: username, contest: angle
Prize: 30 DW Points
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[personal profile] matopia
Today is the final day to post for the 3 Weeks for Dreamwidth challenge, but I went ahead and awarded the points already those who remained active the last 20 days. I hope you will all still continue to post your photos, since I have truly enjoyed seeing them.

Congrats to the following people for completing the challenge, you should all have received 30 points. If you don't within 24 hours, please let me know.

[personal profile] frith
[personal profile] nanila
[personal profile] sakurablossom
[personal profile] samard
[personal profile] the_lighthouse
[personal profile] thisonething

I made some banners for fun, for those of you who completed the entire challenge; you don't have to take one or use them at all...I did it for fun (:



The following folks didn't do all 21 days, but they did between 5-10 days, so I decided to give them 10 points each. (:

[personal profile] littlethings
[personal profile] najla

I really hope you all had as much fun with this, as I did. I think it was great for the Dreamwidth Community as a whole, and for this one as well. I will announce the next "contest" theme later today.

Great job everyone!!

My Thanks

May. 10th, 2011 05:25 pm
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I just wanted to give a HUGE "Thank You!", to those of you who have been participating in the 3 Weeks for Dreamwidth challenge. You guys have really done an awesome job!!

After today, FIVE more days left! :D

On the 15th I will announce the new contest theme, so look for that post. I will also award points to those who participated in the challenge (:
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[personal profile] matopia
Congratulations to [personal profile] sakurablossom for winning the Love theme! Your 30 points have been awarded; please let me know if you do not get them within 24 hours.

I have decided to let the Three Weeks for Dreamwidth run it's course before we pick up the next contest. I'll announce the new theme on May 15th.

Great job to everyone who's been posting and keeping up. I've been loving your beautiful photos SO MUCH! :D
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Thought I would do a shout out to my other community, since I just started it. If you're into icons, banners, etc ... feel free to join up. Thanks!

[community profile] marseegraphics

Sign Up

Apr. 23rd, 2011 03:42 am
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Okay! I think I am going to go with both options! To 'celebrate' Three Weeks for Dreamwidth, we will have both challenges running (:

If you would like to participate in the 21 day photo posting challenge, please comment to this entry. This is just so that I keep an eye out for your entries and tally them (: If you post all 21 days, you'll receive 30 Dreamwidth points! I WILL be looking at time stamps and please remember time differences (: [Before 12:00am EST of each day]

It will run from Monday, April 25th (12:01am EST) until May 15th (11:59pm EST). Please use this tag--dw: 3weeks4dw AND your username tag (p: username)

Everyone can, and I hope will, participate!

If you are unable to post every day during that period, you can post twice a week (days of your choosing). I kind of wish DW had virtual gifts (OR would let me buy $1.00 worth of points) ... I'd get those for folks who did the bi-weekly posts.

You do not have to sign up for the bi-weekly entries, since there's no 'reward'. Although, if DW does come up with V-gifts in the near future, you can bet you'll get one :D

I will do some 'banners' though, for 'each' challenge. I just hope they don't come out horrible, ha-ha! Maybe in some DW colors and some non-dw colors. *thinks* During this time, the bi-monthly contest will continue!

The "LOVE" theme is due by Monday 11pm EST, so don't forget to submit for that if you'd like to enter. I am really loving the submissions so far... so many creative people!
[personal profile] matopia
So, I thought it would be cool if the community did something for the event starting on Monday: Three Weeks for Dreamwidth.

Here are my ideas, please comment with thoughts or your own ideas. Since it's cutting it close, I'd like to make a decision by Saturday night, so hopefully we'll get some input. (:

IDEA 1: Have folks sign up who wish to participate in a 3 week (21 days) posting mania. Basically, whoever signs up agrees that they will post 1 photo a day for the three weeks (doesn't have to be newly taken photos, but it would be nice if some 'newly taken' were mixed in).

There will be an incentive. To those who DO sign up, and DO complete the challenge, they will all get 30 dreamwidth points. Pretty much, there would be a 24 hour window to sign up (Sunday), and then after that ... folks can still post for fun, but won't be eligible for the 30 points.

IDEA 2: Since some folks are rather busy and may not be able to post every single day, we can do a bi-weekly photo post in the 3 weeks. Folks can post a photo twice a week (days of their choosing).

IDEA 3: Have the two options above running. One has more 'work' involved, obviously, and that's why I am awarding points to those who choose to sign up for that one.

Thoughts? Other ideas?

Also, I think this will be great to get folks posting photos, and getting each others input. I think a lot of us like to hear what others think about our photos ...I could be wrong though (:
[personal profile] matopia
Congratulations to [personal profile] littlethings for winning the "Water" Contest! Your points have been awarded, please let me know if you do not get them within 24 hours!

Our next theme is LOVE.

Please submit your photos by April 25th, 2011, 11pm EST.

Use tag--contest: love.

Thank you everyone for submitting such wonderful entries and for voting!
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[personal profile] matopia
What a great turnout! Thank you, everyone, for keeping the community active and submitting your photos! (:

The theme for this contest was WATER --- Please vote for the one you feel best represents the theme. Voting will close on Friday, April 15th at 11pm Eastern.

At that time, the winner will be awarded 30 dreamwidth points and the new theme will be announced.

I was asked to try out keeping the photos in the original size posted; that's why these appear bigger than in previous polls. The only one that I shrank just a tad bit was the first one because it was over 700pixels in width, and I'd like to keep the photos under 650pixels. Otherwise, these are posted as they were originally submitted.

(The button near the bottom left of the photo, will vote for the photo you want--or on some layouts, like mine shows up above the image)

Poll #6599 Contest #5 - Water
This poll is closed.
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 21

Please vote for ONE. These are in order of submission.

View Answers

4 (19.0%)

7 (33.3%)

4 (19.0%)

4 (19.0%)

[personal profile] richmodis
1 (4.8%)

1 (4.8%)

0 (0.0%)


Apr. 10th, 2011 08:44 pm
[personal profile] matopia
Huge thanks to those who have already entered their photo for the contest. Just a reminder to those who haven't that there's a little over 24 hours left to submit a photo for WATER. tongue

I am also losing track of what contest we're on when I'm making posts (yeah, memory is like swiss cheese annoyed). SO, future contest tags will be the 'theme' we're doing ... which will actually help me ... that way I don't use the same thing again.

And new layout for the community, thanks to [personal profile] sarken!


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Current Contest

Theme: Clouds

Submit By: September 15, 11:00pm EST

Use Tag: p: username, contest: clouds

Prize: 30 DW Points

Participants (who didn't receive 10points this time): 5 points

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