Cosmopolitan Photo Contest — Spring 2019!

Lionyx

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Cosmopolitan Photo Contest - Spring 2019!

(Art by LifeisDANK, new logo should be ready soon)
Hey and welcome to a new Photography Contest hosted by the Cosmopolitan room on Pokémon Showdown !
This time, we come back for a Spring Contest in which the participants will need to show us what they think depicts this period of the year the best. What does the month of May look like where you live? Get this camera and show us!

I - Rules
  • Contestants will submit a picture of their choice. We would love to discover what everyone's spring environment looks like!
  • Contestants will upload their photo on imgur. No worries, the default imgur setting is “private”, so nobody will be able to find your pic on imgur unless you state otherwise.
  • Finally, contestants must submit their photo on our google form.
  • You have until May 26th, 2019 to make a submission. Afterwards, there will be a link in the roomintro to a voting sheet in which everyone will be able to vote for their favorite picture. The winner shall be announced on June 2nd, 2019 at 10PM, GMT.
II - Restrictions
  • You must own a registered Pokémon Showdown account in order to take part to the contest.
  • You’re only allowed one submission, so if you would like to replace your existing submission with a new one, please ask one of our contest hosts.
  • Submitted photos must be relevant (i.e we should clearly be able to say the picture qualifies as a relatable to the theme of the contest). Irrelevant, troll, and NSFW submissions will not be shown on the voting sheet, and the user that submitted them might be punished!
  • You must not edit the picture to add details that weren’t present in the first place. Slightly modifying the contrast or the brightness to strengthen an emotion is okay, but keep in mind that it is a photography contest, not a drawing contest.
  • The photo MUST have been taken by you. Stealing someone else’s picture or using one you found on the Internet will instantly disqualify you.
  • During the voting phase, you’ll only be allowed to vote once. Whoever votes twice will see their votes removed. Rating a picture 10 and rating all the other ones 0 is also heavily recommended against.
III - Rewards
  • Every picture will be displayed on our website, so that everyone is able to see the results.
  • The top 3 contestants will receive a shoutout on the room intro. Second place gets a $10 Amazon Gift Card, First place gets a $25 Amazon Gift Card.
  • The winner will even be able to get a custom avatar for their Pokémon Showdown account!
In case of doubts or if you have any remaining question, do not hesitate to ask in this thread or to contact one of the contest hosts (Awesome96Birdy, deetah, Lionyx, Sundar) or any member of Cosmopolitan's staff. Good luck to everyone!
 
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Lionyx

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Answering a question I got in PMs as it'll probably interest a few people: for people in the southern hemisphere - just show us what the Month of May is like where you live! Focus on submitting your most beautiful picture no matter what season you're in! :)
 

Lionyx

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are pumpkins relevant?
Not really, you're free to submit whatever picture you think embodies the theme the most, but if it's far from the theme, you risk either the hosts taking your submission down or the people to give your picture a low grade if we haven't taken it down beforehand.

Are Pokémon go photos valid? :v
No, see the rule that says:
"You must not edit the picture to add details that weren’t present in the first place. Slightly modifying the contrast or the brightness to strengthen an emotion is okay, but keep in mind that it is a photography contest, not a drawing contest."
If I see a Torchic on a picture I won't be very convinced of its authenticity :P
 
The Cosmopolitan Spring Contest of 2019 has officially come to an end!

Congratulations to Struchni for winning the contest with this amazing photo!

Candid shot of Birdy staring longingly at cherry blossoms. - 7.50/10

Congratulations to kung fu clifford on second place with this fabulous photo!

DC Cherry Blossoms. - 7.33/10

Congratulations to Otacustes on third place with this stunning photo!

7.27/10

You can find the full results right here! https://pastebin.com/raw/pSMnJFNX

A big thank you to everyone who participated as well as the contest managers for making this one of the best contests Cosmopolitan has ever seen, we look forward to everyone's participation in future contests!
 

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