View Full Version : I was wondering...

16th August 2006, 06:06 PM
I was ust thinking... I'm a member on a Icelandic dog chat board an there is every week a contest. There is a theme, like one week there is a 'Sleeping theme' and one week there is a 'Action theme'. Than everyone who wants to enter, you just send in a picture of your dog whitch match the week theme. On friday the topic is closed and there is a poll.
On sunday evening the poll is closed, and the member with the most votes wins. Then the winner decides the next week theme and controles the contest.

I hope you understand me, and If you do, how does it sounds, if we start to have contest like this here?

17th August 2006, 01:09 PM
Hey I think it's very good idea! :D I hope more people are gonna check this thread out and someone likes this idea!

17th August 2006, 01:11 PM
Sounds a great idea, need to check with Karlin first but it would be fun!!

17th August 2006, 01:20 PM
Yes I was thinking about send Karlin pm and ask about it. And of course I say it was Jenny's idea ;)

17th August 2006, 02:44 PM
Yes I was thinking about send Karlin pm and ask about it. And of course I say it was Jenny's idea ;)


17th August 2006, 02:47 PM
Count Me in too, please if it's okay with Karlin.

I think it would be tons of fun.
A great group of people and cavaliers, what could be better. :D :D :D :D

Anybody send Karlin a Pm yet ??????????????????

17th August 2006, 02:51 PM
Yes I have send her pm and she said it's a very good idea and she is gonna set it up :D

brid kenny
17th August 2006, 03:14 PM
Cool! :)

17th August 2006, 04:17 PM
OH NO....HELP :lol: :lol: :lol:

Nicki, Nicki ..... it fills me with fear!!!!!!! icon_whistling

A CAMERA !!! :sl*p: OMG I will be lost :lol: :lol: :lol:

Just looking at ones sends me hot all over LOL.

Alison, Wilts, U.K.

17th August 2006, 04:26 PM
This sounds like such fun!

17th August 2006, 04:29 PM
OH NO....HELP :lol: :lol: :lol:

Nicki, Nicki ..... it fills me with fear!!!!!!! icon_whistling

A CAMERA !!! :sl*p: OMG I will be lost :lol: :lol: :lol:

Just looking at ones sends me hot all over LOL.

Alison, Wilts, U.K.

8) Relax Allison, we will all help you out posting them.

You just got to get over your fear we must have pictures of Whitney :snap: :snap: :snap: :snap:

Just wouldn't be the same :hug: You'll be okay sweetie. :lotsaluv:

Donald Duck
17th August 2006, 04:34 PM
Huey and I would definately be interested!

17th August 2006, 05:43 PM
Count us in!!! :jmp:

17th August 2006, 06:11 PM
hi yeah thats a great idea bails and hol love dressing up... :lol:

17th August 2006, 08:26 PM
OK, I've set up the forum -- and Jenny I was going to ask you to set the first theme -- but now I see in another post that you won't have internet access for two weeks while you are moving!! :shock:

So I am going to suggest the first theme, and then we will wait til you are back online to decide the winner of the first contest. That gives everyone just under two weeks to gear up for this first contest. :thmbsup:

I am going to suggest:

the frog leg position as our first theme!

Voting will take place the first week in September for the winner, who gets to set the next competition.

17th August 2006, 08:27 PM
Okey, grate!
Looking forvard to get back ;)

17th August 2006, 08:37 PM
Now what I want to ask people is: how will this work best.

I think many members here only access the site on weekdays while at work, so they would have problems voting. So it might work better to start the new competition every Tuesday, and close submissions on Friday at midnight Irish time. Then people would have until Monday to vote.

What do people think?

Harry & Heidi's mom
17th August 2006, 08:38 PM
sounds good to me karlin, we need some new voting system now that big brother is about to finish :lol: :lol: :lol:

17th August 2006, 08:38 PM
Great Idea-I think there will be a lot of participation!

17th August 2006, 08:39 PM
yeah sounds god to me to... can more than one pic be entered???

Harry & Heidi's mom
17th August 2006, 08:41 PM
i personally think 1 pic per DOG not per member would be best???

17th August 2006, 09:13 PM

Mondays Midnight Irish time for voting ???????????

I go away every wkd, so I am never around on weekends for Voting
so that would leave me Mondays except on Holiday weekends I would not be able to vote, so can we make an exception for holiday weekends.

I think we also need to limit the qty of pictures too, or we may get bombarded with tons of entries for the same dog.

How about if you own more than one dog, and one of them does not fit that theme, are we making an exception that the other dog can enter on behalf of the sibling. ???????

Sorry I am only asking. :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

17th August 2006, 09:33 PM
Are we only putting Cavalier pics in? many of us have multi breeds in one home and cats! :D

An idea... 1 picture per household per week is a good idea with as much as you can get contents wise in that picture and then choose the "Overall best" picture...any good?

just a thought... :sl*p:

Alison, wilts, U.K.

17th August 2006, 09:56 PM
I love this idea! I like the one pic per dog, rather than one per owner, but I also like the "get as many as you can in one photo" idea!

I do like being able to include our other furbabies...could we occasionally do a contest that includes them, or should we allow them in each contest week?

I love the frog legs theme! Can't wait to get this started!! :)

Karlin - will the contest get its own special forum (like General Discussion, Puppy Photos, etc) or will it belong in the General Discussion forum?

17th August 2006, 09:57 PM
This sounds like such a great idea- how much fun, I can't wait for it to start :wggle:

18th August 2006, 12:42 AM
It's already got a section in the Photo Gallery which I'll open for posts once we have the basics worked out.

I am thinking that people could start to post pics for the new theme each Tuesday thru to Saturday. Then voting could be Sunday and Monday with the winner announced Tuesday. Midnight Irish time (GMT) would be 7pm east coast, and 4pm west coast of US, so that gives all Monday for people to vote if they can;'t vote at weekends.

I can make it run Wed to Tuesday as well?

Alternatively, Friday could be the start of a new theme, with voting on Wed and Thursday? People could post pics until late Tuesday.

Cathy Moon
18th August 2006, 12:14 PM
This sounds like fun! I'll go along with whatever schedule is chosen! :)

18th August 2006, 01:16 PM
Excellent idea! Not only do we have to practise for training class we can practise taking photos too!

Claire L
18th August 2006, 02:10 PM
:D the frog leg position :yikes . Eh! what's that?????????? icon_nwunsure

I think my baby would be too old for that one??

Can you include something for the oldies sometime.

Can't wait to see all the photos...
I LOVE THIS SITE!!! b*n*n* :lotsaluv: :w**h**: :w*w: :rah: :jmp:

18th August 2006, 02:49 PM
KarlinMondays Midnight Irish time for voting ???????????

Silly Linda, you're reading to fast!!! ;-) Karlin said "Then people would have until Monday to vote," not that you will have to vote on Monday at midnight...

As long as the voting can take place during the week I'll be very happy. I'm not on my computer much at all on the weekends, so weekdays are best for me and El Senor Chestero.

This is going to be a TON of fun and frog leg poses is an excellent first competetion!

Claire L
18th August 2006, 05:51 PM
:oops: It's OK I know what it is now!

18th August 2006, 06:14 PM
would two photos per dog per contest be ok? that wouldn't be too bombarding would it? i say this because i often seem to not be able to choose between my favorite photos and end up posting two, and it's so painful to have to choose sometimes. I'm not saying you have to post two but just that there could be a two photo limit instead of a one photo limit, unless a lot of people think that would be too bombarding. One is nice too. :)

18th August 2006, 11:00 PM
Hey, I got in a computer as my friends hous.

On that site I am entering, there is onley one pic per mebmer, but you can have any dog breed you want in there, and as many dogs as you want.

So, you just make a new topic, and everyone post there pics there, and then that topic is locked.
This i hove it works on the other site, but ofcourse we can make so changings.

22nd August 2006, 12:10 AM
I think there will be plenty of opportunity for all to put in lots of pics if this is a weekly competiton -- so one picture per member per contest will make it manageable (after all we are about to hit 600 members, probably tomorrow! I think any dogs are fine and any number in a single picture, and for that matter cats as far as I am concerned. :lol:

I will open the first thread for entries, which will be accepted until the start of Sept. I will put the info in the competition area; it is already in the Photo Gallery section. The first subject is frog-leg positions!

22nd August 2006, 12:41 AM
This is the froglegs position:


Cathy Moon
22nd August 2006, 02:16 AM
Karlin, is that Jaspar?! Oooo, he's so cute! :wggle:

22nd August 2006, 11:38 AM
Yeah, that was Jaspar when he was a few months old (you can see his tail had only just begun to unfurl!). He was such a little imp. 8)