Contest Time - Simplicity: less is more [CLOSED]

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We are happy to announce that a new contest is coming here at WeReallyLovePhotos!

You can now VOTE for your favourite entries in Round 1 HERE


Contest Theme

The contest's theme is “Simplicity: less is more”

Just because an image is simple, it doesn’t mean it has to be boring or devoid of excitement... on the contrary! And didn't the greats of photography adhere to the idea that 'less is more'?
Show us what you can do when you take a photo down to its basic elements and strip it of anything that isn’t essential to the final image.      

We've chosen the theme Simplicity because it is broad enough to encompass a variety of genres and interpretations, and at the same time is thought to encourage the photographer to look at the essential character of things surrounding us each and every day.
Moments such as a leaf falling from a tree, a boat floating on the horizon, or even a blue shadow in the snow...  The inspirations for a simple photo are endless, you just need to bring them into focus.

Rules

salmon heart bullet You must be a member of WeReallyLovePhotos to participate.
salmon heart bullet Submit your entry to the contest's gallery folder: "Simplicity Contest - OPEN for Entries"
salmon heart bullet Your entry can be old or new.
salmon heart bullet Only ONE entry per deviant.
salmon heart bullet We are looking for good quality photos: entries won't be automatically accepted. All standard submission rules apply and your entry must fit the contest's theme.
salmon heart bullet If your entry is declined, you may try again with a different photo after a day from your previous submission.
salmon heart bullet If the photo you wish to enter is already in the group's gallery, you may remove it from the group (FAQ #407: How do I remove my deviations from a group?) and resubmit it to the contest's folder.
salmon heart bullet If you have any doubs or questions, feel free to ask.

Voting process

The voting process to proclaim our winners will be divided into two rounds:

For the First Round, a journal featuring all the contest entries will be posted and everyone will be given the possibility to vote for their three favourite works of choice.
salmon heart bullet Anyone may vote.
salmon heart bullet You may vote for a maximum of three entries.
salmon heart bullet You may NOT vote for yourself.
salmon heart bullet You may NOT ask other deviants to vote for you in journals, polls, notes, nor using any other system inside the deviantART community or off-site (i.e. email messages, Facebook, Tumblr, etc.);
salmon heart bullet If you are caught cheating, your entry will be immediately disqualified from the contest.

Once the first round of voting is closed, a poll will be posted featuring the TEN entries that received the most votes and you will be ask to vote again in Round TWO to determine the final contest winners.

Deadlines

salmon heart bullet Entries will be accepted from March 24th to April 6th [NO exceptions]
salmon heart bullet The first voting round will start on April 7th and end on April 13th at 23:59 CEST
salmon heart bullet The second and final voting round will start on April 14th and end on April 20th at 23:59 CEST
salmon heart bullet Winners will be announced on April 21th

Prizes

Our prizes so far are:

1st Place
salmon heart bullet 396 Points or 1 month Premium Membership from WeReallyLovePhotos 50 :points: from mylittlebluesky
salmon heart bullet a 10 Photo Feature on WeReallyLovePhotos's frontpage
salmon heart bullet a 40 Photo Feature from FrancescaDelfino
salmon heart bullet Additional Features from WishmasterAlchemist, lisarime, Foxy-Poptart, Roses-to-Ashes, SkyAndNatureClub, serel, StormChazzy, This-isthe-life, ElyneNoir, JoannaMoory
salmon heart bullet Faves from FrancescaDelfino for the photos she likes
salmon heart bullet Watch from FrancescaDelfino
salmon heart bullet Llamas from FrancescaDelfino, WishmasterAlchemist, lisarime, maracusha, Foxy-Poptart, WorldWar-Tori, StormChazzy, ElyneNoir
salmon heart bullet A Critique from WorldWar-Tori and Jules1983

2nd Place
salmon heart bullet 200 Points from WeReallyLovePhotos 25 :points: from mylittlebluesky
salmon heart bullet a 5 Photo Feature on WeReallyLovePhotos's frontpage
salmon heart bullet a 30 Photo Feature from FrancescaDelfino
salmon heart bullet Additional Features from WishmasterAlchemist, lisarime, Foxy-Poptart, Roses-to-Ashes, serel, StormChazzy, This-isthe-life, ElyneNoir
salmon heart bullet Faves from FrancescaDelfino for the photos she likes
salmon heart bullet Llamas from FrancescaDelfino, WishmasterAlchemist, lisarime, maracusha, Foxy-Poptart, WorldWar-Tori, StormChazzy, ElyneNoir
salmon heart bullet A Critique from WorldWar-Tori and Jules1983

3rd Place
salmon heart bullet 120 Points from WeReallyLovePhotos 10 :points: from mylittlebluesky
salmon heart bullet a 3 Photo Feature on WeReallyLovePhotos's frontpage
salmon heart bullet a 20 Photo Feature from FrancescaDelfino
salmon heart bullet Additional Features from WishmasterAlchemist, lisarime, Foxy-Poptart, Roses-to-Ashes, serel, StormChazzy, This-isthe-life, ElyneNoir
salmon heart bullet Faves from FrancescaDelfino for the photos she likes
salmon heart bullet Llamas from FrancescaDelfino, WishmasterAlchemist, lisarime, maracusha, Foxy-Poptart, WorldWar-Tori, StormChazzy, ElyneNoir
salmon heart bullet A Critique from WorldWar-Tori and Jules1983

Currently looking for Prizes


We are always looking for new prizes to add to the list (i.e. points, features, critiques, watch, faves, llamas, or anything else you'd be happy to give) and your help would be much appreciated!
If you would like to donate a prize, simply comment here. Once the contest is over, all the awesome deviants who generously donated something will be included in a donors' feature. You can donate and join the contest at the same time.
Thank you for your help and support! ♥

We can't wait to receive and review your entries, have fun!



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TheSleepyRabbit's avatar
Hey there!  All of my submissions have been declined, even a photo of a flower that has been stripped of everything except the blossom.  Am I missing something? 
WishmasterAlchemist's avatar
For future reference, please keep discussions related to declined submissions on the submission items or note the group to help us locate your submissions and to avoid crowding the journals.

All entries must fit the contest's theme as well as comply with our standard submission guidelines. Quality issues are a reason why several entries have been declined.

If you're referring to Effervescent, we discussed about it and thought it wouldn't fit the Simplicity theme because of the fact that the flower was cut out of the background, hence the original photo had been altered too heavily to be still considered "simple". We were looking for photos "stripped of anything that isn’t essential to the final image" yes, but we didn't mean the image should be "stripped" using the Cut tool. We wanted contestants to focus on the basic elements of photography rather than on the digital post-production. Textured photos have been declined for the same reason.
TheSleepyRabbit's avatar
Oh, I'm sorry I put it in the wrong place.  Thanks anyway.
ElyneNoir's avatar
I can donate llamas and a journal feature for the winners :)
WishmasterAlchemist's avatar
Added. Thanks a lot for your prizes! <3
WorldWar-Tori's avatar
:wave: Hello, I just wanted to stop by and let you know this has been listed in the latest update of deviousNEWS! Have an awesome day!
FrancescaDelfino's avatar
Thank you so much :huggle:
WorldWar-Tori's avatar
WishmasterAlchemist's avatar
Wow, thank you! That was really kind of you! :tighthug:
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Jules1983's avatar
I'd be happy to offer critiques to the winners :love:
WishmasterAlchemist's avatar
Thank you so much for your donation! <3
mylittlebluesky's avatar
Hey! I'd like to offer a feature in my group This-isthe-life, llamas, and 50 points to the 1st place, 25 to the 2nd and 10 to the third place! :eager:
FrancescaDelfino's avatar
Muchas gracias Carla, you're always so kind and nice with us, we really appreciate your help, please let us know when your group has some contest, we'd like to help you too :hug:
I will add your prize to the list, thanks again :hug:
mylittlebluesky's avatar
Awww you're very welcome :huggle:
StormChazzy's avatar
I can feature the winners and give llamas to them! :)
WishmasterAlchemist's avatar
Your offerings have been added to the prize list, thank you for your help! <3
Heavensinyoureyes's avatar
What should we do if the photo we want to use for the contest is already in the group?
WishmasterAlchemist's avatar
You are allowed to remove it and resubmit it into the contest's folder c:
serel's avatar
I'll offer a journal feature for the winners.
WishmasterAlchemist's avatar
Thank you very much for your support, I'll add you to the prize list! <3
GiuseppeTria's avatar
I've sent you a photo but you declined it. Why?
Now I can't partecipate anymore..
WishmasterAlchemist's avatar
For future reference, please keep discussions related to declined submissions on the submission item or note the group, to help us locate your submission and to avoid crowding the journals.

Anyways, as stated here entries must as well comply with our standard submission guidelines. Your submission did fit the contest's theme but was declined due to quality issues, excessive noise in this case.

We set the contest folder so that only one submission per deviant would be allowed to avoid confusion with deviants trying to submit multiple entries, but as I noticed this would create further issues due to declined entries, I've reset the limit to one submission per day, so you may try entering with a different photo once your cooldown period is over. :nod:
FrancescaDelfino's avatar
Mandaci un'altra foto via 'note' e ti faremo sapere. Grazie mille.
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