Railway Photography Contest - 5th edition!

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  1. mentos_007

    mentos_007 The Freshmaker!

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    I had no idea where to post this info, but I hope it may interest some of you, especiallly those shooting industry a lot.

    So here's the link to rules and regulations: site with rules in english and in german

    the gallery with photois from past editions
    2007
    2006
    2005
    2004

    after every edition there is an album printed and of course send to every participant whose picture was shown on the exhibition.


    if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me :)
     
  2. Rhys

    Rhys TPF Noob!

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    Hmm....

    Last time I was in Poland it was a pretty rough place. Is this a genuine contest or just a money-grabbing exercise. I notice the 25 Euro entry fee.
     
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    Photoguynorth TPF Noob!

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    Also, like many contests, you grant the organizers full rights to use and sell your pictures in an unlimited fashion. Better than getting free pictures - they are getting people to pay them to give free pictures.
     
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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I understand that things are done differently in different parts of the world, but I've never seen a contest where they require a direct deposit into a bank account.

    I'm also puzzled by the line about foreign entries being charged more due to postage. I'm sending the entry to them, and since the rules say that non-winning entries will be returned only on request, why not say, "If you wish your entry returned, add XX Euros"???

    Interesting that they say winners will receive a prize, but not what it will be.

    Hmmm....
     
  5. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    This is "Mentos" inviting you to join in on that contest, not just anyone.
    Although some things might sound fishy, Mentos as the poster of the information, and Mentos as contributor to the contest (you did contribute, didn't you?) is absolutely trustworthy.
     
  6. tirediron

    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    No offence intended for the OP; just oberving that, languages and regional differences notwithstanding, there are aspects of this particular contest that make my eyebrow raise slightly (well, they would if I could do that; I've always wanted to be able to, but never could raise one eyebrow).
     
  7. Rhys

    Rhys TPF Noob!

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    It sounds like a money-making exercise by somebody out in Eastern Europe. I used to work out in the Baltics etc and such a scam would be fairly common. In fact, people out there wouldn't even raise an eyebrow.
     
  8. abraxas

    abraxas No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    great photos in the links.

    hope you're doing well ms freshmaker.
     
  9. passerby

    passerby TPF Noob!

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    My advice is, believe no individual whatsoever on the internet as long as money is involved. Just say hello and how are you that is how far you can go.

    I can make new peronality here if I want to - with nice looking avatar and I will claim myself as anything. How are you going to prove me otherwise? Even Ebay now is getting tougher for all participants because there are just too may fakers.

    So do hugs and kisses as you please but keep your pockets shut!

    Sorry, just can't help it.
     
  10. Alex_B

    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    errm, but this is a genuine individual. People from this forum have met her in person, touched her, and she is known around here for years.

    And she is a very special and nice individual :D

    ... and she is responsible for myself being here :p
     
  11. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I can only underline this sentence.
    Mentos is a VERY special and VERY nice individual, and very real and very honest.
     
  12. abraxas

    abraxas No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    & VERY talented and her posts are VERY much missed!

    I don't enter contests, but if I were to consider such, a contest she recommended would be at the top of my list.

    As I mentioned earlier, the photos in the links are fabulous. Maybe just go and enjoy the work of some very talented individuals.
     

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