5000th Post Contest - Photo Exhibit

Discussion in 'Contests' started by mrbrklyn, Dec 3, 2008.

  1. mrbrklyn

    mrbrklyn New Member

    OK - for Post 5000 lets make a little museum art. Competition for one smal 1.10th ounce raw coin AGE, not much but perhaps enough to generate some lasting fun and worthwhile exhibits:

    Here are the rules:

    Post in a single thread anywhere on cointalk an exhibit of photographs with annotation of any coin of your choice. The exhibit which best meets Aesthetic, Educational and Numismatics goals laid forth will win. Three judges will rule, myself and I'll need two more volunteers. Ribbons will be awarded for 1,2md and 3rd place prizes.

    Subject Lines should say exactly:

    Exhibit: Coin Type - Coin Date - Photographed Date - Artist

    for example

    Exhibit: Standing Liberty Quarter Type I- 1917 - Photographed March 2008 - Ruben Safir

    you can use your handle if you want.

    Judge points:

    10 Points: Numismatics:
    It has to be a coin and the subject of the exhibit must be coin related. The right up should discuss details of the coin as they pertain to your photos and how your photoed your coins to display their character.

    10 Points: Art:
    Your photographs should be beautiful and unique. The aesthetic quality of the photographs is the purpose of the contest. The exhibit of photo's, arrangement, theme and photographic technique will all me considered

    10 Points Educational:
    Your exhibit must have genuine educational merit. Historical, artistic, and numismatic education all count equally .

    Extra information: An extra 10 points will be given for using only Free Software to manipulate your images and design your exhibit. The Gimp, Inkscape and Openoffice are examples of good software to work with, and work on a vareity of platforms. YOu should discuss this in your wirte up or in a message in your thread.


    Questions relating to your entry in order to help judge it will be put in your thread and responding can be nice ;)

    Things not considered: The rarity and the value of the subject coin...I don't care although beautiful coin designs make interesting subjects !

    Ruben Safir
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  3. FreakyGarrettC

    FreakyGarrettC Wise young snail

    So are we supposed to start a thread?
    Or can we post it here.
  4. mrbrklyn

    mrbrklyn New Member

    New threads in the regular cointalk areas(coin chat, us coins, ancients etc)

    In the Title of the Thread

    Exhibit: Coin type: Date: Photo Date: Artist

    Searching for the word Exhibit should pull them all up :)

  5. kevcoins

    kevcoins Senior Roll Sercher

    is it supposed to be a picture of a real coin or one we draw like the link
  6. mrbrklyn

    mrbrklyn New Member

    picture of a real coin
  7. TheNoost

    TheNoost huldufolk

    when is winner to be decided? Thanks for the contest!
  8. mrbrklyn

    mrbrklyn New Member

    Yeah - I've been thinking about this. Let me get my graders and we'll all three decide together but I'm thinking maybe like a month because this can be an ambitious project. Also, I was thinking of giving each person a max of three entries.

    What do you think?

  9. TheNoost

    TheNoost huldufolk

    I like the longer timeframe (might take me awhile to learn the new software) and the 3 entries gives a better chance to show more style. Also like the graders doing the deciding as a whole.
  10. mrbrklyn

    mrbrklyn New Member

    I tried to give this some thought. I don't have much of prize, but the contest itself should be a lot of fun and intellectually satisfying for the participants, the observers and the judges.

    I'm trying to also emphasis that presentation is important. The construction of your whole thread can give you a lot of flexibility on making the presentation and remember that these boxes can take in a lot of HTML in the advanced mode so that should help you even more.

    I'm a bit of an overreacher but in a month I'd like to see a lot of outsiders dropping in on coin talk to see all the splendid presentations that have been done, maybe even some coin press.

  11. cherylkubucko

    cherylkubucko Grandma Froggie

    :rolleyes:I will work on this contest. Just to see what will happen . Cheryl:hail:
  12. spock1k

    spock1k King of Hearts

    well i think you should give me the prize ill go get pics of a coin :D
  13. mrbrklyn

    mrbrklyn New Member

  14. mrbrklyn

    mrbrklyn New Member

    what do you need my trinket for?

  15. spock1k

    spock1k King of Hearts

    its a coin not a trinket. perhaps you can give me an ounce of gold for not participating in the contest :D
  16. mrbrklyn

    mrbrklyn New Member

    Sure - you just pay for my daughters $9,000 tution bill for high school. Just send the check to Merkaz HS at 1400 West 6th St. Brooklyn, NY 11204

    and i will IMMEDIATELY send you an ounce of gold ;)

  17. mrbrklyn

    mrbrklyn New Member

  18. cherylkubucko

    cherylkubucko Grandma Froggie

    I think I have a few coins to work with. Cheryl
  19. rzage

    rzage What Goes Around Comes Around .

    Wow Cheryl I haven't seen you posting in a while , probably was in the wrong place , sent you a PM about 20 minutes ago .:eek:
  20. AdamL

    AdamL Likes Silver

    I may be able to dig up some pics.
  21. mrbrklyn

    mrbrklyn New Member

    looking forward to seeing them
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