The X1 Challenge is an occasional competition on the Leica User Forum to celebrate and encourage use of the X1.
This is a test of the skill of photographers worldwide using the same basic camera and getting the best from it. It is open to all Leica User Forum members who own or have use of a Leica X1.
Shooting theme and period:
In order to participate you should shoot no more than 36 exposures (on a trust basis) using a Leica X1 camera, in line with the theme of "Harmony"
Shooting Period: Now till 24th October 2010
Posting Period: 25th October till 31st October 2010
(I will open new thread for posting)
Voting Period: 1st November till 14th November
(I will inform of new thread for voting)
Allow for a week of tabulation and computation, announcement will be made a week later.
I do need volunteers if possible, please PM me if you want to help specifically with admin matters (I am known to be terrible with charts, tables, etc). All prizes will be sponsored by me.
All images entered must adhere to Leica User Forum posting rules on dimensions and file size.
Participants are encouraged to pre-visualise and preset their cameras and enter an image with the minimum of post processing. Extensive post processing (beyond levels and sharpening) is not within the spirit of the competition. It is not banned, but should be declared at time of posting. Ultimately, the best photographer should win, not the most adept post processor.
Entering your image:
Select your shot that in your view best matches the theme and post it onto a single thread set up for the purpose by the organiser.
Please give it a title.
The thread will be open for postings ONLY but NOT for voting until a declared date to allow all entries to be posted before voting starts. Your entries are not anonymous - feel free to include a short description of/explanation of your image.
Voting will then be opened. Votes may then be cast on the following basis:
Three points for best, two points for second and one point for third, in the format:
"Image XXXX - 3 points
Image YYYY - 2 points
Image ZZZZ - 1 point"
You MUST cast three votes in total - one or two votes will be regarded as a "spoiled ballot" and not counted in the overall total.
Voting runs for two weeks. One vote per member, no voting for your own image.
The winner gets the right to set the theme for the next X1 Challenge.
Prizes as follows:
Winner: One mystery Grand Prize and a choice of another Keyring/Mobile Charm(with accessory for attachment to iPhone)
1st and 2nd Runner-Up: Choice of Keyring/Mobile Charm(with accessory for attachment to iPhone)
All prizes include laser engraved winning shot plus challenge winner details including name, country, details, whatever you want on the other side!
Prizes will be mailed by post to winners.
Edited by andybarton, 27 October 2010 - 05:59.