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#1 andybarton

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 17:10

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Ladies and Gentlemen

Following on from the great success of the Forum Charity Books in 2010, 2012 and 2014, those of us who were involved in the organisation of those projects think that now is the right time to put together a fourth volume.

Therefore, we are pleased to announce that this new project is going live today. With everyone’s help, we can raise some more serious money for our chosen charity. The first three books raised a total of almost £25,000 (US$33,000) (€28,000) for the charity.

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS VERY CAREFULLY, ESPECIALLY THE SUBMISSIONS SECTION.

Details of the project are as follows:-

The Charity:
  • Once again, the charity to benefit from the proceeds of the book, and the submission fees, will be the World Cancer Research Fund, (formerly AICR) a charity that supports cancer research worldwide. More information is, of course, available from their website.
The Book:
  • The book will once again be produced using the Blurb on-line system.
  • It will contain 100 photographs
  • There will be a £10 mark-up for each book bought, regardless of size or finish, which will be donated to the charity
  • There will be two sizes, to account for different depths of pocket. Large Square Format and Standard Square Format will be offered and we will arrange for both soft and hardback versions to be available. There will also be a choice of the standard and highest quality paper and an eBook/pdf version. Please note that any prices shown generally on the Blurb website do NOT include shipping, VAT, other purchase taxes where applicable, or the £10 mark-up.
  • The book will contain the 100 photographs voted as the best, by the judging panel.
Submissions:
  • Contributors must have been members of the Forum before 1st December 2017
  • There will be a maximum of 3 submissions per contributor
  • There will be a mandatory £10 (not Euro/Dollars) donation to the charity for each submission, up to a maximum of £30 (not Euro/Dollars) for the three submissions. Please make sure that you donate in £ Sterling, and not in any other currency.
  • The donations are to be made ONLY via the following website: The Leica User Forum Charity Book 2018.
  • Please ensure that your name and Forum nick-name (if different) are included on the final page reached on the donation pages. When you get to the last page, there is the option to add a short message to the donation to show your support etc. Please add your forum name to that message. (If you don't include your forum "nickname" and allow your name to be visible on the JustGiving website, it becomes extremely difficult to audit who has contributed, and can therefore make submissions. Thank you.)

PLEASE DO NOT DONATE DIRECTLY TO WORLD CANCER RESEARCH FUND VIA ANY OTHER JUSTGIVING LINK AS IT WILL NOT BE POSSIBLE TO TRACK YOUR DONATION

  • Without the charitable donation, there will be no consideration of photographs
  • Submissions will only be included in the judging process when it has been confirmed that the charitable donation has been made.
  • Submissions MUST therefore be accompanied by the email confirmation from the charity donation website, and donations will be visible to all on the charity contribution site.
  • There is no guarantee of inclusion within the book for any contributor
  • There will be no refund of the charitable donation if your submissions are not used.
  • Forum rules apply with regards to use of third party cameras / lenses. i.e. either the camera body or the lens must be made by Leica
  • Submissions, in the first instance, are to be in accordance with Forum rules, but for the avoidance of doubt, images must be no more than 1280 pixels on the longest side and no larger than 1000kb
  • Please do not submit photographs that have appeared in any of the previous Forum books
  • It is perfectly acceptable to send up to the three photographs to the email address in one email
  • Submissions must be in jpg format.
  • Submissions of the entries to be made to the special Gmail account lufbook2018@gmail.com
  • Should there be fewer than 100 submissions received, they will all be included in the book.

Submissions must be accompanied by the following:

  • Title
  • Real name (and Forum nick-name) of contributor
  • Equipment used
  • Date taken (approx)
  • Copy of email confirmation from the charity website
  • There will be no limit on when the photograph was taken, provided it complies with the rules
  • Please make the title of the file that you are sending match the title of the photograph. This will make life much easier for the person putting together the images for judging.
  • The original photographer will retain full copyright of their work, but by submitting an image he/she is agreeing that the image can, if selected, be published in the book, and on the subsequent public website, launch exhibition and on the Leica Forum but only in the context of the Leica Forum Book 2018 project. If there is to be publication in LFI, a similar Leica based website or in other publications, the respective photographer will be asked for their permission to use the photograph, in advance.
  • Any contributor who does not want his or her photographs to be included on a subsequent website, exhibition, or for that matter, anywhere other than the book, should make this absolutely clear in the covering email, when submitting the photos for the book project, so that the photographs may be tagged accordingly. This will not affect the judging for the purpose of inclusion within the book in any way, of course.
  • The contributor must be the author and therefore copyright holder of any submitted image
  • There are no model releases required for inclusion in the book. If you, as the author, feel you need a model release, that is for you to agree and obtain.
  • All submissions must comply with English Law
  • Closing date for submission of images for consideration will be midnight (GMT) on Sunday 25th February 2018
Judging:
  • A panel of judges has been agreed
  • The judges will remain anonymous
  • The photographs will have no identifying EXIF data or authors’ names when they are being judged.
  • Judges will not be allowed to "vote" for their own submission(s)
  • Judging will take place on every valid submission and all judges will "vote" on all photographs.
  • The Project Manager will then collect all the judges' spreadsheets and collate all of the chosen submissions, to determine the overall "Top 100"
Collection of full res images:
  • The Project Manager will then email successful contributors and request full resolution copies of the images, as required by the Blurb software to maximise the quality on the printed page. This will require the images to be 300 dpi jpgs in sRGB.
  • EXIF information (if available) will be requested at this time too
  • Final submission images must be made without borders, strokes etc. to ensure that the presentation of the photographs is consistent throughout the book.
  • There will be a time limit of 3 weeks given for receipt of full resolution images
  • If these are not received within the 3 week deadline, a substitute image will be requested from a pool of “nearly made its”
  • It will be the contributor's responsibility for making sure that the full resolution image complies with the necessary quality parameters, which will be clearly stated in the email request from the Project Manager
Introduction/History etc:
  • During this period, the introduction and any other textual pages will be being prepared.
Preparation of book:
  • The Project Manager will take control of setting out and actually putting the book together in Blurb
Website with all contributions:
  • A website will be set up with every submission received included, regardless of whether they were included within the book
  • The photographs on the website will be in the order received by the Project Manager
  • There will be no preference in order for those that made the cut to the book
Exhibition:
  • This year, we have been offered gallery space at the Leica Store, Manchester, England, to launch and present the book. Details are still being worked through, but something along these lines:-
  • Have copies of the book to sell, and obviously links to Blurb to purchase.
  • Have the 20 photographs with the highest scores in the judging, printed and hung in the gallery.
  • Prints on the wall could be sold by the photographer, or for the charity.
  • Would need some sponsorship for printing, the books and the wine and canapés :) but it could be a really good event.
  • Further details as we work this through.
We thank you again for your time in considering this very worthy idea and look forward to raising a lot of money for the charity, as well as contributing to what will be a most interesting book.



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Posted 17 December 2017 - 09:39

Donations made and images sent!

 

               

 

                                Come on, people, let's get this thing rolling!


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Posted 17 December 2017 - 11:47

Transfer process is started, but this was the easy part. Having to decide now about the three entries will need some consideration, Feb 25th sounds far away, but as we all know, it isn't... ;)

 

Thanks a lot for getting this started

 

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 23:22

German version of the instructions are available here:

https://www.l-camera...tung/?p=3420097
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Posted 18 December 2017 - 12:58

Great idea Andy and I would confirm that I will be submitting images. However, as we're away until the 22 January it's going to be the end of Jan/early Feb before I can do so.

 

Cheers, Tom


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Posted 18 December 2017 - 13:15

Thanks everyone, especially Dr No, Olaf and Andreas who have translated the above into German properly :)

 

Submissions can be made until the end of February, so no problem at the end of January, Tom.


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Posted 19 December 2017 - 13:55

The donation website says they wii send acknowledgement of donation within 24 hours, which I take it as the confirmation required to go with the images.  It is over 48 and no e-mail. Have others got theirs ok?



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Posted 19 December 2017 - 14:00

Within minutes. Check your spam folder.


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Posted 19 December 2017 - 14:55

Within minutes. Check your spam folder.

 

Thanks. I got a 'thank you for your donation' e-mail within minutes, but it went on to say they were processing the donation and would send further confirmation, and not to make a further donation until I had recieved this as it would show as a duplicate donation. Is this what you got?



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Posted 19 December 2017 - 16:20

I got a "Thank you we are processing" email and then a "Thank you for your donation" one within one minute.

 

 

Keith - you have definitely donated - I can see it on the web page and I get an email every time someone donates - including yours.


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Posted 19 December 2017 - 16:23

Thanks Andy - Sods Law, now got the 'your donation has been processed' e-mail. Sorry for angst.


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Posted 19 December 2017 - 16:37

Now to sort out some images  :D



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Posted 19 December 2017 - 18:22

Nice to see that my original idea still has legs.

 

Good luck with it and I hope you beat previous totals.

 

Bill


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Posted 19 December 2017 - 18:29

Nice to see that my original idea still has legs.

 

Good luck with it and I hope you beat previous totals.

 

Bill

 

Bill, how very nice to hear from you again. Please do resume posting!


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Posted 19 December 2017 - 18:37

Nice to see that my original idea still has legs.

 

Good luck with it and I hope you beat previous totals.

 

Bill

 

 

Hello you!!  ;)



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Posted 19 December 2017 - 18:50

YES!  I've got my three choices and am starting the process.

 

Best to all,  Bill


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Posted 19 December 2017 - 19:49

I will be submitting too. The instructions are quite elaborate to follow but I will make it through. :) Will attempt tonight.

 

Just confirming that there is no theme for the pictures. Correct?


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Posted 19 December 2017 - 20:03

I will be submitting too. The instructions are quite elaborate to follow but I will make it through. :) Will attempt tonight.
 
Just confirming that there is no theme for the pictures. Correct?


You are correct, there’s no theme.

The first book was divided into the same sections as the photo forum here, and you had to say which section you wanted a photo to appear in. That made it difficult to determine how many from each section should appear in the book, so for the later books it was decided to scrap those categories and publish the top 100 or so submissions.
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Posted 19 December 2017 - 20:13

Thanks Steve.

I took great care to curate the shots we had for the last two books so that they read well on the facing pages. Sectioning up as per the forum was very restrictive.
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Posted 19 December 2017 - 20:29

Donation made, confirmation mail arrived.... but I hadn't read with care those details  of the instructions... :( :

 

....When you get to the last page, there is the option to add a short message to the donation to show your support etc. Please add your forum name to that message. (If you don't include your forum "nickname" and allow your name to be visible on the JustGiving website, it becomes extremely difficult to audit who has contributed, and can therefore make submissions. Thank you.)

 

 : and did NOT include  my nickname in the final page of submission, nor in the "short message"... : I hope isn't a problem (being not a nickname... but simply my name... and it's reported...  ;) )


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