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Contest Information

Hello everyone and welcome to our next Contest. Our group is happy to present the following Winter Closeup Themed Contest! 3 photographers will be chosen by our Founder (JessicaDobbs) and Co-Founder (JeffreyDobbs). They will take the time to look through the Contest Folder and vote on 3 photographers and their pictures that best showcase a closeup of winter in some capacity.

How do I Win?

So, you would like to join in our Contest? Great! Simply follow the rules below and have your chance at winning!
  • Make sure you're a member of our group. Simply join our group if you're not already; membership is automatically accepted. (Join here.)
  • Submit your best photos for consideration to the folder called "Contest - Winter Closeup" by 08 February 2014. (This folder has a 3 entry per year limit.)
  • Submit only photos that represent winter, at a closeup level. (IE: A closeup shot of an ornament, tree, snowflake, pine cone, etc.) If you would like to leave a comment to explain your photo and your choice for it, please do so here on this journal or simply add it to the description of your photo.
  • Photomanipulations will now be accepted. So, please feel free to submit a photomanipulation.
  • Cross your fingers and toes, and wait to see who gets picked!

Winners will be announced around 15 February 2014, along with our next contest.

What are the Prizes?

First Prize:

Second Prize:

Third Prize:

Would you like to help
support future contests?

Should anyone like to donate points for this contest, or any others, please do so on our Founder's page here. Also, should anyone like to donate features, llamas, or anything else, please send us a note here or comment on this journal. Please specify if your donations will be for all the winners, or just a certain winner. Thank you very much in advance! And good luck to everyone out there!!!

Side Note: We have lost our Super Group status. If you would like to help us get it back, then please consider donating points to that cause. Thanks!

:woohoo: Good luck photographers! :woohoo:

An Update or Two...

Journal Entry: Mon Aug 19, 2013, 8:28 PM
Hello everyone! I just wanted to let you all know of a change we've made to the submission process here at Cool-Photos. These were put into effect to control the number of submissions... we were just getting overwhelmed. See below for the changes!

:bulletblue:  We will accept just five (5) submissions per week to the Featured2 and Featured Photo-manipulations folders.
:bulletblue:  We will accept just two (2) submissions per week to the Suggestions for Journal Features folder.

Please note that the only thing that has changed are the number of submissions we allow. We haven't changed anything else. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to let us know in the comments!


Cool-Photos Staff

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Hello and welcome to Cool-Photos!

In this group we accept all photographs currently and hope to give more visibility to fellow photographers.

We have a featured journal entry every 2 weeks. Those who are featured in this journal are chosen by the Founder and the Co-Founder. Currently we choose 5 photos each that we feel are exceptionally cool. Please look to the featured Journal entries to find out how to get a chance at being featured.

Also, we have Monthly contests with various themes. Please look forward to them and the rewards that follow.

Please follow the rules below to ensure that your work is not removed from our gallery!

:bulletblue: You must be a member to submit your work. Memberships are automatically approved, so join today!
:bulletblue: Submit to the correct folder.
:bulletblue: We only accept photographs and photomanipulations here.
:bulletblue: Be kind to everyone. Rudeness, Trolling, or anything along those lines will not be tolerated.
:bulletblue: Any photos that are not family friendly, will not be accepted.
:bulletblue: All submissions require 1 vote of approval to be submitted to our gallery.
:bulletred: UPDATE: There are only FIVE (5) SUBMISSIONS PER WEEK allowed now.
:bulletblue: Above all else, have fun!

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to send either the Founder or Co-Founder a note, and we will respond as soon as we can.

Thanks and happy shooting!




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jennystokes Feb 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
More waiting???????
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jennystokes Feb 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
I have had 2 deviations waiting for some time now?
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Ariasu-Integra Nov 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks so much for accept my first submit! :hug:
JohannaBrown Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you so much if i didn't already express my gratitude. :heart:
Gwangelinhael Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for the request
eperlekvar Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
is it a dead group or what? I submitted pictures 14 days ago...
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NorbertKocsis Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you [link]! :D
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Thank you so much for the request:heart:
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Pajunen May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the request!
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Many thanks for requesting my "How's Life Outside of the Garden ?" to be added to your gallery ;-)
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Pajunen May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the request!
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JimP4nsen May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thx a lot for the request :bow:
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nviki89 Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the request! :-)
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ihateyou-yetiloveyou Apr 27, 2013  Student Photographer
Thanks for letting me join :)
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thanks for accept :)
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