Welcome to the Member Photo Edit Contest for June 2007!
I've decided to "rework" the contest for this month and allow our members for some creativity. The theme of this contest is "The American
Presidential Smear Campaign
". With the Above Top Secret Presidential Campaign
kicking into gear in the next few weeks and months, I thought it was a good idea to shed some light on this.
There is no set image this month. What you, as a participant, are required to do is find your own image of any American President, past or present,
and manipulate the photo to add a comedic appeal. If you wish to use a Presidential hopeful for the upcoming '08 elections, you are free to do so.
So anyone from Gerald Ford to Hilary Clinton is fair game here.
When submitting your entry, please
link the source as well. So each submission should come with the entry, a creative name for the entry, your
own member name, and the source of your entry.
This is important, and if a member fails to follow these guidelines, staff withhold the right to consider the submission ineligible for judging.
Please review these rules before submitting an image even if you had participated in the past. Some rules may have changed.
The photo must be edited in a humorous way but will still have to abide by AboveTopSecret.com’s
Terms And Conditions Of Use
. The finished image can be no wider than 800px wide.
Photos will be judged by a panel of anonymous moderators.
Each judge will rate submitted images from 1 to 10.
1 being the lowest score and 10 being the highest.
The judges scores are purely subjective and anonymous. Members will be able to see scores but they will not be able to see what judge scored what
amount. Images are going to be ranked by their artistic ability, and how clear the political message is.
The highest possible score is 50 points, 10 points from each judge.
The image that scores the highest will receive 10,000 BTS points.
Members will have until 12:00AM PST July 13, 2007 to submit their edited image.
Each member may submit no more than 2
image edits for this contest. Only
the first two submissions will be accepted. Any others will be
deleted, no questions asked. Mods will not remove older image posts so that you can resubmit. You will only have the regular “edit window” if you
need to fix an image.
Images that break ATS’s T&C
will be removed and the member will be disqualified from
Images wider than 800px will not be accepted.
Images submitted after the dead line will not be accepted.
Please post your submissions in this thread and please be sure to give your image a title.
Moderators may participate but the images will not be scored and can not win the 10,000 BTS point prize.
(Note: Any and all feedback is welcomed to better these competitions each and every month. Feel free to contact me via
This thread is for Submissions Only!
. If you wish to discuss this competition, please direct your comments to the thread linked below.
Discussion Thread For Photo Member Contest June '07
[edit on 15-7-2007 by chissler]