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    Tank of the Month Contest Rules **UPDATED**


    Tank of the Month

    ~Photo Requirements~


    All entries must comply with the following:


    - Only 1 (one) photo per member is to be submitted.

    - Photo should try to include the full length of the tank, or at least an overview aquarium photo. Discretion is left with the TOTM mod to allow a picture in to the competition, or pass it over to the POTM competition.

    - Photo must be submitted in company with the participant's Aquaria Central username.

    - Photo must not have any watermark, copyright mark, or any such mark, imprint, label, or representation which identifies the photo to a specific source.

    - Just to clarify!!! YES to cropping...YES to adjusting levels...NO to blacking out your background, unless done naturally.

    - Photo must be a minimum of 600 pixels in length and 300 pixels in width. Higher resolutions are more desirable.

    - Photo must not had been tampered, manipulated, or distorted. Quality of photo is to be determined by Aquaria Central & Monster Fish Keepers Staff Team.

    - Photo of the Month Contest will only admit aquatic-related animal/plant tank photos. Subject(s) can be any or any combination of the following:

    - Fishes
    - Invertebrates
    - Reptiles
    - Amphibians
    - Mammals
    - Plants

    Please be advised, that invertebrates, reptiles, mammals and/or plants that are not aquatic-related will not be considered for admission.



    ~Member Requirements~
    All candidates must adhere to the following:


    - Participant must obtain a valid member account/name on AquariaCentral.com to be eligible for this contest.


    - Participant may only submit an entry of his/her own photo, which is of his/her own work, or under his/her ownership.


    - Participant on "PROBATION" status or any other "limited" member status may not be recognized for qualification.

    - You must have a minimum of 25 posts to enter this competition. If a submission is recieved, and your post count is lower than this figure, your entry will not be allowed to go for voting. This is to ensure fairness to all members.

    - Participant who has assumed offenses to any one or more rules of this contest may be restricted to partake this and/or any future contests and community events bestowed or sponsored by AquariaCentral.com .



    ~Contest Guidelines~



    Participant may submit his/her entry at any time, however, only those submitted prior to the deadline, which is the last day of each month at 11:59 PM GMT will be placed in the current contest. Later entries may enter the contest of the succeeding month.

    Contest begins on the first of every other month ( Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sept, Nov ). Submitted photo's will be posted at this time for viewing and voting. There will be a limited 14 days voting period, followed by the selection of a winner with the highest number of votes from AquariaCentral.com . If in the instance of more than one winner is selected (same number of votes), a secondary 7 days voting would be held to determine the winner.

    A minimum of 3 entrys are required for the competition to run. Any less and the competition will be on hold till the following month

    Winner of a TOTM contest will not be eligible to enter another Tank of the Month Contest for the next three months, to ensure fairness and opportunity for other participants to win.

    Entries are only accepted through electronic mail (e-mail). Unless otherwise noted, only the following e-mail address should be used:

    totm@aquariacentral.com

    Please ensure your photo's consents to the above requirements and please do include your member name in the e-mail.

    You must include, "AC TOTM + Member Name" in the e-mail subject line or it will be deleted as spam/junk e-mail.

    Upon submitting your entry, you hence endorse the following:

    • Entrants who submit any malicious, inappropriate, or unrelated material to this contest may be penalized for such action and behavior.

    AquariaCentral.com, and any affiliated sponsor(s) reserve the rights to deny or reject any participant. Only one submission per member per catagory. No member is allowed to attempt registering under more than one member name/identity on AquariaCentral.com .

    • By entering this raffle, you are confirming and agree to have done in full - completely and comprehensively reviewed the terms/rules that apply and you have complied to hold no liability to either AquariaCentral.com or any of affiliated sponsor(s) in violation of any State and/or Local law(s) in your Country/State (and/or within that Country/State).

    • Members on "Probation" status or any member who registers under more than one name might not/will not be qualified to enter our AquariaCentral.com raffle(s). Members who have (previously) offended one or more terms/rules of our AquariaCentral.com raffle may be restricted in partaking this and/or any future raffles, contests and community events bestowed or sponsored by AquariaCentral.com .

    • Certain au courant raffle rules may be voided in different/separate raffles. Details and Guidelines are
    subject to change without advanced notice.

    • The winning photo of the previous TOTM contest winner will be used on the followng months "Enter" banner, and a random photo from the previous months winners will be used on the banner for the "Vote". By entering your picture into the competition, you are accepting that your picture will be used without Aquaria Central Staff asking for your permission. The photograph will NOT be used outside of Aquaria Central.


    ~The Prize~

    • The prize awarded to the winner of the competition will be a One Year Digtial subscription to Tropical Fish Hobbyist Magazine (TFH).

    • The prize information will be sent to the winning member via Personal Message (PM) upon the winner thread being published.

    • The prize offered will alternate, on a monthly basis, between Tank of the Month and Photo of the Month competitions.

    • The prize is offered to all Aquaria Central memebers, regardless of age. All other entry requirements as per the Member Requirements above still apply.

    • The winner of the respective competition will only be allowed to win the prize once every 6 months.
    Last edited by Reefscape; 01-03-2010 at 3:47 PM. Reason: Rules Update
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    Its ALWAYS Ashes2Ashes Fault! Reefscape's Avatar
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    Would just like to remind people of a few of the points from the rules and guidelines...

    - Photo must not had been tampered, manipulated, or distorted. Quality of photo is to be determined by Aquaria Central & Monster Fish Keepers Staff Team.
    Photo of the Month Contest will only admit aquatic-related animal/plant tank photos. Subject(s) can be any or any combination of the following:

    - Fishes
    - Invertebrates
    - Reptiles
    - Amphibians
    - Mammals
    - Plants

    Please be advised, that invertebrates, reptiles, mammals and/or plants that are not aquatic-related will not be considered for admission.
    - Participant may only submit an entry of his/her own photo, which is of his/her own work, or under his/her ownership.
    - Participant may only submit a limit of one photo per contest.
    You must include, "AC TOTM + Member Name", in the e-mail subject or it will be deleted as spam/junk e-mail.


    Thanks, and have a good day..

    Niko
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    Please review the updated contest rules. All changes are highlighted in Red.

    Niko
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    Rules and guidlines updated...Please review
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    Bump....Please read updated rules in Red......
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    Please take note of red highlighted sections..

    Thanks
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    Please review the updated contest rules. All changes are highlighted in Red.

    This new rule will take effect immediatly.


    Thanks
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    Bump......Ammended rule highlighted in red

    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by dorkfish View Post
    Contest begins on the first of every other month ( Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sept, Nov ). Submitted photo's will be posted at this time for viewing and voting. There will be a limited 14 days voting period, followed by the selection of a winner with the highest number of votes from AquariaCentral.com . If in the instance of more than one winner is selected (same number of votes), a secondary 7 days voting would be held to determine the winner.

    Rules updated.... ^ ^ ^
    Quote Originally Posted by neoprodigy View Post
    its always Niko's Fault!... Thanks Niko!



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