Dakota's Nature Photos

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Photography Challenge - Win a Blog Makeover




I've always thought it would be cool to host my own photo contest and, after much thought, am happy to announce that this dream is now going to become a reality. Starting today, you can enter for your chance to win one of three prizes:

  • The 1st Place winner will receive a small blog makeover. You'll get a customized slideshow header with up to 5 photos of your choice (example), an expandable toggle panel as can be seen on my sidebar, your own "Contact Me" form, and a custom blog button to match your new design.*
  • The 2nd Place winner will receive their choice of any one of the above prizes .
  • The 3rd Place winner gets a full resolution, digital copy of the photo they choose from my collection.


So how do you enter? Simply select a nature photo you took that has something unique about it, resize it to around 500 pixels wide if possible, and send it to me via the form below. As this is a completely anonymous contest, you'll also be asked to enter your favorite Bible verse in order for me to verify your identity should you win a prize. The deadline to enter is April 10, though it could be extended if I'm still getting lots of submissions.

That's it! You don't have to post about me on your blog, send my link to all your friends, or even be a follower! While I do request that you add my button to your sidebar after you enter, there's no need to fear disqualification if you don't. I'm hosting this contest to give you guys a good time and the opportunity to win something free, not to get publicity for my blog. 

So what are you waiting for? You have nothing to lose and an awesome blog makeover to gain. Let the winning begin!




Upload Your Photo



What Is Your Favorite Bible Verse?


This is to Verify Your Idenity in Case You Win







CURRENT ENTRIES
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NOTE: Due to the nature of this contest and in order to avoid cheating, I will be unable to accept multiple entries from the same I.P. address. In addition, please refrain from any "I've entered" comments which would give away which photo is yours.
*For blogger blogs only. I will provide the prize, but it's your responsibility to make sure it looks good with the rest of your blog. If a slideshow header would stand out like a sore thumb on your site please take that into consideration before entering. From my own experience, they work best when your current header is either plain text or a single image. You can also opt out of certain parts of the prize and choose only the features that appeal to you.

10 observation(s):

Rebecca said...

Hi Dakota,
Do any of the prizes require you to mail it to me if i win?
If so, I am not alowed to enter because I am not alowed to give out my address.
In HIS service,
Rebecca

Dakota said...

Rebecca,

Thanks for asking. All of the prizes I'm giving away are completely digital so as to avoid compromising anybody's privacy, so that shouldn't be a problem. Let me know if you have any more questions.


In Christ,
Dakota

Elven Maiden said...

Sounds cool! :)

Rebecca said...

Hi Dakota,
I have a few more questions :)
How do I resize my image to 500 pixels? I have no idea what that even means, sorry :(
And, does my image have to be a vertical shot?
Does it have to be a sceinery photo? Or can it just be something from the outdoors?
Just wondering.

In HIS service,
Rebecca

Dakota said...

Hey Rebecca,

If you are having trouble resizing your photo, it's not really a big deal. I can do it manually if/when I receive your entry as long as it's not an extremely large file (in which case an error will display when you upload it).

As far as your other questions go, none of that really matters. Just so long as it's nature-themed it qualifies, though I will be judging them by how unique each shot is.


Dakota

Rebecca said...

Okay, thanks!
In HIS service,
Rebecca

Elven Maiden said...

What do you mean for favorite bible verse? Do we type the verse there or list it?

Dakota said...

Elven,

Either way is fine, just so long as you can remember it if you end up winning. I would recommend simply typing where the verse is found since that would be easier.


In Christ,
Dakota

Hannah Marie said...

Does it matter when the picture was taken, or can I have taken it a while ago? :-)

Dakota said...

Hannah,

As long as it was taken by you, it doesn't matter how old it is.



In Christ,
Dakota