Will obvious 'fanclubs' be disregarded?
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02-10-09, 03:44 PM
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Hampshire, UK
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I think the voting is just a quick way for some of the selectors to sort through the pool, although they appear to be aware of the popularist voting and are choosing on their own terms. Last year I entered way in advance of the competition closing and tried to market my images (as they recommend you do). Got a fair few votes and nice comments, got in the top three readers choice for a category but no further. This year I entered a day before closing, got one vote and then the shocking email that I had been shortlisted.
As mentioned above, don't let the social networking part of the competition whip you into a frenzy, just focus on working out which is your best material and explaining why. The work will stand out for itself!
Good luck to everyone!
I know votes don't count at all towards the end result, it's just a bit of fun and encouragement. I do however have a problem with photos that appear out of nowhere, with dozens, sometimes over a hundred, votes 'automatically attached,' so that the pictures soar straight to the top. Often they are just 'empty' votes, but occasionally there are comments too and more often than not, the commentators have no portfolio of their own.
I know it's silly to be bothered by it, but there it is.
Congratulations with 'The Email,' by the way!
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