Time to enter your images for the Colorado Dive Show!
This is the
Special Edition Update for the Colorado Dive Show. The voting gallery to show off
member images is now being prepared to accept your images on the CUPS website. We
had great participation last year. Here’s how it works:
read this completely before you start.
for sending the digital submission:
- The first step is
to prepare the digital entry and email it as an attachment to us. These will be
uploaded for you into a new Photo Gallery on the CUPS website. Members will
then be able to vote their favorites online.
- If you receive
sufficient votes, the second stage is to print and frame the images for viewing
at the show.
- Remember, the
digital submission should not be high resolution because these are not
for printing. Ideally, you would use some kind of photo editing program to
optimize the .jpg or .jpeg for Web display. If you don’t know how to do this,
just send it anyway and we’ll assist.
- Filenames: It is difficult
for us to keep track of meaningless names like “DSC10003.jpg” So, please re-name
each image with your first initial and last name then underscore and subject’s
common name. (e.g., jsmith_stingray.jpeg) if you have more than one entry of
the same subject add a number after the common name.
- In your email
text you must give the following information for each individual image,
your first and last name, subject (common name) category Artistic
or Behavior and geographical location.
information: Title (e.g.,
Clowning around), common name and scientific name of the subject (Antennarius
commersoni.) Also include the location detail including country, island and
reef name and any unusual circumstances, observations, conditions or notations.
Equipment used to capture image. All information will be printed on printed ID
placard that will be attached to photo at show.
- Send the finished
files to both John Daigle email@example.com and John Gordon firstname.lastname@example.org . It is necessary to send it to both of us as we are doing separate
components to the exhibit.
is finished you will be notified in a Special Edition Update with a link
to the gallery for voting, this will include the rules for voting.
- DEADLINE for us
to receive your email submission is SUNDAY AUGUST 28th at midnight.
- The entries will
be limited to 4 per CUPS member 2 per Category (Artistic & Behavior)
- Voting will be tracked
on the website each member has ONE vote per Category.
- The honor to
display your entries will be determined by the number of votes received by the
image on the website. The spots will be given out 2 per member unless we
receive a low number, then members may receive up to 4 spots in the show.
- DEADLINE for
voting is SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 4th at midnight. You will be notified
within 48 hrs of the results.
- All entrants will
be entered into a raffle for a very nice prize. EVERYBODY HAS AN EQUAL CHANCE
- If the votes are
sufficient, your image(s) can be displayed at the show. You will be given a 2ft
x 2ft area to display each image on our lighted grid-wall at the show.
- You must supply a
method to attach the photo-frame to the grid-wall and protective packaging for
your photo (include name on photo back and packaging).
details will be forthcoming in our next CDS Special Edition Update.
Additional information or to volunteer to work the show contact John Gordon email@example.com or call 303-477-5951 or Cel 720-690-5463 Thank you to those who have
already volunteered we still need more. Also contact me if you would like to
give a presentation at the show.