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Mon Oct 19, 2020, 07:32 PM

**Thread for VOLUNTEERS to HOST Photo Contests in 2021!**

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We have had a very successful first year with the new practice of asking VOLUNTEERS to HOST the photo contests. Thanks go to
Mira, Soph0571, Adsos Letter, Callalily, Dyedinthewoolliberal, California Peggy, and urbanhermit for volunteering. Some have volunteered to do two months! Both a la izquierda and I (mnhtnbb) rounded out hosting in 2020 as "winners" from contests in 2019 prior to implementing the new practice.

Now it's time to think about organizing VOLUNTEERS to host in 2021! Please, if you are a frequent visitor, member, or devotee of the Photography Group, think about signing up to HOST a monthly contest. There's a thread which is helpful if you've never hosted

https://www.democraticunderground.com/103649550

and there is usually someone around you can ask if you have questions.

Here are the months. If you would like to host, please respond and identify which month you would like to host. The SEASONAL Contests run in March, June, September, and December. All other months are theme oriented contests where the winner will be awarded the prize of choosing the theme for the contest in the next theme oriented month. As in the past, the winner--because of selecting the theme--does not get to participate in the next contest, but hosts are allowed to participate (unless by chance the person who is scheduled to host also happens to win the previous month and selects the theme!) As an example, the winner of this November's Contest (2020) will choose the theme for the January 2021 contest because the contest for December 2020 will be a Seasonal Contest (AUTUMN)

It would be really wonderful if some of the winners from this past year would VOLUNTEER to HOST!

As people respond with the months they would like to host, I will put the names together with the months so that we can refer back to this thread to see who has volunteered for hosting any particular month in 2021. Just indicate in a response to this thread which month you'd like to VOLUNTEER to host, and I will match your name to the month.

2021

JANUARY --Dyedinthewoolliberal

FEBRUARY--Mira

MARCH (Seasonal Contest for WINTER)--CaliforniaPeggy

APRIL--Soph0571

MAY
--urbanhermit

JUNE
(Seasonal Contest for SPRING)--mnhtnbb

JULY--CaliforniaPeggy

AUGUST--Dyedinthewoolliberal

SEPTEMBER (Seasonal Contest for SUMMER)--CaliforniaPeggy

OCTOBER--Soph0571

NOVEMBER
--Tom Kitten

DECEMBER (Seasonal Contest for AUTUMN)--CaliforniaPeggy

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Reply **Thread for VOLUNTEERS to HOST Photo Contests in 2021!** (Original post)
mnhtnbb Oct 2020 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Oct 2020 #1
mnhtnbb Oct 2020 #2
CaliforniaPeggy Oct 2020 #3
mnhtnbb Oct 2020 #4
Soph0571 Oct 2020 #5
mnhtnbb Oct 2020 #6
Soph0571 Oct 2020 #11
urbanhermit Oct 2020 #7
mnhtnbb Oct 2020 #8
Mira Oct 2020 #9
mnhtnbb Oct 2020 #10
Tom Kitten Oct 2020 #12
mnhtnbb Oct 2020 #13
Tom Kitten Oct 2020 #14
mnhtnbb Oct 2020 #15
mnhtnbb Oct 2020 #16
mnhtnbb Nov 2020 #17
mnhtnbb Nov 2020 #18
Dyedinthewoolliberal Nov 2020 #19
mnhtnbb Nov 2020 #20
mnhtnbb Nov 2020 #21
mnhtnbb Jan 2021 #22
Soph0571 Jan 2021 #23
mnhtnbb Jan 2021 #24
mnhtnbb Jan 2021 #25
CaliforniaPeggy Jan 2021 #26
mnhtnbb Jan 2021 #27
CaliforniaPeggy Jan 2021 #28

Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 07:48 PM

1. I am happy to sign up for two seasonal contests: September and December!



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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 07:50 PM

2. Wonderful! Thanks so much, CaliforniaPeggy!

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 07:51 PM

3. Well, I'm happy to help!

Now that I've got my feet wet, I'm ready to carry on. I'm glad you posted this as I have been expecting it.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 07:53 PM

4. I thought I'd post it while prelims were running

in the hope people would be stopping in to the Photog group and see it.

Once you've done a couple of contests, they aren't too hard to do. It just takes some time.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 05:22 PM

5. Am going to do that very annoying thing about give me whatever

Hell i would them all!!!! LOL

Although as I KNOW you need me to commit to a month April looks like a plan, and any other month you need to back fill.

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Response to Soph0571 (Reply #5)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 07:03 PM

6. Thanks, Soph, I will put you in for April

and let you know about others. You shouldn't get to have all the fun!

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 05:54 PM

11. Cool

I am looking for distractions love. You know what that is like Just got back from the funeral and getting drunk! Hurrah.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 09:48 AM

7. I'll cover May

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Response to urbanhermit (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 10:36 AM

8. Thanks so much!

I'll add you to the calendar.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 11:28 AM

9. Dear mnhtbb - what would we do in the photo group

without your commitment, diligence and follow up. I thank you so very much.

I will take February and July

I realize I've been absent for a bit, my camera simply rests in the cobwebs. But once this election is behind us, life will begin again. I'm going to do November - and realize it's almost upon us!
Gracias a Dios.

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Response to Mira (Reply #9)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 02:30 PM

10. Dear Mira

One does what one can. This is my favorite spot on DU and I have become a better photographer thanks to the photogs here. The contests are a bright spot each month and hopefully encourage others to participate.

So, you're on for February and July and I will slot you in on the calendar! Thanks!



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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Fri Oct 23, 2020, 09:34 AM

12. I wonder if one can do it from phone?

I've hosted a couple but my laptop is now going through a slow motion downward death spiral it's so old and slow. If not for that I'd volunteer for sure.

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Response to Tom Kitten (Reply #12)

Fri Oct 23, 2020, 09:37 AM

13. I wouldn't want to try doing it on my phone.

Any chance a new laptop is on the horizon? If so, come back and see what months are available.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #13)

Fri Oct 23, 2020, 09:42 AM

14. I'm sure I'll get a new one sometime sooner

Or later... Why not put me down for November, that gives us over a year and I know I'll have something new by then.

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Response to Tom Kitten (Reply #14)

Fri Oct 23, 2020, 09:44 AM

15. Will do. Thanks! Scheduling you for November 2021.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Wed Oct 28, 2020, 10:19 AM

16. Ok, photogs, I've signed up for June. We need volunteers for January and March

and we'll have the first 6 months of 2010 covered.

Anybody?

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 06:22 PM

17. We need a host for JANUARY!

How about it? I'm probably moving in January, so I'm hesitant to take it.

We also have March, August, and October open. Please think about signing up for a month ( or more).

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Mon Nov 16, 2020, 10:43 AM

18. Kicking! Please, anybody? For January?

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Mon Nov 16, 2020, 07:41 PM

19. I'll sign up for August

and January too

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Response to Dyedinthewoolliberal (Reply #19)

Tue Nov 17, 2020, 05:03 AM

20. Wonderful!

On to the schedule you go!

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Tue Nov 24, 2020, 03:54 PM

21. We still have openings to host in March or October!

Please volunteer!

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Fri Jan 1, 2021, 05:13 PM

22. A reminder that Dyedinthewoolliberal is hosting JANUARY and we still have MARCH and OCTOBER open

to volunteer!

Thanks to all who have volunteered to host 2021 already!

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #22)

Sun Jan 3, 2021, 06:40 PM

23. Put me down for October

Not sure I could do March and April in a row now I am back in a full time job!!!!! Hurrah.... Director don't you know. New year. New life... gulp

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Response to Soph0571 (Reply #23)

Sun Jan 31, 2021, 06:06 PM

24. I missed this until just now.

Getting ready to move had me completely distracted.

Thanks for volunteering to take a second month!

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Sun Jan 31, 2021, 06:08 PM

25. We need ONE more volunteer to host March

which is the Winter Seasonal Contest.

Anyone? Please?

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #25)

Sun Jan 31, 2021, 06:12 PM

26. OK, I'll do March!

Now that I've got the routine down pretty well, it's not bad at all.

And Seasonal Contests are a snap! No theme to come up with, and I can submit a photo!

Wins all around.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #26)

Sun Jan 31, 2021, 06:13 PM

27. Yay, CAPeggy! Thanks!

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #27)

Sun Jan 31, 2021, 06:14 PM

28. Aw, thanks! I'm happy to help. ♥

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