Hello, hello! We're back with another Monthly Megapixel challenge!
I'm a couple of days late posting this, but it's because I wanted to announce the winners for March at the same time.
Congratulations to Counterpunch for winning the favor of both staff and community members! I'd also like everyone to cheer for Wilda who got the second highest amount of votes among staff, and I've decided I'll send something over to Ninebeats as well for good measure. Great job, everyone!
This month, I've referred once again to Holiday Insights for theme ideas, and these are the holidays I've chosen: National Poetry Month, National Karaoke Week, Go For Broke Day, Barbershop Quartet Day, and East Meets West Day. This was a hard list to choose from, but I think you'll all manage just fine. The due date is going to be May 4 since it's Avengers Day (and so you remember it better), and all the prizing info as well as links to all of the March entries are after the jump.
Good luck, everyone!
[header image via Tears4Dragons!]
The rules are simple! You don't need to have narrative text in your story, as Scarecroodle and others have proven, in order for it to be good or acceptable. We've had folks make their entries look like comic strips as well, which is also encouraged, creative, acceptable, rad, you name it. There isn't really a minimum or maximum amount of images, although I think one of our readers figured out what the max amount of BBCode image lines are allowed in a c-blog post (it's.. a lot).
Your images must be at most 550 620 pixels wide (updated to fit the new page size!) in order to fit in the page properly, otherwise something's going to get cut off. There isn't a limit to how many images you post, since you're hosting them anyhow. In order to get some images on your blog post, just put them up on Flickr, Photobucket or any of those free image hosting services and link to them using BBCode tags (the line with the [IMG]<text>[/IMG] tags).
If you don't have a Tomopop log-in account, you won't be able to create a blog entry. If you're new to these contests, this is your first step! It's quick and easy, and once you're through, you need only click on the "create new blog" button at the top of the page, and title it with "Monthly Megapixel: <your story title here>" to be entered in the contest.
Lastly, those of you who don't live in the U.S. or Canada are not excluded from this contest. The only thing we ask is that you cover the shipping if you are to be prized on something. This way, we could open the contest to everyone! I promise it won't cost you an arm and a leg, too.
Remember, it doesn't have to be a photographic epic — if it's all you can come up with, you could submit entries with just a few beautiful and descriptive images and it's just fine. It's all about being creative and hitting the mark with the contest theme, by any photographic means possible!
If any of you are having issues with the editor and getting your post up, just send an e-mail to me (kristina [at] tomopop [dot] com), or Brian ([at] Tomopop [dot] com), or even our tips@ mail so somebody could get to it. Sometimes a post won't show up on your end and cause some confusion, but will still be visible to everyone else; things could be a little buggy here and there. Just don't panic! I will accept all entries that were completed on time as long as we could see your post, even if we had to recover it after the due date.
The grand prize this month is going to be figma Black Rock Shooter Beast (reviewed - figma only)! You can thank Pedro for volunteering it (and HobbyLink Japan for sponsoring it), and as I find more stuff I'll be updating this listing with more prizes. I also have adorable Peanuts Formation Arts figures (reviewed) that I can give away.
Megapixel Entries for March:
From other sites around the web