The Sweet Seeds® Photo of the Competition Award
The big moment has arrived! During the whole contest you have had the opportunity to test your photographic skills and now it is the final turn to show your best photos.
It's 650 euros in prizes, of which 350 euros in cash.
A little reason to recover that photo you thought was the best or to take the opportunity to take the best picture.
1.1 - You must have a valid diary by participating in the competition. This implies compliance with the rules of the forum and accepting the rules of the competition.
1.2 - Publish a post with a picture of a plant, several plants or a specific part of a plant from the Sweet Seeds® genetic collection in this precise thread, including a title for the picture. The title must include the name of the photographed strain(s);
1.3 - We will not accept pictures of plants that are not featured in the Sweet Seeds® 2020 or 2021 catalog;
1.4 - Commercial mods, as well as forum users who have any kind of contractual professional relationship with Sweet Seeds® or any other seed company that advertises at Enjoint, can't participate in this contest. Non-commercial mods can participate;
1.5 - The deadline is the 5th of June 2021 at 23h59m (UTC time, London)
And as always, the rules
2.1 - Each contestant can participate with only 1 picture. If you publish more than 1 picture, we will only consider the first one as valid;
2.2 - The pictures have to be originals, authorship of the participant. Using pictures from other person, when detected, originates the permanent elimination from the contest automatically and without previous warning. Besides that, a report will be sent to the forum administration so that they can decide if any additional measures should be taken;
2.3 - Sweet Seeds® reserves the right to use the winning pictures in marketing campaigns, articles for magazines, catalogs, Sweet Seeds® websites, publications in the Sweet Seeds® fan page at Facebook/Twitter/Instagram, etc (always rigorously respecting the anonymity of the author). Even though, the authors of the pictures can keep using them to any other means as they keep their rights over the pictures as the rights are shared between Sweet Seeds® and the photographer;
2.4 - This contest is divided into 3 threads with shared prizes. The other threads are at ICMag, Enjoint and ForumSweetSeeds forums. This means that the best photo from the three forums wins 1st Prize, the 2nd best wins 2nd Prize, etc. So the winner of this edition may not be a Enjoint member;
2.5 - The contest is ruled and administrated based on the most elemental fraternity and fair play principles. Any lack of respect, offence or attempt to discredit or defame the contest will leave the prevaricator out of the contest and at the mercy of administrative sanction.
2.6- In case of corrections to this rules due to misprints or any other cause, Sweet Seeds® reserves the right to modify the rules of this competition.
How are the winners chosen?
3.1 - By the 5th of June, the Sweet Seeds® jury (composed of a minimum of 4 members) will choose the winners through an internal vote. Each member of the jury will give 10 points to his/her favourite photo, 7 points to the 2nd favourite, 5 points to the 3rd, 3 points to the 4th and 2 points to the 5th. The points will be added to obtain the winners and the results will be published between the 5th and the 10th of the same month;
3.2 - We accept photos of plants, flowers, seeds, seedlings, roots, trichomes, pistils, leaves and strain extractions from any strains(s) from the Sweet Seeds® genetic collection featured in the 2020 and 2021 catalog;
3.3 - Each judge attributes the points according to their subjective evaluation of the photos published in the thread of this contest. In the evaluation of the photos the jury will be based on basic criteria such as: photographic quality, beauty of the photographed object, creativity, framing, focus, sharpness, originality, visual impact, etc.
3.4 - The winners will be chosen from the participating forums: UK420, ICMag, Enjoint and ForumSweetSeeds.
3.5 - Any winner with the main participation at ForumSweetSeeds, will have the points of the prize multiplied by x1.2 (example: for a 100 point prize, it turns into 120 points), as stated in the competition rules..
3.6 - If a grower only informs us about his main participation at ForumSweetSeeds after the points are attributed, the points are not multiplied and remain as they were before. Once the points are attributed, they can't be changed at any moment.
Shipping the Prizes
4.1 - Sweet Seeds® is responsible to send the prizes in accordance to the "Competition Rules" of the 7th Sweet Seeds® Grow Dairy Competition. Please read them again.
Validation of Participation
5.1 -All the users of this forum that submit a picture to this contest automatically assume the full reading and full acceptance of this text and the "Competition Rules" of the 7th Sweet Seeds® Grow Diary Competition.
You can use any of the images you have published during the competition or new ones (as long as you publish them in your diary), but if you are going to publish a photo with which you have already participated in the 'Photo of the Month' contests perhaps the jury will not give it such a high rating in terms of originality having already seen that image.
As a tip, try to take new photos if you can or use a different photo. But hey, if the photo you used before is good and you liked it a lot, don't hesitate to use it if you don't get a better one.
250,00€ in cash
100 Sweet Seeds® points
Trophy for the Sweet Seeds® photo of the competition
100,00€ in cash
100 Sweet Seeds® points
100 Sweet Seeds® points