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1. Posted by Sunniebgi (Full Member 67 posts) 7y

The Beaches photo competition was supposed to be on until today. it seemed it was only open a short time. Now I don't see anywhere to vote on these photo's and I see there is a new competition for music.

Can someone tell us what is going on??

Thanks

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4808 posts) 7y

The guide page for the Beaches photo competition says "You can nominate your photos anytime before February 9" (emphasis mine) - so it closed yesterday. It's been open since early January (not quite exactly a month, but close enough), when voting began for the winter competition, although it might not have been clear that it was open early on, as the competitions were in the process of switching between formats (they're now overlapping, where you can vote for the previous competition at the same time as being able to nominate for the next one).

The voting page is always at the same URL for any competition, although it could probably do with being a bit more obviously linked. (It usually gets linked from the sidebar, but as the overlords need to whip up a graphic for each new competition, that sometimes can take a bit of time. (Don't know if it's there right now, to be honest, as I block the advertising mechanism which is also used to show that. ))

(For what it's worth, one of your nominated photos was featured, and can be found on the voting page.)

[ Edit: Edited on 09-Feb-2009, at 13:53 by Sander ]

3. Posted by Sunniebgi (Full Member 67 posts) 7y

Thanks for the info Sander.. Funny enough, all I had seen in January, in the side bar, was the vote for the Winter competition (just thought the voting was going on too long, and no new competition was being added) . It wasn't until Saturday Morning (just past) that I saw the Beaches Competition. and just realized, through your link to the vote page (without reading the entire reply) that I've made it.. yeah!!!..Totally happy. ..

and the vote info is not on the front page of Travellerspoint.. soooo.. guessing it will be eventually.

Thanks again..

4. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 7y

We've changed the format somewhat as Sander mentions. Now we'll run voting for last months competition at the same time as we open up the new one. Basically the graphic you see on the left should show one thing 50% of the time and the other image the other 50%. Today that doesn't seem to be the case, but probably just temporary. Eric explains it a little more in the blog post announcing the Winter theme winners.

More to follow, but this way there will be plenty of time vote and nominate new photos. It felt a bit rushed in the past some months...