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Xmas photo competition

posted by admin, Nov 7, 2006 4:29 PM — 61 comments

Win a 2GB memory card of your choice by entering our second photo competition!

What else is big on a stock photo website beside business images? Seasonal photos of course! And since Xmas is approaching really quick, we would like to see what you can do with some holiday accessories if you put your mind to it! Use your imagination and come up with the craziest and most interesting holiday stock photos, become famous and win!

Of course, just like last time, we may increase the value / number of prizes based on the number and quality of uploads.

- Photo must be Xmas related
- Photo must be a new upload, files already on SXC cannot be entered
- Must add "comp02" to keywords
- All other upload rules apply
- More submissions welcome

December 10, 2006

The winner will be selected by our jury.

Have fun!

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1. posted by arthur79, Nov 23, 2006 10:00 PM


2. posted by juliaf, Dec 1, 2006 8:26 PM

@20: I think it would be great to have a different contest with either another religion's holiday or some other non-religious celebration like New Year's or any-country independence day, etc.

3. posted by Kadha, Dec 3, 2006 12:19 AM

It's not to late to submit, so I'll go for it !

4. posted by jezao, Dec 1, 2006 3:31 PM

your mother love me!


5. posted by omar_franc, Nov 7, 2006 7:39 PM

GREAT!!! i've being waiting for this

6. posted by juliaf, Nov 8, 2006 12:20 AM

Oh what fun! I'm going to go dashing through the snow in my one-horse open sleigh to take some photos!

7. posted by LuisFico, Nov 7, 2006 6:40 PM

Way to go!

Hope to get some uploads for this contest, nice "non-business-related" idea!

Let's see what we can do...

8. posted by Woopidoo2, Nov 11, 2006 2:12 PM

This sounds great, could someone

All other upload rules apply?

9. posted by mann, Nov 11, 2006 12:21 PM

well !
Nice to have, like this kind of competition ahead of us.
It would be very pleasant theme " competition" .

10. posted by Ratikis, Nov 8, 2006 12:36 AM

Lets see if I can find where I put all of my christmas stuff from last year!!

11. posted by a_kartha, Nov 8, 2006 8:12 AM

Ho ho ho, time to chuck the lump of coal out of the stockings!

12. posted by KLatham, Nov 8, 2006 9:24 AM

No white christmas downunder. Here comes summer. Comp should be fun.

13. posted by bennizw, Nov 8, 2006 2:12 PM

Oh great!:) Does this mean you can enter as many photo's as you wish?

14. posted by balu-ertl, Nov 8, 2006 2:30 PM

Yeah! My next chance after missed previous competition!
Let's go ahead! :)

15. posted by Ricciardi, Nov 10, 2006 11:04 PM


16. posted by edavila, Nov 11, 2006 12:45 AM


17. posted by juliaf, Nov 12, 2006 10:07 PM

Hey, I've noticed many of my comp02 photos are quickly being given a low rating compared to my other photos. I'm a little suspicious that someone else in the competition is getting a little too competitive. I hope the ratings will be given little weight by the judges.

18. posted by madhavan, Nov 13, 2006 10:05 AM

Hooo..! It's great! This will be my first competition and this christmas will be mine!

19. posted by pelmister, Nov 13, 2006 9:49 PM

Ohhh yeaaaa

20. posted by kzqc, Nov 14, 2006 4:38 PM

one question? foreign ppl participate too?
i live in tegucigalpa Honduras...greetings

21. posted by Surr, Nov 15, 2006 3:01 AM

Lol... the deadline for this contest is the same as the deadline for my yearbook... darn, of all the places to live, I'm stuck in FL, and snowless!

22. posted by creattcr, Nov 15, 2006 10:06 AM

GREAT!!! i've being waiting for this

23. posted by juhabee, Nov 15, 2006 5:24 PM

Oh my oh my! I have to call mr. Santa Claus. He lives as you might heard in Finland. Not North Pole. We'll see if I could have some inside pictures...

24. posted by hydr0gen, Nov 16, 2006 5:27 PM

does it have to be Christian, or can it include other religions?

25. posted by greekgod, Nov 18, 2006 2:28 PM

i wish my gift photo could be entered...


26. posted by lukas222, Nov 19, 2006 6:48 PM

one rule should be "no christmas bubbles"

27. posted by stelogic, Nov 19, 2006 8:06 PM

where do you post images for the comp?

28. posted by WHAZZUP, Nov 20, 2006 11:37 PM

A Xmas Photo Contest! And I'm stuck in Brazil, never seen a snow flake in my whole life!!!
Thanks Santa Xmas is Xmas everywhere!!!

29. posted by admin, Nov 21, 2006 3:57 PM

You can upload the photos like all regular uploads, just add the keyword mentioned in the first post. That's very important!

Ratings won't really be used when selecting the winner(s), so don't worry :)

Artificial snow may be used! ;)

All the other upload rules can be found here:

Have fun!

30. posted by furgerkan, Nov 22, 2006 8:05 AM

hey cool, cant wait to see what everone comes up with......
In australia no snow either but you can get a winner!

31. posted by ethiago, Nov 22, 2006 12:23 PM

I Love São Paulo F.C.

32. posted by ethiago, Nov 22, 2006 12:25 PM

Wath's is?

I don't speak English...
Help-me, please!

33. posted by Ratikis, Nov 29, 2006 11:42 PM

I can't enter!! My fiance took my camera on holidays and doesn't get back till the 10th. Bugger!

34. posted by bjearwicke, Dec 4, 2006 5:06 AM

Great idea! I am adding my own nature-themed shots to the competition. I've seen a lot of great photos in the contest so far.

35. posted by Ricciardi, Dec 7, 2006 6:09 PM

hi fusk4, the photo can be vieved later then uploaded.... now my shot is visuble....

36. posted by fusk4, Dec 7, 2006 4:19 AM

yes, my upload cannot veiwed by typing comp02 on the search, i just uploaded it, it will start working later ?
and all the others i've uploaded .

37. posted by Ricciardi, Dec 6, 2006 11:10 AM

somebody can tell me why if I search "comp02" my photo ( is not selected?

sorry for my english!

38. posted by fusk4, Dec 8, 2006 3:53 AM

hey, i still can't see my pictures with the keyword "comp02", caN an admin help me with that ?

39. posted by fusk4, Dec 10, 2006 7:07 AM

Oh, Its says its says light is not good enough, if i didnt figure it out i wouldnt get an answer .

40. posted by webber, Dec 10, 2006 7:08 PM

i just uploaded mine, but today is the deadline, so if no moderator gives the ok for my photos before midnight, it means that i'm too late?

41. posted by Vjik86, Dec 10, 2006 7:14 PM

Where i can seing all competition works?

42. posted by webber, Dec 10, 2006 7:15 PM

do a search for photos with keyword comp02

43. posted by LuisFico, Dec 11, 2006 3:52 AM

Sigh :o( ...

I uploaded my last photo for the contest, a nice christmas tree, but, the site shows that I uploaded it on December 11th, when here it was still the 10th... well, I guess I can't whine about it, for being such a late comer to the show :o) he he he...

Good luck to all of you!

And a merry Xmas.

44. posted by adyna, Dec 11, 2006 3:24 PM

humm..the pix that are still pending, and were uploaded on the 10th have the date of the upload or the one of approval? 10x.

45. posted by webber, Dec 13, 2006 12:41 PM

date of upload ;) mine were just approved too so i know ;)

46. posted by fusk4, Dec 14, 2006 9:02 PM

i uploaded 20 pictures to this competition, all 20 of them was rejected for poor lightning ?
i ll never upload a byte to this web site on my other account anymore.
so long .

47. posted by aave, Dec 18, 2006 9:27 AM

Myeah... Sometimes I have my doubts about the way pictures are approved or rejected. It's apparently a totally personal thing and the different jurors don't stick to the same guidelines or interpret them totally different.

But what can you do...?

48. posted by lm913, Dec 18, 2006 6:33 PM

Judging is nothing more than a person's personal opinion. You can have guidelines but they won't and cannot apply to every photo. What looks underexposed for one image looks great for another and such.

49. posted by admin, Dec 18, 2006 10:21 PM

The results are in!

50. posted by mmagallan, Dec 19, 2006 4:30 PM

Congratulations to the winners, excellent photographies

51. posted by xymonau, Dec 19, 2006 9:56 PM

Many congratulations! I love the winning entries - and the angel is just so good, it had to win.

52. posted by mmckoy, Jan 31, 2007 3:35 PM

Where are the results of the competition? Will they be up soon? I work for a company doing a book on this subject and would like to see the pictures posted for this competition. I think they would probably work really well.

53. posted by janiceacke, Jan 31, 2007 4:44 PM

The link for the Christmas competition doesn't work. Please advise, admin!

54. posted by erkanboz, Feb 24, 2007 7:04 AM


55. posted by 8oz, Jul 26, 2007 9:15 AM

How do I send my entries in? Please advice,... thanks. :)

56. posted by sxchuman, Sep 20, 2007 2:08 PM

Where i can seing all competition works

57. posted by hosamusb, Oct 25, 2007 5:24 AM

good pics thanx

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