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01/26/2015 08:23:15 PM · #1
I just found out I'm a finalist in the Backroads photo contest for 2014. There are 30 finalists, and I have two of them! Out of 5000 submissions!

Now there's two problems.

1) It seems they are doing that silly little get your friends to vote thing that I dislike so much. I didn't realize they would do that.
2) Since I have two finalists, I'm not sure which one to tell people to vote for...and if my votes are split, then I'll likely lose.

and a 3rd...there are some good pictures (not all) in there.

This is for as much as $3000 in trip credit (yes, it's only good for a Backroads trip, but we enjoyed our Nova Scotia trip and we're likely going on another one this summer.

My two photos are the second row from the bottom in the finalist list, since it's alphabetical. Damn "S" in Shapiro!

Ok, so first: Which one should I have people vote for? Ok, by popular vote, i'm suggesting people vote for the Fort shot [b](some of our bike group people in the doorways at Fort Anne in Annapolis Royal)
second: please vote![

//www.backroads.com/photo_voting/?p=X999&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=PhotoVotingLink&utm_campaign=JanPhotoContest

Please post here after you vote (but maybe we should figure out which one first?)

Thanks!!!!!!

(By the way, I presumed they'd want trip related photos...no this isn't "art". :) )

Backroads is a multisport tour company. They do treat you pretty well!

Message edited by author 2015-01-26 21:06:11.
01/26/2015 08:30:09 PM · #2
I'll certainly cast a vote for you, but I agree that splitting votes may not be to your advantage. So, if consensus is achieved on 'which', I'll be there!
01/26/2015 08:32:06 PM · #3
I love the second one, Neil.

Congratulations!!
01/26/2015 08:44:22 PM · #4
Congrats!!! Yes -- I think you should decide on one so as not to split the votes.

Do you feel more strongly about one or the other? Go with your heart and let us know which one!

(I like the people in the cabins better -- more interesting, fun and different. Haven't voted yet. Tell me which one and I'll go do it!)

Huge congrats!!!
01/26/2015 08:48:40 PM · #5
Originally posted by Lydia:

I love the second one, Neil.

Congratulations!!


+1
01/26/2015 08:50:57 PM · #6
It's GOTTA be the one with everyone standing in a different doorway. Awesome shot.
01/26/2015 08:54:10 PM · #7
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

It's GOTTA be the one with everyone standing in a different doorway. Awesome shot.


Works for me also.

Ray
01/26/2015 08:54:55 PM · #8
Originally posted by PennyClick:

Originally posted by Lydia:

I love the second one, Neil.

Congratulations!!


+1

+1 if that's the one with everyone in a different doorway as Bear says

Just give us the word when
01/26/2015 09:04:14 PM · #9
"when" :;

...ok, let's go for the doorways at the Fort. That's Fort Anne in Annapolis Royal.

One of the guys, after I took that shot told me that I have to enter that in the contest..it's going to win. So he was at least part right so far.

Let's go for it!

Thanks in advance. BTW - you have to give your email address when voting and confirm, but everyone who votes is entered into a random drawing for a $200 Patagonia gift card...(again, I think that's something you can only use on a Backroads trip)
01/26/2015 09:11:03 PM · #10
Voted! Good luck!
01/26/2015 09:17:02 PM · #11
Very cool! It's a great feeling, isn't it!!!

Here's to a win!
01/26/2015 09:42:47 PM · #12
Voted! Hope you win! :)
01/26/2015 09:47:51 PM · #13
Two email addresses so I got you twice. Hope that's okay - worst case scenario they throw one out. Good luck. It's a great, fun shot.
01/26/2015 09:52:59 PM · #14
Originally posted by nam:

Two email addresses ...

I have several ... what's the ethical limit for this one, and when is the deadline?
01/26/2015 09:58:32 PM · #15
oooo how cool is that!!!

I used two email address for you too, my role play wench and my real one.. way to go and how exciting.. I wish you the best
01/26/2015 10:04:49 PM · #16
Seriously Neil - do you really think either one of your shots is better than that stunning image of the drinking glasses? j/k

I gave you three votes since I have three email addresses. Good luck!

01/26/2015 10:24:39 PM · #17
I "confirmed" my vote for the doorways one. I hope you win, Neil!
01/26/2015 10:32:06 PM · #18
Originally posted by GeneralE:

Originally posted by nam:

Two email addresses ...

I have several ... what's the ethical limit for this one, and when is the deadline?


Per their email:

Vote before February 12, 2015. And remember, the photo with the most votes wins, so invite all your friends and family members to vote—spread the word via e-mail, Facebook, Twitter or blogging. Everyone who votes is automatically entered into a drawing for a $200 Patagonia gift card.


and on the finalist page it says:

"Limit one vote per valid e-mail address."

So I guess if you have more than one email address, all I can say is "THANK YOU!" :)

01/26/2015 10:42:08 PM · #19
I got ya twice! Good Luck it's a great shot!
01/26/2015 11:05:33 PM · #20
Aah! more than one email address? Got ya 4 times, with hopefully another couple later! :)
01/26/2015 11:30:53 PM · #21
Voted once - forgot the password to my other accounts anyway.
01/27/2015 12:09:13 AM · #22
Originally posted by Neil:

"when" :;

...ok, let's go for the doorways at the Fort. That's Fort Anne in Annapolis Royal.

One of the guys, after I took that shot told me that I have to enter that in the contest..it's going to win. So he was at least part right so far.

Let's go for it!

Thanks in advance. BTW - you have to give your email address when voting and confirm, but everyone who votes is entered into a random drawing for a $200 Patagonia gift card...(again, I think that's something you can only use on a Backroads trip)


Great deal...when I win you can have it. How good is that.

Ray
01/27/2015 12:12:30 AM · #23
You guys are great.

I saw a Man versus Wild on Patagonia once. Pretty, but I just did a google search, and it's WOW.

https://www.google.com/search?q=patagonia&rlz=1C1CHFX_enUS571US571&espv=2&biw=1986&bih=1212&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=qB3HVI7dDIGANprVgJAB&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAg&dpr=1.25
01/27/2015 12:25:49 AM · #24
Sorry, I didn't want them to have my real email address, but I did vote via the decoy one :-)
01/27/2015 12:28:22 AM · #25
Originally posted by Beetle:

Sorry, I didn't want them to have my real email address, but I did vote via the decoy one :-)


I don't think they send much. It's ironic, they have both my email address and my wifes when we registered for the trip to Nova Scotia. For some reason, they never send me anything.

I logged in under my email address and uploaded the photos. The notice that I was a finalist went to my wife's email!!!!!! I didn't get anything.

I guess they know who the boss is!
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