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    Hukd Christmas Photo Competition. Discussion Thread.

    PLEASE NOTE THAT I HAVE EXTENDED THE COMPETITION TO RUN UNTIL MIDNIGHT 2ND JANUARY. THIS WILL ALLOW THE NEW SITE TO SETTLE DOWN A BIT MORE AND ALSO GIVE MEMBERS A MORE RELAXED TIME SPAN TO POST THOSE CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION PHOTO'S.

    THERE'S ALSO NO REASON WHY PEOPLE CAN'T POST NEW YEARS CELEBRATION PHOTO'S IF YOU WISH.

    LASTLY TO ANYONE THAT HAS ALREADY POSTED, MANY THANKS AND IF YOU WISH TO CHANGE ANY OF YOUR PHOTO'S PLEASE FEEL FREE TO DO THAT. JUST REPLACE THE IMAGE YOU HAVE UP NOW WITH A NEW ONE.

    THANKS AGAIN. ANY PROBLEMS CONTACT ME AND I'LL GET BACK TO YOU ASAP.

    Welcome To All

    This thread has been created to give members somewhere to discuss entries to the competition, ask for and give help and advice, and anything else related to the competition.

    The competition is meant to be a bit of fun and not a pro's only affair. Please respect each others entires and abilities and most of all enjoy yourselves over the Chrstmas period.

    Thanks and Best of Luck to each and everyone !!

    37 Comments

    Original Poster

    Thanks to Rayman for the use of the following guidelines on posting pics:

    More Advice On Image Posting And Hosting:

    If you hover your mouse pointer over the image you want to show, right click over it and you'll see either "Properties" in Internet Explorer or "Copy Image Location" in FireFox.

    If "Properties" in Internet Explorer, you'll need to highlight the image Address or URL completely and copy it by right clicking over it once it's all been highlighted. FireFox is easier, as you only need to click on "Copy Image Location".
    Paste the copied URL in to the field which states "Link To Image File" or for forum replies and posts use this to paste the URL in.

    If you have an image on your computer you want to use, try imageshack.us or photobucket.com to upload and host them on.

    Browse your desktop for the image you want to upload to one of those sites, then click "Upload". Once that's completed, a URL or web address will automatically be created for you to copy and paste as above.

    Added by hottoshop:
    Please keep images to a maximum of 640 x 480 pixels. You can either do that via your own comuter software or if using Photobucket you can resize from the edit tab. This will save the thread getting "broken" by large size images.

    many thanks.


    Link to competition hotukdeals.com/for…832

    Original Poster

    [SIZE="6"][CENTER]:santa: Competition Prizes :santa: [/CENTER][/SIZE]

    Winners will be able to choose which prize they want from the list below. Obviously 1st prize winner will have first pick and so on.

    Buffalo 160gb External Hard Drive. New and boxed.

    2 x Fuji Q1 Digital Cameras. Ideal to give young children a start into digital photography. Compact, easy to use and reasonably durable. These are not new but "as new" and come in their own carry case with a 16mb card.

    Nokia 1100 mobile phone. Ideal as an emergency phone for the glove compartment, rucksack etc etc. New and on Virgin but easily unlocked.

    Cyberhome DVD player. Cheap yet extremely reliable no frills compact DVD player. Ideal for the kid's bedroom etc. New and boxed.

    Mad Catz Game Theatre Sound system. Boxed and New.

    Other items may well appear here over the course of the competition.


    The winner of the "Best Dressed Santa" photo will receive an Arthur Price "The Lichfield Collection" Silver Plated Photo Frame 7"x 5"


    http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f160/ordinaryphotos/Hotdeals%201/hukdcompprizes.jpg



    [SIZE="1"]Disclaimer: HUKD owners and staff are not responsible for the description, condition and distribution of the above prizes. The prizes DO NOT carry any warranty or guarantee. The prizes have no monetary value. Any queries or communication about prizes should be directed to hottoshop.[/SIZE]



    Link to competition hotukdeals.com/for…832

    I'm posting so it doesn't look as if you're talking to yourself. ;-) :-D

    Original Poster

    Syzable

    I'm posting so it doesn't look as if you're talking to yourself. ;-) :-D



    Nothing new there

    Hope you're going to have dabble at the competition Sy ? :santa:

    hottoshop

    Nothing new there :)Hope you're going to have dabble at the competition … Nothing new there :)Hope you're going to have dabble at the competition Sy ? :santa:



    I'm hoping it'll snow and i'll bung the kids out in it in daft outfits. :giggle:

    Admin

    Ooooo I'll take some when we're in New york next weekend!!

    juliet_bravo

    Ooooo I'll take some when we're in New york next weekend!!


    Namedropper!!:p Does it have to be a this year piccie? Chances of snow??

    Original Poster

    juliet_bravo

    Ooooo I'll take some when we're in New york next weekend!!



    Excellent ! Will they have the ice rink at the Rockefeller Centre going ? Or is that a thing of the past ?






    Competition link : hotukdeals.com/for…832

    Original Poster

    Rockhound

    Namedropper!!:p Does it have to be a this year piccie? Chances of … Namedropper!!:p Does it have to be a this year piccie? Chances of snow??



    Well it would be nice if it was this years, hadn't really thought about that, what do others think ??





    Competition link : hotukdeals.com/for…832

    Original Poster

    Syzable

    I'm hoping it'll snow and i'll bung the kids out in it in daft outfits. … I'm hoping it'll snow and i'll bung the kids out in it in daft outfits. :giggle:



    Shove them out in the rain Sy with a branch of holly, bound to get the sympathy vote :whistling: :santa:





    Competition link : hotukdeals.com/for…832

    I'd like to see some '70's retro to remind me what it was like when i was a kid and winter was winter.

    Admin

    Yep! Rockefeller rink is there, as is the times square tree

    Original Poster

    juliet_bravo

    Yep! Rockefeller rink is there, as is the times square tree



    That will be so much fun ! I hope you got some flat shoes and a fat purse !!

    I'm going to add another small prize for the best Father Christmas so see if you can find one with a revolver shoved in his belt, shouldn't be too much trouble down 42nd Street, lol. :w00t:

    Oooooooo...........a Santa comp too.

    I got one of those inflatable suits free from here using that voucher code but as i'm pretty tall the arms are a tad short and the legs are round my calfs....................i look like Michael Jackson out on the pull on Christmas Eve. :w00t:

    Banned

    Im very tempted to snap my big fat cat, wearing a santa hat. He's adorable.

    Original Poster

    Syzable

    Oooooooo...........a Santa comp too.i look like Michael Jackson out on … Oooooooo...........a Santa comp too.i look like Michael Jackson out on the pull on Christmas Eve. :w00t:



    1 image too far Sy :w00t: :w00t:



    Competition link : hotukdeals.com/for…832

    What a lovley idea think I'll get my thinking cap on. Thanks hottoshop

    Sy as for you in that santa suit I refer you to the rules which state nothing to risque

    Original Poster

    Competition prizes have now been added above and an extra part of the competition has been posted on the Entry thread.

    hotukdeals.com/for…832

    Thanks all and can I be cheeky and ask everyone to spread the word about the competition and of course if you're feeling extra generous you could add a link ( hotukdeals.com/for…832 ) to any/some of the posts you make.

    Thanks again







    edit to correct broken link

    Original Poster

    Just wanted to add a quick note to say please feel free to post your entries in here as well if you want feedback /discussion / banter.

    The idea of the entry only thread was only to make things easier to control and judge at the end of the competition.

    Definitely don't want to stifle the great community spirit, feedback and banter that happens on HUKD !

    So again please feel free to post your entries or indeed any that you aren't going to enter on this thread.


    Thanks to those that have already posted entries, they're great !

    Oh and lastly, don't forget those Santa pics for the added extra prize !!








    link to Competition hotukdeals.com/for…832

    http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/8284/1000036at0.jpg


    what you think of my pic?

    Original Poster

    Looks a lovely setting Sazza. Is that your back garden ?

    Original Poster

    Ok I thought I'd share a couple of my memories of Christmas and the time of year.
    http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f160/ordinaryphotos/Hotdeals%201/snowman1989.jpg
    http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f160/ordinaryphotos/Hotdeals%201/sledging1959.jpg


    Sorry about the quality. They are actually a photo of a photo as I don't have a scanner and date back around 50 years ago.

    yes its my back garden

    Original Poster

    Thanks for all the Pics so far people. Keep them coming and don't forget you can post them in here as well for discussion if you wish.

    Love your pics Pugwash, you're really good at it !

    donnydude, your daughter looks georgous and you're quite right, it's all about the kids really

    loupomm, don't matter how good or bad you are people will see through the technical ability to the subject matter, spirit of Christmas
    Have a go !

    great photo's of the snow from other entrants, we don't get very much at all nowadays in the south west so it's nice to see.

    amywamy that bandstand looks like it needs renovation and a lick of paint , lol. Good photo though, thanks for posting.


    Once again thanks to all and hope to see more entries.

    Anyone got any suggestions as to how we can get more people to enter ? or just any suggestions


    Regards and Seasons Greetings :santa:



    link to competition hotukdeals.com/for…832

    Thanks hottoshop - as you will see I've left myself one entry to go as I'm still hoping to find that absolute 'winning' shot somewhere in the next couple of weeks before the shutters (geddit?) come down on the competition!! Something that really 'feels' like the Spirit of Christmas.

    Original Poster

    [size="4"]Please note that I have extended the Competition to run until Midnight 2nd January. This will allow the new site to settle down a bit more and also give members a more relaxed time span to post those Christmas celebration photo's.

    There's also no reason why people can't post New Years Celebration photo's if you wish.

    Lastly to anyone that has already posted, many thanks and if you wish to change any of your photo's please feel free to do that. Just replace the image you have up now with a new one.

    Thanks again. Any problems contact me and I'll get back to you ASAP.[/size]

    Original Poster

    Excellent photos of New York Juliet !
    Did you have the best of times ?
    All shopped out ?
    Did you ice skate at the Rockefeller ?

    C'mon tell us all about it ! Really jealous here, lol !

    Original Poster

    We're getting some nice entries so keep them coming good people !

    Hope your cat appreciates you Browni lol !

    PS. Don't forget Taz's Christmas Tree Competition located here:
    hotukdeals.com/ite…ed/

    Still time to get your photo in and win a fiver !
    :santa:

    Original Poster

    [CENTER][SIZE="6"]QUICK REMINDER ![/SIZE][/CENTER]

    [SIZE="3"]It's Christmas Eve everyone so here's a quick reminder to make sure you have those cameras at the ready over the holidays.[/SIZE]

    [SIZE="3"]Everyone is welcome to join in, we're not looking for technically brilliant photo's rather ones that capture the spirit and joy of the festive season.[/SIZE]

    [SIZE="3"]There are some reasonable prizes on offer and we also have an extra prize for the best dressed Santa. Tara is also running a Best Decorated Christmas Tree competition here [/SIZE] hotukdeals.com/for…789

    [SIZE="6"][CENTER]So get clicking folks and good luck !![/CENTER][/SIZE]

    [CENTER]Link to Entry Thread hotukdeals.com/for…207

    [SIZE="4"] :santa: I'll also take this opportunity to wish everyone a very peaceful and happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year. :santa: [/SIZE][/CENTER]

    Original Poster

    Bump ! !

    Original Poster

    Just to let everyone know the "insert image" link is now working or you can still just copy and paste any photo straight into the message box using [img] [COLOR="Blue"]url of your photo [/COLOR][/img]

    Photo's are best kept to 640 x 480 if possible. If you have any problems just shout !

    Only a few more days to get those entries in ! Best of luck everyone

    Original Poster

    The competition is now closed, many thanks to all the entrants.

    I'll post details on how to vote on this thread in the near future.

    Kind regards

    who won?

    Original Poster

    sazza2007;1418939

    who won?



    Please refer to the post above yours ^^^^^ thanks

    Also replied to your thread as well.

    Also replied to your PM as well.

    Any news on the voting? xmas is quickly disappearing!!!

    Original Poster

    Benjimoron;1452312

    Any news on the voting? xmas is quickly disappearing!!!



    It is in hand, had a message yesterday saying was being looked into.
    I think emma has the same problem with her "deal of the year"

    Could do it another way but it will get messy. If there's no news in a week or so I'll probably do that.

    Or of course we could say it was for Xmas 2008 :santa::p:gift:

    Original Poster

    For all those who entered this competition please check your PM's.

    Many thanks and apologies for the delays.
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