Mini Contest v.29 - Predators Vote
Vote now for the winner of our predators mini contest!
VOTE HERE: [link]
the vote will end on friday night.If you have some spare points you are able to donate to support the mini contests, please donate them at my personal DA page (*Shadow-and-Flame-86) specifying they are to support #Zoo-photographers mini contests to help keep them running. Every little helps! All donators will be featured for a week here at the group journal.
May Theme 1 - Europe
Our current theme is Europe! This folder is only for species that are native to Europe, all 50 countries that count as 'europe' are listed in the gallery folder if you are not sure which ones are included. We will reject photos that we don't feel fit the theme. This theme will run for two weeks then change on the 19th May.
Super Group Runs out in 1 month... And we will not renew it
So... our super group status will run out in early June, and going from the results of the vote, we are not going to try and do a donation drive to renew it. There are simply not enough people that have points that can donate to justify it, as I don't want to gather points from a few people and then never reach the needed amount which is what I think will happen if we open a donation pool for this.
We will still have 'photo of the week' votes, I will run them on my personal DA page and on the week the mini contest vote is run, there won't be a 'photo of the week' vote. I would much rather use points that people can donate to support the mini contest prizes, so yeah I'm going to let the super group status expire. Please bear with us when that happens as the group's pages will need sorting out once we loose the special features.
To everyone who volunteered to write Zoo Reviews...
We have our first reviews! Here is an outline of which reviews will be published and when:
Zoo Magdeburg, Germany [link]
Tracy Aviary, Utah, USA
Philadelphia Zoo, USA
Royal Amsterdam Zoo, the Netherlands
Zoo Atlanta, USA
September - ???
If you have a review to send me then please do! I will asign monthly slots to reviews as I get them so its fair.
The list below is of people that have said they will write a review so I can keep track, and of the places they have said they can review, don't worry you don't have to do all of them! I have decided the best way to do this is I will send the template for the review to everyone that has volunteered, and they can then write the review and send them back to me. Then I will have a stockpile of reviews to draw from to put in our journals!
If anyone would like to offer to wirte a zoo review of a zoo you fequently go to, or used to go to, we'd love to hear from you! You must have been to the zoo at least three times to review it for the group, so your experience is not just based on what happened on a certain day but is more representitive of the zoo through out the year. If you are interested please comment below!
- Edinburgh Zoo, Colchester Zoo, Banham Zoo, Scottish Deer Center
- National Aviary, Pittsburgh Zoo, Monterey Bay Aquarium
and Georgia Aquarium, Greenville and Riverbanks Zoo
- Burger's Zoo, Blijdorp zoo and Natura Artis Magistra Zoo
- Oregon Zoo, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, Woodland Park Zoo, Winston Wildlife Safari ,Zoo Boise, World Center for Birds of Prey, Tautphaus Park Zoo, Zoo Montana, Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center, Hogle Zoo.
, ABQ Bio Park, Pueblo Zoo and Denver Zoo
ZSL London, ZSL Whipsnade, Chester Zoo and Blackpool Zoo
- french zoos
- australian zoos
- Los angeles zoo
- Oakland, San Francisco and Happy Hollow zoo and the british wildlfe center
- toronto zoo and Safari Niagara
Zoos in Magdeburg
- Roger Williams Park Zoo, Rosamond Gifford Park Zoo, Utica Zoo, Southwick Zoo, Capron Park Zoo, Stone Zoo
- Zoo Vienna
- Monarto Zoo
You may submit 2 photos per week into the bi-weekly theme and 1 photo per week into the featured folder. The current bi-weekly theme is Europe.
Here is how to submit a photo properly:
1. Join the club as a member.
2. Open our gallery and click on 'Submit to this Gallery.'.
4. Choose which folder you would like to submit to by using the drop down menu.
5. Pick your photo, and you're set!Featured Folder
This gallery is for photos that represent the best of our member's work. Staff members will vote on these photos, it takes two accepts to be included in this gallery. Be sure to submit your best work because we will accept nothing but the best. One submission per week.
Lions, tigers and wolves each take up 10% of the featured gallery, which is a lot of photos of just these animals. We therefore will be being more selective when voting on featured folder submissions for these types of animals. Please take this into account when choosing a shot to submit to the featured folder, as lions/tigers/wolves are taking up a third of this gallery!
For a visual guide as to what shots will not be accepted into this folder, please see this journal: [link]Themed Folders
Our current themed folder is Europe. You may submit up to 2 photos to it per week. There is no quality control on these folders, all that is required is the animal featured in the photo is in a zoo and fits the theme. The theme changes every 2 weeks, so if you don't have any photos that fit the theme this time, you can submit when the theme changes.Staff Choice Gallery
Each week the staff will look over the submissions to the “My Best Shot” and the current month theme and select up to 10 photos that they feel are the best of the ones that were submitted. Those photos will be featured in the Staff Choice Gallery and put to a member vote.Photo of the Week Gallery
The photos chosen each week by the staff are voted on by the members, the winning photo is displayed for the next week on the group’s front page as the Photo of the Week.
Photo of the Week is...
We don't have one this week! We used the vote for the super group discussion!