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Andrei-Bogdan Vesa
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/6/2007
 

entering contest


Hi!
I have a problem about entering the contest.I don't know what happened but I can't enter the free contest anymore. I simply don't see the enter contest link, it's not there any more.
I need some help!
Thank you!


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7/23/2008 10:01:02 PM

 
Sarah G   You are not alone. BP changed its policies starting July 1, 2008. They did not inform anyone of the changes until the changes actually occurred.

Here is the note link explaining it all.

http://www.betterphoto.com/contest/messageFromJim.asp

Also, below you will find the original posting that announced it.

http://www.betterphoto.com/forms/QnAdetail.asp?threadID=32565

Also, if you go to the "Get a Website" section you will notice that price changes for the Basic Gallery have occurred too. They occurred the same day but several hours later.


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7/23/2008 10:15:21 PM

 
Andrei-Bogdan Vesa
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/6/2007
  thank you Sarah!


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7/24/2008 8:15:51 AM

 
Sarah G   You are welcome.

I had the same experience...log in and no way to enter the contest. I however tried to when the "Jim thread" was up at the top of the "All New Questions" section. It certainly helped me figure out the issue much easier.

Wish I could have given you better news.

I really enjoyed looking at your gallery. Keep on getting those shots.


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7/24/2008 9:53:47 AM

 
Andrei-Bogdan Vesa
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/6/2007
  This is it. Thank you for appreciating my photos. My pictures are'n so good as yours but in time and with a better camera I will get to that level. I have a small camera sony dsc w35 but after I get a better job I will buy a better one. I just graduated at the university,just got a job, you know...
Bye Bye!
Hope we'll share photographic experience, I really like your aproach!


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7/28/2008 5:22:33 AM

 
Tareq M. Alhamrani
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/26/2006
  Too bad, I disappeared for about 3 months and I came now to see that the free contest is only for premium members, weird.
I can pay for any subscribed gallery but the problem is that I avoided this site because I won here and I didn't get my prize, I sent them 2 or 3 times and they replied my once that I had won my prize [which is a 4-weeks course] but that never happened, is that meaning that I have to pay for my prize? too bad I didn't uploaded many photos before that I may win once and get one of those deluxe galleries to enter again and again .

Good luck for all!


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8/1/2008 3:20:37 PM

 
Andrei-Bogdan Vesa
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/6/2007
  that is outrageous. why to get into countest if you cannot take your prize?
feel sorry for you Tareq


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8/1/2008 11:08:00 PM

 
Tareq M. Alhamrani
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/26/2006
  I don't know really, just was happy to try myself to join in a contest, and to my surprise I won, it is really a big honor for me to win for first time in my life in photography, but it is really weird that I didn't get my prize, not sure if I should try again as it is about 4 months ago since I won, if they gave that prize as money it will be better than telling me to win a course then nothing there, and now I was going to do more photos for contest I found it is only for paying members, really it is making me to go to another sites for better win and prizes free or paid.


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8/2/2008 6:55:50 AM

 
Susan Fox
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/27/2006
  Sorry you are having so many problems getting the class Tareq. Try contacting Kerry Drager. He is an instructor here and very good about helping.

Click here to contact Kerry


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8/2/2008 7:14:43 AM

 
Diane Dupuis
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/27/2003
  Hi Tareq,
I'm surprised to hear you won a 4-week course - in all my years here at BP I've never seen that offered as a prize in the free contest... are you sure?


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8/3/2008 8:09:33 PM

 
Ken Smith
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/11/2005
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  Diane, Tareq had a 2nd place in the cash contest, and the prize is the BP course. Apparently, he's never fully hooked up with BP on getting the credit for a future class.


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8/3/2008 8:21:17 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/6/2006
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  Tareq was the 2nd place Cash Contest Winner in February. The prizes in the Cash Contest were Grand Prize - $1000; 1st - $500; 2nd - a free 4-week course.

Lighthouse from Scotland

Did you sign up for a course and not get to take it, Tareq? I don't understand what you mean when you say you didn't get your prize.


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8/3/2008 8:21:24 PM

 
Tareq M. Alhamrani
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/26/2006
  Hi all, yes I won 2nd place in February Cash Contest.
I sent many messages to the help and I got one message back that I am successfully signed to the course I chose [BP 4-weeks], but when I enter that course I have to pay, and no emails from the instructor of that course, nothing, so it seems I am not signed in that course at all, so I don't know what to do.


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8/4/2008 2:59:23 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/6/2006
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  It does seem that there is some confusion here, Tareq. Have you tried contacting Kerry Drager as Susan Fox suggested? I think it could be helpful to have an individual helping you. I have sent a link to this thread on to Support at BP. Hopefully they will contact you in a few days to see if the confusion can be cleared up so that you can take the class of your choice. Good luck.


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8/4/2008 4:48:38 AM

 
Tareq M. Alhamrani
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/26/2006
  Hey Nikki, I hope I can get the help as soon as possible.
I didn't contact Kerry Drager as when I open the link of contacting her I can't type in boxes, seems white without any letter shown of typing, but I will keep trying later.


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8/4/2008 5:32:00 AM

 
Susan Fox
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/27/2006
  Seems the new contact boxes don't work very well.

Try the one on Terry's website instead. That one appears to be working ok

Click Here


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8/4/2008 5:55:09 AM

 
Tareq M. Alhamrani
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/26/2006
  Hi Susan,

Thank you very much, this link seems working fine, and I just sent a message to Kerry, and I am waiting the reply.

Thank you again

Regards,
Tareq


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8/4/2008 6:01:13 AM

 
jeff crosier
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/7/2007
  To enter the contest and choose which gallery you want, go to betterphoto.com/contest.asp


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11/21/2009 11:00:27 AM

 
jeff crosier
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/7/2007
  To enter the contest and choose which gallery you want, go to betterphoto.com/contest.asp


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11/21/2009 11:00:42 AM

 
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