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Richard E. Hogg
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/23/2012

Contest Entries?

Hi All,

Just curious how you keep track of what photos you've entered into contests. As we can only enter 1 photo a day, I find that I forget from month to month if a photo has been entered into a contest.....



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6/7/2012 7:58:53 AM

Christopher Budny
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/3/2005
  BP tracks your current-month entries (viewable under your Member Center - BetterPhotos tab, Contest Entries link on left)---some folks will print or screen-grab that full screen on the last day of every month, to record what their entries were for that month---that screen resets to empty, midnight PST on the last night of the month.
I keep a simple spreadsheet of my entries as I make them; image name, category I chose, the month/year I entered it. Also record whatever the contest outcome was for each entry (EP, Finalist or Winner) so I can easily look for favorites that didn't go anywhere the first time around, that might become re-submit candidates in another future month's contest.

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6/7/2012 10:23:49 AM

Kerby Pfrangle
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/19/2005
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  Hi Richard,

I date each photo. I put the title and than the date and it make's it easy to keep track of what you put up for the month.

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6/8/2012 3:00:32 AM

Carolyn  M. Fletcher
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/6/2001
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  Since they are keeping records of the current month, you need to keep your own record of the month that they are working on (last month)..I keep a tablet next to my computer and write in the title and category next to the date. That way I have it at a glance. I put a little red mark next to whatever gets an EP so I'll know what needs to be resumbitted (or tossed into the archives, whichever).

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6/8/2012 12:41:30 PM

tony w. austin
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/28/2010
  LOL ... I dont even keep tabs. I just enter.

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6/8/2012 12:53:17 PM

Jeff E Jensen
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/8/2008
  After entering my last image for the month, I go to the entry page and copy and paste it into an email to myself. I have a folder in my email that I keep these in. the advantage of this is that the images paste as hyperlinks, so I can easily go back and look at any of the images.

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6/11/2012 2:07:18 PM

Kathryn Wesserling
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/21/2005
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  My Membership > My Entries .... I copy the box with the thumb and photo id. I then paste it into the current document I have linked to my desktop. Because of Cheri's monthly EFP thread, I also use it to highlight the ones which receive an EP.

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6/13/2012 4:04:57 AM

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