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  1. mary615 profile image93
    mary615posted 5 years ago

    I have read and reread the rules for the photo contest, and I'm still confused (it doesn't take much).  It isn't clear how many photos are to be used, or how much text has to be in the Hub.  Does the text have to contain 500 words?  Help if you know.  Thanks.

    1. couturepopcafe profile image60
      couturepopcafeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Haven't heard of the photo contest.  What is it?

      1. mary615 profile image93
        mary615posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        The Photo Gallery Category is listed on the contest page.

      2. leahlefler profile image97
        leahleflerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Hi couturepopcafe,

        There is a "Hubpages Patron of the Arts" contest currently running - for poetry, photography, and creative writing. You can find more detailed information here: http://hubpages.com/static/hubpatron_of_the_arts.php

    2. SimeyC profile image89
      SimeyCposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yep it looks like you're going to have to include 500 words! I just published a photo and someone managed to dredge up 500 words to go with it!

      Simone just posted a forum entry relating to this - so I can confirm 500 words it is!

  2. leahlefler profile image97
    leahleflerposted 5 years ago

    Hi Mary,

    For photo gallery hubs entered into the contest, a the total minimum word count requirement is 500 words. The number of photos used is up to you, but the hub must contain at least 500 words.

    1. mary615 profile image93
      mary615posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks so much for your answer.  Oh, well, that leaves me out of the photo part of the contest.

      1. mary615 profile image93
        mary615posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I forgot to ask another dumb question:  Do the entries have to be a Hub that hasn NOT been published before?

        1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
          Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Yes... Right from the contest rules:

          "Be published for the first time on that given contest day"

      2. SimeyC profile image89
        SimeyCposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Just add lots of fluff. Write about where you were when you took the photo, what the conditions were like - the settings on your camera - history of the place you visited - etc. On the one I just posted, I included a brief bio of my family dog - it's relevant to the picture and added just enough words for me to hit the 500!

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          Baileybearposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          500 words isn't much - I basically described my photos - got over 600 words

  3. habee profile image91
    habeeposted 5 years ago

    I want to enter a short story. Don't I simply add "contest" to my tags to do so?

    1. leahlefler profile image97
      leahleflerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Hi Habee,

      Yes - the process is pretty simple.

      1) The hubs must be in the "Poems and Poetry," "Creative Writing," or "Photo Galleries" category

      2) include "contest" in the tags.

      1. mary615 profile image93
        mary615posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I wrote my best poem ever (I think), but I just couldn't stretch it to 500 words, so I'll submit a short story instead.  Good luck, habee!

        1. habee profile image91
          habeeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          You, too, Mary!

        2. FloraBreenRobison profile image60
          FloraBreenRobisonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          the poem doesn't have to be 500 words. The entire hub does. You can write about what motivated you to write the poem,  what you were feeling when you wrote the poem or about why you chose that style of poetry. And remember that just because the contest is on doesn't mean that you can't keep publishing other hubs too. Go ahead a publish a photo gallery out of the contest. that is what I intend to do. If I write something that doesn't fit the guidelines of the contest, it can still be published. It might be perfect just the way it is.

  4. viking305 profile image88
    viking305posted 5 years ago

    I want to enter the photo gallery part of the contest.  I can not find the Photo Gallery category.  Looked everywhere but can not see it.  Can any one point me in the right direction please. 

    Thanks

    1. mary615 profile image93
      mary615posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I had a problem trying to find the rules, etc. for this one. Go to Contest, and after the main page comes up, click on Photo Gallery or something like that. That should take you there.

      1. viking305 profile image88
        viking305posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks Mary, I did that but I want to publish a hub and put it in the Photo Gallery Category but can not find it.  I can not see this category there at all

        1. mary615 profile image93
          mary615posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          http://hubpages.com/topics/entertainmen … leries/772
          After you are in the contest page, there are three categories, one is Photo Galleries Category.  Click on that.  I think the main thing is to place it in the correct category, and be sure and include the tag "contest".  If someone knows a better way, I hope that let you know.

        2. FloraBreenRobison profile image60
          FloraBreenRobisonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          It is NOt in the photography category, that is why. You have to go into the entertainment and media category. In there you will find a category called Photos and Videos. From that category, you find the Photo Gallery. Why it isn't under the Arts and Design super-category, I don't know.

          1. viking305 profile image88
            viking305posted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Thanks Flora for your reply.  You are correct it goes there.  I had it in the Arts and Design category too.  I just received this reply from Simone at the official contest forum link about 15 minutes ago

            Hi viking305! Sorry for the confusion. It's Photo Galleries under Entertainment and Media. You should be fine so long as you re-categorize your entry before noon (PT) today

  5. leahlefler profile image97
    leahleflerposted 5 years ago

    When you create your hub, choose photo gallery as the topic (browse the categories and the photo gallery option should be under the Arts and Design main category).

    1. mary615 profile image93
      mary615posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      That sounds like a plan!  Thanks.

    2. viking305 profile image88
      viking305posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      That's great, thanks for the help

    3. FloraBreenRobison profile image60
      FloraBreenRobisonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I believe the photo gallery option is actually in the entertainment and media section

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        Baileybearposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        that's where I found it too.

  6. sofs profile image87
    sofsposted 5 years ago

    The entries to photo gallery can use any number of pictures, just describing the setting or the photos themselves will run beyond the 500 word limit. I tried it out yesterday and found it hard to keep the word count down below the 1000 word mark.

 
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