Please vote for my pictures in the Fine Art America sponsored Photography TV contest and leave a message with link in this discussion to your desired art promotion. I provide you with a onetime artwork promotion per vote to my 9000 Twitter @naturefineart followers hopefully see a spike in viewers and resulting in a sale.
Translation of prior posts: I'm sorry, I already gave at the office.
Honestly, I make it a point NEVER to vote for vote solicitors, unless they are close friends.
Whenever possible, I go to the contest and vote for somebody else.
The people on this board are your competitors in the contest.
If you think about it deeply, you might use that information, and find a more efficient location to solicit votes.
Greg, on the whole, you're right.....but.....there's always a 'but'.....in THIS case, Juergen is one of FAA's finest Artists, completly respected, so I 'know ' him, and also know he is a major supporter of everyone here, and he is always willing to comment, support, instruct, reply in the friendliest way...an example for our "Community"....
In this case, he's not alone in soliciting....especially, the contest Promotes soliciting.....
You might want to think about your post here as relates to the person, and, the rules of the contest.
. . right . . thank you Vivian . it is true . . I also do not like vote solicitation . . but this contest is sponsored by Fine Art America and it is designed for it and to reach our goal of being selected for the jury we must play the game to win . .
Aloha Juergen . . we only have 5 votes . . and of course I believe most of us would like to be featured . it is why we are here . so we are all voting for ourselves . . which leaves two votes to share with others . . thank you for your kindness . .
Fine Art America is hosting an Online Contest - National Photo Contest . . when you read the fine print it encourages us to ask for votes to reach at least 250 votes from the general public to become eligible "During the open voting phase, vote solicitation is allowed. Contest participants may post links to their images on Facebook, Twitter, etc. in order to garner the 250 votes which are required to qualify for the juried voting phase." . . If you enjoy my photographs please visit the following links and vote for my images . . Thank you so much :))
Well, if you know him, then vote for him. That's not my point. My comments are intended to be more critical of FAA for running a popularity contest at a time when they have finally made a few systematic inroads against popularity contests. Nothing like working against yourself...
I don't like asking for contest votes either and never do it. It probably has a more overall negative effect on my social networking connections than actaully accumulating votes. I usually like to let my work speak for itself and most of the time it sure does. However, this contest is different since FAA is asking and encouraging us to do so. In my opinion there is also a very nice, genrous prize associated with it, therefore I decided to give it a shot and do it. Btw, I am sure painters will be in the next round so start building your network. In addition I offered you a free promotion to my social network in return for your vote on my images. If you think about it it's like the fundraisers on NPR ... I always give because I like it and in return get to listen to it for free! I actually considered closing the thread but nee for the sake of your comments I will keep it open isnt the social networking platform so much fun?
Thanks for letting me know about the link issue Andee and positive comments Vivian and Sharon worth a shoutout to my twitter friends!
Just voted for them.
This contest requests vote solicitors, so it is a proper part of the game.
If solicitation is not part of the contest I won't vote for those who do solicit. However, winning entries are not always the ones soliciting, won one contest last year by a five to one margin did not solicit votes but was accused of it. The administrator did not acknowledge the win and reported the next three as winners in his email.
I am entering my photos but not soliciting votes. Why is it wrong by FAA standards any other time, but okay to do now?
Hypocrite - Definition Merriam-Webster ...
a person who puts on a false appearance of virtue or religion. 2. : a person who acts in contradiction to his or her stated beliefs or feelings.
I casted all my 5 votes for the FAA Photography TV contest ... all I can offer is a promo to my twitter friends for your vote. Do you have a perticular image you want me to promote?
FAA provides a great opportunity and they shelling out a ton of money for an advertisement on National TV ... in return we promote FAA by asking for votes through our social networks that we have build over years ... I don't really see the problem in this particular case/contest and rather be thankful for an opportunity than negative. Ideally in the end qualified jurors not affiliated with FAA would judge the final qualifies but that seems to be still to be determined.
Btw, how do you approach gathering 250 votes for an image without asking people to vote for you? Do you think this is even possible without asking?
I'm not being negative I'm only asking a question? Its either yes or no that we can solicit votes. I'm not against soliciting votes. ;) But don't keep me wondering is it okay to do this time or is it not?
Juergen- voted for White Ibis and Cape Cod Solitude :) Well done. I like Cape Cod Solitude the best out of your entries. I haven't entered anything yet but if I do I'll put one up on this thread. Good luck and have a good one.
I believe in peoples' honesty and trust them to do the right thing. In reality I also watch the numbers of votes carefully :-) and if they don't correlate anymore I get suspicious and take notice. If one may know I promote quite a bit of artwork from FAA through my networks ... I guess I let the rest up for interpretation ...
Thanks for commenting and voting Luke, David and Corinne ... glad you like them! Off to promote your artwork now which hopefully helps!
I figured I focus on Cape Cod Solitude first and shared that with my social network and friends. If I make the 250 I would promote the next one. In this thread I decided to post all 3. Thanks for the reminder and bumping the thread Andee!
Thanks so much for your votes Julie and Stav. I just placed your promo on twitter ... should be showing soon. @Andee I don't think there is a leader board where one can see the votes ... Happy Sunday everybody! Juergen
Oh wow Juergen that's so great!! And really exciting for me, as I'm a bit Twitter challenged and never really got into it, but I do keep hearing about from all over :) So this will be my first twitter-related experience! :) Very cool. Thank you!!