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Sears vs Chrysler

Not long ago I had a 'Chrysler Building' contest and was surprised to only get 15 artists entering photographs. I followed it up with 'Whatchu Talkin' 'bout Willis' to see how Chicagoans would fare compared to New Yorkers and while there were more entries, it was only because I removed the 1 photo minimum when on the last day there were only 13 entries.

Which brings us to the premise of this contest: Sears vs. Chrysler! There are perhaps no two famous buildings in America on more opposite ends of the architectural spectrum.

'In this corner, wearing simple black with chrome highlights, from Chicago Illinois, the tower formerly known as Sears - THE WILLIS TOWER!' (Cheers from the Chicago crowd...)

'And in this corner, wearing stainless steel and adorned with bling inside and out, from New York City, New York - THE CHRYSLER BUILDING!' (Cheers from the New Yorkers...)

So here you go - submit your very best photo of either the Chrysler building or the Sears/Willis Tower.

The Prizes:

1. I will post the winning photo and the winner's store to my Facebook page as usual.

2., I will count up how many photos come in for each building and announce something like '(NEW YORK or CHICAGO ) loses to (winner) for most popular building.' I'll try to get creative in my shaming of the loser :)

3. I will ALSO post the highest scoring photo of each building to my Facebook page.

Since there's the potential for a big tie here, and since I don't want to post a bunch of pictures if there's an 8-way tie, *I* will select (with possible help from my trusted advisers) my favorite as the tie-breaker if necessary.

So come on New Yorkers and Chicagoans, let's see who can win the title!


Please read these as I have found that many people don't. I will delete photos not adhering to these rules, which is sad because I've had to delete some really nice photos in my other contests. Sorry to be such a hard-nose, but I find that people just have a hard time with reading comprehension in these contests and it seems I spend half of my time deleting photos that don't belong, which is not fair to me or the contestants that do follow the rules.

1. The photo must be of either the Chrysler Building in New York or the Sears Tower in Chicago.

2. Please only submit your original photographs..

3. One photograph per photographer.

To keep the contest from having more photos than one can reasonably expect to be viewed by most voters, I may end the contest early if there are more than 100 entries. (Really, does anyone ever get to the photos on page 8?)

My purpose is to get attention for all participants. Feel free to go out and solicit votes, but ask them to vote for AT LEAST TWO photos (I know we can't make them, but hopefully this will encourage them to look at everyone's photo and not just vote for yours.).

Voting is open to everyone. I encourage all artists in my contests to place a vote for themselves so that those who do anyway don't have an unfair advantage. There is no limit to the number of votes you may cast, so I encourage you to vote for all of your favorite pieces.

Submission Rules

Each participant may submit 1 image.

Voting Rules

1)   Votes may be cast by any visitor to (members and non-members).

2)   You may only vote once per image.

3)   You may vote for as many images as you like... but only once for any given image.

Contest Timeline

Status: This contest is over.

Submissions Begin:

Friday, September 27th, 2013 - 2:43 PM

Submissions End / Voting Begins:

Friday, October 4th, 2013 - 2:43 PM

Voting Ends / Prizes Awarded:

Friday, October 11th, 2013 - 2:43 PM

Current Time (Eastern United States):

Thursday, December 14th, 2017 - 12:38 AM

Contest Prizes

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2nd Place:

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3rd Place:

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Contest Administrator

Darin Volpe

Templeton, CA

United States

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