04/11/2011 Contest Update: After suspicious activity with user names during the voting an extensive and complete analysis of all voting reveals the following:
Many contestants used their own ip address to create as many as 18 new users and vote for themselves. In many cases the contestant voted for himself using the same ip address as his regular ip address (so yes, we know exactly who you are). In other cases, one or more clumps of as many 5 or more new users were created using an ip address not associated with the contestant and used to vote. In this case, it would either be the contestant at his work computer for example or simply having friends or family create these users and vote.
Since each contestant entered the contest and did abide by the rules set, no one will be disqualified but we are ruling out the public voting for this contest. We had hoped for a moral and honest turn out in this format but because the forum software can't limit voting based on ip address, this sort of "working the system" is a problem.
A panel of judges drawn from those donating prizes who are not also contestants will rejudge the contest. Once the winners are official, those donating will recieve the mailing address of the winners from me and prizes will be shipped accordingly.
We appologise for the outcome and it has been a learning experience. I think everyone did enjoy the dynamics involved in public voting but because of the abuse of the system by certain contestants it just becomes unfair to those who genuinely obtained votes.
Please give us several days while we rejudge the photos.
Chasingame.comThis topic serves as the announcement for the forth coming contest with rules and prizes. It is not the contest topic itself. Please continue reading for all details.Note: As members it is your duty to spread the word about our contest to other forums in a tactfull manner as we would like for everyone to have an oppotunity to join and participate.
Contest Topic for the Commercial
Contest Topic for the HomeBrew
==============================================For some startup help on posting messages with pictures in them, read the stickies in this forum:viewforum.php?f=10Contest Prizes are being donated as follows:HCO/Uway
is Providing the NT50B, NX50 cameras and XtendIR-Ihttp://www.hcodealer.comPrimos
is providing the TruthCam 35 Camerashttp://www.primos.comCarl Wenskay and The Outdoors Spy
is donating the Primos TruthCam 46 and 4 GB SD CardsCustom1Enterprises
is donating a lock box to the grand prize winner.http://www.custom1enterprises.comBee Busy Outdoors
is donating the Tasco 3mp White Flash (119213C) Cameras and the Camo spring assisted knife with flashlighthttp://www.beebusyoutdoors.comCAMO
is donating the HCO Scoutguard SG550/550V CamLockBoxeshttp://www.camonlinestore.com/Old Boys Outdoors
is donating The Acorn 5210A cameras.http://www.oldboysoutdoors.comQDMA
is donating their book "Deer Cameras: The Science of Scouting"http://www.qdma.com/new-products/deer-cameras/Anthony Jowers is donating Scouting Assistant Licenseshttp://www.scoutingassistant.comMurphyMetalArt
(Pat Murphy) is donating Python Lock cables and a 3 pack of Mini-mountshttp://www.murphymetalart.com/Ryan Wilson
(shenriver_man) is donating the Little Acorn Lock BoxJohn Lockburner
(johnnydeerhunter) is donating the homebrew camera parts and build timeRoss Baker
(Roscoe) is donating a Sony P41 cameraSnapShotSniper
is providing homebrew kit partshttp://www.snapshotsniper.comPA TrailCams
is donating homebrew camera partshttp://www.patrailcams.comWhitetail Supply
is donating homebrew camera partshttp://www.whitetailsupply.comYeti
is donating some homebrew buld partshttp://www.yeticam.com/Contest rules and Process:
There will be two contests. Each contest will be run at the same time.
Contestants much choose one or the other but not both.
Contest 1 will be for contestants using commercial
Contest 2 will be for contestants using homebrew
Contestants must be members on the Chasingame.com forum and must supply up to two photos preferably sized to 1024x768 (for best viewing). The photos should be taken from cameras that the member owns and be from the 2010/2011 hunting season, specifically September 2010 through 04/03/2011
Each contest will be a separate topic on the forum.
The only posts allowed in the contest topics are by members entering the photo contest. There will be no comments or discussion about the photos in the contest topics themselves. Each contestant will post their picture(s) on the topic without the help of Chasingame (ie Anthony).
Members will have through Sunday, April 3rd at 11:59am EST
to get their favorites posted on the contest topic. At this time changes are prohibited and if done after this time will mean disqualification. Judging will begin at April 3rd 12pm (or as soon as you see the topic become a POLL). Members of Chasingame.com forum will vote on the topics (as a poll) selecting the member with the best overall photos on that topic. A single vote per member in each contest is permitted.
The contest voting will continue through April 10, 2011 at 12 noon EST
. At that time the contest topics will be locked and the winners will be evident. At that time Ryan Wilson will handle all the overhead of getting everyone's shipping adresses and names/phone numbers for all the winners.
Since we are running two contests there are two sets of First, Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth prizes. The member obtaining the most votes over all will also be the grand prize winner
in addition to being a first place winner. In the event of a tie, Chasingame.com will decide the winner.Note: I have tallied up the winners for the contests. At this point I need each winner to email me with their cg login and their full name and shipping address + phone number. The address can't be a P.O. Box.Contest Prizes will be as follows:First Place:
LTL5210A “Little Acorn”
Scouting Assistant Time Lapse
Winners: Second Place:
Primos TruthCam 35
Primos TruthCam 46 + 4GB SD card
Scouting Assistant Basic
Tasco White Flash
Camo Spring Assisted knife with flashlight
Scouting Assistant Basic
CamLock Box designed to fit HCO Scoutguard SG550/SG550V
Scouting Assistant Basic
QDMA Book: Deer Cameras: The Science of Scouting
Winners: Grand Prize:
This consists of several items and will be awarded to the winner with the most votesHomeBrew Camera Kit
: (comes preassembled or as parts)
Simple Sniper 2 board (SnapShotSniper)
Sony P41 camera (Ross Baker aka Roscoe)
John Lockburner (JohnnyDeerHunter) is providing the build and final parts.
White Tail Supply 5 wire servo, Lense glass, KK bracket
1060 Case by PA TrailcamsNote: Because the homebrew must be built and some parts are not available till May, this prize will be delivered in the May time frame.
Custom1Enterprizes is providing a Lock Box to fit a camera of choice by the winner that is part of its normal stock.
CamLockBox to fit the Acorn 5210A camera (Ryan Wilson)
A 3 pack of mini-mounts from Pat Murphy of Murphy Metal Art
Now personally I think this is ONE BIG
contest... I wish the best of luck to all who participate and most of all thank those who are donating the merchandise and time to make this happen. Please visit their sites and remember their generosity.
A special thanks goes to Ryan Wilson for helping to organize this contest and help round up the donators of the prizes.
Oh... Each contestant must pay an entrance fee of $25 to Chasingame.com
AnthonyTrail Camera Review
: http://www.chasingame.comOur store front
: http://shop.chasingame.comScouting Assistant Software:
Disclaimer: For those who do not understand any of my posts, I have good intentions so plz do not take it the wrong way. If in doubt, just pm me. Seems I am considered "unpolished" when it comes to "talking nice & politely"