Welcome to the first ever Toy News International AFTP-Con
where we will be giving one lucky Toy Photographer a $500 store credit
PLEASE READ EVERYTHING BELOW BEFORE ENTERING.
Anyone who fancy themselves a Toy Photographer is eligible to enter the contest for a chance to win. If you are under the age of 18, please get your parents permission before entering.
You will need to be a registered member of the Toy News International message boards
in order to participate in the contest.
The contest will be broken up into three different stages.
Stage 1: The Submission Stage
In this stage you have between today and September 30th
to enter the contest.
To enter the contest you must submit between 1-5 images showing off your own toy photography in this area of our message boards
Only one entry/post per person. In your post you can upload up to 5 different images of your work. You will want to pick the images that represent your best work.
In your post we also ask you include a link to the main place you call home online to show off your work, such as a Instagram page, Facebook page or some type of image hosting page like Deviant art or such. This will not only help give the place you normally show off your work at more exposure, but it will also help us to confirm the work being submitted is your own. If by some chance you donít have a normal online place where you show off your work, then please contact us offline so we may determine another way to confirm the work being submitted is your own.
Any images submitted for the contest must be your own. You cannot submit images for someone else. If it is discovered an image you submit is not your own, you will be automatically disqualified from the contest.
Stage 2: The Fan Vote
Once the submission stage closes at the end of September 30th
, we will take all the eligible entries and list them in this section for everyone to see, which will go live on October 7
Between October 7 and October 21
anyone who is a registered member of the Toy News International forums will be able to make a post/vote in this section
picking up to 3 of their favorite entries.
For those who have an entry in the contest, you may vote for yourself.
Only one post/vote per person. If it is discovered someone is trying abuse this by creating multiple accounts to vote multiple times, those votes will be automatically discounted. If by some chance it was discovered a contestant was creating multiple accounts to vote for themselves, then they will be disqualified from the contest. We will be monitoring for these types of things and doing are best to prevent any kind of cheating from happening. Our goal is too create a competitive but fair and fun contest for all.
Stage 3: The Final Round Judges Table
After the Fan Vote stage closes at the end of October 21
, we will pick the 5 entries that received the most votes, and those 5 will go onto the Final Round.
In the final round there will be a panel of 3 judges
that includes myself (JayC), FASVB
who is our social media coordinator and our guest judge, action figure YouTuber Unparalleled Universe
We will look over the 5 entries and pick the one we think is the best, and that person will win the store credit. I (JayC) will contact the winner via Private Message and we will announce the winner here by October 31
The criteria we will be looking at primarily when judging is:
1. Quality of action and movement
- meaning how realistic the movements and actions of whatever your showing in your image looks.
2. Lighting and effect
- how realistic the lighting and/or special effects you feature in your images look
- How realistic overall the thing you are featuring in your images look.