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Contests Retouching contests to challenge your skills and learn from others. Prizes for the winners!


View Poll Results: Why did you not enter the last contest (Apr-May)?
Not interested in the prize (video rental) 17 7.80%
Not interested in contests 24 11.01%
Too busy 88 40.37%
Contest takes too long to close (2 months) 10 4.59%
Did not like the style of contest (i.e. retouch) 5 2.29%
Other...please explain 107 49.08%
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Old 05-28-2013, 01:58 PM
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Unhappy Re: Contests

I'm a photographer mainly, retouching is something I do when I have to but it's not my main area of expertise.
Old 05-28-2013, 02:09 PM
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Re: Contests

I haven't received a contest announcement for quite some time... possibly a year or longer. Also, my area of expertise is architectural retouching; I don't have the glamorous-model-retouching skillset, and many contests in the past seemed to focus on that. I'm thinking about doing some training in that area, though, so may give it a shot in the future.
Old 05-28-2013, 02:24 PM
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Re: Contests

I didn't even realize you HAD contests! So, I must assume that you aren't publicizing them very well. I would really enjoy participating!
Old 05-28-2013, 02:25 PM
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I didn't know there was a contest.. is there away to subscribe to them to get notifications when there is one?
Old 05-28-2013, 02:27 PM
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Thumbs up Re: Contests

Why didn't I participate? Let me count the ways:

A) I wasn't notified of any contests, though I know they're monthly.

B) I've done two contests before and wasn't crazy about them.

C) The prizes are small like tools that pro retouchers don't use, ie. software packages full of ready-made filters, etc.

D) Most of the retouchers here are beginners.

E) There are other contests online that are a higher priority. Bigger prizes, publication, and more clout when placed on my resume.

F) The number one reason these contests are a drag is that after an hour of work, you can only upload it smaller than the surface of my thumb unless you pay to be a member. And there's no incentive to pay to be a special member when the prizes aren't interesting, and other features like tutorials aren't by industry leaders, or that's my impression. Most of the posters are hobbyists, etc.
Old 05-28-2013, 02:32 PM
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Re: Contests

Originally Posted by pooh4jvn View Post
I had no idea there were any contests.
Same here.
Old 05-28-2013, 02:48 PM
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Re: Contests

I did not know about contests until i got this email.
Old 05-28-2013, 02:56 PM
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Re: Contests

No idea that it was a contest... :/
Old 05-28-2013, 02:59 PM
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Re: Contests

I didn't know either ...
Old 05-28-2013, 03:20 PM
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Re: Contests

There are 110 responses already to this poll because we were sent an email.
An email from RetouchPro announcing the start of a competition may make a big increase to the number of entries.
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