2015 Photographer of the Year competition rules

Hello everyone!

As mentioned in the previous post, there will be some changes to this year’s competition.

1) Nomination

– A (trans/copy) notecard will be sent to all photographers who are active in uploading their work on Flickr regarding details of the competition months in advanced. Fans/friends may get this notecard from Rogue Falconer.

– A voting box will be set up for you to nominate the name of the photographer you wish to nominate.

– Voting WILL be limited to one vote per resident.

– Photographers may nominate themselves.

– A minimum of 5 nominations for the photographer to get to the next round.

– Staff of the Photographer of the Year Award are not permitted to nominate or vote.

– Duration of nomination is from 1st August to 31st October.

2) Competition project

– After announcing the photographers who qualify, they will be given 28 days to complete a photo project with the given theme.

– The model (if any) needs to be the photographers themselves. Entries will be disqualified if another person other than themselves if used.

– Photographers who fail to submit their completed project by the deadline will be considered as disqualified.

– Completed projects will be uploaded onto the website in alphabetical order, according to the photographer’s name.

3) Voting

– Voting will commence once the online polls are set up.

– Announcement of the start of the voting phase will be announced on Flickr and in-world groups.

– In addition, a (trans/copy) notecard will be given to the photographers to inform them that voting has commenced and the photographer is allowed to share the notecard with his/her friends to request them to vote in a non-harassing order.

– Residents who feel harassed by any particular photographer may report the issue to our staff with proof of harassment (offline IMs/notecard drop etc…) and a penalty will be given if we find the proof substantial.

– Residents will have a deadline to vote till (details will be announced at that time).

4) Results

– Results will be announced with a snapshot of the voting poll results as of the closing date.

– Voting polls will NOT be removed so residents can go back to review the results.

5) Prize and award ceremony

– Prize for the winning photographer will be 1) Exclusive interview in Style Kingdom Magazine or Men of the Year Magazine, 2) Free photography studio ad for the next vol in Style Kingdom Magazine or Men of the Year Magazine and 3) An invitation to work for either Style Kingdom Magazine or Men of the Year Magazine. – An exclusively made mesh Photographer of the Year trophy.

– Award ceremony details such as the landmark/venue/date/time will be announced later.


Main Sponsor : BOSL

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Reign Congrejo, owner of BOSL & Co has graciously sponsored their venue to hold the awards ceremony this 29th Dec 2014 at 8pm slt. Those who wish to join us for the Photographer of the year award ceremony to present the winner Pam Astonia with her award are able to do so FREE. All you need to do is head to the location on the day itself. Seats are free seating basis. Landmark will be announced a few day before the award ceremony.

Nominated photographers and sponsors who will be attending the award ceremony are to contact Dougie Boxen for special seating reservation.

BOSL website : http://magazine.thebestofsl.com/

Miss Virtual World : http://www.missvirtualworld.info/


Coming soon in December

Hello all!

We’re delighted to announce that besides the Photographer of the year Award, there will also be a Fashion blogger of the year award (both male & female categories) in December 2014!

Like this award, voting and results will be made transparent and fairness will be our top priority!

We’ll be improving the Fashion blogger of the year award using the feedback we’ve received.

Have a great weekend and remember to vote for your Photographer of the year! 😀

Photographer of the year FINALS

Our nominated photographers were given a project to do for the final round with the theme, “I’ll fight till my last dying breath”. Every photographer came up with their own version of the theme and here are their entries.

Please take your time to admire their entry and VOTE for the entry you think has done the best! Each resident can only vote ONCE so think about it carefully before submitting that precious vote 😉

Vote plug-in has been made to NOT allow repeated voting by same person. (**Names of photographers are under their photos**)

Photographer Contest- Pam Astonia

Pam Astonia – I’ll fight till my last dying breath

I will fight till my last dying breath - WrenNoir Cerise

WrenNoir Cerise – I’ll fight till my last dying breath

I will fight till my last dying breath

Marin Tigerpaw – I’ll fight till my last dying breath

I will fight till my last dying breath - Sea Dench

Seashell Dench – I’ll fight till my last dying breath


Crista Wellens – I’ll fight till my last dying breath


sbodenhall – I’ll fight till my last dying breath

I will fight till my last dying breath - Sabbian Paine

Sabbian Paine – I’ll fight till my last dying breath


Jackson Redstar – I’ll fight till my last dying breath

Vote below!

MAIN SPONSOR : Style Kingdom Magazine Vol 10 – 2nd yr Anniversary edition

Undergoing a 360 degree revamp, our new layout is as close to any RL magazine. This 2nd year anniversary edition, we present the “Different faces of Xmas” by our talented Style Kingdom models as well as guest stylist from Fashion Teller House, BOSL, FEROSH, 5th Avenue Agency, SCALA, iNOVARE and THEMA. Introducing a new section for all your autumn/winter essentials. Also an exclusive preview of our business partner PENUMBRA’s A/W fashion week items and an interview to get to know the REAL LIFE person behind Style Kingdom’s CEO/Founder Dougie Boxen! (Warning : Interview not meant for the faint hearted)

Nominated photographers

Dear all,

Here are your photographers who managed to secure the minimum of 10 or more nominations as per stated in the rules nomination!

In no specific order.

1) Pam Astonia

2) Seashell Dench

3) Sabbian Paine

4) Wrennoir Cerise

5) Crista Wellens

6) Foxie Okelly

7) Stiletto Badenhall

8) Jackson Redstar

9) Marin Tigerpaw

The photographers above will have two weeks (minus weekends) to complete their competition project, to be due on the 13th of November 2014.

Title of their project is, “I will fight till my last dying breath”.

The project can be in the setting of any era. Be sure that the model used is ONLY the photographer and not anyone else. Models used who aren’t the photographers themselves will be disqualified!

Photo size needs to be (2048 x 1088). Once deadline, pictures are to be emailed to Dougie Boxen. Contact him in-world via note card for instructions. Thanks.

Good luck everyone and have a great weekend!

p.s – Before complaining of “unfairness” “biases”, check comments. All comments are still made available as this whole Photographer of the year award is aimed to be fair and transparent. Unlike the other suspicious “award”, we let everyone see the votes.

2014 Gold sponsor GizzA

Founded in 2011 by Giz Seorn and co-founder Auster Elan, the brains of GizzA have been producing clothes that are both chic and trendy at affordable prices.

Their well-known mesh men’s line has been making waves in the SL community since its debut and is continuing to break boundaries with its latest designs.

Do check out their newest women’s 2014 collection at their in-world store or marketplace.

Inworld store : http://slurl.com/secondlife/GizzA%20Creations/128/129/22

Marketplace : https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/47598