VOTE NOW :: Grand Final - BcUK Photograph of 2018 Competition

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Please vote for your favourite picture

  • Picture 8, taken by G4ghb

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  • Picture 9, taken by Wander

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  • Total voters
    56
  • Poll closed .

Mesquite

Anyone for sailing?
Mar 5, 2008
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As the early winners of this years heats will tell you the Grand Final of this years photo competition has been a long time coming but it's finally here and you have to now decide on who's the overall winner for 2018.

Whoever wins this heat will be the overall winner of the BCUK photo competition for 2018 and will win a year's free full membership on the forum and a T-shirt. They'll also be asked to nominate the theme for Octobers heat in the 2019 competition.

I would just like to say a big thank you to everyone who entered, without you doing so it wouldn't be much of competition.

I know it's going to be a hard decision for you to make as all the pictures here are all winners in their own right but you've got to now pick one so without further ado here's the entries.

Happy voting and good luck to everyone

Picture 1
January winner 'Photographers Choice', taken by Mollegabet


Picture 2
February winner 'Town and Country', taken by Beachlover


Picture 3
March winner 'What's cooking on the campfire', taken by Danyk64


Picture 4
April winner 'Mobile phone', taken by Brancho


Picture 5
May winner 'Spring edibles', taken by Seoras


Picture 6
June winner 'Black and white countryside', taken by Woodspirits


Picture 7
July winner 'Insects'' taken by Woodspirits


Picture 8
August winner 'The mighty Oak', taken by G4ghb


Picture 9
September winner 'Country Craft', taken by Wander


Pcture 10
October winner 'Contre-jour', taken by Seoras


Picture 11
November winner 'Golden Autumn', taken by Woodspirits


Picture 12
Bushmoot winner 'The essence of the moot', taken by JohnC
 

Macaroon

A bemused & bewildered
Jan 5, 2013
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Twelve votes, I'd need; even eleven would leave me feeling as though I'd been hard on somebody.

What a great standard you've all set here, I can't see voting getting any easier in 2019
 
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g4ghb

Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)
Sep 21, 2005
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I’ve voted :emoji_innocent: and as has been mentioned already it was a hugely difficult decision!

Rubbish you may shout..... you had an entry, so obviously you would choose yourself!! - but no, how could I choose mine when there was so many other cracking photos :banghead2:


.................. So I chose the one that shouted BushcraftUK to me :grouphug:

Well done to all! they are all winners, maybe a printed calendar is needed each year, perhaps with proceeds going to charity?
 
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Toddy

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Jan 21, 2005
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I like that idea :D
The photos are all excellent, they all appeal, they all beautifully show some aspect of the places and the wildlife and countryside life that we all so appreciate.
This was a really hard choice.
I wish I had more votes.

Steve ? thanks for organising this throughout the years, and thanks to to everyone who participates :D It's appreciated, even if we don't say it often enough.

M
 

oldtimer

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The photo competition remains my favourite thread and I thank all involved whether organiser or entrant for the pleasure you have given over the years.

I always vote, mainly to show my support for the thread but I share the views about the difficulty of picking just one out of a consistently high standard and the problem of judging on subject matter versus technical quality. It must be dispiriting to receive no votes yet quite often I find an entry that has received no votes is one which I dithered over selecting as my vote. Would it be possible to change the voting system to order of preference rather than just one vote? Hopefully this would mean more votes and encourage more entries for us to enjoy.
 
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Wander

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Jan 6, 2017
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...maybe a printed calendar is needed each year, perhaps with proceeds going to charity?

Brilliant idea.

Would it be possible to change the voting system to order of preference rather than just one vote? Hopefully this would mean more votes and encourage more entries for us to enjoy.

Another brilliant idea.

...how could I choose mine when there was so many other cracking photos...

Agreed. Personally honour means I just can't vote for my own. Nothing to stop others doing otherwise, but not me.
 

Mesquite

Anyone for sailing?
Mar 5, 2008
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Well done to all! they are all winners, maybe a printed calendar is needed each year, perhaps with proceeds going to charity?
I looked into doing that last year and unfortunately minimum order numbers and upfront costs didn't really make it viable.

Would it be possible to change the voting system to order of preference rather than just one vote? Hopefully this would mean more votes and encourage more entries for us to enjoy.
It sounds a great idea but sadly not possible with the voting system that we have on the forum.

I can do things like multiple votes, voters changing their mind and recasting their vote and making the results secret until the vote is over but there's no option for a first, second and third place vote.

I'm thinking of offering 2 or 3 votes and making the results secret for next years competition just to freshen things up. :)
 

Mesquite

Anyone for sailing?
Mar 5, 2008
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Just a bump to remind folks to get their vote in as the poll closes tomorrow at 13:23 :)

It's looking to be an exciting finish with two pictures currently tied for first place.
 

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