ECC calls on Members and past Winners to Step Up and Vote
VOTING FOR THIS EVENT WILL BE BOTH IN-PERSON AND VIA ZOOM
Have a say to narrow the 150+ photo entries down to the 25 finalists for the iconic Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice 2024 calendar! Only Evergreen Camera Club members and 2021 – 2023 calendar finalists can join us in the anonymous vote to select this year’s 25 finalists*! Now is an ideal time to renew or join our club. See all of the images submitted by our community and get to make your opinion count. Scroll down for important details.
* Mount Evans HHC&H Employees are also invited to vote
We have set the voting date to June 14th – Images will be displayed on the Evergreen Fire and Rescue projection system using Lightroom. The presenter’s screen will be shared via Zoom so both in-person and zoom attendees can vote: voting will be done using Google Forms as described below.
The Calendar Voting and Judging Process
Voting to select 25 finalists from the calendar entries will be judged by the membership of the ECC club and past winners, out of whomever participates either in-person or on the Zoom call for our June meeting.
As the calendar competition is open to everyone, and many ECC members and past winners have and are expected to enter, certainly those individuals will be voting on their own images along with everyone else. The artist names will not be disclosed so at most, voters will recognize only a few of the images out of however many we get (we expect 100-200). Thus we feel there will be minimal bias in this process.
Each image will get a score from 1 to 5, averaged from all votes cast to determine the 25 finalists. The finalists will then be voted on by the general public using the voting website tool used for last year’s competition (that link will be posted when the finalists have been uploaded).
Our intent is that this will yield an impartially-judged set of 12 images plus a cover image to comprise our final calendar, however, if we end up with some kind of imbalance, there is an editorial committee comprised of Mount Evans and ECC volunteers who may make minor adjustments to ensure a good end product (i.e. if 4 images of elk were to get the best scores, we may only include one or two). The remaining 12 images will be recognized as runners-up in the calendar.
Each year we enlist the aid of a guest photographer as a Judge to pick the Best of Show, 2nd, and 3rd place winners from the winning 13 images selected at this event. This year our Judge will be TBD.
If you have any questions about this process, please send and email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Voting Instructions: Important!!!
Display of submitted images and voting will begin at 7:00PM on Wednesday June 14th. Setup and testing will be from 6:30 to 7:00, be sure to get on-line in time to work out any kinks you may have with the links or the process.
There will be 4 different groups of images, divided by season. We will run through each group quickly so you can preview them and then go back more slowly with each photo title for the voting step.
Voting will be done using Google Forms – a “forms.gle” link (type-in) or QR code (scan) will be provided to get your browser to the voting sheet.
For those voting in-person – you should bring a smartphone, tablet, or laptop device for voting at the event.
For those voting by Zoom – you should Zoom using whatever device you have with the best display so you can see the entries clearly. You can use a separate device (such as your smartphone) to go to the Google Forms link so you can have a separate screen to make your voting selections. Alternately, you can use a browser and Zoom on the same device if you can manage the two windows.
Links to the Zoom and Voting form will be emailed to ECC members and past winners prior to the meeting.
Contest entry deadline is June 9th, so you still have time to enter your best local photos!
THIS EVENT IS MEMBERS-ONLY (and past winners).
Join us in-person at the fire station OR via Zoom:
Wednesday, June 14 at 7:00 pm (6:30 testing time)
Evergreen Fire and Rescue
1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen, CO