Global Gaians is a picture taking contest. Gaians would take a picture of their avatar (printed on paper) in front of a notable landmark or symbols in their state, although vacationing images acceptable. Entries that had avatars photo-edited onto an existing image would be rejected.
Contest Info pt1Edit
There was a choice to enter in four categories, and twice if wanted. After the contest closed, members of the Admin team looked through all the entries and selected top favorites in each voting category. Once that was done, a survey(poll) was created with the names of the potential winners, and linked to the thread for community voting.
Contest Info pt2Edit
|Rules & Guidelines|
~~ Global Gaians: Contest Details! ~~
1)To enter this contest, you just need to take a picture of your Gaia item/avatar/username sign near a symbol that represents where you are! If you are on vacation, that counts too - just take a picture of your Gaia item/avatar/username sign in your current location. After the picture is ready, just post it in this thread as an entry!
Symbols of where you currently are located are wide and varied - use your imagination! It could be a flag of your country or state, a sign for a national park, outside a historic public building, maybe taped to a college campus sign - anywhere that specifies a location will be welcome.
NOTE: You can also place your Gaia item near an internationally recognizable historic or cultural artifact. If there is no location sign stating where the image is being taken, however, please include a hand-written sign in the image that gives your username and the location.
2) Once you have your picture, post it in this thread and include the following in your post:
3) We will be having 4 different theme categories for the photos: Humorous, Action, Artistic, and Just a Normal Pic. When taking your picture, you can use these to inspire the composition! Definitely put some thought into which category you want to enter your image as!
~~ Global Gaians: Contest Rules ~~
1) Contest is open to all members of the Gaia community
2) All entries must be posted in this thread by MONDAY, AUGUST 8th, 2011 to qualify to win.
3) The image must contain your Gaia item/avatar/username sign and an item that depicts your geographic location - any image that does not contain both of these aspects will not be eligible to win the contest.
4) You may enter this contest twice - this means you can submit two photographs to win! Each entry must be in a unique post in this thread so make sure to put the number of your entry in the post information. More than 2 entries will result in disqualification.
5) All images must be your own creations, and the Gaia item/avatar image/username sign in this picture must be your own too. You must also be at the location indicated in your photo - no taking an image of a fabulous destination and using a photo-manipulation program (e.g. Photoshop) to edit in a Gaia item/your avatar image. Any pictures that violate copyright laws or which are not taken by the entrant him/herself (or you know, by a friend taking your picture while you hold your Gaia item!) will be disqualified and may result in a warning for Terms of Service violations.
6) All images must be appropriate for Gaia Online - no inappropriate pictures will be allowed. Any images of this sort will be removed and you will be warned for Terms of Service violations. Keep it clean and fun people!
7) You do not have to be in the image yourself - just your Gaia item/avatar/username sign and the symbol of your location.
8 ) Do not share any specific, personally identifying information in your picture. No street addresses, license plates, house numbers, phone numbers, real names, etc. While we love to know generally where people are, we want you to be safe on Gaia, so keep your private information private!
9) No vandalism - do not wreck anything in order to get the shot! As well, no breaking the law to get the shot! Again, have fun and be safe, but respect property, the environment, and the law while taking your photos. We don't anyone or anything to get harmed for this contest
[NPC] admin: AnnouncementsEdit
- Jul 28 Global Gaians: Take a photo in distant land for huge prizes! 
We're celebrating our international community with the Global Gaians contest! All you need to do is take a photo in some far-flung, recognizable place. We basically want to see how geographically diverse we all are.
For example, Londoners can get a shot of your username or avatar with Big Ben in the background, Parisians can snap the Eiffel Tower, and residents of Eureka, CA can hold up their sign in front of that big statue of a hammer. You don't even have to live there-- as long as you were actually there, we'll still honor your shots.
We'll be picking winners in four categories: Humorous, Action, Artistic and one open category for any old normal shot. For each category, we'll award a grand prize of 1 million Gaia Gold, plus half a million Gaia Gold for each second place pick, and a quarter million Gaia Gold for each third place pick. Plus, all qualified entrants will receive a blue metallic travel mug from the Junk in the Trunk shop, only slightly stained with Carl's angry spittle!
For full details, visit the official contest thread:
- Aug 11 Global Gaians: vote for your favorites! 
The Global Gaians contest has produced some fantastic results! Exciting entries have been pouring in from Gaians around the world-- we've seen plenty of funny, creative and occasionally bizarre images, and now it's time to choose the best ones. You can vote for your favorites until midnight Monday, August 15th-- don't miss your chance to pick the winners!
Head over to the contest thread to find out how to cast your votes.
- Humorous Category Winners
- First Prize Winner: naturallove05
- Second Prize Winner:-Scru_ballz-
- Third Prize Winner: Lizmutt
- Artistic Category Winners
- First Prize Winner: -Emerlydi-
- Second Prize Winner: ninj9
- Third Prize Winner: CutexxDevil
- Action Category Winners
- First Prize Winner: Soul_Existence
- Second Prize Winner: bricefam
- Third Prize Winner: jelly_jkl
- Just a pic! Category Winners
- First Prize Winner: naturallove05
- Second Prize Winner: Madoneko
- Third Prize Winner: Jiralia
- The winners of the 100,000 Gaia gold Honorable Mention Prize
- Humorous Category Honorable Mention Prize Winner: Ichi the Shapeshifter
- Artistic Category Honorable Mention Prize Winner: Yaida Hitomi
- Action Category Honorable Mention Prize Winner: Spess
- Just a Pic! Category Honorable Mention Prize Winner: Franca Laura
- First Prize: 1 million gold and a pixelated Digital SLR Camera item
- Second Prize: 500, 000 gold and a pixelated Digital SLR Camera item
- Third Prize: 250,000 gold and a pixelated Digital SLR Camera item
- A total of 6,394 people voted on the poll consisting of the selected winners.
- Everyone who posted in the thread received a Blue Metallic Travel Mug item from the Junk in the Trunk gold shop.
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