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Neighbourhood Photo Album Contest


Welcome to the Neighbourhood Photo Album Contest. This is a follow up competition to the Photoalbum Competition. This time round we are looking at somewhere a bit closer to home, we would like to see your neighbourhood, big or little we want to see it! So our set theme for this contest is 'My Neighbourhood'.


Winner: Snow in the Desert by [Amaranthine]

Second: Pottsville: Mansions, Trees, Cemetaries by [Polar ♥]

Third: Nochtur's Edmond, Oklahoma Neighborhood by [Eyes of the Reaper]

Voting was in <poll:12320>!


The Rules

a) Go to your house.
b) Press "Upload a folder of images".
c) Select a unique describing name for the wiki-page (Like for example "Ryd in Linköping, Sweden" or "55th street on Manhattan") and then you upload a ZIP-file (See How to create a zip-file with about 10 to 20 images (The limit is just a suggestion).
d) Make sure the page is exported.
e) Write fun or interesting comments on the photos. It can be explanation about how you arranged the light and how you manage to get the entire flower sharp or and explanation that it's John who is puking on his keyboard because you gave him an ugly link.
f) Submit the page and then write the link to the wiki-page under Your submissions below.

2. ALL SUBMITTED PHOTOS MUST BE MADE BY THE SUBMITTER. This means no reproductions, repostings, copied works, works randomly found on the net, submissions of another Elfpack member’s work, or heaven knows anything else we might have missed. Using another photographer’s photographs without their express, written permission is stealing, and will NOT be tolerated. If a person is found to have submitted stolen work, that person will be permanently banned from submitting any more works, and will be reported to the guards.

3. PEOPLE ARE ALLOWED TO HELP YOU WRITE COMMENTS AND ADDING PHOTOS. You may let others help you with adding photos or comments, but the ones helping you are just helping you. This isn't a team-competition, but you're free to give them credits of course.


5. ALL ENTRIES MUST BE ON THE 'MY NEIGHBOURHOOD' THEME. No random images, no matter how cool they might look, will be allowed to participate. If an image’s or an entire submission's theme does not seem to fit, the artist will be contacted via comments on the wiki-page and given a chance to explain how their work fits the theme. [Firenze] and the Elfpack crew have the last call on what does or does not fit the theme.


7. [Firenze] IS THE BOSS OF THIS CONTEST SO HAVE FUN!! (Or we will send a bunch of caffeine deprived photographers after you!! o_O;;)


Some Hints:

-Submitting more then 1 photoalbum is not allowed, please decide which one is best, or ask the staff which one you should enter the contest with.

-Having a lot of friends vote for you does not mean you will win. (So don't try to mail all your friends, it's even forbidden!

-Entries will be judged as fairly as possible, with the poll as a guide. Judges ultimately will make the final decision.



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More contests at: Elfpack Contests



The Submissions

Place the submissions here:

Corie's Neighborhood [Mental Terrorist]

Name: [Eyes of the Reaper]
Album: Nochtur's Edmond, Oklahoma Neighborhood

Name: [FireGypsy]
Album: A Florida Rooftop Adventure

Name: [Amaranthine]
Album: Snow in the Desert

Name: [beautiful _ darkness]
Album: Fall Neighbourhood

Name: [Polar ♥]
Album: Pottsville: Mansions, Trees, Cemetaries

Name: [Avrora_Black]
Album: Seasons change in D. Iosofov Str.

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2006-12-10 [HOOKERin]: are you allowed to do your whole city?
coz then it will be cooler, and i dont stay in a 'neighbourhood' coz there arent really any neighbourhoods in britain

2006-12-10 [Firenze]: I live in a Neighbourhood and I live in Devon, England. So you can't really say that there aren't really neighbourhoods in Britain. Besides the definition of a neighbourhood is is a geographically localised community located within a larger city, town or suburb. For more information, take a look at

But in short it is photos of the area you live in, basically on the street you live on. Not entire cities, villages or towns.

2006-12-10 [Hedda]: The idea is that you should take some pictures around where you live. If that is a military base in Iraq, a little village or the forest around your house doesn't matter.

Well, except that you might not be allowed to take pictures of the military base...

2006-12-10 [Eyes of the Reaper]: Would it be ok if we added our submissions before the page actually has 10/20 images? (I have 5 but will be out scouting later tonight and over winter break.)

2006-12-10 [Hedda]: So if you take pictures of your entire city and call that your neighbourhoud, I don't see a big problem with that. But the idea is to take pictures of something new. The 100 000th photo-page about London photos is just another page. But a page about a more specific address is more likely something new.

2006-12-10 [Hedda]: [Eyes of the Reaper] it's better to submitt the finished page. And it's much easier to upload all the photos at once. Otherwise you have to merge wiki-pages, and that's complicated.

2006-12-10 [Eyes of the Reaper]: I suppose. The only problem with that is that I can't upload all of the photos at once (plus they're already up here for the most part). Alrighty, I'll wait to add it.

2006-12-10 [Hedda]: [Eyes of the Reaper]: What do you mean that you can't upload all the photos at once? Have you read and understood rule #1?

2006-12-10 [Eyes of the Reaper]: "SHOULD BE UPLOADED" and "MUST BE UPLOADED" have different meanings to different people. If it is 'must', you 'should' specify. And yes, I have read it and yes, I do understand it.

2006-12-10 [Big Brother]: better??

2006-12-10 [Eyes of the Reaper]: Much! Now...just have to find a way to move all my pictures to a computer that I can use that is able to upload multiple photos at once...

2006-12-10 [Big Brother]: .zip file.......just one file

2006-12-10 [Eyes of the Reaper]: I know. I don't have any programs that can do that, nor do I have the admin privs on any computer to download one.

2006-12-10 [Hedda]: Thanks, [Big Brother]!

2006-12-10 [Big Brother]: windows XP has winzip built in, just select the images (highlight the ones you want), right click, and press "add to" or "add to archive" it's almost standard on XP to have that in the right click menu

2006-12-10 [Eyes of the Reaper]: Hmmm... Alright. I'll try that. Thank you, Jon!

2006-12-10 [Hedda]: [Eyes of the Reaper], can't you just right-click on the folder and ZIP it? It says something like "Move to a compressed folder" at least on Windows XP.

2006-12-10 [Eyes of the Reaper]: Not at my mom's, I can't. And I'm only going to be here at my dad's (where all my pictures are) for a few more hours.

2006-12-10 [Hedda]: Sorry, by answer was late <img:an.gif>

2006-12-10 [Eyes of the Reaper]: Tis ok. :)

2006-12-10 [Firenze]: [Hedda] on XP, it is right click on the folder you want to zip, then click on send to, then click on compressed (zipped) folder.

2006-12-10 [Hedda]: But you want to create a new ZIP-folder.

2006-12-10 [Firenze]: It does that automatcally on mine, you have the normal folder and a zipped one at the end.

2006-12-10 [Eyes of the Reaper]: It worked. ^-^ Now to get a few more pictures and actually make the page!

2006-12-10 [Hedda]: Remember to use "Edmond" and "Oklahoma" in the wiki-page name! <img:drunk.gif> If that's where you're making the photos...

2006-12-10 [Eyes of the Reaper]: I shall. ^-^

2006-12-10 [HOOKERin]: but there isnt anything interesting in a neighbourhood in a city, heres a house and another house and a pub and a road and scatty pavement, and it is all dirty...well now i live in the city centre :P you cant prove that i dont

2006-12-10 [Eyes of the Reaper]: Yeah, neighborhoods are hard, since all the houses look the same, as do the plants, typically. (Here in Oklahoma anyway...)

2006-12-10 [Firenze]: So I live on a council estate and there is nothing special about where I live, all there is on my road is houses and a few good views like <URL:>

So I really do not know why you are complaining.

2006-12-10 [Eyes of the Reaper]: Because all there is in a neighborhood here in America are houses. Brick houses. No life. No difference except different shades of brown on the front doors. All the bushes are square, all the flowers are pink. I have pictures of all those already. All I'm saying is: it is a difficult thing to do an album contest on.

2006-12-10 [Firenze]: Well that is pretty much what it is like here where I live, it all depends on where you live, I think depending on the weather tomorrow I could have 20+ photos of the neighbourhood that I live in. There is variety on each different road people live on, all neighbourhoods are different.

I personally think this is an easy topic to do an album contest on.

2006-12-10 [Mental Terrorist]: how great of an idea...putting pictures or where you live on the internet....i know elfpack is pretty safe...but not one i would participate in....

2006-12-10 [FireGypsy]: Now should we walk around and take pictures of the actual neighborhood, like houses, or can we take pictures of the neat plants or landscapes in the neighborhood?

2006-12-10 [Firenze]: Has to be located in your neighbourhood, so roads, houses, trees planted beside the pavement etc.

2006-12-10 [FireGypsy]: Oh ^_^ Neat-O!

2006-12-10 [Firenze]: Yeah it is rather simple ^_^

2006-12-10 [Monster Master]: You're lying! :O

Just kidding. ^_^

2006-12-10 [Enneigard Rebirth]: hmmmmmm.....i take lots of photos of my neighbor hood....

2006-12-10 [Avrora_Black]: Wow! I'm definately going to try to enter here! I have so many beautiful photos of my neighbourhood...It's quite a bit big though, which is good because I'll have more to talk about and photograph;)

2006-12-10 [Hedda]: Feature-news: Now you don't have to upload a ZIP-file on that upload-page. If you have javascript enabled (which you probably have) you can select the single photo-files one by one.

I personally still think it's easier to create and upload a ZIP-file, but it might not be for everyone.

2006-12-11 [Eyes of the Reaper]: Thank you very much, [Hedda]!!! ^-^

2006-12-11 [Shadowsoul]: thank you [Hedda]!
i agree with you

2006-12-11 [stephy.h]: This contest sounds like fun...It's camera time :)

2006-12-12 [Wendy]: What a great competition for stalkers to know where we live! I'll pass...

2006-12-12 [Hedda]: No [Wendy]-stalking! <img:mood21-gif.gif> That sucks! <img:mood19-gif.gif>

2006-12-12 [Big Brother]: it's kinda hard to know the location from some pics of things around the don't have to use signs and such.... i don't think anyone would be like "HEY! i know that tree!!" or "i think that looks like the same off white standard designed house as that town i once drove past 2 years ago!!"

2006-12-12 [Hedda]: Well, if you live on top of Fuji, then your house might be easy to find if you take pictures of the surroundings.

But genererally I think it would be pretty hard to find your house if you take pictures of the village. Of course a real stalker would go to that village and hang out there until you're found, but... Well, go to Amsterdam, [Sunrose] has been seen there! <img:drunk.gif>

2006-12-12 [stephy.h]: You can do kind of obscure photos right? Like corners of buildings, leaves and asphalt etc.

2006-12-12 [Hedda]: Well, then it's really not about your neighbourhood anymore.

2006-12-12 [stephy.h]: hmm...

2006-12-13 [RainCloud]: now if only my step-mom would give me back my camera that she confiscated three or four months ago, i'd enter...

2006-12-14 [..oops..]: so its like a series, then?

2006-12-14 [FireGypsy]: No submissions yet? I'm surprised!

2006-12-14 [Big Brother]: fine.....i'll get my cam out... but i already have the prize.

2006-12-14 [FireGypsy]: Now if you win this, would you get another badge? Or would it just say something under your other one? But yeah! Get your cam out! I would do it, but it had been shitty out the past few days, and nobody wants to see my neighborhood all gloomy lol!

2006-12-14 [Big Brother]: or do i have it....i dunno.....meh

2006-12-15 [Mental Terrorist]: HA! i took pictures of my old neighborhood...does it still count? (my aunt lives there now)<img:mood12-gif.gif> it should

2006-12-15 [FireGypsy]: I don't see a neighborhood? I see a fence and a sunset? Where are the neighbors houses?

2006-12-15 [Eyes of the Reaper]: Some people won't let you take pictures of their houses, them, or their pets/children...

2006-12-15 [FireGypsy]: Yeah, but a WHOLE neighborhood denying you? Not likely. Besides, they can't be home ALL the time ^_^

2006-12-16 [Eyes of the Reaper]: @.@ True... Does the roof of a neighbor's house count? lol Or maybe their tree from their front yard?

2006-12-16 [FireGypsy]: Sure, as long as it is the neighborhood I guess ^_^

2006-12-16 [Eyes of the Reaper]: lol Ok... 'cause I caught them in a picture of the sky yesterday... XD

2006-12-16 [Mental Terrorist]: no...there are no houses! Point beingh it is the counrty, that is my neighborhood

2006-12-16 [FireGypsy]: Then it isn't a neighborhood...
Neighborhood: The people who live near one another or in a particular district or area; a number of persons living near one another or in a particular locality; people living near one another; "it is a friendly neighborhood"; "my neighborhood voted for Bush"

If your aunt lives in the country, with nobody around, then it is not a neighborhood...

2006-12-16 [Eyes of the Reaper]: Well, based on the 'people living near one another' part, it doesn't matter how wide-spread they are, as long as she includes some pictures from the closest houses...

2006-12-16 [Mental Terrorist]: there is, in the sunset picture

2006-12-16 [Wendy]: Ha ha ha! Funny comments in reference to mine. Hmmm... This sounds like an interesting contest <3

2006-12-16 [Eyes of the Reaper]: ^-^ Yay! I already entered! First EP/ET photo/art contest!

2006-12-16 [FireGypsy]: Nice entry ^_^

2006-12-16 [Eyes of the Reaper]: Thankies! Also added how they pretained to the contest underneath them. *nod nod*

2006-12-16 [Wendy]: I love the sunset through your tree.

2006-12-16 [Eyes of the Reaper]: The peach one with the tree's limbs all over the picture? :) Thank you!

2007-01-28 [beautiful _ darkness]: There is my album but I have alot more pictures of my nieghborhood to load on my computer which Im about to do

2007-01-29 [Hedda]: Oh, I almost forgot about this competition.

Maybe everyone got scared away from entering after seeing Snow in the Desert <img:quesN-gif.gif>

2007-01-29 [Amaranthine]: I almost forgot about this competition too! lol. Its been so quiet.

2007-01-30 [Polar ♥]: I have an entry! *Waves!* The only problem is, I don't know what the heck I'm doing... how do I link it to this page? I've got it uploaded...but now I'm stuck.

2007-01-30 [Polar ♥]: Ok, I think I figured it out. If something is wrong, please let me know.

2007-01-30 [Hedda]: It works just fine! Wonderful pictures!

2007-02-01 [Avrora_Black]: There's my humble but crazy neightbourhood:D

2007-02-03 [Avrora_Black]: I finished my wiki, now it's done:) When I did it yesterday, I wanted to take more photos but I couldn't (needed-sleep-after-friday-night<img:mood6-gif.gif>) but now it's done;) I found some more photos that mached my topic and added them:) Now I like how it looks:D

2007-02-04 [Polar ♥]: This contest ends today(or yesterday, rather)? What happens we need to do anything else?

2007-02-04 [Hedda]: I have to put up a poll...

2007-02-04 [Hedda]: Vote in <poll:12320>!

2007-02-07 [beautiful _ darkness]: wow I thought atleast one person would vote for mine but thats ok I like my photos and if other people dont thats ok too

2007-02-07 [Hedda]: [beautiful _ darkness]: I think a few of the images are a little too shaky, but the biggest problem is that there are no comments and that the images aren't arranged. You can for example write "<img500:" instead of "<img:" and you'll get a better format on the page.

2007-02-15 [beautiful _ darkness]: thank you Hedda... the only reason they are shaky is cause I have a constant shake that sometimes is worse then other times

2007-02-16 [Hedda]: Put the camera down on something?

2007-02-16 [Firenze]: Or use a tripod if you have one?

2007-02-16 [Polar ♥]: Yeah, tripods are the best inventions ever for shaky people. I have one that folds up. Its about a foot long, but extends to almost 4 and a half feet. Really nice. I'd look into that if you're really interested in photography. 

2007-02-20 [beautiful _ darkness]: yea I could look into one

2007-02-20 [FireGypsy]: Heh, apparently nobody likes my rooftop point of view XD

2007-02-20 [Hedda]: Of course we did, but the desert was cooler <img:dand-gif.gif>

2007-02-20 [FireGypsy]: Florida is a desert XD

2007-02-20 [Hedda]: Öh... No <img:dand-gif.gif>

2007-02-20 [Amaranthine]: Florida is more tropical. Not a lot of cactus and sand like here...

2007-02-20 [FireGypsy]: *shrugs* still, I figured I wouldn't be in second to LAST place, seeing as I had a completely different perspective for my pictures other than just taking a picture of my neighbors' houses and a few plants. I took a picture of them from the SKY! People have no taste for artistic ideas I guess...

2007-02-20 [Polar ♥]: C'mon.  You can't win EVERY contest. :D I've seen enough of your smiling face on the front page! (Ok, no I haven't, but...) :D

2007-02-20 [FireGypsy]: Well I just thought that my artistic view would get a more than a few fans that's all. I don't care if I win or not, but being second to last though I have an artistic view of my neighborhood kinda upsets me. Maybe I should just stay lame and not put the extra effort to climb on my roof next time...

2007-02-20 [Polar ♥]: Awww...but then I wouldn't have gotten to see it! Plus, being on rooves is fun anyway.

2007-02-21 [RainCloud]: Keep in mind that we could only vote for one. You woulda been my second. If I had thought more and considered the artistic value, perhaps even first but definately second.

2007-02-21 [Hedda]: Yepp, now we're down to statistics again. If everyone thinks you're the second best, you'll end up last. That's why these votings get interesting: It's never the "best" one that win or come at a good place. It's the submission that most people like. Which pretty often is something many people hate, or think is pretty far out (in a good or bad way).

2007-02-24 [Hedda]: [Firenze], do you want to badge people?

The poll is taken just away from Mainstuff so it's time to finish this. <img:dand-gif.gif>

2007-02-25 [Polar ♥]: Thanks folks, this was fun!

2007-02-25 [Eyes of the Reaper]: Congrats! ^-^

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