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Sanctimonious
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Look Kids, an ALL New Contest for you to take part in and show off your Sunday Best Motorbike!!!! Why Its "The Bike of the YEAR Contest!!!" Now this isnt the Bike of the Month of Yesterday, No not at ALL, Every Month will Now be Model Specific and at the End of the Year a HUGE Finale with the Winners competing for the Prize Of "BIKE OF THE YEAR!!!!! Since this is SO Such a Big deal that no longer will Just the Bike be judged but the over all Composition of the Photo itself. People are NOT Allowed in the Picture; any Pictures that include people (can be a ½ naked broad on a surfboard in the background, Kids trying to be cute or your Granny knitting you a beanie, doesn’t matter) will Not be accepted. The idea is to Be more than a Boring Photo Hunt type contest and actually get some quality images involved where Creativity is Key, Hey it’s a BIke Photo Contest be a Little Creative, you worked hard on these things, so show it off, MAYBE, Just MAYBE actually Take it OUT of the Garage when you snap one off! Its not a "Look here is Every Vehicle I own" Contest either, Maybe Just Maybe the Bike and the Bike only will be Beneficial? But than again Who Knows?

So It will be done as follows, (Ex Calendar Page below (look there is Scary Skulls in it to show its Not just one person (IE Me) in charge of this) The 1st of every month will start the Nominations, 2 Pictures per bike will be accepted so you can show both sides if need be or whatever you want but 2 is the maximum, you Can put in just 1 if you like. The Mods will determine what picts are best if the amount of entries exceeds 25 for any given month, 1 week later the Nominee’s will Stop being accepted than the voting will begin The Following Day at 6pm PST. Voting will last until the Last day of the month at 11:59PM PST, with the winners being announced on the front page of the forum 24 hours later. This will go on for 9 months to include every model individually, Month 10
People who have done Many MANY Miles on their bikes, we will call these Worker Bikes, bikes that Get Ridden and often (Picts Of ODO Required) and the the 11th month reserved for will be reserved for those who feel they have a Superior Custom bike, top Show style etc… The 12th month will be reserved for the Bike Of The Year which will be made up of the Winners of the previous contests and than there will be a Bike of The Year vote. Now you May Only enter Once Per Year, Now to some that might sound stupid to say as its now Model specific BUT no, If you feel you have a Super Custom and best of the best enter it in Pro Custom contest in July, same goes for High Mileage bikes in June. Because if you Lose in your Model Month you cannot try again later on. So people if Your model month is in Feb and you are planning on doing all this stuff to it in March than Don't enter in Feb, wait until July to show off your Stuff (hence the reason the Pro Comp is in July, Winter should be over and bike ready to SHOW!!!!)


Sept: VRSCA,
Oct: VRSCAW,
Nov: VRSCD,
Dec: VRSCDX,
Jan: VRSCF
Feb: VRSCB
Mar: VRSCR, ,
Apr:VRSCSE,
May: VRSCX,
June: Worker Bikes (Bikes with Many miles on them and USED, 4500 miles average a Year.)
July:Pro Custom Comp.
Aug: "Bike of The Year",

EXAMPLE MONTH



At the End there will be a Small Wall Calendar put together and sold at a low price (no profit being made, sold through a Cafe Press type place and sold at their Minimal cost, you buy it from directly and they send it to you directly etc... No one makes any money off it etc..) and every Month will have the winner of that month and the Cover of course Reserved For The Bike of The Year.


This will also no longer be a game of Whiners and such, it’s a Contest, you aren’t paying to be in it, your not winning a Large sum of cash at the end, Its not a Resume booster nor help you become a master fabricator with your own TV show, no one is out to get you and no one cares if you join or not, it’s a Contest to see who’s bike is appreciated by the most people. If you have a problem with having your bike in Print Don't enter, If you have a problem with rejection Don't Enter, IF you are convinced this will make you a star Don't enter. The reason THIS Contest is done this way now is because in the past little bands of Children grouped together and voted for their Models of Bike and not the Quality of the Bikes in the contests. Well let’s get beyond that shall we? Lord Of The Flies was great book indeed, but lets not bring it here.

Rules of Picts:
1)Picts must be of high quality 1024 x768 or 1280x1024 Etc, small picts are hard to see and aren’t to your advantage. (It IS a Photo contest!)
2) Picts must appear in the members Gallery
3) Pics must be the Sole Property of the Contestant. There will be a Published item at the end that people can purchase that will have all the Bikes in it, if the pict isn't yours we cannot use it)
4) If for some reason the winner of a certain month becomes Conflicted, Unreasonable or Problematic the Award will be taken and given to the 2nd place entry for that month (and if that person becomes a Pain the 3rd runner up becomes king of the month, and so on.....)
5) No people in the Photo. Any photo that has people in it will be disqualified. (sorry you cannot tell Wendy down at Hooters you are going to make Her famous, Bring your Wife when you break the bad news to Her.)
6) Send Picts to: [email protected] with a Short (50 words or less) Description of the bike and what you did (or didnt ) do.
7 A Bike can ONLY be entered 1 Time a Year so choose well what competition you want to be in, your Model of bike as deemed by its Birth certificate signed by Willie G or the Beauty Custom you have transformed it to be (Or the Work Horse it has become)
8 Minimal Photoshopping of photos is allowed, You want to make it B&W, put some grain on it screw with the colors etc.. fine, Major Overhauls of the photos will not be allowed as its a Photo Contest of Bikes and what people have done (or not done) to them, its not a Photo Contest with bikes in them. If you are Worried about the Plate on the bike think about that before you take the pict, if you are good at Photoshop and Can mask it nicely fine but big Blurrs or White Boxes in the middle of the photos where your plate was will not be in your favor. Hey you spent a lot of time on the bike, removing a few screws for a pict shouldn't be hard.
PLEASE Do NOT Send Picts Before your Bike Month, We arent a record Keeping Co that will go back and search when the time comes, the 1st week of every month is reserved for Nominations for that months model, Now if you will be on a Jungle Sabbatical or be in prison that month etc.. and Cannot get to the internet, make plans with someone else to send in your Pictures (and dont ask the guy going to jail with you to do it as He will be busy Too).

So everyone has plenty of Time now to get a few Great shots showing off your Hard work (Or your Lack of, doesn't matter, you never know what people will vote for) Its Summer time in most places (Sorry North East people, tough year huh?) so go out and get a great shot or 2, maybe the background will represent your state too? who knows. One of the Best photo's I ever saw was a DX out in the snow, great contrast. So the Contest will start in Aug. (had to give the 1st months people enough time to be fair) and go on from there. The contest rules may change a bit, if they do it will be posted BEFORE the 1st month starts and it will be minor things if any, not anything to do with the Picts themselves.

Good Luck and remember if your Going to Armour All your Whole Bike for the photo, wipe it off the seat and tires before you ride it next or else you and the bike will no longer look like it did in that photo.


Ex. Of a Poor Quality Pict.



1)The balance is off, the front tire is cut off while there is space behind the rear.
2)There is a Large Silver Auto behind a Silver bike, hence making the photo Muddy and disjointed. If the Car was gone and the Blue skies and green trees instead the photo would be Much better but instead things are Blending together for no good reason.
3)The bike is in the Grass, hence the Grass is now being reflected in ever chrome piece on the bike. Either move the bike, make it stand up Higher by placing a wedge under the jiffy stand etc,, or change your camera position.
4)There is a Hint of a house in the upper right corner, once again bad for a Picture.
5) There is a Bungie on the seat, Its a Photo Contest, need more be said?
The idea is to have high quality picts of nice looking bikes. Hey some of you spent a great deal of cash on them and time so why not make the picture count.
 

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Can U See me now
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Good deal. Most of my beautiful mods will be done by mid August. And I don't have to beg someone to nominate my bike. :D
 

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I'll submit mine next JUNE!:D
 

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Anyone else find it ironic that the "Ex. Of a Poor Quality Pict" is a red X ... heh
 

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Got a red X for the "example of a poor quality picture"... so yes, I agree.... it's a really bad likeness of a V-Rod....

But it is in a symetrical box.....

:D

HH
 

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Sanctimonious
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Got a red X for the "example of a poor quality picture"... so yes, I agree.... it's a really bad likeness of a V-Rod....

But it is in a symetrical box.....

:D

HH
Ah calm down, been fixed!!! see perfect example on why there is so much Time to get ready!
 

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Buy American!
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Look kids...
Rules of Picts:
1)Picts must be of high quality 1024 x768 or 1280x1024 Etc, small picts are hard to see and aren’t to your advantage. (It IS a Photo contest!)
2) Picts must appear in the members Gallery...
Please forgive me for being computer illiterate, but, how do we comply with rule #1 and rule #2 at the same time? Are we allowed to upload a 1280x1024 Etc pic to the Gallery? If so, what format?
 

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Autobanmod
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Sounds like a good idea if you mean it, or is it sarcasm city.
No, this is official.
Minor changes might be possible but Luxlamf is indeed the new host of the BOY contest and we count on our members to support him.
For the sake of good order I point out that Lux had nothing to do with the Moderator Team's decision to end/change the previous BOM contest.
 

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Sanctimonious
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Please forgive me for being computer illiterate, but, how do we comply with rule #1 and rule #2 at the same time? Are we allowed to upload a 1280x1024 Etc pic to the Gallery? If so, what format?
The Pict you Email must appear in your Gallery too, the One you email needs to be large enough to print if you win so we will have a High quality copy in case you lose yours, you change the bikes etc...
The gallery pict is there to Assure that its Your bike and prove that its YOU nominating it for that month so Upload the highest quality pict to the gallery you can and call it Bike of The year Contest since ONLY YOU can upload you can upload to your gallery there is little to no chance of fraud.
We want to avoid Malicious behavior as much as possible, If it where to be Just email a photo someone Might email us a photo that you didn't approve or you might be holding off for the Custom contest or Work horse and NOT know you where included in the other month hence making it Impossible for you to join later on as you wanted to. So when someone adds a pict we will compare that pict to the one in the gallery to make sure its You and you only nominating the photo in question.
If People WANT to Nominate a Person for the contest they will have to PM the person or post a thread asking the person to do so. The old way of having strangers nominate others was Too Open for Fraud.
 

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meh ... to me it isn't a Lux picture thread without that very special trash can he sneaks into every shoot
 

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Your hard work on this is greatly appreciated. :thumb:
 

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Sanctimonious
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Wow, and I thought I had too much free time at work
I did this whole thing while waiting in line for a new passport as now it's harder to get into Canada now so when I go back east at the end of the month I would like to go to Toronto for a day and me telling them I am a citizen isn't enough anymore. By the way I am still waiting, my 1st run in with the bankrupt state of CA. No one works here anymore but 1 guy.
The iPhone is brilliant, if not for it I would be hooting and hollering by now getting arreasted maybe
 

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Wow, I was wondering where the BOM had gone.

Now that is seems a bit more fun I'll get ready for November. See if I can give the "D" Models a run for their money!
 

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I did this whole thing while waiting in line for a new passport as now it's harder to get into Canada now so when I go back east at the end of the month I would like to go to Toronto for a day and me telling them I am a citizen isn't enough anymore. By the way I am still waiting, my 1st run in with the bankrupt state of CA. No one works here anymore but 1 guy.
The iPhone is brilliant, if not for it I would be hooting and hollering by now getting arreasted maybe
If you do get to Toronto and you're up for a pint or 5, let me know ...
 
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