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Big Year Announcing the Big Year Contest

Discussion in 'Contests' started by xroads, Jan 22, 2018.

  1. xroads Veteran Reefkeeper Leadership Team GIRS Member

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    The Big Year Contest

    First Place $500 GC to LFS
    Second Place $250 GC to LFS
    Third Place $125 GC to LFS
    The Objective of the Big Year contest is to see and photograph as many marine fish species as possible.

    To Enter you start a thread in this forum and title it yourname's Big Year. Then you post pictures of the fish you see. Whoever has the most at the end of the year wins.

    RULES

    1. Must be a local club member
    2. Each species can be used only once. 50 variations of Oscellaris Clownfish won't count
    3. Maximum of 5 entries per location.
    4. Sources can include private tanks, public aquariums, Stores, Oceans.
    5. Pics should be posted within 48 hours of the sighting, pics should include species name.
    6. You can post pics on our FB Group page, but you must link the post to your thread here.
    7. Any issues will be resolved by the BOD
     
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  2. ruggerkc Experienced Reefkeeper Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

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    So I start a new thread below in the normal threads, name it Ruggerkc’s big year and start posting and numbering my pics?
     
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  3. xroads Veteran Reefkeeper Leadership Team GIRS Member

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    Yes each person will have their own thread that they continually update. Start a 1. and see how high you can go
     
  4. DangerJ Well-Known ReefKeeper Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

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    Alright so if oceans count, are we allowed only 5 per ocean/Named body of water?

    For example, if you go to the Keys and dive six locations...is that one location or six?
     
  5. xroads Veteran Reefkeeper Leadership Team GIRS Member

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    That is one location, each ocean counts as 1 location. Good question.
     
  6. DangerJ Well-Known ReefKeeper Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

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    Gotcha, that definitely makes this more competitive!
     
  7. LighthouseGal

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    @xroads@xroads When is the end of the contest ?
     
  8. xroads Veteran Reefkeeper Leadership Team GIRS Member

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    Midnight Dec 31st
     
  9. aussie Well-Known ReefKeeper Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

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  10. yankieman Well-Known ReefKeeper Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

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    @xroads@xroads are you allowed to go back thru the year and edit pics in and out?
     
  11. blackx-runner Administrator Website Team Leadership Team GIRS Member

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    My opinion would be no. Unless there was an error in the post or wrong picture was selected, then in that case an edit shortly after the post I think would be fine. Once the 5 from a single place are posted it should be a done deal.
     
  12. yankieman Well-Known ReefKeeper Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

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    That would be my opinion also
     
  13. aussie Well-Known ReefKeeper Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

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    Last edited: Dec 31, 2018
  14. Roman Experienced Reefkeeper GIRS Member

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    So if you took a pic of a yellow tang you couldn’t submit a purple tang ,Achilles tang , etc?
     
  15. aussie Well-Known ReefKeeper Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

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    Do you mean like two undilate triggers or two Hawaiian pink tails @Roman@Roman
     
  16. Roman Experienced Reefkeeper GIRS Member

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    It says each species can only be used once so does that mean that if you submit a “tang” that eliminates all other tangs. Same as clownfish or angelfish or eel or shark etc. example submit a yellow tang and then a purple tang. They are both tangs but different kinds of tangs or a ocelaris clown and a tomato clown. They are both clowns but different types
     
  17. blackx-runner Administrator Website Team Leadership Team GIRS Member

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    I think they are different species still. I think the clownfish example was because of all the designer names for clowns that are still the same species.
     
  18. yankieman Well-Known ReefKeeper Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

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    Yes exactly a blue hippo tang is a different species than a yellow tang etc etc
     
  19. aussie Well-Known ReefKeeper Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

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    Is a mimic different to a lemon peel tang to a chocolate tang @yankieman@yankieman
     
  20. yankieman Well-Known ReefKeeper Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

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    Yes As far as I know but i am not a marine biolgist are you?
     

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