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Do you think having a contest Of The Month is a feature we should add to the forum?

  • Yes

    Votes: 10 83.3%
  • No

    Votes: 2 16.7%
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Okay guys, the mods have worked on an idea to bring some competition to the forum. We are entertaining the idea that we will do a AOTM (ATLAS of the Month) and a POTM (Picture of the Month). However we need user feedback to ensure this will be something worth our time. Please fill in the poll to cost your vote on if you would like the feature brought into the VW Atlas Forum. This poll will close in 14 days so please fill out the poll before the end of the month.

We've decided to put a rules thread in place to help organize things here.

AOTM Rules

-When entering, images must be a BARE minimum of 450pixels wide for horizontally scaled images or 450 pixels tall for vertically scaled images. If images do not fit these requirements or exceed them, your entry will not be included in voting.
We ask that images be the exact size they are after importing them from your digital camera (uncut), and that full quality is maintained but this rule will not be enforced for AOTM. Fullsize pictures will, however enhance your chance of being voted AOTM, nobody likes tiny pictures. This rule will be placed into effect for the FIRST AOTM entry thread

-Past AOTM winners are not allowed to re-enter a AOTM contest in a 12 month span unless SUBSTANTIAL changes are made to the vehicle (new components, entire color-scheme changes, etc). The extent to qualify substantial will be judged by our moderators, but I believe we all have a general indication on what substantial indicates. A past AOTM winner is allowed to enter AOTM more than once a year with an entirely new build, if the vehicle again meets the requirement of having substantially different modifications than the first.

-Contestants who fall short of success in AOTM contests, may enter as many consecutive contests as contestant so decides. If you do not receive a substantial portion of votes after several months, please consider taking fresh images in a clean environment and keep filesizes high

POTM Rules

-When entering, images MUST be a minimum of 800x600 pixels for horizontally paned images or 600x800 pixels for vertically paned images. We are putting a LARGE emphasis on QUALITY in the POTM contest, and images that do not meet this requirement will not be included in month-end voting. We ask that you upload images straight from your camera with tampering with any size restraints. Pictures must be of a VW ATLAS. This rule will be placed into effect for the FIRST POTM contest.

-Contestants are limited to 1 entry each month for the POTM contest, so bring your best. Past POTM winners are free to enter any month they wish and are allowed to win consecutive potm contests. Professional photography studios are NOT eligible to win more than 1 POTM contest in a 12-month timespan.

Universal Rules

-To be eligible to vote in the AOTM/POTM contests, users must have a minimum of 15 posts. This measure is set in place to ensure that contestants don't register multiple screen names or ask friends to register to vote. As well, "campaigning" or pm'ing users asking for votes is prohibited. These contests are not a popularity contest, people work hard on their vehicle and the hardest working contestants deserve to win. Such actions are strictly against the rules of ATLAS Forum contests and users involved in such actions will be permanently banned without warning.
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