I first want to say I am really pleased with the turnout on the Photo Hunt... 27 participants (although there were several more who signed up and never finished). It seems like people had a wonderful time with the challenge and would like to do more. I am already planning Sweetsauer Photo Hunt #2 for the month of June, but wanted to get some feedback from all of you about the way things are currently set up.
One thing that was brought to my attention regarding the high number of people who entered and the number of photos each participant had, is the fact that there is an enormous amount of photos to look through! The way that the voting is set up now only allows to choose for one person overall. Since anyone can vote it donned on me that it could become more of a popularity contest.....who can get the more of their friends to vote type-of-thing. I feel there is absolutely nothing wrong about self-promotion, but I think I would rather lean toward the photography aspect of this.
Since there are so many wonderful photos from all the participants, I think it would be awesome to have several additional votes.... one for each item on the list. Wouldn't it be cool if we could somehow, someway get all of the reflection shots in one place?? Or all of the classic cars? That way we would be comparing Apples to Apples. Additional participants may even want to enter if they have a good photo that fits a category but didn't complete all items on the list.
I love this idea but don't know the best way of going about it. Would it be best for me to name an item and have participants send me their entry or for me to go to each website and pull the photos for each item and put them all in separate posts in this site? 26 items, I could do one item a day for the next month until the next Photo Hunt in June. Or should I start another blog? (I set up a Photo Hunt Challenges blog just in case)
I'd love to hear from anyone and everyone on this!
Do you have any thoughts about the current voting process? Would you like to see all participants photos for each item listed together? Would we then have a vote or just leave a comment stating your favorite for that particular item? Any other suggestions regarding voting?
Did 26 items seem like a reasonable number for items for one month? Any other comments or suggestions about the Photo Hunt?