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STICKY Submit your TJ for the September 2019 Ride of the Month

Chris

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Okay guys and gals, it's that time again.

Submit the best photo of your TJ you have for September's Ride of the Month contest. Only one photo submission per member. Submissions will be allowed until September 20th, at which point voting will begin and go until the end of September. The winner will be announced on October 1st.


What do I get if I win?
The winner will receive the following:
  • $100 Visa gift card
  • TRE (Tactical Recovery Equipment) goodie bag, including a $50 TRE gift card
  • Winning photo in a special "Ride of the Month" forum theme
  • Custom "Ride of the Month" graphic that will be displayed in the members signature
  • "Ride of the Month" avatar banner (featured under the users avatar with each post)

Rules
  1. Only one photo submission per member.

  2. Please choose the best photo you have. Blurry photos, low resolution photos, and photos with poor lighting are not likely to get you many votes.

  3. If you won the ride of the month contest within the last year, you are not eligible to compete again for another year (12 months from the date of your last win. So if you won in May of 2017, you can't enter the contest again until May of 2018).

  4. In order to compete in this contest you must have 20 posts!
    This is to reduce the amount of people who are joining the forum with no other intention than competing in this contest and then never being seen again. If you do not have 20 posts, you will not be able to submit your photo in this contest. Once you have 20 posts, you will see the option to post a reply to this thread, at which point you can enter the contest. The only exception to this rule is Supporting Members who can bypass this rule with no posts. My thought on that is that if you're willing to pay to support this site, you're more than likely around for the long haul.

  5. Do not submit photos taken with your phone using portrait mode (up and down). These photos are unusable for the Ride of the Month forum banner, and it's simply bad practice to begin with. If you submit a photo like this, I will delete it and it will not be included in the contest.

  6. Photoshop is only allowed when it's done to clean-up the photo. Do not use Photoshop to your TJ in a place it never really was (a scenic backdrop for instance), or put things in the photo that were never there to begin with.

  7. Do not use Instagram style photo filters, it's tacky and unrefined. Leave that to the teens and tweens that use Instagram on the daily.

Suggestions on how to take a good photo
  1. Choose a good, scenic background. You're probably more likely to win that way as oppose to just taking a photo in a parking lot for example.

  2. Landscape / panoramic style images are what we are looking for. In other words, photos that are long and short as oppose to tall and narrow. For those of you taking the photos with a phone, please do not take your photo in portrait mode.

  3. Use good lighting. Good lighting makes all the difference in the world in a photo.

  4. Use a high resolution photo. I can't use any photo that was pulled from Facebook, Instagram, or other social medial websites (these sites downsample the quality of images significantly). I need the ORIGINAL IMAGE file!