Darkroom Challenge Rules for Digital Darkroom Derby, an image processing challenge


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(last edited December 18, 2021)

Digital Darkroom Derby Rules:
  • The Host will provide one or more images to use as the primary basis for submissions, as well as a closing time for entries (approximately 60-hours).
  • Participants should post their entries at a resolution of 1000 to 1600 pixels in the longest dimension, prior to the closing date.
  • Each participant may submit up to two entries per Derby.
  • At the close of the Derby, the Host will select a Winner and at least one Runner-Up.
  • The Winner of the current Derby becomes the Host of the next.

  • Images provided by Hosts must be their own and may be used solely for the purposes of the Derby.
  • Raw and original resolution images need to be hosted at an off-forum storage site. Please warn participants they are leaving the forum.
  • Participants are free to use traditional and/or "creative" techniques to process and edit their entries.
  • Participants are encouraged, but not required, to share the tools and techniques used for their entries.
  • Limited compositing from additional sources is allowed if donor images do not violate any licensing or copyright restrictions or the forum's Terms and Rules.
  • The Host's decision is final. The Host is encouraged, but not required, to state the criteria used to decide upon a Winner.
  • This is all for fun and judging can be hard, so even if you disagree with the results, please be kind.
  • If the Winner is unable to post a new Derby within four days, hosting honors pass to the next Runner-Up.

This thread is meant to be the home and history/change-log of DDD rules. In an ideal world, the current rules would always be edited into this original post. Mods have my permission/request to make that happen if I am unable. Replies should discuss and reflect any changes and their rationale. Thanks.
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