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Elftown Christmas Competitions


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Please see the rules on the main page:
Christmas Photography Competition
Also:
 - Christmas Art Competition
 - Christmas Poetry Competition

See also:
Festivals
Competitions


Winners: Christmas Photography Competition - 2008

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First Place:

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By [Jitter]
Also *Crew Favourite*
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Second Place (tie):

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    By [moira hawthorne]    By [Tynuka-Rhytishy]


All submissions: This page.

Congratulations!

Thank you to all that contributed!



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How to post your entry:
Add your image after the last one that has been already posted. Number your entries, and separate them with the <hr> tag. Don't forget have your proof photo, to write your username, and the title of the entry:

1. [insert user name] - "Title"


Reminder:
There is a theme: Christmas Decorations
Make sure the entries fit the theme, or they will be removed.

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This contest is now closed!



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1. [FamousPanda] - Nets

<img300*0:stuff/Nets.jpg> Proof: <img100*0:img/drawing/185126_1229402573.jpg>




2. [Chrysilla] - Green glitter

<img300*0:stuff/Green_Glitter.jpg> Proof: <img100*0:stuff/chrysgloproof.jpg>




3. [Thistlewood] - "Lights and Stars"

<img300*0:stuff/Lights_and_Stars.jpg> Proof: <img100*0:stuff/christmas%20deco%20003.jpg>




4. [FamousPanda] - Opaqueness

<img300*0:stuff/Opaqueness.jpg> Proof: <img100*0:img/drawing/185126_1229402979.jpg>




5. [Rebulous] - "Birds are my friend"

<img300*0:stuff/Birds_Are_My_Friend.jpg> Proof: <img100*0:stuff/z/186551/Rebulous%2520Wiki%2520Photo%2520Index/i1229621314_2.jpg>




6. [moira hawthorne] - "Rebith of Light" yulelight hollyskull

<img300*0:stuff/Rebirth_of_Light.jpg> Proof: <img100*0:stuff/yulelight%20hollyskull%20proof.jpg>




7. [Xuan.]- "God Child's First Christmas"

<img300*0:http://elftown.com/stuff/God_Child%27s_First_Christmas.jpg> Proof: <img100*0:http://elftown.com/stuff/z/103106/FORNOW/i1229720609_3.jpg>




8. [Xuan.]-"Precious Gift"

<img300*0:http://elftown.com/stuff/Precious_Gift.jpg> Proof: <img100*0:http://elftown.com/stuff/z/103106/FORNOW/i1229720609_3.jpg>




9. [Alexi Ice]- 'Magic Lights'

<img300*0:http://elftown.com/stuff/Magic_Lights.jpg> Proof: <img100*0:http://elftown.com/stuff/z/64936/Mitsu%2527s%2520random%2520photos/i1229825039_4.jpg>




10. [Alexi Ice] -'The pumpkin and the black Christmas tree'

<img300*0:http://elftown.com/stuff/z/64936/Mitsu%2527s%2520random%2520photos/i1229825039_1.jpg> Proof: <img100*0:http://elftown.com/stuff/z/64936/Mitsu%2527s%2520random%2520photos/i1229825039_2.jpg>




11. [Heather Thomason] "Santa's Little Raindeer"

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12. [Heather Thomason] "My Skinny Christmas Tree"

<img300*0:http://elftown.com/stuff/My_Skinny_Christmas_Tree.jpg> Proof: <img100*0:http://elftown.com/img/drawing/163699_1230090933.jpg>




13. [Tyrana] - "Peeking Around the Wiseman"

<img300*0:stuff/Peeking_Around_the_Wiseman.jpg> Proof: <img100*0:stuff/aj/35530/patwmProof.jpg>




14. [Jitter] - "Christmas Lights"
<img300*0:stuff/Christmas_Lights.jpg> Proof: <img100*0:stuff/P4090028.JPG>




15. [Jitter] - "Christmas Ship"
<img300*0:stuff/Christmas_Ship.jpg> Proof: <img100*0:stuff/P4090026.JPG>
In Greece the tradition is to decorate ships instead of trees. too bad almost noone follows it nowadays




16. [blu.nation] - Origami
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A non-traditional christmas decoration, made out of wrapping paper.




17. [Tynuka-Rhytishy] - Shine Through
<img300*0:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/Shine_Through.jpg> Proof: <img100*0:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/z/80010/mary%2527s%2520art/i1230319829_2.jpg>




18. [Rice] - Red Star.
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19. [Rice] - Cold Tinsel.
<img300*0:stuff/Cold_Tinsel.jpg> Proof: <img100*0:stuff/aj/87488/1230391347.jpg>




20. [CrazySierzant] - Night, candles, wine....
<img300*0:stuff/Night%2c_candles%2c_wine.jpg> Proof: <img100*0:stuff/aj/186646/nightcandleswineproof.jpg>




21. [Hedda] - Tomtebacke (Santa Slope)
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My mother makes these every year. A little different and more mini-Santas every year.




22. [nehirwen] - Stuffed Animals at a Christmas Tree

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23. [Grandamelf] - Father Christmas
<img300*0:stuff/Father_ChristmasDecorationsContest.jpg> Proof: <img100*0:stuff/proof_of_photo_2decorations.jpg>




24. [Mortified Penguin] - Hail Satan
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25. [Able Insane] - "Angel-Time" (25th of December) 
<img300*0:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/Angel-Time.jpg> Proof: <img100*0:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/z/180901/isabel%2527schristmasphotoupload/i1230965595_2.jpg>
These are handmade holiday decorations made by my aunt!




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2008-12-24 [Tyrana]: That is gorgeous. How does it work? Do you live in a coastal area, or do lots of people have ships in their yards? Does one find a ship every year, or have like, a "christmas ship" that they keep in with the decorations?

2008-12-24 [CrazySierzant]: hell yeah it does! ^^ especially it has my fave shades of blue there x) in my opinion the winner is known already :) or maybe... nah I'll better save it for myself. :P Mitsuki's 'magic lights' , Rebulous' 'birds are my friend', and Tyrana's 'peeking around the wiseman' got very to my liking :]. Really fantastic pics ! great job, people! *laud applause*
P.S. Jitteeeeeerrr.... could you shoot a pic of that large one for meeeeee ? 8D

2008-12-24 [Jitter]: I do live and lived in a coastal city but nowadays the ships are usually made of lights in town squares like this one^ It seems people are trying to ressurect this custom ^^ In islands they decorate the fleets etc but in houses they usually have miniature ships like this: http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l115/stasistasis/Karabaki.jpg I did put up a ship as well this year :) It's a frigate :3 I'll try to snap a pic when I'm back home.

I do hope I'll manage to be downtown at a time I can catch the big one alight. I only have 3 days, then I'll be back home :/
This is a pic I found of it online: http://www.dpgr.gr/usergalleries/albums/userpics/16256/IMG_3013.jpg there are people for size comparison too ^^

That's Aristotelous (Aristotelis's) Square, all the big gigs in Thessaloniki happen there :)

2008-12-24 [Tyrana]: That's so cool!!! The lit-up ones are beautiful!

2008-12-24 [Jitter]: I borrowed my brother's camera. He has a nifty 9mp one. Mine died and he gave me his old one but I haven't been able to make it work so far. I think I should blame the batteries >_> Anyway, I took a lot of great pictures today but I think the blue ship one is by far the best ^_^

If you google image "Christmas ship" you get lots of nifty pics :)

2008-12-26 [Artsieladie]: Very good, [Heather Thomason]! Thanks! One year I had a skinny tree, too. ;) [Tyrana], it's nice to see a photo depicting the true meaning of Christmas. I put up a nativity scene every year as part of my Christmas decorations. :) [Jitter], I have to agree with others. That ship is awesome! O..O :)

2008-12-27 [Heather Thomason]: thank you

2008-12-27 [CrazySierzant]: I've also thought of something... what do you think ? :)

2008-12-28 [Tyrana]: [Artsieladie]: Thank you!
[CrazySierzant]: Ooooh, pretty!! ^_^

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2008-12-28 [*Phoenix*]: oh geeez....look like I need a better picture. I will upload the one I got but so many are so much better....O.o

2008-12-28 [Jitter]: [CrazySierzant] O_O pretty... shiny... must... touch..!

2008-12-28 [Artsieladie]: Very pretty, [CrazySierzant]! I like candles. They can really enhance an atmosphere, whether it be for Christmas, and/or romantically. :) You're welcome, [Tyrana]. :) [*Phoenix*], you know artists are their own toughest critics. It may not be as bad as you think. *thinks and scratches chin* Hmm... let me see...Who was it that told me they just received a scanner for Christmas? Hmmm.... *giggles*

[Hedda], that's similar to a scene I like to set up every year. Nice! However, I was wondering if "Santa Slop" was the correct term/title. So I Googled "Tomtebacke" and this was the first that came up:

"Jul2007
The "tomte-backe" (Mini-Santas/gnomes slope). <img300*0:stuff/z/1. [Hedda] drinking Christmas coffee..." 

(http://www.elftown.com/wiki.html?name=Jul2007)

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2008-12-28 [moira hawthorne]: Hedda love yours! soooooo cute!

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2008-12-28 [Rice]: I really like yours Moira!

2008-12-28 [moira hawthorne]: thx u.... its abit different than everyone else... very pagan themed

2008-12-28 [moira hawthorne]: I love yours [Rice] - Cold Tinsel.

2008-12-29 [Artsieladie]: Ooh, [nehirwen]! Wubs Christmas plushies! *cuddles them* :D

2008-12-29 [nehirwen]: ^_^ Thankies. My mom made the big one, and it's wearing something I used to wear as a baby. xD

2008-12-29 [Rice]: Thank you kindly Moira.

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