In its Sixth Edition, the Picture of the Day
(POtD) competition is perhaps the most popular thread in the history
of Model Mayhem
. The previous edition ran over 470 pages, with more than 18,800 posts.
What makes the POtD unique is the innovative approach taken to the competition by its creator and original host
The POtD allows for great flexibility of expression, while keeping the playing field as level as possible for both
novice and experienced photographers, models, and others. The competition is fun and yet challenges everyone
that participates in it!
A special word of thanks goes to Craig for his wonderful and lasting contribution!
Craig Seay - Original OP and Moderator of the Model Mayhem Picture of the Day competition from
July 6, 2006 through October 11, 2007.
Enter your best work and vote for your favorite image! The Picture of the Day
winner will be posted at the top of the thread and proceed to the Winnersâ Gallery
web-site the following day.
VOTING CLOSES at 12:00 AM Eastern Time (official US time) or shortly thereafter at the discretion of the contest staff.
Please make every effort to cast your vote by Midnight Eastern Time. All voting officially ends when the Red End-of-day
banner is dropped, with no votes for a given day counted afterward.
1. No mature (18+) images or links as defined by Model Mayhemâs mature image guidelines found here.
Mature images include:
- Female nipples or areolae
- Bare buttocks,
- Flaccid penises,
- Pubic area,
- Depictions of blood,
- Depictions of violence *,
- See through clothing which shows any of the above.
Also forbidden are images that include:
- Spread shots (vaginal or anal),
- Erect penises,
- Explicit sexual content * ,
- Shots that focus primarily on the genitals or anus.
* NOTE: This is at the discretion of Model Mayhem Moderators and the Picture of the Day
Additionally, the Picture of the Day
(POtD) staff reserves the right to disqualify any image at their discretion and without explanation.
The POtD is viewable by the public. If your entry is mature or questionable then you might be sent a private message requesting that you remove the image using the forumâs Edit
command. Otherwise the entry may be disqualified and removed from view.
Please consider Model Mayhem's 18+ Pic of the Day
competition for images ineligible for the Picture of the Day â Original Edition
or Pic of the Day
. The 18+
competition is found here
You may only enter an image that you were directly involved in creating as the photographer, model, makeup artist, stylist, Photoshop wizard, or other creative-team member.
If the copyright holder requests that an entry be withdrawn from competition then the image and any votes it received will be disqualified.
No unnecessary discussion, debates, or critiques. Letâs keep talk to a minimum, filling these pages with images and not dialog.
Do not re-enter any image that has appeared in the Picture of the Day
during the past 15 days
or the image will be disqualified.
When voting please use the word VOTE
, so you donât confuse your vote with just a comment such as "This is cool"
or "I really like this one".
A given individual may enter only ONE IMAGE per day
and may VOTE only once per day.
Images may be of any subject â people, dogs, cats, butterflies, bridges... most any photography not prohibited by Model Mayhem's mature image guidelines
IF you enter an image then you are expected (but not required) to vote. DO NOT VOTE FOR YOUR OWN IMAGE.
The dayâs voting ends at or shortly after Midnight, 12:00 AM Eastern Time. The precise end of voting is marked by the BIG RED End/Beginning of Day
banner. No votes for the day are counted after the banner is dropped.
Individuals that participated in the creation of an entry may not vote for that image. These individuals include photographers, models, makeup artists, stylists, and Photoshop wizards. Such votes will be disqualified.
7. NO VOTE STACKING!!!
In all fairness to contestants and others, please don't impose upon others to vote for your entry. If the Picture of the Day
staff senses abuse then we will investigate, potentially disqualifying suspect votes and even your entry.
An image that has previously won First-place
in any Picture of the Day
contest cannot be entered or re-entered in this competition. Such images are automatically disqualified.
If your image has been posted for more than a few minutes then DON'T change it.
Please post your image only once
on the day that you enter it. Contestants are not
permitted to BUMP
images. Such images will be disqualified.
The Picture of the Day
staff reserve the right to disqualify entries at their discretion.
The Picture of the Day
staff may temporarily suspend or permanently ban from the contest any individual who flagrantly violates contest rules or is disruptive. Such individuals may not enter their work, have others enter their work, or vote in the contest. This may be done without prior notice.
Current Picture of the Day
rules are posted here. By entering an image in the competition you agree to participate by the rules as posted at the start of that day.
Rules may be modified, added, or dropped without notice.
14. Let's keep it clean and fun!
To post an entry to the Picture of the Day
1. Select a hosted image, such as the full-resolution image in your Model Mayhem portfolio, and open it.
2. Right click on the image and scroll to Properties
on the menu that appears.
3. Highlight (selecting with Ctrl-a) and copy (with Ctrl-c) the URL Address (web address).
4. Paste the image's web address to the POtD thread with the code [img]URL Address[/img]
For more on BBcode
Brian Diaz has this to offer:
Forums > Site Related Forum > How to post photos and make links
Additional information for Mac users can be found in the Picture of the Day Discussion Zone here.
If you have any questions regarding Model Mayhem's Picture of the Day
competition then please feel free to contact Host Thomas R. Willmitch (Model Mayhem # 37534) here
There is also now a discussion thread to voice your thoughts regarding the Picture of the Day
. You'll find the Picture of the Day Discussion Zone
Forums > Site Related Forum > Picture of the Day Discussion Zone
Check out Ed Burn's facinating thread exploring how many great Picture of the Day
-winning images were created!
The "How I Got the Shot" - POTD Winners
thread is found at:
Forums > General Mayhem > "How I Got the Shot" - POTD Winners