SL10BCC: Pics of the Day, Photo Contest and two calls for assistance


Pictures of the Day

Building work continues apace on the SL10B Community Celebration (SL10BCC) regions. To mark progress, we’ve kicked-off the SL10BCC Pictures of the Day. Each day, selected pictures will be posted on the website of the celebration regions and exhibits and people.

All you need to do is join the SL Community Celebration Flickr Group and post your pictures there. Note that by doing so, you give consent for the organisers of the event to use them in publicity  and for pictures of the day.

Want your snaps to be featured in the SL10BCC Pictures of the Day? Join the SL10B Community Celebration Flickr group
Want your snaps to be featured in the SL10BCC Pictures of the Day? Join the SL10B Community Celebration Flickr group

Those who have access to the regions can start posting now – but worry not if you don’t – the group will remain open through the celebrations for everyone to share their pictures!

Photo Contest

There are now just two days remaining in the first of our official SL10BCC Photo Contests. So if you haven’t entered, now’s the time! Honour and glory are the prizes, in addition to having your photo posted on the Community Celebration official blog, and social media (e.g. Facebook, Flickr, Twitter).

We want you to submit a photo which encapsulates all or part of this year’s celebratory theme: Looking Forward, Looking Back. The subject matter is entirely your choice – as long as it’s not of any part of the celebration regions themselves; we hope to have a further competition for that later! Instead, we want you to explore the grid (or your inventories!) and find the perfect picture which fits our theme.

Orientation Station circa 2003: a pat of SL's history. Perhaps a part of out Photo Contest?
Orientation Station circa 2003: a pat of SL’s history. Perhaps a part of out Photo Contest?

Up to two entries can be submitted per avatar name, and there are two categories for entries:

  • Category A is for photos taken using only the tools available within the viewer (the snapshot floater, windlight settings, the debug and preferences options for images, etc.)
  • Category B is for photos which have been processed outside of the viewer using tools such as PhotoShop, GIMP, PaintShop Pro and so on.

The Rules

  • No more than two photographs per avatar name
  • Competition entries must be made via the SL10B Celebration Photo Contest Flickr group
  • Entries must not show the SL10B Community Celebration regions
  • Photos must be PG – make it family friendly keep it clean and FUN or risk disqualification!
  • Competitors must indicate whether the photograph is Category A (using only the tools available within the viewer) or Category B (using tools outside the viewer, such as photo editing software)
  • Descriptive text may accompany entries
  • The Community Celebration Team reserve the right to use photograph submissions for event advertising
  • All entires must be uploaded by midnight SLT on Thursday, June 6th, 2013.

A distinguished panel will select the top twenty photos, which will be displayed at the entry point at the celebrations, where visitors will get the opportunity to vote for the one they like best.

Can You Help?

Two Second Life residents, Dizzy Banjo and Arciamay Resident are looking for people to help with their SL10BCC exhibits.

Dizzy Banjo’s Message in a Bottle Take 2

“5 Years ago, along with Lillie Yifu,” Dizzy Banjo says, “I made the Message in a Bottle exhibit at Second Life’s 5th Birthday event. It featured voice contributions from hundreds of Second Life users. Check out this video of it:”

“It was a treasured project – featured on the Linden Lab home page for some time after the event. Some residents and Lindens even told me it made them cry!”

Now Dizzy is looking for volunteers willing to record up to 10 seconds of them answering the question “What does Second Life mean to you in 2013?” The recordings won’t be going into a bottle this year, however. Instead, Dizzy says, “it’s going to use an exciting new trick which I’m sure you will like!”

If you’re willing to do so, send your recording via e-mail to, together with your avatar name or send Dizzy a link to a downloadable version of the file if you’ve uploaded it to Soundcloud or similar.  See Dizzy’s blog for more information and suggestions on suitable recording software.

Be A Part of Gallery Celebrating Second Life’s History

Arciamay Resident says of her exhibit: “I am looking for old photos or art work depicting the history of Second Life. I’ve also have read some of the poetry that people have written describing their feelings and inturrpretations of SL.

“I’m creating a gallery so people can share their art,  poetry and photos. There will also be an area where people can relax and hopefully share their experiences in Second Life.”

To find out more and participate, please contact Arciamay in-world.

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