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Wendell
(@wendell)
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I'm pleased to announce the winners of SurveyorConnect's first-ever photo contest! 😊

We had a total of 42 entries, and there were a few folks that submitted more than one. Unfortunately, quite a few of the entries were photos that are too small for print, so those were immediately weeded out. We were left with 24 solid entries. However, in the interest of fairness, some of the remaining photos were multiples from single parties, so we established a maximum of two winning photos for a single person. As you might imagine, this brought the eligible number of photos down significantly.

Still, even with the reduced choices, it was hard to pick 12 photos to use for the calendar. They were all good, even the ones that were initially disqualified. When I started the contest and immediately began to receive entries, I knew that picking 12 was going to be a tough job. And indeed it was.

Once the final 12 were selected, I then had the job of using the submitted data to determine each photo's title. I truly appreciate the submissions and many had very thorough descriptions, which helped me title them accordingly. I tried to keep them true to the title submitted, but some were very long and needed to be more brief.

Then it was time to build the calendar. There was a lot of trial-and-error, since I've never built one before. I finally got through it and I really like how it came out. It is already online and available for purchase here.

Ok, I'll quit stalling and get to the stuff you really want to know... the winners! I've also posted the results on the Photo Contest page.

The Grand Prize winner is:

  • Bill Hart (@bill93), with “Barn near GSVS14 BM”, west of Cedar Rapids, Iowa USA

 

The Honorable Mentions are as follows:

  • Jitterboogie (@jitterboogie) with “Almost too close for comfort” in Las Cruces, New Mexico USA
  • Stacy Carroll (@stacy-carroll) with “Incoming and outgoing” in Clark County, Georgia USA

  • BushAxe (@bushaxe) with “Warrior Creek” in Wilkesboro, North Carolina USA

  • Ethan McGaughey (@ethanmcg) with “3D modeling the Climax-War Memorial Bridge” in North Dakota and Minnesota USA

  • Christof Lambrecht (@christ-lambrecht) with “High-voltage project” in Huy, Wallonia, Belgium

  • Jed Steelhead (@jed) with “Searching for pins” in Pacific Coast Range, Oregon USA

  • Brian Riniker (@briniker) with “Returning from railroad survey” in Nora Springs, Iowa USA

  • Mike Berry (@mike-berry) with “Cascade Lakes Scenic Highway” in Deschutes County, Oregon USA

You'll likely notice that there aren't 12 winners listed -- this is because we used two photos from 3 of them.

We'll get the prizes out to the winners soon! I'll be following up with each of you to confirm mailing addresses.

To learn more about the SurveyorConnect 2022 Wall Calendar, click here!

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Topic starter Posted : November 14, 2021 11:55 am
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Wendell
(@wendell)
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I would like to also point out that I customized the calendar to include specific surveying-related events and historical dates. Most notable of those are two events that memorialize Mark Deal (his birthday and his first post on rpls.com). 🙂 

Once you receive your calendar, if you notice any surveying-related historical dates are missing, please let me know! I'd like to be able to include them in the 2023 calendar.

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Topic starter Posted : November 14, 2021 12:03 pm
Chris Bouffard
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Is there a way to preview the calander photos?

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Posted : November 14, 2021 12:22 pm

Wendell
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Posted by: @chris-bouffard

Is there a way to preview the calander photos?

Yes, if you click one of the links to the calendar page you can see the winning photos.

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Topic starter Posted : November 14, 2021 1:09 pm
Bill93
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Thanks!  Sorry for those folks who didn't have enough pixels -- I'll bet there were some good ones there.

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Posted : November 14, 2021 1:36 pm
Wendell
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@bill93 

Indeed! It was a difficult task to figure out which ones to use and it would have been nearly impossible had all the entries been large enough to print.

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Topic starter Posted : November 14, 2021 1:46 pm

Brad Ott
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May 22, 1995 launch rpls.com

December 23, 1963 birthday.

Are those the correct Mark Deal dates?

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Posted : November 14, 2021 2:09 pm
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Wendell
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Posted by: @brad-ott

May 22, 1995 launch rpls.com

I used this: https://surveyorconnect.com/community/postid/560043/

Posted by: @brad-ott

December 23, 1963 birthday.

That's what I came up with.

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Topic starter Posted : November 14, 2021 2:12 pm
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Brad Ott
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@wendell  my mistake.  I meant 05.22.1996

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Posted : November 14, 2021 2:14 pm
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Mike Berry
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Cool beans. Looking forward to seeing it. Nice touch to have survey related dates on it. Yet another way to educate annoy family and friends with survey facts! 

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Posted : November 15, 2021 3:03 pm
Squirltech
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Excellent! Thank you to those who participated and thanks to @wendell for putting it together. 

Just ordered mine!

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Posted : November 16, 2021 8:38 am
Wendell
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Holy calendars, Batman! I just got my shipment of SurveyorConnect calendars and they came out WAY better than I expected. It's a nice relief after creating and previewing them without a hardcopy to verify... until now. Thanks again to everyone who participated in the photo contest, I definitely want to do this again next year!

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More info here: https://surveyorconnect.com/wall-calendar/

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Topic starter Posted : November 24, 2021 9:43 am
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BushAxe
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@wendell 

Excellent! 

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Posted : November 24, 2021 4:37 pm
Squirltech
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Received mine today! 

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Posted : November 29, 2021 2:25 pm
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Wendell
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@squirl NICE!! Thank you for purchasing. 🙂

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Topic starter Posted : November 29, 2021 2:26 pm

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