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 PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 11:06 pm   

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New Guidelines for Convertible of the Month.

Thank you all for your input. Here are the rules for the COTM/COTY contest for your review. Any questions specifically about these rules can be posted in a separate, permanent thread in the Convertible of the Month Forum,

The name

The competition will once again be the Convertible of the Month. This change reflects the input that we received from a number of members. COTM will still be used to abbreviate the name for the monthly winner.

The gallery - COTM

In the recent past we had a new inquiry for the COTM. The question was asked about entering multiple Sebrings in one picture. For those who wish to post pics with multiple Sebrings we request as a matter of courtesy to the other owners in the pic that a pm be sent to the Admin Team by each owner stating that they do want to have this pic of their car entered. Since the Admin Team is human and since we have lots of great looking Sebrings, we would like to ask that all of the member names involved in the pic be listed during the uploading process.

Once you have won the Convertible of the Month, you will no longer be able to enter until the beginning of the next Calendar year. Whether you won in January 2010 or December 2010, you will not be able to enter again until January 2011.

How and when to post to the gallery

The month preceding voting, the appropriate COTM album will be open for picture posting. Example, in order to post the January COTM winner on January 1st, we need to have completed the voting by December 31. January's Entry Album will be opened in the Gallery during November 1 through November 30. The gaps of a few days are to allow the Admin Team an opportunity to reset for the next step without having to work in panic mode. ;)


All entries submitted by the closing time for each month will be entered into the COTM contest.
Voting will begin at the start of the month, and end at the end of the month, when the Admin team has the time to update the pages, etc.

UPDATE and addition to Change #4:

Please remember this is a friendly contest. We are requesting that the recruiting of friends with no specific interest in Sebring care and feeding in order to have them vote for your entry will not be tolerated. This activity runs counter to the goals we are working towards at CSCC in order to provide the best possible experience here. If we find you have "stacked the deck" for your entry, you will be disqualified for that month and banned from COTM/COTY competition. Each case will be handled on an individual basis. Please remember the Admin team has final say on any issues related to the site, including COTM/COTY.

Convertible of The Year

After voting for the year has been completed, all monthly winners will compete against each for the title of Convertible of the Year. The same format for voting will be used to obtain the COTY. The COTY voting will occur in the January following. This will be run concurrently with the COTM for that month. A new perk for 2011 was the COTY winner receiving a $25 gift certificate to our COTY

The picture

We'd like to have pictures that are not "edited for their look" in any way. The picture should just be taken as the car is without any extra enhancements. A fresh pic no more than three months old is requested.

Only one pic per member, per month may be uploaded. Each member will be required to post up their own pics and ensure that they have their member name in the Summary area. If you upload a pic and forget to add your member name, please PM a member of the Admin team to have it corrected.

Each month the gallery will have a new empty area. The picture size should be at least 800x600 for best viewing with COTM. Pictures larger than 800x600 will be adjusted to that size for voting.

For assistance with entries please contact any of the Admin Team. Any snafus that may occur will be untangled by the Admin Team. As always, we will use an eye towards moving things along while keeping it fun.

In the event of a tie in voting

If there is a tie in the COTM voting, all those who tied will be declared co-winners. Since there is a prize for winning COTY, there can be no tie there. The Admin team will decide any COTY ties and that winner will receive the $25 gift certificate to
The club does not purchase that gift certificate and it is offered in kind by

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