August 2011 Monthly THEMED Photo Contest! (WOOD)
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This is the August 2011 THEMED Picture of the Month contest.

Theme of the month: WOOD


Go here for the regular monthly photo contest

How to submit an image?

Just add a geeklist item, where it asks for a ImageID add the number of your photo there. Use [imageid=xxxxxx medium] in the body of the List Entry, where "xxxxxx" is the ImageID number, to show the image at a reasonable size as that helps people judge your image better. If you have questions please geekmail me and I will help.

Rules:
1) You can only submit a single entry with only one image in it.

2) The image has to be one of your own. If you know of any great images that fit the theme perfectly, ask the users who submitted them to enter them here themselves.

3) The image may have been uploaded ANY TIME, but if the image was uploaded during the month in question you will receive 10 BONUS thumbs (calculated at the end of the month). The regular monthly contest will not implement this rule.

4) Submitted images MUST NOT have won a prize in any previous monthly photo contest and MUST NOT be submitted to the current regular monthly contest.

5) Images from your User Gallery are eligible, and images from any other Gallery.

6) Users may vote for (give a thumb up to) as many entries as they wish.

7) The winner will be declared when the next month's list goes up.

8) In case of a tie, the prize will be split equally among all the tied people.

9) I will randomly reorder this list so that the first-come first-thumbed effect is lessened.

10) There is no Hall of Fame for the themed contest, but winners will be posted on the regular winner's geeklist (see below).


Prizes:
First place: 20 + whatever tips this list and the regular monthly list receive.

PS- Want to be involved in in photo contests throughout the year or want to see all of the winners of previous years?
Then make sure you subscribe to this GeekList.

GOOD LUCK!

THEME FOR NEXT MONTH: PEOPLE HAVING FUN
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1. Board Game: Garibaldi: The Escape [Average Rating:6.66 Overall Rank:2310]
Tomas
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Wooden game piece about to get replaced.

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2. Board Game: Stone Age [Average Rating:7.65 Overall Rank:50]
Markus Unger
Germany
Leipzig
Sachsen
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"There are no bad pictures; that's just how your face looks sometimes."
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That's where they get their wood!
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3. Board Game: The Pillars of the Earth [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:178]
Peaceful Gamin'
Canada
Vancouver
BC
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Original & recreation.
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4. Board Game: Notre Dame Express [Average Rating:6.63 Unranked]
Melody
Canada
Madeira Park
British Columbia
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I store the game on my treasure shelf. This image again features the crystal ball.
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5. Board Game: Alien Frontiers [Average Rating:7.53 Overall Rank:94]
Gianni Cottogni
Italy
Torino
Piedmont
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Gaming in the wood

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6. Board Game: Fire [Average Rating:6.06 Overall Rank:6769]
Go Take A Hike
United States
Columbus
Ohio
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Where's the beef?!
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I don't think anybody's back there.
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There are some "in-progress" shots of if you click on the image and scroll through the comments.

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7. Board Game: Connect Four [Average Rating:4.81 Overall Rank:11149]
Ken Newell
Canada
Prince George
British Columbia
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First time entrant.

This one was taken not for the great photographic quality but for the memories it brings up. Sitting and playing 12 games of this with my 6 yr old daughter while on a Disney cruise to Alaska. I've never enjoyed this game more.

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8. Board Game: Catan [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:164]
JS McAnnos
Canada
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Plywood custom 3D SoC board:

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9. Board Game: Fresco [Average Rating:7.38 Overall Rank:176]
Evgeni Liakhovich
United States
Beaverton
Oregon
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Painted wood or.. wooded paint?

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10. Board Game: Carcassonne [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:108] [Average Rating:7.44 Unranked]
X-ta
Hungary
Cegléd
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Evolution

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11. Board Game: Rugged Adventures [Average Rating:5.00 Unranked]
Murray Fish
Australia
Canberra
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People from the Lost World emerge from the Woods:

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12. Board Game: Puerto Rico [Average Rating:8.14 Overall Rank:5]
William Ruth
United States
East Haven
Connecticut
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Wooden ships and iron wooden men.
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13. Board Game: Carcassonne [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:108] [Average Rating:7.44 Unranked]
Barry
United States
Quakertown
Pennsylvania
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Cough! Cough!
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cough....cough.... meeple

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14. Board Game: Chinese Checkers [Average Rating:5.12 Overall Rank:11104]
David G. Cox Esq.
Australia
Port Macquarie
NSW
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There must be another one...somewhere?

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15. Board Game: Score Four [Average Rating:5.93 Overall Rank:4246]
Laszlo Molnar
Hungary
Budapest
Hungary
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First I entered a pic that violated #4 so now I go the other way, choosing one that was rejected by geekmods.
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16. Board Game: Stone Age [Average Rating:7.65 Overall Rank:50]
Marcus Rice
Thailand
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Well this is of wood... and somewhat disturbing
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17. Board Game: Pandemic [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:44]
Donald Dimitroff
United States
Beltsville
Maryland
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The diseases have broken out of containment!



Wooden cubes stored in discarded plastic pill bottles.
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18. Board Game: Backgammon [Average Rating:6.52 Overall Rank:916]
Andrew Hodkinson
Canada
Kemble
Ontario
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A thuja wooden board with lemon and ebony wood for the points and lemon
and thuja wood for the pieces and the dice



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19. Board Game: Stone Age [Average Rating:7.65 Overall Rank:50]
Mikko Saari
Finland
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Stone Age? Looks like Wood Age to me.
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20. Board Game: Hammer of the Scots [Average Rating:7.59 Overall Rank:179]
Ronster Zero
United States
California
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Wooden blocks seems to fit for me. If there is an objection, let me know.

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21. Board Game: Portobello Market [Average Rating:6.43 Overall Rank:1274]
Raiko Puust
Estonia
Keila
Harju Maakond
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22. Board Game: SeaSim [Average Rating:5.99 Overall Rank:5366]
Ender Wiggins
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Swimming against the stream



Edit: It turns out that my original image (below) was ineligible, so at the suggestion of the contest organizer I've substituted it with the above picture, which is eligible.

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23. Board Game: Don Q. und die Vermessung von La Mancha [Average Rating:6.86 Unranked]
Hilko Drude
Germany
Goettingen
Lower Saxony
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Reinhold Wittig producing "Don Q. und die Vermessung von La Mancha" in his basement. The photo was taken by Ingo Bulla. I uploaded it with kind permission.
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24. Board Game: Coloretto [Average Rating:6.98 Overall Rank:375]
Svetlana
Russia
Moscow
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Wood and chameleon.

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25. Board Game: Checkers [Average Rating:4.84 Overall Rank:11148]
James Fehr
Canada
Edmonton
Alberta
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So you want to play a big game with a lot of wood in it? How about this one:

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