National Geographic Challenge ?

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Why is this challenge not available in my country ? is it assumed i dont know anything about Africa ? and why can i not even preview the entries ?

You will i assume want me to judge the duels or will that be selective to the country where it is allowed to enter !

Also what country is allowed to enter is this another USA Only part of the site ?
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Ralph Harvey

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Tupu Kuismin

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Agree, is this global site as Pixoto says "world best images" or not? Pixoto have to skip voting as well for us. Anyway, too many challenges is going on!!!!
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Terry Gower

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this is the second challenge recently that appears to only be available in the USA.Which is unfair.
I hope the rest of the many countries represented here are not expected to vote on this challenge.
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Hello Ralph, National Geographic Lifestyle Media Bags challenge is USA only challenge. Challenge moderator can choose which counties can participate in challenge.

I am not sure about voting, I will ask about it.
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Ralph Harvey

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i will not vote on principle ! the site is a world site not a USA plus others site !!

we have just had the usual 4th of july category who else celebrates that ? we need a fair site not them and the hangers on which it is being turned in to !

I say to any one else out there if we are expected to vote just hit Skip !!! I Will

Also why is it assumed that only the Americans can know enough or are clever enough to enter a competition on Africa a country thousands of miles away from you and closer to all the rest of us !

That.s just arrogant
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Although the challenge is being promoted by Pixoto, it is still an sponsored challenge which means the sponsor can make some rules on who they want to participate in the challenge. So Pixoto has nothing to do with it. The price will be given by the sponsor and not Pixoto. Even you Ralph can create a challenge exclusive for GB members if you are willing to shell out some cash.
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Ralph Harvey

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Why should i shell out just to make Pixoto a fair competition.

If there are small community challenges then fine restrict them to a country heck restrict them to your social group for all i care, but an international renound organisation like National Geographic is not a "community" challenge and should not be restricted to the USA ! ........... Especially when the category is a totally different unconnected country ?
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Garces & Garces

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As I have said it's an sponsored challenge not a community challenge. Take an example of Gary Fong's challenge, he creates the rules, he picks the winner. So although it's promoted by Pixoto, it's actually a challenge created by Gary. If ever a challenge is created by Pixoto and they put some restrictions on who will join, then that's the time you take your rants.
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Ralph Harvey

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Thats all true but Pixoto can lay down ground rules to base a challenge on like not excluding all the rest of the world because none of Gary Fongs challenges or any others are being selective to one Nation only ?
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maybe because National Geographic only wants to deal with copyright and reproduction issues with US photographers... when they purchase the rights to the winning photos.
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Garces & Garces

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That's what I suspect. Since it's a U.S. based company, they want to make it sure that the images they will be using for the "Africa Collection" bags have no copyright issues and just in case there is, it's easy for them take legal actions since the photographer is also in the U.S.
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Perhaps NatGeo will only deal with US customers in the future
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Hey All - I'm sorry this is frustrating. We are working on hiding challenges that are not available in the country you are in. In the meantime I'm sorry for the extra click to get here.

Our challenge system was set up so that anybody could create a challenge and specify their own rules. One of these rules is that the contest can be open only to certain countries. This is necessary for many brands because they might not have a global reach for their products or do not have the capability of shipping prizes globally.

In this case the challenge was created by a camera bag company that is only allowed to sell them in the U.S. - thus the restriction.

Again - I'm sorry for the frustration I know this has caused.
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Jason, I have one of their bags, as does my daughter, both of which where bought here in my home town in the UK.
Having said that they are very good camera bags and I would recommend them.
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Manfrotto is another challenge that is country specific. I cannot submit my image from Canada. Why is Pixoto asking me to vote for a challenge that does not accept my images?
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More to the point if it is Pixoto's aim to as you say :-

"We are working on hiding challenges that are not available in the country"

Does that mean that the rest of the world will be charged less than the USA to be a PRO member if there are to be less options to win meaningful prizes in our country.!!

or will that be another bonus to being a USA Member ?

As Terry said there bags are already available outside the USA so "In this case the challenge was created by a camera bag company that is only allowed to sell them in the U.S. - thus the restriction." Just dose not wash !!!
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I can accept that there are county specific contests, but I also feel Pixoto's programmers should be clever enough to hide the contests and the voting from people who can not participate.
It would be great if they gave us a choice, and carrying on with that thought, it would be great if we could opt out from voting on some subjects.
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Ralph Harvey

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The site has already proven itself to be a site bias to the American Market and users by the way it sets up its categories, the selling of canvases or should that be non selling outside USA, and now its including the challenges to that list ! If you start hiding it from the rest of us how are we to know we are getting a fair site for price !

Are we to take your word for it because you are so good at keeping us informed with what you are or not doing ! we would have not herd about this if we had not complained ?

I currently wont purchase the "Pro" account and this is making it less likely i will change my mind

If this is a USA site and the rest of us can tag along then sort the price accordingly ?
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Ralph, as a Canadian bombarded with all sorts of offers that are restricted to US only, I guess I am less perturbed by this. It is just another egocentricity aspect of living in the shadow of the Big Guy. As with all contests that supply prizes, there are all types of legalities to awarding prizes outside of US legal jurisdiction. It is not the fault of PIxoto or of the Sponsors... it is the fault of the governing bodies that have contest and lottery rules. This is the truth. One example is the contests held by cruise companies... only US residents may enter and win... although Canadians are a large segment of their customer base. It is what it is.

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