Topic: Photosynth Oscars

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madeeds (Over 1 year ago)
How about a little community challenge to find the best synths.  What categories would we have? 

o Nature
o Abstract
o Technical Achievement
o Virtual Worlds
o Most Synthy (Like "Best Picture", clearly 100% is the highest synthiness, this is more than that)

What other awards?  Once we settle on these we can start new threads for nominations!

Thanks to Fred Oxford ( for suggesting this.
Fred_Oxford (Over 1 year ago)
Madeeds - you have gone more than one better with the idea of Oscars. Your categories expand and complement those I suggested. It would be greta if we can take this forward. I also like the idea of nominations as an alternative to entries into categories - I could see both working though.
dariusmonsef (Over 1 year ago)
Love the idea... I hope to get something in the works soon.

A couple other category ideas:
Best Action Synth (Capturing something in action... sequence or bullet-time)
Best View (Real World scenic view)
Best Exploration (Real world exploration synth... building, cave, path, etc)
TonyErnst (Over 1 year ago)
Awesome idea.
Some categories Ive been contemplating (some are duplicates/refinements of those suggested above):
• Best point cloud
• Events (concerts, parades, party, etc)
• still life
• people
• architechture
• nature
• cityscape
• news (synth of a news worthy event)
• aerial
• temporal (show a change in a place over time)
• and how about a special achievment award for the geotagged synth that is furthest away from it's nearest neighbor.
Fred_Oxford (Over 1 year ago)
Tony - great set of categories - and expand on my original list(which disappeared of the forum in another section). I particularly enjoyed your last bullet would definitely be a strong candidate to win that one...I won't even come close with my wandering tendencies! Somehow Canada (Alberta)-Japan-Dubai-Jordan-South Africa etc would not be able to compete with the Northern Rockies-Antarctica!!
madeeds (Over 1 year ago)
I like these.  Should we start nominations?
Fred_Oxford (Over 1 year ago)
Let's get started!
Fred_Oxford (Over 1 year ago)
Madeeds, I am not sure who I was having the conversation with at the time - could have been Jonathan or K - but in the Forum section "new feature suggestions/requests" under the topic "some more feature suggestions" we talked about a competition, categories and rating criteria, but somehow this disappeared from the thread. Maybe they know what happened to it?