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Contest cheats named and shamed!

July 4, 2012

TateOil’s summer photographic competition 2012 has proven to be very rigorous, with the announcement of an amnesty back in June relating to entrants who flouted the basic voting rules which entitles them to one vote per person/PC. Entrants were given the opportunity to come clean about the vote fixing, and Tateoil would then simply remove their additional votes whilst leaving their entry in place.

Although it’s not clear if any entrants were brave enough to put their hands up, or even embarrassed enough to lower their heads in shame, but the out come has been rather simple with the naming and shaming of the disqualified entries.

The disqualified entries are:

Air on Fire BY Josephine Pugh, London
Approaching Twilight by Natalie Mikaels, Mt. Shasta California
Brooding Sky by Mandar Tamhankar, India
Cloud Vision by Sally Coombes, Shropshire UK
I Saw the Light by Michele Nyman, Minnesota, USA
Lightning Bolts in Bucharest by Diana Iacomir, Romania
Sky Over Science World, Vancouver by Bryan Bacatan
Sunrise over Llwyn-On reservoir by Jason Black, Bristol
SunSet at Mutthathi by Girish.S, Bangalore,India
Sunset Tree by Dawn Mercer, Ontario, Canada
The Sky Bridge by Brent Dawes, Cape Town, South Africa

Have you ever been tempted to increase your vote count in a contest?