Category Archives: Contests

Contest announcements and results.

Upload your favorite photo to win fame and a small fortune at Famocracy

Cutcaster is offering you an opportunity to earn $500 and to get your work seen by over 300,000 visitors the next month. Our friends at Famocracy.com are launching a global search for the next great talent in photography with a fun competition!

To enter the competition, go to Famocracy.com, and upload your absolute favorite photograph to enter (you retain all rights over the image).

Then get as many people to vote for your image as possible, on Famocracy.com. You can upload as many entries as you want.

The photograph with the most votes by December 1st gets $500 in prize money and will be featured on the home pages of Cutcaster.com and Famocracy.com, as well as on our blogs! It’s that easy. This is your chance to become famous for your photos.

Cutcaster Giveaway- Free Accounts with Image Credits

It’s giveaway time on Cutcaster! This week, to celebrate the launch of our new stock photography site, we have 5 stock photo accounts at Cutcaster to give away to a few lucky people. Each account is filled with 25 free credits (worth $29.99) that you can use to download any stock photos and vector images from the site.

Cutcaster provides a wide range of high-quality, affordable stock photos, royalty free images and stock vectors. These images are perfect for websites, promotional products, advertising, publishing, or any other commercial use. Click the following links, to learn more about our latest website update regarding our image search engine and checkout area.

How to Enter:

For your chance to win a Cutcaster account loaded with 25 free credits, just do either (or both) of the following:

  1. Add a comment below OR to our Cutcaster page at Facebook, stating what the first image you will download from Cutcaster if you win. Include the URL of the image as well. You could write this for example: “The first image I will download is this cool vintage gramophonehttp://cutcaster.com/photo/100269016-Gramophone/
  2. Tweet this message:  @Cutcaster Stock Photos Giveaway: Win a @cutcaster Account with 25 Free Credits! http://bit.ly/opaM5u 

If you post a comment and send a tweet, you’ll double your chances of winning because we will enter you twice!

On Wednesday, September 21st, we’ll pick the 5 winners at random and announce them here.

The winners have been picked and will be notifed by email. Thanks for participating and for those of you who didn’t win, there will be more chances this Fall.

Banner Design Challenge

Win credit prizes for designing the next set of banner and referral ads for the new Cutcaster.

Three winners will be selected based on their banner designs and first place will receive 250, second place 175 and and third will get 100 Cutcaster credits for their winning banners. In addition, we will post links to the winners’ websites or Cutcaster studios on our blog, write about the winners in our monthly newsletter and talk about them on our accounts at Facebook, Twitter and Myspace. Your designs will be famous and visible anywhere we advertise or anywhere users embed their referral links.

To enter, select from any of the images at Cutcaster and use your imagination to create engaging and attractive referral / ad banners for any of the sizes below to promote the new Cutcaster.

480 x 60
728 x 90
125 x 125
250 x 250
300 x 250
120 x 600

Remember, the web banners are intended to attract both buying and selling traffic to Cutcaster so you can design for both.

How to Enter

Create a web banner / banner ad for advertising and our referral program.

You must use Cutcaster images (you can use comp images or purchase images without the watermark) that are currently in our image library to create the elements in your banners. You have the creative freedom to choose the image and the text that will motivate buyers and sellers to click through and visit Cutcaster.

The advertisement can be constructed from an image (GIF, JPEG, PNG), JavaScript program or multimedia object employing technologies such as Java, Shockwave or Flash, and can employ animation, sound, or video to maximize presence.

Each participant can enter up to 10 different designs.

Entries are due on March 15th, 2011. Cutcaster will select a winner and two runner-ups. Winners will be contacted by March 20th, 2011.

To learn more and see Contest FAQ and details please visit the Banner Design Challenge page at Cutcaster.

Photo Caption Contest Winners

We’ve got the winners!  Here are our picks for TOP 3 CAPTIONS submitted to round two of our contest:

1. “The official nose-picker of the NFL!” –David Pino

2. “The hidden dangers of rhinoplasty…” –Todd Arena

3. “DIY allergy cure!” –HD Connelly

Congratulations, your creativity just won you Cutcaster credit!

Thanks to everyone who participated.  Stay tuned for more contests coming soon…

Photo Caption Contest: Round Two

We’re back with the second installment of our photo caption contest. Make up a funny caption and tweet it with the hashtag #cutcastercaption1 (Cutcaster on Twitter), post it as a comment on our Facebook page (Cutcaster on Facebook), or post a comment here on the blog.

Top three caption submissions win $25, $15, or $10 of Cutcaster credits!

Here’s the picture:

How to get my nose bigger

Man drilling his nose

Winners are in!

The winners are in!  Here are our picks for top three captions submitted to our kickoff contest:

Royalty Free Photo of Housewife experiment in the kitchen

Create a Caption

1. “That was the best sex I ever had…” –David

2. “And another thing!!!” –Michael Rhian Driscoll

3. Paris Hilton’s Choked Fried Chicken … dress, goggles and accessories sold separately. –Monkey

Congrats, you just won yourselves Cutcaster credit!

Thanks to all our participants.  Stay tuned for the next caption contest.

Cutcaster Launches Photo Caption Contest!

It’s time to get creative juices flowing.  We’re taking some of Cutcaster’s funniest, strangest, most striking images and giving you a chance to concoct cool captions for them.  Just tweet your caption idea with the hashtag #cutcastercaption1 (Check out our Cutcaster Twitter page here), post it as a comment on our Cutcaster Facebook page, or post a comment here on the blog.

We’ll select our top three favorite captions and reward their creators with a $50, $20, or $10 Cutcaster credit.  Have fun!

Here’s the picture:

Royalty Free Photo of Housewife experiment in the kitchen

Create a Caption

Funny housewife on the kitchen floor with a chicken

Winner of the Picturehouse Amazon Kindle Raffle

We had a wonderful time at PictureHouse the other week and met a lot of people we have only spoken to over the phone or by email — it was great to see some old friendly faces and meet a ton of new potential users of Cutcaster (if you remember, we actually launched at last year’s Picturehouse event!). We raffled away an Amazon Kindle and we’d like to take this opportunity to name the winner. Drum rolll please…. The Cutcaster Team is proud to present Van Bucher of Carousel Research with a brand new Amazon Kindle! Thanks for joining the raffle and good luck next year!

Here is a link to Carousel Research www.carouselresearch.com

Cutcaster Holiday Contest Winners and Runner-ups

First off, I want to thank everyone who submitted images and vectors for our first Cutcaster Holiday contest. We received a really diverse set of images and vectors and had a hard time narrowing it down to just one winner for the vectors and images. Below are the top three submissions in both file types and the winner. Congrats to all those that participated and to the winners.

First we will start with vectors as there were a ton of great submissions. We are a huge fan of vectors here at Cutcaster so keep them rolling in. The two runner-ups in this year’s contest were: Leonid Dorfman for “Illustration of Greeting card for Christmas”

and Michael Travers for “Illustration of snow globe ribbon.”

Great work guys.

And now, without further delay, your 2008 Cutcaster vector contest winner is Jip Fens for his Illustration of Christmas party.

This illustration was chosen for its’ concept and uniqueness. Nice work Jip.

Now we will move onto the photo side of the competition. The runner-ups for the photo contest were from two great contributors.

First runner up was Robert Byron’s “Christmas Stocking.”

Just nipping him out for second place was Robert Carner’s “Christmas, the magic time of year.”

And the winner is…drum roll pleaseeeeee…..Vince Clements and his “child’s Christmas wish list.”

Chosen for the excellent composition and colors. This photo truely brings out the Christmas Spirit.

Very proud of everyone and excited by all the submissions. Congrats to everyone and especially Jip and Vince. You guys have won the first annual Cutcaster Holiday Contest.

Cutcaster Holiday Contest

Our Holiday contest is almost over and wanted to tell you to quickly get in your submission before the deadline on Friday. You have two days to submit your favorite images and vectors for a chance to win the prize. Just upload them and check them off so they are included in the judge’s discussion.

Good Luck.

For more info on the Cutcaster image and vector contest click here.