Hair Fair 2014 – Photo Contest

Hair Fair 2014 - Photo Contest

We are about to begin the Official Hair Fair Photo Contest for Hair Fair 2014. The contest starts on the 9th of June and ends on the 23rd of June. You can upload up to 8 entries. Each and every store listed below is awarding prizes to 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners (that is a huge prize pool!) so tell all your friends, start taking wonderful pictures and show us how you can best show off your hair.

<<<< HAIR FAIR FLICKR CONTEST GROUP CLICK HERE >>>>

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THEME

This years theme is “Music”. Be as creative as you like; feel free to include other people in your shots.

This years contest will run from the 9th – 23rd  of June 2014.

*No Nudity or sexually suggestive images, this is a charity event to raise money for Children. Naked/revealing pictures and pictures that the committee deem inappropriate will not be accepted! The committee’s say on this is final.

Be creative, but remember we are looking for pictures that focus on the hair and you.

NEW PHOTOS ONLY

Photos submitted to this pool must be new photos. Photos older than the start of the contest will not qualify. Photos used for other contests, memes, blog posts or promotions will not be accepted — if they are accepted into the pool but we find out that they are/were used for something else they will be removed. If you want to blog your entry, that is allowed — as long as it is a blog post explaining that it is your entry into the Hair Fair 2014 photo contest.

 

EDITING

Feel free to enhance your shot in the photo editing software of choice. As you do, please remove any vendors or store logos that may be in the image. Just remember this isn’t an advertisement but a tribute to hair that you love. Also be aware that we wont be judging your photos on how little or much you know of PS or GIMP, rather the feel of the picture and the capture itself. Don’t get too carried away, though; we want to be able see the hair!

Only backgrounds from Second Life, or created in photoshop or an editing program are allowed. No RL images to be used in or as your photos, such as morphing or locations.

 

TEXT

Because of this years theme being “Music” you may use text on your images if you wish to. The text can only be lyrics to a song – in part or whole, and NO Sexualy Explicit, Degrading, Racist or Hate Speech song lyrics allowed. This is a Charity Event for a Childrens’ Charity, so anything found to be unacceptable will not be approved.

While text is allowed, still remember that this is a photo contest, and we want to be able to see your Hair and Avatar clearly. Text should not overwhelm the image.

 

SIZES 

This year any size is acceptable. Please try and make sure that photos are larger than 512×512 or they will not look as good as you want them to, and may effect judging.

 

ENTERING PHOTOS

Photos may only be entered once, and only the person entering the photo is eligible to win. The same photo may not be entered by more than one person. You must have full ownership rights to the photo you are entering. If it was taken by someone else, then you must be allowed to use it in this manner. Check with the photographer before entering because any disputes of ownership of a photo will result in removal from the contest.

Entrants are limited to a total of 8 entries. Enter only your very best photos, as swapping out will not be allowed. We will be keeping track of who enters what, and swapping out your photos after submission will result in your disqualification. We want to make it fair to everyone.

ENTRY DESCRIPTIONS ( MUST DO )

In the description of each photo you enter, please include:
* Your Second Life avatar name (no display names, if your last name is Resident please include that)
* Model/s
* Photographer
* Hair Style Name and Store (the store does not have to be in Hair Fair 2014)
* Inspiration MusicTitle (you can include a link to the song on YouTube or wherever if you like)

All photos must be entered by Midnight SLT on 23rd June, at that time uploads will be disabled.

 

WINNERS

Winners will be announced just prior to the start of Hair Fair with all winners receiving a special VIP invitation to Hair Fair before it opens its doors to the public. Only one photo per participant can be selected for prizes.

Winning photos will also be displayed at Hair Fair.

1st prize
3 fatpacks of hair of your choice from the hair store sponsors listed below
VR Studio by VR Foundry
3000L store credit for Flair
3000 Store credit W.Winx
VIP Early Access for the Winner and 2 Friends

2nd prize
2 fatpacks of hair of your choice from the hair store sponsors listed below
VR Studio by VR Foundry
2000L Store credit from Flair
2000L Store Credit W.Winx
VIP Early Access for the Winner and 2 Friends

3rd Prize
fatpack of hair of your choice from the hair store sponsors listed below
VR Studio by VR Foundry
1000L Store credit from Flair
1000L Store credit from W.Winx
VIP Early Access for the Winner and 2 Friends

7 Runners Up
VIP Early Access for Runners up and 1 friend

 

ADDITIONAL INFO

You may showcase past designers who have left Second Life, designers just starting out or even hair you or a friend made, but all hair must be second life hair, not handdrawn or RL sourcing – you may highlight or edit the hair to not cut into your body etc, but the hair must be Second Life hair creations.

All photos will be moderated before being approved into the group pool. Please be patient as we are all on different time zones, but the pool will be checked daily. If your photo does not appear after 24 hours, please check that all the rules have been followed. Thank you.

The judges decisions are final.

Prizes cannot be exchanged, negotiated or sent to avatars other than the winners.

The pool address:  <<<< HAIR FAIR FLICKR CONTEST GROUP CLICK HERE >>>>

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Sasy Scarborough or Whimsy Winx  in world via notecard.

This year we are very honored to be working again in conjunction with Wigs For Kids, a fantastic organization. You can find details about the work they do at www.wigsforkids.org/.


 

PRIZE SPONSORS

 

Adoness

Adore & Abhor

Alice Project

Alli&Ali Designs

Amacci

Argrace

Atomic

Ayashi

Bizarre

Bliensen + Maitai

Calico

Cavalieri

Cheveux

ChiChickie!

Clawtooth by Clawtooth

Curious Kitties

DamselFly Hair

Decoy

Discord Designs

Eaters Coma

Elua

Emo-tions

Enigma

EnVogue

Exile

Exxess

Faenzo

Flair

Gauze

Iconic

Iren

ISON

K-Code

Koy

LaNoir Soleil Designs

Laviere

L+N Signature Designs

LeLutka

Little Bones

Lockhart

LolliPopZ

LoQ’ue

MAG

MaiOwn

MiaMai

Milk

Mina

Moon

Mystic Tiger

Nikita Fride

Oblivion

OhMai

Olive 

One Creations Hair Studio One

Ploom

Pr!tty

Red Mint

Saltgrass Hair

Spellbound

Sugarsmack Hair Studio

sYs

Tableau Vivant

Tabou Irresistible

Tameless

Tram

Tulip

Vanity Hair

Vive Nine

VR Foundry

Wasabi Pills

W.Winx

Xplosion

Zibska

 

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Hair Fair 2013 Demo Group

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Hair Fair 2013 is almost here (July 13th – 28th), and we encourage everyone to use the Hair Fair DEMO Group!  Designers will be sending demos out via group, so you can try out all the latest styles, and pre-shop! This is a great lag free way to peruse the offerings at the fair!  Grab some friends and host a demo party at your home!

There are several easy ways to join!

Inworld:  Search > Groups > Hair Fair DEMO Group >  Join!

Inworld: There will be group joiners set in various stores, or go HERE  which also has the Hair Fair Subscribomatic which keeps you up to date on Hair Fair News

Inworld: Copy and paste this into local chat and click the link it makes to open the group and join:  secondlife:///app/group/2e30d166-f3e5-e2de-ff72-b3da2d06ded2/about

We cannot wait to see you at this years Hair Fair to help raise money for Wigs for Kids.

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Hair Fair 2011 Tips & Tricks

This post is an updated version of SasyPant’s Hair Fair tips and tricks she posted on her blog in 2009.  The information is timely, helpful, and updated for this years fair. Reprinted/Updated with permission from Sasy Scarborough.

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Hi all,

It is Hair Fair time of the year, and it has been a wonderful few months of preparing this event for a a great cause. Hair Fair has always been a fantastic way to showcase the talent of hair creators from all over Second Life, this year there are well over a hundred stores set up and almost ready to show you their marvelous NEW styles for this year.

Yes Hair Fair is always about the NEW NEW NEW. A minimum of three styles, maximum of five, with ALL hair at the fair donating to Wigs For Kids, the Charity of Choice for this years Hair Fair.

Some tips and tricks to help you with Hair Fair 2011.

The most exciting tip I have for you this year is one I use myself often when attending events such as this.

Get rid of the people

( you are there to shop, no one cares what you look like, and you definitely don’t care what they look like, so get rid of them, they truly will not care.)

Firstly lets prepare by pressing Ctrl + Alt + D all together and making sure that we have the advanced menu at the top of our screen. If you already have it, then lets move on.

Click on advanced, then click your mouse on Debug Settings. A small grey box will appear, once you have that open in the white section highlight this next part in red and copy it by pressing Ctrl C  RenderAvatarMaxVisible and then Ctrl V into that box in world.

Once that is either pasted in , or you can of course type it, it will say Maximum number of avatars visible…..yes this is the promised land.

Default is set to 35 , do you care about that many people shopping when there is hair to be had? I do not think so….take that bad boy down to 5 unless of course you are shopping with a group of more than 5 , but again your friends really don’t care when they have hair to buy too.

Be sure to remember you have done this when you leave, because you will need to put it back a bit higher lol. What it will do is select randomly avatars around you to show, those that are near you will fade in and out, it can be very tricky when you start hearing voices you dont see.

Un- Render those tree’s & other non hair related items.

Do you really even like Second Life tree’s ? if your hair is more important some things have to go. Back to advanced menu again. Once in advanced, click on Rendering and then click on Types. You will have to repeat this over and over until you are satisfied.

Tree’s don’t need them, Clouds don’t need them, water ? unless you are washing said hair? don’t need them. Cloudes and particles ? definitely do not need them.

Make sure you dont go crazy in that section, there are things you will need to keep on, such as alpha – or you will mess up your hair – and simple which can mess up everything.

Graphics : who needs pretty skies when you have pretty hair ?

Ctrl P will open up your preferences in an instant. Put your Quality and Performance slider to low, this will not help a lot but it will help if you are generally at high, mine is always set to mid, but it can’t hurt.

Click on custom box on the right hand side of the slider, this will open the graphics settings further.

Atmospheric Shaders and Water reflections HALLLLLOOOO HAIR, uncheck those.

Make sure your draw distance slider is on 64 thats as far left as it can go – do be aware that the Hair Fair is four sims joined that start at one and if you follow the chocolate road you will end up back where you started, so you do not need to see that far ahead.

Max Particle count , left as far as it will go, turn those off, you do not need bling at Hair Fair.

Mesh Detail, your objects slider needs to be high, so that you see your hair demos as well as you need to, but everything else can go down down down.

Make sure that Avatar Imposters is turned on with the check box, this means that any people around you you will not load at full capacity, again YOU DO NOT NEED TO SEE OTHERS.

Now about ARC , do not yell about peoples arc at Hair Fair or any other event, it is rude and bullying, not everyone reads blogs, not everyone reads english. Give people the benefit of just being at a charity event and care about yourself.

The other thing is that proven or not, running that application to see who’s arc is what is probably putting a strain on your own experience, so turn that crap off. The only thing you need to do is look at it before you go to the fair to be happy with your own count, if it means that much to you.

But here is a tip, NO PRIMs.

Find in your inventory clothing that is texture only,such as pants without prims and tops without prims. You do not need shoes, again no one cares about you, and seriously are you able to get a close and good look of your hair while staring at your shoes ? coz thats some skill right there that is.

Also really why are you bothering to even wear hair ? I often shop at hair stores bald, it’s a pain in the bum trying to find the hair I had on to put it back on to then replace it with yet another demo.

Do you really think that anyone cares if you are bald? Other than to think you pretty much rock for making it easier on everyone.

Hair Fair is NOT like any other fair, and the lag is full on to say the least, but that is because unlike any other fair or event in Second Life, hundreds of people are attaching possibly scripted demos, with high alpha and flexi all at once, can you imagine what that is doing to the asset servers and the sim servers as well.

Other fairs do not have the same things going on with them as Hair Fair does, and you have to take that into consideration, all the booths have only the charity scripts in their booths. They are using as many of the same exact sculpties as possible, as well as repeating the same textures over and over again.

The event lasts two weeks, it will end on the 15th of July, so please consider doing it in stages, maybe do a sim every day or even pick up demos from all the stores you can , and then return to just purchase later on.

Please note well that YES the hair will eventually be in the stores selling them, but during this event one wig from each designer is donating money to locks of love, that is incredibly generous of them, so if your own funds are limited, try buying those styles first, as it really is going to an excellent cause, nothing is worth more than helping a child.

Do not forget that Bandana Day is on the 15th of July , were you can replace your hair to show you care. Bandanas are for sale ONLY at hair fair, and are 50L each and transferable.  So buy lots and give them to friends, they are set up at the landing points for each sim, so that is a good way to deprim as well.

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