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View Poll Results: International Poll - Trip Report/Video Challenge Last Quarter 2013 - Vote Now!
International Finalist #1 - Trip Report: Trip to MX : Photo Report 7 41.18%
International Finalist #2 - Video: Spearfishing Andros Island, Bahamas video 1 5.88%
International Finalist #3 - Video: New Bahamas Video-Paradise Found! 7 41.18%
International Finalist #4 - Trip report: Gone to Baja Guided Spearfishing trip report Nov 2013 2 11.76%
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Old 02-09-2014, 08:26 PM   #1
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GO SLOW - READ EACH TRIP REPORT AND/OR WATCH EACH VIDEO LINKED BELOW - CHOOSE CAREFULLY

YOU HAVE ONLY ONE VOTE PER POLL - NO DO-OVERS ARE ALLOWED


The Trip Report Challenge Last Quarter 2013 International nomination process finalists are below. I congratulate these finalists and have started the above poll for you to vote for "the best" in accordance with the following rules:

The three geographic regions are USA East Coast (includes Gulf), USA West Coast, and International. There will also be a prize for best video in each time period. The video may or may not be part of a trip report and thus a compilation video may qualify. Spearfishing has to be the primary subject of the video.

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OFFICIAL RULES FOR THE SPEARBOARD BEST TRIP REPORT AND/OR VIDEO CHALLENGE

Note the following member qualifications to vote from the official rules:

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D. Voting is up to the voters; no one can force or rally a vote, please visit all nominated trip reports and/or videos and vote for the best in your opinion. Please vote based on quality of the report and/or video and not popularity of people, fish or areas that you are most familiar with personally.
You MUST have 50 posts to vote

and you can vote in all three regional polls in the two time periods per this rule:

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all members with more than 50 posts are then able to vote one time for their favorite trip reports among the final nominations.
Be sure to vote in the other two regional polls for the two time periods linked here:

Poll - USA East Coast - First 3 Quarters 2013 ---> http://www.spearboard.com/showthread.php?t=170314

Poll - USA West Coast - First 3 Quarters 2013 ---> http://www.spearboard.com/showthread.php?t=170315

Poll - International - First 3 Quarters 2013 ---> http://www.spearboard.com/showthread.php?t=170317

Poll - USA East Coast - Last Quarter 2013 ---> http://www.spearboard.com/showthread.php?t=170320

Poll - USA West Coast - Last Quarter 2013 ---> http://www.spearboard.com/showthread.php?t=170321

Please vote once in all six polls. They will close on 2-21-14.


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INTERNATIONAL FINALISTS LAST QUARTER 2013

INTERNATIONAL FINALIST #1

Original Poster:ny_er
Trip Report and/or Video Thread Title:Trip to MX : Photo Report
URL: http://www.spearboard.com/showthread.php?t=168375
Geographic Region: Other international
Date of Trip report and/or video thread origination: -11-23-2013
Description: Trip to Mexico with Girlfriend and a couple Friends
Reason for Nomination: I got some decent fish and some decent photos

INTERNATIONAL FINALIST #2

Original Poster: Bahama king242
Trip Report and/or Video Thread Title: Video: Spearfishing Andros Island, Bahamas video
URL: http://www.spearboard.com/showthread.php?t=167830
Geographic region: International
Date of video thread origination: 11-04-2013, 09:30 AM
Description: A video of my spearfishing adventures and some of my greatest catches in that time period
Reason for nomination: Because I hope someone will follow this with a nomination

INTERNATIONAL FINALIST #3

Original Poster: Kraken
Trip Report and/or Video Thread Title: Video: New Bahamas Video-Paradise Found!
URL: http://www.spearboard.com/showthread.php?t=168218
Geographic Region: International
Date of Trip report and/or video thread origination: 11-18-2013, 01:09 PM
Description: Bahamas spearing fun
Reason for Nomination: High quality pole spear shooting and camera shooting and editing[/quote]

INTERNATIONAL FINALIST #4

Original Poster: gonetobaja
Trip Report and/or Video Thread Title: Gone to Baja Guided Spearfishing trip report Nov 2013
URL: http://www.spearboard.com/showthread.php?t=168016
Geographic Region: International
Date of Trip report and/or video thread origination: 11-11-2013, 07:38 PM
Description: gonetobaja, C Monster, Mackfish, and Greener score on a cool trip
Reason for Nomination: Dale has been running some excellent trips down south for years[/quote]

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Old 02-10-2014, 12:25 AM   #2
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Re: International Poll - Trip Report/Video Challenge Last Quarter 2013 - Vote Now!

Please do not post in this thread to help assure compliance with this rule:

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But, I may bump the voting poll threads to the top of "New Posts" periodically to remind members to cast their votes.

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Re: International Poll - Trip Report/Video Challenge Last Quarter 2013 - Vote Now!

Fives Days of voting left.
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Re: International Poll - Trip Report/Video Challenge Last Quarter 2013 - Vote Now!

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There will be a pool of prizes for the trip reports in three regions and the video winner. If the prizes are usable in all geographic regions, the four winners will try to agree which prize they want. If they can't agree, we will use a selection method like Rock –Paper - Scissors. Being awarded a prize should be a secondary consideration to the honor of being selected as the best trip reporter or video maker by your fellow spearfishing men and women.

























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Re: International Poll - Trip Report/Video Challenge Last Quarter 2013 - Vote Now!

As a bonus and because this is the first video challenge, we are giving away a special prize for the best video of the six video finalists (three each for the two time periods) in the challenge for 2013. As a video professional myself, I will be the final judge of the overall winning video.

The prize is the following custom hybrid speargun from Spearboard sponsor Impaler Spearguns. Company owner Jason is the outstanding new custom hybrid speargun designer who joined the community and marketplace in 2013.














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Re: International Poll - Trip Report/Video Challenge Last Quarter 2013 - Vote Now!

Two days of voting left and then the winners will be announced at The Blue Wild
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Re: International Poll - Trip Report/Video Challenge Last Quarter 2013 - Vote Now!

Last Day of Voting is today!

The winners will be announced at The Blue Wild Ocean Expo.
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Re: International Poll - Trip Report/Video Challenge Last Quarter 2013 - Vote Now!

We have a tie with seven votes each between Finalists #1 and #3:

INTERNATIONAL FINALIST #1

Original Poster:ny_er
Trip Report and/or Video Thread Title:Trip to MX : Photo Report
URL: http://www.spearboard.com/showthread.php?t=168375
Geographic Region: Other international
Date of Trip report and/or video thread origination: -11-23-2013
Description: Trip to Mexico with Girlfriend and a couple Friends
Reason for Nomination: I got some decent fish and some decent photos


INTERNATIONAL FINALIST #3

Original Poster: Kraken
Trip Report and/or Video Thread Title: Video: New Bahamas Video-Paradise Found!
URL: http://www.spearboard.com/showthread.php?t=168218
Geographic Region: International
Date of Trip report and/or video thread origination: 11-18-2013, 01:09 PM
Description: Bahamas spearing fun
Reason for Nomination: High quality pole spear shooting and camera shooting and editing[/quote]


I will have to check the rules to resolve this tie after the Blue Wild Expo where I am super busy.
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Re: International Poll - Trip Report/Video Challenge Last Quarter 2013 - Vote Now!

Any updates on the tie Tony?
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