Last month, 7iber launched an initiative to collect citizen-generated photographs that capture Jordan from behind their lens. Throughout June we received an endless amount of pictures with the objective of picking the best 10 and printing them as postcards to be sold in the marketplace, with any profits going towards future community projects.
Then we thought, why should we do the picking? After all, this is citizen-produced culture, it might as well be left up to the people to do the selecting.
So 7iber teamed up with the good people at Ikbis.com and now it’s up to anyone reading this to help decide on the best ten photos by casting their vote. All you have to do is go to Ikbis.com and register for an account if you don’t already have one. Then head on over to the contest page and take a look at what citizens had to offer.
Ten days of voting to chose ten cards.
Citizen produced and citizen selected.
So go forth and cast your vote, and while you’re at it, spread the word!
– More information on 7iber
– Contest Page
The voting interface is awfully annoying. The thumbnails are too small to get an accurate idea of the photograph. When you click on a thumbnail it highlights that image front and center, but it also kicks all the contest entries back to page one. So once I have clicked on an image (and whether I decide to vote for it or not), I have to remember which page I was on in order to pick up where I left off.
I would rather see a voting style similar to that of DPChallenge, where I can cycle through the photos in order (using a previous and next buttons) and rate the photos on a scale of 1-10. The highest rated photos could then be ruled as the winners.
Oh, and one more thing: the only way I can tell which page I was on is to look at the page ID in the URL. There’s no other visual indicator on the pagination interface.