A Conversation for The Hitchhiker's Movie Competition!

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Post 1

  Traveller in Times >42 )^( _

Traveller in Time smiley - tit full of imagination
"And then halfway down the rules and regulations it states:
UK residents only. Can we not just open the competition for the world? With the limitation of the first prize (or transportation to and from the Studios at your own cost)?"


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Post 2

Titania (gone for lunch)

smiley - wah indeed! *sobs into her smiley - towel*


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Post 3

Smij - Formerly Jimster

Sadly, BBC rules state that competitions need to be directed towards license-fee payers - ie, people in the UK. However, although we can't offer competitions to our oversees members, we are close to announcing a different project along the same lines that will be open to all.

But in the meantime, sorry guys.


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  Traveller in Times >42 )^( _

Traveller in Time smiley - tit on his wallet
"One day I am going to find out how we (Overseals) can pay this fee. . .

I already ran into a denial several times after 'invitations' to see broadband content. They even offer tests to check my connection, finally resulting in the statement: 'Only for UK residents' <?> "


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Post 5

Smij - Formerly Jimster

It might be worth feeding this back to the broadband people, suggesting they either move the 'only in the UK' warning to the first page, or if there is one already, make it clearer.


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Post 6

Watermusic

smiley - wah
UK residents only:

... and the modern term is 'Supporting Actor' as we know - having 'worked' in 'Sunburn', with brief appearances in 'South at Six', 'This is your Life' (no - it wasn't mine!), 'Blood Royal' and I'm sure I appeared with a Dalek sometime in my youth.

smiley - sadface

P.S. Due to the vaguaries of my broadband connection (whether it is the computer, the O.S. or the rural telephone line blowing in the wind) this took an hour to post. smiley - erm


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Post 7

katkodl

UK residents only smiley - wah!
I receive BBC prime over cable TV which costs A LOT of money… does that count? smiley - biggrin

smiley - blackcat


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Post 8

Woodpigeon

smiley - wah

Only UK folks allowed, and I had a nice photo to include as well... smiley - blue

smiley - peacedoveWoodpigeon




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Post 9

Smij - Formerly Jimster

Hold onto that photo, Woodpigeon. And stay tuned.


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Post 10

Lentilla (Keeper of Non-Sequiturs)

Ah... I see that the American contingent has already made their displeasure clear. Good. I am also perturbed by the stipulation... but this other option intrigues me, so I will postpone my whining and puling.

Of course, if we were to send a license fee to the BBC, then that would make us eligible for the contest. Right? smiley - winkeye

Does this photograph (even though I'm not eligible, I'm curious!) have to be of a particularly nice place? How 'bout someplace very prosaic, maybe even a little disgusting, like the bathroom of Grand Central Station in New Yawk?


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Post 11

Crazy Man

I used to live the UK, and am still a citizen....but I guess that doesn't count, eh? smiley - winkeye


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Post 12

Titania (gone for lunch)

Oh dang! The 'write a reply to this question' still glows as if I had already hit it - but my reply seems to have drifted off into the ether...

Anyway, let me point out that I'm *not* an Amurrican!

But, just out of curiousity - exactly how much is this license fee?

And would paying it be a way to make oneself eligible for the contest?


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Post 13

coelacanth

It's £121. http://www.bbc.co.uk/info/licencefee/

I doubt you'd be able to pay it though!
smiley - bluefish


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Post 14

broelan

I was about to cry as well, but if another announcement is forthcoming, that just gives me extra time to find (or take) the *perfect* shot!

::smiley - run to buy batteries for digital camera ::


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Post 15

Estelendur (AKA Esty)

smiley - wah I'm an American, and I'm under eighteen! smiley - wah Not fair.


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Post 16

Scandrea

Dang. And I have some really good pictures of Death Valley, too!

smiley - wah


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Post 17

A Super Furry Animal

Lentilla, if you'd like to pay my license fee for me, then I'll submit your photo! smiley - winkeye

RFsmiley - evilgrin


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Post 18

paulh. The lost isle of Arborvilla A87842460

Um, Jimster, I think I can understand why there would be a non-UK-resident ban, but still I think that it works against having a decent result.

For instance, you're likely to get a lot of pictures of Westminster Abbey and Stonehenge, but none of the Galapagos islands or even the Grand Canyon. There simply won't be time enough for UK residents to book air fare to Arizona or the Galapagos, take their pictures, and come back in time to enter the pics. So, you're not likely to get a real distribution of global sites, unless somebody happened to have photos of these places on hand already. Your demographics work against it, too. You probably have a lot more 18-year-olds than 50-year-olds. Which age group is more likely to have had the time and the inclination to travel outside their native country?

Just playing the smiley - devil's advocate. smiley - tongueout


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Post 19

Smij - Formerly Jimster

Have to say, some of the entries we've received so far have been marvellous shots from all over the globe.

One of the other reasons why the winner would have to be in the UK at the moment - from a purely practical perspective - is that the Producers of the movie are stumping up the travel expenses for the winner, and it wouldn't really be the done thing to expect them to pay someone to come over from abroad *twice* in one month. smiley - smiley

However, as I mentioned earlier, if non-UK Researchers have photos that they might have contributed, hang on to them. Can't say any more, but we're hoping to be able to make good use of them soon...


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Post 20

Estelendur (AKA Esty)

And what about the under-18s? Not fair! Understand why, but not fair!


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