All Aboard Grand Tour~ Photography Contest and YOUR Ticket !!

Greetings to all !!!

Every event .. has a story .. is a journey if YOU please .. There is no such thing as Utopia .
Could this have been posted weeks ago .. perhaps .. but that is not how it works with
The Grand Tour .. we are dealing with many people and each and all are busy, including ourselves .. Second Life is for fun for many of us .. Please don't find fault in how and why things are done but simply try to enjoy what you can be part of .. *smiles*
I am most grateful to Rose Springvale .. For Three Years and Five Tours she has cheerfully put these tickets together .. This tour was extra special for we worked together to bring these events to all of YOU !!
Thank YOU for your time and We do hope to see you on the rails of the 5th Steamland Grand Tour ..
Sincerely breezy carver

All Aboard Grand Tour Photography Contest
Welcome to the All Aboard Grand Tour!
To celebrate the All Aboard Grand Tour, Al Andalus Sims are sponsoring a 48 hour SL snapshot photography contest! Discover the beauty of these sims and the others on the grand tour and capture it in an image.
Prizes are 3000L first place, 1500L second place and 500L third.

1. All entries must be original SL snapshots taken between 5 am SLT on February 19, 2011 and 7pm SLT February 20, 2011 - the duration of the All Aboard Grand Tour.
2. Photographs must be taken somewhere in the ___sims participating in the Grand Tour. This includes (list to follow)
3. The theme for the contest is "Postcards home from the Grand Tour" - with a focus on Transportation.
Images must be suitable for display in PG sims, so images containing adult content will not be judged.
4.Take your snapshot and SAVE TO INVENTORY.
DO NOT rename it or change the description -- the snapshot will then show where it was taken, when, and by whom :)
Create a notecard and name it 'Snapshot Contest Grand Tour- (your name)'
Put the snapshot in the notecard, and include a title (for use when the snapshot is displayed) and specify the proportions to be used for display - for example 'Taken using Current Window setting - display in landscape format' or 'Taken at 512 by 512 - display in square format' IF NO INFORMATION IS GIVEN, IMAGES WILL BE DISPALYED IN SQUARE FORMAT.
A maximum of 1 entry is permitted per person. Don't send more than one please!
Drop the notecard to Al Andalus Citizen Callipygian Christensen before 7.15 SL time on Sunday February 20th
DO NOT save your images to disk and then reupload - ANY ENTRY SUBMITTED AS A TEXTURE- NOT A SNAPSHOT - WILL NOT BE JUDGED. The purpose of the contest is snapshots using the tools available inworld, with no post processing. Feel free to use windlight settings, lighting, whatever tools you like BEFORE taking the snapshot - do not use any post processing of any kind, in world or out *after* taking the snapshot.
5. A panel of three judges will view the snapshots 'blind' - so will not know who took the images until judging is completed. In the event of a tie for any of the prize positions, Callipygian Christensen will vote to break the tie. All decisions of the judging panel are final. Judging will take place the week of February 21 and images will be put on display as soon as practicable, in the Al Andalus Palaces. An event to announce the winners will be scheduled for the following week.


....“All Aboard Grand Tour”....

After 9 month hiatus, The Grand Tour returns to second life! The “All Aboard Grand Tour” will be Saturday and Sunday, February 19 and 20, 2011. The tour includes 15 different Locations with a theme of trains and transportation.
The Grand Tour began in 2008 as a positive expression after some unpopular decisions by Linden Lab left many residents discouraged. A few people got together and created the marathon event. The All Aboard Grand Tour is the fifth tour. The creator of the event, Fogwoman Gray, summarizes the purpose, which had become the motto of all grand tours: “To bring all nations and groups together to demonstrate why we stay and what is important.
The tour this year includes exciting new events including music festivals, mysteries and even a hobo ball. The full schedule is listed below. Landmarks are available in world, and at each venue. Everyone is invited to jump on the tour wherever and whenever they wish. All time zones should find some events that are convenient; we are looking forward to greeting both old and new friends. Co chairs, or this year’s “Gandy Dancers” Breezy Carver and Rose Springvale will be available throughout the tour to answer questions, deal with problems and keep the Grand Tour Train on track. All Aboard!


5am-7am Al Andalus Alhambra; The beautiful palaces of 13th century Moorish Spain is hosting a music festival featuring Joaquin Gustav’s flamenco guitar and the amazing percussion group DRUM! Also the beginning of the All Aboard Grand Tour Photo contest, sponsored by Al Andalus! Pick up the rules here. Flamenco or Arab dress encouraged!
7am-9am Tuliptree: Hobo Haven Jungle Grand Opening sponsored by the Virtual Rail Consortium, with Hobo and train music played by DJ Callipygian Christensen. Come and learn the history of rail at this wonderful build, and see what the Consortium is doing in SL. Hobo costumes… or whatever you have!
9am-11am Steam SkyCity: Sparking Gears Ball. Romance among the Robots! Clanks and Automatons are invited to come and greet the day, with dancing and prizes for best avatars.
11am-1pm Winterfell: Revelry on Reverie. Love and Devotion music, in beautiful Winterfell, with DJ Gabrielle Riel.
1pm-3pm Antiquity: Celebrating the "All Aboard" theme, various sims and factions through Antiquity have donated something that makes them special or unique: food, guards, art, etc to celebrate the diversity Antiquity has to offer.
3pm-6pm Seraph City: A city representing the era “between the world wars, presents music and dance with Edward Pearse, at the Seraph City Club, the classiest club in Seraph City.
6pm-9pm New Babbage: Piermont Landing presentsThe Never More Midnight Blue Ball Saturday including a Creative Steampunk Cage Building Contest. ( After all, do you think we are going to cage Ravens or they going to Cage YOU ?) Dress is formal, midnight blue of course, and there are prizes!
9pm-11pm Caledon’s Oxbridge Village: Thistle Hill Marketplace, a cozy collection of shops featuring Victorian era Steampunk gadgetry, original artworks, and much more, hosts a dance at Alley Cat Alley, with a theme of cats and other night animals, with DJ Poppy.
11pm-1am New Toulouse: DJ Gabriel Riel takes the party to crescendo with “Don’t Throw Mama From The Train: Jazz and Blues in late night. Theme is trains and travel and 1920’s dress appropriate!

7am-9am Seraph City: Hold the Front Page! The Primgraph Office Grand Opening in Seraph City includes dancing and a murder mystery! Journalistic attire will get you in the proper frame of mind!
9am-11am New Babbage: Brunel Hall Academy Pop over to the steamlands largest and most luxurious hotel for dancing and general frivolity as Victor1st Mornington takes you through a tour of the chart topping hits from 1950's all the way to the 1980's.Steampunk attire is a New Babbage standard.
11am-1pm Clos Normand: The Consulate of Europa welcomes the Tour as Duke Otenth Paderborn regales us with tales from the rails, high above the beautiful sims of Côte d'Fleurie.
1pm-3pm Armada Breakaway: Celebrating the second anniversary during the Grand Tour with a dance! There will be rum and pirates and ladies in their finest gowns. Join us as we ring in another year of mayhem!
3pm-5pm Steelhead: This Steampunk/Victorian Town set in the late 1800's in the Pacific Northwest, Washington Oregon territories brings their original flavor to the Grand Tour! Join DJ Fuzzball Ortega to see what this year has in store.
5pm -7pm Steeltopia: Rounding out the tour in the Pneumatic Revolution Lounge,DJ SteelCobra Calamari hosts the Super Spy vs Super Villain Dance. Come as a Super Spy, Villain or henchman, let's make Mr Bond and Goldfinger proud! A wide variety of spy tunage to be played.