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: Everyones a winner competitions


Mel_Robertson
03-15-2016, 04:59 PM
Idea, create a section for competitions, where EVERYONE is a winner (people don't have to win) or.... how about 1 person wins by way of Votes and the winner chooses the next subject topic :angel:

dickhutchings
03-16-2016, 08:40 AM
Huh???? I'm going to need more.

Mel_Robertson
03-16-2016, 08:47 AM
competitions where the winner wins by vote (poll)
and who ever wins gets to choose the next subject (topic of what to paint for the next competition)

just an idea I was a little tipsy lastnight hehe

dickhutchings
03-16-2016, 08:56 AM
I have a few things on my plate at the moment but this sounds like a great idea. They do something similar over on the WC forum. This might be a good opportunity to do something creative! How long will we have to work on it?

Mel_Robertson
03-16-2016, 08:58 AM
how long do you think?
hows 7 days sound

dickhutchings
03-16-2016, 09:03 AM
I think that's plenty providing everyone is free to work on them. I sometime go a week with hardly touching a brush. I hate it. Can't wait for retirement.

Mel_Robertson
03-16-2016, 09:10 AM
I sometimes get a block and don't paint for 3 months!
so a comp with a short limit might motivate people to paint a bit more

leighann
03-17-2016, 12:02 PM
I see stuff like this on Instagram all the time, especially with the Zentangle folks. They pick a subject, and everyone submits a piece by a certain date.

dickhutchings
03-17-2016, 01:19 PM
I'll be able to jump in next month. I have an April 2nd deadline to meet on my BSA painting. Sounds like fun to me!

TerryCurley
03-17-2016, 06:06 PM
Do you know about the website http://ourartcorner.com ?

This site is a site all about competitions like you are talking about. I use to frequent it, but stopped because there was some hard porn (though infrequently) that I didn't want to be subjected to. I was thinking that if you didn't know about you might want to give a look for ideas.

leighann
03-18-2016, 12:39 PM
I'm not sure my art is good enough for that website, and I'm not a very competitive person, so I think I'll just stick to here for now. :biggrin:

Susan Mulno
03-18-2016, 11:05 PM
I am with Leighann on this one.

TerryCurley
03-19-2016, 10:19 AM
Definitely like this site the best. I stopped visiting Ourartcorner months ago. I just thought it might give some ideas of how to handle a competition thread. But then I guess it be better we do it our own way anyway.

One of the ways competitions are held in Ourartcorner is the first picture that gets 8 votes wins the competition no matter how long the competition runs. A person can only vote 1 time. Personally for us I think we need to cut it down to like 5 votes because we are a small group. If we have 3 paintings to vote on it could take from 5 to 13 people voting to get a winner. Maybe the time limit would be a better idea.

Even though I do consider good photographs amazing art we should not have photos competition with drawings and paintings. The photo would win every time for sure.

And then there is level of experience to consider. Is it fair to have a young person like FanKi competing with an accomplished artist that has been at it for 40 years like Sorin? It would put the voter in an uncomfortable situation. One can be good for their level of experience but no where near as good as someone that has made a living at it for decades.

Personally I feel the only person we should be in competition with is ourselves.

leighann
03-19-2016, 12:22 PM
Where is FanKi anyway?? He would be all up in this!! :biggrin:

It would be a little difficult, since everyone that is active right now has a different artistic medium. A very eclectic group for sure!!

dickhutchings
03-19-2016, 04:26 PM
Everyone is a winner isn't a competition. It would be for fun, with everyone working on the same subject matter. Set a day to show our work.

TerryCurley
03-19-2016, 04:31 PM
I guess I misunderstood. So there would be no voting , right?

dickhutchings
03-19-2016, 04:51 PM
No voting is good for me. Shall we vote on it?:biggrin::biggrin::devil:

Bushcraftonfire
03-19-2016, 05:52 PM
I think the "no vote" is good simply because everyone is at a different level. It could easily discourage those who aren't quite as far along in their progress.

Having said that.. I LOVE the idea of everyone a winner! Perhaps someone could just suggest a topic to paint/draw.. and then each person could have a week (or 7 days if you prefer) to submit your work. We can all enjoy one another's work on that particular subject.

We could get Cricket to make a forum where there would be 1 post/week.. with the topic.. and all of the draws go inside that post. Could be a lot of fun.

D

TerryCurley
03-20-2016, 09:34 AM
Do you think it would be OK to post an old painting you have done that is on the topic? I sometimes take longer than a week to finish a painting and I have paintings in almost everything you could think of.

Dave it is so great to have you back.

dickhutchings
03-20-2016, 10:02 AM
No... I think we should try to do something quickly for this. I also think we can learn from doing these quick works because we would have to think different. There may be some good skills to learn from it.

TerryCurley
03-20-2016, 10:12 AM
No... I think we should try to do something quickly for this. I also think we can learn from doing these quick works because we would have to think different. There may be some good skills to learn from it.

fair enough.

Bushcraftonfire
03-20-2016, 02:19 PM
Do you think it would be OK to post an old painting you have done that is on the topic? I sometimes take longer than a week to finish a painting and I have paintings in almost everything you could think of.

Dave it is so great to have you back.

Thanks.. But I respectfully disagree with Dick on this point a wee bit. I think if you just did something recently then you should be able to submit it.. why should I do something I did last week over? But that's just me.

On the other hand Terry.. if we ask for boats.. and you put up flowers.. then.. uhh NO! ROTFLOL

D

Susan Mulno
03-20-2016, 11:47 PM
Now that I understand the competition is with ourselves and not each other, I see the beauty of this. It would be excellent practice for all skill levels because it is giving us challenges we may not think of on our own. Brilliant! Sounds like fun! :biggrin:

TerryCurley
03-21-2016, 04:53 PM
So when are we going to start? I would not be able to participate until after Easter.

Mel_Robertson
03-22-2016, 07:33 PM
it starts as soon as the forum section's created by Admin
I think the first subject should be SELF PORTRAIT
any medium.

leighann
03-26-2016, 09:33 PM
Oh meli :devil: why???!!!

I will surely suck at that topic. :unhappy::unhappy:

Mel_Robertson
03-26-2016, 09:47 PM
Everyone will suck leigh self portraits are the hardest thing anyone will ever paint but it's the 1 thing we can paint that will teach us the most :)

Bushcraftonfire
03-26-2016, 10:13 PM
I did one a few years back.. when I look at it it reminds me how gorgeous I was back then.. ROTFLOL!

Mel_Robertson
03-26-2016, 10:16 PM
hahahah! I bet it shines beams of happy joy joy from Heaven on everyone who views it :)

TerryCurley
03-27-2016, 06:29 AM
Usually the admins are pretty quick about adding new forums. Has anyone actually contacted the admins or Cricket to do this?

JoBlueQuarter
12-30-2017, 01:49 PM
Just wondering, has this been set up yet? I was planning to arrange a monthly competition but I wanted to talk to mods first. Make sure it's OK.