Suggestion: it's a long onee..?
This suggestion concerns the contests/challenges of GASR. I fully respect the OFFICIAL GASR contests and challenges, but I feel like there is a lack in hype/excitement for these things. I came from a forum where we did something called modeling, which included various editing, drawing, photo manipulation. This was called a competition with a desired theme or idea based on the host.
- Example of PRIZES:
It all depends on the host and what they can provide for their competition, it is important that you keep your prizes realistic and safe (safe meaning, do not offer your MAC BOOK IPAD PRO Mini as a prize). Usually if you want to offer a real object to the winner, thats on you two to discuss shipping, etc. But I highly suggest keep it realistic.
The judges position in the competition would be to judge the art pieces. There will be a criteria for the judges to follow based on what the host wants. Example:
And the judges will have the opportunity to give their personal critique on the art piece and what you can improve on! Usually the judges would have lots of previous art related work in order to judge. Judges can offer tips, their opinions, fangirl/boy, etc.
The big issue that is important to address is the art theft!! For competitions here (if I could ever host one), I would require that the artist participating in the competition provide a certain amount of WIP pictures/videos along with their official art submission. For the public view, the art will be watermarked and the official art will be PM'd straight to the Host + Judges for review. This will clear the air in terms of any art theft related submissions, and IF we do get any suspicion or anon tip that something was stolen you will be discovered in the end.
There can be different genres and ideas hosts can implement through competitions/contests. It can be long or short, detailed and themed or simple. I have seen other competitions that have had success in the past; story telling contests (followed by a photo/art), fashion, B&W, etc.
- EXAMPLE COMPETITION:
I would love to actually give this a go, but I'm afraid its not allowed lol. So I'd like to suggest this to you all~ Let me know what you think and your concerns/questions. I'd like to mention that I wanted to post this suggestion here on Help & Feedback instead of Contest/Events Suggestions because it's not an Official GASR Event, more of a community hosted thing.