Art Contest --

Anton

kero?
Chat Administrator
Core 'Shroom Staff
Awards Committee


According to an arcane source of mystical divination arts, our three themes of this Art Contest have been selected!

Handcrafted * Luigi has a strange encounter at the grocery store * A moment of contemplation


Info and rules:
*One (1) entry per individual.
*Winners will be selected with a public vote using Polldaddy Crowdsignal polls linked both here and in The 'Shroom.
*The theme of your piece must be of at least one of the three above. A focus on the Marioverse or this community is preferred.
-If you can't decide and want to make something that fits multiple themes, go for it!
-You are free to interpret any of the themes as you wish!
*All kinds of art will be accepted (Drawings both computer and traditional, short comics, sculptures, photos, etc.), but please keep the final image static and non-moving! This is to help keep this small contest more fair and balanced.
*Awards will be given for multiple things, with the list being finalized once all submissions are in. Some of those may include:
-Best in Show
-Best Interpretation of Theme
-Most Creative
-Best Concept
-Funniest Entry
-Most Improved

Submissions:
Please send all submissions to me starting June 1st - July 13th, whether it's my inbox here, or query on chat, so long as it's private. There is no need to sign up, but if I am at least aware that you are interested and plan in sending something in, the deadline can be extended up until July 19th for you as I'd already know to be expecting it.

Voting will take place July 20th - August 10th, and polls will be located both within this thread and in a special 'Shroom section in July's issue.

Please don't post entries within this thread!!

Sign-ups:
Sign-ups aren't necessary but expressing your interest will help me see how many people there will be and create a balanced contest. It is currently undecided whether we will stick with using the three skill tiers we've used in the last few years, as those combined with the separate themes may be too much delineation, but this is all dependent on what we receive in total for submissions. If you would like to include with your submission what you believe your skill tier is (beginner, amateur, or experienced), it would be helpful to organize submissions should there be enough to warrant the separation.

There will be 3 skill tiers with separate votes (beginner, amateur, and experienced) so if you sign up please select which one you feel you fit into. If one tier ends up barren while another is overpopulated I may use Director's discretion and move people around, but I will certainly try to avoid this as much as possible. Also, people who do not provide a tier to be placed into will automatically go into amateur until otherwise proven or stated, and people are also free to change their position.

Ultimately, fairness and fun is the goal here!!

If there are any questions, comments, concerns, including ideas for possible awards or changes to the rules please post them in this thread.

Check out last year's contest and results!

Come on in, peeps, the board is fine.

Well, not time for the contest yet. This thread is going up early because change is in the air! Rules aren't final, but they're in the works. During the last Awards Committee meeting I asked questions on how to better shape this year's Art Contest to be more fun and fair. So far the idea is to:

*Keep the three skill categories (Beginner, Amateur, Experienced), or have different categories for separate mediums (Drawing, Painting, Video, etc.)

*Have multiple ways to win (such as: Best in Show, Best Traditional Art, Best Digital Art, Most Unique, etc.)

*Stick to a strict theme. Maybe a few to select from, who knows!

The reason this thread is up early is because I'd like some feedback as to how people would like to see this go. Please read the logs below to get an idea of the conversations we've had so far.

soz can't have a spoiler within a spoiler said:
<Anton{Politoed}>
9:05:16 PM
:weary:
9:06:10 PM
alright so my thing was questions about doing the Art Contest this year
9:06:12 PM
https://www.marioboards.com/index.php?topic=39977.0
9:06:22 PM
every other year I've hosted it it has followed these rules here
9:06:45 PM
with 3 separate skill categories, and then just do whatever art you want in whatever theme and medium
<Gabumon>
9:07:01 PM
no picture should be forced to compete with a video
<Anton{Politoed}>
9:07:15 PM
I thought that would be the most fair way to do it as it would prevent beginners from being absolutely stomped by people who have more of a craft built
9:07:23 PM
and then that, yeah, is now a concern
9:07:33 PM
while skill levels aren't competing, mediums now are
<Gabumon>
9:08:00 PM
the thing is like
<Anton{Politoed}>
9:08:03 PM
this is a toughie to sort out because we don't have the number of participants to really qualify separate categories for differing mediums
<turb>
9:08:07 PM
yeah i was gonna say like
<Anton{Politoed}>
9:08:13 PM
so the option I have is to just restrict it
<turb>
9:08:23 PM
i'd say split categories were there enough people who could actually submit a video or something
<Gabumon>
9:08:29 PM
since we abolished tokens, there are much less hangups about getting experimental
9:08:46 PM
you could just have a separate category for videos
<Anton{Politoed}>
9:08:59 PM
there's less of an urge to compete for votes, yeah
<Gabumon>
9:09:02 PM
and if only one sends one in, hooray, youre the winner
<Anton{Politoed}>
9:09:10 PM
which is a concern that brings me into my next point later
9:09:45 PM
the theme has been very loose and this results in an unclear focus, and oftentimes direct pandering
9:09:56 PM
it's not the end of the world when that happens but idk man draw some marios
9:10:09 PM
so what I'd like to do is have a set theme to adhere to
9:10:18 PM
and to keep it fun instead of a formal decree
9:10:37 PM
I was gonna have open calls for themes and once a deadline hits I'll spin the wheel and whammo bammo that's our theme
<turb>
9:10:44 PM
i like the idea of either "hey draw mario" or "hey draw this specific thing with your own spin on it but mario"
9:10:48 PM
preferably the latter
9:10:57 PM
which is basically what you said anyway lol
<Gabumon>
9:10:59 PM
just to clarify
9:11:15 PM
"mario" is synonymous with "something from the mario series", right
<Anton{Politoed}>
9:11:43 PM
you may only use a Mario brush in gimp
9:11:47 PM
(yeah)
9:12:03 PM
I don't want to outright ban community content if that's the follow-up
9:12:31 PM
just keep the focus tighter and have the competition be more in how the theme chosen is executed successfully
<turb>
9:12:51 PM
thankfully 95% of the community is something from mario
<Anton{Politoed}>
9:12:53 PM
potential them could be "Beach Episode"
<Gamefreak75>
9:12:55 PM
all art is rejected unless it contains a hyperealistic depiction of mario
<Anton{Politoed}>
9:12:56 PM
theme*
<Gabumon>
9:13:13 PM
"Mario should not be allowed to (x)"
<Geeky>
9:13:23 PM
I think I like the Beach theme, it would take place in Summer
<Gabumon>
9:13:30 PM
"Bowser's secret"
<_2257>
9:13:36 PM
no, winter beach episodes only
<Anton{Politoed}>
9:13:40 PM
vague titles too yeah !!!!
9:13:45 PM
theme lottery is gonna be good
9:13:59 PM
so I'll do that and open the thread soon
9:14:02 PM
as for judging
<Gamefreak75>
9:14:05 PM
https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/743/439/c3e.jpg
<Anton{Politoed}>
9:14:22 PM
rather than there being a solid "This Is The Winner" I was thinking different award categories
<Gabumon>
9:14:26 PM
"Luigi has a strange encounter at the grocery store"
<Anton{Politoed}>
9:14:41 PM
like how art shows in galleries have shit like best in show, best photograph, most unique concept, etc.
9:15:08 PM
I feel that would allow a particular submission that may not fare well in one category, do better in another
9:15:13 PM
depending on how they're worded
<Lakituthequick>
so an experience tier can have three polls each
<Anton{Politoed}>
9:15:22 PM
but if people like the idea I'll pursue it
9:15:45 PM
may do away with experience tiers if we're gonna have separate awards entirely
<_2257>
9:16:10 PM
most covert send up of the artists fetish
<Anton{Politoed}>
9:16:14 PM
yeah
<turb>
9:16:18 PM
good
<Gabumon>
9:16:41 PM
"A normal day at Dr Mario's clinic"
<Anton{Politoed}>
9:16:45 PM
but how do people feel about medium restrictions
9:17:01 PM
or could that fall under a Theme
<Gabumon>
9:17:10 PM
"Daisy makes a new friend"
<Anton{Politoed}>
9:17:16 PM
my goal is just to keep it as open to as many participants as possible
<_2257>
9:17:18 PM
the theme of our contest is static images
<Anton{Politoed}>
9:17:35 PM
I don't want to leave anyone out by specifying only acrylic paints
9:17:52 PM
could just enforce a rule that it's static yeah
9:18:11 PM
if we don't have experience levels, that would be the next best way I can imagine keeping things even
<turb>
9:18:32 PM
I feel like that'd be the best
<Gabumon>
9:18:38 PM
we could probably still have levels
<_2257>
9:18:42 PM
its definitely going to look like a specific attack on tpg though
<turb>
9:18:58 PM
i think we could have levels but like i'm less concerned about them with the abolishment of tokens
<_2257>
9:18:59 PM
even though these public logs will probably also look that way
<Anton{Politoed}>
9:19:14 PM
well he is the one who introduced videos into the mix yeah but also ltq could've done it too
<Gabumon>
9:19:20 PM
I think tpg is intelligent and reasonable enough to understand that its not meant that way
<Anton{Politoed}>
9:19:40 PM
it just hadn't been done before and when it happened I saw a lot of clamoring that it was good BECAUSE it was a video and solely that made it impressive
<Gabumon>
9:19:53 PM
like
<Anton{Politoed}>
9:19:56 PM
which felt both unfair to everyone else, and kind of dismissive of whatever other work tpg did to make the video
<Gabumon>
9:20:21 PM
"don't pit a video against a static image" is a reasonable point
9:21:08 PM
and it's not his fault that there wasn't any system for this in place at the time
9:21:15 PM
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<Lakituthequick>
9:21:54 PM
you could also ask the voter to vote as if the piece were the same medium, like "imagine anton's abstract art were a video, would it or tpg's actual video be better"
9:22:04 PM
but i don't know how that would work in detail
<_2257>
9:22:11 PM
that sounds like a wildly impossible thing to ask people to do
<Gabumon>
9:22:12 PM
I don't think that's gonna work
<Honoka_Chaosaka>
9:22:17 PM
that feels like it couldn't work at all
9:22:23 PM
also hi, sorry for being quiet
9:22:29 PM
i just have very little to contribute on this particualr topic
<Lakituthequick>
9:22:50 PM
i also don't think it would work well but just throwing it out
<Anton{Politoed}>
9:23:07 PM
critiquing art is an art
<Gabumon>
9:23:18 PM
"(character) discovers the internet"
<sobble>
9:23:26 PM
gotta be an art to critique an art
<_2257>
9:23:30 PM
the theme for this year's contest will be critiques of the entries of last years contest
<Anton{Politoed}>
9:23:37 PM
good idea
<turb>
9:23:41 PM
good idea
<Anton{Politoed}>
9:23:56 PM
anyways I think this gave me a good direction on how to approach this
<Gabumon>
9:23:58 PM
"(character) and (character); role reversal"
<Anton{Politoed}>
thx
<Lakituthequick>
9:24:09 PM
"write a 500 word review to submit your vote"
<_2257>
9:24:23 PM
toad & bowser role reversal
<Gabumon>
9:24:38 PM
good idea
9:24:44 PM
excited for your image
<Anton{Politoed}>
9:24:48 PM
toad naked but just with spike bracelets
<Gabumon>
9:24:53 PM
bad idea
9:24:57 PM
please burn your image
<_2257>
9:25:02 PM
:pensive:
<turb>
9:25:09 PM
bowser but he has a cool hat though
<_2257>
9:25:22 PM
toaads hat...?
<turb>
9:25:25 PM
yeah
9:25:29 PM
and uh, a vest
<Honoka_Chaosaka>
9:25:32 PM
toad very excited (with his legs showing)
<Anton{Politoed}>
9:25:36 PM
any other tournament ideas to bring up?
<Honoka_Chaosaka>
9:25:45 PM
i don't have any
<Anton{Politoed}>
9:25:52 PM
the starting window is June 1st still so that's coming up quick
<Honoka_Chaosaka>
9:25:56 PM
other than "let mafia stay dead
<Anton{Politoed}>
9:26:00 PM
but without tokens there's less need for massive setup
<turb>
9:26:04 PM
hopin g that ljs eventually elaborates on luigis mansion hint hunt
<Honoka_Chaosaka>
9:26:23 PM
i kind of hope he doesn't
9:26:26 PM
it's funnier that way
<Gabumon>
9:26:30 PM
"After the Mario Party"
<turb>
9:27:05 PM
that scene from real housewives where kim richards is screaming at lisa rinna
<Anton{Politoed}>
9:27:10 PM
if that's it for now, we can end early
9:27:14 PM
good scene, amazing scene
9:27:22 PM
why don't you have some bread and maybe you'll calm down
<Honoka_Chaosaka>
9:27:28 PM
everything i had actual comments on is on community awards
<Anton{Politoed}>
9:27:30 PM
let's ask about the husband
<Honoka_Chaosaka>
9:27:33 PM
why do you make me suffer
9:27:35 PM
why, anton
9:27:36 PM
why
<Anton{Politoed}>
9:27:39 PM
beast? how dare you
9:28:03 PM
community awards next week
<Honoka_Chaosaka>
9:28:16 PM
but that's a whole EIGHT DAYS
9:28:20 PM
/eight days, anton/
<Anton{Politoed}>
9:28:21 PM
thanks for showing up everyone! I'll get the M19 board rolling soon
<Honoka_Chaosaka>
9:28:26 PM
y
<Anton{Politoed}>
9:28:27 PM
thread
<Honoka_Chaosaka>
9:28:28 PM
*yw
<turb>
9:28:31 PM
:clap:
<Anton{Politoed}>
9:28:38 PM
and I'll do a thing with the art contest soon
9:28:45 PM
I need to find a good image to use for the OP
<Lakituthequick>
9:28:49 PM
:tada::zzz:
<Anton{Politoed}>
9:28:51 PM
can't make a thread without a good image
9:29:00 PM
idk how I'll top last year's
9:29:11 PM
good art contest theme idea
9:29:13 PM
topping
<Lakituthequick>
9:29:18 PM
take a photo of poop and throw a bunch of instagram filters over it
<Anton{Politoed}>
9:29:27 PM
good idea
<_2257>
9:30:07 PM
that suggestion sounds very different depending on how much context you have
Most importantly, though, I'd like you to throw some themes at me! Tell me the overall topic this year's Art Contest will be, and at some undetermined future date I'll pull a name out of a hat and whammo bammo that'll be our theme!

Here are some ideas already tossed into the fray:
*Beach Episode
*Luigi has a strange encounter at the grocery store
*A normal day at Dr Mario's clinic
*Daisy makes a new friend
*(character) discovers the internet
*(character) and (character); role reversal
*After the Mario Party



tl;dr

We're changing the rules for the Art Contest! Post in here to tell us how you want it to be done, and also share some theme ideas you want to throw into the lottery!
 

Anton

kero?
Chat Administrator
Core 'Shroom Staff
Awards Committee
Re: Art Contest



Reserved
 

Uniju

Hazukashii serifu kinshi
Re: Art Contest

womens wrestling
the inherent exploitativity of capitalism
venetian glass
getting a haircut
a moment of contemplation
 

BEEEEEAAARRRS

how about a rousing game of pool
Re: Art Contest

two characters provocatively eating spaghetti as noisily as possible right in front of each other
 

Anton

kero?
Chat Administrator
Core 'Shroom Staff
Awards Committee
Re: Art Contest

19:46 Gabumon oh, youre gonna single out one?
19:47 Anton{Politoed} that was the idea but then I thought about it and that seems like a lot of No Fun
19:47 Gabumon I thought maybe you could have a pool of options for people to pick from
19:47 Anton{Politoed} so maybe do a lottery to pick like 3 or whatever to pick from yeah
 

Anton

kero?
Chat Administrator
Core 'Shroom Staff
Awards Committee
Re: Art Contest

Hand-crafted (i.e. Paper Mario, Woolly World, Crafted World)
 

Ice Cream Man

And It Don't Stop
Core 'Shroom Staff
Poll Committee
Re: Art Contest

'inside the mind of toad'

also
Anton said:
<Anton{Politoed}>
9:17:35 PM
I don't want to leave anyone out by specifying only acrylic paints
9:17:52 PM
could just enforce a rule that it's static yeah
9:18:11 PM
if we don't have experience levels, that would be the next best way I can imagine keeping things even
<turb>
9:18:32 PM
I feel like that'd be the best
<Gabumon>
9:18:38 PM
we could probably still have levels
<_2257>
9:18:42 PM
its definitely going to look like a specific attack on tpg though
<turb>
9:18:58 PM
i think we could have levels but like i'm less concerned about them with the abolishment of tokens
<_2257>
9:18:59 PM
even though these public logs will probably also look that way
<Anton{Politoed}>
9:19:14 PM
well he is the one who introduced videos into the mix yeah but also ltq could've done it too
<Gabumon>
9:19:20 PM
I think tpg is intelligent and reasonable enough to understand that its not meant that way
<Anton{Politoed}>
9:19:40 PM
it just hadn't been done before and when it happened I saw a lot of clamoring that it was good BECAUSE it was a video and solely that made it impressive
<Gabumon>
9:19:53 PM
like
<Anton{Politoed}>
9:19:56 PM
which felt both unfair to everyone else, and kind of dismissive of whatever other work tpg did to make the video
<Gabumon>
9:20:21 PM
"don't pit a video against a static image" is a reasonable point
9:21:08 PM
and it's not his fault that there wasn't any system for this in place at the time
9:21:15 PM
i feel like, attacked and stuff
nah i feel reasonable and intelligent enough to understand that videos and images arent exactly fair competition against each other. having different brackets for each medium would work if theres gonna be more than one non-image submission but id rather just enforce a 'static images only' rule
 

Anton

kero?
Chat Administrator
Core 'Shroom Staff
Awards Committee
Re: Art Contest

Heya, so my goal right now is by the 25th I will post the formal rules, schedule, and themes for the contest! I'm intending on it following a similar schedule to previous years, with submissions being accepted starting June 1st - July 13th. A day or so before the formal rules go up I will do a blind selection of which themes we will be using from the list generated from valid suggestions here, so if you want to throw in any ideas for that or further suggestions for rules and structure now is the time!
 

Anton

kero?
Chat Administrator
Core 'Shroom Staff
Awards Committee
Re: Art Contest

contest is up! :luma:
 

Anton

kero?
Chat Administrator
Core 'Shroom Staff
Awards Committee
Re: Art Contest

If you plan on doing something for this, please let me know here in this thread, so I can gauge the interest level to sort out awards and stuff!
 

BBQ Turtle

Crazy sponsors lady.
Wiki Patroller
Awards Committee
Re: Art Contest

Stocked up on art supplies and ready to go! :)
If a tier is still necessary, I'd probably guess amateur.
 

Lakituthequick

Celestial Guide
Core 'Shroom Staff
Awards Committee
Re: Art Contest

Anton said:
If you plan on doing something for this, please let mw know here in this thread, so I can gauge the interest level to sort out awards and stuff!
Just responding to this to say I vaguely want to do something, just don't know if I actually have the time at any point the next 6 weeks.
 

Sylvain José Gautier

King of cowards.
Re: Art Contest -- Submissions due by July 13th

Same here.

Haven't done anything in centuries, but I just might channel my inner wannabe artist in time.

Would love to participate anyway, I'll just see if I have the time.
 

Dr. Luigi D. Broski

That's my secret, Bro. I'm always sleepy.
Re: Art Contest -- Submissions due by July 13th

So, if people finish before the deadline, do the submissions close early, or . . .?
 

Anton

kero?
Chat Administrator
Core 'Shroom Staff
Awards Committee
Re: Art Contest -- Submissions due by July 13th

I don't even know who all is going to be doing this, so no. Submissions close July 13th.
 

Anton

kero?
Chat Administrator
Core 'Shroom Staff
Awards Committee
Re: Art Contest -- Submissions due by July 13th



The "I got a promotion and subsequent raise" update! I can confirm that I will be giving out some sort of prizes for recipients of various awards this year! Don't know what, probably gift cards, and probably not too big, but they will be there!

There is roughly a month left to submit something. If you plan on doing anything just please let me know!!
 

Anton

kero?
Chat Administrator
Core 'Shroom Staff
Awards Committee
Re: Art Contest -- Submissions due by July 13th

 
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