This is just an update and reminder that the 1800 watcher competition due date is 3/22/2014. I will be trying to give out weekly reminders. So you can expect that. More details on the competition can be found here if you are interested and didn't get a chance to look at it: vulpessentia.deviantart.com/jo…
Besides the reminder I wanted to update those who are thinking about or will be participating. I got a couple questions regarding the competition in the last journal post and I wanted to address some concerns or ambiguities in the guidelines for the competition:
Q1. I have finished my drawing! Where do I post it to for the competition?
A1. I don't have anything really fancy planned for this. If you want you can submit it to DA and then link me to the page with a note, or you link me to it in your stash. Regardless, I would like all submissions to be linked to me in a note so that I can keep them all organized in one place.
Q2. How do I join the competition for category 1 / category 2?
A2. There is no specific way to enter for either category individually. You simply enter in the the competition as a whole. All pieces will be first judged based upon the prerequisites for category 1 and a "Best of Show" will be determined along with the runner ups. After that I will be looking at the rest of those who participated in order to determined the "Most Improved Artist." In this way, even if you think you are only in competition for "Most Improved," you can still win the "Best in Show" if you just so happen to be the best.
Q3. Is it possible to win both categories?
A3. No, it is not. Once an individual has been decided for the "Best in Show" they cannot win the "Most Improved" category was well; even if they did show the most improvement on top of also being the best.
Q4. Can I put my OC in the background? / Can I include more than 2 characters in the piece?
A4. You can, but I don't recommend it. The more characters that you add the more complex the piece will become, and the harder it will be to make them synergize well with one another. I think it is better to just focus on simply what the prompt is asking for and do your best to make simpler ideas stand out. In this way you efforts can be more focused; however, if you think you can pull off multiple characters and it doesn't detract from the theme of the competition, then by all means do it.
Q5. What is NSFW?
A5. Google is a powerful thing.
Those are all the questions that I could think to answer in this update. If there are further questions about the competition or whatnot, you can leave them in the comments below. I will answer them in the subsequent.
Thanks all for your time and a special thanks for those who are planning on entering the competition. Good Luck!