Unframed-Nature's BIG CONTEST Rusults:
"Awesome ABSTRACTS of Autumn!"
We had exactly 66 truly brilliant entries!
We had 10 incredible judges.
We did not only have these ten judges, but they were ten genuinely awesome, and talented people on the judging panel, who took this on in a way I've never experienced from a total group of judges in general.
They took it on like a project that they were either already familiar with, or one that would be an opportunity to research and learn a lot from. Either way they took quite a bit of time with this contest, a few took a lot of time with it throughout the contest, studying and following it closely. Either way, in the end, each judge made educated choices based on their knowledge and experience, and newly acquired learnings.
However, all of that being said, I also received TONS OF AMAZING FEEDBACK on the whole contest gallery. In general, most of the judges felt that every entrant made some type of attempt to do something "Abstract". The judges felt that the entries were creative, well thought-out, and impactful. Each seemed to really stand-out for it's own reason.
And FOR THIS REASON, it was very challenging to choose winners!
I feel that the judges did the best they could under these difficult, yet awesome circumstances!
I was very pleased and so proud to hear all of this fabulous feedback on this contest.
We, as Administrators, were a bit hesitant to even host a contest like this, but I think in the end, we learned a lot, and that's always a good thing. Taking a risk, stepping out of your comfort zone always holds the rewards of learning either brand something new, or expanding on more than what you knew before.
I commend and applaud my fellow-Administrators, for taking on this venture with me, for their positive attitudes and for doing an admirable job for this contest, and an extra thank you to those who were here in some regular way, for the actual contest submissions!!
So indeed, Entrants, Judges, and Fellow-Admins, I thank you so much, as you are GREATLY APPRECIATED!
Without further ado, here are the CONTEST results... OUR TOP EIGHT WINNERS FIRST PLACE
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How to train your aircraft (story preview)This is Glensbrook It's twelve days north of Burned to a crisp and a few degrees south of Being blown to death. It's located solidly on the Meridian of Misery. My town In a word, sturdy. It's been here for twelve generations, but every single building is new. We've got hunting, fishing, and a charming view of the sunsets over the grassy prairies . The only problems are the pests. Most places have mice or mosquitoes. We have... Aircraft. RUNNER-UP
Adter a world altering event, twelve generations into the future, the world has mostly adjusted. Human settlements are now small. Guns have become a lost art and horses are the new car.
in the settlement called Glensbrook, after a very old road sign found in the area, a young woman struggles to fit in. The settlement is attacked by living aircraft often and she is not strong enough to fend off the aircraft like her peers and tries to come up with ways to kill the living machines.
Through a series of unlikely events, the woman downs, then befriends
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the HUGE LIST of generous and AWESOME prizes offered to the above Winners,
to the "PRIZES"
Section of the Original Contest News Article, HERE:
Unframed-Nature's Next BIG Contest: AUTUMN...:iconzubatlaplz: Welcome to Unframed-Nature's Next BIG Contest :iconzubatlaplz:
:iconpumpkinborderplz: Autumn THEME 2014: "AWESOME ABSTRACTS of AUTUMN!" :iconpumpkinborderplz:
Let's Get ABSTRACT, and Let's BE AWESOME about it!
Unframed-Nature would like to try something a little different, as a group, for this Contest.
Using themes, colours, scenes, and feelings of the Season of Autumn, as we experience the season wherever we live around the globe, we would like to see artistic depictions and expression of Autumn as ABSTRACT ART.
This works well for media such as:
Photography, Traditional, Digital, Fractals, Collage, Mixed Media, Literature, and more, including some of their sub-categories.
If genre is new or semi-new to you, my most basic way to think about Abstract work, is in using these three together:
1. COLOUR- usually brighter than not, and how the colours work together.
2. CURVES, oft
Please, be patient, in order to give proper time to notify
ALL of the prize-givers, and THEN, for each of these generous prize-givers to deliver their various prizes.
THEN, ENJOY, as these prizes begin to "roll in"! THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH TO ALL OF OUR PRIZE-GIVERS, for your EXTREMELY KIND GENEROSITY, and TIME!
ADDITIONALLY, We appreciate ALL INDIVIDUALS & GROUPS
who PROMOTED our Contest
, as well! SIX Honourable Mentions
We've had a few other entries, also scoring high enough among the judges, enough to be included here,
in a section of Honourable Mentions.
They may not be due the prizes, which are due to the top eight winners, but of course they are included in this featured right HERE, and they will ALSO
be moved to our FEATURED FOLDER, with the above winners, which means eventually they will be
'd by our POINTS ACCOUNT:Unframed-Nature-PTS
Additionally, if they have NOT already, they WILL receive llamas from both our points account, and from myself,TeaPhotography
These things I can speak on.
In No Particular Order...
with: Again, CONGRATULATIONS to ALL, and... INCUDING OUR HONOURABLE MENTIONS! I cannot stress enough, our thanks and appreciation to ALL who submitted an entry to this Contest, as your participation was honestly deeply valued. Each entry was really creative, very well done, and unique unto each Artist. Most seemed to make efforts to really stick to the theme, trying out the heavily-pushed "Abstract" theme of the Contest, and I felt and feel very proud of Unframed-Nature as a group, as a result of this Contest and TOTAL EXPERIENCE! Appreciating Our Impressive Team of Judges
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It all began with a bet. My online friend, CJ, was opening his own MMORPG server. A lot of people will shrug it off when you tell them you work for a game company...but this is big business. CJ’s small-time online time waster just earned 12 million in sales last December, and with the rise in sales came the rise in players, and more of a work-load for me. Yea....
So anyways, CJ bet me I couldn’t pass the gamemaster test, and me be
See you all in the Spring for our next and FIRST BIG CONTEST of 2015!
Senior Team Leader