Welcome to #Unframed-Nature's Next BIG Contest Spring THEME 2013: "Earth Day, Every Day" About Earth Day, And How It Relates To This Contest
Earth Day is Global Holiday which began in 1970!
This year in 2013, this international celebration which aims to promote awareness, education, and action in order to help preserve and protect our Nature on Earth, falls on Monday, April 22nd!
I have gotten to know more and more about many of our very skilled and creative Members. As a result, I have come to realize that not only do we truly enjoy and love Nature, but I have gotten the feeling that so many of our Members genuinely CARE about our planet, and CARE about wanting to be helpful in protecting the beauty and our natural resources, that we seem to love so very much.
There are so many environmental issues, which do, in fact, adversely affect Earth, our common home.
Sometimes, it can seem overwhelming, or even sad to think about, however
, we are actually NOT helpless! I believe that many of our Members already know that we aren't helpless, and are aware of many of the issues, and engage in helpful activities on some regular basis, which benefit the planet!
After all, maybe one single human being can't affect change, but TOGETHER, it is definitely possible!
Plus, we should realize that this is also truly a CELEBRATION of Earth, and of what Earth provides for us, and has been providing since the beginning of time.Here Are Some Questions To Think About To Get Your Creativity Started
! What issue is of a primary concern to you?
What issue would you most like to make the public aware of?
What message about helping Earth would you like to express in an art medium of your choice?
How can you best deliver your message about Earth Day, artistically?
I have always believed that we, as Artists, can promote positive change, and beneficial messages, through the artwork that we create. We can use our medium of choice, to be the voice of promoting something important-
in this case, be the voice of our planet, through your work of art
Create a single deviation very specifically centered around Earth Day, either to promote awareness of a particular issue, to promote a helpful act, or particularly about helping the Earth in general.
We are an All-Media group, and therefore ALL Media is welcomed to this Contest, as always in the past.
Such a wide variety of media would truly be EXCELLENT for this Contest, such as, but NOT limited to:
Traditional, for example Drawings, Typography, Paintings, Collages, Etc.
Photography, for example Photojournalism, Conceptual, Animals, Plants, 'Scapes, Still Life, Etc.
Literature, for example Poetry, Essays, Visual Poetry, Etc.
Flash, for example Animations, Movies, Etc.
Digital, for example Typography, Photomanipulation, Fractals, Mixed Media, Etc.
Designs & Interafaces & Customizations & Artisan Crafts
To help you get a greater handle on what are all of the many problems that Earth faces, and to help you understand how much we can do to help, and for more information on Earth Day in general, I have provided the following links to get you started:EarthDay.Org-2013
What is Earth Day?
Learn More about Earth Day!
Earth Day 2013's Theme...
Please DO feel free to do your own research, to gain the most understanding you can about Earth Day!
The above sites will be of help, in giving you great ideas!EXAMPLES
Your deviation could be about planting trees, recycling, air pollution or water pollution, deforestation, urban encroachment, endangered species, helping animals in general, clean gardening, community gardening, gardening in general, clean energy- like wind or green, weather and climate change, people working together to help Earth, etc.,
as this list is truly endless...
So let's get started!!!! RULES
ONE Entry per Group Member.
MUST be a Member to Enter- Feel free to Join!
Starts: Monday, April 1st
; Ends: Monday, May 6th, 2013
midnight, PST: [link]
[ 5 weeks long! No Extensions ]
, with a dA submission date of Jan. 1, 2013 and newer. And it can NOT already be submitted to the Group.
ALL-MEDIA welcome as always- see above section for details- as long as the THEME is clearly expressed or stated in some obvious way.
For example, if a photograph of flower is submitted, this might be okay, IF you have placed somewhere in your artist comments, a brief statement of your own, about how it relates to Earth Day!
But if it's a "regular" submission of Nature, and it does NOT state some kind of helpful information, or message about Earth Day, in some kind of way, it MAY be declined.
The point of this contest, is to give more meaning to our group, challenge each of us a bit more than usual, and promote this important international holiday in some kind of artistic way.
In other words, we are already GREAT at submitting beautiful birds, landscapes, flowers, etc., but if you DO, we must SEE
somewhere, a specific message about Earth Day... so find a way to "TELL US MORE" even if it's in your Artist's Comments! DO, Place in the Artist Comments of your Entry,
stating that your entry is for : devunframed-nature : 's "Earth Day Every Day" Conest
[Take out the spaces around devunframed-nature, so that it can be clicked on.]
AND, then, place the LINK or THUMBCODE of THIS Contest Journal here in your Artist Comments.THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT RULE
! If you do NOT follow this rule, first, Admins., will leave you a COMMENT on your Entry to give you a chance to correct this, but if we don't hear back from you in a few days, it will be declined.
Must adhere to all other general rules of our group.
As always, no violence, gore, or blood- NO Mature Content! Entries
View Entries and Submit EntriesHERE: [link]Judging
There will be a panel of judges from a variety of artistic backgrounds, unrelated to our group- [non-members].
Judging will take place from: May 8th - May 16th
Results should hopefully follow by: May 19th.
Judges will vote based on:
1. The QUALITY
of your work within your medium of choice.
2. How CLOSELY
you are able to follow and express the THEME
[Hope to have at least 12.]
- from *Annissina
Shared Gift Art Dedicated to 2nd through Runners-up Placements - from `TeaPhotography There will be FOUR Runners-Up
to EACH from: Our Group's Points Pool @ ~Unframed-Nature-PTS
Shared Gift Art Dedicated to 2nd through Runners-up Placements - from `TeaPhotography
Feel free to either donate POINTS
directly to this Contest, or to the Group's Donation Pool HERE: ~Unframed-Nature-PTS
and your donation of points, will greatly help us to have this Contest, as well as continue with our activities this coming year! Journal Features From These Groups or Individuals#Unframed-Nature
- the first three winners, only!
's will be given out by: ~Unframed-Nature-PTS
, one llama for EACH Winner, and a
for each winning piece.
Prizes subject to possible changes and hopefully additions! IF
you would like to offer POINTS
or even Premium Memberships to this Contest, directly
, you are very much welcomed to do so!
Simply NOTE me about it, or COMMENT below with your offer, and I will add your Donation to this List!
You will be featured, and have work requested, and have access to the Group Donors’ Folder in the same ways
as if you were to donate to the Group’s Donation Pool, after you have completed your donation.
Read more HERE: ~Unframed-Nature-PTS Any and ALL types of Prizes ARE WELCOMED!
If anyone would like to make stamps, or gift art for any of the winners, it would be really lovely and awesome!
Feel free to GET CREATIVE with PRIZE IDEAS!
NOTE ME, or COMMENT BELOW, so that I can add you with your prize offer, here!
If YOU, individually, or your GROUP would like to FEATURE the Winners of this Contest
, please NOTE ME, or Comment Below, so that I can add you to here!
Likewise, if YOU, individually, or your GROUP would like to PROMOTE this Contest
, please DO tell me by NOTE if you have done so, or Comment Below, so that I can add you here...
Sometimes a person or Group, Promotes a Contest AND Features the Winners, but sometimes they only do one or the other. So, let me know! Any help, support, and prizes for this Contest, is SO greatly appreciated!! Points for Our Group
First of all, #Unframed-Nature
can not thank enough our very generous Members, and Administrators alike, who have Donated and continue
points to our Group! A few of them have done so, multiple times!
When you donate, you are donating to a large and active group, with regular features, news, contests & other events!
To help us to continue, we truly appreciate each and every single donation!The Widget is HERE:
~Unframed-Nature-PTS Any and ALL Donations would be HIGHLY appreciated... and you will read there how you will be recognized and rewarded for your kind generosity!
WE LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR ENTRIES!