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Monthly Challenges and other Updates

Journal Entry: Fri Nov 23, 2012, 2:17 PM
Hey, everyone!

First, I want to apologize for not being around so much over the past month or so. I had my own stuff going on, plus I was in the middle of exams and had simply committed to too much stuff. I have cut a lot of stuff out and made this group one of my priorities. :)

So, let's get moving!

I had proposed a contest idea a while back, where people would tell their stories of illness and recovery through art. People seemed to like this idea a LOT, but they felt it shouldn't be a contest per se but rather a challenge. (I think this means that people should tell their story because they want to tell their story, and not because they are getting some prize from it.)

So, I was thinking maybe we can encourage people to participate in monthly challenges again, with the features at the end of the month. I will up the ante and say that I'll give a small prize (like a 3-month subscription or maybe even 1,000 points) to the most creative and meaningful entry, as decided by you all.

These challenges will start in December and will be thematic (they will focus on a specific topic, such as recovery or hope). All art media will be accepted.

I hope to post a feature in the next day or so of the art that's been posted so far. I'm also going to promote the heck out of this group and try to get some interest going again. I'll make a poll to ask what our first challenge will be. 


Peace and good health! :D

Jade




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alnour Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist


Great idea :dalove:
I'm so :eager: to see some super active artists in these monthly contests
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Aeirmid Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012   Digital Artist
me, too
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thefantasim Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012   Digital Artist
I'm happy that you're still doing this. :)
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:iconaeirmid:
Aeirmid Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012   Digital Artist
thanks. :) It is gonna take a lot of energy, but as I said, I cut out a few other things. :blowkiss:
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Guihena Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Listen beautiful Jade, you are a great human being, and something like this is very valuable, but i think that sometimes some cases go beyond prizes, like the amazing Stefan Grosjean [link]... i don't know what kind of prize or recognition he really deserves for his life strenght... far beyond of that he is an example of human being to all of us.

I appreciate your great effort for the community. :clap:
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Aeirmid Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you. I feel the same way. :) I just don't know how else to motivate people to get involved? Do you have any ideas? :)
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Guihena Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, i've been thinking, and this is not so easy... obviously the prizes you've mentioned work in some way, but a "prize" for people in such situation it's a very different story... let me see if i can help you (even a little).

If i am on a situation like that, what would i want?... let's think:

First.- My life is/was real hard, so i have an understanding and appreciation of it on a higher level than the most of the people who haven't really suffered as i've done.

Second.- My expectations about Society are bigger than normal, because i can feel deeper the good and bad vibes from people, and it feeds me on a positive or negative way.

Third.- I'm an Artist, and i have a real deep scale of artistic values and needs from it, because it helped me throughout my pain.

So, i could say: "i do understand and appreciate in a deep way the positive vibes from Society toward my Art", then, what thing would i consider as a prize?, could it be worldwide recognition in a feature published for DA as a tribute in life?... wich intention could be to tell my story in order to encourage everybody to realize their dreams?, because, if i can, why wouldn't they?... i would love something like that!. :heart:

It can be with the 5 or 10 most voted, and you can give them (as a plus) the items like little memberships or points as you mentioned. We are over 24 million registered artists and art appreciators, with a response from the 1% (or even the 0.1%) of us as watchers toward that people, wouldn't it be great for them?

Well, that's my humble opinion. :D
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Aeirmid Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012   Digital Artist
that's actually exactly what I had in mind. :)
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Guihena Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, then it'll be awesome!. :clap:
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Astrikos Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012   General Artist
:hug:
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