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Monthly Contest? (Idea)
« on: August 16, 2015, 06:14:07 pm »
So I've been kinda thinking about how some members had said that FT may be a little dull with just posting and such, so I thought we need to add something new and fun!
I was thinking every month we could have a coloring contest. We can find a coloring page, or one of our artists could make a coloring page for every month, and we can have a contest judged by the staff (and maybe even a special guest member switched every month).
Each month can have a theme too maybe whether is be Halloween, Back To School, Music, etc.
The reason I thought a coloring contest rather than a drawing contest is because it will be more encouraging for other members who may not be comfortable with their drawing skills to participate. I wouldn't want anyone to say "Oh I'm not gonna join cause I can't draw" or anything like that.
I'm sure everyone can at least pick up a crayon :fox-;):

Of course this would all have to be approved by staff and all, but what do you guys think?
Also any suggestions for prizes?
I was thinking maybe an award on your signature, that says like "Contest Winner!" and it can have a "x2", "x3" and so on next to it depending on how many times you've won? (that way you won't have 500 awards filling up your signature.

EDIT: Winners could also choose the next theme or coloring page? :)
« Last Edit: August 16, 2015, 06:34:41 pm by Xantera »

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Re: Monthly Contest? (Idea)
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2015, 08:21:54 am »
I like the idea even if I wont participate because I cant draw

I think this should get tried out :fox-:):


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Re: Monthly Contest? (Idea)
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2015, 10:15:25 pm »
I like it-- we can also expand it to different themes and such.

There can be contest where you draw something that is themed, or another contest where you have to do something using only ink for an example.
I think there are a lot of possibilities for this idea!

Another thing though, not all of them should be art related...
We can have other stuff like, being the most active in the RP board within a time span, or something...

I also think that a prize thing should be thought about to get some people more excited about it, but I'm really not sure how that would work... maybe adoptables, or everyone that participated has to give cookies to the winner...?
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Re: Monthly Contest? (Idea)
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2015, 10:33:01 pm »
im in, expect me to win every time
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Re: Monthly Contest? (Idea)
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2015, 10:40:24 pm »
I think contests are a fine idea, the issue is will people participate??

For example, if the contests are all art related as first suggested, few people will participate.

I'm all for varying them though. So maybe a writing thing too?

It's hard to run contests on a site like this. We're only a forum, not a game or anything.

There should also be a rule that if you won the last contest, you can't enter the next one. Just so other people get a chance, you know?? Especially if the prizes end up being more than just cookies or something.
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Re: Monthly Contest? (Idea)
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2015, 01:38:31 am »
That's why I kinda aimed towards a coloring (not drawing) contest, cause it's more easily accessible.

Also for prizes I'd be willing to donate maybe a gift card to iTunes or something (like $5) not every month though, we'd have to find different things.

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Re: Monthly Contest? (Idea)
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2015, 05:51:39 pm »
I think its a good idea encouraging others to practice arts and involve them more into it. I'd just hope this idea will be equal to everyone and not so unfair to people.

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Re: Monthly Contest? (Idea)
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2015, 05:55:35 pm »
Short reply since I'm getting ready for vacation:

Yes, I love the idea of more contests ^^; The problem is just organizing them, and varying them enough so that they're fair for everyone.
Also, there may not be too much interest...most events we held for our anniversary the last time only had a couple people participate. So I guess part of it depends on how many people would actually participate  :fox-:P:
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Re: Monthly Contest? (Idea)
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2015, 05:57:11 pm »
I think its a good idea encouraging others to practice arts and involve them more into it. I'd just hope this idea will be equal to everyone and not so unfair to people.

That's a great way to look at it :)
And I would imagine and hope it will be equal. I would like to judge based on design and effort rather than skill. Another benefit of the coloring pages is its just coloring, and it's not based on how well you can draw anatomy and such.