2006-06-04 [Jitter]: Sounds good xido
2006-06-07 [Lady of Lore]: sounds good! I may get an entry in then! ^_^
2006-06-08 [xido]: Because of timing issues with the release of an ET News Item on the WFR's renovations, and this contest (which I wanted at least 20 entries, was hoping for 30), as well as my own restrictions on time with school and work, I am going to extend the deadline. For those of you who have already entered, please remember that you may enter as many as three times, with each having an equal chance of winning in any of the categories involved. If you have inspiration to try another route, please show me more of your wonderful skill! I am already loving what I see! ;)
2006-07-16 [Apus]: I've got an outline drawing done, hopefully I can get it coloured with a background by the deadline. If not the design is at my house for those who are curious!
2006-07-16 [xido]: I like it so far. Can't wait to see the finished product! Best of luck! ;)
2006-07-16 [Bratt]: ok wake up call accepted. Ryan leaves back to Iraq tomorrow so I can focus on my art here soon again.
2006-07-21 [xido]: *nods and understands* ;)
2006-07-29 [Apus]: Okay, I've got the fountain in colour, but it still needs a background! Is it oke if I post it as it is? If I don't make the deadline, ya'll can remove it!
2006-08-07 [xido]: You may post it, but it will not be eligible for 'Best Background' consideration if it has no background.
2006-08-07 [Apus]: I'm very nearly done, so I wont bother posting till it's finished! =P
2006-08-08 [xido]: Excellent. Let me know if you need a day or two to finish up, since I will need to convene with other judges and make sure we have prepared badges to hand out for the final stages of round one... Right now, I feel like #1 Slacker.... ;P
2006-08-08 [Apus]: Well all I need now is to add a few shadows here and there, but for the most part it's done! ^_^"
2006-08-08 [Apus]: WHEEEEEEEEEE!!
2006-08-09 [xido]: That's okay, but it will most likely be posted at the limit for the contest and no larger.
It is a wonderful piece (I am too sleepy to call it anything better right now, but it is great), and I am so happy to have some great pieces entered. ;)
BRATT!!!!!! Where is yours?!? I have been pins and needles about it for months now, darlin????
2006-08-09 [Apus]: Yeah, resizing it to whatever size neccessary is not a problem. I always work to 1280x1024 just so whatever I create can go on my desktop, lol! ^_^"
2006-08-12 [Apus]: YAY 4 MORE DESIGNS!! Even if it is just the one! ^_^"
2006-08-15 [xido]: Thank you, everyone, for entering. Please let your friends know (in a mature and credible manner) that your designs are in this contest!
Ask them to visit Elftown Water Fountain Design Contest to vote for the three polled categories: BEST OF SHOW, BEST USE OF COLOR, and MOST ELFTOWN-ISH.
The three other categories will be judged by credible artists, when I can get more time to be online (my laptop just crashed on me the other day, and I will need more time to work on this portion for you all...)
Best of luck to all of you!
2006-08-16 [xido]: A panel of judges is being created, and who will remain anonymous except by voluntary output, and who will judge the remaining three categories: Best Background, Best of Engineering/Ar
These judges, including myself, will vote on these categories outside of others' knowledge, and when the votes are tallied and cleared of tie-breakers, I will announce the finalists.
All finalists will be asked if they are willing and able to participate in the final round of the project, where all finalists will have an opportunity to work as an Art Project Team, and where a final image will be created to showcase on the ORP page, Elftown Water Fountain. Until a final image is made in full, the winner of the Best of Show category will be placed on the page. Cross your fingers, and advertise the contest polls, everyone!
Also, a message will be sent soon, providing all entrants with contestant badges, banners, and a hearty thank you for taking part in this contest.
2006-09-28 [xido]: Everyone has been sent a message, explaining the closing date for the polled categories. Please let me know if you have any questions about finalists, etc.
Judged categories will be announced as they are tallied.
Thanks everyone! ;)
2006-10-02 [xido]: Wow! I just closed the polled voting for the first three categories, and it was a home run score for [Mom]'s fountain design. There was some good competition for Best Use of Color, and all the entries were fun and creative. I am really happy with the contest, and glad that everyone could participate as well.
Winners and finalists will be announced within the coming week, and awarded badges. Based on the judging so far, I am awaiting one more judge's input for those categories.
Thanks to everyone for entering, and look for my message about the finalists. ;)