I think it would be a mistake both think of this as a "juried artistic competition" (in the traditional sense) or to follow that model for a TG contest. The needs and values of a modern art community are different than the classic, traditional media art space, and I think think the older art communities can at times be frankly rather stuffy (not all of them are, of course!).
Thats a very good point really. And kinda my issue. I have a more and more difficult time separating the areas. But I like that graphic design (for example) can be a fine art. And CG too for that mater. And of course fine art has already been sorta deconstructed to be more accessible anyway.
Thanks for understanding more or less the view I take, Oshyan.
I thought of this more as a formal thing. But it is more of a casual sort of contest. Which I agree is good. But if the judging had been explained from the onset, what could I have to be concerned about? Either I do it or I don't, but I would not need to question it.
For example, what does collective mean? Do all the judges get one vote? OR does NWDA get one vote as a whole, and the named judges get one vote each? It does not effect my wanting to be apart. But shouldn't these things be known?
This is not about distrust! Its about knowing whats actually happening. And being sure from the beginning that whatever I do wont be rejected as an entry at the end, because I kept the rules from the beginning. And things just being clearer in general.
I really did not follow things this close in the last contest. I only paid attention to the images people were creating.
I really like this contest theme and think its well worth the effort. I did not mean to sour it. Just insist on clarity. I don't think this should be talked about in PMs. Im talking about transparency and openness, regardless if its traditional or sorta new/modern way of going.
Thats all. No one who is being reasonable should be insulted by this. I'm not saying anything negative about anyone. Or this contest. I support it and this community as a whole. How could that part at least, not be obvious?