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Would you be interested in participating in NWDA's 2018 Theme Challenge "Cliffs"?

I am Definitely Interested .. When can We Start
I am interested, but I am not 100% certain I have the time
I am interested, but I am not happy with the Theme
Thank you, but I am not interested

Voting closes: December 31, 2017, 11:31:45 PM

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Offline Danny

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NWDA's 2018 Theme Challenge Participation Poll
« on: November 28, 2017, 08:20:37 PM »
Terragineers,
 It's way past the time for another NWDA Theme Challenge. That said before moving forward with any additional planning we would like to get a feel of how many of you would be interested in  participating to get a feel for the potential entry turnout. 2017 was a great year for Terragen, Matt and company brought us the long awaited Version 4 which attracted many new users both here at the Forums and even more on Social Media. The Theme NWDA has internally been throwing around is "Cliffs" An extremely broad theme with tons of room for artist interpretation. (Desert cliffs, Bluffs, Icy Cliffs, Ocean side Cliffs, Cliffs on other planets .. you get the idea. Refined Challenge details such as Post work do's and don't will be laid out once the Challenge begins)
Prizes, of course! I have already started doing my usual wrangling and feel confident we will have another killer prize package for the Top 3 Winners. So be sure give use a Click and a comment, let us know what's on your mind. We look forward hearing from you guys and gals !
Please Do Not forget to Poll

Reference and Inspirational Cliff Imagery
https://www.pinterest.com/NWDAstore/cliffs-theme-challenge-ref-images/

Previous Challenge Threads

Roadside Challenge
http://www.planetside.co.uk/forums/index.php/board,22.0.html
Iceland Theme Challenge
http://www.planetside.co.uk/forums/index.php/board,23.0.html

Any personal questions or issues please use the http://www.nwdastore.com/contact-us/ or contact me directly danny@NWDAstore.com
« Last Edit: November 29, 2017, 04:30:04 PM by Danny »

Offline cyphyr

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Re: NWDA's 2018 Theme Challenge Participation Poll
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2017, 09:42:24 PM »
Every time I've gotten involved in these challenges in the past work has turned up to take me away.

Since I'm currently waiting for my next job to manifest then getting involved might just hurry that job along :)

I like the notion of CLIFFS and already have a few ideas swimming about.
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Re: NWDA's 2018 Theme Challenge Participation Poll
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2017, 04:35:16 AM »
I'm in even though I feel certain I will only win by learning new stuff while the really good TGers light my path.
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Re: NWDA's 2018 Theme Challenge Participation Poll
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2017, 06:53:41 AM »
I'll have a go at it (if time permits), and I'm very curious to see how many users will participate, and how many will work in secrecy, or how many will share their ideas and progression (and pick up some feedback)....
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Re: NWDA's 2018 Theme Challenge Participation Poll
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2017, 08:48:10 AM »
I'm up for this one. Like Richard, the last one came smack right in the middle of a heavy project.

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Re: NWDA's 2018 Theme Challenge Participation Poll
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2017, 09:05:58 AM »
Great news and as Bobby says it's a good way to learn.

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Re: NWDA's 2018 Theme Challenge Participation Poll
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2017, 10:24:44 AM »
Regarding the theme.

I'm very happy with the concept of "CLIFF" but I would like to comment that all out themes thus far have been very literal and I would like to see something more emotive.

Something that is not only a challenge from a technical standpoint but also from an artistic and poetic perspective.

It can still be "CLIFF" but maybe participants could be encouraged to think outside the box, to question the notion of a cliff.
How it is a physical barrier, the danger it represents, the way it breaks up a landscape. Vertigo, standing on a cliff edge waiting to jump.
What cliff represents in our inner psychological landscape.

Just some random thoughts to add to the mix :)
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Re: NWDA's 2018 Theme Challenge Participation Poll
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2017, 11:49:15 AM »
Regarding the theme.

I'm very happy with the concept of "CLIFF" but I would like to comment that all out themes thus far have been very literal and I would like to see something more emotive.

Something that is not only a challenge from a technical standpoint but also from an artistic and poetic perspective.

It can still be "CLIFF" but maybe participants could be encouraged to think outside the box, to question the notion of a cliff.
How it is a physical barrier, the danger it represents, the way it breaks up a landscape. Vertigo, standing on a cliff edge waiting to jump.
What cliff represents in our inner psychological landscape.

Just some random thoughts to add to the mix :)

That's a nice take on the theme Richard. I will be sure to add that to the contest description when the time comes.

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Re: NWDA's 2018 Theme Challenge Participation Poll
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2017, 09:25:07 PM »
I need motivation. Contests in the past have given me that motivation. I need to rebuild my machine as my SSD is too small now and Windows still refuses to install any KBs. Once that's done I am as ready as can be! Let's blow some life into this forum:)

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Re: NWDA's 2018 Theme Challenge Participation Poll
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2017, 11:43:40 PM »
Im agree with Richard, the Theme can have another perspective, maintain the "Cliff" reference, but telling a story or something else...
Hmmm, what version of Terragen use god?

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Re: NWDA's 2018 Theme Challenge Participation Poll
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2017, 12:21:43 PM »
I am Definitely Interested .. When can We Start :)
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Re: NWDA's 2018 Theme Challenge Participation Poll
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2017, 12:32:18 PM »
Sounds great! I'd say I'll be in, but time might be a great factor. We'll see.

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Re: NWDA's 2018 Theme Challenge Participation Poll
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2017, 02:43:18 PM »
Assuming things would be done the same way the previous contests were done I posted a WIP thread for my own entry here: http://www.planetside.co.uk/forums/index.php/topic,23889.0.html So basically one might say I acted first and started thinking later...  :-[ Some advice on what now would be welcome.
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Re: NWDA's 2018 Theme Challenge Participation Poll
« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2017, 05:50:38 PM »
Why wouldn't WIPs be allowed? Those were the best thing about the other theme contests.

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Re: NWDA's 2018 Theme Challenge Participation Poll
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2017, 06:23:13 PM »
Why wouldn't WIPs be allowed? Those were the best thing about the other theme contests.

Hello Agent,
  Internally we decided not to have the WIP threads for this challenge. As it does add interaction in the forums we find it does deter/intimidate new users from entering as well as taking away the Awe factor from the artists Work. A WIP of the winning images in an article/interview form is something that we will be doing