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Competition Idea: Can You Make it? Awaiting approval!

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So, here I was sitting all lazy and what not when I was struck with an idea for a competition. I was thinking about a competition where the Overseer of the competition posts a really well done logo or one of Ash's creations and the competitors have to compete to try to create it. I think it would be in a different direction then the current competitions currently offer because it allows users to already have a mental image of what they have to create, but the creativity lies in how to get to that final end point. Then the community as a whole votes on the entrees, and a winner is decided. I have this much more drawn out in my head, but it is late here. I just wanted to know if anybody else thought of this as a good idea.

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Very interesting. And it sounds really fun. The only drawback I can think of is possible legal issues if the logo/picture we're to be recreating is copyrighted.

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Perhaps a little legal notice at the top? You know. Besides, none of us would be claiming we actually created it or calling it our own. I dont know. I just think it would be a different competition, really straightfoward.

Edit: Second sentence is referring to the original peice of art, not the recreations developed by the users themselves.

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you all are welcome to try to do anything in my gallery at DA.

I'll enter although it might be more fair for all if we have some easier ones or just individual elements of a picture awards as well.

and please no skins of os ....I suck at that and you all know I want to win. :wink:

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I think a good beginner would be the Paint.NET logo itself. No stock would be allowed in this one.

It would come with a scoring system:

For every percentile you get one point

Ten points for acurate Background

Five points for the paintbrush

Five points for the .NET gradients

The points can be given to any user, all it would take is for three or more people to recommend the bonus awards in a seperate discussion thread. That would make the voting and scoring system way more user based. Any other thoughts, concerns, or suggestions?

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Nevermind. Competition got canned very quick :D

Oh well... that is part of life. Never seeing your dreams realized :wink:

Edit: I was locked because of the No Derivatives portion of the Paint.net license, which states: No Derivative Works. You may not alter, transform, or build upon this work.

I dont think by entering the competition if you followed the rules you would have altered, transformed, or built upon the original as the original was not allowed at all. It would have been recreating. I was also locked for trying to create a new official thread, which there was discussion about here. Is it not the same situation as Rubrica's Representation Contest or did I mistake somewhere? This is not an attack on Rick, merely a question about the rules and where a broke them.

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Nevermind. Competition got canned very quick :D

Oh well... that is part of life. Never seeing your dreams realized :wink:

Edit: I was locked because of the No Derivatives portion of the Paint.net license, which states: No Derivative Works. You may not alter, transform, or build upon this work.

I dont think by entering the competition if you followed the rules you would have altered, transformed, or built upon the original as the original was not allowed at all. It would have been recreating. I was also locked for trying to create a new official thread, which there was discussion about here. Is it not the same situation as Rubrica's Representation Contest or did I mistake somewhere? This is not an attack on Rick, merely a question about the rules and where a broke them.

What if you made a new contest, and say the logo has to be 100% original, can not be based off the real one?

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Is it not the same situation as Rubrica's Representation Contest or did I mistake somewhere? This is not an attack on Rick, merely a question about the rules and where a broke them.

Run it by Rick or 1 of the mods (not me ;) ), as I've never bothered with any contests.

See how you should go about it.

Sounds like a cool idea, had something like this on the fan forum..but didn't take off.

I'd like to see what people can do :)

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I know Rubrica asked me before he started his comp, and Helio asked around before he started the MSC.

I'm really not certain if what you did really counts as an "official thread" (I suppose Rick thought so :wink: ), but I know I sure as bongos don't want to be running another competition! I think it'd be fine for you to run this one, provided we mod-types all know about it beforehand (I must admit I didn't read this particular thread until just today). That way, we can sticky it and such so it gets its proper due. Also, I guess it'd be a good idea to make sure you've got your copyright bases covered. :wink:

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Understood.

And the copyright is going to be a little difficult. Well that is one mod, now I am off to find what details I exactly had in the original

Edit: I found it. That is a run down of how I thought of the rules for the competition. Please any suggestions would be great :wink:

Double Edit: I have no problem running it, I get on almost daily now.

Triple Edit: Sorry guys for the edits! Anyways, maybe we could just keep it user creations. I know Oma gave me the rights to her works. Perhaps some permissions from Ash and the such? And if the new pictorium ever gets finished, we can use finished products from the Galleria. Just some side thoughts.

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Many have tried to follow what I do already.

If anyone wanna try to recreate what I did, be my guest 8)

and good luck... :lol:

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only other thing I can add is that when you do use one of my images please link to the original in my gallery at da. I could use the page views. :lol:

and besides its just polite and a good habit to get into, so no one gets tempted down the road to (cough cough cough) take credit for others work.

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only other thing I can add is that when you do use one of my images please link to the original in my gallery at da. I could use the page views. :lol:

and besides its just polite and a good habit to get into, so no one gets tempted down the road to (cough cough cough) take credit for others work.

LOL....I hardly get link back to in these cases.... :? Just look at all the glass plates around....among other stuff.. :roll:

I guess I'm getting used to it. :|

Edit: Thanks to the few who do, I know who you are :)

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So do I have the green to go?

Edit: Oma and Ash, I never post others work without a link. Plus, you will be refferred to quite often if the competition was to be your work. That should inspire others to check out your work to say the least :D

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Many have tried to follow what I do already.

If anyone wanna try to recreate what I did, be my guest 8)

and good luck... :lol:

NO! If we do Ash's work the competion will last for months...!

If you want use my work, but what are the chances of that..! :lol: The only good work I've doneis my signature and there is now a tutorial for that. :lol:

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Maybe even years. I like the idea of the competition and have a few ideas for others.

EDIT: Such as:

1. Standard Effects and tools.

2. Photo Effect

Can i run these by someone?

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lol. I am not planning on doing some of his greatest works, I am sure he has a few simple looking peices in his dA. I wouldnt let this competition get that difficult.

Edit for Jerkfight: I am awaiting a real green light before I post the competition.

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lol. I am not planning on doing some of his greatest works, I am sure he has a few simple looking peices in his dA. I wouldnt let this competition get that difficult.

Edit for Jerkfight: I am awaiting a real green light before I post the competition.

Who do you think i should run my contests by?

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