General Questions & Comments Jun 1, 2012 7:32:34 GMT -9
Post by nikloveland on Jun 1, 2012 7:32:34 GMT -9
Introducing the second annual
Papercut Awards 2012
Papercut Awards 2012
The submission deadline for this year is July 31, 2012.
The three categories for submission are:
1) Diorama - Up to three (3) pictures created using any available figures and terrain.
2) Best 2D Figure - The design must be original and include only one 2D figure.
3) Best Paper Craft Set - A group of figures, regiment, or multi-piece assembly. This includes 2.5D and 3D models. All figures must be original designs. The set must be publicly available (either commercially or otherwise) and contain nothing but paper in its construction.
Submissions will be in the form of photographs of your figure(s). Submissions are only accepted for figures and sets completed between August 1, 2011 and July 31, 2012. Submitted pictures must be taken between this time period as well. Submission will be subject to all Hoard submission guidelines and any pictures are released under the Creative Commons License. Any miniatures or buildings included must be made of paper. Ground and other surrounding may be made of any other available materials.
Judging will be determined 50% by forum member voting, and 50% by a panel of judges (TBA). Judging criteria will include many factors.
-Story elements: The diorama tell some type of story. Can you imagine what just happened or will happen next.
-Model construction: All models have clean cuts and edging if needed. Visual cues of paper are minimized.
-Lighting: The picture shows lighting to match the theme. Camera flash is not noticeable.
-Layout: Objects that break the illusion are not included (chairs, tables, hands).
-Proportions: Is the figure well proportioned for a paper miniature?
-Pose: More dynamic and interesting poses might score points with the judges.
-Coloring/Lighting: Is the coloring nicely done, and does it make sense in terms of lighting (i.e. shading is consistent with a common light source)?
-Originality: The figure should be original work. Direct copies of anything are frowned upon. If you use something as a source, make some changes, and make it your own.
-Front/Back: The figure should have true front/back artwork. Does the backside make sense with what's on the front?
-Modeling: Modeling execution will help your figure look clean and polished. While modeling is not directly being judged it can still affect how your model is perceived.
-Cohesion: Do the figures look like they belong together in some way? (i.e. uniforms, clothing similarities) This may not necessarily apply to single figures.
Winners will receive fabulous prizes worth up to dollars (TBA).
Rules of entry subject to change. Check back periodically for updates. Have fun with creating your submissions, and Good Luck!
PDF Version of the Rules.