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    Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:18 pm  
    Wizards Art Contest Submission

    Help a brother out!

    http://greyhawkery.blogspot.com/2013/02/wizards-art-contest-submission.html
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    Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:37 pm  
    Re: Wizards Art Contest Submission

    mortellan wrote:
    Help a brother out!

    http://greyhawkery.blogspot.com/2013/02/wizards-art-contest-submission.html


    Mort,

    Unfortunately I don't have and never will have a facebook account. So It won't let me vote. Though I wish you the best of luck.

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    Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:47 am  
    Re: Wizards Art Contest Submission

    Argon wrote:


    Unfortunately I don't have and never will have a facebook account. So It won't let me vote. Though I wish you the best of luck.


    Ditto that on both accounts
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    Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:18 am  

    Damn! That makes three of us, Mort. Sad

    Terribly sorry, Mort, as I love your work! Cool Happy
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    Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:45 pm  

    Mort,

    Is there an advertisement on the Wotc website for the contest? Because if there is I could start a post on the Wotc website in hopes that we could vote from the website. Since it a few of us Greyhawk fans do like like the social aka anti-social media. Hopefully we can get the vote to expand outside facebook. I hate company's that rely on facebook too much.

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    Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:15 pm  

    You stodgy old men! That's okay... Laughing

    I'm not sure if they're having voting on the main site. It does kinda show where Wizards places their emphasis still, on the younger social media crowd. Pfft!

    No worries, if I see anything new I'll clue yall in.
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    Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:37 pm  

    Great minds think alike Mortellan - I just enterred my own rendition of Markessa, scowling away in her lab! She was one of my favourite NPCs in those adventures too.

    Best of luck!
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    Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:13 pm  

    Well, now that there are at least two of you (and probably Icarus, too), I can't commit to voting for anyone. I'm still trying to get my son to make a submission himself. If he does, I'll vote for his. If he doesn't, I'll vote for whichever impresses me most. Smile

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    Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:42 am  

    Whoa so a new entry that went up sometime last night has wracked up over 200 votes already! It pays to have friends I guess!

    Have any other of you Canoneers enterred? Would be great to see some of us represented in the final publication!
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    Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:30 pm  

    Wolfling, yours is amazing. I hope it gets in to tell you the truth, just as long as someone from CF is represented.
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    Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:42 am  

    Thanks Mortellan! I'm hoping to get through via the panel of judge votes. I just don't know enough people with facebook to get the friend/fan votes and I'm pretty sure I won't get 300 before Sunday hehe!

    To be honest I hope all of the submissions get published, they all have things about them I like and I think if this contest is more than just a publicity stunt but a chance for fans to get involved in something they love like I hope it is then it would great to see all the entrants rewarded for their effort!

    I'll keep my fingers crossed for both of us!
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    Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:48 am  

    I'm curious about a few things. Looking through the submissions I notice that there are only about a dozen and the numbers of votes they are getting is completely off with respect to the quality of the art.

    I expected there to be hundreds of submissions. Have I missed something?

    I saw that some of the best pieces of very few votes while one or two that aren't nearly as interesting have hundreds. This tells me that it is likely a popularity contest so far. I'm sure that's why they reserved the right for the publisher to vote as well and their votes count for much more than the popular vote.

    Anyway, I agree with Wolfling in that all of the pictures are worthy of publication in the new printing as they all remind us of that iconic style and feel of those old school modules.

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    Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:33 pm  

    Ditto to SX assessments. I, for curiousity sake, took a look as well. I also see a "sway" in the voting related to popularity versus talents... of course I have no room at all to be a critic.... if it were not for rulers, I would be destine to draw curvy lines. Wink
    Was further suprised in what I didnt see... submissions by Icarus, Cebrion, Grodog and Anna just to name some.... Now I realize the latter are more "cartographers" but is that not also an art form? Would not a local map be in order? The criteria did allow for the digital drawing....
    Any way best of Luck to all.
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    Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:52 pm  

    Some map entries would be great! Although I can't remember off hand if they fall within the submission guidelines.

    Hmm yeah I have to admit something odd going on with the voting. I am wondering if the app they use for the competition allows a person to vote more than once?

    There are still a few more days left for other CF artists to submit an entry! Get scribbling everyone! If some of you guys who want to enter don't have FB I'm sure we can find someone on here to submit an entry on your behalf.

    Actually I was, like you SX, surprised by the lack of submissions. Maybe there will be a lot of new ones being enterred before the closing date on Sunday.
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    Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:22 pm  

    Wolfling wrote:
    Actually I was, like you SX, surprised by the lack of submissions. Maybe there will be a lot of new ones being enterred before the closing date on Sunday.


    I read through the rules and see that select employees of WotC will judge the submissions and make all decisions regarding which pieces get published with two very interesting caveats:
    1) The one picture that gets the most fan votes is in for sure as the 'Fan Pic';
    2) Those select WotC employee judges will select up to 60 submissions for inclusion in the publication. Shocked There are only 18 submissions so far. Looks like they've all got a good chance of being included. Razz

    My son's still working on his. He chose to do a subject not covered by anyone else yet, nor was there a picture of it in the original.

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    Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:20 am  

    I posted my entry yesterday for the contest. While I think WotC dropped the ball on the way they did the "fan votes," out of curiosity, I decided to vote on my own twice just to see if it would allow multiple votes by the person that actually drew a particular piece and sure enough, it did. (I only voted twice for myself for test purposes to see if the fan voting could be swayed due to some of the large numbers some entries had, so the other 3 of the whoppin' 5 votes that I have are by others, I assure you. Laughing ) Once I realized that could happen, then the "fan voting" was pretty much an invalid form of voting in my eyes.

    Fortunately it looks like the actual WotC panel will do the actual choosing of the winning piece. Good luck to all of those from here that entered. There are some fabulous pieces already on display.
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    Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:17 pm  

    Yeah, the way they did fan voting is BS, although I voted for all you guys anyway. Glad, I spotted yours just from knowing your style. I was like, "Dang! That looks like... oh yeah!" I also cast a vote for the unknown who did the aspis fight. That dude has a really nice style.
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    Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:55 pm  

    My son just submitted his own piece for the contest. It is titled, "Half-orc doppleganger."

    I'm sure happy to see so many entries from our very own Canonfire! members. Happy Hope they're all selected for use in the new prints.

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    Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:14 am  

    Yeah I have to admit this fan vote has been ruined by a) a system that allows multiple votes and b) a couple of entrants or voters who seem to have abused the system. It's a real shame to be honest because there are some really great pieces.

    I'll keep my fingers crossed that we all do well with the judging panel and all make it into the book!
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    Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:39 am  

    46 total submissions the day after the cut off. Looks like they all have a good chance of being selected for use. Happy

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    Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:51 pm  

    Wait! What? Your son is a "half-orc doppleganger?" Shocked Laughing
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    Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:39 pm  

    Wolfling wrote:
    Yeah I have to admit this fan vote has been ruined by a) a system that allows multiple votes and b) a couple of entrants or voters who seem to have abused the system. It's a real shame to be honest because there are some really great pieces.

    I'll keep my fingers crossed that we all do well with the judging panel and all make it into the book!

    Is ANYONE here surprised????? WOC seems to have a longstanding trend to release things out to market before thought or testing comes to the surface.... just another example....
    Hopefully it will not impact those deserving artists willing to put forth their time and effort. WOC couldnt seem to manage neither. rolleyes
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    Thu Feb 21, 2013 3:40 am  

    Just got an email saying that I've been selected as one of the contest winners. Pretty excited, getting some art published in a Greyhawk publication is like a dream come true!

    I'm hoping I'm not the only one of us to be selected though because I didn't see a single entry that didn't deserve to be included. Well maybe apart from the folks that abused the voting system Shocked

    I have a query though and I'm hoping someone who is more legally minded than me can help. Both waiver forms I have to sign include this clause;

    "Author hereby grants permission irrevocably and in perpetuity to Wizards to, without additional consideration to Author, use, adapt, reproduce, distribute, display and publicly perform Authorís name, visual likeness and biographical data, in whole or in part, throughout the universe, in connection with the promotional the promotional or marketing activities of Wizards."

    Should I be worried about this? Or is it pretty standard? I don't like the idea that they can use a picture of me or my name and bio whenever they like... or 'adapt' it!
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    Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:07 am  

    Congrats, Wolfling!

    I was fortunate enough to get an email from WotC, as well, stating that I was one of the A-Series art contest winners.

    But, yeah, I'm wary of giving up what feels like my whole being to just be able to have my piece presented in a D&D module, as well. I'm surprised they don't have "ownership of your first born" covered in the waiver forms too.
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    Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:47 am  

    That's great news Glad!

    I've just had to email them as well as one of the forms requires me to sign to say I'm a US citizen which I'm not so I hope that won't be a problem. I'm pretty sure that the competition rules did not exclude non-US citizens anywhere so hopefully it's a clerical error.

    I think they've just sent waiver forms out and havent checked or edited them. One of the forms seems to have the wrong competition on!
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