Free-For-All

Submit an original work inspired by the current #FaunaFocus and receive feedback from experienced judges. The FaunaFocus Free-For-All is open to all and is intended to foster community-based learning while celebrating successes and encouraging artists to improve from discipline and criteria.

 

RULES

Entries must abide by the following rules. Any entries found in violation of any rules will be disqualified.

  1. Deadline: All entries must be completed and submitted by 12:00pm Central Daylight Time on Friday, September 29th.
  2. Eligibility: All artists, media, and art forms are eligible for entry. Only one entry per artist will be accepted.
  3. Theme: Entries must draw inspiration from the current FaunaFocus featured species and include the animal, or elements of the animal, in the work in some fashion.
  4. Originality: Entries must be of original construction and must not copy or trace another source. Any characters represented in the work must belong to the artist as the art cannot infringe on any existing intellectual property copyrights. Photographic references and stock assets are allowed, but should be submitted with the completed creation.
  5. Tasteful Intent: Entries should not have negative intentions or contain excessive gore, violence, nudity, profanity, etc.
  6. Confidentiality: Contestants must keep their #FaunaFocus Animal of the Month choices confidential until publicly announced. If confidentiality is not kept, contestants may be banned from participating in future Free-For-Alls.

 

JUDGING & CRITERIA

Entries will be judged by 1-3 judges, live on the FaunaFocus Twitch Stream Team at 9:00pm Central Daylight Time on Friday, September 29th. Judgement will be final. Entries will be judged based on the following criteria:

  • Vision: Is the theme clear in the work? How did the work derive from the theme? How does the work interpret the theme? What was the intent of the work? How does the artwork portray the artist’s personal perspective?
  • Originality: Is the work of original origin? How does the work build upon existing assets? What creativity is shown in the work?
  • Technique: What quality is the work? Was the work skillfully created? Was appropriate time allotted to complete the work? Does the work express talent? Is the composition interesting and well-constructed?
  • Impact: What impression does the work make? Does the work successfully portray the artist’s intent? Does the work invoke meaning or emotion in the viewer? Is the work aesthetically pleasing?

 

WINNERS & REWARDS

The winner will be posted on FaunaFocus.com the day following the live judging and will receive the following rewards:

  • Artist Feature: The winning artwork will be displayed prominently on FaunaFocus.com with the artist’s preferred display name and a link to the portfolio or social media platform of the artist’s choosing. The winner will be eligible for an artist feature post on FaunaFocus.com.
  • #FaunaFocus Animal of the Month: The winner will select a featured animal species for a future month. To prevent repeated species, all archived species are ineligible. The winner’s selection is subject to modification.
  • WWF Tiger Plush Toy
  • WWF T-Shirt “Panda Made Me Do It” T-Shirt
  • WWF Camelbak Water Bottle: No-Spill Camelbak Water Bottle

 

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