Contest: VOTE June Art Challenge - Vote for Your Theme!

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by Starscape, May 18, 2024.

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Vote for FOUR!!! Vote for FOUR!!!

Poll closed Jun 1, 2024.
  1. 1. Specific Show -- Voyager

    0 vote(s)
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  2. 2. The More Things Change

    3 vote(s)
    30.0%
  3. 3. The New Next Generation

    1 vote(s)
    10.0%
  4. 4. Beginnings

    0 vote(s)
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  5. 5. Tall Tales

    2 vote(s)
    20.0%
  6. 6. Timekeeping

    2 vote(s)
    20.0%
  7. 7. Not Good Enough

    3 vote(s)
    30.0%
  8. 8. Today Is A Good Day to Die-o-rama

    2 vote(s)
    20.0%
  9. 9. Texture Is For Kings

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  10. 10. To Seek Out New(born) Life

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  11. 11. Memory Alpha Roulette

    1 vote(s)
    10.0%
  12. 12. Gift Shop Goodies

    4 vote(s)
    40.0%
  13. 13. World Buildings

    7 vote(s)
    70.0%
  14. 14. An Unexpected Perspective

    4 vote(s)
    40.0%
  15. 15. The Catwalk

    5 vote(s)
    50.0%
  16. 16. Positively Planetary

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  17. 17. Picture Day

    1 vote(s)
    10.0%
  18. 18. Rough Draft

    3 vote(s)
    30.0%
  19. 19. Rules To Live By

    0 vote(s)
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  20. 20. Black and White...and Grey

    1 vote(s)
    10.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Starscape

    Starscape Commodore Fan Art Challenge Winner

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    May's Challenge asks us to look at "Signs and Symbols" and the portents look good for next month's Theme but we need you all to cast your eyes across the list of suggestions and choose your favourites to make it a reality!

    Please feel free to vote whether you intend to create an entry or not, we want to generate as much interest and participation as possible. And let us know how you've voted below and why: what piques your interest about each theme, what you think we might see. You never know, your thoughts could just be the spark that lights someone's imagination and leads to a new piece of Star Trek Art.

    THE NEUTRAL ZONE remains and the Themes within it, which scored the lowest average in the polls, are in danger of being eliminated from future votes.

    We have Twenty Themes suggested by BBS members for you to choose from and you have until the poll closes on the 1st June to vote for your FOUR favourites.


    Details for each suggested Theme are as follows:
    1. Specific Show -- Voyager
      Dedicated to art inspired by one specific Star Trek show or era. Each month you have the opportunity to vote for a different era cycling through: TOS/TAS --> TNG --> DS9 --> VOY --> ENT --> MOVIES --> DSC --> PIC --> LDS --> PRO --> SNW --> TOS/TAS --> ...

    2. The More Things Change
      Time may move at warp speed, but not everything does. Show us how something Trek has changed over the years - landscapes, buildings, ships, people, beliefs.

    3. The New Next Generation
      What's next for Star Trek? Show us what could follow your favorite incarnation of Star Trek or the future of fandom itself: the Next Generation of Star Trek fans.

    4. Beginnings
      A New Year is here so taking inspiration from that show us some Trek Art related to new Beginnings. It could be inspired by something from the start of your favourite series or show us the beginning of a new mission, the introduction of a new character, ship or family member.

    5. Tall Tales
      Or, a funny thing happened on the way to Delta Vega. Dedicated to those adventures that are the most bizarre and unbelievable, the ones where if you described them to someone they'd reckon you'd done a little too much LDS - Abraham Lincoln floating in space, holograms taking over the Enterprise, being shrunk to the size of a toy, evolving into a lizard?! Or perhaps you can think of something even weirder than those we've seen on the show.

    6. Timekeeping
      We know our Starfleet crews get themselves into all sorts of temporal scrapes, but how do they (and other galactic citizens) tell the time wherever they are? Apart from stardates, the odd PADD/viewscreen display, Sisko's Saltah'na clock, and a couple of "antique" 20th century watches, what do contemporary timepieces look like in the Star Trek time periods? Especially those from worlds other than Earth? After all, not everywhere has a 24 hour day...

    7. Not Good Enough
      Art inspired by unpopular episodes.

    8. Today Is A Good Day to Die-o-rama
      Release your inner child with a diorama demonstrating anything Trek - landscapes, ships, historical moments. Make it or draw it, if you prefer. Mixed media - use any material you want.

    9. Texture Is For Kings
      Engage your creative juices to create something Trek that's so tactile in appearance that you could reach out and touch it (if it weren't for that pesky computer screen in the way, that is!)

    10. To Seek Out New(born) Life
      What did your favorite characters look and act like as babies? How would our grown-up characters interact with any infantile organisms they might encounter? Your artwork must have a baby/babies, or something related to infancy.

    11. Memory Alpha Roulette
      Hit the "Random Page" button on Memory Alpha (top left next to the logo, hover over "Explore" and click on "Random Page"). The first two in-universe articles you get are the subject of your artwork (or at least the first one you like).

    12. Gift Shop Goodies
      Who doesn't love souvenirs? Imagine what visitors, passengers, and tourists might bring home as a memory of their stay on the Enterprise, visit to DS9, vacation on Vulcan, etc. Whether it's an actual piece of the ship, a funny t-shirt, a pretty postcard, or something more outrageous, one thing is certain; it'll always remind you of your visit.

    13. World Buildings
      Dust off your set square and set up your drafting board. Show us some of the Trek buildings we never got to see. What does the Temple of T'Panit look like? Where does the Department of Temporal Investigations hang up their clock? How about Station Salem-One prior to the attack? What did Zefram Cochrane High School look like when Geordi attended it? Or create your own building for your favorite species' education, business, religion, etc.

    14. An Unexpected Perspective
      Mostly we see the Star Trek Universe from the point-of-view of our heros, but how do others perceive their life in the future? Show us an interpretation of life in the Trekiverse from a different perspective, perhaps from that of the villains or a small child, animals, space-aliens or pets (Livingston, Porthos, Grudge...) or maybe even from that of technology or the Starships themselves - the stranger, the better.

    15. The Catwalk
      What fashion can be found sashaying down the catwalks (runways for the Americans :)) of Cait, Fillandia (Ariolo), and Janus VI? Would a Xindi-Aquatic wear Tholian silk? And what would an Aurelian wear to pop to the shops?
      Your task is to design an item of apparel, an outfit, costume or uniform (not necessarily Starfleet) for a non-humanoid Federation citizen or other denizen of the Star Trek Universe. Preferably being worn by said non-humanoid! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    16. Positively Planetary
      What makes a planet truly unique? Show us a world that's like nothing else in Trek. Alternately, prove that any world looks beautiful from thousands of miles away by showing us a side of a well-known Trek planet we've never seen before.

    17. Picture Day
      It's Starfleet Picture Day! Show us your favorite character posing for the camera - headshots, full-length, class pictures (away teams, shifts, departmental)

    18. Rough Draft
      Do a pencil sketch, a scribble on a napkin, a rough rendering, a chalkboard doodle - show us the "genesis" of a Trek idea. It can be one you've done for a previous contest, or a new idea.

      [THE NEUTRAL ZONE]
    19. Rules To Live By
      Rules of Acquisition, Lefler's Laws, and more! Illustrate a principle espoused by a character or species and how it might play out in real life, in the Trek universe. (Bonus points if you use an actual episode/film scenario to prove the rule.)

    20. Black and White...and Grey
      Illustrate something Trek without color. Prove to everyone that Trek looks good, no matter what.
      [THE NEUTRAL ZONE]

    Remember you can choose FOUR!!

    Thanks for voting, have fun! :bolian:

    CHRISTMASTIME THEMES:

    That Rings A (Jingle) Bell

    "Hmmm...I remember this, but I can't quite put my finger on where I've seen it before." Place something that looks uncannily Trek in a place you'd never expect to find it. Bonus replicator credits if it's hiding in a holiday-themed setting.

    Every Problem Has A (Re)Solution
    What New Year's resolutions are your favorite characters making for themselves and each other? Depict your favorite Trek characters facing their fears, learning a new skill, or quitting an old habit.

    As Prophecy Foretold
    Portray a scene from a species's religious texts or show a character taking part in a spiritual activity, visiting a religious site, etc.

    Season's Greetings
    Show us what you imagine our favourite Star Trek characters might send or receive in the way of gifts or greetings cards at the this time of year - a family picture of the Rikers, a Quark's Bar gift voucher, a personalised coffee mug?

    Christmas Crossover
    Taking inspiration from your favourite festive stories, movies, music videos (?) show us how they might manifest if they played out in the Star Trek Universe. Which character would be your choice for Scrooge or what would happen if Wesley was left Home Alone?

    VALENTINE'S DAY THEMES


    Where My Heart Is, Beyond Antares
    How do characters/species show their love for each other? Friends, parents and kids, true loves...anything you want.

    Hearts and Flowers
    Happy Valentine's Day! Incorporate imagery of hearts and flowers into any Trek-themed project you choose. (Doesn't necessarily have to be directly related to Valentine's Day)

    Be Mine, Space-Time Valentine
    What kind of Valentine cards and candy would Trek species dole out? Design a card or gift, alien/Starfleet style.
     
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  2. Starscape

    Starscape Commodore Fan Art Challenge Winner

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    The poll closes on Saturday and we currently have a three-way tie.

    If you haven't voted yet, don't miss your chance. Your choice could make all the difference. :)
     
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  3. Cyfa

    Cyfa Commodore Commodore

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    World Buildings it is!
    I must admit, I wasn't looking forward to this one, but I had a peruse of Memory Alpha earlier (when it looked like WB was going to be the "winner") and have one or two ideas now.
     
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  4. Starscape

    Starscape Commodore Fan Art Challenge Winner

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    With the Great Board Upgrade scheduled for this month we're going to need something to fill the downtime, luckily the TrekBBS Fan Art Challenge is here to help and our winning Theme for June will keep us occupied, and it is:

    So we enter a world of Bricks and Mortar, Duranium and Stembolts. And if designing a whole buidling feels a little too intimidating, how about limiting it to just one wing, an entrance, a portico, quadrangle or cloister?

    Looking farward to seeing your entries.

    Have Fun! :bolian:

    (@Cyfa just beat me to it)
     
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  5. publiusr

    publiusr Admiral Admiral

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    I imagine the DTI is a figure 8 on its side of courseā€¦the symbol of infinity with a Mobius twist.
     
  6. Starscape

    Starscape Commodore Fan Art Challenge Winner

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