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

VOTE for THREE!!! VOTE for THREE!!!

  • Transporter Malfunctions

    Votes: 3 16.7%
  • The Menagerie

    Votes: 3 16.7%
  • The More Things Change

    Votes: 2 11.1%
  • Blueprints

    Votes: 9 50.0%
  • Body by Brand Name

    Votes: 2 11.1%
  • The New Next Generation

    Votes: 3 16.7%
  • This is Me/Us

    Votes: 2 11.1%
  • Beginnings

    Votes: 2 11.1%
  • Where My Heart Is, Beyond Antares

    Votes: 1 5.6%
  • 80s Animated Mash!

    Votes: 7 38.9%
  • Tall Tales

    Votes: 4 22.2%
  • Not Good Enough

    Votes: 2 11.1%
  • Specific show theme

    Votes: 2 11.1%

  • Total voters
    18
  • Poll closed .

Starscape

Commodore
Fan Art Challenge Winner
Time to vote for your choice of Themes for March's Challenge. You have until the poll closes on the 1st March to vote for your THREE favourites.

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.

Be aware, the least popular Themes from the last few polls have enter THE NEUTRAL ZONE and are in danger of being eliminated from the vote.

We have thirteen themes suggested by BBS members for you to choose from and you can vote for THREE!!!


Details for each Theme are as follows:

Transporter Malfunctions
Duplicates, amalgamations and transmogrifications. Oh my!

The Menagerie
We hear about Berengarian dragons, and Andorian bulls, and Orion wing-slugs, and Terrelian seapods and the like, but didn't get to see them. What do they look like? How big are they? What kind of environment do they live in? Will they eat you?!?

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.

Blueprints
Arguably the most important manifestation of fan art going back to Franz Joseph and how the popularity of his works proved the ongoing popularity of the canceled series. Taking that as inspiration create your own set of blueprints for anything in Star Trek be it a starship, starbase, technology, bridge layout, etc.

Body by Brand Name
Since certain iconic brands are bound to survive or be revived in the future, what would a starship/uniform/base, pretty much anything, look like if it was built or designed by a particular company? Not limited to products or types of products the company makes. So what about a starship designed by Tiffany/Swarovski? A tricorder from Blackberry?

The New Next Generation

Show what would follow your favorite incarnation of Star Trek.

This is Me/Us

Insert yourself in some kind of art...whether a photoshop, hand drawing, or costume photo...something where you show yourself (or a friend/relative).

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.

Where My Heart Is, Beyond Antares (nice! using a lyric)

How do characters/species show their love for each other? Friends, parents and kids, true loves...anything you want.

80s Animated Mash!
A mash-up of a classic (or obscure) 1980s animation with the 80s Star Trek crew/show/movie of your choice - 2280s TOS Movies or 2380s Lower Decks and Prodigy. (And there's always the Short Trek "Children of Mars", snippets from DS9: "The Visitor" and PIC, amongst other bits & bobs.)

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.

[THE NEUTRAL ZONE]

Not Good Enough
Art inspired by unpopular episodes.

Specific show theme
Maybe this can carry for much of 2023... do this in cooperation with one of the boards (like TNG, or DS9) , where they pin the contest there as well, and allow for cross/duplicate posting on that board (to allow for bigger interest in the contest). (Post below and tell us your preferred show)

[THE NEUTRAL ZONE]

Remember you can vote for THREE.

Thanks for voting and, as ever, have Fun! :bolian:
 
I found it surprisingly tough to narrow this down to just three, but in the end I voted for "Where My Heart Is, Beyond Antares", 80s Animated Mash, and Tall Tales. Just missing out were Transporter Malfunctions and The Menagerie.

I've voted for Transporter Malfunctions since @Orac first suggested it back in September, but I really like your Tall Tales, @Starscape, and I think it could encompass a bizarre transporter-related incident (or two) along with many other weird and wonderful scenarios (strange creatures in a Menagerie, perhaps?). So, that's why both TMs didn't get a vote from me this time.
I think @Laura Cynthia Chambers's "Where My Heart Is, Beyond Antares" is a wonderful tonic to some of the angst and misery and destruction going on in the world right now (and in certain areas of Trek), and I can't get Lower Decks/Ulysses 31 out of my head which is why I also voted for my own 80s Animated Mash theme (80s AM is the only theme I have an actual idea for, at the mo) :)
 
Yeah, it is a tough choice this time around and there's still a few days to vote, everyone.

I voted Blueprints, again. Mainly because I'm intrigued to see what entries we'll get, somethings that we haven't seen in blueprints before? And thinking about it there's a chance to go bit off-beat like with those quirkily themed Haynes manuals.

And also for 80s Animated Mash and Tall Tales, these two should be good for a few fun, light-hearted entries.
 
We're into the last hours of the poll and we currently have a tie. There's still time to vote if you haven't yet, you could make all the difference. :bolian:
 
Yes, thank you to everyone who voted, I'm glad we've escaped a run off poll. :)

Our Winning Theme has been a polpular one since aridas sofia first suggested it and it is:

Blueprints
Arguably the most important manifestation of fan art going back to Franz Joseph and how the popularity of his works proved the ongoing popularity of the canceled series. Taking that as inspiration create your own set of blueprints for anything in Star Trek be it a starship, starbase, technology, bridge layout, etc.

And our (yet to be decided) Winner/Host for March has the right to add their own little wrinkle to the contest in the form of an optional sub-challenge. So, make sure to check out the main challenge thread.

Blueprints may at first conjure up the idea of starships, but FJ's Technical Manual was chockful of a diverse range of plans from small devices to uniforms, bridge consoles to room layouts so hopefully there'll be something to match most people's interests. Maybe even biological diagrams... or is that a stretch too far? :vulcan:
 
Ooh, and I'd just started rewatching Ulysses 31 to find some inspiration for a scene featuring the Lower Deckers! Ah, well, I have an idea for Blueprints just in case this happened :D

Blueprints may at first conjure up the idea of starships, but FJ's Technical Manual was chockful of a diverse range of plans from small devices to uniforms, bridge consoles to room layouts so hopefully there'll be something to match most people's interests. Maybe even biological diagrams... or is that a stretch too far? :vulcan:
~ funnily enough, my Blueprints idea is based on the biological...
 
I’m glad to see everyone giving this idea a try. I hope we see both old school “traditional” treknical blueprints AND a complete rethinking of what a 21st-29th century blueprint might be.
 
I tried revisiting Ulysses 31 not so long ago, I could only manage a few minutes... did they always talk so fast? Yikes, I'm sounding old aren't I?! :lol:
~ Honestly, the dialogue and the speed with which it's delivered is terrible! And Ulysses is a clueless, negligent father, and rubbish at being in command of a spaceship, to boot! Telemachus seems to have the only brain amongst the lot of them (although Yumi is just a very young child, so she's forgiven).
I might try watching with the sound off and subtitles on (although I really like the music) - after all, I'm only really interested in the scenes and artwork.

I’m glad to see everyone giving this idea a try. I hope we see both old school “traditional” treknical blueprints AND a complete rethinking of what a 21st-29th century blueprint might be.
~ I must admit, I'm looking forward to seeing a fresh spin on them, too. There are so many talented, technical-oriented artists here, and I'm hoping that this blueprints theme brings forth lots of entries. (I am definitely not in the technical camp, so you won''t get what you're after from me, but I have got something in mind...)
 
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