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

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

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VOTE for FOUR!! VOTE for FOUR!!

Poll closed Mar 1, 2024.
  1. Specific Show -- The Original Series

    4 vote(s)
    36.4%
  2. The More Things Change

    4 vote(s)
    36.4%
  3. The New Next Generation

    1 vote(s)
    9.1%
  4. Beginnings

    2 vote(s)
    18.2%
  5. Tall Tales

    1 vote(s)
    9.1%
  6. Timekeeping

    5 vote(s)
    45.5%
  7. Not Good Enough

    4 vote(s)
    36.4%
  8. Today Is A Good Day to Die-o-rama

    3 vote(s)
    27.3%
  9. BackTreking

    1 vote(s)
    9.1%
  10. Cold Comfort

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. Insert Spock Here

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. Rules To Live By

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. Bones of Contention

    1 vote(s)
    9.1%
  14. Black and White...and Grey

    3 vote(s)
    27.3%
  15. Signs and Symbols

    5 vote(s)
    45.5%
  16. Leap of Faith (Of The Heart)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  17. I'm Ready For My Close-Up, Mr DeMille

    1 vote(s)
    9.1%
  18. Retro Rockets

    7 vote(s)
    63.6%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Starscape

    Starscape Commodore Fan Art Challenge Winner

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    Things are a little confused in February's Art Challenge, Wrong Episode Posters, but hopefully choosing a Theme for March's contest will be much more straight forward.

    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.


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


    Details for each Theme are as follows:


    Specific Show -- The Original Series
    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 --> ...

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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...

    Not Good Enough
    Art inspired by unpopular episodes.

    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.

    BackTreking
    A temporal agent is tasked with confiscating artwork, photographs, and objects inspired by accidental (Trek) alien contact with Earth. Design an artifact that might raise a few eyebrows if it was allowed to remain behind. (Think something man of that era might have designed, not the object that inspired it - e.g. a painting of a phaser, not the phaser itself.)

    Cold Comfort
    How is everybody staying warm this winter? Show us your favorite characters cozying up to a fire, enjoying warm beverages, huddling together, etc. Alternately, show us something that can also be described as cold, whether it's Spock's (lack of?) emotions, Deanna's favorite ice cream treat, or a frozen locale.

    Insert Spock Here
    What would Spock be doing at any given moment in Star Trek shows and movies, were he present for an incident? Put our favorite Vulcan in the picture where he was originally not, whether he would have been lurking in the shadows or actively involved in the action. Alternately, if he was elsewhere at the same moment, show us where and what he was doing.

    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.)

    Bones of Contention
    What are your favorite Trek characters fighting about? Show us a good-natured squabble, or a knock-down, drag-out brawl...but most importantly, tell us WHY!

    Black and White...and Grey
    Illustrate something Trek without color. Prove to everyone that Trek looks good, no matter what.

    Signs and Symbols
    Every good organization has a logo, a banner, or insignia. Design a variation on an already-seen icon, such as the Starfleet Delta or the IDIC (perhaps an earlier version, or a different race's take on it). Or create a flag, symbol, or emblem for a race that currently doesn't have one. Your fanon design might just become canon someday!

    Leap of Faith (Of The Heart)
    Celebrate the leap year by taking a leap of faith! Prove why "risk is our business" by depicting tricky maneuvers, scary encounters, and characters beating the odds.

    I'm Ready For My Close-Up, Mr DeMille
    Technology, people, places - we've seen no end, but have we seen through the deck 14 forward view ports of the Enterprise-D? Or zoomed in on the eastern shoreline of that inland circular sea on Betazed? Or been up close and personal enough with Big Merp to see if his skin is made up of finely interlocking scales?
    Show a close-up of something/one from Star Trek which includes details (of your own design) that have yet to be seen on screen.

    Retro Rockets
    Everything new is old again! Take inspiration from older art forms, styles and designs to depict Trek tech and scenes. What would a cave painting of first contact with the Vulcans look like? How about a transporter room in an ancient Roman mosaic? Regency-era Borg? Klingons discovering America? Medieval away teams?


    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.

     
  2. Starscape

    Starscape Commodore Fan Art Challenge Winner

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    Location:
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    We're into the final 24 hours of voting. If you haven't made your choice yet there's time a little time. :)
     
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  3. Cyfa

    Cyfa Commodore Commodore

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    Oof! Just made it! I thought I'd already voted, but discovered that I hadn't, so thanks for the reminder, @Starscape!
     
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  4. Laura Cynthia Chambers

    Laura Cynthia Chambers Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    We have a winner! :)
     
  5. Starscape

    Starscape Commodore Fan Art Challenge Winner

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    We do indeed have a winner. And we're blasting back to the past this month with our Theme:

    A long time ago in a webforum not so far away... we had a similar contest, which was very popular and is long overdue being revisited. So, if any one needs some inspiration you can take a look at the entries for that challenge at this link: Trek in Other Artists' Styles.

    Have Fun! :bolian:
     
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  6. Starscape

    Starscape Commodore Fan Art Challenge Winner

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