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


  • Specific Show -- Lower Decks

    Votes: 4 36.4%
  • Transporter Malfunctions

    Votes: 1 9.1%
  • The More Things Change

    Votes: 3 27.3%
  • The New Next Generation

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Beginnings

    Votes: 3 27.3%
  • Tall Tales

    Votes: 3 27.3%
  • Fighting Stance

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Timekeeping

    Votes: 4 36.4%
  • Not Good Enough

    Votes: 3 27.3%
  • Today Is A Good Day to Die-o-rama

    Votes: 1 9.1%
  • Wrong Episode Posters

    Votes: 2 18.2%
  • Back to School

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Weather (Whether) The Storm

    Votes: 5 45.5%
  • Thrillin' Villain!

    Votes: 2 18.2%

  • Total voters
  • Poll closed .


Fan Art Challenge Winner
As October's Challenge asks us to look a our everyday items and Trek Tech It Up (main thread coming soon), we also have to prepare for November's contest and choose a Theme.

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 Fourteen Themes suggested by BBS members for you to choose from and you have until the poll closes on the 1st November to vote for your THREE favourite Themes.

Details for each Theme are as follows:

Specific Show -- Lower Decks
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 --> ...

Transporter Malfunctions
Duplicates, amalgamations and transmogrifications. Oh my! Kirkvix! Tendivix! DATAVIX! Tuvix your favorite characters... then draw them running in terror from Janeway!

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.

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.

Fighting Stance
Show hand-to-hand combat at its best and worst - honorable surrender, self-sacrifice, using someone as human/alien shields, no mercy, knock down drag out, fancy footwork, anything goes!


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.

Wrong Episode Posters
Have you ever read a synopsis for an episode or movie that only vaguely resembles what you eventually watched? Well, your challenge is to badly interpret the plot of a Star Trek episode or movie and create a promotional poster to advertise it. Maybe you could shift the emphasis of the episode/movie to that of a side-plot or have the main protaganist to be the villain or a minor character. Perhaps, you could swap the genre of the episode entirely: Duet as a musical? The Trouble with Tribbles as a horror?

Back to School
It's that time of year again! Show us what Trek characters use in the classroom to learn. Design the cover of a textbook. Depict your favorite characters going back to school, or through training, to learn something new.

Weather (Whether) The Storm
Whether in space, planetside, or in a holoprogram, show your favorite characters braving bad weather. Alternately, show them enjoying their favorite season or climate conditions.

Thrillin' Villain!
SNW needs another villain species! Pick an irredeemable cultural feature (just as for the Cardassians it was fascism, or for the Ferengi it was capitalist greed) and design a new enemy race that embodies it!

Remember, you can choose THREE!!

Thanks for voting, have fun! :bolian:
If you haven't yet, you have only one day left to vote!

We have one Theme leading the way, but a few more votes could change everything around. :)
That ended very close put our leading contender stayed managed to stay in front.

Our Theme for November is:

Weather (Whether) The Storm
Whether in space, planetside, or in a holoprogram, show your favorite characters braving bad weather. Alternately, show them enjoying their favorite season or climate conditions.

I don't know about the rest of you but lately the UK weather has been giving us plenty of inspiration for this Theme. So prepare your umbrellas, parasols or ionic shields... this one is going to be high (or possibly low) pressure! ;)