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

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by Starscape, Aug 17, 2023.

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VOTE for FOUR!!!! VOTE for FOUR!!!!

Poll closed Sep 1, 2023.
  1. Specific Show -- Discovery

    1 vote(s)
    14.3%
  2. Transporter Malfunctions

    1 vote(s)
    14.3%
  3. The Menagerie

    1 vote(s)
    14.3%
  4. The More Things Change

    2 vote(s)
    28.6%
  5. The New Next Generation

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Beginnings

    1 vote(s)
    14.3%
  7. Tall Tales

    1 vote(s)
    14.3%
  8. Fighting Stance

    2 vote(s)
    28.6%
  9. Timekeeping

    2 vote(s)
    28.6%
  10. Not Good Enough

    2 vote(s)
    28.6%
  11. Storyboard

    3 vote(s)
    42.9%
  12. Today Is A Good Day to Die-o-rama

    1 vote(s)
    14.3%
  13. Expect the Unexpected

    1 vote(s)
    14.3%
  14. Trek Tech It Up

    2 vote(s)
    28.6%
  15. Believe It Or Not

    1 vote(s)
    14.3%
  16. Wrong Episode Posters

    1 vote(s)
    14.3%
  17. Back to School

    1 vote(s)
    14.3%
  18. Weather (Whether) The Storm

    1 vote(s)
    14.3%
  19. Thrillin' Villain!

    2 vote(s)
    28.6%
  20. Space Vogue

    2 vote(s)
    28.6%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Starscape

    Starscape Commodore Fan Art Challenge Winner

    Joined:
    May 22, 2006
    Location:
    Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    While August's Movies Challenge celebrates Trek on the Sliver Screen we get to decide September's encore presentation. And we have a box office full of choices for you to choose from.

    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 has returned and the Themes within it, which scored the lowest averages in recent 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 September to vote for your FOUR favourite Themes.


    Details for each Theme are as follows:

    Specific Show -- Discovery
    Dedicated to art inspired by one specific Star Trek show/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 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.

    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.

    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!

    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.

    Storyboard
    In the words of Wikipedia, a “storyboard is a graphic organizer that consists of illustrations or images displayed in sequence for the purpose of pre-visualizing a motion picture” or television show. Here you can try your own hand at the process, creating a storyboard for a sequence from your own Star Trek story involving established or imagined characters.

    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.

    Expect the Unexpected
    What's hiding behind that rock? Who's hailing us? Where are we? Depict Starfleet encountering something they didn't bargain for...as usual.

    Trek Tech It Up
    Design a futuristic version of a current tool or device. Even if the upgrades aren't much of an improvement, at least it looks cool....right?

    Believe It Or Not
    What constitutes an urban legend in the Trek universe? Mysterious creatures, celebrity sightings, gossip about famous legendary Starfleeters...what stories do the new recruits whisper by warp's glow?

    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!

    [THE NEUTRAL ZONE]
    Space Vogue
    What are all the most fashionable people wearing this year? Design a new outfit or uniform in(spired by) the style of your favorite species/faction.
    [THE NEUTRAL ZONE]

    Remember, you can choose FOUR!!!

    Thanks for voting, have fun! :bolian:
     
  2. Starscape

    Starscape Commodore Fan Art Challenge Winner

    Joined:
    May 22, 2006
    Location:
    Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    There's still a couple of days to vote and with no clear favourite, so far, your choices could change the fate of the challenge entirely. ;)
     
  3. Starscape

    Starscape Commodore Fan Art Challenge Winner

    Joined:
    May 22, 2006
    Location:
    Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    And we have our winning Theme for September:

    This month we have the opportunity to go in pre-production of our own Trek series, thinking about camera set-up, progression and action. Will you show an action sequence, romantic encounter, starship battle or fly-by? Traditionally storyboards are illustrations, but I've seen some rendered with basic CG models, or you could even use episode screencaps to plan out your scene. :)

    EDIT: The suggestion thread for October's Challenge is up here:
    https://www.trekbbs.com/threads/october-art-challenge-suggest-your-themes.315061/
     
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2023