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Author Topic: Announcement: 9th Annual Fractal Art Competition 2016  (Read 6650 times)
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« on: May 01, 2016, 01:09:05 PM »

 
LET THE GAMES BEGIN!

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Fractalforums.com
9th Annual Fractal Art Competition 2016


Fractalforums.com is holding our "Annual Fractal Art Contest" for the 9th time in row in the year of 2016.
 
Prizes are, as every year, winning images printed on coffee cups.

Statement regarding voting system:
 everything stays as it was in the year before, the total sum of gained
stars in the voting process are the one and only thing relevant for the final outcome. We are aware that the process
is not perfect. A voting system needs a whole rewriting of the whole process of the participating/voting for that
where simply no resources available to create a voting/gallery system with a special voting system. Presumably the
voting system will be changed at the 10th birthday of the competition, perhaps we will have found a sponsor by then as well...
Read below for a detailed description of current system.


The most important link for the compo comes first, the gallery is where everything takes place, uploading
and voting. This is the link to the gallery section:
http://www.fractalforums.com/index.php?action=gallery;cat=113

Official Sponsor for this years contest is (again) : NO ONE, everything related prize giving and prize sending is
handled by the administrator alone, a very long delay has to be accepted for prize receiving, due to this
only the first placed entries in each section will get a prize. But remember, being part of it is all that counts!

BUT RUNNER UP SPONSOR IS: XENODREAM SOFTWARE, read more about it here:



Time Schedule
- Submission Period begins on 1st of May at 00:00 Central European Time
- Submission Period ends on 31st of May at 23:59:59 Central European Time
- Voting Period begins on 1st of June at 00:00:00 Central European Time
- Voting Period ends on 30st of June at 23:59:59 Central European Time

Rules:

*new, not obligatory*
Please sign your work, by placing the text "fractalforums.com Annual Fractal Art Contest 2016" inside your production
you state crystal clear that you have produced it especially for the contest, and future viewers of the product will have
a straight time location from when the product was produced. This was originally meant to be obligatory from the administrator
but has been rejected by the admin people who thought that it would restrict artistic liberty too much, so make the admin happy and include it!

As every year, a contributor may enter up to 3 entries in each section of the competition,
so every contributor may enter up to 9 total competition entries.

The Competition is (as always) split up into 3 sections, which are this year "Film","Still Frame Wildstyle" and
as varying section we have this year the "Deep Exploration Mandelbrot" section.

It is desirable to publish "new" stuff in the contest, do not bore us with already known stuff. Anything
already competing in another contest, or somehow already known to a wider public is unwanted. The
administration team for the contest is not strictly excluding anything from the contest
so it is up to you to either bore us to death or come up with inspiring new work. It would be to hard
to verify every entry by hand, so nothing will be disqualified, but keep in mind that something already
known wont get too much votes ...


The whole voting and submission is done in the gallery. This year - for the first time - video submission are submitted
by using the "Enter Video" feature of the current gallery, most of popular video hosting sites are included.

Remarks
Remark about the voting System
The winner is determined by the total sum of stars. Which means that a single 5 star vote can not outnumber
for example an entry with two 3 star ratings. Although there was an effort to introduce a new voting counting
system, it will stay this way for this year - and presumably until 10th anniversary of the contest.

Remark about Time Schedule
Time scheduling caused confusion, due to contestants spread over the whole world, each of the schedules is
a "soft" schedule, especially the entry time. If you come up with your entry half a day late ( but no more than a day),
it is perfectly fine. Consider that entries which are longer in the view of reviewers have a better impact, and that
later entered entries might get overlooked.

Remark about Voting System I
During the time of the submission period and the voting period the display of view counts and current voting is
globally disabled in the gallery.

Remark about Voting System  II
Each section will feature 2 winners, one by the most total counts, and one by the best average count.

Remark about Gallery File Sizes and Dimension
The hosting package for the website is now at maximum, the allowed image sizes have been incread immensely,
now 5000x5000 pixels and a file size of 25 megabytes is now enabled for uploads


The Competition is split up into 3 sections:

Competition Sections
Still Frame Wildstyle
The still frame section allows submission of any image without any restrictions, photography,
layering, post works, painting. Express your feelings through an image. Attenuate Details, make
use of modern image editing software to get the most out of your image. Single Click and render images
might not be enough to become even recognized this year! Let your mind flow to create something new!

Still Frame Wildstyle Gallery section
http://www.fractalforums.com/index.php?action=gallery;cat=114

Deep Exploration Mandelbrot
This years third section is deep mandelbrot exploration. This section has 3 rules:
- Only pure mandelbrot, just escape time coloring, smoothing
- The location has to be shared within the image description
- Minimum zoom depth should be around 10^100

Deep Exploration Gallery section
http://www.fractalforums.com/index.php?action=gallery;cat=116

Film
in the film section (long) fractal videos are accepted. Let your creativity flow,
Use Voxel Stack exports to bring the Fractals into your favorite 3D Program. Use a camera tracker
to place Fractal Objects in real film recordings. Create a stunning soundtrack that is perfectly
synchronized to the film. Use Sound Syncing fractal rendering software that is nowadays available (jwildfire)
Your creative mind might need an extension for this. This is the champions league of fractal art!
 
The film section now requires that you include the following text in the intro/outro of your production:
"Fractalforums.com Annual Fractal Art Competition 2016"
this is for specially recognizing it as competition entry.

include greetings as you like greeting other fractalists is a nice way showing we are alive

Film Gallery Section:
http://www.fractalforums.com/index.php?action=gallery;cat=115
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« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2016, 04:08:55 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2016, 10:11:03 AM »

hooray! cheesy

but,
- Only pure mandelbrot, just escape time coloring, smoothing

no distance estimate colouring allowed? sad
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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2016, 10:44:58 AM »

it seems like kind of a murky distinction also since it is possible to use escape time information to do distance style coloring?
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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2016, 11:43:48 AM »

just dont get too crazy with coloring, distance/escape time is roguhly the same, use what better fits, just dont use orbit trap coloring or such and you are good to go
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« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2016, 07:29:09 PM »

Cool. Now all I need is an inspiration.
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« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2016, 09:37:45 PM »

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Official Sponsor for this years contest is (again) : NO ONE, everything related prize giving and prize sending is
handled by the administrator alone, a very long delay has to be accepted for prize receiving, due to this
only the first placed entries in each section will get a prize. But remember, being part of it is all that counts!

Maybe try something like Kickstarter.com  huh?  if it doesn't make a minimum then coffee mugs and slow shipping, you could have a graduated prize package scheme for higher levels of support, coffee mug + T-shirt @ first level over minimum, coffee mug + T-shirt + custom FractalForums mouse @ second level over minimum etc. etc. of course this doesn't mean the more an individual contributes the bigger their prize will be but it would let supporters show their appreciation to what ever extent they feel comfortable with and take the funding issue off of your back cheesy
I feel it's not at all unreasonable to make this sort of option available for those who can afford to participate.

...just a thought wink

edit: maybe do a poll?
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« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2016, 10:33:19 PM »

it goes on like this, one reason for not having an official sponsor is my lack in search for one, and kickstarter would impose additional administration time to spend, so prizes might get up for next year anywas (reinvesting ad income)
 but if not a sponsor asks me i am not spending time in search for one ... so lets make it an awesome experience again anyways cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2016, 11:30:05 PM »

Any tip on how to insert a video ?
I do not see the add a video link on the film gallery.(only add picture).
For the video, does the gallery accept vimeo link ? or youtube only ?

Thanx
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« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2016, 12:08:46 PM »

Any tip on how to insert a video ?
I do not see the add a video link on the film gallery.(only add picture).
For the video, does the gallery accept vimeo link ? or youtube only ?

Thanx

Hi.

To post a video, just pick a frame from it for the image to post, then post the URL of the image from either vimeo or youtube in the description. The video should embed automatically from that.

Just be sure to use the actual URL of the page as displayed in your browser's address bar and not the embed code those sites provide.

If you have any troubles, feel free to ask for help!  We can correct any errors along the way, so feel free to experiment if you need to.

Thanks for taking part in this year's competition   afro
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« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2016, 01:23:09 PM »

The upload limit per day in the submission period of the Annual Fractal Art Competition should not be 1. Someone may want to upload all his images on the last day.
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« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2016, 01:26:02 PM »

so lets make it an awesome experience again anyways cheesy
As a general feedback (not intending that anything is changed because of me, only as feedback): I'm not doing this stuff in a professional way and have only time in my spare time. Problably this is true for a few others, too.
It is a really hard challenge to produce any serious movie (which is not the usual MB3D-flytrough) in three weeks under this conditions.
Anyway, I'm looking forward to attend and will try my best ;-)

Best regards,
Andreas
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« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2016, 01:30:00 PM »

the "add video" button is right beside the "add image" button, it allows to directly post a youtube link and import the video data from there

will adjust upload limit to 9 thx sergio
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« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2016, 03:15:58 PM »

Hi want participated but my english is poor sad

Im tried to understand Still Frame Wildstyle is editting fractal ?
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« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2016, 03:32:48 PM »

Hi want participated but my english is poor sad

Im tried to understand Still Frame Wildstyle is editting fractal ?

Hello and welcome to the forums   afro

Wild Style allows for, but does not require, editing the fractal.

It is an open ended category with few, if any, restrictions - other than including a fractal of some kind as the primary focus of the work.

Hope that helps!
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