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The Arkadia Image Festival

Discussion in 'Community Events' started by Erastothenes, Nov 5, 2013.

  1. WildmanAlpha

    WildmanAlpha Member

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    Congratulations you two. Please add me to FL in game to pick up your 100ped each "Brent Wildman Lansing". I had issues putting the pics in here so here are the links. If they look good enough after painted I will try to convince Della to get them framed and send to Mr. Dobson to hang up at Arkadia HQ.

    Nara Yuki Xara, post # 95-pic 5
    http://arkadiaforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9093&d=1393540598


    Jason Maximus Lan, post # 97-pic 6
    http://arkadiaforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9107&d=1393543826
     
  2. Erastothenes

    Erastothenes Member

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    The actual winning images? Someone asking about THAT?


    ye, should have thought of that... what images actually... feel free to bang my head with a showel (we have shovels ingame? and if so, are they L or Unl?)

    Anyway.

    Scenery

    1. Kaz - # 91, image number 2
    2. xavrok - # 48, image number 1
    3. Nara "May" - # 95, image number 1

    Action

    1. Kaz - # 89, image number 7
    2. JTC Ember - # 80, image number 7
    3. Tassels - # 34, image number 4

    Promotion

    1. Master Zuzuki - # 71 (only one image in post)
    2. Clear Midnight Sky - # 28, image number 2
    3. Honey Kitten Little - # 27, image number 2

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    Notes:

    Each judge was asked to rate all images in each category from 1 to 10 (10 being best). As I have said before this gave me some close results. The winners stood out, in all categories, but 2. and 3. places where VERY close. If there had been only one more judge, he or she could have tipped the balance on the 2. and 3. places easily.

    But here we are.

    I have had no personal investment in who did win. I have put 2050 PED in prizes to make a "available for all" Arkadia event, and was lucky to get the Arkadia dev team to put up cool First Prizes into this. What I hoped to make was some activity with a slant towards promoting Arkadia - our best hunting (and possibly mining) planet, as per my opinion - and to give something "back", cause I have had a lot of help and I have been shown generosity myself from fellow Entropians. As noted in the rules, all images submitted must be copyright free, so maybe some of you out there can use some making soc websites or other things. Please, if you use any of all these great images, refer to the one submitting it in some footnote or comment :)

    Again my thanks for all your work, and to the judges, and to Ark, and to Snape, and to all who clicked in also - and a special nod to Wildman and Della who kinda picked me up near the end when I was a tad desperate to finalize (plus recording my snoring for all to enjoy on Arkadia Radio)...

    AND again Della, who comissioned two of the images to become reallife oilpaintings, with a reward from her and Wildman of a 100 PED each to Nara and Jason!

    Ya'l watch now, for another one, sometime in the future!

    May Lootious see you all very clearly,

    John "eras" Bluetail

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  3. May

    May Active Member

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    Thanks for posting the list!
    I did mention volunteering to put them up, so here are the visuals:

    Scenery

    1. Kaz - # 91, image number 2
    feran ocean sunset
    View attachment 9245

    2. xavrok - # 48, image number 1
    Submission 1 scenery
    View attachment 9246

    3. Nara "May" - # 95, image number 1
    Galaxy
    View attachment 9247


    Action

    1. Kaz - # 89, image number 7
    oratan battle at night
    View attachment 9248

    2. JTC Ember - # 80, image number 7
    Arkadia55
    View attachment 9249

    3. Tassels - # 34, image number 4
    Capture
    View attachment 9250


    Promotion

    1. Master Zuzuki - # 71 (only one image in post)
    d89refn
    View attachment 9251

    2. Clear Midnight Sky - # 28, image number 2
    p2
    View attachment 9252

    3. Honey Kitten Little - # 27, image number 2
    Arkadia
    View attachment 9253


    Paintings

    Nara Yuki Xara, post # 95-pic 5
    Arkadian Sakura
    View attachment 9254

    Jason Maximus Lan, post # 97-pic 6
    arktreasure
    View attachment 9255
     
  4. Erastothenes

    Erastothenes Member

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    Thanks May!

    +! need to catch up for your Scenery reward!
     
  5. Erastothenes

    Erastothenes Member

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    On screenie contests...

    This was the third screenie contest I set up. The first one, ( www.planetcalypsoforum.com/forums/showthread.php?196359-Screenie-%28some-PED%29-Contest&p=2543223#post2543223 ) like this last, was my own thing entirely.
    My second was for a LA owner, the idea being to see if a screenshot contest could be a rational and inexpensive venue of marketing. I think that worked quite ok, based on the attention it got etc. - but for the finer details the LA owner should be consulted (Jenna Star Mercury). www.planetcalypsoforum.com/forums/showthread.php?237070-Jenna-Star-Mercury-s-Screenshot-Event
    Anyway, I'm mentioning this one because it could be a idea for other holders of commercial property. If I had a LA, I'd for sure try a screenie event now and then for attention.

    Setting up a screenshot contest is simple enough. Set some limitations, perhaps - or none - and have some prizes to hand out to the winners. Then spend some time getting the word out - shout about it in Local, approach the Entropia radio stations, perhaps use the ingame advertising system. And try to keep the thread in your forum of choice alive along the way.

    Make sure the rules are clearly stated. Like, anyone can submit as many images as they please (or not).

    How to judge, how to select the winners... for one, you may not want to do that yourself. Some people will possibly think that you have personal favourites. Off course, if you get a group of Judges to do the job, each of them might also have favourites. But - as long as your judges dont cooperate - a favourite or two should not make too much difference.

    Judging in a screenie contest can be a bit of a job. Time consuming. You might have to ask around some to round up your Judges. Be grateful to those who takes the job!

    Before I used a model were each judge selected 3 images (of each category) and gave those points. 3 points for best, 2 points for second and 1 point for third. For this last, the model was that each Judge where to rate all the images, and give a score from 1 to 10 on each and every image. This model, made by Wildman (my thanks), certainly made things more fair - but also more complicated.
    For any future events like this, I'd like to come up with a model that is as simple as possible - and one that at the same time combines a group of selected Judges with public opinion.

    On that, does anyone have some ideas on how-to?

    Going through things, I have a suggestion to all of you who submit images. While sending in many images will likey improve your chances, I'd say don't put too many images in single Replies.
    If a contest, like this one, has 3 categories, make it easy for the Judges and make separate Replies for each category you enter. And in each Reply, dont put more than 3 images. That few, yes. It get's confusing fast. Syntereon did a neat job here, check out #23, 24,25 and 26 - for examples, very tidy and easy to sort.

    I might have answered this before? The question put to me by some is why I made this screenie (and the first one). The answer is basically in two parts.

    1. Keeping the community with something to do, something that just about anyone can do, and something that is rewarded - will in the end benefit all. We want not only to welcome new Entropians, but we want people to stay. The more the merrier, also more to the loot pool.

    2. I have myself had some benefit from player made events, seen some nice PED land in my pocket - and had great fun along the way. So something for something, my way of passing blessings on.
    Thats the end on this "postscript" for now.

    Cheers, eras
     
  6. SpiryGolden

    SpiryGolden New Member

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    Wow thanks !!! It was an awesome contest and awesome contenders !! Thanks too Eras here for making this possible !
     
  7. Kaz

    Kaz Active Member

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    To be totally fair, I think being anonymous would be best. For example, participants could send all their pictures to the organizer of the event and he/she could then post those pictures on the thread as anonymous. That way the judges wouldn't know who submitted each picture, only the organizer would know what pictures belong to whom and "favourites" would not be an issue at all.

    Sounds like a ton of work to rate every single picture from 1-10. Maybe just have every judge take a selection of their favourite pictures, like maybe their top 10, toss those pictures into a pool and have just those pictures rated from 1-10. I'd imagine a lot of them would be the same so it should narrow it down quite a bit. Could also set up a poll so the public could rate this selection of pictures as well.

    I think it would be best to have a limit. First, it would be easier on the judges, secondly, it would prevent someone from spamming the thread with like a 100 pictures and thirdly it would make people a little more careful with what they submit (so they would only submit their best instead of as many as they can).

    Anyways that's just my 2 pecs worth :)

    Just wanted to add, thanks for organizing this really cool screenie contest and kudos to the judges and participants who put so much time and effort into it!
     
  8. May

    May Active Member

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    Sorry, it took me a while to think to flip back to the announcement post.
    I didn't know I wasn't showing up on the Player Register; as I had the option for that turned on.
    So I kinda assumed that meant I could be found: I didn't mean to play 'hide and seek' on you.
    I'll try to contact you in-game. :eek:
     
  9. Clear Midnight Sky

    Clear Midnight Sky New Member

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    "I think it would be best to have a limit. First, it would be easier on the judges, secondly, it would prevent someone from spamming the thread with like a 100 pictures and thirdly it would make people a little more careful with what they submit (so they would only submit their best instead of as many as they can). " Quote from above - it appears I did the "quote" thing incorrectly

    The only issue with this is people will wait until the deadline to post which will make for a slow/dead post
     
  10. Syntereon

    Syntereon Member

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    Recieved my deed, thanks alot :)
     
  11. May

    May Active Member

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    Just received my prize. Thank you very much!
    Was a great event, enjoyed it a lot. View attachment 9337

    Hopefully we will see more events of this kind.
     
  12. Erastothenes

    Erastothenes Member

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    Bump! For a reminder to those who has not yet recieved their Prizes. Please get in touch :)

    eras
     
  13. Nickstar

    Nickstar New Member

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    Deed recieved tyvm
     
  14. Erastothenes

    Erastothenes Member

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    Hiho good folks of Arkadia and EU, a reminder - some prizes remains in my pocket. Now, I should not complain - those Ark Deeds keeps accumulating PED's - still, I'd be happy to finalise.

    So. If you are a winner OR know of one who has yet to claim... please get in touch!

    May Lootious see you all, as always...

    eras
     
  15. Erastothenes

    Erastothenes Member

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    Bump... for winners to get in touch and claim their Prizes...

    this is where I am, and have remained for some time...

    Scenery
    2. Prize to Xavrok (what's your ingame Avatar name - in full?) 250 PED awaits...

    Underground deeds
    Angel Lizzy Storm (recieved Deed)
    Thaddeus Rusty Venture
    Nickstar (Forum name) (recieved Deed)
    Syntereon "SX" Xemutaru (recieved Deed)
    Spiry Golden (forum name) (recieved Deed)
    PenguinTea (forum name)
    cesar tzzar entro
    Mikaile 'Mik' Thereader (recieved Deed)
    Billy Rockstar Idol (recieved Deed)
    Alusz-Iphigenia Alusz EPERJE-TOKAY
    Arkadia (forum name)
    Miro Mio Kajani (recieved Deed)
    Alex Caillend Ceres (recieved Deed - 1. January 2016)
    Jason Maximus Lan (forum name) (recieved Deed)

    Call me please :)
     
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2015
  16. Lokia

    Lokia Adviser Arkadia Adviser

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    Mikaile 'Mik' Thereader has finally recieved her Deed.
     
  17. Murkalael

    Murkalael Active Member

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    Is this contest still on?
     
  18. Mathias | Arkadia

    Mathias | Arkadia The Chief Whip Staff Member PAF Administrator Planet Arkadia Official

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    No, the prizes is still being handed out so if you won something and not received it contact OP
     
  19. Murkalael

    Murkalael Active Member

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    I wish, but seems when I started playing this game this event was long gone. I just saw today's post and thought was yearly event.
     
  20. Erastothenes

    Erastothenes Member

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    Hi all! I regret not being more active lately. Mathias is correct, prizes that has not been handed out are still in my storage - and will remain there untill I reach people. Would love to get all settled, so get in touch. Or if you are in contact with any of the winners that has not yet recieved their prize, please nag them for me to get in touch! Leave a message for me ingame and/or here (ingame best)!

    Good luck to you all out there!
     

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