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Nominations for Rose and Bay Award: Art Category

Nominations are now CLOSED for the Art category of the Rose and Bay Award. This award honors excellence in creative crowdfunding, and this category recognizes exceptional artists. Everyone is encouraged to make nominations and, later, to vote. Icons and banners are available to help spread the word. Please read the complete details below, and then make your nominations in a comment on this post.

Note: A project or person which wins one year is not eligible in the same category for the next year. After that, it is eligible again. In the Art category, Moonvoice's Art by Moonvoice (aka Ravenari) is not eligible.



What Is the Rose and Bay Award?
The Rose and Bay Award was launched by ysabetwordsmith (Elizabeth Barrette) in January 2009, and quickly gained additional volunteers. This award focuses on a growing business model known as "crowdfunding" or "cyberfunded creativity," which directly connects creative people and patrons of the arts online. This award recognizes exemplary projects and enthusiastic patrons. It currently features six categories: Art, Fiction, Poetry, Webcomic, Other Project, and Patron.

The award period for eligible activities spans January 1-December 31, 2011.
The nomination period spans January 1-January 31, 2012.
The voting period spans February 1-February 29, 2012. (Leap Day provides an extra day this year.)

These are the handlers for the 2012 award season:

Art: jenny_evergreen Nominate art!
Fiction: jenny_evergreen Nominate fiction!
Poetry: ysabetwordsmith Nominate poetry!
Webcomic: ysabetwordsmith Nominate webcomics!
Other Project: lilyayl Nominate other projects!
Patron: lilyayl Nominate patrons!


Award Rules

1) In order for a project to be nominated in the Art, Fiction, Poetry, Webcomic, or Other Project categories:

It must be "cyberfunded creativity" aka "crowdfunding." That means it must be creative material marketed directly to an audience online, with money involved somehow. There are many variations of this business model; all are welcome; and if you're not sure a project qualifies, you may ask. See "5 Steps to Crowdfunding Success" for a discussion of key features that identify a crowdfunded project.
At least part of the project must be visible online without charge. If the project is normally visible only to paying subscribers or the like, and the creator wishes for it to be eligible, then s/he may offer temporary or partial access for voting purposes. (If the available material is temporary and/or partial, it needs to say that at the top of the screen, to avoid annoying visitors who might otherwise think they're about to see a complete and permanent piece.)

Note: A project or person which wins one year is not eligible in the same category for the next year. After that, it is eligible again. In the Art category, Moonvoice's Art by Moonvoice (aka Ravenari) is not eligible.

2) This award will go by calendar years. So in order to be eligible for the 2012 award season, a project or patron must have been active on or between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2011.

3) For the 2012 season, nominations will be made in comments to each category's nomination post (beginning in January). A nomination consists of the project title, creator name, award category, a link to the project page, and a summary. The summary should include several sentences describing the project's content (theme, characters, plot, etc.), presentation (media, frequency, etc.), and crowdfunding approach (money handling, audience interaction, etc.). Example:

Project Title: "Awesome Content"
Creator Name: A.J. Muse
Link: http://awe.some.content.com
Category: Other Project.
Summary: "Awesome Content" is a story about A.J. Muse's three ferrets, told in a combination of music and fiction, illustrated by photos. It is funded by a combination of donations and photo sales. Updates twice weekly on Music Mondays and Fiction Fridays."

4) You may nominate a maximum of three projects per category. You are not required to make that many nominations or to cover all the categories. Please make each nomination in a separate comment; that way, if a problem occurs with one nomination it will not affect any others. You may not nominate your own project, nor yourself as patron.

5) Nominations for the Art category will be collected by jenny_evergreen.

6) Participation is voluntary. If a creator wishes to withdraw their project from any category, or a patron wishes to withdraw from the Patron category, simply contact the category handler. In case of withdrawal, the person who made the withdrawn nomination may then nominate another project or patron instead.

7) Voters are strongly encouraged to browse the nominees before making a final decision; that's what the links are for, and the purpose of this award is to promote the splendor of crowdfunded projects. If you don't have time to explore widely or you already have a firm favorite, that's okay too.

8) Voting will take place via LiveJournal polling in the crowdfunding community, open to all. Polling is by popular vote, with checkboxes; you may vote for all of the projects in a category that you admire. (There may need to be more than one poll question per category, and runoffs, if the number of nominees is high. LJ has a limit to how many options there can be per question in a poll.) You may not vote for your own project, nor yourself as a patron.

9) Winners will be announced after the polling is completed.

How You Can Help

As a relatively new award, Rose and Bay depends on everyone's participation and enthusiasm to make it a success. Here are some ways you can help that happen:

a) Nominate. Leave your nominations for art in the comments on this post. Don't forget to check out the other five nominating posts as well.

b) Vote. Voting opens in February. Don't forget to mark your calendar or set up an alert.

c) Promote. Blog, email friends, tweet, post to Facebook, GooglePlus, Tumblr, or other social websites. Use the banners and icons. Hire a skywriter. Organize a flash mob. Just spread the word.

d) Share. If you're a patron or audience member, highlight your favorite crowdfunded projects from 2011 and direct people back to the award. Are you following other patrons whose tastes match your own to see what they sponsor or recommend? Mention them too! This makes it easier for people to find eligible nominees.

e) Speak up. Don't be shy. If you have eligible projects for Rose & Bay, let your audience and patrons know and link them to the relevant nomination post(s). If you have an "honor wall" or other place acknowledging your patrons, mention that too! Let your fans know there is a way for them to honor your project and the patrons who make it possible.

f) Plug in. Consider joining crowdfunding on LJ if you're not yet a member. You may also want to check out freestuffday where many crowdfunded projects are announced. If you're on Dreamwidth, don't forget to check out the Crowdfunding community there as well.

Comments

nom nom nom(inations)

I would like to be the first to nominate djinni's Free Icon Day.

While I'm being greedy, I'd also like to nominate meeksp's Story Sketches.

And, just to hog all the fun... ankewehner's Free Art Day
All awesome nominations, but please put them in appropriate format! As below:
A nomination consists of the project title, creator name, award category, a link to the project page, and a summary. The summary should include several sentences describing the project's content (theme, characters, plot, etc.), presentation (media, frequency, etc.), and crowdfunding approach (money handling, audience interaction, etc.). Example:

Project Title: "Awesome Content"
Creator Name: A.J. Muse
Link: http://awe.some.content.com
Category: Other Project.
Summary: "Awesome Content" is a story about A.J. Muse's three ferrets, told in a combination of music and fiction, illustrated by photos. It is funded by a combination of donations and photo sales. Updates twice weekly on Music Mondays and Fiction Fridays."

Also note that each nomination should be a separate comment. Thanks!
Apologies, I shall re-comment with the proper format.
This is a reminder to fix your nominations into the proper format, please!

Nomination

Project Title: "Sketch Fest"
Creator Name: organized by Ellen Million aka ellenmillion
Link: http://www.ellenmilliongraphics.com/sketchfest/
Category: Art
Summary: Sketch Fest is a monthly activity for people to submit prompts on any topic, which artists then use to create sketches or other art. The 'sketch' part means an artist may only spend one hour working on each prompt claimed, during the Sketch Fest, although sketches may be refined later. That part is based on traditional artistic exercises designed to encourage people to try new things and make a lot of art. Many artists then post resulting prints or originals for sale. The project has a thorough website to organize all this activity, and there are extra features available to registered members. I like posting prompts and then watching to see what people create -- I've even gotten inspiration for literature from some of the resulting pictures.

Nomination

Project Title: "100 Sketchbook Retrospective"
Creator Name: M.C.A. Hogarth aka haikujaguar
Link: http://haikujaguar.livejournal.com/tag/100%20sketchbook%20retrospective http://www.ellenmilliongraphics.com/sketchfest/
Category: Art
Summary: This started as a casual tour through the artist's 100 sketchbooks, showing her skill development over time. It has become a pretty regular monthly project. She describes what kinds of sketches and which characters appear frequently in each volume, and lets people vote on what they most want to see. Then she posts some sample images, and donations get more sketches posted. I think this is a great way to help people understand what goes on in an artist's work life, how skills and characters change over time, how ideas come in waves. And it's a lot cheaper to sponsor a sketch being scanned than to buy a print, so this makes art affordable for more people.

Nomination

Project Title: "Prompted Abstracts"
Creator Name: Ellen Million aka ellenmillion
Link: http://www.ellenmilliongraphics.com/abstracts2-finishedabstracts.php
http://emg-zine.com/
Category: Art
Summary: This fundraiser invites people to leave prompts, usually one word or a short phrase about an abstract idea. Then the artist paints an ACEO card inspired by the prompt. She has turned some of the images into LiveJournal icons as well. Most of the art really is abstract, but a few cards have identifiable things like clouds, stars, or fish on them. Some of the cards go to their prompters, while others are available for sale. Donations have gone to support another of ellenmillion's projects, EMG-zine.

Nomination

Project Title: "Free Sketch Day"

Creator Name: Amy Robbins, aka Amyla

Link: http://shadows-gallery.livejournal.com/tag/free sketch day

Category: Art

Summary: Amy often holds Free Sketch Days where the audience is invited to submit one-word prompts that she will sketch. Sketches are free, but tips are used to fund a finished piece, which is selected by participant vote.

Edited at 2012-02-02 05:01 pm (UTC)

Nomination

Project Title: Silvertales' Sketch A Day Project
Creator Name: Kit Silvertales
Link: http://silvertales-art.livejournal.com/tag/sketch-a-day%202011
Category: Art
Summary: It's a sketch a day, for a month! You could check out not only the 2011 sketches, but also this years' sketches. I sure wish I could draw people so well, much less their wings!