MV's Bananalicious Painting Contest 2 - Announcement, Rules / english

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Hey Jungle Painters,

it is about dayumn time ...

Two years after the epic first episode of MV's BANANALICOUS Painting Contest it is time to welcome you all to the bananalicious episode Number two.

Again we want to encourage all miniature painters, scale modelleres and wargamers to take part in this contest and we hope with everyones participation we can manage to top the first episodes number of 172 entries. Are you with us in this episode? Yes? Then sharpen your brushes, paint like you never did before and have a proper read of the rules of this bananalicious contest!



First of all we want to thank our sponsors for helping us with their support.
Without their help it would not be possible to bring you this bananalicious event with these bananalicious prizes once again. The list of supporters is huge and MV is thankful about that fact. The bananalicious random Prize pool will be epic this time!

You want to support this contest too?  
Need more information? Check this link!
 
You want to help us by translating the rules in your own language?
Feel free to contact us via: mv---at---massivevoodoo---dot---com



Many thanks to the BANANALICIOUS SPONSORS:



























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and:

H. M. (friendly Jungle Painter)


... to be continued!




CONTEST INFORMATION

The next few lines will give you a brief overview about the points that are important for you if you decide to take part in this contest.

1. I want to take part - what I have to do?
2.
Rules
2.1 Main Rules
2.2. Explanation of
- Standard/Master/Free
- Display Categories
- Single Project Categories
3. Categories
4. Prizes
5. Judging 
6. Questions left and FAQ





1. I want to take part - what I have to do?

Most important: You have to paint! 
Read the rules properly, ask in the comments if there are questions left. Finish your entries and bring them in. Share this contest on your blog, facebook to activate as many painters as you can to take part. Let's show the world how big the impact of miniature painting can be and make this the biggest online contest again.

Tell your friends about the contest, paint with them, give yourself feedback on your projects, rise on your projects, use your skills and imagination and just have fun entering this contest. In the end everyone will have a good chance to win something out of the random prize pool by just entering.


2. RULES

2.1 Main Rules
The Contest starts today with the announcement and ends April 22th 2015.
Everybody except the Judges of the contest are allowed to enter the contest.
You are allowed to enter in all categories. No limitations.

You have to be a follower of the Massive Voodoo blog via google account or a follower on our  facebookpage to enter the contest. If you are not yet, now is the time!
Your finished entries have to be sent via Email to us.
This is an online contest - photos of your entries will be judged, so take care to make proper ones. We can not do a good judging job if you sent us crappy mobile photos.

Please sent your entries of the contest via mail to: 
mv---at---massivevoodoo---dot---com 

and title your mail with "Bananalicious 2, *category name*, *your name*".
All mails without that title won't be accepted for the contest.
Shortly after you sent your entry/entries there will be a confirmation mail from us.
By entering you allow Massive Voodoo to use your photos to display the results of this contest in the Internet.

When you enter we need one seperate photo showing the following banner with each of your entries. Save it to your computer, print it, write your name and date on it, take the photo. If you are not able to print it, just take a piece of paper and write the same information to it.













2.2. Explanation of 

- Standard/Master/Free Categories
There are different categories in this contest for you to enter. Some are divided in Standard and Master. Others are Free.

Standard Category:
Enter here if you are new to contests, if you consider your painting skill as a beginner or average painter. If you decide to enter for example Standard Historical Painting and you also like to enter in Fantasy you also have to decide for Standard, not one Standard entry and one Master entry.

Master Category:
Enter here if you already have some experience in painting contests or if you already have won something in other contests. In Master your painting skills should be from average to high quality as you are competing with the best. If you decide to enter for example Master Historical Painting and you also like to enter in Fantasy you also have to decide for Master, not one Standard entry and one Master entry.

Free Categories:
These categories are not divided in Standard or Master. These categories are not divided in skill levels.

- Display Categories 
In display categories you have to enter a display. A display is a collection of several of your miniature projects. Minimum are three pieces. Maximum are five pieces. There has to be at least one new piece - never seen before in the Internet - in your display. The rest can be filled up with the projects you have done in the past and are most proud of.

If you enter a display category we want to see the following photos from your entry:
- A group photo of your complete display with the banner of your name and date
- A group photo of your complete display
- One photo of each of the single projects
- Make sure that the photos you sent are not bigger than 1 MB in size!

Here are two examples to explain what a display is:



- Single Project Categories 
In single project categories you have to enter just one project. Your entry has to be new - never seen in the Internet before.

If you enter a single category we want to see the following photos from your entry:
- Three photos of your entry from different angles
- Make sure that the photos you sent are not bigger than 1 MB in size!

Here is an example on how a single project looks:



3. Categories

Fantasy Standard Category
In this category you must enter a display.
This category is for beginner painters and advanced painters.
Topic of this category is Fantasy, Science-Fiction, Steampunk and everything non-historical.
Pieces in your display can be mixed of single models, units, monsters, busts and vehicles.
Scales of your pieces can be mixed.
 
Fantasy Master Category
In this category you must enter a display.
This category is for advanced painters and paint masters.
Topic of this category is Fantasy, Science-Fiction, Steampunk and everything non-historical.
Pieces in your display can be mixed of single models, units, monsters, busts and vehicles.
Scales of your pieces can be mixed. 


Historical Standard Category
In this category you must enter a display.
This category is for beginner painters and advanced painters.
Topic of this category historical miniatures.
Pieces in your display can be mixed of single models, units, busts and vehicles.
Scales of your pieces can be mixed.

Historical Master Category
In this category you must enter a display.
This category is for advanced painters and paint masters.
Topic of this category historical miniatures.
Pieces in your display can be mixed of single models, units, busts and vehicles.
Scales of your pieces can be mixed.

Diorama Free Category
In this category you must enter a single piece.
This category is for beginners, advanced painters and master painters.
Topic of this category are dioramas, duels, vignettes you tell a story with at least two models.
Size and Scale is free. 


Sculpting Free Category
In this category you must enter a single piece.
This category is for beginners, advanced sculpters and master sculpters.
Topic of this category are self sculpted figures and busts.
We want to see unpainted sculpts.
Scale is free.


Army Painting Free Category
In this category you must enter a display.
This category is for beginners, advanced painters and master painters.
Topic of this category: We want to see your gaming army in full force.
Do one photo of your complete army, one photo of your favourite unit and one photo of your general.


Special Free Category: Base
In this category you must enter a single piece.
This category is for beginners, advanced painters and master painters.
Topic of this category: We want to see you building up a base without a miniature, just a beautiful base and you have to paint it. You decided the theme and topic.

 

4. Prizes

Medals
In every category there will be three winners: Gold, Silver and Bronze.
As we have eight categories we will hand out twenty-four medals in total. 
These winners will recieve the bananalicious medals, which look like this:

 

Special BEST OF Prizes
There will be special prizes for specific topics.
They will be announced while the contest runs and will be listed behind the following link.

Random Prize Pool
Thanks to our sponsors there will be big random prize pool. By entering the contest you are taking part in the random lottery of the random prize pool. Every participant has the chance to win one time in that lottery. The random prize pool will be updated until the end of the contest.

You can find the random prize pool + Best of Prizes 
behind this link!


5. Judging 

The Jury consists of Roman and Raffa of the Massive Voodoo Team.

We are judging the following points when looking at your entries:
- First Impression
- Athmosphere and overall quality of the single piece/display
- Painting technique
- Basing

During the judging work we allow ourselves to move entries in other categories. We don't plan to do this often, but if some entry seems in the wrong category for us and is having unfair influance on other entries in the category we'll do. We propose you just have some trust in us in this case. We both are a good team when it comes to judging and won't harm anyone. We just want the Contest to be a fair one.


6. Questions left and FAQ

Questions left? 
Feel free to ask via comment ... a monkey will be around to bring you a bananalicious answer!

FAQ - Frequently asked questions

Q: I have a question on the Special Free Category: Base. Are you wanting to see the base painted up or in its natural pre-primed condition for the final photo?
A: Painted.

Q: Are we allowed to show WIPs earlier, for example in a forum or a blog?
A: Yes.

Q: How do I manage to do a photo collage with 1 MB only?
A: Well, we do not ask for photo collages. Please sent us several single photos with maximum 1 MB each.

Q: Can I enter converted models into the Sculpting Category? If not, where to enter them?
A: Yes, if your conversion is done with sculpting work and if it is more than 50% of the original model. If your conversion work is less than 50% you have to enter these models together with others, painted in the Fantasy or Historical display categories. 

Q: In Special Free Category: Base:Would it be okay to put some parts (or whole) of the mini or vehicle as an element on the base? For example, A destroyed or abandoned vehicle on the urban theme base, a corpse on the cemetery theme base, or small animals on the jungle theme base.



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