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Darklord
07-06-2017, 10:13 AM
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For the last two years, the Rainbow Brush has striven to highlight issues of great social importance, celebrating the downtrodden in response to political and legislative attempts to ostracize them from our great melting pot. Miniaturists from across the globe have taken the opportunity to use the power of art to shine their light on these issues.
In 2015, there was a celebration of the LGBTQ community, in response to the “Religious Freedom” bill. It was a celebration of the inclusivity of the Gamer/Painter subculture, and a statement re-affirming how important we all feel it is that you can come from all walks of life and find friends in this uniquely welcoming band of misfits and social butterflies alike.

Last year, artists from every political spectrum came together to highlight the plight of Muslims, and to celebrate the many cultures in their identity; not to mention their vast contributions to both science and the arts.

This year, we want to shift the focus to an issue of perhaps even greater import. The focus of this year’s Rainbow Brush is an issue that affects us all. This year, we’ll be focusing on the environment.


I’m sure you’re all aware of the overwhelming body of evidence regarding the fact of climate change that is being ignored wholesale by the people empowered to halt it. According to scientific consensus, there is precious little time to save our pale blue dot, and with every step taken to line the pockets of these folks is a step away from a world habitable by our children’s children.


With that in mind, the theme of celebrating and protecting the environment is open to broad interpretation. Depicting scenes from popular fiction, such as the the scene from Lord of the Rings where the ents go to war to defeat the corruption and environmental destruction of Isengard. Maybe a post-apocalypse, teeming with irradiated life in the rubble of our hubris? On the flip side, maybe a celebration of nature, a lush ecosystem, teeming with endangered species, or perhaps a figure engaged in environmental protest or conservation? Sculptors and and designers have provided us with a dazzling array of fantastic beasts and anthropomorphs. The choices are nearly endless!
As always, this will be an epic undertaking! Celebrating (or mourning, if that is more your flavor) something as all encompassing as our environment should be as spectacular as our world itself. I wholeheartedly welcome anyone who wants to offer help by contributing ideas, prize support of simply sharing this event across their social media feeds.


The Contest

The contest is open to anyone and the rules are simple. Paint a miniature (or diorama) representing the Enviroment in some way


Deadline

The contest is open for entries until 5pm Sunday 3rd September 2017 (GMT)

Prizes


http://www.wampforum.com/VB4/attachment.php?attachmentid=41768&stc=1


Judges Favourite

Set of Wamp Select Brushes
As well as the main prizes there will also be a Judges Prize awarded. Quite simply you need to please me! This will be handed out to entries that impress me in whatever way they can. Might be painting skill, imagination or showing the cause of in a great way.


Rules: (please read them!)






You must be a Wamp Member to participate. Membership is free and you may register here. (http://www.wamp-forum.com/VB4/register.php)
You may enter as many times as you like but each entry may only submit one photograph so if you need more angles it MUST be a montage.
Images must be no larger than 1000 pixels wide by 4000 pixels high. (It is your responsibility to check this).
any additional photographs of that entry will be removed.

You give Wamp (including Portal (http://www.wamp-forum.com/VB4/downloads.php?do=cat&id=1) Magazine), Rainbow Brush permission to use your pictures for publicity (but you do retain ownership).
Judging will be conducted by public vote
Submissions must be posted to the Contest Gallery (http://www.wamp-forum.com/gallery/index.php?do=search&search=yes&photo_contest=36) You must make sure you select the correct contest option in the contest select box either during upload (if using the basic uploader) or via edit pictures after upload






The Gencon Event: This will be held at Gencon in Indianapolis as an add-on to the main event, and all entries will be subject to the rules of the main event. You can find more details on this here:

Gencon details (https://www.facebook.com/RainbowBrushAwards/posts/283106352100445)

jonsteed47
07-06-2017, 02:19 PM
yes I am interested but how much time do I have to get the figure or figures painted and based ?

Demonn
07-06-2017, 03:21 PM
I think I might finally enter something :biggrin:

Nameless
08-06-2017, 10:16 AM
a contest at WAMP, finally! :)
I know what I want to paint.... but it's a big project... and I don't have that much time... and I most probably won't make it.... oh, at least I'll try

Darklord
08-06-2017, 10:29 AM
a contest at WAMP, finally! :)


Yeah been a while (thanks Kickstarter!) the regular ones will be returning later this year too

Nameless
08-06-2017, 10:42 AM
any schedule? :)

Darklord
08-06-2017, 02:23 PM
any schedule? :)

Not at present. I would hope to have the next one a month after Rainbow Brush but nothing concrete yet. Things kind of took a back seat with the kickstarter. Lot of site updating I want to do to when I can find the time

possumcraft
08-06-2017, 08:12 PM
Yay! New contest :D

I'll definitely have a go at this one, too.
Thanks, Darklord :D

Darklord
09-06-2017, 10:07 AM
Yay! New contest :D

I'll definitely have a go at this one, too.
Thanks, Darklord :D

nice one. Any ideas what your going to do yet?

possumcraft
09-06-2017, 10:23 AM
I believe so. Your post apocalypse suggestion gave me some ideas, I think I'm going to roll with that

Darklord
18-08-2017, 02:59 PM
due to me being in Scotland soon I am extending the deadline by 2 weeks until the 3rd September

Demonn
18-08-2017, 03:51 PM
just uploaded mine as I'm also going away :biggrin:

Merkeysa
18-08-2017, 10:03 PM
My entries are in as well.

vegascat
21-08-2017, 02:56 PM
I just realized I might have something ready for this, though I make no promises as I'm notorious for missing contest deadlines.

Sparks
23-08-2017, 08:24 PM
My photo is terrible, but I got something done, and into the gallery. That's two years in a row! I also managed to get something done that I've wanted to paint for a while, so that's a bonus!

Demonn
26-08-2017, 07:55 PM
managed to add another one...

Will Tomorrow
29-08-2017, 08:25 PM
Thought you folks may be interested in the results from the main competition. Follow the link to the official Facebook page and take a gander at the winners from Gen Con 50.

https://www.facebook.com/RainbowBrushAwards/posts/316164108794669

possumcraft
01-09-2017, 05:29 AM
Finished on time for the original deadline but I just got around to uploading -.-' August has been a b*h of a month. So was July.

Was planning to do a few entries but all I got was this, and a half built tree and bulldozer-riding-donald-t

Donald Johansson
03-09-2017, 02:56 AM
I just uploaded my entry as well. Sounds like we will have more entries this year than last. That's great! :)

Darklord
05-09-2017, 04:22 PM
Thanks for all the entries. I will open the polls in around 24 hours. In the meantime please check that your entries are showing on this link. If not let me know

http://www.wamp-forum.com/gallery/index.php?do=search&search=yes&photo_contest=35

Darklord
06-09-2017, 02:07 PM
Voting has now opened:

http://www.wampforum.com/VB4/showthread.php?t=18654

Darklord
15-09-2017, 10:30 AM
Results time!!

Its been a close run thing and only 1 vote seperated 5 entries!!

In the end though we had a winner and that winner is..............


DEMONN

with Barney The Steamthing


http://www.wampforum.com/gallery/images/10/613-078995700-1503067548.jpg

Congratulations to Demonn for the win.

2nd place was a right scramble and in the end we finished up with 4 entries on the same amount of votes. 2 of these were Demonns though and as he already had first 2nd place is awarded as a tie to:

Donald Johansson for his Critters in tree Stump and to Painters Quest for their Hope entry.

big well done to those too for their efforts.

Winners drop me a pm with your details please.

In fact well done to everyone that entered. Some great entries that nailed the themes, others nailed the painting!

Thanks to everyone that voted.

Demonn
15-09-2017, 11:31 AM
Thanks Brett for organising this competition.
It was real pleasure painting this mini! Thanks to all who voted, too.

congrats to all who entered, you done did good :biggrin:

possumcraft
15-09-2017, 07:25 PM
I have to confess I'm surprised. What's the actual relevence of that as an entry for the environment theme?

I don't mean any offence, as it's a very well painted model but personally it's one of the ones I disregarded as off theme.

Will Tomorrow
16-09-2017, 03:07 AM
Congrats to all the winners. I will get the medals in the mail as soon as I collect the addresses of the winners! If you want to expedite the process and took 1st, 2nd or 3rd, shoot me your address at will@miniaturesoftomorrow.com

Congrats again!

Darklord
16-09-2017, 04:02 PM
I have to confess I'm surprised. What's the actual relevence of that as an entry for the environment theme?

I don't mean any offence, as it's a very well painted model but personally it's one of the ones I disregarded as off theme.

For me it strikes well the discord of the world, industrialisation and our intent to fill the world with toxic and hazardous materials to the detriment of nature. Hes trying to nurture the plant. It feels very much like Wall:E

possumcraft
16-09-2017, 08:30 PM
I didn't honestly realise that was meant to be a plant of any kind. I was trying to work out if it was a wire or a snake or something, lol.
The version by Donald in the gallery looks more plant-like, and could show the theme as you described it but really...

It seems apparent the win comes down to the painting and not adherence to the theme, because Painters_Quest's 'Hope' tells the same story but much more clearly with more thought, planning and effort put into the theme.

That's all just my opinion anyway. Given the massive breadth of the theme this year, I was just hoping to see it more clearly demonstrated than in a vanilla bust with a tenuous link.

Darklord
18-09-2017, 09:36 AM
I didn't honestly realise that was meant to be a plant of any kind. I was trying to work out if it was a wire or a snake or something, lol.
The version by Donald in the gallery looks more plant-like, and could show the theme as you described it but really...

It seems apparent the win comes down to the painting and not adherence to the theme, because Painters_Quest's 'Hope' tells the same story but much more clearly with more thought, planning and effort put into the theme.

That's all just my opinion anyway. Given the massive breadth of the theme this year, I was just hoping to see it more clearly demonstrated than in a vanilla bust with a tenuous link.


and your opinion is valid. These things are always subjective. having done a few Iron Painters I know all too well that what I think nails the theme doesnt always seem obvious to the judges!!