View Poll Results: Which of the following would you prefer

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  • Keep the contest as it is, with a theme each month.

    108 76.06%
  • Dedicate a contest month to a specific media (e.g. watercolor or collage or pencil for example).

    34 23.94%
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Thread: Suggest 2017 Monthly ATC Contest Themes

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    Dreamscapes
    Nightmares
    Alien Pets
    Winter Wonderland
    Favorite Sport
    Sepia Portraits
    Rodeo
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    Nightmares
    alien pets

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    A Few Suggestions

    I like period pieces (Victorian seems to be the most common due to the popularity of steampunk, but other historical periods are lots of fun too).

    Sea creatures, especially crustaceans.

    Mix and match themes like "fill in blank animal" + steampunk/fairy etc.

    Art Nouveau.

    Florals.

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    Dirigibles
    Pangolins
    Film Noir
    North West Coast Indian arts
    Coral or reef life
    Tropical Flowers
    Wood or lino cuts
    Song lyrics or poetry
    beaches
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    made from recycled materials

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    Reindeer for Christmas
    Dia de Los muertos for Halloween
    Bicycles
    Feathers
    Garden
    Tea
    Mandalas
    Lotus flowers
    ~ATC art is my happy place.

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    Textile atc - embroidery, fabric collage, felted etc.
    "Art is not always an expression, and is often, simply, a problem worth trying to solve while drinking a bit of vodka. " ~ Donavon Rose

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    Honey bees

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    Since I can't draw or paint (I've tried & it wasn't pretty!) I do collage mainly.

    What I'd like to see:

    Collage
    Black & white
    Black & white + 1
    Red & white
    Your favorite color as the main theme
    Circles
    Squares
    Postage stamps
    Book background
    Sweets
    Tea theme
    Seasonal things
    Steampunk
    Rubber stamps
    Zentangle
    Textile
    Something about your state
    Butterflies
    Your favorite thing
    Something about your favorite place
    Maps

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    OKAY!

    Here's what happens next. I am going to chat with Admin about some of the ideas for changing the contest.

    Right off I can tell you we won't be changing the sizes...this is the Monthly "ATC" contest. If members want a mail art contest, I think that needs to be brought up with the Board. Don't get me wrong, I love mail art, but the logistics of running a contest with multiple sizes or multiple contests with differing frameworks is a bit daunting!

    If you members that want a mail art contest want to put together a proposal and send it to the Board I think that would be the best thing to do.

    NEXT! What a FANTASTIC LIST OF IDEAS!!! You swap hosts could mine this thread for swap ideas for the next decade

    What I'm going to do is first look for those themes that came up a lot (like black & white). Those would have a global interest and will go on the voting list. Then I will look for themes that can be done in any media ...because we want entries in any media for every contest! DonnaCR and others had some good points about themes that would be problematic if you don't draw and paint and I will keep that in mind.

    I also tend to not include themes on our voting list that require your Dedicated Contest Monitor to have to do a lot of explaining and interpreting so entrants understand the theme. Less need to explain means less chance for people to send in off theme entries or for me to have to reject someone's work.

    My ultimate goal is to have themes that most folks can do to encourage as many people as possible to enter.

    SO I am taking your wonderful ream of suggestions and am going to spend a day or so winnowing. And then we can vote for our favorites!

    Thank you to everyone for your GREAT IDEAS

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    Sounds like a good plan, debs!

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    The new list is complete and posted!
    http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=61

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