With only one entry this time, it was pretty clear who would go home with first prize ;p
At the same time however, I see myself looking at my art contest idea in terms of diminishing returns. I was a little disappointed to only have 3 entries for my first contest (even after extending the deadline) - good though they were....and even more so with only two entries in the 2nd contest. But a contest with only one entry - stunning though it is - isn't really a contest. I'll be the first to admit that maybe my timing wasn't the best. The holiday periods tend to be busier for most folks (with a job like mine, sometimes it's easy to forget that other folks actually go out and do things around this time of year ;p).
That said, it was still a two month contest and only required 3 pictures/frames for an entry.
I was initially going to try starting the next contest today in the same way that I started the previous contests, but I think I'm going to take a break. While this next one was intended to finish around the beginning of April, it's now looking as though my work schedule won't permit anything like this very conveniently. So we'll see....maybe I'll start it in Feb and have it run through mid-May or the beginning of June.
I'm definitely interested in more feedback regarding this. I've heard from lots of folks here and there about how they're interested in entering these contests, but then nothing really materializes. Sometimes just schedules, sometimes other things I guess. But I don't see much point in running something like this for so few entries - I may as well just commission the artwork straight up at this point.
So yeah, any feedback is appreciated...any issues with my contest themes - do I need to be more or less specific? Fewer required pics (less than 3?), etc? Thanks.