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Re: Map Contest (Grand Prize $1000)

Postby RjBeals on Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:57 pm

thanks for the compliments guys - but i didn't even come close to winning. Ind Helix didn't either. We're up against some heavy hitters. But it was fun nonetheless.

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winners here:
http://www.theydrawandtravel.com/blog/w ... ap-contest
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Re: Map Contest (Grand Prize $1000)

Postby cairnswk on Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:05 pm

Guys, nevermind. You just didn't get "arty-farty" enough ;) you tried and that's more than i did.
I must say i'm not totally impressed by the winning maps, but then what do i know... :lol:
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Re: Map Contest (Grand Prize $1000)

Postby natty dread on Fri Jul 29, 2011 2:02 am

RjBeals wrote:(edit)
winners here:
http://www.theydrawandtravel.com/blog/w ... ap-contest


Really? I don't know what kind of criteria they use to choose, and I'm not saying I'm an expert art critic, but to my eyes the winning entry is fugly, uninteresting and unoriginal. I mean it looks like it was drawn with crayons ffs.

The 2nd one (the antarctica one) looks better designed, but again the style is unoriginal.

The 3rd one (seattle) looks nice, with a nice style, but there's absolutely no aspect of the image that says "map" to me.

What really hit my eye was that none of the prized entries were actual maps. One would think that a mapmaking contest would reward at least one entry that was a map, but...
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Re: Map Contest (Grand Prize $1000)

Postby RjBeals on Fri Jul 29, 2011 6:35 am

Yeah, it was misleading. It should have been "Illustrate your fav city", not "Map your fav city"
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Re: Map Contest (Grand Prize $1000)

Postby Victor Sullivan on Fri Jul 29, 2011 7:05 am

Plus one to natty and cairns ;)

I liked IH's and RjBeals' maps better, but of course, I'm biased :P

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Re: Map Contest (Grand Prize $1000)

Postby natty dread on Fri Jul 29, 2011 1:42 pm

The whole site is misleading... it claims to be about "maps by artists" but very few of them are actual maps...
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