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The 2017 Animation Challenge

‘Spooky Dance Party’

DEADLINE:

October 25th 2017

THEME:

“Spooky Dance party!”

Animate a single spooky character busting out a funky dace, in a looped animation. You are limited to ONE character, but the choice of character is your own, it can be a skeleton, a jack-o-lantern, a vampire, a quadruped, beast, or slime. It can be an existing spooky-type character, or one of your own design, as long as it’s ONE character and the rest of the rules are followed – a monster with two heads counts as one character. I’d encourage you to work with an original design however, and not someone else’s IP. Also feel free to dress them up in a funky dance outfit!

RULES:

Submit by deadline, Wednesday, October 25th
Max 1 entry per person
No sexually explicit, gratuitously violent or inappropriate material

PROGRAMS:

Check out this video at 8:54 for a list of animation program suggestions (both free and paid), I’d add that flash is now called animate CC, and OpenToonz is added it the list of free animation apps. You’re welcome to use ANY animation program, desktop or mobile is fine, as long at all of the rules and following specifications for the challenge are followed, such as framerate, aspect ratio, background color etc.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Animate at 30FPS, you can use doubles or tweens, you can use duplicated or tweaked frames, but just make sure that the timeline plays and renders at 30FPS. The length of the dance must be looped from either frame 60, or frame 120.

Think of it like this: The character you animate will be dancing to a music track of 120 BPM – when animating at 30 frames per second, the ‘down’ beats of the song will be at every 15 frames. Therefore, your entry must be a dance loop of the duration of either ONE or TWO bars of music – ONE BAR going like so: 1, 2, 3, 4 (animated over 59 frames and looped infinitely from frame 60) or: 1, 2, 3, 4, 1, 2, 3, 4 (animated over 119 frames and looped infinitely from frame 120). That means your entry will either be a total of TWO or FOUR seconds of looped animation. The choice is yours, if you want to be more ambitious with less time or try animation for the first time, the first option may be best, if you want to make a big impression and alternate the dance step over a longer timeframe, the latter may be the way you go.

LAYOUT:

Your video must be a 16:9 ratio stage, with your character central to the video frame, they mustn’t at any point touch or go past the top, bottom, or sides of the video frame. You MAY have a very light shadow under the character if you want them to feel more tangible, but keep it subtle. Your character may move around slightly in the frame, but must always return to their central position when the loop repeats.

The entire background must be FILLED with one of the following FLAT colors shown here, namely:

#df4f8d – Pink
#e8912d – Orange
#e4d741 – Yellow
#81cb40 – Green
#3fcca4 – Turquoise
#2f76c6 – Blue
#6842e6 – Purple
#ad43e6 – Mauve

You can convert the above Hex color codes into RGB using this tool: http://www.rapidtables.com/convert/color/hex-to-rgb.htm

your background MUST be 100% filled with one of the above 8 flat colors. No white or black backgrounds, no environments of any kind.

You may NOT include props or objects around the stage, except for things included in your characters costume or design such as a hat or cane for example. You may NOT have more than one character in the scene. You may NOT add a gradient or any details to the background, only the flat colors previously shown may be used and must fill the entire background, and you may not add lighting effects or overlays.

VIDEO UPLOAD:

The final video you produce may loop your animated character a number of times but the final video mustn’t be longer than one minute in length, and must not have any opening title or closing, no text or visuals, NOTHING other than the animation you are submitting. Audio doesn’t matter, you can either have or not have any audio you wish.

You must upload your final video you YouTube.com as a PUBLIC video. Your render must be minimally 1280×720 resolution, recommended 1920×1080. In the title of your video, you must include either the full word “COTMBEGINNER”, or “COTMOPEN”, all one word, at the beginning of your video title – depending on which category you want to enter.

SUBMISSION:

PLEASE NOTE: You may only submit ONE email with your submission, anyone who sends more than ONE email will be automatically disqualified. This email address is NOT for asking questions or making requests, and anything other than a single submission laid out as I’ll explain next, will be disqualified and not read.

To submit your entry, send ONE email to [email protected], from the email address you primarily use, and include in the beginning of the subject line the full word “COTMBEGINNER”, or “COTMOPEN”, along with the title of your animation, and your name.

In the content of your email include the following points laid out as follows, with a new line for each point: Your full name, the name you wish to be credited as (you may use an alias, if you want to use your full name just write “as above”. Your age, software used, the link to your entry, and lastly, a short description of what you made highlighting anything noteworthy from a technical or creative standpoint.

                    DO NOT ATTACH A VIDEO FILE TO YOUR EMAIL! Just link to the public YouTube video as shown.

When you’ve filled all that out, click send – but make sure it’s 100% accurate as anyone who sends more than ONE email will be automatically disqualified.

JUDGING:

Entries will be judged on the following factors

  • Quality, technical execution of the animation
  • Creativity and originality concept
  • Ambition of the animated motion and techniques demonstrated

PRIZES!

Open Category 1st PRIZE:
– A Wacom Mobile Studio Pro (13″) Tablet
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop
– A front page feature on Newgrounds.com
– 1 Year Supporter Status on Newgrounds.com

Open Category Runner-Up:
– A Medium Wacom Intuos Pro Paper Edition Tablet
– A signed copy of the art book ’21 Draw – The Illustrator’s Guidebook’
– A Stillman & Birn Epsilon 9×12 Sketchbook
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop

Open Category Finalists:
Jazza’s Animation Foundation from the Jazzastudios.com Shop
Eligible for the ‘Community Prize’

The Community Prize:
– A Medium Wacom Intuos Pro Tablet
(Winner chosen via poll by community votes)

Beginner Category 1st PRIZE:
– A Small Intuos Draw Tablet
– A signed Copy of my new book, Draw with Jazza Creating Characters
– A Stillman & Birn Epsilon 5.5×8.5 Sketchbook
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop
– 1 Year Supporter Status on Newgrounds.com

Beginner Category Runner-Up:
Jazza’s Animation Foundation from the Jazzastudios.com Shop

When submitting an artwork to the challenge of the month by following the competition specifications and entry guidelines, participants acknowledge that they have read and agreed to the terms and conditions.

GOOD LUCK!

Most entries will be showcased in the announcement video as thanks for your participation. Please do not send me emails or PM’s linking to your entry, I WILL FIND IT if you tag as instructed and upload by the deadline!

September 2017 Challenge of the Month

‘Internet IRL’

DEADLINE:

September 19th 2017

THEME:

Illustrate a depiction of a website or Social Network personified in human form, or portrayed as a location/environment. You may include personifications of several websites or social networks, but it’s recommended that most people know what they are, as clarity will be important to the effectiveness of your entry. Your entry will be judged on the following parameters:

1 – Quality of art

2 – Creativity and clarity of your idea and portrayal

3 – Ambition

 

HOW TO ENTER:

Upload your finished artwork to the Newgrounds.com Art Portal

TO ENTER THE OPEN CATEGORY:
TAG your artwork with the word INTERNETIRL’
(That’s it! Scouted or unscouted, I will find your entry,
as long as you tag it
with the exact word above)

TO ENTER THE BEGINNER CATEGORY:
TAG your artwork with the word ‘B-INTERNETIRL’

OPTIONAL: Share your entry on social media using the Hashtag #INTERNETIRL

This is a worldwide competition – join the Arty Party, wherever you are, and whatever age you may be!

RULES:

– You may submit a maximum of 1 entry
– You may NOT enter both categories (open/beginner)
– You MUST include a link in the description of your final submission leading to a ‘mid-development’ source (image or video) showing the entry is your original creation, but DO NOT tag more than one piece of art on newgrounds (only tag your final entry, not any work in progress entry) or you WILL be disqualified
– No pornographic material of any kind, violence must be PG13 and not too gruesome
– Your piece MUST be tagged correctly and be submitted by the deadline
– You may not submit a piece using stolen artwork or imagery

PRIZES!

Open Category 1st PRIZE:
– A Medium Wacom Intuos Pro Paper Edition Tablet
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop
– A front page feature on Newgrounds.com
– 1 Year Supporter Status on Newgrounds.com

Open Category Runner-Up:
– A signed copy of the art book ’21 Draw – The Illustrator’s Guidebook’
– A Stillman & Birn Epsilon 9×12 Sketchbook
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop

Open Category Finalists:
Jazza’s Anatomy Bundle from the Jazzastudios.com Shop

Beginner Category 1st PRIZE:
– A Small Intuos Draw Tablet
– A signed Copy of my new book, Draw with Jazza Creating Characters
– A Stillman & Birn Epsilon 5.5×8.5 Sketchbook
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop
– 1 Year Supporter Status on Newgrounds.com

Beginner Category Runner-Up:
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop

When submitting an artwork to the challenge of the month by following the competition specifications and entry guidelines, participants acknowledge that they have read and agreed to the terms and conditions.

GOOD LUCK!

Most entries will be showcased in the announcement video as thanks for your participation. Please do not send me emails or PM’s linking to your entry, I WILL FIND IT if you tag as instructed and upload by the deadline!

August 2017 Challenge of the Month

‘Untraditional Art’

DEADLINE:

August 19th 2017

THEME:

Draw/Paint/create an artwork in a traditional method (NO digital artworks) using one or more unconventional art materials. The subject of the piece is up to you, but your entry will be judged on the following parameters:

1 – Quality of art

2 – Ambition of the concept

3 – Creativity and Ingenuity of your chosen unconventional art material(s)

 

HOW TO ENTER:

Upload your finished artwork to the Newgrounds.com Art Portal

TO ENTER THE OPEN CATEGORY:
TAG your artwork with the word UNTRADITIONAL’
(That’s it! Scouted or unscouted, I will find your entry,
as long as you tag it
with the exact word above)

TO ENTER THE BEGINNER CATEGORY:
TAG your artwork with the word ‘B-UNTRADITIONAL’

OPTIONAL: Share your entry on social media using the Hashtag #UNTRADITIONAL

This is a worldwide competition – join the Arty Party, wherever you are, and whatever age you may be!

RULES:

– You may submit a maximum of 1 entry
– You may NOT enter both categories (open/beginner)
– You MUST include a link in the description of your final submission leading to a ‘mid-development’ source (image or video) showing the entry is your original creation, but DO NOT tag more than one piece of art on newgrounds (only tag your final entry, not any work in progress entry) or you WILL be disqualified
– No pornographic material of any kind, violence must be PG13 and not too gruesome
– Your piece MUST be tagged correctly and be submitted by the deadline
– You may not submit a piece using stolen artwork or imagery

PRIZES!

Open Category 1st PRIZE:
– A Medium Wacom Intuos Pro Paper Edition Tablet
– 1 Year Premium Skillshare Membership
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop
– A front page feature on Newgrounds.com
– 1 Year Supporter Status on Newgrounds.com

Open Category Runner-Up:
– 6 Months Premium Skillshare Membership
– A signed copy of the art book ’21 Draw – The Illustrator’s Guidebook’
– A Stillman & Birn Epsilon 9×12 softcover Sketchbook
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop

Open Category Finalists:
Jazza’s Faces Bundle from the Jazzastudios.com Shop

Beginner Category 1st PRIZE:
– 6 Months Premium Skillshare Membership
– A Small Intuos Draw Tablet
– A signed Copy of my new book, Draw with Jazza Creating Characters
– A Stillman & Birn Epsilon 5.5×8.5 softcover Sketchbook
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop
– 1 Year Supporter Status on Newgrounds.com

Beginner Category Runner-Up:
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop

When submitting an artwork to the challenge of the month by following the competition specifications and entry guidelines, participants acknowledge that they have read and agreed to the terms and conditions.

GOOD LUCK!

Most entries will be showcased in the announcement video as thanks for your participation. Please do not send me emails or PM’s linking to your entry, I WILL FIND IT if you tag as instructed and upload by the deadline!

July 2017 Challenge of the Month

‘ARTY OUTFIT’

DEADLINE:

July 20th 2017

THEME:

Design an art themed Tshirt – you are welcome to include Jazza brand materials or characters if you wish, you may also make a pop-culture referencing Tshirt (without infringing on anyone’s copyright). You may submit simple or more complex design, and you may use any combination of text or image based Tshirts (as long as you follow all the rules outlined below).

PLEASE NOTE: Beginners only need submit to Newgrounds as usual (Traditional OR digital), however, open category participants must do the following to qualify for a prize:

1 – Designs MUST be Digital

2 – Submit the design to Newgrounds as usual (either as a solo design jpeg or in the context of a Tshirt)

3 – Work on a large digital canvas, I recommend within the boundaries of 2,500 x 3,000 pixels

4 – ALSO submit the RAW .PNG (transparent background) to [email protected]

5 – Include your Newgrounds Username and Submission Title in the Email’s Subject Field

 

HOW TO ENTER:

Upload your finished artwork to the Newgrounds.com Art Portal

TO ENTER THE OPEN CATEGORY:
TAG your artwork with the word ARTYSHIRT’
(That’s it! Scouted or unscouted, I will find your entry,
as long as you tag it
with the exact word above)

TO ENTER THE BEGINNER CATEGORY:
TAG your artwork with the word ‘B-ARTYSHIRT’

OPTIONAL: Share your entry on social media using the Hashtag #ARTYSHIRT

This is a worldwide competition – join the Arty Party, wherever you are, and whatever age you may be!

RULES:

– All entries must Include the following SUBMISSION DECLARATION at the top of the description of your entry on Newgrounds: “I have read and agree to the terms and conditions for this Tshirt design competition, found at https://jazzastudios.com/ShirtDesignTerms
– You may submit a maximum of 3 entries
– To receive a money prize you must have a Paypal Account
– You may NOT enter both categories (open/beginner)
– You MUST include a link in the description of your final submission leading to a ‘mid-development’ source (image or video) showing the entry is your original creation, but DO NOT tag more than one piece of art on newgrounds (only tag your final entry, not any work in progress entry) or you WILL be disqualified
– No pornographic material of any kind, violence must be PG13 and not too gruesome
– Your piece MUST be tagged correctly and be submitted by the deadline
– You may not submit a piece using stolen artwork or imagery

PRIZES!

Open Category 1st PRIZE:

– 50% of Tshirt/product profits after Teespring fees and charges, of items sold using your design for this competitions limited time Tshirt Campaign, transferred via Paypal (only) in USD
– A Medium Wacom Intuos Pro Paper Edition Tablet
– 1 Year Premium Skillshare Membership
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop
– A front page feature on Newgrounds.com
– 1 Year Supporter Status on Newgrounds.com

Open Category 2nd PRIZE:
– 50% of Tshirt/product profits after Teespring fees and charges, of items sold using your design for this competitions limited time Tshirt Campaign, transferred via Paypal (only) in USD
– 6 Months Premium Skillshare Membership
– A signed copy of the art book ’21 Draw – The Illustrator’s Guidebook’
– A Stillman & Birn Epsilon 9×12 softcover Sketchbook
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop

Open Category 3rd PRIZE:
– 50% of Tshirt/product profits after Teespring fees and charges, of items sold using your design for this competitions limited time Tshirt Campaign, transferred via Paypal (only) in USD
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop

Beginner Category 1st PRIZE:
– 6 Months Premium Skillshare Membership
– A signed Copy of my new book, Draw with Jazza Creating Characters
– A Stillman & Birn Epsilon 5.5×8.5 softcover Sketchbook
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop
– 1 Year Supporter Status on Newgrounds.com

Beginner Category Runner-Up:
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop

When submitting an artwork to the challenge of the month by following the competition specifications and entry guidelines, participants acknowledge that they have read and agreed to the terms and conditions.

GOOD LUCK!

Most entries will be showcased in the announcement video as thanks for your participation. Please do not send me emails or PM’s linking to your entry, I WILL FIND IT if you tag as instructed and upload by the deadline!

June 2017 Challenge of the Month

‘STYLE SWAP’

DEADLINE:

June 25th 2017

THEME:

Recreate a piece where the scene or artwork portrayed (from modern or history art culture) is swapped in style with another iconic and recognizable  style/artwork. You may use traditional or digital materials. Entries will be judged on the following parameters:

1 – Quality of art

2 – Originality of the concept

3 – Ambition and effectiveness of a recognizable style swap

 

HOW TO ENTER:

Upload your finished artwork to the Newgrounds.com Art Portal

TO ENTER THE OPEN CATEGORY:
TAG your artwork with the word STYLESWAP’
(That’s it! Scouted or unscouted, I will find your entry,
as long as you tag it
with the exact word above)

TO ENTER THE BEGINNER CATEGORY:
TAG your artwork with the word ‘B-STYLESWAP’

OPTIONAL: Share your entry on social media using the Hashtag #STYLESWAP

This is a worldwide competition – join the Arty Party, wherever you are, and whatever age you may be!

RULES:

– You may submit a maximum of 1 entry
– You may NOT enter both categories (open/beginner)
– You MUST include a link in the description of your final submission leading to a ‘mid-development’ source (image or video) showing the entry is your original creation, but DO NOT tag more than one piece of art on newgrounds (only tag your final entry, not any work in progress entry) or you WILL be disqualified
– No pornographic material of any kind, violence must be PG13 and not too gruesome
– Your piece MUST be tagged correctly and be submitted by the deadline
– You may not submit a piece using stolen artwork or imagery

PRIZES!

Open Category 1st PRIZE:
– A Medium Wacom Intuos Pro Paper Edition Tablet
– 1 Year Premium Skillshare Membership
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop
– A front page feature on Newgrounds.com
– 1 Year Supporter Status on Newgrounds.com

Open Category Runner-Up:
– 6 Months Premium Skillshare Membership
– A signed copy of the art book ’21 Draw – The Illustrator’s Guidebook’
– A Stillman & Birn Epsilon 9×12 softcover Sketchbook
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop

Open Category Finalists:
Jazza’s Custom Photoshop Brushes from the Jazzastudios.com Shop

Beginner Category 1st PRIZE:
– 6 Months Premium Skillshare Membership
– A signed Copy of my new book, Draw with Jazza Creating Characters
– A Stillman & Birn Epsilon 5.5×8.5 softcover Sketchbook
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop
– 1 Year Supporter Status on Newgrounds.com

Beginner Category Runner-Up:
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop

When submitting an artwork to the challenge of the month by following the competition specifications and entry guidelines, participants acknowledge that they have read and agreed to the terms and conditions.

GOOD LUCK!

Most entries will be showcased in the announcement video as thanks for your participation. Please do not send me emails or PM’s linking to your entry, I WILL FIND IT if you tag as instructed and upload by the deadline!

May 2017 Challenge of the Month

‘LEVEL CAP’

DEADLINE:

May 27th 2017

THEME:

Depict a character from pop culture (video game, movie, TV show etc) at their ‘level cap’, meaning, imagine them in a video game where the way people know them is their ‘level 1’, create an illustration showing them powerful and epic at level 99!
Your submission will be judged on the following criteria:

1 – Quality of art (effective technical execution)

2 – Originality of the concept

3 – Ambition of the piece

 

HOW TO ENTER:

Upload your finished artwork to the Newgrounds.com Art Portal

TO ENTER THE OPEN CATEGORY:
TAG your artwork with the word LVL99′
(That’s it! Scouted or unscouted, I will find your entry,
as long as you tag it
with the exact word above)

TO ENTER THE BEGINNER CATEGORY:
TAG your artwork with the word ‘B-LVL99′

OPTIONAL: Share your entry on social media using the Hashtag #LVL99

This is a worldwide competition – join the Arty Party, wherever you are, and whatever age you may be!

RULES:

– You may submit a maximum of 1 entry
– You may NOT enter both categories (open/beginner)
– You MUST include a link in the description of your final submission leading to a ‘mid-development’ source (image or video) showing the entry is your original creation
– No pornographic material of any kind, violence must be PG13 and not too gruesome
– Your piece MUST be tagged correctly and be submitted by the deadline
– You may not submit a piece using stolen artwork or imagery

PRIZES!

One lucky winner from  either Australia, US, Singapore or Malaysia will win a Secret Lab Omega chair!
Secret Lab CHAIRS: https://goo.gl/1U6kJc

Open Category 1st PRIZE:
– A Medium Wacom Intuos Pro tablet
– 1 Year Premium Skillshare Membership
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop
– A front page feature on Newgrounds.com
– 1 Year Supporter Status on Newgrounds.com

Open Category Runner-Up:
– 6 Months Premium Skillshare Membership
– A signed copy of the art book ’21 Draw – The Illustrator’s Guidebook’
– A Stillman & Birn Epsilon 9×12 softcover Sketchbook
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop

Open Category Finalists:
Jazza’s Anatomy Bundle from the Jazzastudios.com Shop

Beginner Category 1st PRIZE:
– 6 Months Premium Skillshare Membership
– A signed Copy of my new book, Draw with Jazza Creating Characters
– A Stillman & Birn Epsilon 5.5×8.5 softcover Sketchbook
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop
– 1 Year Supporter Status on Newgrounds.com

Beginner Category Runner-Up:
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop

When submitting an artwork to the challenge of the month by following the competition specifications and entry guidelines, participants acknowledge that they have read and agreed to the terms and conditions.

GOOD LUCK!

Most entries will be showcased in the announcement video as thanks for your participation. Please do not send me emails or PM’s linking to your entry, I WILL FIND IT if you tag as instructed and upload by the deadline!

April 2017 Challenge of the Month

‘TRADIGITAL’

DEADLINE:

April 22nd 2017

THEME:

Depict the combining or clashing of traditional and digital artistic works and/or mediums (materials/supplies) in a creative way, be sure to highlight the visual contrast between the digital and traditional aspects of your entry.
Your submission will be judged on the following criteria:

1 – Quality of art (effective technical execution)

2 – Originality of the concept

3 – Ambition of the piece

 

HOW TO ENTER:

Upload your finished artwork to the Newgrounds.com Art Portal

TO ENTER THE OPEN CATEGORY:
TAG your artwork with the word TRADIGITAL’
(That’s it! Scouted or unscouted, I will find your entry,
as long as you tag it
with the exact word above)

TO ENTER THE BEGINNER CATEGORY:
TAG your artwork with the word ‘B-TRADIGITAL’

OPTIONAL: Share your entry on social media using the Hashtag #TRADIGITAL

This is a worldwide competition – join the Arty Party, wherever you are, and whatever age you may be!

RULES:

– You may submit a maximum of 1 entry
– You may NOT enter both categories (open/beginner)
– You MUST include a link in the description of your final submission leading to a ‘mid-development’ source (image or video) showing the entry is your original creation
– No pornographic material of any kind, violence must be PG13 and not too gruesome
– Your piece MUST be tagged correctly and be submitted by the deadline
– You may not submit a piece using stolen artwork or imagery

PRIZES!

Open Category 1st PRIZE:
– A signed print as available in the Studio 2 Fundraiser
– A Medium Wacom Intuos Pro tablet
– 1 Year Premium Skillshare Membership
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop
– A front page feature on Newgrounds.com
– 1 Year Supporter Status on Newgrounds.com

Open Category Runner-Up:
– 6 Months Premium Skillshare Membership
– A signed copy of the art book ’21 Draw – The Illustrator’s Guidebook’
– A Stillman & Birn Epsilon 9×12 softcover Sketchbook
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop

Open Category Finalists:
Jazza’s Custom Photoshop Brushes from the Jazzastudios.com Shop

Beginner Category 1st PRIZE:
– A signed print as available in the Studio 2 Fundraiser
– 6 Months Premium Skillshare Membership
– A signed Copy of my new book, Draw with Jazza Creating Characters
– A Stillman & Birn Epsilon 5.5×8.5 softcover Sketchbook
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop
– 1 Year Supporter Status on Newgrounds.com

Beginner Category Runner-Up:
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop

When submitting an artwork to the challenge of the month by following the competition specifications and entry guidelines, participants acknowledge that they have read and agreed to the terms and conditions.

GOOD LUCK!

Most entries will be showcased in the announcement video as thanks for your participation. Please do not send me emails or PM’s linking to your entry, I WILL FIND IT if you tag as instructed and upload by the deadline!

March 2017 Challenge of the Month

‘LORD of the HOGWARTS’

DEADLINE:

March 26th 2017

THEME:

Create an illustration (Traditional OR Digital – 2D ONLY, no 3D modelling) depicting an interaction/clash between any mix of characters from the Lord of the Rings, and the Harry Potter Universes. You can go big, epic and serious, or simple, whimsical and cute, the choice is your, however, your submission will be judged on the following criteria:

1 – Quality of art (effective technical execution)

2 – Originality of the concept

3 – Ambition of the piece

 

HOW TO ENTER:

Upload your finished artwork to the Newgrounds.com Art Portal

TO ENTER THE OPEN CATEGORY:
TAG your artwork with the word COTMLOTH’
(That’s it! Scouted or unscouted, I will find your entry,
as long as you tag it
with the exact word above)

TO ENTER THE BEGINNER CATEGORY:
TAG your artwork with the word ‘B-COTMLOTH’

OPTIONAL: Share your entry on social media using the Hashtag #COTMLOTH

This is a worldwide competition – join the Arty Party, wherever you are, and whatever age you may be!

RULES:

– You may submit a maximum of 1 entry
– You may NOT enter both categories (open/beginner)
– You MUST include a link in the description of your final submission leading to a ‘mid-development’ source (image or video) showing the entry is your original creation
– No pornographic material of any kind, violence must be PG13 and not too gruesome
– Your piece MUST be tagged correctly and be submitted by the deadline
– You may not submit a piece using stolen artwork or imagery

PRIZES!

Open Category 1st PRIZE:
– A Medium Wacom Intuos Pro tablet
– 1 Year Premium Skillshare Membership
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop
– A front page feature on Newgrounds.com
– 1 Year Supporter Status on Newgrounds.com

Open Category Runner-Up:
– 6 Months Premium Skillshare Membership
– A signed copy of the art book ’21 Draw – The Illustrator’s Guidebook’
– A Stillman & Birn Epsilon 9×12 softcover Sketchbook
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop

Open Category Finalists:
Draw with Jazza: Fun with Faces from the Jazzastudios.com Shop

Beginner Category 1st PRIZE:
– 6 Months Premium Skillshare Membership
– A signed Copy of my new book, Draw with Jazza Creating Characters
– A Stillman & Birn Epsilon 5.5×8.5 softcover Sketchbook
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop
– 1 Year Supporter Status on Newgrounds.com

Beginner Category Runner-Up:
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop

When submitting an artwork to the challenge of the month by following the competition specifications and entry guidelines, participants acknowledge that they have read and agreed to the terms and conditions.

GOOD LUCK!

Most entries will be showcased in the announcement video as thanks for your participation. Please do not send me emails or PM’s linking to your entry, I WILL FIND IT if you tag as instructed and upload by the deadline!

February 2017 Challenge of the Month

‘EPIC ARTY PARTY’

DEADLINE:

February 21st 2017

THEME:

Create an illustration (Traditional OR Digital – 2D ONLY, no 3D modelling) depicting an EPIC arty party – specifically, an event involving creativity and art and lots of people, with a jubilant atmosphere, at a grand scale.

PLEASE NOTE: The core aspects being judged are as follows:

1 – The effective portrayal of an epic artistic party

2 – Quality of art (effective technical execution)

3 – Creativity of entry and ambition/scope of piece

 

HOW TO ENTER:

Upload your finished artwork to the Newgrounds.com Art Portal

TO ENTER THE OPEN CATEGORY:
TAG your artwork with the word EpicArtyParty’
(That’s it! Scouted or unscouted, I will find your entry,
as long as you tag it
with the exact word above)

TO ENTER THE BEGINNER CATEGORY:
TAG your artwork with the word ‘B-EpicArtyParty’

OPTIONAL: Share your entry on social media using the Hashtag #EpicArtyParty

This is a worldwide competition – join the Arty Party, wherever you are, and whatever age you may be!

RULES:

– You may submit a maximum of 1 entry
– You may NOT enter both categories (open/beginner)
– You MUST include a link in the description of your final submission leading to a ‘mid-development’ source (image or video) showing the entry is your original creation
– No pornographic material of any kind, violence must be PG13 and not too gruesome
– Your piece MUST be tagged correctly and be submitted by the deadline
– You may not submit a piece using stolen artwork or imagery

PRIZES!

Open Category 1st PRIZE:
– A Medium Wacom Intuos Pro tablet
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop
– A front page feature on Newgrounds.com
– 1 Year Supporter Status on Newgrounds.com

Open Category Runner-Up:
– A signed copy of the art book ’21 Draw – The Illustrator’s Guidebook’
– A Stillman & Birn Epsilon 9×12 softcover Sketchbook
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop

Open Category Finalists:
All Open Category finalists will receive an item of their choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop

Beginner Category 1st PRIZE:
– A signed Copy of my new book, Draw with Jazza Creating Characters
– A Stillman & Birn Epsilon 5.5×8.5 softcover Sketchbook
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop
– 1 Year Supporter Status on Newgrounds.com

Beginner Category Runner-Up:
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop

When submitting an artwork to the challenge of the month by following the competition specifications and entry guidelines, participants acknowledge that they have read and agreed to the terms and conditions.

GOOD LUCK!

Most entries will be showcased in the announcement video as thanks for your participation. Please do not send me emails or PM’s linking to your entry, I WILL FIND IT if you tag as instructed and upload by the deadline!

January 2017 Challenge of the Month

‘The LEGEND of the AXE’

DEADLINE:

January 21st 2017

THEME:

Create an illustration (Traditional OR Digital – 2D ONLY, no 3D modelling) with an effective narrative/story centered around THIS AXE – do not modify or change the design of the axe or drastically alter its scale.

You may include people, places, other weapons, armies etc (all must be original design and not fan art), but the central focus MUST be the axe, and telling its story.

PLEASE NOTE: The core aspects being judged are as follows:

1 – The effective use of visual storytelling centered around the Axe

2 – Quality of art (effective technical execution)

3 – Creativity of entry and ambition/scope of piece

 

HOW TO ENTER:

Upload your finished artwork to the Newgrounds.com Art Portal

TO ENTER THE OPEN CATEGORY:
TAG your artwork with the word LegendaryAxe’
(That’s it! Scouted or unscouted, I will find your entry,
as long as you tag it
with the exact word above)

TO ENTER THE BEGINNER CATEGORY:
TAG your artwork with the word ‘B-LegendaryAxe’

OPTIONAL: Share your entry on social media using the Hashtag #LegendaryAxe

This is a worldwide competition – join the Arty Party, wherever you are, and whatever age you may be!

RULES:

– You may submit a maximum of 1 entry
– You may NOT enter both categories (open/beginner)
– You MUST include a link in the description of your final submission leading to a ‘mid-development’ source (image or video) showing the entry is your original creation
– No pornographic material of any kind, violence must be PG13 and not too gruesome
– Your piece MUST be tagged correctly and be submitted by the deadline
– You may not submit a piece using stolen artwork or imagery

PRIZES!

Open Category 1st PRIZE:
– A Medium Wacom Intuos Pro tablet
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop
– A front page feature on Newgrounds.com
– 1 Year Supporter Status on Newgrounds.com

Open Category Runner-Up:
– A signed copy of the art book ’21 Draw – The Illustrator’s Guidebook’
– A Stillman & Birn Epsilon 9×12 softcover Sketchbook
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop

Open Category Finalists:
All Open Category finalists will receive a copy of Jazza’s Signature Photoshop Brushes

Beginner Category 1st PRIZE:
– A signed Copy of my new book, Draw with Jazza Creating Characters
– A Stillman & Birn Epsilon 5.5×8.5 softcover Sketchbook
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop
– 1 Year Supporter Status on Newgrounds.com

Beginner Category Runner-Up:
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop

When submitting an artwork to the challenge of the month by following the competition specifications and entry guidelines, participants acknowledge that they have read and agreed to the terms and conditions.

GOOD LUCK!

Most entries will be showcased in the announcement video as thanks for your participation. Please do not send me emails or PM’s linking to your entry, I WILL FIND IT if you tag as instructed and upload by the deadline!

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