Papercuts Showcase 2015 is a GO!
(tell your friends!)
How to play: Make stuff out of paper, take a picture, start a thread in the appropriate part of the Papercuts Showcase boards.
Post your picture and a download (if a design entry) of the model or miniature.
Discuss and enjoy.
Entries submitted in previous Papercuts are not acceptable.
Forum Hoard submissions that have not been entered into a previous Papercuts competition are acceptable.
The submission deadline for this year is Tuesday September 1st, 2015.
There will be six categories for submission:
1) Best Single Figure - The design must be original*. Three pictures maximum to show off your work, download required.
2) Best Multi-figure - A group of figures. All figures must be original
design*. Three pictures maximum to show off your work, download
3) Best Model kit - 3D terrain, vehicle, building- what
have you, a multi-piece kit. Original designs only*. Three pictures
maximum to show off your work, download required.
4) Best Tileset
- Flat, two-dimensional maps with grids or no grids of any size or
quantity. Original designs only*. Three pictures maximum to show off
your work, download required.
Bear in mind that once they are uploaded here I will be gathering the submissions and creating a downloads gallery at onemonk.com
just like I do for the Hoard submissions. So putting up an entry for a
limited time download just to be an entry then removing the download
post-showcase would not be acceptable.
5) Papercraft in Action - A
diorama** scenic category. Models and miniatures can be from any
published or original source. Papercraft must feature prominently in
this categories entries, but can also feature elements from other
mediums; metal or resin minis and models for example. Three pictures
maximum to show off your work, no download required.
6) Hot Rod
and Kit-bashers - A papercraft diorama** scenic category, but with a
personal twist. This category is to highlight how you improved,
modified, or mangled someone’s work. There are many examples in this
forum of users modifying a designers work. Three pictures maximum to
show off your work, no download required.
7) BEST IN SHOW - The
one entry that says Papercuts 2015 to you. This category will be
assembled from all of the other entries in the other categories.
One entry per participant per category.
*Original design; Re-skinning someone else's model with original
textures doesn't work, that belongs in the kit-bashers category. You can
pull textures and modify them for use from sites like www.cgtextures.com/ as long as you give credit; "Some textures in this model were used with permission from www.cgtextures.com/" Peeling somebody else's texture work off of a finished model also wouldn't count as original work.
** The emphasis of the diorama categories should be on how well you built your pieces and presented them. Be sure to add model sources; Miniatures by Okumarts and Squirmydad,
models by Squirmydad and Worldworks Games, ground tiles by Fat Dragon
Games. No download required and the diorama does not have to be made up
of pieces that you personally designed.
Prizes will be in the form of gift-certificates to One Book Shelf.
The prize amounts are as follows;
Single Figure Design
Papercraft in Action Builders
Best in Show: $30.00
Design submissions will be in the form of photographs of your figures
and models as well as a free download of the entry. I recommend services
such as Dropbox for the download and for the image hosting. Create a
new submission in the appropriate forum category between now and the
Builder submissions will be in the form of
photographs of your figures and models. I recommend services such as
Dropbox for the download and for the image hosting. Create a new
submission in the appropriate forum category between now and the
Judging will be determined 100% by forum member voting.
Photography is a factor due to the fact that if we can't see it well,
it will affect the scoring. Modifying the presentation image for
lighting and sharpness is acceptable, just don't add embellishments to
the presentation picture that are not present in the finished model or
miniature. Likewise make sure it is easy to download your model or
miniature design submission.
Rules of entry subject to change,
but hopefully not. Check back periodically for updates. Have fun with
creating your submissions, and Good Luck!