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For the purpose of this article, I'll be referring to projects and contests as Events.
Define your event's identity
If you or your Group is running an event, chances are you'll want to get the word out there in a mission to create buzz and encourage more people to join in. First of all, create an identity for your event. This means considering the following points:
What is the subject and/or medium(s)?Who will be entering (new artists, Group members, professionals etc)?How will entries be submitted (links to entrants own gallery or Group submissions etc)?What is the timescale (deadlines, announcement of winners etc)?Who is judging, and how (panel of judges, poll voting etc)?What is the incentive (prizes, features etc)?What help you require (promotion, translation etc)?
Choose your prizes
These do not have to be in the form of prints, subs or other things that cost money. Journal, userpage widget, news and Group features can result in huge amount
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What we owe ourselves
As artists, we work ourselves crazy in an attempt to arrive at the unattainable goal of perfection. We insult ourselves in a way that we would never put up with from someone else. We are our own worst critics, even during times when we go out of our way to support and encourage our friends. We pour our souls into our creations. We need to listen to the compliments along with the constructive advice. Remember that there is value in what we do and that we have every right to be celebrate when things go well. So, what do we owe ourselves..?
Recognise your talent
In this context, I'm talking about talent in terms of something you instantly feel an affinity with and have a flair for. This can be anything from painting amazing portraits to being naturally great at organising a group of people to work on a project. I have never met anyone who doesn't have a talent, but I've met people who aren't aware of their talent, even when others po