NSS Space Settlement 2008 Calendar Art Contest
Judging Guidelines for Submitted Artwork
1) The art must feature one of the following types of space settlements:
2) The art must provide a realistic depiction of future human space settlements and associated activities/endeavors in the solar system.
3) If the art is of an interior scene, there must be a view to the outside (a window) that makes it possible to easily identify the location or setting of the scene.
4) The art should provide an uplifting, positive message of our future in space. Images that contain scenes of battle, criminal activity, morally offensive activity, etc. are to be excluded from consideration.
5) The art must be non-offensive and appropriate for viewing by children.
6) Depictions of identifiable persons, whether real or fictional, is not permitted.
7) The art must be oriented so as to be acceptable in the calendar print landscape layout.
Once the art contest is closed, January 31 2007, the Judges will be provided with a judging form and a userid and password for accessing the master catalog of submitted art. This catalog will contain full size jpegs of all accepted artwork.
The Judging Period will be from February 01, 2007 until midnight Feb 20, 2007 and will consist of two rounds.
The first round of voting will last from February 01 2007 until February 09 2001. In this round each judge will select 12 works for inclusion in the second round using the following distribution:
The second round of voting will last from Feb 10 2007 until Feb 20 2001. In this round each judge will vote for their top three preferences in each of five categories as follows:
Individual judges votes will be tallied by Jim Plaxco, the Chair of the Judging Committee, using a weighted logarithmic formula. Details of the individual judges votes along with the final analysis will be provided to the judges and the Space Settlement Art Contest Committee for review.
The formula that will be used to tally the vote total is as follows:
If you have any questions regarding the contest, please email the NSS Space Settlement Calendar Committee Chair Jim Plaxco at:
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