IFAS Sketching Competition - Feedback Wanted

10 years 2 months ago #79348 by michaeloconnell
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For the past number of months now, we have held the IFAS sketching competition.
I'd be interested to hear your feedback.
Should we continue with it monthly?
Should we change it to bi-monthly or perhaps each quarter?
How about a break for the summer mabey?
Would you like to see any changes to the format of it?

Let us know your thoughts on it.

Regards,

Michael.

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10 years 2 months ago #79370 by lunartic
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Are you thinking along these lines because there is a lack of entries?

Paul

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10 years 2 months ago #79372 by donalmcnamara
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As a sometimes contributer I feel it should be given a chance for another while. Its a forum for budding sketchers and will take a while for people to have the courage to contribute.
Personally an injury earlier in the year and the weather now for a long time has prevented me from doing any observing.
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10 years 2 months ago #79373 by michaeloconnell
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First-off, I've no issues with running the competition for the foreseeable future. We have had it up and running now for a few months and I just wanted to know what people thought of it up thus far. In an ideal world, it would be great to get more entries. Of course, I know the weather hasn't been great lately, we are in the summer period and sketching is not everybodys cup of tea. At the same time, I didn't want to see a situation where the same 1 or 2 people entered every month.

Are there any changes to the format whicbh people would like to see implemented?

Michael.

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10 years 2 months ago #79377 by lunartic
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Offer money as a prize.B)

No, seriously, is there any indication of the number of sketchers out there? I've only recently taken it up myself and a sketching competition is a great way to showcase your work.

Perhaps an idea might be not to set a particular subject each month, but leave it open, have galaxies and clusters and planets and the moon. There are some out there who specialise on the moon, others prefer open clusters and others galaxies.

I wouldn't like to see the competition go as I enjoy watching the work of others and it gives inspiration.

Would an idea be to have an annual competition where the winner could recieve a printed certificate? Maybe even a badge along the lines of the Astronomy League?

Just a thought.

Paul

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10 years 2 months ago #79387 by dmcdona
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I'd struggle to sketch a smiley :)

But I really do enjoy looking at the sketches folks here produce. So I'd like to see it stay.

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10 years 2 months ago #79396 by mjc
While I doubt if I could make a passable effort at sketching it s nice to see the competition run - it is good to see the work of others.

Now this idea maybe way off the wall but tasks could be set for interested parties e.g

A) As many people sketch the disc of the moon over the course of a month and the submitters collaborate on make a time-sequence of scaled and rotated sketches.

B) Pick a phase of the moon and again invite as many sketchers to have a go at similar but this time align and stack (in same vein as lunar imaging) in a similar collaborative effort (I don't know if this is even technically meaningful/achievable)

Just using my imagination to see if it leads anywhere or stimulates any further discussion / ideas.


Mark

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10 years 2 months ago #79427 by Mullins
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I was hoping to begin sketching soon and enter a few competitions when I become good enough.

I like to see all the images and sketches on these forums and would be sorry to see the competition go.

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10 years 2 months ago #79429 by Frank Ryan
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I suppose if the weather improves and as we go into the
darker months maybe more people will try their hand at it?
If it's only the same 2 people every month after that then maybe
it needs looking at?
I dunno...

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