I know it’s been a carefully guarded secret, so many of you may not be aware that the switch to the New DAZ Store hasn’t gone as smoothly as planned. *insert ironic tone of voice here* >_> <_< >_>
Well, when life gives you lemons, it’s time for lemonade. Presenting “The Lemonade Stand Contest: A Comedy of Errors” where we make something positive of the negative and vent our frustrations with some good old fashioned artistic fun.
1. Make an image that uses at least one product from the DAZ store of a listed participating PA below. These PAs have contributed prizes to the contest.
2. Depict a problem you have encountered with the new store in an amusing, upbeat way that embodies the theme of the contest which is to make lemonade from lemons. So we are looking for good fun that puts a positive spin on the things that have gone awry.
3. Image must be kept to a maximum of 800 X 800 pixels.
4. Any application may be used to render your image: DAZ Studio, Poser, Maya, Carrara, Lightwave, Bryce, etc. Any and all postwork is acceptable.
5. Use of the PA product must be recognizable (except if one of the PA participant’s store includes lighting which we realize will not be apparent).
6. Image description for the image should explain what the error, you are poking fun at, is and list what was used in terms of the participating PA’s product.
7. Deadline for entries is July 15th 2012.
Images will be judged by the contributing PAs and the criteria used will focus on artistic merits of the image, and how well it illustrates the New Store Error it’s poking fun at. (It can be errors from the time the new store was first launched. So it doesn’t matter if the error is now fixed.)
Grande Prize winner will receive a free product from all of the PAs contributing to this contest.
Below is a list of the PAs contributing prizes to this contest and what they’re offering:
surreality -Prize can be chosen from surreality’s store
FeralFey -Prize offered is Timeless Beauty Portraits Bundle
Mab & Will Dupre -Prize can be chosen from Will & Mab’s store
Cris Palomino -Prize can be chosen from Cris Palomino’s store (including items partnered with Will Dupre or Mab)
blondie9999 -Prize can be chosen from blondie9999’s store
Lantios -Prize can be chosen from Lantios’ store
Bobbie25 -Prize can be chosen from Bobbie25’s store with special permission to choose from DAZ Originals created by Bobbie25
Phoenix1966 -Prize can be chosen from Phoenix1966’s store
Capsces Digital Ink -Prize can be chosen from Capsces Digital Ink’s store
DestinysGarden -Prize can be chosen from DestinysGarden’s store
Joequick -Prize offered is “Muck” http://www.daz3d.com/shop/muck-for-genesis/
Karth -Prize offered is HomeSlipperZZ
Orestes Graphics -Prize can be chosen from Orestes Graphics’ store
ForbiddenWhispers -Prize offered is http://www.daz3d.com/shop/serene-scene-lights-bundle/
Syndaryl -Prize offered is http://www.daz3d.com/shop/spooky-light-gels-bundle/ & http://www.daz3d.com/shop/monster-details-for-genesis/
AprilYSH - Prize can be chosen from AprilYSH’s store
DivabugDesigns -Prize can be chosen from DivabugDesigns’ store
XP Pointblank -Prize can be chosen from XPPointblank’s store
DraagonStorm -Prize can be chosen from DraagonStorm’s store
zigraphix -Prize can be chosen from zigraphix’s store
Frank0314 (ArtCollaborations) -Prize can be chosen from ArtCollaborations’ store
DzFire -Prize offered is “The Old Warehouse” http://www.daz3d.com/shop/the-old-warehouse/
Jack Tomalin -Prize can be chosen from Jack Tomalin’s store
Please note that bundles and DAZ originals and Plat Club items cannot be chosen as prizes from PAs who are letting winners pick from their store, unless otherwise stated after the particular PA’s name or stated by the PA in personal correspondence with a winner. Also, some PAs do partnered products. Whether or not you can choose from their partnered products the PAs will let the winners know when they’re contacted for the prizes, if it’s not stated above.
There will also be a list of honorable mentions who will receive one prize from the PA who chooses their image. Honorable mention images will be announced, but not which PA(s) selected them. Yes, there is a chance that an honorable mention will be chosen by more than one PA and therefore get more than one prize, but that is between the honorable mentions and the PAs as to what got them honorably mentioned in this thread. They will not be posted in any particular order. The honorable mention winners will be contacted by the PA(s) prior to the public announcement of their winning.
The grande prize winner will be pleasantly surprised and not know of their winning until they’re announced to this thread to give PAs time to take care of the honorable mentions and give me time to prepare the contact list so the grande prize can be awarded as smoothly as possible.
Though in most cases the contributing PAs cannot offer DAZ originals that they created as a prize, you can still use those DAZ originals they created as the PA item used in your entry image. Just make note of it with your image description as to which PA listed above created the DAZ original product used in your image entry.
While DAZ is fixing these minor issues with the store, let’s have fun with it!