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THE AUGUST FREEBIE CHALLENGE - HANDICAPPED? NOT!
Posted: 02 September 2013 09:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 451 ]
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WE HAVE WINNERS

I want to first say thanks to all who participated this month. Your support for the disabled and handicapped, as well as for our beloved BWSman respectfully, shows us all much more than just an entry in a contest. It’s the communion of life and the love for it. It stirs up something inside of us all that drives the human spirit to push onward. To enjoy it, and all it’s efforts, contributing to a higher place of well being.

The two honorable mentions for this month are:

Hm1 - Playing Ball with my friend - selias19
Hm2 - Just Breathe - KaribousBotique

Congratulations for these real works of art

The winners are:

3rd place was given to “GIRLS DAY OUT” by mmalbert

2nd place was awarded to “ROCKIN’ OUT” by cellethecat

AND THE FIRST PLACE AWARD GOES TO: “EVENING PADDLE” by GRNgiant7713

I believe we had more communication with each other as a judges panel this month than ever before. This month was very special to us all here in this little challenge. We are kinda like a small family of good folks who just enjoy giving and having fun. We learn so much in here, not just 3d. Sometimes just a friendly note, a kind gesture, or a warm greeting to someone new to us like GRNgiant7713, who came up in here and shared his time with us, even entered an amazing render of his brother, that I know every pixel of was done with love and above all strength. It portraid “B” as we all would have pictured him, with his legs behind on the dock. Couldn’t have been a more perfect entry.

Judge Dollygirl said:

I think Ron’s bother would have a shot at number one in my book. His render shows the best “overcoming” picture. He is spot on in identifying the triumph of the human spirit over adversity, his composition is good. His lighting is acceptable and the only thing I think he needs to do to improve his render is to add more texture through shadows and bump to give it a richness. Their overcoming adversity is not as dangerous as it is portrayed in Evening Paddle. The guy in Evening Paddle is going it alone and that to me is a stronger statement of your theme. He did a good job in his brother’s memory. Feel free to pass on my critique to him and the thread if you decide to give him first place. I think people would like to know what judges are thinking sometimes.


Congratulations GG and something else here…......

In appreciation for your participation, in this difficult time for you, you have only shown us more of how rich the heart can be with love and careing. We would like to award you with a special presentation from us all of a $15.00 store credit that will be applied to your account.

Also a special prize, a choice of 2 products from ArtCollabs store http://www.daz3d.com/artcollaborations The P.A items.

We thank you for joining us in this tribute. I am sure Ron is looking down on you very happy and proud of you right now. You did good. Our door remains open to you at any time you want to come in and join us. Your brother was a very good friend to us all here and will be missed always.

I was proud to be called his friend.

Evening Paddle

I may have an unfair advantage, being as I am so close to the subject, so if there

are too many objections my submittal can be used and an NAE.

Here is my take on the theme for this month. While I understand that mental and

social handicaps are more common than physical ones, it is very hard to convey

someone overcoming such a handicap and enjoying life to the fullest with just a

picture. As the old saying goes a picture is worth a thousand words, if you have to

write a thousand words to explain the meaning of the picture, the purpose of the

picture is lost.

When I read the theme for this month, I immediately got an idea for an entry.

Creating it to match the requirements of the contest took longer. This image is

something, that given the opportunity, is something my brother, B, would likely do.

Evening paddle

 

 

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Posted: 02 September 2013 10:20 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 452 ]
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congrat to all the winners and Hm’s. this was a great month with LOTS of great renders.

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Posted: 02 September 2013 10:37 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 453 ]
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Congratulations to the winners and honorable mentions!  Great work everyone!

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Posted: 02 September 2013 10:45 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 454 ]
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Wow, my first time entering a contest here and already an honorable mention. You have all been very welcoming. Thank you very much to the judges and all the kind comments on my entry.
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Posted: 02 September 2013 10:56 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 455 ]
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Grats to all the winners and all the entires. All winners were well deserved !

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Posted: 02 September 2013 12:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 456 ]
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Wow, I don’t really know what to say that hasn’t be said already.

Thanks to Music for hosting and dedicating this month to Ron. Thanks to the judges for taking the time to judge.  Thanks for everyone who provided prizes.

BTW Music, I am not a newcomer, just an old friend who has been away too long. (I think the last time I won in the Freebie contest was back in 2010. The last time I entered was January of 2011)

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Posted: 02 September 2013 01:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 457 ]
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Congrats to the winners! Really great entries this month!! grin

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Posted: 02 September 2013 01:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 458 ]
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Whew! Wotta show dis was! Congratulations to all the winners and to everybody who entered. Everybody showed an enormous amount of heart for our departed friend. I’m sure that somewhere he’s smiling about all this. And a big congratulations to the judges this month as well…I know I wouldn’t have wanted to do it. As corny as it sounds, everybody was a winner this month…

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Posted: 02 September 2013 03:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 459 ]
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It was a difficult one to judge, yes - I could see that everyone was doing this, not just for the challenge, but for Ron as well. How could I call anyone a loser with that in mind?

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Posted: 02 September 2013 03:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 460 ]
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Wow, I’m honored. :D And congratulations to GRNgiant7713 on the well deserved win!

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Posted: 02 September 2013 03:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 461 ]
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Congratulations to all! Phenomenal depictions of folks enjoying life and overcoming obstacles. What an incredible theme! Thank you to the judges for your time and comments. And just looking at this renders has given me ideas for improvement. smile

(I had a nice long post written out, but the internet ate it!)

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Posted: 03 September 2013 05:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 462 ]
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Congratulations to all the winners. I will need them to pm me their email address they gave when they registered here to receive their prizes, so please get them to me asap.

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Posted: 03 September 2013 06:18 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 463 ]
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Great job everyone! In fact, we had a very difficult time judging the entries and it’s a shame the rules do not allow ex aequo votes. Congratulations to all of you!

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Posted: 03 September 2013 08:20 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 464 ]
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cecilia.robinson - 03 September 2013 06:18 AM

It’s a shame the rules do not allow ex aequo votes.

You mean where you can let your horse cast a vote? Oh, no, I guess that would be ex-equus.

Well, anyway, the human judges did a fine job. Well done, all you winners and associate winners!

Music, good one! And great backup this month from Jeeperz and Dana.

 

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Posted: 03 September 2013 08:25 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 465 ]
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I thought I just posted my “Thank you and congrats!” message, but I don’t see it here!  But I am running on two hours of sleep, so if this ends up as a series of two posts saying mostly the same things, I apologize! Anyway…

Thank you for the recognition, I am truly honored.  I know my entry showed a handicap only visible through scars, but I appreciate that you “got it.” I didn’t know BWSman, but I hope I can “just breathe” every day and carry on with enthusiasm and determination!  These were VERY challenging renders for me, and it was nice to do something new.  And you’re all such a nice group of people whom I hope to know better through this forum!

Congrats to the winners and ALL the entrants for their inspiring, amazing images.  It was a wonderful contest all the way around!

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