Some details have been adjusted in the past few months so please review to make sure you know the deal:
TIMELINE: It's open for work created from the 1st of the month untill the end of the month. There will be 14 days of polling after and winners of each category will be announced on the 15th.
RULES TO ENTER: It would be chaos without them, so here's the premise.
1) There's no set theme, an artist can post any work they've done within that month but they must choose ONE FOR ANY MEDIUM THEY CHOOSE TO ENTER by the deadline (defaults to their most recent unless specified).
2) For their submission choice they MUST include the following information when posting:
MEDIUM : Traditional / Digital / B&W / Color / Web Comic (required - if you don't specify which medium that it's for, it's not a submission)
REASONS FOR CHOOSING : (not required - but offers insight into the artists creative thought)
SUPPLIES / DESCRIPTION : (not required - but offers insight into the artists creative process)
POLLING: the first 14 days of the next month voters will be able to submit there choices for the following criteria before the winners are announced:
All votes will also apply as points to the 'Artist of the Year' ladder which you can track at THIS THREAD HERE.
MEDIUMS: (pick what you feel your entry fits under)
Best Traditional Drawing (paper/pencil/ink/paint/canvas)
Best Digital (tablet/3d/photo)
Web Comic / Strip / Panels / COVERS
For this category you may submit a sample (1 IMAGE) of any Web Comic/Strip/Panel layout that you've produced for 2011. In the case of web comics you should also provide a link to where to view the entire comic.
GENRES: (You don't submit to these below, they are chosen from all entries above)
Each vote will count as a point for the artist and the one with the highest point count will be considered the overall 'Artist of the Month'. Voters can vote once for all criteria or just the ones that they can come up with a choice. I know there's no glory of picking the next theme but it does offer an artist a chance to focus more on different areas of their work and get a decent idea of what parts of their work people do like.
Here's hoping all you great artists can pluck something out of your monthly pieces to submit :)