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Fang Fetish Awards’ Banner Challenge: Calling all artists interested in becoming part of our team!
by UncagedMuse (raemcn)
at November 12th, 2008 (02:42 pm)

*bounces excitedly*

Hi everyone! athenewolfe and I, raemcn, are looking for artists who would like to join the Fang Fetish Awards Team and create gorgeous award banners. We decided the best way to do this would be by holding an art challenge. Come on, you know you want to show us your amazing talent.

The top two or three winners of this challenge will become part of our art team which is run by two of the most talented ladies in the fandom, kargrif and edgehead73.

Below are the criteria to follow for the challenge and under the cut, just so you know exactly what you are signing up for, is an explanation of an artist’s duties at Fang along with examples of some of the awards we’ve given out in the past. Remember this challenge should only be done by those who are seriously interested in being taken over and indoctrinated into the Fang Fetish way of life, which includes lots of silliness mixed with working on things we all already love to do.

Show us what kind of awards you would make for our winners and runners up by creating a winner award banner for each of these three prompts. You have until December 31st, so get to work!

Disclaimer: None of these fic prompts below are real. I just made them up.

Prompt 1:
Category: Best Gen Fic
Winner: The General by Me (Potential Slayers and Buffy centric) Summary of fic: What the potentials really think about their commander and chief.

Prompt 2:
Category: Unique Universe (crossovers)
Winner: Frick! That Thing Bites by Me (x-over w/Scrubs, Spike/Elliot) Summary of fic: Elliot Reid finds out that not all patients are of the human variety.

Prompt 3:
Category: Vampiric Best Dark
Winner: Blood Flows Freely by Me (Xander/Angelus/Drusilla) Summary of fic: Can Xander’s mind and body withstand being captured and held prisoner by half of the Scourge of Europe?

Hopefully these have gotten your creative juices flowing, so run with it and show us what you’ve got! Create the best award banners you can using all three prompts, not just one, and post them on fangfetish with the header Fang Artists Challenge. They will be judged by our art mods and us to find the winners of a spot on our artist team.

Now for the exciting explanation of all things Fang Fetish art related.

Most important is that you have the time and want to participate in each round. You would need time to be able to collaborate with kargrif, edgehead73, and the other artists on what categories each of you would like to make awards for, and of course, the fonts/styles you all would be using to make awards for that particular round. It is never fair to the others on your team to be a no show without giving notice. We have a large amount of categories! We completely understand when something happens in RL that would keep you from helping, but please inform us immediately of this so that we can help in anyway possible to ease the other team members’ burden.

At Fang we take pride in announcing on time with the dates we have posted and the uniqueness of each award. All award banners are made pairing/character and category specific. We believe it gives the authors a boost to be presented an award that fits the fic they’ve written and isn’t just made with any character from Btvs/Ats on it. We do everything in gmail spreadsheets that are shared to our artists so that as soon as we have a winner and runner up for a category it is placed on this spreadsheet with the characters of the fic. It helps to allow artists more time to make awards as well as know what characters should be on the award base.

Here are some examples of past awards:




We would love for you to join our awards family! Remember, do not do this challenge unless you know you can and want to be a part of Fang Fetish Awards and to post your entries to fangfetish with the header Fang Artists Challenge. All submissions must be in by December 31st! Don’t forget.

Thank you from the owners,

athenewolf and raemcn


Posted by: velvetwhip (velvetwhip)
Posted at: November 12th, 2008 09:17 pm (UTC)

Gosh, I wish I was an artist!


Posted by: UncagedMuse (raemcn)
Posted at: November 13th, 2008 04:04 am (UTC)

LOL I do to some times.

I have a favor to ask you. We are trying to get this posted EVERYWHERE! and I found that it can be posted at whedonverse_nb, but neither Steph or I are members. Could you do a link post to it for us back to this post?

Posted by: velvetwhip (velvetwhip)
Posted at: November 13th, 2008 04:49 am (UTC)

Sure thing, hon. I'll do it right now so I don't forget.

Here's the post: http://community.livejournal.com/whedonverse_nb/428646.html

I hope I did this right.


Edited at 2008-11-13 04:54 am (UTC)

Posted by: UncagedMuse (raemcn)
Posted at: November 13th, 2008 05:17 am (UTC)

That is absolutely perfect! Thank you so very much dear. If you can think of any place I might be able to post at please let me know.

hugs you tight

Posted by: velvetwhip (velvetwhip)
Posted at: November 13th, 2008 05:20 am (UTC)
Bedroom Dancing by Peace

I can't really think of anywhere else right now, but if I do, I will let you know.

Oh, and you're very welcome. I am always glad to help.


Edited at 2008-11-13 05:20 am (UTC)

Posted by: Amy (amyxaphania)
Posted at: November 13th, 2008 01:38 pm (UTC)
Spuffy FFL

Couple of quick questions...
In the prompt info, when it says "by Me" - do you mean we write that, or your actual username?
And just checking... we post our entries to this comm in a new post?
Thanks ^_^

Posted by: UncagedMuse (raemcn)
Posted at: November 13th, 2008 04:34 pm (UTC)

*squees* I'm so happy you are giving this challenge a go!

Sorry for the mix up. On the award banner you make just put Me as the author, definitely not my username. I think I'd feel silly having a bunch of award banner's for fake fic prompts with my name on it.

Yes, just make a new post to the Fang Fetish comm.


Posted by: Amy (amyxaphania)
Posted at: November 13th, 2008 04:41 pm (UTC)
Spuffy Mind

That's what I thought - but I thought I'd better check :) Thanks!

Posted by: Desi (deedo_2313)
Posted at: November 13th, 2008 02:00 pm (UTC)

I'd really like to participate (in the challenge at least 'coz there are lots of talented people out there :) I have just two questions first, if that's ok?

  • What is the average time we would have to get the banners done?
    Some weeks I only have the weekends to do internet/fandom stuff and I wouldn't want to give someone something as an award, that I threw together hastily .

  • Do we have to read all the fics we'd be making the awards for, or just get little info packages like with the challenge.
    I'd probably end up reading a good few of 'em anyway, but there are some genres/pairings that I don't like to read. Plus, reading fun = time consuming.

Btw: Did you consider posting this to nekid_spike as well? There are many very good artists over there.

Posted by: UncagedMuse (raemcn)
Posted at: November 13th, 2008 04:46 pm (UTC)

YAY! So happy to see you interested!

From the end of judging to the day of announcing is normally two weeks, but most rounds we get at least a quarter, and in a lot of cases, half of our scores in early and normally start putting winners and runners up onto the spreadsheet 1 to 2 weeks before judging ends. As soon as we get our first winner onto the spreadsheet we share it with all artists so who ever is doing that particular category can start making the awards for it. Most of the times artists wind up able to start on at least 2 of their categories 2 weeks prior to actual posted time for them to begin and usually have at least half, if not 3 quarters of their categories within a week after that.

You do not have to read the fic to make awards. All we ask is that you read the summary on the winning and runner up fics to get a little bit of a feel for it, pay attention to what category it won for, and the main pairing or characters of the fic.

I hope this helps. If not let me know and I will gladly answer more questions.

I didn't post to NS because I am not a member. We do encourage anyone who likes to do a pimp post on either their journal, and/or a comm as long as they have permission from the comm, and link it to this post.


Edited at 2008-11-13 04:48 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Desi (deedo_2313)
Posted at: November 24th, 2008 12:39 pm (UTC)

Thank you very much for answering my questions, that helps a lot.

Now I just have to finish my awards on time :D


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