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May 2006

My Favorite Color is... Yellow!

Awards Ceremony

Digital Drawings & Paintings

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Sophie Janee Nik Sophie Esselle
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Pat Feinstein OneRum Summerz Tom Pat Feinstein
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Tom Janee Renee Barrett Krisse Hill Wannabe
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KenS Wannabe OneRum Fran Guinee Jo Peterson
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Krisse Hill Mick Nik Joanne Joanne
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Sharma Naresh Esselle Kim Sallaway Jo Peterson Marc
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Jaye Merf Merf

Manipulated Photos






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JohnD Susan from Nerk Susan from Nerk Paul Attrell Paul Attrell
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Pat Feinstein Pat Feinstein Kath Kath UKTony
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CarolV UKTony CarolV Nancy Krause Krisse Hill
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Krisse Hill Jo Peterson Jo Peterson Dorothy Michael
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jaypet jrj Justleesa Kim Sallaway Kim Sallaway
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AlBaby Marc Marc Pernel Pernel
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Joanne Sophie Tani Carousel Carousel
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Caroled Joanne Merf Nancy Mull Caroled

Pure Photos

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JohnD Celine Dorothy chardata chardata
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Janee Janee JohnD Susan from Nerk Susan from Nerk
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Pat Feinstein Pat Feinstein Kath Dorothy OneRum
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UKTony CarolV UKTony CarolV Krisse Hill
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Krisse Hill Jo Peterson Jo Peterson Caroled Dawn Walker
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Justleesa Justleesa Kim Sallaway Kim Sallaway Joanne
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AlBaby Pernel Pernel Joanne Marc
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Carousel Carousel Sam I Am Sam I Am Merf
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Janee Caroled


This Challenge is open to learners of all levels, using any digital medium. There is no charge for entering. But you do have to follow the rules.


  • This Challenge is being announced on Sunday, 30 April, 2006.
  • Entries will be posted beginning on Wednesday, 3 May, and all entries are due by Monday, 15 May, 2006 at 15:00 GMT.
  • Voting will commence on 15 May after 16:00 GMT.
  • All votes are due by Wednesday, 17 May, 15:00 GMT.

See the full rules.

Why should you do this?

  • To get experience
  • Force yourself to do some art
  • Fun & excitement
  • Feedback from others
  • The Trophy!

Naming Files

Please name your images in LOWER CASE (<--that isn't lower case) as follows:

Begin with the category in lower case:

Add a zero 0.

Give a serial number. So if this is your 2nd entry in the Manipulated Photos category, you will name this entry m02.jpg.

Note: If you do not name your files correctly with the category letter, I will guess what category the entry should go into. If I can't guess, then your entry may be disqualified. If it is discovered that you have put your entry into the wrong category, your entry will be disqualified or moved, at my sole discretion.

Sending Files

  • Please use Challenge Entry as your Subject line.
  • ATTACH (do not embed) your jpg files to an email.

    Check your images by clicking on the attachments before you send, just to be sure that you're sending the right one!
  • In this email, tell me the name you would like to use for your entry, when I put the names on at the end of the Challenge.
  • Send to me at the address on the slip of paper below. You may send all your images in one email, or you may use separate emails.

    Clicking this paper will fill in only the Subject on your email. You must fill in the address yourself. There are 2 e's and no "y" in "janee." (I do this to foil the spambots and it works beautifully!)

M Y J A N E E then  .. at hotmail dot com

  • If this email should bounce, or if you do not hear from me within a day or two, please use my other email address:

Challenge Guidelines for May:

The Message Board will work just as I describe HERE. Please note that posting your statement is part of participation in the Challenge. If you do not post a statement, you will not be eligible for a Trophy.

At the time that I post the entries, I will send you the MyWork password, and you use that whenever you talk about your own work on the board. The idea is to keep the identity of the artists secret till after the voting.

Emails. I will send one email to you when I post your entries. I will send out a mass email when it is time to vote. I will send a mass email announcing the Awards.

I WILL NOT be posting entries on Saturdays or Sundays.

I'll send you an email just after I post your entry. So, if you send it on Friday afternoon, you should expect an email from me by about 17:00 GMT on Monday.

In general, you should email me if you do not get an email acknowleging your entries within one full day of when you send them (excepting weekends).

If you don't hear from me after that, your email box may be full. Check this and then email me again.

Comments and Artist's Statements. Once your entries are up, you'll make an Artist's Statement for each of your own entries, using the MyWork login name, and comment on the other entries, using your own login name.

The sooner you get your Artist's Statements posted, the more likely you are to get comments on your entries. Your Artist's Statements must be posted by 18:00 on the entry due date.

Entries which have no Artist's Statement are not as likely to get votes. If you don't have an Artist's Statement by the close of voting, you will not be eligible for a Trophy, even if you get enough votes.

Image and filesize restrictions. I'll be setting up this Challenge using Photoshop's Web Photo Gallery feature.

Please send me your final images with the longer side measuring at least 600 pixels. If you send it smaller, it will be enlarged for the gallery and this won't be good. If you send it larger, no crisis.

Photoshop will be making the thumbnails, so ... you don't need to make them!

As far as filesize, I'll be running the Web Photo Gallery with a quality of 5. My goal is to have images that are about 60K. Images that are less complex will have smaller files. Images that are more complex will have larger files. Of course, it is my hope that all of the images look as good as possible.

Because there will be an extra layer of compression with this extra file-save, I'll allow you to submit image files that are up to 120K.

Please don't send PSD files. Please ATTACH, do not embed, your files.

Keep in mind that this Challenge is about YOU, what you can do, what you can learn from others, and what you can teach them. I look forward to working with you on this Challenge!


Vote when I tell you to, and not before:

In general, I will ask for (n/10) + 1 votes, if n is the number of entries in a category.

Vote by sending an email to Janee at the email address below!

Who can vote?

Only people who have entered this Challenge, or people who have an invitation from Janee to be a Blue Ribbon Judge, may vote in this Challenge. If you want to vote, but have not been invited, email me and ask.

Click for full Voting Guidelines.

May Challenge Topic & Rules

Topic... My Favorite Color is... Yellow!

For this month, we're going to be posting images of yellow things! Your entire image need not be yellow, but the overwhelming feeling should be one of "yellow."

Size Matters!

Image Size File Size
600 pixels or more
on longer side
120K MAX

Questions? For full rules, go here.

Summary of Entry Requirements:

  • Follow the topic
  • NO more than stated limit for entries in a category
  • Correct entry sizes
  • File names in correct format
  • Your Artist's Statement in Message Board before voting period begins
  • Comments to the other artists on the Message Board
  • Vote when it is time.
  • If you are chosen to receive a Trophy, plan to do an acceptance picture and speech.

Enter or vote by emailing Janee.

M Y J A N E E then  .. at hotmail dot com

For this Challenge, you may have up to six (6) entries altogether, and NO MORE than two (2) entries for any one category.

The categories are these:

Click each of these to see a description on the Official Challenge Rules of what that category entails. In general, if you're using a photo's pixels, a filtered photo, or selections based upon a photo's colors, then that is considered a Manipulated Photo.

On the photo side, if you're manipulating it very much, it can no longer be considered "pure." I have a listing of allowed "pure" editing techniques on the Rules page.

I am the sole judge of whether something will be posted or not. If you have a question about the appropriateness of your entry, the answer is no. :)

What you may NOT depict is the usual taboos -- slurs against any particular group or nudity that you'd get in trouble having on network TV.

If you are using any images which are not original to you, you must disclose this in your Artist's Statement in the Community Message Board.

I hope you enjoy being part of this Challenge!

Always me,

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