We had talked about starting something for beginners / people without photoshop or other advanced graphics programmes
... and after a chat this is what we have come up with.
There seemed to be lots of interest in scrapbooking ideas in another thread... so we thought a scrapbooking competition would work for beginners - that way it can be done in paint or by hand and scanned in.
You can only cut things as if they were cut with scissors - no filters, blending layers etc... so anyone who does use photoshop - no use of overlay/screen etc.
The theme is Cats in the Aztec
This requires no advanced artistic talent so hopefully the people who vote but don't usually participate in the graphics contest will take part.
So post your entry with whether you did it by hand or used a computer programme and state how many different pictures you used to make your page.
The general rules:
Images should be no wider than 600px so as not to widen the screen.
No graphics programme is to be used for anything except cut and paste as if using scissors / other scrapbooking tools.
Entries should be submitted by Sunday 31 July @ 9.30pm EDT
Use either jpg or gif format so they all show when linked.
When submitting, please use your catforum photo gallery
. Then there are no issues if your host goes down for a little while during the voting period. If they're all in the same gallery, then they'll all show up, or they all won't.
Here is a quick example by Tornangel012:
Made with a graphics programme - 9 images used.