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The C-C Vignette Story Telling Contest

Postby SavaTheAggie » Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:00 pm

Vignette Story Telling

The Challenge:

On a 16x16 baseplate, or on a 16x16 base, create a series of 4 connected, castle-oriented vignettes that visually tell a story. The goal is to create a 'story' which can be viewed when the overall MOC is spun.

The Rules:

  1. You may enter twice, each individual entry consisting of the four connected vignettes.
  2. Each vignette is limited to an 8x8 base footprint.
  3. All four vignettes must be either permanently connected or able to connect together, and must be able to rest flush against or share 2 sides with its' neighbor vignettes.
  4. You may overlap your vignettes and/or the edge of the overall 16x16 base.
  5. Your overall entry may consist of a single 16x16 MOC with four vignetted 'scenes' each on an 8x8 footprint within, providing it tells a story.
  6. To tell your story, your vignettes must be put in a logical progressive order. You may move the story to the right or two the left, it is your choice. Your first and fourth vignettes do not have to relate to each other.
  7. You may repeat minifigs throughout the vignettes. However, if your story revolves around an object, that must be explicitly obvious.
  8. Do NOT write a story for your entry. You may title it descriptively, but the object is to visually tell a story.
  9. Please take at least one picture of each vignette, along with at least one picture of all four together at a distance (you should not be able to see the front of all four vignettes at the same time when connected).
  10. Castle-Oriented is defined by the acceptable themes able to be posted to the Castle MOCs forum. I.E. Castle, Ninja, KK2, etc. Roman, Greek, and other ancient themes are welcome as well.
  11. Custom elements are limited to minifig and animals, stickers, and minifig and animal accessories.
  12. Sorry, for this contest Ldrawn entries will not be accepted.


***Submit entries by replying to the forthcoming entries post. Please only post one picture in this thread and link to your offsite gallery of other images.***

***Please limit posted images in the entry thread to 400x400 pixels. Larger images may be used for greater detail, but must be only linked to offsite, and may not exceed 800x600 pixels.***

***Larger pictures than 800x600 may disqualify the entry.***

Prizes:

1st Place:
The special CC forum rank for one month of "Royal Bard" with the nifty "Champion" Logo
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New MISB Set #5615 The Knight
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2nd Place:
2nd Place is the first loser.
The special CC forum rank for one month of "Understudy" with the nifty "Champion" Logo
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CC will ship the prize USPS Priority up to $4.05 to anywhere in the USA. Winners outside the USA and/or where shipping is more than $4.05 will pay the difference.

Timeline:

The contest begins at the time of this post, February 1, 2008 and will end at 11:59 PM / 23:59 (CC server time) February 29, 2008 (This is a leap year, you know).

Judging:

The Classic-Castle.com admins will decide the winner(s), and thus are ineligable to enter.

The Admins will pick their top favorite entries and create a 'Short List'. This Short List will then be put up for public vote to decide the winner.

If you have any questions, please reply to this post and ask away!

Good luck and Leg Godt!
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The admins reserve the right to change the rules, deadline and anything else regarding to this contest for any reason at any time.
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Postby Spongey » Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:09 pm

This sounds great! Can't wait to get started.
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Postby Hob Took » Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:26 pm

Cool, a vignette contest. I could always use another knight. Now just for a story...

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Postby DARKspawn » Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:46 pm

Hi Tony, awesome idea for a contest, let's just hope Nelson doesn't find this thread ;)

I have a question, do the vigs need to connect in a 2 vig x 2 vig square, or can they be arranged like 2 connected vigs ontop of another 2 (a verticle 2 vig x 2 vig square) or even in a verticle tower of one vig atop the other?

I hope that makes sense ;) Thanks in advance.
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Postby SavaTheAggie » Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:51 pm

DARKspawn wrote:Hi Tony, awesome idea for a contest, let's just hope Nelson doesn't find this thread ;)

I have a question, do the vigs need to connect in a 2 vig x 2 vig square, or can they be arranged like 2 connected vigs ontop of another 2 (a verticle 2 vig x 2 vig square) or even in a verticle tower of one vig atop the other?

I hope that makes sense ;) Thanks in advance.


For the purposes of this contest, they need to be in a 2 vig x 2 vig square. However there is no vertical limit so if you want to do some scene stacking you are perfectly welcome to do so (but each 'stack' will be considered one vignette).

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Postby Jansen » Fri Feb 01, 2008 11:13 pm

Hey Tony,

Cool contest but my question is do the vigs have to make up a single scene or can they connect but all be different? For example, a series of events throughout a minifigures life would all fit together but they wouldn't make a one set.
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Postby SavaTheAggie » Fri Feb 01, 2008 11:16 pm

Jansen wrote:Hey Tony,

Cool contest but my question is do the vigs have to make up a single scene or can they connect but all be different? For example, a series of events throughout a minifigures life would all fit together but they wouldn't make a one set.


They don't have to be related at all, so long as the story they are depicting is easy to follow and understand without the aid of text.

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Postby Remyth » Sat Feb 02, 2008 12:11 am

This sounds great! I might just have to come up with something for this.

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Postby Lamanda2 » Sat Feb 02, 2008 12:54 am

Very interesting, this contest may be just the kick in the pants I need to get building again.. :wink:

Thanks for putting this together.

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Postby RichardAM » Sat Feb 02, 2008 1:19 am

This sounds like a great, really unique idea for a contest.

It'll take a while to get some ideas flowing, but i'm really looking forward to entering!
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Postby SirNadroj » Sat Feb 02, 2008 3:10 am

Sounds like fun! I trust we can make up a story, or does it have to be know?
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Postby SavaTheAggie » Sat Feb 02, 2008 4:33 am

SirNadroj wrote:Sounds like fun! I trust we can make up a story, or does it have to be know?


The story can be whatever you want it to be, providing the creation is medieval themed.

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Postby eNiGMa » Sat Feb 02, 2008 4:42 am

Ooh, a contest! And it's just my size! :D

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Postby MrTS » Sun Feb 03, 2008 11:05 pm

Great contest idea! :)
I also have a question
All four vignettes must be either permanently connected or able to connect together, and must be able to rest flush against or share 2 sides with its' neighbor vignettes.

Could you please explain the bold part? I dont understand what 'flush' means in this context.
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Postby Aliencat » Sun Feb 03, 2008 11:13 pm

MrTS wrote:Could you please explain the bold part? I dont understand what 'flush' means in this context.


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