I wish to offer design challenges that will inspire you to dig into your creative resevoirs to come up with something out-of-the-ordinary; A different way of using "items"/design elements. I look for generally uplifting or neutral art.
Please, no dark, violent, evil submissions! NOR ones with a lot of fire. Thank You!
Since March 2014
PS: Here's a tip: I look for neat edges on cut-out elements, and filled in holes (white inserted in the back) when the holes are obviously not left for design effect. A beautiful design can move out of a winning spot if it appears sloppy.
Another tip: Because of a terrifying event in my youth when I witnessed my dad nearly die on fire, I can hardly bear to look at designs with fire surrounding a figure. PLEASE don't send them to my contests. A recent one just made my heart race. Not fun. So, PLEASE, no sets with people & fire or fire design dresses. They scare me. (campfire. fireplace, candles are OK) THANK YOU!