Before explaining the precise structure of each round, here are the guidelines
by which your work will be evaluated. These guidelines are the same for every
round, be it individual or not.
Each artwork submitted will be evaluated by at least five judges.
There are more than five judges, but no judge will evaluate a work
if he/she cannot do it impartially. For example, for those judges
who are part of a group, no judge will evaluate the work of
a member of his group, or of a member of a group pitted against
his or her group. Also, judges will NOT be influenced
by opinions (i.e. number of favorites or comments) expressed on Minitokyo
or other sites.
Each judge will rate the submitted work on a 0 – 10 scale, with the 10
points divided between originality, expression, and technique.
Be warned that we will judge with high standards indeed, and that
failure to observe the no cliches or "add-ons" rule will result
in a serious points reduction!
Here follows an explanation of these words, as well as the allotted points
that can be distributed for each of them:
Originality (0 – 4 points): The ability to surprise, the amount of
innovation and the creative capacity to express the theme of the round without
cliches and in a not-previously-thought-of way.
Technique (0 – 3 points): The level of extraction,
CG, filter, brush skills that the artist exhibited in putting together
the wallpaper. The above list of skills lists several examples
but is not exhaustive.
Expression (0 – 3 points): The emotional impact or mood that the
wallpaper successfully creates through a good combination of design elements
The final score of the artwork will be obtained by doing an average
of the scores of the various judges, after taking off the
highest and lowest scores. The scores in each of these categories
will be recorded and used for awarding some of the titles.