Thursday, September 16, 2010

Rules of the Arena

To put it simply we have 2 challengers: Challenger A and Challenger B.

Each battle consists of 2 rounds. For round 1 challenger A gets to set all the rules and terms of the challenge. For round 2 Challenger B gets to be in charge.

Each round will be judged by a panel of 5 judges based on Originality, Creative Interpretation of the Theme, and Technical Skill. Each category will be worth 5 points, for a maximum score of 15 from each judge, and total max of 75 points for each piece. Judges are also encouraged to give a detailed critique and explanation for their scoring. Additionally everyone can contribute through the comments section and voting.

Judges will be agreed upon by the challengers and can either be chosen on a round by round basis, depending on their experience and knowledge with the media or theme of that specfic challenge. Or they can be chosen to judge over both rounds of the battle in favor of consistency.

One of the main ideas of these battles is to analyze yourself and other artists to truly gauge your areas of strength and weakness. It's a useful tactic to become very familiar with your opponents work before each challenge and try to figure out where their skills fall short and where they excel. You must use these to your advantage when deciding a challenge. But you must also be willing to use this critical eye on your own work as well.

"If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle."

- Sun Tzu "The Art of War"

1 comment:

  1. i promise i will yell out "YOU GOT SERVED" everytime i win!