Riddle Me This:Q:
When is a a contest not a contest?A:
It's not a contest when Kickstarter says you can't run contests
OK, enough word salad. Explanation time.
My friend, Dennis A. Smith has written his next album, The 9/11 Project
. He just started a Kickstarter campaign
to raise $60,000 dollars to get it produced and marketed. This will be Dennis' fourth album, so he knows what he's doing.
Because there's such a depth of talent on dA, as well as Flickr and Tumblr, I suggested we hold a contest where people could submit photos and artwork inspired by 9/11, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, personalities such as Karl Rove, former President George W. Bush, Saddam Hussein, Osama bin Laden, or President Obama; people they remember or lost, or whatever they found important or inspiring in the last ten years. The winners would get a prize as well as having their art used on the 9/11 Project album cover.
Then Kickstarter put the kibosh on that
. In short, it was either Contest or Kickstarter, and that was really no choice.
BUT . . . .
While Kickstarter can forbid us from running a contest while our campaign is running, they cannot forbid us from asking
our fellow deviants if they have any artwork, photos, fond memories (or sad ones) or even prayers they would like us to consider
putting on the album cover.
There will be lots of room; the 9/11 Project album will contain three CDs containing eleven songs each along with a small booklet that will have the written lyrics to each song. If you're interested, you can read them here
. You might even be "inspired." (hint! hint!
We plan to use contributed art throughout the album packaging, as well as feature it on our blog
. If you have any photos or artwork you think might look good in our upcoming album, please drop me or Dennis
a note, a link, or email to 911project[at]lionsquarter[dot]com.
Since this is not a contest, we are offering no prizes, save our thanks and, naturally, credit where credit is due. Nonetheless, there are some rules as to contributions, which you can go over here
And if you have any questions, feel free to ask!