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Now that The Eighth has a new Official Number, being PI which is approximately equal to 3.14159265etc, the Kings and Queens have decided to build on the momentum of this momentous occasion by having a contest, at this very moment.

Since at least one of the Kings is colourblind anyway (though nobody knows which one), they have decided to hold an art contest. It is your duty (yes your duty), should you choose to enter, to create a DROD-themed piece of art using only "The Official Number" of colours. That means it is up to you (yes you) to first choose a palette of PI colours, and then create art with it.

Rules of the Contest

1. The colours you use are your own to choose. The canvas background doesn't count as a colour. How you handle the extra 0.14159265etc is up to you, and will be part of the voting process.
2. You must use your palette to create a piece of art, let's say no bigger than 550 pixels in either dimension just so it doesn't get too silly.
3. All entries must be posted in the submission topic no later than Local Time:04-23-2011 at 10:00 PM.
4. You may enter once. If you submit more than one entry, only your last entry will be used for voting.
5. Voting will take place from Local Time:04-24-2011 at 03:00 PM to Local Time:05-01-2011 at 10:00 PM. Voting will be based on two criteria: a score of 1-8 for your subjective opinion of the entry, and a score of 0-2 for how creative the entry was at dealing with the extra 0.14159265etc, added up for a total score of 1-10 as per normal contest voting.

Prizes

First place winner gets any item of his/her choosing from the Prize Pile and 100 rank points. The second- and third-place runner-ups get 50 and 25 rank points, respectively. If the same person wins two prizes, I will be very surprised, and more than a little confused.

Now, what did I miss...

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04-08-2011 at 02:57 PM
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That makes no sense whatsoever! I love it! It means that I have a license to make a picture that makes no sense whatsoever! :thumbsup

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04-08-2011 at 07:35 PM
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I wonder how many Obama poster parodies we'll get.

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I'm partly looking forward to how people deal with the stray percentage of a colour. I have a couple ideas for how I'd do it if it were me, but there's no way I'm more creative than everyone else here put together.

And now everyone should be able to tell why I was hoping the entry for 17,000+ wouldn't win ;)

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I wonder how many Obama poster parodies we'll get.
That's why I did something I knew nobody else would ever think of...:shifty I hope!:fear

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I wonder how many Obama poster parodies we'll get.
Speaking for myself, one fewer than before you posted. Hrm.

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The whole PI-thing does make it a bit more complicated, but also more interesting.

However, I need to get my interpretation of the rules confirmed: Am I correct in that, had the number been 12, I would have to use exactly (not at most) twelve distinct colours in the picture?


I may or may not enter this contest... haven't decided yet.

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Actually, no matter what number you submitted in the last contest, you have to make it Pi. Right, DiMono?

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However, I need to get my interpretation of the rules confirmed: Am I correct in that, had the number been 12, I would have to use exactly (not at most) twelve distinct colours in the picture?
I'm not sure it matters, but yes, that's the idea. Otherwise it wouldn't be using The Official Number of colours.

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Actually, no matter what number you submitted in the last contest, you have to make it Pi. Right, DiMono?
Correct.

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Because King Dugan edict was ignored he is quite pleased that the artist will struggle with that odd fraction in their color selections, "4 was so much better a number, humph!" he was heard to say shortly after the decision for the artwork contest was made.

But count me in I think said the one who was made to deliver the edict.

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almost done, just gotta finish a couple of things and on to finishing touches. I can't wait to see the looks on your faces! (not that I ever will see the looks on your faces)

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Remember everyone, the deadline is this coming Saturday!

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Remember everyone, the deadline is this coming Saturday!

Just one more day (and a little bit) to get your entries in, folks! I'm really looking forward to seeing what you can come up with here.

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