As of today, this is what the Mosaic Challenge Group on Flickr is all about, but it changes a little bit every now and then.
The Mosaic Challenge Group encourages its members to stretch themselves and show off their talent by creating new subjects and trying new styles.
Every month a new challenge is announced. Challenge periods last approximately two months, so there are often three or more challenges going with different end dates.
The challenge can be about a subject, tesserae, substrate, art movement or anything else an artist can dream up. The challenge definition will have the artists' guidelines (such as "must be 2-dimensional"), but other than that challenge participants are encourage to interpret the challenge in a way that works for them.
The end result is the wonderful opportunity to see several different artists' interpretations of the same challenge idea.
Current Challenges are found here. This list is always updated.
At the end of each challenge there is a private vote. Group members may vote for up to three of their favorites. The number 1, 2 and 3 favorite pieces are announced, but all other voting results are kept private.
The top favorite wins the following:
1) The photo of their piece will be used as the group icon until the next challenge favorite is announced.
2) The artist gets to pick the next challenge.
3) Tammy from Tile Shack (www.tileshack.com) provides a $25 gift certificates to her store.
4) The first and second runners-up will receive a $15 gift certificate to from Tile Shack.
Artists may enter as many pieces in each challenge as they'd like.
Pieces must be completed during the challenge period.
A piece may be a work in progress at the time the challenge is announced, but it can not be complete prior to the challenge period.
Members may participate in and vote on as many or few challenges as they'd like. Everyone is encouraged to vote whether they've entered a piece or not.
Please send a flickr mail to Millimomo with any questions, or - better yet - start a discussion within the group.