Renderosity Artist of the Month FAQ

gToon · December 16, 2016 9:13 pm

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Renderosity Artist of The Month

How are nominees for AOM selected?

Members who participate in a selected gallery are nominated by our Moderators, and Admins. Artist of the Month is highlighting a talented Renderosity artist that has been nominated by the site team and voted by the community. Recognition is given to this member for their collection of works for that year. Since we only select one AOM per month, it is not about their works for that particular month. Instead, it is about highlighting a talented artist's works for that year and they are recognized during that month.

Mods/Admins use the following criteria to select their nominations?

  1. An AOM nominee should have in their gallery a body of work that is created using the software/genre for the month in question.
  2. There should be more than just a sprinkling of that type of image, demonstrating a good foundation in and mastery of the software/genre.
  3. Several elements should be balanced and considered when selecting a nominee -- things like technical expertise, mood, message, design and content should be taken into consideration.
  4. The nominee's gallery should have fairly recent postings to it. (There are quite a few members who are no longer active and therefore no longer available for the follow up interview).
  5. New - An artist can only be AOM for one time during the year. Those artists who have won this title during the past five years will not be included in the voting for a new AOM.
  6. New - Coordinators (as they are volunteers) will be eligible for AOM nomination for 2006 AOM, and, are no longer part of the AOM selection process.
  7. Moderators, and Admins are not eligible for Artist of the Month.

What happens after the Community votes each month?

Once the voting has ended, an announcement on the front page is published until we receive the interview from the winner. This is also announced in our monthly newsletter. After the artist has been interviewed, the article is published on the front page for the entire month.

Each month, we highlight a different gallery or galleries from which the nominees are selected. This gives a larger variety of members an opportunity to participate in the AOM. The 2018 Artist of the Month schedule is:

  1. January - 2D
  2. February - Maya, 3ds Max, Cinema 4D, Blender 3D
  3. March – VUE, Bryce, Terragen,
  4. April - Zbrush, Shade, iClone
  5. May – Fractal
  6. June - Mixed Media
  7. July - Fan Art, Hobbyist
  8. August - Photography, PhotoShop, Gimp
  9. September - Poser
  10. October - Daz Studio
  11. November - Writers, Digital Comics
  12. December - All Galleries not previously listed

What is AOY?

At the end of the year, one of the Artists of the Month will be selected for the title of Artist of the Year. This is voted on by the community. The winner is the artist with the most amount of votes in the poll. Ricky Grove, the managing editor, is the vote counter and will announce the winner in early January of each year.

2018 Artists of The Month

  1. January: Nikolais
  2. February: DamirCismok
  3. March: Estevez
  4. April: Calum5
  5. May: la-du-lin
  6. June: Kordouane
  7. July: Rikomortis
  8. August: AlanWilliams
  9. September: Moebiustraveller
  10. October: duo
  11. November: RedPhantom
  12. December: teyon

2018 Artist of The Year

2018: TBD

2017 Artists of The Month

  1. January: elianeck
  2. February: MtnMist
  3. March: curious3D
  4. April: SeanE
  5. May: claude19
  6. June: velleman
  7. July: Petege
  8. August: budo-san
  9. September: sossy
  10. October: Nyala
  11. November: phoenixwaller
  12. December: Artienne

2017 Artist of The Year

2017: Nyala

2016 Artists of The Month

  1. January: Artistic_license
  2. February: liquidminduk
  3. March: Lumo
  4. April: Jollyself
  5. May: Kindredsoul
  6. June: Darkglass
  7. July: steveHolden, ArtFormz2
  8. August: me72nl
  9. September: Geographics
  10. October: CoyoteSeven
  11. November: Bigbraader
  12. December: PhilW

2016 Artist of The Year

2016: Jollyself

2015 Artists of The Month

2015 Artist of The Year

2015: UteBigSmile

2014 Artists of The Month

2014 Artist of The Year

2014: stonemason

2013 Artists of The Month

2013 Artist of The Year

2013: Badsue

2012 Artists of The Month

2012 Artist of The Year

2012: DarekKocurek

2011 Artists of The Month

2011 Artist of The Year

2011: 1971s

2010 Artists of The Month

2010 Artist of The Year

2010: MarkusVogt

2009 Artists of The Month

2009 Artist of The Year

2009: jude1984

2008 Artists of The Month

2008 Artist of The Year

2008: orbital

2007 Artists of The Month

2007 Artist of The Year

2007: SkoolDaze

2006 Artists of The Month

2006 Artist of The Year

2006: Matthieu Roussel

2005 Artists of The Month

2005 Artist of The Year

2005: Sven Daennart

2004 Artists of The Month

2004 Artist of The Year

2004: Rochr

2003 Artists of The Month

2003 Artist of The Year

2003: enax

2002 Artists of The Month

2002 Artist of The Year

2002: ToxicAngel

2001 Artists of The Month

2001 Artist of The Year

2001: hobbit

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