Hi, my name is Gerardo, I administrate an open creators' blog called Neorigami and, with the help of the Origami Shop and various origamists (specially Ekaterina Lukasheva, Aurèle Duda, and Hoàng Tiến Quyết), I have designed this challenge for all of you.
-LoveOrigami (in Russian): http://forum.loveorigami.info/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=666
-Oriart (in Russian): http://oriart.ru/forum/14-906-1#29604
-Pajarita (in Spanish): http://www.pajarita.biz/modules.php?nam ... 4909#34909
-Pliage de Papier (in French): http://pliagedepapier.com/forum/viewtop ... =36&t=4304
-The Origami Forum (in English)
-Vietnam Origami Group (in Vietnamese): http://forum.origami.vn/showthread.php?1827DETAILS
TOPIC: Models that are useful (practical) as well as astonishing
SUBMITION DATES: From now till March 30th
JUDGING AND VOTING DATES: From April 1st to the 15th
-Only original models are allowed, created specifically for this challenge.
-Papers of all forms and sizes are allowed.
-Using more than one paper for one model is allowed.
-Presenting more than one model is allowed (keep on reading for details).
-Cutting ISN'T allowed.
-Pasting ISN'T allowed.
JUDGING AND VOTING CRITERIA:
-level of usefulness: How helpful is it and how well does it serve its purpose?
-astonishment factor: how amazing is it to see origami accomplishing this task?PRIZES
-From the judging system:
" with a personal dedication from the author Didier Boursin sent to anywhere in the world (courtesy of Didier Boursin himself)
-From the voting system:
One of the following two options (courtesy of the Origami Shop)...
(A) One of the books by Nicolas Terry
with a personal dedication + paper + free shipping fees for anywhere in the world. The postage will be economic postage (1 to 6 weeks mainly 3-4 weeks), except for South America, Africa, China, Oceania and some other small countries , in which case priority postage will be used.
OR (B) 50 € (Euros)
discount on any order in the Origami Shop (the person should pay the shipping fees using this 50 €).
: Spanish creator of many models, including the origami whistle
that actually makes sound when blown! This model motivated this challenge since we wished to see more useful models of this level of creativity.
: French folder, author of many origami books, including two books about useful models: "Pliages et utiles" and "Pliages decoratifs et utiles"
: English creator of many models, many of the useful type, including his very popular picture frame
-Submit your model or models to ONLY one of the six forums.
-Embed as many pictures of your model, or each of your models, as you need here as a reply to this topic. Every picture must have a width of 640 px max., if not they can't be presented in The Origami Forum. (You are welcome to post your model and upload the pictures in Neorigami
in order to embed the pictures here afterwards. It's not mandatory to post the model in Neorigami).
-Embed also videos if it's important to see the model in action.
-Include a name of the model.
-Explain the model, mentioning number of papers besides their original form and size, and why do you think the model should win.
-DO NOT upload diagrams nor crease patterns.
-I will be presenting here in this forum the participating models from the other five forums.
-Pliages de Papier will upload one or more of the pictures of your model to its gallery of the challenge
. By submitting your model you are agreeing to this.JUDGING SYSTEM
-Each judge will personally choose their five favorite models based on the judging criteria presented here.
-They will organize the five models from their #1 choice to their #5, declaring their arguments for each choice.
-Five points will be awarded to each #1 choice, four to each #2, three to #3 and so on.
-The points will be added together being the winner the model with the most points.
-If there's a tie between two or more models, the judges will go to a second round, deciding the winning model between ONLY the ones that had tied.
-Judges have the right to ask the participants questions regarding the models, ask to show more pictures of the model from particular angles or even to make a video of the model in action in order to choose their favorite models.
-Each model competes separately even if two or more are from the same participant.
-In that case, each judge may ONLY select one of the models from the same participant, among his favorite five.
-Judges may communicate directly through one of the forums or may send their comments to me by email for me to post them here.VOTING SYSTEM
-You may vote ONLY if you are participating in the challenge with one or more models.
-Please vote ONLY in the very same forum were you submitted their model or models.
-You get to vote for ONLY one model.
-You are voting for the models and not for the participants. If a participant presents more than one model, each model gets independent votes.
-All votes will be posted publicly, arguing why do you consider that the particular model fulfill the challenge's criteria.
-After adding up the votes from all six forums, the model with more votes win.
-Voters have the right to ask the participants questions regarding the models, ask to show more pictures of the model from particular angles or even to make a video of the model in action in order to decide their vote wisely.
-In case one model is the winner of both the judging and voting systems, the prize of the voting system will be awarded to the model with the second most votes.EXTRA INFORMATION
-Other judges may be invited to participate and there may be other prizes as well. In any of these two cases, the rules will be adapted accordingly.