Still time to vote in the 2017 Creative Excellence Awards. Submissions close midnight Mountain Time, 16 Jan 2018. Get those eyeballs working. I'm glad we have more time. I think I missed a few interesting pieces last attempt. Some pieces definitely needed a second look. Remember people, you have an unlimited supply of . "Giving love doesn't use love up." (six word story)
Notes from an "ole resume writer":
1. Always put your strongest, most eye-catching stuff first. I noticed a few entries with their strongest piece third, and those don't show up in the preview.
Corollary for writers - find an interesting image related to your material. I don't think our poets and writers have gotten as much attention. is a visual medium, as is the rest of the Net.
2. Avoid the "Middle Child Syndrome". I think the folks that got the most attention posted at either the beginning or the end. It seems like the ones who submitted their work between days 6 and 10 didn't get as much attention. In interviews, it is often the first one in, or the last one out, who gets hired.
What does an "ole resume writer" know about Art? Resumes are all about Marketing and Getting Attention, which are important in many fields.
I've finally gotten through most of the submissions. I'll probably check once more, late tonight.
Next year I'll make sure I check every couple of days. If you wait more than a few days, it takes a lot of patience and dedication to scroll down to where you last left off. I'm sure we have all experienced "Museum Fatigue", where after awhile your attention just sort of "glazes over".
Inspiring work everyone. Lots of great images for us collagists to steal.
Lots of great submissions since this afternoon. Glad I checked back in.
Laumeier Sculpture Park, St Louis, MO, July 2011, nonrandom tourist for scale (my daughter).
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