Ann Marie Alanes
Jul 9 · 4 min read

IMPORTANT Rule change for Week 5 (August 12th):

We’re changing up a part of the challenge for this last week!
1) Please make only
2 Editions instead of 5.
2)
Do NOT set a price for these editions.
3) Edition 1 of the winning piece will be bought by MakersPlace for 50 USD, and then added to the “MakersPlace Gallery”.
4) Should anyone purchase the 2nd Edition,
do NOT accept a bid for much less than $50.
5) The above rule change has been created to help educate participants about pricing.
6) This week’s theme is provided by collector and artist, @Reinhard. Check out his collection here:
https://makersplace.com/store/reinhardschmid/collection/


(Original article)

Dear Makers! We’re about to embark on a new journey! Let’s do the MakersPlace Art Challenge 5–5–5!

5 Limited Editions of a piece
5 Weeks
5 Ways to Increase Your Success as a Creator


WHY SHOULD I PARTICIPATE?

There are 2 categories of people who might participate for the following reasons:

I. Participate as a CREATOR to…
⁃ Optimize your storefront to tap into what motivates art collectors to buy art.
⁃ Bring traffic to your storefront.
⁃ Increase engagement on your storefront.
⁃ Increase exposure of your works.
⁃ Increase your portfolio of works.
⁃ Reach any artistic goals that you set for yourself.
⁃ Learn (Improve technique, try new tools, or a new style or medium, etc.).
⁃ Have fun!

II. Participate as a COLLECTOR…
⁃ For a chance to win an edition from the winning creator.
⁃ To build your very own art collection.
⁃ To establish a connection with the artist of the works you are collecting from.
⁃ To directly support the artist that you are a fan of.
⁃ Get an understanding of the style of digital art you enjoy.
⁃ Have fun!

HOW DO I PARTICIPATE AS A CREATOR?

Starting Monday, July 15th, MakersPlace will post an announcement of the start of the challenge PLUS a phrase to inspire your digital creation.

I. From the time of the post, Creators have 7 days (168 hours) to BOTH submit AND promote their works as described below:
⁃ Each week, upload ONE (1) creation set at 5 limited editions to your MakersPlace storefront. (You may set a price for the 1st Edition if you would like.)
⁃ Post the direct link to your work on Twitter (or Discord) with the following hashtags:
#artchallenge555 #makersplaceco
⁃ Post the same link on any other social media channels with both of the same hashtags to encourage FIVE (5) actions:

1. FOLLOWS of your store
2. LIKES of your submission (especially in your store)
3. COMMENTS on your submission (especially in your store)
4. SHARES of your posts with both #artchallenge555 #makersplaceco
5. REPOSTS with both #artchallenge555 #makersplaceco

HOW WILL THE WINNING CREATOR BE CHOSEN EACH WEEK?

ONE weekly winning creator will be chosen based on the following criteria:

I. Mandatory
⁃ Has the creator followed all the Art Challenge 555 participation instructions?
⁃ How well does the creator tell the story of their submitted piece?
⁃ How much engagement has there been on their particular artwork submission?
⁃ Has the creator answered any questions that may have been asked in the comments, or has the creator replied to comments regarding their submission?

II. 5 Highly Suggested Ways for Creators to Succeed
1. The Basics: Store URL, Store Logo, Banner
2. About You: Create a great story about you
3. About Your Work: Create great stories about *all* the works in your store, not just your submission
4. A Full-Looking Store: 5 to 6 published works or more
5. Promoting your works: Spread the word about your work so people know about it

WHAT HAPPENS WITH THE 5 LIMITED EDITIONS?

The Winning Creator will keep Limited Edition 1 of 5 to do with as they wish, then choose the 4 participants who best engaged with their submission to each receive Limited Edition 2 through 5.

WHERE WILL THE WINNING CREATION BE POSTED?

I. Chosen creation will be shared:
⁃ on Makersplace.com
⁃ To thousands of subscribers on our monthly newsletter.
Discord: In the #general channel
Twitter: @makersplaceco
⁃ Instagram: @makersplaceco + @arts.lovr
⁃ Facebook: @makersplaceco

II. The MakersPlace team will choose and post winning submission sometime after the deadline on a weekly basis until August 26th.


The 1st inspirational phrase will appear in the #general channel on Monday, July 15th.

On July 22nd, we will end submission time, and post the next inspirational phrase. This will repeat until August 19th.


That’s it! Reach out to us on Discord or Twitter if you have any questions.

Happy Making!


Updated for more clarity July 16, 2019 @ 3:19pm:
1. FOLLOWS of your store
2. LIKES of your submission (especially in your store)
3. COMMENTS on your submission (especially in your store)
4. SHARES of your posts with both #artchallenge555 #makersplaceco
5. REPOSTS with both #artchallenge555 #makersplaceco

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