You know what’s awesome? The plans for the OTW’s Torrent of Our Own (TO3)!
What’s that? Good question! Part of the Archive of Our Own, the Torrent of Our Own is a private bittorrent tracker for distributing transformative audio-visual works like fan art, vids, fic trailers, AMVs, political remixes, podfic and other audio, machinima, and other digital fanworks.
What does that mean? It means the OTW is working on a way to share fan-made images, audio, and video that’s dedicated to fannish creative works (and thereby awesome). (Read more about the TO3 and our other multimedia-related projects.)
… No, wait! What we actually meant to say is awesome: CONTESTS! FANNISH CREATIVITY! TRANSFORMATIVE WORKS!
Merging the awesomeness, we’re having a contest to celebrate our hopes, dreams, and goals for the TO3: We want your graphics (or vids!) and we want them in by September 19th! Awesomeness squared means we’re asking for meta graphics about visual transformative culture. “Draw all the things!” “I Can Has Art Nao?” “Vidding Is Hard!”
Copy & paste to help us promote the challenge!
Just email firstname.lastname@example.org with your work in whatever format you think we can reasonably expect to be able to open and show people, and in whatever size or file dimension you desire – wallpapers, icons, buttons, banners – anything goes! (Even a vid? Well, who are we to stop you?)
You’ll receive our undying gratitude and be entered to win our fancy OTW merch – we’ll be asking our community to vote for the top 3 entries between 22 and 29 September. Third place wins OTW stickers and buttons, second place wins OTW stickers, buttons and a water bottle and our first place winner will receive OTW stickers, buttons, a water bottle and custom buttons and/or iron-ons (winner’s choice) commemorating the win!
The fine print: Submissions will be displayed with attribution. Submitted work may become an official OTW graphic, shareable and modifiable with credit. Graphics that are transformative are fair game for the contest, so anything goes, but we can’t make submissions that include unauthorized images or that are specific to a single fandom into official OTW graphics. (Your original art, public domain images, or images licensed as Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 are fine, though!) We’re always thrilled to accept graphics celebrating the OTW and any of our projects, though only those focused on visual fanworks qualify as entries in this particular contest.