Voting will close at 11:59 CST ON SUNDAY OCTOBER 5TH, which gives you almost a week to vote.
You must vote for at least five artists. You may vote for up to ten artists (this is encouraged!).
The artists are not 'numbered.' Rather they have a 'name' to refer to each of them. I chose to use U.S. states this year. I did this for a couple of reasons. 1) I'm... a lot better with words than numbers, so when I'm tallying up a poll of this magnitude, it makes it easier for me. 2) I thought it might make it easier for some of you, in regards to not accidentally mixing submissions up.
Your vote should look like this:
8- South Africa
I used countries for the example, but of course your votes should be state names. Your top five votes do NOT need to be in order (as in, your first favorite doesn't need to be the first artist you list. They just need to be somewhere in those first five). They just need to be your top five favorites, unranked. 6-10 also do NOT need to be in order.
Your top five votes will receive TWO points a piece. Your remaining votes will receive ONE point a piece. That's why it's at least important to let me know what your five favorites are.
PLEASE LOOK AT ALL THE SAMPLES. Don't just look at the one on display, because there might be something else in the other two samples that really blows you away. ALSO- Remember that some artists submitted lower res images since I required they not have their normal signature/watermark. If you notice any graininess, PLEASE assume it is because of that and do not let it detract from your overall view of the art.
Artists- If you'd like me to change your main sample to another piece, let me know.
Voters- I've posted all the submissions anonymously, but of course I realize that there are many artists here that you are going to recognize. I trust you all to vote free of bias, based solely on the skill of the artists seen below. Please make sure to make this as fair as possible! Every artist here should have an equal chance. I trust you all to be honest; no sock accounts, no getting your friends to come vote for you, etc. You all are an amazing community, so I don't foresee this as an issue.
Artists... again- You MAY vote. Also, voting for yourself is not prohibited, if you absolutely feel that you deserve it.
If any links are incorrect or not working, please let me know. :)
Comments are SCREENED. If you are not a member of the community and choose to vote, please link to your tumblr or another account somewhere in your comment. This is just so we can make sure we don't have spam votes.
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Thank you and good luck to all of you artists!