The claiming process:
At about Feb 25th at 0900 UTC I'll put up the claims post with comments disabled. Each art preview will be listed with the title, medium, rating, a list of character(s), pairing(s), warning(s), and other notes, if applicable.
The post will be locked to members-only. Over the weekend authors can look through the post and decide on their top 5 choices*. On Feb 28th at 2300 UTC
(find out when this is for you here
) the claiming post will go live. I'll allow comments, and authors can reply with their top 5 choices.
Claims are given on a first-come, first-served basis. If all of your 5 choices have already been claimed once, then I'll reply to your comment asking if you would like to choose from the art that is still available, or if you'd prefer to wait until all of the art has been claimed once.
If you choose to wait, I'll go through the comments until all the art has been claimed once, then go back to the top and work my way down again. Choosing to wait does not
guarantee that you will get one of your top 5 choices.
After claiming I will send authors an email with the full-size version of the art that they've claimed, and the email address of their artist, if you want to discuss the challenge.What to do if you can't make the claiming time:
You can have a proxy sign up for you. Leave a comment to this post saying who you want your proxy to be, and have them request to join the community.
*For the people who are participating as both an artist and an author, obviously you won't be allowed to claim your own piece.Reminders:
Art is due at the end of the day today! If you haven't submitted your artwork and have not contacted us about an extension, please do so ASAP.
Author sign-ups also close at the end of the day!