Hi there one and all.
After sorting through our most recent theme competitions design submissions I noticed a few designs that I felt were very simple. Do you think we have the right to simply exclude a design based on how “good it is” compared to the Springleap.com design elite? Shouldn’t all design regardless of intricacy and delivery have the right to be included in the competition?
Now I’m embarrassed to admit that I usually shoot simple designs down when I vote. I don’t mean that I write harsh comments. Rather I give low votes…which I suppose is what most people do. It’s not that I don’t appreciate these designs, because I really am happy that designers will take the initiative and time to put together a design and send it through to us. My main concern is deciding what level of design should be accepted through to the Springleap.com competitions. I know for a fact that there are design websites online that vet every design before it goes live by first seeing if it adheres to a certain level of design power. In many respects I understand why they do this, but on the opposite side of the coin I think it is evil to deny an artist the ability to grow by having his artwork shown to a community who could give them some worthwhile pointers on how to achieve more affective artworks.