A group honoring those lush green carpets of moss, the delicate beauty of ferns, and the unusual forms of lichens and liverworts from everywhere around the globe. Algae, seaweeds, and fungi are also welcomed:>)

AVATAR FOR OCTOBER 2013 - Ferns And Mosses Around The World

This challenge closed about 4 years ago.

The Challenge

Simple guidelines – the image must be accepted into the group and must be great viewed as a thumbnail.

Any artistic medium is acceptable, and the focus of the group is ferns, mosses, liverworts, lichens, seaweed, and algae.

Our winner will be the group avatar for October 2013. All ties for First Place will be honored and in the case of a tie, each artist will get a full moth as avatar and have the same additional choices detailed below in “Rewards and Prizes”

Judging / Voting Criteria

Vote for the image, or images, that you feel will be an excellent avatar for Ferns And Mosses Around The World.

The images you choose should look great as a thumbnail since that is how it will be viewed on all group correspondence:>)

Rewards & Prizes

The winning image will be our group avatar for the month of October. Be sure the image looks well as a thumbnail because a thumbnail is what we will see with all our correspondence. In the case of a tie, each winner will have a month as the group avatar.

The winner, and those who place in the top 10, will receive a banner and group announcement.

The top winner (or winners in the case of a tie) will have their winning image showcased on the group homepage with a link to their gallery included. These images will stay in place until the next challenge in line is completed and a new winner(s) is chosen.

The top winner (or winners in the case of a tie) will be a featured artist(s) on the group home page. Challenge winners become permanently featured artists.

The winner(s) will have an opportunity to choose between two additional options:

1) They can opt for temporary hosting privileges and choose 12 features from our gallery for the next rotation, or

2) they can choose to have 6 of their favorite images posted to the group home page as a mini-gallery. These images need not be in the group, and they can be on any subject, but not “X” rated. The mini-galleries have a run of approximately 2 weeks.

Additional Information

The image must be accepted into the group to be eligible for the challenge:>)

Play nice! No solicitation of votes. A win gained in this manner is no win at all.

Most of all, enjoy the contest and have fun! This is an opportunity to showcase your best work.

Cover Image: Fern-Spiral-Gold by Deborah Benoit


The Top Ten

Fern by marens

Fern by marens was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 4 votes.

  • brown bunch by Manon Boily
  • Light Through the Fronds by Michael John
  • Mount Erica Stream by Bette Devine
  • The LOW DOWN.....(Little Moss On The Prairie) by WildestArt
  • Untitled by Pandrot
  • Tree moss by lumiwa
  • Fingertips of Light..... by GerryMac

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