What is Makorra Week, you ask? It is basically seven days dedicated to creating Makorra fanart, fanfiction, and other artistic deviations, such as AMVs. Each day in the week will have its own theme – seven in total – chosen by you, the members! But before we begin the theme prompting, we would like to point out the general rules of Makorra Week and open up this journal to a Q&A in case you have any questions.
- The Makorra Week folder will be open for submissions at 12:01 AM EST (-4 GMT) until 11:59 PM EST each day for each theme. Only that day’s theme will be unlocked for submission so you cannot post a deviation ahead of schedule. For those living in a different time-zone, the counter will be utilised to help suss out how much time you have to submit for that day and when you can submit for the next theme.
AMVs are to be submitted in one of the following fashions: a) link your video in the appropriate theme/day journal, b) create an art deviation with a screencap from your AMV with a link to your video in the artist’s comments and submit it into the appropriate folder, or c) create a journal entry (on your own account) with your AMV embedded and submit the deviation to the appropriate folder¹. It should be noted that for option C your AMV must either be uploaded on youtube or vimeo for it to work AND this is the only time we will accept journal entries as submissions.
Aside from fanvids and manipulations (of screenshots), we only accept ORIGINAL art (whether that be art or fiction). Please do not colour someone else’s lineart and submit as a MW entry, even if you credit the artist. This event is all about your creativity. Just try your best and remember that there’s a difference between being inspired by someone else’s art and copying it directly. n_n
PLEASE USE PROPER TAGGING & TITLES! Tag each of your works with “Makorra Week”. In addition, your title should reflect the theme/day. (e.g. Makorra Week – Jubilee or Makorra Week 2012 :: Jubilee or Makorra Week – Day 1)
Please DO NOT submit any deviations BEFORE the assigned date. Early submissions will be automatically rejected, but you can still resubmit on the appropriate day. Late submissions are automatically accepted, so don’t feel like you can’t submit if you missed the deadline.
Please DO NOT simply rename older deviations and try to submit them as themes for the current Makorra Week. Additionally, DO NOT submit your themes to your own profile earlier than the dates outlined for MW. (And by earlier we mean a month or two.)
The gallery WILL BE CLOSED to submissions OTHER THAN Makorra Week deviations².
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Members will be able to suggest themes in the comment section of our Makorra Week Themes Suggestions journal. Ultimately, themes will be determined by the popularity and creativity of our members’ suggestions.
How long will we have to work on our art/writing?
The official theme list will be posted at the beginning of June, so you will have almost two months to work on your projects. We will also post reminders every few weeks to keep everyone on track and hyped up.
Do we have to follow the theme(s) EXACTLY?
Makorra Week is all about creativity and artistic interpretation; in other words, you don’t have to stick to the dictionary definition of the theme if you don’t want to.
What if I have questions DURING Makorra Week? Where do I voice my concerns?
A new journal will be posted for each day of Makorra Week; there you can ask questions, voice concerns, and, for those making AMVs, post links.
Will there be a Featured Deviation for each theme and for each genre (fanart and fanfiction)?
Yes and yes. After Makorra Week, we will ask you, the members, to vote for your favourites (art and fiction) for each theme based on creativity and performance (most well-drawn or well-written in the case of fanficion). The admins will then tally the results and make any tie-breakers, if need be. Once the results are in, we will post an accumulative journal of praise and thanks, highlighting the featured deviations (the same will be done on our tumblr account) and copy those deviations onto the main MW2012 folder. The Featured folder itself will be set to random for each day/theme during the event, thus avoiding any sense of favouritism³.
What themes can we not suggest for Makorra Week?
Obviously anything offensive or themes suggested from previous Makorra Weeks: fantasy, noir, genderbender, crossover, damage, balance, ever after, scarf, jealousy.
Remember, this is not a competition. It’s all about having fun, growing as artists, and coming together as a community. And even if you can’t participate in this event, you can still provide your support to the artists and their contributions. Let’s make this event one to remember and show the fandom what an awesome group of individuals we have here on #Makorra! <3
Chatroom – We have created a chatroom specifically for Makorra Week – for members to get together and bounce ideas off one another, to ask admin specific questions, and to hold creativity activities to bolster your motivation.
¹ For instructions on how to embed youtube and vimeo videos in journals, please read this helpful tutorial: [link]
² Due to the daily high volume of submissions, which would triple with Makorra Week entries, we have decided to make the week strictly dedicated to MW; thereby making it easier for us to manage, as well as evaluate, submissions. Once Makorra Week is over, all gallery folders will be re-opened. We apologise for any inconvenience.
³ There will be more information on this process in future journal entries.