Hello, sorry for the delayed response. I’ve slept on it and sobered up ….err… I mean thought about it some more
I’ve had a couple of questions along similar lines ” can i just use this one part / do this one thing without jumping categories? It’ll make it sooo much easier for the rest of the build ” The rules seem pretty clear cut to me so I’ll continue to take the hard line to make it fair to all the persons who have previous asked (and might’ve altered their build to suit).
@MascaratumB I can still add your build to the mod category if you wish but it looks like you’ve removed the build specs in your thread. Alternatively if you come up with another idea before the end of the comp you are still welcome join.
What i will do is open a discussion thread regarding the rules for next year. I was going to do it after this years comp was finished but I guess we should open discussion while it’s a hot topic. I will not change this year’s rules so the contest is consistent and fair.
Quick question- was wondering if I can participate in the contest with a lit up sign, as in would that qualify for the handmade category? There are huge protests going on in my country and in the effort of “shedding the light” on our corrupt government I wanted to create a sign with lighting.
I’d be really curious to hear from sb if there’s a good way for this to work. Blurring the text or something? Not photographing the message portion of the sign? I don’t know. I’m pretty curious about the tech itself…
Hmm... I don't think we've had a question like this before. Everyone just accepted the purpose of the device is to illuminate the environment not to illuminate the device. Having said that, the rules do not specifically exclude such devices. A bit of a grey area but i think it'd be interesting to see such a build. With regard to the politically motivated message on the device i have sought a comment from sb to help clarify BLF's position. Until I hear back from admin i will play it safe and say the entry does not qualify at this time. If anything changes i will let you know asap FearOfTheDark
Okay i had a chat with admin. His advice to me was to exercise caution.
So with that in mind, I think it best to not allow this project. Point 3 of the BLF rules - please avoid divisive subjects such as religion and politics. Sorry FearOfTheDark. If you have another idea that’s non- political you’re still welcome to join