Question to #art #mastoart people: do you know anyone with an experience organizing art contest? I was thinking about starting a Creative Commons #Solarpunk challenge (all entries must be CC-BY-SA or CC-BY) with some rewards.

@alxd

I co-ran a music festival that had an open call. We used google forms (yies, i know, I'd use Easy Chair now) and recruited a bunch of people to do peer review. Every submission got scored by 3 people on a few factors.

We also found systemic gender bias even when the identity of the submitter was hidden. It was a tech-focussed festival, but we needed to add a specific question to the reviewers about aesthetics, which was extremely helpful in addressing the bias.

@alxd

Having only women judges would also have fixed the gender bias.

I think this is a great idea. I'd like to encourage you to avoid entrance fees.

Also, it is probably possible to find a gallery or arts org to partner with. This is a bit outside of my area, but maybe try Piksel?

Good luck!

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