What is The Campaigner Creative Challenge?
We want to see what you can do with a theme, a simple base to build from, and your own uninhibited imagination! The aim is to let your creative side run riot and produce a piece that is both interesting and inspiring. Use whatever miniatures you want, or sculpt your own. Fantasy, sci-fi, World War II, Warhammer, Flames of War, or a world of your own creation. It can be in whatever genre you want, for whatever system you want. Just as long as it is a creative, well produced piece with balance and originality.
How do I run a Creative Challenge?
First of all, contact The Campaigner and let us know that you are going to organise a Creative Challenge. You will become the Official for that challenge. We will work with you to create the required material, choose a stage format, and generally help you get the ball rolling. Before you jump into the excitement, there are a few things to consider.
You will need access to a large group of gamers and modellers, so running the challenge through a gaming group or shop is the suggested method. This is the first, and major hurdle.
Once you have a host, you will need to choose a theme. The Campaigner will work with you to create one that is unique and interesting. Uninhibited creativity is the backbone of the challenge, so genre or system specific themes are not allowed. Participants should be allowed to draw from any source of inspiration, and work within any world, they wish.
Choosing a stage is also an important step. There is a ‘standard’ stage size that you can use, but if you wish you can use any form you like. The standard size is easy to produce, but more exotic shapes will really test the participants. Creating and distributing the stages is the job of the Official, so it is whatever is in your means to purchase and manufacture.
Once the Creative Challenge is closed and you have all the submissions, you are going to need to photograph them. In order to best display the pieces you are going to have to be able to get a consistent look across all the shots. All the photos will also have to be supplied as high resolution.
How do I find out if there is a Creative Challenge being run near me?
Keep your eyes on The Campaigner website. We will provide a list of all Creative Challenges about to start, as well as those that are currently running.