One judge chooses the winners of the monthly BoldBrush contest.
In addition, on the BoldBrush competition page, the most popular image - the one with the most likes - is on the main page and is clickable next to where it says Current Most Popular Painting by Votes.
There's also a link that shows previous popular images. So if someone clicks that and you've been the most popular image at one time, your entry will be there. This is a great way to get more people to look at your work.
From the Awards page:
Our judge will select 12 finalists each month from all the artworks that are entered in our online art contest. Then, it will be further narrowed down by the same judge. If we receive more than 100 entries, a panel may pre-jury the entries down to 100 for the final judge to select from.
Final decisions are not rendered until the 20th of the following month.
In addition, there is the FAV15 (FAV 15%), representing the favorite 15% by the FASO team and the FineArtViews staff members.
Our BoldBrush painting competition receives so many high quality entries each month that we wanted to take the opportunity to acknowledge ones that particularly spoke to us, hence the FAV 15%.
The FAV15 is not part of the jurying process. The real judge looks at every single painting entered to make his or her decisions. Inclusion (or exclusion) from the FAV15 has absolutely no impact on any given artwork's chances of winning an award.
At FASO we believe that Sharing Art Enriches Life; This is one way our staff can share art they particularly enjoy, much like Facebook's Like button.
From the Awards page, click on a month, scroll to the bottom and click Click here to see the FAV 15%
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