These FAQs are slightly updated for the latest incarnation of this project “20one17“. I have left the original notes in so people can see any evolution that has taken place over time…
1st time around we had 11.11.11 – which asked people to do something to record what they were doing at 11.11 on the day.
Then we had 10eleven12 – no time restrictions on that one.
Then 12twelve12 – no time restrictions, but encouragement to offer something around ‘the number 12’.
We had 11twelve13 – no time restrictions, but encouragement to offer something around ‘hope’.
Finally, we had onefour15 – no time restrictions, but encouragement to offer something around ‘fool’.
So, the clock is ticking on this one-day-only project.
1. What kind of things are you looking for here?
Items can be pretty much anything you want. Obvious and relatively examples could be photo’s taken or poems written on the day, but some people have wondered about making something – such as a piece of art. Previous years have seen videos collated, music composed, and even cakes baked – it’s really up to you!
The only qualifying criteria is that is has either been taken/composed/made on the 10th of November 2012, or is linked meaningfully to it it should be linked to the number 12 somehow
This time, I would like any images, poems, thoughts, etc to somehow connect to the theme of defiant hope – but you needn’t worry if you can’t manage that.
2. Does the contribution need to be submitted on the day?
No. The contribution needs to have been composed, taken, created or whatever on the day.
Photographs should be taken on the day itself (at either 8.09am or 1.14pm if you are being really clever – but any other time of the day is good too). This time, I am not choosing to restrict people to a particular day on which to create or capture their contribution. Instead I am asking that contributors submit their gift to the project by 5pm (GMT) on the January 20th 2017 – which is the time Donald Trump is due to swear the Oath of Allegiance and become the 45th President of the USA*. Short pieces of written work – poems, reflections, short stories, etc – should be completed on the day Longer-term pieces or projects – sculpture, knitted work, longer written work, larger paintings, etc – should either be completed on the day and a suitable recording submitted in time, or you may choose to submitted an unfinished piece of work as the item for this project – in which case feel free to link to a picture or website at a later time which includes the completed item.
3. Is there a deadline for submissions?
Please submit by 5pm (UK) on Friday 20th January 2017.
4. How do I submit items?
5. Will everything contributed be published?
I reserve the right to withhold or withdraw any items that are deemed offensive, and/or fail to meet the criteria listed above.
6. Who will hold the copyright for the submissions?
Copyright remains with the author or creator of any item submitted, but I place no restrictions on the sharing of images and other contributions in this site – if you don’t want your item shared, don’t enter it.
I do ask that any sharing of the contributions or concept acknowledge both the 10eleven12 project and site(s) for the origin of the image, and where it has been disclosed, the owner of the item.
I also reserve the right to re-create in appropriate format any or all of the images and other items submitted, for example if the range and quality allows for this to be included in such things as the E17 Art Trail, other local exhibitions or similar.
7. I am interested, but would want to remain anonymous…
That is, of course, completely up to you. If you wish to be acknowledged as the originator of any item submitted, please make clear if you would prefer your legal name, a pseudonym or social media name, etc.
8. I am interested, but don’t feel I am very creative…
Creative is as creative does anyway. This is not meant to something for an artistic elite. Have a look below for links to a range of contributions made to a similar events I hosted – all of them fantastic, and most fantastically simple.
Even if all you feel up to is taking an apparently random photo of something with your phone, that will be a welcome and valued contribution.
9. I’m in – can I tell a friend about it?
Fantastic, I’m looking forward to your contribution.
Please tell as many people as you can, the facebook event is open to anyone who wishes to contribute.
(* 20one17 is not making a political point about President-elect Trump, but we have chosen this time as it represents a moment in modern history that many will fear, and others will have great hope in)