This award was presented to me on June 20th, 1999 by the
Paint Shop Pro Interactive Zone (PSPIZ) for having participated in thirteen weekly Graphics Challenges. I'm very pleased with this award, because it's a symbol of my addition to a group of folks who have belonged to and participated in the PSPIZ Challenges for a significant period of time. The fine people who frequent the challenge forum are a group of great folks who care about improving their graphics skills and are willing to share their tips, tricks and serendipitous discoveries as well as their values, ethics and compliments. I've learned a great deal there and tried to share my discoveries with them as well.
I qualified for this award on the 19th of December, 1999 after participating for 26 weeks in the PSPIZ weekly Challenge. On the 5th of February, 2000, the beautiful award above was created, and was presented to me by the PSPIZ challenge coordinator.
Now ~ What is this stuff about
Well ~ Let me tell you a bit about that:
PSPIZ Challenges and WETs and PSPUG Activities?
- PSPIZ Challenges ~ These are weekly Challenges sponsored by the Paint Shop Pro Interactive Zone which lives here at http://www.pspiz.com/. Membership is free and painless *smile* but you do not have to be a member to participate in the PSPIZ Challenges. Once a week, on Monday morning (or sometimes late Sunday evening) a new challenger posts a graphic to the PSPIZ Challenge Forum for everyone to play with. Everyone then has until Thursday morning at 6:00 am to post their resulting image(s) in the Challenge Gallery. Images in the gallery are voted upon by the past 4 challengers. The winning image is posted in the PSPIZ Showcase for the following four weeks.
- WETs ~ WET stand for WeekEnd Theme. This graphic effort is run by the
alt.binaries.comp-graphics news group. On Thursday an object is posted on the news group, or at a URL posted in a message on the newsgroup, or from an attachment to a message
there. Everyone is invited to 'play with the image'. Once you have come up with your entry, you have to post your image in the newsgroup to get it archived in the WET galleries. If you like, you can also post it to the PSPIZ challenge forum for comments.
- PSPUG Activities sponsored by the Paint Shop Pro Users' Group and are similar challenges, often based on recent tutorials or classes that have been offered by the PSPUG. The PSPUG lives here at http://pspug.org. Membership is free and painless *smile* and you must be a member to participate in the PSPUG Activities. The PSPUG Activities announcements are posted in the Activities area found within the Members Area. Finished 'works of art' are posted to the PSPUG Forum.