jumcdona wrote:If that's true, then well over half the entries that are still up should be rejected based on just using the color and not an interpretation as a submission. Blueberries (not an interpretation but actually blue), the Earth (again, blue and not an interpretation), blue crayons, blue jays, blue whales... all still up.
Woot intentionally leaves the rules wide open for interpretation to get a large range of submissions and then rejects submissions based on "not following the theme" when the theme is so vague in the first place. It's the rejecting of some pieces but keeping others that make the same violation. Why? It's frustrating.
Crayons are all about color. So is this derby. Ergo...
blue jays, blue whales, and blueberries are all items which are blue. Not randomly blue. Always blue. Blueness is a huge characteristic of these items. Unlike the bird shown, which is some random bird done in blue.
And the earth entry has a number of informed reasons to keep it: the concept of the "deep blue sea" being one... the fact that we think of the world as "green and blue." And the fact that the joke on water being sort of like "world juice" is set out like an orange. Orange is a color. The world could be said to be a blue.
Yet any explanation for the other design is a grasp, and a tenuous one at best. There is no saying about birds that makes any bird which is blue count. There is no indication it is a bird of any species. The design would be NO different if the colors changed. The world would. The whale, jay, and berries would. In fact, none of these designs would make much sense with another color. why is the blue jay red? Why is the blue whale purple? Why is the earth shown with puce water? The crayons would not, but they are, again, agents of color, and ergo on theme. Unlike a bird. No matter what metaphor you pull out your ascot.