You will need to use an existing free form system, preferably Breezing Forms 1.6 or Chronoforms.
The work you do must be "pass on" work, proprietary code and customisation of joomla is a no-no. (for future security patch reasons).
This is done to the following brief (as emailed to me by the Organisers)
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3rd draft of competition page 09 08 09:
this page should lead user into taking part in competition
Interested in the competition?
Step1: what we got and what you need/ prizes and prerequisites
1.1 look at prizes and select
These are the prizes going now /you'll be in the running for if you enter
list sorted by date(=closing date?), each link to prize givers www presentation/description of prize(s), eg's
01/11/2009 : artspool venue prize
01/12/2009: ArtJericho prize
01/01/2010: notfamousyet prize
when you exit prize-giver's page you asked to select: interested or not...
Results forwarded to form (see below 2.3) If this too difficult never mind. List of prizes will have to be available for re-display below at 3.1 anyway
1.2. check you are ready to enroll (optional) : to take part you need to register, vote on others' art and then enroll in the competition. For enrollment you need:1) one image of work you want to submit 2)title, material, size, price, description of works submitted 3)www-display of your work other than the one image you submit 5)keyword description of yourself as artist 6)means of paying the $xx fee via internet
(some of the above maybe optional, help/FAQ buttons may lead to artspool service help with eg documentation/presentation/setting up of www-site etc
Not ready now? You can register and vote anyway (these votes to be collected as pre/non-competitors' votes awiting 'validation'. Such a vote gets validated when artist enrolls in competition (step 3 below
Step 2: register and vote (clicks into form?
2.1 register : 01 name (011 first 012second...
02 postal address (021 house/street 022code/zip/plz 023town 024country
03 ph numbers
04=e-mail maybe sufficient to safeguard unique voting at this stage?
In that case 01) to 03) should move 'down' to enrollment form/step3.1.
[url removed, login to view] : you need to select top 3 works out of 30 in at least 3 different voting galleries (eg painting, installations, jewellry) of works previously submitted
above 3 out of 30 in at least 3 are illustrative only of what must be VARIABLES to be adjusted depending on supply factors and voting experience
see voting gallery page for concept/details of gallery itself.
NB Need to be able to interrupt voting and form filling without loss of data,please! (not like on-line tax form...)
Thanks for voting.
If you want to enroll now make sure you got all that is needed at hand.
What was that again? > back to 1.2?
If you decide you are not ready to enroll now you can do so without needing to vote again until date field > e-mail reminder: Dear Serafina, you got 2 days left...?
Step 3: enroll and submit: click into page/form already partly filled in previously
Welcome back – you've looked at currently available prizes and selected the one's you are interested in? yes, show me , no etc >prize selection re-displayed and available for re-consideration/re-selection
And you have voted? yes / yes but you need to vote more /no you haven't
Congrats! Having voted and selected the prizes you are now ready to enroll.
3.1 enroll/apply : now need to fill in/supply
05) image (acceptable formats/sizes?) of (or relating to) the work you want to enter
06)image-tag: title, materials, size, price, contextuals (max characters? Fields?) attached/linked to 05) 06) should be vote-counter? >>artists' profile
Also linked/attached to 05 + 06 facility to move 'last'/to be replaced image+tag to history of file? So when artist applies for competition 2nd time (eg 1 year later) previously submitted image+tag(+voting history) moved to 'Artist's history gallery/file as searchable as current image+tag >> SEE DATABASE TEMPLATE
07)http link to/web address of your major/best/most relevant www-site/display
08)provide artistic self-description: (max characters?) this not your statement/cv (they should be on your www-site) but a list of attributes : imagine someone (eg prize giving gallerist) googling for a combination of medium, materials, method, target location, concept, aesthetics, style, school/tradtion referencing etc
eg for myself:
re-cycled found metal steel copper assembly bird human form abstract sculpture garden moden Iaccometti …
The whole issue of categories!?! Certain is they have to evolve and if they are seperate fields the IT sys/data base got to be dynamic enough to accept additionals, subdivisions, reorderings
09)select a self-categorisation : chose two voting galleries to be displayed in ranking them 1st and 2nd choice : 091)painting/drawing, 092)sculpture 093)'Kunsthandwerk': art/craft/design: ceramics, jewellry, furniture, lights, textiles 094)printmaking, photography 095)visual communication/graphic design 096)muli-disciplinary/mixed media 097)new media/animation 098)other
above 08 = self description method1 = no pre-defined pull down list
above 09= self description method2 = pre defined list+OTHER
next> integrate/update artists' profile
10)Sign&#8203;? terms and conditions/disclaimer?
3.2 : pay and submit
once you submit your form your profile will enter [url removed, login to view] artists' profiles list
and your submitted work will be displayed in the voting galleries
If you're interested in helping, I would be grateful (just reply here). The upload to phoco is easy, however getting phoca to generate it's bits and bobs (thumbnails etc) and update links databases is the tricky part... Thats the bit I need help with.
So if any of this rings a bell, do reply!