The Brown Bear in the Ailwee Cave

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: £50
  • Entries Received: 11
  • Winner: niaz2cool2

Contest Brief

I'm a wildlife and environmental writer of 40 years standing but have a few ideas for childrens books that I would like some illustrations for please, so looking to commission some samples. Basically a farmer Jacko McGann in the 1940's lost his dog in a hidden cave in Irelands world heritage site The Burren, he went home to get a torch/candle to find the dog and discovered a series of amazing caves. On further investigation he found the bones of a long extinct brown bear curled up in the bear pit it had made for its hibernation 2,000 years ago and never woke. The Ailwee Caves now attract thousands of visitors a month. The book I have in mind will contain the story of the caves discovery and a CD and links to a song specially written for the project, the lyrics basically telling the story for visitors

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“First class interpretation of my brief. Sean”

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  • Nileshkrlayek
    Nileshkrlayek
    • 1 month ago

    Since you have rejected every single entry we presume there is a large gap between your expectations and our understanding. Further clarification may be helpful to us to contribute better'. Thank you.

    • 1 month ago
  • mvd41
    mvd41
    • 1 month ago

    so what should be the underlying concept? can you #sealed ?

    • 1 month ago
    1. seanwood
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      The Ailwee Caves are a visitor attraction, I wanted the book to tell the story of how the caves were found and a little history of the landscape. There is a song telling the story which will be incorporated into the text plus a link to download the song and a CD in-side. I'd like the book to appeal to adults as well as children. Best wishes Sean

      • 1 month ago
    2. mvd41
      mvd41
      • 1 month ago

      is the focus to be a living bear or the the farmer, or the fossils?

      • 1 month ago
  • seanwood
    Contest Holder
    • 1 month ago

    Hi, Thanks for all your efforts so far. Indrek, I couldn't see a link to reply to you directly sorry but, I was just expecting a simple sketch which would show me the style, verve and imagination of any artist wanting to enter.

    • 1 month ago
    1. Generatinx
      Generatinx
      • 1 month ago

      Could you please tell what was missing in entry#1. So I can get the complete idea. Thanks

      • 1 month ago
  • pliiats
    pliiats
    • 1 month ago

    Aloha, CH. You have a story about farmer who found the bear`s remains and now you are preparing to write a book about that. Is that correct, does that? So you need an illustrator but you have no scenery at all becouse you haven`t written this book yet? Correct? You see no one serious illustrator will shoot wild - hoping may be stinging. Please give a clear scenery and description of style I are preffering.

    • 1 month ago
    1. seanwood
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      Indrek, I was just expecting a simple sketch which would show me the style, verve and imagination of any artist wanting to enter. You soon get the feeling when someone is on the same wavelength as yourself. This is my first time on Freelancer in years so maybe I'm a little rusty! Best wishes Sean

      • 1 month ago
  • Tajulislamjahid
    Tajulislamjahid
    • 1 month ago

    #increaseprize

    • 1 month ago
  • Jahidi8
    Jahidi8
    • 1 month ago

    Dear Sir, I am working on your project

    • 1 month ago

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