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Write4Gold 2006

Discussion in 'Brick Slayers' started by TWISTER, Nov 28, 2005.


    TWISTER New Jack

    Joined: Nov 28, 2005 Messages: 9 Likes Received: 0

    i want to explain in this thread the Project Write4Gold, established as competition and graff meeting/jam since 2003 in europe, going to prepared worldwide this year for 2006.

    Write4Gold is a competition in categories, a jury stay beside to decide with guidelines given by the organizers whos the most creativ and skilled especially on this day (we know isnt possible to judge in general the graffiti skills of a crew).

    Write4Gold Venues in 2006:

    Capetown, South Africa AFRICAN Qualifying
    Tokyo, Japan ASIAN Qualifying
    Auckland, New Zealand OCEANIA Qualifying
    Surrey, UK UK Qualifying
    Norrkoping, Sweden SCANDINAVIAN Qualifying
    Moscow, Russia RUSSIAN Qualifying
    Bratislava, Slovakia EAST EUROPE Qualifying
    Budapest, Hungary SOUTH EAST EUROPE Qualifying
    Vienna, Austria ALPS Qualifying
    Rome, Italy ITALIAN Qualifying
    Sofia, Bulgaria BALCAN Qualifying
    Madrid, Spain IBERICAN Qualifying
    Strassebourg, France FRENCH Qualifying
    tbc, North America AMERICAN Qualifying
    Haaksbergen, Netherlands BENELUX Qualifying
    Stuttgart, Germany GERMAN Qualifying
    World Final, splash! Festival Germany FINAL

    To check the venues click on http://www.write4gold.info the official Website

    The 5 different categories are:

    Style 50% (priority)
    Conception 20% (priority)
    Sketching 15% (priority)
    Throw Ups 10 % (priority)
    Tagging 5 % (priority)

    For most of the worldwide aerosol artist community the Write4Gold is a unique and very important event. The judges have a big responsibility. Thats why were looking for equal rules of judging for every Write4Gold Battle, to make the system of judging more transparent and understandable for everyody. The following explanations will give you as an organiser,a judge or a participant a guideline how to decide or participate at Write4Gold Events.

    First of all a jury member has to be in a position to estimate a lot of different criteria. Of course not every jury member knows everything, but we claim to be open minded and willing to learn new things without forgetting the foundations. Open your eyes for developements and innovations in Writing.

    There are different criteria which will be voted from the judges For each criterio each judge has to give points from 1 to 10. As morepoints the judges are giving to a crew as better the crew will stand in the ranling list. As usual the best crew in the rankings will go for the final battle in germany.

    New ranking in 2006 is the place for "best conception". We will provide therefore special prize, winner certificate and the opportunity to participate in the jury of Write4Gold 2007.

    The evaluation will be summarized according to priorities. Every single category has a separate evaluation system and rules.


    The complete crew is painting a style (letter combination (like hot spot or knowledge is king) and has to follow the guideline of the jury. Its most important thing to paint the letters of the guideline to be a part of the competition.

    Guidelines: Swing (13%),Statics (17%), Originality (20%), Composition (15%), Creativity (20%), Readability (15%)

    Weight for total evaluation: 50% (priority)

    Time frame: 8 h
    Board length: ca 20 m
    Board height: ca 2.10 m
    Available aerosol cans: 50 Molotow Premium for every crew
    Writers/Crew: min. 3 writers max. 8 writers
    Time: during the day event

    The jury rate the whole conception of the 20m wall of the style battle board. There is no guideline regarding special topic, but still the reference to the letters of the style competition.

    Guidelines: Technic(20%), General Picture(25%), Character(20%), Colouring(20%),Originality (15%)

    Weight for total evaluation: 20% (priority)

    Time frame: 8 h
    Board length: ca 20 m
    Board height: ca 2.10 m
    Available aerosol cans: 50 Molotow Premium for every crew
    Writers/Crew: min. 3 writers max. 8 writers
    Time: during the day event


    The crew nominate 1 writer for a sketch action. The best sketch of a topic given by the jury wins. Its most important thing to design the letters of the guideline to be a part of the competition.

    Guidelines: Swing (5%),Statics (15%), Originality (10%), Composition (5%), Creativity (15%), Readability (10%), Technic(10%), General Picture(20%), Colouring(10%)

    Weight for total evaluation: 15% (priority)
    Time frame: 1 h
    Available: 1 sheet of paper, format A4, one set of 12 touch markers
    Time: during the day event

    Action Throwups:
    The crew nominates 1 Writer for a fast style performance.
    The most attractive style without highlights or similar fancy stuff wins.

    Weight for total evaluation: 10 % (priority)

    Time frame: 90 seconds
    Board length: ca 3 m
    Board height: ca 2.10 m
    Available aerosol cans: 1 Molotow Burner XXL, 1 Covers All Outline Black
    Time: during the evening event

    The crew nominates one writer. The most swinging, most creative and stylish tag wins.

    Weight for total evaluation: 5 % (priority)
    Time Frame: (of course) none
    Material: PVC/wall
    Available: various ON THE RUN Marker or molotow spraycan
    1 Try / Crew
    Time: during the day event


    - NEW it is recommended that the maximum number of crewmembers is 8 or even less, maximum number of crewmembers to represent at the final is 5!
    - NEW Each crew got 8 hours to show their skills and styles
    - A team has to design a wall of 20 meters in length and
    2 meters in height (actual board height: 2,08m -
    see SPLASH 2002, or Write4Gold 2003,2004,2005).
    - 8-11 teams compete per battle (no single battles)
    - NEW Furthermore the best conception will be awarded
    - the individual writers are only allowed to join one national elimination
    - Each team gets 50 molotow spray cans, which are necessary for the
    adaptation of the topic.
    - At the finals, SPLASH festival 2005, 20 meters per crew are
    - A member of one crew cannot simultaneously take part as a
    member of another crew in any other battle. No mutliple
    participation possible.
    - The team which wins a qualifying has to compete in the final
    with the same team members.
    - The battles take place from 10.00 a.m. until 6.00 p.m.
    (9 hours)
    - The jury select the color combination (50 cans)
    - The participants have to accept the rules, conditions and
    the judgement.
    - The provided brand of spray cans has to be accepted
    (Everybody has to use the same tools)!
    - NEW only real crews are allowed to participate in the competition, allstar teams or joined crews are no longer tolerated. Real crews means writing, practising and performing together beside the W4G
    - NEW the jury should consist of 3 to 5 members, selected very carefully in close agreement with the W4G Headoffice/Germany

    If you want to know more about the venues, regulations and categories check
    www.write4gold.info .

    A Preview of the 2005 venues
    click here

    To check the Trailers and more: click here

    But now to my question, what you think about this whole project and the idea the have a official worldwide graffiti battle like the Bboys have in BOTY or DJ´s in ITF?

    What you think about the judgements and the pictures there? As you know each crew get a topic to convert in 8 hours with 50 cans, choosen by the jury.

    Tell me your opinion,


  2. We need some flicks in this thread to keep it in this forum.
    Here is the concept wall from the winner crew of the 2005 international finals at Splash Festival in Chemnitz, Germany.

    OCT Crew from France


    TWISTER New Jack

    Joined: Nov 28, 2005 Messages: 9 Likes Received: 0
    Thats not really right, not these wall has won the whole final, because the french OCT was the strongest in all 4 categories (throwup, sketching, tagging).

    Winner of the Concept Painting (main categorie) , the hungarian crew PNC from budapest,


  4. Pistaccio

    Pistaccio Member

    Joined: Mar 1, 2005 Messages: 529 Likes Received: 0
    :love2: Love is Love! this would defenatly would be pimp!
  5. alongheroicstory

    alongheroicstory New Jack

    Joined: Sep 2, 2005 Messages: 48 Likes Received: 0
    I think some of the ideas are kinda intresting. Looks like alot of nice art work, but thats not graff...... writing is a very raw and pure act and W4G is the kinda bullshit graffiti doesnt need. Dont mainstreem it or glorify it for all the fakes. And as for it being worldwide..... it really seems more like a Euro thing completely. Really tho when it comes down to it, you can tell that this shit sucks when tags and throwups count the least. Any way you could probably figure out the rest of my opinions..... have fun

    and btw, would it cost to see this shit?
  6. diggity

    diggity Guest

    my guess is this thread is going to be filled with people bitching, like this guy above me. thats the biggest problem with american graffiti writers, over here its not so much a community, people would rather just bitch and complain about something not being cool enough, they never do anything about it.

    I really like what your doing, i know its gotta be really hard to make these events happen.

    Best of Luck.

    I'll try to keep this thread knucklehead free.

    TWISTER New Jack

    Joined: Nov 28, 2005 Messages: 9 Likes Received: 0
    Thank you,

    Of course there are criterias, guidelines and a jury. But what about
    havin fun, chill with cool people and get the chance to join a world-
    wide final with about 18 crews from 4 continents? No doubts, its a
    kind of commercial because of sponsors, but if you know anything
    about organisation of events than you know what it means, to
    cover costs and fees of a project like Write4Gold.

    i think its a opportunity to show skills, meet up with national and international
    writers, to support the network and have fun. Not
    more not less.

    Take a look to the wall productions and you feel what it is...

    But no more discussions about at all, its more interesting to talk
    about the categories and the guidelines, what do you think about
    the reglements and the regulations. Do you think we should add
    something else? Let me know, we are interested in every kind of
    critical feedbacks.


  8. alongheroicstory

    alongheroicstory New Jack

    Joined: Sep 2, 2005 Messages: 48 Likes Received: 0
    well i dont intend to be your average hater, but i did give u honest feedback. the productions do look great(not my favorite style) but its all good on that end. I will say that the work it takes to set something that big up is gotta be hard so your efforts should be commended. But like i said above graff should be more pure. and tags and throws are alot more important when it comes to graff, thats wat graff came from but anyway, good luck for real, wont make it to any of the shows but id like to see some pics... and is it going to be a free event?
  9. diggity

    diggity Guest

    seems lie creativity and originality are pretty close to being the same thing. i also think that tags and throwups should be valued a little more.

    i have a hard time understanding what you mean by swing, maybe cause its 3am. could you elaborate on what you mean?
  10. ogre"xnos"

    ogre"xnos" New Jack

    Joined: Jul 6, 2005 Messages: 61 Likes Received: 0
    that guy instead of criticise should participate ahahaha.
    if he wins and have the chance to go to europe would see europe is cool aahahahahah.
    Europe has a lot to show and as definitly "cool" styles, i know some american writers really appreciate stuff from europe and get influenced.
    See it as a good opportunity to share new styles and fun.
    big up for your work twisto.

    TWISTER New Jack

    Joined: Nov 28, 2005 Messages: 9 Likes Received: 0
    Yes. mostly its free. In some venues Write4Gold are involved
    as a side event, than its not free, but its not often.

    Write4Gold didnt stay in competition with the graffiti from the
    street, pure graff in such kind of writing you mean is still present
    at Write4Gold, in kind of the skills of the participants... Dont
    mess Write4Gold with Graffiti from the street, its an graffiti jam,
    not more not less. Have fun, visit and than decide..


    TWISTER New Jack

    Joined: Nov 28, 2005 Messages: 9 Likes Received: 0
    Creativity looking for innovation, whats new..
    Originality is like the winner wall of 2004, the swedish wall, many points according originality, because swedish guys rockin original swedish
    stuff, stuff what they paint in daily writing business. Its hard to be
    original at Write4gold, thats my impression.

    The Swedish Wall


    Swing its hard to judge because if compete walls like this:

    IIG/CMR/TOP Crew Prague
    Write4Gold Czech 2005
    Topic: Break the Rules

    or this wall:
    USH/OSC/DOA Crew Gdansk (PL)
    Write4Gold Poland 2005
    Topic: Dream Theatre

    we choose two guidelines, to mess this both walls,

    Swing (weight 13%)
    Statics (weight 17%)

    I dont know if you understand now, i hope its not 3am ;)

  13. whos Gost

    whos Gost Junior Member

    Joined: Oct 9, 2004 Messages: 118 Likes Received: 0

    i agree with this guy.
  14. superfiend

    superfiend New Jack

    Joined: Oct 9, 2004 Messages: 84 Likes Received: 0
    all those are weak.

    how come theres no usa match.
    america has better ideas and (definitly) letters than any other country from what ive seen.
    europe has some of the best can control though.
    if you held that shit in the states, especially on the west coast, i think
    those winners pieces posted above
    would look alot more insane.
    just my 2 cents spend it how you want