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Halloween Contest?

Journal Entry: Wed Oct 31, 2012, 9:08 AM
Photography l Photomanipulations l Literature l Digital Art l Commission Information

PLEASE REMEMBER WE NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE THIS CONTEST HAPPEN
SO, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, SPREAD THE WORD, OR JUST WRITE A SMALL JOURNAL FEATURING THIS CONTEST, WE WOULD GREATLY APPRECIATE IT! :heart:


EDIT So Guys, wie already have six people interested in joining and tons of awesome prizes! (I wish I could participate too!! :XD: Maybe I will just make a Halloween manip, without entering this contest anyways :3 ) But we still want even more applicants, and create an awesome contest! We are still open for prize donations and I just wanted to say, that you guys can also donate a little prize for EVERYONE who joins, and please remember, even if you donate a prize, you can still enter the contest! =D
Please continue spreading the word, it makes me so happy, thank you!!

Love, Chocomix! :heart:

The contest would be animal-based, so you can make a manip with any kind of animal subject (From Tiger to Coarkroach etc. ) But it must somehow relate to the concept of halloween. (:

Does it sound interesting to you, if yes pleeeaaaase FEEDBACK. I really want to make this contest happen, but I can't without your help!


Thank you & Love
Chocomix

(If you're really into it, please spread the word, or tell me if anyone else had the idea before me! )



Judges:
Chocomix & letrainfalldown &  Patchwork-Hearts



Also, anyone who is willing to donate prizes please tell me ! Even if it is just a small feature (: Just tell me for which prize or if it is for everyone who enters this contest! It would make me unbelievablely happy!! =D
Thank you ! :heart:


1st Prize
Free Commission by Pipvl [A horse character only.]
Complex Manipulation by Chocomix
Big Journal Feature by Chocomix & letrainfalldown & Pipvl
Journal Feature by djkb
Llama Badge by Chocomix & letrainfalldown & zimtwuerfel & djkb & trappedpigeon
10 :points: by djkb
1 Photograph dedicated by djkb


2nd Prize
Character Manipulation by Chocomix (Transparent Backround)
Semi-detailed Manipulation by :devrushstock:
Big Journal Feature by Pipvl
Decent journal feature by Chocomix & letrainfalldown & :devrushstock:
Llama Badge by Chocomix & letrainfalldown & zimtwuerfel & djkb & trappedpigeon
5 :points: by djkb
1 Photograph dedictated by djkb
2 Pictures featured on Startpage by djkb


3rd Prize
1 Picture dedicated from Chocomix
Simpel Character Design by Chocomix
Small Journal Feature by Chocomix
Big Journal Feature by Pipvl
Decent Journal Feature by letrainfalldown
Llama Badge by letrainfalldown & zimtwuerfel & Chocomix & djkb & trappedpigeon
1 Photograph dedicated by djkb
1 Picture featured on Startpage by djkb

For everyone who enters with a decent entry:
Small feature by Chocomix
Llama badge by Chocomix




FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

What you need to enter:
- Please feature this contest in a journal so we can spread the word!
- Please add a link to this journal in the description of your Entry. (:
- The creativity to produce a decent manipulation, we want to see a variety of ideas, please!
- Honestly, you just need the ability to manipulate animals, you don't even have to be a professional!

How we judge:
Idea - How well you show your concept throughout the manipulation
Depth - Make the right choices! For example use a fox to show smartness, or simply set the scene in the night to show the creepyness! We dont want straight forward manipulations, or not completly! Everyomne can d that, what we want is make you think over what you manipulate! (: Create Depth!!
Work - Did you at least try to - for example - add the shadows, we are looking for details and if you completed your work successfully without forgetting something. (; We do not look for perfection of those elements only if those element exist! ^_^

What should we manip? What should our manip be about?
Your manipulation should somehow relate to the concept of halloween, showing your own idea of the event. Basically your entry should represent your interpretation of Halloween, you can take all the freedom you want, we want to see a variety of ideas and thoughts about what Halloween is really about! We do not want only a simple picture with maybe a dog with a pumpkin next to it, we want you to try telling us your own thoughts THROUGH the manipulation. You can add an explanaion of what represents what in the artists box, if you want. [:

Do I need to be a professional to even consider myself as a candidate for the first prize?
NO. Hell no. I always thought that this is the most unfair thing in all the contests. So I decided to only judge the amount of work people put into their manipulations. For example I look out for the shadow, if you didn't even try to add one then it will get a "bad grade" but if I clearly see that you tried to make the best of your current skills and ideas you will get a "good grade". So its more about trying and showing that you know the basics, even if your current amount of skills are not allowing you to do it the way you want it to. (:

What animal should be the main subject of the manipluation?
Any animal you want, it can even be an insect or a sloth! As long as it is part of showing your interpretation you can choose any animal you want. (: So if you want to show a certain situation just choose the animal you are used to work with! (But please no human subject.)

Why no human subject?
Because this is an animal-based contest, it has nothing to do with human, that would take the chance of showing symbolism through your choice of animal!

Deadline?
20th of December, so everyone will have enough time. :>



Off: I dunno why I wrote in the "We" form, but I guess it's just that I feel that I can't make this contest happen alone, WE, the manipulators expect things. (: So yeaaaah xD

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:icontheartlex:
TheArtlex Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Given your trip, is this suspended until further notice?
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:iconchocomix:
Chocomix Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have already decided on the winners, but since I will be away seven days it wouldn't make sense to announce them now. But you got the third price. c:
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:icontheartlex:
TheArtlex Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Awesome, thanks so much. :)
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:icontheartlex:
TheArtlex Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
When are the results for this being released? :)
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:iconchocomix:
Chocomix Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
On the 24th c:
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:icontheartlex:
TheArtlex Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
My apologies, I just saw your comment that stated when! x3
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:iconnameda:
Nameda Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
I dont know if I asked this before but if it can be an older entry which has never been entered into a contest I would enter this one [link]
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Chocomix Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yes you asked this before and I must say that I must decline because it would be unfair to all the other applicants who made a manip for this contest :) ut you still have time to redo a manip if you want, until the 20th of December, that is. :)
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:iconxxpandaz:
xxPandaz Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
[link]
Tadaaa c:
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:iconchocomix:
Chocomix Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
8D Great! =D
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