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Thu Jul 4, 2013, 12:59 AM


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Hey everyone~ I'm still in hiatus mode technically, but I had a great idea and its probably better to get it all in motion sooner rather than later. (for those who don't know, I'm in hiatus mode just doing things for myself, since I've been so stressed lately x.x)

So I was watching TV today, when this idea hit me for a contest! It should be a fun, challenging and unique contest for artists and writers alike! The contest is based on the same concept as the TV show Chopped, where you get several ingredients (or in our case, themes) that you must use in the dish (or drawing/literature). Its also going to be an elimination style contest, like in the show. More details below!

 

Mystery Theme Contest

I will add more details as they come up~ Feel free to ask questions or make suggestions~

 

To Sign Up!

Since this contest is elimination style, I will need to know before the competition starts who will be participating! To sign up for the contest, please FAVORITE THIS JOURNAL! You have until July 10th to sign up or remove yourself from the competition, after that, whoever has favorite this journal is in for the whole ordeal.

 

Format!

This contest will have a very peculiar way of doing things, as normal contests on dA go. Once the competition starts, each person will be put into a group of 3 other artists or writers whom you will be initially competing against. Everyone will receive a note with the 3 mystery themes which must be included in the entry, or you will automatically be disqualified. You will have 1-2 weeks to complete your entry and note it to me, if I do not receive your entry you will be disqualified. Within 3 days of the end of the round, winners for each group will be announced, and they will move on to the next round. Winners of each round will receive a small prize (more details below). Each round will be the same (but with different themes, of course).

 

Rules for Entries!

Entries must abide by deviantART rules! Each entry must include the three mystery themes for the round, or the competitor will face disqualification. An entry may include more themes, but it is not required. It is suggested that in the artists' comment with the entry that you include a brief explanation of the usage of themes within the picture or story. Entries may be of any medium or style.

 

Judging!

Judging will be based on creativity (how you use/represent the themes), presentation (quality, aka quick sketch Vs. highly detailed full colour drawing, skill does not matter) and impact (how much the overall work makes a lasting impression).

 

Prizes! (update!)

Winners from each group will receive a prize of 15-50:points: (depends on how many competitors and prizes we have in the end).

1st Place Over All: 200 :points:, full colour chibi drawing from OmNomWutNevrmind, a complete story (up to three parts) of any subject, fandom or pairing from YoshiLovesAuto

2nd Place Over All: 100:points:, line art chibi from OmNomWutNevrmind, a one shot of any subject, fandom or pairing from YoshiLovesAuto

3rd Place Over All: 50:points:, sketch chibi from OmNomWutNevrmind, a a poem/song of any subject, fandom or pairing from YoshiLovesAuto

I would like to add that you are welcome to donate prizes as well! I'd love to be able to give out better prizes for everyone who worked so hard!

 

 

Thank you for reading! If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions, feel free to ask in a comment below or note me~



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:iconmanly-unicorn:
manly-unicorn Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
oh one question, for the writing part how is there a length limit?
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:iconomnomwutnevrmind:
OmNomWutNevrmind Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No length limit, though I suppose I would prefer not to read a several chapter story xD
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:iconmanly-unicorn:
manly-unicorn Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
ok good to know (:
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:iconmanly-unicorn:
manly-unicorn Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
Am I too late? T_T I've been traveling and wifi-less for a bit DX
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:iconomnomwutnevrmind:
OmNomWutNevrmind Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nah I included you~ I guessed a few people would be out of town or not online all the time like me so anyone who had expressed an interest has been included 8D
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:iconmanly-unicorn:
manly-unicorn Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
great (:
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:iconsakimatsu:
Sakimatsu Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wait so i had to fav this journal before the 10th 0:
So i cant join now if i want to? ._.
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:iconomnomwutnevrmind:
OmNomWutNevrmind Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can throw you in last minute if you want to. CHOOSE NOW IF YOU WANT TO COMPETE
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:iconsakimatsu:
Sakimatsu Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes plz do 0:
And choose wut? ._.
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:iconomnomwutnevrmind:
OmNomWutNevrmind Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
if u want to compete LOL
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:iconsakimatsu:
Sakimatsu Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Blonde moment~
Yes i do wanna compete eue
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:iconomnomwutnevrmind:
OmNomWutNevrmind Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just placed you in a group~ good luck!
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:iconsakimatsu:
Sakimatsu Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
YAY C:
thnk u c:
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:iconyoshilovesauto:
YoshiLovesAuto Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
HUEEEE
I CANNOT WAIT UNTIL TOMORROW. NEW EPISODE OF THE OTHER SIDE & THEN THIS.
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:iconomnomwutnevrmind:
OmNomWutNevrmind Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
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:iconyoshilovesauto:
YoshiLovesAuto Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconpiggyplz::iconsaysplz: YEEEE, I'M PUMPED, I'M PUMPED! I'M SO FREAKIN' PUMPED!
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:iconomnomwutnevrmind:
OmNomWutNevrmind Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
w00t
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:iconyoshilovesauto:
YoshiLovesAuto Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
...art trade? :U
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:iconomnomwutnevrmind:
OmNomWutNevrmind Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF
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:iconyoshilovesauto:
YoshiLovesAuto Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
HUEHUE

I'LL WAIT UNTIL YOU HAVE TIME
BECAUSE I'M POLITE & ENGLISH
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:iconomnomwutnevrmind:
OmNomWutNevrmind Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
U DUMMU
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:iconleafjelly:
Leafjelly Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh! Also are we allow to draw fanart? or just original characters for the contest and Do characters have to be human
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:iconomnomwutnevrmind:
OmNomWutNevrmind Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yes fanart or original art Is allowed!
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:iconleafjelly:
Leafjelly Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you know how long it'll last? because once school starts for me I won't have time to keep up with the contest ): I start school on August 19 :S
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:iconomnomwutnevrmind:
OmNomWutNevrmind Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
depending on how many people we get, it could be short or long. Right now we have 16 people, so it will probably be only 3 rounds (1st round with 5 groups of 3 each (one group of 4), the winner from each group moves onto round 2, with 2 groups of 3, and the 2 winners from there go to the third round.) So probably, if each round is 1-2 weeks, it should be over or close to over before then 8D
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:iconleafjelly:
Leafjelly Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmmmm does the contest on July 10th?
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:iconomnomwutnevrmind:
OmNomWutNevrmind Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The 10th or maybe 11th (might be too busy to put it all in motion on Wednesday)
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:iconleafjelly:
Leafjelly Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok :0 I'll join the contest as an artist :)!
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:iconomnomwutnevrmind:
OmNomWutNevrmind Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome possum!
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:iconkais-adoptables:
Kais-Adoptables Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll be entering, as an artist... Hopefully I can keep up with it ^^ This sounds like a fun way of improving my skills!
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:iconomnomwutnevrmind:
OmNomWutNevrmind Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome! i'd love to see you participate!
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:iconkais-adoptables:
Kais-Adoptables Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can't wait till it starts!
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:iconmanly-unicorn:
manly-unicorn Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
this is a really unique idea, it should be imterestimg ^_^
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:iconomnomwutnevrmind:
OmNomWutNevrmind Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks! haha
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:iconhades-angel13:
Hades-Angel13 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
Just a question. Do you accept poetry in the contest?
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:iconomnomwutnevrmind:
OmNomWutNevrmind Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course! I will try to place writers with writers in the contest so we don't have a poem up against a drawing (as that's hard to judge)
I'd love to have you participate!
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:iconredheadligeia:
RedHeadLigeia Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
Ah, that's good, do you already know how you want to sort that out? Should we write in a comment, what kind of work we would enter to make it easier for you? :)
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:iconomnomwutnevrmind:
OmNomWutNevrmind Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That would be useful! If people don't comment, I can usually tell from their gallery what kind of medium they will be doing. Also, before the contest starts, I will probably send out a note asking if everyone is sure they are participating and what kind of medium they plan on using.
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:iconredheadligeia:
RedHeadLigeia Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
Okay, sounds good. Well, if I say "writer" at this point, it's probably not really a surprise.

I'm sorry, but I have another question. This is my main account so I hit at "fav" without thinking. If I understood it correctly, the contest ist mainly about original art, not fandom (unless somebody chooses to base its entry on a fandom). I'd prefer to use my second account (as this one is focused on a fandom) for that. Would it cause much confusion if I un-fav with this one but "subscribe" with my other account?
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:iconomnomwutnevrmind:
OmNomWutNevrmind Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you can definitely use another account!
and it doesn't really matter if a person chooses to use original art and characters or use things based off a fandom, so long as they are able to represent the themes clearly and effectively.
Like in the show Chopped, it doesn't matter what dish they make and what else they use so long as they have the 3 mystery ingredients included.
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:iconthetomesofligeia:
TheTomesofLigeia Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you :) I will use this one (still participating as a writer) and remove the journal from my other account's favs.
Thank you for your patience, and sorry for the confusion! Your idea really sounds interesting and fun, I'm looking forward to it!
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:iconomnomwutnevrmind:
OmNomWutNevrmind Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
alright~
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:iconhades-angel13:
Hades-Angel13 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
Thank you. I am looking forward to participating.
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:iconkamikokittycat:
KamikoKittyCat Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
I'll enter c: favourited
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:iconomnomwutnevrmind:
OmNomWutNevrmind Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
can't wait!
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:iconwildcats25:
wildcats25 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i'll give this a try! ;)
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:iconomnomwutnevrmind:
OmNomWutNevrmind Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome~!
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:iconwildcats25:
wildcats25 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i would normally draw, but i don't have a scanner as of right now. i may get one in the future, i'm just not sure. if i do draw something, the image will have to be a webcam photo. i'll certainly give my hand at writing; it'll be good to exercise for storytelling. :)
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:iconomnomwutnevrmind:
OmNomWutNevrmind Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I totally understand, I have quite a few traditional drawings but since I don't have a scanner, I can only upload digital works xD
The way you upload/take a picture of your work doesn't matter, what matters is the work itself.
I'd love to see your stories or art!
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:iconwildcats25:
wildcats25 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome! let's rock n roll!
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