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The movie Beautiful Creatures in association with deviantART are pleased to present the "Light" or "Dark" contest. Using the asset pack provided, and with inspiration from the trailer above, get ready to create your most compelling LIGHT or DARK version of Lena!

In the film Beautiful Creatures, based off of the best-selling novel, Lena is a caster, a person who can use magic, and on her birthday she will be Claimed for either Light or Dark. As that day approaches, Lena along with her love interest Ethan uncover dark secrets about their respective families, their history and their town. Is it fate, or does Lena have a choice? Help her decide by creating your vision of her as either a light or dark caster! Dark secrets will come to light when Beautiful Creatures is in theaters VALENTINE'S DAY 2.14.13.

 
Watch the trailer for Beautiful Creatures above.
Download the Asset Pack for more information about Lena to inspire your original entry.
In the medium of your choice, create a visual depiction of Lena as either a Light or Dark caster. (You do not need to depict the actress from the film but may do so if you wish.)
Submit your entry as a single .PNG or .JPG to the contest. Be sure to read the Official Rules.
 
  • All expenses paid trip for two to Los Angeles where you will get to attend the US premiere of Beautiful Creatures, take a tour of deviantART headquarters, get a personalized tour of Panpipes Hollywood, and a guided tour of the Magic Castle.
  • dA PRO Digital Artist Backpack
  • deviantART Hoodie of Winner's Choice*
  • dA Notebook Set by Leuchtturm
  • Panasonic 3D Wi-Fi Blu-Ray Player
  • One-Year Premium Membership to deviantART
  • 8,000 deviantART Points
  • $2,000 USD

* (depending on availability)

Panasonic 3D Wi-Fi Blu-Ray Player • Six-Month Premium Membership to deviantART.com • deviantART T-Shirt of Winner's Choice* • dA Notebook Set by Leuchtturm • 4,000 deviantART Points • $1,000 USD
Panasonic 3D Wi-Fi Blu-Ray Player • Six-Month Premium Membership to deviantART.com • deviantART T-Shirt of Winner's Choice* • dA Notebook Set by Leuchtturm • 4,000 deviantART Points • $1,000 USD
Panasonic 3D Wi-Fi Blu-Ray Player • Six-Month Premium Membership to deviantART.com • deviantART T-Shirt of Winner's Choice* • dA Notebook Set by Leuchtturm • 4,000 deviantART Points • $500 USD
Panasonic 3D Wi-Fi Blu-Ray Player • Six-Month Premium Membership to deviantART.com • deviantART T-Shirt of Winner's Choice* • dA Notebook Set by Leuchtturm • 4,000 deviantART Points • $500 USD
dA Notebook Set by Leuchtturm • Three-Month Premium Membership • 2,000 deviantART Points

* (depending on availability)

 

THE LENA LIGHT OR DARK CONTEST BEGINS AT 12:00:00 AM PACIFIC TIME ("PT") ON DECEMBER 17, 2012 AND ENDS AT 11:59:59 PM (PT) ON JANUARY 20, 2013.

  • Entrant must be at least 13 years old as of December 17, 2012 and a resident of the United States, Puerto Rico or a U.S. military installation to be eligible to enter the Contest;
  • Entries must be received by 11:59:59PM (PM) on January 20, 2013 and be submitted through the contest gallery on deviantART;
  • Membership to www.deviantart.com (the "Contest Site") is required to enter the Contest;
  • Membership to www.deviantart.com is free;
  • Entrant must submit: an original work depicting the character Lena from Beautiful Creatures as either a Light or Dark caster. (You do not need to depict the actress from the film but may do so if you wish.)
  • The Work may originate in any medium but must be submitted as a single JPG or PNG file;
  • You may not use any third party stock images for the Work however licensed brushes and textures are acceptable;
  • You may use the Assets provided for download in your entry if you wish;
  • Your entry should be able to accommodate a logo in the lower left or right corner of the image you submit;
  • You may submit more than one entry;
  • Other requirements and restrictions apply and please read the Official Rules carefully.

25 Finalists will be selected by full-time deviantART Staff. From the Finalists, the final five winners will be selected by the authors of Beautiful Creatures, Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia! All entries will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Overall Visual Impact
  • Strength In Depicting "Lena" as a Dark or Light Caster
  • Technical Skill


In the film Beautiful Creatures, Lena will be "Claimed" as either a Light or Dark caster. In our new contest, it's up to you to depict Lena as either Light or Dark. Entries will be judged by the authors of the Beautiful Creatures novels, Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia! Enter to win an all-expenses paid trip to Los Angeles where you'll get to see the premiere of Beautiful Creatures and more!
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Contest: Crossovers!

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 8:37 PM
 As kids, we often mashed our toys together, regardless of Copyright. Superman would take command of G.I. Joe to defeat the combined forces of Doctor Doom and the Decepticons, while Barbie took a break from her idealistic lifestyle to become a Pokemon master. And the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles got recruited into Starfleet and taught Spock the wonders of pizza. (And from the furor arose Mister Rogers in a blood-stained sweater.)
A Zombie-Free Mega-Crossover by JZLobo
And thus, the Crossover was born. It's something we never really outgrew, either. To this day, seeing our favorite characters from different stories meet and compete is a guilty pleasure that we all like to indulge in. So now's your chance to indulge yourselves for prizes!











The Objective

:

:bulletgreen: For artists, draw a depiction of two different properties from books, comics, movies, TV, etc. encountering each other.

:bulletgreen: For writers, write a fan fiction with two different properties from books, comics, movies, TV, etc. encountering each other.

The Deadline:

January 9th 2013, midnight PST

The Rules:

Contestants may submit one entry per category, fan art and fan fiction.

Art:

:bulletgreen: Entries must be newly-created specifically for this contest.

:bulletgreen: Copyright "canon" characters must be used. No fancharacters, sorry.

:bulletgreen: All mediums are allowed.

:bulletgreen: All of deviantART's submission rules still apply.

:bulletgreen: If you use stock material, be sure to properly credit the sources!

:bulletgreen: Submissions must be entered into the "Contests > Crossovers" gallery.

Literature:

:bulletgreen: Entries must be newly-written specifically for this contest.

:bulletgreen: Copyright "canon" characters must be used. No fancharacters, sorry.

:bulletgreen: Spelling and grammar are, of course, important.

:bulletgreen: 1.5 K words maximum.

:bulletgreen: All of deviantART's submission rules still apply.

:bulletgreen: Submissions must be entered into the "Contests > Crossovers" gallery.

The Prizes!

There will be one set of winners for each category, art and literature.

First Prize:

:star:A one-year premium membership!

:star:A devWEAR T-shirt of your choice (depending on availability)

Second Prize:

:bulletyellow:A 6-month premium membership

:bulletyellow:A deviantART Stress Ball pack of your choice

Third Prize:

:bulletyellow:A three-month premium membership

:bulletyellow:A deviantART keychain or emotie button pack (your choice)

The Judges:

:iconjzlobo: :iconalexandrasalas: :iconlyricanna: :iconrydi1689: :iconpullingcandy: :iconkovowolf:

Browse the Entries

Submit an Entry



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dA Related (RED) Contest!

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 5:06 AM
Welcome to another deviantART Related contest! :eager:

This contest is all about supporting (RED), the cause known for fighting for an AIDS free generation by 2015.

The contest is split into three (3) categories: Deviant Stamps, Journal or Gallery Skins, and DeviantIDs. Each category will have one Major Prize winner. :)



Deviant Stamps


:star: Create a Deviant Stamp that supports the (RED) organization.

(RULES)
:bulletred: The stamps message must support/promote (RED).
:bulletred: Your entry must be submitted on or after December 1st, 2012.
:bulletred: Your entry must be submitted into the category: Contests > 2012 > dArelated RED Contest > Deviant Stamps.
:bulletred: Please credit any resources or stock images you have used.

Prizes
ONE Major Prize winner will win:
:bulletred: 1,200 deviantART Points
:bulletred: One (1) deviantART print (max value $20)



Journal or Gallery Skins


:star: Create a Journal or Gallery Skin in support  of the (RED) organization OR with the main colour red.

(RULES)
:bulletred: The Journal or Gallery skin must be related to (RED). If not, red must be the main colour.
:bulletred: Your entry must be submitted on or after December 1st, 2012.
:bulletred: Your entry must be submitted into the category: Contests > 2012 > dArelated RED Contest > Journal or Gallery Skins.
:bulletred: Please credit any resources or stock images you have used.

Prizes
ONE Major Prize winner will win:
:bulletred: 1,200 deviantART Points
:bulletred: One (1) deviantART print (max value $20)



DeviantID


:star: Create a DeviantID with the main colour, red.

(RULES)
:bulletred: The deviantID's colour should be mostly red.
:bulletred: Your entry must be submitted on or after December 1st, 2012.
:bulletred: Your entry must be submitted into the category: Contests > 2012 > dArelated RED Contest > devID.
:bulletred: Please credit any resources or stock images you have used.

Prizes
ONE Major Prize winner will win:
:bulletred: 1,200 deviantART Points
:bulletred: One (1) deviantART print (max value $20)

You must submit your entries on or before December 31st, 2012, PST.

Good luck and I look forward to seeing your entries!


Announcing a deviantART Related (RED) Contest. This contest is split into three categories - Deviant Stamps, Skins and IDs.
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Thank you for a successful first round!

On May 1, 2012, deviantART introduced the Creative Grants program -- a source of funding allowing artists to make creative dreams a reality. We're pleased to announce the first cycle of funding has ended and we've received over 500 applications! Thank you to each and everyone who submitted their creative project. You can check out the recipients and their projects here!

Get ready for the next cycle!

We'd also like to announce that our next cycle of funding is now open. Apply by describing the artistic endeavor of your dreams through our official application form. If you didn't get a chance to participate in the last round, now's the time to get involved! 


WHAT TYPES OF PROJECTS WILL YOU CONSIDER?


We're looking for exciting and art-related projects that need a little push financially. Think devious!

Here are a few examples of what Creative Grants could be used for:

  • Installation of an art exhibition
  • Additional artist materials or resources to support the production or public display of art
  • A piece of work that requires specific tools
  • Costs to run a creative event

If you're looking for money to pay your rent, go to classes, upgrade your Group to Super status, buy a Premium Membership or pay off your student loans, this is not for you.

WHO DECIDES RECIPIENTS?


Applications will be reviewed by the Creative Grants Board, which consists of staff, volunteers and senior members. All applications in a given cycle will be reviewed by members of the Board fairly and Grants will be given to as few or as many as the review panel deems appropriate within the budget of available funds. The Creative Grants Board will pick those projects that they believe will benefit particularly from a Grant and give those artists the support they need to make it happen. Grants will range between $250 and $750 for this cycle of funding, with a total funding of $10,000 available. 

Who Can Apply?


This opportunity is open to all deviants across the globe who are 13 years of age and older with a registered deviantART account.

THE PROCESS


  • On 3 month cycles, deviantART will accept applications from artists seeking to fund art-related projects. Please do not apply for a project scheduled to take place within the next 3 months. Plan ahead!
  • Applications can only be made using the official Creative Grants form.
  • Use of funds should be scheduled to take place within 3 months of receipt of the Creative Grants.
  • If your application is approved, you will be expected to post a Journal and photographs to show off some element of the project that received funding. We want to see the results of your hard work and what we helped support!
  • Until you receive a Grant, you can continue to apply, but a deviant can only make one application in any given three month cycle, and once s/he receives a Grant s/he is ineligible for future Grants for a period of 2 years.

What happens If you receive a Creative Grant?


The lucky few who are chosen to receive Grants will also be given a beautiful accolade on their deviantART Profile Page to celebrate their success.




Please note: The Creative Grants application process is currently closed. Thank you for your interest.





We're pleased to announce the first cycle of funding for the Creative Grants program has ended and we've received over 500 applications! While the recipients are chosen, get ready for the next cycle of funding by submitting your application!
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Upgrade Your Space Contest!

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 2:26 PM



























20 Winners will receive the Framed Fine Art Print they chose, up to 20"x30"!**


30 Runner-Ups will each receive 800 deviantART Points and a one-month Premium Membership.

** Subject to deviantART's Print review process.














The 20 Winners and 30 Runner-Ups will be chosen by full-time deviantART staff.


All entries will be judged on the following criteria with whatever weight the judges determine:



  • Reason given for the Print selection
  • Overall impact on the living space shown in the entry
  • Creative consistency in the space in which the Print will be placed




Official Rules
Submit Your Entry
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We all have areas of our living space that need a little love.  Perhaps it's an old painting hanging in your living room that's a little faded, or a ripped poster above your bed from your formerly favorite band.  Whatever it is, we want to see!  Whether you're looking to replace something that already exists or add to an empty wall, deviantART wants to upgrade your space!



Enter our contest by October 25, 2012, and be sure to look for winners to be announced on October 29th -- just in time for the beginning of deviantART's Free Shipping Event on Prints and deviantART Gear!































  • Show us what you want upgraded! Take a photo of the place where you live that could use a little sprucing up.
  • Visit the deviantART Prints Shop to select a qualified Framed Fine Art Print* that you'd like for your art upgrade.
  • Upload your photo to the Upgrade Your Space contest category. Include a link to your chosen qualified Framed Fine Art Print* in the deviation description and, in at least one sentence, describe why this is the perfect art upgrade. No photo editing required!









* Consult the Official Rules for the meaning of "qualified Framed Fine Art Print"





























  • Entry must be received by 11:59:59 PM (Los Angeles, CA, USA time) on October 25, 2012 and must be submitted to the Contest gallery on www.deviantart.com;
  • Entrants must be members of deviantART and at least 13 years old to participate. Residents of any country are eligible. Membership to deviantART is free;
  • Entries must be submitted in a single JPG or PNG file;
  • Entries must be a photograph. Photograph must be of the place where you live;
  • Fan art, art that includes prominent corporate or product logos, or any other content that violates deviantART's policies (such as material that is not original to the artist offering the Print) may not be selected as a Print upgrade;
  • You must provide in the deviation description when you upload your entry a link to the Print desired to better the space, as well as a reason for why the Print is desired;
  • You may submit more than one entry, but only one entry per entrant may be chosen as a winner.











































In preparation for the Free Shipping Event, check out the Prints Shop and deviantART T-Shirts and Gear to pick out your favorite pieces. Add them to your Wishlist, update your mailing address to be prepared for a showering of gifts, browse your friends' Wishlists, and get ready to spread the Free Shipping joy October 29th - November 2nd!





















Whether you're looking to replace something that already exists or add to an empty wall, deviantART wants to upgrade your space! Take a photo of the space needing an art upgrade and choose a framed Fine Art Print to spruce up the space. Look for winners to be announced on October 29th, just in time for deviantART's Free Shipping Event!
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Holiday Card Project 2012

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 7:06 PM


It's back!  With the goal of bringing a little cheer to patients in the hospital during the holiday season, the deviantART Holiday Card Project connects deviants from around the world and applies their tremendous artistic abilities in designing and creating uplifting holiday cards.

In past years, the Project has received more than 5,000 cards sent in by more than 1,000 deviants from 50 different countries/political regions. Cards were then divvied up and distributed in-person by deviantART members to local Los Angeles, CA hospitals, with additional cards given to various hospitals in the U.S. and abroad for hospital staff members to hand out to patients.

The idea behind the Holiday Card Project is simple: do something nice for others. However, if you're looking for even more incentive, every deviant who submits a card will be given a free one-month Premium Membership to deviantART.

Please read the following text for more details on the Holiday Card Project.



:holly:  What is the deviantART Holiday Card Project?The purpose of the Holiday Card Project is to have deviants create physical holiday cards for people who are hospitalized during the holiday season — helping to bring a little cheer to those who are undergoing a hospital stay.


:holly:  Who receives the cards?The cards will be distributed to both U.S. and international hospitals. Some cards will be delivered in-person by select deviants in the areas of the respective hospitals, while other cards will be distributed by hospital staff members. The patients who receive the cards age in range from children to seniors, and have illness or injuries that vary from mild to terminal.


:holly:  What should I write in a card?Be as creative as you’d like, but remember, the degree of illness for patients will vary from mild to terminal, so it is important to be cheerful. Some suggested greetings include, “Hope you’re feeling better,” “Thinking of you,” or “Have a nice day.” Try and stay away from “Get well soon” as it might not be appropriate for all patients. Be sure include a message of “Happy holidays” as the cards will be distributed for the holidays.


:holly:  Can I make a card myself?Of course. An 8.5" × 11" (21.59 cm x 27.94 cm) sheet of paper folded 2 ways to a total size of 4.25" × 5" (11.43 cm x 12.7 cm) works nicely. Though, there is no specific “set” size for cards. Use your best judgment. You can personally design and decorate cards by drawing, coloring, or painting. Construction paper, cardboard, markers, crayons, colored pencils, ribbon, etc., are all great to help make your card as special as possible.


:holly:  Can I use holiday cards purchased from a store?Absolutely. Store bought cards are great for the Holiday Card Project, but try and add a little extra flair and pizzazz by drawing on the inside of the card or including a few doodles. Use color to brighten up the presentation; be creative.


:holly:  How much is postage for sending a card?If you live in the U.S. and are sending an averaged sized card, it will probably cost one first-class stamp ($0.45). If you live in a country other than the U.S., the best thing to do is to check with your local postal agency for rates.


:holly:  Can I send more than one card?Please do. You can even put more than one card in the same envelope or package to save on postage. However, remember that quality is better than quantity. Sending one quality card that you put time and effort into is better than sending two cards that were thrown together.


:holly:  Will patients know who made their cards?The only way a patient will know who made a card is if you sign your name, which you are welcome to do. You may also include your e-mail address and/or deviantART URL in hopes of getting a reply; though, that can’t be guaranteed. If you wish to send a card anonymously, you may.


:holly:  Can non-deviants participate in the Project?Definitely. The Holiday Card Project accepts cards from all participants who are willing to contribute to a good cause. The Project is a great way for schools, clubs, church groups, or family and friends to get together and work on a fun activity. No deviantART affiliation is necessary.


:holly:  What do I get out of this?The idea behind the Holiday Card Project is to try and bring a little cheer to those undergoing a hospital stay. The patients and their families are deeply touched by the kindness and caring from those who take time to create and send cards.

Additionally, once the Holiday Card Project has been completed, all registered deviantART members will be given a free one-month Premium Membership just for sending in a card. In order to be awarded a Premium Membership, please include your username on a piece of paper separate from the holiday card. Premium Memberships will be distributed no later than January 31, 2013.


:holly:  When is the deadline for the Holiday Card Project?All cards should be received by December 15, 2012.


:rudolph:  Where do I send a card?Please use the following address:

deviantART, Inc.
Holiday Card Project
7095 Hollywood Blvd., #788
Hollywood, CA 90028
U.S.A.

Please remember to include your deviantART username on a separate piece of paper when mailing in a holiday card. To ensure that you successfully receive your free Premium Membership, it is vitally important that your username be written in such a manner that it easy to read!


:stare:  Rules and TermsLimit one one-month Premium Membership per participant. DeviantART reserves the right to deem any card contributed to the Project as unacceptable and therefore ineligible for a Premium Membership.


:megaphone:  Spread the WordIf you’d like to help promote the Holiday Card Project, please use the image below and link back to this journal.



:note:  Past Projects


:holly:  Where do I direct questions and concerns?Please note that many common concerns have already been addressed in the above questions and answers. Take care when reading the Project's description because there's a good chance it already contains an answer to your question. For any remaining issues, please leave a comment in this journal.


With the goal of bringing a little cheer to patients in the hospital during the holiday season, the Holiday Card Project connects deviants from around the world and applies their tremendous artistic abilities in designing and creating uplifting holiday cards. Every deviant who participates in the Project will be awarded a free one-month Premium Membership!
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Train Your Brain Contest

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 11:48 AM by Ayame-Kenoshi:iconayame-kenoshi:




























    








The Art Department with deviantART brings you about the best news any art student could ask for: free tuition!



Through the Train Your Brain Challenge, The Art Department (TAD) is offering a massive number of exclusive scholarship opportunities to members of deviantART. TAD is the best of the best in providing online art education, with a variety of programs taught by world-class faculty. Check out their group, TheArtDept, to watch video tutorials from their faculty!































Submit your work in one of the five disciplines offered by TAD: Illustration, Drawing and Painting, Animation, Entertainment 2D, and Entertainment 3D. Make something new or use something you've made in the past!
You could win tuition and travel to one of TAD's programs, a trip to Pixar Studios near San Francisco, or free online art classes.
The total prizes available are over $300,000 in value and there will be over 150 winners!














Artwork by *SterlingHundley








A Book Cover OR Graphic Novel Page: Submit an image that would be suitable as book cover art or as a page in a graphic novel.
The image must include a figure or animal of any sort. If the entry is a graphic novel page at least one panel should include a figure or animal.
("Figures" can be humans, aliens, robots, monsters, mythical creatures, etc.)







  • Subject matter:


    Any; you can create your own or use an existing story. For example, you may choose to produce a
    hypothetical version of any well-known book or graphic novel, such as "War of the Worlds," by H.G. Wells.

  • Content:


    A new or existing work. PG-13 must not require a mature filter designation on deviantART.



  • Proportions:  


    Any.

  • Media:


    Any graphic medium submitted as a single PNG or JPEG.

  • Format:


    Either vertical or horizontal (horizontal images must be suitable as a wraparound image for book cover art, or as a spread in a graphic novel).
























  • A full scholarship to The Art Department Illustration Academy 4-Week Workshop in Kansas City, MO, USA, consisting of travel, tuition, housing, and art supplies.
  • Two classes through The Art Department, chosen from foundations and elective course offerings.







Ten second place winners will receive two classes through The Art Department, chosen from foundations and elective course offerings.





Twenty third place winners will receive one class through The Art Department, chosen from foundations and elective course offerings.























Artwork by *markenglish








Landscape, Figure, Portrait or Still Life: Submit an image that is of a quality and "finished" as to be appropriate to
hang in a public place. ("Figures" can be humans, aliens, robots, monsters, mythical creatures, etc. Landscapes can be real or imagined.)







  • Subject matter:


    Any; must be original, no fan art or copies of master works or other works in the public domain or under copyright.

  • Content:


    A new or existing work. PG-13 and must not require a mature filter designation on deviantART.



  • Proportions:  


    Any.

  • Media:


    Any traditional and/or digital medium but original file must be "hand drawn." Must be submitted as a single PNG
    or JPEG.

  • Format:


    Either vertical or horizontal.
























  • A full scholarship to The Art Department 3-Week Workshop in Kansas City, MO, USA, consisting of travel, tuition, housing, and art supplies.
  • Three onlineclasses through The Art Department, chosen from foundations and elective course offerings.







Ten second place winners will receive two classes through The Art Department, chosen from foundations and elective course offerings.





Twenty third place winners will receive one class through The Art Department, chosen from foundations and elective course offerings.
























Artwork by Andrew Gordon/Pixar








In-Game or Cinematic/Film or .gif Animation: Create a piece of character animation using any style, medium or software of choice. The only limitation is that the animation must tell a story or moment, but not be more than a minute.







  • Subject matter:


    Any; must be original, no copies, mash-ups or fan art.

  • Content:


    A new or existing work. PG-13 must not require a mature filter designation on deviantART.

  • Proportions:


    Can include character, experimental, .gif, creature, particle fx, or any other animation work.



  • Media:  


    Animation can be either 3D or 2D (traditional or digital in any media). Must be submitted as video file or as a .gif. When submitting film, please consult FAQ #836: How does the 'Film' invitation process work?.

  • Format:


    Either vertical or horizontal.
























  • A trip for two to tour Pixar Studios in Emeryville, California.
  • Three online classes through The Art Department, chosen from foundations and elective course offerings.







Ten second place winners will receive two classes through The Art Department, chosen from foundations and elective course offerings.





Twenty third place winners will receive one class through The Art Department, chosen from foundations and elective course offerings.






















Artwork by *jason-felix








Character, Creature, Environment, or Industrial Design: Submit a design in full color or in black-and-white of any of these categories (Character, Creature, Environment, Industrial Design). Think about the originality of the piece, the uniqueness of design and how well you command the ability to convey the idea.







  • Subject matter:


    Any; must be original, no fan art or copies of master works or other works in the public domain or under copyright.

  • Content:


    A new or existing work. PG-13 and must not require a mature filter designation on deviantART.



  • Proportions:  


    Any.

  • Media:


    Any traditional and/or digital medium but original file must be "hand drawn." Must be submitted as a single PNG
    or JPEG.

  • Format:


    Either vertical or horizontal.
























  • A full scholarship to The Art Department 3-Week Workshop, consisting of travel, tuition, housing, and art supplies.
  • Three classes through The Art Department, chosen from foundations and elective course offerings.







Ten second place winners will receive two classes through The Art Department, chosen from foundations and elective course offerings.





Twenty third place winners will receive one class through The Art Department, chosen from foundations and elective course offerings.
























Artwork by *Brett-Briley-TAD








Character, Creature, Environment, or Industrial Design: Submit a quality, well-presented, render of a 3D model or 3D texture of your creation (applied textures) – May also be a model/texture combination. With all the great 3D art out there both commercially and seen on the internet, what do you do that sets you apart from the rest and how well do you present it?







  • Subject matter:


    Any; must be original, no copies or fan art.

  • Content:


    A new or existing work. PG-13 must not require a mature filter designation on deviantART.

  • Media:


    Any (can be 3D sculpture maquettes, 3D digital models, 3D digital textures) All submissions must be in a single PNG or JPEG file.




  • Format:


    Either vertical or horizontal.

  • Proportions:  


    3D models must include both mesh renders and model renders (untextured). For 3D textures, please include the maps on the same
    page as the render. If the 3D artist is submitting both, then include all of the requirements for both the model and texture
    submissions. If the artist is submitting 3D sculpture maquettes, then the submission must include front side and 3/4 views in the submission.
























  • A full scholarship to The Art Department 3-Week Workshop, consisting of travel, tuition, housing, and art supplies.
  • Three classes through The Art Department, 3D I, plus two classes chosen from foundations and elective course offerings.







Ten second place winners will receive two classes through The Art Department, chosen from foundations and elective course offerings.





Twenty third place winners will receive one class through The Art Department, chosen from foundations and elective course offerings.






































Entry must be received by 11:59:59 PM (Los Angeles, CA, USA time) on December 3, 2012 and must be submitted to the appropriate Contest gallery.



  • You must have a high school diploma or its non-US equivalent to enter and be over the age of 13;
  • The completed entry ("Work") may be entirely new for the contest or existing art work you have already produced as long as it complies with the applicable assignment for the category;
  • Must be in keeping with the image of deviantART and The Art Department -- no mature content;
  • You may not use any third party stock images for the Work however licensed brushes and textures are acceptable;
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Story Illustration Contest '13

Journal Entry: Thu Jan 17, 2013, 7:45 PM
After two successful, exciting, and fun years for my Illustration Contest, I might as well keep with the momentum! Usually I start it a few months later in the year, but this time I figure why wait? The third annual Story Illustration Contest is now officially underway!

The Rules

:bulletgreen:To enter, +fave this journal and +watch me so you can get updates for the contest. If you don't dig me, you can always un-watch once we're done.
:bulletgreen:Draw an illustration depicting a character, characters, or a scene from the selection of stories below.
:bulletgreen:You may enter as many times as you like!
:bulletgreen:Entries will be judged by faithfulness to the source material and complexity of the image.
:bulletgreen:In the description under your entry, include a link to the original story and this contest article.
:bulletgreen:Send your entries to me in a note so I can add them to this folder.
:bulletgreen:No bases! Entries must be completely made by you.



The Challenge

Pick your favorite story from the list below and draw a scene or characters from it! I try to be diverse in my writing; Action, drama, science fiction, romance, humans, robots... There should be something in there for everybody. Unfortunately, last year's chaos didn't allow me to be as proliferate as I would have liked, so there's more old favorites than new this time around. Some characters already have visual depictions, but some don't. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. Some stories contain characters that belong to my friends, but feel free to draw them as well.

The Prizes

Fourth Place

Third Place

Second Place

:star:First Place:star:

[Note me if you're interested in donating to the prize pool.]

The Deadline

Now extended to April 18th!

The Stories!


Original Works

or Furor
Every year, spring brings new life and new opportunities, but with these also come new threats, new dangers. On a warm spring night, deep within a Montana forest, yet another of these primal dramas has come to fruition. Flora and fauna which had established their own footholds on life are trampled and pushed aside underneath three werewolves without a second thought. At this moment, The Chase is their only concern.
This deep within the forest, the green foliage is dense enough to snap back in the face of the immense brown werewolf charging his way through it. But he shrugs off the blows, his drive and focus more effective than any painkillers. His fur catches in the branches, leaving behind coffee-colored knots snared amongst the leaves, and even that barely slows down his pace. He feels like half a tree is tangled up within the braid that hangs off the back of his head. But as great a nuisance as the forest growth can be, it has to be doubly hindering for his quarry ahead. The disrupt

Meet Samson Phoenix, a young man with an inferiority complex, as he navigates through the inherent complexities of the life of a werewolf.

A super-powered soldier must recruit two delinquent elementals.
AlienatedOn an average morning, Joseph O'Donnell was the first thing his wife was aware of when she awoke: his large frame a source of comfort, even during this unsure point in their marriage. His right arm reliably wrapped around her, his left under the pillows to hide the stump where once a hand had been. How she missed him when he had served in Iraq. On those nights, the empty half of their bed might as well have been a vacuum.
This, however, was not an average morning – if it even was morning. Sarah O'Donnell sensed something amiss during her first glimpses of wakefulness – they were not on their bed, but a hard, flat surface. She aborted a slow drift out of sleep in favor of a straight-up leap into consciousness.
Panic threatened to grab hold as her eyes darted around to survey the dark room. There were no windows, no way of gauging the time of day. Only a few dim orange squares in the ceiling above them glowed with enough luminosity to keep the room from being pitch black. A fen

A war veteran, abducted by aliens, must chose between being human, and his humanity.
Legends
"Professor Sewell! Come quickly! You're not bloody going to believe this!"
Professor Elizabeth Sewell gave the intern a cross glare through her glasses. She was a middle-aged woman, with red hair just beginning to silver. She was not finicky about her appearance, yet she tried very hard to avoid the "stern librarian" appearance displayed by many of her colleagues. "Language, Mister Porter. If you wish to be a professional, you'll need to control that hasty tongue of yours."
"Right sorry," young Porter gasped obligatorily as he shoved aside both flaps that served as the door to her tent and beckoned her outside. He was a consummate portrayal of young adulthood: longish hair that constantly dangled over his brows, sloppily-shaven stubble, and lose, dirty clothes. Dark brown hair and eyes were the only color contrasting an otherwise pasty complexion. "But you must come see this! We've found something in the cave!"
Elizabeth sighed as she closed her archeology book, obviously in no hurry.

The archeological discovery of the century proves the existence of werewolves... or does it? This story ties in to the universe of the novel I'm writing.

Fan Fiction

The Fifty-Ninth MinuteWith increasing regularity, the Earth was coming under threat by alien menaces other than the Decepticons. It made sense, the Autobot known as Pyro supposed; the planet was both out of the way and ideally located, depending on where you were coming from. Or which way you were going. The universe was funny like that.
Pyro, in the guise of a firetruck, regarded the man that climbed inside him. He had a rather strange face, but not the strangest they had on file. (Personally, his favorite was the "teeth and curls" look.) This was a new face, all flat and nose and long hair. And his clothes were strange. He had always had questionable fashion sense, but it had always leaned more towards the old-fashioned and less towards the... hm, "singed raggedy."
"Hello, Doctor," the Autobot said once they were rolling. Pyro increased his speed; they hadn't much time.
The man looked surprised for a moment. He glanced towards the passenger seat and the seats behind him to see if he had missed anyone, but

A Doctor Who/Transformers crossover!
The ZooCybertronians did not experience grogginess. Unlike humans, there were no levels of consciousness; they were either offline or online. Moonhunter had tried to explain what it was like to Whiplash once, on a Saturday morning when her human brother Cassidy had been reluctant to get out of bed. But the young Maximal had not been able to fathom what it was like and she still couldn’t.
Although, when she snapped online to find herself in a dark cell, staring up at a barely-illuminated ceiling, she found herself wishing she could control her level of consciousness and go back offline without fully registering the freakishness into which she had just awoken.
She played back her most recent memories for some clue as to how she’d wound up here. There had a huge sphere in the sky, suddenly spearing out of nowhere while she scouted a valley on some remote planet. A blue light had illuminated her and then nothingness. It must have been a stun ray, or a tractor beam, or some efficient

When a young Maximal is kidnapped, how far will her creator go to rescue her?

"Commander!" The voice of Quarry cut through the static. No, that wasn't static, it was gunfire in the background. "There's someone in the generator room! We can't keep him pinned! He's invisible to our sens- No wait, he's transforming! He's cutting us down! Oh Primus he's-" Actual static. The line went dead.
First DateHenry “Beast” McCoy knew this arrangement aggravated Agent Brand. But she had recruited him for this “job” because of his different sensibilities, and thus had to defer to his judgment. Her profuse protests over the phone had given him an almost perverse sense of pleasure when he proposed the idea. Why couldn’t they just meet up at her apartment, she’d asked. He wasn’t “that kind of boy,” he’d answered. Eventually, she had no choice but to cave in to his demands.
And now they were on their first date. All soldier, she marched through the front door. Henry wondered if she was capable of turning it off. At least she had replaced the S.W.O.R.D. uniform with a gray pants suit... although for all Hank knew, she had it on underneath. Probably had it on underneath.
Always a gentleman, Henry stood and pulled her seat out for her. “I must say, Agent Brand,” Henry said, his baritone voice practically purring with smugness, &

A mutant superhero and a secret agent alien-mutant hybrid go out on their first date. What can possibly go wrong?
The Cat and the RatCybertron was a cold world of uniformity and order. As colorful as its people could be, the world that birthed them varied little from golds and grays and purples. This world, however, was in complete contrast to Cybertron: colorful, jagged, uneven, wild and unstable. It was a completely alien planet, and the Maximal now known as Tigatron felt completely like he belonged here. Its primal beauty filled the chasm in his soul that had haunted him since the earliest days of his life, when he had first learned there was life outside of Cybertron.
He knew his fellow Maximals didn't consider this world home. But there had been a point after awakening on this planet where it was all he knew. Since then, his memories had mostly been restored as his core processor mended, but all he could remember about Cybertron was how ill at ease he had felt there. He was one with this planet now, and he never wanted to leave.
In the visage of a white tiger, he remained rigid, a lone sentinel over the

The most reticent Maximal and the most loudmouthed are stuck in a blizzard together--and in the snow, find their past and their future.

If none of these stories interest you, you're welcome to browse amongst the rest of my works. Find something you like? Note me about it!


Previous Years' Winners!

Gunslinger and Betsy by Canalus St'Nan couple by SilverMender
:star:but you CAN fall off a cliff by Underbase:star:
2011
Gunslinger and his new protoform by Bluetabbycat Lonely-1 by Kingoji
:star:Last Moment by Nightenscythe:star:
2012
Nonissue by Underbase Captive by Zimeta :thumb365332028:
:star:Apex Predator by Sidonie:star:
2013

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MAMA Scared Stiff Contest Winners

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 5:29 PM
            
The winners have arrived! We sent the 25 most terrifying Semi-Finalists to judges and MAMA filmmakers Andy & Barbara Muschietti and Guillermo del Toro, and they felt your fears come to life through the entries. Now our deviantART judges won't be the only ones sleeping with a night light!
Read the judges' comments below and see the top three deviations that struck terror in the hearts of our judges. Each of our winners will be taking home terrific prize packages including cash and Points!
WOW!!!! the level of work is outstanding!!!!! We are in shock! Have the feeling that childhood fears resonate quite strongly in the heads of these amazing artists. We are absolutely impressed by the skill, originality and hours, days, poured into these pieces.
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The frightening winners of the MAMA Scared Stiff contest have been chosen! From the 25 Semi-Finalists, judges and MAMA filmmakers Andy & Barbara Muschietti and Guillermo del Toro selected these three spine-tingling winners. See which entries scared them the most!
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In the MAMA Scared Stiff Contest, we challenged you to channel your most frightening childhood memory, and the entries were truly terrifying!    

These 25 hair-raising deviations sent a chill down our judges' spines, and have been chosen as the Semi-Finalists. It's now up to the true visionaries of horror, MAMA filmmakers Andy & Barbara Muschietti and Guillermo del Toro, to decide on the top 3 winners, who will receive their share of $10,000 USD, as well as Points, deviantART Gear, and Premium Memberships!

The remaining 22 Semi-Finalists will receive:

  :bulletblack: 2,000 deviantART Points

  :bulletblack: Three-Month Premium Membership to deviantART


Congratulations to all!

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Mama 1 by Davesrightmind From down in your basement by sarya Waiting in the closet by Bat-Dan

The Bogeyman by Lonejax Lusus Naturae by Erebus88 Nevermorph by Taylor-payton

Sleep Sound by QuinneCL MAMA Scared Stiff Contest by Seabasss :thumb347366219:

 The Hag by jhuertajr Emerge by CrescentDebris

Mama by Peter-Ortiz Flash Light 2 by PickledAlice JustShy by Missingtheground

underneath by MattDeMino Looming Murmur by limsh Bed Time Horrors by LeoNeal-CP

Not Wilbur by jrumpff Vira by JRCoffronIII watched by IZRA

My Closet Friend by Dynamaito Something is in the Basement by david-sladek The Owl Princess And Her Night Terrors by AngelaRizza

Under the Bed by AbigailLarson


Please note: If during the finalist judging, any one of the semi-finalists becomes ineligible or is disqualified under the Official Rules, the semi-finalist judges will replace the disqualified entry with a new selection to be considered by the final judges.



The 25 Semi-Finalists for the MAMA Scared Stiff Contest have been chosen! See which terrifying entries frightened us the most!
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