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Ages-of-Thedas Winter Holiday Contest [CLOSED]

Journal Entry: Wed Dec 21, 2016, 8:19 AM
Season's Greetings, fellow Thedosians! :wave:

:new: The contest is now closed to submissions. Your entries will be judged very soon; best of luck to everyone! :D

In celebration of our success as a group since its founding a year ago, the admins here at Ages-of-Thedas have decided to host a massive contest for you all! There are lots of wonderful prizes donated by our generous members, and we would love to see you participate!

The overall theme of this competition is, of course, the winter holidays, and we have come up with a variety of prompts for you to choose from:

*** THE PROMPTS ***


~ "Nugly" Sweaters - Nugs and sweaters; nugs on sweaters; nugs in sweaters...what could possibly go wrong?
~ Holidays in Thedas - Satinalia or First Day are both candidates for depiction.
~ Sentimental gift-giving - Someone special gets a present. Now, who could it be?
~ Snowball fights and ice skating - Innocent fun or laced with pranks? You decide.
~ Cozy fireside character development - Holed up next to a fireplace, your characters of choice have a heart-to-heart. What do they talk about?
~ Hot beverages involving Iron Bull's cocoa - The Iron Bull makes cocoa for the party. Will it cause maaaayheeeeem?
~ Decking the halls with boughs of holly in the season to be jolly - Decorate your base of choice for the winter season.
~ Let it snow - It's snowing, and people are happy! Or not...
~ Too many jingling bells - All that joyous bell-ringing can get annoying...
~ Gingerbread...cookies? - Someone tries baking and either succeeds...or fails miserably.
~ Wassail, wassail all over the town... - Drinking and singing through the streets.
~ Advent-style gift-giving - Mysterious small gifts show up for several special people throughout the season.
~ Playing in the snow - Snow angels? Ice palaces? Sledding? Magic may or may not be involved...
~ Ringing in the New Year - Countdown to the new year...what are your characters looking forward to? Any resolutions?
~ New Year fireworks - What New Year celebration is complete without fireworks? Do you go professional...or homemade?

You are, however, not limited to these ideas - so long as your work fits the "Winter Holiday" theme, it's fine! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask!

*** THE RULES ***

We don't have too many rules for this contest, but we do have a few.


:bulletgreen: DO follow the rules of the group when creating your pieces (if you need a refresher: fav.me/da2ytx4 ).
:bulletgreen: DO follow the rules of DeviantArt when submitting your pieces.
:bulletyellow: DO submit only ONE piece per participant (so make it superfantastic!).
:bulletred: DO NOT include lewd, crude, or offensive material in your pieces (see the first rule).
:bulletred: DO NOT submit a piece that does not fit the theme of the contest - it will be rejected.

If you have any questions about the rules, please ask!

*** THE PRIZES ***

There will be a FIRST, SECOND, and THIRD place prize for both VISUAL ART and LITERATURE. We don't want the writers among us to feel left out of this fun, so we have another totally separate category just for you! :) Our prizes were donated by our wonderfully generous members and divided amongst the placements as follows:


Visual Art

1st Place-
~ 500 :points:
~ 1 full body character portrait from JammyElf
~ 1 OC portrait from olivegbg
~ 1 turnable 3D animation of a character/OC from Starframe3D
~ 1 digital character drawing from Ede1986 (in this style fav.me/dan8eki either detailed portrait or simpler full body, and can be in grayscale, or grayscale with an accent of color)

2nd Place -
~ 1 character portrait from Captain-Savvy (of 1 or 2 characters, like this fav.me/dafks5d)
~ 1 half body illustration of an Inquisitor, LI, or any DA character from Llythium-art
~ 1 traditionally outlined, digitally coloured sketch from Mutantenfisch (similar to mutantenfisch.deviantart.com/a… or mutantenfisch.deviantart.com/a…)
~ 1 drawing with an elaborate background from yinyangswings (IE: fav.me/dacw3pz)

3rd Place -
~ 1 chibi from Captain-Savvy (fav.me/d8cnl33)
~ 1 illustration of an Inquisitor (and LI if desired) from ShujiE



Literature

1st Place-
~ 500 :points:
~ 1 full character development session with Arlesienne
~ 1 illustration of an OC or any DA character from Patrisska
~ 1 custom clothing/armor design for an OC from Captain-Savvy (such as fav.me/dafm31c ; fav.me/d932921)
~ 1 character portrait from Chenria (like fav.me/daomrq2)

2nd Place -
~ 1 or 2 character drawings from Rad-Puppeteer (IE: fav.me/da9faik)
~ 1 half body of a PC or canon character from Natie15 (a la skellyskooo.tumblr.com/image/1… without writing)
~ 1 character portrait from Dedechoutinette
~ 1 chibi from AuriV1

3rd Place -
~ 1 OC microhero from cptmeatman
~ 1 portrait from Felfka

Pieces will be judged by the Inquisitor and Advisors on neatness, creativity, overall composition, theme/atmosphere, and whether or not the participants followed the rules of the contest.

*** THE DEADLINE IS JANUARY 31st, 2017!!! ***

We hope to have a great many entries for this competition, and we look forward to seeing whatever you create! Have fun, good luck, and we wish you a very happy holiday season!

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Please let us know if you plan on participating in a comment below; when you are finished with your entry, be sure to provide us a link so we can keep track of all submissions! :)

*** PARTICIPANTS ***

1) :iconmutantenfisch: - Me and you and a nug by Mutantenfisch
2) :iconcaptain-savvy: - Winter Ride by Captain-Savvy
3) :iconnewplancomics: -
4) :icondreamnight21: - Take a Break    Moralina stared suspiciously at her brother, ears tinged red from the cold of the open balcony doors. Her grey eyes stared are at the preoccupied Inquisitor Trevelyan. His hazel eyes lifted from the papers clutched in his hand to his sibling. 
"What do you want, Moralina?" Alexander did not seem amused.
"Let's go do something fun! You've been sitting there for over 4 hours," she retorted
"Yes because, unlike you, I have a job," he looked back down at the parchment and reached for a quill to sign. Thinking fast, Moralina quickly snatched inked feather. 
"Moralina! Give it back!"
"Not until you agree to take a break. Sitting around and signing parchments all day is no way to spend the day," the Herald grunted at his sister insistence.
"Fine! But only for an hour," Moralina jumped from her seat across her brother and rushed across the room.
"Meet me in the courtyard!" With that, she skipped down the stairs and slammed the door. He sighed in defeat, Alexander p

5) :iconyinyangswings: -
6) :iconstarframe3d: -
7) :icondedechoutinette: - A kiss under the mistleboe by Dedechoutinette
8) :iconnorroendyrd: - Whose brilliant idea was that? by NorroenDyrd
9) :iconuchustache: - :thumb653740166:
10) :iconallisonsaurus: - You Really Shouldn't Have by allisonsaurus
11) :iconvsellen: - Nug CatcherScribbling away Cullen didn’t notice his office door open a crack, although he did frown when he heard a ‘psst’ sound. Once certain he wasn’t imagining it he looked up to find Inquisitor Trevelyan peeping her head in.
“Cullen,” she breathed. The way she said his name, with such relief and joy made him smile softly. “I need your help.”
Instantly the smile dropped into frown and he returned to his papers. “What have you done now?” he asked wearily, it seemed this wouldn’t be the friendly social call he’d been hoping for.
She exclaimed something of a garbled gasp at the accusation as she slipped in, checking over her shoulder first, which he noted couldn’t be a good sign.
“This is serious Cullen! Will you help me or not?” she asked crossing her arms over her chest.
“Last time I agreed to help you,” he grumbled briefly making her gaze. “Vivienne refused to talk to me for almos

12) :iconshujie: - DA:I - Snuggly holidays by ShujiE
13) :iconmoonprincess-yumi: -
14) :iconshoulderacoffin: -
15) :iconlyutor1945: -
16) :iconcptmeatman: - Inquisition Christmas Card by cptmeatman
17) :iconwyndx2: -
18) :iconbaaltas: - Cullen Greatly Disapproves by baaltas
19) :iconlappymania: - DAI - First Day Prank by LappyMania
20) :iconredmoon-tiger: - Making SnowElfs by RedMoon-Tiger
21) :iconjuliamilreu: - 'Mine Halla is muuuuuuuuuuch better, Tamlen!' by juliamilreu

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:iconrad-puppeteer:
Rad-Puppeteer Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Good luck to everyone that entered!!
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:icondreamnight21:
DreamNight21 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Best of luck to all those who entered!Clap 
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:iconcaptain-savvy:
Captain-Savvy Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lots of great entries! Good luck to everyone! :la:
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:iconauriv1:
AuriV1 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure, that's fine!
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:iconlappymania:
LappyMania Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, thank goodness. Phew... Glad I made it in time.
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:iconrad-puppeteer:
Rad-Puppeteer Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Excitedly can't wait... to draw my gift when the winners are drawn!

Good luck to everyone who have entered so far!!
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:iconjuliamilreu:
juliamilreu Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017
Is the competition still open to new entrants? :P
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:iconauriv1:
AuriV1 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes! You can join right up until the day it closes. :D
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:iconauriv1:
AuriV1 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure thing! :D
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:iconredmoon-tiger:
RedMoon-Tiger Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2017  Student Artist
Oh !! :D alright !! Thanks!
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:iconauriv1:
AuriV1 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem! Best of luck! :D
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:iconredmoon-tiger:
RedMoon-Tiger Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2017  Student Artist
Thank you !! :)
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:iconauriv1:
AuriV1 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Of course you can! :) Welcome to the group! We look forward to seeing what you create! :D
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:iconlappymania:
LappyMania Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay! Thank you! :D
Oh, and where should I post the link?
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:iconauriv1:
AuriV1 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You can post it here as a comment.
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:iconlappymania:
LappyMania Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, got it. Thanks!
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:iconauriv1:
AuriV1 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Drawings/Paintings and 3D renders are all acceptable. Just no screenshots straight from the games.
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:iconlyutor1945:
lyutor1945 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017
Thaknks:)
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:iconauriv1:
AuriV1 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woops! Sorry! :P
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:iconstarframe3d:
Starframe3D Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
xD Since I already made that mistake myself at the last ArtExchange...
No need to be Fox emoji - hearts 
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:iconstarframe3d:
Starframe3D Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Unfortunately I didn't make it. Too much exams In search for answers 
But I wish everyone who did submit something good luck Hatsune Miku-01 (Good Luck) 
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:iconyinyangswings:
yinyangswings Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Are people who are drawing for prizes allowed to enter as well?
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:iconauriv1:
AuriV1 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes!
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:iconmutantenfisch:
Mutantenfisch Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Right, I didn't think about that before. An answer to this question will be great for organisation, I think. :eager:
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:iconauriv1:
AuriV1 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's fine...I posted that on the previous journal.
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:iconyinyangswings:
yinyangswings Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah
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