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Core Power Hour: Core to the Max!

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 9:10 AM by akiestar:iconakiestar:

Hey, Core Members!

Have you found yourself slipping into a productivity slump? Maybe you need a bit of a push into creativity? Perhaps you crave a challenge? Or maybe the Thursday Prompt isn't enough for you?

Well, we're excited to announce an exclusive event just for our Core Members: CORE POWER HOUR!

Mark your calendars! Core Power Hour will take place on Thursday, October 25 from 9 AM to 5 PM PDT (Los Angeles time). A new challenge each hour. Winners each hour. Amazing prizes each hour.

We’re talking EIGHT straight hours of various challenges to get your creative juices flowing, art skills flexing, and most importantly, for you to have some fun! There will be one challenge per each hour a total of eight challenges so these events will be quick. You’ll have 30 minutes to create and submit your entry. Each challenge will have multiple winners, meaning you’ll have even more chances to win awesome prizes!

Rules

  • All works must be original works made specifically for each challenge (unless specified within the specific challenge).

  • Deviations found to be plagiarizing other works will be disqualified and removed.

  • If you are using other works that are not your own, you must make sure you have permission to use those works and credit the artist(s) whose work(s) you've used.

  • Works must be submitted within the provided timeframe of the specific challenge.

  • You must be a Core Member as of October 24, 2018 to enter.

For the official rules for Core Power Hour, click here.

Challenges

You’re probably wondering what kind of challenges these will be, huh?

Well, we can’t tell you exactly what they are, but we can say there will be opportunities for Art and Literature creation. With 30-minute creation windows, we hope that everyone will have time to be able to participate in at least one challenge. You can join as many challenges as you like and win multiple times!

Prizes

There will be multiple winners in each challenge, so we highly encourage you to participate. Here’s a preview of some of the prizes that’ll be offered:

  • $100 Amazon gift cards

  • One-year subscriptions to monthly gift boxes

  • Customizable business cards

  • iPads

  • Nintendo Switch

Judging Criteria

Entries will be judged based on creativity, originality, and adherence to the specific challenge, which will then be judged by DeviantArt staff and an outside, independent party. Winners for each challenge will be announced via journal at the end of that challenge’s hour.

What can you do then in the meantime to prepare for Core Power Hour? Make sure to join the CoreMembers group, as the challenges will be posted here as a journal entry at the top of each hour. We’ll also be posting updates with some challenge hints soon, so keep your eyes open!

So get ready, Core Members. GAME ON!




Hey, CoreMembers! If you're not feeling creative enough, or if you feel like you need a challenge, we have a new event exclusively for you that might help!

Core Power Hour will take place on Thursday, October 25. Eight straight hours of art challenges and eight difference chances to win await all who enter, with awesome prizes to boot!

Think you're up to it? We hope to see you on the 25th, then. Game on! :eager: by darkmoon3636 
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dinmoney Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
This was cool idea. Hope to see more in the future =D
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MelMuff Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I did have some fun. It was hard to be creative today since I have a massive headache then got hit my head on top of that. I'm so tired too. I think next time I will skip this event as I don't really stand a change against such talented artists either. Good luck to all the winners! Later!
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annewipf Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018
The challenge has officially started... but I can't find it! :( Please could you help me?
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:iconkrmi-e:
KRMi-e Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Go to akiestar's home page.  The challenges are posted there.
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:iconannewipf:
annewipf Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2018
Thank you :hug:
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:iconnatalieao:
NatalieAO Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Where to find the challenges?
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:iconmeow-vortex:
Meow-Vortex Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so where is the challenge ? 
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:iconcapndeek373:
CapnDeek373 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018  Professional General Artist
:ahoy:
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:iconverysart:
VerysArt Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg I'm so excited!!
Bring the challengeeess!
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:iconallibun:
AlliBun Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018
You guys should post the journal with the rules a minute or two before the hour in case anyone's time is behind and we don't have like 22 minutes to draw since we also have to post within 30 min.
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Coffence Featured By Owner Edited Oct 25, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Can one person win in multiple challenges? Or one person can only win once? ^^ I'm just curious, I'm pretty sure I'm not that good to win something with a 30min drawing. XD
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LaurenBanbi Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018
i do believe you can win multiple prizes, but only once in each challenge if you somehow make two pieces for one challenge XD
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:icongopandaawake:
goPandaawake Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You can win more then once yes. Just do your best :D Its just a fun challenge.
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:iconpoka-sorm:
Poka-SorM Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good luck everyone!
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:iconmelmuff:
MelMuff Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so tired and have a massive headache but I'm ready to participate. Sucks I got stuck on night shifts this week and only had 3 hours sleep 2 days in a row. First my workplace had an emergency meeting and forced everyone to ruined their sleep and come into work for something that could have waited honestly. And now had to cut my sleep short for this event. Oh well! I love participating in events like this. :)
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AlizesArt Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018
I have had no motivation to draw for a long time now (courtesy of depression) but I am ready and waiting with my tablet and pen and excited to draw! Thank you so much for setting up this event. Looking forward to having fun!
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:iconkazuharb:
KazuhaRb Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018  Student General Artist
wait...what time is it?
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:iconhumblehills:
humblehills Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Hi KazuhaRb -

It starts in about 45 minutes, with the first challenge beginning at 9 AM PT (Los Angeles time). We'll be posting the journal in the CoreMembers group!
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dth1971 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018
A new challenge each hour on the hour?
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:iconhumblehills:
humblehills Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Hi dth1971 -

Yes, a new challenge each hour starting at 9 AM PT (Los Angeles time) TODAY! There will be a total of eight challenges, with a new journal posted at the top of each hour describing that hour's challenge. Make sure you're in the CoreMembers group to stay updated on each challenge!
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Hybrid-Dragoness Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh god I'm feeling the timezone pain - 3:00AM - 11:00AM Friday for east coast Aussies... :(
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:iconthe-koneko:
The-Koneko Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
NOOOO 😭 I WORK FROM 8H00 TO 6H00 ;W;
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:iconluna4s:
Luna4s Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This seems really fun. But it's also during inktober...
I'm already going to be spending a lot of my day on that. 

Hopefully it'll come back again. It seems really fun. 
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Poka-SorM Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So... It says you need a core membership but at the official rules it says it's not pay to win? So dose a person without a core able to enter
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GeorgeXVII Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
AWESOME :love:
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:iconareallyboredartist:
AReallyBoredArtist Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
shame this will be going on while I'm asleep
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n1BLACKYCOREMEMBERn1 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 25, 2018
HI! :-) 
Hello! I would like to participate, how can I do it? who do I send the artwork to? or where do I upload it?... thanx...Black Heart ~ 




I, in the meantime, I'm already at work, I hope I understand where to post it !!!! ;-)
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:iconhumblehills:
humblehills Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Hi boywithblackheart -

We'll be posting a new journal at the top of each hour to correlate with that hourly challenge. It starts at 9 AM PT (Los Angeles time) TODAY - so make sure you're in the CoreMembers group to stay updated!
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rocheleheart10 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
will  we  be able  to do any kind of art 
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:iconmelitagermaine:
MelitaGermaine Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol, I wanted to complain about the time, but in my time zone it's from 6pm to 2am :lol: 

But it's still Inktober and I'm already productive as fuck.
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BGai Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018
Hi - checked the official rules but it doesn't say - will the gift vouchers awarded to winners - especially the Amazon ones, be available to people outside the USA, specifically Australia in this case? I have entered contests before only to find out the Amazon vouchers weren't actually available to anyone outside the USA.
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:iconhumblehills:
humblehills Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Hi BGai -

We were strategic in our prizes to try and make them internationally available. If it so happens that we are unable to ship to your location, we will work that out accordingly. Hope that answers your question!
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Lucain24 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
You guys do realize we have school and work during these hours right? A lot of us...do. 
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colleenekat Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
seriously same, they could of least done it on a weekend.  
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:iconlucain24:
Lucain24 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
sjdf;uheqrygh
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1-800-PeachyBoi Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
same , this really sucks and i sometimes get home late meaning itll be to late to do anything or draw anything caus im at school still or doing arands with family 
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Lucain24 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Well shit, I got work during that time...
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:icondotpapercrowndot:
dotpapercrowndot Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
how do you participate? like you guys will post some kind of prompt and we will send it where?
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:iconhumblehills:
humblehills Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Hi dotpapercrowndot -

Yes! Starting at 9 AM PT (Los Angeles time) TODAY, we'll be posting a new journal in the CoreMembers group at the top of each hour. Make sure to join the group to stay updated on each challenge!
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CT-2525 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018  Student General Artist
Aww Man! I wish I could join, but this is all during my College hours tomorrow. There's always next year I suppose.
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:icondown-flower:
Down-Flower Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Nuuu! It's during my work hours! :(
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:iconcelestialsunberry:
celestialsunberry Featured By Owner Edited Oct 24, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Will it be poetry, or prose allowed?
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:iconhumblehills:
humblehills Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018  Hobbyist Artist

Hi @celestialsunberry -

At least half of our challenges will accept literature submissions. Hope to see you there tomorrow! :)

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:iconcelestialsunberry:
celestialsunberry Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, that's cool. Do you know which ones? I just want to make sure I'm actually home at the time.
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:iconcrimson-kaizer:
Crimson-Kaizer Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
How are we suppose to create if we don't even know what the challenge is!?
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:iconsivsi:
Sivsi Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
It's supposed to be spontaneous to each hour, and encourage on-the-spot creativity.
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Tinselfire Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018
Is it possible to participate outside of competition?
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:iconhumblehills:
humblehills Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018  Hobbyist Artist

Hi @tinselfire -

Do you mean you'd like to participate even if you aren't interested in winning/prizes? If so, sure! We'd love for as many Core Members to participate as possible! But you never know - there are MULTIPLE c:Dnces to win! :D

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