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:tighthug: Our "Creed" :tighthug:

Hello, you've reached a quiet place, a place where you can bare your heart or simply share your soul. We are all like you - problems and pain haunt and hurt us as they do you. We don't all have the same things that consume us, but still we understand your ghosts and the trouble you face daily hurt you deeply, as ours do to us. We know pain. We try help you face it. If you remember one thing about this place, remember this: No matter what you are living or have lived through, you are accepted.
YOU. ARE. ACCEPTED

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Welcome to Understood-Accepted's


Name of Image

Comfort by Carnegriff   Excited Cactus by funymony   Spring Comfort by Nate-Zeman

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The concept of this contest was stolen from Amarantheans , who has held the "Awareness of the Arts" contests the last three years running, with loads of success. I liked the idea of pairing up visual and literature artists so much that I want to do something. So what is happening you ask?



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Theme and Information


The theme for this contest is "Comfort". I've purposefully left it a bit broad so that you can use any ideas within the theme.

What happens, you ask? Well, simple. You sign up to do either a literature piece or an artwork of any form (traditional, manipulation, photograph, pixel, etc) but note you will be paired with someone doing the opposite (so a literature signup will be paired with an artist signup) or you can sign up in pairs - NOTE: Although this contest is run by the group you don't have to be in the group to enter so you can signup with a friend (or frenemy) from outside the group. The group is just the platform through which I am choosing to host the contest.
NOTE: Please sign up on the original journal, over here

So, you've signed up as a pair, or you have been paired, what next? In your pairs decide between you who will make the first artwork. The second person will write, or draw, based on the first artwork so their work is a bit more difficult, in my opinion, as they have to interpret what has gone before them. Alternatively you might find this easy; basically it's up to the two of you to communicate with each other and decide who will be brave enough to create first. Then the partner creates.

After creation? Well, then you submit to the Comfort Contest 2018 folder in this group. It will be open to accept submissions from non members, but if there are any problems DO NOT FEAR! I will be on hand to fix them, as will the rest of the admin staff. NOTE: Please title your works the same so we can see the pairs clearly. So if person 1 is the artist and they draw something they titled 'hug' then person 2's lit piece should also be titled 'hug'. Though do try to make your titles interesting too :la:

After submission, what next? Then you wait for judgement to happen. There will be a team of judges (whom I am still gathering) who will judge the art and the literature based on rubrics. There will also be polls, where you get o choose your favourite. The top three people's choice (chosen by you) will be awarded extra points and this will be added to the judges points to help decide the winners - who will be announced after about a week or two. (To give time for all mathematics to be sufficiently handled).



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Timeline


:bulletgreen: Signup Time -:- January 20th - February 4th
:bulletpink: Writing and Submission Time -:- February 5th - March 5th
:bulletgreen: Judging and Voting Time -:- March 6th - March 18th
:bulletpink: Winners Announced -:- Hopefully by March 19th



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Rules


:bulletred: One entry per person per pair please.
:bulletorange: Literature can be poetry or prose:
MAX 3000 words for prose and 50 lines for poetry.
MIN 300 words for prose and 3 lines for poetry.

:bulletyellow: Art works can be any form:
There is no MAX or MIN size for artworks, but please keep them reasonable.

:bulletgreen: Please keep mature content to a minimum as there are some younger people involved.
:bulletblue: Please place trigger warnings if needed.
:bulletpurple: In your artist's comments include:
That it is for Understood-Accepted 's "Comfort Contest"
A link to this journal
A link to your partner's piece (just in case either of you get lost)

:bulletpink: Please title your works the same per pairing. Please try make titles interesting too.
:bulletblack: This contest is open to all of deviantART, I am just choosing to host it through this group. So encourage your friends to signup. This will only work if we get enough pairings.
:bulletpink: Submit to the Comfort Contest 2018 folder.
:bulletpurple: New submissions specifically for this contest please.
:bulletblue: Please abide by deviantART's rules.
:bulletgreen: Please stick to the timeline. There will be a countdown box to help you remember.
:bulletyellow: Judges may not enter.
:bulletorange: You may donate, promote and enter all at once.
:bulletred: You may still continue to signup as we move into submission time, up to a point I will pre-determine.
:bulletorange: You may start working on your entries as soon as you are signed up but may only begin to enter them during submission time.
Rules may be edited, you will be informed if so.



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Judges


I am looking for judges to help out with this contest. If you want to judge, please note me MagicalJoey with a note titled 'judging' or something similar. Remember: judges cannot enter the contest!

Your judges will be:
:bulletred: :iconmagicaljoey: ( MagicalJoey )

The Criteria:
Literature
:bulletred: Follows Rules (5)
:bulletorange: Grammar and Spelling (5)
:bulletyellow: Difficulty (10)
:bulletgreen: Originality (5)
:star: Total Literature: 25

Art
:bulletred: Follows Rules (5)
:bulletorange: Difficulty (10)
:bulletyellow: Use of Technique (5)
:bulletgreen: Originality (5)
:star: Total Art: 25

:star::star: Total Pairing: 50



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Prizes


Name of Image


:bulletred: We need prizes to distribute to the winners.
:bulletorange: You may donate and still enter.
:bulletyellow: Consider features - both personal and group - points :points: , llamas, subs, prints, mugs, books/book vouchers, custom artwork, critiques...ANYTHING
:bulletgreen: Please note me MagicalJoey with a note titled 'Prize Donation' (Or something similar) if you can donate.
:bulletblue: Prizes will distributed to each winner, or, where needed, split between the pairing.
:bulletpurple: If donating points, please donate these, clearly marked "Prize Donation", to UnderstoodAdmin

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:bulletyellow: Llamas from: MagicalJoey ;
:bulletyellow: Features from: MagicalJoey ;
:bulletyellow: 20 :points: per person from: MagicalJoey

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:bulletblack: Llamas from: MagicalJoey ;
:bulletblack: Features from: MagicalJoey ;
:bulletblack: 10 :points: per person from: MagicalJoey

:icon3rd1plz::icon3rd2plz::icon3rd3plz::icon3rd4plz:
:bulletred: Llamas from:MagicalJoey ;
:bulletred: Features from: MagicalJoey ;

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:bulletblue: Llamas from: MagicalJoey ;
:bulletblue: Features from: MagicalJoey ;



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Signups and Pairings


Below you will find the official pairings of the entrants. I will add to this list as more sign up.

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Example


I wrote the following:
Returning The FavourReturning The Favour
19-01-18
I'll wrap you in the blanket that's called the 'hug of bear',
And we'll sob our little hearts out, as your pain I share.
Together we'll face your demons, we'll keep the dark at bay,
And once more we'll see morning and the dawn of a new day.
I'll gather you towards me and shelter with my wings,
Even though they're torn and tattered tiny things.
Within the shadow of my bulk you'll find a cool reprise;
Know you're welcome, always, a hero in my eyes.
If you're a broken flower, who's been picked and tossed aside,
Don't fret that you'll die thirsty, or even that you'll die.
I'll trudge through fields and valleys, through canyons, swamp and gorge,
Until I've gathered all your blossoms and hydrated them once more.
With gentle little motions, I'll rub on salve or balm,
Anything to help you and keep your poor soul calm.
I'll fight fire with fire, I'll power-up and power-on,
I'll give you hope when you are hopeless, and a place you can belong.
Though my


and Zeeria drew the following as a response/interpretation:
<piece coming soon>



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Ready For This?


What can you do right now...this very second...as you're eating your cereal and drinking your O-J? You can do one (or more) of the following!
:bulletred: Sign up!
:bulletorange: Promote this in a journal of your own!
:bulletyellow: Note MagicalJoey with prize donations!
:bulletgreen: Note MagicalJoey about being a judge!

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Questions


Don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions. One of the admins will answer you (they don't bite...at least not hard enough to draw actual blood).



Resources:
:bulletred: Animated Rainbow Star Divider by Gasara
:bulletorange: Spring Comfort by Nate-Zeman
:bulletyellow: Excited Cactus by funymony
:bulletgreen: Comfort by Carnegriff
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