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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

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: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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Amarantheans Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Please tell me it isn't so. Please tell me they are wrong. Tell me MagicalJoey is not gone from this world.
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Amarantheans Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I know now. I actually created a memorial for her. I managed to find her mother on facebook and had it confirmed from her family. It really sucks, but I think doing the memorial for her and stuff for her family has helped me move on an grieve. She was a really kind person.
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SheDares Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2018  Professional General Artist
I just took a look, it's beautifully done :heart:
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JenniferCanaday Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2018
After been in pain and sorrow for over 7 years it was Dr JOHN that cured me from Hepatitis B Virus, I got infected with Hepatitis B Disease in 2010 and I have visited several herbalists, spiritualists and pastors for cure me but all was in avail, my world was gradually coming to an end until i saw a post in a health forum about a herbal medicine from Africa who have and herbal medicine to cure all kinds of deadly diseases including HERPES ,WALTER,HIV AIDS, ALS, HPV, MND, Epilepsy, Leukemia, Asthma, Cancer, Ghonorhea,Hepatitis B etc, at first i doubted if it was real but decided to give it a try, when i contact this herbalist via his email, drjohnhivcurehome@gmail.com  he prepared a herbal medicine portion and sent it to me via DHL Delivery when i received this herbal medicine portion, he gave me step by step instructions on how to apply it, when i applied it as instructed, i was cured of this deadly disease within A Month, I am now Hepatitis B Negative. all thanks to Dr JOHN Contact this great herbalist called Dr JOHN his email: drjohnhivcurehome@gmail.com ,or Call/WhatsApp him on:+2347064365391
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Aurora9912 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Please, I need your help.

Hello, I'm Lori. While looking at this page I found a post that was kept up, from me, for 2 years! I would like to thank Burdened Hearts for caring so much about their members. It seems that I forgot about that post and didn't correct it-thank you lupus brain! I did open the fund, but very soon after was told that the Sjögren's disease (affects salivary glands, they pretty much stop working causing extreme dry mouth) that I developed along with my lupus had destroyed every tooth I had. I had some pulled immediately and when I got the money I had the last 21 teeth pulled in 2 days. Obviously the gastric bypass fund became the "Lori desperately needs teeth because having no teeth is her biggest freaking phobia" fund.

To make things even more difficult, Medicare pays for no dental. And then we found out that the Sjögren's had already caused bone loss in my jaws where teeth were pulled in the past. It will also cause bone loss to continue UNLESS I get 2 implants in the bottom jaw and 4 implants up top. These alone are $2,000.00 each. Without them I would have to have bone grafting surgery which is in the 10's of thousands.

I get my work done at a dental school-it's the only way I can afford it. I'm probably paying up to 50% less for some procedures. Unfortunately I'm now in a wheelchair-not happy about that-and still in constant pain. The trip to the dentist is 5 hours round trip and I spend 3 hours in the dental chair. My friend takes me-I pay her, of course-and once I'm home I'm pretty much down for 2-3 days with pain. Let's just say that I'm not enjoying life. And I lost my father in April.

Why so long a note? Because I want you to understand that having to ask for money from people who don't know me isn't an easy thing. I don't even borrow money from friends! Yet my friends have been amazing and I've had some very special help from dA as well. I'm hoping all of my words are correct and in the right order. Blame lupus if it's messed up!

The first surgery is the most important AND needs to be done quickly. I'M $1500.00 AWAY FROM GETTING IT DONE! Yes, I'm asking you for help. If you can't help financially could you please SHARE THE GoFundMe CAMPAIGN LINK below on your social media? I'll go now. If you made it this far, hugs and a thank you.

gofund.me/LoriLife
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kiwi-damnation Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2017   Writer
Just read this and thought even a little would help. Sent you a little, hope you are getting there with your contributions.
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Aurora9912 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello everyone! If you know someone with a chronic illness, I ask you to read this wonderful article that will help you understand their lives. It's a good thing for everyone to know because it's spot-on and possibly help you help them, if needed. Yes, I am a Spoonie. Take care and be well. Thank you!

The Spoon Theory
www.butyoudontlooksick.com/art…
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MetellaStella Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'll submit this to DA one day, I think

docs.google.com/document/d/19_…
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MetellaStella Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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