Photo Contest: Umbrellas
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Get your umbrellas out, because its raining prizes!  Ok, maybe just a few prizes, but it is time again to start the annual photography contest. Sorry for the delay, I have been very busy.

As you may have noticed, the theme this year is UMBRELLA. You can use big umbrellas, little umbrellas, cocktail umbrellas, drawings of umbrellas, broken, new... any kind really, as long as the image has one in it.

PRIZES:

First Place:
*500 points
*minimalism commission donated by manic-goose like manic-goose.deviantart.com/gal…
*poem request donated by kitten-Red
*Epic Marble Guy seen here aj333.deviantart.com/art/Epic-… donated by AJ333
*6 llamas
*5 various features

Second Place:
*250 points
*open commission donated by missimoinsane
*photo manipulation request donated by banachana
*5 llamas
*5 various features

Third Place:
*130 points
*open quick draw commission donated by Carpe-Diem-Et-Noctem
*5 llamas
*5 various features

Popular Vote:
*100 points
*tattoo design stylized commission donated by imyourbestnightmare
*4 llamas
*5 various features

Honorable Mentions:
*4 llamas
*5 various features

more prizes will come if I get more donations

RULES:
1. Must be made new for this contest (that means it has to have been taken after May 3rd 2011
2. MUST INCLUDE SOME KIND OF UMBRELLA (hence the theme)
3. Must be a photograph
4. Only minimal manipulation is allowed. Sorry, this is a photography contest, not a photo manipulation contest.
*Example of allowed manipulations: color alterations, textures, dodge and burn, healing brush.etc...
*Examples of unacceptable manipulations: adding objects or people from other sources, drawing in new details, Going crazy with the photoshop tools like liquify
5. If you use a stock texture or actions, give credit to the original artist and include a link.
6. Entry must include in the artist comments a link to this contest
7. To submit, please send bypolar-bear Paranoid-Duckkie or manic-goose a note including a link or thumb of your entry.

Have fun, be creative.

TIME LINE:
Contest starts: May 3rd 2011
Last day to submit entries: June 11th 2011 midnight Pacific time
Popular Vote begins: June 12th 2011
Popular Vote ends: Father's Day, June 19th 2011 midnight Pacific time
Results will be Posted by June 26th 2011

JUDGING:
Entries will be judged by a panel of judges including myself.

EXAMPLES:
:thumb39846863: Waiting for Rain by bypolar-bear chinese umbrella by jstyle23 32: Rain in my head... by ilovestrawberries rain rain by bypolar-bear Mihaela - Umbrella by kubowski umbrella on the beach by poivre

DONATE????
As I have no money this year, I am really looking to donations from others to help make this contest great. So far, I have gotten some awesome offers, but I am still accepting more. Good prizes include subscriptions, points, llamas, features, artwork, money, trinkets... anything you can come up with. Thank you again to everyone who has donated, and thanks to anyone thinking of donating. You are awesome.

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beckahroo's avatar
Ive only just seen this i take its too late to submit now!!
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bypolar-bearHobbyist Photographer
No, there is an extension until the 26th. Please enter.
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missguidedshadowwalkHobbyist Photographer
I love this idea Is it alright for me to join?
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bypolar-bearHobbyist Photographer
Please join, we need more entries.
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missguidedshadowwalkHobbyist Photographer
Yay! I'll see what I can com up with!
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WERAQSHobbyist Photographer
love to participate in this, but I hate umbrellas, no offense, just personal.
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bypolar-bearHobbyist Photographer
No problem, i understand... you could do a picture about hating umbrellas. :laughing:
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WERAQSHobbyist Photographer
I don't like to carry anything on my hand, always using a backpack for my stuff.
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bypolar-bearHobbyist Photographer
funny, I am the exact opposite, I hate backpacks
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bypolar-bearHobbyist Photographer
I forgot to add, two entries per person.
GreeniePixie019's avatar
you know what.. I am SO going to do this,,, after my finals are done. But I also had to mention I LOVE your signature.. that's really me right there.. just keep thinking until either due date requires i need to do it or the thought explodes into creativity.... or a crater.. either one.
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Thanks, I'm glad to hear it. ^__^
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