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SUBMISSION RULES


General Rules for Submissions

 SUBMISSION RULES 


 When submitting to a folder that is NOT for the current challenge please seek out the right folder. Please keep in mind that submitting the bulk of your gallery isn't what this group is about. Only send us your BEST works both in challenge and non-challenge submissions. If you are submitting for the current challenge please ensure your work fits the theme of the challenge.
 Because each challenge will be different and the requirements will change, read the instructions carefully. You must CREDIT all stock used (this is also a DeviantART requirement*). If you are using your own materials or those purchased in kits, please note the creator and name of that kit with direct link.
*:faq217:
 Challenge entries must be NEW artwork dated after the challenge starts.
The limit for submissions to folders that are NOT Challenge related is 3 submissions per folder per day. We welcome new members


MANIPULATIONS AND THE CORRECT CATEGORY



Photomanipulations: Category OverviewGallery Descriptions and Miscats month
What is a photomanipulation?

Photomanipulations are images that have been created digitally, composed of two or more photographic elements to create something new. 
What does it mean? It means that every work you submit to the photomanipulation category should have been created with the use of at least two photos. It also means that if you, for example, combined two 3D elements, two paintings or similar, your work is not a photomanip and should not be placed in this category.  
What about mixed-media?
If your work consists of many elements, and more than 50% of them are not photographs, consider submitting it to Digital Art/Mixed-Media. 
Category overview
1. Abstract
Photomanipulations focusing on the formal, non-representational aspect of imagery, emphasizing lin
Photography vs Photomanipulations: A DiscussionGallery Descriptions and Miscats month
:iconmrs-durden: Mrs-Durden
The definition of photomanipulations is as follows on DeviantArt: "Art created from the manipulation of two or more photographic images combined in whole or in part to create something new."
It is an important definition to go back to in my opinion, as far too often, people wrongfully presume that an extensively edited image is a "photomanipulation" when this is in fact not the case.
For something to be a photomanipulation it should at least have two photographic images combined together, and, in my opinion, the interpretation of "combined in whole or in part to create something new" is absolutely key to discerning the difference between a photomanipulation and just an edited photograph. For example, many photographers will take multiple shots and merge them together, but they are not creating something "new" in this process, they are merely combining what they caught of, for example, o


Group will feature stock, manipulations and mixed media, as well as having regular challenges!


Countdown to SCARE US!

Thursday, November 1st @ 12:00pm

Ghosts, Goblins, and Spooks OH MY!

Rules for Challenges


SUBMISSION RULES:
Respect the Admins by TheGalleryOfEve
:pointr: When submitting to a folder that is NOT for the current challenge please seek out the right folder. Please keep in mind that submitting the bulk of your gallery isn't what this group is about. Only send us your BEST works both in challenge and non-challenge submissions. If you are submitting for the current challenge please ensure your work fits the theme.
:pointr: Each challenge will be different and the requirements will change, so read the instructions carefully. You must CREDIT all stock used (this is also a DA requirement*). If you're using your own materials or those purchased in kits, please note the creator and name of that kit with a direct link.
*FAQ #217: What are "Stock and Resources" and can I use them in my submissions?
:pointr: Challenge entries must be NEW artwork dated after the challenge starts.
:pointr: In your artist comments, You MUST INCLUDE our icon:
:iconcastle-of-manips:
{sample - : icon castle-of-manips : ~ without the spaces between the colons}
:pointr: Each participant may submit more than one entry into each challenge. As the group grows, this may change.
:pointr: Digital painting or airbrushing is ALLOWED to complete your work.
:pointr: Artistic nudity is allowed.
:pointr: Castle-of-Manips reserves the right to refuse any submission.
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EXAMPLE:
This is an entry for the "Challenge's Name" at :iconcastle-of-manips:
Credits:
[link] (Required stock) [link] (Required stock) [link] [link] ETC. and/or "All other stock is mine" and/or Purchased stock: [Link]

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:pointr: THIS IS ONLY AN EXAMPLE. But you DO need to include all of these elements.
:pointr: The folder with the name of the month's challenge is for CHALLENGE ENTRIES. castle-of-cards.deviantart.com…

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We're all about manips here. If you're an artist of another kind (play on words there ;p) and work in traditional or mixed media besides digital then check out our group :iconcastle-of-cards:.
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More prizes for Halloween Challenge-SCARE US!

Journal Entry: Sat Sep 29, 2018, 11:33 AM
Yay! We've added more exclusives and points to the stash. Check it out, and join the fun!
Scarecrow by KmyGraphic

Greetings Castle Folk...

Yes, it's that time of the year again. We love becoming something other than what we are on October 31st and November 1st, don't we? Many of us choose a dark look perhaps to give vent to those things we normally repress or keep hidden. This challenge is about scaring ourselves and others. With all the great stock images on DA you should have no problem working out your image. Consider too, that what is frightening isn't always an obvious choice. Subltey is often far spookier. Just remember to include in your description what you're are showing us.  ALSO, you get to submit your work to BOTH groups as both Castles are hosting this game. How cool is that?! Let's get to the details: :thumbsup:

:bulletred: You must include a model or an animal.
:bulletred: You must include in your description what you are illustrating.
:bulletred: You are only limited by your own imagination, show us your best creative effort.
:bulletred: Artwork must be a new image
:bulletred: Media is WIDE OPEN, options for the type of media include collage, traditional media, digital.
:bulletred: Challenge ends on November 1st, 2018 at midnight PST (the clock on the home page never seems to work to show that it's not due by noon ;p)
:bulletred: You MUST include our group icon and the challenge theme in your description. If this is missing we MAY accept the piece but it will not be considered for prizes.
:bulletred: Proper credit to your stock providers must be given. If the stock is your own, please comment in the description that personal stock has been used to avoid confusion.

Here are some unique examples to inspire you:

Rick Grimes by Sianypantsart           grave by beyzayildirim77         Poisonous Snakes of Grey by Renata-s-art
madness by MWeiss-Art           Help by NUBES112        
Miss-Decadanse by Mr-Xerty           Forest Dweller by nitchwarmer         Beauty of the beast by Rui-Abel
Magic Dream_05 by caddman           Reflections by robhas1left         Creepy Clown Hysteria by jhutter
Prizes Donated so Far:

You may note that I've selected examples that are not your "typical" Halloween types of images. Hopefully though, they get your muse going for the dark.
:iconnewsboyplz:

New! Exclusive stock from :iconlora-vysotskaya:
New! Exclusive stock from :iconmom-espeace:
Exclusive stock from :iconwesley-souza:
Exclusive packs for the first three (3) winners from :iconposerfan-stock:
Exclusive stock from :iconthestockwarehouse:
Exclusive stock from :iconthearmouredbear:


We are still searching for more exclusive prizes. PLEASE let us know if you're a provider who'd like to help us. :iconthankyouplz:

Points donated by :iconreddawgi:
Points donated by :iconlora-vysotskaya:

Features by: :iconthestockwarehouse: who is affiliated with a number of groups, so LOTS of exposure
Features by :iconposerfan-stock: also lots of exposure

General instructions for submission can be found here: castle-of-cards.deviantart.com…

Keep your eyes on the group for the next challenge which will be Winter/Christmas related.

Be sure to tell your friends or include this journal in any groups you are an "influencer" in. Please let your buddies know about our group :) Help us keep this group alive.   :heartyfaint: by LloydDunamis
Haunted House by KmyGraphic


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:iconda505:
da505 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018  Student Photographer
What happens with "What Lies Beneath" contest?
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:iconreddawgi:
Reddawgi Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018
I'm just running late. But, given that there were only two submissions-probably "thank you" points only. 
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da505 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2018  Student Photographer
Hahaha. Very funny.You are right . Have a nice day.
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WDWParksGal-Stock Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
That challenge is held by Castle-of-Cards :aww:
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:iconda505:
da505 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2018  Student Photographer
Sorry. My mistake.
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:iconfatamoira:
FataMoira Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for accepting me in your group.
Let me contribute to celebrate that ;)
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davdajuhi Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017  Student Digital Artist
thank you for inviting :) (Smile) 
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:iconreddawgi:
Reddawgi Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017
Most welcome. Looking forward to seeing your work. :)
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MonochromaticART Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Student Digital Artist
hello and sorry for the late reply. I have many exams in January and February and I didn't have time to reply sooner. yes, I would love to join this group and to take part in your monthly contests! thanks for the invite. :)
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Reddawgi Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017
OH good deal! Very glad to see you join us. :)
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