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Many things in life come in pairs! So why not hold a contest around this theme?

In other words: this contest is all about the Couples & Duos.


Contest Stamp by Cataclysm-X



--------- .: General Rules :. ---------

:bulletblack: This contest is open to all kinds of media! Everything from Literature, Artisan Crafts and Photography to Traditional and Digital Art is more than welcome.

:bulletblack: Entry has to be specifically made for this contest.

:bulletblack: You can join with up to 3 entries.

:bulletblack: Judges and donors are also more than welcome to join.

:bulletblack: The more original your ideas are, the bigger the chances will be to win!

:bulletblack: You can submit your entries by sending a note to me (Cataclysm-X) with subject title CONTEST ENTRY and a link or thumbnail to your work.

:bulletblack: Please link back to this news article or to my stamp in the description of your contest entry! Thanks! :heart:




--------- .: Rules about Joining :. ---------

Here is a list of ideas you could think of when you create something. If you come up with something else, feel free to share!


What kind of things can I submit?

:bulletgreen: A set of two similar things considered as a unit
- pair of shoes
- pair of gloves
- pair of glasses
- pair of eyes
- pair of hands...


:bulletgreen: Two persons, animals, items or happenings that are related somehow
- father & mother
- teacher & student
- lion & lioness
- salt & pepper
- life & death
- 2 hearts
- water & fire
- pencil & eraser...


:bulletgreen: Famous Duos
- Sam & Dean Winchester (Supernatural)
- House & Cuddy (House MD)
- Peter & Sylar (Heroes)
- Dean & Castiel (Supernatural)
- Simon & Garfunkel
- SpongeBob & Patrick
- Fry & Laurie
- R2-D2 & C-3PO (Star Wars)
- Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
- Batman & Robin
- L & Light (Death Note)
- Kirk & Spock...


The sky's the limit!


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What kind of things can I not submit?

:bulletred: 2 things that have absolutely nothing in common. They must be connected in some way!

:bulletred: Gore, Blood, Horror related subjects.

:bulletred: Artworks which contain more or less than 2 people, animals, things won't be able to participate!




--------- .: Date :. ---------

The contest will start on:
:star: Wednesday July 1st 2009

till
:star:Wednesday August 19th 2009 at 12pm (GMT).

Meaning you will have exactly 7 weeks to finish your entries!




--------- .: Judges :. ---------

I'm expecting a lot entries so I asked some of my friends if they wanted to help me judge your art. I know: many judges. But it's going to be a tough choice picking our favourites!
May I introduce the awesome judges of this contest:

:icon2dazed::iconangeleslaveau::iconaunjuli::iconathenatt::iconcrimefish::iconcsnyder::iconemmil::icongabriellebrickey:
:iconhellobaby::iconjurgendoe::iconrtyson::iconsakimichan::iconsander-seto::iconscarletwave::icon2753productions::iconeychanchan:


And of course yours truly:
:iconcataclysm-x:




--------- .: Prizes & Donations :. ---------


:winner: 1st place :winner:

- 1 year subscription - CR team of deviantART
- 3 month subscription - BaB-Jane
- 3 month subscription - scarletwave

- 2 prints of any image in Cataclysm-X's gallery (signed and personalized) - Cataclysm-X
- 1 print (Matte, not up to $15.49) of their choice from BaB-Jane's dA store - BaB-Jane
- 1 mug ($10.95 11 oz White Mug) of their choice from BaB-Jane's dA store - BaB-Jane
- 1 8x10 print of any image in angelles' gallery (signed and personalized) - AngelesLaVeau
- 1 piece of jewelry from angelles' new jewelry collection, "Spangle" - AngelesLaVeau

- free digital speedpaint - aunjuli
- celeb drawing request/dedication - GabrielleBrickey
- dedicated photo - meyrembulucek
- 1 customize stamp - BaB-Jane
- free request - EatToast
- custom made stamp - 2dazed
- fractal gift art - 2dazed
- 8 x 10 drawing of a subject of your choice - AthenaTT
- free request - Pandemoniumswings

- 1 month journal feature - BaB-Jane
- 1 month feature - RTyson
- 1 month feature - emmil
- 1 month feature - Cataclysm-X
- 1 month feature - AthenaTT
- journal feature - aunjuli
- journal feature - 2dazed
- feature - CSnyder
- feature - meyrembulucek
- feature - Pandemoniumswings
- 2 week feature - GabrielleBrickey
- 1 month feature - Hellobaby
- 1 month journal feature - AngelesLaVeau


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:winner: 2nd place :winner:

- 3 month subscription - Cataclysm-X
- 1 month subscription - BaB-Jane

- 1 print of any image in Cataclysm-X's gallery (signed and personalized) - Cataclysm-X
- 1 print (Matte, not up to $15.49) OR 1 mug ($10.95 11 oz White Mug) of their choice from BaB-Jane's dA store - BaB-Jane
- 1 8x10 print of any image in angelles' gallery (signed and personalized) - AngelesLaVeau
- 1 piece of jewelry from angelles' new jewelry collection, "Spangle" - AngelesLaVeau

- BW drawing - Hellobaby
- 1 customize stamp - BaB-Jane
- custom made stamp - 2dazed
- fractal gift art - 2dazed

- 1 month journal feature - BaB-Jane
- 1 month feature - RTyson
- 1 month feature - emmil
- 1 month feature - Cataclysm-X
- 1 month feature - AthenaTT
- journal feature - 2dazed
- feature - CSnyder
- 2 week feature - GabrielleBrickey
- 1 month feature - Hellobaby
- feature - meyrembulucek
- feature - Pandemoniumswings
- 1 month journal feature - AngelesLaVeau


:bulletgreen:-----:bulletyellow:-----:bulletorange:-----:bulletred:-----:bulletpink:-----:bulletpurple:-----:bulletblue:-----:bulletgreen:-----:bulletyellow:-----:bulletorange:-----:bulletred:-----:bulletpink:-----:bulletpurple:-----:bulletblue:


:winner: 3rd place :winner:

- 3 month subscription - Cataclysm-X

- 1 mug ($10.95 11 oz White Mug) of their choice from my dA store - BaB-Jane
- 3 small prints of any image in Cataclysm-X's gallery (signed and personalized) - Cataclysm-X
- 1 8x10 print of any image in angelles' gallery (signed and personalized) - AngelesLaVeau
- 1 piece of jewelry from angelles' new jewelry collection, "Spangle" - AngelesLaVeau

- 1 customize stamp - BaB-Jane
- custom made stamp - 2dazed
- fractal gift art - 2dazed

- 1 month journal feature - BaB-Jane
- 1 month feature - RTyson
- 1 month feature - emmil
- 1 month feature - Cataclysm-X
- 1 month feature - AthenaTT
- feature - CSnyder
- 2 week feature - GabrielleBrickey
- 1 month feature - Hellobaby
- feature - meyrembulucek
- feature - Pandemoniumswings
- journal feature - 2dazed
- 1 month journal feature - AngelesLaVeau


:bulletgreen:-----:bulletyellow:-----:bulletorange:-----:bulletred:-----:bulletpink:-----:bulletpurple:-----:bulletblue:-----:bulletgreen:-----:bulletyellow:-----:bulletorange:-----:bulletred:-----:bulletpink:-----:bulletpurple:-----:bulletblue:


:rose: Honorable mention :rose:

- 1 postcard ($2.49 Matte Postcard) of their choice from my dA store - BaB-Jane

- 1 month journal feature - BaB-Jane
- 1 month journal feature - Cataclysm-X


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For questions, anything else related to this contest or perhaps if you're willing to donate a prize as well, you can always send me a note!

Alright... good luck everyone!
:iconlovewhiteplz::iconloveblackplz:


~Nicolien / Cataclysm-X
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:iconsaramartinsblueheart:
SaraMartinsBlueHeart Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Does twins count as a duo?
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:iconjoycew-art:
JoyceW-Art Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Does a pair of wings also count as a duo?
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:iconimperiumgraphics:
ImperiumGraphics Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Student General Artist
Oh no's I diddnt get to enter |D maybe next time <3
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:iconkpoprules:
kpoprules Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010
forget that last comment...wasn't reading it all...sorry
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:iconkpoprules:
kpoprules Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010
may i judge too? or is it too late? :(
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:iconprivee:
privee Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
wooooooww really interesting contest! and omgash the prizes!!! oh dammit just saw the deadline... what a shame...
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:iconsakura-art:
Sakura-ART Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Student General Artist
I don't know why I am saying this, but I think you are a genius! :icontardnod:
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:iconjonndeww:
JonnDeww Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
where do we get to see all the entries?
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:iconseanfhocal:
seanfhocal Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009
Is there anywhere I can view all of the entries together?
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:iconheartoficewind:
HeartofIcewind Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009
who won..? :o
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:iconthefreetimethinker:
TheFreeTimeThinker Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009
Hope they have one of these contests in 24 years when i have a chance at winning.
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:iconjustmaryy:
justmaryy Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Student General Artist
When are the results coming out? I'm very curious ^^
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:iconfizzymilkshake:
fizzymilkshake Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009
enitt...i entered as well :D haha
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:iconjamesmarsano:
JamesMarsano Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
can i still join the contest? am i too late??
i have one drawing of a couple.

-james
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:icontyleen:
Tyleen Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Professional General Artist
i think you only have like 2 hours :/
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:iconjamesmarsano:
JamesMarsano Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
no hope then lol. thanks
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:iconmagnivon:
magnivon Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009
When is the contest start?
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:iconcataclysm-x:
Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
It started on July 1st, and will close tonight! :faint:
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:iconmagnivon:
magnivon Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009
I have missed it.:( thank you!
when is the voting start?
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:iconde-sapphire:
De-Sapphire Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009
When will the result be announced? ^^?
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:iconcataclysm-x:
Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I think it will take a few weeks. I want to make sure everything goes the right way :)
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:iconde-sapphire:
De-Sapphire Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009
Okies. I'll be waiting patiently then :meow:
Good luck for all the judges :huggle:

:heart: Have a nice day :heart:
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:iconxviolinistbaka:
xViolinistBAKA Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
aggghhhh... Why did I have to learn about this contest so late?! T____T;;; .... I wish I could've joined!
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:iconcataclysm-x:
Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
HURRY! :eager: you can do it! :D
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:iconchao-illustrations:
Chao-Illustrations Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Student Digital Artist
aww i wanted to enter for this but its too late, never mind X< i had a really good idea aswell...
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:iconcataclysm-x:
Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
such a shame! I need better advertisement next time, although... it became a lot more bigger than expected!
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:iconchao-illustrations:
Chao-Illustrations Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Student Digital Artist
lol, will u be holding another contest after this one?:hug: xxx
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:iconcataclysm-x:
Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm not really sure. If I will ever hold a new contest, it probably will be hosted with several other deviants too. I forgot how much time it actually takes to take care of a project like this particular one. But it sure was worth all the energy and effort ~_^
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:iconakiahara:
Akiahara Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
sigh... i really wanted to enter this one, but i didn't have time. T__T
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:iconalexandravaleria:
AlexandraValeria Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
I just enter with 3 :D
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:iconkichigai-coz:
Kichigai-Coz Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009
OH PHEEEW!!
i can go to bed now!
I thought it finished tomorrow on the Tuesday, so here i am working into the night...
Got another day HOORAY!


Sorry, that was a pointless comment, very spur of the moment...
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:iconper-svanstrom:
Per-Svanstrom Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Working on my drawing for this contest.. Started it this morning:) I hope I'll finish it.. :excited:
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:iconrtyson:
RTyson Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
lol!! why not just leave it to the last minute Per?!!! =p
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:iconper-svanstrom:
Per-Svanstrom Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol That's me... Always works to the last minute :)
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:iconshyvampiress:
ShyVampiress Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009   Writer
when's the deadline? *it wasn't obvious to me, sorry >.<*
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:iconcataclysm-x:
Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
august 23rd ;)
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:iconshyvampiress:
ShyVampiress Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009   Writer
haha. dammit T_T
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:iconde-sapphire:
De-Sapphire Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009
Oh? I thought the deadline was August 19th :iconotlplz:
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:iconcataclysm-x:
Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
it used to be! but it got extended to the 23rd ;)
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:iconcataclysm-x:
Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
why does it still show my old avatar!
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:iconantram444:
Antram444 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Hmm I might give it a go. Is there any way to see everyone entries?
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:iconirenepk2:
irenepk2 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Student General Artist
where are the entries?
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:iconmiakalin:
MiakaLin Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Student General Artist
Ohhh I'd sooo wanna join!! :D
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:iconsuipumpkin:
SuiPumpkin Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
okay so I still have a few days left... maybe I should do this... it would be a first...
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:icongee-tard:
GEE-tArd Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

i suppose i'll give it a try...
(:
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:iconthings-not-spoken:
Things-NOT-Spoken Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009
I’d like to join as well.
And I also have a question, can it be two sisters?
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:iconcrooksy:
Crooksy Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hopefully when I wake up tomorrow I'll remember this and head on over to Michael's for supplies. o3o
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:iconanyafish:
Anyafish Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
are yaoi/yuri allowed?? (but not the excessive type..just a blush here and there :XD:)
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:iconcataclysm-x:
Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
anything is allowed as long as you stick to the rules :D
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