ONE WEEK REMINDER: The Illuminated World Contest

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The Challenge




Imagine a world where the soft glow of the magnolia blossoms illuminates the sidewalk. The reaching branches of the tree cast their light over the street, reflected in the gathering puddles of a spring rain. A garden nearby is a riot of colors against the deep shadows of the night. The harsh artificial street lights that we know today are gone. What would your world look like? Is it a world where the need for fossil fuel has been eliminated, or have the scientists bio-engineered the earth into a beautiful apocalypse?

The idea of bio-luminescent plant illumination is a real project in progress by three scientists in San Francisco, California. These scientists are engineering marine bio-luminous bacterial DNA into plants to make them glow. You can read more about their project here: Glowing Plants: Street Lights of the Future?




The Mediums




- Stock & Resources: Create a stock image according to the theme of the contest. Your entry must be relevant to a bio-luminescent world or elements.

- Digital Media: Photomanipulations/Mixed Media: You must use at least two stock photos from dA Stock Providers in the artwork (All other digital galleries: as a reference and inspiration.) Please be sure to properly credit and notify your stock providers to be eligible for this contest.

- Traditional Media: Create a setting relevant to your medium where the trees and plants are bio-luminescent.

- Considering that this contest is open to our youngest members, submissions containing nudity, sexual themes, or extreme violence/gore will not be accepted.


The Deadline



Contest Begins: September 15th, 2014  12:00 A.M. PST

Contest Ends: October 15th, 2014   11:59 P.M. PST


When your entry is finished:



Submit your entry to :iconstockandresources: in the contest folder: The Illuminated World Contest Entries

One Entry Per Person will be accepted.


The Prizes



Grand Prize

1 Year Premium Subscription from communityrelations
1,000 :points: from communityrelations
500 :points: from Cinnamoncandy-Stock
200 :points: from Elandria
200 :points: from PirateLotus-Stock
50 :points: from The-Stock-Directory
50 :points: from RockStocks
5 Exclusive Stock Packs from CelticStrm-Stock
2 Exclusive Stock Packs from PirateLotus-Stock
1 Exclusive Stock Pack from CD-STOCK
Exclusive Stock from Cassy-Blue
Exclusive Stock and a Llama from EveLivesey
Exclusive Stock, Llama, Watch, and Exclusive Premade BG from Mandies-Stock
Exclusive Stock and a Llama from Null-Entity
Exclusive Stock from YBsilon-Stock
Exclusive Premade Background from annewipf
Special Stock Request from Danika-Stock
Animation commission, (headshot of a character doing something simple) from ShoyzzFanArt
Llama from SavageFrog
Feature and Llama from The-Lost-Hope


First Prize: Stock:
6 Month Premium Subscription from communityrelations
500 :points: from communityrelations
200 :points: from Elandria
100 :points: from PirateLotus-Stock
50 :points: from The-Stock-Directory
3 Exclusive Stock Packs from CelticStrm-Stock
1 Exclusive Stock Pack from PirateLotus-Stock
1 Exclusive Stock Pack from RockStocks
1 Exclusive Stock Pack from CD-STOCK
Exclusive Stock from Cassy-Blue
Exclusive Stock and a Llama from EveLivesey
Exclusive StockLlama, Watch, and Exclusive Premade BG from Mandies-Stock
Exclusive Stock and a Llama from Null-Entity
Exclusive Stock from YBsilon-Stock
Exclusive Premade Background from annewipf
Digital linear (cell-shading), one character, no background from ShoyzzFanArt
Llama from The-Lost-Hope
Llama from SavageFrog


First Prize: Digital:
6 Month Premium Subscription from communityrelations
500 :points: from communityrelations
200 :points: from Elandria
100 :points: from PirateLotus-Stock
50 :points: from The-Stock-Directory
3 Exclusive Stock Packs from CelticStrm-Stock
1 Exclusive Stock Pack from PirateLotus-Stock
1 Exclusive Stock Pack from RockStocks
1 Exclusive Stock Pack from CD-STOCK
Exclusive Stock from Cassy-Blue
Exclusive Stock from and a Llama EveLivesey
Exclusive StockLlama, Watch, and Exclusive Premade BG from Mandies-Stock
Exclusive Stock and a Llama from Null-Entity
Exclusive Stock from YBsilon-Stock
Exclusive Premade Background from annewipf
Colored sketch (cell-shading), one character, no background from ShoyzzFanArt
Llama from The-Lost-Hope
Llama from SavageFrog


First Prize: Traditional:
6 Month Premium Subscription from communityrelations
500 :points: from communityrelations
200 :points: from Elandria
100 :points: from PirateLotus-Stock
50 :points: from The-Stock-Directory
3 Exclusive Stock Packs from CelticStrm-Stock
1 Exclusive Stock Pack from PirateLotus-Stock
1 Exclusive Stock Pack from RockStocks
1 Exclusive Stock Pack from CD-STOCK
Exclusive Stock from Cassy-Blue
Exclusive Stock from and a Llama EveLivesey
Exclusive Stock, Llama, Watch, and Exclusive Premade BG from Mandies-Stock
Exclusive Stock and a Llama from Null-Entity
Exclusive Stock from YBsilon-Stock
Exclusive Premade Background from annewipf
Colored sketch (cell-shading), one character, no background from ShoyzzFanArt
Llama from The-Lost-Hope
Llama from SavageFrog



The Winners Will Be Featured By:



:iconstockandresources:  :iconthe-stock-directory:  :iconpose-emporium:  :iconsafe-stock-resources:  :iconstock-for-premades:  :icondigital-artists:  :iconrealm-of-fantasy:  :iconozarks-artists:  :iconfantasy-paradise:  :iconpremiumcontentdevs:  :icondesigningdivas:  :icondreamers-of-avalon:  :iconcommunitystocknews:

CelticStrm-Stock, Cassy-Blue, A-Wakefield, Mandies-Stock  annewipf


The Judges



CelticStrm-Stock  Elandria  PirateLotus-Stock  Aeirmid




Here are some tutorials to help get you started:


*Please note that entries that directly copy the tutorials will not be accepted.
Learn the technique and create your own wonderful piece!


Glow tutorial by Sadir89 Radiant Glow Effect (tutorial) by zummerfish Magical Glow Tutorial by TheDarkRayne How to make things glow?? by hawksmont How to make things glow by CearaFinn Tutorial_Digital Glow Effect by Kraden Cosplay Tip 32 - LED Lights by Bllacksheep




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Dear-Raven's avatar
Are the winners announced yet? *bits my nails*