Alright laddies and gents, this contest is a tad bigger scale than my own, and by a tad bigger I mean mine is exponentially smaller. Note: The only reason this contest has been allowed by my judgement is because it was deemed viable by a preceding admin, whom I haven't the foggiest is still around. Here is pretty much everything from the original journal (I hate adding links to these things)...
Welcome to the "3rd Annual STEAM Contest"! If anyone doesn't know what "STEAM" is..it's a game platform which is like a online game store (plus other things) to play video games and you can even take a look at this link: store.steampowered.com/about/ . Before we continue I heard about a new dA policy about the contest ( help.deviantart.com/894/ ) and I want to make a statement that this contest is not a raffle, giveaways or something else that is not allowed, but only prizes of STEAM gift cards (Which I paid with my own money) which they can be accepted to any country with no charges. However every contestant is free to join on this contest and I'm not paying them to draw fan art, but allowing them to draw any kind of video game they love the most. Plus even helping them to practice their drawing skills and allowing them to show their fan art to any game community on STEAM (And in Deviant Art too). TLDR: This is a free contest and I just want to help between Deviant Art Community and STEAM Community to make this contest fun.
FAQs and Such
How to join this contest?
Simple! Just type a comment in this journal that you want to join and you're on the list!
What is acceptable for this contest?
We will accept Traditional Art or Digital Art. Plus if you're making a 3D digital model from scratch expect copying renders models from someone then I will accept that.
What is NOT acceptable for this contest?
We will not accept a fan art game that is in a different platform like Origin/Uplay/Consoles, hand crafting, render models & screencaps of any kind of game. One more thing we will not accept your previous fan art so please create a new one for this contest.
(My own personal note on behalf of the group, NSFW work will NOT be accepted by any means).
Should I be worried about avoiding different video game companies that will not allow me to draw fan art from their games?
I will be honest, it really depends, but I must warn you that couple video game companies will deny any kind of fan art from their games. For example Konami was taking down couple MGSV (And maybe Metal Gear Solid Series) fan arts on Twitter (They made a excuse that few artists were paid to draw, but some were drawing the fan art for free as a fan). My opinion I don't believe they (video game companies) will try taking down fan arts in Deviant Art, but as long you're not selling fan arts (Like in t-shirts, cups, note pads, etc.) then you should be fine and safe.
Can I draw any games that is not from STEAM? (Like in different platforms like Origin/UPlay/Consoles)
If the game is not related to STEAM then we will not accept it on this contest. The game has to be related to STEAM.
Can I draw a fan art if the game is not released yet on STEAM?
Yes, we will accept that.
Can we do crossover on our fan art?
We will accept crossovers, but they have to be related to STEAM though.
How to submit my fan art to this contest?
When you're done with your fan art you can send me a note with the link, but before you do that you need to make sure that you have a description about the name of the game (Plus the character or extra characters too). It will help the judges to know what game it is and we want to make sure that game is on STEAM.
Can I do more entries than one entry for this contest?
We will accept few entries, but you don't have to make a lot of entries I mean you can always do one entry.
March 31st 2016
1st: Place Winner: $70 STEAM Gift Card
2nd Place Winner: $60 STEAM Gift Card
3rd Place Winner: $40 STEAM Gift Card
4th Place Winner: $20 STEAM Gift Card
Original Journal: chaviso2.deviantart.com/journa…
Hmm. As much as I'd love to join, drawing fanart isn't my strong suit, and plenty of people joining are far better than me. Maybe I'll join next year.
In the FAQs I believe it says those are allowed.
Sign me up please!! D I will try!
Sign me up.
Sounds fun. I shall attempt it.