Contest: Updated Prize List

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Animal Portraits Contest!

+ Rules +
Deadline: December 15th, 2009 at 11:59 PST
Mediums Accepted: Photography, Traditional Art, Digital Art
Number of Entries: up to three (3) per deviant
(though each deviant can only place once)

animal (noun): any member of the kingdom Animalia, comprising multicellular organisms that have a well-defined shape and usually limited growth, can move voluntarily, actively acquire food and digest it internally, and have sensory and nervous systems that allow them to respond rapidly to stimuli.

This includes invertebrates, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, etc.
BUT please, NO HUMANS.

portrait (noun): a likeness of one's appearance or character

Deviations are NOT required to be new specifically for this contest.
Any of your own original work can be submitted.

+ Submission +
Please send a NOTE with the subject CONTEST to DeniseSoden
Please [ dsoden.deviantart.com/journal/… ] this journal in your deviation.

+ Judging +
Your deviation will be judged on composition, technique, relation to theme, impact by
:icondenisesoden:

+ Keeping Up To Date +
Please check back to this journal for regular updates :D

+ Prizes +
Original: As this is my first contest, the prize list is a bit on the small side, but your participation in either submitting to the contest or donating prizes would be greatly appreciated!

Updated: Boy was I wrong! A huge thanks to all of the people who got the word out about this contest. What an AMAZING turn out for my first one :) Thank you to ALL of the participants, those who entered and those who donated, for helping make this contest possible. As I mentioned before, animal portraits are by FAR my favorite theme in photography and I'm so glad to get to share that with all of you :)

If there are any last minute donations you'd like to make, please send them over my way!

1st Place:
8x10 print of your choice from my "Prints" Collection ( dsoden.deviantart.com/gallery/… ) from Yours Truly!
An 8x10 print of your choice from NatureByDesign's gallery!
3 month subscription from DeniseSoden
Journal Feature from DeniseSoden
Journal Feature from CandiceSmithPhoto
Journal Feature from caybeach
Journal Feature from KSPhotographic
Journal Feature from Emberpelt
Journal Feature from SkyAndNatureClub
Journal Feature from musicalmadhouse
Journal Feature from SChildersPhotography
Journal Feature from DaytonaBlue64Impala
Journal Feature from DeeOtter
Journal Feature from Hieronimus-art
Journal Feature from TVD-Photography
Journal Feature from NatureByDesign

2nd Place:
1 month subscription from DeniseSoden
Journal Feature from DeniseSoden
Journal Feature from CandiceSmithPhoto
Journal Feature from caybeach
Journal Feature from KSPhotographic
Journal Feature from Emberpelt
Journal Feature from SkyAndNatureClub
Journal Feature from musicalmadhouse
Journal Feature from SChildersPhotography
Journal Feature from DaytonaBlue64Impala
Journal Feature from DeeOtter
Journal Feature from Hieronimus-art
Journal Feature from TVD-Photography
Journal Feature from NatureByDesign

3rd Place:
Journal Feature from DeniseSoden
Journal Feature from CandiceSmithPhoto
Journal Feature from caybeach
Journal Feature from KSPhotographic
Journal Feature from Emberpelt
Journal Feature from SkyAndNatureClub
Journal Feature from musicalmadhouse
Journal Feature from SChildersPhotography
Journal Feature from DaytonaBlue64Impala
Journal Feature from DeeOtter
Journal Feature from Hieronimus-art
Journal Feature from TVD-Photography
Journal Feature from NatureByDesign

4th Place:
Journal Feature from DeniseSoden
Journal Feature from DeeOtter
Journal Feature from TVD-Photography
Journal Feature from CandiceSmithPhoto
Journal Feature from DaytonaBlue64Impala
Journal Feature from NatureByDesign
Journal Feature from caybeach

5th Place:
Journal Feature from DeniseSoden
Journal Feature from DeeOtter
Journal Feature from TVD-Photography
Journal Feature from CandiceSmithPhoto
Journal Feature from DaytonaBlue64Impala
Journal Feature from NatureByDesign
Journal Feature from caybeach

Viewer's Choice Winner!
Contestants and other watchers! Keep your eyes out for the poll that will closely follow the closing of this contest for a Viewer's Choice Poll! The entry with the greatest number of votes will win an 8x10 print from my Animal Portraits Collection - winner's choice! - and a journal feature from DeniseSoden TVD-Photography DeeOtter CandiceSmithPhoto caybeach DaytonaBlue64Impala and NatureByDesign!

benandwolf has also just donated a 12 month subscription to this winner!
Thank you so much Ben!



+ Samples of Animal Portraits +


Gosling Portrait by DeniseSoden Izzy's Brother by DeniseSoden Little Itty Bitty by DeniseSoden
Blue Eyed Elephant by DeniseSoden Long Time Coming by DeniseSoden Sierra by DeniseSoden
Miss Green Eyes by DeniseSoden Puppy Tilt by DeniseSoden

Contest Entries!

Thank you so much to everyone's participation in the contest. It has grown much larger than I ever expected it to be! I have put all contest entries into a collection which is viewable on the left-hand side of my profile!

© 2009 - 2021 DeniseSoden
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DaytonaBlue64Impala's avatar
I will also feature the Viewer's Choice Winner ;)
ASWwolves's avatar
I want to enter but I don't think any of my photos are near as good as most of the ones entered, so I think I'll just keep watch and see who wins ^^
tayfunes's avatar
i read this : "To link back to my journal in your comments section of the deviation you submitted" but still not sure about what i should do :(
DeniseSoden's avatar
I'm not sure I understand? Ohh, is it a translation issue? That would make more sense since I've gotten this question several times ;)

Please put a link to this journal in the comments section of your deviation.

:)
tayfunes's avatar
ohh oke, i will now :D thanks :)
Obscuri's avatar
Can we change one of our entries?! I just submitted my three and they were accepted and I realized (total brain fart on my part :ohmygod:) that it was traditional art as well as photography and I'd much rather have one of my traditional pieces in the place of the third entry I submitted.
DeniseSoden's avatar
Sure, send me a note.
thestargazer23's avatar
Sounds like a nice contest - I`ll join it =)
TVD-Photography's avatar
Thanks for adding me in the list of journal features :highfive:
DeniseSoden's avatar
Thank you for contributing :D
DaytonaBlue64Impala's avatar
I'll feature 4th and 5th ;)
Flyy1's avatar
Stupid question:
What do you mean by : "Please [ [link] ] this journal in your deviation. "
DeniseSoden's avatar
To link back to my journal in your comments section of the deviation you submitted :)
Flyy1's avatar
Hieronimus-art's avatar
hey I can propose a two week feature for the 3 winners for your contest :)
DeniseSoden's avatar
Thanks, I'll add you now :)
Hieronimus-art's avatar
Artsy50's avatar
Have faith!... If you were meant to get the job, you will! :D I will however,still keep my fingers crossed for you and say a little prayer.... Good luck! :shamrock: :huggle:
DeniseSoden's avatar
:) Thank you dear!
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