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Dere+Project Mega Contest!

Sat Sep 5, 2015, 10:37 AM by air-nya:iconair-nya:


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This is the first official Dere★Project art contest!

To kick off this momentous occasion, we will be offering many prizes. Read the Prizes section for more information.



Update: 09/11/2015
Some of you have been asking about personalities and backstories... well, rejoice! I am proud to present the official contest character descriptions~ The personalities and backstories are very length and detailed for most of the characters, but you are not required to read through it all! This is for those of you who want to create or illustrate scenarios that are more in line with the main storyline.


Update: 09/13/2015
I see that you guys have started to submit entries - they all look great so I can already tell that judging will be hard! I can't express how happy I am that the contest is progressing smoothly ^_^ It's very exciting to see your takes on the 4 personalities!!


Important notice: I have been receiving a lot of messages about the tight competition deadline and the fact that school has started. In order to allow everyone more time to exercise their creative potential, the deadline has been extended. The contest deadline has been extended by 2 weeks, to 10/26/2015!!


Update: 09/23/2015
More donated prizes have been added! Thank you all~


Update: 10/03/2015
More and more people have started to submit entries! They're looking good, and I can already see it will be hard for us to pick the winners. Keep them coming!! ^_^ <3


Update: 10/07/2015
There are less than 3 weeks left, so make sure you get started early enough! The contest deadline is 10/26/2015. Happy drawing~


Update: 10/12/2015
WOW there are already over 50 entries! As promised, the prizepool has been updated! The top prize is now $70 with 2nd place not too far behind~ I'm hoping we can reach 100 entries to increase the prize pool even more ^_^


Update: 10/19/2015
Only 1 week left!!!


Update: 10/25/2015
We are so close to the deadline!!! To clarify the exact end of the contest, it will be October 26, 11:59PM PST [Pacific/Los Angeles, USA time] ALTHOUGH there certainly will be a short grace period so don't worry if you miss it by a tiny amount ^_^ I AM SO EXCITED, I WONDER IF WE CAN REACH 100 ENTRIES~


Update: 10/26/2015
In our final moments we have surpassed 100 entries to this contest!!! Of course, this means that the cash prizes have been upgraded :) Only an hour left (+24hr grace period) ^_^


Update: 10/27/2015
Hello everyone! So the contest is officially over, but there is still a 24hr grace period for final touchups and anybody who may have overslept. Over the next week, I will be getting in touch with the other judges and will post updates here. Because of the amount of entries, the entire judging process may take 1 to 2 weeks! So stay tuned :)


Update: 11/2/2015
A small update! The judges have just put in their final decisions and we just need to finish up with some loose ends (like deciding on runner-ups). Expect to hear the final results in the next day or two!!!! SOOO EXCITING, RIGHT? ^_^


Update: 11/4/2015
After a long week of judging, the winners and runnerups have been chosen!!!!

I would like to preface this by first saying that everyone here did well. The love you put forth for the Dere girls was amazing, and the ongoing dedication just stuns me. Regardless of you placing in this contest or not, you have done great and I will give feedback to every single one of you (although it may take awhile to comment on >100 entries >_<)

At Dere Project, we want to facilitate the spread of moe and otaku culture. Anybody who shares this ideal is welcome with open arms to join the movement! Whether it be new ideas or fanart, please join us~

Now for the results... *drumroll please*

#1 Place





Bloodlust by rinachin !!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations!!! <3 This piece was almost unanimously chosen for placement :)

This entry portrays Yuukin's yandere personality in a very subtle, yet powerful way. It probably took a lot of guts to OMIT a weapon and leave it to the imagination of the viewer instead, but it truly adds to the piece in every respect.

Besides the pose, there are many other small details that all add up and show a deep level of thought when creating this. Her facial expression is just perfect- if you look more closely at her face, that are a billion different emotions being shown at the same time. The angle of her lower eyelid combined with a darker pink suggests not only a 'crazy gonna kill u' girl, but also one with an inner self. An inner self that is sad, suffering, and possibly even crying. Her lips are pursed on her right side, adding the sense that she is holding her inner self back.

But from a far, 100 meter view, she is perfectly composed. Her hair golden and flowy, simply standing in a perfectly lit classroom. This juxtaposition is exactly what 'gap moe' is all about :')

#2 Place





Kuudere - Reishi Miwa by Wiki234 !!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations!!! <3 <3 You should be proud of your work :)

This particular entry is really amazing for a few different reasons- The main reason is the spot-on portrayal of Reishi's personality. Commonly, 'kuudere' is seen as simply someone who is cold on the outside and is a queen like figure, but what many people don't realize is that there is a 'dere' part to the 'kuu'. The artist here really looked into Reishi's backstory and pulled out the core defining value that makes here kuudere in the first place.

Showing her inner 'dere' in a shattered ice mirror may seem like a canned thing, but the execution is breathtaking. Many of the typical elements are there, but none of them are overwhelming or overdone. The colors are soft, yet her gaze is harsh. The fluffy robe tips you off that the scene is cold, but Reishi is unfazed. Again, I see so much thought put into this piece it just blows me away.

Runner-ups






Reishi Miwa by KiiroiKat



Dere Project by Harutaka



Dreaming Dandere by Izunichi



Yuukin Aikyou by Fuumeh



Yuukin Aikyou by TsuToori



Cold princess by Sayuui



Kiho by Sehyen



Hidden by lemonberriie



To all of these runner-up winners, I thought long and hard about what to reward you with and came up with something which some people may like! You will have the chance to influence one of our weekly 4koma manga!! You may either have yourself or your original character be featured in a 4koma, and/or you are allowed to decide what the 4koma is actually about~ (of course, within reason as long as it makes sense in the DereProject universe)

To rinachin and Wiki234, I will get in contact with you personally in a day or so. But first, enjoy the glory ^_^

And to everyone else who entered, please look at eachother's art and give feedback! As a community, we are always striving to improve and you're not doing your best unless you use every chance you get :)

Until next time <3

Backstories here!






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Draw one or more of the Dere★Project girls. Drawing more does not guarantee that you'll place in the contest. Focus on quality vs. quantity! Check Dere Deck! for graphics on the girl's personality types! Read here for backstories!


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You may submit a maximum of 2 entries Any submissions exceeding this amount will NOT count towards the competition.


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Submit all entries to this group under the folder Contest 1. If you do not have a deviantArt account, submit your entries through the email dereproject@gmail.com with the subject line Contest 1 and we will post it into the folder for you.


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ANYONE can enter the contest! There's no need to ask! You do NOT need to be a member of the group in order to enter, but it is recommended.


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And, last but not least, make sure to SHARE to increase the prize pool! The more entries, the bigger the prize for the top choices!







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The main criteria for judging is how well you show off the girls' particular personalities. Make sure to keep the girls in character! The personalities are





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Any medium may be used. This includes, but is not limited to traditional art, watercolor, copics/pen, digital artwork, etc.




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You may draw the girls in any different clothing, in any pose, doing anything or even post more abstract work. Seeing them in other outfits would be really exciting! But don't feel pressured to do this - you will not be penalized for any design choices you make.




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NO HENTAI ARTWORK ALLOWED! But ecchi, violence, and other categories are OK









Here is a list of our wonderful judges! These artists were critical to the start of Dere+Project and have once again lent their time to it. They deserve all the thanks they can get!

:iconair-nya::iconblizz-mii::iconrosuuri::iconinma::iconai-wa:






Here is a list of our generous donators! Each one of these people have contributed to the cause to make this one of the greatest contests here, so make sure to thank them

:iconair-nya::iconzearmy::iconyuzas::iconsachixakechi::iconayomie::iconnieengel::icongggdw::iconjellymii::iconcrystalbunny05::iconairinkurisu::iconhanakizu::iconmadam-mannal:





Here is a list of our beloved sponsors! Each sponsor has helped us greatly in spreading the word and enabling us to reach this point. Please check them out!

:iconallanime24-7::iconmangaanime-artists::iconanimekingdomland::iconanimeretardz::iconanime-manga-connect::iconanime-artists-unite::icondrawanime::iconanothercontestgroup:






1st Place





Prizepool: $100

Winner's Package from AnotherContestGroup
● Feature on group page Dere-Project
● Feature, :+fav: from air-nya
● Waist-up + simple BG commission from Zearmy
● Sketch commission from sachixakechi
● A halfbody commission, two headshots, or two chibis from NieEngel
● A fullbody commission with simple bg from gggdw
● A halfbody commission from Jellymii
● A chibi commission from Crystalbunny05
● Full Body commission + Chibi Pixel Art (Animated) from AiRiNKuRiSu
● Commission from hanakizu
● 200 :points: donation from Madam-Mannal



2nd Place





Prizepool: $50

● Feature on group page Dere-Project
● Feature, :+fav: from air-nya
● Headshot commission from Zearmy
● A headshot commission or two chibis from NieEngel
● A bust-up commission from gggdw
● A chibi commission from Jellymii
● Head Shot commission + Chibi Pixel Art (Not Animated) from AiRiNKuRiSu
● 40 :points: donation from ayomie



If you would like to contribute to the prizes, please contact me privately through the group




Contest ends on 10/26/2015! All submissions must be in by then, although if there is enough interest we may extend the deadline to allow more submissions!



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:iconjellymii:
Jellymii Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015
Congratulations to the winners! :love:
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:iconwiki234:
Wiki234 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015
Thanks C:
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:iconirask:
irask Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
congratz to the winners!!!
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:iconlemonberriie:
lemonberriie Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much for the runner-up! <33
I was actually very surprised hehe /// <3333
and ofc congrats to those who won and the other runner-ups!
all the art is so nice ahh //
so how exactly does this 4koma work? //

also, thanks so much for all of you hosting the contest! ^^
it was fun to draw!
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:iconair-nya:
air-nya Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hiii!! no problem, hosting this contest was fun ^_^ This was actually the first contest I've ever hosted, so I learned a lot >///<

About the 4koma, so typically we post weekly comics which you can see here tapastic.com/series/DereProjec… If you would like to decide what happens in one of these one week, or if you would like a specific or your own character to make an appearance, then I can make that happen :D
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:iconlemonberriie:
lemonberriie Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ohh ok ^^ 
thank you <3
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Izunichi Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow, congratulations to both winners, runner-ups and all who participated, great entries! ^u^
:hug:
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:iconwhite-anemone:
White-Anemone Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
hiuhiu :'( so said
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:iconkururew:
Kururew Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
congrats to the winners! <3
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berrysquid Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh congrats to the winners and runners up; everyone did a wonderful job!!
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Harutaka Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoah thank you judges! :iconasdfghplz:
The prize is perfect.Evil Onion I will send a 4-koma request if I ever think up something.

P.S: Kinda sad that there aren't many tsundere's winners...
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:iconair-nya:
air-nya Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, I noticed that there weren't as many Kiho compared to the other girls T_T
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Sayuui Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you! What exactly is this 4koma? May I read a page of it?
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:iconair-nya:
air-nya Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi :D The 4koma is a weekly comic that we release on Wednesdays! Check it out here if you're interested :) tapastic.com/series/DereProjec…
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Sayuui Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015  Professional General Artist
Oh, I see. But do I get the chance to get a printed version or something like that, or is it just an online exposure?
In this case, I'd prefer to leave my portfolio with you so that you can hire me for a project like your current DereDeck in case you need an artist in the future. My commissions aren't very expensive, FYI. ; v ;
Here: nekolovelyanise.wix.com/sayuui
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lili-tomato Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015   Digital Artist
I forgot to add a link to my work here:
lili-tomato.deviantart.com/art…
this contest was fun :)
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Zitatchi Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015  Student General Artist
Yup, there's no way I'm finishing in the next half hour. ^_^; I might still finish the picture sometime if I have the free time though, it's been fun to draw. ^_^; 
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:iconair-nya:
air-nya Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That would be great!! I'm glad it's been fun :D
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Reneve Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope my late entry still can be accepted. Thank you so much for giving extra time. :)
pokamirene.deviantart.com/art/…
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:iconair-nya:
air-nya Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've added your entry to the group ^_^
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lanamiyuki Featured By Owner Edited Oct 27, 2015  Student Filmographer
Will you be accepting late enries?...saw the journal too late, and have my college crazy schedule :/
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:iconair-nya:
air-nya Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi! I will only be accepting entries that are within 24hours of the deadline :( We need to close it out and prepare to judge, so we can't accept anything too late.

The contest folder will still be open for submissions, but I cannot guarantee that the entry will be considered if it is submitted too late :( But, if you would like to enter any future contests or giveaways, just join the group and catch the next time we post a journal :)
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:iconzitatchi:
Zitatchi Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Student General Artist
Darn, I was so enthusiastic about it but it looks like there's no way I can finish by midnight, darned college. ^_^;; 
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air-nya Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, yea college can be difficult like that >_< The deadline is in 2 hours or so, but there is around a 24hr grace period for those who might have missed it by a few hours (or overslept xD )
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:iconzitatchi:
Zitatchi Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Student General Artist
24 hours huh? Well I'll still try then, still not much chance I'll finish in time sadly but I did really want to enter. ^_^ 
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lemonberriie Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I finished!
here's my entry! fav.me/d9eiqjc
I put it into the group folder too! ^^
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:iconair-nya:
air-nya Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You did it! :)
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:iconyasachii:
Yasachii Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dere Deck Contest Entry by Yasachii    made it
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:iconair-nya:
air-nya Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay <3 <3
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:iconlemonberriie:
lemonberriie Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll try to make it ;w;
I hope I can /// I totally forgot about this ahh ;;
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yanenyan Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Student Digital Artist
m-my entry JUST IN TIME!!!! fav.me/d9ehup1
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:iconair-nya:
air-nya Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
JUST IN TIME!! (still some time left in my timezone :P )
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kittykatDreamZ Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
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:iconair-nya:
air-nya Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I added it to the folder :)
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kittykatDreamZ Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
::: thank you!!! :::
:D
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schneetzer Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Here's my entry

Hope I didn't late o<--<

fav.me/d9egy69
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:iconair-nya:
air-nya Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Made it! ^_^
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:iconsssilveth:
sssilveth Featured By Owner Edited Oct 26, 2015
i hope i still made it o<-<
here's my entry~ : fav.me/d9egoy1

the deadlines is on 26 oct on 11:59 pm pst right ? o<-<
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:iconair-nya:
air-nya Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're all set :D
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:iconsssilveth:
sssilveth Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015
thank you for confirming~ x'D
that was really so close x'D
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:iconircharock:
Ircharock Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
uhm just a question but does the entry still count when i enter it on 11:59 at where i live? [lives in europe.]
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:iconair-nya:
air-nya Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yup! The grace period is to account for that :)
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:iconircharock:
Ircharock Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well i atleast made it in time for one entry ; v; !
Here ya go Emoji13 
fav.me/d9egjm7
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:iconde-yuli:
de-yuli Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Student General Artist
am i made it?
fav.me/d9ecw3j
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:iconair-nya:
air-nya Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You made it ^_^
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Nikt2 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 25, 2015   Digital Artist
Hello... sorry for questions but could you give me 4 days if contest will finish 10/26/2015 ?
p.s. Style must be anime or any style?

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air-nya Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi! The deadline is going to be 10/26 11:59PM (PST/Pacific Time). There will be a grace period of around a full day for those who misunderstood, but I won't be able to extend the deadline another 4 days. Sorry >_<

As for the style, it can be anything! Just as long as the characters can be recognized :)
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Nikt2 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015   Digital Artist
"... but I won't be able to extend the deadline another 4 days. Sorry >_< "

Well...it's very pity...good luck !
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DannyTheNerd Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Last minute entry.
fav.me/d9ec1a2
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