Human-free Photomanip Contest! (update)
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Mysteries Untold

Start: February 21st, 2009.
End: April 26th, 2009.

The contest starts and ends at minute to midnight (23:59), GMT (London time).


Mysteries Untold
Endless possibilities, unlimited perspectives. No need for words, no need for storytellers; the visions speak for themselves.

Human-free Photomanip Contest
The point of this contest is to convey a complex vision without using a human/animal model and human references, resorting only to inanimate matter and flora.
(Please see below for exceptions.)


That's it :giggle: It's the end of my winter holidays; starting tomorrow, I will be here 24/7 as usual ;) If you have any questions, please ask :)
I hope everyone will enjoy this contest :love: I'm certainly hopeful and looking impatiently forward to first entries :giggle:
Any prize donations, stamps, and spreading the word will be more than welcome :heart:
One more thing: there aren't any judges yet, except for me. If you are interested in judging, please contact me via note. I will select two or three persons. :) Nobody in jury can enter the contest.
I will post news article about the contest in a few days. :aww: This journal is early because for some obscure reason I wanted everything to start on 21st. :confused:

Rules

1. No human model stock allowed, neither as a whole nor as in part (hands, face, etc). It includes statues and other humanoid look-a-likes, i.e. angels, gods, etc. 'Stone' elements may be used as details.
2. No animal stock can be used in other manner than unimportant details.
3. Please note me for details! I understand that it would be hard to find completely human-free stock for i.e. architecture manips, but please talk to me before submiting such an entry.
4. I reserve the right to reject entries that do not meet these criteria.

5. Contest is open for the following categories: Photomanipulation and Digital Mixed Media.
6. Entry must be a new deviation, submited after February 21st. No early or late entries will be accepted.
7. Please link to this journal in your deviation's description.
8. Credit stock providers. Deviations without valid resource list will not be accepted.
9. Limit of 2 entries per deviant.

Jury:
Dhuaine Mithgariel wolfenchanter

:icondhuaine: :iconmithgariel: :iconwolfenchanter:

How to enter?

Send a note to Dhuaine (me) with subject "Mysteries Untold Contest", containing a thumb or a link to your entry.

ENTRIES



1st place WINNER

- 3-month subscription from Yasny-chan
- photomanipulation book from AF-studios
- custom gallery and journal CSS from Dhuaine
- request photomanip or drawing from CearaFinn
- brushset from FrozenStarRo's store
- exclusive 3D stock & texture pack from AF-studios
- exclusive stock pack from FrozenStarRo
- exclusive stock pack from Bnspyrd
- exclusive stock pack from unholy-stock
- exclusive stock/texture pack from kuschelirmel-stock
- 2-week journal feature from CearaFinn, and Dhuaine
- journal feature from Nerahye, Bnspyrd, kuschelirmel, LilithPhotography, louvre89, Mithgariel and olkag



2nd place WINNER

- 3-month subscription from Dhuaine
- custom journal CSS from Dhuaine
- exclusive 3D stock & texture pack from AF-studios
- exclusive stock pack from FrozenStarRo
- exclusive stock pack from Bnspyrd
- exclusive stock pack from unholy-stock
- exclusive stock/texture pack from kuschelirmel-stock
- 2-week journal feature from CearaFinn, and Dhuaine
- journal feature from Nerahye, Bnspyrd, kuschelirmel, LilithPhotography, louvre89, Mithgariel and olkag



3rd place WINNER

- custom journal CSS from Dhuaine
- exclusive 3D stock & texture pack from AF-studios
- exclusive stock pack from FrozenStarRo
- exclusive stock pack from Bnspyrd
- exclusive stock pack from unholy-stock
- exclusive stock/texture pack from kuschelirmel-stock
- 2-week journal feature from CearaFinn, and Dhuaine
- journal feature from Nerahye, Bnspyrd, kuschelirmel, LilithPhotography, louvre89, Mithgariel and olkag

If you want to donate - please contact me via note. Everything will be welcome! :love:

Stamps

I would be grateful for any kind of promotion! :wave:

Mysteries Untold STAMP 1 by Dhuaine Mysteries Untold contest stamp by Nerahye Mysteries Untold STAMP 2 by Dhuaine



 
Design and coding by Dhuaine.
All images from sxc.hu. Brushes by Illyera.
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Yasny-chan's avatar
:dance: yay! i love the entries!
Bnspyrd's avatar
BnspyrdProfessional General Artist
I can donate a feature for the winners and some stock packs, I'll send a note.
moroka323's avatar
moroka323Hobbyist Digital Artist
Interesting contest. Very unique idea, and it is such a challenge. Mystery unfold means the mystery that have been revealed? Or is it supposed to still have some mysterious feeling inside it? Thx :hug:
Dhuaine's avatar
Thank you :)
It's Mystery Untold, so it should have that mystery inside it. It doesn't need to be literal, the atmosphere can be mysterious too :)
moroka323's avatar
moroka323Hobbyist Digital Artist
I should start working on something soon :hug:
NThisStyle-10-6's avatar
I'm not a weathered photomanipulator, but I have a stock account that has a considerable number of stock images with no people or animals.

Just figured I'd offer that.

My stock account: ThisIsStock [link]
Dhuaine's avatar
Sorry it took me so long to get back to you ^^;

Thanks! When I compile recommended stock list, I'll be sure to include you :)
NThisStyle-10-6's avatar
Thanks so much! I'm not sure I expected you to get back to me, so no sweat!

Much appreciated. :D
RebeccaRose's avatar
RebeccaRoseHobbyist Digital Artist
I'm so excited! I need to work on a piece to enter for this =D
Dhuaine's avatar
Can't wait to see it! :#1: I hope you're doing well :hug:
RebeccaRose's avatar
RebeccaRoseHobbyist Digital Artist
I'm doing better, yes. And yourself? Sounds like you have been having a bit of a time of it too.

I'm trying to come up with something really good.
Dhuaine's avatar
Heh. I get it that you're as insanely busy as I am. o_o
Remember that creative thinking fanfiction project of mine? Well... it looks like it's gonna get dropped or completely rewritten. I don't have time to write now and be finished before the next game comes out and renders it completely AU... Damn. >.<;
I'm spending my days in Photoshop o_O Just not doing stuff I can show on my dA account. I can't say I'm unhappy, but it would be great if I had more free time for my own projects. ._.
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RebeccaRoseHobbyist Digital Artist
I agree. I have been in Photoshop alot myself, but all for non-dA/personal projects. All only for other stuff to get done.

I want to be able to upload things here again...soon...(I hope)
Dhuaine's avatar
*hugs*
Great! I'm looking forward to it. >w< It seems that more and more of my friends disappear from dA... Not that I'm here that often myself...
RebeccaRose's avatar
RebeccaRoseHobbyist Digital Artist
I haven't disappeared completely. Just gone into lurking mode :P
Dhuaine's avatar
It's just another (mild) way of disappearing ;P
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Yuki-Photo's avatar
Hello :wave:
Im advertising your contest here: [link]

I hope you like it and that it will help you alot to get more entry's


If you know about more contest that i dont have3 in the list, plz feel free to leave me a comment about it :)
Dhuaine's avatar
Thank you! :love:
karemelancholia's avatar
Hi!!

To let you know that i've promoted your contest in my last monthly news article : [link]
If you like this news fave it, it will give more expozure for your contest!

Your contest will also be promoted in my journal until the deadline : [link]

Hope it will bring you more participations!
I wish you success with your contest!

:kiss: Kare.

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Dhuaine's avatar
Thank you so much! :love: I'm so grateful for your support :hug:
karemelancholia's avatar

You're welcome!

:kiss: Kare.

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rackelstar's avatar
do u have a folder for the entries that have been submitted so far?
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