CLOSED! Contest: Out of Your Comfort Zone

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The contest is now officially closed to new entries, and the judging has began. 

Stay tuned to find out what comes next!

Out of Your Comfort Zone

If you've been wondering why there's not going to be any new monthly challenges for the next two months, it's because we've been cooking up something big and new for you - a full-blown, dazzling and challenging contest with awesome prizes! 

The theme is: Out of Your Comfort Zone!

Have you been stuck within the same, comfortable borders lately? Feeling uninspired, lacking in creativity, or maybe you have simply been thinking about trying something new and fresh, making a change in the style you usually use while working on your art, trying out a new and excitingly unknown subject? 

Are all your works with models? Maybe it's time to try composing a landscape? If you've only done equine photomanips before, maybe you'd like to try a human model, or vice versa? If you're used to dark mood, maybe try creating something sugary sweet? The possibilities are endless, and we can't wait to see what you'll come up with - remember that you'll be judged on whether your entry varies from the rest of your gallery! 

And when it comes to judging, here's who will be taking care of this part of out contest:


Traditionally, there will be three winners. The prizes will be given out if at least 10 entries are assembled. 

1st place

- 12 months Core membership from communityrelations 

- features from: CRPhotomanipulation, Lora-Vysotskaya, Gejda, lauraypablo, perzarus, SummerDreams-Art 
- 300 points from cindywoo 
- 1 premium stock from Wesley-Souza 


2nd place

- 6 months Core membership from communityrelations 

- features from: CRPhotomanipulation, Lora-Vysotskaya, Gejda, lauraypabloperzarusSummerDreams-Art 

 - 200 points from cindywoo 
- 1 premium stock from Wesley-Souza 

3rd place

- 3 months Core membership from communityrelations 

- features from: CRPhotomanipulation, Lora-Vysotskaya, Gejda, lauraypabloperzarusSummerDreams-Art 
 - 100 points from cindywoo 
- 1 premium stock from Wesley-Souza 

We're very much open to anyone who'd like to throw something in to sweeten the pot even more and offer a prize of their own - let us know in the comments below or send a note to Gejda!


Dot Bullet (Pink) - F2U! The contest is open from November 3rd, 2017 to January 17th, 2018. That means you have two full months to create something awesome!
Dot Bullet (Pink) - F2U! The entry you submit has to be different from your usual works - be creative!
Dot Bullet (Pink) - F2U!  All the entries need to be new and created specifically for this contest.
Dot Bullet (Pink) - F2U!  Remember to include a short "Entry for the Out of Your Comfort Zone contest at CRPhotomanipulation" or something similar in your description, so that we know you didn't submit to the contest folder by mistake.
Dot Bullet (Pink) - F2U! All the stocks and resources you use have to be credited and come from legitimate sources. If you're using your own images, please state so in the description. If you don't know what we mean by legitimate stock read this: Stock in a nutshell
Dot Bullet (Pink) - F2U!  All entries have to be submitted to the Contest - Out of Your Comfort Zone folder in our gallery. 
Dot Bullet (Pink) - F2U! We accept only photomanipulations and mixed-media works. 
Dot Bullet (Pink) - F2U! You can submit one entry.  


Please submit all entries to this folder: 

That's it - we're incredibly excited to see you guys work your magic! Let's get to work!

© 2017 - 2021 Gejda
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perzarus's avatar
Does it end on January 17th at 11:59 PM PST or before the 17th? I was just a little confused when I read 'until' Sweating a little... 
Gejda's avatar
January 17th 11:59 PM PST :) 
perzarus's avatar
Willow-Bree's avatar
I have a quick question. I made a graphic with this contest in mind and it just so happen to fit the theme of another contest as well. Can I submit it to both contests, or do I need to pick just one?
Gejda's avatar
Sure, no problem on our part. :) 
AbsolxHTT's avatar
Urge... Time to download a good drawing program, and draw something sweet

wish me luck o.O
Gejda's avatar
Just remember that this is a photomanipulation/digital mixed media contest. :) 
DaJiF's avatar
May I participate? 
Gejda's avatar
Sure! Everybody is welcome, just remember that your work has to be a photomanipulation or a digital mixed media work. :) 
DaJiF's avatar
Thank you! I'll try my best :love: remake I 
Shazean583's avatar
Oh whoa, I wish I'd known about this contest a month ago, heheh.
I shall see about a last minute entry…

Now the hard part.  Thinking of something out of my comfort zone…
Gejda's avatar
Good luck, looking forward to seeing what you come up with! :D
adrianoampb's avatar
Hi folks, this is my entry for the contest:

Medieval Life by adrianoampb

Good luck for all !!!
linguafraca's avatar
I would love to join this event! But as I have not submitted any artworks in my page, am I still able to join?
Gejda's avatar
Everyone's welcome to join. :) 
perzarus's avatar
This sounds exciting! I would love to give it a try. :la:
I would also like to offer a feature for all the winners, but would that make me disqualified for participation?  
Gejda's avatar
Great to hear that! And no, offering a prize definitely doesn't make you disqualified, I'll add your feature to the list, thank you! :D
perzarus's avatar
Yay! :la: That's awesome, thanks. ^^
It is my pleasure! =D
SilenceInSilver's avatar
i could definitely use this to fuel my brain. Might give this a go!
Gejda's avatar
Looking forward to seeing your entry! :D
Wesley-Souza's avatar
Nice :dance: and I can donate 1 premium stock to the winners :)
Gejda's avatar
Awesome, thank you! Adding you to the list :D
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