The Split Shattered Self Contest

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Og-preview-deviant-spotlight-2 by seoul-childGo behind the scenes to learn more about the four talented deviants’ haunting entries into the Split Shattered Self Contest. Their approach to art will keep you captive as you learn about their thought processes and techniques!

Judged by M. Night Shyamalan

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Everyone tries on different personas, behaviors and points of view sometimes leading to internal conflicts—whether it’s tension between what you want to do and what you know is right to do, or between your active side and your lazy side.  But in the movie Split, Kevin (James McAvoy) has internalized 23 distinct personalities—and a 24th is about to be born.  Kevin’s personalities are in constant conflict and fight for control of his body, and the result is a battle for power that drags everyone along for a terrifying ride.

DeviantArt is challenging you to depict what this inner battle looks like. Taking inspiration from the movie or from your own life, create an original piece of art illustrating an internal struggle—either between Kevin’s various personalities or between your own inner personas.

Your entry can be figurative or abstract. Read Official Rules.

How To Enter
How To Enter

Step 1

Watch the trailer above to learn about the movie Split, and review the assets provided. You may use the assets as reference, but you may not directly copy and paste images from Split as part of an entry.

Step 2

Create an original piece of art illustrating an internal conflict—either between Kevin’s various personalities or between your own inner personas. Find inspiration from the movie or your own life. Read Official Rules for more details.

Step 3

Submit your artwork to the contest category using the button below. Your entry may be figurative or abstract, and may originate in any visual medium but must be submitted at the Contest Site as a single JPG or PNG file at least approximately 2,000 pixels in its shortest length.

Prizes
Prizes

1st Place

  • $6,000 USD

  • 1-year Core Membership

2nd Place

  • $3,000 USD

  • 6-month Core Membership

3rd Place

  • $1,000 USD

  • 6-month Core Membership

22 Semi-Finalists

  • 3-Month Core Membership

  • 800 DeviantArt Points

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Rules
Rules

The ‘Split Contest’ begins at 12:00:00 am (PT – Los Angeles Time) on March 10, 2017 and ends at 11:59:59 pm (PT – Los Angeles Time) on April 9, 2017 (The “Promotion Period”).

  • Entrant must be at least 13 years old as of March 10, 2017;

  • The completed entry (“Work”) may originate in any visual medium but must be submitted at the Contest Site as a single JPG or PNG file at least approximately 2,000 pixels in its shortest length;

  • Entrant must follow the instructions on the Contest Site and submit a completed entry following this direction: In the movie Split, Kevin’s multiple personalities (as played by James McAvoy in the motion picture) are in a constant struggle to take control. Taking inspiration from the movie or from your own life, create an original piece of art illustrating an internal struggle—either between Kevin’s various personalities or between your own inner personas.

  • Do not include the Split title in an entry;

  • Other requirements and restrictions apply and please read the Official Rules carefully;

Judging
Judging

The 25 semi-finalists will be chosen by DeviantArt Staff with an independent judge. The first, second, and third place winners will be selected by M. Night Shyamalan with the same independent judge. The judges will use the following criteria in whatever degree the judges believe appropriate:

  • Overall Emotional Impact of the Work,

  • Originality and Artistic Skill; and

  • Success in Portraying the Contest Theme.

Please read the Official Rules for more details about judging.



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fid999et's avatar
omg i love Split and James McAvoy so muchhhh
AntoCraftera-YT's avatar
I have great ideas for this and also deep experiences but my art skills aren't as good as all the other entries, not really gonna bother to even try v,:
INTHEDARK001's avatar
I watched this only two nights ago then I see this...
Xentrias's avatar
Congrats to all winners! Ahhh I wanted to join so bad but I've been so sick and just got back from the hospital Crying  Maybe I'll join the next contest though :) 
dawn-aka-morgenrot's avatar
Well, why is the enter contest button still up? Did anyone test it?
I also saw entrys after April 9th.
They were uploaded a day after the contest closed.
I made a screenshot, just to see if deviantart change the date (again, like they did in other contests before). And they did... CURSE YOU!

orig08.deviantart.net/906e/f/2…
Here it was April 10th and now dA change the date to April 9th...
RoryonaRainbow's avatar
I guess they meant you shouldn't add the "Split" logo to your artwork and they weren't talking about the title of your artwork. :nod:
Why do you guys even bother to make up rules if yourself are going to ignore them? It was written in bold in the official rules that the word "Split" should not be mentioned in the title, and yet you chose an entry that has the word "Split" in the title. Favoritism????
pleasant28's avatar
I just realised, since I put the phrase "This is my entry for the Split shattered self Contest" in my Description, I have the word Split in it. Is that reason enough to disqualify it? ;-;
PencilFromCydonia's avatar
I think someone had the title of the contest in their deviation title yet still got through the semis. :P
ColaChu's avatar
Great contest! Please do more movie-themed contests in the future too!
PencilFromCydonia's avatar
They did before with Kubo and the Two Strings :) but yes it'll be cool for a contest like that to happen again!
ColaChu's avatar
ahh i must have still been on hiatus then! I would have loved that contest!
lancerdrake's avatar
This one is an editorial cartoon painted parody of the movie Split lancerdrake.deviantart.com/art…
Aerthemis's avatar
Woo! Just been through all the submissions and there are some great ones! One of my favorites is harry-virdy's one :harry-virdy.deviantart.com/art…
What about you guys? Do you have any personal favorites?
harry-virdy's avatar
Thanks a lot ☺
EMOLOGIC's avatar
when will we know the winners?
phoenixleo's avatar
Check the official rules section.
MohamedHosam's avatar
14TH APRIL the disclose about the 25 semi finalist 
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