'Sweet Dreams?' Contest - ends Aug.14
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OPEN TO ALL MEDIA!!!


Start date:  7, May 2010 (from now on)
End date:  14, August 2010 (until 23:59, GMT Lisbon)




Theme:

Sweet Dreams?... or are they Nightmares? :fear:



The concept is simple, I think: All I want is for you to go to bed, fall asleep and dream. Then take note of that weird "dream-almost-nightmare" you had (or recur to old notes in case you have them and/or in case you don't dream so often) and depict it in a piece of work.
It can be Literary or Visual. Your choice. You can even do both and enter twice in this contest (only one entry PER category, please read for details).



:typerhappy: Theme (explained):



The idea came up partly when I was reading about dreams, nightmares & lucid dreaming and partly because I always have weird dreams. It is a contest where the contestants will be challenged to represent their dreams and/or nightmares. Open to all mediums, what matters is the story and how good it is depicted in a piece of work and how much one can feel like one was there too.

The title is "Sweet Dreams?" and I hope that by it alone deviants will get the twist I'm trying to bring on the concept: I want the contestants to pick a dream that they had that borderlines with a nightmare and represent it whether in a visual or literary piece. The idea is not for the contestants to tell me the dream they had per se, but to represent it, to convey it. They are asked to tell us the dream they had in the "Artist's Comments" section, though. Just for fun! :dummy:




:salute: Rules:


Failure to abide them will be eliminatory in this contest!



:bulletgreen: The contest is Open to ALL MEDIA!

:bulletgreen: Number of entries allowed: 1 (one) per category. There are 2 (two) categories: Visual and Literary.
Example: you can enter one for Visual and another for Literary; you cannot enter more than one deviation into the same category;

:bulletgreen: The entry must be a new work (and never submitted to dA before), made on purpose for this contest or else you'd be defeating the idea of the contest;

:bulletgreen: The entry must be yours (I think this one is obvious);

:bulletgreen: The entry must respect the Theme. You can play with it all you want but we'll notice if you submit a work that has nothing to do with it just to see if you get lucky.

:bulletgreen: Submit it to dA and while doing it don't forget to link to this News Article in the Artist's Description/Comments section AND also don't forget to tell us what your dream was about in the same area.

:bulletgreen: The entry must be submitted within the TimeStamps: Starts NOW; Ends on August.14.

:bulletgreen: The entry must be in the correct gallery within dA (A.K.A. not be a miscategorization) and it also must abide dA's general rules.

:bulletgreen: Check the headquarters journal for updated info/F.A.Q., etc. (click here)!



:note: To submit your entry(ies) you must follow these steps:



1) Read this whole article and ensure you got the concept and that you understood the rules.

2) Pick a dream of your own and represent it in your favourite medium(s).

3) Submit it to dA and while doing it don't forget to link to this News Article in the Artist's Description/Comments section AND also don't forget to tell us what your dream was about in the same area.

4) Grab the LINK/URL of your work and send it in a note to Helewidis with «"Sweet Dreams?" + category (Visual or Lit? or both?)» on the subject - before 23:59 GMT Lisbon of August 14, 2010.

I'll add them to the contest's folder and you're done! :phew:





:wow: Prizes


OMG! They are really AWESOME!!!



:winner: 1st Place:



A Wire Dreamcatcher Necklace from pinguino (This prize requires that the winner gives pinguino his/her address, so she can send it.)

Artwork from shannaroooooo with the following conditions: 1 Full body [digitally colored] picture of a human character.

A customized Journal CSS from LostKitten

Critique on winning piece from Kaz-D

News Article features from: Helewidis, Ice-11 & Kaz-D [Kaz-D said: Features in Artistic Assortments/Love Lit (whichever it fits)]

300 points from me, Helewidis

300 points from DAnnsCreations (through me, she already donated them to me so it makes things easier)

200 points from Kaz-D

1 year sub from hellmet

A virtual lapdance from Choiseul and chadamus  - for contestants over 18 only :giggle: (Please note this is nothing sexual over a webcam, etc. It is open to interpretation, it can be a drawing; an emote… who knows?)


2 totally silent video cards (reviews in: www.newegg.com/Product/Product… ) originally valued at around $300-400 US that were only in a system for about two days for a trade show. So used, but barely. - from chadamus, who is willing to ship them USPS Priority Flat Rate just about anywhere US Customs allows shipping of electronic items. Had to qualify that. There are some places that some items can't be shipped. So not a guarantee that the chosen winner could receive these. The winner must be in a place where these items can be shipped to according to US Customs.

Included:
Two (2) ASUS EN9600GT SILENT GeForce 9600 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 cards.
One (1) SLI Bridge
Two (2) power connectors
Two (2) DVI-to-VGA/D-Sub adapters
Two (2) DVI-to HDMI adapters
Two (2) S/PDIF Cables

Not included:
Driver discs. (Drivers can be downloaded from nVidia.com easily.)
User manuals. (Also available online.)
Component-Out cable. (Most that he just can't find them at the moment. A cable that 99.994% would not use anyway.)

Pics: :thumb160734060: :thumb160734547:





:dummy: Runner-Up:



A customized Wooden Door-Sign from me, Helewidis, so you can let everyone in your home know that you're sleeping and are not to be disturbed. (This prize requires that the winner gives me his/her address, so I can send it.)

Artwork from shannaroooooo with the following conditions: 1 Full body [traditionally colored] picture of a human character.

Critique on winning piece from Kaz-D

200 points from me, Helewidis

200 points from DAnnsCreations (through me, she already donated them to me so it makes things easier)

3 month sub from Kallipolis





:w00t:  People’s Choice:



1 (one) dA sticker (it's a surprise which one) from me, Helewidis. (This prize requires that the winner gives me his/her address, so I can send it.)

Artwork from shannaroooooo with the following conditions: 1 Chibi [digitally colored] picture of a human character.

100 points from me, Helewidis

100 points from DAnnsCreations (through me, she already donated them to me so it makes things easier)

1 month sub from cocinando-colores

1 month sub from zungzwang




All 3 places:




R-E-S-P-E-C-T


Journal features from:

Helewidis, eschlehahn, the-arkz, zungzwang, Ice-11, alexandrasalas, catsagecat & gesastock, rydi1689, GaioumonBatou, Infinite705, WineWriter, AskGooroo, kiwi-damnation, GinkgoWerkstatt, LostKitten, vicexversa, boredwithreality, SaTaNiA, LuciaConstantin, MerelyMarquis, ChewedKandi, Eliza-mac, EveryNextDream, shannaroooooo


Llama badges from:

Helewidis, cocinando-colores, rydi1689, Infinite705, execoot, kiwi-damnation, GinkgoWerkstatt, vicexversa, boredwithreality, LuciaConstantin, DAnnsCreations, shannaroooooo, Ayame-Kenoshi  -This becomes null, of course, if we already gave you one OR if you don’t wish to have Llamas badges.


:pointr: Prize-givers CAN take part in the contest. If you’d like to add yourself to the list with some kind of prize please note me. You can do it at any time until the contest’s winners are known. Thank you! :aww:





Jury:




Specialized in Literary pieces :

:iconstjoan: :icongaioumonbatou: :iconatrue: :iconpoetryod: :iconcyantre: :iconkiwi-damnation: :iconlovetodeviate: :iconlostkitten: :iconbeccajs: :iconmerelymarquis: :iconpachunka: :iconnycterent:



Specialized in Visual pieces :

:iconcocinando-colores: :iconzungzwang: :iconcatsagecat: :iconburgerbunny: :iconikue: :iconsatania: :iconthiefoworld: :iconmidnightexigent: :icono-uaglione: :iconzeruch: :iconporcelainpoet: :iconeverynextdream:

In case there is a tie : :iconhelewidis: (me)

:pointr: The jury CANNOT enter the contest. Obviously, I think. But everyone else can! :dummy:




:sherlock: Details about the Jurying Process for the more curious fellas:

:bulletblack: The entries will be, in a first phase, judged separately. The "Lit Jury" will look after the Literary pieces and chose their Finalists AND the "Visual Jury" will do the same for the Visual pieces. This is made so that the quality of the pieces are the first thing to be judged.

:bulletblack: In the second phase ALL the Jury will be involved in the process of deciding who the winners are, from the pool of both the Lit finalists and the visual finalists. Here the jury will be focusing on other qualitative points, like originality, respect to the theme and how strong the piece is - how effective it was conveying the dream.

:bulletblack: At the same time the 2nd phase occurs there will be a poll, with all the finalists for the People's Choice. It shall be announced in the headquarters of the contest and in a new News Article, so keep that journal on your bookmarks for more updates.

Should you have any doubts please refer to the headquarters of the contest.




:eager: Timestamps:


Start date:  7, May 2010 (from now on)
End date:  14, August 2010 (until 23:59, GMT Lisbon)




Details for the curious deviants :

. 1st phase of Jury decisions: 15, August till 1, September 2010
. Finalist’s announcement: 2, September 2010
. People's Choice poll (where all the finalists are up for it): 2, September ‘till 9, September 2010
. 2nd phase of Jury decisions: 2, September till 9, September 2010
. Winner's announcement: 10, September 2010

:pointr: The timestamps for finalists & winners announcements and also for the people's choice poll may change if the whole jury takes less time than expected on making their decisions. I wouldn't count on it, though, if there are many entries!

:pointr: All the timestamps are to be considered in the GMT Lisbon Timezone. The day starts at midnight and ends at 23:59. If you send your works at midnight of the last day (Aug. 14) then you'll be sending it in the "next day" (Aug 15) and therefore it'll not be accepted, so please take that in mind. I'm giving plenty of time for people to make an entry, so there are no excuses for "past-minute" entries.

:pointr: Let me make it easy for you - here's a countdown to the last minute you can send me a note with your entry(ies): preview.tinyurl.com/2uumv4p





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:note: All details and updates in the headquarters of the contest (click here) whose lovely CSS design was made by: Infinite705.

:note: You can support this contest (please?) with this gorgeous stamp made by Little-Vampire.

A BIG Thank You to everyone who is making this possible!!! :blowkiss:




Sleep Tight! :flirty:
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Iviforever's avatar
NOOOO!!! I missed it! :no: I can't believe this, I was going to join but for some reason I thought I had til the 20:eth to enter. Now I'm really sad... I've had this in the back of my head since I first heard about it, but I must have confused the dates with another contest. Man, that's bad. Well, I hope this isn't your last contest like this...
Helewidis's avatar
Helewidis Photographer
:( I doubt I'll have another contest with so many crazy prizes again...
Iviforever's avatar
That's too bad... well, I guess I shouldn't cry over spilled milk or something - even though it feels kind of sad. This was a great contest and I wish I could have been a part but, well, well *sigh* I've learned my lesson.
SophiaJones's avatar
SophiaJonesHobbyist Traditional Artist
noooooooo! i JUST found it and it's too late!!!! this would have been perfect!!!!!!!
Helewidis's avatar
Helewidis Photographer
:iconsootheplz: Maybe next time!
kaito-len's avatar
kaito-lenHobbyist General Artist
hello! -len-
i have one entry for the contest:[link] -len-
Helewidis's avatar
Helewidis Photographer
Hi! Please send it to me in a note. Also, please read the rules again, specifically the ones that mention the "Artist's Description/Comments section". Thank you. :aww:
kaito-len's avatar
kaito-lenHobbyist General Artist
okays! -len-
vesssper's avatar
vesssper Artisan Crafter
I'm working on my entry! Hope to make it in time :}
Helewidis's avatar
Helewidis Photographer
Aug. 14 GMT! Do not forget! :eager:
vesssper's avatar
vesssper Artisan Crafter
Oh and a question: is it ok if I'm inspired not by my own dream but a dream connected story? My entry is a bit complicated but I hope to be able to explain all this in the description.
Helewidis's avatar
Helewidis Photographer
Good luck!
kit-kat-ari's avatar
kit-kat-ariStudent Digital Artist
Oh god. I know exactly what dream I wish to display.

I just hope I can get off my lazy ass and make it in time. XD
Helewidis's avatar
Helewidis Photographer
DO IT! Do it now!!!!!!!!! :eager:
Elmara's avatar
ElmaraStudent Writer
pimpin' here: [link]
:w00t:
Helewidis's avatar
Helewidis Photographer
Thank you! <3
Elmara's avatar
ElmaraStudent Writer
:salute:
TakiYume's avatar
TakiYumeProfessional Writer
one question. would it be okay to write about how the dream affected me afterwards, even though it's not technically part of the dream? because the real nightmare really begins in how it changed my life
Helewidis's avatar
Helewidis Photographer
That should be into the description (artist's comments) instead, Brianna.
TakiYume's avatar
TakiYumeProfessional Writer
ok well it's actually kinda long. like half of the story
Helewidis's avatar
Helewidis Photographer
You can try summing it up. :)
TakiYume's avatar
TakiYumeProfessional Writer
well....ok...i'll do my best but it'll be tricky
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