Brave New World Contest - CLOSED

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The Contest is now CLOSED
WINNERS have been announced here:

Theme: Brave New World

Picture the world 1000 years from now.
Will mankind have vanished? Have we managed to eradicate ourselves? If so how? Was it a bomb, a virus, something out of our reach (a natural catastrophe for example)? Are there still people on earth? How do they live? Or have we moved on to the stars? Maybe everything went splendidly, maybe there is no more hunger and everyone has everything they could wish for. Including your personal android to help with your every wish.
Maybe it's a mix of both, neither completely bad nor completely good.
What do you think? Show us!


(nothing else, sorry)

Photomanipulations are images that have been composed of two or more photographic elements to create something new.

You can learn more about photomanipulation here - maybe you'd like to give it a try!?


April 21st 2017
11:59 pm German Time (= Central European Time - CET)

PS: I will be actually closing the contest whenever I get up on April 22nd, but as I don't know when that is yet (usually not before 9 am, but who knows), I said midnight, so no one will feel left out when it's over the deadline. If you are a wee bit late, but still before I get on my computer and write the "contest closed journal", you'll be included Heart


Please read carefully! - not following the rules will lead to rejection of your entry!

  • Only photomanipulations will be accepted (see above). It is okay if some degree of painting is involved, but the main part should clearly be a manip.
  • It is okay to draw on / be inspired by tv shows, films and books (I would hope someone gets the theme's reference :D) - just make sure it's not "just" a copy and that you explain your thoughts to your audience; let us know about your inspiration!
  • Explain what kind of world you are depicting, if you have it, add some back story - we want to hear about your vision!
  • Your entry has to be created exclusively for this contest, uploaded to dA after the starting date and before the deadline. Exclusively means: no entering into multiple contests with this entry, just this one.
  • You need to state in the artist's comment that it is an entry for this contest, preferably with a link to this journal and my icon / username listed.
  • All stock needs to be legal and properly credited in the artist's comment. For example, if you are using premades / pre cut stock / brushes etc. where the creator has not used their own stock (which should be noted in the artist's comment), it is your responsibility to make sure the original stock providers (which need to be noted in the artist's comment in that case, too) are okay with this kind of use and to credit them, too, if they require so! Premades/brushes etc. (i.e. anything clearly made from other stock) that you use need to state the stock source to be considered legal (if their own images were used, this needs to be stated, too)! Please read this article for more information on copyright.
  • While it is not a legal requirement in most cases, as contest host I still need direct links to all stock images used for your contest entry to make my life easier when accepting/rejecting entries based on their legitimacy. If you do not want to make the direct links public by adding them in your artist's comment, please add them in your entry note.

You can enter as often as you like, but you can only win once Aww

How to enter & Entries

Send a note with your entry (link or thumb)
titled "Brave New World Contest Entry" (or something to that effect)
to kuschelirmel
before the deadline ends.
I will add your entry to the Contest Collection when it is accepted.

Latest Entries:

A new dawn by Rui-Abel In the hunt by Rapc To Boldly Go by theguineacats    
Entries Counter: 31

...more in the Contest Collection!


kuschelirmel + Aeirmid + gestandene + Incantata 

I will announce other judges as I enlist them ;D

Judging Criteria:

We will be looking for creativity and technical skill both, so while it is permissible according to contest rules to use premades and pre-cut stock, you may want to think twice about if that really shows off your skills ;) (Wink)

There will be no poll, because the same people always win there anyway for popularity reasons. Even if you say "don't ask for votes" there's always some people doing it anyway (and if not publicly then via notes - pathetic really, but that's the way some folks seem to tick). If you try to disqualify someone for cheating, all you get is shouted at. So no more polls for my contests / challenges.


If you would like to donate something, I would be very happy of course :love:
However, I ask that you stick to points and/or exclusive stock and/or a feature. If you choose to offer a feature, do NOT just copy the winner's announcement journal and that's it. No llamas! No digital art downloads. No "custom manips". Sorry, that's just not how I roll ^^;

1st Place:

2nd Place:

3rd Place:

Honorable Mentions:

... as well as features for the winners and honorable mentions from Branka-Artz, Aeirmid, mocris-stock, eligodesignstock, Elandriakuschelirmel and kuschelirmel-stock :love:

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F0w3n's avatar
Where I can see who won this one?