CATS CONTEST - CLOSED

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    EDIT 2
    Results are up here: CATS Contest Winners :heart:
 

     
    EDIT 1
    The contest has officially ended.
    Thank you to everyone who took part, be it as a contestant, prize donor, or judge! I send all my love to you! :love:
   
    Results will be up as soon as possible, but since the judges live in different timezones and have obligations outside of DeviantArt, this process will take a while, so please be patient - this is a very hard decision to make!



 





   

    DEADLINE 



    This contest starts on April 1st and ends on April 30th 23:59 GMT+2/EET - here's a very helpful link with the countdown to the CATS Contest Deadline.





   


   








    This contest is looong overdue and what better time to launch it than now, when we're all spending most, if not all of our time inside? Given the tough time we are going through and the social distancing  as a direct result of it, it's important to keep ourselves busy and as happy as we can with what we have available.
   
    Initially I was thinking of a theme between the lines on "coming together", but this is already beautifully used in another contest, or something dedicated to "what makes you smile", and although it is a beautiful and positive theme, it cannot be objectively judged or quantified. So, having this in mind, as the host of this contest, I decided to be selfish and instead go with what makes me smile: CATS! 
   
    I mean, why not? They are our companions, we love them and they love us, they bring us joy, keep us busy and serve as a safe and cute conversation starter. In a way, I believe those two themes I thought of before can unironically and beautifully be woven into this one. Plus, it's been scientifically proven that cats in videos, photos or (even better) in real life make us happier and healthier (not joking). This  is an easy and fun theme and it leaves a lot of space for you to be creative. So, CATS it is! 
   


    I'll also leave links to other fun stuff to check out:












   


         
 


    Let's get this thing going!   






  






    THEME   




   
    CATS - Your work must focus on and include at least one domestic cat. Humans and other animals can be depicted alongside the majestic little feline.







   




    ACCEPTED MEDIUMS 

    All: Photography, Digital art, Traditional art, Artisan Crafts, Literature, Film & Animation, etc. Here are some examples:













RULES - PLEASE READ VERY CAREFULLY

01 | Each artist is allowed one active entry in the contest.
02 | All artworks must be created specifically for this contest and their upload on DeviantArt must be dated after the start date of the contest. You cannot submit a deviation created or uploaded before April 1st 2020 (For example, your photography will be declined if it's shot on March 15, but uploaded on April 7).



03 | Your artworks must focus on and include at least one domestic cat. Literature submissions  must be under 500 words. 
04 | The entry has to be completed (finished) and original – no art theft, sketches, WIPs, tracing, bases, collaborations etc. Please respect others and only submit your 100% original entry.  
05 | All contest entries must say - Made for "CATS" Contest [here goes the link to this journal] - in the work's description.  
06 | You cannot use this entry to enter another contest as well.
07 | If you use references/stock images, you need to have the original artist's permission to use their work as a reference/stock material and you also have to credit them in the work's description. If your resources are your own, you must mention it.
08 | Mature content is not allowed. 
09 | If your entry breaks any of the rules stated above, it will be rejected and you will not be able to re-enter with the same work, so make sure to double check everything is in order before submitting it to the contest. If your new  submission is rejected again, you are permanently disqualified. 





10 | It is recommended, but not required, to watch me so you can receive the contest updates. If you choose to do so, you are free to unwatch when the contest ends.
     

    HOW TO SUBMIT 

01 | Submit your artwork on DeviantArt. No Sta.sh links accepted.
02 | Write Made for "CATS" contest [here goes the link to this journal] - in the work's description.
03 | Post the link to your entry on this journal. Do not leave comments on my profile or send me notes with your entry, they will not be taken into consideration.
04 | I will add your entry to the "CATS Contest" folder in my Favourites. Done!    


    OTHER INFO 

01 | You can give your artwork any title and submit it to as many groups as you wish, but don't forget to add - Made for "CATS" contest [here goes the link to this journal] - in the work's description. 
02 |  Any deviant is welcome to participate in this contest, as long as they are 13 years old or above.
03 | There must be at least 15 participants or the contest will be cancelled.
04 | If you wish to contribute with a donation of whatever nature towards the prizes, leave a comment on this journal.
05 | Prize donors can take part in the contest, but not the judges.



    JUDGING CRITERIA 

Theme related
Creativity
Quality



    PRIZES 

    1st Place


One year Core Membership   
Llama    (if not already given) from Nobody, Nobody, Nobody, Nobody
Feature    from Nobody, Nobody, Nobody, Nobody, Nobody, Nobody, Nobody, Nobody, Nobody, Nobody, Nobody, Nobody, Nobody, Nobody, Nobody, Nobody, Nobody
Free commission sketch of your cat or dog from Nobody
Faves    from Nobody
3930 :points: of which you will be directly receiving:
    - 600 :points: from Nobody

    - 500 :points: from Nobody
    - 200 :points: from Nobody
    - 200 :points: from Nobody
    - 100 :points: from Nobody
    - 100 :points: from Nobody
    - 100 :points: from Nobody

The remaining difference will be received from Nobody.



    2nd Place


Nine Month Core Membership   
Llama    (if not already given) from Nobody, NobodyNobody, Nobody
Feature    from Nobody, Nobody, Nobody, Nobody, Nobody, Nobody, Nobody, Nobody, Nobody, Nobody, Nobody, Nobody, Nobody, Nobody, Nobody, Nobody, Nobody
Faves    from Nobody
2400 :points: of which you will be directly receiving:
    - 300 :points: from Nobody
    - 300 :points: from Nobody

    - 200 :points: from Nobody
    - 100 :points: from Nobody
    - 100 :points: from Nobody
    - 50 :points: from Nobody

    - 50 :points: from Nobody
The remaining difference will be received from Nobody.


    3rd Place


Six Month Core Membership 
Llama    (if not already given) from Nobody, NobodyNobody, Nobody
Feature    from Nobody, Nobody, Nobody, Nobody, Nobody, Nobody, Nobody, Nobody, Nobody, Nobody, Nobody, Nobody, Nobody, Nobody, Nobody, Nobody, Nobody
Faves    from Nobody


1500 :points: of which you will be directly receiving:
    - 200 :points: from Nobody
    - 200 :points: from Nobody
    - 150 :points: from Nobody
    - 100 :points: from Nobody
    - 100 :points: from Nobody


    - 50 :points: from Nobody
    - 50 :points: from Nobody
The remaining difference will be received from Nobody.


   
    There will also be 5 special mentions who will each receive:
200 :points:
Llama    (if not already given) from Nobody, Nobody
Feature    from Nobody, Nobody, Nobody
   
   
    All these amazing prizes exist thanks to our very generous donors who are mentioned at the end of this journal. Go show them the love they deserve because this wouldn't have been possible without them.

   
   

    OTHER PRIZES   

Feature    for all entries from Nobody, Nobody, Nobody
Llama    for all participants (if not already given) from Nobody, Nobody, Nobody, Nobody, Nobody
Faves    for all entries from Nobody, Nobody
One badge style drawing of the person’s character for three contestants chosen by Nobody


    JUDGES 




    ENTRIES 

   
    All entries can be seen in the "CATS" Contest Folder in my Favourites.


    GOOD LUCK TO ALL PARTICIPANTS 







 


    PRIZE DONORS 

 














Prize donations (points, art requests, features, critiques, llamas, watches, favourites, artworks, etc) and promotion of this contest on your pages and groups are greatly appreciated.


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