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Contest is closed- see the winners Here!



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*BUZZZZZ* TIME'S UP! THANKS SO MUCH FOR EVERYONE'S TIME AND ENTRIES INTO THIS CONTEST!

Got some great entries for this and judging will require a little bit of thought, and so I will officially choose and announce the winners on THIS UPCOMING WED. (JUNE 13TH) 


Check out all of the awesome entries HERE and be sure to stay tuned for the winner announcements on the aforementioned date.


See you guys soon! ^_^ 

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Hello!!

As a fellow mer-fan (esp. of mermales XD) I would like to host a special contest to anyone on Deviantart for this year's MerMay!

Here's the details:

Artist and Writers alike can enter this contest by doing an art piece or a short story inspired or based off of a certain theme.

This theme will be "Merman in a Strange Situation." 

Basically anything goes with this theme, just as long as it features well... a Merman in a strange situation. Whether that be in a setting under the sea, on dry land, it could even be in space for all I care-The sky's the limit here and I'm more than open to seeing some creative, unique and interesting submissions for this theme!


UPDATE 5-17-18:
It has come to my attention that some artist and writers might be having a bit of a hard time trying to come up with a good idea for this theme, so I'll gladly provide some Example Prompts and ideas that may possibly help with this. As far as "A Merman in a Strange Situation" goes, I would think of a simple but strange circumstance that you normally wouldn't find a merman being in. Again these are just potential examples I could think of off the top of my head, but I do hope it might help!

1. A Merman splashing about in a water fountain in a public place you would normally find a decorative fountain in. (Theme parks, Shopping Malls ect.)
2. A tiny/chibi merman in a dollhouse. 
3. A merman traveling through time.
4. A merman in a tornado. (It's like Sharknado all over again! LOL. Sorry, just HAD to make that joke/reference here... XD)
5. A merman failing to climb up stairs after the fire sprinklers went off in a hallway. 
6. A merman in the middle of a desert oasis. 
7. A merman stuck in the middle of a muddy football field game.
8. A merman riding an elephant.
9. A merman hanging off a cliff that drops off into a black hole or whirlpool.
10. A merman being abducted by aliens.


Quick Answers For Artist & Writers.
Any and all art is accepted for this contest.
as long as the entry features or corresponds with the theme of a merman in a strange situation, anything goes. 
YES, you CAN feature your OC for this (as long as it's a Merman or in Mer-form)
YES, you MAY submit risqué or NSFW entries, but PLEASE be sure to put Mature filter on if doing so.
NO, you cannot have the mer in the strange situation be female(mermen only!) but you CAN have a secondary mermaid character with said merman if you like. 
YES, you can have the entry be a sketch or line art, but please keep note that fully colored and more detailed entries will have much better chance at winning the cash prizes.

PRIZES
First place winner: $100. USD + A free drawing (1 character w/ bg) from AlkseeyaKC
Second Place Winner: $50. USD + A free drawing (1 character only) from AlkseeyaKC
Third Place Winner (Reserved for Literature entries only): $50. USD + a free signed copy of "PearlTail" by M.A. Burk (It's a great Merman book!)
Each Winner will also be featured in the :iconmermenclub: group which has well over 1,500 followers, and will be put on my commission list for the future. (I do commission artist often!)

HOW TO ENTER
Submit a deviation with any of the 3 tags: #MermaninStrangeSituationContest , #Loor101MerMayContest , #LoorMermayContest
OR you can simply tag or note me :iconloor101: with a link to it.
EDIT: Please be sure to tag me with the tag icon feature
-without spaces type :icon loor101: 


I will be judging based on style, originality, creativity and detail. 

Deadline for this contest is on June 1st! Please have your entry submitted before or by then!


UPDATE 5-27-18: The deadline will be extended to June 8th 2018.  This will give some artist a whole extra week to finish up their entries. Please be sure to have your entry completed and entered before or by this date!


This is an opportunity for cash, but please be free to have fun with this! I hope to have enough entries by the end of this month to give a great experience to anyone who enters! 

Happy Drawing/Writing!
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I now pronounce this contest... CLOSED! :D
Do you draw humans? Furries? Ferals? Monsters? SFW? NSFW? Anything in between all of those things?! This is the contest for you <3 First place prize is $100 (or DA point equivalent), as well as art from some really talented artists! And even if you don't get first, there are twelve more prize slots to win! View all the prizes here! ~ June 21st through September 22nd ~ Multiple entries welcome This is a couples themed contest featuring all sorts of couples, and even two poly trios! <3 LGBTQ+ Friendly Contest with characters of all sexualities, genders, and species. (Don't worry, there are straight couples too!) The other great thin
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whysker's avatar
good luck everyone!
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Spinosaurus-Fan|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello there! I think, You did not tnotice my entry... but that's 0k...
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oxiente's avatar
oxiente|Hobbyist General Artist
Here is my entry, I hope I'm not too late ^^'
[contest] merman in a strange situation by oxiente
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TheGamingCentaur|Hobbyist General Artist
...I just found out about this GOD DANG IT!! XD

Well, I hope there will be a lot of good entries :)
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Loor101's avatar
There are! and don't worry, I'll def try to hold more contest like this in the future. ^_^ (This one will be closing in about 30 minutes) :) 
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LauraPentella| Digital Artist
Whash? You mean...
Ok when you exactly close the contest?
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It's closing in about 30-40 minutes from now. I did extend the deadline to the 8th and even more so by 12pm est on the 9th. ^^; 
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TheGamingCentaur|Hobbyist General Artist
Ok :)

I should probably watch you to keep up with them then XD
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Loor101's avatar
Indeed, haha thanks for the watch! :D 
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Mr-Ripley|Professional Digital Artist
Hello Here is my entry 
Never Let You Go by Mr-Ripley  :)
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Z-chan1|Student Digital Artist
Ughhhhh!! I don't think I can finish in time, I'm so sorry °^°
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DizzyMountaineerEdited |Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thought maybe I should mention it here, but I'm OnTheMountainTop, this just happens to be my other account. Also, this deviation has a sketch, but the literature is linked in the description, I find it easier for my sake to do lit this way because Google Docs are far more forgiving than sta.sh writer.
Seaside Story - An Unexpected Guest [Literature] by DizzyMountaineer
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Aleriy|Student Digital Artist
Finally done~ ! I hope is not late 
What is going on? by Aleriy
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ShyAdventures|Student General Artist
Last minute firey merman entry!
Heart of Fire by ShyAdventures
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SlytherclawPadawan|Professional General Artist
My entries (basically there are two versions: noon & sunset + motion effect added):
Super High Diving v.1A (Noon) by SlytherclawPadawan   Super High Diving v.1B (Noon, motion effect) by SlytherclawPadawan
Super High Diving v.2A (Sunset) by SlytherclawPadawan   Super High Diving v.2B (Sunset, motion effect) by SlytherclawPadawan

If only one entry allowed, I'd pick this: :P
Super High Diving v.2A (Sunset) by SlytherclawPadawan
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BrankaArts|Hobbyist Digital Artist
My entry for the contest :)
How Did We Get Here by Branka-Johnlockian

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Z-chan1|Student Digital Artist
IDK if this question is already been asked but can I do more than one entry or only one each (this question is regarding the art piece only) 
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Hello there, you may enter more than one piece. Just keep in mind that if you are entering both literature and art than those will have to be counted separately as two separate pieces so one will be entered for the art prize only and the other for the literature prize only. I hope that makes sense? ^^;
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Z-chan1|Student Digital Artist
yeah it totally makes sense thank you for the quick reply😊
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I don't know why but the tag doesn't show my deviant so i post here.

(and i don't know what mean tag someone so i guess it's that's, i'm a lot noob) >>> Loor101 

Egyptian merman by Rugissang
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LauraPentella| Digital Artist
When you upload something you can tag an artist by adding a hashtag at the first of that artist's user name. Like this: # username (withoutspacing) or mentioning them by :icon username: (without spacing) or @ username (without spacing)
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You should tagged her in your artwork related to this contest. But don't worry. You can add a comment to your artwork and do this. Tagging her here in herself's journal isn't useful. Or upload a status update, tag (or mention) her there, then put the link or thumb of your artwork there. She'll ger noticed and adds your work to her contest gallery.
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