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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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:iconwhysker:
whysker Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2018
good luck everyone!
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:iconspinosaurus-fan:
Spinosaurus-Fan Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello there! I think, You did not tnotice my entry... but that's 0k...
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:iconoxiente:
oxiente Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2018  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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:iconthegamingcentaur:
TheGamingCentaur Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2018  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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:iconloor101:
Loor101 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2018
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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:iconlaurapentella:
LauraPentella Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2018   Digital Artist
Whash? You mean...
Ok when you exactly close the contest?
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:iconloor101:
Loor101 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2018
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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:iconlaurapentella:
LauraPentella Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2018   Digital Artist
And can't wait to see the winners. Its sooo exiting!
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:iconlaurapentella:
LauraPentella Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2018   Digital Artist
Hah... I couldnt finish my entry...
Eheh no problem. :D
Will you have any other contest?
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:iconloor101:
Loor101 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2018
Yes I'll def try to hold more contest like this in the future. Maybe next time then! ;) 
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:iconlaurapentella:
LauraPentella Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2018   Digital Artist
Can't wait to try again and catch up another chance!
When you judge the enyries, then?
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:iconthegamingcentaur:
TheGamingCentaur Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok :)

I should probably watch you to keep up with them then XD
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:iconloor101:
Loor101 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2018
Indeed, haha thanks for the watch! :D 
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:iconthegamingcentaur:
TheGamingCentaur Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome! :D
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:iconmr-ripley:
Mr-Ripley Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Hello Here is my entry 
Never Let You Go by Mr-Ripley  :)
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:iconz-chan1:
Z-chan1 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Ughhhhh!! I don't think I can finish in time, I'm so sorry °^°
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:icondizzymountaineer:
DizzyMountaineer Featured By Owner Edited Jun 9, 2018  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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:iconaleriy:
Aleriy Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Finally done~ ! I hope is not late 
What is going on? by Aleriy
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:iconshyadventures:
ShyAdventures Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2018  Student General Artist
Last minute firey merman entry!
Heart of Fire by ShyAdventures
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:iconslytherclawpadawan:
SlytherclawPadawan Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2018  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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:iconbrankaarts:
BrankaArts Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My entry for the contest :)
How Did We Get Here by Branka-Johnlockian

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:iconz-chan1:
Z-chan1 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2018  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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:iconloor101:
Loor101 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2018
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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:iconz-chan1:
Z-chan1 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2018  Student Digital Artist
yeah it totally makes sense thank you for the quick reply😊
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:iconrugissang:
Rugissang Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2018
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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:iconlaurapentella:
LauraPentella Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2018   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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:iconrugissang:
Rugissang Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2018
Ok thx i'll copy this in a doc and keep it preciously lol.
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:iconlaurapentella:
LauraPentella Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2018   Digital Artist
Glad it could help @'-'@
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:iconbizzybiin:
bizzybiin Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
HI! I want to joining XD and the deadline is upcoming so close ~ Slender operator symbol -free to use- so i'll complete my art asap XD XD
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:iconloor101:
Loor101 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2018
Hello! Thanks so much! I do look forward to your submission! Best of luck! :D
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:iconbizzybiin:
bizzybiin Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Here is my entry XDBFB:Flower Waved 

Prince Merman has been trapped by Alien XD XD by bizzybiin  
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:iconloveshun01:
LoveShun01 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2018  Student Artist
How nice, I just saw the contest, I hope to finish on time, I love the mermaid
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:icononthemountaintop:
OnTheMountainTop Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the extension! I've been dying if I'm not dead, and this actually gives me a fighting chance to submit.
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:iconloor101:
Loor101 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018
Lol, no worries! I look forward to your submission! ^^
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:iconbelladonna-morte:
Belladonna-Morte Featured By Owner May 31, 2018  Student Writer
Hello! I have one question regarding writing entries; what is the world limit for prose? I plan to submit one in a few days time. Thank you!
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:iconloor101:
Loor101 Featured By Owner May 31, 2018
Good question! It can be however long you need it to be but I’d say a minimum of 400 words. Hope this helps!
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XxXKayako666XxX Featured By Owner May 28, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
JUST IN TIME ! I CAN FINISH IT ! *-* ♥

Mermay - KenYako by XxXKayako666XxX
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:iconloor101:
Loor101 Featured By Owner May 28, 2018
Hello, just want to make sure- is this art piece you linked an entry? I only ask cuz it does not seem to have the contest tags or correspond with the theme at all.
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XxXKayako666XxX Featured By Owner May 29, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm so sorry I total forgot about it !
I'll do it right now !
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:iconkoshechka-ninja:
Koshechka-Ninja Featured By Owner May 27, 2018
Hi! i was wondering if you could possibly extend the contest a little bit (3-5 days)? I really-really want to take part in it, and I have detailed sketch for it but I'm not sure if I can upload the finished drawing to this date! ;-;
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:iconloor101:
Loor101 Featured By Owner Edited May 27, 2018
Hello! I wasn’t going to announce it just yet, but I am planning to extend the deadline by about another week and a half. I’ll be changing the journal info with the new deadline soon so you should have nothing to worry about. ^^ Thanks for your interest in the contest! I look forward to your submission. :D
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:iconkoshechka-ninja:
Koshechka-Ninja Featured By Owner May 27, 2018
Great!! Thanks for your answer!
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:iconlaurapentella:
LauraPentella Featured By Owner May 24, 2018   Digital Artist
It seems ao perfect!

But I got a question...
Can you change the prize into points? If somebody won but couldn't receive the prize by paypal, what to do?

If you can give somebody points instead of money, I'd like to enter. I Really like Mermaids/Mermen
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:iconloor101:
Loor101 Featured By Owner May 24, 2018
Hello! IF in the event the chosen winner cannot accept cash via PayPal, then I’ll be happy to work with them and send points instead. Hope this helps!
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:iconlaurapentella:
LauraPentella Featured By Owner May 24, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you for that!
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:iconlaurapentella:
LauraPentella Featured By Owner May 24, 2018   Digital Artist
Ah, that's great.
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:iconaikouri:
aikouri Featured By Owner May 22, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is so cool! ^o^
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