*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! ^_^
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!
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.
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 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 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!