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Welcome to the Quenta Silmarillion, sit yourself down by the fire and hear the stories of old.

The Silmarillion-Club is a group on deviantART centred around the early events from the world created by J. R. R. Tolkien: from the beginning of time up to the ending of the II Age of Sun, described in The Silmarillion, The Unfinished Tales, The Children of Hurin and The History of Middle-Earth.  

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We welcome art inspired by the early events from the world created by J. R. R. Tolkien: starting from the Music of the Ainur up to the end of the Second Age of Sun, as described in The Silmarillion, The Unfinished Tales, The Children of Húrin and The History of Middle-Earth.
This means we WILL NOT accept any artwork related to the Third Age of the Sun, The Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit, be it based on the BOOKS, FILMS or GAMES (with the exception of characters from previous ages appearing later in time but in a manner unrelated to The Hobbit and LotR)

:bulletred: All artwork will be taken under consideration to be accepted, based on effort and artistic merits. It is the right of the admin team to determine what is accepted and what is not.

:bulletred: Copyrights and credits:

Submitted artwork must be created by the artist and must not violate copyrights. Deviations must be original creations, meaning copies of existing artworks or movie inspired art/concept art, will NOT be accepted (Exception: creative, artistic reinterpretations of the works of others, as long as the original artist is credited.)
When using stock photos, the artist must credit the stock owner and must have permission to use their work.

FAQ #157: Can I use things created by other people in my submissions?
FAQ #306: Does "Crediting" let me use whatever I want?
FAQ #193: How do I prove that I had permission to use someone's work?

:bulletred: Submit only finished, well presented works.

We will not accept any quick doodles, unfinished sketches, works on lined paper, dirty scans, poor-quality photos, etc. in the club's main Gallery. Remember, it is in your best interest to present your artwork so that it will appeal to people.
However, you can still submit your sketches to the Sketchbook folder in the Favourites gallery.

We do not accept any SLASH or GENDER-BENDER content due to Canon-Compliance limitations. There are other Middle-earth-related groups here in dA that will accept that content and add it to their galleries.

If your submission is declined, please accept that - it probably doesn't fulfill the standards we are trying to keep up. We see what you can do, and we are trying to show only the best of your, as a unique artist’s, work.
In other words, submit only works you are proud of.

:bulletred: We accept work in any media or style (traditional or digital, calligraphy and literature, manga, photomanipulation, etc.). Even if you have, for example, a sculpture of Gondolin carved in pineapple, we will accept it quite happily, as it will be something very interesting to see.

:bulletred:  There is a submission limit for cosplay photographs, please read details here silmarillion-club.deviantart.c…

:bulletred: Please make sure you submit deviations to the correct folder.

:bulletgreen: The Gallery is divided into 8 main folders:
- Ainulindale ar Valaquenta - Music of the Ainur and the Story of the Valar (for general depictions of the Ainur - Valar & Maiar. Deviations depicting specific scenes/moments related to the Ainur, belong in the Quenta Silmarillion and Quentar Attea Rando folders)
- Quenta Silmarillion - the Story of the Silmarils
- Quentar Attea Rando - the stories of the Second Age
- Exar - Miscellaneous
- Nyáremairë - art inspired by fan fiction, AU and Graphic Novels
- Sarme - Calligraphy and Typography
- Alasse - Humour
- Curwi - Artisan Crafts
- Larma-tyalië - Costumes and Cosplay
- Parma - fanfiction texts and essays
- Tanwar - Heraldry, Maps and Family Trees

- The Featured folder is for admin-use only, and it's intended to display the best works chosen by the admin team.

:bulletgreen: There is also a Favourites gallery with 3 different folders:
- Featured - admin-use only for the display of works by artists long absent from dA.
- Sketchbook - for members to share their quick sketches, doodles, etc.
- Silmarillion-related Memes
- Dolls - a folder for dolls made with doll generators

:bulletred: Fanon vs. canon - consider source text information before you submit artwork with fair-haired Fingolfin, Maedhros chained to Thangorodrim with all his arms and legs, etc. Please bear in mind that some works might be rejected if we find them confusing to other fans, unless you have a good reason why you were unfaithful to the description.

:bulletred: The admin team reserves the right to change any of these rules at any given time.

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Additional information:

:bulletblue: Club members have the right to invite to the club the works of others, including the works of non-members, as long as the artwork in question complies with our art guidelines. Such submissions go through the standard voting process and if accepted, a gallery invitation will be extended to the original artist to accept or decline it. If the admin team declines such submission, the artist will not receive an invitation. Please, remember to choose those submissions carefully.

:bulletblue: Members of our affiliates are allowed to submit deviations, too.

:bulletblue: Some general technical advice:
:bulletwhite: During voting process avoid multiplied submissions of the same deviation. Check in your Message Centre if the deviation has been submitted and what is it's voting status, refresh page if necessary.
:bulletwhite: During voting if you want to change a gallery folder or have changed your mind about the submission you can withdraw it from the club to re-submit again/later. Withdrawal option is in your Message Centre together with the voting status.
:bulletwhite: To remove a deviation already accepted to a club go to "edit deviation" and remove selected club's name from a list.

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Updated on Feb, 7th 2013 by Breogan
Minor update Dec, 11th 2017 by Sirielle

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