Free Resources Contest #1: Fantasy

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:star: This Month's Theme: Fantasy

Core Contest Rules :bulletyellow: Submit Entries Here

Contest Deadline: September 15, 2011 (Thursday @ 11:59pm)

This contest is the first of our monthly themed contests! :onfire: Hurrah!! Please read the Core Contest Rules before starting, and remember to stick to our theme of FANTASY.

This is a free resources contest to encourage people to contribute free resources, so please don't submit anything for which you expect to be paid. If you like being helpful and generous, then this is a contest for you!

Everyone can enter up to 5 deviations, which may include all kinds of resources such as fonts, Photoshop brushes, textures, tutorials, 3D models, stock images, video resources, or anything other type of resources found in dA's Resources galleries!

Remember, these need to be NEW entries, uploaded to dA after this blog was published! (August 15, 2011.) Older entries will be disqualified. This is because we want to encourage the creation and sharing of fresh, new resources that haven't been around for years.

:star: PRIZES!

Three winners will be chosen at the end of this contest to be rewarded for providing free resources to the community! Take a look at what's being offered so far...

:star: Prizes:In addition to these prizes, each winner will also receive a dA Tattoo Pack from deviantART:

Prize donations can be offered by sending us a  note Re: Contest Prize Donation. Please state what you want to offer to each winner. You'll be notified of the winners and what you owe them when the winners are announced. We love getting donations of features, exclusive stock packs, points, subscriptions, prints, custom artwork, or anything else you want to offer in order to raise the stakes of our fun!

:star: Introducing Our Guest Judges!

We've rounded up an exciting panel of judges for this contest, and we'd like to thank them all for agreeing to participate in our first monthly contest! Here's who they are and why they were chosen...

:iconchewedkandi: :iconjrcnrd: :icondan-heffer: :iconreaper-x: :iconunicornreality:

ChewedKandi is a vector artist and tutorial author with a genuine love for dA Resources. She's is the founder of AI-Resources and a contributing member of the communityrelations team. She was the inspiration for Vector Resource Fridays last year.

JRCnrd was recently announced as our Resource Artist of the Month for offering some badass tutorials in his gallery. He's also the founder of Tutorial-City and a contributing member of few of dA's coolest tutorial groups.

Dan-Heffer is a recent recipient of a Deviousness Award for being generally awesome. He's a valued provider of free stock images at deviantART and a moderator at StockandResources.

Reaper-X is a Community Volunteer for deviantART and a contributing member of the communityrelations and MN-Volunteers teams. He's also the founder of DACipher, which you should keep an eye on for possible future contests...!

UnicornReality is a plushie artist, an experienced stock image provider, and a former gallery moderator for the Resources & Stock Images gallery. Miss Fee is also the founder of StockandResources, and we love her!!

We :heart: our judges!
Thanks to Each of these deviants for helping!

:star: What Is Fantasy?

All entries should somehow relate to our theme of fantasy. This is a very broad spectrum, since fantasy encompasses the realms of dreams, magic, and fiction. It blends reality with the impossible.

The word "fantasy" conjures lots of really wonderful imagery! We invite you to delve into a world of fantasy to offer these kinds of free resources...
    Wizards, unicorns, dragons, faeries, zombies, mythic backgrounds, love potions, magical symbols, mystical special effects, enchanted books or scrolls, medieval weapons and inventions, monsters of all types, and countless other options!
Here's a list of some things that may help you get inspired...
    Fantasy Movies:
    • Willow (1986)
    • Dragonheart (1996)
    • El Laberinto del fauno (Pan's Labyrinth 2006)
    • Tangled (2010)
    • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
    Fantasy Books:
    • The Lord of the Rings (J. R. R. Tolkien)
    • The Princess Bride (William Goldman)
    • A Song of Ice and Fire (George R. R. Martin)
    • The Sword of Truth (Terry Goodkind)
    • Peter Pan (J. M. Barrie)
    Fantasy Games:
    • Dungeons & Dragons
    • Dragon Age: Origins
    • League of Legends
    • World of Warcraft
    • The Legend of Zelda
What kinds of artists need fantasy resources? Fantasy is a genre that goes with just about all kinds of artistic media from comic books to traditional watercolor paintings to sculptures to character sheet designers for role playing games, and more! Your fantasy resources may be used in ways that could surprise you!

:star: Examples of Fantasy Resources

:star: Useful Links

:bulletyellow: Core Contest Rules - Make sure you read these rules before you enter our contest!

:bulletyellow: Submit Entries Here - You may submit up to 5 entries for this contest by September 15, 2011 (Thursday @ 11:59pm).

:bulletyellow: Poll - Help us choose our next contest theme!


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starlitxeyes's avatar
I'm up for a contest.. Heading to find one :)
lokinststock's avatar
I'm a little bit curious who has won. :)
Naria-Jewel's avatar
Darn it! I missed it!
TehAngelsCry's avatar
When will the winners for this be announced?
phoenixleo's avatar
Deadline is over :crying: nuuuuuu
madetobeunique's avatar
I submitted some stock yesterday but haven't seen it approved to show in the group. I hope I submitted it on time for the contest?
calthyechild's avatar
I submitted some yesterday afternoon and it hasn't been approved yet either. I'm just thinking maybe the admin hasn't been on yet, since the contest hasn't been announced as closed for judging either?


Well, here's hoping for both of us!
madetobeunique's avatar
Whewh, Thanks for sharing!! As you said, here's hoping for both of us!
calthyechild's avatar
I don't know, by now I'm just feeling a bit sulky about it--what's the point of having a deadline if entries aren't accepted up to the deadline?

Still hoping ours get approved, but =(

You're welcome, though! And thanks for sharing as well. (props to the free resource creators)
Harsiii's avatar
:bulletblack: I'm here on behalf of :iconanothercontestgroup: to let you know that we've found and added your contest to our blog. We feature many contests on our blogs and have a quickly growing membership of people who want to enter them.

:bulletgreen: I'd also like to let you know that we Feature results of contests and if you are interested in having your results posted on our weekly results page message me when you have them. In addition some of our group members have begun offering prizes to winners featured in our weekly results blog. If you'd like to add us to your prizes for your winners just mention a "Winners Package" from #AnotherContestGroup We do not keep track of what our members offer but it varies from journal features to llamas, comments, favorites, and maybe even art commissions (for first come first serve).

:bulletblack: Finally we are working in conjunction with =TimberClipse who hosts the most popular DA contest bi-weekly News posting (getting 200-400 favorites each new post). If you'd like to have your contest added onto his News article please go here: [link] and follow the directions located in the 1st FAQ.

Enjoy and hope you have a wonderful contest!
HelenaRothStock's avatar
Sounds like a nifty competition, now i just have to think if i have anything new that falls into that catergory. Bother, now you've started me thinking lol. :)
CearaFinn's avatar
awesome! I'll definitely create something for the contest from my stock account *Goblin-stock :eager:

Thanks for featuring one of my tutorials! :hug:
EternalNight11's avatar
Sounds fun! :eager: If I enter, I'll be entering with my stock account (~en11-stock), which I don't keep a membership on. If I won, could the prize be given to my main account (this one)?
FantasyStock's avatar
I don't see why not. :) Thanks for your entry!
Hiko43's avatar
i think i will do it! :iconlalalaplz:
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Starleaf-Creations's avatar
I think i might enter this, I should be able to whip up some stock photos at least
FantasyStock's avatar
:hug: That would be fabulous!! Thanks!!!
Kaz-D's avatar
Promoted here -> [link]
FantasyStock's avatar
Thank you very, very much!!! :glomp:
Seishin91's avatar
Hi! :D
I'm here on behalf of :iconanothercontestgroup: and :iconacg-pointsdonations: . Your contest has been added to our list of contests around DA. Feel free to note us any other contest you'll hold next, we'll gladly promote it!
See you!
FantasyStock's avatar
Thank you very much!! :huggle:
WDWParksGal-Stock's avatar
:judge: Am I allowed to enter :-? :excited: :dance: :iconweekenddanceplz: :nuu: :trophy:
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