One Panda, One Light, One Pie Contest!

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Here we go again!

We're throwing one panda, one light, one pie up against the incredibly successful Fotolia One Cat, One Fruit, and One Clock Contest. Let's see if our new completely crazed random selection can pull in more than the 10,000 entries we received last time.

Here's the big twist: This time, we're challenging you to use the theme of "plans gone wrong" in your image.
You must use one each of the specific pandas, lights, and pies provided in the asset pack and create an image showing "plans gone wrong." Your entry can originate in any medium! These are stock pictures. You can trace them, draw them, photomanipulate them, stack them, cook them or even collage them!

You can win some seriously deviant prizes!

:bulletblue: Winner will receive $1,500 USD
:bulletblue: $100 USD of credits at
:bulletblue: Wacom Intuos4 Medium Tablet
:bulletblue: 8,000 deviantART Points
:bulletblue: dA Pro Digital Artist Backpack
:bulletblue: deviantWEAR hoodie of winner's choice
:bulletblue: One year Premium Membership to deviantART
:bulletblue: 1 year subscription for Kelby Training Online Classes

Runner up prizes are pretty awesome too, and all semi-finalists will receive a 3-month Premium Membership to deviantART! :excited:

Read the full contest details here! Good luck, we can't wait to see what you come up with.

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evkeyster's avatar
well I think I'm a member, got a page . I tried to down load my pic for one panda , one light and a pie , but it wouldn't load. what up?
makepictures's avatar
had a technical problem and its fixed now.
evkeyster's avatar
Thanks for letting me know , I wouldn't had tried to submit again. :-)
Daisy-Baby's avatar
So, we can't use any other pictures besides the ones on stockproject? What if stock project doesnt have a picture of what I need?
makepictures's avatar
The rules say the entry:

"may include any additional original material made by Entrant and/or any other images available at #StockProject or available as paid stock from or (if you have an account);
may not contain stock images obtained from other members of deviantART or other companies, however, licensed stock brushes and textures are acceptable;"
Hyourinmaru7's avatar
yes! and this time i wont forget the deadline >.>
CelticStrm-Stock's avatar
So where is the asset pack for the contest? The fotolia link takes you back to this page..
CelticStrm-Stock's avatar
Thanks! I wish the rest of the stock requirements weren't restricted to just the Stock Project's gallery though. It's really, really commercial and I just can't find any inspiration in it. It would be nice to be able to use our own, or other dA stocks.
SierraDesign's avatar
Yeah, I agree with you there. There's nothing I could really make anything decent with in their gallery. They have quality over quantity though.
CelticStrm-Stock's avatar
The problem is that while they're nice photos, it's more of a photography gallery than stock gallery. There's not many usable angles and they are really processed. I could see them being useful for as-is stock for print ads or graphics, but not for photomanipulations. :(
SierraDesign's avatar
That's what a lot of photographers have said if you look in the group wall. Seems they're taking photography saying it's stock as opposed to stock images. There's a lack of anything I can really use in there, may end up using my own stuff instead. :(
CelticStrm-Stock's avatar
:( I hear ya. I read in the rules where you can only use the stock from the stock project for the contest and not other stock provided on :devart: which is frustrating. I really wanted to do this one but I just don't see anything that inspires me there. I think the majority of what gets me about their stock is the lack of usable angles. I'm the founder of :iconthe-stock-directory: and we have better stock than this alleged "elite" stock resource. I'd really prefer to use stock from there but we can't, so I'm not participating in the challenge.
SierraDesign's avatar
I already had an idea, so I just went with what I had. I have a habit of changing ideas half way through anyway. :P

Yeah. It's far more about advertising their shameful collection of so called "stock" than the competition. Yeah, there's a lot more stock in your group that's usable.
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Nightsabra's avatar
That's what I was wondering...
Ayrosia's avatar
Ooooh, I wanted to enter the last contest but never got around to it. I hope I can enter this time though!
Silnat's avatar
Show your imagination.
And have fun!
I just enter XD
979023's avatar
would like to enter... but it seems that even if i did entered... i would never win due to hundreds of awesome artists
Pikazxyz101's avatar
Yet, Its a good experience and its still fun
MeTaa's avatar
I will definitely enter this!!
JoshuaDVesper's avatar
maybe i'll give it a shot. all its taking is a little time.
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