Creative Colours Contest (emoticons only)

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The contest



I seem to like launching emoticon contests which are a step away from the norm, and i’m here to announce yet another. :D

The Creative Colours Contest is an emoticon contest, with a twist. The challenge is to make an emoticon  using only the colours in this deviation:

Creative colours by Synfull

The Rules



As with any contest, there are a set of rules:

• The deviation must contain at least one pixel emoticon (no vectormotes, paintmotes, papermotes etc)
• The emoticon must only use the colours provided. You do not have to use all of the colours, but you cannot use additional ones.
• The entry must be 100% your own work
• The emoticon can be static or animated
• The emoticon must be saved as a .gif or .png
• You can enter a total of 3 deviations
• The deviation must be new as of 1st September 2010
• The contest closes on 30th September 2010 @ 11.59pm UK time

How to submit



To submit a deviation to the contest, follow these instructions:

• Submit the deviation to your deviantART gallery
• Within the artist comments please mention it is for the creative colours contest
• Note Synfull with a thumb/link to the piece

The prizes



Now for the interesting part, the prizes.

1st Place

- 1 year dA premium membership
- 600 points :points:
- 1 month feature on Synfull’s page
- Request from stuck-in-suburbia
- Request from jak-jay
- Request from Hanyou-from-hell
- Fractal art from Leichenengel
- Painting from Krissi001
- Avatar from Hardrockangel
- Custom digital doll from FionaCreates
- Request from Banjelerp
- Features from CSnyder, CookiemagiK, CapnJon, xXxFIVExXx, stuck-in-suburbia, hypermon, jak-jay, zakarranda, Hanyou-from-hell, Sparklyshuichi42, Colorcatcher, dhik-a, etNoir, Hellobaby, KimRaiFan, Alomie, petrova, spring-sky, BlissfullySarcastic, bigfunkychiken, Leichenengel, Krissi001, PokeartKid, H34, phoenixleo, TheSquareBrick, Phlum, artorifreedom, Q8Toba

2nd Place

- 6 month dA premium membership
- 400 points :points:
- 1 month feature on Synfull’s page
- Request from stuck-in-suburbia
- Fractal art from Leichenengel
- Emoticon request from Phlum
- Support stamp from Q8Toba
- Request from Banjelerp
- Request from jak-jay
- Features from CSnyder, CookiemagiK, CapnJon, xXxFIVExXx, stuck-in-suburbia, hypermon, jak-jay, zakarranda, Hanyou-from-hell, Sparklyshuichi42, Colorcatcher, dhik-a, etNoir, Hellobaby, KimRaiFan, Alomie, petrova, spring-sky, BlissfullySarcastic, bigfunkychiken, Leichenengel, Krissi001, PokeartKid, H34, phoenixleo, TheSquareBrick, Phlum, artorifreedom, Q8Toba


3rd Place

- 3 month dA premium membership
- 200 points :points:
- 1 month feature on Synfull’s page
- Request from stuck-in-suburbia
- Fractal art from Leichenengel
- Request from Banjelerp
- Request from jak-jay
- Features from CSnyder, CookiemagiK, CapnJon, xXxFIVExXx, stuck-in-suburbia, hypermon, jak-jay, zakarranda, Hanyou-from-hell, Sparklyshuichi42, Colorcatcher, dhik-a, etNoir, Hellobaby, KimRaiFan, Alomie, petrova, spring-sky, BlissfullySarcastic, bigfunkychiken, Leichenengel, Krissi001, PokeartKid, H34, phoenixleo, TheSquareBrick, Phlum, artorifreedom, Q8Toba


Additional prizes may be added to the list at any point. If you would like to donate anything then please let Synfull know. Additional points donated to Syns-Stuff during the duration of the contest will also be shared between the winners and/or honourable mentions.

An up to date prize and entry list will be kept in this journal

Notes



The contest will be judged on a number of aspects. Therefore please don’t worry if the shading of features/emotes isn’t 100% perfect due to the restricted colours. But take the opportunity to think outside the box and be creative with the colours provided.

Please also be aware that using gradients may use colours outside of the colour swatch. For those who are unfamiliar hand shading and wish to give it a go, there are some great tutorials at Emotication

Good luck and get creative :D
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rickyrico's avatar
It would be awesome if you did another one of these. :la:
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SynfullHobbyist Artist
It is something I would love to do, but getting the attractive prizes can be hard
rickyrico's avatar
Yeah, i get it... I would gladly donate all of my points, but I don't think 64 :points: would attract much attention. ^^;
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SynfullHobbyist Artist
added to the entry list :)
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NexusKajiStudent General Artist
hey! it's UK time! sorry - most contest have a deadline that ends in another timezone … :D
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SynfullHobbyist Artist
Being from the UK i tend to favour that time zone ;p
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NexusKajiStudent General Artist
of course. i'd do the same. i was happy to see a contest that ended in the time i'm in :D
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Ratchet-lombrisHobbyist Photographer
Sorry for the double post, but is transparency allowed?
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SynfullHobbyist Artist
A transparent background is allowed
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Ratchet-lombrisHobbyist Photographer
Grand! (for shadows)
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Ratchet-lombrisHobbyist Photographer
is there a file/image size limit? eg 16x16 :3
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SynfullHobbyist Artist
No limit, as long as there's an emote of some size in it
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Ratchet-lombrisHobbyist Photographer
Hoozah! I'm going with 25x25 :3
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AllysaJezStudent Digital Artist
I'll join :D
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SynfullHobbyist Artist
:D
Colorcatcher's avatar
Is there a size limit for the entry? Or it doesn't matter as long as it has emotes in it? :paranoid:
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SynfullHobbyist Artist
No limit :)
colourPD's avatar
this contest is intersting
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SynfullHobbyist Artist
:D certainly producing some interesting entries
zeepolian's avatar
here's my new one, I hope all the colors are correct, if not tell me and I'll fix them. If they're not its probably because of the program I was using screwed up. :P [link]
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elicoronel16Hobbyist Digital Artist
Definitely entering :iconheeplz:
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SynfullHobbyist Artist
:eager:
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