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When launching the "Be Fella's Valentine Coloring Contest", we had high hopes that the deviantART community would enjoy the new contest concept being presented. We felt the contest was a perfect fit for the community, as it allowed for artistic expression from novices and experts alike. However, even with high expectations we never anticipated the overwhelming amount of entries—over 8000 in all. Thank you to everyone who participated!

We sincerely apologize for the delay in announcing the winners, but wanted to make sure that each judge had time to fairly review every contest entry.

With so many quality pieces of work, it certainly wasn't easy to decide. Participants blew us away with their creativity and imagination. Whether or not you ended up a winner, we certainly hope you had fun participating. We definitely had a blast viewing all the entries.

Your Lovable Judges,
$trowlandson, $Waveswinger, $a-r, =betteo, and $Heidi

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RMXTrailMix Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
Did anybody ever find the secret image embedded in the puzzle?
I remember a mention about an image that could be figured out; it was supposed to be a default image of Fella and something else, or of Fella in a specific scene.
EmoCookie98 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
Is it just me, or were there many better ones?
I'm so not saying these aren't good, really, I'm not, but I found some better.
Oh well.
cathy-hyper Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah! I totally agree.

check these:


Newbie-387 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
Only six winners? I am sure glad that they had 100 for this year's contest, the Show the Love: Valentine's Day Contest, because I'm one of them! You can still use the tool if you want. It's really fun! View the Winners.
Sulega Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010

gotikangel Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
alright so what is the price of winning other than prestige?
Newbie-387 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
:o I was just wondering...
DalucaCryptrule Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009
My favorites are "The Knight and His Lady" and "Had a Dream About You"

ang3ll Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009
I like "Had a dream about you" and that Fella map.
The others, though, are okay but I remember seeing lots of other works that maybe would fit better in higher places.

"Anyway, this cake is great...", err, I mean, it was so much fun doing this! ^_^ More!
Malion Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol Im just now seeing the winners.
I really like the international winners... and the american winners are ok.
I didn't personally expect to win as all of mine played off of liscenses but I'm glad some people actually won this thing.

I hope we have another colouring contest like this.
PatrickJoseph Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
i'm not impressed with the winners... their concepts are decent, but there's no artist up there... not one is poetic, holds expression, uses color psychologically to induce emotions and none have a deeper meaning... it's pretty much what i expected for the the winners though... the reason why i say this is because the ones chosen look like a paint by numbers image, weak color choices and straight forward renderings, like here's a couple it's valentines, woo-hoo i get it... but where the abstract valentine ones?? the real art that requires something more than a simple observation where a viewer goes, cool, its a guy holding a girls arm.... that's not art, appealing or even intriguing... i'll throw a bunch of shapes together run the same contest and get the same results.... to me, it's the art pieces that can reflect more than a what a simple glance can offer....

and some of the ones that i thought were extremely amazing weren't winners, so i'm kinda of disappointed in the judging!! but i guess it's like the standard 4/4 rock roll beat vs classical music, there's more generic people than true talented people and generic mundane usually always prevails, LOL!
Andicous Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
agreed as well
disappointing idd
Nemesis-of-the-Gods Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Completely Agreed :nod:
Anesta-sama Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats to the winners!All entries are awesome!All of us are winners and we all love Fella! :heart: :iconpc-plz:
ozzyfreak09 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009
dangit! i did'nt win. :angered:
ksenyan Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009  Professional Artist
Finally O,O Gratz!
To other 7994 and more... One day we will win ;)
Saronai Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009  Professional Writer
I like the international winners more, but they're all nice, grats everyone!
Debhnay Featured By Owner May 30, 2009
I didn't like the winners work from us... they look so strange to me... I loved the map! ;)
Sorai-Chan Featured By Owner May 24, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've just noticed that all the winner's work contained cool colours that weren't so colourful hehe
Dream-maker101 Featured By Owner May 24, 2009
i may have not won, but i'm glad i'd enter.
this art rocks!
tHe-FOrger Featured By Owner May 21, 2009   Traditional Artist
6 winners out of 8000 entries.. gah!!! too bad i didn't win.. :giggle:
Barbarossita Featured By Owner May 12, 2009
at last .....
congratulations to the winners :)
ImperialDestroyer Featured By Owner May 5, 2009
Gratz to the winners! :)
darkcath Featured By Owner May 3, 2009
Congrats to the winners

I just don't like to see one of my ideas here that was posted before, but that's how life is :shrug:
ImperialDestroyer Featured By Owner May 5, 2009
Life is unfair..
darkcath Featured By Owner May 8, 2009
well but that everyone knows :)
ImperialDestroyer Featured By Owner May 8, 2009
Indeed :D
antiandy Featured By Owner May 2, 2009
Congrats to the winners. Im sure they were chosen fairly...

Not the ones I would've chosen...but hey, I'm not a judge.

I saw plenty that not only fit the criteria, but also that weren't multiple templates...that were fantastic...and not a one of them made it here.
PokemonMaster250 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats to the winners! :)

Goodluck next time to others who didn't win though..

There were so many awesome entries so iam not suprised it took this long to decide and see them all for the judge's...

i knew i didn't have a shot at all myself, but was kinda fun to play with the colors abit for something different.
karanicole-09 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009
Oh well, Congratulations to all Winners etc :]
Deadbydawnn Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
That contest was sooo fun! We all got super addicted!
UzumakiRamen Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
i didn't realize the results were posted already. lol

yay to the winners!
SaphireLilly Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009
ok, now im upset. they finnished the whole thing, and dont even tell everyone who the finalists where. thats messed up. if they put a contest up for everyone, they should tell everyone who won the stupid thing.
Alistu Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Results! HUZZAH!!!

Congratulations to the winners. They all look fantastic!

I'm not surprised judging took so long. Now I can put my mind at rest as to who won.
mikemaster Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats winners and all peolple tp do this contest
TK3point5 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
Are people being rude because THEY didn't win, or because they honestly feel the winners "don't deserve it" and others do?

....the winners read these comments too ya know :wow:
GreenSprite Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009
Don't take it personally, that always happens with contests :)

Really now, judging by the quantity of submissions, there must be plenty of people who deserved winning at least as much as we did. There isn't much freedom with such template, so the choices for winners would obviously be very tough (not to say arbitrary or random) from the submissions that followed the rules.

Because let's be honest, multiple templates was not in the rules, and the contest was themed on love. So while I saw beautiful sunsets and birds and people's butts created with the template, they weren't really sticking with the theme. They were awesome works, but not so much candidates for prizes, unfortunately.

Well anyway... I really enjoyed participating and I took it lightly. Winning was a nice bonus. I wish people would relax about it, there are plenty more contests going on at any given time.
Aneth Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congrats to all winners!!! :clap: :clap:
moniqueruala Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
galeh-chan Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009
This is it? I didn't even know they had announced the winners. hehe

I agree, there were better entries than these. And they do look mostly alike. ;p
BrittanyJustus Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The winning entries are great. !!Congrats!! :D
taconacho Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009
... i dunno but the winning entries arent as pretty as i expected them to be.... i saw so many good ones i dunno ^_^" these ones are so spectacular D: oh well :D i like the Distant Love one tho :D
Meiltje Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009   Photographer
I must say I'm a bit disappointed with the winners..
I've seen soooo many entries which I think were way more creative and better than these..
So I must agree with RooCat
godasleep Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I agree. I know that I wouldn't have a chance at winning...I just wanted to participate for fun. But now seeing this, I regret even taking part in the contest. :(
RooCat Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
Congratulations to the Winners.

Strangely bland choices for winners compared to the entries.
Brina1989 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
oh no! i didnt win!!!
but congrats to the winners!
Liaram Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so sorry I couldn't attain a place,I desired the subscription so much:tears:
But congratulations for the winners!
Belle332 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009
Ah, congratulations to the winners! all the entries were spectacular, and it must have been hard to pick worthy winners... but they certainly managed! :D Gorgeous :3
MagicoffMusic Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
congrats folks
GisaPizzatto Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Congrats people!!!
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