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The 2013 Contest Winners (UPDATED) by Woodland-Mel The 2013 Contest Winners (UPDATED) by Woodland-Mel
:star: UPDATE: I added the calendar as a download! Just click the download button here on DA, and then hit "print" on the pages for your 2013 calendar (and happy new year!)

You can also find a printable PDF here, and a smaller sized file, if either of those would be an easier option for you: [link]

Find ALL the entries here [link]
And, if you use the blank template provided on that page, you can make your own version of the calendar featuring any of the works from this year's [link] , or last year's [link] , contest.

--and thank you again guys!

(And please let me know if you find any typos or run into any problems. I also had to shorten some of the original descriptions by the artists so they'd fit the template, so be sure to check out the original pieces for the full ones! They're great.)

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:star: Please go here to read more: [link] That post has A LOT more information. I would highly recommend checking it out before commenting on anything. :star:

Everyone was so great, please join us at History of Hyrule [link] for the event next year, so we can have an amazing 2014 calendar as well!

Links to the "winning" pieces can be found below, you can find most of the DA entries in this gallery [link] , but every single entry is actually in this flickr set: [link] Please check all of them out. You'll be able to make your own version of the calendar using any of them; so it can contain all of your favorite ones!

I also hope to be doing a follow up post on that blog where I talk about the other amazing entries that also could have been included on the calendar. There were so many deserving ones. But... each and every one of the artists involved only deserve positive feedback; everyone did an amazing job, and these picks were extremely difficult because of that. These are only the results based on my, (and another judge's,) final decision. If you disagree with me, don't take it out on any of the artists. These were my choices, not theirs. I ultimately wanted this contest to be about encouragement. I know 99% of you are awesome and that this hardly needs to be said, but; I know not winning is incredibly discouraging, but please avoid leaving public comments on any of the entries saying someone else should have been picked for one of these spots. If you want to tell someone you feel they should have won over someone else, then consider that notes and email may be a kinder option. Thank you for understanding! ♥

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I'll be making this into a downloadable calendar as soon as I can. (I'll edit it in to this submission and be posting it on historyofhyrule.com) It will be ready before January 2013. I'll announce it in my journal, in the DA group's journal ^ and on History of Hyrule's main site [link] when it's ready.

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The one winner located off of DA is by Shadottie: [link]

The other 11 can be found on DA but, for some super lame reason even though I have a subscription, it will only let me post 6 thumbs so I have to do it the less awesome way, like this:

:iconhadece: [link]
:iconirontree: [link]
:iconevelmiina: [link]
:iconkgoggles: [link]
:iconskull-the-kid: [link]
:iconxxkuronoxx: [link]
:iconaquanut: [link]
:iconebillan: [link]
:iconniraven: [link]
:iconcojirou: [link]
:icon89ravenclaw: [link]

EDIT: Weird, the download counter on this page is not accurate. Must be a DA bug. It jumps back to lower numbers even though there is no logical reason for it to do that.
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:iconbrimercedes:
BriMercedes Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yay!! :dance:
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:icon89ravenclaw:
89ravenclaw Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Professional Filmographer
blarg, i also have the flu right now, and it sucks
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Sage-of-Winds Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wooooow....these all came out so good O_O <3
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:iconfarlo:
Farlo Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Some really nice entries! Congratulations to everyone!
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:iconjumei:
Jumei Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Great entries!
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MandarinSwift Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Congrats all winners!
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Jujulica Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey Mel, I wanted to thank you so much for hosting this contest; it was amazing, fun, and a great learning experience. Even though there are only 12 winners (who look amazing, by the way), all entries were so beautiful and have had so much thought put into them.

I really appreciate and love the effort you put in to organize this contest. You are an amazing person.

Looking forward to next year!
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Keyshe54 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeeeeessss! My favorites won! Well actuality I had more then 12 favs, waaay more. A 12 mouth year calender is not long enough!! D:
So happy you made the eras diverse too, classic and modern Zelda in there! Yay! :heart: Very happy too that 11 are on DA too, makes it easy to fav and comment!

Hehehe "Until the last Breath" for February, my birth month! >:D

Congratulations winners, well deserved, what a treat it's been and will be to see your works in the new years calender! Also to all others those who participated, wonderful job! You all made this so special. I for one feel like a total winner for participating and being reword by all the fans with such an awesome contest and entries and what a beautiful calender too! Thanks so much Mel!
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Gb6o4 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome zelda!!!
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:iconaquanut:
aquanut Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations to all the other winners! Seeing everyone's entries and the many creative interpretations of Hyrule's history has been a highlight of the year. Thanks to everyone who participated for producing so much brilliant artwork, and thank you for hosting the contest and making it such an enjoyable experience for everyone involved!
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:iconnummonkee:
Nummonkee Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
aww, no win for meee :sob:

but anyways, congrats, everyone! looks so cool ^w^
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ClaudiaSutton Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Ohhh! They are all so wonderful. :love: Congratulations everyone.
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Twizz3985 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Awww my favorite isn't there (zelda in the crystal) but I can see why these one as well! Amazing work and I'll be sure to participate again next time!
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:iconwoodland-mel:
Woodland-Mel Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
That was, very honestly, one of my favorites too; certainly a top personal favorite. It was really, really hard to pick.

And I hope you do! I loved your piece this year, I look forward to everything else you can do!
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:iconnorngpinky:
NorngPinky Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, so many beautiful arts. Congratulations to all the winners <3

I'm sorry I didn't get to enter this year ;(
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Agent505 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Writer
A shame I make my calanders from other artwork I find on DA (printed personally, of course) because this calander will be AWESOME in the largest sense of the word and a fitting tribute for the 26th anniversary.
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OathtoOrder96 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Congratulations to all of the winners! All of the entries were fantastic, but these definitely showed some of the greatest skill and concept!!!
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OathtoOrder96 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Also, thanks for hosting the contest, Mel!!!
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DoctorEvil06 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is awesome!
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Gabriela-Birchal Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional
Congratulations to everyone! I was blown away by so many entries and such a beautiful contest to be part of.

It was my first time contributing to such a contest and I really loved the experience =). If it's possible I would like to hear some feedback so I can make even better art for the next one ^^
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:iconwoodland-mel:
Woodland-Mel Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Yours is one of the main ones I really wanted to comment on at the same time I posted the others; because it really was so amazing that I felt it should be up there with them. It was like, the least I could do: so I'll certainly be doing it. (I'm also glad you asked. It's kind of nice to know what people would actually like of me X) ) :heart:

I would really look forward to anything you do in the future! I'd be absoultely honored if it was something for the next event
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Gabriela-Birchal Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional
Aw thanks a lot! It's nice to know how you feel about it and I am glad I did it for the contest ^^.

Thank you I'll look foward to your feedback about it. I want desperately to improve and hearing what people think is good and bad about the piece is a great way to know what to do to better myself.

About any future events do count me in! I like your ideas and themes, and a challenge is always nice. =D
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Leeatard0 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Congrats to all the winners! Some fantastic entries and overall I'm blown away by the quality, cheers Mel for hosting! :)
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:iconaianarie:
Aianarie Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations to all the winners! Great work, everybody! :clap:
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:icongiz-art:
giz-art Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Congratulations to all the winners and thank you deeply Mel, for running this awesome contest !! :heart:
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:iconrui-thinik:
rui-thinik Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
2nd? golly, how did i miss the first one?
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:iconzalohero:
ZaloHero Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Congratulations all winners and all participants :)
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:iconapplejackman:
ApplejackMan Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I WILL WIN NEXT YEAR XD congratulations to all the winners, I'm sure is was hard waiting that long. I know it was for me... I was nervous all week!!
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:iconevanatt:
Evanatt Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012   Digital Artist
Congrats to all the winners :).
And thank you for holding this contest Mel :D.
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:iconaelfeth:
Aelfeth Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aah, the calendar will look amazing!
Congrats to the winners and congrats to :iconwoodland-mel: for the awesome contest!! :iconlinkla:
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Mellifera-imiya Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student Filmographer
I wish a year would have more months :idea:
Haha, congratulations to the winners!!
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:icondagronrat:
DagronRat Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012   Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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:iconijkelly:
IJKelly Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Congrats to the winners :-)
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89ravenclaw Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Ahhh, I won this time XD

Thanks Mel for hosting such an awesome contest, and thanks for the kind words on your blog post
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:iconlulles:
lulles Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
they all look awesome!
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MajorasMasks Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I knew :iconskull-the-kid:'s one would have won! I called it, he can tell it to you. :D

I'm sad my entry didn't make into the final selection, of course, but congrats anyway to all the winners! :)
I saw all the entries so I know it was hard to choose. :faint:
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onisuu Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Gosh, truly amazing pieces! Congrats to all! I can't wait to use the calendar, hehehe!
Another year of awesome Zelda arts! Thanks for hosting such an awesome annual event, Mel! X3
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NayruFaroreDin Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh well!

These lovely entries make up a great calendar! Congratulations, everyone!! Totally deserve it. Thanks for the contest, Melora! =D It was fun.
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Woodland-Mel Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
:heart: your piece was so wonderful though! I know it's no real consolation, but I love it so much. Thank you so much for doing it and giving them some love!
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NayruFaroreDin Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahaha. xD Thanks a lot! It does mean a lot, especially after what a year it has been. =3 I'm just really glad I got to enter. Thanks for helping me along and making the contest! It was truly fun-- and the many artworks that were produced because of it were entirely rewarding to look at. <3
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