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Contest? I think yes (Closed, judging in process)

Journal Entry: Tue Jul 23, 2013, 3:52 PM



:new:Update 02/August: I hit 7000 watchers! As a mini-celebration, I've upgraded the prizes for 2nd and 3rd prize a bit. :) Thanks for being awesome, guys! <3


HEY DO YOU LIKE CONTESTS AND WINNING PRIZES? SO DO I. LET'S DO A CONTEST.

The Prompt

As you might have inferred from the first line in this journal, I'm actually not very good at writing introductions to these things, so I guess I'll just jump right into it or something, idk. :shrug: 

The prompt for this contest is draw any of my characters at a different age than what they normally appear as. 

So what does this entail? Well, you can draw an adult the way you think they'd look as a child, or you could draw a kid as a grown-ass adult-- hell, you can even draw what you think my characters would look like if they belonged in a retirement center! Bonus points if you come up with a new outfit for them, as well! It's really all up to you.




Rules

A contest without rules isn't much of a contest, now is it? Here are some things you should keep in mind:

:bulletred: This goes without saying, but your entry should follow the prompt. Even if you submit the nicest drawing of Bill Clinton you've ever drawn in your life, I won't accept it as an entry because Bill Clinton is an actual person and doesn't fit within the parameters of my prompt.

:bulletred: There should be a noticeable difference in age between the character's stock design and the design in your entry. If you draw a 22-year-old character as a 23-year-old, it will be difficult to tell if anything has changed.

:bulletred: Please no NSFW entries! dA has really strict rules about nudity/sexual themes and children, even if they have been aged up. I don't want you guys to get into trouble.

:bulletred: Please submit your entry as a deviation in a note or in the comments of this journal. 

:bulletred: Your entry must be new and submitted AFTER this journal is submitted. Time-traveling is cheating and will be disqualified. Also, please don't reuse an old deviation.

:bulletred: You may enter up to two times if you wish, but only one of those entries will be able to win.

:bulletred: Literature submissions will not be admitted. I realize that literature is a valid art form and that it takes a lot of skill to be able to write a decent piece of literature, but I feel that it would be very difficult to judge a literature submission against a more visual submission. 

:bulletred: Please don't bribe the judges!

:bulletred: You may include as many characters as you'd like in your entry.

:bulletred: If you want to include your OCs in your entry, you're more than welcome to do so! :)

:bulletred: If I've already drawn a character as a different age somewhere in my gallery, you can draw that character as well, but try to come up with a different design.

Deadline

Entries are due by Friday, August 23, 11:59 Pacific Time.

Prizes

Star! FIRST PLACE Star!
Bullet; Red ONE YEAR premium membership 
Bullet; Red A FREE commission (up to $32 worth)

Star! SECOND PLACE Star! 
Bullet; Red THREE MONTHS premium membership
Bullet; Red A FREE commission (up to $32 worth)

Star! THIRD PLACE Star! 
Bullet; Red ALL the points I own by the time judging is over
(I currently have 496 points, so it won't go any lower than that)
(I can also buy you a one-month premium membership with those points and give the remainder to you as well)
Bullet; Red A FREE commission (up to $24 worth)

Judging

Normally when I do judging, I just let anyone who wants to vote for their favorite entries, but that allows for a lot that can go wrong. (Miscounted votes, people rallying their watchers to vote for them, etc) To avoid that, I'll be looking for a couple of people who are willing to be judges for this contest. 

I won't be able to offer requests due to time constraints, but I'm willing to pay 200 :points: for anyone who is able and willing to judge. This will be done after the judging process has ended. :)

If you would like to judge, please be sure that you will be able and willing to vote in a non-biased manner anywhere between the times of August 24th to August 27th. 

Judges will not be able to submit entries to the contest.

Judging will be comprised of selecting a handful of favorite entries and rating them on a scale of 1-10.

I will take up to TWO judges, listed below.


Misc.

I think that about covers it! If you've got any questions, please feel free to shoot them my way. ;) (Wink)

Entries

Miss Grimm by aley-hay Griffon,before Raven was born. by GAGBAGCHEN The Guardian Child by NeroInu young Dakota by sushy00 Contest Entry for M20 by autumwind Little Snowday by Peeka13 <da:thumb id="394901639"/> Grimm by Arkeresia Whoops! by Black-Wren Child Raven by Blissyanya <da:thumb id="392629684"/> Little Raven by darocoth Love at First Sight -entry by masayo11 Contest Entry - Tendon by MashyTaytew Young Vampy by Onedirectioner1236 CONTEST ENTERY:Mallory by Nerdy-cookie What is on my hat? by Barkyn Contest Entry: Sweet And Sour by MissDarkAngel167 Thaxter T. Mortimer 80 y/o by artistforlifeXD Adolescent Discovery: Contest Entry by neoanimegirlContest Entry: Miss Grimm by Azlyn-BlackwardOlder... by Poka-SorMSea Angel Claire by MarchenHope Teenage Rebel Haast by NearoC Contest Entry: Grimm Grows Old by Terachanglianzylan Entry Thingy .3. by Retro-Head Teenage years are Grimm... by indi-dere Old Fashion by Cobean Idiot by Thorntails



medli20 awaaaaaaaayyyyyy! *whoosh*
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:iconnearoc:
NearoC Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013   Digital Artist
Good luck to errone. Kinda sad there wasn't any more Haasts. Was hoping to see more fanart of him.
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:iconcryptophonic:
CryptoPhonic Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
konekkonekkoi.deviantart.com/a…
Sorry fr posting late! Here's my entry ;;w;;
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:iconsushy00:
sushy00 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Did you see my entry? XD
sushy00.deviantart.com/art/you…
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ah! Sorry, I was out of the house all day yesterday and today; sorry for getting back to you so late ><; 
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:iconautumwind:
autumwind Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
HERE IS MY ENTRY ^^
*crossed fingers* lol

autumwind.deviantart.com/art/C…
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:iconsuperzeo:
SuperZeo Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
Lots of good entries to judge <<3
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Indeed! Quite a bit of pink and purple lol :D
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:iconsuperzeo:
SuperZeo Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
You're right xD bit who doesn't like purple?
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:iconpeeka13:
Peeka13 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Quick question: are you going to be judging the entries along with the other judges or is it going to just be the two judges judging?
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'm going to be judging as well as the two other judges. :) 
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:iconpeeka13:
Peeka13 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, alrighty~ I'm really liking how my entry is turning out so far. :3
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Good luck! I'm looking forward to seeing it :D
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:iconpeeka13:
Peeka13 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! 8D
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:iconarkeresia:
Arkeresia Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
aeturnal.deviantart.com/art/Gr…

Here's my entry to your contest, medli! :heart: I really hope you like it.
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SawksSomberCircus Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
Gah, I don't know, here's a toddler Raven th09.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i… (I have no idea of his back story so.... :/ )
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the entry; it looks fantastic! :D I absolutely adore his mischievous grin; it looks like he's about to cause some trouble lol. 
Could you perhaps submit this as a deviation to your gallery? You could even put it in your scraps; it'll be easier to keep track of it that way. Thanks!
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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:iconblack-wren:
Black-Wren Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
Here is my entry: fav.me/d6isf00
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:iconplumbledoor:
Plumbledoor Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Gah, if my PC hadn't of been on the fritz, I would have found this sooner
Hm, might be able to do something contest worthy in 4 days, though who to choose?
If I were able to make an attempt, is there a limit on the toll of the OCs of yours to appear in one entry?
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Eek, sorry for the late reply! No, there's no limit to the number of characters in one entry.
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:iconplumbledoor:
Plumbledoor Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ah no worries, I wouldn't of been able to work on something contest worthy in time, doesn't mean I'm not gonna do my drawing anyway :D
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:iconblissyanya:
Blissyanya Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
vodkaflower.deviantart.com/art… My entry ~ :) I hope i followed the rules correctly, this is the first contest I attended.
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:icondarocoth:
darocoth Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
here is my entry into your contest! darocoth.deviantart.com/art/Li…
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:icondarocoth:
darocoth Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
by entering this contest and submitting a work do i forfeit rights and ownership of the image? (some contests do this)
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
What no
I don't even think I have the means to do that; I'm just one person, not a big conglomerate with lawyers xD This is purely for fun; you still retain rights and ownership of whatever you produce! c:
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:icondarocoth:
darocoth Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool, and one more question about your contest. Does the character i draw have to be in context of their story? like even though raven was raised by humans in his back story can i draw him as a kid in dress clothing like he usually wears and wings?
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You can interpret my characters in whatever way you'd like. :) Context isn't too important.
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:iconmasayo11:
masayo11 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Here is my entry! fav.me/d6h9323
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:iconyogami:
Yogami Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Well my computer crapped out on me...like TOTALLY crapped out on me, so I can try doing this traditionally. I would rather draw and color digitally, but what can ya do. I'll try it.
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Sorry to hear your computer crapped out on you! 
Good luck :)
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:icononedirectioner1236:
Onedirectioner1236 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
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:iconni-xi:
NI-XI Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
woop woop So I still fit in contest ? 0w0 I have been waiting for this day xD
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Sure, you're still more than welcome to join! :la: 
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:iconni-xi:
NI-XI Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YAY!
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:iconbepopee:
bepopee Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm still in it. I just been destracted. Infact I'm starting first thing tommow. I'm always forgetting things sorry. I need to set reminders about reminding myself to set reminders for events so I won't miss them.
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
It's no problem; whether you enter or not, I just want you to be happy. :dummy: 
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:iconbepopee:
bepopee Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. And okay :D
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:iconshadowlurker777:
Shadowlurker777 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'll join!!!
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Sweet, good luck! :la:
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:iconshadowlurker777:
Shadowlurker777 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks
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:icondarkforeverxy2:
Darkforeverxy2 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'm joining! ^^
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Sweet, good luck! :D
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:iconmashytaytew:
MashyTaytew Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Good thing you updated the journal, I missed it the first time round! D:
I'll give it an enter :)
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Sweet, good luck!
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:iconmashytaytew:
MashyTaytew Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
H'okay, it took longer than expected, but here c: mashytaytew.deviantart.com/art…
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:iconmashytaytew:
MashyTaytew Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks much! should have it finished by today :)
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:iconbeheadedpixels:
BeheadedPixels Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ja
I will think about this
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:iconfrazamatron:
Frazamatron Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Student General Artist
I'll join :3
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:iconkermityayplz: Good luck!
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