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February 3, 2010



Last Chance If You Want To Win The Contest!

Journal Entry: Wed Feb 3, 2010, 4:33 AM

Contest Closed

:new: This is your last chance to make sure that you respect all of the contest’s rules. You won’t win, even if you’re the most voted person, if you don’t respect the rules. All of the voted participants that haven’t followed the rules will be disqualified. No further comments. Winners will be announced in a few minutes. Again, this is your last change.

Our contest is officially closed! Any late entries will be rejected. The participants that have a good entry and that know they have a chance of winning are asked to read again our contest rules and make sure they respect ALL OF THEM. Or else, even if you are the most votes person, you will be disqualified for not respecting the rules. Pretty simple!
Winners will be announced as soon as i receive an answer from all of the judges! :giggle:

News article here:… !

Entries can be viewed here:… !

:new: Contest Extended! Yeah, not surprising at all, I am extending the contest with 2 extra weeks, because you guys don’t really bother to enter. I really can’t get it. The prize list is quite awesome, in my opinion, so there isn’t really a reason to determine you not to enter. Not to mention the fact that you can enter with absolutely any media :chainsaw:

Anyway, because the New Year is 2 weeks behind us now, I’ll also change the theme. Please scroll bellow to read the changes and read again the rules! And participate!

:iconyesyesyesplz: :iconyesyesyesplz: :iconyesyesyesplz: :iconyesyesyesplz: :iconyesyesyesplz: :iconyesyesyesplz: :iconyesyesyesplz: :iconyesyesyesplz:

DEADLINE: The contest is starting on the 3rd of December 2009 and will end on the 31st of January 2010.

Theme: PHOBIA ! Yes, just phobia. What does this mean? It’s quite simple actually: I want you to depict a phobia of your choice, and to place it in a unique scenario.

(Ex: It's a rainy day and Nick is driving towards his hometowm. Suddenly he realizes that his car is full of small, poisonous spiders. As the spiders start biting him, he desperately struggles to get out of the car…)

It’s totally up to you. Here you will find a very, very long list of phobias. However, I wish to ask you to chose wisely, as I will not accept an entry depicting Phagophobia – fear of swallowing, for example. Any pornographic material will be refused.


Okay, so there will be a few simple rules you will have to follow:

  • Only group members can participate. But don’t let this discourage you! Believe me, it’s easy as pie to join! All you have to do is to push a button, and voila! You’ll be a member and you’ll be also able to participate :la:
  • The entry must be new, this means submitted on dA after the 3rd of December.
  • You must provide, in the description of your entry, the phobia you decided to use.
  • There will be only ONE entry per participant, so  think hard before getting to work :giggle:
  • ALL MEDIAS ARE ACCEPTED! This means you can send photography, digital art, traditional art, literature, sculpture, even stock! But be creative.
  • The entry must not have the dA watermark over it. However, you can use your own watermark or signature, but please do not place it over important areas in your entry.
  • If you use stocks, brushes and resources in your entry, provide a direct link to the original resource you have used. Please credit all of the stock providers and do not post a link only to the stocker’s profile. Your entry will be judged according to the way you use each resource. Also, the same rule applies for non-dA stocks: direct link to the original resource!
  • Do not copy any other artist’s work. If you don’t really have your own idea, please post a link to the artwork that inspired you. We will take into consideration the way you played with the same idea. If you use someone else’s idea and don’t post a link to it, we will disqualify you.
  • Pornographic, racist and xenophobic entries will be refused. However, nudes are allowed, as long as they are artistic and really express something.
  • Judges are allowed to participate in the contest, but they are not allowed to vote for themselves.

Entries that disregard any of these simple rules will be rejected, so please read them carefully. I’m not asking you too much, you just need to pay some attention.

Sending your entry

The entries must be sent via note to my personal account, skyleaf. The note must be entitledPhobia Contest” and it must contain the THUMB to your entry.

Attention! If your note does not have these 2 requirements, it won’t be taken into consideration.


The judge team has the following responsibilities: once the contest is over, judges must go through all of the entries and chose the best 3 and arrange them in a top. Entries will be judged by originality, technique, correctness, usage or the stock resources etc. The judges will send me, as fast as possible, a note looking like this:

(These are 3 random deviations from my gallery. They are not in the contest, they are only posted here for you to better understand the way the judging will be made).

After I will receive all of the notes, I will be calculating each entry’s points, awarded like in the image above. The first 3 entries with the smallest number of points will be the winners!


:iconcristibuga: :iconideea: :iconalyn3d: :icond3rkangel: :iconblackamine: :iconwildrainoficeandfire: :iconkiralyna: :iconscorpionentity: :iconsidevvays: :iconsykeye: :icongalimatias: :icondeviantduality: :icondutchangelus:


The prize list is short, cause we’re only at the beginning, but we really hope people will offer to help us by donating any type of prize.

So far, we have:




Thank you to all of the people who replayed to my poll and to the poll from the group’s account. I am really grateful for the help you gave me :hug:
Well, I hope I didn’t forget to say anything. It’s taken me ages to finish writing this journal :rofl:

If you have any questions, feel free to send a note or leave a comment. I will answer as soon as I can :D Again, I really hope the prize list will grow :no:.


:iconskyleaf: skyleaf

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xXGoth-NejiXx Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
Could we plleeaaasseeee extend the contest longer?
skyleaf Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Student Digital Artist
The contest has been closed for 10 days now. Sorry :)
BeehiveStudio Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
dying to see the winners =D
skyleaf Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010  Student Digital Artist
ElegantDistortion Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
I'll think about joining this contest =) I'm sure I can come up with something.
skyleaf Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I am sorry to say this, but the contest was closed 4 days ago :(
ElegantDistortion Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010
Ohh! It's alright =) Next time, I'll be on time ^^ Thank you for telling me.
skyleaf Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Tap-Photo-and-Co Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Hahaha, I know for sure I won't win, I will be disqualified, I pict fear itself and not a phobia :lmao: Well cheerio for the winner, I'll be waiting for it :D
skyleaf Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010  Student Digital Artist
No, you didnt get disqualified, because you followed the rules :giggle:
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