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Fairy Tale Contest + 2nd Prize Increase!

Journal Entry: Sun Feb 13, 2011, 9:53 PM
EDIT Feb.14th 2011: Hey lovely ladies and gents! My apologies for not responding to all the recent entries. I've been a bit busy but mostly I've been having a ton of issues with my internet connect and especially with DeviantART not loading or not finishing loading pages and images. It's really gone past frustrating for me. But I have 3 days off in a row at the end of the week and I promise I will get to all your entries, notes, comments, etc.! Also I'm fairly sure I've received more than 50 entries now which is crazy! Thank you! :heart: Also Happy Valentine's Day or Singles Awareness Day should you celebrate either haha ;D

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EDIT Jan.31th 2011: It's official! I've received 30 entries which means the prizes are now as follows:
1st place prize is $75!
2nd place prize is $35!
3rd place prize is $15
And a Runner Up prize is a 3 month DeviantART Subscription!


37+ Entries so far! I can't believe how many entries I've already received! I'm so pleased I cannot tell you all! :excited: I didn't think this contest would end up being such a success. ^^; I've also decided that if I end up getting 50+ entries I'll add 3 Honorable Mention prizes of a free sketch from myself. I wish I could offer a little more but I have bills to pay too. Hehe! ;P

~ Linds

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:bulletyellow: :bulletyellow: :bulletyellow: THE CONTEST - CLASSIC FAIRY TALES :bulletyellow: :bulletyellow: :bulletyellow:
So the idea of this contest will be your take, or interpretation on one of the following 10 Classic Fairy Tales that I've picked. You can choose to do panels of the main points of the tale, or a single scene from the tale, or a classic movie style collage poster. Whatever you feel like doing - it's completely up to you! Absolutely anyone can enter :) The rules are simple (and listed below). Essentially, create some wicked rad art based on one of these Fairy Tales! Maybe you want to do a steampunk version of one of them? A sci-fi or fantasy inspired version? Or a time-period piece. Maybe you wish to redesign the story characters with your own brilliant flair? You could even just stick to doing a tradtional version of the fairy if that's what you feel like! Choose a Fairy Tale, and let you're creativity and imagination go wild!

The Fairy Tales
- The Princess and the Pea en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_prin…
- The Snow Queen en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Snow…
- Rumpelstilskin en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rumplest…
- The Six Swans en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Six_…
- The Little Match Girl en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Litt…
- The Little Mermaid en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Litt…
- The Steadfast Tin Soldier en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Stea…
- Prince Hyacinth and the Dear Little Princess en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_H…
- Bluebeard en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bluebear…
- Hansel and Gretel en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hansel_a…

I did my best to choose a nice variety, hopefully there's a little something for everyone here. I tried to avoid Fairy Tales that have been done by Disney as I feel the Disney versions have far too much influence on the stories, however I did include a couple because they are some of my favorite fairy tales and I felt there was a little more wiggle room for creativity with these particular ones. I do not wish to see the Disney version of Ariel and Eric though. As stated in the rules below this is not a fanart contest.

:bulletblue: :bulletblue: :bulletblue: THE RULES :bulletblue: :bulletblue: :bulletblue:
1. The art must be your own work, and it must be new work created for this contest. Old art resubmitted as new art for the contest will get automatically disqualified. If you believe another artist is trying to pass off an older work as their entry to this contest please send me a private note about it and I will look into it.
2. The artwork must be posted on DeviantART. In the 'artist's comment' section you should state the Fairy Tale you have chosen, as well as mention that the work is for this contest, please title the contest "Fairy Tale Contest" with a link to this journal.
3. You may use your original characters (and/or another DA artist's, with their permission) in the image if you like. You may not however use any characters from any video game, manga, movie, etc. I cannot stress enough that this is not a fanart contest.
4. Only traditional or digital drawings/paintings will be allowed for this contest.
5. You may submit up to three entries. They can be for three separate tales or all for the same one.
6. Be creative, have fun and make beautiful art!

CONTEST END DATE: Feburary 28th 12:00 midnight (The last day of Feburary) This is the time in my area, this is the time you should watch when coming up on the deadline - wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/time…

:bulletgreen: :bulletgreen: :bulletgreen: SUBMITTING YOUR ENTRY :bulletgreen: :bulletgreen: :bulletgreen:
When submitting your piece you may either note me with a link to your piece or leave a comment in this journal. Make sure you have all the proper information in you finished piece's artist comment section when you send it in! See Rule #2 for this info!

Also when submitting your entry, please place it in a normal DA category like 'Digital Art' or 'Traditional Art' not the 'Contests' category which is for official DA contests only. Please see here for more details: comments.deviantart.com/2/1397…

:bulletpurple: :bulletpurple: :bulletpurple: THE JUDGING :bulletpurple: :bulletpurple: :bulletpurple:
I will be judging the this contest. If there is anyone who would like to help me judge please send me a note :3 You should be able to express yourself in a mature manner and be able to judge an artwork based on it's strengths and weaknesses and give an honest critique of the work. Judges however will not be allowed to compete for prizes, though you could still make something based on the contest theme.

What I'll be looking for when judging:
Finished Pieces -  Your final piece (the version you enter) should be shaded in colour and/or black and white. Cell shading is also good but it should look impressive. I'm really looking for more than just a lineart or a sketch. Backgrounds, or something to suggest background elements will add significantly to your work!
Technique - The quality should not be something that is rushed. Two months should be long enough, so I hope to see something you've put at least some time into. I hope to see that you felt inspired and confident in what you'd created.
Creativity - A unique take or interpretation on the theme. An interesting use of colour, composition and great style. Strong interaction between the character/s and well thought out feeling, mood and atmosphere to the artwork will also make the work more impressive!
Relatability - Does the artwork you've made fit the story you chose? While I look forward to seeing a lot of creativity, I still hope to be able to tell which story you've chosen without to much difficulty, or having to read which it is in the description.


Now the part you really want to hear!
:bulletpink: :bulletpink: :bulletpink: THE PRIZES :bulletpink: :bulletpink: :bulletpink:
All entries will be featured in my journal and again in a news article once the winner's have been chosen. And I promise to leave a thoughtful comment on every piece entered. The prizes aren't spectacular but it's the most I can afford currently, if this contest is successful I hope to have another one at some time in the future with more significant prizes :nod:  

First Place Prize: Your Choice of $75 USD (or equivalent value in your preferred currency) deposited into your Paypal.
OR a $75 amazon.com gift card.
OR a 1 Year Subscription and $45 in DeviantART Points (or $45 towards DA prints or merchandise).
OR use the prize towards a commission/commissions from me worth up to $80.

Second Place Prize: $35 USD deposited into your Paypal.
OR a $35 amazon.com gift card.
OR two 3 Month Subscriptions and the rest in DeviantART Points.
OR use the prize towards a commission/commissions from me worth up to $40.

Third Place Prize: $15 USD deposited into your Paypal.
OR a $15 amazon.com gift card.
OR a 3 Month Subscription and the rest in DeviantART Points.
OR a Lineart Commission similar to my last few submissions worth $15 to $20.

Runner Up Prize: A 3 Month Subscription for you or as a gift to the Deviant of your choice!

:spotlight-left:PRIZES and PRIZE AMOUNTS will grow with more contest submissions!!!:spotlight-right:
- If I get more than 20 entries the first place prize will grow to $75 and second place prize to $35 Received more than 20!
- If I get more than 30 entries I will add a third place prize for $15 and a Runner Up prize of a 3 month DeviantART Subscription. Received more than 30!
- If I receive more than 50 entries I'll add 3 Honorable Mention prizes. Who will each receive a loose sketch from me of their choice of character (OC, Fanart, etc...). With the same restrictions I normally have on commissions I am not willing to do. (No mecha's, furries, gore, etc...).

Basically it pays to tell your friends about this contest! Any pimping to get the word out about this contest would be greatly appreciated. All I can repay you with is an icon link in this journal and of course a very sincere ~ Thank You! :heart:

:star: See the current finished works here ----> sketchtastrophe.deviantart.com… :new: Entries added!

Thanks to the following Deviants for plugging this contest!
:iconamyclark: :icongisapizzatto: :iconhenrycarreno: :iconuneide: :iconthelearner1: and :iconanothercontestgroup:
And a special thank you to :iconaj333: and :iconmelandrhild:

~ Linds

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:icontencioxt1:
Tencioxt1 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Here is mine [link]

It's 11:50 pm, so I think it's ok.
Thanks for the extension by the way.
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sketchtastrophe Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep you're in! Thank you so much for your wonderful entry! :)
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Tencioxt1 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad I finish it on time
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Chispituta Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011   General Artist
so do i have till tonight to finish? i saw you were giving a 24 hour extension :D
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Chispituta Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011   General Artist
If so, here is my entry

[link]
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:iconlammalord:
Lammalord Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Hey, I see this contest is over - just to remind you, if you'd like to have your results featured on #AnotherContestGroup just note me with the results! I post a new results blog every week!

our group also gives a winners package to winners of contest on the blog, things such as fav's llamas, comments, features, even requests.

-*Lammalord
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sketchtastrophe Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I think I will take you up on that wonderful offer. Once I decide (if I can!) on the winners I will note the group with the results :D Won't be for a week or so though. I'll have to decide and then contact the winners, but before that I still have a mountain (more than 45) entries still to go through!
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Lammalord Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
haha i know what you mean, I offered 65 $ for first in a contest I ran a while back, took me an entire month to finally narrow it down to 1st-7th... the hardest part was choosing who got something and who got nothing :S
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animegirl-STP Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Here is the other one =3
[link]
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sketchtastrophe Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you again for another great entry! :)
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Arqueart Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
[link]

My entry. Hope you like it, thanks for the contest!! Good luck to all!!!
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:iconsketchtastrophe:
sketchtastrophe Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for this gorgeous entry! :D
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:iconarqueart:
Arqueart Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
No prob! Thanks for the contest!
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:iconthedrowningearth:
TheDrowningEarth Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
And done:

The Steadfast Tin Soldier
[link]

Thanks again for hosting this contest!
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sketchtastrophe Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so glad you finished it up! Thank you again :D
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ValkyrieVamp Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Here's my entry [link]

I really hope I'm not too late. My computer has not been my friend of late ans it's taken e two hours to submit this. Seriously.

The picture quality is terrible and I'll try and upload a better one at a later date but I had to meet the deadline.
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sketchtastrophe Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
No worries, you got it in on time, but I've given a 24 hour extension anyways ;D I know all to well of computer issues, I'm been have a ton myself lately. Anyhow, thank you so much for the entry! :)
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ValkyrieVamp Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Erm, I edited mine slightly - it's not blurred anymore! Just letting you know. Thanks for the extension!
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:iconbunnychan13:
bunnychan13 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011   General Artist
just in case.... since this is rather last minute... but here's my entry for you fairy tale contest:

[link]

thanks!
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:iconsketchtastrophe:
sketchtastrophe Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the adorable entry! :aww:
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:iconanimegirl-stp:
animegirl-STP Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Here's one!! I have another on coming! =D
[link]
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:iconsketchtastrophe:
sketchtastrophe Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the great entry! :aww:
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:iconanimegirl-stp:
animegirl-STP Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
your welcome! and thank you too! =3
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cheshiredream Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
Not sure if my entry had been received~ but here it is, just in case :)
[link]
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:iconsketchtastrophe:
sketchtastrophe Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for your entry! :)
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:iconamelie-the-fox:
Amelie-the-Fox Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011   Traditional Artist
I'm not sure if you see my entry, so here it is: [link] Thank you!!
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:iconsketchtastrophe:
sketchtastrophe Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the beautiful entry! :3
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:iconamelie-the-fox:
Amelie-the-Fox Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011   Traditional Artist
You're so very welcome!!
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:iconfongmingyun:
fongmingyun Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
Noted you my entry. Please message me if you don't receive it :3
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:iconsketchtastrophe:
sketchtastrophe Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I got your note no worries ;D I'm starting with the oldest first though, so it'll be a little while before I should get to yours. Sorry to make you wait!
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:iconfongmingyun:
fongmingyun Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
Totally fine! I understand. Long as you got it, I am cooooolio.

*very patient*

*also, not sober right now8
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HaloFall Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Finally I have finished my entry for this awesome contest ^_^ Love the Fairy Tale theme, really fun! Here's my entry! [link]
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sketchtastrophe Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for your entry! :D
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KindaKrazy Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
Three day extension, plz? :iconigiveupplz:
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:iconsketchtastrophe:
sketchtastrophe Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I can give 24 hour grace period for any stragglers ;D I hope you can finish it in that time? Good luck!! :hug:
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KindaKrazy Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
I LOVE you!
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:iconsketchtastrophe:
sketchtastrophe Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
;D
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ValkyrieLionheart Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
my entry : [link]
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sketchtastrophe Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the wonderful entry! :)
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:iconxpe:
xpe Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011   Digital Artist
my entry :D [link]


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sketchtastrophe Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow! Thank you so much :D
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:iconxpe:
xpe Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011   Digital Artist
I am very honoured to be part of your contest:) Really great Idea of yours.
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:icondedehelmy:
DeDehelmy Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
I did it finally :D:D:D:D:D:D here is my entry :) [link]
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sketchtastrophe Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
What a lovely entry, thank you so much! :D
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jcroxas Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
here's my entry :)

[link]

im happy that i made this on time :phew:
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:iconsketchtastrophe:
sketchtastrophe Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad you did as well, thank you so much for your entry! :)
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DeDehelmy Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
:( I want to join but I didnt finish my piece yet :'(
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sketchtastrophe Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha never mind, I see you've finished it already and added the link ^^; My apologies!
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sketchtastrophe Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I've decided to give an additional 24 hours extension. I hope that gives you enough time! :aww:
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DeDehelmy Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
thank you :love: :love: :love:
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