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CONTESTS BREAK (until Summer)

Journal Entry: Wed Feb 26, 2014, 10:15 PM
I am taking a break from running contests until late Spring or early Summer.
Then I will likely run 2 contests per month until Fall.

I also plan a return of the Scavenger Hunts (there seemed to be a huge interest in that game and there were MANY players) as well as the multi-kiraban contests (which was also hugely popular).

EQ

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  • Playing: the part
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  • Drinking: in the beauty

Collaboration Contest

Journal Entry: Tue Apr 9, 2013, 10:11 PM
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CONGRATS TO ALL THE WINNERS

_____________________


FIRST PLACE:
:bulletgreen: 4 :bulletgreen:
Shingeki no Basuke Collab Entry by Mainecare
"Shingeki no Basuke Collab Entry"
By: Mainecare and jyokyori



HERE ARE SOME OF THE JUDGES COMMENTS:

"While the piece itself is not filled with largely contrasting colors, the detail of each character and the use of japanese words to express the theme of the piece is what allows it to take first place. It is unusual for japanese (or at least from what I've seen) to be incorporated into the title, unless its fan art, and then correctly expressed in the art piece. The intricate detail yet simple detail, from slight shadows to crumbs around the lips and the way each character clearly has an individual personality adds to the originality and creativity necessary in this piece. "

"The quality of the art piece is wonderful. It has sharp lines (not sharp as in angled, but specific) that outline each detail of the characters allowing each color to pop and the character designs to seem clean and professional, which is definitely a pro of using a computer software to collaborate with other artists. It stood apart from the rest of the entries because it had a look of polished almost to perfection that is hard to obtain when working with multiple artists who each have their own unique style."

"The clarity of the theme was perfectly expressed (once I looked up the title translation hehe :) - yay for only knowing English and Spanish!). The title, which roughly translates to Basketball advance, helps you notice the details on their basketball jerseys- something that otherwise may have gone unnoticed when taking in the overall piece. I like how this collaboration showed a team- which is truly at the heart of collaborations. In a collaboration you must work as a team to create a masterpiece, just like in a sports team you must work together to win the game. If that inner symbolism was not intended, it was still a wonderful coincidence that helped the theme even more in a contest of this nature. "

"Overall Impression: It is a beautiful piece that represents the idea that each person, team player or artist is an individual and, as such, has their own unique personality and style that they express every time they interact with someone else. And it is those unique personalities that help others improve or helps inspire people to do better. I loved this piece the second I looked at it, because it was so obvious that the two artists were either very good friends or good at working together because their piece showed that beautiful pieces of artwork can be achieved through the work of more than one artist. "


SECOND PLACE:
:bulletgreen: 5 :bulletgreen:
Bara and Raishin by BittersweetHorizon
"Bara and Raishin"
By: BittersweetHorizon and Kohaya7Kae-13


HERE ARE SOME OF THE JUDGES COMMENTS:

"Overall Impression: Once again, in a collaboration contest I enjoy artists hinting at the idea of collaboration, teamwork or conflicting or unique personalities in an art piece. "Bara and Raishin" completely expresses the idea that we are each unique and while our differences can separate us, they are also the reason and foundation for friendships. The two girls from their hair and clothing, to their eyes and makeup (tattoos?) show the differences between two people in an extreme and how they can still work together and be at peace. Beautiful work, I love the vibrant colors but the messy-rushed look of the redhead, before zooming in, next to the sharply polished dark haired girl makes the work seem messier and less professional, forcing me to give it a lower place. Loved it though! Nice job :)"


THIRD PLACE:
:bulletgreen: 2 :bulletgreen:
Ha sido un impulso - Nizar y Nayara by Happy-every-day
"Ha sido un impulso - Nizar y Nayara"
By: natsuLR and Happy-every-day


HERE ARE SOME OF THE JUDGES COMMENTS:

"Overall Impression: I like the present perfect Spanish of the title! hehe - you're speakin' my language now. The title which basically means 'It has been an impulse' seems to correctly summarize the intense emotion in that one green eye of the girl. The slightly disproportionate figures are what lowers the overall rating, but its the emotion behind the two people which was so clearly there that allows it to take third place. Relationships are like a team as well, in which two similar or dissimilar personalities connect on an intimate level and work to preserve a relationship. The intimacy expressed in her almost closed eye and the entangling of the hands is what helps this piece, which otherwise, if not for the intense emotion, would have been overlooked. "


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*** DEADLINE DATE ***
January 31st, 2014

*** RULES ***
:bulletred:1 Create a piece of art in a collaboration with one or more dA members.
:bulletred:2 You must credit all aspects of the art piece.
:bulletred:3 Art piece can be of anything your imagination can think up.
:bulletred:4 Drawings, paintings, 3d artwork only. Digital or traditional.
:bulletred:5 Must be original art created for this contest.
:bulletred:6 Only one drawing for contest per team.
:bulletred:7 Must 'follow me'.
:bulletred:8 Must make a journal pointing to this one, then post link here so I can verify you.
:bulletred:9 There must be a minimum of 5 entries to this contest or it will be cancelled/rescheduled.


:bulletgreen:QUESTIONS? ASK ME!

*** SUBMITTING ***
:bulletblue: must be a member of dA to enter.
:bulletblue: must be a new submission created for this contest.
:bulletblue: must write in artists comments about this contest and leave link to contest.
:bulletblue: post [link] to your art in this journal for review.

***JUDGING CRITERIA***
My panel of judges will use the following:
:bulletorange: Creativity and Originality
:bulletorange: Quality of the Art Piece
:bulletorange: Clarity of Theme
:bulletorange: Overall Impression

Note: My panel of judges do not know who the other judges are. They will present their opinions to me individually and, I will use their scores on a graph plus my own thoughts, and the winners will be chosen.

*** PRIZE LIST ***

:bulletyellow:1st place
200 points and a 3 month PM
PLUS a 1 month feature on my page
PLUS a Winners Package from AnotherContestGroup


:bulletyellow:2nd place
1 month PM and 100 points


:bulletyellow:3rd place
100 points




Good Luck!
:iconkillitwithfire::iconx-eq-x::iconkillthatwithfire:
EQ

E N T R I E S

:bulletgreen: 1 :bulletgreen:
C- Good Summer Times by TaiyokoChan
"Good Summer Times"
By TaiyokoChan and HoursUponHours


:bulletgreen: 2 :bulletgreen:
Ha sido un impulso - Nizar y Nayara by Happy-every-day
"Ha sido un impulso - Nizar y Nayara"
By: natsuLR and Happy-every-day

:bulletgreen: 3 :bulletgreen:
Everyone is gifted... by Storyteller21
"Everyone is gifted..."
By: Storyteller21 and mariamukaji


:bulletgreen: 4 :bulletgreen:
Shingeki no Basuke Collab Entry by Mainecare
"Shingeki no Basuke Collab Entry"
By: Mainecare and jyokyori


:bulletgreen: 5 :bulletgreen:
Bara and Raishin by BittersweetHorizon
"Bara and Raishin"
By: BittersweetHorizon and Kohaya7Kae-13


:bulletgreen: 6 :bulletgreen:
My Last [Collab] by DarkXAngelism
"My Last [Collab]"
By: DarkXAngelism and Juan-CN





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EQ's Scavenger Hunt 5-6-2013

Journal Entry: Sat Mar 23, 2013, 11:16 AM
The Treasure Map by hibbary



EQ's Scavenger Hunt
Hunt #1 | Hunt #2 | Hunt #3
HAS ENDED

(Spring edition 2013)

:bulletred: [Hunt #3 was the final hunt] :bulletred:

Of 18 entries
The winner:
Winner of the Scavenger hunt by x-EQ-x
Pepper-Wood



:bulletgreen:Rules: (please read)
:bulletyellow:You Must 'watch me'.
:bulletyellow:You Must Favorite this journal.
:bulletyellow:You Must make a journal pointing to this one, then post a link here so that I can verify you.
:bulletyellow:There must be a minimum of 5 entries to this contest or it will be cancelled/rescheduled.
:bulletyellow:Anyone caught giving answers to others will be disqualified (I will have a few spies lurking, so behave)
:bulletyellow:You may assist others in their quest in the most basic form, but you may NOT give direct information leading to the answer.

:bulletgreen:Objective:
:bulletyellow:Each "Hunt" will have a series of clues leading to the answer. Follow the clues given to successfully  acquire the correct answer which will unlock the next Hunt.
:bulletyellow:You should have either paper and pen or a text file available for taking notes in your quest to unlock the next Hunt. You may use any resource you have at your disposal to locate the answers, except being given them by another dA member.

:bulletgreen:How to begin:
:bulletyellow:Click on the snapshot of the treasure map above (in the header of this journal) then find the obvious relevant post, and follow the instructions.

:bulletgreen:How to submit entries:
:bulletyellow:When you have solved the puzzle of the Hunt and you have the answer, seach dA to find the appropriate deviation, navigate to that destination and copy the :"thumb": to it (i.e. : thumb355527465 :) and post it in a NOTE to me with the subject as "Hunt #1 Answer" (or whatever Hunt it is). If correct, you will be posted here as completing the Hunt, and entered into the prize pool. Do this for each of the Hunts for more chances to win!

:bulletblue:Prizes:
:bulletred: Grand Prize: 300 points, plus 3 month PM plus a 3 Month FEATURE,
PLUS a custom OC by Squeakgetsoblivious
PLUS a Custom Chibi or Anime by ixRawrmarshmallow
PLUS a custom Bust Shot by cliselle

:bulletgreen:More info:
:bulletyellow:There will be a series of Hunts, which will be determined by the response received by the players. Each new Hunt will begin with clicking the NEW Hunt Link below. When a new Hunt begins, this journal will be re-published. The final Hunt will be released and labeled as such. The Hunt will remain live for 30 days from the day it is published.
:bulletyellow:Expect some of the clues to be rather easy while others may test your deductive abilities.
:bulletyellow:Everyone who completes the entire game successfully will be awarded 10 :points: and given an additional entry into the prize pool.
:bulletyellow:Those entered into the pool will be posted below. Once the 5 mandatory slots have been filled, the game cannot be cancelled.

:bulletgreen:TIPS:
:bulletyellow:When counting positions in the answer, NEVER count the spaces. You will only need to use the spaces when trying to figure out the answer to the puzzle.

:bulletyellow:As usual, any questions, just ask.


  • Mood: Excited
  • Listening to: the sound of silence
  • Reading: the writing on the wall
  • Watching: the wheels go round 'n round
  • Playing: the part
  • Eating: my words
  • Drinking: in your beauty

[OVER] NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST

Journal Entry: Wed Mar 20, 2013, 10:07 AM
[Congratulations to the Winners!]

:bulletorange:
1st Place Winner:
:bulletgreen: (29) :bulletgreen:
Contest Entry: Resting Dragonfly by Springfeather
"Resting Dragonfly"

Some comments from the judges: "I love how in the description you describe how the subject just happened along when you were searching for a  model. The image is exceptionally clean and clear. The detail is stunning! The colors vibrant! One gets the feeling they could reach out and touch it, in they have a mind to."

:bulletorange:
2nd Place Winner:
:bulletgreen: (13) :bulletgreen:
Flowers by Aezira
"Flowers"
By: Aezira

Some comments from the judges: "Overall Impression: This is beautiful. The flowers were captured in a marvelous way, and I love how you made the whole picture look like, in my opinion, pearls. It is not lifeless black and white, but shining pearls, and it makes it gorgeous. This touch is also very creative compared to other pieces where the colors were not changed at all. The focus in this piece is also amazing. Overall, it is a very nice picture."

:bulletorange:
3rd Place Winner:
:bulletgreen: (21) :bulletgreen:
New day by Morgan-Lou
"New day"
By: Morgan-Lou

Some comments from the judges: "I love the color contrast in this picture - I find that blue and yellow look very nice together. My favorite part about this piece is the sun and it's rays. It is really lovely. It is a very skilled piece, the way it focuses on that flower, then the other flower is blurred, but then the sun is blurred in the background but at the same time it is being focused on. I also love the title and I feel like it fits. This picture just struck me as beautiful."

_______________________

Update:
Entry #3 "Pink to Blue" By: LashelleValentine
has been disqualified because it was entered into another contest while entered into this one.

Entry #7 "Passion Flower" By: ~shiny-emerald
has been disqualified because it was entered into another contest while entered into this one.

________________________
[THIS CONTEST IS NOW OVER]

The first in a series of PHOTOGRAPHY Contests which I will be hosting.
This one will feature MACRO Photography.
Specifically, Macro Photos of Nature.

:bulletgreen: Stats:
:bulletblue: Ends June 30, 2013 - 12:00 Midnight Pacific time.

:bulletgreen: Rules:
:bulletred: You may use anything in nature as your subject but the photo must be a macro shot.
:bulletred: Include a description of your photo in your gallery where you post your entry, along with a link to this contest journal.
:bulletred: Photography only; manipulations or heavy edits will be disqualified.
:bulletred: YOU MUST FAVORITE THIS JOURNAL.
:bulletred: Must make a journal pointing to this one, then post a link here so that I can verify you.
:bulletred: Must be original work created specifically for this contest.
:bulletred: You may submit only one entry!
:bulletred: There must be a minimum of 5 entries to this contest or it will  be cancelled/rescheduled.
:bulletred: All art must be properly tagged, and in compliance with Deviantart's standards; 18 or older tagged material is acceptable as long as it is still in compliance with dA's rules.

:bulletyellow: S P E C I A L: When this contest ends, critiques on any or all entries will be allowed to be posted here in the journal by anyone interested in doing so. These critiques will have no impact on the judges' determinations.
However, anyone creating a critique post (within 7 days after the contest ends) will be entered into a drawing for 100 :points:

For help writing your critique, go here: hellsplumber.deviantart.com/ar…


:bulletgreen: Prizes:
:bulletblue: 1st place: 200 points, plus 3 month PM
Plus a 1 month FEATURE
PLUS Winners Package from AnotherContestGroup
PLUS a Custom Chibi or Anime drawing by ixRawrmarshmallow
PLUS a Custom drawing by Toru-chi
PLUS a Custom Headshot of your favorite animal by MovedDeviant


:bulletblue: 2nd place: 100 points plus 1 month PM
PLUS a custom custom chibi by WhiteKiss


:bulletblue: 3rd place:  50 points
PLUS a custom Scenery by VivaFariy


***JUDGING CRITERIA***
My panel of judges will use the following:
:bulletorange: Creativity and Originality
:bulletorange: Quality of the Art Piece
:bulletorange: Clarity of Theme
:bulletorange: Overall Impression

Note: My panel of judges do not know who the other judges are. They will present their opinions to me individually and, I will use their scores on a graph plus my own thoughts, and the winners will be chosen.



Good Luck!
:iconkillitwithfire::iconx-eq-x::iconkillthatwithfire:
EQ

[E N T R I E S]

:bulletgreen: (1) :bulletgreen:
:thumb342026649:
"loving the snow"
by: akkochi

:bulletred::bulletwhite::bulletblue:

:bulletgreen: (2) :bulletgreen:
Pepper Flower by KitzMonster
"Pepper Flower"
by: KitzMonster

:bulletred::bulletwhite::bulletblue:

:bulletgreen: (3) :bulletgreen:
From Pink to Blue by LashelleValentine
"Pink to Blue"
By: LashelleValentine

:bulletred::bulletwhite::bulletblue:

:bulletgreen: (4) :bulletgreen:
Nanners the Banana Spider by Lady-ALTernate
"Nanners the Banana Spider"
By: Lady-ALTernate

:bulletred::bulletwhite::bulletblue:

:bulletgreen: (5) :bulletgreen:
Cherry Blossom by Wolfe37
"Cherry Blossom"
By: Wolfe37

:bulletred::bulletwhite::bulletblue:

:bulletgreen: (6) :bulletgreen:
Magenta Chrysanthemum Morifolium by KawaiiMidnight
"Magenta Chrysanthemum Morifolium"
By: KawaiiMidnight

:bulletred::bulletwhite::bulletblue:

:bulletgreen: (7) :bulletgreen:
passion flower. by shiny-emerald
"Passion Flower"
By: shiny-emerald

:bulletred:

:bulletgreen: (8) :bulletgreen:
White as Snow by kernelcat
"White as Snow"
By: kernelcat

:bulletred:

:bulletgreen: (9) :bulletgreen:
Innocence by emeraldeyesx3
"Innocence"
By: :devemeraldeyesx3"

:bulletred:

:bulletgreen: (10) :bulletgreen:
One Piece of Release by feaneye
"One Piece of Release"
By: feaneye

:bulletred::bulletwhite::bulletblue:

:bulletgreen: (11) :bulletgreen:
Frog Eyes by TheWritingDragon
"Frog Eyes"
By: TheWritingDragon

:bulletred::bulletwhite::bulletblue:

:bulletgreen: (12) :bulletgreen:
White blossoms by mariamukaji
"White blossoms"
By: mariamukaji

:bulletred::bulletwhite::bulletblue:

:bulletgreen: (13) :bulletgreen:
Flowers by Aezira
"Flowers"
By: Aezira

:bulletred::bulletwhite::bulletblue:

:bulletgreen: (14) :bulletgreen:
Spring is here by LarrisePhotography
"Spring is here"
By: LarrisePhotography

:bulletred:

:bulletgreen: (15) :bulletgreen:
1984 by Fant0me
"1984"
By: Fant0me

:bulletred:

:bulletgreen: (16) :bulletgreen:
:thumb374023145:
"Voices of Spring"
By: LensLove78

:bulletred:

:bulletgreen: (17) :bulletgreen:
2 by A-Negative-Blood
"2"
By: A-Negative-Blood

:bulletred::bulletwhite::bulletblue:

:bulletgreen: (18) :bulletgreen:
Flowers by Sam-432
"Flowers"
By: Sam-432

:bulletred::bulletwhite::bulletblue:

:bulletgreen: (19) :bulletgreen:
Les 3 ages by Blossom-Lullabies
"Les 3 ages"
By: Blossom-Lullabies

:bulletred::bulletwhite::bulletblue:

:bulletgreen: (20) :bulletgreen:
Tiny bug on leaf by Zoranea
"Tiny bug on a leaf"
By: Zoranea

:bulletred::bulletwhite::bulletblue:

:bulletgreen: (21) :bulletgreen:
New day by Morgan-Lou
"New day"
By: Morgan-Lou

:bulletred::bulletwhite::bulletblue:

:bulletgreen: (22) :bulletgreen:
Yellow Flowers bring Sunshine to your Spring by Egil21
"Yellow Flowers bring Sunshine to your Spring"
By: Egil21

:bulletred::bulletwhite::bulletblue:

:bulletgreen: (23) :bulletgreen:
Iris 4 by Zer0-Percent
"Iris 4"


:bulletred::bulletwhite::bulletblue:

:bulletgreen: (24) :bulletgreen:
Camomile by QueenLucySusan
"Camomile"


:bulletred::bulletwhite::bulletblue:

:bulletgreen: (25) :bulletgreen:
Flowers By The Road by jjtt41910
"Flowers By The Road"


:bulletred::bulletwhite::bulletblue:

:bulletgreen: (26) :bulletgreen:
Overlap by amaliabastos
"Overlap"

:bulletred::bulletwhite::bulletblue:

:bulletgreen: (27) [Bullet; Green]
:thumb379398332:
By: SelfOutcast

[Bullet; Red][Bullet; White][Bullet; Blue]

[Bullet; Green] (28) [Bullet; Green]
Eye to eye by Orangutan-Klaus
"Eye to eye"

[Bullet; Green] (29) [Bullet; Green]
Contest Entry: Resting Dragonfly by Springfeather
"Resting Dragonfly"


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  • Drinking: in the beauty

[over] EASTER EGG HUNT [over]

Journal Entry: Thu Feb 28, 2013, 3:25 PM

*** NOW OVER ***
The Winner is:
fraijuu
Easter by x-EQ-x

Congratulations on being randomly selected
to receive the one and only prize in this contest!

     I have planted a series of little Easter Bunnies around dA for you to find in the coming weeks leading up to Easter (Sunday, March 31). Each Easter Bunny include a 'CLUE' and a [link] which, when clicked, will take you to the next place in your continued search for the next Easter Bunny.

    Each click of a link brings you closer to the Golden Easter Egg. When you find this Golden Easter Egg you will also find a secret phrase. You must paste this secret phrase into a :note: NOTE :note: to me for your chance to WIN! The subject of the note should be "Easter Egg Hunt".

    Every person who sends me a NOTE with the secret phrase will be added to the pool, and at the end of the contest a winner will be randomly drawn from that pool. Anyone who is caught sharing the secret phrase with someone will be disqualified.

*** DEADLINE DATE ***
Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013

*** RULES ***
:bulletred:1 Player must :note: NOTE ME :note: with their entry (the phrase).
:bulletred:2 Only one entry per member.
:bulletred:3 Must 'follow me'.
:bulletred:4 Must make a journal pointing to this one, then post link here so I can verify you.
:bulletred:5 Anyone caught sharing the Secret Phrase will be disqualified, along with those who it was shared with.
:bulletred:6 There must be a minimum of 5 entries to this contest or it will be cancelled/rescheduled.

*** THE EASTER BUNNY ***
You will be searching for this little Easter Bunny:

(\__/)
[='.'=]
(")_(")
E fav.me/d4jqe0l Q

clue: this is the first link to follow

You will notice I put EQ on either side of the [link]. This is so that there will be no mistaking it as there may be many other Bunnies running around dA as Easter approaches.

:bulletgreen:QUESTIONS? ASK ME!

*** SUBMITTING ***
:bulletblue:You must be a member of dA to enter..
:bulletblue:Player must :note: NOTE ME :note: with their entry (the phrase).
:bulletblue:The winner will be randomly drawn from all verified entries at the end of the contest.

If you are having trouble figuring out where to start, I suggest you scroll back up the the section beginning with *** THE EASTER BUNNY *** and look a bit closer.



*** PRIZE LIST ***

:bulletyellow: a 3 month PM and 300 points
PLUS a 1 month feature on my page
PLUS a Custom Chibi by RAWRmarshmallows
PLUS a Custom OC by VivaFariy



E N T R I E S

1 UltraSmileyLord
2 Dragonhawkmist
3 VivaFariy
4 Mainecare
5 Kiramere
6 pjohootkc
7 allyalltheway
8 TenshiDeAkuma
9 XBaz0uk4X
10. Squeakgetsoblivious
11. ReachForTheHeavens
12. ART9807
13. WhiteKiss
14. Hiragi-kun
15. MsxCookies
16. 16Jasmine16
17. fiery897
18. spinnerdolphin
19. BlackberryKiss
20. Aramitama5
21. vanilla-angel555
22. AdeleEevee
23. puffycheeksx3
24. Luffffy
25. Kenzie7891
26. fuzzlz123
27. Mii-Ume
28. MisakiHanako
29. Momumato
30. Choco-Bunni
31. AskSky
32. anemontaglub
33. xLady-Pinkx
34. Kuari-Chan
35. assureastheskyisblue
36. LollipopRainicorns
37. BossyKrissy
38. Dark-Angel-Rin
39. CeriseCherryLips
40. Pinkedalink
41. Pepper-Wood
42. Xx-FelNayDi-xX
43. Dialgia55
44. AnimeCutie1
45. decgirl555
46. Solnashko
47. InfinitePencil101
48. Lovezxc
49. FireReinsStudio
50. Kitsunnami




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  • Mood: Excited
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  • Reading: the writing on the wall
  • Watching: the wheels go round 'n round
  • Playing: the part
  • Eating: my words
  • Drinking: in your beauty

[closed] St. Patrick's Day Contest

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 1:42 PM

[ C L O S E D ]
*** DEADLINE DATE : MARCH 17TH, 2013
[ C L O S E D ]

I would like to thank everyone for their entries
and congratulations to the winners.


W I N N E R S

1ST PLACE
:bulletgreen: 7 :bulletgreen:
"The Land Over The Rainbow"
fav.me/d5yfnjk
by VivaFariy

Some of the judges' comments:
:bulletblue:"The style is very impressive, and I really like how the story was put together. The creativity is just spectacular."
:bulletblue:"Many people might write about the perfect land and just never leaving there. This deviant also wrote about the character coming back, knowing that even though times would be hard, they belonged in the real world and not their 'perfect' world."
:bulletblue:"I loved the creativity and I really felt touched once I realized that this deviant truly put some heart, emotion, and a central theme to it"
:bulletblue:"This entry has some pretty eye-catching vocabulary in some places. I really like the idea. The fact that some place can be a little TOO perfect."

2ND PLACE
:bulletgreen: 6 :bulletgreen:
"Clovers Heart"
fav.me/d5ybz5p
by
UkiyamiAngel

Some of the judges' comments:
:bulletblue:"It's a very nice story, pieced together perfectly! Each lace seems to knot together. I think it portrays just how lucky you can be! I also love all the detail"
:bulletblue:"I think that the spelling/grammar is pretty good. The vocabulary is fine too. I think the meaning in the story really shows through. This little story made me smile dumbly the whole time I read it."
:bulletblue:"The story is very creative. It could have been presented a little better, but overall it's good. I like the central message and the creativity behind it."

3RD PLACE
:bulletgreen: 5 :bulletgreen:
"Giving Help"
fav.me/d5xz0zz
by
Infinitai

Some of the judges' comments:
:bulletblue:"I love helping others, but never find the time to. This is exactly what I would do if I found a pot of gold"


*** OBJECTIVE ***
Pick one of the bullets below and follow the instructions.

:bulletwhite: 1) Pretend that you have found a four-leaf clover that will bring you extraordinary good luck for exactly one day. Write about your lucky day.

:bulletwhite: 2) What does it mean to get a "lucky break?" Write about a time when you got one.

:bulletwhite: 3) Describe a magical land "over the rainbow." Use as much detail as you can.

:bulletwhite: 4) You have caught a leprechaun and he has given you a pot of gold in exchange for his freedom. What do you do with it?

:bulletwhite: 5) Pretend you are the script writer for your favorite TV show. You have been assigned to write the St. Patrick's Day episode. Write a summary of the episode you create.

*** DEADLINE DATE ***
MARCH 17TH, 2013


*** RULES ***
:bulletred: 1 Must 'watch me'.
:bulletred: 2 Must make a journal with your entry and a link pointing to this contest, then post a link here so that I can verify you.
:bulletred: 3 Must be original work created specifically for this contest.
:bulletred: 4 Only one entry per member.
:bulletred: 5 Mature content is allowed.
:bulletred: 6 Violence, gore, bondage and other fetish references are not allowed.
:bulletred: 7 There must be a minimum of 5 entries for this contest or it will be cancelled/rescheduled.

:bulletgreen: QUESTIONS? ASK ME!

*** SUBMITTING ***
:bulletblue: must be a member of dA to enter.
:bulletblue: must be a new submission created for this contest.
:bulletblue: must post link to this contest journal in your entry's comments.
:bulletblue: must make a journal with your entry and a link pointing to this contest, then post a link here so that I can verify you.

***JUDGING CRITERIA***
:bulletorange: Creativity and Originality
:bulletorange: Clarity of Theme
:bulletorange: Overall Impression

*** PRIZE LIST ***
:bulletyellow: 1st place
3 month PM and 300 points
PLUS a 1 month feature on my page
PLUS the Winners Package from AnotherContestGroup
PLUS a Custom digital Drawing by Dawns-Envy

:bulletyellow: 2nd place
1 month PM and 100 points
PLUS a Custom Pixel Headshot by RAWRmarshmallows
PLUS a custom Flower Drawing by VivaFariy


:bulletyellow: 3rd place
100 points
PLUS a custom animated pixel icon by CaeruliaAutumnale


[ENTRIES]

:bulletgreen: 1 :bulletgreen:
"To Get A Lucky Break"
fav.me/d5x6h64
by
CYoung521

:bulletgreen: 2 :bulletgreen:
"Land over the rainbow"
fav.me/d5xc43n
by
Empress-Wonderland

:bulletgreen: 3 :bulletgreen:
"St. Patrick's day writing"
fav.me/d5xu3tr
by
ComradeSch

:bulletgreen: 4 :bulletgreen:
"OH GOODIES!"
fav.me/d5xu7jc
by
STRAWBURRYCAKES

:bulletgreen: 5 :bulletgreen:
"Giving Help"
fav.me/d5xz0zz
by
Infinitai

:bulletgreen: 6 :bulletgreen:
"Clovers Heart"
fav.me/d5ybz5p
by
UkiyamiAngel

:bulletgreen: 7 :bulletgreen:
"The Land Over The Rainbow"
fav.me/d5yfnjk
by VivaFariy

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Comic Strip Contest [cancelled]

Journal Entry: Thu Feb 21, 2013, 3:36 PM
[CANCELLED] Due to insufficient entries.

*** DEADLINE DATE November 30th, 2013 ***

*** RULES ***
:bulletred: Create an original Comic Strip for this contest.
:bulletred: Comic must contain at least 2 frames.
:bulletred: You may use any medium you wish as long as you create it yourself. (i.e. photography, etc)
:bulletred: Must be original art created for this contest.
:bulletred: Only one entry for contest per member.
:bulletred: Violence, vore, gore, and other fetishes not allowed
:bulletred: Must 'Watch Me'.
:bulletred: There must be a minimum of 5 entries to this contest or it will  be cancelled/rescheduled.
:bulletred: Must make a journal pointing to this one, then post link here so I can verify you.

:bulletyellow: S P E C I A L: When this contest ends, critiques on any or all entries will be allowed to be posted here in the journal by anyone interested in doing so. These critiques will have no impact on the judges' determinations.
However, anyone creating a critique post (after the contest ends) will be entered into a drawing for 100 :points:

For help writing your critique, go here: hellsplumber.deviantart.com/ar…

:bulletgreen:QUESTIONS? ASK ME!

*** SUBMITTING ***
:bulletblue:must be a member of dA to enter.
:bulletblue:must be a new submission created for this contest.
:bulletblue:must write in artists comments about this contest and leave link to contest.
:bulletblue:post a [link]to your art in this journal for review.

***JUDGING CRITERIA***
My panel of judges will use the following:
:bulletorange: Creativity and Originality
:bulletorange: Quality of the Art Piece
:bulletorange: Clarity of Theme
:bulletorange: Overall Impression

Note: My panel of judges do not know who the other judges are. They will present their opinions to me individually and, I will use their scores on a graph plus my own thoughts, and the winners will be chosen.

*** PRIZE LIST ***

:bulletyellow:1st place
3 month PM and 300 points
PLUS a 1 month feature on my page
PLUS a Winners Package from AnotherContestGroup
PLUS a custom OC by Squeakgetsoblivious

:bulletyellow:2nd place
1 month PM and 100 points
PLUS a custom Chibi by Mainecare

:bulletyellow:3rd place
100 points
PLUS an Anime Full body, w/ Background by that-walri


E N T R I E S

:bulletgreen:1:bulletgreen:
:thumb355796530:
By Lena-Uchiha8

:bulletgreen:2:bulletgreen:

:bulletgreen:3:bulletgreen:

:bulletgreen:4:bulletgreen:

:bulletgreen:5:bulletgreen:




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[OVER] Photomanipulation Contest

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 7:41 PM


CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS

1st Place Winner
The creation of an inner universe, dream and depth by Blossom-Lullabies
"The creation of an inner universe, dream and depth"
By: Blossom-Lullabies

Some comments from the judges:
"Very creative theme and title. I love how you chose to represent this theme. I also love all the details and different stocks you used: the snowflake, water splash, rainbow... These little things are very creative, and the way you made the whole thing (with the two sides) is very original. It's all so detailed and placed so perfectly and delicately.I love the swirls and water and lighting on the dark side, and the clouds, colors, flowers, and snowflakes on the dream side. This is just such a skilled piece."

"This piece just struck me as marvelous. The contrast between the two sides is amazing, and I love how she is gazing towards the dream side. I love all the different textures, color shades, and brushes used here. It is one of the best photo-manipulations I have ever seen. Really, gorgeous. Gorgeous theme, gorgeous colors, gorgeous techniques, fabulous picture and such skilled work."

"The perspective and the impression of depth is very powerful. There is a clear foreground and the background gives it an endless chaos feel (the sea and cosmos). The unusual thing is the pink girly color that creates a troubleless and joyful feeling."


2nd Place Winner
Nature by 9Us
"Nature"
By: 9Us

Some comments from the judges:
"Very different from other entries. The modesty and minimalism of the art piece charms me. Composition is very original. I love how the lighting transports the viewer into different worlds. Some might see the light as a danger after a nuclear explosion though others might see the light of a guardian angel. The only hero of the art piece has a very powerful role: The fragile girl guarding an even more fragile plant from something that just happened or is coming from the sky or behind her. "

"Amazing skill was used here. You took the stocks and edited them significantly to fit your picture. Great job. I love the look you gave the sky. But my favorite is the little girl in the dirt with the little plant. Great piecing together of stocks. And you picked the perfect thing for the little girl. Lots of skill involved here, and you did so well. (and I love the theme)"

"This is such a simple piece, but such a good Photomanipulation. The transitions and the blending were very well done on this piece. The shadowing on the girl at the bottom was also very well done, considering the background. I kind of liked how there are clouds at the top, that could represent either a storm or dark clouds that are harmless. There could be many meanings to this piece. Very interesting and neat."


3rd Place Winner
[Mature Content]
micro elephant by confuzzledMia
"Micro Elephant"
By: confuzzledMia

Some comments from the judges:
"Immediately transported me to another world. The fantasy criteria is very well balanced. The objects look organic and they are a natural part of the environment. I love the composition. It's quite professionally executed. The piece creates a different personal impression to every viewer. Either a magical fairy tale or a classical cirqus performance. The art piece is easy on the eyes, has a great concept. Creates a perfection impression. The piece has strong story behind it. "


:bulletred: Stats:
:bulletblue: Ended May 31, 2013 - 12:00 Midnight Pacific time.
:bulletblue: Each successfully entered deviation will be awarded 10 points.

:bulletgreen: Rules:
:bulletred: Must 'watch me'.
:bulletred: MUST FAVORITE THIS JOURNAL.
:bulletred: Must make a journal pointing to this one, then post a link here so that I can verify you.
:bulletred: Must be original work created specifically for this contest.
:bulletred: You may submit only one entry!
:bulletred: There must be a minimum of 5 entries to this contest or it will  be cancelled/rescheduled.
:bulletred: Mature content is allowed (and encouraged).
:bulletred: All art must be properly tagged, and in compliance with Deviantart's standards; 18 or older tagged material is acceptable as long as it is still in compliance with dA's rules.
:bulletred: You must have permission to use the likeness of any real person for this contest.
:bulletred: Violence, gore, and other fetishes not allowed.


:bulletyellow: S P E C I A L: When this contest ends, critiques on any or all entries will be allowed to be posted here in the journal by anyone interested in doing so. These critiques will have no impact on the judges' determinations.
However, anyone creating a critique post (after the contest ends) will be entered into a drawing for 100 :points: - just make sure you let me know you wrote one.

For help writing your critique, go here: hellsplumber.deviantart.com/ar…

:bulletgreen: Prizes:
:bulletblue: 1st place: 200 points, plus 3 month PM plus a FEATURE,
PLUS Winners Package from AnotherContestGroup
PLUS a "4 day Art Slave" by RAWRmarshmallows
PLUS a Custom Drawing by Toru-chi

:bulletblue: 2nd place: 100 points plus 1 month PM
PLUS a custom pixel icon by cliselle

:bulletblue: 3rd place:  50 points
PLUS a custom Chibi by Mainecare

***JUDGING CRITERIA***
My panel of judges will use the following:
:bulletorange: Creativity and Originality
:bulletorange: Quality of the Art Piece
:bulletorange: Clarity of Theme
:bulletorange: Overall Impression

Note: My panel of judges do not know who the other judges are. They will present their opinions to me individually and, I will use their scores on a graph plus my own thoughts, and the winners will be chosen.

:bulletred: More Info:
:bulletyellow: Your entry MUST be a PHOTOMANIPULATION. That means it involves 2 or more photographic elements that have been combined to create something new.
:bulletyellow: Entries must be new and specifically created for this competition.
:bulletyellow: ALL stock must be credited, including brushes. All stock must be from legitimate sources.
:bulletyellow: Collaborations are OK as long as all collaborators are credited, but if a prize is won, that prize will be split evenly among collaborators. If you are submitting a collaboration, you only need to submit the work once.



Good Luck!
:iconkillitwithfire::iconx-eq-x::iconkillthatwithfire:
EQ

[E N T R I E S]

:bulletgreen: (1) :bulletgreen:
[Mature Content]
micro elephant by confuzzledMia
"Micro Elephant"
By: confuzzledMia

:bulletred:

:bulletgreen: (2) :bulletgreen:
Beautiful Randomness! by manutdred
"Beautiful Randomness!"
By: manutdred

:bulletred:

:bulletgreen: (3) :bulletgreen:
The creation of an inner universe, dream and depth by Blossom-Lullabies
"The creation of an inner universe, dream and depth"
By: Blossom-Lullabies

:bulletred:

:bulletgreen: (4) :bulletgreen:
Alice by Lolita-Artz
"Alice"
By: Lolita-Artz

:bulletred:

:bulletgreen: (5) :bulletgreen:
Reach for the Sky by pieface75
"Reach for the Sky"
By: pieface75

:bulletred:

:bulletgreen: (6) :bulletgreen:
Black Butterfly by Wesley-Souza
"Black Butterfly"
By: Wesley-Souza

:bulletred:

:bulletgreen: (7) :bulletgreen:
Purple Dream by Operia
"Purple Dream"
By: Operia

:bulletred:

:bulletgreen: (8) :bulletgreen:
Nature by 9Us
"Nature"
By: 9Us




CSS credit goes to:
Stock: Dragoroth-stock, little-spacey, mimose-stock, Dralliance-Stock, Dracoart-Stock, gaiastock, CAStock
Brushes: MouritsaDA-Stock
Coding & graphics: kuschelirmel-stock
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My Contests

Journal Entry: Wed Feb 20, 2013, 7:25 PM


[OVER] Forbidden Love: x-eq-x.deviantart.com/journal/…

Music to Imagery: fav.me/d66ubxc
[CANCELLED due to insufficient participation]

[OVER] Good vs. Evil: fav.me/d62ovv9

Sonic Meets MLP: x-eq-x.deviantart.com/journal/…
[CANCELLED due to insufficient participation]

[OVER] Abstract Art Contest: x-eq-x.deviantart.com/journal/…

Fantasy Meets Drama: x-eq-x.deviantart.com/journal/…
[CANCELLED due to insufficient participation]

Comic Strip Contest: x-eq-x.deviantart.com/journal/…
[CANCELLED due to insufficient participation]

Collaboration Contest: x-eq-x.deviantart.com/journal/…
DEADLINE: January 31st, 2014

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Drawn To Your Beauty Contest!

Journal Entry: Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:11 AM


[over]Drawn To Your Beauty Contest![over]
W I N N E R S
First Place
innocence by Lolita-Artz
"innocence"
By: Lolita-Artz

Some comments from the judges:
:bulletyellow:"Mixed media, very daredevil and unique indeed! Something so simple can be so different and outstanding."
:bulletyellow:"I just have to say that the person depicted in this piece of digital art is quite amazing. The color and bright tones of the skin look stunning and spectacular. The form of it all and the presentation also looks very nice and beautiful."
:bulletyellow:"I absolutely LOVED this! Clearly states innocence. Best of all, I can't tell whether its painted, or if its a photo!"
:bulletyellow:"I think quality is wonderfully showed in this piece of art. The tones and technique are beautifully executed! It also gives off a very professional vibe."


Second Place
.::The Moth::. by DanMeow
".::The Moth::."
By: DanMeow

Some comments from the judges:
:bulletyellow:"This drawing is beautifully done and just pops out to me in so many ways. The portrayal was rather good, the detail was excellent"
:bulletyellow:"There is so much un-explainable detail in this drawing. Though it's only black and white, everything about this piece is very beautiful."
:bulletyellow:"I love all the detail in this picture, from the moths to the necklace she's wearing. It seems almost surreal, somehow abstract. The careful, detailed designs in each line and curve show all the effort put into this one piece!"

Third Place
Astrifero Nocte Virgo by Following-The-Rabbit
"Astrifero Nocte Virgo"
By Following-The-Rabbit

Some comments from the judges:
:bulletyellow:"I fell in love with the view out her window! All the different hues in the sky are captivating. "
:bulletyellow:"Everything says "sexy", from her clothes to her pose, even the couch she's sitting on!  The lighting and anatomy is very well done."


*** OBJECTIVE ***
Create an entry for one of 3 categories of beauty:
1) Innocence
2) Girl Next Door
3) Sexy

You may use drawing, painting, digital art, photography
or any method which moves you.


:bulletred: Stats:
:bulletblue: Begins February 20, 2013; Ends April 15, 2013 - 12:00 Midnight Pacific time.
:bulletblue: Each successfully entered deviation will be awarded 10 points.

:bulletgreen: Rules:
:bulletred: Must 'watch me'.
:bulletred: YOU MUST FAVORITE THIS JOURNAL.
:bulletred: Must make a journal pointing to this one, then post a link here so that I can verify you.
:bulletred: There must be a minimum of 5 entries to this contest or it will be cancelled/rescheduled.
:bulletred: Must be original work created specifically for this contest.
:bulletred: You may submit only one entry per category!
:bulletred: Mature content is allowed (and encouraged).
:bulletred: All art must be properly tagged, and in compliance with Deviantart's standards; 18 or older tagged material is acceptable as long as it is still in compliance with dA's rules.
:bulletred: You must have permission to draw the likeness of any real person you use for this contest.
:bulletred: Violence, gore, and other fetishes not allowed.

:bulletgreen: Prizes:
:bulletblue: 1st place: 200 points, plus 3 month PM plus a FEATURE,
PLUS Winners Package from AnotherContestGroup
PLUS a custom OC by Squeakgetsoblivious
PLUS a Custom Chibi or Anime by ixRawrmarshmallow

:bulletblue: 2nd place: 100 points plus 1 month PM
PLUS a custom Bust Shot by cliselle

:bulletblue: 3rd place:  50 points
PLUS a custom Chibi by Mainecare

:bulletred: Judging Criteria:
:bulletorange:Creativity and Originality
:bulletorange:Quality of the Art Piece
:bulletorange:Clarity of Theme
:bulletorange:Overall Impression



Good Luck!
:iconkillitwithfire::iconx-eq-x::iconkillthatwithfire:
EQ

[E N T R I E S]

Category: Innocent
:bulletgreen: (1) :bulletgreen:
Contest entry - x-EQ-x by laurifly
By: laurifly

:bulletgreen: (2) :bulletgreen:
Red Innocence (Print Version :D) by ART9807
"Red Innocence"
By: ART9807

:bulletgreen: (3) :bulletgreen:
innocence by Lolita-Artz
"innocence"
By: Lolita-Artz

Category: Girl Next Door
:bulletgreen: (1) :bulletgreen:
Contest Entry - Just the Girl next door by WeirdLittleZombie
By: WeirdLittleZombie

Category: Sexy
:bulletgreen: (1) :bulletgreen:
Astrifero Nocte Virgo by Following-The-Rabbit
"Astrifero Nocte Virgo"
By Following-The-Rabbit

:bulletgreen: (2) :bulletgreen:
.::The Moth::. by DanMeow
".::The Moth::."
By: DanMeow

:bulletgreen: (3) :bulletgreen:
Lookin for instant death? by TaiyokoChan
"Lookin for instant death?"
By: TaiyokoChan





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[over] Mothers Day Art Contest

Journal Entry: Fri Feb 15, 2013, 12:24 AM


*** DEADLINE DATE ***
Mother's Day - MAY 12th, 2013
- C a n c e l l e d -
Due to insufficient number of entries.

There were only 2 entries in this contest.
Those who entered will be awarded a small prize, however, for their attempt.


*** RULES ***
:bulletred:1 Draw a picture of your Mother. She must be recognizable.
:bulletred:2 You can draw her in any form you wish but it must be female!
:bulletred:3 Must be at least mostly humanoid body, and include at least head to waist.
:bulletred:4 Drawings/ paintings/ 3d artwork only.
:bulletred:5 Must be original art created for this contest.
:bulletred:6 Only one drawing for contest per member.
:bulletred:7 Violence, vore, gore, nudity, bongade and other fetishes not allowed
:bulletred:8 Must 'follow me'.
:bulletred:9 Must make a journal pointing to this one, then post link here so I can verify you.
:bulletred:10 There must be a minimum of 5 entries to this contest or it will be cancelled/rescheduled.

:bulletyellow: S P E C I A L: When this contest ends, critiques on any or all entries will be allowed to be posted here in the journal by anyone interested in doing so. These critiques will have no impact on the judges' determinations.
However, anyone creating a critique post (after the contest ends) will be entered into a drawing for 100 :points:

For help writing your critique, go here: hellsplumber.deviantart.com/ar…

:bulletgreen:QUESTIONS? ASK ME!

*** SUBMITTING ***
:bulletblue:must be a member of dA to enter.
:bulletblue:must be a new submission created for this contest.
:bulletblue:must write in artists comments about this contest and leave link to contest.
:bulletblue:post link to your art in this journal for review.

***JUDGING CRITERIA***
My panel of judges will use the following:
:bulletorange: Creativity and Originality
:bulletorange: Quality of the Art Piece
:bulletorange: Clarity of Theme
:bulletorange: Overall Impression

My panel of judges do not know who the other judges are. They will present their opinions to me individually and, I will use their scores on a graph plus my own thoughts, and the winners will be chosen.


*** PRIZE LIST ***

:bulletyellow:1st place
3 month PM and 300 points
PLUS a 1 month feature on my page
PLUS a Winners Package from AnotherContestGroup
PLUS an Anime Full body, w/ Background by that-walri

:bulletyellow:2nd place
1 month PM and 100 points
PLUS a custom digital cartoon by Dawns-Envy

:bulletyellow:3rd place
100 points
PLUS a custom animated pixel icon by CaeruliaAutumnale


E N T R I E S

:bulletgreen: 1 :bulletgreen:

by
cliselle

:bulletgreen: 2 :bulletgreen:

by
WildStrike008

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[repost] Looking for potential judges...

Journal Entry: Tue Feb 12, 2013, 5:47 PM
I need to add a few judges to my panel of judges for art contests.

This panel will be paid in :points: whenever their services have been performed. The more useful their input, the more of the pool of points they earn. Most judges earn from 50-200 points per round.

Anyone who feels they are qualified to judge art, literature and photography can submit a note to me and we shall discuss it.

If a judge wishes to enter one of the contests they are judging in, they may NOT vote for their own work, but they may enter the contest. Or they can simply NOT vote in that contest.

Must be able to judge pieces by the following criteria:

Creativity and Originality
Quality of the Art Piece
Clarity of Theme
Overall Impression

If you would like to be on this panel of judges, please  note me regarding this.

Thanks.

EQ


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[OVER] Multi-Talent Contest!

Journal Entry: Thu Jan 31, 2013, 8:21 PM


*** W I N N E R S***
1st place winner:
Contest EntryThis is a literature entry for a contest here: http://x-eq-x.deviantart.com/journal/Multi-Talent-Contest-351746110 (they must be submitted by journal, but I'll upload it as a deviation too :aww:)
(Also entering it in that contest themed contest I keep mentioning :XD: http://contest-office.deviantart.com/journal/Participate-in-Contests-CONTEST-edited-364045041)
I get it, okay?
I understand now
I was wrong
Everything I do is wrong
 
It's alright
I'm not going to get mad
You hate everything I do
I get that
 
I'll sit still
And behave
I'll take every order
Just like you want
 
I'll dress myself neatly
And stand very straight
I'll do whatever I'm told
Just like you want
 
Don't apologize now,
Now that you see me this way
I'm no longer myself
Just like you want
 
I'm not going to throw insults
I'm done screaming and fighting
I'm giving up now
Just like you want
 
I w

By: TheWritingDragon
[category: Literature]

Some of the judges' comments:
"This piece is depressing, but completely and perfectly describes the despair and hopelessness people feel sometimes. When you feel so tired, and so useless, you just can't describe it, but this artist has nailed it down completely. The verses are very sweet yet sad, and it's like a surrender. I just love how easily this artist writes all these emotions."

"I love the atmosphere of this poem. The voice is really strong. The theme is great. I absolutely love the lines, "Just the way you want" and "Everything I do is wrong." It is a creative, strong, well written poem and very beautiful."

:bulletred: :bulletwhite: :bulletblue:

:bulletwhite: :bulletblue: :bulletwhite:

2nd place winner:
:thumb368818824:
"The Last Leaf"
By: FrozenJam
[category: Literature]

Some of the judges' comments:
"The concept is amazing, the sentence structure is captivating, and the phrasing in the words just catches your attention. It's a very simple yet descriptive piece that brings out the beauty of literature."

"It's as though you can practically imagine the leaf, hanging on by a whim, so strong but so tired from holding on for so long. It's just such a clean and tidy theme, it's so simple but it's made so elegant with all the wonderful DETAIL!"

"I'm just completely in love with this piece. It's beautifully written and carefully laid out. It speaks from the soul and eases the mind."

:bulletred: :bulletwhite: :bulletblue:

:bulletwhite: :bulletblue: :bulletwhite:

3rd place winner:
Pelea canina by Mymoru
"Pelea canina"
By: Mymoru
[category: Photography]

Some of the judges' comments:
"I love this picture, its just captures such a fun aspect. I love the fact that both dogs are looking at the camera. Its very cute, playful, and creative in a sense. i like the aspect of just "dogs will be dogs"

"Very clear picture, has a nice amount of detail captured, not an amateur photo. Its not just a picture of dogs playing, its more of dogs expressing a feeling of joy."

"This picture is really cute! I think it was taken at just the right moment. I can tell that this artist has a real knack for photography, and I think it takes a really keen eye to take a photograph at this exact moment. The expression on the dogs' faces is adorable, really."

"It shows the fun spirit of a puppy/dog, and i just adore it. The toy shows how the two are connected, almost as good friends playfully fighting over something."


:bulletred: :bulletwhite: :bulletblue:

:bulletwhite: :bulletblue: :bulletwhite:

We all have our gifts; our talents.
For some it is drawing or painting.
For others it is writing.
Still others create behind the lens of a camera.

This contest will feature 3 distinctly different talents:

:bulletwhite: 1. Drawings/Pixels: Digital, traditional, chibis, paintings, photomanipulation, etc.
:bulletwhite: 2. Photography: Show us all how talented you are with a camera.
:bulletwhite: 3. Literature: Poems, stories, prose, etc. </strike>


*** DEADLINE DATE ***
APRIL 30th, 2013

*** RULES ***
:bulletred: 1 Must 'watch me'.
:bulletred: 2 Must make a journal pointing to this one, then post a link here so that I can verify you.
:bulletred: 3 Must be original work created specifically for this contest.
:bulletred: 4 Only one entry per category per member.
:bulletred: 5 Mature content is allowed (and encouraged).
:bulletred: 6 Violence, gore, bondage and other fetishes not allowed
:bulletred: 7 There must be a minimum of 5 entries for this contest or it will be cancelled/rescheduled.

:bulletyellow: S P E C I A L: When this contest ends, critiques on any or all entries will be allowed to be posted here in the journal by anyone interested in doing so. These critiques will have no impact on the judges' determinations.
However, anyone creating a critique post (after the contest ends) will be entered into a drawing for 100 :points:

:bulletgreen: QUESTIONS? ASK ME!

*** SUBMITTING ***
:bulletblue: must be a member of dA to enter.
:bulletblue: must be a new submission created for this contest.
:bulletblue: must post a link to this contest journal in your entry's comments.
:bulletblue: post a thumbnail to your art or photo or writing in a :note: to me for review.
:bulletblue: all literature entries must be in the form of a journal on dA.

***JUDGING CRITERIA***
:bulletorange: Creativity and Originality
:bulletorange: Quality of the Art Piece
:bulletorange: Clarity of Theme
:bulletorange: Overall Impression

*** PRIZE LIST ***
:bulletyellow: 1st place
3 month PM and 300 points
PLUS a 1 month feature on my page
PLUS the Winners Package from AnotherContestGroup
PLUS a Custom Pixel Icon by cliselle
PLUS a Custom Chibi or Anime by ixRawrmarshmallow

:bulletyellow: 2nd place
1 month PM and 100 points
PLUS a custom OC by Squeakgetsoblivious
PLUS a custom poetry/story/literature request by VivaFariy

:bulletyellow: 3rd place
100 points
PLUS a custom animated pixel icon by CaeruliaAutumnale

[ENTRIES]

Catagory: Art
:bulletgreen: 1 :bulletgreen:
:thumb361225332:
"Barely Human"
By: akkochi

:bulletgreen: 2 :bulletgreen:
Life Is Magical by Lolita-Artz
"Life Is Magical"
[mature content]
By: Lolita-Artz

:bulletgreen: 3 :bulletgreen:
Contest Entry - Troll Girl by WeirdLittleZombie
"Troll Girl"
By: WeirdLittleZombie

:bulletgreen: 4 :bulletgreen:
Lord TurHuss by B-RizzleXXXX
"Lord TurHuss"
By: B-RizzleXXXX

:bulletgreen: 5 :bulletgreen:

"Cinderella - Pixel"
By: cliselle

:bulletgreen: 6 :bulletgreen:
CE: Soccer Fun by VivaFariy
"Soccer Fun"
By: VivaFariy

:bulletgreen: 7 :bulletgreen:

"Into the sunset, where I was led away.."
By: Cactato

:bulletgreen: 8 :bulletgreen:
Contest Entry for x-EQ-x by CelestialBunny
By: CelestialBunny

:bulletred: :bulletwhite: :bulletblue:

:bulletwhite: :bulletblue: :bulletwhite:

Catagory: Photography
:bulletgreen: 1 :bulletgreen:
A Treasure by LashelleValentine
"A Treasure"
By LashelleValentine
DISQUALIFIED Due to being entered into another contest while entered into this one. (Note: they could have entered it into another contest AFTER this contest was over and remained verifiable)

:bulletgreen: 2 :bulletgreen:

"Leen"
By WildStrike008

:bulletgreen: 3 :bulletgreen:
Contest Entry - Cards on the Counter by WeirdLittleZombie
"Cards on the Counter"
By: WeirdLittleZombie

:bulletgreen: 4 :bulletgreen:
Pelea canina by Mymoru
"Pelea canina"
By: Mymoru

:bulletgreen: 5 :bulletgreen:
Reflections on a Glass Castle by TheWritingDragon
"Reflections on a Glass Castle"
By: TheWritingDragon
DISQUALIFIED Due to being entered into another contest while entered into this one. (Note: they could have entered it into another contest AFTER this contest was over and remained verifiable)

:bulletred: :bulletwhite: :bulletblue:

:bulletwhite: :bulletblue: :bulletwhite:

Catagory: Literature
:bulletgreen: 1 :bulletgreen:
:thumb362949152:
By akkochi

:bulletgreen: 2 :bulletgreen:
Contest EntryThis is an entry for :iconx-EQ-x:'s Contest
About thinking
I just noticed again
I'm a living human being
Feeling my heart beat
And my blood
Running through my veins
The time stops passing by
Now I see every detail
Asking Myself
Is this real?
'Cause I feel so weird
It could all be just a dream
Nothing happens
I feel empty now
And I think
What's the meaning
Of being here
Living my life
Making decisions
Falling in love
Getting older
If it all will end some time
Questions and statements
Sudden realizations
Everything won't matter
As soon as nature
Has taken back the world
When we're gone
And never will we come back
At least not in this form
But maybe in another

"About Thinking"
By WeirdLittleZombie

:bulletgreen: 3 :bulletgreen:
Contest EntryThis is a literature entry for a contest here: http://x-eq-x.deviantart.com/journal/Multi-Talent-Contest-351746110 (they must be submitted by journal, but I'll upload it as a deviation too :aww:)
(Also entering it in that contest themed contest I keep mentioning :XD: http://contest-office.deviantart.com/journal/Participate-in-Contests-CONTEST-edited-364045041)
I get it, okay?
I understand now
I was wrong
Everything I do is wrong
 
It's alright
I'm not going to get mad
You hate everything I do
I get that
 
I'll sit still
And behave
I'll take every order
Just like you want
 
I'll dress myself neatly
And stand very straight
I'll do whatever I'm told
Just like you want
 
Don't apologize now,
Now that you see me this way
I'm no longer myself
Just like you want
 
I'm not going to throw insults
I'm done screaming and fighting
I'm giving up now
Just like you want
 
I w

By: TheWritingDragon

:bulletgreen: 4 :bulletgreen:
Message's of the Resistance... Contest entryLiving in the streets healthy and unhappy.
We live underground, and safe on rooftops.
Where made from broken parts, the weak to the strong.
The young to the old, rich to the poor. Leaders to followers,
All have a purpose, stealing to stay alive, losing everything but the dreams we need.
Hopes to find, fighting when we have to value the life to live.
We've lost our homes for what reasons? In this world has been good and evil.
To the Resistance we are one part of fate, to the young that have hart,
To the old that have wisdom, to the good who have prayed, to the evil that have anger,
To the poor that have skill, to the rich that have will. We've seen children in pain,
Family's that been hidden, we never wanted all this, it didn't have to be this way.
Whispers in the dark to cheers of light, we march to the drums, beating in our harts.
To the believes we have, separate opinions  from whom  we are, we are who we are.
No matter how you hide it, the truth is behind the evil grin we all hold,

"Message's of the Resistance"
By: smeagle123

:bulletgreen: 5 :bulletgreen:
Generation GapIn a fragile world accessed through fingertips,
I have it all.
The opportunities that come with glaring at a screen,
connections with strangers through an alternate universe.
A message sent in an instant
what would of taken months through other, dated means.
Oh, what you could have with such things;
To entertain, distract, dwindle precious time.
A slide of a finger, a click of a button.
These luxuries, as you call them,
Accessible any shift of day.
Valued keepsakes and possessions now
You could nevermore dream up;
And you're jealous, a generation delayed.
Not a manner to garner outside news
exempt of flipping through files;
While a typed solitary word brings us all we've come to know.
As I despise my own time,
What you would do
To steer into the future
And relive childhood in the era you belong.
In a lucid world fresh with color and life,
You had it all.
Controversy spurred amongst this modern heavy sound
Driving the masses off their feet, flocking ample stadiums.
Performers e

"Generation Gap"
By: CassieCros13

:bulletgreen: 6 :bulletgreen:
Scritch Scratch ScribbleScritch Scratch Scribble
Pencil running across the page
Thoughts flying around my brain
Getting ready to begin
The excitement of writing
Where should I start this wonderful journey?
My page in blank, and I must fill it
Which thought should I pull?
Where should I travel this time?
Where will my story take me?
These questions mixing with my thoughts
Accumulating and getting me lost
My journey hasn't even begun but
Already I have crashed
Scritch Scratch Scribble
Pencil drops, not knowing what to do
Thoughts are lost in the hula boo
The hardships of writing
I'm not creative, I don't know what to write
The blank page fills with me with fright
I'm not good, not at all
I just let the pencil fall
Scritch Scratch Scribble
Pencil writing randomly
Thoughts trying bravely
The adventures of writing
Don't know what I'm writing
Don't know where I'm driving
Forcing myself to move along
Forcing myself to write something down
The page is no longer blank
Scritch Scratch Scribble
Pencil becomes more comfo

"Scritch Scratch Scribble"
By: VivaFariy

:bulletgreen: 7 :bulletgreen:
:thumb368818824:
"The Last Leaf"
By: FrozenJam

:bulletred: :bulletwhite: :bulletblue:

:bulletwhite: :bulletblue: :bulletwhite:

Catagory: Sculpture
:bulletgreen: 1 :bulletgreen:
Cherry Blossom Chibi by xRcks
"Cherry Blossom Chibi"
By: xRcks
DISQUALIFIED Item was currently for sale and mention of it being made for this contest removed from their journal. item was obviously made for sale, not for this contest. (note: item could have been sold AFTER the contest ended and they would have remained verifiable)


  • Mood: Excited
  • Listening to: the sound of silence
  • Reading: the writing on the wall
  • Watching: the wheels go round &#039;n round
  • Playing: the part
  • Eating: my words
  • Drinking: in the beauty

[over] Draw Your Favorite Deviant's OC contest!

Journal Entry: Tue Jan 29, 2013, 10:54 PM



:bulletred: CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS :bulletred:

1ST PLACE:
#19
Athena-chan by DanMeow
By: DanMeow
Of: Silver-moon123's OC

Some of the judges' comments about this entry:
"I think overall, the quality of this art piece is spectacular. You can see the effort put into it, and you can see all the different techniques used in the coloring. The textures are efficiently used as well."
"The calmness and peacefulness of the flower garden is so easily portrayed within her wonderful expression, the sweet spring colors, and the adorable pose."

2ND PLACE:
#12
Contest entry by Toru-chi
By: Toru-chi
Of: KyouKaraa

Some of the judges' comments about this entry:
"The detail and clarity in this drawing is amazing. The colors are beautifully used together. "
"I can tell that this person worked very hard and very carefully on this deviation."
"There's something very capturing in this piece, something in the colors and the pattern of her shadow that makes it look so vintage."

3RD PLACE:
#16
:thumb363426247:
By: miiruii
Of: Bunni-purin

Some of the judges' comments about this entry:
"One thing I like about this piece is the detail. You can see each strand of hair and each crease in her sleeves and bow. The eyes are so captivating."
"The colors are pretty well put together. I like how there's also a shadow from the girl on the wall in the back."



:bulletred: Stats:
:bulletblue: Begins February 1, 2013;
:bulletblue: Ends April 5, 2013 - 12:00 Midnight Pacific time.
:bulletblue: Each successfully entered deviation will be awarded 10 points.

:bulletred: To win:
:bulletblue: You MUST have a reference picture of the OC in your artist's comments.
:bulletblue: You MUST have a link to this contest and proper permissions.
:bulletblue: You MUST have this contest journal in your favorites.
:bulletblue: You MUST make a journal pointing to this one, then post link here so I can verify you.



:bulletgreen: Prizes:
:bulletblue: 1st place: 200 points plus 3 month PM
PLUS Winners Package from AnotherContestGroup
PLUS an Anime Full body, w/ Background by that-walri
PLUS a Custom Drawing by puffycheeksx3

:bulletblue: 2nd place: 100 points plus 1 month PM
PLUS a custom conceptual picture by Dawns-Envy
PLUS a custom traditional OC by VivaFariy

:bulletblue: 3rd place:  50 points
PLUS a custom animated pixel icon by CaeruliaAutumnale

:bulletred: Judging Criteria
:bulletorange:Creativity and Originality
:bulletorange:Quality of the Art Piece
:bulletorange:Clarity of Theme
:bulletorange:Overall Impression

:bulletred: The Rules:
:bulletblue:1) YOU MUST FAVORITE THIS JOURNAL.
:bulletblue:2) There must be a minimum of 5 entries to this contest or it will be cancelled/rescheduled.
:bulletblue:3) You may submit as many entries as you would like!
However, please note that if you just scribble out an entry in two minutes to get the incentive (which is obviously far below the standards of the rest of your gallery) you may be denied the incentive. This is to encourage thought and effort.
:bulletblue:4) You may only use an OC once. Meaning if you decide to enter three times, they must be of three different characters.
:bulletblue:5) You MAY NOT use your own OC.
:bulletblue:6) Your entry Must be original work created specifically for this contest.
:bulletblue:7) All art must be properly tagged, and in compliance with Deviantart's standards; 18 or older tagged material is acceptable as long as it is still in compliance with dA's rules.
:bulletblue:8) You must have permission to draw the OC you use for this contest.
:bulletblue:9) Each OC you submit must have a visual reference linked in the description for judging purposes. Please see the basic crediting format below.

:bulletgreen: It should contain character name/reference, who created the character, acknowledgement that it is for this contest, crediting yourself for the actual art creation, and any other artist comment you would like to add.

:bulletyellow: Here is an example of how it might look:

[ +BillyBob Lineart+
 Original Character and Concept © *BillyBobJo
 Drawn for x-EQ-x's OC Contest
 Art © Me, aka =oRgA, aka `L. Miller`]  


Good Luck!
:iconkillitwithfire::iconx-eq-x::iconkillthatwithfire:
EQ

[E N T R I E S]

:bulletgreen: (1) :bulletgreen:
x-EQ-x's OC Contest Entry by that-walri
BY that-walri
Of meshmellow's OC

:bulletgreen: (2) :bulletgreen:
x-EQ-x's OC Contest Entry 2 by that-walri
BY that-walri
Of: gaysenpai's OC

:bulletgreen: (3) :bulletgreen:
:thumb354559976:
BY Lena-Uchiha8
Of: FluffyBakura1's OC

:bulletgreen: (4) :bulletgreen:
Jackie~ by FluffyBakura1
By: FluffyBakura1
Of: Lena-Uchiha8's OC

:bulletgreen: (5) :bulletgreen:
Rakuri by MissPh0enix
By: MissPh0enix
Of: milkyteawhale's OC

:bulletgreen: (6) :bulletgreen:
:thumb355835437:
By: Lena-Uchiha8
Of: BrokenLove25's OC

:bulletgreen: (7) :bulletgreen:
:thumb356688947:
By: Lena-Uchiha8
Of: that-walri's OC

:bulletgreen: (8) :bulletgreen:
(Mature Content)
Contest Entry-Sexy Babba by MickoDaimao
By: MickoDaimao
Of: rickeyracoon123's OC

:bulletgreen: (9) :bulletgreen:
x-EQ-x's fav OC contest entry by Mainecare
By: Mainecare
Of: jyokyori's OC

:bulletgreen: (10) :bulletgreen:
Trish by ComradYurr
By: ComradYurr
Of: RHEMORA's OC

:bulletgreen: (11) :bulletgreen:
Eleonor, the vampire by kissingcyanide
By: kissingcyanide
Of: LidiaRideaAidil's OC

:bulletgreen: (12) :bulletgreen:
Contest entry by Toru-chi
By: Toru-chi
Of: KyouKaraa

:bulletgreen: (13) :bulletgreen:

By: akkochi
Of: BayneezOne

:bulletgreen: (14) :bulletgreen:
Dale Frost (again) by xX-Magenta-BluesXx
By: xX-Magenta-BluesXx
Of: Infinitai

:bulletgreen: (15) :bulletgreen:
What's that light? by Kazumi-Senpai
By: Kazumi-Senpai
Of: pindanglicious

:bulletgreen: (16) :bulletgreen:
:thumb363426247:
By: miiruii
Of: Bunni-purin

:bulletgreen: (17) :bulletgreen:
Yuki Hunnutsuka - Contest Entry by Kohaya7Kae-13
By: Kohaya7Kae-13
Of: MikoYami's OC

:bulletgreen: (18) :bulletgreen:
:thumb363491991:
By: KalteEinsamkeit
Of: Damaged927's OC

:bulletgreen: (19) :bulletgreen:
Athena-chan by DanMeow
By: DanMeow
Of: Silver-moon123's OC

:bulletgreen: (20) :bulletgreen:
I've turned into a Monster - OC Contest Entry 2 by KalteEinsamkeit
By: KalteEinsamkeit
Of: Marcelinexxx's OC

:bulletgreen: (21) :bulletgreen:
Dr. Zexxck - I am your Master! by Phantasm09
By: Phantasm09
Of: DoctorZexxck's OC

:bulletgreen: (22) :bulletgreen:
:thumb363797984:
By: Drella-sama
Of: xDarkreepx's OC


  • Mood: Excited
  • Listening to: the sound of silence
  • Reading: the writing on the wall
  • Watching: the moon turn
  • Playing: the part
  • Eating: my words
  • Drinking: in your beauty

[cancelled]ART CONTEST [guys only]

Journal Entry: Thu Dec 27, 2012, 9:05 PM
CONTEST CANCELLED DUE TO FAILURE TO M EET MINIMUM ENTRIES
"must be a minimum of 5 entries to this contest or it will be cancelled/rescheduled."
<div align-left>
*** RULES ***
:bulletred:1 Draw a picture of yourself.
:bulletred:2 You can draw yourself in any form you wish but you must be recognizable.
:bulletred:3 Must be at least mostly humanoid body, and include at least head to waist.
:bulletred:4 Drawings/ paintings/ 3d artwork only.
:bulletred:5 Must be original art.
:bulletred:6 Only guys, no girls allowed. [Girls, yours is here: fav.me/d5pency]
:bulletred:7 Only one drawing for contest per member.
:bulletred:8 You may use any pose, and Mature content is allowed (and encouraged).
:bulletred:9 Violence, gore, bongade and other fetishes not allowed.
:bulletred:10 Must be colored, but background is optional.
:bulletred:11 Must 'follow me'.
:bulletred:12 Must make a journal pointing to this one, then post link here so I can verify you.

:bulletgreen:ANY QUESTIONS? ASK ME!


*** SUBMITTING ***
:bulletblue:must be a member of dA to enter.
:bulletblue:must be a new submission created for this contest.
:bulletblue:must write in artists comments about this contest and leave link to contest.
:bulletblue:must post thumbnail to your art in this journal for review.
:bulletblue:must be a minimum of 5 entries to this contest or it will be cancelled/rescheduled.


***JUDGING CRITERIA***
:bulletorange:Creativity and Originality
:bulletorange:Quality of the Art Piece
:bulletorange:Clarity of Theme
:bulletorange:Overall Impression


*** DEADLINE DATE ***
28th of FEBRUARY 2013


*** PRIZE LIST ***

:bulletyellow:1st place
3 month PM and 300 points
PLUS a 1 month feature on my page
PLUS the Winners Package from AnotherContestGroup

:bulletyellow:2nd place
1 month PM and 100 points

:bulletyellow:3rd place
100 points

E N T R I E S

:bulletgreen: 1 :bulletgreen:
:thumb347526400:
by
DatCrayonKid


:bulletgreen: 2 :bulletgreen:
:bulletgreen: 3 :bulletgreen:
:bulletgreen: 4 :bulletgreen:
:bulletgreen: 5 :bulletgreen:

  • Mood: Excited
  • Listening to: Bruno Mars
  • Reading: nothing
  • Watching: nothing
  • Playing: nothing
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: nothing

[closed] ART CONTEST [girls only]

Journal Entry: Wed Dec 26, 2012, 9:22 PM
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS

FIRST PLACE WINNER:
:bulletgreen: 6 :bulletgreen:
Me - Contest Entry by LuoLanJP
by
LuoLanJP

The Quality and Realism is quite good in this self-portrait. She used really soft colors and different textures, giving it a real-life look, and it is a very calm and peaceful piece.

SECOND PLACE WINNER:
:bulletgreen: 3 :bulletgreen:
Alice's Wonderland by Following-The-Rabbit
by
Following-The-Rabbit

Excellent background, color schemes and shading. It really highlights the features of the picture.

THIRD PLACE WINNER:
:bulletgreen: 16 :bulletgreen:
Contest Entry: Yes, That's Me by fictionaloutcomes
by
fictionaloutcomes

Very nice self-portrait, carefully capturing the artists features.

HONORABLE MENTION:

All of the entries were very good.
This made choosing the top 3 very difficult for the judges.
In the end, there are only 3 winners in this contest.
But know that the rest of the entries were very close to winning as well.

C O N T E S T  O V E R


*** RULES ***
:bulletred:1 Draw a picture of yourself.
:bulletred:2 You can draw yourself in any form you wish but you must be recognizable.
:bulletred:3 Must be at least mostly humanoid body, and include at least head to waist.
:bulletred:4 Drawings/ paintings/ 3d artwork only.
:bulletred:5 Must be original art.
:bulletred:6 Only girls, no boys allowed. [Guys, yours is here: fav.me/d5pitci]
:bulletred:7 Only one drawing for contest per member.
:bulletred:8 You may use any pose, and Mature content is allowed (and encouraged).
:bulletred:9 Violence, gore, bongade and other fetishes not allowed.
:bulletred:10 Must be colored, but background is optional.
:bulletred:11 Must 'follow me'.
:bulletred:12 Must make a journal pointing to this one, then post link here so I can verify you.

:bulletgreen:ANY QUESTIONS? ASK ME!



*** SUBMITTING ***
:bulletblue:must be a member of dA to enter.
:bulletblue:must be a new submission created for this contest.
:bulletblue:must write in artists comments about this contest and leave link to contest.
:bulletblue:must post thumbnail or link to your art in this journal for review.
:bulletblue:must be a minimum of 5 people entering this contest.


***JUDGING CRITERIA***
:bulletorange:Creativity and Originality
:bulletorange:Quality of the Art Piece
:bulletorange:Clarity of Theme
:bulletorange:Overall Impression


*** DEADLINE DATE ***
28th of FEBRUARY 2013


*** PRIZE LIST ***

:bulletyellow:1st place
3 month PM and 300 points
PLUS a 1 month feature on my page
PLUS the Winners Package from AnotherContestGroup

:bulletyellow:2nd place
1 month PM and 100 points

:bulletyellow:3rd place
100 points


Current Entries

:bulletgreen: 1 :bulletgreen:
Contest Entry: x-EQ-x's Art Contest by PastelLights
by
PastelLights


:bulletgreen: 2 :bulletgreen:
eq's drawing contest by RAWRmarshmallows
by
RAWRmarshmallows


:bulletgreen: 3 :bulletgreen:
Alice's Wonderland by Following-The-Rabbit
by
Following-The-Rabbit


:bulletgreen: 4 :bulletgreen:
.|Art Contest Entry|. by Jacket-Sniffer
by
Jacket-Sniffer


:bulletgreen: 5 :bulletgreen:
OC Yumiko by WishfulAngelPlushie
by
WishfulAngelPlushie


:bulletgreen: 6 :bulletgreen:
Me - Contest Entry by LuoLanJP
by
LuoLanJP


:bulletgreen: 7 :bulletgreen:
Contest Entry for x-EQ-x by azuriin
by
azuriin


:bulletgreen: 8 :bulletgreen:
Self Portrait by CYoung521
by
CYoung521


:bulletgreen: 9 :bulletgreen:
:thumb355528675:
by
cressla


:bulletgreen: 10 :bulletgreen:
:thumb355641376:
by
FirePhoenixCreations


:bulletgreen: 11 :bulletgreen:
Me for x-EQ-x's contest by IZAEON
by
IZAEON


:bulletgreen: 12 :bulletgreen:
entry for contest by WildStrike008
by
WildStrike008


:bulletgreen: 13 :bulletgreen:

by
Lulu-King


:bulletgreen: 14 :bulletgreen:
The Dreamer by WhiteKiss
by
WhiteKiss


:bulletgreen: 15 :bulletgreen:
[contest] self-portrait by thaliana-c
by
thaliana-c


:bulletgreen: 16 :bulletgreen:
Contest Entry: Yes, That's Me by fictionaloutcomes
by
fictionaloutcomes



  • Mood: Excited
  • Listening to: the sound of silence
  • Reading: the writing on the wall
  • Watching: the wheels go round &#039;n round
  • Playing: the part
  • Eating: my words
  • Drinking: in your beauty

Win a Three Month Membership Here! [OVER]

Journal Entry: Wed Oct 10, 2012, 7:39 PM

:iconglompowlplz:
If you enjoyed entering this giveaway, stay tuned for the next giveaway
for a 3 month PM, coming next week.
:icondelightfulplz:

DRAWING IS OVER!
3 Mo Pm ScreenCap by x-EQ-x
The winner is: #59
:iconflying-with-the-owls:
=saslaymaker


YOU MUST FOLLOW THESE RULES
TO BE ENTERED IN THE DRAWING

Rules

1. You MUST Favorite this journal.

2. You have to WATCH ME.

3. Write another journal that I'm giving away a membership and include a link to this journal.

4. You must be a member of DeviantArt for at least two weeks in order to be entered into this contest.

5. Only your main account can be entered. No plz or mule accounts are allowed to enter.

6. Comment here when you are done and show the [link] to your journal about this contest and I will give you a number.

◕ IF YOU DO NOT COMMENT THE JOURNAL YOU MADE I WILL NOT ADD YOU TO THE LIST
◕ I WILL NOT GO LOOKING FOR YOUR JOURNAL IN YOUR PAGE
◕ IF YOU DO NOT FAVORITE THIS JOURNAL I WILL NOT ADD YOU.

◕ As I am not always on dA every single day I may not respond to your entry request right away. Don't worry, I will take them in the order received when I get back online.

◕ If you follow these rules you are qualified to enter the giveaway!

At the end of the giveaway the winner will be chosen by Random.org and a screencap will be posted of the randomly chosen number.


This giveaway will end on October 31st
or when there are 100 entries
◕ (whichever comes first) ◕


GoodLuck!
:iconkillitwithfire::iconx-eq-x::iconkillthatwithfire:
EQ


People who are entered so far:

1. :iconjennee6: 2. :iconrainwolfy: 3. :iconluciferj: 4. :iconshadowgirl333:  


5. :iconmochajelly: 6. :iconikittty: 7. :iconxcrystalclearskiesx: 8. :iconixeatmarshmallows:


9.:iconmidnighthowls: 10.:iconrawrmarshmallows: 11. :iconaprahnicus: 12. :iconsonic8175:


13. :iconcaustically: 14. :iconpinkprettycupcakes: 15. :iconpastellights: 16. :iconowospoons:


17. :iconversafarm: 18. :iconaliciaii: 19. :iconcupcake6541: 20. :iconxhellobunnay:


21. :iconnerdforever: 22. :iconiyoonarawrx: 23. :iconraineyellow: 24. :icontashaeyan213:


25. :iconkylielow096: 26. :iconevermorefire: 27. :iconsmile-bright: 28. :iconinspiredninja:


29. :iconhellomelody: 30. :iconshyurin: 31. :icondesucake: 32. :iconrurichii:


33. :iconazuie: 34. :iconsmileybear6: 35. :iconwhite-rosie: 36. :iconunknownartist101:


37. :iconevilraspberry: 38. :iconsweetkeydani: 39. :iconvivafariy: 40. :iconfirephoenixcreations:


41. :iconfirepoppy: 42. :iconignisardor: 43. :iconshanasayshaiiiii: 44. :icondragonhawkmist:


45. :iconpjohootkc: 46. :iconshysillystupid: 47. :iconnikkiiq: 48. :iconlalawonders:


49. :iconthatcanonkid: 50. :iconatonofjunk: 51. :iconmoonlightriver404: 52. :icongottchen:

53. :iconverlak: 54. :iconixlizzy: 55. :iconoilyiana: 56. :iconwubwubkillsu:


57. :iconcody10532: 58. :iconnovacola1: 59. :iconflying-with-the-owls: 60. :iconxxshadow-flamexx:


61. :iconx3chocolates: 62. :iconranieyhawa215: 63. :icondudeitsdani: 64. :iconallyalltheway:


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DRAGON'S LURE Ear Cuff

Journal Entry: Tue Oct 9, 2012, 8:24 PM
I saw this thing and HAD TO HAVE IT! So I ordered it.
I can't wait to get it! It's going to look AWESOME!

Vintage Antique Wing DRAGON'S LURE Ear Cuff

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A World Without The Internet

Journal Entry: Wed Jul 4, 2012, 9:52 PM
If someone were to tell you today that tomorrow the Internet would cease to exist, what would you do? There would be catastrophic consequences that could leave the whole world in ruins. Some people would probably say that it would be for the best, but the fact is that everything you are using today, whether it is your car or the smartphone in your pocket, all use the Internet for something. There is probably not a single product that is globally successful that hasn't been produced without a single email being sent. It's simply the world we live in today, and the faster our Internet connections get, the more we will rely on the Internet for our daily news, weather reports, traffic reports, stock information, purchases and everything else we could possibly think of.

So what would the world be like without the Internet? Well, we have seen it before, and to compare the two worlds would make a very pale comparison. What would you do? How would you occupy your time? Would you have the same friends as you have today? Would you even be with the same person you love right now? As you might understand, a world without the Internet would have serious consequences that would leave a lot of people lost.

Today the Internet employs 1.2 million people directly in the US alone. It's a staggering number that still feels a little low. With the number of people coming up with new websites and online ideas increasing rapidly, this number should really double in a couple of years or so. A new infographic from Online Education called The World Without The Internet outlines the differences between today and a day when the Internet never existed.

We all know about the SOPA bill that was widely debated and voted down a while back. It would have had infinitely crippled the growth of the Internet and would have created a ripple effect throughout the world. Luckily it wasn't voted through, but there are bills like CISPA, ACTA and PIPA that are trying to pretty much achieve the same thing, but with a different approach. It has always surprised me how a world could build something as complex and perfect as the Internet really is, only for governments around the world to try and break it all down into pieces. It is funding our world as we know it, so why would we want to change it?

If you are not yet "employed" by the Internet, you can be certain that in the near future you will be. Everything is moving towards that, and I wouldn't be surprised if many of us will end up working in a virtual world creating virtual products that are purchased online, only to be 3D printed by the customer at home. It's a scenario that may come true sooner than most people think.

So the question remains, what would you do if the Internet never existed? What would your life be like?

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2012: Beginning of the End?

Journal Entry: Mon Jan 16, 2012, 9:35 PM
Impressive movie special effects aside, Dec. 21, 2012, won't be the end of the world as we know it.
It will, however, be another winter solstice.

2012 has been analyzed and the science of the end of the Earth thoroughly studied. Contrary to some of the common beliefs out there, the science behind the end of the world quickly unravels when pinned down to the 2012 timeline.

How about some Q & A:

(Q): Are there any threats to the Earth in 2012? Many Internet websites say the world will end in December 2012.
(A): Nothing bad will happen to the Earth in 2012. Our planet has been getting along just fine for more than 4 billion years, and credible scientists worldwide know of no threat associated with 2012.

Q: What is the origin of the prediction that the world will end in 2012?
A: The story started with claims that Nibiru, a supposed planet discovered by the Sumerians, is headed toward Earth. This catastrophe was initially predicted for May 2003, but when nothing happened the doomsday date was moved forward to December 2012. Then these two fables were linked to the end of one of the cycles in the ancient Mayan calendar at the winter solstice in 2012 -- hence the predicted doomsday date of December 21, 2012.

Q: Does the Mayan calendar end in December 2012?
A: Just as the calendar you have on your kitchen wall does not cease to exist after December 31, the Mayan calendar does not cease to exist on December 21, 2012. This date is the end of the Mayan long-count period but then -- just as your calendar begins again on January 1 -- another long-count period begins for the Mayan calendar.

Q: Could phenomena occur where planets align in a way that impacts Earth?
A: There are no planetary alignments in the next few decades, Earth will not cross the galactic plane in 2012, and even if these alignments were to occur, their effects on the Earth would be negligible. Each December the Earth and sun align with the approximate center of the Milky Way Galaxy but that is an annual event of no consequence.

Q: Is there a planet or brown dwarf called Nibiru or Planet X or Eris that is approaching the Earth and threatening our planet with widespread destruction?
A: Nibiru and other stories about wayward planets are an Internet hoax. There is no factual basis for these claims. If Nibiru or Planet X were real and headed for an encounter with the Earth in 2012, astronomers would have been tracking it for at least the past decade, and it would be visible by now to the naked eye. Obviously, it does not exist. Eris is real, but it is a dwarf planet similar to Pluto that will remain in the outer solar system; the closest it can come to Earth is about 4 billion miles.

Q: What is the polar shift theory? Is it true that the earth's crust does a 180-degree rotation around the core in a matter of days if not hours?
A: A reversal in the rotation of Earth is impossible. There are slow movements of the continents (for example Antarctica was near the equator hundreds of millions of years ago), but that is irrelevant to claims of reversal of the rotational poles. However, many of the disaster websites pull a bait-and-switch to fool people. They claim a relationship between the rotation and the magnetic polarity of Earth, which does change irregularly, with a magnetic reversal taking place every 400,000 years on average. As far as we know, such a magnetic reversal doesn't cause any harm to life on Earth. A magnetic reversal is very unlikely to happen in the next few millennia, anyway.

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