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Halloween 2014 Contest

Journal Entry: Thu Jul 4, 2013, 9:03 AM
Wed Jul 2, 2014, 3:41 PM


Yay!


My 5th contest! Yay for literature and drawings!

Firstly, I'd like to apologize for relocating the whole contest into this one. I felt this contest needed a big revamp so I decided to extend the deadline even further and also revamped the prizes.

If you're finished with your entry, have suggestions or have questions about the contest, or want to donate something, just send me a note.

Do not post comments anywhere else in my gallery, profile page and other journals regarding this contest because I might just consider it spam and flag it!

You do not need to ask if you can join the contest because EVERYONE is allowed to join the contest.


Contest ends: October 27th, 2014 /or/ when I reach 500 entries (whichever comes first)



Words - Skylar Grey


Contest: Draw or Write!


Theme: Halloween


Draw or write about my original characters



BJBB: Lockett [Diamonds] by cryingAnarchy BJBB: Sunday [Spades] by cryingAnarchy OW bridgette by cryingAnarchy OW midnite by cryingAnarchy

Lockett, Sunday Shivers, Bridgette, Midnite


General Rules

  1. Portray my original characters (OCs) in a story or scene, wearing halloweeen costumes and doing halloween stuff.

    You can dress up my OCs in halloweeen costumes or turn them into halloween creatures themselves.

  2. You can WRITE a story :bulletblue: or DRAW a picture :bulletpink:

    You're allowed to create both story and drawing for this contest. You DO NOT HAVE TO do both if you don't want to, of course!

  3. They must be doing something related to halloween.

    Use your imagination! They can be trick-or-treating, flying on broomsticks, pulling pranks at people, slaying vampires-or-zombies-or-whatever, carving pumpkins, etc.

  4. DO NOT claim my characters as your own.

  5. Entry must be finished. No works-in-progress or anything rushed. I will compare your entry with all your previous artworks!

  6. Keep it PG-13. No gore please! There can be blood or whatever since this is for halloween, but please keep it tasteful.

  7. You can submit as many entries as you want!

  8. Write a link back to this journal and say the drawing is for :iconcryingAnarchy:'s Halloween Contest.

  9. I reserve the right to end the contest at any date before the deadline (Oct. 27, 2014).
    I also reserve the right to add :new: NEW :new: original characters (OCs) for your reference, and redesign any of the OCs already included in this contest. The redesign (if one does happen) will never affect the judging of entries already existing in the entries folder.

  10. (Optional) Watch me for updates.

  11. DO NOT say or comment anything about this contest on my profile page, on my gallery, on my artworks and on my other journals.

    You can just :+fav: this contest journal and maybe put a thumb/link of it in your to-do list so you can keep track.

    You do not need to ask if you can join the contest because EVERYONE is allowed to join the contest.

    If you want to donate something for this contest, you can comment or send me a note!


RULES for Writers

:bulletblue: Minimum of 1,000 words. Please keep my OCs in character. Review their profiles so you won't stray.


:bulletblue: The story can have up to 3 chapters only (that's 1 deviation per chapter).

You may also write only a short story (1 chapter) if you wish to!

Be as creative as you can using the halloween theme. Write about what they are wearing, who they are in your story, etc. etc.!

:bulletblue: You can write about all 4 of my OCs in one story, or just 3 of them, or just 2 of them, or just 1 of them. Review their profiles to see who fits with who.

:bulletblue: You CAN use your own OCs for your WRITTEN contest entry.

But my OCs must still be the MAIN FOCUS of your story. Your OCs must be part of the supporting cast only.

RULES for Artists

:bulletpink: The drawing must be colored! No sketches or uncolored linearts. Entry must be finished.

:bulletpink: Do not use bases.

You can use references but please credit the owners.

:bulletpink: Can be digital, traditional, or pixel. Can be human or chibi. Can be with background or without background. Can be cute or bad-ass (though I prefer bad-ass more).

:bulletpink: You can make them wear halloween costumes for this contest!

:bulletpink: You can modify their hairstyles -- add highlights, add ponytails, add accessories, make them longer, make them shorter, make them curly, etc. etc. BUT the main colors must remain

Lockett: purple
Sunday: pink
Bridgette: green
Midnite: white-silver

:bulletpink: Known body parts and markings must be present so I can recognized them as my OCs. (See "Important Things About Them" section)

:bulletpink: You can draw all 4 of my OCs in one scene, or just 3 of them, or just 2 of them, or just 1 of them.  It's totally up to you! Review their profiles to see who fits with who.

:bulletpink: You CANNOT use your own OCs for your DRAWING contest entry.


Important Things About Them


Sunday and Lockett both have bunny ears and bunny tail.

Lockett has a notch on his right ear (your left).

Lockett has a scar horizontally across his nose.

Lockett has circular tattoos on his shoulders --one full circle and one outer ring.

Sunday has a number 3 tattoo in her left cheek (your right).

Sunday always carries her plushie bunny, Lex.

Midnite ALWAYS wears a floating crown.
She can have a hat or a hood or whatever but a crown still floats above it.

Midnite's tail is an albino cobra named Chronus.

Midnite has an equal sign her right cheek (your left).

Bridgette only has ONE wing but you can give him more wings
or get rid of it for this contest.

Bridgette has an inverted (upside down) star on his forehead.



Prizes


For this contest,
we have a total 44 months worth of premium,
17,200 :points: ($220 USD), and some other additional stuff!

Winning stories and drawings will be receiving prizes separately.

Prize Donors:


:iconsouls-of-fire::iconanothercontestgroup::iconanimecontestgalore:

Thank you very much for helping me with the prizes!

Advertisers:


:iconanothercontestgroup::icontouchedvenus::iconanimecontestgalore:

Thank you very much for featuring my contest!


Prizes for
S T O R Y

:bulletpink: 1st PLACE :bulletpink:
  • 1 year Premium Membership
  • $15 USD (thru PayPal)
  • 2,400 :points: points or $30 USD
       (if there are 50+ separate stories, this prize will be 4,000 points or $50 USD)
  • 1 colored anime drawing from me (max of 3 characters)
  • features from me
  • 4 llamas
  • AnotherContestGroup - Winner's Package
  • AnimeContestGalore - Winner's Package
  • 1 Colored fullbody drawing (1 character) by Souls-of-Fire


:bulletpink: 2nd PLACE :bulletpink:
  • 6 months Premium Membership
  • 2,000 :points: points or $25 USD
       (if there are 50+ separate stories, this prize will be 3,200 points or $40 USD)
  • 1 colored anime drawing from me (max of 2 characters)
  • features from me
  • 4 llamas
  • AnotherContestGroup - Winner's Package
  • AnimeContestGalore - Winner's Package
  • 1 Colored half-body drawing (1 character) by Souls-of-Fire


:bulletpink: 3rd PLACE :bulletpink:
Available only if there are 20+ stories
  • 3 months Premium Membership
  • 1,600 :points: points or $20 USD
       (if there are 50+ separate stories, this prize will be 2,400 points or $30 USD)
  • features from me
  • 4 llamas
  • AnotherContestGroup - Winner's Package
  • AnimeContestGalore - Winner's Package


:bulletpink: 4th PLACE :bulletpink:
Available only if there are 50+ stories
  • 1 month Premium Membership
  • 1,600 :points: points or $20 USD
  • features from me
  • 4 llamas
  • AnotherContestGroup - Winner's Package


:bulletpink: 5th PLACE :bulletpink:
Available only if there are 50+ stories

Prizes for
D R A W I N G

:bulletblue: 1st PLACE :bulletblue:
  • 1 year Premium Membership
  • $15 USD (thru PayPal)
  • 2,400 :points: points or $30 USD
       (if there are 75+ drawings, this prize will be 4,000 points or $50 USD)
  • 1 colored anime drawing from me (max of 3 characters)
  • features from me
  • 4 llamas
  • AnotherContestGroup - Winner's Package
  • AnimeContestGalore - Winner's Package
  • 1 Colored fullbody drawing (1 character) by Souls-of-Fire


:bulletblue: 2nd PLACE :bulletblue:
  • 6 months Premium Membership
  • 2,000 :points: points or $25 USD
       (if there are 75+ drawings, this prize will be 3,200 points or $40 USD)
  • 1 colored anime drawing from me (max of 2 characters)
  • features from me
  • 4 llamas
  • AnotherContestGroup - Winner's Package
  • AnimeContestGalore - Winner's Package
  • 1 Colored half-body drawing (1 character) by Souls-of-Fire


:bulletblue: 3rd PLACE :bulletblue:
Available only if there are 30+ drawings
  • 3 months Premium Membership
  • 1,600 :points: points or $20 USD
       (if there are 75+ drawings, this prize will be 2,400 points or $30 USD)
  • features from me
  • 4 llamas
  • AnotherContestGroup - Winner's Package
  • AnimeContestGalore - Winner's Package


:bulletblue: 4th PLACE :bulletblue:
Available only if there are 50+ drawings
  • 1 month Premium Membership
  • 1,600 :points: points or $20 USD
  • features from me
  • 4 llamas
  • AnotherContestGroup - Winner's Package


:bulletblue: 5th PLACE :bulletblue:
Available only if there are 50+ drawings



Judging


:iconcryinganarchy:
cryingAnarchy

I will be the only judge for this contest.
Stories and drawings will be judged separately from each other.




· 45% for Theme Accuracy ·


· how close the story or drawing is to HALLOWEEN ·
(activity, costume, mood, etc.)


· 35% for Creativity and Presentation ·


You do not have to have professional skills to nail this!
What's important is the EFFORT you've given which, of course, will show in your entry.
I will be comparing your entry with all the other stuff you have in your gallery.


· 20% for In-Character Accuracy ·


· how much the entry brings my characters to LIFE! ·
(attitude, personality, tattoos, scars, history, etc.)
The accuracy I'm looking for does not include their official costumes because
I may redesign them at any time during the contest.
In fact, I'd love to see my characters wearing Halloween costumes for this contest.

Stamp - Love Halloween by firstfear


Deadline


Monday, October 27th 2014




- or -
when I reach 500 entries

(whichever comes first)


This should give you ample time to create and edit your entries.

Announcement of winners will be on Friday, Oct. 31st, All Hollows' Eve.

I have the right to end this contest at any date before this deadline.
Keep your entries coming as soon as possible and you're good!

Stamp - Love Halloween by firstfear


The Characters:


BJBB: Lockett [Diamonds] by cryingAnarchy BJBB: Sunday [Spades] by cryingAnarchy OW bridgette by cryingAnarchy OW midnite by cryingAnarchy

Lockett, Sunday Shivers, Bridgette, Midnite


Entries


Contest - Halloween NightRibbons of light glittered off the pond, throwing shards of light into the night sky.  The evening was eerily quiet. 
Perched upon a patch of grass, Midnite sat, glancing at the brilliant stars above. Her beautiful silver hair blew in the night air entangling itself across her face. Chronus wrapped loosely around her waist.
“God, the night sky sure is beautiful,” she whispered under her breath, a slow smile creeping across her face, “finally, Halloween. All the pranks that I can pull today, those humans won’t know what hit them. Ha, I’ll steal the candy the little brats took so long to collect from right under their noses and eat them while I’m at it.”
Snickering, she pulled herself upright.
“Perfect,” Midnite declared, inspecting her tattered purple dress that stretched to the ground. She fiddled with the intricate black embroidery on her costume, “as I’d thought, it really was worth it smearing the blood of t
[Contest] Hallowed SpiritsSilent footsteps hastily pattered across the lawn, making their way towards the front doors of a large mansion. Chuckling slightly under his breath, Bridgette adjusted his Halloween costume a little, making sure that it was impeccable, as his motive was to frighten a specific girl living in the mansion after all.
Ringing the doorbell, Bridgette waited anxiously for the front doors to open. And when they did...
"BOO!" he cried out, jumping out to scare...
"Kami-sama!" cried a voice of a man. Wait... a man?
Bridgette's face fell when he found that the person he was expecting wasn't his friend Kitsune. Instead, it was merely a butler who answered the door.
"Oh, young man... You gave me such a fright..." said the butler before bowing to Bridgette. "I assume that you're looking for the young mistress?"
As Bridgette nodded, a voice alerted him of the presence of his said friend. "Attempting to scare me Bridgette?" asked Kitsune curtly with an eyebrow raised.
"Ah, no, I wasn't," lied Bridgett
Just another HalloweenLockett stared at the alien image in the mirror. His purple hair shone brightly against the black of his costume, which brought out his pale skin and accentuated his strange, different coloured eyes. Normally he would have opted for green contacts, but it was Halloween... people would think he actually was wearing contacts because his eyes didn’t match and it did suit his image. The almost white scar across his face was vivid in the fluorescent light; he looked wild, unpredictable, almost dangerous.
"You ready?" he turned around to look at Sunday who was just tugging the hem of her dress down. She looked back at him with the usual grave silence that had prompted her nickname; Morgue. The dress she was wearing was short and form fitting dispelling any illusions others might have had about her being a boy and leaving her pink bunny tail free. She had curled her bright pink hair and pulled it back with a hair band that made it look like her bright pink bunny ears were fake, in fact


:eye: View all entries here :eye:



Anything else?


Please just send me a note :note:


If you're finished with your entry, have suggestions or have questions about the contest, or want to donate something, just send me a note.

Do not post comments anywhere else in my gallery, profile page and other journals regarding this contest because I might just consider it spam and flag it!

You do not need to ask if you can join the contest because EVERYONE is allowed to join the contest.

Stamp - Love Halloween by firstfear




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:iconisaisapeeka:
isaisapeeka Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
Do the drawings have to be colored? Or shaded in at least?
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:iconcryinganarchy:
cryingAnarchy Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup! That's Rule No.5 in the General Rules and also first bullet under the Rules for Artists
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:iconisaisapeeka:
isaisapeeka Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
Okay, thanks! I would have submitted mine without color! Sweating a little... 
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:iconmissf-n-ur-adopts:
MissF-N-UR-Adopts Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
I have a question... it says for first place writing $15 USD are we able to receive equal amounts of points instead if we don't have paypal?
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:iconcryinganarchy:
cryingAnarchy Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes. Winners may receive the equal :points: if there's no paypal.
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:iconworldwar-tori:
WorldWar-Tori Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014   General Artist
:wave: Hello, this has been listed in the latest update of deviousNEWS! Have a great week :heart:
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:iconcryinganarchy:
cryingAnarchy Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for featuring my contest! :love:
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:iconworldwar-tori:
WorldWar-Tori Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014   General Artist
My pleasure :rose: 
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:iconbabbuleone:
babbuleone Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
hi :wave:
I'm sorry for the late but I've finally added this to our October's contests list :)

Thanks for contacting us!
Davide, We-share-contests :aww:
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ciao-7 Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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