Remember, you guys - it wasn't just about "talent". The rules had to be followed, and creativity was taken to the max! "Pretty" doesn't mean "Winner".
's New Year's Icy got the Honorable Mention, and will get rewards from the "prizes for everybody" section. It was agreed this piece was cute and unique, and though it lacked a storm - so did most the others! I know at least two of the judges, myself included, had an instant "awwwww" when seeing it.
's The Princess Meets the Dragon takes third place. The picture's uniqueness and beauty, and classic mix of the dragon and the princess tale, won our hearts. While also lacking a storm, we felt it fit better than those with storms that did not have very Chinese looking dragons.
's The Storm is Coming... is an incredibley unique mix of a fish and a Chinese Ice Storm dragon, summoning a storm, that just fully deserved a second place standing. The uniqueness alone won it many votes and raised its bar high in the ranks.
's Ice Storm Dragon wins first, for following the criteria down the thing most people left out...CHINESE ICE STORM Dragon. It shows the power of the beast, the element, and simpley and clearly went by the way the contest was expecting. One admin said, and I quote, "Here we have an oriental dragon that is definitely a master of his element. I think this fits the contest theme very well."
Now, to claim your prizes, 2nd, 3rd, and HM, please wait your turn. 1st place, you get to choose 8 prizes.
Once they choose, 2nd gets 6, and 3rd will get 5. I'll let you know when you can choose - I have to mark the prizes off the list.
I'll also be contacting the "additional prize" givers so hand out the prizes there.
Since this question comes up a lot, you CAN - yes, CAN SUBMIT MORE THAN ONE ENTRY TO THIS CONTEST. But keep in mind that you will only place once - only one entry will be eligable to win (your one with the most votes if you should win).
I don't care if according to votes, you get 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. You will only win with the would-be 1st.
I want to go ahead and start the contest, and with so much approval, I think it's safe.
To celebrate the new year - 2012s, year of the Dragon - we're going to mix up two themes into one. Winter and New Year's.
Competitors are being asked to draw an "Ice Storm Dragon" in Chinese oriental dragon style. So bring on your snake-bodied dragons, complete with beards, whiskers, and/or antlers! The dragon most unique, and best-fitting to the theme will come out on top as our Dragon of the Year!
Have fun with it and be sure to read the rules~
You have to be a member of our group!
Once you finish your entry, you have to submit it to the group's contest folder or it won't be counted. STATE that the picture or story is for #RealmOfTheDragon's contest. Deviations submitted before this journal or within an hour of the journal creation will also not be counted.
Your entry must be focussed on a Chinese style dragon with ice attributes - for example, ice-inspired design, ice breath, build to live in a cold place, etc. Chinese style dragons are all that qualify.
Other than that, you may show them however you like, as long as you follow dA rules.
Any medium may be used, visual or literature, or even musical as long as there are lyrics. All stock, references, and other resources must be credited.
Entry must be completely original, though you may use someone else's characters as long as credit is given.
Literature must be in English. Details about the appearance of the dragon must be given.
You should put all your effort into your entry, and give it a BACKGROUND! (Backgrounds aren't required, but keep in mind, they can add a lot to the image and show that much more effort!)
This time around, it's everyone!
How Judging Works
This time around, this is going to be fully decided by our members, since I myself am going to try to participate in this event!
I will make one or more polls - depending on the number of entries - to decide our winners. If we have, for example, 30 entries, then I'll make 3 polls of 10 each and the winner of each will be put in a final poll to decide the placings.
I'll explain it better as we get to that point, since we don't know how many entries we'll get.
February 1st, 2012 is the last day for entries. Extensions need sound reasoning.
Once the winners are chosen, they will choose their prizes in the order they win. 1st place chooses 1st, 2nd chooses 2nd, 3rd gets what's left. Amount of prizes allowed to be chosen by each placing will depend on the number donated.
Colored image (no background)
Full color request
Black and white request
1 free copy of a tutorial on how to make a dragon from polymer clay
1st place, 100 points
2nd place, 50 points
3rd place, 25 points
Features and digital chibis (one each)
Small, full-color drawings (one each)
Llama badges to winners, feature of winners in my journal and in group wings of fantasy, and 20 points for first place
Please donate prizes!