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Springtime Contest 2012

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 6:41 PM by pergamjee:iconpergamjee:


It is not about winning or prizes, but about challenging yourself to create more Saiunkoku Monogatari fanworks, for all of us to enjoy! And for everyone to have fun in the process!

(A) “Springtime” Theme


Show any Saiunkoku Monogatari character(s) in any spring-themed situation. It doesn't have to be just about sakura or flowers or Valentine's Day. It can be centred on a spring festival/custom/food that's unique to your country/culture (but please give a little write-up on the folk custom in your description box so that the rest of us know what it's about – it's fun to share! ^^), or even one that exists only in your imagination! It can even be a costume or hair accessory that a particular Saiunkoku character may wear in spring! Let your imagination run free!

(B) Deadline – 20 June 2012 (update: extended to 18 July 2012)

(Summer Solstice – the official start of summer, in parts of the world)

I know many of you are still in school/college, and exams are a huge time-commitment. So, let's take it slow and easy; no rush. This will give you 10 weeks from now to work on your entry. Extension of deadline can be considered if necessary. The count-down timer will be shown on group page.

(C) Any media, any style, but no OCs, no Mature filters


Traditional, digital, pixel art, artisan crafts, dolls, cosplay, comics, animation - all acceptable.
   
No Fanfiction … sorry. Maybe in a later contest, when the number of writers in this fandom here in dA has increased (I'm trying to get writers from the LJ communities to join us here. If you know anybody in the LJ communities or FFN, go drag them here!)

Anime/manga, chibi, semi-realism, realism, abstract, neko, anthro, boys' love - all acceptable. Entries can be coloured or not (pencil drawings and lineart acceptable); with or without background; with any number of characters from Saiunkoku, but no OCs; and nothing that would require mature filters.


(D) Prizes


:star:1st Place:star:

:bulletyellow:636 points, and feature; from :iconpergamjee:
:bulletyellow:300 points; from :iconobasan45:
:bulletyellow:traditional, full colour, full body request; drawn by :iconautome:
:bulletyellow:a pair of earrings and a keystrap/charmstrap; made by :iconnikolitaniko:
   --- [Examples of earrings and other jewelry - nikolitaniko.deviantart.com/ga…
   --- [Examples of keystraps/charmstraps - nikolitaniko.deviantart.com/ga…
:bulletyellow:feature, llama, and a chibi drawing; from :iconpk-alice:
:bulletyellow:journal feature; from :iconsauraasuna:
:bulletyellow:1 vignette (1-5 paragraph length) about a Saiunkoku Monogatari character of the winner's choice; from :iconwakagi-chan:
:bulletyellow:group feature by our affiliate :iconanime-lovers-united:
:bulletyellow:group feature by our affiliate :iconshojobeatfc:
:bulletyellow:group feature by our affiliate :iconpeacemaker-fanclub:
:bulletyellow:group feature by our affiliate :iconunknown-manga-artist:
:bulletyellow:group feature by our affiliate :iconanime-artists-unite:
:bulletyellow:group feature by our affiliate :icons2scans:


:star:2nd Place:star:

:bulletyellow:424 points, and feature; from :iconpergamjee:
:bulletyellow:200 points; from :iconobasan45:
:bulletyellow:2 pieces artworks; drawn by :iconvocaloidwangyao:
   --- [subject: choice of either animal/beasts and/or landscapes]
:bulletyellow:traditional, full colour, half body request; drawn by :iconautome:
:bulletyellow:a pair of earrings; made by :iconnikolitaniko:
   --- [see link above for examples]
:bulletyellow:feature, llama, and a chibi drawing; from :iconpk-alice:
:bulletyellow:group feature by our affiliate :iconshojobeatfc:
:bulletyellow:group feature by our affiliate :iconpeacemaker-fanclub:
:bulletyellow:group feature by our affiliate :iconunknown-manga-artist:
:bulletyellow:group feature by our affiliate :iconanime-artists-unite:
:bulletyellow:group feature by our affiliate :icons2scans:


:star:3rd Place:star:

:bulletyellow:212 points, and feature; from :iconpergamjee:
:bulletyellow:100 points; from :iconobasan45:
:bulletyellow:traditional, coloured headshot request (A4 or A5 size); drawn by :iconautome:
:bulletyellow:a keystrap/charmstrap; made by :iconnikolitaniko:
   --- [see link above for examples]
:bulletyellow:feature, llama, and a chibi drawing; from :iconpk-alice:
:bulletyellow:group feature by our affiliate :iconshojobeatfc:
:bulletyellow:group feature by our affiliate :iconpeacemaker-fanclub:
:bulletyellow:group feature by our affiliate :iconunknown-manga-artist:
:bulletyellow:group feature by our affiliate :iconanime-artists-unite:
:bulletyellow:group feature by our affiliate :icons2scans:


Looking for Prize Donors - anything you can pledge towards prizes will be appreciated! Pledges can be points, or features on your page, or artwork, etc. Hey, it can even be a critque/comment on something in the winner's gallery … let's be creative! Prize donors can still enter the contest.  Let me know your prize pledge in comments below, and I will add it to the list above.

(E) Other Submission Rules


(a) You must be a member of the group.

(b) Judging will be by all members of the group, by the voting of their first/second/third choices. And that is final … each method has its pros and cons, and there is no one method that can satisfy every contestant. Any complaints will be totally ignored.
I had considered the poll method of voting, but there is a major criticism of that system as it is used here in dA … there is no way to ensure that only members of the group can take part in the poll!! Some have accused the results of being 'unfair', favouring those who are popular, who 'advertise' their entry and get friends to vote in the poll. Hence, the poll system shall never be the method of choice in a contest in this group.

(c) Your deviation's date “Submitted” to dA must be on or later than today, 12 April 2012.

(d) Minimum number of entries for contest to proceed to voting is 3 (from 3 different contestants). If less than three entries are submitted by deadline, the contest will be void.

(e) Must be your own work - No tracing, screenshots or manipulations of images from the manga/anime/artbooks.  If you eyeball the image, but draw it in your own hand traditionally or digitally, that's acceptable. Referencing from such images is acceptable. If you have not done any 'own work' Saiunkoku fanart before, then you can start now, yes?

(f) You can submit more than one entry, but you can win only one prize.

(g) You can substitute your entry anytime before the contest ends, whether with an edited version or a totally new picture. Just give me the link to your entry here in this journal, in the comments below, or on the contest folder page (not on group page!), and I will make the swap.

(h) Your deviation description must state that it is submitted to :iconsaimono:'s Springtime Contest, and linked to this journal.

(i) Entries to be submitted to Springtime Contest 2012 folder.

GANBATE! :icontuzkiyesplz: I look forward to seeing your entries!

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:icondante-666:
Dante-666 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Finally got to scan in my entry ^^ [link]
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:iconpergamjee:
pergamjee Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
::rushes off to look:: :iconpuccaplz:
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:icondante-666:
Dante-666 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
lol XD
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:iconminjixmuu-chan:
MinjiXMuu-chan Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I posted my contest entry! ^u^ I made it a tad animated but it looks like it ruined the quality
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:iconpergamjee:
pergamjee Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Yes! I just saw it! Thank you! :tighthug:
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:iconwakagi-chan:
Wakagi-chan Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Student Writer
Err... I'd like to be a prize donor. ^_^

I will write 1 vignette (1-5 paragraph length) about a Saiunkoku Monogatari character of the winner's choice.
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:iconpergamjee:
pergamjee Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
:iconthumbplz: Awesome! Thank You! I go add to the prize list now ... oh, wait ... just to confirm ... that would be for the first place winner, yes? or the second? or the third?
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:iconwakagi-chan:
Wakagi-chan Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Student Writer
That would be for the first place winner... I guess? (^^" I mean, if we're in need for more prizes either for the second or the third place, you could put my prize on one of their lists instead.)
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:iconpergamjee:
pergamjee Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
Ah no no, first place is fine! Just didn't want to make assumptions, you know ... ^^ ok, I go add now ...
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:iconmadhurupa:
Madhurupa Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
my drawing hope you like it! its not good though!
[link]
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:iconpergamjee:
pergamjee Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
:iconpuccarunplz: ::runs off to take a look::
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:iconmadhurupa:
Madhurupa Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:icondrawingmadecool: :iconiwantbloodplz: :iconkaminaonionplz:
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:iconmadhurupa:
Madhurupa Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i think i can do it!
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:iconpergamjee:
pergamjee Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
:iconzomgcatplz: You can? YOU CAN! I LOVE YOU! :iconspazhugplz: ... you have slightly more than a week ... keep an eye on that countdown timer on the group page ...

ooohhh, I'm so excited! :iconawedanceplz:
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:iconmadhurupa:
Madhurupa Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
okay!
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:iconminjixmuu-chan:
MinjiXMuu-chan Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh this looks like so much fun!! I'm so in!
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:iconpergamjee:
pergamjee Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
:iconbummy1: O.M.G. you make me soooo happy! :iconcryforeverplz:
Thank you! :kiss: Thank you! :iconmonkeykissplz:
You have two weeks to the deadline ....
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:iconminjixmuu-chan:
MinjiXMuu-chan Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mission accepted ^U^ lol
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:iconpergamjee:
pergamjee Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
:iconteeheekittyplz:
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:iconchisepiyon:
chisepiyon Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
my entry: [link]
would this work?????
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:iconpergamjee:
pergamjee Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
:iconpuccarunplz: ... ::runs off to look:: ...
yes! it most certainly would work! ^^
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:iconchisepiyon:
chisepiyon Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ookie.. should i colour it.. or its just fine.. u know!
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:iconpergamjee:
pergamjee Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
aha ... that's really up to you, dear! the contest accepts non-coloured and lineart ... so as far as that goes, your entry is totally acceptable. In my opinion, a pencil piece that is fully shaded can stand up to any coloured piece (I have myself faved many a pencil drawing, some featured on my page), but it is tougher for a lineart piece to stand up amongst coloured pieces, especially when it is viewed in thumbnail-size ... haha, that's just my opinion, and I am no art-critic! ^^;

May I suggest you submit this (I have already sent you an invitation to the contest folder ... just click on "Accept"), then use the time till the deadline of JULY 18th to carefully consider if you want to colour it. You can always do a switch if you change your mind ... switching entries is also allowed under contest rules.
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:iconchisepiyon:
chisepiyon Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks :) i would colour it... thank you thank you thank you so so much!!!
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:iconpergamjee:
pergamjee Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
hey hey, thank YOU! for helping to make our group's first contest a success!
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:iconchisepiyon:
chisepiyon Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i colored it.. hope u like it! [link]
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:iconpergamjee:
pergamjee Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
Well, I think it's more eye-catching, don't you? So, would you like to switch entries? ^^
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:iconredmoon-mistress:
redmoon-mistress Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a quick question. You said no manipulations right? If I get permission from a cosplay artist to use their photo to create a photomanip for this contest, then is it allowed?
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:iconpergamjee:
pergamjee Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
Yes, that would be allowed if it is fully explained to the original artist what their deviation is going to be used for , ie photomanipulated and entered for a contest ... and they have to explicitly ok it on their original deviation (no response/objection does not equal to permission given). Then provide the link to their deviation.
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:iconredmoon-mistress:
redmoon-mistress Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for clarifying :)
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:iconpergamjee:
pergamjee Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
anytime :)
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:iconchisepiyon:
chisepiyon Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i would join
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:iconpergamjee:
pergamjee Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
:iconthumbplz: AWESOME! The deadline has been extended to JULY 18th (journal on extension will be out shortly) ... so you have more than a month to go ... I shall wait for your entry!
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:iconchisepiyon:
chisepiyon Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^^ :squee:
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:iconmollydollycollie:
mollydollycollie Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
wow awesome i wanna enter this haha :3
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:iconpergamjee:
pergamjee Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
:iconbummy1::iconbummy2::iconbummy3: please do! please do! you make me so very happy! :icongwompplz:
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:iconhpanna47:
hpanna47 Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
Nice contest and prizes. I'll see if I have the energy to participate XD
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:iconpergamjee:
pergamjee Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
ahhhhh ... yesssh! please do! :icondesperateplz: I'm hoping this contest will produce a crop of new Saiunkoku fanart!

The deadline is still a long way off ...
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:iconsasyazuzu:
sasyazuzu Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Student
Sounds awesome! I would love to try and join this contest :3
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:iconpergamjee:
pergamjee Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
:squee: you make me sooooo happy! :icon0inuhappycryplz:
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:iconsasyazuzu:
sasyazuzu Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Student
Yayyyy~~ I'll try my best for u then :3
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:iconpergamjee:
pergamjee Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
:iconinukissplz::iconsasyazuzu::iconsesskiss2plz:
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:iconpk-alice:
PK-Alice Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
i like to join!!! :eager:

if it's okay i'll like to donate a few prizes!!! :heart:
for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place
:bulletpink: a feature in my page
:bulletpink: a llama
:bulletpink: and a chibi drawing


:bulletred: :bulletblue: :bulletyellow: :bulletgreen: Looking for the perfect gift? :bulletgreen: :bulletyellow: :bulletblue: :bulletred:
:squee: Crocheted Dolls on Sale!!!! :squee:
:party: [link]

:bulletred: #AnotherContestGroup :bulletred:
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:iconpergamjee:
pergamjee Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
:iconbummy1::iconbummy2::iconbummy3: Another contestant! YAY! And thank you for the prizes! :kiss: Just to confirm before I add them to the prize list ... would that be a feature for the 1st place, a llama for the 2nd place, and a chibi drawing for the 3rd place; or would that be three prizes for each of the three winners?

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:iconpk-alice:
PK-Alice Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
thank you, the three prizes are for each of the three winners


:bulletred: :bulletblue: :bulletyellow: :bulletgreen: Looking for the perfect gift? :bulletgreen: :bulletyellow: :bulletblue: :bulletred:
:squee: Crocheted Dolls on Sale!!!! :squee:
:party: [link]

:bulletred: #AnotherContestGroup :bulletred:
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:iconpergamjee:
pergamjee Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
ok, I go add them now! :iconpuccaplz:
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:iconpk-alice:
PK-Alice Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
thanks!!


:bulletred: :bulletblue: :bulletyellow: :bulletgreen: Looking for the perfect gift? :bulletgreen: :bulletyellow: :bulletblue: :bulletred:
:squee: Crocheted Dolls on Sale!!!! :squee:
:party: [link]

:bulletred: #AnotherContestGroup :bulletred:
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:iconpergamjee:
pergamjee Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
Ahhhhh ... thank YOU!! :tighthug:
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:iconfuzzyredpants:
FuzzyRedPants Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The Idea of making a hair accessory is interesting. :D I'll see if I have the materials to do this!
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:iconpergamjee:
pergamjee Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
Oops, hit that button before I was ready ... meant to add that the link to the kanzashi is just to give you an idea that materials need not be wires and beads and stones, but also paper and fabrics; and also, you may like to look at how some accessories can be worn on the head, if you are not already familiar ( I have never worn one before!).

I know, kanzashi is Japanese, and Saiunkoku Monogatari is set in a fictitious land resembling ancient China ... but still ...
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