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    Site Owner Armorbeast's Avatar
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    May 2007

    Februarys Contest ~ Illustrating The Music I Live By

    This months contest has, at its heart, a music theme. You are being asked to create art based on music. Whether it's a favorite song or one that just popped into your head, you are being asked to illustrate music with your talents.

    The one condition is there must be a fantasy theme (dark fantasy preferred but ehh lol). The name of the contest gives you an example but illustrating the CDB song is simple enough because the song itself is a fantasy song. But, let's say you envision the song One by Metallica and it's Darth Vader who pops into your head? Illustrate it and tell us why it came to mind. Any type of music can be used for this and yes, it's your fantasy to illustrate but the art must somehow connect to the music. In the example of Darth Vader and One, it's the official music video for the song that drew the fan to make the video they created. Just as easily, Enter Sandman by Metallica can bring to mind Freddy Krueger from Nightmare on Elm Street.

    Does it have to connect to an existing theme such as movies or books? No. Your favorite 3D figures and morphed characters can work wonders to illustrate what your soul feels and your mind sees when you listen to music.

    Yesterday was my mothers birthday. A day which for me is sad because she's been gone from this world since 2004. I was watching Youtube and ran across the song in the video below while looking at GMV's. It touched me deeply and soon had me crying like a baby. This is what the contest can be about as it's the song that touched me... emotions, entertainment, fun, etc.., illustrate how the song affects you or makes you envision something from a fantasy perspective.


    IMPORTANT: ALL Prize lists MUST be in within TWO days after the contest is over. please remember to include prizes in order that you might like them along with links to the items you want unless its a gift card item, email address and usernames and for software/shippable items please include real names and home address thank you

    1) First and foremost, we want everyone to enter. If you do not wish a prize but want to participate in the spirit of showcasing your talent, we will be creating a list of those members who will officially receive a DSA No-Prize. We've had trouble in the past where members enter who actually do not want to win. These members don't want to take anything away from members who are participating to win prizes and we've had issues in the past where we tried to accommodate these members but not every judge understood or read comments by the artist not to choose their image. When the official contest topic is posted, we would like any member who only wants to participate in the spirit of competition to contact us and we will officially add them to the No-Prize list.

    2) Your images must follow the theme to the best of your ability. But how you do this is up to your individual creativity and imagination. So ask if you have questions about the theme.

    3) There is a post limit of one image a day... no reworks as all images must be original for this contest. Try adding different races and different cultures... explore the variety that makes up who and what we are.

    4) Images cannot be posted anywhere else for five days and must include links to this contest or statements that it is for this contest.

    A) Images posted late will be excluded from judging

    5) Artistic nudity is allowed but our rules on child nudity apply. No child nudity is allowed. This is defined as genitals and nip's so cover them up or risk violating our rules. A good alternative would be anime.

    6) The contest is open to any medium that you wish to use. You can enter with Computer generated images, hand-drawn, painted, or any other type of medium you can think of. Make note of the prizes being offered as only rarely might they not be 3d oriented.

    7) We consider it trolling if criticism about content is made when images are within the rules.

    8) Unless otherwise specified, make sure to add an alternate prize selection should you want a bundle or partnered item. Some of our sponsors allow this, some do not and some may on certain items of which we have no way of knowing.

    9) Consider adding some written text to explain your illustrations to help others better understand your image and leave comments on the entries of fellow contestants to show your appreciation.

    10) Make sure to check and see if the prize you have won is a coupon or a gift certificate. If it clearly says it is a coupon, do not apply it as a gift certificate at the sponsors' site or vice versa.

    11) The theme should focus on images inspired by any song but have some element of fantasy as the focus of your art.

    12) Include the following information ~

    A) Username (for DSA and sponsors site)
    B) Email Address
    C) Real Name & Physical Mailing Address (for software and physical prizes)

    13) Beginning June 1st, 2015; At the end of the month, contests will be judged within 7 business days. Winners will be contacted but are also expected to check back in to avoid oversights barring unforeseen circumstances.

    Again, please click the link at the top of the rules list to view the page set aside for this specific rule and discussion.

    14) Winners will provide a list including each sponsor in order that they would like to have the prizes. We will then choose what prizes you win on a first come, first serve basis. Our First Place winner will receive the first item on their list which will be removed from all other winners lists. Our Second Place winner will be given the first item remaining on their list and so forth. When each winner has been awarded a prize, we will begin again with the First Place winner until all prizes are awarded.

    A) Our normal monthly contests will have 5 winners. Our larger contests will have up to 31 winners. We will alert members should this change at any time or if the sponsors have alerted us to award items to runners up.

    B) You may provide a list to us at any time during the month. Providing the list does not guarantee a prize. Items given to runners up, if any, will come from these lists or be donated by prize winners.

    15) If you do not provide the items you would like where you have won a "choice" of items from the sponsor, on the list you provide to us, you will have 5 business days after notification to contact us. It is unfair that, in cases where a sponsor provides a prize to multiple winners, that winners who reply quickly must wait of winners who reply late.

    16) Remember, if you have any questions, please ask them in the contest topic so that staff or fellow members can explain and help you to understand rules or themes in our competition


    Prize: One DAZ Gift Certificate for $100.00

    Prize: three items of choice from Mortem Vetus rendo or daz store


    $50.00 Gift Certificate From Forender
    $25.00 Gift Certificate From Forender
    $12.00 Gift Certificate From Forender
    $12.00 Gift Certificate From Forender
    $12.00 Gift Certificate From Forender
    (New Rule ~ Forender Wants To Spread Things Around A Bit More. So If You Have Won From Them Recently, Please Choose A Participant That You Would Like To Donate This Prize Too)

    One Item of Choice From HinkyPunk

    One Item of Choice From Mercenary Studios

    One Item of Choice From AngellsGraphics

    DSA Lycan DreamslayerVisions

    One Item of Choice From Avros

    One Item of Choice From Spookielilone

    One Item of Choice From Jepe
    (No bundles or partnered items)

    One Item of Choice From Hongyu from Renderosity or DAZ3D
    (No partnered items or bundles)

    One Item of Choice From Prae(no items partnered with Rpublishing)

    One Item of Choice From Darwins Mishap

    One Item of Choice From Sveva

    Last edited by Armorbeast; February 2nd, 2019 at 12:52 AM.

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    Site Owner Armorbeast's Avatar
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    May 2007
    And our winners are...

    1 whatadoll forcast its raining men

    2 impmon winter skies

    3 malv cry little sister

    4 sensen my own hero

    5 JoFCUK show Me How You Burlesque

    Congratulations to all our winners and thanks to everyone who participated

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    Congratulations everyone!!

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    Ghouls sensen's Avatar
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    Aug 2011
    Currently, Asia... but it changes fairly frequently... We're a family that loves to travel :)
    yeah it was a fun and challenging contest, and i liked hearing and seeing the music inspiration for everyone learned a bit of new music too ;)


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