Shop More Submit  Join Login
×

:icondorianharper: More from DorianHarper


Featured in Collections

Contests by faeorain

contests by Chenedelic

contests by Hell-Alka


More from deviantART



Details

Submitted on
June 22, 2013
Link
Thumb

Stats

Views
8,782 (1 today)
Favourites
89 (who?)
Comments
251
×
 photo daniel_and_helen_by_kouun_na-d67dco3.gif LIFE & DEATH CONTEST  photo adrian_by_kouun_na-d673urn.gif


CONTEST OVER-- NO MORE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED



UPDATE 10/29: We're still waiting on one judge's results in order for the winners to be announced. Right now, there are about 8 entries tied for 2nd place, so this last judge's results are very important for determining the winners. Winners will be announced NOVEMBER 7TH, as the judge plans to have all entries scored by then. Thank you for your patience! We're excited to see who wins, as well!

We thank everyone who participated and submitted an entry for this contest! Honestly, it was a much bigger turn-out than I thought it would be and every single one of the entries are gorgeous. It's going to be so hard voting for the 3 winners-- you all deserve to win! Truthfully! I will be gathering the entries and sending them to the judges shortly and we hope to have the results posted within the next few days (as well as the raffle winner). Stay posted, and thank you all again for your wonderful submissions :heart:



:bookdiva: Contest Introduction/ Basic Information :bookdiva:

It's been a while since I've held a contest and I thought since it's finally summer and people have more free time, now would be the perfect time to do so. I've yet to host a contest for my novel Fiction and thought that it was about time I got around to it. After much contemplation and discussion with others, I've decided to make the theme life & death.

Life and death are two very big themes in Fiction and it can be interpreted in many ways. The story takes place in between Victorian London and a dreamworld created by my main character, Daniel Blackburn. Since he is suffering from consumption (tuberculosis), life and death becomes a very important thing to him, since he struggles with it every day (as he finds himself living "between life and death"). When he finally enters his dreamworld through his comatose state, he realizes that it is a perfect point for him between life and death: while there safe in his thoughts, he cannot die, but while in a coma, he also cannot live. For him, life and death also serves as reality vs. fiction: what is more real? Life or death? He also believes that in fiction, one can never truly die and that those preserved in books and fantasy are forever immortal. There are many ways to interpret the life and death end of the theme, whether it be the literal life and death or a more metaphorical sense of it. How you choose to interpret it is up to you entirely and what you'll be doing for this contest!


:bookdiva: Contest Rules & Guidelines :bookdiva:

:bulletpink: Anyone on dA can enter-- you don't need to be a watcher of mine! If you wish to enter the contest and do a drawing, then by all means, please do.

:bulletpink: You may submit up to 3 entries for this contest. Please remember, however, that you may only place once even if you submit more than one entry. For example, if you win second place, you cannot also win third place.

:bulletpink: Only traditional and digital drawings may be entered in this contest. That means no photos, literature, etc. for this one-- sorry! I will eventually be hosting a literature contest in the future for those who want to submit literature, however.

:bulletpink: For this contest, please only draw my characters. While I am all about others' characters and love to support them, I'd prefer this contest to just be for my novel characters.

:bulletpink: Please keep in mind the characters' style and the time era (Victorian England). While I don't mind what clothing you choose to draw them in, please make sure to keep it period appropriate. Also, please do not alter hair and/or eye color or length. For female characters, hair may be tied up or kept down-- that's perfectly alright. Please also keep the characters human: no animals, anthro, etc. If you wish to add animals, however, some of the characters have animal counterparts and symbols that you may choose to include!

:bulletpink: Judges may not enter, but those who donate prizes may!

:bulletpink: All submissions must be created specifically for this contest. No previous art may be submitted.

:bulletpink: As always, remember that deviantART's rules are in effect for this contest. No entries breaking any of those rules will be allowed.

:bulletpink: There must be at least 10 entries in order for this contest to be judged. If there are less than 10 entries by the time the contest ends, there will be an extension until the minimum is fulfilled.


:bookdiva: Deadline :bookdiva:

All entries must be in by the 7th of October at 12AM EST

If it's getting close to the deadline and you know you'll need an extension, please send me a note and let me know! We'll work to negotiate a new deadline that's fair to everyone.


:bookdiva: Entry Submission/Participation :bookdiva:

To enter, just leave a comment on this journal with a link to your entry! Once that's done, I'll add it to the list of entries here on the journal.


:bookdiva: References :bookdiva:

Click on the character's name next to their picture & reference sheet for more details on them.

- Commission - Daniel - by LosenkoDaniel Blackburn Sketchpage by CristianaLeone Daniel
- Commission - Helena - by LosenkoHelena Sketchpage by CristianaLeone Helena
- Adrian - by LosenkoAdrian Auttenberg Sketchpage by CristianaLeone Adrian
- Commission - Rebecca - by LosenkoRebecca Blackburn Sketchpage by CristianaLeone Rebecca
- Commision -  Peter - by LosenkoPeter Blackburn Sketchpage by CristianaLeone Peter
- Commission - Ariel - by LosenkoAriel Blackburn Sketchpage by CristianaLeone Ariel

:star: If you need more references of the characters, feel free to browse my folder of references.

If you need any other information on the characters or have any questions about them, don't hesitate to ask! I'll gladly give you any information that you need to help you work on your entry or decide who you'd like to work with.


:bookdiva: Judges :bookdiva:

:icondorianharper::icongoldenclockwerk::iconwinds-blade::iconmerrak::iconbeauty-elevates::icontheforgottendaughter:

All pieces will be judged according to how closely applied the theme was, the accuracy of characters, creativity, overall appeal, and skill. Each category will be on a scale from 1-10 and the pieces with the highest scores overall will be determined the winners.

:bookdiva: Prizes :bookdiva:

1st Place:

:dollarus: $100 from DorianHarper
:points: 1000 from DorianHarper
:points: 50 from ezradeacon
:points: 25 from Beauty-Elevates
6 month premium membership from Disaster-N-Beauty
Pixel portrait from mirz-alt
Chibi drawing from Winds-Blade
Fully detailed drawing from GoldenClockwerk
Literature request from MistressofQuills
Book of your choice (1st pick) from Lucy-Merriman (The Best of Lewis Carroll, The Phantom Tollbooth, or Oz: The Complete Collection, Volume One)
Critique from Caffeinated-Bunny, khaos-gurl, DorianHarper, and Dandi-Lions (x3 critiques)
:+devwatch: from KaiserKat and Beauty-Elevates
Llama from Endorell-Taelos, MistressofQuills, KaiserKat, Beauty-Elevates, and khaos-gurl
Feature from DorianHarper, Winds-Blade, MeteorWings, Disaster-N-Beauty, ezradeacon, and khaos-gurl

2nd Place:

:dollarus: $75 from DorianHarper
:points: 500 from DorianHarper
:points: 15 from Beauty-Elevates
3 month premium membership from Disaster-N-Beauty
Custom emoticon sign from mirz-alt
Drawing from Remington-Mancini
Literature request from Caffeinated-Bunny
Book of your choice (2nd pick) from Lucy-Merriman (The Best of Lewis Carroll, The Phantom Tollbooth, or Oz: The Complete Collection, Volume One)
Critique from DorianHarper and Dandi-Lions (x2 critiques)
:+devwatch: from KaiserKat
Llama from Endorell-Taelos,KaiserKat, khaos-gurl, and MistressofQuills
Feature from DorianHarper, Winds-Blade, MeteorWings, Disaster-N-Beauty, ezradeacon, and khaos-gurl

3rd Place:

:dollarus: $50 from DorianHarper
:points: 300 from DorianHarper
:points: 10 from Beauty-Elevates
1 month premium membership from Disaster-N-Beauty
Custom emoticon sign from mirz-alt
Drawing from MeteorWings
Book (whichever is leftover) from Lucy-Merriman (The Best of Lewis Carroll, The Phantom Tollbooth, or Oz: The Complete Collection, Volume One)
Critique from DorianHarper and Dandi-Lions
:+devwatch: from KaiserKat
Llama from Endorell-Taelos,KaiserKat, khaos-gurl, and MistressofQuills
Feature from DorianHarper, Winds-Blade, MeteorWings, Disaster-N-Beauty, ezradeacon, and khaos-gurl

Please note: All cash prizes will be paid through Paypal ONLY. Payment will be in USDs. All extra fees must be covered by winners (conversion fees, etc.)

:star: I will greatly appreciate any other prize donations that people may have and offer, as well! I thank everyone who has already chosen to donate a prize or offered to be a judge, as well.



:bookdiva: Entries :bookdiva:


Memento Mori by Xadrea Star-Blazer's Contest by strawberryflamingoLife And Death - contest by ParadoxialGamer
Vita Et Mors - Contest Entry (V1) by MzyLeRouge Life and Death by FluffyFluffs
Ariel-[fallen in the death] by SkunkyflyThe End by zsofiadomeAriel (Contest) Star-blazer by XMajutsu-shiX
<da:thumb id="399791367"/>Vita Et Mors - Contest Entry (V2) by MzyLeRougeLife or Death by Yonetee
[CE] I'm The Dead who Alive for Your Life by keanoveField of Roses by veritas-night<da:thumb id="400832337"/>
Life and Death Contest by Line-artsFly Away by mirz-alt<da:thumb id="401363278"/>
I remember it better than yesterday's morning by STelariCE:Trapped by LovelyIcePrincess[CE] I'm The Dead who Alive for Your Life (2nd) by keanove
CE: Boundaries of Being by PlatinaSiCE : Life + Death ' Degupan Detak jantung ' by BlaqiContest entry- Star-blazer by XMajutsu-shiX
His Room of Despair and Dreams by m-AliceMGuardian Angel by ethorrLife Death Contest Entry by pterodactl


:bookdiva: Promotion Giveaway :bookdiva:

Let's spread the word! If you promote my contest through a journal entry, please leave me a link and I will enter your name into a "raffle" at the end of the contest for a chance to win 500 points! I know it's not a whole lot, but it's something small as a "thank-you" for helping me out and supporting my contest. Anyone may promote: judges, participates, those just passing through, etc. I'll keep a list of those who have made a journal promoting my contest below and then randomly choose one through a random generator after the contest ends.

Giveaway Participants:

Winds-Blade (1)
MeteorWings (2)
Disaster-N-Beauty (3)
Caffeinated-Bunny (4)
crystalofchaos (5)
DraculaRosa (6)
Gingersanps (7)
MzyLeRouge (8)
zsofiadome (9)
Dathne (10)
LovelyIcePrincess (11)
Yonetee (12)
STelari (13)
veritas-night (14)

:iconinkpotplz::iconkittydividerplz::iconkittydivider2plz::iconkittydivider3plz::iconkittydivider4plz::iconquillplz:

I wish all entrants the best of luck and thank everyone again who chose to donate a prize or be a judge and spread the word! I'll keep everyone posted if any extensions happen or if any prizes change, etc. Good luck and thank you!

A thank-you once more to my wonderful prize donators:
:iconmirz-alt: :iconendorell-taelos::iconwinds-blade::icongoldenclockwerk::iconremington-mancini::icondisaster-n-beauty::iconezradeacon::iconbeauty-elevates::iconmeteorwings::iconcaffeinated-bunny::iconmistressofquills::iconlucy-merriman::iconkhaos-gurl::iconkaiserkat::icondandi-lions:

Skin by Ikue (modified by DorianHarper)
Add a Comment:
 
:iconplatinasi:
PlatinaSi Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
May I ask when the results will be out? I'm very very curious, ahaha~ :la:
Reply
:icondorianharper:
DorianHarper Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Professional Writer
They should be out soon! We're just waiting on one judge's results :D
Reply
:iconplatinasi:
PlatinaSi Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah okay! Yay, can't wait to see the outcome~ >v<
Reply
:icondorianharper:
DorianHarper Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Professional Writer
Me neither! :la:

The last I checked things were very close between a LOT of the entries!
Reply
:iconlovelyiceprincess:
LovelyIcePrincess Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It would be nice to reveal the scoring of the entries :heart: I know it's a very tough judging, but I bet
everyone are excited to see the results :D 
:happybounce:
 
Reply
:icondorianharper:
DorianHarper Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Professional Writer
We're still waiting on a judge's scoring ;-;

Right now there are so many pieces tied that there are no current results. I'm excited to see who wins, too. I sent the judge another note so hopefully they'll get everything in by next week.
Reply
:iconplatinasi:
PlatinaSi Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow, that's a lot of suspense! Everything would depend on the last judge's scoring! 8D Makes everything much more exciting~
Reply
:iconarieskin:
Arieskin Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The entries look amazing! It will be hard choice ^^ But I have already my personal favorite ;)
Reply
:icondorianharper:
DorianHarper Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Professional Writer
It really is going to be hard! I have no idea who's going to win what. I do have one that I personally would choose as number one, myself, but the other judges have a say in the matter, too :la:
Reply
:iconethorr:
ethorr Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
my entry ~ethorr.deviantart.com/art/Guar…

thank you for the oportunity and the extension s2
Reply
Add a Comment: