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Journal Entry: Fri Nov 15, 2013, 3:54 AM






I've been thinking of doing a contest several times now, and once I almost held one but then I forgot all about it.

But I think I want to start a contest for real this time. And have the 1st price be a 12 month premium membership..! :o (and perhaps a drawing of some form, either digital or traditional, we'll see.. :3 )

So, kind of a big contest, I guess..? But I've so far no idea what the contest should be about. I want it to be a contest that everyone can enter if they want to, no matter if they're an artist or a writer, sculptor or whatever. But at the same time, it's a bit hard for me to do contests, because contests are about picking a winner, someone who's "better" than the other contestants, and I personally would feel incredibly mean to judge others like that. I don't want people to get upset or feel down or whatever, you know?
So, I might need a few people to help me judge, like, finding the top 10 or something, and then picking the winner based on a public vote, kind of... I feel that would be way better for me.

But, questions first:

Are you guys up for a contest?

And what kind of contest would you guys like? Like, should it be a certain theme for the contest, some words or sentences to work with/illustrate/write about? Any ideas? :)



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:iconjairt:
JaiRT Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh! This sounds neat, especially after reading some of the comments.
The idea of having a contest with  a set theme and then some different categories like writing, drawing, sculpting.etc of your OCs seems like an interesting idea.

I'd totally be down for a contest.
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Suriwox Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes! Contest! :D
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Bilkiba-Sasuke Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
A contest sounds cool, and a theme would be great, themes are easily applied to multiple types of art.  Maybe it could be holiday related as some have suggested, but I think that would be too cliche and expected, not to mention it would be more restrictive.  A slightly broader theme would help better, but it doesn't need to be too broad, because then it will again be problematic and less theme-y.  Perhaps something related to your story, or something, I don't know.  I'm not the best with contest ideas... but anyway it sounds fun.
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XenaTalhaoui Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think it would be awesome if you chose a own character, that we were going to draw/Animate/Write about/Sculpte and everything else you can do ^^
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RichTheWolf257 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A SPIKE fanart Contest sounds fun.
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crazydragonlover Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohmygosh, I'm so in for this! A character contest would be pretty cool :)
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La-Artista21 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I am def in..A theme would b good ! Mayb a holiday one since Xmas is right around the corner..or something w/ a story.
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Ingerawsome Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes please! :D
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13SugarShady Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
If you want to have other prizes I can do sketch prizes for any winners or runner ups :>
I did five sketch prizes for ~Shioiri's big contest, just figured I'd offer so there'd be more chance of entries still getting something uvu
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kitty-eared-girl Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the idea of a contest!  I think it'd be fun to have other OCs interact with yours (maybe something holiday themed??)
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WolfRider5 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
A contest would be cool. A theme that it could have is having something to do with Spike and Sam together since slot of people like those two characters of yours
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theawesomehippy Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
i think a contest would be awesome! XD
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WarriorClaws Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A drawing contest!? I'm totally up for it!
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dalatorabvon21 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
Ab-so-lutely! ~('o'~)
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DEUSEXMACHlNA Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
a drawing contest would be splendid!
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SamLeDerpMuffin Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
YES! A drawing contest would be awesome!! 
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SirNait Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
I have never been in a contest, but i'm up for it !! 
Even if i need learn how to sculpt ^u^
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:iconmushybeancurd:
MushyBeanCurd Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Lets do it!
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:iconred-mohawk:
red-mohawk Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm up for it!
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RuneKerianDrake Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Should be interesting be here.
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Elisa36 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm soooooo up for a contest! :D

Though it depends what it's gonna be about.. If it is in the anime category then yeah I might join :'D 
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German-Mutt Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would love to join just for fun :). You can base it on a bunch of things. Some examples of themes (don't have to use em' of course):
:bulletblack: Based off of a season. Since it is autumn (at least it is autumn in the USA, don't know what it is in Norway lol) you can have someone draw a picture or base a character off a autumn theme. But... winter is coming up too, along with Christmas.
:bulletblack: Based off a song.
:bulletblack: Have people create fanart of a certain TV show.
:bulletblack: Have people draw your fursona/character in a certain theme.
:bulletblack: Have people do a Thanksgiving/Christmas theme.

Just get creative! But I know I would love to join :).
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Kassanovas Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think i'd be interested,purely for the fun.Naturally,i'd base it on your characters perhaps with
a certain theme behind it.=)
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Kittykatpaws Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Sounds fun :)
You could use a song and get people to create art based on their adaptation
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Mana-ghostwolf Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Student Filmographer

I would join

 

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PequenaRaxa Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'd be up for a contest... ^-^
I think that, as most people has said, it could be based on your novel. (or at least, what we've read of it). And, obviously, there could be a place fro sculptors, artists and writers in the contest if it was based on this...
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MinamiTakahashi Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

A contest is a great idea. I 'm in.^^ 

I think a contest about your Storys, and characters is a good idea. Scenes, or alternative Scenes...what can be in the Story...

My favourite Thema are the Spike Novel. ;)

 

Drawings and Novels both are great, but it is so heavy to decide which one ist better in a direct relation. Sorry, for no help. --'

 

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EnkaShiahara Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013   Digital Artist
Oh heck yes (: Do it,

and about the contest, it should be for fun. Your prize does ante-up the stakes, but don't worry about judging and us taking it harshly. It is a contest after all, and the best should get the prize (:

I'm curious about what you'll do so that all artists can enter..

OH! Perhaps you should do three segments? Y'know? One for writers, sculptors, and drawing/painting/digital artists. But then.. that comes to find a prize for each genre.... so... Hmm...
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themunsterbunny Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Student
yes contest! :D
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:iconjenny-the-cat:
jenny-the-cat Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
HELL YEAH, maybe we could just draw something based on Spike. i'd love to give a try at draw any of them
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Iamoneandall Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
Sounds fun!
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Gaararoxmysox13 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I would definitely not mind a contest!  Though I would not recommend a public vote (I have learned from my sweeper mom :XD:) because those without a lot of friends may not get a lot of votes.  It is somewhat different here for polls but I am thinking either the judged thing or even a random draw!  Just thought I would throw that out there, it is up to you though. :)
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Black1993Storm Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I would definitely enter but as it comes to thinking up contests you have no help in me ^^"
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:iconlonepaws:
lonepaws Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Student General Artist
i'd definitely take part c:
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:iconkosmik90:
Kosmik90 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sounds like a great idea. Just go for it. ;P
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CasualSketch Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A contest that would basically revolve around the universe of your novel Spike would be good :) I'm not really sure about the specifics but it would be easier for you to judge (I hope)
And you should give ample time for submission, some of us still have school to worry about :D
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chibithepony Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Student General Artist
well i like the idea but i have no access to materials to add color so i would probobly be at a disadvatage
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Rhymeable Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm totally lazy when it comes to contests.

But I'd try to get an entry in.
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Bluekyopuppy Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What about a SPIKE themed contest?
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:iconcdrake66:
cdrake66 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'm TOTALY up for it :D
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xxMikukittyxx Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
im in! I think a contest to create a new character for the Spike novel would be fantastic!
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OfTheBlessed Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
Could you do a contest in which people do art to expose the genocide that's going on right now in South Africa, in which Boers are being targeted based on their skin color?  It's politically charged, yes, but exposing an obscure genocide seems like a good cause.
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13th-ZodiaK Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm totally up for a contest! I've never done one before, but I've always wanted to :D
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LingMay Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Cool, i would love to enter the contest, if i overcome my shyness...

How about a contest of drawing a charecter from Spike or a scene from the novel.

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Sabi-Arts Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If I got time I'm in, You could make a theme after a song, or 3 songs -then it have to be inspired by that :)
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BengalBoi Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A contest of a drawing of one of your characters would be good and simple, even for people who aren't super skilled, I think :D
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SolitaryGrayWolf Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hmm maybe to draw a scene from your Spike story.
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:iconfoxtone:
FoxTone Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013   Digital Artist
If there is gonna be one then I'll join!
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:iconkiayxiao:
KiayXiao Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How about come up with a new character 4 ur group perhaps?  :3
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JuiceWolf96 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I would love to join a contest <3 Especially if it would go around Spike and Sam <3 <3 <3
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