Well, for most of us, it's that time of year again! Thanksgiving, Christmas, Boxing Day, Hanukkah, (... Kwanza, anyone?)* and the dawn of a new year! That holiday spirit and cheer can give loads of inspiration and motivation to artists. If you're still not feeling inspired and motivated, how about a plushie prize contest to get you motivated to find inspiration and draw whether you want to or not. (because we're all slaves to ponies and we'd do anything to get a plushie.)The Contest: Holiday Spirit
This contest will be all about holiday spirit. It could be centered on a specific holiday such as, but not limited to:
Something that expresses sharing, caring, giving, sacraficing, something very kind/ generous in light of the holiday season.NOTE: Do NOT let anything I listed limit you! Artists need their creative space! You get the general idea, just do it!Rules:
The comic must be drawn after the contest has begun.
Must be your own creation.
One entry per contestant.
Follow our group general rules.
Must be MLP and contest topic related (obviously).
Can range from a one-panel comic to as many panels as you want.
Must be submitted to our holiday spirit contest folder
1st Place: Your prize will be a plushie of your choosing from here!**
Everyone else: JACK S***!
The deadline for the contest is January 1st, 2014 2359 EST
, so you guys won't miss the ball drop for new years trying to finish this on time.
Winner will be determined by using a popular vote with point system. You'll pick the top 3, rank them 1st, 2nd, and 3rd and each of your choices will have a weighted point value.Sharing is Caring:
Just like last time, spread this around! I want to see an even bigger turn out than last time! Three randomly selected deviants will receive 100pts for sharing.Sharing Rules:
To be eligible to receive points, you must:
Copy and paste this journal into your journal.
Link your journal onto the comment page.
Include a link to our group page on your journal somewhere.NOTE: You will only be elegible to receive points if you share this journal prior to December 14th, 2013 2359 ESTAdmin Policy
Our normal admin policy when contests start is that they cannot participate.
When this contest idea was first brought up , some of the admin here expressed their excitement, and some (one) wished to participate. Since this a popular vote, where admins can't vote anyways and have no influence over who YOU, our members and random deviants, vote for. What's the difference?
The only issue is if there's a tie and admin will have to function as a tiebreaker, but even then, I'll ensure admin who participated in the contest cannot vote or voice their opinion to influence other admin who didn't participate.
The new policy will be, that they basically lose all their power when it comes to dealing with an active contest. They cannot reply, post, vote or control any aspect administratively in the contest. They'll be brought down to a member status for the contest, but keep the position they have to organize incoming submissions and answer non contest-related questions.
If you feel that admin will still have an unfair advantage or you don't care, please comment below.
Current Admin who expressed possible
Just send a note to me, ~ThatGuyOnTheInterweb
And with that, let the contest begin! Good luck!
ThatGuyOnTheInterweb*I'm sorry if I left your holiday out, I'm American and these are the ones I know about/celebrate. Please does not let my limited knowledge limit your ideas!
**Item chosen from that site or of equal value at another site. For example, if there's another site that sells another character you would rather have for the same price as a plushie you found from the site I provided, then send me the link.
***Sorry again, but this contest is all or nothing. Do or die!