It's already Monday on my side of the world, but I'm going to keep the contest open until Midnight by Central Time for the US. So by my clock, you've still got a little under six hours to finish contest entries and send them my way. I will change the post at midnight to "closed" when I am no longer accepting submissions.
Also, there are now 30 entries in the contest, so I'm going to do at least one honorary mention prize. It'll just be a free drawing, but still. That's something DEADLINE - Sunday, February 6, MIDNIGHT. (central time)
No more extensions for sure after that. You may submit your entries either by noting me or by leaving a link to the deviation in the comments section of this post.
Since I am assuming a lot of you have already started your pictures, I'm taking down a lot of the images I had posted and only leaving the group shots and the individual character profiles, etc. But in my gallery I have a folder called FaLLEN, so if you need to look up the other pics, go ahead ;D
I am not putting a limit on content beyond what DA has, so if it's not acceptable for DA, it's not acceptable for this contest. The characters in the picture must be my characters from my series FaLLEN, not from any of my other manga creations. Any medium is acceptable-- that includes cosplay, sculpting, charcoal, rabbit's blood... no, scratch that last one, eww. Be creative! Comics are acceptable, too. There is no limit on pages, and you can feel free to enter more than one picture. EDIT: By cosplay I meant actual costume making, not other characters dressed as my characters. I allowed one entry in like this because it wasn't clear, but all other entries will be disqualified.
Any style is accepted-- last year I got many realistic portraits and the winner even used her own signature style, rather than a cartoony look.
Also, if you want to submit something other than an illustration (cosplay, dolls, etc), I won't say no but make sure you take some good pictures! Otherwise it's hard to judge
If I get more than one "other" submission I might make a separate category for them with their own prize.
1st Place = $30 cash, one year's subscription to DA, a drawing by me of whatever you want
2nd Place = $20 cash, three month's subscription to DA, a drawing by me of whatever you want
3rd Place = $10 cash, one month's subscription to DA, a drawing by me of whatever you want
Everyone who enters will get their picture posted on my DA site somewhere for all eternity, so even if you don't win anything you could still get delicious and wonderful page views! I will also post all of the submissions at the bottom of this page as I get them.
You MUST have paypal for the cash prizes-- if you cannot get paypal in your country, I can change the prizes to DA Points, but that's the best I can do. You must also have a DA account so you can send me the DA link to the posted entry. IF you do something more "adult" with your submission, please be of legal age for whatever it is you're posting
; I don't want to get into any trouble...
If you submitted an entry last year, you are welcome to enter this year, even if you won a prize. Please feel free to enter again this year!
FaLLEN is a magical girls series that takes the old mahou shoujo formula but gives it a few realistic twists. For example, do magical girls ever feel bad for killing all those humanoid monsters? Do they want to fight or do they want to be regular girls? Why do they believe everything their magical mascot animals tell them? These are questions that come up in FaLLEN, where the characters try to figure out who they really are and what defines themselves. Kind of a magical girls series for magical girl fans who have grown up ;D And guys can get into it, too. I promise ^^
I have to have at least FIFTEEN SUBMISSIONS or I will cancel the contest. Why? Because I'm putting up cash prizes, and if I only get three submissions it's no fun for me to choose winners. I figure fifteen entries is a fair number. That's SUBMISSIONS, not ENTRANTS... so if three people submit five entries each, and that's all I get, that would be fine. However, you cannot win more than one prize.
I will not accept art you have done for me in the past. New art, please
I would prefer for your OCs or established characters to be left out of any submissions, though parodies are fine (for example, characters dressed as Harry Potter characters or in Naruto ninja gear or Sailor Moon fuku, etc), or if the OC or established character is a minor part of the image. The main part MUST be my FaLLEN characters.
If you have any questions about the characters or about submitting, please note me or simply leave a comment here. You may do the same for submitting pictures, either by sending a link by note or posting it here.
I do recommend skimming a few chapters from the story ([link]
but it isn't required. As of right now, the book is only half available (and only the rough version) because I am looking at publishing the completed version. I might temporarily post the full version, but as of right now I've only got the first half up for public reading.
To see last year's entries, please check out this link: [link]