The third place winner was so hard to decide, I had about three designs that I was having a really difficult time choosing between. Since the competition for third place was so close, I'll be noting one or two members with non-placing entries with offers (if you receive one of these notes, you do not need to take my offer if you do not wish to).
I’ll be noting the winners shortly about the preferred form of payment. After all notes are sent out, I’ll be sending a small consolation prize of 25 points to all non-placing entrants. If you did not place, you are free to do whatever you like with your entry, it's yours.
Thank you so much for all the hard work everyone put into their designs and thank you all for your patience as well since I know this contest dragged on for quite a while.
Hello everyone! I currently have a fair amount of entries and I realized that the next couple weeks will be a lot more hectic for me than this one. I also know that many people are saving up for Christmas presents and might like the prizes to be awarded earlier than the 15th. Would it be alright if I ended this a week early on this Sunday the 8th? Please let me know if this would be alright with you or if you've started/are planning on making an entry and can't finish it on such a short notice. I just wanna hear input from you guys and will then decide whether to change it or not. I cannot end this on any week day due to my work load from school however (I technically can, but it wouldn't be judged until the weekend, so it'd be pointless).
I also have a few other pieces of news regarding this contest. First of all, I've created a group to organize all of the entries since that's easier to browse for me and potential entrants. The link is posted in the entries sections. Please let me know if you don't see your entry there (I don't think that I missed any, but I was rushing, so it's possible).
I've also decided that since I know a lot of people worked hard on these designs, I will be awarding a small prize of 25 points to each entrant who does not place. Don't worry, everyone who doesn't place still gets to keep their design (I may offer to buy some non-placing designs, but you don't have to accept my offer).
Alright, since I've seen other contests like this and held some on another site not directed at art, I will be holding a character design contest here on dA where there are lots of skilled artists so I can hopefully get some new designs.
Rules and Information:
-This contest will end on December
15th 8th, 2013. I may extend it as much as a month if I do not have enough entries by that date, but for now, this is when I plan to end the contest. If I do decide to add an extension, you will be notified before the end date.
-The art has to be completely your own. You may use a base, but it must be one created by you and you must let me know if you do so.
-I am only looking for human characters. I prefer males, but it's still certainly possible to place if you enter with a female.
I will give ten points to each of the first ten people to advertise this in a journal (please comment with a link to the journal). After the first ten, there are no more prizes for advertising this, but I would still really appreciate it if some people would. Please comment here to let me know if you advertise this contest. Sorry, all of the points for advertising have been given out for now, I might open up another offer like this at some point if I feel that it is necessary to bring more attention to this contest.
-You can enter with a design that you made prior to the start of this contest as long as you still own it and feel it fits the criteria of what type of designs I'm looking for.
-I will keep the designs that place, but if you do not place, you may keep the character. I may offer to buy characters that do not place if I like the design, but you certainly have the choice to keep them.
-If you have an account on Chicken Smoothie and place, you may request your prize in Chicken Smoothie dollars if you would prefer that to dA points/USD (going by the conversion $1.00=19 Chicken Smoothie dollars).
-Most of the characters that I include in stories of mine are ghosts, so it would be nice if you could make any entries look a bit sickly/pale.
-Please post here if you plan to enter.
-You may enter as many times as you like. Each design you make will be counted as a separate entry and you may place twice.
Likes (Please don't try to include all of these in one design. I think a design would certainly be cluttered with all, they're just some things to keep in mind when designing):
-Black, gray, white, blue and red
-Japanese school boy/school girl outfits
Dislikes (please do not add these to your design):
-Pink and brown together (I'm fine with these separately, but I do not like color schemes including both of these colors.)
-Dog/cat ears or tail
-Very revealing clothing
-Lots of neon colors
-Too much gore (I actually like gory designs, but since I regularly order art of my characters on a site that allows very little blood or gore, it's very difficult for me to get art of characters with gory designs.)
If you win and don't have a PayPal or would prefer your prize in points, I go by the conversion 80 points=$1.00
Entries: (In no particular order)