EDIT: Well, as you may have noticed, we are sadly having some delays in judging the winners. I've sent the noticed out to the other judges to review & rate the entries, but they appear to be a tad busy right now...I would like to assure you all, though, that we WILL pick some winners. I don't care if I have to beat the results out of people, we will give people the prizes they deserve.
But for now, all I can say is that I am incredibly sorry over all of this, especially since some of you have pointed, this does not, indeed, rock. If there is anything I can do to make it all up to you, just let me know. Once again, my apologies.
EDIT: Well, we do have a decent chunk of entries right now, & all are pretty damn good...But we can always use more. Contest extended another week until the 30th!
And sorry for the delay here...This August heat is amplifying my procrastination...
"Well, it's one louder, isn't it? It's not ten. You see, most blokes, you know, will be playing at ten. You're on ten here, all the way up, all the way up, all the way up, you're on ten on your guitar. Where can you go from there? Where?"
...One week of events for DA's 11th birthday, & yet not one nod to Spinal Tap. Gotta admit, kinda disappointed there, guys.
So, time to make up for it! Seeing as how music is a driving force behind the inspiration for some of the best work on DA, & seeing as how we couldn't pass up a golden opportunity like this, we here in the Mini-DDs group & the ComicsAndCartoons group have joined forces to create this contest for deviantArt's birthday!
The goal, you may ask? Simple: Create a Deviation inspired by one of your favorite rock songs. An action scene, a psychedelic portrait, a new character design, whatever you want! Just pick a song, make a Deviation, send us a note with a link to it, & you can score:
- A six-month DA Premium Membership
- A DA brush pack of your choice
- A copy of either AudioSurf or Beat Hazard, your choice (can be exchanged for an additional 3-month subscription)
- A free color pinup from BombshellBoy
- An award & the general title of supreme ass-kicker, of course
- Two runners-up each score a brush pack of their choice
And, as a bonus incentive, any eentrants with Deviations that also involve Fella or any deviantArt themes in general will also be rewarded with two free cake badges, just for entering! After all, it wouldn't be a birthday party without the cake!
Keep in mind, though, we may actually add more to the prize pot if possible. In addition, we also plan to hold a "Rock Out 11!" sketchmatch with the same theme tonight (exact time to be updated later), with an additional 3-month Premium Membership as the prize, so look out for that soon for those of you looking for something quicker! UPDATE: SketchMatch will be tonight, August 7th at 8:30 PM GMT in the CandC chat room!
As for actual, notable rules & guidelines, aside from the basic objective...
- The judges for this contest will be me (SlyDante), Elixia-Dragmire, & BombshellBoy, representing both groups sponsoring this event.
- The deadline for the contest will be...Let's say August 21, two weeks from now. For now.
- Multiple entries are indeed allowed (& slightly encouraged!).
- Yes, we are stressing the "rock" theme here (what other form of music would you take to eleven?). Any song you like, as long as it comes from any genre/subgenre of rock: Metal, punk, alternative, indie, etc. Just use your best judgement.
- Seeing as how this is sponsored by the official Comics & Cartoons group, that is admittingly a preferred genre here, though we obviously won't deny any others...It's just that we all have experience with the more cartoonish stuff.
- NO FAN ART. Original creations only, though we can make exceptions for, say, friend's OCs & such if necessary.
...And I think that's pretty much it! Well, actually, for those of you looking for potential inspiration, new music, or suck-up points, we did create some playlists to help you out...
- Sly's Playlist
- Elixia's Playlist
- delya's Playlist
...And that's pretty much it! So good luck, & ROCK ON!!! Happy birthday, deviantART!!