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Contest is now closed for submissions! I have received sixteen lovely entries, which can be perused here.

STATUS: JUDGING IN PROGRESS




Three Years in the Making by ChimeraDragonfang

Remember that thing?
Want it?
Of course you do. :la:

Well, here's your chance, because it's the grand prize in this contest. :woohoo:
As it is a physical object, the winner will need to be okay with giving out a mailing address.

Now, because literature is woefully under-appreciated, this is going to be a writing contest. Yes, you heard me, writing. :evillaugh:

What I want to see is a story with :above:that:above: dreamcatcher in it. I don't care what genre you go for or how long or short the story is, but the dreamcatcher must be present in the story somewhere, somehow; anything from a brief mention to the crux of the entire plot. Random piece of art on the wall? Ancient artifact of... something? Magic tool? Futuristic power source? Ancient power source? Just some flashy bling? Whatever you want, you guys.

Entertain Chim with words! :dummy:

Entries will be judged on creativity/originality and technical execution (spelling, grammar, that sort of thing).

The deadline is June 13th. Why June 13th? I felt like it, and I like the number 13. Date is subject to change if there aren't enough entries. I want a good turnout for this; I poured I don't even know how many hours of my life into that dreamcatcher and it should go to a good home.

Browse all current entries here.



:police: RULES :police:
:bulletpurple: English only. I need a language all my judges understand.
:bulletpurple: Must be prose.
:bulletpurple: Must be new work made for this contest and uploaded to dA's Literature gallery. Also must be your own work. Duh.
:bulletpurple: Mature content is allowed, but it should go without saying that it can't violate any of dA's rules.
:bulletpurple: The dreamcatcher (the one pictured at the top of this Journal) MUST clearly feature in the story somewhere.
:bulletpurple: There is no word limit, but please don't submit a full novel. My judges and I can't be taking two days to read your entry. On the opposite end of the scale, do try for at least a paragraph or two.
:bulletpurple: NOTE ME (not the other judges, me) with a link to your entry so I can add it to the contest folder. Simply posting a link in a comment or Noting a different member of the judging panel means your entry might get missed. Title the Note "Dreamcatcher Contest Entry" or something to that effect so I know what it is.
:bulletpurple: You can enter several times, but can only win once.
:bulletpurple: Don't be a dick. Friendly ribbing of fellow participants is okay. Straight-up harassment is not, and will get your stupid ass disqualified. Likewise, abuse toward my judges will not be tolerated. Play nice. :meow:



:trophy: PRIZES :trophy:
:bulletred:1st Place:bulletred:
- The subject of this whole contest, this here shiny thing.
- 375 :points:
- Digital painting of up to three characters from Serrival.
- Journal features from ChimeraDragonfang, Schieden, AngelWarriorQueen.
- Winner's Pack from AnotherContestGroup. (Feature in their Group blog, and possibly some other stuff.)

:bulletorange:2nd Place:bulletorange:
- First choice from the claw pendants.
- 275 :points:
- Digital painting of up to two characters from Serrival.
- Journal features from ChimeraDragonfang, Schieden, AngelWarriorQueen.
- Winner's Pack from AnotherContestGroup. (Feature in their Group blog, and possibly some other stuff.)

:bulletyellow:3rd Place:bulletyellow:
- Second choice from the claw pendants.
- 175 :points:
- Digital painting of one character from Serrival.
- Journal features from ChimeraDragonfang, Schieden, AngelWarriorQueen.
- Winner's Pack from AnotherContestGroup. (Feature in their Group blog, and possibly some other stuff.)


Also, all entrants will be llama'd.



:judge: Your Judges :judge:
:iconchimeradragonfang: :iconschieden: :iconangelwarriorqueen: :iconstalkedbydragons: :iconangavorne: :iconxxapplelolipopsxx: :iconhell-is-a-56:



FAQ
Will add stuff here as necessary, so ask your questions.

Q: Can judges enter?
A: Judges are not eligible to win anything, though they may certainly still write stuff if they wish to do so.

Q: Is this limited to people who live in Norway?
A: Nope! This is open to anyone and everyone on dA. I'll ship that dreamcatcher to wherever on the planet the winner lives. :earth: ...Uh, so I guess you're out of luck if you live on the Moon or something.
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:iconmiryl:
Miryl Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
Still judging?
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:iconchimeradragonfang:
ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
Yes. I got some volunteers to fill in and am declaring this whole thing officially over by the time next Monday/Tuesday (depending on timezones) rolls around. Next week there will be RESULTS, GODAMMIT. :stare:
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:iconmiryl:
Miryl Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Thank you. Sorry for bothering you... :D Just wanted to know how it stays. No need to hurry. Just asking.
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:iconcding93:
CDing93 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Student Writer
Hey there! Just curious as to how the judging is going! Any idea regarding when results will be released?
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:iconchimeradragonfang:
ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
I hope it'll be soon. Still waiting on two judges.
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:iconcding93:
CDing93 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Student Writer
Well be sure to keep us contestants informed! I can imagine that everyone else is as anxious for the results as I am!
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:iconmiryl:
Miryl Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
So, how is judging going?
:-)
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:iconchimeradragonfang:
ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
Still waiting on a few.
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:iconmiryl:
Miryl Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
:-) Good then :-)
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:iconmiryl:
Miryl Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
How is judging going? Every one of the judges enjoying themselves? I hope you are all doing allright and enjoy reading the stories! Looking forward to the outcome!
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:iconchimeradragonfang:
ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
About halfway there. Still waiting on a few of the judges.
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:iconmiryl:
Miryl Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
:-) Great. Did you have fun reading?
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:iconchimeradragonfang:
ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
So much reading. :stare: But yes, I did.
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:iconmiryl:
Miryl Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
Hahaha :D Better next time make us read our stories to you, so you do not have to read them. :D But glad you enjoyed it.
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:iconwufeisgirl:
wufeisgirl Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Waaah, i just had time to read everyone's entries now.

So full of awesomeness!!!!!! :)

Now i know my talent definitely lies elsewhere.... lol!
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EvelynTaliette Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Student Writer
Haha, no way! Your story was one of the best I read!
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:iconwufeisgirl:
wufeisgirl Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Awww, thanks!!! :blush:
But writing is *really* not my forte... lol.

Yours reminded me of classical poets, or a lovely short story written by an old writer. <3
Just had that feel to it. ^_^
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:iconevelyntaliette:
EvelynTaliette Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Student Writer
You're welcome!
And, aww really? Thanks! I have a feeling I'll just get honorable mention though, but you'll certainly get higher than me!
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:iconcding93:
CDing93 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Student Writer
Hey there! It's been a couple of weeks, so I've been wondering how the outcome of the contest is looking. Keep in touch!
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:iconchimeradragonfang:
ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
Judging is still ongoing.
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:iconcding93:
CDing93 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Student Writer
Alright, thanks for keeping me informed! Any idea when it might be done?
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:iconchimeradragonfang:
ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
Not really. I'm still waiting on verdicts from some of the judges.
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:iconcding93:
CDing93 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Student Writer
Alright, well just let me know!
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:iconmiryl:
Miryl Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Just about when will the outcome be set?
I have a cousin at hand who is asking me again and again if I already know how I did. :-)
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:iconchimeradragonfang:
ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
No idea. Depends on how long it takes for all the judges to get their results to me, but probably not before things roll over into July. It's exam time for some folks right now.
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:iconmiryl:
Miryl Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
Ok, thanks :-)
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:iconemo-writer-7251:
Emo-Writer-7251 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I was wondering if the judges have given you any answers yet.
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:iconchimeradragonfang:
ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
Nothing yet. It has only been a week.
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Emo-Writer-7251 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
just wondering what was going on. i didn't know how long the judging would take. i mean i know some contests take longer then others so thanks for letting me know :)
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flufdrax Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, the number of entrants to this jumped f up quickly!
I hope you and the judges have fun reading everything. :)
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Hell-is-a-56 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
I wouldn't mind being a judge if you need another.

I thought I'd be entering the contest, but I was mistaken, it seems.

Ah well. I'd like to see it go to a good deserving home- it's an awesome thing.
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:iconchimeradragonfang:
ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
In that case, welcome aboard!
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:iconhell-is-a-56:
Hell-is-a-56 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
Huzzah!
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Emo-Writer-7251 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
the first night i read this i wrote my first story in like half an hour, and twas 8 pages! i havent finished my second one yet and am still trying to post the first.
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:iconchimeradragonfang:
ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
Still have plenty of time to get everything together. :nod:
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:iconrvivek:
rvivek Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i have an idea... but that one coincides with a novel that my friend is writing! If I take that as starting point, or even as inspiration: i would be hurting his cause! well, I will try writing something (if I could). there is no word limit, is there?
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:iconchimeradragonfang:
ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
No word limit. :nod:
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:iconmiryl:
Miryl Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
Don't worry Chimera, my friend and I have a story ready each. We just need to check it on grammar and stuff, so our english will be correct :-)
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:iconchimeradragonfang:
ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
:thumbsup: Still about two weeks to go (and I'm still considering extending the deadline a bit because busy times for Chim), so no rush.
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:iconmiryl:
Miryl Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
I have the deadline in mind, don't worry, we will make it in time :D
I hope you'll like our work.
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Emo-Writer-7251 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
well wait. I think for once in a while i will do a contest. forget me being a judge! count me into the contest!
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:iconchimeradragonfang:
ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
Heh, the shiny that's up for grabs caught your eye, didn't it?
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:iconemo-writer-7251:
Emo-Writer-7251 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
actually not really. it a beautiful piece but i have been mostly doing my fair share of donating and judging contests but haven't entered one in a while. I think this would be a great opportunity to get the writing juices flowing back in ma brain.
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Serrival Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hahah, coming from your thread in the forum.

Oh man... I'd love to enter, but there's no way I would be able to give that dreamcatcher a good home :(
If it's fine with you, I'd like to offer some extra art prizes to the winners. If I can't join, I can at least try to support, right? :XD:
I'll send a note shortly...

In any case, I hope you get some excellent entries!
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:iconchimeradragonfang:
ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
I know at least one other entrant intends to give it as a gift if they win, so there's that option.

Any and all prize donations are greatly appreciated. :nod:
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:iconforeststone:
Foreststone Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:wave: Found your contest on a forum and love this idea :love: I'll happily join :meow:
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:iconchimeradragonfang:
ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
Glad to have you along. :la:
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:iconforeststone:
Foreststone Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:excited: The dreamcatcher is beautiful! I'm going to try as hard as I can to win it ^_^
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IchikoWindGryphon Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And I stumble upon your page and think, "WHY NOT?"
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