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EDIT:  More prizes, more prizes! :hooray:  Look below, is that enough features for you?? :XD:  We so appreciate all the wonderful support of our affiliates and members! :3 :heart: :sun:

We are proud to announce our next major contest!  The theme, chosen by the poll, will be a Butterfly contest, for both photography and art.
So without further ado here are the rules and regulations, yadda, yadda....

What we are looking for:

:bulletblue: What you feel is your best photograph or artwork of a butterfly.  It can be any species of butterfly, even the ones that look like moths.  As for actual moths since they are pretty much closely related (as far as I can tell) we can accept them too.
:bulletblue:  Hints: Try to submit something with vivid colors, an interesting composition, or something rare and unusual. This can apply to both photos and artwork.
:bulletblue: I am OK with butterflies featured with other animals, i.e, a butterfly perched on a dog's nose or something of the like.  As long as the main focus of the art or photo is on the butterfly.  (NO HUMANS.)
:bulletblue: You may ask us to move something already submitted to the group into the contest.  Just let us know and we'll move it.
:bulletblue: All rules of the group must still be followed.  Please see the front page for rules.

What you shouldn't do

:bulletred: Don't submit something other than a butterfly or moth.
:bulletred: Do not submit pictures of butterflies/moths that are dead and on display. They must be alive.
:bulletred: Don't use something that is not your own photograph or artwork.
:bulletred: Do not submit blurry or grainy photos. We do not accept poor quality photographs and make rare exceptions.
:bulletred: At voting time (which will be announced at end of contest) please do not solicit votes from others.  Do not vote for yourself.
:bulletred: We are only accepting one entry per deviant.  You must be a member to participate.

A folder will be created labeled "Butterfly Competition Contest".  This is where you will submit.  Only one entry will be permitted per member.
The contest will be open for a month, ending on 11/21.  A timer will be set up on the front page reminding our members of the deadline.

The contest is NOT open to our admin, but they will be part of the votes, including myself.

Prizes:  (This can change as we hear from our affiliates.  More prizes might just be added as news of the contest spreads around.)

Offered by your Founder SilkenWinds

1st place- 800 points and big feature on our group's homepage
2nd place- 400 points and feature on our group's homepage
3rd place- 200 points and feature on our group's homepage

THREE RUNNER UPS (or Honorable Mentions) are included in this contest!  Each HM will receive 10 points and a little feature on our group's homepage.

These points are being provided by me and are not part of the group's donation pool. The pool was depleted renewing our super group status, but believe me, I'm happy about that.  :3

So far these are the other prizes being offered by admin or affiliates that I have been notified about.  This may be added to at any time. ;)

From our Co-Founder Enalla-

1st place- 100 points
2nd place- 50 points
3rd place- 30 points


10 points for each Runner Up/Honorable Mention, and also journal features.

From our Co-Founder WindInTheCoffeeCup-

Journal features for winners.

From our Co-Founder whitetippedwaves

Llamas and journal features.

From our Moderator JRd1st

50 points towards the prize pool and journal features.

Affiliates offering journal features for winners:

CrittersGalore, Camelid-Critters, CatCatalogue, FerretsKeepUsAlive, PetPicks, AnimalsAroundUs, Mesmerizing-Animals, ArtisticAnimals, The-Bunny-Society, Stand-Out-Shots, NatureWeb, Cool-Photos, AnimalsGalore, CetaceanArts, NaturalWorldArtists- they are also offering 2 llamas to each winner, Birds-Club, Day-at-the-Zoo, Zoo-photographers, Bird-Photography, Raw-Nature

Member prizes:

thanksthatisenough- offers llamas :3
Kaosah - journal feature
ryanwaff - journal feature
Photopathica- journal feature
Clu-art - journal feature
Leny97- journal feature
ChloeClik- offering a drawing request! :D
AlaskaGrl - offers points: 50 for 1st place, 30 for 2nd place and 20 for 3rd place
daliahme - offers llamas!



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To any affiliates or members: We welcome your offers for any prizes. If you would like to offer anything from points to features, please let us know.  We will update this journal and inform our members of your generous offers. :heart:

Any questions about this contest or anything I missed, please leave a comment.  :)

All right now go HAVE FUN! That is the most important thing! :iconyaayplz:

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:icons-kmp:
s-kmp Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
I've featured the Winners of the Butterfly Contest at :icontiny-worlds-photo:
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s-kmp Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Here's the Winners feature Butterfly Contest Winners as promised by :iconraw-nature: enjoy :)
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:iconmomotte2:
Momotte2 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Can I enter in the contest with my butterfly ? : [link]
:dance: :)
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:iconsilkenwinds:
SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Would you be able to remove it from the group, then resubmit to the Butterfly folder? Much easier for us that way.
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:iconmomotte2:
Momotte2 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
it's OK now ! I put the link of the contest too ! :glomp: :dance:
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:iconjustanewb42:
justanewb42 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student Photographer
Can you please move [link], to the Competition folder. Thank you.
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:iconsilkenwinds:
SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I hope you don't mind if we ask you to just remove it from the group and then resubmit to the folder. So much easier than us having to go through pages of pages of the insects folder to find it! ;)
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:iconjustanewb42:
justanewb42 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student Photographer
Understand, but that folder does not show up in the menu selection to do so.
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:iconsilkenwinds:
SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
? That's odd. It should! Are you an actual member, or a member of an affiliate? If something is wrong I'll have to check the settings over.
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:icondreamweaver69stock:
dreamweaver69stock Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
could you please move [link] to the butterfly folder
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:iconsilkenwinds:
SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I hope you don't mind if we ask you to just remove it from the group and then resubmit to the folder. So much easier than us having to go through pages of pages of the insects folder to find it! ;)
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dreamweaver69stock Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
ok thanks
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s-kmp Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Hi, great group and another great contest too :)

I hope to get out this weekend and take some shots that might provide one good enough to enter :D

I would like to offer a feature to the winners on our group's front page at :iconraw-nature:
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:iconenalla:
Enalla Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! I hope you can enter the contest. =)

Thank you very much for the prize offer, I will add it to the journal. =)
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:icons-kmp:
s-kmp Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
My pleasure :)
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daliahme Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'd love to join and give the winner and runner-ups llamas :)
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daliahme Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Must it be real butterfly or can it be a fantasy butterfly? I'd like to draw a butterfly based on an actual species, but color it funky or change a few things about it. Is it ok or must it be exactly as a real butterfly?

Thank you!
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:iconsilkenwinds:
SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Drawings are fine :) And we'll add you to the prize list. THanks :)
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:iconpriwax:
priwax Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi!
Could you please move my photo :thumb322591723: into the "Butterfly Competition Contest" folder?
Thank you!

Good luck to everyone who enters!
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:iconenalla:
Enalla Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I moved it. =)

Good luck to you!
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:iconpriwax:
priwax Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Sorry, heres the right link [link]
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:iconmajorasmasks:
MajorasMasks Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I have a question: I have a butterfly-related artwork that would be perfect for this contest: I didn't make it specifically for it, but I never posted it on DA yet (or anywhere on the internet); can I use it as my entry?
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:iconenalla:
Enalla Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Sure you can. It doesn't have to be made for this contest and it can either old or new. =)
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:iconmajorasmasks:
MajorasMasks Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ok, thanks for the info! :)
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:iconcassandrina:
Cassandrina Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012   General Artist
Also good luck everyone! ^ . ^
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:iconcassandrina:
Cassandrina Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012   General Artist
Finally a photography contest I can actually enter! ^ o ^ I'm probably not going to win...but I'm happy I get to participate anyway~! <3
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:iconsilkenwinds:
SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Never say never. ;) Good luck to you.
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:iconcassandrina:
Cassandrina Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012   General Artist
Thank you very much! <3
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:iconbonniewoodson:
BonnieWoodson Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, I love butterflys, what a great contest! How does judging work? Do the admins judge? Looks like it will be tough to choose, because the gallery is already full of amazing works!
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:iconsilkenwinds:
SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, what Enalla said. ;) We are thrilled to have such big interest in this contest!
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:iconenalla:
Enalla Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! With our previous contests we have always let the members vote for on all the entries. But now we have so many entries that we think the admins will first choose some number (the number hasn't been decided yet) of best entries and then members will vote for winners from those. =)
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:iconfrancyrhamira:
FrancyRhamira Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012   Photographer
Hi! :wave:
Could you move my photo [link] into the "Butterfly Competition Contest" folder?
Thank you! :aww:
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:iconenalla:
Enalla Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I just moved it.
It's a lovely entry, good luck! :aww:
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:iconfrancyrhamira:
FrancyRhamira Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012   Photographer
Thank you very much! :)
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:iconparfum-de-feuille:
Parfum-de-feuille Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello...i want to enter the contest..I have this drawing [link] but it's not colorful..is it acceptable?
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:iconsilkenwinds:
SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You can enter it if you want to, sure :)
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:iconparfum-de-feuille:
Parfum-de-feuille Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay thanks :)
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:iconwildroseblossom:
wildroseblossom Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I would like to submit this picture to the contest but its aleady in the group [link]
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:iconenalla:
Enalla Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Sorry, I tried to look for your photo in the insects folder so I could move it but I couldn't find it.
How about you just remove it from the group and resubmit to the contest folder?
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:iconwildroseblossom:
wildroseblossom Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Well now i checked at my deviant the group isnt there meaning it isnt in the group yet i cant submit it to the contest :(
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:iconenalla:
Enalla Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I can see our group in the list of groups your deviation is in.
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:iconwildroseblossom:
wildroseblossom Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Well now i checked at my deviant the group isnt there meaning it isnt in the group yet i cant submit it to the contest :(
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:iconnicho90:
Nicho90 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello! I would like to ask you to move this [link] . ok? thank you :D
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:iconsilkenwinds:
SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I can't find it and looked through all 40 pages :faint:
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:iconnicho90:
Nicho90 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
omg.. I try to look for me, otherwise I have to change photos
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:iconenalla:
Enalla Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh I just noticed you already submitted another photo to the contest so nevermind. :D
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:iconenalla:
Enalla Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
If you can't find the photo in the group you could just remove it from the group and resubmit to the contest folder. =)
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:iconnicho90:
Nicho90 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I solved it. I chose a new photo :la:
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:iconsilkenwinds:
SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That's an excellent idea. ;)
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:iconsilkenwinds:
SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
If you find it tell me what page it is on and then I can move it.
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