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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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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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Momotte2 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Can I enter in the contest with my butterfly ? : [link]
:dance: :)
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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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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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justanewb42 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student Photographer
Can you please move [link], to the Competition folder. Thank you.
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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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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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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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dreamweaver69stock Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
could you please move [link] to the butterfly folder
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