EDIT: More prizes announced by the admin team
Members of our admin team will do journal features for the winner!
Well many know this about me by now, that I love to do surprises and give people a little bit of extra happiness to brighten their day.
Even the admin team is unaware of this contest.
So this mini-contest is going to be for the traditional and digital artists. We've had a lot of photography contests so this time it will be an ART ONLY contest, meaning no photographs this time. (And yes, photography IS art so I'm trying to be specific here. )
The contest theme is : The Big Cats- Close Encounters
I have made a folder where those who wish to enter can put their entries. You do not have to have expert skill, this is a contest for all skill levels. But I am looking for close-ups such as the art being focused on the face or even the eyes of the animal, or a full body image/partial body image that is close and takes up most if not all of the "canvas". (I use this term loosely because digital art will also be accepted.)
Rules are pretty simple:
Make sure it is a big cat. The big cats are classified as all cats that can roar. Tigers, lions, jaguars, leopards, cougars and cheetahs are all part of the big cat family.
Make sure it is art, not a photo. This can include traditional, digital, or sketches, but please no photo-manipulations. Artworks drawn FROM a photo are fine. (Just be sure you had the photographer's permission to use their photo, I will be looking into that.)
Make sure the rules of the group are still followed. Do not have humans in your art, or animals behind cage bars, or any mature or vulgar content, dead animals, etc.
Those who enter MUST vote, or they will be disqualified. We ask you do not vote for yourself or solicit votes from others. A fair contest makes everyone happy.
This is a fairly short contest. It will run for 3 weeks, ending on August 9th . You may use something already in your gallery or draw something for the contest if you choose to, but please do not use something that is already in the group. (If you really want to use something already in the group I am OK with moving into the contest folder instead. Just note me. I merely don't want it to be in two places at once.) Put your entry into the folder labeled "Mini Contest- Big Cats Close Encounters. One entry per member.
There is only one winner. The prizes are given out by me using my own stash of points (not points from the group) but the cool thing is that if any of the admin want to chip in, they can go ahead and offer points or features. Therefore there is more of a surprise since you're not sure just how many prizes or features you will get.
I am offering -
400 points to winner, a 3 month premium membership, and a BIG feature on our front page. Please do try and have a lot of animal art/photography on your profile page if you enter this contest so that I can do a proper feature. I will showcase at LEAST ten of my favorite pics from your gallery, possibly more, all depending on your gallery size.
I hope you will enjoy this mini-contest and have a lot of fun doing it! I have tried to pick a popular theme that hopefully many of you can enter into. I know big cats are a favorite art subject of many, and we have a nice full gallery folder of such submissions.
The contest is exclusive to this group so the voting will be done by admin and members of this group only. We will need good participation in order to get good voting results.
If you have any questions regarding this contest you can comment below or note me. I will be happy to answer you. Have a GREAT DAY everyone!!!