After reconsideration, StarlightCrystalz
and I have decided that the contest deserved an extension. This is partially to give the people who have recently joined time to finish their pieces, but also because we thought the timing of the contest was not idea (what with the start of the new academic year and all).
Starlight and I are both in our first year of university, so either one of us may be busy at any given time, but chances are, if you contact the group, at least one of us will be able to respond within 24 hours - so don't hesitate to talk to us if you have questions or if there is something we can do to make your participation in this contest easier! The deadline has been extended to the 20th of October, 2017.
I'll repost the rules for the contest below so any new onlookers do not have to re-read the previous journal. Note that I've only changed the description for the possible prizes
For the people who are new here, Brighter-Future is an art book that we're creating to raise funds for Save the Children
foundation. For more info about the book, read here:
About this artbook + FAQAbout this Artbook
StarlightCrystalz (founder) The aim of this artbook is to promote children's right and help donate funds to the charity 'Save the Children'. The message of this artbook is to let others know that children from developing countries are suffering from poverty, diseases etc. We want others to know that these children deserve something better. They deserve to have a brighter future and achieve their dreams.
Sachi-pon(co-founder): Children have big imaginations, and so they have big hopes and dreams. but poverty, hunger, disease, lack of education, and other problems can prevent children from reaching their dreams. The 'Brighter-Future Artbook' is a way to do something help children, by funding the charity "Save the Children." This artbook will be filled with happy and inspiring artworks that show children whose dreams have come true.
From the pool of entries, the admins (StarlightCrystalz
and I) will choose a number of artworks to be featured in the book along with the original contributors. In addition, we will also have three winners receiving
500 if we reach a minimum of 15 entries. NOTE: if we end up far below that, some compensation in points will still be given to the participating artists, or smaller prizes would be unlocked, depending on how many entries we end up with.
As for the theme and rules, they will follow the same set of guidelines we had for the previous entries as found here:
Brighter-Future Artbook GuidelinesBrighter-Future Artbook Guidelines
For invited artists only. There will be a guideline for a contest to those who weren't invited later on.
Theme: What I want to be
Children love to dream about what they want to be when they grow up, and that is the theme for this book. If you want some inspiration, check out the ending song "Future Fish" from Free! Eternal Summer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fi35L4dZ5Ic
Some simple examples of your theme can be...
• I want to be a scientist
• I want to be an artist etc.
However, it would be nice if you can be specific. Some examples of a specific theme can be...
• I want to be someone who looks after the elderly
• I want to be someone that can be looked up to by others etc. (if you know what I'm saying)
Dimensions: 8.5'' x 11'' (average size of an artbook); 21.59 x 27.9
I will sum them up in a list here:- Theme:
"What I want to be"
Eg. "I want to be an engineer," or "I want to be someone who my younger self will be proud of".
NOTE: Any particular theme can only be used once. Here is a list of the themes claimed by the contributors:
List of themesTo the participating artists/contributors: Once you have decided on your theme, please send either me (StarlightCrystalz), or the co-founders (Sachi-pon, MaryamAswad) a note on your desired theme. Just as a reminder, your theme must start with 'I want to be...'. Please check the guidelines for more information.
List of themes
1. :iconHimitsu315: "I want to be a writer."
2. :iconumiiru: "I want to be better than I was yesterday."
3. :iconKutty-Sark: "I want to be a fashion designer."
4. :iconlittlebruke: "I want to be a lacemaker."
5. :iconghostchiryou: "I want to be an artist."
6. :iconnaavaz: "I want to be a singer."
:iconAriuemi: "I want to be a makeup artist."
8.:iconJusJusArt: "I want to be a collector of good memories."
9. :iconNonefaceSenpai: "I want to
and I will add below a list of the themes claimed by contestants. Dimensions:
8.5'' x 11'' ; 21.59 x 27.94 cm; 2500 x 3300 pixels (vertical) Format:
JPEG, PDG, or TIFF; 300dpi resolution; CMYK
Must be a completely
new piece of art.
Must show a child, and an adult [human(oid)] to show how you achieved what your theme says you wanted.Submission guidelines
Before you start working on your artwork, claim your theme to avoid overlap or confusion!
Once your submission is completed, do not upload it to any public websites (your gallery, groups etc.). Please make a preview that shows less than 50% of your finished piece. However, do not overdo it. We want other people to know what to expect from your piece, so make sure you include the significant parts of your artwork.
Your preview must have a border.
Your previous must include the text, "Brighter Future Artbook Preview". It can be in any style of typography and arrangement.
To submit your completed artwork, email it to email@example.com. The subject must start with Brighter Future Artbook Submission - (your username). For the message box, please follow this format:
Your DeviantArt username
Name that you want to appear in the artbook (your DeviantArt username or your real name [with or without last name])
Your website (optional)
Description of your artwork (no longer than 30 words)
The deadline for the contest will be on the 1st of October, so mark it on your calendars!
List of themes claimed for the contest:
1. "I want to be an inspiring game developer." -Kokoro-Hane
2. "I want to be someone who can protect the one I love." -Kokoro-Hane
3. "I want to be proud." -tried2
4. "I want to be a ghost hunter." -Zaneim
5. "I want to be someone who is confident in herself." -Dinasawrus
6. "I want to be brave." -kickerkitten
7. "I want to be someone who inspires people through art" -Akariinnn
8. "I want to be genuinely happy." -AsahinaX
9. "I want to be someone who can express one's feelings freely through art." -YukiRunran
10. "I want to be the light for someone in their darkest times." -densukii
11. "I want to be a violinist." -KIY0U
12. "I want to be the balance for someone who needs it." -R-ShinyStars
Finally, even if you're not participating, it would be a great help if you could bring attention to it!
And don't hesitate to ask either of us questions if you have any!
Thank you all for reading through this, and have an awesome day!