is promoting a contest for the club
- Kiyomi with classmates in Norway, guided by Nanna and Saga through the snow.
After lurking around on the OC shelf, miffed about being ignored for almost two years and about ready to unleash hellish fury upon the cookie jar for standing in the way, Lilith the demon queen has made it back in full – and what a joy it is to see she still has supporters!
Along for the ride came Kiyomi and Fengmei, one a lot better known than the other, as well as many characters belonging to lots of other people. To celebrate this, as well as give this fanclub a good kickstart into the new year, we have cooked up a contest.
The theme is fairly simple – winter. Why? Because in the northern hemisphere, thar be winter. In fact, snow is all I see wherever I look nowadays, and I can't get enough of it.
(Then again, I'm Norwegian, so that's to be expected.) Naturally, when we say winter, we don't mean winter just anywhere in the world – snow is required – and even though Egypt and Mallorca got some snow last year, we'd like for the country chosen to be a place where snow is a natural sight during winter (both northern and southern hemisphere).
Consequently, we have rules. I'm a sucker for rules, and strict in enforcing them. The reason why is because rules allow for excellent guidelines to making a piece that's not only creative, but makes sense as well. In adversity, the resourceful will show their true colours, and it's your resorcefulness that we wish to see here. Don't feel intimidated, though – the rules are few, and we picked a simple theme for the first contest deliberately, because we want you to have fun with this.
No Christmas pictures. The theme is specifically winter. No pics or stories of the characters preparing for Christmas, either. Same with New Year's Eve or any other, special events. This is just plain, ol' winter. Also, there must be snow, so make sure it's in a geographical area where this makes sense (from northern Japan and China to Russia, Scandinavia, Canada, Alaska, southern Australia... you get the idea). Naturally, the characters are required to wear winter clothes: trousers/pants, leg warmers, winter boots, hooded winter jackets that cover you from the neck and all the way down to your waist (and even over your butt), gloves, scarves, knitted caps, ear muffs, you name it. This ain't the catwalk. Make sure it's outdoors in pics, and mostly outdoors in stories.
Visual art and literature are both accepted, but no 3D art, arts & crafts, cosplay or photomanipulations. It must be drawn/written specifically for this contest. Poems and songs are accepted along with short stories. No XReaders or multi-chapter fanfictions. No tracing, edits, bases or dialogue copied from famous books or movies. Story submissions must be in English. No wapanese.
You can add any character you want from the Friends and Family folder, as well as Miisu's Satan, but you must add either Lilith, Kiyomi or Fengmei to the submission. This is to guarantee that Lilith and her offspring are part of it, which goes without saying, seeing as this is a fanclub for Lilith. You can make up random background characters that play little to no great role if you want, but don't use OCs not in the Friends and Family folder.
The submission must adhere to dA's rules concerning content: help.deviantart.com/13/ & help.deviantart.com/deviantart… We don't want to see any pornography in your submission, nor hate art. Otherwise you're free to choose; romance, drama, action, supernatural, spiritual/religious (make sure you read up on the characters' religious views before picking this), comedy etc. One entry per participant.
Now the next question is: How do I go about signing up?
Step 1: Join the group! Non-members can't submit to the gallery folders, so if you want to add your piece, you'll have to join. We will, of course, create a folder specifically for the contest.
Step 2: Send us a group note with the concept you have in mind! This is mainly to make sure you've understood the theme of the contest. Please don't give us too general descriptions like "something romantic" or lengthy novels with too much information, especially not irrelevant stuff like the recent death of your cat or how much homework you've got. Try to be brief, but informative. For example: "Kiyomi and Yuna in a snowball fight in Northern Japan, right outside Kiyomi's family shrine." Once we have the information, we'll add your icon and the concept to the list of contestants at the bottom of this entry.
Step 3: This is when you draw/write and we twiddle our thumbs/hang out on youtube/roll our eyes at random drama queens/work/study/derp around. We can do submission checks and critiques, but ultimately the main responsibility for your submission lies with you. You can replace an old submission with a new one, if you feel the new one is better, but once that's done, the old one no longer counts and will be removed from the gallery. You can't replace the new submission with the old one later on, either.
Step 4: You submit the finished piece to the contest entry folder (please make sure it's the right folder, too). Just to be on the safe side, make sure you submit it well in time before the contest ends. You can always change or tweak it after submitting it, but once the contest deadline is nigh, your time is up.
Step 5: Now it's ours (the judges) turn to work our asses off while you can twiddle your thumbs/hang out on youtube/roll your eyes at random drama queens/work/study/derp around or whatever else comes to your mind.
Step 6: We announce the winners and celebrate with confetti, eternal glory and prizes.
Speaking of which, they are:
1st prize - 6 months Premium Membership from Sushi-Troll, 1500 points, 1 fullbody character with simple or transparent background from KirAlien, a stamp of your choice from Myth-Myth and 400 points from Jorik-Spiritwolves
Some samples of KirAlien's art:
2nd prize - 3 months Premium Membership from Sushi-Troll, 1000 points, 1 chibi from MyFinalParadox, a stamp of your choice from Myth-Myth and 200 points from Jorik-Spiritwolves
Some samples of MyFinalParadox' art:
3rd prize - 1 month Premium Membership from Sushi-Troll, 500 points, 1 character fullbody sketch from Carolineshox, a stamp of your choice from Myth-Myth and 200 points from Jorik-Spiritwolves
Some samples of Carolineshox' art:
Some of Myttie's stamps:
Honourable mentions - 100 points each, a journal feature and a llama.
The deadline for the contest is March 15th
Kiyomi's, Fengmei's and Lilith's info sheets can be found here:
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Visual references of the three can be found here:
Pictures and references of the other characters can be found here:lilith-fc.deviantart.com/galle…
Feel free to contact the creators for more information.
The judges are:
We will judge the pieces on overall quality level, characterisation, dedication and how true to the theme and overall rules they are.
Special thanks to my fellow judges for pitching in with prizes.
We're also accepting prize donations, if there are any kind and generous souls out there (a big and humble thank you in advance).
(you can be anonymous, too, if you want)
If you have any questions, send them by group note, so we can best answer them. Thank you.