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Art Contest...Win a Pinafore!

Journal Entry: Wed Nov 20, 2013, 3:43 PM

Hello and welcome! I’ve decided it’s about time that I hosted another art contest! The last one turned up so much talent. I would love to see more  ^_^

CONTEST

The Darling Army wants you! It’s time to put your talent to create the adorable to the test and join the Darling Army! As someone who can’t draw or paint, I always admire those who can create beautiful things with a pen and paper (or tablet and screen  XD). I would love to see how the Darling Army inspires you.

Here are some ideas of things I’ve seen in the past:

+ Your own cosplay pinafore design

+ A character (ex. Goku, Matt Smith, Castiel, etc.) wearing a Darling Army pinafore

+ Your own Darling Army mascot

HOW TO ENTER

First, create your original artwork! This can be a chalk painting, a sculpture, watercolor, sketch, copic marker, digital art, etc. If you are not working with a digital medium, please scan your art or take a very clean picture of it (but scans are recommended). Next, please send it to me in a .JPEG file by either sending it to the following along with your name, email address, and any art site you have so I can provide you with full credit:

Email: the.reading.rainbow@gmail.com

Facebook Messaging: www.facebook.com/DarlingArmy

You're also going to need to SHARE this contest and will be asked to provide proof that you did so in the event that you win. You can share this via DeviantArt, twitter, Facebook, tumblr or any other media site you use. Sorry, but since I'm independent and not on any search engines (like Etsy or eBay) I need all of the exposure I can get  XD

The absolute deadline is Wednesday, December 11th at 8PM. Winners will be announced on that Friday (the 13th) and will be notified via email and Facebook.

JUDGING

I will be the ultimate judge of the art contest, but I will take the comments and “likes” of others into account. I will post all of the images (or the top 10 if too many are submitted) in galleries on Facebook and DeviantArt and allow comments so you and I get more feedback. While technique and general skill will be taken into account, they are not necessary to win. Your unique ideas are just as valuable as your skills as an artist.

While I will need all submissions by Wednesday , December 11th at eight at night, I will begin posting submitted images as early as the time I receive them. If you want more feedback, you should send in your pieces earlier. Please be aware that I am located in California and will therefore be using my time zone as reference.

PRIZES:

Grand Prize: $85 in Darling Army store credit and free shipping on one piece. You can choose a pinafore design that already exists, a custom commission, or a design that you create. If you want a pinafore priced above $85, you have the option of paying the difference.

Runner Up: Darling Army Bow. Can be one that exists or a custom one.

All winning and notable art will be posted on my DeviantArt, Tumble, Facebook, and Darling Army Store along with credit and a link to your online art portfolio’s if provided. This should offer you a lot of exposure as I have roughly 10,000+ followers spread out over the interwebs.

RULES:

+ The scan/image/photograph must be submitted before or by the 11th of December

+ You must share the contest post via twitter, Facebook, DeviantArt, tumblr, etc.

+ You can submit multiple entries, but you can only win one prize.

+You can certainly win and give the prize to a loved one if you have no need for a pinafore.

+ The contest is only valid if there are a minimum of 25 unique submissions from different people, so tell your friends! The more the merrier  ^_^

P.S. How would I go about getting the word out about this on DeviantArt. I've seen and entered some on groups, but never know how to submit them  XDDarling Army Art Contest by DarlingArmy

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:iconforbiddendesirers:
ForbiddenDesirers Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
i just found out about this contest today and was like "i am tottaly going to enter this!"
then i saw the daed line was today ^^;  oh well
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MikoKristy Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I've sent an e-mail with my work and info, 
Here is the dA journal/my part of sharing this contest: mikokristy.deviantart.com/jour…
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DarlingArmy Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Just got around to answering emails. Your submission is in my Facebook conest album  now  ^_^
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Youkah Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I would love to enter!

But my tablet pen is ruined TT-TT
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:icondarlingarmy:
DarlingArmy Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Such a bummer! I feel like I'm constantly having to fix mine. My bro has to come over and mess it with ivery couple weeks when it stops working!
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Youkah Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I got a new one, so maybe I can do it ;)

Also, that sucks for you TT-TT *patpat*
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kaddy-heartstar Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cant you switch to traditional artwork? because if you want to enter, then you should think about other ways to take part in this. ;)
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:iconyoukah:
Youkah Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I just got another, so I think I can enter now c:
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ForeverMuffin Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I sent my mail today and shared the contest here, along with the image
forevermuffin.deviantart.com/a…
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DarlingArmy Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Just finished uploading your submissions to my Facebook Art Contest album  =D
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ForeverMuffin Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yay! thanks >w<
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Doodledoug2 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Student General Artist
Hmm- I think I may have to enter~!

Could I share it via DA journal? I don't have facebook~
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:icondarlingarmy:
DarlingArmy Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You can definitely do that  ^_^
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Doodledoug2 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you! 
I sent you an email a couple of days ago I think?
I haven't been able to check as my Internets been down ^^'
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Sherlocked157 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OKAY! I emailed my picture to you, and shared this page with some of my close friends on DA
Here is it's DA page also
I will try to FB it
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DarlingArmy Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yay!
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llamasrule2 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
i just want to make sure, i can share the picture with you over facebook/ deviant art and share the link over facebook (preferably) so you can see it and make sure?


i would like to know because im pretty slow with these kind of things :) 
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DarlingArmy Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes! You can  ^_^
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llamasrule2 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
thank you
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:iconllamasrule2:
llamasrule2 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
i know there is almost no way i could win but i think it would be fun to do, so yeah
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llamasrule2 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
toets
 ;D

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:iconredsnow4:
RedSnow4 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Where is the best place to post my entry?  Llama Emoji 23 (Shyness) [V1]
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DarlingArmy Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
As far as sending it to me goes, Facebook and email is easiest though I can do through DA Notes, too
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Heavy-metal-Hippy Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
I sooooooo wanna enter
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:iconkeroberoscelestia:
KeroberosCelestia Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist
I shared to Facebook, but I am confused on the "provide proof" bit.
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:icondarlingarmy:
DarlingArmy Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That counts  ^_^  Some people are screencapping, but Facebook tells me if people shared it or not
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:iconkeroberoscelestia:
KeroberosCelestia Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist
Okay, so should I screen cap, or do you just have my name in your notifications?
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:icondarlingarmy:
DarlingArmy Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
In the notifications, s o you should be good if you use Facebook or DA since they both notify me
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KeroberosCelestia Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist
Okay, thanks!
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:iconbliood-kira:
Bliood-Kira Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

Hi,

I am here on behalf %AnotherContestGroup I ~bliood-kira have listed your contest in our Journal  fav.me/d6l3r0y

 

Feel free to contact us if you have any deadline/details that need changing or any questions (be shure to check our FAQ first)

 

:bulletpurple: If you are low on prizes to offer, see if you qualify for our FREE Winners Package by checking our FAQ ( fav.me/d4g6bbh ).

:bulletpurple: Also if you are interested in an exclusive pool feature for a minimum cost of 75:points: (2 days) check out (link to pool feature journal).

 

Thank you :iconbliood-kira: :iconanothercontestgroup: :iconacg-pointsdonations:

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KeroberosCelestia Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist
I think I might enter! I keep wanting to enter these contests, but I usually get busy with something. I have wanted to do a couple drawings with my characters in your designs though!
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:icondarlingarmy:
DarlingArmy Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Go for it  =D
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:iconkeroberoscelestia:
KeroberosCelestia Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist
I do have all thanksgiving break!
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:iconredsnow4:
RedSnow4 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Is this for any type of drawing? :3
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:icondarlingarmy:
DarlingArmy Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
As long as it follows the rules and relates somehow to the Darling Army or ideas associated with it  ^_^
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:iconredsnow4:
RedSnow4 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
YAY! I'M SO ENTERING~! :3
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:iconkanyamidnight:
kanyamidnight Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This sounds awesome! I love your pinafores *hopes to win*
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:icondarlingarmy:
DarlingArmy Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
May the odds be ever in your favor!
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Cassy-Blue Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013   General Artist

I have an idea actually. But it's an off the wall one and it's one I've been plotting for a while. Are concept sketches for a photo

shoot allowed? It does involve darling amy garments.

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DarlingArmy Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That counts  =3  One of my favorite illustrations were some concept sketched of Chell wearing her pinafore in game and the things GLaDOS would say to her. Pure genius
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Cassy-Blue Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013   General Artist
awesome
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lilYumi-chan Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i already started like spazing, erm is there a limit to how many ppl are in the image ik you can enter multiple but if i wanted to do a bunch of chibi's around  Darling army is that allowed? and can i do both an image thats good reference as well as like a pretty cutsey version to show both the design clearly and then also have nice art with it? i... i have to many idea's so i need to know if any  of them wouldn't be allowed ;A; 
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DarlingArmy Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That is allowed  ^_^  And you can submit as many as you need since one person can submit multiple images
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RomanoCHIGIVee Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I might enter if I find myself with extra time!
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:icondarlingarmy:
DarlingArmy Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'd love to see what you came up with  =3
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:iconromanochigivee:
RomanoCHIGIVee Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll do my best 
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EvilFurrySkull Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Sweet! I'm definitely entering :D

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:icondarlingarmy:
DarlingArmy Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
=3
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lady-leliel Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Student General Artist
AHHH YESS I WANT TO WIN SO BAD!! Must.. Think up.. Entry.. 
Is each entrant allowed just one entry btw? :o
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DarlingArmy Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Excited already. As you know I'm already a fan  XD  And you can enter as many as you like, but can only win on one
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