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Darling Army Art Contest - Win a Pinafore!

Journal Entry: Thu Jul 10, 2014, 8:15 AM
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, kimono dress, or skirt design

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

+ 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). 
The contest will be held on deviantART, so you will need an account to submit artwork and enter. No worries though since it's free and fast to sign up. You can choose to abandon your account after you submit, or join the art community and stay awhile  ^_^  Anywho, having the contest on deviantART will allow everyone to submit their artwork to the contest group I set up. It will also allow you and others to comment on all of the images in the gallery.

deviantART Darling Army Contest group: darlingarmycontest.deviantart.…

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 (even just a link in your gallery), 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 Monday, September 1st at 8PM. Winners will be announced on that Wednesday (the 3rd) and will be notified via email (if possible) and deviantART notes.

JUDGING
I will be the ultimate judge of the art contest, but I will take the comments and “favorites” of others into account. All images will be available for browsing on the contest page, but I will also feature some on my Facebook randomly. 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 Monday , September 1st at eight at night, I will begin browsing through submitted images as early as the time I receive them. If you want more feedback from your peers, 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 at my next order acceptance date

Runner Up: $40 in Darling Army store credit. You can choose to spend this on accessories or pay the different for a cosplay design just like above.

Honorable Mention: Darling Army Bow. Can be one that exists or a custom one.

All winning and notable art will be posted on my DeviantArt, Tumblr, Facebook, Instagram, and the 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 20,000+ followers spread out over the interwebz.

RULES:
+ The scan/image/photograph must be submitted before or by the 1st of September

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

+ You can submit multiple entries, but you can only win ONE prize (i.e. You can't win the grand prize and the runner up 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 50 unique submissions from different people, so tell your friends! The more the merrier  ^_^



Check out the Art Contest page on the main site to see submissions from last year!: darling-army.goodsie.com/artco…


Summer 2014 Art Contest Rules by DarlingArmy

  • Listening to: Many Shades if Black by The Raconteurs
  • Reading: Abhorsen by Garth Nix
  • Watching: Legend of Korra
  • Playing: Sonic Adventure 2: Battle
  • Eating: Bagel and swiss cheese
  • Drinking: Diet Pepsi
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:iconthewhiteshark:
TheWhiteShark Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Student General Artist
of course i see this the day the contest closes (grumpy face)
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DarlingArmy Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It actually got extended until tomorrow (the 8th) since I was on a trip for the 1st  =3
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EllieJoy Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
The date was extended till the 8th
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TheWhiteShark Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Student General Artist
Yayness! 
Maybe I'm just reading this wrong but is this a free-range theme contest? Draw whatever inspires you so long as it relates to the Darling Army pinafore theme?
Draw any character, canon or otherwise dressed in a Darling Army inspired or original pinafore?
Just want to get my facts straight so I dont go crazy drawing then find out i didnt do something right
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EllieJoy Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I have the same problem, I've just done designs, not actually drawn a stand-alone picture.
The way I see it, just draw something for the fun of it, it's not gonna hurt anyone :)
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TheWhiteShark Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks for the help!
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RBKNinja Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist
May I join? :)
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DarlingArmy Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Feel free!
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RBKNinja Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist
Need the drawings be coloured? :)
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DarlingArmy Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nope  =3
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RBKNinja Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist
Well I did anyway :P I need the practise so I just hope I didn't ruin the entry.
Thank you for answering, btw. I know people can be very busy and itty bitty questions like mine can be a nuisance :)
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Fated-Wings Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Where do we show that we've done the contest piece?
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DarlingArmy Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm not sure I 100% understand your question  =X
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Fated-Wings Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Do I just post a comment with my entry in your contest?
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DarlingArmy Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You have to submit it to the Art Contest group gallery
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Fated-Wings Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Wow looks like I wasn't paying attention... sorry about that, I've submitted it in what I hope is the correct folder
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AnotherOddity Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I AM SO IN THIS. I was so excited, I thought of an entry idea and just did it in one sitting!

It's just a matter of time before I scan it. (And who knows, if I get some more ideas, I may do some more entries!)

Even if I don't win, I would love to buy one of your lovely pinnies in the future. :)
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AnotherOddity Featured By Owner Edited Jul 28, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Entered! 
And I just wrote a journal about this contest. Spreading the word! :) anotheroddity.deviantart.com/j…

I may also get some more ideas, so look out for some more entries from me. >3
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Rythela Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Oh. Wow. I wonder if I'm able to draw something for this.  I love the dresses
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ChuChu-jellie Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Student General Artist
I have spread the word with this journal entry chuchu-jellie.deviantart.com/j…
I added links to the group and such. I hope it is detailed enough, if it is not let me know
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ChuChu-jellie Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Student General Artist
I fell in love with your Hyrule hero design since I first lay eyes on it! I will happily enter this contest! I have entered raffles and such before but but.. I have never been too fussed about winning but. I REALLY WANT TO WIN THIS
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MilanChuu Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I want to join o^o 
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rukiaans91 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
SO MANY IDEAS in my brain. I need to focus on my thesis first. Then I can do this. Need to make a list though... May have like a line of pinafore or wa lolita ideas for you haha.
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Fated-Wings Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
So doing this, already have two ideas
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xBeyondTheGalaxies Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Student
I've being on a art block for a few days now this is perfect to get back on track, plus I am off for my summer holidays, So entering this contest :D 
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DarlingArmy Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I hope it unclogs those creative arteries!
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Vixplora Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This will be a huge challenge for someone who can't draw, but... I have over a month to work on this, so it should be doable. Yay!
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bannabutt-angel-14 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
am entering this contest this time.
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Darkness-Rules-All Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So entering this contest! Would a "regular" lolita dress design be okay? Either way this will give me a chance to flesh out more of a design idea I had for an outfit for one of my ocs I came up with.
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DarlingArmy Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes, but I would prefer it be something more Darling Army related. But you can always work that in with a skirt combo or whatnot  =3
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Darkness-Rules-All Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll try to translate the design into a pinafore, skirt, or kimono dress :3
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scaryllamastare Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
I think I am going to enter! Kind of scared but I think it'll be fun! Am I allowed to crochet something or does it have to be something more similar to the list above? 
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DarlingArmy Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Any medium is accepted, so crochet would be fine. Even had a sculpture entered last year!
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scaryllamastare Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
oh ok thank you! I'm looking forward to joining! and wow that's really cool!
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Kimi-Chan-Official Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I'm joining the contest. Entries don't have to be colored right?
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DarlingArmy Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nope. They can be however you like  =3
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Kimi-Chan-Official Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Oh thank you for the information! I'll be sure to work hard on my entry since this is my very first art contest to enter!
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liviiii Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
im will join this contest :D :D :D <3
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xxsensi Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
I will defenitly enter this contest! :3
And I already have an idea!! woho xD
do we link the finished entry in here?
or do we send you a note?
when I clicked onto the link to the group, I just got to your journal
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DarlingArmy Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You submit it to the group  =3  For some reason it's working on my end, but that might be because I made it. Here's the link just in case: darlingarmycontest.deviantart.…
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Ankoku-Sensei Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I will be entering o3o 
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CartoonPrincess15 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Student Filmographer
I have a question.  You said a character can model the design.  Does the character have to be cannon, or can it be an original character.  I like to draw my own characters, so I was wondering. 
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DarlingArmy Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's 100% up to you  =3  I've seen some wonderful designs going both ways. The winner last year was an original character with an original pinafore design, so anything goes!
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CartoonPrincess15 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Student Filmographer
Oh okay.  Cool!  And it just so happens I got into Doctor Who recently.  Not to give any spoilers, but expect something Doctor Who related.  ;)
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DarlingArmy Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sweeeeeet. Also, welcome to the WhoVerse!
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CartoonPrincess15 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Student Filmographer
Why thank you.  LOL!  I've only been into the fandom for a few weeks, but now I have a poster, 3 DVD sets (DVDs at Wal-Mart are uber cheap), some jewelry (matching TARDIS necklace and earrings, a bracelet, and a Dalek lights headband), a bunch of buttons, and I decorated a TARDIS tee shirt, and sewn a doll of the 10th Doctor and a TARDIS pillow.  I'll be sewing Tom Baker's Doctor next. 
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DarlingArmy Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That sounds about right. I finished seasons 1-6 (of the new series) in about two weeks and, in those two weeks, released like four cosplay designs and made myself Doctor pillows. lol
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CartoonPrincess15 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Student Filmographer
LOL!  Fandoms surely do become inspiration.
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To-Ka-Ro Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
Such excite. Much competition. Such contest. So win? 
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TheIdealMistress Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
Must.. Enter.. Contest!!!! ლ(ಠ益ಠლ)
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