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Through Your Eyes Contest

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 12:04 AM


Ever been on subway or the bus catching a glimpse of a stranger reading a book or watching a show on their gadgets? Wondered why they consuming that particular entertainment? Perhaps they are wearing a jacket in during a chilly evening, eyes fixed on a romance novel? Wait, is she blushing? Perhaps she received the book from her lover? Wait, is that office guy sitting in the corner of the train horrified while watching the "Rains of Castamere"? That elderly woman seems to be cringing while eying the "office bloke's" choice of a series! As an outsider are your voyeuristic senses tingling, wondering how the content they are so engrossed into affects the person?

:icondamnu: and :iconcommunityrelations: invite you to get your wondering eyes lurking, creative juices flowing and artistically interpret your version of what a stranger that you have seen on the streets, in transit, or over their shoulder in the park (why are you so close to him?) as they read a book, or watch a movie or a show or even, play a game!


You do not have to even know the plot or the show they are reading/watching/playing. Your task is to portray a stranger in association with the the book they are reading, a movie or a show they are watching, or perhaps a video game they are playing. Make sure you can describe both the person as well as the book (if you can get a glimpse of the name of the book, or even a chapter, or better, a particular line!). Perhaps their emotion makes them look battered, not because after that long 8 hours of work, they are tired, but because they are at the crucial point of continuing a battle. Perhaps they are going to a party right after watching an episode of CSI? What do you think they are, through your eyes? Give them personality, give their task a creative look Through Your Eyes!
Haven't seen anyone do it? Imagine and describe a stranger and make it on your own!




One of deviantART's group, dAmnU has partnered with Communityrelation to bring you this twisting, writhing voyeuristic pleasure to unravel your creativity. The contest is open to both visual artists and writers, anywhere in the world! You have a chance to win premium memberships, hundreds of points, features and the chance to be the winner of an awesome contest!


How To Enter?


  • Remember or imagine (or hunt down!) a stranger who is busy reading a book, or watching a show or playing a game on the go!
  • Note your sightings in your artist's description. For example:

    Reader: Caucasian female, late 30s, with long black hair, wearing leather pants, a white and green t-shirt and green earrings, sitting near the door seats, leaning back. Toronto!

    Reading: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J. K. Rowling (include page number if possible, include chapter name or a line or two of text if possible if you don't know the title); or

    Watching: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, J. K. Rowling, Warner Brothers (include scene if possible if you do not know the title); or

    Playing: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows game, J. K. Rowling (scene if possible if you do not know the title).
  • Using the medium of your choice (a short written entry or a visual entry) create an amazing piece of art!
  • Upload your submission as a jpg, gif, png, or text file.
  • Submit your creation to the contest category by clicking the "Submit Artwork" button as well as to the "Through Your Eyes Contest" folder over at :icondamnu:!






1st Prize Visual Entry


:bulletgreen:1-Year Premium Membership from #dAmnU
:bulletgreen:300:points: by ChaosFissure
:bulletgreen:200:points: by bradleysays
:bulletgreen:150:points: by GrannyJae
:bulletgreen:150:points: by wreckling
:bulletgreen:100:points: by faeorain
:bulletgreen:80:points: by sylor41
:bulletgreen:30:points: by Riemea
:bulletgreen:3 exclusive stock packs by CelticStrm-Stock
:bulletgreen:Custom Journal Skin by Immerot
:bulletgreen:Free request by bubbIies
:bulletgreen:Tiny pixel requests by Hardrockangel
:bulletgreen:Feature by SimplySilent
:bulletgreen:Feature by Hardrockangel
:bulletgreen:Feature by rainylake
:bulletgreen:Feature by 3wyl
:bulletgreen:1 constructive comment by 3wyl!


2nd Prize Visual Entry


:bulletgreen:3-month Premium Membership
:bulletgreen:200:points: by ChaosFissure
:bulletgreen:100:points: by GrannyJae
:bulletgreen:100:points: by wreckling
:bulletgreen:75:points: by faeorain
:bulletgreen:10:points: by Riemea
:bulletgreen:2 exclusive stock packs by CelticStrm-Stock
:bulletgreen:Tiny pixel requests by Hardrockangel
:bulletgreen:Free drawing requests by skybrush
:bulletgreen:Feature by SimplySilent
:bulletgreen:Feature by Hardrockangel
:bulletgreen:Feature by 3wyl
:bulletgreen:Feature by rainylake
:bulletgreen:1 constructive comment by 3wyl!


3rd Prize Visual Entry


:bulletgreen:1-month Premium Membership
:bulletgreen:100:points: by ChaosFissure
:bulletgreen:50:points: by GrannyJae
:bulletgreen:50:points: by wreckling
:bulletgreen:50:points: by faeorain
:bulletgreen:10:points: by Riemea
:bulletgreen:1 exclusive stock pack by CelticStrm-Stock
:bulletgreen:Feature by SimplySilent
:bulletgreen:Feature by Hardrockangel
:bulletgreen:Feature by 3wyl
:bulletgreen:Feature by rainylake
:bulletgreen:1 constructive comment by 3wyl!


1st Prize Written Entry


:bulletgreen:1-Year Premium Membership from
:bulletgreen:300:points: by ChaosFissure
:bulletgreen:200:points: by bradleysays
:bulletgreen:150:points: by GrannyJae
:bulletgreen:150:points: by wreckling
:bulletgreen:100:points: by faeorain
:bulletgreen:30:points: by Riemea
:bulletgreen:25:points: by Tarkie
:bulletgreen:Custom Journal Skin by Immerot
:bulletgreen:Free request by bubbIies
:bulletgreen:Tiny pixel requests by Hardrockangel
:bulletgreen:Feature by SimplySilent
:bulletgreen:Feature by Hardrockangel
:bulletgreen:Feature by rainylake
:bulletgreen:Feature by 3wyl
:bulletgreen:1 constructive comment by 3wyl!


2nd Prize Written Entry


:bulletgreen:3-month Premium Membership
:bulletgreen:200:points: by ChaosFissure
:bulletgreen:100:points: by GrannyJae
:bulletgreen:100:points: by wreckling
:bulletgreen:75:points: by faeorain
:bulletgreen:10:points: by Riemea
:bulletgreen:Tiny pixel requests by Hardrockangel
:bulletgreen:Free drawing requests by skybrush
:bulletgreen:Feature by SimplySilent
:bulletgreen:Feature by Hardrockangel
:bulletgreen:Feature by 3wyl
:bulletgreen:Feature by rainylake
:bulletgreen:1 constructive comment by 3wyl!


3rd Prize Written Entry


:bulletgreen:1-month Premium Membership
:bulletgreen:100:points: by ChaosFissure
:bulletgreen:50:points: by GrannyJae
:bulletgreen:50:points: by wreckling
:bulletgreen:50:points: by faeorain
:bulletgreen:10:points: by Riemea
:bulletgreen:Feature by SimplySilent
:bulletgreen:Feature by Hardrockangel
:bulletgreen:Feature by 3wyl
:bulletgreen:Feature by rainylake
:bulletgreen:1 constructive comment by 3wyl!


Runner-ups (rest of the semi-finalists)


Additionally, 8 runner-ups (4 from each category) will receive 200:points: each courtesy of communityrelations!






CONTEST BEGINS AT 12:00:00 AM (PT) ON July 1, 2013
AND ENDS AT 11:59:59 PM (PT) ON July 31, 2013
The NEW END DATE IS 11:59:59 PM (PT) ON August 20, 2013

Entry must be received by 11:59:59 PM PST on July 31st, 2013 and be submitted to the Contest gallery on www.deviantart.com "click here" for "Visual entries" and "Written Entries" separately as well as in the dAmnU contest "Visual Entry folder here" and "Written Entry Folder here". No late entries accepted.




  • You must be a member of deviantART.com to enter. Membership is free.
  • Entrants must be 13 years or older to participate;
  • Contest open to all deviants everywhere. You do not have to join the groups to enter or get your entries into the contest folder.
  • Entries must be submitted in one of the following file formats: GIF/PNG/JPG for Visual Entries and text format for Written Entries, but may originate in any medium;
  • Entries must not have been previously published or won any other prize/award or belong to a contest entry in another contest; No entries created before July 1st, 2013 will be accepted.
  • Entrants may enter as many Works as they like each/both categories however duplicate entries are not allowed (i.e. entering the same entry into more than one category or a colour change to submit more entries);
  • Online entries only, hard copies not accepted;
  • Entry may not use any watermarks or distingushing artist marks for another contest/group, however personal signatures are alright.


  • No illegible, incomplete, forged or altered entries will be accepted.
  • The work may not be inappropriate, offensive, libelous or defamatory, pornographic, sexually explicit, unlawful or plagiarized.
  • Must not be abusive, harassing, threatening, harmful, vulgar, profane, obscene, excessively violent, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable or offensive in any way;
  • Can not exactly resemble a certain individual.
  • Multi-panel works (such as comics) are acceptable; For Photomanipulations, must not contain stock resources provided by other deviants and/or stock sites. All such resources must be yours.
  • Written entries may not exceed word limit of 500 words.
  • Collaborations are not accepted. All work must be created by the entrant.
  • Entrants must not submit unfinished works, WIPs, rough drafts as entries. Final work only.




The Judging



Your work will be judged on the basis of creativity, originality, and technique.

A selected panel of judges will select 14 semi-finalists (7 from each category-visual and written). The semi-finalists would be announced after all the votes have been counted. Winners (total of 6 winners, 3 each based on 1st, 2nd and 3rd place) will be announced after a second round of judging by :icondamnu: staff.
At the end the winners will be notified and they'll get their prizes. It may take some time for the judges to come to a decision.


Judges


:iconpolymune: :iconthiefoworld: :icon3wyl: :iconastralseed: :iconrydi1689: :icongwendolyn12: :iconneurotype: :iconsrudy: :iconjzlobo: :iconjcroxas: :iconbradleysays: :iconalexandrasalas:




**Thanks to Moonbeam13, communityrelations and the amazing people who have contributed to the list of prizes. A very big thanks also to Pickley, and staff of dAmnU and Moonbeam13 representing communityrelations for the organization of the contest! Thanks to the awesome judges as well!

If you would still like to provide any prizes, don't hesitate to note phoenixleo or comment in here. Please specify which winner entry you would like to donate the prize. You can either donate to give them to me for one quick transaction or directly when the winners have been announced.

:icondamnu: l #dAmnU Chatroom l :iconcommunityrelations:
Edit: CONTEST DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO AUGUST 20, 2013!

Sometimes you see a stranger reading a book, watching a movie, or playing a game and you wonder about the stranger. #dAmnU, in association with #communityrelations presents: "Through Your Eyes Contest"! Open to deviants everywhere, for both writers and visual artists alike! Prize gallore and show of your creativity!
Are you a media voyeur?
o_O
Add a Comment:
 
:iconzain1991:
zain1991 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Student Interface Designer
when will the results be published ?
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
The semi-finalists will be announced soon. Waiting for a few judges' decisions. :)
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:iconsinnelius:
sinnelius Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Did my entry just got removed from the entry folder?
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
No, it's in the right category and the folder. It hasn't been removed. :)
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:iconsinnelius:
sinnelius Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ah, about that, i think submitted it to the #damnu folder late, but not the entry category itself. Solved it just now.
Thank you for the attention though. When will the contestant be notified of the result?
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
Another article will be released with the list of semi-finalists being announced and then after that, the finalists list will also be announced afterwords after second time judging.
Winners/semi-finalists would be notified then.
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:iconsinnelius:
sinnelius Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, very exciting!

Thank you very much for the kind reply and attention
I suppose you must be busy with real life and the community.
I bid you farewell, and have a nice day.

Oh hey, i am new in the community and, if there's any favour, you can ask me... I'll see what i can help.
Like, maybe simple illustrations or banner...kind of thing.

Anyway, Thank you
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:iconsinnelius:
sinnelius Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I will be sure to check it out!
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
:ahoy:
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
Most welcome!
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:iconcytoscourge:
Cytoscourge Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are there enough entries this time? 
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
Yes.
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:iconcytoscourge:
Cytoscourge Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay! :D
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
\o\
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:icontheleonizard:
TheLeonizard Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
a deer ghost, is why
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:iconsinangel911:
SinAngel911 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I usually end up talking to those types of people XD
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
:giggle:
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:iconsinangel911:
SinAngel911 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yea, they usually end up being cool.
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
:nod:
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:iconsinangel911:
SinAngel911 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Woot!
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:iconjjones67009:
jjones67009 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist

Unable to see full info as posted ads/rightside column with nonpremium membership covering.  Anyway to get full view of material?

 

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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
See if this helps: sta.sh/012a8o5511th
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:iconjjones67009:
jjones67009 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
Welcome.
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:iconwdnest:
wdnest Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Professional Writer
Hi there, I entered this, however, missed that it could only be 500 words - and mine was double that. I cannot see where I entered as I clearly submitted, but it will need to be deleted as it is not fitting the rules. Thanks for the inspiration anyway. Interesting competition.
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
Hello,
Perhaps you could make it two separate entries with a slight change? :)
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:iconwdnest:
wdnest Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Professional Writer
Hi, Thanks. This is part of a larger book, I have gone on to create the next chapter following this. I dont think it would be able to be reduced - i thought of it or changed without making impact on the larger book. I did not realise there was a limit on the word count otherwise, as writing it, I would have reduced, Thanks anyway, the book needed this. 
Thanks
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
No problem.
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:iconwdnest:
wdnest Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Professional Writer
Wonderful - glad it is open to writers. I might just give this a go!.
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
\o\
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:iconcytoscourge:
Cytoscourge Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay! I finished. Shall I link it here, good sirs/ma'ams, or is just submitting it in the folder enough? Thank you for having an awesome contest! This really helped me  push some limits!
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
You don't have to link it here. But you do need to put it in the right category. You submitted it to the
Digital Art / Drawings & Paintings / People / Open Format but you need to submit it to Contests > 2013 > Through Your Eyes > Visual category. Just edit the deviation and select that category.
All the best!
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:iconcytoscourge:
Cytoscourge Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, sorry about that! I fixed it now. Thank you so much :D
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
:thumbsup:
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:icontheleonizard:
TheLeonizard Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
I tried
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
That's good. :nod:
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:iconjayson14iy:
jayson14iy Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D (Big Grin) Im ready to win
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
Enter! :la:
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:iconjayson14iy:
jayson14iy Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
:ahoy:
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:iconalukei:
Alukei Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hey, I tried to submit my entry, but I can't anymore? I thought the entry period was extended??
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
Hello,
I just checked again. The category is open. Try and see if it works or not. :)
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:iconalukei:
Alukei Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you :) it worked!
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
:ahoy:
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
Hello,

Yes, it was actually extended. We had it confirmed. Don't worry. I just contacted staff regarding this to be solved. Since you have already submitted to the folder, and everything, when the staff emails us back regarding this, we will let you know to put it in the category. :)
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:iconsimsat:
Simsat Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
now it's my time to officially join the contest
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
:eager:
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:iconcytoscourge:
Cytoscourge Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
17 more days,  AHHHH.
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