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GetDailyDeviations  is hosting an exciting contest for you ALL to participate in! We hope you're all very eager to create and submit your entries, please read the description, rules, and guidelines below!

   
   

To Tell a Story:


The theme of this contest is to tell a story, which is vague, but also very to-the-point. All artwork tells a story whether it intends to or not, as we all interpret what we wish to, when we see it. Your goal for this contest is to create a piece of art, with a specific story in mind. It can be your story, the story of someone you know, it can be fictional, it can be short, it can be sad, it can be happy. It can be anything! Be creative, unique, think outside of the box, or go to the basics. But your story must match the art you create to go with it (unless it is a literature submission in which obviously the writing is the story in itself).   
   

Rules & Guidelines:


Gold bullet Your submission must be a NEW deviation. You must have created it specifically for this contest, and posted it from August 30th onward. We will be checking, and declining submissions of old art.
   
Gold bullet In the description of your deviation you must state: This is for the GetDailyDeviations "To Tell a Story" contest. + a description of your story. This is very important. You must explain the story your art is describing, I recommend your description be at least a paragraph long. You want us to be impressed, you want us to see that this is something you put time and thought into creating and describing for us.
   
Gold bullet Please try to put some thought and time into your submissions, we will be looking for submissions in which: The art submitted has high quality, but also the story you tell in your description, is of quality, and fits well with your art. 
   
Gold bullet All mediums are accepted! So long as you have a "story" and follow the rules described above, your submission should be accepted into the contest folder.
   
Gold bullet All submissions are to be sent to the "To Tell a Story" Gallery folder, NOT the Featured folder. Also, you must be a member to submit.
   
Gold bullet You are only allowed 1 submission to this contest, so create, choose, and submit wisely! (If you feel the extension of the deadline is unfair, feel free to edit the submission you've already made, however, you cannot submit a new entry, and you can only edit the deviation you have already had accepted by us.)
   

  

Deadline: October 14th, 00:01AM PSt

   
   
       
   
   

Prizes



   
   

1st Place


2,000 :points:

• Features by EeNii, UJz, pearwood, BeccaB323, Hazelstar67, pixiepot, DestinyRose09, A-Wakefield, Neferit 
   
• Character portrait from LadyEru
   
• Commission from SemiFloating
   
• Commission from cronasonlyfriend

4 jewelry pieces from FrozenNote

Commission from smilingStone 

Exclusive stock pack from BeccaB323  

Exclusive stock pack from Mandies-Stock
   
   
   
   

2nd Place


• 1,000 :points:
   
• Features by EeNii, UJz, pearwood, BeccaB323, Hazelstar67, pixiepot, DestinyRose09, A-Wakefield, Neferit 
   
• Commission from SemiFloating
   
• Commission from cronasonlyfriend

Commission from smilingStone

Exclusive stock pack from BeccaB323  

Exclusive stock pack from Mandies-Stock

3rd Place


•  900 :points:
   
• Features by EeNii, UJz, pearwood, BeccaB323, Hazelstar67, pixiepot, DestinyRose09, A-Wakefield, Neferit 
   
• Commission from SemiFloating
   
• Commission from cronasonlyfriend

Commission from smilingStone

Exclusive stock pack from BeccaB323

Exclusive stock pack from Mandies-Stock

If you would like to offer prizes please let us know and we will update the list.


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:iconnesekavak:
nesekavak Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hi when will finish this contest? Can i join? 
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:iconmrs-durden:
Mrs-Durden Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
It's over, winners have been announced.
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:iconnesekavak:
nesekavak Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay TT Thank yu ^^ 
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:iconarcamira:
Arcamira Featured By Owner Edited Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
After looking at everyone else's entries, I can say for sure i won't win, but I can't wait to see who will win!!!!!
This contest was fun, and my art has improved over the last 2 months, XD
since I submitted my entry, I feel like I could draw it slightly better, but I think its best to leave what I drew with the same story I had in mind, XD
MAY THE ODDS BE IN YOUR FAVOUR.
XD
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:iconprinceofarc:
PrinceOfArc Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When are the entries being judged? C:
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:iconmrs-durden:
Mrs-Durden Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
As soon as possible
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:icondaisy-kraft:
daisy-kraft Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sorry I still didn't have time to finish my submission after all.  Wishing all the entries good luck and I look forwards to seeing the amazing finalists!  Thanks so much for GDD for hosting this competition and for the amazing opportunity for us all :D
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s-swan Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Ooh, it's the 15th! 

To everyone I wish good luck! 

Hug 
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:iconmajorasmasks:
MajorasMasks Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Am I still in time to submit my entry? I just need to re-read it but I'm in the GMT+1 time zone...
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:iconmrs-durden:
Mrs-Durden Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
It's midnight PST so feel free to use a time converter, you still have time yes :)
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:iconyinukume:
YinUkume Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My submission is pending :3 just in time for the deadline! I hope it's okay like this and thanks for hosting this contest!
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:icontoffie-tiger:
toffie-tiger Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist
^^ Hope I've submitted correctly, its waiting for approval I guess :D?
This was a great contest that really got me inspired again! Thanks for hosting it!
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:iconcheslah:
cheslah Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Professional Photographer
I submitted one just now.  I thought on it since the contest was announced, and was trying to find the courage to photograph and write what I needed to say.  Thank you for the opportunity. :)
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:iconmrs-durden:
Mrs-Durden Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I am so glad :huggle:
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:iconrhiannonwoolf:
RhiannonWoolf Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Emoticon: Bow Good morning
I am thinking of submitting a story to your wonderful contest but as I have never even uploaded literature am more than a little unsure of myself. 
Is there a word limit / recommendation for this contest? How is literature judged? (I normally create physical works so this is all very new and exciting!) 


Blush Thankyou very much for reading,

        I am a dummy!   and good luck everyone! 
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:iconmrs-durden:
Mrs-Durden Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello dear, just a note that you only have 5days left to submit your entry if you do make one, but yes, you can upload your literature submission however you wish, we will judge it based on its linguistic quality and the overall effectiveness of the story essentially, just like any other literature piece. There isn't a word limit, but we would appreciate if it isn't pages long :hug:
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:heart:
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:iconblackthornrose:
BlackThornRose Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hmm, do you have to be a member of GetDailyDeviations in order to participate within the contest? Wondering if you guys will accept the submission but the folder doesn't seem to be open...
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:iconmrs-durden:
Mrs-Durden Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, as stated in the rules you must join to submit.
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:iconblackthornrose:
BlackThornRose Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Ahh I didn't realize that. I'll join now, thank you for bringing that to my attention.
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:iconhaithuong313:
haithuong313 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
May I draw a fanart and write a fanfiction?
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:iconmrs-durden:
Mrs-Durden Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes
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:iconlolita-artz:
Lolita-Artz Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
do you judge the quality of the story? because my english not very good :(
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:iconmrs-durden:
Mrs-Durden Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
We would like for the english to be good, you could ask someone you know who speaks english fluently to help you with it or proofread it?
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:iconlolita-artz:
Lolita-Artz Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
ok^^ i'll ask a friend to help me for the story.Thank you for taking the time to answer me :)
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:iconmrs-durden:
Mrs-Durden Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem :)
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:iconreenze-nk:
Reenze-NK Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
Hello. I'm now doing the art piece for this contest.
But I want to make sure if this can contain some nudity? (but not that much for mature Content).
is it allowed?
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:iconmrs-durden:
Mrs-Durden Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes that is allowed
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:iconmajorasmasks:
MajorasMasks Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
I would like to enter with a non-fiction piece of writing; is it allowed?
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:iconmrs-durden:
Mrs-Durden Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, it is :)
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:iconmajorasmasks:
MajorasMasks Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Great, thank for the fast reply!   ^^
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:iconjennystokes:
jennystokes Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
Just about to do this.
:)
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:icondear-raven:
Dear-Raven Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014
I'd love to join! :) 
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:iconmrs-durden:
Mrs-Durden Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Sure thing! Join the group and you have 12 days to create and submit your entry :D
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:iconindigosummerr:
IndigoSummerr Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
can't wait for the results! :iconteheeyesplz:
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:iconmrs-durden:
Mrs-Durden Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Same here! :D
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NoreyDragon Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Here's my entry! noreydragon.deviantart.com/art… It is currently awaiting approval by the group, but I thought I'd also notify you on here just to be sure ^^;
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:iconmrs-durden:
Mrs-Durden Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
It's being voted on, yes, thank you :)
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:iconfe0:
Fe0 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014   General Artist
Is there any word count for literature, and is fan-fiction allowed?
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:iconmrs-durden:
Mrs-Durden Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Any type of literature is acceptable, no word count, but you might not want to make it excessively long :P
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:iconfe0:
Fe0 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014   General Artist
Noted! Thank you very much, for taking the time to clarify that for me! :)
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:iconnoodlesaddict:
NoodlesAddict Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Has it to be completed or can it be a part of a longer story?
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:iconrachaelswiregarden:
RachaelsWireGarden Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014   Artisan Crafter
I haven't entered many contests here on DA so I'm not really familiar with it all, but in my opinion, it would be fair to give the other deviants who entered on time, a chance to change or update their entry if they want to. There may be those who rushed to get it done on time, not knowing that they had two more weeks. I'm glad that the other deviants have more time to submit their entries now, but at the same time, it really isn't fair to extend something and not give the others the same benefit - considering everyone is only allowed one entry. I'm satisfied with mine and don't plan on changing it, but in the case that someone rushed their entry specifically to get it done on time, I think the new deadline should also apply to them. =]
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:iconmrs-durden:
Mrs-Durden Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm sorry but that is not how contests work. There is no way for us to do that, it would be a huge mess. Deadlines are often extended, that happens. I'm sorry you think it is unfair.
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RachaelsWireGarden Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014   Artisan Crafter
I don't think it would be a huge mess at all - people could simply just withdraw their entry from the group and submit a new one. Or "update" their entry before the contest closes for judging (though I suppose they could do that anyway lol). I know that deadlines get extended quite frequently, but they also apply to everyone. I'm sorry if you disagree - I'm not trying to start a fuss - but that's my opinion.
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:iconmrs-durden:
Mrs-Durden Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
If we did this, people who would have to withdraw their submission, would only have 15 days to submit their new piece, whereas they had 30 days initially to submit theirs previously. Thus, I do not see how this would help anyone.
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:iconrachaelswiregarden:
RachaelsWireGarden Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014   Artisan Crafter
15 days is 15 days. Any extra time is always helpful =]
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