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:iconzubatlaplz: Welcome to Unframed-Nature's Next BIG Contest :iconzubatlaplz:

:iconpumpkinborderplz: Autumn THEME 2014: "AWESOME ABSTRACTS of AUTUMN!" :iconpumpkinborderplz:

Let's Get ABSTRACT, and Let's BE AWESOME about it!

Unframed-Nature would like to try something a little different, as a group, for this Contest.
Using themes, colours, scenes, and feelings of the Season of Autumn, as we experience the season wherever we live around the globe, we would like to see artistic depictions and expression of Autumn as ABSTRACT ART.
This works well for media such as:
:bulletgreen: Photography, Traditional, Digital, Fractals, Collage, Mixed Media, Literature, and more, including some of their sub-categories.

If genre is new or semi-new to you, my most basic way to think about Abstract work, is in using these three together:
1. COLOUR- usually brighter than not, and how the colours work together.
2. CURVES, often being the part that is what draws the attention first, from the viewer, and...
3. FORM- as in, shape/s.

Additionally, oftentimes, details are not as an important as the shapes and curves and their relationships together. This might not be any rule that's written in stone. As I said, "oftentimes", not always.

However, the above is an ever brief summary, of what I have learned.

There isn't any super hard and fast universally agreed upon rules... but there are a few boundaries that make Abstract art, what it is.

It might be fun (and important!) to get to know this form of art, especially if you are interested in joining this contest! :nod:

To help you,
I have a couple of links:
For Photographers:…
For Other Artists:…
For Other Artists:…
For Writers/Poetry:…

Feel free to google and research for yourself! :la:

Also check around on dA- Use the SEARCH button for Abstract Photography, Abstract Poetry, or choose Abstract with one of the Digital or Traditional art forms, and you will find so many examples right here on dA.
I know also there are journals with features of Abstract work! :)

:note: Just remember, this is an AUTUMN THEME! :nod:


:nod: RULES :nod:

:bulletgreen: ONE Entry per Group Member. :)
:bulletgreen: Starts: SATURDAY, OCT. 11th; Ends: TUESDAY, NOV. 11th 2014 midnight, PST:…
[ Just over 4 weeks- Sorry, No Extensions. ]
:bulletgreen: Entry MUST have a dA submission DATE of 2014, and NOT already be submitted to our group.
:bulletgreen: ALL-MEDIA welcome as always- BUT, see above section for details- as long as the THEMES of AUTUMN, can be clearly expressed as an ABSTRACT, through the medium.

:note: As this Contest is about AUTUMN to begin with, and our Group is FIRST and FOREMOST about NATURE, please be certain that the Autumnal scenes, elements, and concepts within your submission are definitely of Nature, about Nature, focused VERY particularly ON... NATURE!
Such as... trees, leaves, weather, sky, colours, etc., Animals may be included of course.

:note: Man-made items objects, such as jack-o-lanterns, or other autumnal still life, & craft items are okay, as long as they are somehow presented in more a more ABSTRACT way. :)
Things like structures (i.e. house, or houses) as well as humans, or human images, should ONLY BE IN THE BACKGROUND- NOT the CENTER and FOCUS of the image.
:note: Images of sprites, fairies, ghosts, spirits, within the abstract would be allowed, IF, they are NOT the WHOLE SUBJECT, NOT front and center, but only as a PART of the ABSTRACT Image of the Nature of Autumn.

:note: And remember, ABSTRACT submissions! :nod:

:iconpointrightplz::bulletgreen::bulletgreen::bulletgreen: DO, Place in the Artist Comments of your Entry,
stating that your entry is for : devunframed-nature : 's "AWESOME ABSTRACTS of AUTUMN" Contest.

:note: Take out the spaces around devunframed-nature, so that the group can be clicked on.

AND, then, place the Link or THUMBCODE or the "favme" of THIS Contest Journal, here, in the "Artist Comments" of your submission.


If you do NOT follow this rule, first, Admins., will leave you a COMMENT on your Entry to give you a chance to correct this, but if we don't hear back from you in about 5 days, it will be declined.

:bulletgreen: Must adhere to all other general rules of our group. 

:bulletred: As always, NO violence, gore, or blood- NO Mature Content!


:blackrose: ENTRIES :blackrose:
View Entries and Submit Entries:


:bulletblue: There will be a panel of judges from a variety of artistic backgrounds, unrelated to our group- [non-members].

Judging will take place from: Nov 13th - Nov. 19th
Results should hopefully follow by: Nov 22nd-24th

Judges will vote based on:
:bulletpurple: The QUALITY of your work within your medium of choice.
:bulletpurple: How CLOSELY you are able to follow and express the AUTUMN THEME as an ABSTRACT ART.

:iconteamoplz: Introducing JUDGES :iconteamoplz:

:bulletblue: I hope that we are able to have at least 12 judges, hopefully more.
Our judges have always been comprised of responsible, tactful, artists, who know the group, sometimes who watch the group, but who are NOT MEMBERS of the group. This is designed on purpose to get the most unbiased results for a contest that is this large.

1. StudioIJB
2. TheGalleryOfEve
3. marthig
4. Sserenita
5. O-Gosh
6. DeviBrigard
7. LayaboutJoe
8. CameronKobe
9. TrinitySage
10. WDWParksGal


:iconfirstplaceplz: PRIZES :iconfirstplaceplz:

:trophy: FIRST -

900 :points: - from: Our Group's Points Pool @ Unframed-Nature-PTS
Custom Random Slide Show Feature on Profile Page - from: TeaPhotography

:trophy: SECOND -

700 :points: - from: Our Group's Points Pool @ Unframed-Nature-PTS

:trophy: THIRD -

400 :points: - from: Our Group's Points Pool @ Unframed-Nature-PTS

:trophy: FOURTH -

200 :points: - from: Our Group's Points Pool @ Unframed-Nature-PTS

:rose: :rose: :rose: There will be FOUR Runners-Up

50 :points: to EACH from: Our Group's Points Pool @ Unframed-Nature-PTS

:note: Feel free to either donate POINTS :points: directly to this Contest, or to the Group's Donation Pool
HERE: Unframed-Nature-PTS :iconunframed-nature-pts:
and your donation of points, will greatly help us to host this, our 2nd BIG Contest, as well as distribute points for our last themes of the year, AND RENEW OUR SUPER GROUP on DECEMBER 1st!


Journal Features From These Groups or Individuals


Promoted By These Groups or Individuals

:la: Llamas and :+fav:'s will be given out by: Unframed-Nature-PTS, one llama for EACH Winner, and a :+fav: for each winning piece. :nod:

:bulletblack: Prizes ARE subject to possible changes and hopefully additions! :nod:

:la::la: IF you would like to offer POINTS :points: or even Premium Memberships to this Contest, directly, you are very much welcomed to do so! :nod:
Simply NOTE ME, or COMMENT below with your offer, and I will add your Donation to this List! :aww:
You will be featured, and have work requested, and have access to the Group Donors’ Folder in the same ways as if you were to donate to the Group’s Donation Pool, after you have completed your donation. :heart:
Read more HERE: Unframed-Nature-PTS

:la::la::la: Any and ALL types of Prizes ARE WELCOMED!
If anyone would like to make stamps, or gift art for any of the winners, it would be really awesome!
Feel free to GET CREATIVE with PRIZE IDEAS! :boogie:
NOTE ME, or COMMENT BELOW, so that I can add you with your prize offer, here! :heart:

:la::la::la:  If YOU, individually, or your GROUP would like to FEATURE the Winners of this Contest, please NOTE ME, or Comment Below, so that I can add you to here!

:la::la: Likewise, if YOU, individually, or your GROUP would like to PROMOTE this Contest, please DO tell me by NOTE if you have done so, or Comment Below, so that I can add you here...

:note: Sometimes a person or Group, Promotes a Contest AND Features the Winners, but sometimes they only do one or the other. So, let me know! :)

:iconspreadmoreloveplz: Any help, support, and prizes for this Contest, is SO greatly appreciated!! :iconspreadmoreloveplz:



:icondonatepointsgreenplz: Points for Our Group :icondonatepointsgreenplz:

First of all, Unframed-Nature can not thank enough our very generous Members, and Administrators alike, who have Donated and continue to Donate :points: points to our Group! A few of them have done so, multiple times! :rose:


When you donate, you are donating to a large and active group, with regular features, news, monthly themes, contests & other events!
To help us to continue, we truly appreciate EACH and every single donation! :love:

The Widget is HERE:
:points: Unframed-Nature-PTS :iconunframed-nature-pts: :points:

Any and ALL Donations would be HIGHLY appreciated... and you will read there how you will be recognized and rewarded for your kind generosity!




So let's get ABSTRACT & AWESOME, this AUTUMN! ;)

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