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Unframed-Nature's Next BIG Contest!

Journal Entry: Thu Mar 20, 2014, 1:43 AM
:iconjoyloveplz: Welcome to Unframed-Nature's Next BIG Contest :iconjoyloveplz:

:iconoceanplz: Spring THEME 2014: "Earth's Wonders of Water" :iconoceanplz:

:iconearthplz: About Earth Day, And How It Relates To This Contest :iconearthplz:

Earth Day is a Global Holiday which began in 1970!
This year in 2014, this international celebration which aims to promote awareness, education, and action in order to help preserve and protect our Nature on Earth, falls on Tuesday, April 22nd!

Our Group has been expanding for over a year now, via several types of efforts, in an attempt to reflect that not only do we love and enjoy the beauty of Nature, but that we also care about protecting and preserving it, and would like to seek ways to join with others to do so, and learn about and create better ideas for this!

There are so many environmental issues, which do, in fact, adversely affect Earth, our common home.

Sometimes, it can seem overwhelming, or even sad to think about, however, we are actually NOT helpless!  So many of our Members already know this, and are aware of many of the issues, and engage in helpful activities on some regular basis, which benefit our planet!

After all, maybe one single human being can't affect change, but TOGETHER, we certainly can!

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Plus, we should realize that Earth Day, is not just some gigantic lecture, :XD: but it's is also a CELEBRATION of Earth, and of what Earth provides for us, and has been providing since the beginning of time.

Last year was the first time we correlated our BIG Spring Contest to Earth Day, and it was a HUGE success, HOWEVER we left the "environmental issue" of concern open to each contest participant.

This year, we are going to focus in a bit more on one area... that, of WATER... clean/fresh water, water resources, water conservation, drinking water, the water cycle, and much more... :nod:


I have always believed that we, as Artists, can promote positive change, and beneficial messages, through the artwork that we create.  We can use our medium of choice, to be the VOICE of promoting something important-
in this case, be the voice of our planet, through your work of art!



:nod: GUIDELINES :nod:

:bulletorange: Create a single deviation very specifically about or depicting water in some way- it could be something that is about, or shows a waterfall, a river, a lake, the ocean, rain falling, water drops,... or even water in containers of some sort...
for those of us just coming out of cold weather WINTER, or if we are SOUTH of the EQUATOR and it's already getting very cold, water in various frozen forms, is also welcome. :aww:

(We may say "Spring Contest" but we are focusing more on the "Earth Day" aspect- and that is truly Universal... :nod: )

:bulletorange: We are an All-Media group, and therefore ALL Media is welcomed to this Contest, as always in the past, as long as it can depict the theme clearly.
AND such a wide variety of media would truly be EXCELLENT for this Contest, such as, but NOT limited to:

Traditional, for example Drawings, Typography, Paintings, Collages, Etc.
Photography, for example Photojournalism, Conceptual, Fantasy, Surreal,'Scapes, Still Life, Etc.
Literature, for example Poetry, Essays, Visual Poetry, Etc.
Flash, for example Animations, Movies, Etc.
Digital, for example Typography, Photomanipulation, Fractals, Mixed Media, Etc.
Designs & Interafaces & Customizations & Artisan Crafts


:bulletorange: :note: It would be especially AWESOME, if the entry had a clear environmental message or statement about it- if not in the entry itself, definitely in your ARTIST COMMENTS.
It does NOT have to be long. Brief is fine- a line or two!! :aww:
But given the theme, a beautiful ocean scape, may not be enough... give us a thought about water in terms of "water issues" relating to our planet, and EARTH DAY!

HINT:

:note: USE GOOGLE, to look up EARTH DAY/WATER, or even WORLD WATER DAY, (which was March 22nd! :lol: )


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:nod: RULES :nod:

:bulletpurple: ONE Entry per Group Member.
:bulletpurple: MUST be a Member to Enter- Feel free to Join! :aww:
:bulletpurple: Starts: Tuesday, April 1st; Ends: Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 midnight, PST: wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/time…
[ 5 weeks long! No Extensions ]
:bulletpurple: Entry MUST be :new:NEW:new:, with a dA submission date of Jan. 1, 2014 and newer. And it can NOT already be submitted to the Group.
:bulletpurple: ALL-MEDIA welcome as always- see above section of GUIDELINES for details- as long as the THEME is clearly expressed or stated in some obvious way.

:note: REMEMBER: It is IMPORTANT to state it your ARTIST COMMENTS how your entry about or showing water, relates to planetary ISSUES OF WATER, especially if it's not obvious in your the entry itself.
It can be very brief, one or two lines. See Guidelines above... :nod:
 

:iconpointrightplz::bulletpurple::bulletpurple::bulletpurple: DO, Place in the Artist Comments of your Entry,
stating that your entry is for : devunframed-nature : 's "Earth's Wonders of Water" Contest

[Take out the spaces around devunframed-nature, so that it can be clicked on.]

AND, then, place the LINK or THUMBCODE of THIS Contest Journal here in your Artist Comments.


THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT RULE!
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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 a few days, it will be declined.

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

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



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:iconoceanplz:  Entries  :iconoceanplz:
View Entries and Submit Entries
HERE: unframed-nature.deviantart.com…


Judging

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

Judging will take place from: May 8th - May. 16th
Results should hopefully follow by: May 19th.

Judges will vote based the following two main criteria:
1. The QUALITY of your work within your medium of choice.
2. How CLOSELY you are able to follow and express the THEME.


:iconteamoplz: JUDGES :iconteamoplz:

Sserenita
StudioIJB
WDWParksGal
VisualPoetress
DeviBrigard
GillianIvy
rainylake
lintu47
O-Gosh
marthig
SavageFrog
TheGalleryOfEve
Icesis
Stygma
LayaboutJoe
seven-s
Kenpachzi


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:iconfirstplaceplz: PRIZES :iconfirstplaceplz:

:trophy: FIRST -

1,000 :points: - from: Our Group's Points Pool @ Unframed-Nature-PTS

35 :points: - from: AdARDurden

Interview - from Unframed-Nature

Custom Random Slide Show Feature on Profile Page - from: TeaPhotography

Llamas from LacedShadowDiamond, WorldWar-Tori

Constructive critique from WorldWar-Tori


:trophy: SECOND -

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

25 :points: - from: AdARDurden

Llamas from LacedShadowDiamond, WorldWar-Tori

Constructive critique from WorldWar-Tori


:trophy: THIRD -

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

15 :points: - from: AdARDurden

Llamas from LacedShadowDiamond, WorldWar-Tori

Constructive critique from WorldWar-Tori


:trophy: FOURTH -

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

Llamas from LacedShadowDiamond, WorldWar-Tori

Constructive critique from WorldWar-Tori



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

60 :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 have this Contest, as well as continue with our activities this coming year!
:la:
And HUGE Thanks in Advance... you have no idea what your generosity means for us! :rose:



Journal Features From These Groups or Individuals

Unframed-Nature
WolfyDeviants
Profits-For-Animals
Cat-Lovers-Group
MysteriousReality
HeartOf-EARTH
LacedShadowDiamond
Clu-art
WorldWar-Tori
Fractal-Love
Annissina
BlueAnomiS
DogsOfTheWorld
Come-One-Come-All
DeviantsGallery
PetAntics
SkyAndNatureClub
rainylake
O-Gosh - the first THREE winners
PetPicks
AnimalsofTheWorld
WindInTheCoffeeCup
JocelyneR
A-Foggy-Day
Trees-With-character
DD-ELITE
Roses-to-Ashes
InspirationStation1
sesam-is-open
WeReallyLovePhotos
FrancescaDelfino
BeautyClub
deviantHEART


Promoted By These Groups or Individuals
Unframed-Nature
WolfyDeviants
Profits-For-Animals
DevNews
dAWishingWell
TeaPhotography
Cat-Lovers-Group
Captured-Environment
Spiritual-Awakening
Spiritual-Life
Beyond-Earth
MysteriousReality
HeartOf-EARTH
Fractal-Love
Annissina
DogsOfTheWorld
Come-One-Come-All
DeviantsGallery
PetAntics
SkyAndNatureClub
PetPicks
AnimalsofTheWorld
JocelyneR
A-Foggy-Day
Trees-With-character
DD-ELITE
InspirationStation1
Photos-of-the-Season
sesam-is-open
BeautyClub
deviousNEWS
deviantHEART
WeReallyLovePhotos
deviantARTtimes
seniormentors
ContestsForAll
Community-Hotspot


:note: 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 subject to possible changes and hopefully additions! :nod:


:note: 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, TeaPhotography OR Annissina about it, or COMMENT below with your offer, and we 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


:note: 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 lovely and awesome!
Feel free to GET CREATIVE with PRIZE IDEAS! :boogie:
NOTE ME, TeaPhotography OR Annissina or COMMENT BELOW, so that we can add you with your prize offer, here! :heart:

:note:  If YOU, individually, or your GROUP would like to FEATURE the Winners of this Contest, please NOTE ME, TeaPhotography OR Annissina about it, OR  Comment Below, so that we can add you to here!

:note: Likewise, if YOU, individually, or your GROUP would like to PROMOTE this Contest, please DO tell us in a comment Below, so that we can add you here...

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


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


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: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:

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

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!

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WE LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR ENTRIES!

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feigenfrucht 2 hours ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot for your kind support :heart:
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MarcosRodriguez 1 day ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi!!! :wave: Thank you so much for the request!!! :hug:
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PictureByPali 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Im honored your request my work :) 
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hurutotheguru 3 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
My entry for :Wonders of Water:Contest hurutotheguru.deviantart.com/a…
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sara-satellite 6 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the request! :aww:
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