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Countdown to BIG Contest- Earth Day 2015: "PROJECT GOING GREEN"

Friday, June 5th @ 11:59pm


WELCOME to Our Next BIG Contest:
Earth Day 2015: PROJECT GOING GREEN


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We are OPEN!
CLOSES: JUNE 5th, 11:59 PM, Pacific Standard Time!


:star: This is much more of a PROJECT than a Contest, and therefore it will require more ACTION, than most contests do.

IN SUMMARY:
:bulletgreen: Submit your Submission, which is your PROJECT.
:bulletgreen: Paste the LINK, or THUMBCODE of the actual ARTICLE- Earth Day 2015: "PROJECT GOING GREEN" in your Artist Comments, stating it is for Unframed-Nature.
:bulletgreen: Document as little or as much as you want or need, to explain your Submission, which is your Project,
in writing, in your Artist Comments.

:star: So, if you are interested in the subject matter of this contest, and would like to take a little action in a project that is a bit more challenging than a regular contest,
The Administrators seriously ask you to PLEASE READ ABOUT THE CONTEST/PROJECT:
:icongreenflowerplz: Earth Day 2015, PROJECT GOING GREEN:iconjoyloveplz: Welcome to Unframed-Nature's Next BIG Contest :iconjoyloveplz:
:icongreenflowerplz:Earth Day 2015: "Project Going Green":icongreenflowerplz:
:iconearthplz: About Earth Day, And How It Relates To This Contest :iconearthplz:
Earth Day is a Global Holiday which began in 1970!
:cake: IT BEGAN 45 YEARS AGO :cake:
This year in 2015, this international celebration which aims to promote awareness, education, and action in order to help preserve and protect Nature on our common home Earth, falls on Wednesday, April 22nd!
This is Unframed-Nature's THIRD year in a row having an EARTH DAY contest. I think this is a celebration, in and of itself.
:eager: :party: :eager:
It began as an attempt to reflect that not only do we love and enjoy the beauty of Nature, but that we are also concerned about protecting, preserving it, and are very interested to seek ways to do this, and to j
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ESPECIALLY THE GUIDELINES & RULES.

It will be easier for us ALL. :relax: Now let's have fun!! :dance: And remember we already have a lot of GREAT PRIZES.
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Earth Day 2015, PROJECT GOING GREEN

Journal Entry: Thu Apr 23, 2015, 2:50 AM
:iconjoyloveplz: Welcome to Unframed-Nature's Next BIG Contest :iconjoyloveplz:

:icongreenflowerplz:Earth Day 2015: "Project Going Green":icongreenflowerplz:

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

Earth Day is a Global Holiday which began in 1970!
:cake: IT BEGAN 45 YEARS AGO :cake:
This year in 2015, this international celebration which aims to promote awareness, education, and action in order to help preserve and protect Nature on our common home Earth, falls on Wednesday, April 22nd!

This is Unframed-Nature's THIRD year in a row having an EARTH DAY contest. I think this is a celebration, in and of itself.
:eager: :party: :eager:

It began as an attempt to reflect that not only do we love and enjoy the beauty of Nature, but that we are also concerned about protecting, preserving it, and are very interested to seek ways to do this, and to join with others to learn about and create better ideas for this.

Most of all, we want to take it to the next level, and ACT on and within these many detrimental planetary struggles, and become AN ACTIVE PART OF THE SOLUTION in our daily lives, in order give back to our shared home, and try to swing the balance back toward her favor.
After all, historically she has given to us, all we have needed for survival!

Yes, you are one person. But ONE SINGLE PERSON, one person truly can make a difference. I believe this whole-heartedly.
However, one of the best ways that this can happen, is when one and one make two, then another makes three.  Pretty soon you do have exponential affects. We are NOT helpless. That is why when we share our art, ideas, thoughts, and projects, so many times, they become inspirational to others, and when they are for the good of something so universally beneficial, this is how we make a difference.

So here we go! :iconcatlaplz:


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There are so many environmental problems which definitely need attention, that currently continue to adversely affect our shared home on Earth.

It would take us forever in this format to go through all of them! :faint:


:icongreenflowerplz:Brief Contest Overview:icongreenflowerplz:

The nature of this Contest: "PROJECT GOING GREEN" is about choosing ONE of several environmental issues, from a list provided for you, and participating in the environmental issue through RESEARCH and ACTION and by creating a project, small or large- depending on you, and perhaps the project, too, and then DOCUMENTING your project, with your actual uploaded Contest Submission, AND INCLUDING a little information about it, "In Your Own Artist Comments"
The Documentation is the Contest Submission AS WELL AS the information in your Artist Comments. :aww:


As Artists, we can promote positive change, and useful messages, through the artwork that we create. I think as Artists, we can even motivate Action, of a meaningful Nature and use our medium of choice, to be the VISION and VOICE of promoting something truly this significant.
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:iconlovegreenplz:"PROJECT GOING GREEN" Projects to Choose From:iconlovegreenplz:

:bulletyellow: Recycle/Re-use
:bulletyellow: Planting (a) Tree(s)
:bulletyellow: Home or Community Food Plot Gardening
:bulletyellow: Water Conservation
:bulletyellow: Air Pollution/Clean Air Alternatives
:bulletyellow: Ocean and Beach Pollution
:bulletyellow: Alternative Energy Resources
:bulletyellow: Endangered Animals- (Choose ONE such animal- and how are you personally involved or becoming involved in helping...)

:note: :bulletyellow: IF you are already passionate about, and involved with a "PROJECT GOING GREEN" Project that is directly improving our planet, and it is NOT on the above list, you still may be able to share what you are doing, with us!! :nod:
   
After all, the above list is NOT finite, however, a finite list was made, in order to make it easier for most interested artists, in general, to simply choose something that would grab their their attention the MOST! :aww:

If you would prefer to share with us a different environmental project, that you are already interested and involved with, you may do so.
:note: But please, NOTE the GROUP about the Project, FIRST, simply so that we can confirm that it is about the Contest. :nod:
 
Thank you for understanding! :thanks:



:nod: GUIDELINES :nod:

:bulletorange: Create a single submission, using the medium, that is either your best, or that you feel will BE the best medium (which might be both!) in portraying your "PROJECT GOING GREEN". 

:bulletorange: The subject or project MUST BE from the list above, OR, it MUST have been approved by Group Administrators, via a Group Note, if you had not chosen from the eight choices listed.


: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 particular and meaningful Contest.


:bulletorange: :note: "YOUR OWN ARTIST COMMENTS"

YOUR OWN ARTIST COMMENTS... WILL BE JUST AS EQUALLY WEIGHED, as the CONTEST SUBMISSION ITSELF.
As with every deviation on dA, there is a space and opportunity to share some kind of information in your "artist comments"
whether you choose to use that option or not. :aww:
In THIS CONTEST, it will be EXTREMELY IMPORTANT, that not only you write in your own artist comments, but,

HERE IS A LIST OF EXACTLY WHAT TO PUT: :D

:pointr: * 1. This is where you will put, by copy/paste, the LINK or THUMBCODE of THIS EXACT CONTEST ARTICLE, stating that it is a contest from Unframed-Nature. :nod:

:pointr: * 2. Then you will state, such as from the list above, which "PROJECT GOING GREEN" Project, that you chose- even if you decided to put it in your title.
(You don't have to use the Project name for your title- you can be more creative there if you wish.) :)

:pointr: * 3. Then you will explain in at least a couple of sentences, or more if you need or want to, what your submission and project is about! :)

Possible helpful ideas:
~ Why did you choose your project?
~ Why is this important? ~ How did you involve yourself? ~ What did you do or ARE you doing to help? How can others also help with this important Project?...

:note: The point HERE is to educate your readers about your contest submission.
AND THIS IS WHY "YOUR OWN ARTIST COMMENTS" ARE SUPER IMPORTANT IN THIS TYPE OF CONTEST!!!
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:note: If you would like to do this part in two languages, or if you need to do it in your own first language, you are welcomed to do so! :heart:

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:bulletgreen: If this contest truly is of interest of you, :aww: it is highly encouraged that you certainly do your own research,
on Earth Day, in general, on the many environmental/ecological issues that plague our planet, how to bring Earth back to balance, and definitely on the issue you decide to choose, otherwise known as your own "Going Green Project"! :D
In fact, I would highly recommend it,

:pointr: * 4. AND, :note: feel free to include any pertinent LINKS that you felt were helpful to you, for the contest, in "Your Own Artist Comments".
This is a STRONG SUGGESTION, But it is the only one that is NOT a requirement.



:nod: RULES :nod:

:bulletpurple: ONE Entry per Group Member.

:bulletpurple: Starts: NOW!!!! :eager: (It was supposed to begin a couple days BEFORE Earth Day, but some things happened and I couldn't make it happen.)

Ends: FRIDAY, June 5th, 2015 midnight, PST: wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/time…
[ Six (6) weeks long! No Extensions ]

:bulletpurple: Entry MUST be :new:NEW:new:, with a dA submission date of Jan. 1, 2015 or after. And it can NOT already be submitted to the Group.
It would be prefered  that your Submission was done as inspired by THIS Contest/Project- (though, not completely required given it can be as old as Jan. 2015.
)
: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.

:bulletpurple: :note: REMEMBER: "YOUR OWN ARTIST COMMENTS" are just as important as the contest submission itself!
:eyes: SEE GUIDELINES ABOVE, where it tells you EXACTLY WHAT TO PUT IN "YOUR OWN ARTIST COMMENTS"! :nod:


:iconpointrightplz::bulletpurple::bulletpurple::bulletpurple: This will include, AS ALWAYS WITH ALL of OUR BIG CONTESTS using copy/paste, into your artist comments, the LINK or THUMBCODE of THIS EXACT CONTEST ARTICLE, stating that it is a contest from Unframed-Nature. :nod:


:bulletpurple: Must adhere to all other general rules of our group.
 
:note: We will be going easier on allowing things like human hands or humans, or perhaps vehicls or some architecture and manmade objects,
given the subject-matter of this contest. It is obvious we would see more submissions which these things, as long as these things are DEFINITELY a BIG PART or reason for your CONTEST/PROJECT.

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

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:iconlovegreenplz:  "PROJECT GOING GREEN" Submissions :iconlovegreenplz:
View Entries, and Submit Entries:
To THIS Contest Folder. :heart:


:star: Judging :star:

For the first time ever, since I ever took over this group, I am going to be doing judging differently on our "TWO VERY BIG CONTESTS"/ per year- at least on this first one.

In the past, there would be a panel of judges from a variety of artistic backgrounds, unrelated to our group- [NON-members].

:note: This time we will have some different juding criteria for the judges themselves.... :eyes: SEE BELOW...

Judging will take place from: JUNE 7th - JUNE 16th; TEN DAYS.
Results should hopefully follow by: JUNE 23-25th.

Judges will vote based the following two main criteria:
1. The QUALITY of your submission.  Was your project clear? Was it well thought out?
2. How was the QUALITY of "your own artist comments"? Did you explain your project?  Did the info. match the contest submission?


:iconteamoplz: JUDGES :iconteamoplz:

1. sesam-is-open
2. Felizias
3.  marthig
4.  TeaPhotography
5.  LacedShadowDiamond
6.  WDWParksGal
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:iconteamoplz: Requirements to BE a JUDGE :iconteamoplz:

I may ask a couple or few people, personally, if they would help out in this area, but otherwise, I'm actually hoping for volunteers this time!

1. If you were a judge for either of our LAST TWO really BIG CONTESTS- this past one in Autumn, and the one a year ago, which was also an EARTH DAY contest, you may volunteer to judge on this contest, even if you are still NOT a Member of our Group. :aww:

2. I would really like it if this time we would have some of our OWN Administrators to volunteer to judge on this Contest! :love:

3. I would also like it if a few of our ACTIVE MEMBERS would also volunteer-
however- however, we would need to be sure you have been an ACTIVE MEMBER for at least ONE YEAR. :heart:

4. Please do NOT volunteer until you have checked the "Judging Dates" (June 7th-16th) and that you are currently sure that you will be around during that time to do this for our group. :aww:
(Of course things happen, and we can't predict the future, and I am a super understanding person... :rose: )
But please try to at least determine what you can for now.

5. I believe that this could be one amazing contest to be able to judge. I think from a judge's perspective, it would be a super experience! 
:note: However, judging any contest is a challenge.
And, this particular contest is MEANT TO BE A CHALLENGE ON PURPOSE,
so if you are up to both a great experience that will give you a challenge as a judge, this might be event the for you!

6. While judges ARE allowed to donate prizes, :D
unfortunately, they will NOT be allowed to enter this contest. :hmm:

7. However, for those of you who know me, know that I do take judging seriously... but at the same time, we DO have fun and you will be rewarded all unto yourself!
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8. To volunteer, either :note:NOTE:note: me personally TeaPhotography.
Or you may Comment on this Article.



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:iconfirstplaceplz: PRIZES :iconfirstplaceplz:

:trophy: FIRST -

1,000 :points: - from: Our Group's Points Pool @ Unframed-Nature-PTS
Interview - from Unframed-Nature
Custom Random Slide Show Feature on Profile Page - from: TeaPhotography
Set of Three (3) Nature Photo Greeting Cards Professionally Hand-Made & sent from: TeaPhotography


:trophy: SECOND -

750 :points: - from: Our Group's Points Pool @ Unframed-Nature-PTS
Set of Three (3) Nature Photo Greeting Cards Professionally Hand-Made & sent from: TeaPhotography


:trophy: THIRD -

500 :points: - from: Our Group's Points Pool @ Unframed-Nature-PTS
Set of Two (2) Nature Photo Greeting Cards Professionally Hand-Made & sent from: TeaPhotography


:trophy: FOURTH -

250 :points: - from: Our Group's Points Pool @ Unframed-Nature-PTS
Set of Two (2) Nature Photo Greeting Cards Professionally Hand-Made & sent from: TeaPhotography

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

50 :points: to EACH from: Felizias


:rose: We also HOPE to have a few Honourable Mentions
This will depend on a couple of things. :aww:

At the least, the Group will feature them, gives them llamas, and a :+fav:
just like all the other winners.



: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:
THIS, is truly, a BIG, as well, as VERY MEANINGFUL, Contest! Very exciting! :excited:

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
Profits-For-Animals
deviantHEART
DevNews
Annissina
Fractal-Love
sesam-is-open
Felizias
LacedShadowDiamond
DogsOfTheWorld
Come-One-Come-All
The-Green-House
PetAntics
Andorada
Clu-art

Promoted By These Groups or Individuals

Unframed-Nature
 DevNews
dAWishingWell
TeaPhotography
Fractal-Love
sesam-is-open


:star: Llamas and :+fav:'s will be given out by: Unframed-Nature-PTS, one llama for EACH Winner, (if not given before) AND a :+fav: for each winning piece. :nod:
This includes llamas and :+fav:'s for our Honourable Mention group, too.

:star: Llamas from:
TeaPhotography
Felizias
Annissina
LacedShadowDiamond
Andorada
:devbobonishu (and a :+watch: )


: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 any 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, please DO let us know, and...

:icongiveroseplz: THANK YOU IN ADVANCE! :icongiveroseplz:

: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 Friends,Members, and Administrators a like, 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:
:icondonatepointsgreenplz: Unframed-Nature-PTS :iconunframed-nature-pts: :icondonatepointsgreenplz:


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

:iconlovegreenplz:


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We realize that this is a challenging contest, and that it's because it is reflective of a more challenging subject matter- one that more humans need to consider taking more seriously on behalf of our beautiful and beloved planet Earth.

We do hope, you might really think about the many possibilities,
and join in the challenge.
Remind us, show us, inspire us, teach us!

We truly look forward to whatever submissions/projects that you share with us,
and thank you in advance!


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