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CONTEST: The Zeki Masquerade Challenge

Journal Entry: Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:24 PM





Zeki Masks Love by AngelicHellraiser
THE ZEKI MASQUERADE CHALLENGE

It is a great pleasure to announce Nostalgia’s second official contest: The Zeki Masquerade Challenge!



Zeki Masks Love by AngelicHellraiser
THEME

Masked at the Royal Masquerade Ball, the White Knight and his Princess are in another world doing things that are for the deviants to unveil...

Artists are required to choose one of the two given scenarios:

♘ Scenario #1:
The hall is dark, the lighting low; soft music colors the atmosphere in a dream-like fantasy; slow, enticing, romantic. Hidden beneath an elegant, mysterious mask, the princess’ eyes meet that of the knight. Hearts beat, sparks fly; what would this meeting lead to..?

♘ Scenario #2:
The Royal Masquerade Ball is as uncomfortable and disconcerting as the princess had anticipated. Wanting to take a short break, Yuuki leaves the hall to wander other places of the mansion, where she finds..?

The artists’ job is to finish the story and tell us what happens next in the scenario they choose. Your artwork should clearly tell us where you are taking this story.

How you want to portray this is entirely up to you. Zeki can be anything or anywhere; they can be sworn enemies meeting under covers, or human lovers engaged to each other or whatever it is that you want them to be.

Artists are encouraged to think outside the box and have fun with this theme. We are looking for creative and innovative artworks that have symbolic and artistic depth, and are not simply two characters dressed up and dancing. So have fun with the theme. :D

*Note: Deviants can put their pieces into story- or manga/doujin-style as well as add symbolism, but it is not required. However, keep in mind that your artwork should finish one of the two scenarios, so we encourage our competitors to draw a picture that tells a “Zeki-tastic” story.



Zeki Masks Love by AngelicHellraiser
DEADLINE

The competition ends on THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2013. The competition duration is approximately 8 weeks.

*Note: A 2 week extension might be granted if more than half of the competitors have incomplete submissions around the initial competition deadline.



Zeki Masks Love by AngelicHellraiser
PRIZES

3 prizes will be given for first, second, and third place winners. The prizes vary depending on participation.

*Note: All winners will get features and llama badges from Qiirin and MissAnthropoid + a feature in our Group’s Gallery.

♘ I. Big Competition (+15 Participants):

First Place:
Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser 1 Vampire Knight Artbook.
Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser 3 Month Premium Membership OR 636 :points:
Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser 1 wallpaper request from AGirlNamedBlessed
Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser 1 oneshot story request from AnyaKuran
Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser 3 artwork requests from LeVampireCat
Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser 1 artwork request with two characters from YiiChan
Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser A Feature by SaiMono
Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser A Feature by Anime-Lovers-United

Second Place:
Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser 1 Vampire Knight Fanbook.
Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser 1 Month Premium Membership OR 396 :points:
Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser 1 banner request from AGirlNamedBlessed
Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser 2 artwork requests from LeVampireCat
Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser 1 artwork request with a single character from YiiChan
Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser A Feature by SaiMono
Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser A Feature by Anime-Lovers-United


Third Place:
Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser 1 Zero Kiryuu OR Yuuki Kuran Plushie.
Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser 200 :points:
Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser 1 icon-set (12 icons) request from AGirlNamedBlessed
Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser 1 artwork requests from LeVampireCat
Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser 1 chibi artwork request from YiiChan
Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser A Feature by SaiMono
Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser A Feature by Anime-Lovers-United


♘ II. Medium Competition (+10 Participants):

First Place:
Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser 1 Vampire Knight Fanbook.
Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser 1 Month Subscription OR 396 :points:
Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser 3 artwork requests from LeVampireCat
Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser 1 artwork request with two characters from YiiChan
Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser A Feature by SaiMono
Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser A Feature by Anime-Lovers-United

Second Place:
Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser 1 Zero Kiryu OR Yuuki Kuran Plushie.
Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser 200 :points:
Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser 2 artwork requests from LeVampireCat
Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser 1 artwork request with a single character from YiiChan
Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser A Feature by SaiMono
Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser A Feature by Anime-Lovers-United

Third Place:
Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser 100 :points:
Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser 2 artwork requests from LeVampireCat
Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser 1 chibi artwork request from YiiChan
Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser A Feature by SaiMono
Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser A Feature by Anime-Lovers-United

♘ III. Small Competition (+5 Participants):

First Place:
Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser 3 Months Subscription OR 636 :points:
Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser 3 artwork requests from LeVampireCat
Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser 1 artwork request with two characters from YiiChan
Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser A Feature by SaiMono
Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser A Feature by Anime-Lovers-United

Second Place:
Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser 1 Month Subscription OR 396 :points:
Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser 2 artwork requests from LeVampireCat
Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser 1 artwork request with a single character from YiiChan
Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser A Feature by SaiMono
Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser A Feature by Anime-Lovers-United

Third Place:
Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser 100 :points:
Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser 1 artwork requests from LeVampireCat
Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser 1 chibi artwork request from YiiChan
Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser A Feature by SaiMono
Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser A Feature by Anime-Lovers-United

♘ IV. Less than 5 participants

First Place:
Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser 300 :points:
Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser 3 artwork requests from LeVampireCat
Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser 1 artwork request with two characters from YiiChan
Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser A Feature by SaiMono
Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser A Feature by Anime-Lovers-United

Second Place:
Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser 200 :points:
Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser 2 artwork requests from LeVampireCat
Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser 1 artwork request with a single character from YiiChan
Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser A Feature by SaiMono
Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser A Feature by Anime-Lovers-United

Third Place:
Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser 100 :points:
Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser 1 artwork requests from LeVampireCat
Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser 1 chibi artwork request from YiiChan
Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser A Feature by SaiMono
Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser A Feature by Anime-Lovers-United

*Note: Deviants are encouraged to contribute towards the prizes. Please leave a comment or send us a “note” if you are interested. Any form of contribution is highly appreciated. Deviants who donate prizes can still participate in the competition regardless.


Zeki Masks Love by AngelicHellraiser
PARTICIPATION

The Zeki Masquerade Challenge is only open to members of Nostalgia. If you are not a member of Nostalgia but would like to participate, simply join Nostalgia.


Zeki Masks Love by AngelicHellraiser
RULES

Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser Submissions must be original and originate solely from the  deviant/artist. Copied or stolen work will be disqualified. Referencing for submissions is only permitted “if” designated.

*Note: Competitors should likely receive consent to reference “if” possible.

Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser Only the artwork created solely for the competition is acceptable for submission. So please create fresh entries for the contest.

Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser The submission must be relevant to the theme and focus on Zeki.

Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser Each deviant is allowed to submit a maximum of two entries.

Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser Submissions must adhere to the compatible image or deviation file format specified (i.e. JPG, PNG, or GIF, and/or written, drawn, or animated).

*Note: Please check submitted files for viruses before submission. Corruptive files could compromise the competition.

Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser Use of bases is allowed but deviants are required to credit all respective parties in the artist descriptions of their submissions.

Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser Submissions should be completed and adhere to the concept or context stipulated within the competition. Incomplete submissions will be disqualified.

Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser Submissions should be appropriate. Inappropriate (i.e. objectionable or offensive) submissions will be disqualified, a right reserved by the Nostalgia Crew in their sole discretion.

Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser Competitors should practice decorum. Derogatory, degrading, disrespectful, or defamatory comments or commentary toward other competitors and submissions are prohibited and punishable.

Zero Tattoo Bullet by AngelicHellraiser Cheating is disgraceful, thus voting will be monitored extensively to circumvent any unfair practices. Suspected cheaters’ submissions will be subjected to re-review by the Nostalgia Crew. Cheaters will be disqualified if caught.

-Please “note” Nostalgia for competition queries. Confidentiality will be exercised.


Zeki Masks Love by AngelicHellraiser
SUBMISSIONS

Competition submissions for The Zeki Masquerade Challenge should be submitted to the Competition Entries Folder on Nostalgia. All forms of deviations (i.e. art, literature, etc) are allowed to be submitted for The Zeki Masquerade Challenge.


Zeki Masks Love by AngelicHellraiser
JUDGING

Judging is based on two criteria:
I. Poll Voting by deviants
II. Judging by a panel of selected judges

Both criteria hold equal (50/50) weighting towards the final decision. After the competition is closed, the entries will be put up for public voting for approximately two weeks. The panel will be working on their decisions in the meanwhile. A judging panel ensures that each competitor’s submission gets equal “artistic” consideration, and is an attempt to circumvent cheating.

Panel of Judges:
:iconqiirin: :iconmissanthropoid: :iconangelichellraiser: :iconagirlnamedblessed: :iconanyakuran:

Cap Limit: Nostalgia are accepting 6 volunteer deviants for the judging panel portion of voting/judging process for the competition.

Criteria: Volunteers must meet the following criteria: all potential volunteers must be members of Nostalgia; all possible volunteers must have some artistic talent or judging experience; and fulfill their judging obligations responsibly and objectively by completing all of the portions required for each submission.

*Note: If you would like to volunteer to be a judge on the panel, please contact us via note. Please be mindful that judges cannot participate in the competition.


Zeki Masks Love by AngelicHellraiser
WINNERS

Competition winners will be announced via Journal Entry on Nostalgia. All winners’ prizes (except for drawing requests which might take longer) will be distributed within 3 days after the Official Winners’ Announcement Journal is posted. Each of the three winners will receive their respective prizes (i.e. the 1st place winner will receive the first place prize).  No adjustments will be made to prizes.


Zeki Masks Love by AngelicHellraiser
PROMOTION

Since the prizes depend on the number of participants, we encourage all deviants to help us promote our first official competition. Deviants can promote by placing our competition advertisements on their D.A. pages and/or in their signatures.

All deviants who advertise us through a Journal Entry and/or Signature will automatically receive 30 :points: and 20 :points: respectively courtesy of Nostalgia.

All promoters will be automatically entered into a Grand Prize Drawing. One selected promoter will receive 150 :points: + a llama badge.



White Rose (R) by AngelicHellraiser Avatar for angelichellraiser by CitricLily White Rose (L) by AngelicHellraiser

Skin by Qiirin
Image by Qiirin



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:iconetsuko-hime:
Etsuko-Hime Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Have the vinners been choosen? :)
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:iconqiirin:
Qiirin Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
Yes, they have. :)
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:iconetsuko-hime:
Etsuko-Hime Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:)
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:iconichigokitten:
Ichigokitten Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
So umm, what are the chances of the extension happening? If not don't worry about it I will try and finish on time! :D
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:iconqiirin:
Qiirin Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
So far no one's requested an extension, so I think we'll go along with the initial deadline. :) I really hope you can make it in time. ^__^
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:iconichigokitten:
Ichigokitten Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
Righto! Gonna knuckle down! :D
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:iconle-vampire-cat:
Le-Vampire-Cat Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
xD I wouldn't say no to an extension either =P, but if the initial deadline is still on I'll just have to forget about the picture and write ^^;.
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:iconqiirin:
Qiirin Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
I'll put up a journal entry asking if people want an extension. If I get enough responses I can grant the contestants 7 more days. :)
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:iconle-vampire-cat:
Le-Vampire-Cat Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, one more question ^^; can we use song lyrics in our work? The original song artist will be credited of course =).
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:iconqiirin:
Qiirin Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Of course you can! :)
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