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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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:iconle-vampire-cat:
Le-Vampire-Cat Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, I just wanted to make sure :aww:.
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:iconle-vampire-cat:
Le-Vampire-Cat Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*Standing on the sinking ship, like Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean.*
I shall still enter this contest! :heart: because I don't know when to quit *eternal optimist/idiot*
My heart is telling me to Q.Q.
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:iconqiirin:
Qiirin Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Yeah, sis. Hino's not done playing around with our ship. And she's definitely coming back to toy with our emotions again and again.

Thank you very much for entering! :love: Best of luck! :heart:

Going down with this ship. :XD:
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:iconle-vampire-cat:
Le-Vampire-Cat Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm certain she's not....but my heart is telling me to keep going TT.TT. I'm crazy for sure...but it looks like a lot of people feel the same, so I'm not alone ^.^.

You're welcome! Actually, this chapter has really inspired me...and oddly...rekindled my Zeki love xD. Not that I stopped loving Zeki but you know. Anyway, back to writing =D. I'm going to try it from Yuuki and Zero's POV =).

Haha, oh yes > [link] I've been sketching a picture of me doing this on the Zeki ship with some other fans x'D just for the fun of it. x'D
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:iconpandaberryx3:
PandaberryX3 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hmm i want to enter..but i don't know if i have the time DX
i'll try to find time though ^-^

i would also like to contribute to prizes if that's okay:
1st prize-blinking chibi (up to two characters),or one blinking chibi(one character only) and one regular chibi
2nd prize-blinking chibi (one character only)
3rd prize- regular chibi (so no animation)
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:iconqiirin:
Qiirin Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Thank you for donating these lovely prizes! :hug:
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:iconpandaberryx3:
PandaberryX3 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem ^-^ :iconpandahugplz:
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:iconsilver-moonnight:
Silver-MoonNight Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can give journal feature for all the winners :)
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:iconqiirin:
Qiirin Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Thank you! ^_^
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:iconsilver-moonnight:
Silver-MoonNight Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welcome :)
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:iconzerutokaze:
ZerutoKaZe Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh! I love to feature artists, so i'd like to give a feature to the winners :D
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:iconqiirin:
Qiirin Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Sure! Thank you very much!
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:iconardyliciouce:
ardyliciouce Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

hi.. ^^
can i join the competitions?
thanks..
:love:

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:iconqiirin:
Qiirin Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Sure, you're most welcome to join! :love:
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:iconardyliciouce:
ardyliciouce Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

well, thanks..
may i ask some questions? ^^
please..

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:iconqiirin:
Qiirin Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Sure. :)
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:iconardyliciouce:
ardyliciouce Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

and, so the task is to draw a manga/doujinshi about the continuing of the scenario, is it right?
^^
sorry, i've got confuse here..
thanks..

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:iconardyliciouce:
ardyliciouce Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

hmm..
Zeki means Zero x Yuki, right?
sorry if i ask too much..
>_<
thanks..

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:iconardyliciouce:
ardyliciouce Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

thanks.. ^^
i will try my best..
so we have to continue the story, by making story or manga/doujinshi, right?
is it right..
:(
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:iconqiirin:
Qiirin Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
That is one of the ways you can do it. It is up to you how you want to tell the story. :)
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:iconardyliciouce:
ardyliciouce Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

if it will be a doujin,is it permitted to make it in BW color?
^^

one more..
for Yuki, is her hair long or short actually?
i'm confused, coz some images look so different, in the other side her looks with long hair and the other is short..^^
thanks..
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:iconqiirin:
Qiirin Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Yes, you can definitely make it BW. :)

For Yuuki's hair, it was short at the start of the manga, but then she grew it long. Recently, however (in chapter 83) she cut it back short. So it's really up to you what hairstyle you want to draw her in. :)
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:iconmajorasmasks:
MajorasMasks Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Can any style be used?
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:iconqiirin:
Qiirin Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Yes you can use any style you want. ^_^
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:iconmagicwingsforever:
magicwingsforever Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Advertised here [link]
If I have time, I'll definitely consider joining! <3
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:iconarlesienne:
Arlesienne Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Is it possible to donate awards? I'd love to donate llamas, the idea is great! I don't want to spoil anybody's fun, but I suppose the latter option for an ending is more realistic :neom:... I also started to promote the competition, because it's a superb opportunity for artists to have fun and practise at the same time: [link] (and my signature). Let me know whether I could donate the prizes. Merry Christmas and good luck!
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:iconqiirin:
Qiirin Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Yes, you can donate whatever prizes you want! ^_^ Thanks!
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:iconarlesienne:
Arlesienne Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Thanks, the pleasure is mine. Just please send me a note once the winners have been drawn, alright? I'll distribute the awards then. Merry Christmas :).
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:iconyahiroxyuki:
yahiroxyuki Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
advertised your journal [link]
and added a link to this contest to my signature. that means i get 50 :points: right?
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:iconuniqueskye:
UniqueSkye Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Promoted the contest through my new short story that was inspired by the contest both here on DeviantArt and FanFiction website. Submitted it recently for approval to the group for all to read and enjoy.
Thanks again for the inspiration!

Enjoy the contest everyone! :)
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:iconqiirin:
Qiirin Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
Thank you for entering and promoting! :D Best of luck!
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:iconuniqueskye:
UniqueSkye Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
Thanks!
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:iconmorielaina:
MoriElaina Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
ah this is interesting and i have a good idea for the second one! totally entering!
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:iconqiirin:
Qiirin Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
Best of luck!
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:iconmorielaina:
MoriElaina Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
^-^ thanks. Im sure eveyones will be wonderful ^-^
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:iconanimemanda:
animemanda Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm in I'm in, sounds like fun :D
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:iconqiirin:
Qiirin Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
Best of luck!
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:iconaqua-amethyst-angel:
Aqua-Amethyst-Angel Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Student Writer
hey question
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:iconqiirin:
Qiirin Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
Sure? ^_^
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:iconaqua-amethyst-angel:
Aqua-Amethyst-Angel Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Student Writer
well can we use the scernios even if we don't enter?
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