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2014 Contest: $1000+ in Points, Art, and More!

Journal Entry: Tue Dec 31, 2013, 11:55 PM


9/9/14 Update: New prizes! Thank you, KaiyaMaiKagami and RenaiRoa!

Intro: Read it or Leave it

Happy New Year, everyone! 2013 has truly been one of the greatest of my life, and it wouldn't nearly have been as fantastic without you all. Whether you're a long time friend, a new watcher, or simply a passerby, I want to thank each of you from the bottom of my heart. You all mean more to me than I can express in words.

New Year's seems like a perfect holiday to celebrate with you all, because really, all the other holidays only celebrate a fraction of my love and gratitude for your company and support. And what better way to celebrate than to hold my first contest? I have literally been planning this since July, and I am so incredibly excited to finally launch it!



General Rules and Pointers

As you can tell, this is something of an intricate mega-contest. Fear not, I will guide you all through!

This contest runs from January 1st, 2014 to January 1st, 2015</b>! Yes, through the entire year!

There are five main categories to enter or compete in: Draw My Character(s), Design A Character, DeviantART Fanart, Contribute to the Prize Pool, and finally, Promote the Contest!

You should treat each category/part of the contest as a separate, individual contest of its own.

This means that you do not have to complete all parts to compete in the contest!!!

I do not at all expect every competitor to enter in every part, but you are, of course, welcome to if you would like to! Entrants may enter as many times as they would like in the first three categories; however, they may only win once in total. On the contrary, entrants may only enter once in the last category.

Literary submissions in all categories are, indeed valid! Specifics can be found in the category descriptions.

In addition, there is a raffle, in which every entrant is entered in! Every entrance/submission in contest categories 1-3 automatically receives one raffle ticket. Regards on raffle tickets in the latter two categories are explained below.

At least 18 winners will be chosen at random on the deadline: January 1st, 2015.

Ticket Tracker: fav.me/d70efzq</b>


Part One: Draw My Character(s)

This one's pretty straightforward. Select and one(or more!) characters from the list below, and draw them! However your heart desires. You may also write a story/poem/other-creative-literary-alternative, if you would prefer to submit a written entry! More characters may be added to this list as I accumulate them, so if you do not like the current options, be sure to check back for more! Here are my current active characters:

Esphie:

Esphie Reference/Concept by Espherio

Fennique/Fenris:

Fennique Reference by Espherio Fenris (Preview) by Espherio

Ziroh:

Ziroh Reference by Espherio

Ptaeroux/Ptaye:

Ptaeraux Reference by Espherio Ptaye: Concept Sketch by Espherio

Xephyra/Xephina:

Xephyra- Official Unofficial reference by Espherio Xephina: Concept Sketch by Espherio

Alter:

Alter-Concept Design by Espherio

If you have any questions at all about the character of your choice, don't hesitate to ask me via comment or note! I will get back to you as soon as possible.



Part Two: Design A Character

Just like the title suggests, this category is all about character design! It's time I get a beautiful new character that I'll use constantly, and I have full faith that you can come up with something brilliant! I am 100% open to every species imaginable– In fact, I would probably pick an extremely unique creature over a standard one. I tend to enjoy simplistic yet original designs and natural palettes; however, please do not limit yourself at all! I would love to see everything you come up with!

As always, written entries are accepted, so feel free to write a description instead of drawing if you would like to!

A hearty description/backstory will earn you brownie points.

As always, if you have any questions at all, feel free to ask!



Part Three: DeviantART Fanart

We all know how wonderful it is to receive art from others, especially when it's unexpected! I would hate to be the sole recipient of all the art made for this contest, so I decided to dedicate the third category to fanart/giftart!

All you need to do is create some wonderful, spontaneous, art(visual, written, or anything/everything else is accepted,) for anyone of your choice! Family, friends, idols, and fandoms, nearly anything besides me makes the cut for this one. Just send it to me(And more importantly, them,) and you're automatically entered!



Part Four: Contribute to the Prize Pool

I would love to make the prize pool even bigger and brighter than what I am able to provide/afford on my own! Not only will everyone who contributes get featured in the journal in which the winners will be announced, but they will also receive the following prizes, depending on their contribution:

Please do not offer Favorites, Llamas, Watches, and/or Features!

To gracious point contributors:

20-99:points:- Uncolored Headshot Sketch and 1 Raffle Ticket

100-499:points:- Colored Full Body Sketch and 2 Raffle Tickets

500-999:points:- 2 Colored Full Body Sketches and 5 Raffle Tickets

PLUS: Colored Headshot from Ally-cat-art

1000+:points:- Single Layer Bust, 2 Colored Full Body Sketches, 10 Raffle Tickets, my love, and probably a lock of my hair, on request.

PLUS: Colored Headshot from Ally-cat-art

$1 USD=100:points:

To generous art contributors:

Prizes vary. All art contributions will receive at least 1 Colored Headshot Sketch, 2 Raffle Tickets, and 1 Colored Headshot from Ally-cat-art! Based on quality/time spent, rewards may(and probably will) increase! I will personally discuss this with you when an offer is made!

Note: You can donate multiple times, however further donations will add to the value of the previous donation(s).

And of course, a big THANK YOU to everyone who contributes!



Part Five: Promote the Contest

If you have ever wanted to receive art from me, this is your chance! All you need to do is advertize this contest through a deviation, journal, poll, or any other creative alternative!

Something like(Feel free to copy and paste) would work wonderfully:

Title:2014 Contest: $1000+ in Points, Art, and More!

Espherio is hosting a big contest, and would love it you could join! There are plenty of prizes up for grabs, and everyone can win! You can find the rules and description here: 2014 Contest: $1000+ in Points, Art, and More!9/9/14 Update: New prizes! Thank you, KaiyaMaiKagami and RenaiRoa!
Intro: Read it or Leave it
Happy New Year, everyone! 2013 has truly been one of the greatest of my life, and it wouldn't nearly have been as fantastic without you all. Whether you're a long time friend, a new watcher, or simply a passerby, I want to thank each of you from the bottom of my heart. You all mean more to me than I can express in words.
New Year's seems like a perfect holiday to celebrate with you all, because really, all the other holidays only celebrate a fraction of my love and gratitude for your company and support. And what better way to celebrate than to hold my first contest? I have literally been planning this since July, and I am so incredibly excited to finally launch it!
General Rules and Pointers
As you can tell, this is something of an intricate mega-contest. Fear not, I will guide you all through!
This contest runs from January 1st, 2014 to January 1st, 2015

Send me a link to the deviation/journal/poll/alternative, and you will receive either One Colored Headshot Sketch or Two Raffle Tickets! The choice is yours!

Note: It would be splendid if you could link me the deviation, specify your desired prize(Sketch or Tickets), and let me know which character you would like sketched– if that is the chosen prize– all in one comment. Of course, I have no issue having little conversations with each of you, but it would most likely save a bit of time for the both of us! Thank you!



Raffle

In addition to the main contest, there will also be an ongoing raffle! The winners will be announced alongside the winners of the three main categories on January 1st, 2015</b>. There are many opportunities to receive raffle tickets! Listed below are all the ways you can earn yourself a ticket:

-Contribute to the prize pool(Up to 10 Tickets)

-Promote the contest(2 Tickets)

-Submit an entry(1 Ticket per entry, unlimited entries)



And of course, the moment you've all been waiting for, Raffle Prizes! Every individual can only win once,but I will be drawing from top to bottom, so the more the tickets, the better your odds to win big!



Raffle Prizes

One Winner: 2,000:points:, Full Detailed Drawing.

PLUS: Colored Half-body Sketch from KaiyaMaiKagami and Colored Full Body Sketch from RenaiRoa.

Two Winners: 1,000:points:, Single Layer Bust.

PLUS: Colored Half-body Sketch from KaiyaMaiKagami and Colored Full Body Sketch from RenaiRoa.

Four Winners: 300:points:, Colored Full Body Sketch.

PLUS: Colored Half-body Sketch from KaiyaMaiKagami and Colored Full Body Sketch from RenaiRoa.

Eight Winners: 150:points:, Colored Headshot Sketch.

PLUS: Colored Half-body Sketch from KaiyaMaiKagami and Colored Full Body Sketch from RenaiRoa.



Prizes and Rewards

Prizes are subject to change; however, they will do nothing but grow as more people contribute to the pool.

Category One Prizes

First Prize: 3,000:points:, Full Detailed Drawing, 2 Full Body Chibis, 3 Colored Full Body Sketches.

PLUS: Drawing with Background from Draco-Flight, Colored Bust from Souls-of-Fire, Full Body from CaptainCorrosive, Headshot with Optional Background from EncounterEthereal, Lineless Full Body from KaiyaMaiKagami, and Full Body with Optional Background from RenaiRoa.

Second Prize: 1,500:points:, Single Layer Bust, Full Body Chibi, 2 Colored Full Body Sketches.

PLUS: Chibi from Draco-Flight, Full Body from CaptainCorrosive, Lineless Half Body from KaiyaMaiKagami, and Chibi from RenaiRoa.

Third Prize: 1,000:points:, Full Body Chibi, Colored Full Body Sketch.

PLUS: Lineless from Draco-Flight, Headshot/Bust from CaptainCorrosive, and Colored Headshot Sketch from RenaiRoa.



Category Two Prizes

First Prize: 3,000:points:, Full Detailed Drawing, Full Body Chibi, 2 Character Designs, Colored Full Body Sketch.

PLUS: Drawing with Background from Draco-Flight, Colored Full Body with Background from polarbear500, Colored Bust from Souls-of-Fire, Full Body from CaptainCorrosive, Headshot with Optional Background from EncounterEthereal, Lineless Full Body from KaiyaMaiKagami, and Full Body with Optional Background from RenaiRoa.

Second Prize: 1,500:points:, Single Layer Bust, Full Body Chibi, Character Design, Colored Full Body Sketch.

PLUS: Chibi from Draco-Flight, Uncolored Full Body from polarbear500, Full Body from CaptainCorrosive, Lineless Half Body from KaiyaMaiKagami, and Chibi from RenaiRoa.

Third Prize: 1,000:points:, Full Body Chibi, Character Design.

PLUS: Lineless from Draco-Flight, Colored Headshot from polarbear500, Headshot/Bust from CaptainCorrosive, and Colored Headshot Sketch from RenaiRoa.



Category Three Prizes

First Prize: 3,000:points:, Full Detailed Drawing, 2 Full Body Chibis, 3 Colored Full Body Sketches.

PLUS: Drawing with Background from Draco-Flight, Full Body with Background from Ally-cat-art, Colored Bust from Souls-of-Fire, Full Body from CaptainCorrosive, Headshot with Optional Background from EncounterEthereal, Lineless Full Body from KaiyaMaiKagami, and Full Body with Optional Background from RenaiRoa.

Second Prize: 1,500:points:, Single Layer Bust, Full Body Chibi, 2 Colored Full Body Sketches.

PLUS: Chibi from Draco-Flight, Full Body from CaptainCorrosive, Lineless Half Body from KaiyaMaiKagami, and Chibi from RenaiRoa.

Third Prize: 1,000:points:, Full Body Chibi, Colored Full Body Sketch.

PLUS: Lineless from Draco-Flight Headshot/Bust from CaptainCorrosive, and Colored Headshot Sketch from RenaiRoa.



Don't like your prize? No problem!

Exchange 100:points: for $1 USD

Exchange Full Detailed Drawing for Any Other Single Character Commission Offer(fav.me/d6lakbd)</b>

Exchange Single Layer Bust for Any Other Contest Offer(Excluding Full)

Exchange Colored Fullbody Sketch for Headshot Chibi

Exchange Headshot Chibi for Colored Headshot Sketch

Exchange Character Design for Colored Full Body Sketch

Exchange Colored Full Body Sketch for Character Design

Exchange Any Full Body Sketch/Chibi for Headshot Version of Same Prize

Exchange Any Colored Sketch/Chibi for Uncolored Version of Same Prize

For prize examples, please ask me. Examples will most likely be posted directly into this journal shortly in a future edit. Thank you!



Entries

Category One Entries

:thumb426136930: There Is Light by Izzyhime Esphie By Ally Cat Art-d74o7gv by Ally-cat-art Ptaeraux by nahnahnivek Ptaeraux Contest Enrty by boardergirl345 Alter contest entry by tessabuns1 [Contest Entry] Alter by rio-p I wish I were youDear Ziroh
There are things I can never say
Will never say
I love you
And I need you
I wish to see you every day
Therefore these words
I refuse to say
I’m insecure
And you can do better
And I’m mean
And I know
And I’m sorry
That I am a hard person to weather
I’m arrogant
I realize
Don’t think I don’t know
But I which something like you I could be
Beautiful
And truthful
And different
You don’t know what you are, if only you could see
I know you secretly envy me
But my Ziroh
I envy you
I made myself your older brother
But still you should know
When I grow up
I wish to be like you
I cry because I am happy I am with no other
I am a guy
Who hides
Who lies
And as you can see I am a guy
Who is arrogant
And mean
And rough
Honestly I’m not a good buy
But I need you
I want you
I love you
My brother
My Fennique
I’m cowardly and clumsy and want to be you
I hate who I am and I want to be you
You are amazing and I wish I were you
I’m skitti
[CONTEST] Xephyra by amritkaur Ziroh (Contest Entry) by EncounterEthereal

Category Two Entries

Contest entry by UmbraTigris Ryoki Yoru - First part for the contest by LinTaliaMoon Unicorn/Butterfly Girl by takosuu category 2 contest entry 2 by tessabuns1 2014 Contest: Character Concept by Xovinx Rakkor Feral Form(OC Creation Contest Entry) by djgotyafalling Lorcaelan: Highland Boomer CONTEST ENTRY by EncounterEthereal

Category Three Entries

Jury Fanart Contest Entry by boardergirl345 Splatt~Contest entry by Dragonwarriorcat223 Motyl Fan Art Contest Entry by boardergirl345 Armin and Annie by Lily-Death 2014 Contest-Fanart: The Wingaling Mage by Xovinx Darkness by Velkss Shine Bright by America--Hetalia What? by HandyFox345 The Light of Dawn by monochromera ::Gift:: Scar by TzikiiWolf Shiny Lunatone by Ayelk Return To Innocence by EncounterEthereal Summit by America--Hetalia Fawkspeeldawl by monochromera Hinata by KaiyaMaiKagami




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:icontriplet99c:
triplet99c Featured By Owner 5 days ago
hi! Just wondering, when does this end?
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:iconespherio:
Espherio Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student General Artist
January 1st. :)
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:icontriplet99c:
triplet99c Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Okay, cool!
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:iconrenairoa:
RenaiRoa Featured By Owner Edited Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I would also like to add on to the prizes if that would be possible ? ^^
A fullbody drawing w/ optional background for #1 place
A chibi drawing for #2 place
A coloured headshot sketch for #3 place

All of them for categories 1-3 ^^

And a coloured fullbody sketch for all raffle winners c:
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:iconespherio:
Espherio Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Ahh wow! Thank you so, so much! Too generous, really. I can do 15 raffle tickets, two single layer busts, two full body sketches, and two headshot sketches in return. Let me know if that sounds good to you! I'm always willing to negotiate, as well. Thank you again! 
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:iconrenairoa:
RenaiRoa Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sounds perfect ^^
Could you do Calix and Tyamat ( again x) ) please ? ^^
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:iconkaiyamaikagami:
KaiyaMaiKagami Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Can I enter this for category 3? fav.me/d7wa9d5

Also, can I donate 1 colored half-body sketch to all the raffle winners, 1 lineless full-body to all the 1st place winners of categories 1-3, and 1 lineless half-body to the 2nd place winners of categories 1-3? Thanks ^^
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:iconespherio:
Espherio Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Absolutely! The entry/ticket has been recorded. 

And my goodness, that is incredibly generous of you! In exchange, I'd be happy to give you 15 raffle tickets, 1 single layer bust, 2 full body sketches, and a headshot sketch. Let me know if that sounds good to you-- if not, I'm happy to negotiate! Thank you so very much. 
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:iconkaiyamaikagami:
KaiyaMaiKagami Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you!

That offer sounds fine ^^
For the single layer bust, I'd like this character: fav.me/d7vwjo3
Then for the full body sketches, can you do the same as above and fav.me/d7vjvkb
And then for the headshot sketch, I'd like fav.me/d76yp4q
I'm working on uploading more detailed profiles and references.
Thanks so much! 
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:iconespherio:
Espherio Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Got it! Thank you again! 
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