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:skullbones: Elements are all around us, they strengthen, destroy, and devour . They protect and take; engulf and ensnare, and above all they are everything… :skullbones:

Hello all, welcome to my Within the Elements: a contest on DeviantART.

For this contest you must come up with a picture dealing with the elements. The title must contain the word “within” and be either followed or in front of a word describing the element of your choice. For example: Fire Within, Chilled Within, Within Ice, etc. The drawing can be of anything as long as it has the chosen theme present and obvious. (examples: an ice dragon, a mage casting fire, a superhero/character using said element as a weapon, a planet/scene made of ice/snow, a regular animal in a winter scene, a metal encased being, a magical creature made of wood etc.) I am trying to leave the subject as open as possible in order to get your creative juices flowing. Obviously some elements are harder to portray then others, but its up to you which you want to choose from. A list of all entrants will be created in my journal after first entry is received.

The list of the 5 elements to choose from:
(including weather: wind, lightning etc)
(including ice, snow etc)
If you have any questions about what would work (or general question), feel free to note me.

:blackrose: Rules: :blackrose:
-It must be a new picture drawn especially for this contest.

-You must put a link to my page in the artists comments telling its for my contest.

-Please note me with the link to your deviation (title the note either Element Contest or Mini contest), and I will add you to the entry list that will appear below this.

-A second entry is allowed but it must be a different element then your first.

-No more then 2 entries per-person. However a 3rd piece may be entered for the mini contest.

-You may only enter the mini contest if you have already submitted a work to the first contest.

-No mature rated art.

-There is no limit on titles, ie more then one person can choose the same title.

-I will be allowing 3D renderings but they will be judged equally (to the best of my abilities) with the other art.

-Sorry no literature this time.

-No photo manipulations

-You may enter a single work that features more then one element.

:blackrose: Prizes: :blackrose:
:bulletblue:1st place:bulletblue:
-a free commissioned picture done by me (one character and a fully painted background) worth approximately $100 USD
-A feature on my front page journal.
-A custom made avatar made by me.
- a T-Shirt designed by PoldalleLovesnare
- a feature in Rosepetals07s journal

:bulletwhite:2nd place:bulletwhite:
- will get a free 8.5x11 signed print (directly from me) of your choice (from my gallery)
- a feature in my journal (front page)
-A custom made avatar
- a feature in Rosepetals07s journal

:bulletblue:3rd place:bulletblue:
- A feature in my journal (front page)
- a custom made avatar
- a feature in Rosepetals07s journal

:skullbones: Mini Contest :skullbones:

I have also decided to add a second “mini contest”. There will only be one winner for this one and said winner will receive a free 8.5x11 signed print of their choice from my gallery as well as a feature in my journal. The only catch for this one is that you have to enter the first contest before you can enter this one. Also the 1st , 2nd , and 3rd winners of the main contest will not be able to able to win the mini contest. So total there will be 4 winners to all the contests.
The topics available for the mini contest will be human elements/emotions and how well you are able to portray them. Some examples: Pain, sadness, happiness, suffering, joy etc. The title must also contain the word 'Within'.

Also if you wish to donate to the prize list please note me.
Thanks so much to PoldalleLovesnare and Rosepetals07 for so graciously donating to the prize list.

:blackrose: Contest open until March 15, 2009 :blackrose:
Please note the date may extend if requested.

Judging will be done by me, my family and personal friends (on a voting system).

Winners will be announced at in my journal on my main account --> Keelerleah at DeviantART

If you have any questions please feel free to ask via note or email(see my main page keelerleah for email address), and I promise to get back to you as soon as I can.

Good luck everyone!!

For more updated info please see my Journal

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milyKnight Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009   Digital Artist
Wow I must partecipe!
Just a aurora borealis considered part of the wooden elements (weather)? Thank you
Miss-Wilde Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009
I sent my pictures to you in a note, but got no response and haven't been posted up. Did you not get them?
Tigerman9001 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm in 8D
yoshi7000 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009  Student Filmographer
OMG Im sooo entering the Element Within Contest! I already have an idea of what to draw!
yoshi7000 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009  Student Filmographer
Im so joining this contest! I already have an idea of what to draw!
artemiscrow Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009  Student General Artist
I'm in! Sent mine soon. ;)
DaintyMendax Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
sign me up :D
keelerleah Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Professional
Great, can't wait to see what you come up with! :D
Kyuutan-megumi Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Ok this looks really cool and I already have an idea. umm..I just don't know how to link my art to your page (sorry I am new to DA sorry >.<;) But I do want to try.
keelerleah Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Professional
To link your art to my page just put :icon keelerleah: (Without the space between the n and k) in the artist comments. Then send me a note with a link to the finished work.

Can't wait to see what you come up with! :D
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