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Big Cat Photography and Artwork Contest

:+fav: Please add this news article to your favorites to help spread the word about this contest. :+fav:


The main goal behind this contest is to bring more recognition and respect toward these beautiful and majestic big cats as well as the smaller wild cats. This should result in one of the most stunning feature compilations of big cats with recognition and respect also going toward those photographers and artists who are truly passionate about these wonderful cats. And hopefully with every bit of increased recognition and respect, we may be one small step closer to preventing the extinction of many of these species.



Dates To Remember


     - Wednesday, April 28th, 2010 (contest begins and you can start submitting)
     - Friday, May 28th, 2010 at 11:59pm EST (deadline for contest entries)
     - Monday, May 31st, 2010 (contest winners will be announced)



Contest Judges


  Judging Photography                 Judging Artwork      

:icontvd-photography: :iconhecklinghyena: :iconwildbydesign:       :iconmoonsongwolf: :iconvalhalrion: :iconiwuskittles:



Guidelines


     - Photography and artwork are accepted in this contest.
     - Each deviant cannot win in more than one prize category.
     - Two (2) entries per deviant is allowed. Entries can be new or old.
     - Artwork can consist of traditional art, digital art and photo-manipulations*.
     - Big cat artwork must show animals in their natural forms (no anthropomorphic).

* Photo-manipulations will only be accepted if the artist is using their own photos or verified stock or creative commons photos (with links provided in the latter case).



How To Enter


     - Send a Note to WildByDesign with Contest as the subject line.
     - Include thumbs (preferably) or links to your entries.



Where To View Contest Entries


     - Entries may take a few days to show up in contest collection folders.
     - Photography entries can be found here - wildbydesign.deviantart.com/fa…
     - Artwork entries can be found here - wildbydesign.deviantart.com/fa…



Prizes


Thank you to everyone who has donated prizes. If anyone would like to donate journal features or any other prizes, please send a note to WildByDesign. The more journal features the better. Also if any groups would like to feature the winners on their group blogs, that would also be greatly appreciated.

For an up-to-date prize list, please check refer to the follow journal: wildbydesign.deviantart.com/jo…



1st Place - Best Overall Big Cat


     - 3-month Premium Membership.
     - Digital files for print (see details below).
     - Extensive news article, blog and journal features.


There will be two (2) 1st Place winners, one for Photography and the other for Artwork (can be digital, traditional or photo-manipulation). Both winners will receive a 3-month Premium Membership, one given by MoonsongWolf and the other given by WildByDesign. Both winners will receive news article, blog and journal features (see below). In addition to the extensive features, they will also receive the following 'high resolution digital files' suitable for printing at 16x20 or 8x10 size plus one of their choosing from WildByDesign's gallery*:

:thumb160139117:
:thumb157809279:

* By receiving any of the 'high resolution digital files' as a prize, you agree to never sell prints of it for profit, never modify the digital file and never upload the file anywhere on the Internet with the exception of an online print service.



2nd Place - Runner Up


     - Digital files for print (see details below).
     - Extensive news article, blog and journal features.


There will be two (2) 2nd Place winners, one for Photography and the other for Artwork (can be digital, traditional or photo-manipulation). Both winners will receive news article, blog and journal features (see below). In addition to the extensive features, they will also receive the following 'high resolution digital files' suitable for printing at 16x20 or 8x10 size*:

:thumb160139117:
:thumb157809279:

* By receiving any of the 'high resolution digital files' as a prize, you agree to never sell prints of it for profit, never modify the digital file and never upload the file anywhere on the Internet with the exception of an online print service.



Individual Species Winners


     - Digital files for print (see details below).
     - Extensive news article, blog and journal features.


There will be four (4) winners for each of the individual species categories (see below), one for Photography, one for Traditional Artwork, one for Digital Artwork and the other for Photo-manpulation. A total of (32) winners. All individual species category winners will receive news article, blog and journal features (see below). In addition to the extensive features, they will also receive the following 'high resolution digital file' suitable for printing at 16x20 or 8x10 size*:

:thumb157809279:

* By receiving any of the 'high resolution digital files' as a prize, you agree to never sell prints of it for profit, never modify the digital file and never upload the file anywhere on the Internet with the exception of an online print service.



     - Lion (includes African, Asiatic, White, etc. - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lion)
     - Tiger (includes Amur, Sumatran, Bengal, etc. - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiger)
     - Jaguar (includes any recognized subspecies - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaguar)
     - Cougar (includes any recognized subspecies - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cougar)
     - Leopard (includes Amur, African, Persian, etc. - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leopard)
     - Cheetah (includes any recognized subspecies - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheetah)
     - Snow Leopard (there are no 'official' subspecies - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snow_Leo…)
     - Other Wild Cat Photo (includes Lynx, Caracal, Serval, etc.)



News Article Feature
(All winners will be featured)


:iconmoonsongwolf:



Blog & Journal Features
(All winners will be featured)


:iconskyandnatureclub:

:iconsave-the-tiger: :iconforthesnowleopards:
:iconanimalarts: :iconafricanvalley:
:iconleopard-lovers: :iconbig-cats-club:


:iconwildbydesign: :iconschildersphotography: :iconchaotica-i: :icongatekat: :icontvd-photography:
:iconpsychofreeak: :iconcapsicles: :iconrashka-jm: :iconislua: :iconcaybeach:
:iconmkatpro11: :icontwistedhearts: :iconmoonsongwolf: :iconsecretfool: :iconwishmasteralchemist:
:iconphantaz: :iconpuppykit: :iconpixlphantasy: :iconsilverdy: :iconthe-photographicpoet:
:iconfantasticfennec: :iconhungarou: :iconhecklinghyena: :iconravenstarstudio: :iconliuanta:
:iconcandicesmithphoto: :iconashlite: :iconshadow-and-flame-86: :iconuae4u: :iconiwuskittles:
:icontrainsstuff: :iconnookslider:



Questions?


Please direct any questions to WildByDesign.



Thank you and good luck! :D
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:iconsilverdy:
Silverdy Featured By Owner May 25, 2010

Oh my... big apologize for being so late!
I've features this contest on my profile page! :heart:
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:iconmoonsongwolf:
MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
Thanks for the contest plug! :) The good part is that people can enter any work of theirs, it doesn't have to be something new or made just for the contest. So it's not too bad if they hear about the contest a little late.
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:iconart-of-sekhmet:
Art-of-Sekhmet Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
hahaha! I only learned about this *now*.
well, maybe next time XD
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:iconmoonsongwolf:
MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
:lol: I know the feeling, that happens to me all the time with contests. I come across one that I'm dying to enter, but the end date is two days away.

But you can always enter drawings that you have already done for this contest, even if you don't have the time to work on an entry! It doesn't have to be a new art piece made specifically for the contest. :)
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:iconart-of-sekhmet:
Art-of-Sekhmet Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
true :)
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:iconguardiankitsune:
GuardianKitsune Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
Coolz, I shall try to enter (if I finish my class works on time, hopefully I will.) >.>
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:iconmoonsongwolf:
MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
Awesome! I hope you'll be able to enter. :)
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:iconhalfbloodwolf:
halfbloodwolf Featured By Owner May 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Does fanart count as well? I'm drawing a lioness from Lion King and was wondering if I can enter it.
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:iconmoonsongwolf:
MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
Yes, but keep in mind that the judges will probably look more favourably on a piece that is created with original characters or animals rather than a trademarked character.
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:iconhalfbloodwolf:
halfbloodwolf Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
OK thank you
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:iconfirstdragonrider:
firstdragonrider Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
Would photo-manipulations be entered under "Photography" or does that have a completely different category? *is curious*
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:iconmoonsongwolf:
MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
No, it's in the photo-manipulation section of the art category. :) Keep in mind, that on DA, photo manipulations must be made up of more than one photo. If you are just altering a single photo, then that is either miscellaneous photography or miscellaneous digital art, depending on how much of the photo was manipulated. For example, if you painted over a large portion of it, it would be miscellaneous (mixed media) digital art. If you were to just edit the colours or levels, that would be photography. Just remember that all photos used must either be your own or valid stock! :)
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:iconlily101220:
lily101220 Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It doesn't have to be realistic rit?
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:iconmoonsongwolf:
MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
No, but the animal itself has to be "natural-looking." For example, something similar to the characters from the Lion King would be fine! Although they are not realistic, they are still animals portrayed in their natural form. Something like, say, Bugs Bunny might be rejected because it is too anthropomorphic. :)
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:iconf0xtail2:
F0xtail2 Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
any type of big cat yes?
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:iconmoonsongwolf:
MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
Yes, any type of big cat, as long as it is in its natural form. :)
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:iconwkfoong:
wkfoong Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
Is Thundercats count? ::D: Good luck to the participants! :peace:
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:iconmoonsongwolf:
MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
:lol: I think they would be a bit too far away from the "natural state" of the big cat. Man, I haven't seen that show in years.
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:iconthe-photographicpoet:
the-photographicpoet Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Announced in dA Announcement Issue 004 :)

Please take a look at this news article for other pieces of information, and also information on how to get featured in next week's issue.

Also, feel free to follow dAannouncements on Twitter! for quick up-to-date news and community projects.

Thank you, Sammie
:rose:
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:iconmoonmutt:
MoonMutt Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
Question, could they be small cellphone pics? I took pictures at the zoo with my cell, though i might be able to size them up. And it depends if Verizon will finally let me send the pics to my email.
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:iconmoonsongwolf:
MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
Sure, but keep in mind that quality, along with composition and creativity, counts. :)
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:iconmoonmutt:
MoonMutt Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
okey dokey :3
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:iconmoontiger456:
MoonTiger456 Featured By Owner May 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
II'm considering entering i love drawing big cats
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:iconmoonsongwolf:
MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
Wonderfu, I would love to see an entry from you! :)
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:icontemiree:
Temiree Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010   Digital Artist
I'll considering doing a painting for this. =)
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:iconmoonsongwolf:
MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
Ooh, that would be wonderful! I haven't seen very many felines from you, so I would love to see what you come up with. :D
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:icontemiree:
Temiree Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010   Digital Artist
I'm*
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:iconraven889:
raven889 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh this is cool. I'm not into Big Cat stuff but the winner is announced on my Birthday! lol
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:iconmoonsongwolf:
MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
:lol: Hopefully we'll get some nice small wild cat entries, too, if big cats aren't your thing! And you're the second person with a birthday on the announcement date. ~silversongjayfeather has a birthday that day, too!
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:iconraven889:
raven889 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Well I can't pictures of wild cats for a while unless you count my house cat since she can get pretty crazy. XD lol A popular day for B-days!
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:iconali-c-05:
Ali-C-05 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Student General Artist
Ooh i would like to enter this :D So for artwork, do you just have to make a picture featuring a big cat?
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:iconmoonsongwolf:
MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
Yes, you can make a picture of any type of wild cat! :)
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:iconali-c-05:
Ali-C-05 Featured By Owner May 1, 2010  Student General Artist
ok! I'll get started! XD
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:iconlordfell:
Lordfell Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Student Digital Artist
OO! I'd love to compete! Even though I'll loose horribly.
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:iconmoonsongwolf:
MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
You never know until you try! :D Good luck!
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:iconala-rai:
Ala-Rai Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Mountain lion print! Sign me up! :XD
But seriously, I'm going to see if I have the time and I might enter :)
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:iconmoonsongwolf:
MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
Great! I look forward to seeing what you come up with if you have the time to enter. :)
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:iconkellllly:
kellllly Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Student Digital Artist
If I drew a really, really fat house cat (therefore a "big cat"), would it be eligible for the contest? :lol:
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:iconmoonsongwolf:
MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010
:lol: Wild cats only! But I like the way you think.
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:iconkellllly:
kellllly Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Aww too bad D8 ...Thanks :XD:
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:iconyellowfangfan:
yellowfangfan Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Student General Artist
:iconimhighplz: gotta enter..
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:iconmoonsongwolf:
MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
I look forward to seeing what you submit! :)
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:iconyellowfangfan:
yellowfangfan Featured By Owner May 1, 2010  Student General Artist
thnx <3
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:iconadflictus:
Adflictus Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010
I woud love to enter but im packed with artworks that needs to be done, and me and my concentration ability are not the best of friends =(
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:iconmoonsongwolf:
MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
Aw, I have the same problem I'm bogged down with so much art that I need to finish... and it seems that new things get added as fast as I finish things! :lol:
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:iconlaurarobjohns:
LauraRobjohns Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Professional General Artist
I'm in!!
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:iconmoonsongwolf:
MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
Fantastic! :)
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:iconlaurarobjohns:
LauraRobjohns Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Professional General Artist
:XD:
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:iconhyena27:
Hyena27 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awsome:D Im going to draw a picture for this!:)
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:iconmoonsongwolf:
MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
Awesome! I look forward to seeing what you come up with. :D
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