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Texture Your World Contest

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 6:55 AM

Tell us the story of your world in textures!


We are surrounded 24 hours a day by objects that have texture, they may be smooth or bobbly, old or new, bold, bright, shiny or dull. You might see a texture every day and never notice it until you start looking. Do you sit at a desk that's textured, or pass an interesting tree on the way to work or school?

We want you, in the form of a triptych (thats 3 images forming a larger image see example here - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triptych ) to tell us the story of your textured world. Each individual texture should stand on its own, both as a useful resource and as a cohesive part of the whole story. What story you tell through your texture triptych is up to you - but they must be textures that tell a story of your world in some way.

There are 3 categories for this contest, each of which you can submit to twice.



Digital stock
These are textures created digitally by either manipulation of other stock or painting etc

Photographic stock
These are textures which have been photographed with either a film or digital camera with minimal post editing (if you do a lot of post editing on your textures you might want to consider submitting them to the digital category instead)

Traditional stock
These are textures created with traditional media then either scanned or photographed to convert to a digital medium for submission


Submission Examples



Portrait


Landscape


Square


Submission Rules

  • Each individual texture making up the triptych must be a minimum width/height of 1000 px
  • Full submission triptych must be a minimum width/height of either 1000 px or 3000 px depending on the orientation/formatting you choose, please see examples above.
  • Each deviant may enter up to 2 times per category. (Essentially that's 2 triptychs per category or 6 textures)
  • Judges reserve the right to eliminate entries that do not meet the minimum size requirements shown above
  • Only complete triptychs will be considered as legitimate entries. (3 textures on 1 file/deviation)
  • Triptychs must be submitted to the correct folder as per the contest category in StockandResources
  • Triptychs must be submitted into the correct Resources /Stock Images /Textures /... sub category depending on their style
  • Judges reserve the right to eliminate entries that are not submitted to the correct gallery or contest folder
  • Entries must be new as of the start date of the contest and must be your own work
  • Please state clearly in the description that the work is being submitted to this contest
  • All contest submissions must adhere to DeviantART's Submission Policy


Important Dates


Start Date
21st January 2013

End Date
11th March 2013




Prize List



Category Winner x3


:bulletorange: 4000 DA Points donated by communityrelations
:bulletorange: 200 DA points from Elandria
:bulletorange: 200 DA points from somadjinn
:bulletorange: 100 DA points from So-ghislaine
:bulletorange: 12 month Premium Membership donated by communityrelations
:bulletorange: Exclusive stock pack donated by kuschelirmel-stock & WDWParksGal-Stock
:bulletorange: Features from a whole host of resource groups and stock providers including:
Elandria PirateLotus-Stock CelticStrm-Stock StockandResources ManStock The-Stock-Directory DesigningDivas Dreamers-of-Avalon miontre kirilee kuschelirmel-stock Nameda BKennedy-Photography So-ghislaine WDWParksGal-Stock
:bulletorange: Llama badge from WDWParksGal-Stock

Category Runner Up x3


:bulletorange: 2000 DA points donated by communityrelations
:bulletorange: 100 DA points from Elandria
:bulletorange: 100 DA points from somadjinn
:bulletorange: 6 month Premium Membership donated by communityrelations
:bulletorange: Exclusive stock pack donated by WDWParksGal-Stock
:bulletorange: Features from a whole host of resource groups and stock providers including:
Elandria PirateLotus-Stock CelticStrm-Stock StockandResources ManStock The-Stock-Directory DesigningDivas Dreamers-of-Avalon miontre kirilee kuschelirmel-stock Nameda BKennedy-Photography So-ghislaine WDWParksGal-Stock
:bulletorange: Llama badge from WDWParksGal-Stock

Wildcard



:bulletorange: somadjinn 's personal favorite entry will receive 100 DA points

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP US OUT WITH FEATURES OR PRIZES PLEASE LET US KNOW!

Judges


:iconpiratelotus-stock: :iconelandria: :iconcelticstrm-stock:




Enter the fascinating world of the triptych image


triptych by leenik Existence I by joereimer
e come il vento by touch-the-rainbow
Triptych by TheXILexile . Poppies triptych. by Lp-dream
Triptych by FractalDesire
Triptych. Paper. by deus-and-silma ocean sunset triptych by september28
Tell Me - Triptych by xFotoPhreek




For more information and hints/tips on making the most of your entry please see the following journal -




Community Relations
Stock & Resources, Texture Your World Contest Jan 21st - March 11th 2013
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:iconelandria:
Elandria Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
No problem :)
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:iconbhatidraws:
Bhatidraws Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
AT-LAST!! Submitted!! :D :D [link]
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:icongearspec:
gearspec Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Just submitted, very excited.
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:iconelandria:
Elandria Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
:D
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:icongearspec:
gearspec Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Just submitted, one. Hope it gets approved.
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:iconelandria:
Elandria Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
:thumbsup:
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:iconcloozy:
Cloozy Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Definitively have to try !!!
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:iconelandria:
Elandria Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
:thumbsup:
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xXNaemyXx Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
so, am i allowed to submit a triptych of photos which are taken before the 21. 1 but haven't uploaded yet o.O :) ?
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:iconelandria:
Elandria Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yep. Essentially, as long as the images you choose haven't been posted before :nod:
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xXNaemyXx Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok good thank you :)
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:iconcelticstrm-stock:
CelticStrm-Stock Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:glomp: I featured the contest here: [link] [link] and [link]
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:iconlieveheersbeestje:
lieveheersbeestje Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
I submitted my entry to the photography contest gallery. If it gets accepted does it mean that everything is ok? ^^
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:iconelandria:
Elandria Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yep, if there are any issues we'll let you know via the submission you sent to the group :nod:
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:iconlieveheersbeestje:
lieveheersbeestje Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Great, thanks!
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:iconmiontre:
miontre Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
ratio*
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miontre Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey I have a question :)

Does it matter how long the longest side is, as long as the shortest side is at least 1000 pixels? Or do we have to do it in a 1:3 ration?

For example, can I submit an image 1500 x 2100, or would it have to be 1500 x 4500?
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:iconelandria:
Elandria Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
Nope no limit on how big or wide :D As long as the shortest side is no less than 1000 :) So if you want to submit very tall, or very wide, or square its completely up to you. (They also don't have to all be the same size or orientation - how you make up your triptych is entirely up to you :) )
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:iconmiontre:
miontre Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh that's awesome! :D Thanks for the info! :highfive:
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:icondezarairsm:
dezarairsm Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
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:iconelandria:
Elandria Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Unfortunately this doesn't currently meet the size requirements of the contest. Each individual texture has to be at least 1000 pixels on the shortest side, which these aren't. The width of each is only 861 pixels.

Please check out our example sizes in the main contest journal. It would also be useful to know how this reflects or shares the story of "your world" :)
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:iconceeek-stock:
ceeek-stock Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Great contest idea! Funny that I took quite a few texture photos recently. So I've been practising! :D
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:iconelandria:
Elandria Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Cool!
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:iconchantiigg:
ChantiiGG Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This looks awesome! I'm gonna think about it and enter :)
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:iconelandria:
Elandria Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Cool!
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:icondynamicability:
dynamicability Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
:happybounce:
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:iconelandria:
Elandria Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
:D
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:iconlieveheersbeestje:
lieveheersbeestje Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Nice contest :)
I might join too <3
Good luck to everyone!
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:iconelandria:
Elandria Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Cool! Good luck if you enter!!
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:iconlieveheersbeestje:
lieveheersbeestje Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Thank you :hug:
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
One must need to be a member of the group to join?
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:iconelandria:
Elandria Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Err, to be a member yes you must join. You couldn't be a member any other way :lol: If you were meaning that its easy to join to be a member to submit your entry then yes, its set on auto accept for members so its 2 clicks :)
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phoenixleo Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
I meant to enter the contest do we have to join the group or not. Seeing that #communityrelations is giving the prizes, and wondering whether it is a CR sponsored contest, that's what I was wondering and not like how some groups tend to have a rule of having to join and watch and all that for participating while others just have that folder specifically open. It's like if CR hosted a contest, and we have to join all the official dA groups, and all the CV taken care of groups to enter something. :P
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:iconelandria:
Elandria Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Being a member of #StockandResources and having the contest submission folders as part of the group rather than an open submission gallery means we can avoid the hundreds of miscats and non submission art that gets dumped into the official contest galleries. Not to mention we have 3 separate categories for artists to submit to and having entries submitted via the group means we can give far greater help and support to artists who are unsure of which category to enter or if they have problems creating their triptych.

Given that it only takes 2 clicks to join the group to submit your entry to make our life as judges easier its not exactly a lot to ask. Artists can leave or join the group whenever they like and there's no demand that they remain in the group after the contest has ended. The group is a non-submission group and is the only CR related stock group run by the current CV's, so we don't spam members with billions of deviations other than the occasional news article and contest entry. :)

As yet we've never had anybody complain about becoming a member of the group to submit an entry to any contest we've ever run :)
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
I am aware having contestants to submit to a folder helps avoid miscats and non-submissions happening in contest galleries (and that itself could be a whole CR discussion open to public considering that lessens the amount of categories and front stage nature of works that do appear in the contest category and how much CR contests do happen outside of the official ones) and it helps with the unsure participants but I suppose I personally feel weird when these happen for official ones. Which is why, I ask or read through to find out whether one has to be a member of the group or not just to submit (whether the groups are official or not). Of course anyone can just join and leave after, but while official groups may not hold to that, I have seen some outside ones hold to that so feel at least, if official groups have to have a folder submission process, they can leave it open to users to submit (at least with a processing) to give feedback, and as you say, make it easier to judge. Other official (or not) groups have done things similar to this so wanted to point that out.
And yes, it's good that it's a non submission CR group. I watch it like many others...

It wasn't a complain though you are welcome to feel that way. But now you know that some wonder about this limited joining feature users might have to go through. :)
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fizzymoth Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whelp.
Honestly I think I like the texture used in your journal skin most. LOLOLOL
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:iconelandria:
Elandria Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
;)
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:icondezarairsm:
dezarairsm Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
I hope I submitted my piece right. Its called Shadows of Texture.
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:iconelandria:
Elandria Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Don't forget to be a valid entry you need to submit your triptych to the #StockandResources group in the right contest folder :)
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:icondezarairsm:
dezarairsm Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
how do I submitt it to #stockandresources?
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:iconelandria:
Elandria Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
By clicking "Submit to this folder" here - [link] for photographic submissions or here - [link] for digital submissions. (Depends how much post edit work you did to your photographs)

Don't forget you need to be a member of the group, but its set to auto join so it shouldn't take you a moment :)
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BKennedy-Photography Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013   General Artist
As soon as I read this, I knew what my first texture would be! :lmao:
I am definitely going to enter! :happybounce:
Wish I could offer some sort of prize - would a digital print from my art gallery (or new one) interest anyone as a prize?
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:iconelandria:
Elandria Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Awesome I'm glad you are going to enter :D As for prizes, even a feature for the winners is appreciated :)
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:iconbkennedy-photography:
BKennedy-Photography Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013   General Artist
I keep forgetting that I can use thumbs in Journals - so you can put me down for a feature for the winners :D
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:iconelandria:
Elandria Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Awesome :D Thank you!!
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OtterAndTerrier Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This contest sounds amazing!! I'll see if I have time to enter something good :D
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:iconelandria:
Elandria Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Brilliant!
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Bhatidraws Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
hii i would like to participate in the contest! (Traditional media) but didn't understand about the sizes and
can i take photographs of my work individually and then join them digitally? and submit my work.
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:iconelandria:
Elandria Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yes thats right :nod: Once you've created your 3 individual traditionally created textures you can photograph each one then digitally pop them into 1 image to create the triptych, thats classified as traditional still :) We do ask that you still take care to comply with the minimum size dimensions, but if you are taking a photo of your traditional textures that shouldn't be an issue :)
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kuschelirmel-stock Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so cool! I'd like to donate a feature for each winner - and a stock pack for each winner if you think that's an appropriate prize for a contest such as this (no idea if even half of the contestants will even have a use for exclusive stock, so I'm leaving tis to you)
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