Avatar contest prizes:
Top 3 entries receive 1,500 points each and a watch from me
Nice avatars that didn't win will be given honourable mentions, 5 points each and a fav from me
All contest entries will be featured in my journals
500 points will be given to a random person, even if they don't submit anything for the contest (please read rules)
I want to have a nice avatar that captures people's attention and I'm unsure whether my current one is up to the task. So I decided to host a competition for people to make me a new one, as well as a raffle so that people who don't want to make me an avatar can participate too. I hope everyone has fun with this!
Avatar contest entry rules:
If you'd like to participate in the competition, please make a 50x50 icon that can be used as an avatar. Both animated and static are ok, but good animated ones will probably have a better chance of winning. Animated avatars have to be under 15.0KB in file size, otherwise DA won't allow it to be used. Static ones have no size limit that I know of. I recommend .png format for static icons and .gif for animated ones. If you also end up with version that's higher resolution than 50x50, I'd love to have that too, but the 50x50 is the one that'll be judged for this contest.
Once you've made it, submit it on your page as you would all your other art. In the description, state that your icon is for this competition, put a link back to this journal and inform people that they're not allowed to use it (I don't want anyone else using the same avatar as me). Then make a comment on this journal to let me know that you've entered. You can submit multiple entries. Raffle entry rules:
If you like, you can participate and have a chance to win 500 points without making anything. To enter, please fav this journal, make a journal of your own where you mention this competition and link back here and then leave a comment below to let me know that you've entered the raffle. You are allowed to participate in both the contest and the raffle if you wish and there is a chance you might win both.
You're not allowed to use secondary accounts to enter the raffle multiple times and additionally, you need to have been a deviant since March 1st, 2017 or earlier to enter the raffle. Avatar contest judging:
From all the contest entries I receive, I will personally select 3 avatars that I like and can see myself using. All 3 selected avatars will receive an equal prize of 1,500 points, at which stage the official part of the competition will be over. I'll then conduct a poll, ask my friends and do other stuff to decide which one of the 3 will be the avatar I settle on, but that isn't a part of the contest. The one I will finally settle on will get an extra prize of being featured and given credit to on my front page, possibly for a very long time.
I want an avatar that captures people's attention, but also something that is nice and meaningful to me. My current avatar represents me. If you wanna know what will be suitable for me, it's a good idea to carefully read the bio on my front page. My interests and what I look like are there
, but if you're still unsure after looking at those, feel free to leave a comment below or to send me a note. My other journal entries can also give you an idea of the kinda stuff I like. In addition, here
is a list of avatars that I've used over the years. The first image in that list is the closest to how I look, my hair is not short in front like on my current avatar. Innovation is certainly welcome, but as you can see I tend to prefer my face or a birdie as an avatar. If you choose to draw me, I'd like to be wearing a white dress and a silver elegant tiara.
To give you even more ideas, here are some random avatars on DA that I find interesting:
I will use random.org to randomly select a winner out of all the people who have left a comment below to inform me they've entered a raffle. If it turns that that the person random.org has selected is not eligible for whatever reason, for example they've not made a journal that links back to this one, then I will simply re-roll to get a different person. The winner will get 500 points and will be featured in a journal where I announce the results. The raffle will end at the same time as the avatar contest. Deadline:
The deadline will be set once I receive at least 8 good contest entries. This journal will be edited to include a deadline once it's set. Don't worry, you'll have plenty of time to finish up your stuff and submit, it's not going to close suddenly without warning.
Thank you for your time. Good luck and let the contest begin!
Q: Is there a specific theme for the icon? Or can we let out imagination go wild?
A: You can make anything you like. However it would be a good idea to look at the list of avatars I've used in the past, as well as my bio. That way you're more likely to make something I'll like.
Q: Can the avatar be bigger than 50x50?
A: Yes I'd like to have a bigger version if you have it, but it will still be judged based on how it looks like on DA which displays it as 50x50. It has to be usable as an avatar on DA. This
online tool is good for optimizing and working with gifs.
Q: I still don't know what to draw, any suggestions?
A: Well if you're reeaaaally want a suggestion.. the first image in this
list of avatars is the one where I like the face and hair the most. Maybe it could be nice if a lady who looks like that was looking into a camera, wore an elegant silver tiara and maybe had a cute cockatiel was jumping on her shoulder. Maybe a cute little heart in the corner or maybe not. And tiara would have wing designs as decorations.
Q: Is mentioning the journal in the description of the art count as entering the raffle?
A: No. For better or worse, that's not how the rules are set up.
All contest entries so far: