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Single Stock Challenge - Ends in a few days hurry!

Journal Entry: Wed May 15, 2013, 7:14 PM

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Hello from the admins of TheArtOfManipulation! It's time for a new Contest and this one is going to be BIG! :happybounce:

How it Will Work

For this contest, we are going to make things TOUGH. We will provide you with a list of stockers that you can choose from, however you only get to choose ONE stock artist and you must use all stock from that artist. And to make things even harder, you cannot use any human models, premade backgrounds, PNG cut-outs, or brushes (except the preset ones located in your software already). Also you MUST use a minimum of 3 stock images, there is no maximum :)

The Rules

Must be a member of TheArtOfManipulation in order to submit to the contest folder, make sure you read the rules and answer the 3 questions to join the group!

:bulletblack: Your entry MUST be a PHOTOMANIPULATION. That means it involves 2 or more (in this case 3 or more) photographic elements that have been combined to create something new. It is absolutely fine to have photomanipulations that have been painted over (and thus may technically be Mixed Media). SINGLE photographs that have ONLY been brushed or textured will not qualify. There must be at least 2 3 photographic elements. If you are in doubt, please check with us!

:bulletblack: No entries created before May 15, 2013 will be accepted. Entries must be new and specifically created for this competition.

:bulletblack: Contest closes at 11:59 PM CST on June 15th. No late entries will be accepted.

:bulletblack: ALL stock must be credited. We will decline all entries with questionable stock. Direct links are NOT necessary, but they are always appreciated.

:bulletblack: Collaborations are OK as long as all collaborators are credited, but if a prize is won, that prize will be split evenly among collaborators. If you are submitting a collaboration, you only need to submit the work once.

:bulletblack: You may enter up to TWO deviations, but you can only win once.

:bulletblack: Please include a statement in your artist's comments that you have created the deviation for the Single Stock Challenge. Please link to this blog.

You may submit to this folder: theartofmanipulation.deviantar…

List of Stock Providers

You MUST use only stock from ONE of these providers!


:iconaeirmid:, :iconelandria:, :iconthedarkrayne: & the :icontheartofmanipulation: Admins.

Entries will be judged on the following winning categories:
:bulletpurple:Most Creative:bulletpurple:
:bulletpurple:Best Technical:bulletpurple:
:bulletpurple:Most Popular:bulletpurple:

:star:Prizes (per category):star:

:bulletblack: 2, 500 :points: from Community Relations and Moonbeam13
:bulletblack: 15 :points: from sylor41
:bulletblack: 30 :points: from RockStocks
:bulletblack: 25 :points: from Malleni-Stock
:bulletblack: Artwork featured in the Featured Folder.
:bulletblack: Journal Feature from kuschelirmel-stock
:bulletblack: Journal Feature from wintersmagicstock
:bulletblack: Journal Feature from TheDarkRayne
:bulletblack: Journal Feature from Malleni-Stock
:bulletblack: Journal Feature from SimplySilent
:bulletblack: Journal Feature from nikkidoodlesx3
:bulletblack: Journal Feature from The-Imaginarium
:bulletblack: Exclusive Premade from Wesley-Souza
:bulletblack:  1 Exclusive Stock Pack from kuschelirmel-stock
:bulletblack:  1 Exclusive Stock Pack from PirateLotus-Stock
:bulletblack: Llama from SimplySilent

:star: We are still taking donations towards prizes! Acceptable donations are points, premium memberships, prints, exclusive stock packs, llamas, and features. Any donation you can give will be greatly appreciated and each donator will have a work placed in our "Featured Folder" =D

Please help us continue to learn and grow together by donating whatever you can to DonatetoTAOM. All donators will be featured on the front page at DonatetoTAOM and TheArtOfManipulation.

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TL-Designz Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
when will we know the results?
nikkidoodlesx3 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
I'm just waiting for a few more judges to send me a note back with their choices so I can tally up the winners, my apologies for it taking so long! Hopefully they will be posted soon!!
vs3a Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Submit :D, glad that I still on time :D
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
Woooo, done at last! [link]
sylor41 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wooo, made it in time. Used my last can of procrastination repellent to finish mine :).
AkiHardcore Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
when is the new deadline of the contest???
nikkidoodlesx3 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
there is no new deadline, it is June 15th, tomorrow
vs3a Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry, If I use this [link] is that count as human model ?
nikkidoodlesx3 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Unfortunately yes because its located under: Resources & Stock Images / Stock Images / Model / Male / Full Body which tells me there is a human model inside.
If it was a costume located in wardrobe or something without a person inside then it would be okay.
vs3a Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok, thank you ^^ It is museum stock so I don't think there is human inside. But for safe, I will not use it ^^
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