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Birthday Hat- Contest

Mon Aug 4, 2014, 12:15 AM

The Community Relations team presents:




:star: Winner announcement fav.me/d7uy4he

You may have heard there will be a BIG unbirthday party and everyone from Wonderland, as well as all deviants, have been invited by the Chesire Cat! A hat will be required to take part though and  it can't be just any random hat, it needs to be special! It must be made for this occasion, on your own and not by or for someone else!. Without the hat, you can't join the party and enjoy all the cake, drinks and fun.

Even if the Chesire Cat doesn't help you, the inhabitants of Wonderland will do or already have! For every hat you have found or will find for them, they will give you a clue. These clues will give you hints of things that must be included, in whole or in part, on the hat. The more clues you get right, the closer you will get to the perfect hat for the unbirthday party.




Combine them all and create your very own birthday hat based on their hints! You should try to include 8-10 clues to make sure your hat will be accepted for the party.

Do it quickly, because there is not much time left until the party will start!




Categories

Written Art
•  Describe your hat in as much detail as possible.

Visual Art
•  All visual mediums are accepted with the exception of film, animation or Motion Books.

Prizes

For each category:

1st place
•  1 Year Premium Membership
•  1 Print (Value up to $15)
•  1000 deviantART Points

RunnerUp
•  6 Months Premium Membership
•  500 deviantART Points



Rules


- Entries must be new and created for this contest only.
- Entries should be original and not be based on any other works (e.g. movies, books,...).
- Entries must be submitted through the contest gallery on deviantART.
Entries must be received by 11:59:59 AM (PT, just before noon) on August 7th, 2014.

- Entrants must credit all used resources/stock material (only legitimate stock use is permitted, no google etc).
- Entrants may enter as often as they like, but can only win once.
- Entrants may reside anywhere in the world.

- Membership to www.deviantart.com is required to enter the Contest.




Hat Templates

The Mad Hatter was friendly enough to leave a few templates for you to use! You certainly don't have to use these but if you are short on time you are absolutely permitted to utilize these.  

:note: Using these templates will not influence the judging process. Their usage is optional and not required, you will not benefit nor be penalized for using them.

Hat 2 by ginkgografix  Hat 1 by ginkgografix Hat 3 by ginkgografixHat 4 by ginkgografix




Judging

Our very own Mad Hatter seems to be the most fitting person to judge this contest. He knows all the details to make awesome hats and has the knowledge to make the right decision.
Together with his compagnions the  Dormouse and the March Hare, he will look at all the entries and decides who did best with creating the required party hats!

They will also be supported by the Chesire Cat, who wants to make good for all the confusion earlier... well kinda. Maybe not, we just told the cat to do it.


Entries will be judged by the following criteria:
• Originality
• Conversion of given instructions (see contest description)






Work on your hat before it's too late! Zero Time 
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:iconagentbengaltiger:
AgentBengalTiger Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So, is there somewhere where the winners are announced?
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:icontheancynt:
TheAncynt Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hat... hat.... hat... :):):)
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:iconginkgografix:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
Huh?
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:icontheancynt:
TheAncynt Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're doesn't going to say my hat isn't showing up :P:P:P:P hahaha
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:iconginkgografix:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
:confused:
I have no idea what you mean.
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:icontheancynt:
TheAncynt Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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:iconginkgografix:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
There was a birthday category you were meant to submit to, that was also listed at the end of the birthday contest article. Anything that is posted elsewhere can't be considered. Sorry.
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:icontheancynt:
TheAncynt Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:noes:
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:icontheancynt:
TheAncynt Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I did click on the link in the journal... Angered  tough allready something went wrong... Waaaah! ...hahaha :P
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:iconmelmuff:
MelMuff Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Is it possible for you to edit your artwork and change the category?
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Neon-Blue-DaggeR Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ow I wanted to partecipate but in the end I drew nothing :( So that means I was an infiltrate taking part to the party without a hat, oh well... anyway! It will be fun to look through all the other people entries, I already saw some that I really like! :)
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:iconginkgografix:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
Oh noes :saddummy: :petting:
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:iconneon-blue-dagger:
Neon-Blue-DaggeR Featured By Owner Edited Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Shrug ...maybe to remedy to that I will draw one just for personal fun XD
Have the winners been announced yet? And if not, which page is to "monitor" to see it? Yours or the Mad Hatter profile (since he is the main judge)?
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:iconginkgografix:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
No, not yet. Judging is still in process.

Winners will be announced through my account, by updating the contest article :aww:
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:iconneon-blue-dagger:
Neon-Blue-DaggeR Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ok thanks, I will visit your journal then :)

BTW, very cute icon! Meow :3 
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:iconginkgografix:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
Thank you! It was made by firstfear for me :aww:
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:iconneon-blue-dagger:
Neon-Blue-DaggeR Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh! *favourited* Meow :3
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BlissfullySarcastic Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
BARELY made the deadline. :faint:
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:iconginkgografix:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
But you made it! :w00t:
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BlissfullySarcastic Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
I was afraid, because I lost the thing to plug in my wireless mouse to bring my stuff to this computer (I make art on my other computer, but I only have internet on this one), but then I used my trackpad and JUST made the deadline by less than a minute. :lol:

I kind of forgot the hat was due today, and I started it a little bit yesterday, but for some reason, I thought it was due tomorrow. It was not. :noes:
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:iconginkgografix:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
Haha, sounds a bit stressfull :nuu:
But glad you made it in time!
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:iconshyriet:
Shyriet Featured By Owner Edited Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist
I've submitted my entry about ten minutes ago ( fav.me/d7u4et1 ) but it doesn't show up in the gallery @.@
I'm still in time, right? ;u;
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:iconginkgografix:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
It shows up for me. Your browsing settings must be to "newest". For 'undiscovered' etc it might not show up.
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:iconshyriet:
Shyriet Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist
Ohhh! I'm so happy to listen this //relieved
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:iconmystka:
Mystka Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Student General Artist
So little time..hope I'm gonna make it :D
I should definitely start drawing it.
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:iconginkgografix:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
Hurry! :eager: :la:
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:iconmelmuff:
MelMuff Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Finally began working on my hat. Using a kool filter in GIMP and free clipart. It's gonna look awesome I hope. :)
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:iconginkgografix:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
:w00t:
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:iconmelmuff:
MelMuff Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My hats are done. :D
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:iconginkgografix:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
yay!
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:iconpiercingemeralds2:
piercingemeralds2 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
I tried submitting my piece but when I clicked on contests>2014 the only option was "anthro challenge". :( Am I missing something? Do I just submit it to contests>2014 and send you a link?
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:iconginkgografix:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
This should be fixed now!
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:iconginkgografix:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
Seems like something went wrong there. We will fix it asap.
You can either wait or submit it anywhere else and note me with a link to your entry. Please use as a title "Birthday hat Contest" so that it doesn't get lost.
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:iconginkgografix:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
Have you used the links at the bottom to submit to those galleries?
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:iconpiercingemeralds2:
piercingemeralds2 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
Wouldn't submitting a deviation describing a hat that includes the answers to the clues be giving away answers to all the other participants? :?
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:iconginkgografix:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
Only if you make it really obvious. And i doubt that people will go through the entries to look them up.
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:iconmelmuff:
MelMuff Featured By Owner Edited Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not good at drawing. Can I simply describe my hat for the Written Art? Or do you have to submit to both? I also found all the hats. If so, can I include all 18 hints? Although I'm having a very hard time deciphering them.
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:iconginkgografix:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
Written Art means that you only describe it with words. That's why the different categories - in case someone isn't good with one of them.

8-10 are required. If you add more that is up to you.
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:iconmelmuff:
MelMuff Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I just remembered that it said to reference stock photos. Could I use free clipart instead of drawing and give credit?
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:iconginkgografix:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
Clipart is always tricky when it comes to copyright. Not everything that will be offered as free, was made by those who share it. But if you are 100% sure, it would be considered valid stock/resources.
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:iconmelmuff:
MelMuff Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. I know of one good clipart account on deviantART, which is already free to use. I will be sure that everything I use is free and legit. Thanks. :)
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:iconmelmuff:
MelMuff Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah okay! So if I can't decipher all the riddles, then I can just use whichever ones I decipher. So far I have cracked 5 of them but they are really really hard. Anyway, thanks. :)
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ihcstil Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so much fun! A really great idea, and smart executed with a lot of Heart.
I would even do it without a prize, just for the fun :)
It reminds me a bit of the hunt of the easter-egg in Ernest Cline's "Ready Player One"
And by now I have found out a lot about the dA-community-feautures I didn't have a clue they even existed.
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ginkgografix Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
Great to hear, thanks! :la:

It's always good when you enjoy something, without aiming for prizes. If you win, it's a nice addition though :D
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SarakuHD Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I've been hunting ever since the event started, I've found ONE clue.
:iconforeveraloneplz:
I'm so smart.
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:iconginkgografix:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
Still time left. Don't give up yet! :nuu:
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:iconsolidmars:
SolidMars Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
question, is it the same hat you get a description for from the dA unbirthday event?
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:iconginkgografix:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
This contest is based on the clues of the hat-hunting. The answers to the clues are what your hat for this contest should be made of.
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