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Darkness falls across the land . . .
The midnight hour is close at hand . . .
Creatures crawl in search of blood . . .
To terrorize your neighborhood!

- Michael Jackson, Thriller



You decide what happens when darkness falls!
Is it macabre? Is it fantasy? Is it emotional?
It is up to you.




Welcome to our 2012 Photomanipulation Contest, "When Darkness Falls."
This contest is being held by Aeirmid and The-Sacred-Space.
We are grateful to Community Relations for backing this contest.
Any photomanipulator can join, and all are welcome.



Your task is to complete the sentence:
When darkness falls, _____
using a photomanipulation!
[In other words: Show us what happens when Darkness falls!]

You can interpret the sentence to mean anything you want.
It doesn't have to be dark or horror/macabre,
but it must be very clear that you are using the 'darkness' theme.
Fantasy is fine; Emotional is fine.
Remember: Out of darkness comes the light.
This is a theme anyone can use; be creative and reach beyond your boundaries!



The Rules for this contest are as follows:

:bulletblack: Entry must be a photomanipulation. :bulletblack:
:bulletblack: All stock and resources must be credited with direct links. :bulletblack:
:bulletblack: Your entry must have been created between June 4th and August 3rd. :bulletblack:
:bulletblack: You must complete the sentence "When darkness falls, ___" in your artist's comment. :bulletblack:
:bulletblack: The dark theme must be reflected in some way in your work. :bulletblack:
:bulletblack: Please include a link to this contest blog in your artist's statement. :bulletblack:
:bulletblack: Your entry must be received by 11:59 PM New York time on August 3rd. :bulletblack:
:bulletblack: You may enter as many times as you want. :bulletblack:



Enter by submitting your deviation to this folder:
When Darkness Falls
at The-Sacred-Space.

You do not have to be a member there to submit to the contest!!

Your entry must be received by 11:59 PM on August 3rd, 2012.
No late entries will be accepted.




The prizes for this competition are as follows:

FIRST PLACE:
1 year premium membership from dA Community Relations
3-month premium membership from Aeirmid
1,500 points from dA Community Relations
200 points from tsheva
100 points from zungzwang
100 points from Angelles-LaVeau
50 points from PSHoudini
200 points from Ironmountain01
20 points from Seavannah
Llama plushie from dA Community Relations
$40 print of choice from dA Community Relations
Choice of exclusive stock pack from kuschelirmel-stock
3 exclusive stock packs from CelticStrm-Stock
Exclusive stock pack from ImaginaryRosse
Calculation of Demon Guardian according to a natal chart from SVEM

SECOND PLACE:
6-month premium membership from dA Community Relations
3-month premium membership from Aeirmid
1,000 points from dA Community Relations
50 points from Angelles-LaVeau
35 points from PSHoudini
75 points from Ironmountain01
10 points from Seavannah
deviant wear t-shirt from dA Community Relations
$30 print of choice from dA Community Relations
Choice of exclusive stock pack from kuschelirmel-stock
2 exclusive stock packs from CelticStrm-Stock
Exclusive stock pack from ImaginaryRosse
Calculation of Demon Guardian according to a natal chart from SVEM
Llama from :dexatdesigns:

THIRD PLACE:
3-month premium membership from dA Community Relations
3-month premium membership from Aeirmid
500 points from dA Community Relations
30 points from Angelles-LaVeau
15 points from PSHoudini
75 points from Ironmountain01
5 points from Seavannah
dA sticker pack from dA Community Relations
$20 print of choice from dA Community Relations
Choice of exclusive stock pack from kuschelirmel-stock
Exclusive stock pack from CelticStrm-Stock
Exclusive stock pack from ImaginaryRosse
Calculation of Demon Guardian according to a natal chart from SVEM
Llama from SyntheticsArt

All winners will also receive features from:
Aeirmid
kuschelirmel
Elandria
tsheva
zungzwang
tamaraR
LuzTapia
Andaelentari
luckydesigns
Xenaris
Angelles-LaVeau

Prizes and Features are still open for donation.
If you would like to donate and make our contest more epic than ever,
please note Aeirmid. :D Fangs so much!





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:iconyaensart:
YaensArt Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I know you get asked this alot but is the judging process already done? Did I miss the results by any chance?
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:iconaeirmid:
Aeirmid Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012   Digital Artist
Yup! --> [link]
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:iconyaensart:
YaensArt Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the link! :)
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:iconscherbensplitter:
Scherbensplitter Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sorry for asking, but when will be get more information about the selection-staus? :)
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:iconaeirmid:
Aeirmid Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012   Digital Artist
I'm so sorry but i am waiting on 2 judges. I will poke them today.
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:iconscherbensplitter:
Scherbensplitter Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for letting me know. <3
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:iconeveningstars242:
eveningstars242 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Did I miss the "winners" journal or have you all not completed the judging?
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:iconaeirmid:
Aeirmid Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012   Digital Artist
Patience, my love. :heart: We aren't finished yet.
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:iconeveningstars242:
eveningstars242 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart: no worries! I just didn't know if I had missed :D Thank you
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:iconaeirmid:
Aeirmid Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012   Digital Artist
Nah. I'm compiling. Give us maybe another few days. :) :hug:
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:iconeveningstars242:
eveningstars242 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
sweet :D Good luck
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:iconredmoon-mistress:
redmoon-mistress Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm a big confused by "It doesn't have to be dark or horror/macabre, but it must be very clear that you are using the 'darkness' theme..."
So is it okay as long as the setting is in the dark or the night even if its a magical or even cheerful atmosphere?
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:iconaeirmid:
Aeirmid Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012   Digital Artist
Right.... for example... out of darkness comes the light... it's all about how you frame it :)
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:iconredmoon-mistress:
redmoon-mistress Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the quick reply :)
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:iconaeirmid:
Aeirmid Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012   Digital Artist
np :hug:
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:iconcelticstrm-stock:
CelticStrm-Stock Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:glomp: I mentioned your contest in #The-Stock-Directory's blog here: [link] :D
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:iconaeirmid:
Aeirmid Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012   Digital Artist
Ty so much!!!! :heart:
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:iconkaleecee:
kaleecee Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
I have pimped this contest in my group's journal here [link] :heart:
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:iconaeirmid:
Aeirmid Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :love:
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:iconkaleecee:
kaleecee Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
Quite welcome!
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:iconsakora2000:
sakora2000 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
hi i'd like to enter but i wanted to ask when i'm finished should i note you or what?
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:iconaeirmid:
Aeirmid Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012   Digital Artist
check out the blog; it has a link to the folder you need to submit it to. Basically it's the When Darkness Falls folder at #The-Sacred-Space.
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:iconsakora2000:
sakora2000 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
thanks ^^
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:iconno-name-girl:
No-Name-Girl Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Student Photographer
"Hi, I am here on behalf of #AnotherContestGroup I ~No-Name-Girl have listed your contest in our journal [link] Feel free contact us if you have any questions or deadline/details changes, but be sure to check our FAQ first! We did this to help get your contest more noticed with over 4000 watchers currently all with a common interest of contests - perhaps watch us if you're not already for this and more information. Also please send us a note if you’re interested in our ‘Winners Package’ which is free and gets you more prizes for your contest. Thank you. :iconno-name-girl: :iconanothercontestgroup: :iconacg-pointsdonations:."
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:iconaeirmid:
Aeirmid Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012   Digital Artist
thanks! :)
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:iconno-name-girl:
No-Name-Girl Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Student Photographer
Welcome!
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:iconms-otaku-sensei:
ms-otaku-sensei Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
GOODLUCK TO ALL ^_^ :star:
deviantART muro drawing Comment Drawing
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:iconscherbensplitter:
Scherbensplitter Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Does the manip have to be built with humans or can I also try something with animals like wolves or horses? :)
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:iconaeirmid:
Aeirmid Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012   Digital Artist
You can try anything as long as it follows the basic rules of the contest. ;)
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:iconscherbensplitter:
Scherbensplitter Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great! <3
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:iconsupremesonnapony:
SupremeSonnapony Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Even though I'm kind of new to this whole photomanipulation thing, I still want to enter!

But I do have one question.

What do you mean when you say, "The Dark Theme Must Be Reflected some way in your work" ?

Do you mean that it actually has to be dark? Or do you mean that some element of it has to reflect our definition of darkness?

I apologize if you've already answered this question.
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:iconaeirmid:
Aeirmid Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012   Digital Artist
The latter... your definition of darkness. :) And nope! You're fine, no apologies! :) Good luck!!
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:iconz-designs:
Z-Designs Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Working on it ;)
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:iconfreaky208:
freaky208 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Featured here [link]
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:iconaeirmid:
Aeirmid Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012   Digital Artist
thank you so much! Awesome group! :)
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:iconfreaky208:
freaky208 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Our pleasure!:huggle::heart:
Feel free to let us know when you will be holding future events (:
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:iconl-a-ll-o:
l-a-ll-o Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i'm with you guys :w00t!:
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:iconaeirmid:
Aeirmid Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012   Digital Artist
:hug:
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:iconneverdying:
neverdying Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hi! I have a question, can we submit a work that is a collaboration between two artists? Of course, if the image would win, the prize would be divided between the two. Thanks.
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:iconaeirmid:
Aeirmid Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012   Digital Artist
I don't see why not, but let me check in with the other planners and Community Relations to make sure that won't be an issue. Hold tight. ;)
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:iconneverdying:
neverdying Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ok thanks, I'll await further instructions ;)
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:iconaeirmid:
Aeirmid Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012   Digital Artist
That should be fine, assuming that you can split it such that, for example, someone gets the plushie and someone else gets the print if you win. :)
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:iconneverdying:
neverdying Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Great, thank you :)
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:iconbeehivestudio:
BeehiveStudio Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I am hoping to be able to come up with a concept soon this week to start working on it
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:iconibfam:
iBFAM Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
This is interesting subject and I'll participate most certainly!
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:iconpukkie64:
Pukkie64 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hope I can find the time to enter a work of mine.
And yes...I was thinking the same as Sandra-Cristhina...How can a beginner compeet with a professional?
I'm a beginner...but I'm gona do my best :-)
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:iconaeirmid:
Aeirmid Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012   Digital Artist
I'm pondering that right now. :)
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:iconpukkie64:
Pukkie64 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for that :-)
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:iconaeirmid:
Aeirmid Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012   Digital Artist
I just need to come up with a way to do it without putting the people who have already entered at a disadvantage.
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:iconsandra-cristhina:
Sandra-Cristhina Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I do not think fair to judge people in the same competition advanced profissionals with beginners, its my opinion.
But it's a great contest and good luck all participants!
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