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Planetary Mythology Photomanipulation Competition!

Journal Entry: Sun Sep 1, 2013, 11:56 AM

Mythology of the Planets



Welcome to the latest "dark" photomanipulation contest, supported by Community Relations here on deviantART. This contest will challenge you to think outside of the box, for you will have to not only create something, but you will need to do a bit of research and think about why you are creating it. :XD: Are you ready for a competition that is out of this world?

Before we go any further, let me clarify that PLUTO COUNTS!


What do I have to do?


Choose one of the planets (or Pluto) in our solar system, listed below. Moons or suns can be a part of the larger picture, but they do not count as your god/goddess. 

Your job is to create a PHOTOMANIPULATION in which you show a myth around a planetary ruler (that is, the god or goddess after which the planets were named). 

The gods/goddesses can be Greek, Roman, or other.... but they must be planetary rulers.

Here are the planets and their (Greek) influences; again, it's fine to use Roman or something else:


Mercury = Hermes, messenger god
Venus = Aphrodite, goddess of love and beauty
Earth = Terra, goddess of land
Mars = Ares, god of war
Jupiter = Zeus, ruler of the gods
Saturn = Cronus, god of time
Uranus = Uranus, god of the sky
Neptune = Poseidon, god of the sea
Pluto = Hades, god of death and the underworld


If you're like me, you're totally confused right now. Take a moment to Google the stories about whatever planetary ruler seems most interesting to you. :heart:


Where do I submit it?


We will create a "Planetary Mythology" contest at CRPhotomanipulation.


Other rules


:bulletblack: Must be a photomanipulation-- e.g. use 2 or more sources put together to make something new. Mixed Media will be accepted if it involves manipulated photographs.

:bulletblack: Credit your sources, and only use legitimate sources. NO PREMADES OR CUT-OUT STOCK WILL BE ACCEPTED UNLESS IT EXPLICITLY STATES THAT THE ORIGINAL PHOTO(S) BELONG TO THE STOCK PROVIDER. 

:bulletblack: Be creative.

:bulletblack: Do your own work.

:bulletblack: You can submit up to 2 entries, but you can only win once. 

:bulletblack: DEADLINE: OCTOBER 15th, 2013, 11:59 PM PACIFIC TIME


Prizes


Thanks to the generosity of Moonbeam13 at communityrelations and the photomanipulation community at-large, we are able to offer the following prizes for the contest winners:

:bulletwhite: First place :bulletwhite:
3,000 points + 1 year premium membership from Community Relations
1,000 points from Aeirmid
1,000 points from LiliaOsipova
500 points from kuschelirmel
400 points from krazykel
300 points from AbbeyMarie
300 points from Paulo-Bert

:bulletwhite: Second place :bulletwhite:
2,000 points + 6-mo premium membership from Community Relations
500 points from Aeirmid
500 points from LiliaOsipova
300 points from kuschelirmel
200 points from krazykel
200 points from Paulo-Bert

:bulletwhite: Third place :bulletwhite:
1,000 points + 3-mo premium membership from Community Relations
250 points from Aeirmid
250 points from LiliaOsipova
200 points from kuschelirmel
100 points from krazykel


Judges


Currently, the judges are Aeirmid, Emerald-Depths, hybridgothica, & kuschelirmel. If you would like to help judge, please note CRPhotomanipulation.


Thanks! Again, if you have questions, feel free to ask.


Jade



Welcome to the official Photomanipulation Fall Contest: Mythology of the Planets!
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:iconpriscillasantana:
PriscillaSantana Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you know when the final entries will be announced? :la:
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:iconaeirmid:
Aeirmid Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013   Digital Artist
I hope next week.
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:iconspring-sky:
spring-sky Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is there a chance of this contest to be extended for one or two more days ?? . I couldn't finish it yet :(
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:iconaeirmid:
Aeirmid Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013   Digital Artist
No, sorry. You still have about 36 hours though!
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:iconspring-sky:
spring-sky Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:phew: Phew ,finished it ! Thank God .

But I can't submit it to the group's gallery . I can only suggest it as a group favorite :(

Anyway ,Here it is
 
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:iconaeirmid:
Aeirmid Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013   Digital Artist
I hate to tell you this but you missed the deadline.
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:iconspring-sky:
spring-sky Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh ,No !! :cries: 
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spring-sky Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh ,36 hours ??

That's great . Time difference worked for my best :D

But I need to hurry up .:eager:
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:iconmelgama:
MelGama Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi!
Let me know if is possible to participate with an old art (that is not visible at this moment).
Thanks
Mel
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:iconaeirmid:
Aeirmid Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013   Digital Artist
Hi Mel,

No, this needs to be new and created just for this contest. :)
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:iconangeliquedesigns:
angeliquedesigns Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Student General Artist
I'd only just found about this - not sure I'll be able to finish one by the deadline, but it's certainly providing some inspiration to start a manip when I finally have some downtime!
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:iconaeirmid:
Aeirmid Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013   Digital Artist
awesome! good luck with it! :)
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:iconceeek-stock:
ceeek-stock Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
Cool contest. Once again I wished I were a manipper myself... ;-)
You can count me in for a feature of the winners' entries!
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:iconaeirmid:
Aeirmid Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013   Digital Artist
Awesome! Thanks. :)
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:iconceeek-stock:
ceeek-stock Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
You're welcome!
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:iconaeirmid:
Aeirmid Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013   Digital Artist
thank you so much! :heart:
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:iconnameda:
Nameda Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
at least I could give a tiny thank you to you for featuring project AWW
Please be so kind to fave the journal so the wonderful contests get more exposure
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:iconallyntu:
Allyntu Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
aww should be a prize for each planet!
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:iconcelticstrm-stock:
CelticStrm-Stock Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh Hey Jade! I just uploaded some new Galaxy/Nebula fractals that I'd be happy to release as a free download for the contest entries, btw. :D 
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:iconaeirmid:
Aeirmid Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013   Digital Artist
Awesome! Do you mean as prizes or as stuff people can use to create their art for the contest?
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:iconcelticstrm-stock:
CelticStrm-Stock Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stuff they can use for the contest if they'd like. :D I can either create a new download link for them that you can link to the journal or they can note me for it, which ever is easier for you. ;)
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itznikki530 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is it OK to do my manip on the Babylonian goddess Ishtar? According to Wikipedia she was "...the divine personification of the planet Venus" in their pantheon.
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:iconaeirmid:
Aeirmid Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013   Digital Artist
sure!
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:iconsweetda:
SweetDA Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ok so I have been working on something since I heard about this! Its an awesome idea for a contest, love it! So when I am done where can I post my entry? :happybounce:
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:iconaeirmid:
Aeirmid Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013   Digital Artist
In the Planetary Myths folder at #CRPhotomanipulation.
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:iconsweetda:
SweetDA Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! :)
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:iconitaftrs:
ITAFTRS Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's a really cool theme, but I'm not into photomanipulation that much, so I won't enter... Will be awesome to see what others come up with, though.
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Sharkspot-D Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can it be a combination of 3d, photo manips and digital painting?
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:iconaeirmid:
Aeirmid Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013   Digital Artist
The majority has to be photomanip, but yes
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:iconsharkspot-d:
Sharkspot-D Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconconzpiracy:
conzpiracy Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Now that is a kickass concept 8-)
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:iconaeirmid:
Aeirmid Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013   Digital Artist
I keep meaning to ask you... wanna help judge?
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:iconconzpiracy:
conzpiracy Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Appreciate the invite Jade, Im on a bit of a mad one with SurrealPSD at the moment so can't commit unfortunately. Definitely in the next few months I'd like to get my feet wet with more DA community stuff for sure, you know I love it!! :D
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dreamswoman Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! it's great! I love mythology! In the past I have tried to dedicate the manipulations to the gods and goddesses, I hope to be able to participate because I really like the theme. :D Very inspirational :love:
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
Moons or suns can be a part of the larger picture, but they do not count as your god/goddess.

Uhh how come? There's already a planetary ruler associated with that god though :O_o:

Sun - Helios
Moon - Selene
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feralwrath Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
umm in some mythology's the sun and moon do have gods or goddess's take Egypt and there sun god Ra or there moon goddess Isis those are both part of there mythology's why cant we use em as center stage?
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OtterAndTerrier Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The Sun is a star, and the Moon is a satellite--neither of them are planets.
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
Of course they are. However, considering pluto counts, and we are dealing with ah..mythological rulers of these bodies, which the mentioned quote implies they don't have rulers, that's why I asked. :B
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OtterAndTerrier Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Pluto used to be classified as a planet. Many people are upset because it was removed, or forget that it was removed and keep treating it as a planet. That's why it is included in the contest. As I see it, the rules don't imply in any way that the Sun and Moon don't have representing god or godesses, but that they do not count on their own for the contest, as the theme is planetary mythology. As far as I know, you can depict Hermes and Selene and it'd be all right. What you can't do is use Apollo or Selene on their own.
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phoenixleo Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
Moons or suns can be a part of the larger picture, but they do not count as your god/goddess.

That's what I am talking about. Planets or not, when we are talking about celestial bodies and associating it with myths, many of those are are obviously not applicable as it's more of a mythology contest. I am well aware these are not planets. The term, Planetary ruler is also used in terms of zodiacs, and sun is, therefore, a planetary ruler of Leo. However, that quote was what I was referring to for my original statement.
I am also well aware that we can do it together with another planet ruling god/goddess. :nod:
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Yobtaf Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
I wasn't going to enter this but I've had so many ideas...
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:iconaeirmid:
Aeirmid Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013   Digital Artist
You so totally should!
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TehAngelsCry Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
OH I AM SO IN ON THIS!
Just for clarification, we don't have to personify the planets do we? We can represent them as celestial bodies?
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:iconaeirmid:
Aeirmid Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013   Digital Artist
Like, for example, if you're doing Venus (Aphrodite)... you could do a love scene or something with a woman... or perhaps an anger/jealous scene... etc. Make sense?
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TehAngelsCry Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
So, we're being challenged to personify them, rather than create a space/planet scene?
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:iconaeirmid:
Aeirmid Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013   Digital Artist
exactly.... although you can do both.
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:icontehangelscry:
TehAngelsCry Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
That's fine ^_^ Was just looking for clarification! Thanks :D
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debzdezigns-lamb68 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sounds fun--will see if I can work something up for this one! :D
Can't wait to feature these winners. I think we'll have some cool entries for this. ;)
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