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It is time for another Typography contest! The theme of this contest will be…

Bring your Type to Life

This may sound abstract at first, but to keep the theme as open as possible, I choose a rather abstract title. There are many directions in which you can go. You could choose an anthropomorphic direction, where you breathe life into letters and give them human or other animate characteristics. Another route would be to create the letters out of living objects, such as plants or animals.

Which direction you choose, maybe even a third or fourth one, does not matter. What matters is that your letters are brought to life!

What kind of letters you bring to life, words, glyphs or sentences, is 100% up to you. This contest has a more visual approach, so you will not be judged on the creativity of the meaning you choose to give to the letters. However, don't rush it! Even one letter can appear completely different than another. Be wise with the letters, words or sentences you choose.

I hope this theme will be inspiring, to both Traditional and Digital Typographers, maybe even for Photo Manipulators, and even a Typography Beginner can create something awesome! There is no limitation on the media you use. You will have almost 2 months time to enter a submission, so I will post a lot of reminders ;)

Let's get creative!




The contest is open for all media!

This means for Traditional, that you can use Watercolors, Oil, Pencil, Ink, Collage, Installation, Sculpture etc. There is no limit as to what you can use!
For Digital Media, this includes Photo Manipulation, Vector, Vexel, 3D as well as Drawings or Paintings. Again, the only limit is your imagination.
Of course, you can also submit a Mixed Media entry, in which you combine Traditional and Digital elements.




Timing

  • Must be a new deviation, submitted after July 1st, 2012.
  • Deadline is August 26th, 2012. Any submission after that will not be taken into consideration.


Rules

  • It must, obviously, contain Typography.
  • Any medium is allowed, Traditional & Digital, as well as Mixed Media.
  • Please remember to follow the deviantArt Submission Policy.
  • Credit any stock material you use: This includes Photography, Textures, Vector Resources and Fonts!
  • You can enter more than once, but only be under the top 3 with one entry.
  • Only Entries in the Contests > 2012 > Bring Your Type to Life gallery are accepted.




Prizes


12 months Premium Mbsp.
1600 deviantART points

6 months Premium Membership
1 Emoticon Stressballs set

1 month Premium Membership
1 Stressball Keychain

You will receive notes after the contest about your prize. For the Key Chain or Stressball set, you will be required to add those items to your wish list. All other details would follow via note.




If you have any question regarding the contest, you can ask in a comment here or somewhere else on my profile or send me a note :)

I am looking forward to your entries :eager: :la: :peace:






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:iconthepathofdreams:
ThePathOfDreams Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Can you estimate when the winners will come out? :-)
And how will they be picked?
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:iconpica-ae:
pica-ae Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
There are 6 judges who vote on the entries seperately :) I have become a bit sick in the last days, but the winners should be announced and contacted by the end of this week the latest :)
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:iconthepathofdreams:
ThePathOfDreams Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Ok, cool!
I wish you good health!
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:icontheperfectmess:
theperfectmess Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
are my entry there in the contest gallery? i can't find it when i browse the entries.
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:iconpica-ae:
pica-ae Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Mmh that is weird :confused:

However, I collected all eligible entries and yours are in there :nod:
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:icontheperfectmess:
theperfectmess Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ouh thank you than. I really don't want to missed this contest :hug:
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:iconpica-ae:
pica-ae Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
:hug:
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:icongishstudio:
gishstudio Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I missed the cut off.. but when hitting browse i only see one entry... ? :hmm: did i do something wrong? would like to look at the entries :)
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:iconpica-ae:
pica-ae Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
I am not quite sure what you mean… you mean there is only one entry in the gallery here: [link] ?
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:icongishstudio:
gishstudio Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
yes there was only one haha that was a few days ago.. now looks like about 8. :-/ Thanks for link.
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:iconpica-ae:
pica-ae Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
that is really weird, I see at about 160 deviations in the gallery :confused:
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:icongishstudio:
gishstudio Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
0o0o0o0o i think i see what I did! now when i look at it- it said popular 8 hours by default... never noticed that selection before. I changed it to all time - much better!
sorry :blushes:
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:iconpica-ae:
pica-ae Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
don't worry :hug: I still find out "new" things about dA and I'm here for 5 years now :dummy:
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:icongishstudio:
gishstudio Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:hug:
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:icongishstudio:
gishstudio Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
maybe it's me? when i click the browse link and now i see one.. ??? Maybe I don't have permissions or something odd? (I'm a little new to DA)
Sorry didn't meant to trouble you... i took a screen cap and posted it
[link]
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:iconcakeskin:
cakeskin Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
hey, will my entry be entered even though it has a mature filter on?
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:iconpica-ae:
pica-ae Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
yes :) that is not a problem
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:iconcakeskin:
cakeskin Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
ahkay thanx:)
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:iconpica-ae:
pica-ae Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
:hug:
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:iconmaslenitsa:
maslenitsa Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
What time does it end? And which time zone? :D
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:iconpica-ae:
pica-ae Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Midnight PST :) (I think it's PST, the time in LA) Basically it ends by the time the DDs switch onto the 27th :)
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:iconmaslenitsa:
maslenitsa Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
Thanks! :heart:
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:iconpica-ae:
pica-ae Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
no problem :hug:
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:iconcakeskin:
cakeskin Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
Um my entry got moved,
Does that mean it wasn't right?
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:iconpica-ae:
pica-ae Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Ah that may have been a mistake ^^; There are so many miscats in the contest category it is hard to sort them and move the ones that are clearly wrong :(

I will take care of that :hug:

Sorry for the inconveniance :hug:
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:iconcakeskin:
cakeskin Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
Ah thank you, it's been moved back now~
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:iconpica-ae:
pica-ae Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
No problem :hug:
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:iconcharmed-ravenclaw:
Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol, most of the stuff in the gallery isn't typography!
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:iconpica-ae:
pica-ae Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Yes :stare:

People are… okay, I'm not gonna say it :lol:
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:iconcharmed-ravenclaw:
Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lol. Poor you. Good luck judging the thing
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abigailsouthworth Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Totally got off track with my piece once I started, not even sure if qualifies anymore! But thought I'd enter anyway (if it doesn't fit, I can move it to another category, no biggie.)

Hope to get another piece done for it, though. We'll see =)
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:iconpica-ae:
pica-ae Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
don't worry about moving it… dont know if you browsed the gallery, but i am sure yours qualifies a lot more than most of that ;)

:huggle:
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:iconabigailsouthworth:
abigailsouthworth Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome! Thanks for checking :w00t!:
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:iconpica-ae:
pica-ae Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
no problem :)
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:iconkaraognjanovic:
Karaognjanovic Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
With how many works can I participate?
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:iconkaraognjanovic:
Karaognjanovic Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Thanx!
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:iconpica-ae:
pica-ae Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
you can submit as many as you want, but only one can be under the top 3 winners :)
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:iconmirix:
Mirix Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
I'd love to participate, but I'm afraid I'm short on time.. Is there any possibility for deadline extension?
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:iconpica-ae:
pica-ae Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
The contest has already been running for over a month, so I am afraid it's not possible to extend the deadline :) :hug:
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:iconmirix:
Mirix Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
Fair enough, thank you the info :)
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:iconpica-ae:
pica-ae Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
no problem :)
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:iconthecreed987:
TheCreed987 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
what do you make out of this?
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:iconpica-ae:
pica-ae Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
what do you mean? :)
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:iconthepathofdreams:
ThePathOfDreams Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
Can I ask something: when I upload my pic in the "Contests > 2012 > Bring Your Type to Life" directory, am I automatically participating in the contest, or do I need to do anything else???
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:iconpica-ae:
pica-ae Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
That's all you have to do :)

If you could mention in the description that it was made for the contest that would be awesome. There are many miscats in that category and that would help a lot :hug:
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:iconthepathofdreams:
ThePathOfDreams Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
Awesome!

I've done that already :-)

Thanks a bunch! How will the winners be decided?
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RandomGirlwhoisnew Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
1.) Are we allowed to use the DeviantART Muro for this?

2. I've often seen people use words with screenshots. Is that legitimate?

3. I don't see people use letters at all for some of the entries in this contest...
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:iconpica-ae:
pica-ae Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
1) Yes, muro is fine. In fact the media or program does not matter

2) You can only use stock and images you have the right to use. Screenshots from movies/tv shows etc are not allowed on dA (even if they are uplaoded)

3) A lot of the entries are miscats and were wrongly submitted to the contest gallery.
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Bublebbunny Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Can I ask you a few questions?:

1.) Do you have to be a member of this group to enter?

2.) I'm actually quite interested in this, and knowing myself, my vocabulary or grammar is not very good so do you think something like [link] would work? Of course I'm not entering this one, I'm just asking, because I'm PRETTY good at traditional abstract (I'm still in training but I considered myself quite acceptable) but I never really though about forming words from abstracts so I expect myself to be quite bad at it in my first try and I don't think I will be able to learn to form word from abstracts in only a few days.

3.) Does it have to represent a living thing? Can't it just represent a living thing's Point Of View of something?

Please reply to this, and sorry if I'm being a bother...
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:iconpica-ae:
pica-ae Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
No problem :)

1) No. This journal is only posted to the groups #typoholics and #communityrelations to reach a wider audience.

2) Well, the words don't necessarily have to be readable or clear. It may help to add a description explaining the process or concept, so one has to look more carefully. As usually with abstract art.

3) I hadn't considered that point of view and to be honest I can't imagine it right now. Of course any words written down are from a living (person's) point of view… It really depend on how it looks, as this contest is more focused on the visual approach of bringing typography to live…

:hug:
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