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Blue-Fronted Amazon by KristynJanelleGalah by KristynJanelleCitron by KristynJanelle

I love my watchers, but it is becoming harder to thank each individual person for helping me out. So, I've decided to hold a contest, as a way of saying thanks. It's not much, but I figure it's a small way of giving back to the people who have supported me and helped me get to where I am today. :aww:

:bulletblue::bulletblue:THE CONTEST:bulletblue::bulletblue:

The theme is very simple. Create a piece of artwork involving any of my birds. It can be one of them, two of them, all of them, one of them and one of yours together, anything. It can also be any medium. Drawing, photo-manipulation, poetry, crafts, anything! If you create something that absolutely blows me away or that I can't help but love, I may be tempted to buy it. ;P If you're not sure whether or not your idea qualifies, you can note me.

Here are some reference pictures of my birds, and a bit of info that may be helpful about each. The more inventive you are with this, the better! If you'd like a certain angle on picture, let me know and I can try and get one for you.

Huntington : i1257.photobucket.com/albums/i… i1257.photobucket.com/albums/i… i1257.photobucket.com/albums/i… i1257.photobucket.com/albums/i… i1257.photobucket.com/albums/i…
Species : Blue-Fronted Amazon
Sex : Male
Age : 2
Loves : Hanging upside-down, papaya, calling himself a "good boy", saying hello to Noah, stealing people's glasses

Noah : i1257.photobucket.com/albums/i… i1257.photobucket.com/albums/i… i1257.photobucket.com/albums/i… i1257.photobucket.com/albums/i…
Species : Budgie
Sex : Male
Age : 3
Loves : Putting all his toy rings through his giant toy ring, mumbling to himself, balancing on his tennis ball, broccoli

Carlitos : i1257.photobucket.com/albums/i… i1257.photobucket.com/albums/i… i1257.photobucket.com/albums/i… i1257.photobucket.com/albums/i… i1257.photobucket.com/albums/i…
Species : Citron-Crested Cockatoo
Sex : Male
Age : 10
Loves : Drinking his water from a cup, doing flips, cuddles, saying hi to Chickie, unsweetened cheerios

Chickie : i1257.photobucket.com/albums/i… i1257.photobucket.com/albums/i… i1257.photobucket.com/albums/i… i1257.photobucket.com/albums/i…
Species : Galah/Rose-Breasted Cockatoo
Sex : Female
Age : 10
Loves : Getting head scratches, throwing my art supplies everywhere, sitting on my lap while I'm on the computer, being inside Carlitos's cage instead of her own

:bulletblue::bulletblue:THE RULES:bulletblue::bulletblue:

1. All entries must be submitted before February 20th, 2013
2. You must watch me. As I said, this is a contest to thank my watchers! New watchers are, of course, welcome.
3. Entries may be submitted in journal comments or through a note.
4. You can enter as many times as you want, but only one will be chosen.
5. If you're not sure of something, just ask!

:bulletblue::bulletblue:THE PRIIIIZZEE:bulletblue::bulletblue:

First off, all entrants will be featured in a journal at thumbnail size. However, entries that place will be featured much more prominently, with large thumbnails and some info about the artist, why it was chosen, etc.

If you would like to contribute any sort of additional prizes, please let me know and I will add yours to the list :aww:

First Place
- One 9 x 12" Commission from me
- 3 Month Premium Membership or 636 Points
- Journal Feature

Second Place
- One 6 x 9" Commission from me
- 1 Month Premium Membership or 396 Points
- Journal Feature

Third Place
- 200 Points
- Journal Feature

Additional Prizes
Best Characterization - 100 Points
Best Background - 100 Points
Cutest - 100 Points

:bulletblue::bulletblue:ENTRIES:bulletblue::bulletblue:

Entries can be viewed here : kristynjanelle.deviantart.com/…

:bulletblue::bulletblue:ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:bulletblue::bulletblue:

The contest will be judged a little weirdly. Because I am not a fan of popular vote contests (I feel they can be swayed too easily towards someone with more watchers), and also I don't want any bias of my own coming into play, I will be asking for the help of some close friends and family members in deciding who wins. That way, I can keep it completely neutral. They won't know who you are or anything about you, and you will be judged solely on what you created!

Also, I am sorry for the ME2 reference in the Prize section. I shouldn't have... but the priiizzee.

:heart:Kristy
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Sky-C Feb 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Here's a sneak peek of my entries: [link]

They're the 4 drawings at the top. :) Almost done!!! I just need the final touches.
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Dustywallpaper Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can give 1st 2nd and 3rd a llama for a very small additional prize :)
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KristynJanelle Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay! Thank you :)
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Dustywallpaper Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Np!
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Sky-C Feb 20, 2013  Student General Artist
Kristy, I am SO SO sorry that I have to ask you this, but are you able to extend the deadline? I've been rather busy, preparing for an audition and concert tour. I just got back from out of town.

Again, I'm sorry to ask. ^^; I have the unfinished entries lying on my desk...waiting to be finished..
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KristynJanelle Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am not going to have the judging completed until Saturday. If you can squeeze something in within that time frame that would be great, I can throw the entry in last minute. :)
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Sky-C Feb 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Alright, thanks :)
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MadalynC Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Here is Huntington [link]
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KristynJanelle Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay, thank you!
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Saphira6666 Feb 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Here's my entry~! There are more close-up pictures in the description :) [link]
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