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May 31


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OC-Challenge 23: The Four Elements (CLOSED)

Journal Entry: Sat May 31, 2014, 6:04 PM

:star: Welcome to OC Challenge Number 23! :star:

:rose: CONTEST THEME: The Four Elements


Raaghhr by Emoji-kun
We hate 'em but we must use 'em!

  1. You must be a member of OC-Challenge to participate in this challenge. Joining the group is free and automatically approved, of course!

  2. Create a deviation with your original character/s (OC) using the theme.

    For this challenge, the four basic elements are to be used: earth, air, fire and water. You may use one or all 4 of them at the same time if you wish.

  3. You must write in your description the links to this challenge and to the group OC-Challenge

    You must say that you made the artwork for this challenge. Your artwork will not be allowed to enter the contest unless you do this. If your artwork has been allowed entry, it is still not qualified to get votes.

  4. Write in your art description anything that can help the viewer understand how your artwork relays the theme.

  5. Any type of OC is allowed (humans, animals, aliens, creatures, anthro, furry, mecha, etc.) You can use your old OC or make a new one for this challenge. You can also use as many of your OCs as you like.

  6. The entry must be new and submitted to deviantart AFTER June 1, 2014. No old artworks.

  7. Maximum of 2 entries per person. You may create only one entry if you choose to.

  8. All types of medium (digital, traditional, pixel, comics, photography, literature, photomanipulation, etc.) are accepted but it must feature only YOUR OWN original character/s.

    You may cosplay your OC in this challenge if you wish to, but you must state in your description that you are indeed cosplaying your OC.

  9. WE DO NOT ALLOW: Commissioned works, fan art, still-life objects, and photos of yourself, friends, and family.

    (Example: Characters similar to those from the animation "The Brave Little Toaster" would be okay. A picture of a flower in a vase without any human characteristics would NOT be okay.)

    At this point, I am considering fan characters as valid candidates for your entries. Common sense should apply though.. Please try not to use fan characters in all of your entries. We are still an Original Character related group after all!

  10. Your own original character MUST be the main focus of your artwork.

    You may use your friend's OC but your friend's OC should only appear as a side character in your artwork. You must also have your friend's permission to use his OC.

  11. No collaborations.

    You must be the only one who made the artwork. This challenge is meant to challenge YOU ALONE and no one else. We wish for you to try to step out of your comfort zone and try new things in order to improve.

  12. Stock images (models, places, objects, etc.) are allowed for photomanipulations or as drawing references. Textures and brushes are also allowed. Proper credits to all stock owners MUST also be made in your art description.

  13. No using lineart by others. No stealing others' works. No tracing and / or copying others' works. No using bases.

  14. Your entry must be finished. No works-in-progress or lousy colored sketches or anything rushed. Please give our members some proper competition!

  15. No Mature Content please!

    There must be NO blood or gore in your entry for this challenge. A bit of violence is allowed though, but keep it PG-13 and within deviantART policies.

    Please read this blog regarding Mature Content in OC-Challenge > [link]

  16. You can make changes to your entry only BEFORE voting period starts. It will be disqualified if you make changes during voting period.

  17. Please remain vigilant but also be respectful with your co-competitors!

    Send the group a note :note: here regarding your concerns.

  18. Submit your entries to the OCC 23: The Four Elements Folder > [link]

Any questions? Feel free to ask! Robu 2 by Emoji-kun

:star: Deadline is August 15, 2014 :star:

Not sure about your time zone in comparison to mine?
Please refer to the front page or to the group's blog page for our official timer.

:star: Prizes :star:

Second and Third place prizes will only be available if we reach a certain number of entries. It will go as follows:

19 or Less Entries = 1 Winner
20+ Entries = 2 Winners
40+ Entries = 3 Winners


:bulletblue: OC-Challenge - Winning deviation featured on front page
:bulletblue: OC-Challenge - 3 month dA Premium Membership or 636 :points:
:bulletblue: sundayAnarchy - 1 month dA Premium Membership (or 3 months if we reach 25+ entries)
:bulletblue: AnotherContestGroup - Winners Package
:bulletblue: ExplosiveCoffee - One Colored Sketch
:bulletblue: TheShadowEmpress - One Chibi
:bulletblue: sundayAnarchy - Journal Feature
:bulletblue: Oussika - Journal Feature

:star: SECOND PLACE - Need 20+ Entries To Be Available
:bulletblue: OC-Challenge - 1 month dA Premium Membership or 396 :points:
:bulletblue: sundayAnarchy - 1 month dA Premium Membership  (or 3 months if we reach 45+ entries)
:bulletblue: AnotherContestGroup - Winners Package
:bulletblue: ExplosiveCoffee - One Colored Sketch
:bulletblue: TheShadowEmpress - One Chibi
:bulletblue: sundayAnarchy - Journal Feature
:bulletblue: Oussika - Journal Feature

:star: THIRD PLACE - Need 40+ Entries To Be Available
:bulletblue: OC-Challenge - 100 :points:
:bulletblue: sundayAnarchy - 100 :points:
:bulletblue: AnotherContestGroup - Winners Package
:bulletblue: TheShadowEmpress - One Chibi
:bulletblue: sundayAnarchy - Journal Feature
:bulletblue: Oussika - Journal Feature

:star: Our Official Sponsor! :star:

Be the next one!!! See how >

If you would like to donate prizes, please let us know!  gyah by Emoji-kun

You can also donate points to :iconocc-points-store: to go towards the prizes! :D


:star: Entries :star:

All current entries can be seen here: [link]

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Drerika Featured By Owner Edited Aug 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Did you changed the deadline or what? Since i was written it as august 27, and i didnt submitted my entry to your contest. Is it still possable to enter or no? I already had the piece
if its possible, then could the voting be restarted with my entry?
occ-points-store Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
Sorry! Tomorrow will be the last day of voting so it would be unfair for contestants if we restart it.

Yes, we did change the deadline to Aug 15th. However, we also did remind our watchers/members to read the challenge journal from time to time as changes almost always happen. It's actually the second time we changed the deadline, the original one being Sept. 27th.
Drerika Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
okay, im out either way
Solkatt Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Waaaah! Only five days left??? WHY AM I ALWAYS SO LATE?! :faint:
*time to paint*
TheShadowEmpress Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I could donate chibis for all the winners... If there ever will be three. The feature thing sounds cool. :) But I would also like to join the contest, can I both donate and participate?
occ-points-store Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
Thank you for supporting the contest! And yes, you can still participate in it even if you donate.
ExplosiveCoffee Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
Hey there, I'd like to donate a colored sketch for first and second place (if that slot ever opened up)
occ-points-store Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
Thank you for supporting the contest!
Oussika Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
I'd like to donate a journal feature :) and I'll participate also ^^
sundayAnarchy Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! Your donation has been added.
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