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New Year's Contest: Your Best Photo Of 2014

February's themes:
Square Format Vol. 2 & Sky Vol. 2


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GROUP RULES
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EVERY MONTH WILL FOCUS ON DIFFERENT THEMES, check out the themes of the current month in the Gallery
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Every month: Surprise Us folder + rules



:bulletpink: Your request to be a group's member will be accepted automatically.
Just click the "Join our Group" button!
:bulletyellow: Photography ONLY
(we might as well accept Photomanipulations if really well done)

:bulletblue: Fitting one of the monthly themes will not be enough for your work to be accepted.
Pieces may be declined because: scraps, unfinished art, blurry, grainy, noisy, badly composed, over or under exposed, poor colour, or simply poor overall quality, as well as being submitted to the wrong folder.
Images with the dA watermark will be declined.

:bulletpink: Please submit only your best work.
:bulletyellow: All submitted photos must be taken by you.
:bulletblue: Submission limit has been set to 3 submissions per day.
:bulletpink: Pornography, violence, racism, etc. are NOT ALLOWED.
:bulletyellow: Offensive behaviour won't be tolerated, respect the admins and the other members, thank you!
:bulletblue: If you would like to affiliate with us, send us a request!
:bulletpink: If you have any doubts or questions, feel free to note us ;3
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ThemedGroup is proud to announce a new contest:





"Your Best Photo Of 2014"

as the headline suggests, we want you to show us what you believe to be your best artwork from the year 2014 that we have just left behind us. And we want to hear why, as well! So before the frenzy takes over, make sure to read the contest rules carefully.




Rules

:star: revamp by Kawiku In your deviation's description we want you to provide a brief explanation as to why you think your entry is your best piece of 2014.

:star: revamp by Kawiku A link to the contest journal MUST also be visible in the artist's comment.

Remember:

:star: revamp by Kawiku You must be a member of ThemedGroup to participate.
:star: revamp by Kawiku Only ONE entry per deviant.
:star: revamp by Kawiku Your entry must belong to the Photography or Photomanipulation category.
:star: revamp by Kawiku Your entry must have been published on dA in 2014.
:star: revamp by Kawiku Submit your entry to the "Your Best Photo Of 2014" Contest folder.
:star: revamp by Kawiku Entries aren't automatically accepted, but this time they won't be voted on based on image quality either. We just want to make sure that each entry fills the contest requirements.
:star: revamp by Kawiku If your entry is declined, we encourage you to read through the contest rules again, because the reason can be found here.
:star: revamp by Kawiku If the photo you wish to enter is already in the group's gallery, you may remove it from the group (FAQ #407: How do I remove my deviations from a group?)  and resubmit it to the contest's folder.

! If you have any doubts or questions, feel free to ask.


Deadline

Pixel Rose by Kawiku Entries will be accepted from January 10 to February 10 at 12:00 PM CET [NO exceptions]

! We strongly encourage you not to wait until the very last day to submit your entries, in order to give us enough time to review and vote on your submissions.


Voting

This time around, ThemedGroup's admins are going to be the contest judges and will review all entries carefully once submissions are closed. The judging panel will evaluate entries based on technique, impact, effort, and creativity. It doesn't matter if you are a hobbyist or a professional, what we are looking for are outstanding photos that you consider your best.


Prizes

1st Place

Pixel Candy Corn by Kawiku 1-month Premium Membership or 396 :points: from FrancescaDelfino, 50 :points: from 1001G, 25 :points: from LUCILALEYLA, 150 :points: from Calisaroa, 150 :points: from LillianEvill, 50 :points: from MelissaPhotos

Pixel Candy Corn by Kawiku Feature from FrancescaDelfino, WishmasterAlchemist, SharingMyDreams, IndigoSummerr, 1001G, WeReallyLovePhotos, Over150Faves, OnlyBokehOrMacro, SiamailyaDeFog, Ninelyn, MarinaCoric, SaRaH-22, dreadfuldark, TheRafflesia, DameTenebra, MelissaPhotos

Pixel Candy Corn by Kawiku Watch from FrancescaDelfino, SiamailyaDeFog, Fleur-de-Noel, SaRaH-22, dreadfuldark, DameTenebra

Pixel Candy Corn by Kawiku Llama from FrancescaDelfino, WishmasterAlchemist, CompassOfArt, SiamailyaDeFog, nadyabogo, Arvatzc, SabakuNoShi, Ninelyn, Fleur-de-Noel, SaRaH-22, TheRafflesia, Freckle-F0x, MelissaPhotos

Pixel Candy Corn by Kawiku Favourites from FrancescaDelfino, WishmasterAlchemist, SiamailyaDeFog, Arvatzc, SabakuNoShi, Fleur-de-Noel, SaRaH-22, dreadfuldark

Pixel Candy Corn by Kawiku Critique from christycameasromans, WishmasterAlchemist, Freckle-F0x


2nd Place

Pixel Candy Corn by Kawiku 100 :points: from FrancescaDelfino, 30 :points: from 1001G, 15 :points: from LUCILALEYLA, 100 :points: from Calisaroa, 100 :points: from LillianEvill

Pixel Candy Corn by Kawiku Feature from FrancescaDelfino, WishmasterAlchemist, SharingMyDreams, IndigoSummerr, 1001G, WeReallyLovePhotos, Over150Faves, OnlyBokehOrMacro, SiamailyaDeFog, Ninelyn, MarinaCoric, dreadfuldark, TheRafflesia, DameTenebra, MelissaPhotos

Pixel Candy Corn by Kawiku Watch from SiamailyaDeFog, Fleur-de-Noel, SaRaH-22, DameTenebra

Pixel Candy Corn by Kawiku Llama from FrancescaDelfino, WishmasterAlchemist, CompassOfArt, SiamailyaDeFog, nadyabogo, Arvatzc, SabakuNoShi, Ninelyn, Fleur-de-Noel, SaRaH-22, TheRafflesia, Freckle-F0x, MelissaPhotos

Pixel Candy Corn by Kawiku Favourites from FrancescaDelfino, WishmasterAlchemist, SiamailyaDeFog, Arvatzc, SabakuNoShi, Fleur-de-Noel, SaRaH-22, dreadfuldark

Pixel Candy Corn by Kawiku Critique from christycameasromans, WishmasterAlchemist, Freckle-F0x


3rd Place

Pixel Candy Corn by Kawiku 54 :points: from FrancescaDelfino, 20 :points: from 1001G, 10 :points: from LUCILALEYLA, 50 :points: from Calisaroa, 50 :points: from LillianEvill

Pixel Candy Corn by Kawiku Feature from FrancescaDelfino, WishmasterAlchemist, SharingMyDreams, IndigoSummerr, 1001G, WeReallyLovePhotos, Over150Faves, OnlyBokehOrMacro, SiamailyaDeFog, Ninelyn, MarinaCoric, dreadfuldark, TheRafflesia, DameTenebra, MelissaPhotos

Pixel Candy Corn by Kawiku Watch from SiamailyaDeFog, Fleur-de-Noel, SaRaH-22, DameTenebra

Pixel Candy Corn by Kawiku Llama from FrancescaDelfino, WishmasterAlchemist, CompassOfArt, SiamailyaDeFog, nadyabogo, Arvatzc, SabakuNoShi, Ninelyn, Fleur-de-Noel, SaRaH-22, TheRafflesia, Freckle-F0x, MelissaPhotos

Pixel Candy Corn by Kawiku Favourites from WishmasterAlchemist, SiamailyaDeFog, Arvatzc, SabakuNoShi, Fleur-de-Noel, SaRaH-22, dreadfuldark

Pixel Candy Corn by Kawiku Critique from christycameasromans, WishmasterAlchemist, Freckle-F0x




We are always looking for new prizes to add to the pile (i.e. points, features, critiques, watch, faves, llamas, or anything else you'd be happy to give) and your help would be much appreciated!

If you would like to donate a prize, simply comment here. Once the contest is over, all the awesome deviants who generously donated something will be included in a donors' feature. You can donate and join the contest at the same time.






Have fun, everyone!

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presenting to you...February's Themes + 'Surprise Us' folder

Vintage Lace Heart Icon 02 by GasaraSquare format & Sky Vintage Lace Heart Icon 01 by Gasara



Rules for SQUARE FORMAT

Pink Square Bullet by Kawiku You may submit Photography and Photomanipulations into this folder;
Blue Square Bullet by Kawiku Every work must be square with same width and height (see the "Example Photos" below to have an idea of what we're looking for)
Purple Square Bullet by Kawiku New and old works are welcome. However, we do encourage you to submit newer stuff if you can;
Yellow Square Bullet by Kawiku You may only submit your works into the Square format folder;
Green Square Bullet by Kawiku You may submit up to 3 works per day;
Red Square Bullet by Kawiku Admins will be voting based on theme relevance, image quality, impact and vision.
Pink Square Bullet by Kawiku You MUST be a Member of our group to submit art here.


EXAMPLE PHOTOS of what we are looking for:
Tree by AnitaAntiblue paradise by all17
A Thousand Years by Sarah-BKWINTERLY GLOWING by wiwionart
...rovinj XI... by roblfc1892Farmhouse.../Tuscany, Italy by JPawlak


Rules for Sky

Pink Square Bullet by Kawiku You may submit Photography and Photomanipulations into this folder;
Blue Square Bullet by Kawiku The main subject of your works must be SKY (clouds, sunset/sunrise, moon, stars, aurora borealis, etc...) Sky with ocean, city ect... are allowed. (see the "Example Photos" below to have an idea of what we're looking for)
Purple Square Bullet by Kawiku New and old works are welcome. However, we do encourage you to submit newer stuff if you can;
Yellow Square Bullet by Kawiku You may only submit your works into the Sky folder;
Green Square Bullet by Kawiku You may submit up to 3 works per day;
Red Square Bullet by Kawiku Admins will be voting based on theme relevance, image quality, impact and vision.
Pink Square Bullet by Kawiku You MUST be a Member of our group to submit art here.

EXAMPLE PHOTOS of what we are looking for:
...bled XIII... by roblfc1892
Aurora over Jokulsarlon by BSGuyIncognitoLight up.. by Khomenko
Spark by ColinHSillerud
Full Moon by StefanEffenhauserThe Last Cast by andyhutchinson
Surreal Sky by FrancescaDelfino



And as always we have the "Surprise Us" folder, we remind you the rules of this folder, which will always be present in the gallery every month.

Rules for the Surprise Us folder:

:bulletblue:This folder is meant for works of art of exceptional impact and quality, pieces that do not fit any of the monthly themes but that are so brilliant and well-done that we could hardly decline them;
:bulletpink:Any subject/theme is allowed;
:bulletblue:Please keep in mind that submissions to the Surprise Us folder are really expected to surprise the admins, which means that only extraordinary pieces will be accepted. The admins are going to be very strict when voting on submissions to this folder and common reasons for declining are:

  :bulletblue: Over or Under Exposure
  :bulletpink: Bad lighting conditions
  :bulletblue: Blurriness / Lack of sharpness due to focus issues
  :bulletpink: Excessive noise
  :bulletblue: Poor composition
  :bulletpink: Poor technique
  :bulletblue: Lack of impact
  :bulletpink: Disturbing watermarks because too large or covering relevant parts of the image (e.g. the official dA watermark)

:bulletpink: You may submit Photography and Photomanipulations into the Surprise Us folder;
:bulletblue: New and old works are welcome. However, we do encourage you to submit newer stuff if you can;
:bulletpink: You may submit up to 3 works per day;
:bulletblue: You MUST be a Member of our group to submit art here.
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Andaelentari Featured By Owner 2 hours ago  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for the request!
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AStoKo Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much for featured my flower photo! moomin-hug  
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arefin03 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student General Artist
Thank you so much for the request! :)
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Anastasia-Ri Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
thank you so much for the request!:heart:
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Meenigma Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015   Photographer
Thank you for requesting "Blue Gulf"!  I'm glad you like it!
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Ingelore Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015
Thank you so much for the invite! :D
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1001G Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015
pleased u came to join us inge.....we are a wonderful group that always has something going on
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NorbertKocsis Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the request! :w00t:
The December autumn by NorbertKocsis
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FrancescaDelfino Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
It's a pleasure, that's amazing :clap: good work!
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kimsol Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014
Thanks! :D
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