Do you like winning things? Me too! Do you ever win anything? I don't either! Is it fun to try to win something anyway? Depends on who you ask! Hi people, and welcome to the first (and potentially last if I don't remember next year) annual Christmas "I Never Win Anything" Contest. I recently passed 1500 watchers here on DeviantArt, 228 watchers on FurAffinity, 170 follows on Tumbly, 800 likes on Facebook, it's a month from Chrissms, I just made a beanie pattern, and any other excuse to do this. So what's the deal with the CINWAC? I'm glad I asked.PRIZES
(because talking first about what you can win catches your attention):
- 1 Grand Prize of a Normal scale mare or stallion or anything in that size range you'd want sewn!
- 3 First Prizes of drawings of anything the winners want because there's no way I can get people to pay me to draw!
- 1 Wildcard Prize of a beanie to a random draw from the entries! Anyone could win unless the random number generator is rigged!
Isn't that pretty nifty? Now, how to win a fabbo prize. TH' RULES
be watching, following, or have liked me where you post your submission to. Submissions can be linked to in the comment section of this post on DeviantArt, FurAffinity, and Facebook. Tumblr you can PM me a link, or... I really don't know how tumblr works. Someone explain tumblr to me please.
SHARE this contest post wherever it may be posted that you're submitting to.
Submissions to the contest can be of any format. Art, fanfiction, one guy once submitted an Australian rap track. So long as it's got some obvious effort to it, you're good.
DEADLINE is 2359 (11:59 PM) CST on December 24th, Christmas Eve. A winner will be announced on Monday the 26th. If you aren't watching/following/liked where you've submitted, and/or you haven't shared the contest post, then your submission will be disqualified so be sure to do the things.
As for the submission content, it has to be of or about my characters. My main two ponies, Backstitch and Promise are pretty much me. I'll be updating their refs soon, but really all that's changed is Promise has longer hair. Trick Shot is Backstitch's sweetheart, but he used to be Promise's special somepony too. Passion Sparks is Promise's marefriend now. Fireside is the silly over-the-top character with crazy backstory, and has both a male and female form. Male form is his natural form, and these days he's got a full beard (and potentially an eyepatch on his right eye). War Sketch is his over-the-top lover with her own wild story (her bandanna is purple now). If you want more art for references or further details on them as characters, let me know. I've got loooots of art and backstory for all these darlings.How are submissions judged?
Submissions will be judged based on how well they grasp the characters being portrayed, and then on effort put in. Something doesn't have to look the best to win. My last contest winner was an author who wrote the sweetest story that captured amazingly the special relationship between me and my dear friend who Trick Shot represents. Take some time to think out what you'll do, and how that would fit in with the characters and their personalities. If you need more info than I provide in a ref and description, hit me up and I'd be happy to talk about the little ponies running around in my head.
That's all I can think for now to say. If you've got questions, let me know.