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Journal Entry: Mon Apr 23, 2012, 2:13 AM
[EDIT] Several people have asked, and no, there is no limit on how many times you submit to the contest. You can put in as many ponies as you want.

In addition, I chose to make it other people's OC's because it is more challenging to make a design for someone else than it is for yourself.

Also: Please do not use this journal to ask people to make your OC. If they want to make it, then they'll ask. Thank you.



Hello! Because of the surplus of points given by our wonderful members when getting a renewed super group, we have decided to hold a contest to give the points back to the community!

The contest is going to be for Gala outfit designs! Now, I know the Royal Wedding is coming up, but the outfits have already been released for the mane six, as well as many of the background characters. So this is going to be for the next year's Grand Galloping Gala.

There will be two categories, and three grand prizes!

First, canon character designs. This means the mane six or any canon background character. This includes Zecora, Bonbon, Lyra, Derpy, Dizzy Twister, anyone you think deserves a design to wear to the Gala!

And there will be a prize for the best canon design overall- which will be from background AND main characters. Main characters are the following:
Twilight Sparkle
Rarity
Applejack
Rainbow Dash
Pinkie Pie
Fluttershy
Spike
Princess Celestia
Princess Luna

The prize for overall will be 1,000 Points!

Anyone else would count as a "Background Character".

Which leads to the second prize! In addition to the overall, there will be a second prize of 1,000 points for the best Background Character design. The characters do not have to be all ponies, but they do have to be canon, which means they are in the show.

If the character you are putting in is somewhat unheard of, please provide a screenshot in your artists' description of their appearance in the show. Other than that, it can be anyone!

And finally, the second category is for Original Characters. The prize for the best Original Character design is 1,200 Points!

The rules for this category are particular:

You cannot submit a design for your own character. You must make someone else's character a design to enter. Make sure that you get permission to use the OC and make the design. Not everyone might want their character in the contest. Make sure you get permission before you start!

Multiple people can make a design for one character. So if more than one person asks you to make a design, it's perfectly fine. In addition, the OC must belong to a current member of Deviant ART. No one who has deactivated and not made a new account, or banned member's characters.

Once again: You must make a design for a character that is not your own. It must be a character who belongs to someone else, and you MUST get permission from the owner before you start.

So, a breakdown:

-Canon character design overall- 1,000 points

--Background characters - 1,000 points

It'd be easy to just pick a mane six, so a second first prize will go to whomever makes the best background character. The overall will count both mane six+ Spike AND background characters.

-OC design- 1,200 points

-- It has to be someone ELSE'S OC for your design. It can be anyone's OC you want, but you have to ask first. Multiple people can pick the same OC as long as there's no outfit design duplicates. OC owners have every right to say no. Make sure you get full permission BEFORE starting.

There are TWO new folders for you to submit to. They are titled "Gala Contest", and within it "OC Gala Contest Designs". Everything that isn't an OC should just go into the "Gala Contest" folder. The Quality Standard will be waved for the contest, so everyone at any art level can join.



The contest will be running until

September First

, so you will all have plenty of time to work on them.


We have not yet decided on the judges, but they will probably be some of our moderators, or we will pick people who will not be participating.

Thank you, and everyone have fun!

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:icontwilightsparklefairy:
Is there a way to see all of the entries, or the winning ones?
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:iconwooden-flashlight:
Wooden-Flashlight Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
There's a couple journals with the winning entries in them.
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:iconerumechan:
Erumechan Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
we have to make gala dress right i dont understand
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:icongrandmoonma:
grandmoonma Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
is this the contest you're referring to in your latest journal post?
the one you're extending?
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:iconwooden-flashlight:
Wooden-Flashlight Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yep, only the OC part though.
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:icongrandmoonma:
grandmoonma Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you
:glomp:
I'm in the process of getting permissions now
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:iconsoul-soar:
Soul-Soar Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Any idea when the winners will be announced?
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:iconwooden-flashlight:
Wooden-Flashlight Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Not sure just yet, but probably by the 15th.
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:iconashen-redmane:
Ashen-Redmane Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
HEY Please help me I need to submit like two entreis and i submitted one and I still have to to do the dead line is tomorrow and It says I can only submit once a day I also need a one day extension so i can submit one of my other submissions to this contest... currently my computer is locked down and will be unlocked in the morning so please help me!!!
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:iconwooden-flashlight:
Wooden-Flashlight Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Don't worry, as long as the deviation is up before the deadline it counts. :heart:
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:iconashen-redmane:
Ashen-Redmane Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah but I can't submit it to the folder it needs to be in...
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:iconwooden-flashlight:
Wooden-Flashlight Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You can in a week, don't worry.
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:iconashen-redmane:
Ashen-Redmane Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
but my contest ends tomorrow!
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:iconwooden-flashlight:
Wooden-Flashlight Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
As long as it's on DA before the deadline you'll be fine.
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:iconashen-redmane:
Ashen-Redmane Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh okay! sorry!
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:icongryphonia:
Gryphonia Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
If everything's alright, count me in, too. :3
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:iconashen-redmane:
Ashen-Redmane Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I would like to join if thats all right! sooo lemme get this straight I can do a mane character and a background character or do i have to pick the one i want to do?
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:iconmitsu-chiruno:
Mitsu-Chiruno Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh. Yes. We have until September.
If I can get my scanner to work and get my father to fix my PSCS4 before then, I'm totally fucking doing this! I have sweet ideas for Rarity, AJ, Fluttershy, Celestia, Cadance, and a few others already :'D
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:iconpechenbko:
Pechenbko Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Where are the folders with artworks? :c
There isn't any of them(
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:icontheslenderfan:
TheSlenderFan Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
[link] Here's my entry. ^^
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:iconkrooked-glasses:
Krooked-Glasses Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do they have to be in pony format, or can we draw them in a more humanized form?
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:iconluna123a:
luna123a Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
can we use bases?
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:iconinkrose98:
InkRose98 Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Until SEPTEMBER FIRST????
DANG that's a long deadline! I think I will die waiting that long for the pictures to be judged XD
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:iconcobaltstratos:
CobaltStratos Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
Does the picture HAVE to have a background? Or can it be just the pony and the dress?
I'm not very good at doing backgrounds.^^;
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:icondeathdog3000:
Deathdog3000 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this. It gives me an oportunity to do gift art for my friends without them all expecting it.
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:iconfamilyof6:
familyof6 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012   Digital Artist
my entry [link]
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:iconabaikgirl:
abaikgirl Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
If you need any additional prizes, I have a Cheerilee brushable I can offer!
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:iconbananabread9112:
BananaBread9112 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gosh, this sounds fun.
Too bad I can't do my own pony OCs >:
Whipsie Moo would've been so much fun to design for... D:
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:iconxxmedi-viper-rosexx:
xXMedi-Viper-RoseXx Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm I might enter :)
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:iconshojo-onigiri:
Shojo-Onigiri Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Can we draw humanoid?
deviantART muro drawing Comment Drawing
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:iconshojo-onigiri:
Shojo-Onigiri Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
If anyone wants me to draw there OC pm me~
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:iconwooden-flashlight:
Wooden-Flashlight Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Please do not advertise for your OC. :I
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:iconshojo-onigiri:
Shojo-Onigiri Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Im not Im saying people can pm me to ask me if they want one done~ I dont have one~
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:iconwooden-flashlight:
Wooden-Flashlight Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, I'm sorry. My dyslexia and looking at the comments on a teeny phone screen. xD Forgive me!
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:iconshojo-onigiri:
Shojo-Onigiri Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh its fine~ <3
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:iconshojo-onigiri:
Shojo-Onigiri Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
NVM TO MY LAST QUESTION!!!!
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:iconshojo-onigiri:
Shojo-Onigiri Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
where do we submit them and when is the deadline?
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:iconrandina42:
Randina42 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Do anyone want to make a dress for my OC Twisted Wings? [link]
deviantART muro drawing Comment Drawing
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:iconwooden-flashlight:
Wooden-Flashlight Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Please do not advertise for your OC. :|
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:iconrandina42:
Randina42 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You don't have to call me gullible just because I adventised my OC! :icontwilightstareplz:
I'm sorry. I want to hide the comment, but I can't.
So please remove that text about me in your signature.
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:iconmiin-miin:
Miin-Miin Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
lmao, dude. I don't even know you or your oc, but if you think she was calling you gullible because of it. It cant mean anything good.

Much fortune to you, next time check the faqs before you decide to bash. :>
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:iconwooden-flashlight:
Wooden-Flashlight Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
The link leads everyone to their own profile. Everyone. It's me.deviantart.com. You know, like when you check your messages. But thanks for putting my actual DA page in your link, which is legitimate harassment, which I've reported you for.

Thanks. :heart:
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:iconrandina42:
Randina42 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so sorry, but I was so angry at you because it looked like you made that right after you said that I shouldn't advertise my OC. Please take back your report or something if you can. PLEASE!
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:iconflyingdoombunny:
flyingdoombunny Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
being a "stallion", i feel uncomfortable drawing dresses. i shall draw spike in a stunning (lolrarity) tuxedo.
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:iconturretangel:
TurretAngel Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Student General Artist
cannot wait.
how to make a contest?
heh heh.
I'll try to make one, remind me in a week or so. I'll try to make [uhh] fluttershy. she is sooo cute.
thanks for all your help.
Turret angel
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:iconrainbowcupcakebath:
RainbowCupcakeBath Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist
"So this is going to be for the next year's Grand Galloping Gala."
What if they wear the same outfits the coming year? :3
I just drew a picture with this years dresses before I saw this contest...
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:iconwooden-flashlight:
Wooden-Flashlight Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Rarity would not allow it. xD Just saying, Rarity would never let anyone wear the same thing. You can't make them wear the same thing. xD
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:iconflyingdoombunny:
flyingdoombunny Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iseewhatyoudidthere:
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:iconwooden-flashlight:
Wooden-Flashlight Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Why not make a male pony an outfit? There are plenty of males. X3
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:iconrainbowcupcakebath:
RainbowCupcakeBath Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist
I suspected that. ^^
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