It's time for my yearly contest and this year I have followed the poll result from you guys to inspire what theme to host. The theme in the poll that won was fairy tales, legends and myths so I picked fairy tales.
There are loads of nice prizes too, keep reading this journal and get started with creating those awesome entries!
We have all surely heard, read or being told fairy tales as a part of growing up, and some of the classic fairy tales has survived literally hundreds of years being as popular today as they were back in the days they were written.
Two of the classic masters of fairy tales were the Grimm Brothers
who published more than 200 stories and among them some of the most famous classic fairy tales to this day.
Now what would have had happened to the stories if the Grimm Brothers would have written them in a different and jumbled up way? Would Little Red Riding Hood actually be Cinderella looking for her grandma in the castle village where she encountered a bad wolf? Or would The Frog Prince actually be the "small" Beast in Beauty and the Beast? Or would perhaps the Town Musicians of Bremen be the three bears from Goldilocks looking through the window of a gingerbread house from Hansel and Gretel? Each and every fairy tale we read today could have been different. What new stories would emerge if two or more fairy tales were combined?
This contest will focus on 10 of the most well-known of the Grimm Brothers Fairy tales and your task is to combine 2 or more of the stories in this list to make an amazing piece of artwork picturing a unique new Grimm Fairy Tale.
(Each story has a direct link to the fairy tale in case you want to know what the story is about. The links are not any official publishing and the version of the stories may be slightly different from the original stories. They are merely a help to get an overview of each story for your creative process.)Little Red Riding Hood
(Little Red Cap)The story of the three bears
(Goldilocks)Cinderella Beauty and the beast Town Musicians of Bremen Little Snow white
(Snow white and the 7 dwarves) Sleeping beauty Hansel and Gretel Rapunzel The Frog Prince
(The Frog King)
Choose 2 or more of the fairy tales from the list and combine them into an artwork depicting a scene from the new type of fairy tale those stories would form. You can combine them in any way you like, It can be anything from the tales themselves, a specific scene or moment in the story, or a more conceptual approach to it. The more unique and creative approach you have to creating this scene and combining the stories, the better.
You can enter as many times as you like but remember that the judges will look at quality and originality before anything else. Also remember that each entry must depict something from at least TWO of the fairy tales. You can only win once so if one of your images gets the 1st place for example, all your other entries cannot qualify for more placements.
The contest starts 22nd May 2011 and ends midnight GMT 2nd August 2011
This contest is open for digital and traditional entries only.
No written entries, photography or artisan craft.
Each entry has to combine elements from at least 2 different stories of the once listed in this contest.
You MUST state which fairy tales
you have combined in the artist comment.
Each contestant are allowed unlimited amount of entries
, but consider the judges will look at quality rather than quantity
All entries must be new works
not uploaded to dA prior to 22nd May 2011.
The entries must contain at least one of my stock images
used either as photo manipulation or as a reference for something in the artwork. It does not have to be overly visible, but need to be credited in the artist comments so I can see which stock you have used. (FAQ #217: What are "Stock and Resources" and can I use them in my submissions? FAQ #157: Can I use things created by other people in my submissions?
You must mention
somewhere in the artists comments that the artwork is made for this contest
with a link to my journal or the News article
Once you have uploaded your entry to dA send me a NOTE
with the title "contest entry" or "submission" or similar to link me to your entry.
Make sure to credit and link all stock you use as is part of dA policy and follow the individual rules of the stockers. FAQ #81: How can I create links to other deviants, deviations, or websites?