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Ongoing Pony Muro Competition

Journal Entry: Mon May 19, 2014, 3:42 PM
So a while ago you may remember there was a muro competition where once every so often people would win a prize for drawing a great pony picture and putting it in to the comment section of the journal?

Well, I've decided to bring it back.

What do I have to do?

Make the best pony picture you can on deviantART Muro app inside the comment section, you have to click "add drawing" and wait for Muro to load there, or hover over "Submit" and click "draw with dA muro". Then when you're finished, click done!  If it's a long time detailed picture it might be worth saving every so often in case something crashy happens.

If you didn't make it with the add drawing way, you can either thumb your entry or link it if thumbing doesn't work, this can be tested by previewing first.

Once per week a selected entrant (selected by NicolasSarkozy) will win a 3 month premium membership and their drawing will be placed in to a Winners So Far list in this journal.

Prize Picking Date

There isn't really a deadline so to speak as it's ongoing but the first prize winner will be selected on the 17th of June. You will have a better chance of being a prize winner if you have very good shading as I have a preference for high quality mane and body shading.

Winners List
comments.deviantart.com/1/4516… - invalidAbsence
comments.deviantart.com/1/4516… - Kcizsckiee
comments.deviantart.com/1/4516… - livesfordrawings
comments.deviantart.com/1/4516… - Ekrostrance
comments.deviantart.com/1/4516… - misa-acar

What can I draw?

Any Canon pony or any OC or ponified thing you want. It only has to be a pony.

Important EDIT: Seeing as the Muro that opens from the add comment thing is now the same as regular deviantART muro instead of some rubbish little version there was before, it doesn't matter  which version of Muro you use.

Use whichever one is easier for you to get to. I know that for some people the comment one is a little laggy to load.

Recruiting Sorting Admins

Journal Entry: Tue Apr 29, 2014, 3:13 AM
Hello. It seems that we could use some more sorters.

Task

The task is to move deviations from the sorting folder in to the folder that they go in to. Information on where deviations are meant to be go can be found in the admin area if you are selected.

What do I need to do to apply?

We need people who will be dedicated. Even 20 minutes per day would be an awesome help. I appreciate that people have lives but I don't think that 20 minutes is too much to ask.  If everybody shares out the taks than it'll become less of a difficulty rather than one person doing most of it and others doing nothing, which isn't fair.

Having a high amount of group experience would be beneficial to you in this application, especially in super-groups, as you'll be working with sub folders and a structure near the folder limit.

Applicants should also be extremely precise and organized. We don't want anything getting into the wrong folder. Having some familiarity with our gallery already wouldn't hurt either.

Thank you for reading.

Competition Sharing Initiative

Journal Entry: Wed Apr 23, 2014, 12:00 AM
Want to hold a MLP related competition but are struggling to get participants? Link to your competition in the comment section of this journal stating what type of entries are allowed (Traditional, digital, artisan etc) and it may be featured in to  this journal in a very neat list.

You must state when the deadline for submission is though so that this can also be added to the list. Category, name, deadline, prizes on offer. Raffles will not be featured.

By MLP related it means it includes competions based around any character in MLP, including non-ponies.

:new:HOT COMPETITION:new:

"Flash and Sunset Anniversary Contest" to celebrate a year of Equestria Girls, Sunset Shimmer and Flash Sentry.
It's not about shipping but it is allowed.  The artwork must contain Flash and Sunset and can have up to 3 extra characters in the scene.
The artwork has to be new, no preexisting work can be submitted.  No theme, ponies or humans are accepted.

1st Prize - 1 year Premium Membership (or 2,396)
2nd Prize - 3 months Premium Membership (or 636 points)
3rd Prize - 1 month Premium Membership (or 396 points)

All entries must be submitted to the "Flash and Sunset Contest" folder at :iconflashsentry-fc:

flashlighthouse.deviantart.com…

Name: Super Rainbow Dash Mid-Transformation
Style: Entries can be of any type, as long as they aren't from bases, sprites, traces, etc. Must be from scratch.
Deadline: August 31st.
Prizes: 2400 points.
super-rainbow-dash-1.deviantar…

Name: Draw My OC Pony Contest
Style: Looks to be traditional but ask the host.
Deadline: August 1st.
Prizes: 1st: 300pts, 2nd: 200pts, 3rd: 150pts
4everlostneverfound.deviantart…

Name: Azure's Birthday Contest! (The1King)
Style: Really all types of entries will be accepted, all that matters is that you depict Azure Night (my OC) in it.
Deadline: July 16th
Prize: 1st-Full color Commission, 2nd-Card Commission, 3rd-Sketch Commission (Bear in mind that if enough people enter I shall increase the prizes)
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Bronies Gallery Submission Rules

Journal Entry: Thu Apr 17, 2014, 1:41 PM
Whether a piece gets accepted based on the criteria below is up to discretion of whichever three voting admins get to the piece first in our inbox. If your piece doesn't get accepted, the last voter may or may not leave an explanation in the correspondence item comments. (If you didn't get an explanation and you would like one, please leave a comment IN THAT AREA or link to the piece in question if you've deleted your correspondence.) If you clearly broke a rule, or if there is uncertainty on your part, please do not argue with the admins. If you truly think your work was judged unfairly, shoot us a note.


Relevance

We welcome submissions of art and literature related to My Little Pony.
However, we cannot accept:
  • Journal entries.
  • Art focusing on humanized original characters (OCs), including Equestria-Girls style OCs.
  • Art focusing on creatures of any non-canon species.
    • This does not apply to crossovers, which can be of any species as long as the subject is a canon MLP character.
    • Dragon, gryphon, donkey, etc, OCs are acceptable as long as they are identifiably MLP-style.
    • Hybrids, such as ponies with non-canon tail or wing designs, are judged on a sliding scale at admin discretion.
    • Non-canon hooved creatures (deer, antelopes, etc) may be accepted at admin discretion based on closeness to MLP-style.
  • Art in the style of a previous generation of MLP is very uncommon, and may be judged on a case-by-case basis.


Suitability

To keep our galleries accessible to all ages, please keep all submitted art and literature G-rated.
We will reject all mature content, including:
  • "Mature" tag.
  • Blood or gore.
  • Lewdness and anything remotely sexual (even if censored).
  • Excessive violence.
  • Excessively disturbing or grimdark imagery.
  • Illegal drug use (may also include abuse of alcohol and smoking).
  • Foul language.


Effort

In addition to featuring our members' work, we try to deliver great art to our watchers' inboxes. We won't judge your artistic skills, but we try to keep low-effort works out of the gallery, as well as art that relies primarily on work done by others.
Please avoid submitting:
  • Unfinished or hastily-done works. This includes all stages of WIPs.
  • Artwork not created by you, or featuring uncredited work by other artists.
    • This includes any commission by another artist which you have permission to post, but of which there is another copy on dA by the original artist.
    • If you are aware of any instances of art theft that make it into our gallery, please let us know via group note.
  • Artwork created from bases:
    • Images from PonyCreator / 3D PonyCreator / any other generator.
    • Anything from GMod or SFM that uses ANY model or body originally created by someone else. We do accept fully original 3D art done in other programs.
    • Non-vector traced screenshots. (Excludes actual original bases themselves, which we do accept.)
    • Adopt sheets where a single pose is used multiple times, even if it is your own base.
    • Common gifs, such as trot sprites.
    • Cards.
  • Memes, motivational/demotivational posters, image macros.
  • Photomanipulations and PIRLs
  • Photos of store-bought merchandise.
  • Roleplay transcripts.
  • Minecraft pixel art.
  • Direct screenshots of the show or any program / game.
  • Low-effort cosplay.


Presentation

In order to keep our watchers' inboxes looking great, we ask that your artwork is properly presented.
Please avoid common pitfalls, such as:
  • Drawings on lined paper, unless the lines cannot be seen through the art.
  • Dark, blurry, and grainy photos.
  • Images that are heavily-compressed, excessively-watermarked, or suffer from extreme technique errors.
  • Images that are too small to see or read clearly, for which big previews and originals have been disabled.
  • Images which do not load in standard browsers.



Submission Limit to the sorting folder:

Members: 1 per week. It's the same as 4 per month but you don't have to wait a whole month if something goes wrong. We don't want to impose strict quality controls here but we do want to encourage you to submit only your best work, rather than submitting everything.

Primary Contributor status may be offered by admins to the most talented artists in the fandom. This confers a submission limit of 8 per month, and automatic acceptance.

BronyCAN Drawing Contest Hosted by #MLPFriendship!

Journal Entry: Thu Apr 10, 2014, 12:20 AM


This is a drawing contest held by our sister group, :iconmlpfriendshipismagic:. Head on over there to check it out!

Hello everypony.

I'm afraid I have some serious news, direct from our friend Firestorm-CAN. It isn't good. As some of you may know, BronyCAN has been receiving mysterious threats about a potential changeling invasion. Well, it turns out those threats were true! (read the comic here!)

BronyCAN, and all of British Columbia are being attacked by relentless swarms of changelings! The guards are being rallied, and defenses are being constructed as we speak!

...There are rumors of this invasion force being a nastier brood of changelings from the north, led by the nefarious Queen Volucris.

Firestorm has asked for all the support we can give them in their time of need, and it is up to us to ensure that the changelings don't win!

The best way to do that is to raise awareness of what may come to pass if they're not stopped!

Your contest challenge is to draw a picture of a Canadian landmark being attacked by changelings!

Some additional rules and notes!:

:bulletgreen: Queen Chrysalis is not involved in this attack! If you choose to display a changeling queen in your image, you must use Queen Volucris (follow the link to see a picture of her)! Whether in the background or foreground it's up to you!

:bulletred: There are no canon ponies allowed in this drawing! However, pony OCs are more than welcome and are encouraged!

:bulletorange: Please remember to follow all group rules! This means, no excessive violence and blood, no gore, nothing that wouldn't be in a Disney movie!

Prizes


Because this contest is being sponsored in part by BronyCAN, we are able to offer a much larger prize support! As a result, we hope this becomes our most successful contest ever!

We are offering prizes to the TOP NINE CONTESTANTS! These fall into three distinct groups.

Runner Up Rank:

The three Runner-Up Rankers will receive honorable mentions on BronyCAN's Tumblr page, as well as here on our MLPFriendshipIsMagic page. All other ranks will receive these honors as well.

Super Rank!:


The three artists who get to the Super Rank will receive a FREE T-shirt from BronyCAN's online store! Check out the link to see what they have!

Master Rank!:


The TOP THREE WINNERS will each receive a super secret, custom-designed T-shirt, ABSOLUTELY FREE! Created by the excellent art team of BronyCAN, these T-shirts will be your sign of artistic talent and skill!

There is another prize for the first place winner! In addition to a custom T-shirt design, the first place winner will go home with THEIR CHOICE OF A MANE SIX PLUSHIE, generously provided by the one and only :iconadamlhumphreys: adamlhumphreys!



So if you think you've got what it takes, you have Until May 1st to enter your drawing. Break out those tablets and pencils, and get drawing!

Submit your entries HERE, to THIS FOLDER!

~Fifth--Element,
CEO and Leader of #MLPFriendshipIsMagic
Admin of #Bronies

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