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Original Character Design Contest:



The Original Character Design Contest is a contest for people who want to design new characters.  Character design can be a great and fun process, because there are really no limits as to what the character has to look like. Original characters can be basic or over the top. It all depends on the creator.

To celebrate original characters, I am holding this contest for the Manga/Anime category. I have always enjoyed creating new characters, giving them personalities, and creating whole worlds for them.

This contest is for original characters only, to appreciate the time, effort, and creativity that goes into a person’s character. This contest is for the Manga/Anime gallery section of DeviantART is a salute to the artists and their characters. There will be four judges for this contest. After the allotted submission time period is over, the judges will review each of the entries and pick on their top three.

Rules:


:bulletblue:The character must be new.
:bulletblue:One character per deviation, this allows you to create up to three new characters. Remember, its about quality and thought rather than how many you create.
:bulletblue:Deviations must be submitted between May 1st, 2009 and June 30th, 2009 at 11:59PM Eastern Standard Time (EST).
:bulletblue:No fanart
:bulletblue:Cannot be a character for an existing universe (such as Naruto or Bleach) Fan characters technically belong in the fanart category of dA.
:bulletblue:Any media is acceptable
:bulletblue:Maximum 3 entries per deviant.
:bulletblue:Must comply with DeviantART’s ToS and Policies.
:bulletblue:Deviation MUST be uploaded into the correct category. If the deviation is submitted in the incorrect category, I will contact you via note and ask it to be changed.

Entries:


Once you have completed your entry and submitted it to the Manga/Anime category, send Nyiana-sama a note with either a thumb or link to the deviation. If you wan to create more than one entry, you may wait to send all three in one note.

After I have received the entries, I will add them into a collection that will be featured on my page, showcasing all of the entries via Sitback.

Judges:


:iconazarath:azarath
:icononefreeinternet:OneFreeInternet
:icondamaged927:Damaged927
:iconnyiana-sama:Nyiana-sama



Prizes*:


1st place:
:bulletred:DevWear shirt of choice – donated by Nyiana-sama
:bulletred:One Year subscription to DeviantART – donated by Nyiana-sama
:bulletred:Pixel Doll Portrait of their character – donated by Lyricanna
:bulletred:Profile Feature for one month- from timmy64
:bulletred:Profile Feature – from Nyiana-sama
:bulletred:Journal Feature – from timmy64
:bulletred:Journal Feature – from DreamingMyth
:bulletred:Journal Feature – from Lyricanna

2nd place:
:bulletred:DevWear shirt of choice – donated by Nyiana-sama
:bulletred:Six month subscription to DeviantART – donated by Nyiana-sama
:bulletred:Profile Feature – from Nyiana-sama
:bulletred:Journal Feature – from Lyricanna
:bulletred:Journal Feature – from timmy64
:bulletred:Journal Feature – from DreamingMyth

3rd place:
:bulletred:DevWear shirt of choice – donated by :devNyiana
:bulletred:Three month subscription to DeviantART – donated by timmy64
:bulletred:Profile Feature – from Nyiana-sama
:bulletred:Journal Feature – from Lyricanna
:bulletred:Journal Feature – from timmy64
:bulletred:Journal Feature – from DreamingMyth

If you have any additional questions about this contest, or are willing to donate an additional prize, please contact Nyiana-sama via note or email at ShadowFan24@gmail.com.

Good luck to all participants in this contest!

*Prizes subjected to change.
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:iconversionstudio:
versionstudio Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Is there will be more in future?
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:iconversionstudio:
versionstudio Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Is there will be more in future?
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:iconlightning-powered:
Lightning-Powered Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009  Professional General Artist
Very creative!
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:iconakiriana:
Akiriana Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009
yes, i got in just in time, whew. ! :D
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:iconturtlemon:
Turtlemon Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009  Student Artist
oooooo, i wanna enter, but i also wanna see what ideas people come up with :O
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:iconrussianalfasubmarine:
I've got my sketch done, hopefully I'm going to beable to get it up tomorrow. :D
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:iconhinagi-san:
Hinagi-san Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009
I'll give it a shot :3
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:iconmomoryuuta:
MOMOryuuta Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009   General Artist
how fun! I already have something planned! X3
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:iconitchystitch:
ItchyStitch Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
Pretty awesome! n_n
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:icontyronetasty:
TyroneTasty Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009   Writer
I am so there.
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:iconmanga-girl1997:
manga-girl1997 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
i think i'll join....maybe...
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:iconfish-mojo:
fish-mojo Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
So where does the deviation go then?
Which catagory?
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:iconundercurrent-32:
Undercurrent-32 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009  Student Digital Artist
I just finished my reference sheets for an OCT, may I use them for this contest?
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:iconzeroguardian:
ZeroGuardian Featured By Owner May 29, 2009
quick question.
where can we see the other contestants entries?
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:icontane-p:
Tane-P Featured By Owner May 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Right here :D [link]
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:iconzeroguardian:
ZeroGuardian Featured By Owner May 30, 2009
ah! ok, thank you very much =D
I will be sketching mine out this week and getting it up
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:icontane-p:
Tane-P Featured By Owner May 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome :D I've already signed mine up (It's Jeff The Scout, if you stumble across him XD) but I think I'll do another one, looking at the existent entries, I think it's the first time I stand a chance at actually winning something O.o

Wish you luck :D
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:iconzeroguardian:
ZeroGuardian Featured By Owner May 30, 2009
LOL cool character

thank you
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:icontaria:
taria Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
anyone can do this right? even me?
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:iconparanoid-duckkie:
Paranoid-Duckkie Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
I featured your contest here--> [link]
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:iconsmileychan:
smileychan Featured By Owner May 26, 2009  Student General Artist
So, what are the judging criteria?
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:icongoldleader23:
goldleader23 Featured By Owner May 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Quick (and odd) question: I have two drawings of the same character at different ages (17 and 37), would I be able to submit them as separate characters? They look different enough from each other design-wise.
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:iconhecmx:
hecmx Featured By Owner May 22, 2009
can't we view the current entries? - i hope i can do something for this. - greetings!
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:iconzapphy:
zapphy Featured By Owner May 20, 2009
I wanna join in! :D
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:iconmooferz:
mooferz Featured By Owner May 18, 2009
Oh wow, this seems like a fun contest~ Let's give it a whirl. 8D
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:iconkuroud0soturifu:
Kuroud0soturifu Featured By Owner May 18, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hell- i'll give it a shot- even if i'm likely to fail, sounds like just what i need to recapture my imagination and get my creativeness running. sounds fun = )
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:iconmagnaleon:
MagnaLeon Featured By Owner May 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I'll enter this! I just love creating chars and I might even make all three entries if I have the time. I see that the real challenge here is creating a likable OC than just creating a pretty pic.
Great contest!
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:iconpianoxlullaby:
PianoxLullaby Featured By Owner May 17, 2009  Student General Artist
Quick Question:

Are we allowed to edit the deviations if we want to add something as long as its before the deadline?
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:iconcherriie-pops:
Cherriie-pops Featured By Owner May 16, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sounds fun, fun, fun!! ^^
I'm joining! >A<
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:iconmayla-maraju:
Mayla-Maraju Featured By Owner May 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I WANNA ENTERRR OMG SO GOODD!!!!!*wish me luck* :heart:
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:icontataouin:
Tataouin Featured By Owner May 13, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would like to enter please. :)
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:iconchibianimegirl:
ChibiAnimeGirl Featured By Owner May 13, 2009  Student General Artist
KEWL! i just made some new OCs and am yet to submit them. luck me for procrastinating ^_^
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:iconmrcanimefreak:
mrcanimefreak Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool.... (thingking....) >_<
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:iconsonadora100:
sonadora100 Featured By Owner May 12, 2009
Hehe, good thing that I hadn't submitted some of my OCs yet :D
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:iconanachancarolkiryuu:
anachancarolkiryuu Featured By Owner May 11, 2009
Ooooohhh, i just posted one of my Oc's, crap, but anyways, twins can enter in one entry????
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:iconink-rabbit:
ink-rabbit Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
I'm kinda upset about one character per deviation. Cuz I've seen some great duos, and one of my two OC are just that, and they really don't do justice standing alone. But I suppose I could see what I could do...well now I'm just ranting.
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:iconvisualkali:
visualkali Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
this competition sounds awesome im really looking forward to this
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:icondatadias:
DataDias Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
...Sorry, I don't think I understood it right. :blush: One character per deviation = Up to three characters? As in, three different deviations with one character in each, is it right? That's the only thing I wanted to ask. :)
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:iconmiktroz:
miktroz Featured By Owner May 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi, nice contest, sounds very cool !
Does the caracter have to look like a manga one ? Or can we do something more realistic ?
And, does we have to draw it in many positions or not ?
Thanks ;)
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:iconzeldazelg:
zeldazelg Featured By Owner May 8, 2009  Student Digital Artist
I Want to try. =D
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:iconredseiryu:
RedSeiryu Featured By Owner May 8, 2009
This sounds fun.

...

I'm... as you might say, definitely in! ^^
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:iconyaya-yuiki:
Yaya-Yuiki Featured By Owner May 7, 2009
I AM SO IN.

CAPS LOCK :iconftwplz:.
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:iconalexandra-chan:
Alexandra-chan Featured By Owner May 7, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I am so going to enter this contest! Also, what should the maturity rating go up to (meaning ratings G,PG,PG-13,R,NC-17)? Its not like I'm going to submit anything lowbrow but its would be for me and other contestants to know.
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:iconmylittleicecube:
MyLittleIceCube Featured By Owner May 7, 2009  Student Digital Artist
How do we submitt our character into the contest? o_o
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:iconbijuhost08:
BijuHost08 Featured By Owner May 7, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll enter, not sure I'll do well tho...
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:iconpaleblood:
Paleblood Featured By Owner May 7, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Definitely join this!!! XDDD
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:iconmarini4:
Marini4 Featured By Owner May 6, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Ohh yeah!! i`m in!! I got a lot of fresh NEW characters that i`m been saving for this occasion! COUNT ME IN!!! WEE~!!!
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:iconcuddlybunneh:
CuddlyBunneh Featured By Owner May 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So can it be a character that you already created or new as of May 1st
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:iconbrina1989:
Brina1989 Featured By Owner May 6, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool! i may enter
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:iconshikisai-kunstgriff:
Shikisai-kunstgriff Featured By Owner May 6, 2009
Really interesting ! After my school exams, I'll give it a try ! But there are lots of talented artists, I hope I have a chance. :XD:
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