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Christmas Art Competition



Greetings, and welcome to Elftown's official Christmas Art Competition!


Contest Moderated by the Elftown Council.

Please read the [#RULES] and the [#THEME] before entering!


1. No stolen art. Images must be created by Elftowners and posted here by the original artist.

2. Tracings and paint-overs are not accepted. Referencing is fine, but if a large part of the image is referenced, please post the reference picture used along with your submission.

3. Old art allowed. Old pieces of art are allowed in this contest, provided they have not already been submitted to another official Elftown Contest. If your art has been submitted to an unofficial contest, then you are still free to enter it here.

4. Each member may submit two (2) entries.

5. All images must be uploaded to Elftown. To upload your image full-size you can use the feature 'Upload a folder of images' that is shown on your house.
This feature allows you to upload one, multiple images or zip-files in their original size to a wiki page.
Once you click this link you can follow the instructions. See also uploading images.

6. Subject matter: Images that depict graphic violence, pornography or other disturbing actions will not be accepted. Only images that fit the [#theme] will be allowed.

7. Medium: All media except photography, photomanipulations and animated GIFs, will be accepted. This means you cannot use a photograph or a photomanipulation even for the background.

8. Vote-mongering: Asking people to vote for you is not allowed. You may ask people to vote in the poll in general, but not specifically for you.

9. Queries: If you wish to discuss something about how the contest is run, or the rules, then please use the official contest forum: <forum:Elftown contests>! If you wish to bring up a query about whether a certain entry fits the theme, please speak up before the entries make it to the polls. You can still speak up even after the contest is closed, as long as the polls have not yet gone up yet. Complaints received after the aforementioned will not be considered valid. However, if you wish to query whether an entry is stolen art or breaks any other rules, you may still bring this up after the poll has been made.


It's a Christmas competition! The theme is Christmas, duh!


The deadline of this competition is 13/01/14

There will be 1 winner. Winners and participants will receive the following badges:

<img:img/new/DonnorDArtChristmas1.gif> <img:img/new/DonnorDArtChristmas2.gif>


This Contest is Closed!

Christmas Art 13, page 1


The previous years' submissions:
Christmas Art Competitions

Go or return to:
- Elftown Christmas Competitions
 - Christmas Photography Competition
 - Christmas Poetry Competition

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2005-11-21 [Elegy - gone]: uhm, I you have a bit of an error in there... it says: "What will we be expecting? Creativity! And obviously, poems must have something to do with Christmas"... but since this is the Christmas Art Competition, shouldn't it say pictures?

2005-11-21 [Zab]: O_O I changed that two minutes ago! *fixes it again*

2005-11-21 [Zab]: oh, and thank you ;)

2005-11-21 [Elegy - gone]: no problem, I just noticed it and thought I'd mention it ^_^

2005-11-21 [Zab]: Yeah, well done :P

2005-11-22 [shotokan_gal]: I've started my entry ^_^ which is shocking for me, since I rarely do any art in term time. Scanning it's going to be a bother, but will deal with that problem when we get to it...

2005-11-22 [shotokan_gal]: Oh, and fantasy races isn't just restricted to elftown's six fantasy-race-choices is it? :/ (Though it'd be a bit late to change it now in my case).

2005-11-22 [Zab]: Can't imagine it would be :P

2005-11-22 [shotokan_gal]: Well you make the rules ;) and thought I'd better check. Thanks! *hugs*

2005-11-22 [Zab]: I make the rules?! O_o.. that was news to me..*hugs back*

2005-11-22 [shotokan_gal]: You set up the contest, it's yours!

2005-11-22 [Zab]: yes, but...uhm....ok...^_^''

2005-11-22 [Charybdis]: Well, you set this one up :) There are the basic rules, of course, but when they aren't clear on a particular point - like in this case - who else is going to decide? :) *hug*

2005-11-22 [Zab]: Anyone else but me? >< *hugs* :)

2005-11-22 [Charybdis]: Noooo :D You are, like Grunthor in that fantasy series whose name I forget, The Ultimate Authority, To Be Obeyed At All Costs. :P

2005-11-22 [Zab]: XD..uhm.. the same goes for if images fit the theme or not? >_> My decision too, or...anyone elses? *glances at Anybody*

2005-11-22 [Charybdis]: I would assume so, although if you're not sure nobody will force you to decide on your own and stand behind you holding pointy things :)

2005-11-22 [shotokan_gal]: Hmm pointy things eh? *sharpens pencil* >:)

2005-11-22 [Zab]:'s ok.. no need for pointy things..I can decide, and make everybody miserable.. and stand for it..>:D

2005-11-22 [Charybdis]: xD

2005-11-22 [Zab]: just one thing... when I think of an image with this theme.. I imagines the races to be there and see each others gifts too... :S Is that too much to ask, without changing the theme or description?

2005-11-22 [Elegy - gone]: hehe, so mine is really the only one following your original idea?

2005-11-22 [Zab]: This far, yep..:P wasn't my idea.. I think..

2005-11-22 [Elegy - gone]: hehe, ok, my mistake... it just sounded like it was when you said you were imagining the theme... *shrugs*

2005-11-22 [Zab]: *lol* no worry.. actually I don't remember who's idea it was.. :S :P

2005-11-28 [moira hawthorne]: All mediums, excepting photography, will be accepted.... Question: is photomanip accepted as all mediums?.. or are you gonna call them photos?

2005-11-28 [Zab]: Photomanips are accepted :)

2005-11-28 [moira hawthorne]: ah thx U..

2005-11-28 [.яιиσα.]: I dont have a do i get pictures on my computer without making them 'photos'??

2005-11-28 [moira hawthorne]: use a friends scanner .. a library.. the schools .. photocenter.. Kodalk photo boothprint maker.. or you can take take a photo.. but we dont need to see your table in it try to get it straight

2005-11-28 [ArkyLarky]: do I enter?

2005-11-28 [shotokan_gal]: Post your entry at Christmas Art 05, Page 1. If you're unsure of how to post art read img. Make sure it fits the theme above!

2005-11-28 [ArkyLarky]: Alright thanks. <3

2005-11-29 [Rayeen]: can you put up an image and write a descrip that explains it? 

2005-11-29 [Ocean Soul]: I guess so. As long as it fits the theme or the explanation makes clear how it perfectly fits the theme.. ;)

2005-11-29 [Elegy - gone]: someone ought to make the theme a bit clearer... maybe put it as a number 5 under the rules? I mean, I just think way too many seem to miss it...

2005-11-29 [iippo]: I don't really think so - let that be a lesson to them!! >:D They just need to grasp the idea that before doing anything you need to read everything that is written on the pages, because it is there for you. The contest holder didn't write all that for the sake of making a page - we artists need that information to complete and compete. And if you ignore it - then it's your own fault. 

2005-11-29 [moira hawthorne]: I agree... its in bold... it is below the rules.. its clear.. now back to drawing

2005-11-29 [Zab]: Well, I won't change that, at least. If people don't read it's their problem ;P

2005-11-29 [Elegy - gone]: *shrugs* ok... I don't really care either way, I know *my* entries are within the theme =P

2005-11-29 [Zab]: that's good, if everybody was sure their entries fit the theme.. ;P

2005-11-29 [Ocean Soul]: They basically are sure it does, even when it doesn't :P

2005-11-30 [Rayeen]: I grasp the idea just fine, I just have an idea. My picture that is currently in progress is christmas themed, just the little descrip is what will explain it fully

2005-12-01 [Paz]: I have a picture... but I have no time to colour it so I'm not expecting to win XP I'll enter it anyways, but it'll need explaining

2005-12-16 [Charybdis]: This contest is closed. Thank you all for entering! Finalists will be selected by the crew for a Mainstreet poll, and the winners will be announced sometime before Christmas.

2005-12-16 [ArkyLarky]: YAY! ^.^ Good luck all! <3

2005-12-18 [Dil*]: I just totally missed the deadline didn't I? *sigh*

2005-12-18 [Zab]: yep... but there will be new competitions. :P

2005-12-18 [Dil*]: *sigh*

2005-12-18 [Zab]: aww...*hugs*

2005-12-18 [Dil*]: thanks.

2005-12-19 [Zab]: :)

2005-12-20 [FiSHr.]: wow.....this kind of came and went with out me noticing......humpf....*goes and sulks in a corner*

2005-12-20 [Zab]: Don't sulk in there, go and vote for the winners instead, and prepare for the next competition. ;)

2005-12-20 [FiSHr.]: ill sulk where i like O.o *twitch* and i prepared for this one but maybe.....i was on a big break from et

2005-12-20 [Zab]: Fair enough, sit there and sulk then..O_o Enjoy.

2005-12-20 [FiSHr.]: *goes and votes*

2006-01-05 [spirit of fire]: so who was the winner? is the voting over? i hate those wikis where they dont announce the winner =_=

2006-01-05 [Sunrose]: I suggest you read the news: <news:Winners of the Christmas Art Competition!>

2006-11-23 [Sunrose]: The contest is open for entries again ^_^

2006-11-24 [Kuehne]: Ok.. i'm confused. The "This contest is closed" comment was refering to last year?? Is this contest still open until 20 Dec??

2006-11-24 [Sunrose]: See comment above yours..

2006-11-24 [Kuehne]: ok.. wanted to make sure i was tracking on that.

2006-11-24 [Sienta]: Ok, I became very confused while reading this, but I think I'm good now. The contest is still on, and I can go work very hard on a new entry! Yay! No more heartbreak!

2006-11-25 [Elegy - gone]: Question: Ok, I know images must be new, but is it ok to use an old sketch that you've coloured and improved for the occasion?

2006-11-25 [Sunrose]: If it has been improved enough to make it a new piece of work :)

2006-11-25 [Elegy - gone]: Uhm... how much is 'enough'? >.>

<img50*0:stuff/elegy_hitlist_round1_fallenangel2.jpg> <img50*0:stuff/xmas_snowangel_elegy.jpg>

This acceptable improvement? Or not?

2006-11-25 [Sunrose]: I think so yes :)

2006-11-25 [Elegy - gone]: Oki, thanks for the help! *hug*

2006-11-25 [Sunrose]: ^_^

2006-11-27 [Iron-Man-429]: The theme is snow! Thats lame. I guess ill try to get something up.

2006-11-27 [Elegy - gone]: It was the result of a public vote, so deal with it =P

2006-11-27 [Sunrose]: I tell you, we can never do it right... :P

2006-11-28 [Iron-Man-429]: Yeah, there is always someone to cause a problem, huh? I guess the reason I hate snow is I see it so much.

2006-11-28 [Ocean Soul]: I'd love to see snow much more than I'm able to at the moment :| How can you even get tired of snow? :P

2006-11-28 [iippo]: I got tired of snow and moved countries :P So now I'm on an island getting fed up with rain XD

2006-11-28 [Zab]: Snow isn't bad.. but the fact that there are always wet, icky slush and stuff several months before and several months after the few days with snow kind of stops me from longing after it..x)

2006-11-29 [H3_six]: Goodness, snowing? Not here for sure.

2006-11-29 [Sienta]: Ha ha, you want snow, you should be here right now! SNOW DAY!!! No school and elftown instead? Could things get any better?!

2006-11-30 [H3_six]: Yes, shiny things make everything better. Which gives me an idea actually, I may enter this after all.

2006-11-30 [Meesh]: Would you allow anime chibis?

2006-11-30 [Sienta]: Yes, would you? *is working on a chibi* It's reeeaaaaalyy cute. 

2006-11-30 [stuffAEAmade]: As long as it follows all the rules and the theme, it should be fine.

2006-12-05 [Sienta]: Oh good, I will. *draws while humming a happy tune*

2006-12-19 [Forever Equine]: It doesnt say anything about photomanips. Are they allowed as long as they're heavily maniped?

2006-12-19 [Ocean Soul]: Quote from the rules:
All mediums, except photography (and/or manipulations) and animated GIF's, will be accepted.

In other words: No photomanipulation allowed and it's totally said in the rules :)

2006-12-19 [Ilana]: Woo! I entered on time!

2006-12-20 [Forever Equine]: Nvm then. i looked in the wrong subsection.

2006-12-26 [Sunrose]: Check the news for the winners :)

2007-11-29 [moira hawthorne]: doesnt get much more religious than that does it

2007-11-29 [Lady of Lore]: :P well I suppose it

2007-12-01 [Lothuriel]: Actually, if you want to get technical about it, it is not religious at all. In fact, it is a fantasy contest. So, please don't try to make this something it's not.

2007-12-01 [Lothuriel]: <img:stuff/mood3-gif.gif>

2007-12-07 [Leara]: Sorry, but since its the nativity scene its impossible for it to not be religious in some sense....its where Christmas comes from, its the birth of Jesus. And as much as I'd like to attempt something for it, I can't think of how to make it fantasy without feeling like I'm being blasphemous. >.> Thats just me though.

2007-12-07 [SilverFire]: I can think of many ways.

2008-12-02 [dayah]: um has the 2008 one started yet?

2008-12-02 [Jitter]: Yes. The theme is Christmas :)

2008-12-02 [Alexi Ice]: Woot!

2008-12-03 [dayah]: Just Christmas..:( giggles...Didn't know usualy add something to the theme of Christmass..oh well I already got something started....just wondered if it was on yet didn't see it promoted on main street..and Hi Jitter Loves you...working on a chirstmas prezzy fer you Hugs

2008-12-03 [Jitter]: :3 Thanks ^^

Yes we had it simple for all the holidays this year :)

2008-12-05 [jaraden]: i'm totally gonna keep my eye on this one, would love to see the art that get developed for this compition.. can't wait!

2008-12-06 [arthemis_]: I'm SOOO in!

I would love that shiny new badge <img:stuff/mood36-gif.gif>

Is it allowed to make something 3D?

2008-12-12 [jaraden]: i think it a worthwhile contest for anyone to enter and had i more time on my hands i too would add a submission. as it is i'll keep an eager eye out and purhaps next year i'll enter. looking forward to the whatever art the extreemly talented folk here in elftown come up with, should be amazing!!!

can't wait!

2008-12-12 [dayah]: gah almost finished with mind just got to figure out the background...heheh..I hate doing backgrounds..:P

2008-12-16 [jaraden]: i hear you there, i almost never bother with backgrounds, usually after i'm done with the focal point the background seems to be too much effort...
so i feel you pain kid!
can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!!!

2008-12-23 [FamousPanda]: so is there a voting for the poems or is it done by crew?

2008-12-24 [Alexi Ice]: Done by the crew ^^

2008-12-24 [FamousPanda]: kk =]

2008-12-24 [Artsieladie]: Yepp! :D

2008-12-30 [Grandamelf]: Thank You all, I am so thrilled to have been among those picked!

2009-12-01 [hanhepi]: this contest is now open! good luck to all you participants.

2009-12-02 [Nioniel]: Oh, yay!

2009-12-03 [Chel.]: What a cool theme this year! :)

2011-12-16 [someelf]: *peeps in* Heeeey~~ :3 Is it alright for a christmas -card-ish drawing too? >;3

2011-12-16 [wicked fae mage]: As in drawing/painting that could be the art on a Christmas card?

2011-12-27 [iippo]: Extended deadline! Hurry hurry you have couple more days to enter! :D

2011-12-28 [Ms. Steel]: YAY for extended deadline!

2013-12-04 [Figgy]: Is this gonna happen this year? :3

2013-12-04 [iippo]: Yes, we just need to figure out mods... Sorry for delay.
But the theme will be generic "Christmas" so you can start work on your entries already :)

2013-12-04 [Figgy]: Sweet!

2013-12-20 [Eyonic]: :O still have time to do this :D

2013-12-21 [Ravendust]: and you did get it too! :)

2013-12-21 [Eyonic]: :D

2013-12-30 [Ravendust]: The 1st is almost here! If you're entering, finish up and get those entries in!

2013-12-30 [Figgy]: .... Don't we have until the 13th?

2013-12-30 [Chel.]: Why wait til the 13th for a Christmas competition?

2013-12-30 [Figgy]: I don't know, but that's the date that's up.

2013-12-30 [Ravendust]: yeah, it is the 13th I suppose, the way the dates are listed on elftown confuse me sometimes, but that sure got some responses :P

except that the main page says that the deadline is the 1st... haha, I think that whoever set the contests back up this year forgot to reset the contest end dates. I should have caught that sooner o.O

2013-12-30 [Figgy]: It's all good. I just wanted to be sure I didn't have to rush my entry to be done by tomorrow. :)

2013-12-30 [Ravendust]: nah, don't rush it. We want to see good, quality work :)

2014-01-12 [Ravendust]: Last day to get your entries in!

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