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Mythical Creatures Design Challenge!

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 4:22 PM



Remember reading about Greek and Roman mythology in school? What about the folklore you’ve heard while camping or during bedtime stories? We’re challenging you to harness those tales of old and make a design for a t-shirt featuring mythical creatures! 

Think about fantastical beasts renowned in folklore and myth -- unicorns, dragons, and other mythical animals that you’ve seen in films or books. Now, get inspired by those creatures and let’s see something awesome! 

:wizardhat: Participation is easy!
  • You come up with potential designs for our deviantART t-shirts.
  • Deviants vote on their favorite designs.
  • Judges choose 2 designs based on the highest-voted submissions.
  • Artists of the winning submissions get cash and their designs printed on t-shirts for all to see!
This time around, we’re challenging you to design a t-shirt inspired by the world of fantasy. Entries should display an original image or images featuring a mythical creature or creatures. For more inspiration on the deviantART Design Challenge, check out the Mythical Creatures category!

Like the last challenge, we will allow a two-week period for you to submit your designs before we open the voting. Voting will last for one week only! So don’t forget to submit your work and then remind your friends to vote starting July 25, 2012!

:wizardhat: Prizes, prizes, prizes!

Two winners will be selected! Each winner receives $1,500 cash and 20 units of their t-shirt! Plus, each of the winning designs will be sold in the deviantART T-Shirts and Gear Shop. You could find your mythically inspired design printed on someone’s shirt out in the world someday.

:wizardhat: Not a designer?

Just like the last Design Challenge, you still have a chance to make an impact and determine the future of deviantART’s designs without being a designer. All throughout the Design Challenge, keep an eye on the Mythical Creatures category. We’ll show you an assortment for you to browse through the submitted designs.

If you see a design that would make a great shirt, click “I Want This!” on the deviation to cast your vote for the entry. View the entries right now!

:wizardhat: Worried about cheaters?

Don’t worry. When the contest is over, deviantART will review the source of all entry data (including but not limited to username and IP data) for suspicious activity and remove fraudulent votes. Also, just because a design has the most votes doesn’t mean it automatically wins. The 100 designs receiving the most votes will move to the final judging round, where our panel of experts will pick three of the most creative, original and best Mythical Creatures inspired t-shirts to produce. 

But hurry! The deadline for entries is July 24, 2012. Voting begins on July 25, 2012 and ends on July 31, 2012. Submit your designs and cast your votes now!

:wizardhat: Don’t delay!

Click here to get started! And be sure to read the Official Terms for all the technical details.

Unleash your mythical creatures and turn them into an original t-shirt design!




Challenge your imagination to reach fantastical heights for the chance to win very real cash and prizes! Our Mythical Creatures T-Shirt Design Challenge is open to all deviants with a flair for fantasy and whimsy. But hurry -- the last day to submit is July 24, 2012!
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:iconmikeerson:
mikeerson Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
WHO WON THIS CONTEST??? I have been watching and waiting to see which images have won this contest - I would like to see the winners, can you shoot me a link - PLEASE.
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:iconkeresalea:
KeresaLea Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012   Digital Artist
Curious, it's now almost the end of September...will we ever see who ranked in this challenge?
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:icontakumy:
Takumy Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
0___o" im kinda lost ... did they announced the winners yet?
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:icondeviantartgear:
deviantARTGear Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Please add [link] to your +Watch list so you can get all the journal announcements for New Challenges, Semi-Finalists, Finalists, and new Design Challenge product in the shop.
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:icontakumy:
Takumy Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I did thank you oh so much! ^____^
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:iconfuzzyspider:
FuzzySpider Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Professional Filmographer
didnt anyone win then..its been two months?? this sux
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:iconakany89:
Akany89 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
When do we know the winners? :)
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:iconmambito1320:
MAMBITO1320 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
Please add [link] to your +Watch list so you can get all the journal announcements for New Challenges, Semi-Finalists, Finalists, and new Design Challenge product in the shop.
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:iconakany89:
Akany89 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
Thanks! ^^
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:iconknockback1:
knockback1 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
check the DA journal every day , to find out when : [link]
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:iconarijit786:
arijit786 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012   Digital Artist
when will the result be declared?????
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:iconmambito1320:
MAMBITO1320 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
Please add [link] to your +Watch list so you can get all the journal announcements for New Challenges, Semi-Finalists, Finalists, and new Design Challenge product in the shop.
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:iconarijit786:
arijit786 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012   Digital Artist
when will the result be declared????
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:icontamsinrj:
tamsinrj Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
naww dang I took too long D: omg I soo wanted to enter >_< I so fricking FAIL!!! :'( *runs off in tears cause I wasn't fast enough to enter* I hate myself I really do :'(
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:icontamsinrj:
tamsinrj Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I won't bother finishing my entry now, there's no point. I'll upload the wip so people can see but no point in finishing anymore cause I'm a freaking IDIOT. :'(
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:iconfuzzyspider:
FuzzySpider Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional Filmographer
whens the comp going to get drawn?? no news yet that i know of and its nearly been a month since last orders on the designs??
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:iconlhuneart:
LhuneArt Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hey, I moved one of my entries to my scraps, I didn't realize it would remove it from the entry list. Is there any way to put it back on there, or is it simply lost?

This is the entry; [link] .
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:iconuiizaelic:
UiiZaelic Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Professional
wow, guess everyone just dropped this contest... unusual that you can still submit to it. curious curious...
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:iconmargzx:
Margzx Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student General Artist
when do you find out who's won?
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:iconmambito1320:
MAMBITO1320 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
Please add [link] to your +Watch list so you can get all the journal announcements for New Challenges, Semi-Finalists, Finalists, and new Design Challenge product in the shop.
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:icon95nfh:
95NFH Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
When the winner will announce??
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:iconshockowaffel:
Shockowaffel Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
Nobody knows.
the former challenges's winners havent even been announced yet, so it will take quite a while.
I guess a month.
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:iconpaul774:
Paul774 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
the semi-finalists of the musically inspired contest have already been anounced 4 days ago [link]
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:iconshockowaffel:
Shockowaffel Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yup, I wasnt talking about just Semi Finalists though.
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:iconshockowaffel:
Shockowaffel Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
It's quite likely that the older challenges will be cleared first before this one.
At least that's what I think.
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:iconmambito1320:
MAMBITO1320 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Please add [link] to your +Watch list so you can get all the journal announcements for New Challenges, Semi-Finalists, Finalists, and new Design Challenge product in the shop.
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:iconuiizaelic:
UiiZaelic Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Professional
I'm confuzzled... I thought the contest had ended already but you can still upload entries. Did they expand the contest or something? It's not in the rules if they did or not.
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:iconmidnight-quilla:
Midnight-Quilla Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Student Writer
The makers forgot about the contest
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:iconuiizaelic:
UiiZaelic Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional
lol I wish and hope not! they do have like three other contest though. But three people forgetting?! That's alright I've put it to the side.
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:iconmidnight-quilla:
Midnight-Quilla Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student Writer
It can be very easy to forget
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:iconuiizaelic:
UiiZaelic Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional
It's funny how that works!
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:iconmidnight-quilla:
Midnight-Quilla Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student Writer
I think the same happened to PokemonCreepy-pasta
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:iconmediodia91:
mediodia91 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012   General Artist
If you look at the deviantARTGear journal history [link] it shows the dates of which a contest started, voting ended, semi-finalists were announced, and the final winners.

It could range from a couple weeks to a few seeks to hear from DA about your design so don't get your panties in a bunch if you don't hear about this too-too soon.
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9988998899 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Student
how we can get to know about the results,, semifinals and finals,, both ?????
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:iconmambito1320:
MAMBITO1320 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Please add [link] to your +Watch list so you can get all the journal announcements for New Challenges, Semi-Finalists, Finalists, and new Design Challenge product in the shop.
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:iconfiuffykitty:
FIuffyKitty Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Will i be notified if I'm one of the selected 100?
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:iconimranfazil:
imranfazil Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
I have the same question... How do I know who are th e semi-finalists?
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:iconmambito1320:
MAMBITO1320 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Please add [link] to your +Watch list so you can get all the journal announcements for New Challenges, Semi-Finalists, Finalists, and new Design Challenge product in the shop.
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:iconromuch:
romuch Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
Is there any way to check how many votes my design gathered?
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:icon95nfh:
95NFH Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
Please check out my design!!!
Vote me if feel like^^

Dryad [link]
Chimera [link]
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:icon95nfh:
95NFH Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
How the winner will announce?
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:iconmambito1320:
MAMBITO1320 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Please add [link] to your +Watch list so you can get all the journal announcements for New Challenges, Semi-Finalists, Finalists, and new Design Challenge product in the shop.
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:icon95nfh:
95NFH Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
ThankQ^^
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:iconseavannah:
Seavannah Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's the last chance to vote!! Please check out mine, my husband's and all my DA friends, any one on my journal and maybe even check out my new group still in the making but hopefully it will help you all gain more votes, watchers, or just plain more great artists and friends for the next one! My Shirt [link] My Husband's Shirts [link] [link]

[link] My Journal.. who knows maybe you were featured here... :heart:

:iconda-a-u: My Group
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:iconkachemo:
Kachemo Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Student General Artist
Only a cuople of hours to the inminent end!!!!!!
what do you say is my design one of the 100 best?
tell me what you think?
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:iconmina42:
Mina42 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One last attempt to get votes! Please look at my gallery!
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:iconcrazynerds:
Crazynerds Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Student General Artist
and a final attempt at design spamming! :stinkeye: [link] :stinkeye:
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:iconjapanesemusic-freak:
JapaneseMusic-Freak Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Please check out my entries and vote. I would really appreciate it <3

link 1: [link]
link 2:[link]
link 3:[link]
link 4:[link]
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:iconroolakhol:
RoolaKhol Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It's the FINAL COUNTDOWN!!!! Hurry up!!! Vote for my design [link] for every vote, we can save a Baby Gryphon from been eaten by Trolls. Let's Save Them!!!! Give a vote, Save a Gryphon!!! It's the last dayyyyyyy :P

and if you are having troubles to find it in the gallery for voting, this is the [link] to find it quickly. Remember to vote "Gryphon 2 - No gradients" version :D

thanks in advance
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:iconsalvidormonkey:
SalvidorMonkey Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
As in previous T-shirt design challenges, there is a design guideline that limits the design to 5 colors. I see hundreds of entries that use color gradients even though the contestant is aware of this guideline. Example (Not my design BTW): [link]
I like this design. I voted for this design and if you like this design you should vote for it too. I am asking if this design complies with the 5 color guideline? If it does not, could it still win the challenge? I would greatly appreciate some official deviantART clarification of the 5 color guideline. My understanding is that color gradients should not be used in a design. What might be useful is a link to images that show what complies with the guideline and what does not. I am more than willing to provide images that demonstrate the guidelines and suggest techniques that could be used to comply with the guidelines--but before doing so I would like to have a very clear and precise knowledge of what the official guidelines actually are so that I do not inadvertently mislead someone. Is anyone else concerned with this issue? Thanks for listening.
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