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The Winners Are...

Mon Apr 9, 2012, 11:49 AM

Ladies and gentlemen, fear not! The winners of the Cute Monsters Design Challenge are in! 

No longer must you check under beds and inside closets for bogeymen. If all monsters are like the winners of this round's Cute Monster Challenge, then you have nothing to worry about when you hear a sound in the middle of the night.

With tens of thousands of entries, you can stroll through the pages of adorable non-scary monsters and see for yourself what a difficult decision it was to choose the top three winners.

The first two winners were chosen by our team of judges based off the top 50 highest-voted entries, voted by savvy Cute Monster Connoisseurs like yourself. In a new twist, for this challenge, we added in a special "Judges' Choice" Winner chosen from the entire pool of entrants, just to spice up the Cuteness.

Cute Monster Pattern by Bobsmade

Cute Monster Pattern by Bobsmade

Monsters Do Exist! by Isibee

Monsters Do Exist! by Isibee

Rabbit Fellow by NicolaWallace

Rabbit Fellow by NicolaWallace

Each winner will receive $1,500 cash and 20 units of their t-shirt! Plus, each of the winning designs will be sold in deviantWEAR. Wearing a Cute Monster t-shirt is known to ward off any Scary Monsters who might cross your path.

If you'd like to pick up one of these new designs on a t-shirt, they will be for sale in the deviantWEAR shop very soon. Add deviantARTGear to your +Watch list, and you'll be instantly notified when they go up.

But until then, a hearty and adorable congratulations to our three Cute Monster winners!



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:icongoreos:
goreos Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
i like the second and third... after awhile watching bobsmade ive grown tired of his style i guess!
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carolinux Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Really? That was the best in DA? I dont like the winners either. Except for #2, #2 is kinda cute and kinda monstery.
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Sandpath11 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's perfectly fine to not agree with someone, just as it is perfectly fine to express that opinion. However, it is much more appropriate to do so in a civilized manner. Yes, I know at times it can be difficult to give your opinion without coming across as complaining, but at least try to be decent about it. If you disagree with the winning selections, that's nothing wrong with that. But there's no need to call people out on it or curse over something quite frivolous. I am not trying to control or filter what you all say or do in any way, shape, or form; I am simply trying to improve the deviantART community by making a small effort to maintain peace.
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panda7480 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i did not enter nor did i hear about this contest but congrats to the winners you should be proud
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i-draw-on-something Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Student Artist
@all of the people who complained about the winners

If you/the person you wanted to win didn't win then tough luck. I was expecting better comments imo.
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The results were fair enough for me. I liked them all because most of the were really simple and they were perfect for a t-shirt (i'm sure all those people who complained have no respect for simplicity).
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:iconambientdream:
ambientdream Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
LOLing at the fact that most of the complainers are either anime/manga styled artists or furry lovers. Hehe!
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:iconi-draw-on-something:
i-draw-on-something Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Student Artist
They just sicken me. They don't understand what 'art' is heh.
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:iconambientdream:
ambientdream Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
of course Bobsmade won!!! Yaaaaay congrats to all the winners! I agree with all the designs. :)

I think I know why some of people can't understand why these people win.. I think they're stuck with the ORDINARY CUTE imaginary.. rather than all out artistic LOL.
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:iconthebezelbufu:
TheBezelbufu Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
I've seen better.
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:icondanny-senpai:
Danny-Senpai Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i've seen better ones...
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:iconvegelf:
VeGelF Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
yeah, me too....
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:iconinner-science:
inner-science Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I honestly think :iconmacgreen: should've won.
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:iconapplepencil:
ApplePencil Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Student General Artist
.... They look so lame to me in comparision to others that looked better.
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:iconpyocolaxsama:
pyocolaxsama Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
the problem is, there isn't a fair enough way of being able to see ALL entries.. so not all will get seen, so yea... its more of a popularity contest than art contest. The people who are most well known on DA are the ones who will get the most votes/recognition...
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licklicklicklick Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
eeerr they picked the wrong 1z well i think they did
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:iconanthum:
Anthum Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Student General Artist
NOOOO CHUUSTAR SHOULD HAVE WON! *pouty*
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CaptainNikoNiko Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I completely and utterly HATE the third one. Who are the admins?! They should have people vote instead of them just picking I mean COME ON I DONT EVEN KNOW WHAT THE THIRD ONE IS!!!
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:iconangelheartthewarrior:
AngelheartTheWarrior Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I know, right? I looked at it, it's a boy in a rabbit suit... That's not a monster.
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:iconcaptainnikoniko:
CaptainNikoNiko Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's just DUMB! There were so many ones better than that yet they choose it anyway. God, we need better admins! I mean someone hacked and stole points from me and I reported it yet no one ever responded to me!! I guess are admins are too bust to care what the dA community wants and needs!!
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MugoUrth Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
I also dislike how the other two, despite actually CONTAINING monsters, are way too busy. Hard to tell what's going on.
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:iconangelheartthewarrior:
AngelheartTheWarrior Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think most of our admins are good, but if they haven't been responding to deviants' problems, then...
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i-draw-on-something Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Student Artist
What whores you are. The admins picked the good ones. If you're gonna complain, go on. I don't even think you know what 'art' is. They were creative. Who cares if a boy in a rabbit suit won? It's creative and that's all that matters.

@Nikowhore
are you actually complaining about the internet haha
anyway, no. we don't need new admins.
@Angel
Have you ever heard of a 'outside life' hmph, guess not.

@Nikowhore again
Voting is overrated. I'm sure if we were voting only the utterly stupid designs would win. That's why they didn't let people vote.

End of my reply.
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TheDogThatPaints Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Student General Artist

I agree with you and everyone has a different taste but we must all remember that this is a t shirt design contest not draw so they must be simple ^^

I actually think that the bunny is my favorite that artist has a beautiful style

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MonsturNao Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Student Artist
How are they whores? The boy wasn't a monster,just in a damn suit okay T_T
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:iconangelheartthewarrior:
AngelheartTheWarrior Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That was posted a while ago. My opinion has changed, and I do know what art is. Perhaps you might want to think about that?

Goodbye.
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ANTIWONDERLANDDARK9 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
None of these are cute boy did they pick the wrong Da staff to decide the winners...
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:iconjazzdelacuesta:
jazzdelacuesta Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
these are not cute at all, but they really do look good in shirts.. they should have told us that it has to be cool cute monster design for shirt..
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Dark-Wolf-Spaniel Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
the 3rd one seems to be making me annoyed, the 2nd one was ok, but the 1st one was sweet ass! XD awesome work!
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Bluebafoon Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
I think the 2nd one was my favorite of the two. I think there were plenty of others better than the 1st and 3rd one. I mean the first one has no color and the other one is too bland and not much to look at. I expected them to be a lot more bright and colorful, or bright but still creepy and terrifying.
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MugoUrth Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
I dislike the third one cause it's not a monster. It's just a dark colored person in a costume. This is basically what DeviantArt has degraded to in that no one knows what a ****ing monster is anymore. The first one is too busy, hard to tell what's going on. The second is cute, though.
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cyndaquilgirl Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
true
i think pokabukawaiine's monster was cute
her monster is cute
but the second place one is like LOL
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:iconveriskai:
Veriskai Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student General Artist
i agree . second one made me chuckle and was interesting.
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myself1055 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
there were so many better entries than the three chosen
to be frank theyre all simple, kinda boring and plain meh.
I dislike all of them and im sad that people would vote for these
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:iconmugourth:
MugoUrth Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
I can't think of a DA contest where I've ever been satisfied with the winners. Most of the "monster" contests aren't even won by monsters. They're either won by humans in costumes or humans in body paint. At least the ones I've seen.
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:iconangelheartthewarrior:
AngelheartTheWarrior Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Totally. Someone goes up for a monster contest. Third winner? A guy in a rabbit suit. NOT A MONSTER.
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:iconmugourth:
MugoUrth Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
And the other two? A bunch of monsters plastered onto a shirt with too much going on. I would rather have had one cute visible monster than a bunch of average looking monsters crammed onto a shirt. I mean, the second one is okay, but the first one is too busy.

The 9 monster contest was kind of disappointing. The winner, although amazingly done, was just a mountain with legs and a mouth. While the runner up, while not quite as well drawn, was more impressive.

The Photography monster winner, like the third winner here, was not an actual monster. Just a human painted white, with black face painting and gloomy scenery.

The Mythical Creatures winners were okay. I'm not a big fan of the Medusa with those multi-colored snakes, but the minotaur was lovely.
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:iconthedogthatpaints:
TheDogThatPaints Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Student General Artist
sorry for being a random interrupter here but I guess not everyone will ever be pleased with the winners cause everybody likes different things
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:iconangelheartthewarrior:
AngelheartTheWarrior Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The first is pretty good, I think it would have been better colored. But the second is amazing, I think. The Mythical Creatures, I think was a bigger success than this contest.
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:iconmyself1055:
myself1055 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
yeah its been pretty disappointing so far
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:iconcyndaquilgirl:
cyndaquilgirl Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
same here but the 2nd one was cute
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:iconangelheartthewarrior:
AngelheartTheWarrior Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the first and second one, but in my opinion the third one could have had a different winner. In my opinion, the third winner's design is not cute but creepy, as when I look at it it gives me the impression that the rabbit is trying to eat the boy, and it is not a monster. It is simply a feathered bunny, and it creeps me out. I think there were better ones out there, but that is my opinion.
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:iconbahar1:
Bahar1 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the first one but the other two, I seriously expected WAY better! ._.
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:iconayamenichan:
AyameNiChan Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
i didn't even get in the top 50........
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Silverstonepokegirl Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i want all of those shirts^^
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Scream-Obscenities Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
Liked the first 2. Last one, I would have chose differently. Lol
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shkshk7 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
Can i submit now..?
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Rainb0wCat Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist
The only one that i like is the 'Monsters do exist',the first one is okay for me,but for me the third is not a monster at all.
It's not cute but scary and it doesn't look like a monster,it rather looks like a boy in a bunny suit,sorry ^^'
There where much better designs that deserved that third place,but this is just what i think about it,i accept you people like it,but i don't like it,sorry =A=
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E-Ocasio Featured By Owner May 21, 2012   Artist
I agree. There were dozens of better designs that could have been 3rd place winners.
Kind of surpsed at the winners, but life is a popularity contests in all its facets and aspects after all...
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Fralexion Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Based on the general consensus here, it seems these designs were all bad except for the first one, the middle one, and/or the last one.

That's why I didn't worry too much about the results. The fun part of this contest was sharing my entree with others and reading all the wonderful complements. One friend of mine liked the design so much she said she wants to try to make a plushie out of it, so I think I got some good out of this thing! :-)

Maybe I'll sell my shirt design at Spreadshirt; thanks to this contest at least I know there's some demand for it!

Congrats to the winners, and congrats to all the others, too!
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Tarred-and-Feathered Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I liked Monsters do exist... the other two meh.. but Bobsmade really burns me.. why so many votes? a slick promo page made that design seem like more then it was.
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