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*Blows a tremendous fanfare*

After a long month, the contest is now at an end. I would like to thank everyone who participated, and everything worked out so nice that nothing would make me hesitate from holding a contest in the future :3

Keep in mind that everything you see in the contest folder SHOULD be an open species, the same goes for the winning species. So remember if you see anything you like, please go to the reference sheet, make your own and I will happily put it in the personal OC/featured/favourites/misc folder, whatever you want!

The poll has been closed at 9:49pm SEAT (lol south eastern australian time), and here are the winners :D

With 16 votes is Mousu's Muuri species! Muuri [Open Species] by Mousu - The species will be showcased in the featured folder, AND they will be taking home 100 points from myself.

With 19 votes is another super cool species, the Croco by Mousu! Croco [Open Species] by Mousu She definitely had more than one stand out design that made it into the second round, and placing again must be very well deserved. This species will also go in the featured folder, and they also win a drawing and 300 points from me :)

And in first place, with a great poll tally of 30 votes is the Hoodchie, made by PrePAWSterous!! Here is the winning species: :Hoodchies(OPEN SPECIES): by PrePAWSterous
The first prize for them will be 400 points and a drawing from Smushey, any kind of icon drawing from me, as well as the species being featured as well!

Thank you again for being apart of this group, and hopefully even though the contest is over, people will continue to look up the open species to make their own, or simply create more open species that we can all enjoy! :D

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We have shortlisted the entries, please cast your vote here: torotix.deviantart.com/journal…

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The contest submissions are now closed! Please give me a little time to choose the winners, I will make another announcement when they have been chosen.

Edit: There's only a week left to get your entries in! For your chance to win art and points from myself and Smoshen, come and enter our first contest!

Hello everybody, it's time for a contest!

Aim
The contest will be all about getting some sweet new open species into our group for everyone to enjoy.

To participate in the contest, all you need to do is create a new species that you don't mind other people creating their own of, and making a small, to the point reference sheet that anybody can understand while making their own.

What Your Entry Must Have
:bulletblue: A name for your species
:bulletblue: At least one coloured image of your species
:bulletblue: Some basic information regarding your species' behaviour/colour limitations/diet - pretty much anything you think is relevant and gives others a better understanding of your species. This information can be displayed on the ref sheet or in your artist's comments.

Voting
The voting will be done by myself, and all the other admins of the group if they read my notes :D
The entries will be judged on how original and cool they are, if we really want to make our own after looking at your entry, you get bonus points.

Prizes

1st Prize

:bulletblue: Species put in the featured folder, and featured in a journal
:bulletblue: 400 :points:
:bulletblue: A free drawing from Smushey
:bulletblue: A free icon from Torotix

2nd Prize

:bulletblue: Species put in the featured folder, and featured in a journal
:bulletblue: 300 :points:
:bulletblue: A free simple drawing from Torotix

3rd Prize

:bulletblue: Species put in the featured folder, and featured in a journal
:bulletblue: 100 :points:

Submission & Deadline

I will be making a contest folder that I invite you to submit your entries to.
You can submit your entries from today, and I will be closing the folder on the 17th of February, so you all have just over a month to submit your entries. Yay!WIN
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:iconprepawsterous:
PrePAWSterous Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This sounds late, but just want to say that I never got my prizes of anything ;u;(other than the feature)
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:icontorotix:
Torotix Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Ah I really don't remember any of this at all, you should speak to dexikon about it since she donated the point prize and a drawing but she isn't apart of the group anymore so it's up to her whether her donations are still valid or not. I would still be happy to make an icon for you, usually the winners should contact the prize donators to show that they actually want the prize, at least that is the system I always run my contests/giveaways with. 
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:icondexikon:
dexikon Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
forgot about this wow xD
Ty for mentioning me so i could see!
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:icontorotix:
Torotix Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
I wouldn't blame anyone for forgetting something so long ago XD
No problemo~
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:icondexikon:
dexikon Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
haha good xD

Also its been a while :'D how are you? <3
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:icontorotix:
Torotix Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Ah yeah I guess we're just kind of in different artist circles now I rarely ever see your work around anymore D:
I'm pretty good thanks, living the adult life and whatnot o.o How about yourself?
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dexikon Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah kind of different from my other account c: I like this one more
I had way too much drama on the other account and Ive lost two very dear friends to me due to the drama i caused

Oh well i guess its good now since they dont want anything to do with me and I cant Contact them so I just

let it go
/bad pun intended

<3 I have finally found my own style and im so happy atm haa
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:icontorotix:
Torotix Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
I've had the same sort of thing happen to me with real life friends, in the end some people are just better off not being friends really, whether they were a bad influence on you or vice versa or personal beliefs just clashed too much in my case. It's better to think fondly on the good memories you had with them than regret what happened for so long (which I did for some time but realised they weren't really worth the regret anyway :/).

But it's good it looks like you have been able to move past that and use it as an opportunity to improve in your own way <3
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:iconprepawsterous:
PrePAWSterous Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh sorry about that ;u;
I'm just used to be the first one to approach whenever I host a contest. So I jut waited and actually forgotten about this as well.
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:icondexikon:
dexikon Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
note me with refs <3
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:iconprepawsterous:
PrePAWSterous Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay :D
Congrat's to the other winner as well! ^^
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:iconmousu:
Mousu Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Yay! I'm really happy I got placed ;u;
lol, you put muuri instead of mousu for the croco one.
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:icontorotix:
Torotix Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Ohhh whoops XD In my defense it was late when I posted it ahaah
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:iconn0xi0us--glitch:
N0XI0US--GLiTCH Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ERMAGERD~ congrats to winners :la:
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:iconsmushey:
Smushey Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats to the winnerss!!
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:iconthespudlord:
TheSpudLord Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh derp, forgot all about this >w<
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:iconflare-scaple:
Flare-Scaple Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
[link] Doodled some bad art.
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BlueWaterRose Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Here's my entry~ [link] :3

Will add bases and Rules when I get home. I uploaded from Stash and I am not on the computer the bases is one ^^;
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:icontorotix:
Torotix Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Please submit it to the contest folder
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:iconbluewaterrose:
BlueWaterRose Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kay~
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:iconruhks:
Ruhks Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
here's my entry [link]
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:icontorotix:
Torotix Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Please submit it to the contest folder! Thank you~ :)
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:iconruhks:
Ruhks Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
oh yep sorry!
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:iconflare-scaple:
Flare-Scaple Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This sounds fun, I'll enter for sure! ouo
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:iconbluewaterrose:
BlueWaterRose Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool. I got one unused species that I don't mind opening up to the public~ Just gotta redraw it and dig up the info :3
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:iconfirxfir:
FirxFir Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Quick question-is it alright to make the species only semi-open?
What I mean is-anyone can make their own but they can't make adoptables of the species?
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:icontorotix:
Torotix Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Yes, small rules like that are fine as long as you don't implement any that hinders somebody's permission to make one for themselves or as a gift and do what they want with them.
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:iconmeowzerzzz:
Meowzerzzz Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Is there any limit to how many entries we can submit? Could we also make a species with another DA user, or would we have to make the species by ourselves?
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:icontorotix:
Torotix Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
There is no limit to how many entries you can submit, but you can only place once. You can collaborate, but you will have to work out how you would split the prize if you won.
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:iconmeowzerzzz:
Meowzerzzz Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Okay thanks! :iconsocuteplz:
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:iconkiddlecornn:
kiddlecornn Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013   Digital Artist
I'm going to submit 3 enrties, if it's alright with you :3
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:icontorotix:
Torotix Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Sure! :)
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:iconlizardbat:
LizardBat Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013   Digital Artist
May I submit this? [link]
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:icontorotix:
Torotix Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
You sure can! :)
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:iconxlilacnialldoex:
xLilacNiallDoex Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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:icontorotix:
Torotix Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Please submit it to the contest folder :)
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:iconxlilacnialldoex:
xLilacNiallDoex Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how if i don't have permission? :c
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:icontorotix:
Torotix Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
You need to be a member of the group
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:iconxlilacnialldoex:
xLilacNiallDoex Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
alright ;) joined and submitted species ;)
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N0XI0US--GLiTCH Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How many entries are allowed? I'm thinking of submitting a species I made almost a month ago and then creating a new one, just for this contest. If that's OK?
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:icontorotix:
Torotix Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
That's fine, enter as many times as you like, but you can only place once :)
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:iconn0xi0us--glitch:
N0XI0US--GLiTCH Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
alright :'D thanks for respond!
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:iconleboxes:
Leboxes Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
im in uvu
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Talonwhisker Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alright, so if I DO enter this, are we allowed to have guidelines as to how and what they have to do to make them? So they're regulated? c:
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:icontorotix:
Torotix Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
I'm not sure what you mean exactly. The species will need to be able to be created by anyone at any time, if you mean can you have conditions like gender specific or class specific features that would be fine.
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:icontalonwhisker:
Talonwhisker Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I meant like they'd have to show me before they actually officialized the design, and couldn't have unnatural colors and things.

Also, can it be already made?
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:icontorotix:
Torotix Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
No they should be able to make the adoptable without other strings attatched, and yes it can be already made.
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:icontalonwhisker:
Talonwhisker Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mm, alright
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:iconbananem:
Bananem Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Here ya go <3 [link]
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:icontorotix:
Torotix Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Please submit it to the contest folder, you should be able to submit to it now :)
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