Finally. This is the moment you all have been waiting for. We will announce the winners of the Special Christmas Art Contest 2017!
Before we announce the winners of this contest, I want to make something very clear to everyone.
The contest's purpose is not for participants to seek glory, fame, nor to highlight who is winners and losers. There are no losers in this contest, zero. If you have taken part then you are a winner! You are the person who helped put this community together and shape it the way it is today. Yes, some of you expressed happiness, anger, but at the end of the day, everyone shares the same purpose. We are all happy and having fun with the game that we love, and we all want everyone else to come together and share that happiness together.
Christmas is a very special time. Yes, the gaming industry IS a business but in the end it's is an industry that we can have aplenty moments where we all can have fun, to share and express what we love, and it brings unity as it allows us to make new friends, find new challenges, and help everyone share the same happiness and joys that we all share deep within our heart. We, the DragonSoul Japan Team, feel that from this community, we are thankful for it and this is why everyone is a winner in this contest. We love your artworks, we admire your tenacity, we appreciate the time & effort you have put into them, we can see your passion and we will use this opportunity to give something back to you. We are all winners; we are all DragonSoulers and we love you for it.
Now. It is time to announce the winners. First, we will start with the 5-Runners up. * DRUM ROLL *
THE 5 RUNNERS-UP OF THE SPECIAL CHRISTMAS ART CONTEST 2017 ARE:
5th Runners-Up: @Lady_Wolf_IV! CONGRATULATIONS!
4th Runners-Up: @SharkSlime! CONGRATULATION!
3rd Runners-Up: @Captain_Planet! CONGRATULATION!
2nd Runners-Up: @Ogno_Took! CONGRATULATION!
1st Runners-Up & Top Contender for First Prize Nomination - @LAS_ECHO! CONGRATULATION!
Now. First Prize was incredibly difficult to decide as it came down to the following two participates:
NOMINATION A: @Stoya
These two participate really captured everything that we asked for but with a twist: One provides the present of misery, the other capture the heart of Christmas by providing presents for all. One is artistically incredible while the other is genius with its multi-perspectives in one viewing. Both images scream DragonSoul and both are highly creative! One contestant will receive First Place, and the other will receive a Special Award.
So... Without further ado... THE WINNER OF THE SPECIAL CHRISTMAS ART CONTEST 2017 is:
#FIRST PLACE: Stoya! CONGRATULATION!
WELL DONE STOYA. You are the winner of the Special Christmas Art Contest 2017! You deserve it.
CS_Feena. Do not worry for you will receive a Special Prize for your artwork is fantastic.
Everyone in the DragonSoul team is proud of these fantastic work. We love them so much, we will feature the work on our Facebook page.
Also. As I said, those who entered are winners! So, similar to the last contest, you'll all receive an Entry Prize. We'll let you know later this week what that prize will be and when it will roll-out, so please stay-tuned (or subscribe) to this thread.
Again. Everyone, thank you for this. Christmas Day is nearly over for some people, but Christmas is still going strong. Enjoy your week, destroy your Christmas dinner, and please continue to have a wonderful Christmas, a brilliant Holidays, and a fantastic New Year!
REMINDER (2017/12/20): 11 pm PDT 24th December deadline is near! Be a Winner! Submit your artwork ASAP. Winners announced on Christmas Day.
SPECIAL CHRISTMAS ART CONTEST 2017
** Deadline - Entry Submission prior 11pm PDT, December 24th **
Welcome to the Special Christmas Art Contest 2017. This is the big one for happiness has arrived right here on this forum.
Christmas is a very special as it's the time to spend with your family, your loved ones, and whether you see it as a holiday or a religious event we want to make this Christmas special for you.
So, without further ado, the winners of this contest can win the following:
1ST PLACE - 25,000 Diamonds! Plus..
- 2 currently available skin of their choice
- Receive 100 hero soul stones of a hero of their choice
5 RUNNERS UP - 7,500 Diamonds! Plus..
- Pick 1 currently available skin of their choice
- Receive 50 hero soul stones for a hero of their choice
The contest theme is - Special Delivery - How will Santa and our heroes deliver your presents?
To enter the contest, please submit your artwork, sculpture, photos, or even yourself in cosplay right here on this thread.
There is a long list of rules and liabilities for legal reasons, and I am posting them here in a separate Public Doc: OFFICIAL RULES - REQUIRED READING
I have to assume that you have read the Official Rules at this point, but to make it easy, here is a quick summary:
Post your own scribble, painting, collage, etching or other art of DragonSoul heroes prior December 24th, 11 pm PDT to compete.**
Your Community Manager and GREE Japan’s marketing team will pick 1 winner and 5 follow-ups. Judging is based on your creativity and how well your entry fits the topic.
The winner will receive 25,000 Diamonds, and can pick 2 currently available skin and will receive 100 hero soul stones of a hero of their choice.
The 5 follow-ups will receive 7,500 Diamonds, and can pick 1 currently available skin and will receive 50 hero soul stones of a hero of their choice.
This contest is open to all DragonSoulers including the Game Sages!
**Exceptions apply, so follow those asterisks further down.
- Artwork must be your own (based on our DragonSoul designs of course) - if the artwork has been published somewhere on the internet publicly before, we may ask you for proof that you did indeed create the artwork - otherwise, we reserve the right to disqualify your submission. This may also happen without publicly announcing this.
- The theme of the Art contest is "Special Delivery with Santa" - we are open to all submissions, but reserve the right to remove submissions that are not fit for our wide range of players young and old, especially submissions with pornographic, hateful or otherwise offensive content.
- You can edit your entry here on the forum until the deadline is up - any entries edited after December 24th, 11 pm PDT will be disqualified.
- Winners will be announced contacted within 48h hours after the contest has ended here on the forums! We’ll keep you all updated on the forums if the announcement is delayed. We expect you to reply within 1 week after being contacted, otherwise, your prize is forfeited.
- If you already been contacted and you’ve responded with confirmation within the 1 week time period, your winning will not be forfeited.
- The winners will be publicly announced here in the thread!
- Submitting your artwork here is mainly for the purpose of the competition, but selected artworks will also appear on the official Dragonsoul Facebook page. We will never use your artwork for any other purposes beyond this competition and Facebook without your explicit permission.
- And most important disclaimer again: No purchase required! Anyone that is at least 14 years old can submit artwork for the competition!
If there are open questions, feel free to post them here so I can address them publicly for everyone to see.
This is a two weeks contest, but don't miss the deadline!
Special note - While we can't give away the surprise, depending on the number of entries, we will also reward every entry with a small gift shortly after the contest is over - this of course only applies if the artwork adheres to the official rules. So, even when the winners are announced, please keep monitoring this thread for any additional opportunities until your community manager says the contest is truly over.
* Excluding Mastery Skins
** Selected hero must already be released on your server before the Competition Period
Good luck, everyone.