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One-Shot Photo Contest: Signs - One Week to Go!

Journal Entry: Sat Jan 5, 2013, 11:38 AM


EDIT: Just as a reminder, the photo contest ends next Sunday, January 20th at midnight EST, so get your entries in! Thanks to everyone who entered so far. This Vehicon is getting more excited by the day. He can't wait to see his new home. :)

The Contest

That's right, it's a one-shot, single-frame photo contest, and this time around, it's all about signs. What is this madness you ask? Read on to find out.

The Bomb

All Signs Point to Robitz

Everywhere you go, every day of your life, there are signs all around you. Yes that's right: regular old signs. Stop signs, exit signs, business signs, street signs, you name it; they're everywhere. In fact, unless you're standing in the middle of a remote cow field somewhere, chances are that you can't even escape being surrounded by signs, and let's face it, even out in the middle of nowhere, there's probably a highway sign lurking somewhere close by.

So what's the challenge? See, the fun of signs is that they often tell a story all on their own, and depending on how a sign is photographed, cropped, or who is shot next to it, you can get some interesting results. Your challenge is to photograph a Transformer with any sign you choose, indoor or outdoor. It can be a single letter indicating that Transformer's initial, it can be a word or phrase, or it can be a symbol. Basically any sign is fair game as long as it's an actual, professionally-made sign.

Coffee Aisle

Rules:

1. You get one shot, and one shot only. That means it has to be a single frame, and you can only enter once.

2. You can add speech bubbles, and do some sharpening or minor filtering, but no photoshopping beyond that.

3. Transformers only for this contest. You can use any Transformer you like, from Kreons on up to Fort Max if you have him.

4. You can have as many robots as you think will fit in the shot, but it's not necessary (and sometimes counterproductive) to have more than one. :)

5. You have to photograph an actual sign. No handmade signs, no Coke cans, or anything like that. It has to be a sign that's hanging, posted, or standing somewhere. You can photograph indoor signs (like Dreadwing and Prowl above) or outdoor signs (like Breakdown and Starscream below). It's your choice. :) The one exception to handmade signs is anything made professionally, like hand-drawn coffee shop signs, restaurant menu boards, grocery store signs, etc.

6. This must be a new submission. No existing deviations allowed. It's a new year, so its time to snap a new shot. :)

No Trucks


How to Enter:

1. Take your photo, and submit it as a Deviation.

2. Send me a note with the link to your entry.

3. I will include a thumbnail of your entry in this journal, along with all other entries.

4. Submit your entry by midnight on Sunday, January 20th. That gives you about two weeks to get your entries in.


Voting:

The winner will be picked by you! Everyone will get one vote, and no, you may not vote for yourself. :) Voting will begin on Monday, January 21st, and will run through midnight on Saturday, January 26th. I will post a journal with instructions when it's time to vote.

Prize:

The winner will recieve one brand new, shiny, mint-in-package Deluxe RID Vehicon. Yes, I will ship anywhere in the world, so anyone can enter. Mr. Vehicon is very excited about being adopted, so good luck!

Vehicon

If you have any questions, or if there's anything I forgot to cover, let me know, and I'll update this journal. Otherwise, have fun, and best of luck! :)

Bombing Run

My Tumblr: the-starhorse.tumblr.com

My Twitter: twitter.com/The_Starhorse

Entries:
THE POUT - Wheeljack by cecilyrainville BLITZWING! by TamaGirl01 No Parking by Fandragon TF: Free Roadside Assistance by Kikkiy Fraxinus americana by Underbase Megatron's domain (Contest entry) by Triosky What do you mean I can't change the sign... by esin0 It's Fun to Stay at the... by ArwingPilot114 The doctor's counsel by luinrina None Shall Pass! by Leona-Heart Warning: Wheeljacks can be harmful to your health by KrazyKitty11 Camera Surveillance by Obsessor0fThings G1 Sideswipe by DreamsRunningWild Going to the Jet Family Reunion by kenyastarflight Tool World Thrust by wachey Ninja by Prowlrid We've Got 'Em by ImmortalSpark ParaABnormal by naturegirl52180 No Smoking by Cairistona Poor Prowl by JadeAislin :thumb348726761: Python on Duty by Iluvtoonlink On the Job by syebem-tms :thumb349105918: Alms for the... poor by Empress-Eerian-Sadow Skywarp: This is why... by TheStickyNoteDoodler Vice PRESIDENT by Kai-ni didn't say Sitting by cassandbumblebee Story of My Life by Phantom-Angel-2007 Trucks stick together by clumbsyangel No bet by Merewyn1066 My vehicon, Adam by Botconimus Not That Kind.... by ladyleyn Homeless Drifter by dudeguy37 Violators will be shot. by supernovabee Jazzs' Wreck-ognition by Name-of-a-Rose Con Twin Invasion by NewArtist19 :thumb349642359: A message from Prowl by Pharaoh-Yami Fire Burning by GirRox211 When life gives you lemons by Kenthayle Optimus Prime's Day at the Library by LordRavenCake
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I support Israel by LenaRaskin Sideswipe stamp by Vampiric-Conure Coffee stamp by sjthunder Corgi Love Stamp by cloudrat Stamp: Prowl Fan by The-Starhorse Stamp: Aerialbots R Luv by The-Starhorse I love tea stamp by capitaljay Stamp: Jet Judo by The-Starhorse Starbucks by angelslain Prowl Stamp by TheCelestialDemoness Nikon D60 Stamp by SoaringWind

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:iconbioghosty4:
bioghosty4 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
make an other one!
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:iconprowlrid:
Prowlrid Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Hello! How to vote?
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:iconkai-ni:
Kai-ni Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
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:iconkellendraysia:
kellendraysia Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013   General Artist
Looks like the contest had an awesome turn out can't wait till voting starts. Two weeks of crazies kept me from being able to submit any so maybe next time XD It is going to be hard to choose! Everyone looks so awesome!
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:iconlordravencake:
LordRavenCake Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Here's mine. :)
[link]
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:icongirrox211:
GirRox211 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
You did add me right sorry I didn't see my entree up :iconsweatplz:
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:iconpharaoh-yami:
Pharaoh-Yami Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
[link] Here is my entry.
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:iconthe-starhorse:
The-Starhorse Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Added, thanks. :)
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:icongirrox211:
GirRox211 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
[link] Here you go. Sorry I waited till last minute... I've been having some issues with friends and school and stuff ;3;
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:iconthe-starhorse:
The-Starhorse Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Added, thanks. :) Sorry you've had life issues. Some weeks are like that. :/
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:icongirrox211:
GirRox211 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
If okay :) things are started to get better
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:iconmerewyn1066:
Merewyn1066 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Notes have been wigging out on my this week for some reason so I'll post it here as well just in case you don't get it. Sorry if redundant link is redundant.
[link]
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:iconthe-starhorse:
The-Starhorse Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I got it, in case my note to you went into the negaverse. Notes freak out on me too sometimes.
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:iconkai-ni:
Kai-ni Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
[link] mine c: Ahhh I finally got around to entering, but there are soo many cool entries <3
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:iconjunelle-o:
Junelle-O Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
here is mine cx
[link]
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:iconthe-starhorse:
The-Starhorse Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Added.
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:iconjunelle-o:
Junelle-O Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
yay >u<!
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:iconjunelle-o:
Junelle-O Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
oh goodness cx I wanna do thisss ;u;
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:iconkrazykitty11:
KrazyKitty11 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student General Artist
Hee hee hee, I got a bunch of pictures. I think I made a photoshoot, my Jackie feels so special. :) Now-- I JUST NEED TO CHOOSE ONE. :stare:
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:iconkai-ni:
Kai-ni Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for updating and reminding me, haha! I'm totally going to enter, I brought my two oldest and most precious transformers toys with me to college just so I could do this. they need a vehicon friend

I will stalk over the campus to find a suitable sign!
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:iconlajvio:
lajvio Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Awww... I don't own any transformer =(
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:iconstaria689:
Staria689 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Wish I could enter. I don't have any bots at all yet, not even kre-o's :(
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:icontriosky:
Triosky Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
[link] I hope my entry is allowed, because It has a slight profanity (the word Hell)
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:iconthe-starhorse:
The-Starhorse Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Added. :)
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:icontriosky:
Triosky Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Yaay! :D Tank you very much :3
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:iconsupernovabee:
supernovabee Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student General Artist
I don't know if this counts or not, but there's a bar by my house that has a giant painted animal on the side of it. They use it to help advertise themselves, so would it count?
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:iconthe-starhorse:
The-Starhorse Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sure, that counts. :)
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:iconobsessor0fthings:
Obsessor0fThings Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I don't want to sound stupid, :B I just want to be sure. Do regular kre-o guys count? The ones you build? (They're the only Constructicons I have...) Again, I just want to be sure. ^^;
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:iconthe-starhorse:
The-Starhorse Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yep, Kreos count. :)
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:iconobsessor0fthings:
Obsessor0fThings Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Okay, thanks. ^^
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:icongirrox211:
GirRox211 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
I have taken a couple pictures already at school but i used a fire alarm that was on our wall for one of my classes, is that considered a sign or no. If not i understand
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:iconthe-starhorse:
The-Starhorse Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Does it have words or a symbol on it? If so, yes.
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:icongirrox211:
GirRox211 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
it says fire on it so okay cool thanks
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:icontamagirl01:
TamaGirl01 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Are we allowed to alter the sign in any way? I have a sign hanging on my door that says...well...I'm not gonna say because I don't want my idea stolen, but I bought it as a souvenir and I want to cover the personal name on it with one of the transformers names. Example, the name on it is Emily and I (very noticeably) tape a strip of paper over it that says Jazz so it looks like they put their name on it. Is this allowed? I'll probably make it for laughs anyway if it isn't.

By the way, just to tell you, this contest is what finally pushed me over the edge to get an account. I've been watching your stuff for a while and really enjoy seeing the art you make. I'll probably explode with joy just to get a response form you. :D
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:iconthe-starhorse:
The-Starhorse Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No, sorry, I don't want the signs altered.

Thanks so much, glad you like my silly stuff. :)
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:icontamagirl01:
TamaGirl01 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student General Artist
You know what, I'm glad your said no because I just got a better idea! Circles around the same general concept, but the sign remains untouched and I think it's a little funnier than my original idea. This isn't a statement you hear everyday, but yay for rules! XD

And thankfully, I didn't explode from getting a response from you because I would feel bad leaving such a huge mess for someone else to clean. Still happy to have gotten a reply, though! :D
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:iconmycatlikestuna:
mycatlikestuna Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student
YAY! So excited! :happybounce:


You're mine Steve!
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:iconmcat711:
mcat711 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
O HAI STARHORSE--instead of a TF, can it be a plush Snoopy and a My Little Pony? And instead of a sign, can it be a pile of M'n'Ms and a used toothbrush? And instead of a photo, can it be a painting made with root beer on a piece of corrugated cardboard? And instead of a Vehicon, can the prize be nine billion dollars and a date with Jeremy Renner? Otherwise I'm totes kewl w/all ur rulez, kthx. :stupidme:

(Just kidding. I'll see what I can do.) ;)
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:iconthe-starhorse:
The-Starhorse Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're totally fired.

And what are you talking about? You don't own any TFs!!!!1!one!1! Uh...do you?
:)
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:iconmcat711:
mcat711 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
I do too!!!1!!!2!!!3!! Now I'm gonna have to take a picture just to prove it to you. ;)
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:iconthe-starhorse:
The-Starhorse Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Omg, now I'm kyurious to noe hoo yoo hav!
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:iconmcat711:
mcat711 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
DEPTH CHARGE OF COURSE SHEEYUH ;)

(Also Op, Prowl, and RiD Sideswipe & Side Burn. But DC's the only one I bought myself. The rest were gifties.)
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:iconthe-starhorse:
The-Starhorse Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Which Op and Prowl?
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:iconmcat711:
mcat711 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
This Op [link] and this Prowl. [link] I call him the One-Winged Prowl because one of his doors has a tendency to fall off. ;)
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:iconthe-starhorse:
The-Starhorse Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ooh, you have a cool Op. And might I just ask, why don't you have a Mirage???
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:iconempress-eerian-sadow:
Empress-Eerian-Sadow Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
can my photo include a prop? (in this case, a sharpie marker)
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:iconthe-starhorse:
The-Starhorse Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The entire universe can be in the photo, as long as it includes 1 robot and 1 sign.
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:iconghazrat:
ghazrat Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
That's gonna be a big bloody photo to include the entire universe!
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:iconthe-starhorse:
The-Starhorse Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well you just don't know. Maybe the whole universe is in a speck on a flower. :)
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:iconempress-eerian-sadow:
Empress-Eerian-Sadow Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
awesome. i read the rules twice to be sure, but the my brain went "but it might not be okay! :(" so i thought i'd better ask.
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