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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


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.


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.


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!


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! :)

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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 afrolady114 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

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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bioghosty4 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
make an other one!
Prowlrid Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Hello! How to vote?
Kai-ni Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
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!
LordRavenCake Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Here's mine. :)
GirRox211 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
You did add me right sorry I didn't see my entree up :iconsweatplz:
Pharaoh-Yami Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
[link] Here is my entry.
The-Starhorse Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Added, thanks. :)
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;
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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