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I updated the prize list. There's less than a month to enter so plan on submitting something soon! Check out the entries we have so far. parrotsandbirdsunion.deviantar…

Theme: Birds in Winter

Deadline: February 1st 2013 at 11:59PM Eastern Time (USA)

Criteria:
All submissions must include a bird as the focal point with an obvious winter theme to it. Snow and defoliated trees are examples. The appearance of a bird being cold can count (puffy/huddling together).
:bulletred: Residents in the southern hemisphere/tropical areas: A wintering bird in your area or a photo of a bird taken in previous winters can be accepted. If you live in Florida, submitting a bird in winter/basic plumage counts. Image data is required to be accepted if a photograph. DeviantART will do this for you if the image isn't heavily doctored.

If you are not sure if your submission counts you can always ask!

Submission Guidelines:
:bulletblue: The submission limit is 5.
:bulletblue: Submissions from previous contests can be submitted here except for winning pieces.
:bulletblue: All forms of artwork (digital, traditional, literature, and photography) can be submitted.
:bulletblue: Artists of all skill levels can submit.
:bulletblue: Submissions can be of any date. Photographs must be taken in winter.
:bulletblue: Submissions must belong to you. If you are using stock for photo manipulation please ask the owner beforehand.
:bulletblue: You do not have to be a member to participate. This contest is open to all DA members.
:bulletblue: Submissions need to be placed in the Winter Bird Contest 2012 folder.
:bulletblue: If you are unsure if your submission meets the guidelines you can always comment in the journal or note the group.

Voting Rules:
Due to the severe lack in voting last contest ALL WHO SUBMIT MUST VOTE. If you do not vote your submission will be disqualified.

Prize List:
Prize list will grow over time. Check back again!
Note the group if you wish to donate features, points, llamas, and/or art! Your donation is greatly appreciated. :D

:trophy:First Place:trophy:
A colored sketch from InvisibleCatfish
1 month premium membership or equivalent :points: from BirdIdentification

:trophy:Second Place:trophy:
A advanced sketch from InvisibleCatfish
300 :points: from our contest prize pool.

:trophy:Third Place:trophy:
A basic sketch from InvisibleCatfish
25 :points: from lovebird-lovers
75 :points: from our contest prize pool.

All winners will receive the features on:
:iconbird-photography: :icondeviantdinosaurs: :iconwingresource: :iconbirdswithdetail: :iconbirdartistscorner: :iconbirds-club: :iconflockingowls: :iconanimalsoftheworld: :iconfineartgalleries: :iconrealism-art: :icontraditional-art-only:
A llama from :icondebby-x:
A feature and llama from :iconin-the-picture:


A huge thank you to the following groups for promoting!
:iconnature-paradise: :iconwaterfowlart: :iconlove-of-birds: :iconbird-photography: :iconlovebird-lovers: :iconlady-jin: :iconbirdartistscorner: :iconbirds-club: :iconflockingowls: :iconspecial-groups: :iconanimalsoftheworld: :iconfineartgalleries: :iconrealism-art: :icontraditional-art-only:
:iconkarpatie: and :iconannaarmona:Thank you for donating points!!


If you have any questions please comment in this journal or send the group a note. We hope you participate!

Thanks for reading!

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Affiliate News:
:iconbird-photography: is having a Best Bird Photography of 2012 Contest. The deadline is January 10th. Check it out!

:iconbirds-club: is holding three contests at once! You should at least enter one! The theme for all three is Bird Interactions and the deadline is February 15th. The categories are: Photography, Art, and Unknown Artists. Check them out!!

:icontraditional-art-only: has monthly art challenges. This month the theme is Portraits. Check it out!

If any affiliates are having events please note us and we'll include them here!
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:iconplumita1:
plumita1 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
How and where can I vote? :confused:
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:iconinvisiblecatfish:
InvisibleCatfish Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Voting opens after the submission period ends which is about 11 hours from now. I'll have a journal up where everyone can vote then. :D
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:iconplumita1:
plumita1 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
Thank you for your information :hug:
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:iconrednihao:
RedNihao Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the contest :)
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:iconcrshh:
crshh Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Do you have to be a member to enter?
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:iconinvisiblecatfish:
InvisibleCatfish Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nope, any Deviant can enter. :D
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:iconnudagimo:
nudagimo Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Thank for this nice contest. I submitted my entry to the contest folder. :hug:
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