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LeftHandedArtists Contest: THINK DIFFERENT!

Journal Entry: Mon Jul 8, 2013, 3:58 AM
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Hey our lefty and ambidextrous members, but also all others who are not „from the other side“, we have something to announce!

:bulletblue: :bulletorange: :bulletblue: :bulletorange: :bulletblue: :bulletorange: :bulletblue: :bulletorange: EDIT: STILL TWO WEEKS TO GO! LET THE ENTRIES ROLL!!!! :bulletblue: :bulletorange: :bulletblue: :bulletorange: :bulletblue: :bulletorange: :bulletblue: :bulletorange:

As all of you should know, August 13th is a very special day for lefties everywhere! It is Left Handers’ Day – a day where we can all get together freely and talk about our scissor preferences, smudged writing and how many times we’ve heard: “Hey! Are you left-handed?”.

Of course, we can do that any day. But on the 13th of August we have an awesome excuse. And once again, we’re providing you with the perfect excuse to put on that thinking cap and grab your art supplies to create something awesome for the LHA 2013 contest!

Lefties are different, they think with the „wrong side of the brain“ (which, funny enough is the RIGHT brain side! Think about it …). They act different. They are clumsy with normal everyday-stuff if they have to use special right-hander tools.
Lefties are not „normal“. They make everything „the other way round“. They are different to other people who use the right hand.

That is what our theme this year should be about: About being different, acting different, thinking different.
Everybody tells us, we are different – let’s proof them right! :D The theme this year – WHICH IS OPEN FOR EVERYBODY, NOT ONLY MEMBERS OF THIS GROUP, AND NOT ONLY LEFTIES! – is called

:star: :star: :star: Think different! :star: :star: :star:

This is not limited to only Left-handedness but to everything YOU CAN IMAGINE! It is a totally free theme. :)


To include as many art forms as possible and give everybody a chance to take home one of our fabulous prizes, we’ve structured the contest into 4 categories similar to last year.

:bulletred: Drawings, Paintings or Films/Animations.
(This includes both digital and traditional mediums, including but not limited to animation, 3d renders, fractals, drawings, paintings, typography and designs.)

:bulletyellow: Literature.
(This includes but is not limited to stories, poems, scripts and lyrics. All entries in this category must not be part of a series and must be under 300 words long. Remember proper grammar and spelling!)

:bulletgreen: Photography and Photomanipulations.
(This includes photos taken and edited by you, along with your edits of stock photos. You MUST credit all stock in your artist comments with links. Please make sure that you are allowed to use any stock that you include in your entry.)

:bulletblue: Artisan Crafts.
(This includes models, carvings, jewelry, textiles, metalwork, papercraft and anything else that you can make!)

Rules and Guidelines

- Please upload your artwork to your account as a deviation.

- The submission must be DONE BY YOURSELF! If doing a drawing it has to be done FULLY BY YOURSELF (sorry, no bases allowed). In category Photomanipulation be sure to GIVE CREDIT TO ALL ORIGINAL SOURCES!

- Your artwork must be made for the contest. We will only accept deviations uploaded after 8th July 2013, no old works are allowed, sorry.

- Please include “For LeftHandedArtists’ 2013 Contest: Think different!” In the artist comments on your deviation.

- You may only submit ONE entry into the contest. Not one in each category, but one overall. If you submit a deviation and then change your mind please remove it from the contest folder and submit your new entry.

- To send in your entry, please note the group with a link to your deviation and the subject heading “LHA CONTEST ENTRY”. After prooving if it follows the rules and everything is fine we will put it into the correct contest folder.

- Gore and nudity are allowed, but please keep it tasteful and add a mature content filter. We will not accept your entry if any of the admin find it disturbing.

- As always, please try your best!


There will be ONE WINNER IN EVERY CATEGORY – so 4 winners! Keep checking back, as more prizes will be added! If you wish to donate a prize, please contact the group via note or comment. Deviants and groups who offer prizes will be listed here – and added to our thank-you list at the end of the contest! Winners will be chosen by the LHA admin team.

So far, the winners in each category will receive:

3 month subscription or the equivalent in points (you can choose what you prefer) from Arahiriel
Journal feature from LeftHandedArtists, Arahiriel, phoenixleo, Visualiart, JuanSnail
Llamas (if not already given) from Arahiriel, Lost-in-Underland, Visualiart, JuanSnail
Critique/constructive criticism on a self-chosen work from Arahiriel
Points from Visualiart, Mateshu
A drawing from majmu, Lost-in-Underland
Winners package from AnotherContestGroup
Twilight Bonus from TwilightLotus (Info can be found here: )

And possibly more!

The deadline for the contest is the 15th of September. (I will leave it a very long period this time, as in summer time many of you are on holidays, and so everybody has the chance to take part.) :heart:
We look forward to seeing your lovely entries! C:

If you have any more questions please do not hesitate to ask us! Appart from that: HAVE FUN WITH THE THEME! :aww:

- The LeftHandedArtists admin team.

PS: Please favourite this journal so that our contest can get more exposure and appear in the journal portal!

Special Thanks (for advertising this contest, offering prizes etc.) go to


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splash-light Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i put it in the gallery and in the description, it says for the contest. Is that what i'm supposed to do?
Arahiriel Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yes, that is right. :nod: Your submission is already up for voting. Everything fine with it!
splash-light Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
up for voting? there's someone else in artisan crafts?
Arahiriel Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
I have sent you a PN!
splash-light Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Arahiriel Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Personal Note, sorry, should have described it. ^^;
splash-light Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
would a mixed-media sculpture thingamagig be artisan crafts?
spider123357 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Student Writer
Yes I think so. 
Arahiriel Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yes, I think this should go to artisan crafts than. But as you have to send us a message with the link to the submission and we look over it before putting it into the contest folder, it does not really matter. I will than put it in the folder where I think it belongs to. :)
Anyway: If I only have one submission in the artisan crafts folder I have to look how to do it with the prizes. Maybe there would not be given all prizes than (like the special Winners Package from #AnotherContestGroup), but there will be some honorable prizes for taking part at least. I hope you can understand that. :heart:
mkmaster365 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013   Traditional Artist
hmm... can black and white be used? I'm not to good with pastels :(

If so I'll submit something.
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