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Hello from the MagicalGirlAlliance! We are proud to announce our first ever contest! :la: The object of this contest is to design, draw, and show off your own original magical girl/mahou shoujo character!

Not sure what "Magical Girl" means? Chances are you've heard of at least one Magical Girl series-- Sailor Moon, Cardcaptor Sakura, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Tokyo Mew Mew, and Pretty Cure are some popular examples. TV Tropes has a very informational page that includes the definition of the genre as well as a long, long list of examples.

This contest is open to all deviantART members. Please read all of the rules and requirements thoroughly before you begin your entry! Questions can be directed to the club or to doodlemancy via note.

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:damphyr: RULES

:bulletpink: All submissions must be your own work. No copies, traces, recolors, or paint-overs. Use of bases is not allowed. Use of dress-up games, ripped video game sprites or models, Miku Miku Dance, or any "character creator" is not allowed.

:bulletpink: Submissions must be new art drawn specifically for the contest. The character does not have to be new-- you may enter one of your existing OCs-- but you may not submit old art to this contest.

:bulletpink: No grainy, blurry, skewed, dark, washed-out, or cluttered photographs of drawings/paintings. See here for more info about photographed submissions.

:bulletpink: Please keep it all-ages! Don't submit anything you'd have to put a Mature Content filter on. Everyone is allowed to participate, so everyone should be able to see the entries and vote.

:bulletpink: Do not submit a fan character. This is an original character contest; the character must be your own original creation. Please don't submit fan sailor senshi, fan puella magi, etc. etc.

:bulletpink: Entries must be clearly magical girl related. Art of OCs in plain clothes with nothing magical going on will be disqualified.

:bulletpink: One entry (1 deviation, 1 character) per person.

:damphyr: ENTRIES

UPDATE 1/17: Please say somewhere in your deviation description that it is an entry for the MagicalGirlAlliance OC Design contest. Some people have submitted things to the contest folder that I can't tell if they mean to enter or not. =P Makes for some confusing moderating.

At minimum, your entry must include your magical girl OC in her costume. In your deviation description, please write her name as well as answers to these questions:

:bulletpink: How old is the character?
:bulletpink: What are her powers, and how did she discover them?
:bulletpink: Describe your character's personality.

The rest is up to you. Feel free to add more information to your description, and more to your entry! Show us her transformation object, her weapons, her sidekick animal-- whatever you'd like! Have fun! :dummy:

:damphyr: HOW TO ENTER

You do not have to be a part of MagicalGirlAlliance to enter the contest. UPDATE: You will have to join the club to enter the contest-- I had to close the folder to non-members because other people kept showing up and just dumping unrelated submissions into it. Join requests are automatically accepted so you'll be able to submit your entry immediately. :la:

The contest folder can be found here, and anyone can submit to it. If you change your mind about your submission, you will have to note the group.

:damphyr: DEADLINE & VOTING

Entries must be submitted by February 14th, 2013. Voting will take place between the 15th and the 22nd of February.

:damphyr: PRIZES

Some prizes TBA - donations of points (send to doodlemancy, please) would be highly appreciated. If you are willing to donate art prizes to the winners, please send a note to the club and specify what you're willing to draw.

First Place
-A gallery feature from MagicalGirlAlliance
-Entry moved to the club's Featured folder
-A three-month premium dA subscription
-200 points
-Free request art from pongyboy
-Free request art from doodlemancy
-Free request art from muurasaki

Second Place
-Entry featured in MagicalGirlAlliance's journal
-Entry moved to the club's Featured folder
-100 points
-Free sketch request from doodlemancy

Third Place
-Entry featured in MagicalGirlAlliance's journal
-Entry moved to the club's Featured folder
-100 points

:damphyr: Questions?

Please note the group if you have any questions about the contest.

UPDATE 1/11
There are four entries now! Go take a look in the contest folder!

UPDATE 1/22
There are 7 entries now! :la: 23 days left!

I'm still looking for people to donate prizes. Please donate points to doodlemancy or note the club if you're willing to give art prizes for the contest. :la:

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:iconrona67:
Rona67 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
aw man.....too late, i wanna participate the contest too! can i still enter?
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doodlemancy Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The contest is over and the prizes have been handed out, but there's no reason you couldn't still design a character and submit it to our original characters folder :)
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Rona67 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
oh i see, thankx for informing me
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muurasaki Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Is it too late to donate a prize?
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doodlemancy Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is not too late, it would actually be greatly appreciated! :D
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muurasaki Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
may i donate a free drawing for first place?
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doodlemancy Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:la: Yes! I'll send you a note when the winner is chosen. Thank you so much~
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tie-dye-flag Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Here's my entry [link]

But when I tried to submit it to the contest folder, it wouldn't accept it. It said no more than 1 every year-even though this is the only entry I've done.
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doodlemancy Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think you accidentally submitted something into the contest folder a couple of weeks ago. I'll request it into the folder for you :D
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tie-dye-flag Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, I see.
Thanks! :)
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animequeen20012003 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I'll enter.
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kisa-luna Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I participe
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kisa-luna Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi :)

I resumed drawing recently and i've decided to enter this contest ;p.
I already make rough sketchs and i guess to post the final render in the next days :).
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Megumita0w0 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I wanna participate!
Anyways, It has to be only one girl or it can be a group? D;
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doodlemancy Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's there in the rules :) "One entry (1 deviation, 1 character) per person."
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Megumita0w0 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, silly me, didn't read, sorry x-x
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empire539 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How is/are the winner(s) determined? Are there going to be judges, or are the results solely based on voting?
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doodlemancy Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The results will be determined by a vote. :)
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sailorx161 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Do accept ssmu style
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:icondoodlemancy:
doodlemancy Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoops, I messed up, I thought you were asking about group rules in general. Bases are not allowed in the contest at all ^^;
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doodlemancy Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SSMU's works are categorized as "traced base." Traced base art is not allowed in this group, so sorry, no. But you could use a non-traced base. :)
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sailorx161 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Only asking, but thanks anyway.
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MeganLawler94 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Writer
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Note us if the deadline changes, or if you would like another contest featured.

Perhaps join the group to get updates on the happenings at ACG. We feature hundreds of contests that offer many different prizes. We're also running a contest of our own, the Tales of Time contest. There's something for everyone's skill level!

I hope your contest is a success!

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chaosisters147 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amy: My best friend and I both share this DA account and we both have our own original magical girl stories. Would it be all right if we both entered or can only one of us enter?
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doodlemancy Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Both of you can enter, but the submission limit on the contest folder will prevent one of you from actually being able to submit with the same account. So the second person that wants to enter will have to note the group with a link to their submission so that I can request it into the folder :la:
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chaosisters147 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amy: Thank you. ^_^
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Rose-Songstress Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Does it specifically have to be a female character or can it be a "magical boy" as well?
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:icondoodlemancy:
doodlemancy Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The character must be a magical girl; this is a magical girl group.
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Rose-Songstress Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Was just checking, thank you for your quick response.
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Saito-Hizuki Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Totally gonna do this!!!!
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akarinamaron Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
ohh it sounds great ;D I'm in:D
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StrawberrySquidd Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
May they be based to any extent on a real person?
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doodlemancy Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, you threw me for a loop here :lol: I guess it depends on the extent? If it's literally just "this is me/my friend as a mahou shoujo" that's not really an original character, and this is an original character contest. ^^; But drawing inspiration from a real person is fine. As long as there's an element of creation (and it's not a fan character) I'd say you're in the green!
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StrawberrySquidd Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
no not me. Say, like, a historical figure maybe?? I dunno, maybe Pernelle Flamel as an example? She was the wife of Nicholas Flamel the alchemist ( kind of the founder of modern chemistry/ medicine/ science in general ) and was known as The Sorceress, and was the 7th daughter of a 7th daughter and so was thought to have additional powers she was born with, such as talking to the dead, etc.

Or like a mythological kind of figure maybe? Like Baba Yaga?
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doodlemancy Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Again, this is an original character contest. Taking inspiration from something historical or mythical is fine, but the character herself needs to be yours. ^^;
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StrawberrySquidd Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay. Thanks for clearing it all and sorry if my question was stupid lol
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cutekirby Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'm in the process of redesigning my characters magical girl form anyway so I'll use her :>
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MilkPeach Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
O SNAP! IM TOTALLY IN!
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