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:damphyr: MAGICAL GIRL ALLIANCE GIJINKA DESIGN CONTEST

It's our third contest here at MagicalGirlAlliance! As usual, this contest is open to anyone, whether you were a member of the club already, or you just joined to participate.

Your task is to design a magical gijinka. If you're not sure what a gijinka is, it's the personification of a non-human thing into a human character; for example, you could make a Magical OC based on your toaster, or a strawberry, or your favorite pair of socks. The possibilities are many!

Draw it as an art piece or a character sheet, whichever you'd like. Feel free to include a bio/backstory/description of their powers/etc. in your description. It's up to you how much you want to go into detail. Just have fun!

UPDATE 2/17
We're almost a week into the contest, and the first couple of entries have been submitted! One rule has been clarified (but not fundamentally changed).
UPDATE 2/25
Those first two weeks went by fast! Looking forward to seeing more of your entries!
UPDATE 3/1
Another entry, we're at 4! Go look! 30 days left to draw and submit your entry!
UPDATE 3/21
With only 10 days to go, we're at 7 entries! We'd love to see lots more, so keep 'em coming!
UPDATE 3/30
The contest is almost over! If you still want to enter, you have until 11:59 PST tomorrow!
UPDATE 3/31
The last submission day is here! If you're the kind of person who works best under pressure, now is the time!


:damphyr: RULES & GUIDELINES

Please make sure you understand these rules (as well as MagicalGirlAlliance's rules) before beginning work on your entry! If you are unsure about anything, please ask and an admin will answer. It would be a tragedy if you finished a whole piece, submitted it, and found out it didn't qualify! Remember, we also have an FAQ that further explains the group rules. :la:

: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, MMD or any other "character creator" is not allowed.

:bulletpink: The character does not have to be a girl-- they can be any gender! However, "magical girl/mahou shoujo" is a specific genre, and characters must fall into it to qualify.

:bulletpink: Submissions must be new art and new designs drawn specifically for the contest.  The submission shouldn't be connected to current or past projects. You may not submit an old piece, a character you created before the contest, or an adoptable design you bought. We're creating today, not recycling! :dummy:

:bulletpink: Original submissions only. Fan characters, such as fan Puella Magi, OC Senshi, Pokemon or My Little Pony gijinka, and so on will not be accepted in the contest. Submissions using someone else's intellectual property will not qualify (this includes brands/trademarks/etc.)

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

:bulletpink: You must include in your description a link back to this contest journal, as well as #magicalgirlalliance in your deviation's tags.

:bulletpink: MGA Group administration cannot enter the contest.

:damphyr: SUBMISSIONS & DEADLINES

Since only members can submit to the group, you must be in the group to submit to the contest. Join requests are auto-accepted. Submit your entry to the "CONTEST ENTRIES" folder.

March 31st is the submission deadline. You must have your entries in by 11:59 PM PST.

April 2nd - 10th will be the voting period. You must vote by 11:59 PM PST on April 10th.

We will announce the winners and begin distributing prizes on April 12th!

Keep in mind that NO LATE ENTRIES OR VOTES WILL BE ACCEPTED.

:damphyr: PRIZES!!!

If you are willing to donate prizes, please contact the club via note. Points can be donated to doodlemancy's donation pool. We are accepting prize donations for the entire length of the contest, until 11:59 PM PST on April 10th.

1st Place
:bulletpink: Entry added to the Featured gallery
:bulletpink: Points -- amount TBA
:bulletpink: 1 month subscription from doodlemancy
:bulletpink: Waist-up sketch request from doodlemancy
:bulletpink: 2 waist-up drawings with simple backgrounds + chibi from Pepper-Wood
:bulletpink: Headshot from Rose-Songstress
:bulletpink: Cell/Gradient shaded chibi from MikomiKisomi
:bulletpink: A drawing from raygirl in this style.
:bulletpink: A bust shot from Freiha in this style.

2nd Place
:bulletpink: Entry added to the Featured gallery
:bulletpink: 1 waist-up drawing with simple background OR chibi from Pepper-Wood
:bulletpink: Headshot sketch request from doodlemancy
:bulletpink: Wallpaper of your OC from Rose-Songstress

3rd Place
:bulletpink: Entry added to the Featured gallery
:bulletpink: Chibi from Pepper-Wood
:bulletpink: Chibi from Rose-Songstress

All entries will be featured in a journal.

:damphyr: QUESTIONS?
If you have questions, please ask! Note the club if you would like to ask a question privately.
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:iconwizelf35384:
wizelf35384 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll join too! wait for me ! XD 
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:iconcatsupy:
Catsupy Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2017   Digital Artist
I'll be joining. :3
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SweetOrangem3m Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
hi, i'm not a member but i like the idea of your contest and i would like to join..^_^
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Rose-Songstress Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
The contest is only open to members. You're free to join the group still and join the contest though!
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:iconsweetorangem3m:
SweetOrangem3m Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
joined
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sweetpink88 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Neko Emoji-41 - (Kawaii Waving) [V3] 
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:iconpilulu:
Pilulu Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Aww
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tyrantAnarchy Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017  Student
Hello doodlemancy~ :iconflyingheartsplz:

Thank you for using our Contest Submission Form. Heart

Your group contest has been added to AnotherContestGroup's new directory over here.


Our group features contests like this for free! We accept every bit of donations to ACG-PointsDonations of course~

We have a Winner's Package free for group affiliates. We also do poll features seen by our 13,000+ watchers. If you'd like to have both of these for your contest, just follow the steps in our FAQ journal.

This is so exciting! I hope you get awesome entries~ sumomo dance 2 by blaze-over-stock
Please let us know if you changed the deadline or cancelled this contest, okay?

Oh and umm.. we're also looking for more ACG Staff to help us out! The FAQ journal has info on this, too, if you're available.


Regards!~ :iconanothercontestgroup: :iconacg-pointsdonations: and :icontyrantanarchy:

p.s. DO NOT hide this comment please! It alerts ACG admins that this contest has already been listed. Thank you awesomeness!
p.p.s. i apologize very much for the long comment Sweating a little...
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:icondoodlemancy:
doodlemancy Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank yooooooooou! :la:
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Fr0g-Prince Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is making a magical girl based on a food brand okay? 
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:icondoodlemancy:
doodlemancy Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We're not allowing fan characters or use of anyone else's intellectual property, so nope, that wouldn't qualify. Sorry ^^;
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:iconpilulu:
Pilulu Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Is it allowed to submit multiple characters in one entry?
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:icondoodlemancy:
doodlemancy Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As the rules state, we're only allowing the entry of one character per person. :)
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:iconl3z:
L3z Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Question:
Can I use a non-human item that appears in one of my own storys/comics when it's Gijinka-design is made for the contest?
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:icondoodlemancy:
doodlemancy Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Could you give me an example? :D
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:iconl3z:
L3z Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
like a piece of clothing 
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:icondoodlemancy:
doodlemancy Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
To further clarify the rules, we want your submission to be completely dreamed up for the contest, not connected to previous projects/characters/etc. ^^;
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:iconl3z:
L3z Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
alright^^
Thank you for the information
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L3z Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
sounds pretty interesting. Hope I'll find some time to enter~ 
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:iconcionie:
Cionie Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017  Professional General Artist
Question:
Are you looking for specifically items that can be found around the house, or are less common items open as well (like cars, fences, etc.)?
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doodlemancy Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think it's easier to state what would be excluded rather than what's included :giggle: and the group/contest rules have that covered. Part of the fun of gijinkas is that you could make one out of pretty much anything, so go wild!
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:iconcionie:
Cionie Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017  Professional General Artist
Coolio, thanks!
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Cionie Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017  Professional General Artist
Woot woot! Sounds like fun :)
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:iconpilulu:
Pilulu Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Sounds great. Maybe I'll enter
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