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EDIT: Thanks for your submissions, the contest is now closed!


I see we got a few decent last-minute entries, so the choice is going to be hard. :nod:
cosmicbound and I are arguing about the winners right now :slap: we should come to a conclusion soon, though!

Stay tuned for the results!





Hello again from Space-Revived!




We are back with a new event! :eager:

Unique Planets is the new contest for all members of our group Space-Revived.
The special part: Unique Planets is a double theme, meaning we will have two categories!

Theme:


Our solar system has only eight planets, and we think we know them pretty well (at least from far away). But our sun is just one of many in the Milky Way, and our galaxy in turn is just one in a plethora of so many uncountable worlds out there. We literally have no clue what planets could await us in those other distant galaxies.

Unique conditions can create gorgeous alien landscapes with spectacular wildlife. But instead of lush and colorful, your planet could also be harsh and uninhabitable. Or, if you want to go really crazy, consider that ordinary matter (everything we can see with our current technology) makes up just 5% of the entire universe! What if the laws of physics work a bit differently from what we would expect for those other 95%?


Category #1:
Space


Your task is to create a unique planet in space. Special terrain and living conditions are shown in the unique texture and shape of your planet. Or did advanced technology and terraforming change the planet altogether?

Category #2:
Landscapes


Proximity to the sun, atmosphere density, intelligent life -- many factors can shape life and landscape on the planet itself. This is your up-close vision of a unique world. Perhaps inhabited by alien lifeforms, or completely uninhabitable?









Rules:


  • You must be a member of Space-Revived to participate. However, everyone is welcome to join!
  • Submit your work to our Unique Planets folder
  • State in your description that the image was made for the Unique Planets contest with a link to this journal
  • Please specify in which category you are entering!
  • Two entries per deviant allowed, but only one can win
  • All entries must be created after August 24, 2016 and before October 24, 2016 (11:59 pm PST)
  • Digital and Traditional Art entries are accepted
  • All used resources must be legitimate and properly credited with a direct link. 
    FAQ #217: What are "Stock and Resources" and can I use them in my submissions?


Keep in mind that using premade planets or telescope imagery can reduce your chances of winning to 0! Challenge yourself and create your own!




Prizes:



Category #1:
Space


1st place
6 months Core membership (or 2400 points)
from communityrelations

2nd place
3 months Core membership (or 1200 points)
from communityrelations

3rd Place
1 month Core membership (or 400 points)
from communityrelations

Category #2:
Landscapes


1st place
6 months Core membership (or 2400 points)
from communityrelations

2nd place
3 months Core membership (or 1200 points)
from communityrelations

3rd Place
1 month Core membership (or 400 points)
from communityrelations






And journal features from
cosmicbound, ErikShoemaker, Space-Revived
for all winners






Judges:


:iconcosmicbound: :iconerikshoemaker:
More judges will be invited after the deadline. We don't want to prevent anyone from participating! :-)


Inspiration:


These gems should get your creative juices flowing.

Space

Earth's Engine Exposed by priteeboy The Archive by Julian-Faylona FISSURE by Nameless-Designer
Dark Planet Saga - Mine the moon by MLeth
SHield World Construction by AdamBurn Diamond Ring by priteeboy
Primus Ecumenicum by Julian-Faylona
Cybertron planet by JJasso Burial by SamODJ

Landscapes

Spiral Spires by priteeboy
 Looking Towards Home by Gate-To-Nowhere Volcanic evening by JustV23 
Alien Landscape by Chenthooran
Colors Of The Storm by Gate-To-Nowhere Exiled Reach - matte painting by Daazed-DA
ChainPlanet by Datem Planet Toa by artroni


Thanks for stopping by, and have fun!



Created at simplydevio.us
The second space art contest hosted by Space-Revived: Unique Planets! 
**Now closed for submissions!**
Add a Comment:
 
:icontadp0l3:
tadp0l3 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Some really nice contributions here! Good luck everyone! :)

Personally I had hope to submit another piece, but alas, missed the deadline :(
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:iconcosmicbound:
cosmicbound Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2016
:eager: by darkmoon3636 
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:iconwhendell:
Whendell Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Aquarium: The Planet by Whendell  I hope I'm not too late ... Chica Saw What You Did There (Chat Icon)  :D
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
holy shit, that was close :D amazing man! Thanks for participating!
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:iconwhendell:
Whendell Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Deadpool - Ashamed Thanks my friend! Happy parrot 
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:iconlukasfractalizator:
LukasFractalizator Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hope I made it in time, there's my entry - fav.me/dam30ss :)
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
still one day left, thanks :)
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:iconhankep:
hankep Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016
Late, but not too late.:) (Smile)  My entry:
Houston we have a problem by hankep
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:iconenergy-seed:
Energy-Seed Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016   General Artist
such fantastic work.. this really is an inspiring topic..
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:iconplayart-psd:
playart-PSD Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2016   General Artist
My contest deviation submission playart-psd.deviantart.com/art… is awaiting approval since Oct 14.
Why?
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sorry, it was burried under member invitations so I didn't see it. Thanks for your submission, it's accepted now :)
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:iconplayart-psd:
playart-PSD Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2016   General Artist
Many thanks!
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:icontyrantanarchy:
tyrantAnarchy Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016  Student
Hi there, you awesome volunteer~ :iconrainbowsparkleplz::iconhappyskipplz:

I've used our Contest Submission Form and added your contest to our New Directory over at AnotherContestGroup. I hope it's okay with you! Pray


We're here to feature contests like yours so more people can find it.  This is free, but donations to ACG-PointsDonations are very much welcome!

For prizes, we offer a Winner's Package for free. You can also use our poll features to let our 12,000+ members / watchers see your contest! You can read about them both in our FAQ journal. Follow the steps and you're good! If you'd like to be a Group Admin like me, our FAQ journal covers that, too!

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


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

p.s. DO NOT hide this comment please! It alerts ACG admins that this contest has already been listed. Thank you dear ^3^
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for adding the contest! :)
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:iconadoreluna:
adoreluna Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
my entry! :) 
Core Of The Portal Planet by adoreluna
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:iconnha86:
NHA86 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Im send second better landscape :)  Here ty

fav.me/daizfji
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:iconnha86:
NHA86 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 25, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
:)
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:iconnha86:
NHA86 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
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:iconniyya00:
niyya00 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Although, my skills are not as as awesome as the featured artworks but I will give it a try! ^_^ 
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you should! And it makes more sense to compare with the submissions so far because that's your real competition. :) The featured artworks were submitted by pro's over several years, whereas you just have two months of time. ;)
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:iconcosmicspark:
cosmicspark Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I started working on my piece of artwork, Now how do I make something "unique" ^_-... hrrmmm... got it! adding breasts to my planet.
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aww, I would have liked to see that though :D
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:iconcheshiremoonhime:
CheshireMoonHime Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
OH MY GOD. SO PRETTY. IF ONLY I CAN DO PLANETS ;_;
ALL I DO IS STARS SFDGHJK
Table Flip Table Flip Princess Bubblegum Table Flip Emoticon Flips A Table Emoji 
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
good opportunity to learn something new then! ;)
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:iconcheshiremoonhime:
CheshireMoonHime Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
YESSS. 
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:iconmartingust:
MartinGust Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a really cool theme for a contest.
I might enter if I can come up with an unique idea, which I guess is the hardest part XD

Can't wait to see what the others create :happybounce:
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
me too, and you should give it a try! But I know the feeling :D
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:iconart5ec:
ART5EC Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've got a question about this contest. Does the work in question necessarily have to fall into the traditional science fiction/space art category? Could it be more of a science fantasy/sword and planet setting, so long as it's still a planet? I have an idea for an entry (let's call it "Arcane Planet"), but I'd rather find out beforehand if it's allowed instead of it being rejected later. Save myself some heartbreak, haha.
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
most importantly the planet should be unique, it doesn't have to be "realistic" or anything. So that Arcane planet should be ok, I think. Would it be for the landscape or the planet category?
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:iconart5ec:
ART5EC Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Planet category.
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm curious how you'd achieve the fantasy feel from that distance. Go for it. :D
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:iconcosmicbound:
cosmicbound Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2016
Good question! As long as the emphasis is on the unique planet rather than e.g. a fantasy character, it should be fine! Of course, weird life forms can fit right into the unique planets theme too.
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:iconleo1lion1:
leo1lion1 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016
I think I have absolutely no chance.
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no harm in trying! :)
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:iconcosmicbound:
cosmicbound Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016
Sounds like a challenge, but do you accept?
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:iconleo1lion1:
leo1lion1 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016
I will try. :)
But i dont go in with the aim to get a price.
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:icontadp0l3:
tadp0l3 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Intriguing challenge(s). If I find time, I might give it a try. Though unique planets aren't really my forte. But all the more of a challenge...
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well time to step up your game then! ;P Looking forward to your entry!
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:iconcosmicbound:
cosmicbound Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016
Indeed, I think unique planets are quite a challenge!
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:iconcreationtakesun:
creationtakesun Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
i do a link about your contest in this home page group :icondrawing-tutorial: 
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you, much appreciated!
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:iconcreationtakesun:
creationtakesun Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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:iconartbyjeffro:
artbyjeffro Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OHOHOHOHHHHHH

*begins planet creation*

hehe, cant wait to see the entries!! :)
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha good luck and looking forward to yours! :)
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:iconcosmicbound:
cosmicbound Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016
:D
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:iconmethusulacomics:
MethusulaComics Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016
wow.
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:iconkesbet:
kesbet Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Is it has to be colorful and more like a painting? I'm not a digital painter, but I draw digitally, you know line work, which for landscapes may not be so visually attractive :)
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sorry for the late reply -- there's no restriction to specific styles. You should participate, your style certainly attracts me. :lol: 8-)
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:iconkesbet:
kesbet Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, thank you :-) So I will join the contest. Expect black and white entry with a landscape. I have an idea... :-)
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so cool!!
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