CONTEST BEGINS AT 12:00:00 AM (PT) ON August 30, 2012 AND ENDS AT

11:59:59 PM (PT) ON October 5, 2012 (THE "PROMOTION PERIOD").

1. How To Enter:

Membership to (the "Contest Site") is required to enter the Contest. Membership to is free. If Entrant is already a registered member, Entrant is not automatically entered into the Contest. Entrant must be at least 13 years old as of August 30, 2012. Contest is void where prohibited by law.

Entrant must follow the instructions on Contest Site and submit the completed entry of a piece of artwork (the "Work") that recreates one of three stock photographs provided at the Contest Site to show a vision of a post apocalyptic future.

The completed entry ("Work"):

  • must use one of the three images made available at the Contest Site.
  • must alter the photograph into a post apocalyptic vision while maintaining the position of these core components as applicable in the three photographs — the handshake, the family and the house;
  • should maximize a before and after comparison of the Work against the original photograph;
  • must maintain the aspect ratio of the chosen stock photograph and meet a minimum resolution requirements of 300 dpi;
  • must be submitted as a JPG or PNG file and may otherwise use any medium to alter the chosen digital photograph;
  • may include any additional original material made by Entrant;
  • may not contain stock images obtained from other members of deviantART or other companies, however, licensed fonts, stock brushes and textures are acceptable;
  • you may use elements from stock photographs found at; and
  • you must provide in the description section when you upload your entry a list of the stockproject.deviantart images you used in the Work, if any.
  • The Work must be submitted to the Contest Gallery found on the Contest Site in the form of a PNG or JPG file. Only online entries will be accepted. No hard copies of the entry will be accepted. Do not submit original files. ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11:59:59 PM (PT) October 5, 2012. No illegible, incomplete, forged or altered entries will be accepted. Entrants may enter as many Works as they like however duplicate entries are not allowed.

    1. Works will not be returned.
    2. The Work (i) must be the exclusive original work of the Entrant (other than permitted stock sources and the provided photographs) and made for the Contest; (ii) must be in keeping with the image of deviantART and Fotolia; (iii) may not be libelous or defamatory, pornographic, sexually explicit, unlawful or plagiarized, as determined by the deviantART and/or Fotolia in its sole discretion; (iv) must not be harassing, abusive, profane, obscene, excessively violent, racially, ethnically or sexually objectionable or similarly offensive in any way, as determined by deviantART and/or Fotolia in its sole discretion; (v) may not defame or invade publicity rights or privacy of any person, living or deceased, or otherwise infringe upon any person's personal or property rights or any other third party rights, or involve in the making of the Work physical harm to any person or animal; (vi) may not contain commercial/corporate advertising, including but not limited to corporate logos, brand names, and slogans; (vii) may not include any viruses, worms, corrupt files, Trojan horses, or other forms of corruptive code or content that may harm or compromise the Contest Site and/or the proper conduct of the Contest; (viii) may not use any water marks or large distinguishing artist marks (such as any prominent signature or symbol representing the artist) however a small signature is acceptable if removable; and (ix) if found to be in violation of these rules will be disqualified and therefore removed from the Contest Site Gallery.
    3. By submitting the Work, Entrant represents that (i) (s)he has the unrestricted right to submit the Work; (ii) all persons whose name or likeness appears in the Work (other than likenesses of people found in the provided photographs on the Contest Site or in images acquired through for the purposes of this Contest) have unconditionally consented in writing to their appearance in the Work and unconditionally granted Entrant in writing the right to submit the Work subject to these Official Rules, a copy of which consent and grant will be furnished to the Sponsor upon request; and (iii) the Work does not infringe upon any third party's proprietary or other rights. Entrant may use licensed fonts, brushes and textures in the Work and photographs found at
    4. All Works submitted will remain the exclusive property of the Entrant, provided that:
      • All images used in the Work acquired through the Contest Site and/or at are used under the Terms and Conditions found at;
      • During the Promotion Period, and for a period of one year thereafter, eligible Works submitted to the Contest may be posted at the Contest Site or otherwise displayed in selections made by deviantART and/or Fotolia, and in any form and media on or off the deviantART site, but only in connection with promotion of the Contest and/or with reference to the Contest;
      • During the ten (10) year period immediately following the Promotion Period (the "Display Period"), the Sponsor, and/or Fotolia may (but will not be obligated to) display prize winning Works in any form and media in connection with the promotion of their respective businesses;
      • Entrant acknowledges that deviantART and Fotolia may change, crop or otherwise alter any prize winning Work for the purposes of its use and/or display including the placement of their respective logos an/or company names on the Work;
      • Sponsor, and/or Fotolia may otherwise use prize winning Works in such manner and upon such terms and conditions as the relevant Entrant may approve in writing (such approval not to be unreasonably withheld, delayed or conditioned); and
      • Entrant may not authorize or permit any prize winning Work to be used to promote any product or service of any party other than Entrant, the Sponsor and/or Fotolia during the Display Period.


The 25 finalists will be announced on or about Friday the 19th of October, 2012, from all eligible and qualified entries. Twenty-five (25) finalists will be selected by full-time deviantART Staff on the basis of (1) Creative use of the assets provided; (2) Overall Impact of the Work; (3) Successful Interpretation of the Theme; (4) Technical Skill and (5) Effectiveness in a before and after display. One Grand Winner and the Second and Third Place Winners will be selected from the twenty-five semi-finalists by the Chairman of Fotolia Inc, Oleg Tschelzoff. Only one entry per Entrant may be chosen as a Finalist. The judges' decisions are final on all matters relating to the Contest. In the event of a tie in any portion of the judging process, the judges themselves will resolve the tie to the appropriate number of semi-finalists or ranked winners as applicable. Judging of the winners will be based on (1) Creative use of the assets provided; (2) Overall Impact of the Work; (3) Successful Interpretation of the Theme; (4) Technical Skill and (5) Effectiveness in a before and after display in whatever degree the judges believe to be appropriate in reaching a decision.


There will be twenty-two (22) Finalist Prize Packages, one (1) Grand Prize Winner Package, one (1) Second Place Prize Winner, and one (1) Third Place Prize Winner.

One (1) Grand-Prize Winner will receive: their winning entry published as a full page advertisement for Fotolia in HOW Magazine (Advertising layout subject to change, but artist’s credit will be included in the ultimate ad design), $1000 USD, $50 USD of credits at, choice of either The New iPad (16GB black) or Intuos5 touch Large Pen Tablet, 6,000 deviantART Points, dA Pro Digital Artist Backpack, deviantART hoodie of winner's choice (depending on availability), and a one (1) year Premium Membership to deviantART. Approximate Retail Value ("ARV"): $1,842.00 USD. Actual value may vary.

One (1) Second Place Winner will receive:$750 USD, $50 USD of credits at, Wacom Bamboo Create Pen & Tablet, 2,000 deviantART Points, dA Pro Digital Artist Backpack, deviantART T-Shirt of winner's choice (depending on availability), and a six (6) month Premium Membership to deviantART. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $1,149.00 USD.

One (1) Third Place Winner will receive:$500 USD, $50 USD of credits at, Wacom Bamboo Connect, 2,000 deviantART Points, dA Pro Digital Artist Backpack, deviantART T-Shirt of winner's choice choice (depending on availability), and a six (6) month Premium Membership to deviantART. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $779.00 USD.

The twenty-two (22) remaining Finalists will each receive: $25 USD of credits at, 800 deviantART Points, deviantART T-Shirt of winner's choice (depending on availability), three (3) month Premium Membership to deviantART. Total Approximate Retail Value ("ARV") of each Finalist Prize Package: $57.50 USD.

Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received and nature of Work. All prizes will be awarded (assuming sufficient number of entries). Sponsor reserves right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value. No other substitution or transfer of prizes permitted. Sponsor responsible only for prize delivery; not responsible for prize utility, quality or otherwise. Taxes and fees, if any, are the sole responsibility of prize winners. Sponsor will not replace any lost, mutilated or damaged prizes.


Contest open to deviantART members who are at least thirteen (13) years old as of August 30, 2012, except employees and volunteers (and their immediate families and members of the same household) of Sponsor and/or Fotolia and/or HOW Magazine, their affiliates, agents, judges and advertising and promotion agencies. There is no charge for deviantART membership.


Potential winners who are under the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence and their parent or legal guardian will, and other potential winners may, be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility and liability release and, where permitted, a publicity release. Prize may be forfeited if affidavit or releases are not returned within 14 days after mailing to potential winner or if prize notification letter or prize is returned as undeliverable. Winner agrees to Sponsor's use of his/her name, address, likeness, and/or prize information for promotional purposes in any medium without additional compensation to the extent permitted by law.


This Contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law and is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. This Contest will be governed by the internal laws of the State of California, USA. Any and all legal actions or claims arising in connection with this Contest must be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction within the State of California. Sponsor and judges not responsible for late, lost, stolen, damaged, garbled, incomplete, misaddressed, postage due, incorrect or misdirected entries, mail or communications, for errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects, or delays in operations or transmission of information, in each case whether arising by way of technical or other failures or malfunctions of computer hardware, software, communications devices, or transmission lines or data corruption, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to or alteration of entry materials, loss or otherwise. Sponsor and judges not responsible for electronic communications which are undeliverable as a result of any form of active or passive filtering of any kind, or insufficient space in Entrant's e-mail account to receive e-mail messages. Sponsor disclaims any liability for damage to any computer system resulting from participation in, or accessing, posting, uploading or downloading information in connection with, this Contest, and reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to modify, cancel, terminate or suspend this Contest should any virus, bug, technical failures, unauthorized human intervention or other causes beyond Sponsor's reasonable control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or proper conduct of the Contest. In the event of any such cancellation, termination or suspension, a notice will be posted on the Contest Site and the winners will be selected from among all eligible entries received prior to such time. Sponsor reserves the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify any Entrant from this Contest or any other promotion conducted now or in the future by Sponsor or any of its affiliates if the Entrant's fraud or misconduct adversely affects the integrity of the Contest. By participating in this Contest, each Entrant accepts the conditions stated in these Official Rules, agrees to be bound by the decisions of the judges and warrants that s/he is eligible to participate in this Contest. By accepting a prize, winner agrees to release Sponsor, Fotolia Inc., their directors, employees, officers, and agents, including without limitation, their advertising and promotion agencies, from any and all liability, loss or damages arising from or in connection with the awarding, receipt, and/or use or misuse of the prize or participation in any prize-related activities.




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