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Billy Blue Change Your World Winners

Mon Nov 11, 2013, 12:52 PM
 
 
 
 

In the Billy Blue Change Your World contest, we asked you to take something from the world around you and improve it, and the winners are in. Paul Brafield, Billy Blue College of Design Head of Academic Studies, picked the three winners who best changed their worlds!

Read Paul's comments below and check out the winning deviations. Each of our winners are taking home some amazing prizes, and the grand prize winner will get a trip to Hobart and free entry to the Museum of Old and New Art! Thank you to everyone who participated!

 
 
 

Judge's Comments

This entry was the overall winner because it captures a real world transformation of a domestic space. The transformation may just be a humble decoration of a garage door, but it's much more than that as well - the piece speaks about the time and effort we invest to change the world, and to turn our small patch of it into a home. The choice of a GIF is just right and fits with the honesty of the work, because it captures a small piece of time and shows us the process and the artist - all of which makes the work very open and inviting and draws us in, just like the freshly decorated garage door now draws in passers-by.

Prizes

  • Leica V-Lux 4 Camera
  • Trip to MONA: Flights
  • (from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane) to Hobart
  • 2 x nights accommodation for 2 in Hobart
  • Ferry and entry to MONA
  • 12-Month Premium Membership to deviantART.com
  • *Travel dates are subject to availability and some blockout dates apply.

 
 

Judge's Comments

Skillfully executed with great impact. The playful title of the work indicates that the artist was in full command of the concept. Far from being deprived, the painted marks and splashes over the eyes convey magic and power to the subjects in the work - their eyes are covered but we're jealous, we get the sense that they're seeing something magical and we want to know what it is.

Prizes

  • MacBook Pro 15"
  • 6-Month Premium Membership to deviantART.com

 
 

Judge's Comments

Part of the charm of this piece is the way in which elements and themes are visually threaded together. The mix of illustration and photography, 'real' nature and drawn nature, material and virtual cutouts, paper and trees, gives the imaginary world of reading a place in the physical world, and so in its own small way the work visualises imagination as a force for changing that world.

Prizes

  • Wacom Intuos 5 medium tablet
  • 3-Month Premium Membership to deviantART.com

 


In the Billy Blue Change Your World contest, we challenged you to take something from the world around you and improve upon it. We sent the semi-finalists to Paul Brafield, Billy Blue College of Design Head of Academic Studies, who chose these three winners!
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:icontouchedvenus:
TouchedVenus Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
These are wonderful! Congrats to the winners! :D
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:iconloza-muse:
Loza-Muse Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Congratz to the winners! Much deserved!  :) Was glad just to get the chance to participate! 
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:iconxsakurachu:
xSakuraChu Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
They're beautiful. :)
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:iconrainyblacksmith:
RainyBlacksmith Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Congrats... they are heaps good

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:iconkiki34:
kiki34 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
congrats you guys
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Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats to the winners.
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ayumil Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
Good luck placing that 'GIF' in the Frankie magazine. Although I agree the winner did a great job and congrats on coming first place, the rules state the file must be PNG or JPG format....
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:icondavenwolf:
Davenwolf Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
ayumil the rules were changed part way through to include gif files. I think i actually have a screenshot of the original rules somewhere.
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:iconmadizzlee:
madizzlee Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013   General Artist
Hello!

The long form Official Rules which we encouraged participants to read did state that .GIFs were allowed. 
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:iconrhynwilliams:
RhynWilliams Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013   Traditional Artist
Congratulations :party:
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:iconapparate:
apparate Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations to the winners. :D
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:iconasvoria1:
Asvoria1 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Brilliant. Congratulations to the winners, and a job well done to all who entered :):thumbsup:
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:iconblueartis:
blueartis Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Professional Photographer
Great work!
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:iconwdnest:
wdnest Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Professional Writer
Lovely work here.
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations everybody :love:
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:iconartbycher:
ArtByCher Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013   Traditional Artist
EXCELLENT!! Congratulations winners!! :clap:
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:iconivanka-a:
ivanka-a Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats to the winners!
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:iconpulbern:
pulbern Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Such wonderful entries! :w00t:
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:icondudethecthuluslayer:
DudeTheCthuluSlayer Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
These are absolutely stunning! Great work, all of you! 
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:iconyobtaf:
Yobtaf Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
Congrats :clap: First place really deserves it :) 
However second and third, as good as they are, both had watermarks and watermarks were prohibited as part of the rules (including dA ones according to $Moonbeam13 when they told me) soo yeah...wat? 
I still think third was really good (if it hadn't had a watermark)
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:iconmadizzlee:
madizzlee Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013   General Artist
Hello there!

The second place winner provided artwork without the watermark when she uploaded her deviation, which is why we accepted it. While the image was displayed as having the watermark, the entry itself did not.

For the third place winner, we do not consider the white image in the corner a watermark, but instead believe it is the artist's digital signature, as it is in the bottom right and not intended to obscure the image. We know that people will have different definitions for watermarks and signatures, but we do feel this fits the specified guidelines.

I hope this helps answer any questions you may have!

Thanks!
-$madizzlee
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:icondavenwolf:
Davenwolf Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
The rules also changed during the contest 
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:icondavenwolf:
Davenwolf Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
So how do you address the the copyright restrictions? that was also a violation of the rules.
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:iconyobtaf:
Yobtaf Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
Well when I asked if I could use the default deviantart watermark (which both those entries used, if you look closely you will see that the 3rd one does have a dA watermark) I was told by both moonbeam and yourself that watermarks were not allowed which suggests there was a blanket ban on them including the dA watermarks in question comments.deviantart.com/1/3998… so that does not make sense. Why was it when I asked that these watermarks were not permitted and now they are?
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:icondavenwolf:
Davenwolf Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I fully agree about the allowing of watermarks which was clearly against the rules.
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:iconyobtaf:
Yobtaf Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
Yeah, it kind of sucks for everyone else who did follow the rule  :S I'm just particularly annoyed as I took the time to actually ask them if dA watermarks were allowed and they told me they weren't then proceeded to allow those that had them to win...but I guess the decision is final so oh well :shrug: 
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Too bad this contest didn't happen a year earlier, back before I did a huge garden transformation in my front yard :shakefist: I do like that first one though, I often see bland walls and think of how they can be made more interesting :)
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:iconannomar:
AnnOmar Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats !!!
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:iconameneko98:
ameneko98 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, 3 is cute~!
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:icontorotix:
Torotix Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
I really like the first place and I agree with the judge's comments, but congrats to all :)
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:iconesebeidoran:
EsebeiDoran Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think 1st should be 2nd and 2nd should be 1st. But that's just my taste
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:iconry-spirit:
Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
congrats all!
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:iconnestharon:
Nestharon Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013   Writer
Congratulations to all, but in my opinion the third place should be the first and the first should be the third. But this is my opinion ;p :)
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:iconkimsol:
kimsol Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
Congratulations! :D
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:iconvaisslogus:
VaissLogus Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
concgrats guys awesome work :D
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:iconmadizzlee:
madizzlee Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013   General Artist
Congratulations winners!
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:iconcouchycreature:
CouchyCreature Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Most excellent choices and big congrats to the winners.
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:icontehangelscry:
TehAngelsCry Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Wow, such awesome pieces! :squee: Congratulations guys! 
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:iconnegatic:
Negatic Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Professional
:la:
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