Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
×

:iconmoonbeam13: More from Moonbeam13


Featured in Collections

Contests by alexandrasalas

Contests by faeorain

Journals by 11KairiMayumi11


More from DeviantArt



Details

Submitted on
December 3, 2013
Submitted with
Sta.sh Writer
Link
Thumb

Stats

Views
74,331 (1 today)
Favourites
399 (who?)
Comments
1,224
×

Despicable Me 2 Contest

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 10:22 AM
CONTEST CLOSED
Contest Ends Dec. 9, 2013 at 11:59 PM, Los Angeles, CA time.

Join the Minion Nation and create your own unique Minions in any environment. Additional Despicable Me characters may also be included.

Watch the Mini-Movies Sneak Peek for inspiration and ideas.

Create your own unique Minions using any drawing tool. You may include additional Despicable Me characters. You can place your character(s) in any environment.

Enter your artwork into the contest by using the SUBMIT ENTRY NOW button below. Your entry must be a single .JPG or .PNG file and must be approximately 2,000 pixels in width by 550 pixels in height.

Each grand prize winner will receive $1,000 USD, a copy of Despicable Me 2 Blu-ray and their entry will be featured in a billboard on the deviantART homepage that links directly to the winner's deviantART profile for maximum exposure!

THE DESPICABLE ME 2 MINION FAN ART CONTEST BEGINS AT 12:00:00 AM PACIFIC TIME (PT) ON December 3, 2013 AND ENDS AT 11:59:59 PM (PT) ON DECEMBER 9, 2013.

  • Entrant must be at least 13 years old as of December 3, 2013;
  • Entrant must reside in any of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. territories, possessions and the U.S. military installations, or Canada, to be eligible;
  • Entries must be received by 11:59:59 PM (PT) on December 9, 2013 and be submitted through the contest gallery on deviantART;
  • Membership to www.deviantart.com is required to enter the Contest;
  • Membership to www.deviantart.com is free;
  • Entrant must submit an original rendering of one or more Minions from Despicable Me, in any environment;
  • The Work may originate in any drawing medium but must be submitted as a single .JPG or .PNG file;
  • Your entry must be approximately 2,000 pixels in width by 550 pixels in height;
  • You may not use any third party stock images for the Work nor any other third party content, however, licensed brushes and textures are acceptable. Do not include the Despicable Me name in your entry;
  • Other requirements and restrictions apply and please read the Official Rules carefully.

Three grand prize winners will be selected by full-time deviantART Staff on or about December 13, 2013, from all eligible and qualified entries.

Judges will use the following criteria in whatever degree the judges believe appropriate:

  • Use of the Despicable Me Minions in the Work;
  • Overall Impact of the Work;
  • Originality and Artistic Skill.


DeviantART presents the Despicable Me 2 Minion Fan Art Contest! This contest challenges you to join the Minion Nation by creating your own unique minions in any environment. Three grand prize winners will receive $1,000 USD, a copy of Despicable Me 2 on Blu-ray, and the winning entries will be featured in a billboard on the deviantART homepage! Enter now!
Add a Comment:
 
:icondjwaglmuffin:
djwagLmuffin Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, crud. Worked hard on mine. >:(
Reply
:iconmoonbeam13:
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Don't give up, there will be more contests :)
Reply
:iconmiketheartist:
miketheartist Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I see that there have been two winners announced, including one that used an outside, copyright protected theme (The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly). Is this legit?

Seems like a little bending of the rules is cool and groovy? Though, not to the artists that came up with their own theme and such.

From the Official Contest Rules:
  • The Work:
    • must be approximately 2,000 pixels in width and 550 pixels in height;
    • must be the Entrant's original work made for the Contest and may not use stock materials from others, trademarks, or characters other than those from the Despicable Me films;
    • licensed brushes and textures are acceptable as well as original assets from the Entrant's own work, and visual elements from Despicable MeDo not include the "Despicable Me" name in your entry;
Reply
:iconmoonbeam13:
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi =miketheartist

I wanted to take a minute to address your concerns. The entry you are inquiring about does depict actual characters from "Despicable Me" pretending to be from a western with specific reference to the concept of “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.”  The reference to that film is as cultural material used in common conversation.  It is not the placement of the characters from the film into the entry and the entry doesn’t “copy” the people from the films.  It does use some similar elements, but altered in a way that the Despicable Me minions would have done if they were play acting a western.  As such we did not interpret the entry as containing any actual trademarks, characters or copyrighted content belonging to a third party.  We do, however, appreciate your question and understand your concern.


All the best,

Danie


Reply
:iconmiketheartist:
miketheartist Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm sorry, but I wholeheartedly disagree. That piece is clearly based on the movie. Oh well. Guess I won't be entering any more contests on deviantArt, and once my current membership runs out, I won't be paying for another.
Reply
:iconwascawwywabbit:
WascawwyWabbit Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
I totally concur.  It's a blatant spoof of he GBU movie using Minion characters.  With that said, it is an awesome job of it and much credit due the creator, however it is a clear violation of the rules.   But that is DA and how they've always operated, with extreme bias and prejudice, which is why I would never bother with any of their contests.

Additionally, I don't see any mention of Universal Studios and their intellectual property, or a release and permission thereto.  Meanwhile DA is encouraging the manipulation, copying and usage of Universal characters without giving the participants any legal release or permission from Universal, while DA reaps the benefits and rewards of increased exposure and financial gains from the promotion.
Reply
:iconmiketheartist:
miketheartist Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Exactly, and well put.
Reply
:iconifoundtheway:
IFoundtheWay Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
Is there going to be a journal about the winners and if so when is it going to be posted Danielle?
Reply
:iconmoonbeam13:
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
There will be an announcement and it will be posted soon :) Stay tuned!
Reply
:iconifoundtheway:
IFoundtheWay Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
kk Thanks Danielle!
Reply
:iconoutofmeds:
OutofMeds Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Dang, I was in the hospital when the first two were shown. I was able to see the third on the 17, after my return home. It was good, way better then my entry, but wish they'd hurry up and tell who all won.
Reply
:iconicexdragon:
IceXDragon Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, I missed the billboard takeover.:XD: Apparently the add blocking feature on safari and firefox blocked it.:grump:

Congrats to the winners!:la::la::la: They all looked amazing!:omg:
Reply
:iconmandiemanzano:
mandiemanzano Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Congrats to the winner but i really feel like "Birth of the banana" was robbed. That should have been first pick. www.deviantart.com/art/The-Bir…
Reply
:iconifoundtheway:
IFoundtheWay Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013
I agree as well.
Reply
:iconcolvindavid:
Colvindavid Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree 100%
Reply
:iconifoundtheway:
IFoundtheWay Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
Billboard takeover today 12-17-13: cxartist.deviantart.com/art/Dr…
Reply
:iconjhtriune:
JHTriune Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've not been able to see any winners, but if you pay not to see any ads, they might not appear at all.  Kinda just thought of this, anyone else?
Reply
:iconifoundtheway:
IFoundtheWay Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
Yes, they show up as ads in the homepage. www.deviantart.com/
Here are the winners that they've shown so far
Billboard takeover 12-15-13: fav.me/d6xcx0o
Billboard takeover 12-16-13: fav.me/d6x4om2
Reply
:iconjhtriune:
JHTriune Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nope.  I don't see it.  
Reply
:iconmgartist:
MGartist Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Student General Artist
Who won the contest?
Reply
:iconifoundtheway:
IFoundtheWay Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
Billboard takeover 12-15-13: fav.me/d6xcx0o
Billboard takeover 12-16-13: fav.me/d6x4om2
We'll know the third and final winner in less than 2hrs.
Reply
:iconcjm-collexionz:
CJM-Collexionz Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Could people link me yesterday's and today's winners, as I'm in the UK and cannot see them. Thanks.
Reply
:iconfaeorain:
faeorain Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Here is the 3rd winner...

Reply
:iconcjm-collexionz:
CJM-Collexionz Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you man. I knew this one was a winner!
Reply
:iconfaeorain:
faeorain Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
No problem! :wave: 
Reply
:iconfaeorain:
faeorain Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Here is todays winner. I'm not sure how to retrieve yesterdays, though.

Reply
:iconcjm-collexionz:
CJM-Collexionz Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. Don't worry. I'll try to find out yesterday's winner. Didn't expect today's one to be a winner, but it is good.
Reply
:iconifoundtheway:
IFoundtheWay Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
Yesterday's winner: fav.me/d6xcx0o
Reply
:iconcjm-collexionz:
CJM-Collexionz Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
God bless. Thank you.
Reply
:iconifoundtheway:
IFoundtheWay Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
Np :)
Reply
:iconpayneblackheart:
PayneBlackheart Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol, I still do not see the winner for today..someone help me out?
Reply
:iconifoundtheway:
IFoundtheWay Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
www.deviantart.com/ At the very top you'll see the banner. It shows up as an ad.
Reply
:iconpayneblackheart:
PayneBlackheart Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! I just caught it...lol. still new.
Reply
:iconifoundtheway:
IFoundtheWay Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
Np :) If you stick around in less than an hour the next one should be up. 12:00 a.m. PST is when they'll show the next one and new DD.
Reply
:iconpayneblackheart:
PayneBlackheart Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Right on! But , I will be slumbering, that's 1 am my time. Lol. I will see it when I wake I am sure.
Reply
:iconifoundtheway:
IFoundtheWay Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
GN ;D and GL!
Reply
:iconpayneblackheart:
PayneBlackheart Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, and to you as well.
Reply
:iconifoundtheway:
IFoundtheWay Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
Thanks very much :)
Reply
:iconcrazyartist12:
crazyartist12 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ahhhhhh....American/Canadian only?! oh...:icongruplz:
Reply
:icondeliomega:
DeliOmega Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
can someone link me yesterday winner?
Reply
:iconifoundtheway:
IFoundtheWay Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
Yesterday's winner: fav.me/d6xcx0o
Today's winner: fav.me/d6x4om2
Reply
:iconifoundtheway:
IFoundtheWay Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
www.deviantart.com/ At the very top you'll see the banner. It shows up as an ad. They showed the first one today 12-15-13, one tomorrow 12-16-13, and one on 12-17-13 PST.
Reply
:icongothicblueeyes:
GothicBlueEyes Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Just waiting to see who wins is making me sick to my stomach...seriously...I saw the one winner banner, and theirs looks AMAZING but it made my heart jump and now I don't feel good. I know its a long shot from me winning and didn't want to get my hopes up, but this money would help my mother so much during this time with getting the custody of my three cousins. And I had so much fun making my picture, my cousins even drew a few pictures of the minions to inspire me, I spent a few all nighters to finish it and it was worth making.
Good luck everyone!!!
Reply
:iconfaeorain:
faeorain Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Can anyone provide a link to the first winner? For some reason, I can't see any banner on the homepage.
Reply
:iconfaeorain:
faeorain Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Scratch that...I figured it out. I was trying to see it on Firefox and Comodo Dragon and it wouldn't work, so I tried IE and I was able to see it. I knew I kept that around for something :)
Reply
:iconoaencrim-ross:
OaenCrim-Ross Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
do u have a link to the first winner? I can only see the second one on the banner.
Reply
:iconfaeorain:
faeorain Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Oh wait, here it is...somebody else posted it above...

Reply
:iconoaencrim-ross:
OaenCrim-Ross Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you :). By the way, I love your style of art!
Reply
:iconfaeorain:
faeorain Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
Reply
:iconfaeorain:
faeorain Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
No, sorry. I was only able to get the link for the one that is posted currently. They only show one at a time.  
Reply
Add a Comment: