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Chaos Panda by $chix0r

We're throwing one panda, one light, one pie up against the incredibly successful Fotolia One Cat, One Fruit, and One Clock Contest. Let's see if our new completely crazed random selection can pull in more than the 10,000 entries we received last time.

Here's the big twist: This time, we're challenging you to use the theme of "plans gone wrong" in your image.

You must use one each of the specific pandas, lights, and pies provided in the asset pack and create an image showing "plans gone wrong." Your entry can originate in any medium! These are stock pictures. You can trace them, draw them, photomanipulate them, stack them, cook them or even collage them!

Official Rules
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  • Dozens of pandas are escaping the zoo and taking over a city. People are running in chaos as one of the pandas hangs from a traffic light and another stares into the window of a pie shop.
  • After working hard in the mines all day, two pandas sit down at a diner. A waitress, who is carrying some pie, trips over one of their mine hats (which has a light attached) and smashes it into the panda's face. Classic!
  • A freshly-made pie is sitting on a kitchen counter. The panda who cooked it has stacked up three chairs to help him replace a dead lightbulb. As he climbs to the top, the chairs begin to wobble, seconds away from toppling over.

You must use at least one panda, one light, and one pie from the asset pack in an image with the theme of  "plans gone wrong".

Must use one of these pandas:

Must use one of these lights:

Must use one of these pies:

Download Assets

Once you finish your piece, upload your artwork image as a PNG or JPG file to the contest here. You can submit as many entries as you'd like until the deadline! Don't forget to list your stock resources if you use them.

Submit Artwork

While you wait for the judges' decisions, check out the current contest entries by clicking below and make sure to visit stockproject.fotolia.com.

Browse Entries

Feel free to use free stock from #StockProject, or you can use paid stock if you have an account with StockProject.Fotolia.com or Fotolia. You may use stock brushes and textures. You can always use your own original images, but you cannot use stock images obtained from other members of deviantART or other sources. Read the Official Rules about disclosing your stock resources.

  • Winner will receive $1,500 USD
  • $100 USD of credits at stockproject.fotolia.com
  • Wacom Intuos4 Medium Tablet
  • 8,000 deviantART Points
  • dA Pro Digital Artist Backpack
  • deviantWEAR hoodie of winner's choice*
  • One year Premium Membership to deviantART
  • 1 year subscription for Kelby Training Online Classes
  • $1,000 USD
  • $75 USD of credits at stockproject.fotolia.com
  • Wacom Intuos4 Small Tablet
  • 5,000 deviantART Points
  • dA Pro Digital Artist Backpack
  • deviantWEAR T-shirt of winner's choice*
  • 6-month Premium Membership to deviantART
  • 1 year subscription for Kelby Training Online Classes
  • $500 USD
  • $50 USD of credits at stockproject.fotolia.com
  • Wacom Bamboo Pen & Touch Tablet
  • 3,000 deviantART Points
  • dA Pro Digital Artist Backpack
  • deviantWEAR T-shirt of winner's choice*
  • 3-month Premium Membership to deviantART
  • 1 year membership to National Association of Photoshop Professionals
*Depending on availability.

Entry must be received by 11:59:59 PM (PT – - Los Angeles CA, USA) on August 16, 2011 and must be submitted to the Contest gallery on www.deviantart.com "click here."

  • Entrants must be at least 13 years old to participate. Residents of any country are eligible.
  • Entires can originate in any medium but must be in PNG or JPG file format when submitted. Online entries only, hard copies not accepted.
  • Entries must contain at least the images of one panda, one light and one pie from the preselected images made available in the asset pack "click here."
  • You must provide in the description section (when you upload your entry) a list of the stock materials you used, if any, in the entry excluding the images provided in the asset pack at the Contest Site;
  • Entries may not use any watermarks or distinguishing artist marks (such as prominent signatures).
  • You may submit more than one entry but an artist cannot have multiple entries as semi-finalists.
  • You must be a member of deviantART to enter. Membership is free.
Official Rules

25 semi-finalists will be chosen by full-time deviantART staff.

From the 25 semi-finalists, the three winners will be chosen by the world-wide Chairman of Fotolia, Inc., Oleg Tscheltzoff.

All entries will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Creative Use of Assets Provided
  • Successful Interpretation of the Theme
  • Overall Impact
  • Technical Skill
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:iconthr3spawn:
Thr3spawn Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Student General Artist
What I wanna know is what if the winners drew their admission with just pencil? Would they have still won?
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:iconamicus221:
amicus221 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Who won?
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:iconamicus221:
amicus221 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Nevermind....
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:iconmann-of-lamancha:
Mann-of-LaMancha Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
congrats to the winners! :D

wow! not at ALL who I thought would win, very shocked.
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:iconedwindesign:
edwindesign Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
[link]
sooo exciting
[link]
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:iconsevenspw:
Sevenspw Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011   General Artist
Check mine mine mine ! :)) Me me me me mo mo moooo !:))
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:iconedwindesign:
edwindesign Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
exciting as always. seen a lotttt of good entries.
but i don't think that mine is half bad
please check it and tell me wat you think

[link]
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:iconouranartgirl:
ouranartgirl Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
I really hope that the judge who was in a car accident is okay! Thats WAY more important than a contest! If any of you are in contact with him/her please give me there user name or at least tell them get well from me!

Thanks,
Ouranartgirl!
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:iconnoojie-woojie:
Noojie-Woojie Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
:rofl:, the car accident is not true. The deviant that posted that was just kidding.
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:iconouranartgirl:
ouranartgirl Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
really? Wel I feel stupid!
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:iconnoojie-woojie:
Noojie-Woojie Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
But at least it's now clear. :D
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:iconouranartgirl:
ouranartgirl Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
what do you mean?
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:iconnoojie-woojie:
Noojie-Woojie Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
That the accident thing is not true.
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:iconouranartgirl:
ouranartgirl Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
Right. Did you make it to the semi finalists? If you entered that is! I know I didn't but I entered for fun, not to win!:nana:
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:iconcyberlogic:
CyberLogic Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
Ha! I've got patience for another day because when I first read the rules I misread the announcement date and thought it was for the 29th. :slow:
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:iconhaereetouch:
haereetouch Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
omg >< so exciting!! D:
the tension is rising hehe
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:iconitsme98:
itsme98 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No winners yet???XD
i CAN'T wait...XD
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:iconguzz2020:
guzz2020 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
Any official words from the people in charge of the contest?
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:iconsarafinconcepts:
Sarafinconcepts Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011   Digital Artist
Curious myself!
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:iconarriku:
arriku Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Me too. The fact that the deadline has passed means the wait is now indefinite. ): I feel anxious...
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:iconsarafinconcepts:
Sarafinconcepts Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011   Digital Artist
Well it says "...on or around August 25th..." so, it depends what "around" means, I guess!

Good luck to all!
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:iconneonila:
Neonila Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
Nice entry Sara :)
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:iconsarafinconcepts:
Sarafinconcepts Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks Neonila! :)
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:iconnarcolepsyinc:
narcolepsyinc Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I entered their birthday caption contest and it's been well over a week since the time that the contest ended. Everyone with that contest has just assumed that the contest is dead and we will never know who won. Really hope that doesn't happen with this contest, as I actually put some time and work into it.
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:iconlandale:
Landale Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
But they did announce Caption winners more than 6hours ago, yesterday. I read about it in :iconmoonbeam13: feautured journal =). Incase you missed.
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:iconnarcolepsyinc:
narcolepsyinc Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't find what you're talking about, and when going to the caption contest page, people are still posting about how no winner has been announced.
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:iconlandale:
Landale Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
Here's the Caption link for you as well. [link]
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:iconnarcolepsyinc:
narcolepsyinc Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nevermind, found it. Got an honorable mention, awesome :)
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:iconmann-of-lamancha:
Mann-of-LaMancha Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
went to :iconmoonbeam13:'s journal and didn't see anything like what you are talking about...
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:iconlandale:
Landale Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
You're right, it was the Pimps and Whoes NEWS article and not journal, that she's updates hence I saw her post it. Anyway here you go [link]
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:iconmann-of-lamancha:
Mann-of-LaMancha Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aha! I see, thanks! :)
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:iconcyberlogic:
CyberLogic Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
Ha! I like the humor in your contest entries. :laughing:
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:iconhaereetouch:
haereetouch Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
hehe this is so exciting :3
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:iconprevisha:
Previsha Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
Well I hope even without using a tablet I could stand a chance to win..... But I guess it depends on what the judges are looking for. Some of the artwork is amazing but it comes down to what they feel best represents this contest.
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:iconcyberlogic:
CyberLogic Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
Keep the hope alive! :D From what I've seen in previous contests, it's usually the artist that has the best idea that places over one that has a more visually appealing artwork.

I don't have a tablet either but I still did my best to come up with an interesting and [hopefully] unique idea. :XD:
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:icongrrroch:
grrroch Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
The main problem of dA contests is that they are giving to us PHOTOS that we can make an art and win a tablet, but everyone upload their beautiful drawings and because of that everyone else, which do not have tablets have no chances. I have one on my desk, but just give other people chance to win their own.
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:iconpaigerange:
PaigeRange Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
I agree with you, I have the same feeling. But... others have a fair point too....
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:iconochrejelly:
OchreJelly Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011   Digital Artist
The point of the majority of DA's contests isn't to provide tablets to those who don't have them. :)
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:iconsunny1247:
sunny1247 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
to be fare, those without tablets could use the skills they have with traditional tools and mediums such as pen and paper, paint, etc. Tablet's are a great tool, but if you win, it's not because you used a tablet. It's because you new how to use your tools, your idea was good, it's what the judges wanted, and you followed the rules.
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:iconzmote:
zmote Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I think grrroch has a fair point there. Generally people who already have a tablet are people that have developped their skills with that tool and mostly transported their traditional skills to the digital environement. The tool maybe secondary, but it does make an impact with what tool you developped your skills and what tools allow you to go how far.

You can make an awesome piece with composition work, but painting means you have a lot more free space to draw from MORE QUICKLY, whereas with comps you would need to gather all those images, and for images you can't shoot yourself, you have to buy from fotolia. So those without tablets and the workflow and skill range it can allow you to develop on are actually more limited than those with a tablet and thus the workflow.

I mean, I guess they can use the money, but what do they do with the tablets?
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:iconsunny1247:
sunny1247 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
craigslist or ebay it and get more money I would guess.

Solution - purchase an inexpensive tablet and start building skills. There are decent starter tablets out there for under $100. Buying new things to help you to win new things is always a good excuse to get a new toy.
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:iconliiga:
liiga Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
Is this a bad time to mention that this contest is not restricted to the digital medium? <.<

Also, having a tablet does not necessarily mean having the latest Intuos, and they do wear over time, especially for those who use them frequently.
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:iconzmote:
zmote Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
it's just a realisation, that upcoming artist could need the prizes more. Well that's my thought.
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:iconliiga:
liiga Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
So would you rather they award tablets for failing to meet the technical execution criteria or not award them at all? ._.
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:iconzmote:
zmote Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
You could start giving money prices to the first, second, third places and award the tablets to "lower" ranks. What would be wrong with that?
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:iconliiga:
liiga Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
The fact that nobody who gets the 1st-3rd place would be able to win a tablet from it? :P Unless you're suggesting to add the value of tablets in extra money, in which case I suspect they have some budget restrictions.
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:iconmann-of-lamancha:
Mann-of-LaMancha Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
While I totally agree that awards should be based on achievement and thus ability, I also believe that the chairman of fotolia, who will pick from dA's 25 chosen finalists, will pick winners based on clarity of pictures that best exemplify his site's pictures.

This is hard for me because the digital tools I have don't allow that fine a clarity and show some pixelation (where others have closeup's with GORGEOUS vivid detail). The better tools and not ability will win in that context in my mind.
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:iconguzz2020:
guzz2020 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
You can get a tablet for $45 at Amazon and they even have 4.5 star rating just like the much more expensive ones.

Yeah that may be the purpose of the contest, doing some advertising ;)
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:iconliiga:
liiga Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
Pixelation? Odd. Have you tried working with a larger canvas (especially during post-processing)? Downsizing works wonders for presentation.
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makoyomyumi Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
one of the judges suffered an "accident" because he forgot paste brake on a road curve please be patient....
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