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The Movie

New from producer Tim Burton and director Shane Acker comes the post-apocalyptic fantasy "9". In the too-near future, the world's machines have turned on mankind, decimating the human population before being largely shut down.

In a mission to salvage the legacy of civilization, a group of small creations were given the spark of life by a scientist in the final days of humanity. Surviving past the apocalypse, one of their own, #9 (voiced by Elijah Wood), emerges and displays leadership qualities that may help them survive and possibly even thrive.

With their group so few, these "stitchpunk" creations must summon individual strengths in order to outwit and fight against the still-functioning machines.

"9" is in theatres 9/9/09.

The Contest

Give your own creation the spark of life! The fictional universe of "9" is filled with creatures of all shapes and sizes, constructed primarily of found objects from the wasteland that Earth has turned into. DeviantART and Focus Features are challenging you to do what you do best and get creative! Invent a machine-like creature of your own using common, household found objects, and submit drawings, paintings, sculptures, and even photographs of your creature.

Check out the trailer above and images from the movie for inspiration!

Download Images Read Official Rules for Details

Win These Prizes!

1st

  • XBox Elite
  • $550 American Express Gift Card
  • "9" Prize Pack, including "9" soundtrack,
    shirt, sweatshirt, poster, book, and more!
  • devWEAR shirt of your choice*
  • 1 year deviantART premium membership

2nd

  • $450 American Express Gift Card
  • "9" Prize Pack, including "9" soundtrack,
    trading cards, shirt, stickers, and more!
  • devWEAR shirt of your choice*
  • 1 year deviantART premium membership

3rd

  • $250 American Express Gift Card
  • "9" Prize Pack, including "9" soundtrack,
    trading cards, shirt, stickers, and more!
  • devWEAR shirt of your choice*
  • 1 year deviantART premium membership
*depending on availability

Rules

  • Entry must be received by 11:59:59 PM (PT) on September 18, 2009 and be submitted to the Contest gallery on www.deviantart.com "click here."
  • Entrants must be 13 years or older (18 in the state of Maine) and a US resident to participate;
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  • Entries must be in GIF, PNG, or JPG file format;
  • Entries may originate in any medium;
  • Entries must be made for this contest;
  • You may submit more than one entry;
  • Online entries only, hard copies not accepted;
  • You must be a member of deviantART to enter. Membership is free.

Judging

Your work will be judged on the basis of Creativity and Technical Skill.

25 Semi-Finalists will be selected by a panel of full time deviantART Community Relations and Creative staff.

The 25 Semi-Finalists will be judged by the director of "9", Shane Acker!*

*This update was made 9/1/09. Shane Acker has replaced members of the Focus Features creative staff as finalist judge.

Read Official Rules for Details

Check out the beasts of "9" for inspiration from the film!

Enter and be saved!

Submit Your Work

When our world ended, Their mission began.

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:iconperidot894:
peridot894 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
These monsters are cool!
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:iconjackypandachan:
jackypandachan Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Student Artist
I have to be in the United States to participate? racists,
RACISTS!!!!!
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:iconcrzymonkey209:
Crzymonkey209 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
:thumb176967225:
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:iconcarsis:
Carsis Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Ya know, I know that I couldn't enter this contest due a few factors.

1) I'm a Canadian citizen.

2) I'm a Canadian citizen

and
3) I'm not an american citizen :|

regardless, I don't think I ever really mentioned online here my entry.
a bit late now I know :p but still, I'm gonna show it off for those who still care.
I know your out there! :D

[link]
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:iconsw-eden:
sw-eden Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009   Digital Artist
I dont understand, the message just coma to my account today, but the contest was already end.
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:iconjose-miranda:
Jose-Miranda Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009   Digital Artist
Won't be trying out for anymore DA contests.
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:iconfreaks2:
Freaks2 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009
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:iconsonickitty11:
SonicKitty11 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009  Student
HI
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:iconskrattch:
SkraTtcH Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009
when and where are they putting up the 25 finalists?
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:icononestargraphics:
OneStarGraphics Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009
It's already a done deal...

[link]
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:iconpoke-master250:
Poke-Master250 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009
I saw "9" the day it came out :)
I thought it was uber awesome!! :lol:
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:iconshadowhedgehog2009:
shadowhedgehog2009 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009
cool but do not bannd silver firend Flip-Reaper-Zouo he good he nice he cool art ok lot him stay or silver wil be mad and not come back
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:iconcreevesabudd:
CReevesABudd Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009  Professional General Artist
I wont be trying anymore DA contest, I dont feel they are fairly judged. Congrats to all the ones who were selected, very sad the director wont even see the rest.
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:icongraaaco-chan:
graaaco-chan Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009   Traditional Artist
wait--- are the results already out???

mine wasn't colored, and i did it rather informally as a sketch... well, xbox games are expensive anyways...
do they really only show him a select few?
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:iconazroix:
Azroix Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009  Professional General Artist
As far as the contest rules states, only the selected 25 submissions will be judged by Shane Acker. Whether or not he will see any others is up for speculation at this point.
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:iconelectric-guitar:
Electric-Guitar Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009
It really wasn't judged fairly was it? Very disappointing. Besides the lack of variety I also noticed that although this was meant to be concept contest, a few depict scences rather then fully mapping out their creature. Also, it seems that if the entry wasn't colored, it didn't get considered. I saw some great concept sketches. Plus there a few entries I thought were for sure go to picked that didn't. Very disappointing contest. Kinda just like the movie. A lot of eye candy with no substance.
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:iconazroix:
Azroix Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009  Professional General Artist
I agree fully. I'm not saying this just because my uncolored piece didn't make it, but I felt that many of the colored pieces chosen were mediocre at best, while some unchosen sketches were extremely creative. The contest was to be judged on creativity and technical skill, yet a few pieces showed either half creativity or half skill. Also, what's up with all the dark scenes? You can't even see some of the designs (if there were any consideration to it). I suppose I was just hoping for a more impressive selection.
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:iconelectric-guitar:
Electric-Guitar Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009
Same here.
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:iconbloodshot23:
Bloodshot23 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009  Student Filmographer
is there a way to see who else got selected?
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:iconcreevesabudd:
CReevesABudd Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009  Professional General Artist
[link] this is the winners link for the creature contest 9 :<.
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:icongoldzoma:
goldzoma Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
[link]

checkout my entry!
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:iconsilvrx4466:
silvrX4466 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
Here's mine [link]
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:iconjoephatty:
JoePhatty Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
THAT MOVIE WAS TOTALLY B.A.!!!!!
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:iconeyedzard:
Eyedzard Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Tim Burton!? Wow! This is a great movie!!
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:iconlasmonosa:
LasMonosa Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009  Student Artist
I was puting my last one now they will not let me. :(
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:iconelizabethxblack:
ElizabethxBlack Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
Does anyone know when the winners will be announced?
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:icondr-angel23:
Dr-Angel23 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009  Student Filmographer
I believe it's on 9/30 it's in the rule's I think
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:iconmelissathehedgehog:
MelissaTheHedgehog Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009  Student General Artist
here are mine if anyone's interested
1 [link]
2 [link]
3 [link]
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:iconxandria-ignitus:
Xandria-Ignitus Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
Okay, well I put the creature on my page anyways. If anyone wants to check it out its there.
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:iconxandria-ignitus:
Xandria-Ignitus Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
DAMN I made one that was really cool and the deadline was 2 days before I thought it was! *is sad now*
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:iconkirbyfanyay:
kirbyfanyay Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
NUUUUUUUUUUUU! I HAVE FAILED TO ENTER T^T forgive me 9!
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:iconstarbust44:
starbust44 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009
AHHH CONTEST CLOSE I HATE DEAD LINE CRY
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:iconpikachupalooza:
Pikachupalooza Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
NOOOOOOOO~! DEADLINE FAILURE.....
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:iconpikachupalooza:
Pikachupalooza Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
NooooooO~ I MISSED THE DEADLINE! -headdesk-
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:iconsteampoweredrocket:
SteamPoweredRocket Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009
I saw the movie (LOVE! Could've used a little work on the end but hey) Can't wait for the results! I'm biting nails over here! :D
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:iconwhistleandsnap:
WhistleAndSnap Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009  Student General Artist
*sighs* I got sick. And grounded. I couldn't finish. ><' Plus, I saw the movie, and totally lost my enthusiasm for the contest....

Did anyone else see "9" and feel disappointed? :/
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:iconspiritdragonwolf:
SpiritDragonWolf Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009
Right here. I think it was a waist of time and money. That's why I didn't make mine

--Spiritwolf
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:iconwhistleandsnap:
WhistleAndSnap Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009  Student General Artist
Thank you. I've actually decided I'm going to rewrite the whole script, to soothe the aching hole inside of my heart that was born of my horrid disappointment. ^^
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:iconspiritdragonwolf:
SpiritDragonWolf Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009
I'm kinda writing my own version too, lol. Just to make it less cheese-ball

--Spiritwolf
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:iconwhistleandsnap:
WhistleAndSnap Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Student General Artist
Haha, cool! Maybe we should trade scripts! XP
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:iconspiritdragonwolf:
SpiritDragonWolf Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009
lol that would be so fun :XD: (You can tell I'm an addict for those :XD: things...)

--Spiritwolf
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:iconwhistleandsnap:
WhistleAndSnap Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Student General Artist
Hmmm... then is it a tradeof? ;3
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:iconspiritdragonwolf:
SpiritDragonWolf Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009
Guess so :lol: I'll take a wile, though, I've got school and crap ><

--Spiritwolf
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:iconfear-is-spreading:
fear-is-spreading Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009  Professional General Artist
what disappointed you? if you don't mind my asking.
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:iconspiritdragonwolf:
SpiritDragonWolf Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
The "9" movie

--Spiritwolf
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:iconfear-is-spreading:
fear-is-spreading Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009  Professional General Artist
I sorta meant 'what disappointed you about the movie?'
If, of course, you don't mean the ENTIRE movie.

What were you expecting that you didn't get?
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:iconspiritdragonwolf:
SpiritDragonWolf Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
Yeah, kind of. Each part of the movie was good(i.e. Character concepts, individual plot-lines, and the over all idea), but as a whole it was really bad. And the voiced lines were kinda over-cheezy. I didn't get what I had hoped, so yeah, it was a disappointment.

--Spiritwolf
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:iconstalker777:
stalker777 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I was an hour late. Pity :P
I do love robots @_@..Might have even made 1 :/
Better luck nxt time =3
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:iconalgorphoenix:
AlgorPhoenix Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009
Oh god, I was one minute late. DX No exception I suppose, huh?
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:iconhiremeplease:
HireMePlease Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
bummer man
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