Originally, this was going to be just be featured for the group itself, but I've decided to extend the message to this group as well. Hopefully, those of you in this group would like to participate in the contest as well. To participate, you'll need be join the USbroniesunited in order to qualify for the prizes. This is to help promote activity in the group and gain new members, so without any further delay, I will present the contest rules and activity:
Hello everypony. I'm guessing that this group has been a little hazy as far as interactivity as of late so I hoped that I could host a contest for this group to help spice up some action and insert some said joy into this part of the community. With that reason clarified, I have hoped that we could make a theme revolving around the Wild West.
The contest is simple:
Entries will be submitted here into the group's gallery and judged under the direction of me and hopefully the other administrators of USABRONIESUNITED.
The 1st place winner will be able to choose from either a $50 payment (via Paypal) for a badge of attendance to the Everfree Northwest Convention (in Seattle)...
...they can choose an equal price of commission by using the said 50 dollars. Plus a free request from me (on up to three characters).
Second place winner gets a $25 commission by ~Cheshiresdesires's for a full drawn and shaded pony with a simple. This plus a free pony request (two characters max) from me.
Third place will result in a a $12 commission from ~falleninthedark for a fully colored character with a simple shaded background along with a free pony request (one character) from me.
Otherwise, for every other participate, all your submitted work will be featured on a collaborative music video that I will be making for after the contest is done. If you would like your work omitted however, for any reason, you may message me via note so that I will remember to follow your request. Otherwise, here are the rules for entering:
Your work must be pony art: people/humans are allowed but only if they are in the background or aren't the focus of the artwork.
Your art must also be created just now for this contest and cannot be a previously existing piece.
The main theme is the wild west, so artwork must consist of elements relating to the time period whether it be western clothing, trains/robberies, saloons, western bars, etc.
All submissions must be fully colored or at most predominantly colored.
All submissions must be sent to the designated "Western contest" folder to be accepted.
And finally, the deadline for the contest will be May 25th, 2013 at 11:59:59 PM. Any submissions afterwords cannot be accepted in the contest and will have to be sent to the honorable mentions.
Otherwise, the contest is open and we are accepting entrees now!
EDIT: And if you'd to join the group the link for USAbroniesunited is here: [link] . Enjoy making some art!