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December 2, 2012


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Tapastic Winterfest!

Journal Entry: Sun Dec 2, 2012, 11:15 AM

The winter holidays are quickly approaching and Tapastic wants to celebrate with you! Join our winter-themed contest for a chance to show your creativity, have fun, and win prizes. Don't forget to join our group or watch us for notifications of future Tapastic events and contests! (:

We are challenging you to create a minimum one panel visual story (ie. comic or manga) based on your own interpretation of these three words: fool, façade and clockwork. Because winning entries will have the chance to be displayed on our website, we ask that all artwork submitted to have a width of 780 px or be subject to picture cropping. There is no height restriction.

The top THREE ENTRIES will receive the following:
❖ One year premium membership OR the equivalent in points
❖ Entry and artist feature in this club
❖ Entry feature on the homepage of
❖ A black and white commission from feyuca, artist of SatiriCAL
❖ A colored sketch commission from withstarlikewords
❖ Critique from our contest judges

1 || Entry must be winter themed.
2 || Content must be original, no fan art is allowed.
3 || Collaborations are not allowed.
4 || Multiple entries are allowed, but an individual can only win once.
5 || Entry width must be 780 px and image must be at most 2 MB.

All entries will be judged by a selected panel of judges from the Tapastic staff. Your entry will be judged according to its creativity, originality, design and skill.

How To Submit
❖ Upload entry onto DA.
❖ Join the Tapastic group.
❖ Submit into the "Winterfest 2012" folder.

11:59 PST December 31, 2012

Good luck to all contestants and have fun!

1 || Can my submission be traditional instead of digital?
Of course! We encourage you guys to use any medium you want!

2 || Do all three words have to be used?
Yes they do. That's what makes this a challenge!

3 || I'm confused by the 780 px width. Can it be anything else?
Because the winning entries will be featured on our website and our default width size is 780 px, it is best if your submission is 780 px. If not, we will have to resize it or crop it for you.

4 || What is a visual story?
A visual story is the overarching term for manga, comics, flash comics, etc. It is anything that tells a story with pictures.

5 || Can the story have words?
Yes, you can include speech bubbles, sound effects, and whatever other creative ways to use words in your submission. (:

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scatteredsnow Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so you mean this contest is to make a story?
TheTwinkieDragon Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012   Filmographer
Just finished mine! Phew!
yamon-venzli Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yamon-venzli Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i have a problem.

deviantart is not accepting my entry bc it is far too large (height wise)

is it possible to submit it into parts by any chance?

it's the only way im able to submit my entry at all.

in fact it doesn't even accept my 2 MB entry (when i re-sized everything it was still too large)

and i might be a little late once you read this message and answer back because of new years. is it alright that i am a little late in the contest entry line with submissions. and with the whole parts thing.

i am so sorry about this. really i really am.
CHOBI-PHO Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
one panel? doesn't that basically mean a single image?
tapastic Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yes. (:
Shumijin Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Is it alright if my entry is more than 2MB? its really long so Im positive its going to be more than that, if not do you have some tips as to how to make it less than 2MB? thank you! :)
tapastic Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
If you can't resize, one other way is to decrease the resolution. Here's a Photoshop tutorial on how to do so: [link] (:
Shumijin Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Alright! I'll try that when I'm finished! :) but just in case, if my entry is still bigger than 2MB, will it still be accepted?
Zhyphrus Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Student General Artist
imsorryIfitwasaskked Are illustrations considered 1 panel? :x
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