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The guest artists have finally been selected and invited for Book of Pandora, so now...we're offering the chance for others we may have overlooked to contribute as well!

Contest Ended: September 15



The current layout plan for the artbook is:

:star: 8.5 inches wide x 11 inches tall

:star: approximately 50-56 pages

:star: full color

:star: soft-cover


Keep in mind that the length of the book may vary depending on how many artists participate, and that we may discuss whether the artbook will be hard-cover or soft-cover.

We do not know how many pages will be reserved for the contest, but since the length of the artbook isn't set in stone, we can modify it depending on the entries we receive!



:star:Contest Rules:


Please note that, to enter the contest, you do not need to be a member of the group! Only participating artists/judges are members of BookOfPandora. However, we encourage you to +Watch the group for updates!

Rules:

:star: Your art must meet all the requirements listed below in Theme, Format and Submission.

:star: You may submit up to three pieces for the contest, but you can only win once.

:star: You must be able to sign a contract (download here), disregarding the terms involving previews.

:star: If you're already a guest artist, there is no need to enter the contest as there is already a spot reserved for you in the artbook!



:star:Theme:


Since Book of Pandora is a charity artbook with all profits to Doctors Without Borders (more information here), our theme is a gift of hope. One of the ways we are symbolizing this is through our mascot.

Our mascot is a blue box with silver stars; please read the description on this reference for more information. The idea is that this box will be fully closed at the beginning of the artbook, but as a reader flips through the pages, the box will open up
slowly until, at the end of the artbook, it becomes fully open.

If you are seeking to enter the contest you do not need to sign up for a degree of box openness, but it is advised that you look at the sign up list here and pick a degree of openness that hasn't been done too many times already.


To incorporate the overarching theme of this artbook, art should meet these requirements:

:star: must be positive (hopeful, inspiring) or at least neutral (not negative in any way)

:star: must include our mascot (see this reference for information)

:star: must include at least one subject (human or animal) (no fanart)

:star: must be newly created just for this artbook


Note that the mascot box does not need to be the focus of the art piece; it can be placed in the background as long as it is still visible! Incorporate it in any creative way you can think of! Try not to make a landscape picture, though.

Since Pandora's tale is a myth, fantasy (mythical creatures, surreal settings) are allowed, as are things from our daily lives. But please don't include any copyrighted characters (basically, no fanart).

Otherwise, you can do pretty much anything as long as it meets the requirements! Feel free to contact chameleonskyes (email or Note) to clarify anything or discuss any ideas.



:star:Format:


Medium: Traditional art or digital art, in color

Size: 8.5 x 11 inches, 300 dpi (or higher)



:star:Submission:


1. Submit your finished picture on deviantArt. In your artist description, include:

:star: name you want to use in the artbook

:star: country

:star: something indicating that the picture was drawn for Book of Pandora, which is a charity artbook for Doctors Without Borders

:star: a statement indicating that you will be able to sign the contract if you win


2. Submit your work to the appropriate folder in BookOfPandora.



:star:Judges:


These are the confirmed judges who will select which artists will have their work published in Book of Pandora. We are currently discussing how to select more judges for this contest; details will come later.

:star: :iconareohawk:Areohawk

:star: :iconchameleonskyes:chameleonskyes



:star:Prizes:


Each winner will receive:

:star: free copy of Book of Pandora (you may be asked to pay for shipping, however)

:star: thank you card (most likely hand-made by chameleonskyes) which will be sent out with the artbook

:star: feature from chameleonskyes

:star: the Winner's Package from AnotherContestGroup



Any questions? Please comment here or direct queries to chameleonskyes!

Thank you so much for your continued support and interest!
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:iconeverglaves:
Everglaves Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hi quick question referring to the size of the entry.  Does the above size include the recommended bleeding area for print??
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:iconchameleonskyes:
chameleonskyes Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Hmmm, no, it does not! Thanks for mentioning the bleeding area, though, I will have to ask a publishing company about that. ^^
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:iconeverglaves:
Everglaves Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh i see bleed is something that the artist's have to make sure is included in their page, otherwise the image once trimmed after printing 
might not reach perfectly to the edge of the page and you could end up with un-printed white space in some parts. :)

I just recently did a page for a fanbook and this was the website i used to make sure i had the correct file size including the bleed area ---> blog.hype4.com/2011/02/26/prin…

Anyways I hope to get my entry done within the next week.  :)
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Iiwi Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Okayyy I have another question.
You said we can't use fanart, okay good.
But what about our own copyrighted characters?

Do we have a create a new character for the contest and enter them, or can we use a pre-existing character of ours, In the contest entry?
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:iconchameleonskyes:
chameleonskyes Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Uhhh, we prefer you to draw up a random character or a new character, but as long as your OC can be a stand-alone character (as in, not a Harry Potter fancharacter or something) then that could work?
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:iconiiwi:
Iiwi Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh! Okay, ^^ WOW thank you:heart:
That clarifies alot.
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:iconamaruru:
Amaruru Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Uh I've got some questions! ; v ;

1. I am 16 years old (17 in two months) so, I guess I am not able to sign a contract? ;; Though, if necessary my mother could sign, is that allowed?

2. Do we have to submit our entries to deviantART? I'd prefer to upload it in my stash. and send it to the group via note because I like the idea of the drawing not being published before the book is out u v u

3. Do you already have an idea about how many winners there will approximately be?

Sorry to bother you ; u ;
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:iconchameleonskyes:
chameleonskyes Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
1. Yes! Your parents should be able to sign your contract for you, so don't worry if you're under 18. 

2. Hmm, for the contest I would prefer it to be uploaded to deviantArt, since it helps spread the word for our contest as well ^^;
However, if you really do not want to drawing shown before publication, you should at least upload part of your picture to deviantArt as a preview, though that usually is reserved exclusively to guest artists...

3. At the moment, not really, since we're still waiting on the guest artists to reply. I'd say at least half a dozen, though!

Thanks for your interest! :heart:


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:icone-e-g:
E-E-G Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Huh... Sorry I've got a question! ^^'

When you say "please don't include any copyrighted characters (basically, no fanart)", does it mean that (copyrighted) OC's are not allowed? Can we just do random characters or OC's are allowed? 

Thanks for reading! ^^
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:iconchameleonskyes:
chameleonskyes Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
So...what exactly do you means by copyrighted OC's? ^^;

Random characters should definitely be fine, though!
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:icone-e-g:
E-E-G Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hem, I mean, do you keep rights of your OC if you use him? (°^°) Can we use an OC? that's my question. ^^'

Thank you. ^^'
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ZenoCyano Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Student
zenocyano.deviantart.com/art/F…
My entry :3
Erm about the statement for the contract.. my parents would like to take a look at it first before they promise to help me sign it ^^; , I will update my description box asap once the contract is up and had my parents to take a look at it ><
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:iconchameleonskyes:
chameleonskyes Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for letting me know! :heart:

I apologize for the late reply, but I'm still working on the contract. I'll let everyone know when I'm done, though...hopefully sometime soon ^^;

Thanks so much for your interest and your lovely entry!
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:iconzenocyano:
ZenoCyano Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Student
okay ^^
no, thank you for organizing this contest! I had fun drawing it and am feeling really excited >w<
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:iconzenocyano:
ZenoCyano Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Student
Is it alright...? Should I just submit to the contest entry folder.......? ._.;
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:iconzenocyano:
ZenoCyano Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Student
okay I think I'll just submit, u can reject it if its not alright xD;
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:icondth1971:
dth1971 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013

Here's another Pandora Box entry possible, hope it qualifies!:

dth1971.deviantart.com/art/Hol…

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skyla1 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That sounds awesome. I want to participate but i have to ask you. The rule is to drawn the entire comic or just a picture? I am confused. And after i finished all i angel to do is post in my deviant? Sorry if i sounded dumb i am new here. If u can reply me thar will ve helpful. And loud i am from myanmar and won't have at kind of. Online money transfer. Thank u
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:iconchameleonskyes:
chameleonskyes Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for your interest in our project!

For your entry, you should be drawing one picture (one box); you do not have to do a comic. After you finished, submit your entry to deviantArt and then submit to this folder (bookofpandora.deviantart.com/g…. Hopefully that helps ^^
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:iconzenocyano:
ZenoCyano Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Student
Hi is there an age limit to signing a contract O.o?
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:iconchameleonskyes:
chameleonskyes Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Legally, I think a guardian or parent will have to sign if you're under 18. ^^;
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:iconzenocyano:
ZenoCyano Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Student
Oh okay I will go ask my parents about it first :D

(Am so glad that the deadline is extended..)
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:icondth1971:
dth1971 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013

This is my contest entry (which is also submitted to the contest folder):

dth1971.deviantart.com/art/Pan…

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:icondth1971:
dth1971 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
Will the contract be online?
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:iconchameleonskyes:
chameleonskyes Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Yes! I haven't really written the entire thing yet, though, sorry ^^;
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:iconaistraa:
Aistraa Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
aistraa.deviantart.com/art/Pan… hello there :aww:
here is my entry!
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:iconchameleonskyes:
chameleonskyes Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Got it, thank you!
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:iconamaruru:
Amaruru Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I read the deadline is going to be extended.. will it stay at the 15th of august? ;;
I'd really like to praticipate, but I can't make it to this date since I only read about it just now and a whole drawing with effort takes it's time. ; v ;"
But yes I'd be very intrested in joining--
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:iconchameleonskyes:
chameleonskyes Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
No worries, it will be extended to the end of August at least! I hope that's time enough for you, I'll just have to make a blog about it later when I'm on an actual computer :meow:

Thanks for your interest!
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:iconkouriinazuma:
KouriInazuma Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
Around how many winners will there be? :)
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:iconchameleonskyes:
chameleonskyes Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Hmmm, I don't know yet, since guest artists are still replying to their invites. ^^;

However, I'd like to have at least half a dozen winners if possible! Plus the contest will be extended soon, so that should give more people time to draw :meow:
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:iconkouriinazuma:
KouriInazuma Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
That's great to hear!! I'd love to see a wide variety of art in the book :) and I'll definitely ask my friends and family to buy it, regardless if I get in or not!! My father is a doctor, and he said Doctors Without Borders is a very good organisation.

Do you mind telling me around how long the deadline will be extended?
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:iconchameleonskyes:
chameleonskyes Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Awww, thank you soooo much for your support! :heart:

The deadline will be extended by at least half a month, possibly by an entire month, so hopefully that is enough time for more people. :meow:
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:iconkouriinazuma:
KouriInazuma Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
You're welcome :) and that's great!! I might even make two pieces of art :)
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:iconghimeopta:
Ghimeopta Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
huwaaa, I just read it now because Shiranova told me she was doing her artwork for this artbook uvu
I'd like to join the contest , but the deadline is coming.. ;;A;; could you delay the deadline? //slapped
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:iconchameleonskyes:
chameleonskyes Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Don't worry, it'll be extended (by at least half a month!) I'll probably announce the exact end date within the next couple of days c:

Thanks for your interest! :meow:
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:iconteise:
Teise Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Student General Artist
you can also count on two more enteries as me and my friend ~Aistraa have taken interest! :iconyea-plz:
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:iconchameleonskyes:
chameleonskyes Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Hooray! :dance:

Good luck to all of you :meow:
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:iconteise:
Teise Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Student General Artist
Ahh :iconasdfghbeeplz: Thank you! And good luck on rounding up more people : ooo I can go and personally suggest it to a few of my friends as well :iconyea-plz:
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:iconchameleonskyes:
chameleonskyes Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Awww, thanks so much! Spreading the word around will definitely be helpful :heart:
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:iconmiurin:
MIURIN Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
What if you didn't win? 
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:iconchameleonskyes:
chameleonskyes Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
If you didn't win, then, well, you didn't win? I'm not sure how to answer that, haha... ^^;


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Hanromi Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
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:iconchameleonskyes:
chameleonskyes Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you c:
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:iconmano-k:
mano-k Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
here my entry

i will be making a 2nd one as well cause this pic is awful<33
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:iconchameleonskyes:
chameleonskyes Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Awww, it's not awful at all... ^^;

Please do submit it to the group folder, though!
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:iconfongki:
fongki Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
Hello! I love the idea. I was wondering, does the box have to be EXACTLY like the reference or can it be modified. E.g. be a blue wooden chest decorated with pearls and yellow stars?
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:iconchameleonskyes:
chameleonskyes Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Hmmm, our guidelines specify that the box should be blue with silver stars; I think pearls are fine to add, but maybe not the yellow stars. Hope this helps :meow:
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:iconfongki:
fongki Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
Never mind, I found the answer!

But I still have difficulties finding the contract... 
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draggersprez Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is it okay if I post a larger image to DA (I usually draw things with print in mind 4 or 5x bigger than the print size so the image will still be really crisp and nice) and if I win i can supply a resized image to the dimensions ?
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