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deviousBeauty mix-n-match-Contest 2011!

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!dM deviousMind
**CARNIVAL**
Mix-n-Match Contest 2011
deviousBeauty meets the grid!
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Mardi Gras, Faschingszeit and Carnaval do Brasil along with the many other celebrations on the globe is just around the corner! And it’s probably no secret anymore – I TOTALLY love messing around with costumes to get to the perfect mix of sequins, feathers, satin and diamonds. The more mix-n-matching, the better. And as curiousity gets the better of me, I’d like to see what you deviousBeauties out there will settle for this carnival season 2011!

In case you didn’t know yet – viewer 2.0 or phoenix latest update include the ability, to attach multiple prims to ONE attachment point. It’s FUN AS HELL as you can see in the flyer :-D

Create your unique deviousBeauty style, take a picture, and with creativity you’ll not only have one of the most amazing carneval outfits this year, but also win one of the following prizes:

First Prize:
• 1000L paid out to you directly
• 2500L gift card for (*chanimations and deviousBeauty

Second Prize:
• 1000L paid out to you directly
• 2000L gift card for (*chanimations and deviousBeauty

Third Prize:
• 1000L paid out to you directly
• 1500L gift card for (*chanimations and deviousBeauty

RULES
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Please follow these guidelines for your submission:

1. Mix our clothing pieces and accessory creations with whatever you think it can be mixed with! However, I need to be able to recognize my creations in the final outfit easily – don’t make me try and find them :-D

2. Please list the items you have used in your costume creation (both ours and those of other creators of course)!

3. The picture MUST be taken in front of a simple colored wall (like the contest flyer!). It’s not so much about the stunning backgrounds this time, it’s about YOU and your creativity with the mix and match. Post-production with any graphic program is allowed and encouraged for beauty retouches, but not required. Good old ‘plain SL snapshots’ work equally fine! (windlight and shadow-viewers make those pretty amazing by now too!)

4. MOST IMPORTANT:
You are the creator of the artwork! With submitting your pictures to the contest, you are allowing deviousMind to use it in connection to our creations (for example pictures in the buildings, to post on our blog, or future use connected to deviousMind).

ENTRIES and DEADLINE
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5. No specific image formate or proportionas are required just don’t make it tiny :-D meaning, have at least one of the sides (height or width) be 1000+ pixel.

6. You may submit ONE costume mix and match – show it in however many pictures you feel are appropriate! (Stay under 5 please *laughs*).

7. Submit your picture to our flickr pool at http://www.flickr.com/groups/chanimations – if it is needing ‘restricted’ flagging according to flickr ToS, please follow the link on the group page to our v18+ image pool. Your work must be tagged with “deviousMind mix-n-match-Contest 2011? (we will search by tags to see all submissions since there is other images in our pools as well). If the picture doesn’t show up in search it will likely not be seen :-(

7.a OPTIONAL:
If you don’t have a flickr account, leave a comment with a link to your blog post, photosharing site, or whereever else your image can be seen in the comments to this blog post!

Your comment MUST include ‘Submission for pictureContest by [YOUR AVATAR NAME]‘ to be able to contact you and as well to make it easier recognizeable as “not another spam link” :-D

8. Deadline for entries will be Thursday, March 10 2011 at noon Second Life time (12pm SLT). Submissions after this time will not be valid anymore. The deadline is 2 days after this year’s Mardi Gras so hopefully you will have enough time to be creative :-)

Have fun, and we’re looking forward to see your entries!

“… and the devious spider goes to …”

We would like to thank you all again for the amazing entries to our HalloweenContest, it’s been a tough time deciding and a great experience to see all the little details that made your pictures so outstanding. At this point, I’d like to thank everybody for the time you put into the images, there’s been some where we could clearly tell you spent a lot of time preparing the stage inside of SL, or afterwards in a graphics programm. So as it seems, you’ve been all benefitting from my hard time to decide and everybody who participated should have received a giftbox by now with a so far unreleased (*chanimations set. :-D if the gift didn’t arrive in your inventory (inventory capped or something), please leave me a message inworld and I’ll get it to you asap.

Although everything was announced and distributed inworld already a good few days ago, I just realized that I forgot to post the main prize winners of our contest as well on the blog!

So here it comes -

A big congrats goes to:

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(I’ve abstracted the collage quite a bit, cause I really would like you to rather see the work in large size at the original source! Please stop by the large size images on those ladies’ flickr stream by clicking the respective names!)

1st prize of 1500 L$ cash and 1500 L$ store giftCard goes to Azy Xue
(The picture contains nudity and requires flickr login to visit)

2nd prize of 1000 L$ cash and 1000 L$ store giftCard goes to Emmins13 Sygall, aka -emms-

3rd prize of 500 L$ cash and 500 L$ store giftCard goes to Bella Slade

And while you’re over there, have a look at the other amazing entries in our group pool! I just can’t say “thank you thank you thank you!” for picking up the challenge and participating often enough!

Extended Deadline for halloweenContest 2010

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Two extra days!

After talking to a friend earlier today, i had myself convinced to consider extending the deadline… and guess what, Lucca says “extend it!” as well so here you go: you get another two days to give you at least Friday evening and (depending on your time zone) almost all Saturday to create some more halloween goodness… I admit you have a point it doesn’t make sense to cut it off just before the weekend :-D

New deadline Saturday, October 30th still at noon SLT!

(*chanimations and deviousMind Halloween Contest 2010

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…till Deadline to our Halloween Contest!

Hurry, hurry before the witches get you ;-) All rules can be found here – very curious what you’ll all come up with, what we’ve seen so far has been more than promising :-D

Good Luck everybody!!

(*chanimations “Halloween pictureContest 2010″


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!dM deviousMind and
(*chanimations photography props and poses
Halloween pictureContest October 2010
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Well I wasn’t really planning to do another photo contest this year… but while browsing through our flickr pool it got the better of me! And it’s probably pretty obvious – I LOVE Halloween! So I summoned one of those dead vampire brides into the creepy attick of deviousMind sim and shot away, barely making it not to be eaten. So here’s the result, and I am proud to announce:

halloweenMe_ContestPoster

And of course there is some goodies to be had for you as well:

First Prize:
• 1500L paid out to you directly, plus a 1500L gift card for (*chanimations
• A big spider!

Second Prize:
• 1000L paid out to you directly, plus a 1000L gift card for (*chanimations
• A half-as-big spider!

Third Prize:
• 500L paid out to you directly, plus a 500L gift card for (*chanimations
• A spider that’s a bit smaller than half-as-big!

…True enough the spiders were just a joke at first, but now that I’m thinking about it….. *evil grin*

RULES
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Please follow these guidelines for your submission:

1. I would like to see what you do with my creations and the Halloween theme. For that reason, I’d like to see (*chanimations and !dM deviousMind items as main part of the image. It doesn’t matter if you mix poses and clothing items or if you use clothing with other creator’s poses and vice versa, my photoprops with somebody else’s fashion. However, please credit the things you have used in your picture description.

2. Only pictures who follow the above main rule are eligible to enter – beyond that, all graphical styles and themes are allowed! I’m curious what Halloween is going to be for you this year… It doesn’t matter if it’s creepy, cheerful, bloody or pin-up burlesque – all traditions, stereotypes or new approaches to the theme are allowed and welcome :-D

3. Post-production with any graphic program is allowed and encouraged, but of course also ‘plain SL snapshots’ can be submitted if you feel it works with your image concept!

4. MOST IMPORTANT:
You are the creator of the artwork and hold full rights on the image! Please don’t hire a photographer to do the work for you! With submitting your pictures to the contest, you are granting deviousMind the right to use it in connection to our sim (for example pictures in the buildings, to post on our blog, or future use connected to deviousMind).

ENTRIES and DEADLINE
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5. No specific image formate or proportionas are required just don’t make it tiny :-D meaning, have one of the sides (height or width) be at least 1000 pixel.

6. You may submit up to TWO entries. Take your time and decide on your finals and don’t submit more than those two. Changes on your selections can be made until deadline – not afterwards. If you submitted MORE than two images, please understand that your entries CANNOT be considered for the first prizes.

7. Submit your picture to our flickr pool at http://www.flickr.com/groups/chanimations – if it is needing ‘restricted’ flagging according to flickr ToS, please follow the link on the group page to our v18+ image pool.

7.a OPTIONAL: if you don’t have a flickr account, leave a comment with a link where your image can be downloaded in the comments to this post. Your comment MUST include ‘Submission for pictureContest by [YOUR AVATAR NAME]‘ to be able to contact you and as well recognize it as “not another spam link” :-D (Please don’t use this option if you DO have a flickr account, to keep it easier managable)

8. Your work MUST be TAGGED with “deviousMind halloweenContest 2010″ otherwise it will not enter the contest (we will search by tag to see all submissions since there is other images in our pools as well). So if the picture doesn’t show up in search it will likely not be seen :-(

9. Deadline for entries will be Thursday, October 28th 2010 at noon Second Life time (12pm SLT). Submissions after this time will not be valid anymore.

Extended Deadline: Saturday, October 30th 2010 at noon SLT! Good luck!!

Have fun, and we’re looking forward to see your creativity and your entries!

deviousMind sim contest!

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!dM deviousMind
SIM wide pictureContest
March 2010
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deviousMind sim is slowly heading towards its 1 year anniversary – and winter is finally coming to an end, so it seems about a good time to waken creativity back up too and have our first sim wide photo challenge!

Quite a bit has changed since “Abraham” sim changed its name and went to a full sim, we’ve watched it slowly get fine tuned, more decorated, more holes in the structure patched, more buildings for our creations sorted out and furnished. “deviousBeauty” turned from catterpillar into a butterfly as it has grown and transformed, “TimeWarp” at South end of the sim finally gives a little home to some of our oldest SL creations, and “deviousLiving” slowly comes out of hibernation as well to catch the first rays of spring.

Following “Cupcakes & Poetry” by Elise Capalini (which is located in the bakery at theater square), we’d like to welcome “Cache” furniture by Tallulah Bourjade at deviousMind as well. You find her store at the little market place area on the North-East side of the sim.

So we’ve all put some prizes for you in the pot that are waiting for the lucky winners:

First Prize:
• 1500L paid out to you directly, plus a 1500L gift card for (*chanimations
• 1000L gift card for Cupcakes & Poetry
• One full set of “Moulin Rouge” furniture by Cache: couch, chair, ottoman, chaise and three rugs

Second Prize:
• 1000L paid out to you directly, plus a 1000L gift card for (*chanimations
• 500L gift card for Cupcakes & Poetry
• “Library Nook” by Cache

Third Prize:
• 500L paid out to you directly, plus a 500L gift card for (*chanimations
• Assorted collection of cupcakes by Cupcakes & Poetry
• “Ottoman” by Cache

RULES
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Please follow these guidelines for your submission:

1. The contest is focused on the sim itself - you can use our poses or clothing items or anything else you picked up at deviousMind, but it is not a must. That being said, a portrait close-up is not what we are looking for either, you need to be able to recognize where the picture was taken to meet the idea of the challenge.

2. Only pictures taken at deviousMind sim will enter – beyond that, all graphical styles and image themes are allowed! This includes as well nudity if it’s appropriate for the’story you are telling with your image! (obviously a random naked person standing in the sim doesn’t make sense and won’t give any special bonus in the evaluation.)

3. Post-production with any graphic program is allowed and encouraged, but of course also ‘plain SL snapshots’ can be submitted if you feel it works with your image concept!

4. MOST IMPORTANT:
You are the creator of the artwork and hold full rights on the image! Please don’t hire a photographer to do the work for you! With submitting your pictures to the contest, you are granting deviousMind the right to use it in connection to our sim (for example pictures in the buildings, to post on our blog, use in future graphic designs connected to deviousMind).

ENTRIES and DEADLINE
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5. No specific image formate or proportionas are required as long as it is at least 512×1024, 1024×512, 1024×1024 pixels in size. Larger is great as well, just don’t make it smaller.

6. You may submit up to TWO entries. Take your time and decide on your finals and don’t submit more than those two. Changes on your selections can be made until deadline – not afterwards. If you submitted MORE than two images, please understand that your entries CANNOT be considered for the first prizes.

7. Submit your picture to our flickr pool at http://www.flickr.com/groups/chanimations – if it is needing ‘restricted’ flagging according to flickr ToS, please follow the link on the group page to our v18+ image pool.

7.a OPTIONAL: if you don’t have a flickr account, leave a comment with a link where your image can be downloaded in the comments to this post. Your comment MUST include ‘Submission for pictureContest by [YOUR AVATAR NAME]‘ to be able to contact you and as well recognize it as “not another spam link” :-D (Please don’t use this option if you DO have a flickr account, to keep it easier managable)

8. Your work MUST be TAGGED with “deviousMind pictureContest March 2010″ otherwise it will not enter the contest (we will search by tag to see all submissions since there is other images in our pools as well).

9. Deadline for entries will be Monday, April 12th 2010 at noon (12pm SLT). Submissions after this time will not be valid anymore.

Have fun, and we’re looking forward to see your creativity and your entries!

Entries “Quick&Dirty” challenge!

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So quick and dirty went into round two…

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“Quick&Dirty” is a challenge we run regularly in very spontaneous intervals, it’s only one day, simply for fun and EXCLUSIVE for group members of (*chanimations and !dM deviousMind UPDATE group. It is only announced in-world in these two groups to give everybody a little reward for sticking with us – so likely that would be the reason why you’ve never heard of it so far! :-D

All pictures of Quick&Dirty from February/March 2010 are currently exhibited in the (*chanimations theater, top floor above the lobby, along with the info on who our winners were this time and info on which things everybody used. (Just click the images for dialog menu!)

As already in September 2009, we’ve been totally in awe of all the entries!

Giftboxes are already distributed (aside from a very few who I couldn’t reach so far yet – so if you participated and didn’t receive the present box yet, please get in touch with me!)

Congratulations to everybody who picked up the challenge, you totally succeeded (and superceeded all expectations) and are SO the best – but we knew that already!

<3

Credits for images:
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There’s no specific order other than sorting by colors to fit into the collage :-D – so names are sorted in a way that allows you to see which image was created by whom. Some are likely a bit streched in some direction as I’m not so sure if they were taken with screen resolution proportions, or in the 512×512 square – so for easier arranging them in the cluster all (or nearly all) is squared for now! Original proportions can be seen in our exhibition at the theater!

Top image, upper left to lower right, each row starting lefthand:

Nightmare Lykin, Marina Storaro, Shian Moonites, WildHeart Paine
Aurore Clarity, Elise Capalini, Jewel MacMoragh, Alexandra Bayn
Catherine Fairport, MoonPrincessSerena Quintessa, Nastjenka Navarita, AuroraRose Magic

Right image, top to bottom:

Hela Azalee, Sabbian Paine, Damion Theas, Gudia Inshan, Razzie Lange

Bottom image, upper left to lower right, each row starting lefthand:

Red Pralou, ChaCha Martini, Kimi Karillion, Shannon Kaffebaum
Jessie Reyes, Jaida Bayn, Claudine Nikolaidis

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