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Update 3: The time for submitting your entries is coming to the end, but you still have a chance to participate! The official deadline is May 12, but late entries will be accepted until the jury starts voting, so you might have a day or two of additional time.
If your work is now in an advanced stage of creation, note me. If there are such cases I might think of giving additional days to submit. We're not in a hurry after all.
We've got 20 entries so far. Thanks again to anyone who's already submitted!

On a side note, I guess that choosing the winners will be hard. I'm thinking of making a separate prize for comics, because comparing a comic to a single picture is quite tricky. There might be some changes in the prizes due to the point donations I got.

And the prizes increased again! Now they amount to 2541 DA points, so many of the participants will receive PM time or at least some points! I'll have to decide how to divide them fairly.

And I feel weird after watching the finale. Is it possible to make Twi more powerful than that? Probably yes. Could she get a better town to reside? Yes! Why did they have to destroy the library? Who the hay needs changes? Scooby Doo has been fine for decades without changes (and they got rid of Scrappy Doo as soon as possible! :P)

Update 2: Do you rememeber we are still waiting for entries? So far we've got 20 entries (but I know for sure there are more of them coming (I saw WIP's)), and you still have time to finish your piece! (there might be one additional day to enter before I get all the jury members to vote :P). 
However, there won't be sharing is caring prize, since only one person and one group shared the info about the contest... :P so additional 100 points have been added to the prize pool for "honorable mentions". 800 for the winner and 1721 for the other prizes. DA points might be exchanged into Premium Membership time - (396 pts - 1 month, 636 - 3 months)

And again, don't be worried about the quality of your art - there will be a prize for creativity, too!
So, get those tablets to work!

People who donated to the prize pool (Except for me and SzafaLesiaka): :iconjaegerpony: (700), :iconharmonystar-v2: (200), :icondaringdashie: (110) and :iconwadusher0: (20)
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Update: Total prize pool increased. Now it totals 1821 DA points (every point counts! besides, it'd be boring to have a round number). Additional points were added to "Additional prizes".
In case anyone wants to donate points to the pool, feel free to do so. In case someone wants to offer free pictures/vectors/anything like that (as long as it will be made by you, without using any bases, stock vectors etc.), note me.

We've already received entries (17 entries so far)
All the entries will be put into this folder in my gallery of favorite art. I won't be notifying every single time an entry is sent in, so, in case you are curious about them, you might look into the folder once in a while.


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So, I got some DA points, and since I got PM for a long, long time, I have no use for them. However, I know that people like points and Premium Memberships you can buy for points.

I decided to organize an MLP-related art contest about Tom the (giant) crab fighting ponies (or doing pretty much anything else you want)!
SzafaLesiaka is a co-organizer, and this contest is actually his idea.
PS: there is info at the bottom how to earn extra points for sharing this journal!

Rules:
:bulletred: Draw a picture/comic, or make an animation, or craft something (e.g. plushie, badge, jewelry, sculpture) that features my OC, Tom the Giant Crab as a main character.
Tom the Fiddler Crab - Reference sheet by labba94he has a reference sheet (notice he is an uca crab, i.e. his claws are of very different size), and He appeared in some pictures you can find on DA!
:bulletyellow: Yes, you are allowed to re-design him to suit your style, adjust the colors to your style etc. Just keep his claw size difference, and the number of his legs right.
:bulletgreen: I prefer a scene when he fights ponies (e.g. Rarity), possibly getting his butt kicked, or getting killed. However, you can draw any theme. You might be original, or choose the easy way (i.e. Rarity fighting Tom). It has to be at least slightly MLP-related, though.
:bulletblack: Yes, you can ship him.
:bulletblack: Yes, you can use your OC in the picture in any way you want.
:bulletblue: Cartoon violence and cartoon injuries are totally fine. Cartoon death is fine too.
:bulletblack: As for suggestive stuff, be aware, I'm not a fan of such things. However, if you want to draw something like that... :icontwilightconfusedplz: Better not...
:bulletred: You can use any medium to make your entry, but you are not allowed to use screenshots taken from the show or official comics, or stolen art, obviously.
:bulletyellow: The winners will be chosen by jury consisting of fan-artists, well-known DA commenters, me and my friends too. However, it will be announced later (I hope some of the potential judges will enter the contest!)
:bulletorange: Sorry, no fan-fic entries. I, and the jury won't have time to read all the fanfics. However, feel free to write fanfics with Tom.
:bulletyellow: You don't have to be my watcher to enter the contest (you are encouraged to watch me, though :P)
:bulletblack: How to enter: After you've drawn your entry, put a link to it in a comment under this journal, or simply write me a note. And put info about this contest (at least a link to this journal) in the picture description)
:bulletblue: I think it's obvious that the entry must have been created after this contest was announced, it is after 14/04/2014, 23:37 Poland time :P
:bulletblack: If I find your entry to be nothing but trolling me or the fanbase, I won't accept it.
:bulletred: Deadline: May 12 - my birthday!


Prizes!
:bulletred: 800 points for the winner (can be exchanged for an appropriate length of a "gifted Premium Membership" and points which are left after the transaction").
:bulletblue: 1721 points total for artists who will receive a honorable mention. The number of prizes will be influenced by the number of entries (the winner's prize might also be slightly changed in case of an enormous amount of high-quality entries, or in case of a low number of entries). A creativity prize will be awarded for an entry with a cool idea, no matter the quality of art.

:bulletblack: If anyone wants to donate to make the prize pool bigger, feel free to do so. Also, if anyone wants to offer picture requests or commission discounts as additional prizes, send me a note

If you have any questions, feel free to ask in the comments.

Examples of work with Tom the Crab

 [Gift for Pony-Berserker] Tom's pet, Speedy! by labba94  Rarity, Get Your Sword! Part 2 by doubleWbrothers  Crab Fink by Sketchywolf-13 Pon' Apetit! by HarmonyStar-v2  Fighting giant crab by ohmymarton
  • Listening to: my mother and my father (sometimes)
  • Watching: Spartacus: Vengeance
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: not enough
  • Drinking: not enough...
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Pajaga Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Phew, made it just in the nick of time! 

Well any-who, here's my entry pajaga.deviantart.com/art/My-E… :3
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HareTrinity Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday (not sure where you are but it's past midnight in the UK)! :dance:

What hour is the deadline? Meant to finish my entry today but forgot and now it's late and I'm tired and Oh, you already answered in the updates! Maybe I'll still make it then. :)
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Pony-Berserker Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So, how's about your pic? any chance for submission?
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HareTrinity Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
As long as I'm in time, it's up now! haretrinity.deviantart.com/art… :)

Thanks for the message checking up on me, I've found it really hard to actually sit down and focus on art stuff lately and have long wanted to contribute to Rarity/crab content!
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Pony-Berserker Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Luckily, the voting haven't started yet, so you're in =P

Thanks for participating! ^^
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HareTrinity Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :D
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Pony-Berserker Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And thanks! ^^;
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Pony-Berserker Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm from Poland ;P

Yeah, you still have like 'at least almost two days' :)
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Magello Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
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Pony-Berserker Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks! :pat:
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derpyworks Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
here's my entry :)
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Pony-Berserker Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:pat: thanks!
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MayaTheMadHatter Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Here's my entry - fav.me/d7hyh8d :D
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Pony-Berserker Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:pat:
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saturdaymorningproj Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
May 12th - it ends.

Yeah I think it's good idea to separate comics form standalone artworks. :)



On the side note: Is she really more powerful than before? Kind of yes and no - if You take the Elements of H....I mean Rainbow Power element now :P But I guess on normal circumstances she's on same level as on majority of the season, given the fact all the magic went straight back to their owners. Also not all cartoons need to rely on Scooby Doo story structue - see how great DCAU cartoons are thanks to well thought story planning ;)

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Ghoti657 Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Black eyes* I mean ;p
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Ghoti657 Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I gave Tom black eyelids, I forgot his were red I hope you don't mind 
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Pony-Berserker Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, he had a reference sheet =P Anyway, you redesigned him in general, not just eyes ;)
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Ghoti657 Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Ya... I also made his underside red haha.
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Ghoti657 Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Here's my entry! bcollins39302.deviantart.com/a…

Bałem się, żebym nie był zakończyć lol
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Pony-Berserker Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:pat:
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nigeria0920 Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
Here is my entry. I am sorry for the previous, pathetic entry.
nigeria0920.deviantart.com/art…
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Cartoonsfaller84 Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Pony-Berserker Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :pat:
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Mafon Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
"Cartoon violence and cartoon injuries are totally fine. Cartoon death is fine too <...> possibly getting his butt kicked, or getting killed". 

Hell yeah.
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Pony-Berserker Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Does it mean I should expect your entry? =P
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Mafon Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
Err... i dunno... i made quick sketch of Spike feeding on crab, but i'm not good nearly enough to enter.

Usualy there're so many «do not» and «don't even think of» so it's very refreshing to see some tolerable people sometimes (that «better not» is almost «i don't share your views, but... oh, god, you may try if you want to»). I'm eager to check out what people will come with without restraints.
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Pony-Berserker Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, don't underestimate yourself. Give it a shot - after all there will be an award for creativity, too. 

And... only one work crossed 'the line' (characters being killed it is) so far (unassuminguser's comic to be exact). No one decided to kill Tom the Crab, though :P
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Mafon Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
Eh, i decided to give it a shot: mafon.deviantart.com/art/Falle…
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Pony-Berserker Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:pat: Thanks!
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Gray--Day Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Got you something too...

fav.me/d7h0nzi

;)
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Pony-Berserker Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:pat:
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nigeria0920 Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
I really love your work, it is very emotive and funny. You know how to utilize both animated mischief and writing humor. I salute you.
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Pony-Berserker Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Um, thank you.
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lovelyneckbeard Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
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Pony-Berserker Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:pat:
Thanks!
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Wadusher0 Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Am I really the only donor besides you and Szaf? :O
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Pony-Berserker Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes :P
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Wadusher0 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well not for long I see. :P
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Pony-Berserker Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now there are even more donors!
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ChaosSharingan Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I swear, if someone re-makes that rather obscure fight Bulma had with the Namekian sea crabs (DBZ) as Rarity Vs. Tom... Well, I just might lose it. It would be awesome, but I'd still lose it...

Oh, and I believe they'd win internet for a day


[Note: I'm not all that into the DB universe, and it's been ages since I even watched it. I simple enjoy parody works and my uncannily accurate memory that can pull forth random, obscure details such as this]
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Pony-Berserker Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You surely have a friend who is an artist. Get them to draw it! =P
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