Edit: given the feedback, I've pushed the deadline from the 12th to the 19th. Buckle down and get 'er done, folks!
Summer Contest 2017: The Challenge System!
It is with great pride that I announce the official start of the RWBY Summer Contest for 2017! Honest, hard-working artists are invited to throw their hats/fedoras into the ring and compete for guts, glory, and the like! Here's the catch: we aren't going to make summer a mandatory theme in this one. Heck, it can be winter if you so desire. What's the theme? What's the challenge? What's the core idea that ties all of the entries together?
Here's your artistic challenge: Something is broken.
Interpret that in whatever fashion suits you. Whatever you draw, make, cosplay, write, etc., something in it must be broken. You could make that a tragic thing, or a funny thing, or a mysterious thing, or an inspirational thing, or whatever! I see a lot of options in this open-ended challenge, and I hope you do as well!
Rules: You can submit as many entries as you want, but they can only have canon characters from RWBY. The story/cosplay/drawing/painting/etc. must provoke a sense that something/someone is broken in some way.
Deadlines: The contest will end on June 19, 11:59 PM! Voting will begin on June 9, 2017! Voting will then end on June 16, 2017, and that will give me the weekend to announce the winners!
Voting: You can vote for your own entry! Everyone gets five votes. You'll give 5 points for a first place vote, 4 points for a second place vote, 3 for third, 2 for fourth, and 1 for fifth place. The top 3 to 5 winners win first to fifth place. The number of places will be decided based on how many submissions we get.
Prizes: If you would like to offer a prize, please PM the group and tell us what you'd be willing to do! Free art, stories, point donations, coupons to brothels, we're not picky. You can offer a prize and participate in the contest, too! The worst case scenario is that you'll win your own prize, which, hey! Congrats! You can draw whatever you want! If you offer a prize, but then decide to withdraw your offer before the deadline, that's okay. Just try to not do that, thanks!
If you have any questions, feel free to post a comment, PM the group, PM the admins, or PM me! If you're not sure if your idea for a submission isn't "broken" enough, feel free to PM me with a sales pitch. I'll be happy to tell you if it sounds "broken" enough.
1. anjyil will draw a half-portrait of one OC or canon character in the style of their choosing. This prize is for first and second place.
2. Sanae94 will draw up to five characters with a background, all in one piece. Canon character or OC is fine. This prize is for first place only.
3. m4hChE3zBuR9Erz (it must take you forever to log in!) will draw a bust of any canon or OC character, with a transparent background. This prize is for the top three winners.
4. amxrphus will draw a full body shot for first, second, and third place; and a waist-up shot for fourth and fifth place!
5. AcelesW will paint any human character for first place!
6. Traveler-san will paint a card of any canon RWBY character for first and second place!
7. FlamingArsonist will use his 3D modeling skills to build a weapon for all five winners! It can be a canon or OC weapon, and winners can have as many pictures from as many angles as they want.
8. MetalPorSiempre will feature all three to five winners in their own group, which has 1,600 members! A nice bonus promotional run!