Thursday, September 20, 2007


Hey, everyone! Rest assured that I haven't forgotten about or abandoned this blog. Hope you all haven't either! I still intend to hold a second contest, but since I'm now back in college my finances are a bit on the slim side. I've been thinking about it, though, and the series for the next event has been decided. I'm not going to say what it is just yet, as that would give waaaay too much of an advantage, but once the time draws near, we'll see!

What I'm thinking of doing is making this a yearly event. So then, if all goes well, 2008 should see my second annual video game fanart contest! It'd be nice if everyone could have a general timeframe each year in which to look for a competition to be held. It'd give me plenty of time to save up and prepare as well. Anyone who still visits this blog, what months are best for you? Also, any opinions to offer on possibly holding a cash raffle and/or random prize drawing in addition to the contest prizes?

(Due to spam "comments" that have been appearing in the blog in recent weeks, I've activated the moderation feature, so comment posts won't show up until I approve them. If I see enough genuine activity here, though, I'll go ahead and take it back off.)

Monday, March 26, 2007

What's Next?

Whew, I was more worn out than I thought, lol! Now that I've had time to recover from all the excitement, it's time to start looking to the future! For those of you who are wondering, yes, I do intend to hold another contest! Though I cannot afford to do this right away, hopefully I'll have the time and funds later this year to do so. Haven't decided on a specific theme yet, but here's what you can definitely expect for the next event:

  • Video game related!
  • All entries posted!
  • Improved scoring system!
  • More prizes!
Be sure to check back from time to time for announcements on what's in store! ^^

Wednesday, March 14, 2007


This is it--the moment you've been waiting for! I hereby present the Ocarina of Time fanart contest's Top 30:

If the slideshow doesn't work for you or you prefer going at your own pace, try this link:

Congratulations to the prize winners and to everyone who made the list! It was extremely close, with several entries having tied scores, in which case I had to make my choice based on personal preference. You all did very well; no one scored below 25!

Here are these entries' scores and an explanation of how they were judged (but be sure to visit one of the above links first if you don't want to ruin the surprise):

If your entry is not listed and you would like to know your score, feel free to e-mail me for it. I did my best to judge each entry fairly, but inevitably someone will see a score with which he or she does not agree. Please, no questioning or criticizing of scores, no insulting others' work, and no flaming. How one appreciates a piece of art depends heavily upon personal opinion, and these scores reflect mine. I appreciate everyone's maintaining a friendly, respectful atmosphere regardless of who got what.

My deepest thanks goes out to each and every one of you for your participation! You've made the contest into everything I hoped it would be and much more. I'm pleased and honored to see how many lives it's touched with enrichment and inspiration. As a special token of my appreciation, I would like to offer this gift: the original soundtrack to The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess! Since the CDs released by Nintendo contain only a fraction of the game's music, this is the only way I know of that you can get the rest of it. Please help yourself and enjoy!

TP OST archive (.zip, 229 MB)

(There will be lots of ads on the page; look for a link that says "Download for free with FileFactory Basic.")

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Share Your Art Galleries

Almost there!! I've got all the entries scored, and now I'm double checking for consistency and such. Hoping to finish today!

In the meantime, if you would like to share your other art with everyone, you're invited to post a link to your web site or DA or other art account in the comments of this blog entry! This way visitors will have a single location on the blog at which they can find these links. After seeing your stuff here, I'm sure they'd love to see more!

Monday, March 12, 2007

Photobucket Service Restored

Geez, yesterday I still had 1 GB of bandwidth left...didn't think it'd get used up so fast! ^^; My account's next monthly cycle wasn't to begin until the 20th, and that's just way too long of a wait, so I went ahead and forked over the $25 for an upgraded account. Now my bandwidth's unlimited for a year! ^^ Feel free to use the regular gallery link again, or whichever you prefer.

BTW, judging is coming along very nicely! At this rate I should have it about wrapped up within the next couple of days.