By scaring the living life out of deviantArt and getting presents for it! Now that's a birthday we can all get on-board with
In the 8th year of its life, deviantArt has spawned a terror unlike any seen before.... the first official contest for Horror and Macabre Photography on dA.
The number 8 and the terror it brought long ago.
In the autumn of 1888, London, England was terrorized by a creature that the world had not seen before: Jack the Ripper.
The violence of his crimes was so gruesome that many didn't consider him to be human, but rather some sort of demon. The fact that he was never captured just terrified people even more and he quickly became a frightening legend.
Your task in this contest is to capture that moment of primary fear that the world must have felt when they were faced with the first modern serial killer. Imagine the fear... imagine the panic... imagine the confusion that people must have felt.. your goal is to capture that.
Portray how scary the London streets may have seemed at the time.
Portray Jack the Ripper as the monster and demon that people imagined him to be.
Portray the fear and all other emotions that people must have felt at the time.
Read more here if you want more background/ideas: Jack the Ripper
Your submission must be Horror/Macabre PHOTOGRAPHY No photo manipulations. If you are a photo-manipulator, `IreneLangholm has a contest for you here.
You must submit the photo after August 7th. Actually, it should be created after this date as well, given the specific nature of the contest.
Multiple submissions are ok. But you only win once, so better select your BEST piece.
Entries will be judged on originality, photographic quality, and most importantly: how well it fits the concept
Start Date: August 7, 2008
Deadline: WAS September 8, 2008... now EXTENDED until Sept. 30th!!!
To enter the contest, submit your finished piece to
Contests & Projects > Contests > 2008 > deviantART 8th Birthday > Primary Fear
1st Place: $50 deviantDollars + 1 year subscription (dA Account or Premium Print Account)
2nd Place: $25 deviantDollars + T-shirt of your choice
3rd Place: $10 deviantDollars + Accessory Pack
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