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The movie Beautiful Creatures in association with deviantART are pleased to present the "Light" or "Dark" contest. Using the asset pack provided, and with inspiration from the trailer above, get ready to create your most compelling LIGHT or DARK version of Lena!

In the film Beautiful Creatures, based off of the best-selling novel, Lena is a caster, a person who can use magic, and on her birthday she will be Claimed for either Light or Dark. As that day approaches, Lena along with her love interest Ethan uncover dark secrets about their respective families, their history and their town. Is it fate, or does Lena have a choice? Help her decide by creating your vision of her as either a light or dark caster! Dark secrets will come to light when Beautiful Creatures is in theaters VALENTINE'S DAY 2.14.13.

 
Watch the trailer for Beautiful Creatures above.
Download the Asset Pack for more information about Lena to inspire your original entry.
In the medium of your choice, create a visual depiction of Lena as either a Light or Dark caster. (You do not need to depict the actress from the film but may do so if you wish.)
Submit your entry as a single .PNG or .JPG to the contest. Be sure to read the Official Rules.
 
  • All expenses paid trip for two to Los Angeles where you will get to attend the US premiere of Beautiful Creatures, take a tour of deviantART headquarters, get a personalized tour of Panpipes Hollywood, and a guided tour of the Magic Castle.
  • dA PRO Digital Artist Backpack
  • deviantART Hoodie of Winner's Choice*
  • dA Notebook Set by Leuchtturm
  • Panasonic 3D Wi-Fi Blu-Ray Player
  • One-Year Premium Membership to deviantART
  • 8,000 deviantART Points
  • $2,000 USD

* (depending on availability)

Panasonic 3D Wi-Fi Blu-Ray Player • Six-Month Premium Membership to deviantART.com • deviantART T-Shirt of Winner's Choice* • dA Notebook Set by Leuchtturm • 4,000 deviantART Points • $1,000 USD
Panasonic 3D Wi-Fi Blu-Ray Player • Six-Month Premium Membership to deviantART.com • deviantART T-Shirt of Winner's Choice* • dA Notebook Set by Leuchtturm • 4,000 deviantART Points • $1,000 USD
Panasonic 3D Wi-Fi Blu-Ray Player • Six-Month Premium Membership to deviantART.com • deviantART T-Shirt of Winner's Choice* • dA Notebook Set by Leuchtturm • 4,000 deviantART Points • $500 USD
Panasonic 3D Wi-Fi Blu-Ray Player • Six-Month Premium Membership to deviantART.com • deviantART T-Shirt of Winner's Choice* • dA Notebook Set by Leuchtturm • 4,000 deviantART Points • $500 USD
dA Notebook Set by Leuchtturm • Three-Month Premium Membership • 2,000 deviantART Points

* (depending on availability)

 

THE LENA LIGHT OR DARK CONTEST BEGINS AT 12:00:00 AM PACIFIC TIME ("PT") ON DECEMBER 17, 2012 AND ENDS AT 11:59:59 PM (PT) ON JANUARY 20, 2013.

  • Entrant must be at least 13 years old as of December 17, 2012 and a resident of the United States, Puerto Rico or a U.S. military installation to be eligible to enter the Contest;
  • Entries must be received by 11:59:59PM (PM) on January 20, 2013 and be submitted through the contest gallery on deviantART;
  • Membership to www.deviantart.com (the "Contest Site") is required to enter the Contest;
  • Membership to www.deviantart.com is free;
  • Entrant must submit: an original work depicting the character Lena from Beautiful Creatures as either a Light or Dark caster. (You do not need to depict the actress from the film but may do so if you wish.)
  • The Work may originate in any medium but must be submitted as a single JPG or PNG file;
  • You may not use any third party stock images for the Work however licensed brushes and textures are acceptable;
  • You may use the Assets provided for download in your entry if you wish;
  • Your entry should be able to accommodate a logo in the lower left or right corner of the image you submit;
  • You may submit more than one entry;
  • Other requirements and restrictions apply and please read the Official Rules carefully.

25 Finalists will be selected by full-time deviantART Staff. From the Finalists, the final five winners will be selected by the authors of Beautiful Creatures, Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia! All entries will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Overall Visual Impact
  • Strength In Depicting "Lena" as a Dark or Light Caster
  • Technical Skill


In the film Beautiful Creatures, Lena will be "Claimed" as either a Light or Dark caster. In our new contest, it's up to you to depict Lena as either Light or Dark. Entries will be judged by the authors of the Beautiful Creatures novels, Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia! Enter to win an all-expenses paid trip to Los Angeles where you'll get to see the premiere of Beautiful Creatures and more!
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EerstehulpSEO Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
nice
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germanpain Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
awesome
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:iconjacketmalaysian:
jacketmalaysian Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
this is simply beautiful
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weaselhip Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
Useful info...
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abswnh Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
thors of the Beautiful Creatures novels, Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia! Enter to win an all-expenses paid trip to Los Angeles where
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chartreuselove Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
can't believe i missed it!!! :X i saw the movie twice this weekend. it was great but not like the book at all.
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JenniferThanks Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Student General Artist
The thing is, I KNOW she chooses light AND dark so I feel all those entries are just cheese! xD But they are truly very epic.
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:iconitti:
Itti Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Another US-only one. :( *sigh*

(I know it's up to the sponsors, not you, whether it's US-only or international, but it's still disappointing to read and get excited about a contest before discovering you can't actually enter it. I wish the country part was clearer.)
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Kedeemrose Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
The contest is over.
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:iconitti:
Itti Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I know, I saw the winners announced yesterday or the day before and was very confused, considering I'd only just seen the announcement for the contest itself!
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:iconkedeemrose:
Kedeemrose Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Yeah it was very disappointing to see who were the winners when there was so much better talent out there. I am even happy that i did not enter because I know I would be heart broken. They should though had opened the contest worldwide to make it more fair. Hmmm...oh well what can we do right.
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:iconitti:
Itti Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I personally thought the winners were pretty good. People say this after every contest though. What did you think was better?
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joxxsx Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Congratulations to the semi finalists.
There were many great entries and I had fun creating mine.
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:iconpoyeezed:
poyeezed Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This contest was only open to US residents, therefore it is UNFAIR to the rest of us who live outside the US!!!!
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:iconrunt510:
Runt510 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It is fair because there are also contests that do not include the US.
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:iconpoyeezed:
poyeezed Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sure...
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:iconphoenixx-knight:
Phoenixx-Knight Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
well i did not place, i wish they do some of these contest that is just for photographers.
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:iconjhuertajr:
jhuertajr Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Congratulations finalists!
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:iconglitza:
Glitza Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student General Artist
Results up!
[link]

Didn't place. :crying:
Oh well. Congrats winners!
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Bloody0thorn Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student Artist
please comment if you like it please!
[link]
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LibertineM Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013   Digital Artist
EEEEE! So excited!
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:icondoeangel:
DoeAngel Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Check my drawing as well, I know its kinda late but a good critique is always welcome.
[link]
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Launadoon Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I entered, there is always hope. I've never won one of these contests. :( You know what guys, Please go on facebook and like my page: [link] (You will make me the happiest girl :D)
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:iconsamueldesigns:
SamuelDesigns Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Nice page. Check out mine :) [link]
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:icondoeangel:
DoeAngel Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You have some amazing work in your Facebook page. Very nice traditional paintings.
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:iconlaunadoon:
Launadoon Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, It has been a goal of mine to get as many likes as I can. I also would like some business. :)
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:iconmyjestics:
MyjesticS Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Will there be a finalist list posted today? Like top 25?
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TaraBell01 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
there should be the over all winner will be annoced on the 30th
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MyjesticS Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, but I meant the semi-finalists, but I see the announcement now ^^ thanks though
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DragonsExist Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
I just want the results!!!
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emorgan2889 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Results? Anytime? Where?
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:iconrainbowmoonjuice:
RainbowMoonJuice Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
I was actually really stumped with the where part. Where would they post this??
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:iconvictim-of-wonderland:
Victim-of-Wonderland Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is so nerve racking, >.< has anyone heard anything yet?
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