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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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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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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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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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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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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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jhuertajr Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Congratulations finalists!
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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SamuelDesigns Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
For everyone who did "Lena choosing the light" please check mine :la: I will like feed back: [link]
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:icontarabell01:
TaraBell01 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
has anyone gotten any feedback from the judges?
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MissOliviaLee Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
when are the results going to be posted?
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:icondragonsexist:
DragonsExist Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Just sometime today. They didn't give a specific time.
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DragonsExist Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
You guys should leave feedback on my drawing, or you will be shunned from society, and forced to live in the wilderness as a wild unicorn. <:)
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lordtree Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
IM AMAZING LOOK AT MY WORK [link]


i don't really think im amazing im just trying to provoke people to look at my work.
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Kriiana Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh dear the results come out today, don't they..
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starkravingkalm Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
They do indeed! so exciting!
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:iconkriiana:
Kriiana Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm so nervous.. do you know where they'll post the results?
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starkravingkalm Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Good luck to all the great artists! This was an awesome contest for a really great series. Cant wait to see what the judges think! [link]
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ElenaImAgInAtive Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student General Artist
Does nail art qualify as a possible medium? Thanks for having this contest :D I loved book
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loraud Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
If anyone else can give me feedback I will appreciate it a lot :D


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Emirence Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Check out TheKao's Work.

[link]
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Kristinarosemid Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Feedback please? I'm still relativity new to the digital art form and would really appreciate tips in Photoshop painting. I think maybe I am still treating the medium as though it were oil paint, and I''m not sure how well that translates. [link]
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LittleFael Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
This was my first contest that I entered on DA and I must say I'm so pleased with how it pushed me beyond my normal limits. I'd really appreciate any feedback you guys might have so I can improve and learn more from this. :)
(Also I'm not sure how this linking images to comments thing works yet so here goes nothing...)
Dark Lena [link]
Light Lena [link]


Thanks!
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Poetic-justice88 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Photographer
:( i missed it by 4 days :(
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TaraBell01 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wheres the judging in process button?
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trinafool Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013   Traditional Artist
I'm really grateful for contests like these that push me to work outside of my normal comfort zone, on ideas that I wouldn't normally try to depict, and with a deadline. It is very helpful in trying to work towards actually making art professionally, and it was nice to realize I need to start to practice painting clothes! Good luck to everyone!
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raiyneofgailin Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I would like your comment if there was a "Like" button. :)
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trinafool Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013   Traditional Artist
Haha, thanks! Just thinking about the positives that make winning seem less important. :)
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