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MAMA Scared Stiff Contest Winners

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 5:29 PM
            
The winners have arrived! We sent the 25 most terrifying Semi-Finalists to judges and MAMA filmmakers Andy & Barbara Muschietti and Guillermo del Toro, and they felt your fears come to life through the entries. Now our deviantART judges won't be the only ones sleeping with a night light!
Read the judges' comments below and see the top three deviations that struck terror in the hearts of our judges. Each of our winners will be taking home terrific prize packages including cash and Points!
WOW!!!! the level of work is outstanding!!!!! We are in shock! Have the feeling that childhood fears resonate quite strongly in the heads of these amazing artists. We are absolutely impressed by the skill, originality and hours, days, poured into these pieces.
$5,000 USD  •  8,000 deviantART Points  •  DeviantART Hoodie of Winner's Choice*  •  dA PRO Digital Artist Backpack  •  A Print of Winner's choice from shop.deviantart.com*  •  One-Year Premium Membership to deviantART
$3,500 USD  •  4,000 deviantART Points  •  DeviantART T-Shirt of Winner's Choice*  •  Six-Month Premium Membership to deviantART
$1,500 USD  •  4,000 deviantART Points  •  DeviantART T-Shirt of Winner's Choice*  •  Six-Month Premium Membership to deviantART
* Depending on sizes and subject to availability. Maximum value: $250.00 USD.



The frightening winners of the MAMA Scared Stiff contest have been chosen! From the 25 Semi-Finalists, judges and MAMA filmmakers Andy & Barbara Muschietti and Guillermo del Toro selected these three spine-tingling winners. See which entries scared them the most!
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Enolee Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't see why 1st place is 1st. No offence. I just thought some others were a lot more better. I guess I'm no judge. But that's just my opinion. D:
I love 2nd though.
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:iconlonglovevegeta:
Because it's actually very creative/original while being very simple - that's not easy to pull off, congrats to the winner. The runner up's piece is incredible though, especially technique wise.
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:iconbuttoncreator:
ButtonCreator Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Yeah original to the 1st place,but the 2nd one sent chills down my spine vs the 1st one. This is a scare competition not a originality competition. :I
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longlovevegeta Featured By Owner May 6, 2015
Sure it's a "scare competition" but that's not what the judges were using for the judging criteria, I'm pretty sure originality and creative interpretation was on the top of the list

I can almost guarantee the second entry scored very high on technical artistic skill though :)
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:iconaria-rea:
Aria-Rea Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That's my opinion too. I like 2nd place more because it's much scarier and creepier and it looks like much more effort.
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:iconfunkygame:
Funkygame Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
i just dont get why is film called mama?
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:iconbrit-jack:
Brit-Jack Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
if you watch the movie you'll understand why, trust me (:
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:iconfunkygame:
Funkygame Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
I know now why,but for me it is not too scary.... :)
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Celer-Mortalis-095 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
I thought it was more creepy than actually scary. =)
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:iconfunkygame:
Funkygame Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
Yeah, that is the word im looking for, creepy XD
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:iconvedabitsaha:
vedabitsaha Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome :D
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:iconlonewolfshadow317:
Lonewolfshadow317 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
cool... =)
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:iconca12ro34lyn:
ca12ro34lyn Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
mama?!?!?
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MiyuDoLLy Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
can someone send me the link to the 25 Semi-Finalists? I can't find them. Thx
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:iconmiyudolly:
MiyuDoLLy Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
Thank you very much!!
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:iconame-kunoichi:
Ame-Kunoichi Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Amazing and truly outstanding!! Congratulations :)

It would be awesome more contest like this.
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AndrewVAtomic Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
I would have liked it better if entries were not allowed the use of digital media, or at least that they divided winners in different categories because there is an unfair advantage to those who have professional art programs while others have only gimp.
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:iconojansan:
OJanSan Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's not the medium that makes an artist. Give an amateur a quality art program and they will still produce the work of an amateur. Give a professional nothing more than a pencil and they will still produce the work of a professional.
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:iconbaroquedoll:
baroquedoll Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013   Photographer
totally agree...
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:iconalexroey:
alexroey Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
awesom
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:icontouchedvenus:
TouchedVenus Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Such awesome winners! Congrats to them. :D
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Wolf-In-Human-Flesh Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this was an awesome contest and the entries are fantastic!
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JaredDennis Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
The winners were good picks.
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:iconchungphantomhive:
Chungphantomhive Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
CONGRATS TO EVERYONE :D now I must say 2nd and third place deserve above the winner. My opinion nothing more, it was still good
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:iconrivaleka:
Rivaleka Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I actually agree with your statement here. As an artist myself, the first was incredibly simple, and is only a double duplication from top to bottom, that had been painted mildly different.
If Anything, the placement of winners should of been reversed in my opinion. :heart:
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:icontimtoe:
timtoe Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013   Digital Artist
Wow. The detail and execution in that 3rd place piece deserves a lot more than a $1,500 prize.
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TheMouseQueen Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
I also wanted to say that #1 was picked because it picked up the theme and feel of the movie, and the girls having a good and bad side. They seem to go with the good/bad children theme. The person who won said this was her good self and her bad self under the bed. It matches the theme of the movie. So congrats to the winner.
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:iconthemousequeen:
TheMouseQueen Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
I love #2 a lot! The 3D sculpt, "Grandmama" by Forest Rogers was awesome too.
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flametail990 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Student General Artist
AWESOME!!! I wish I could've participated in this! this is soo epic! I NEED to see the movie!!!! (I luv horror movies, but im technically not ALLOWED to watch them....)
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knockback1 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
#2 then #3 are on top of my list 4 winners ;P
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:iconkorpsekitten:
KorpseKitten Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Student General Artist
The second place winner has been my desktop background for a long while now. xD
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:iconmilliscent1407:
milliscent1407 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow! that pieces worth it! congratulations!
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:iconshynelight:
ShyneLight Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Student General Artist
#2 is too scary for me! It's way too realistic! but that's a good thing!
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:iconflyingkitterz:
FlyingKitterz Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Student General Artist
One and two are awesome, never really cared for the third place one though...
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:iconprettymuchit:
prettymuchit Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
we had to draw a picture i wrote a story
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:iconsnowfeatherr:
snowfeatherr Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Good job energy one!!! I think all the pictures were scary all hell! X3
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:iconcitruslisp:
CitrusLisp Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats to the winners, and applauds to all those who participated! All the works are amazing :D
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:iconcarol-colors:
carol-colors Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
Congratulations!
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:iconiburntires:
IBurnTires Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
I can see why 3rd place is 3rd. But I honestly hoped this one would make 1st, maybe 2nd. I like the storybook feeling to it. Because after all, monsters are just silly stories told to keep us eating our spinach and keeping us in bed by eight -- right? And honestly, those are scary toads and turtles! Not in the obvious fear factor of 2nd place, but in the idea of seeing through a child's eye. It's the simplicity of the monster that provokes our imagination.

This probably doesn't look very professional, but I'm no good at explaining my thoughts. xD
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:icondarktyrannosaur:
DarkTyrannosaur Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
Very very Nice !!!
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aqabrar Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
great works
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:iconchikitawolf:
ChikitaWolf Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel like some people need to realize that just because something doesn't scare them doesn't mean someone else isn't scared by it :'D
Everyone has similar, but also different fears. For instance, while the 2nd place piece truly /looks/ the scariest of them all, the 1st place piece actually voices a fear for me (and many others) greater than that of something in the basement. You can stay away from the basement, but you can't necessarily stay away from your bed (you sleep in it after all!). The piece itself doesn't look terrifying, but it definitely portrays that fear of something being under the bed.
Anyway, excellent choices and congrats to the winners!
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:iconkristinamelina:
Kristinamelina Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*shudders* the second one is horrifying.
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:iconorganization333:
Organization333 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
These are all fantastic :D Love love love them
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:iconreedymanedkelpie:
reedymanedkelpie Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
In these contests I haven't found the winners matching up with the best work that also respects the rules. The first place work in this case seems heavily based on the official contest artwork at the top right of the page, turned 90.
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:iconthemousequeen:
TheMouseQueen Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Very good observation!
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:iconmidnight-machine:
Midnight-Machine Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
agreed 100%
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:iconaetiusmaximo:
AetiusMaximo Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
haha they are so good!
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:iconmegaanimefreak7:
MegaAnimeFreak7 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
That first one is creepy as shit. Fuck. The second one reminds me of Goosebumps XDD
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