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The Make Ugly Contest

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Make Ugly. Get recognition.

What's the ugliest truth about Big Tobacco? truth® wants to find out and you can help. DeviantART is calling for submissions of your ugliest monster, giant, mutant or undead art. Download the facts for inspiration and get in on the ugly action. Winners get cash prizes and will be included as a part of the truth® Artist Collective.

The Facts

Monster

To draw public attention from the dangers of secondhand smoke in 1987, Big Tobacco thought they might try to "create a bigger monster (AIDs)."

Undead

1 in 3 teens who begin smoking eventually die from tobacco-related disease. Not undead. Dead dead.

Giant

A Big Tobacco document shows they worried that publishing that radioactive Polonium-210 is in cigarette smoke would be like "waking a sleeping giant."

Mutant

One tobacco company biologically engineered tobacco plants to have twice the normal level of nicotine. Talk about a mutation.

Step 1

Download the fact pack to get inspired by some ugly truths.

Download the Fact Pack

Step 2

Create your darkest, weirdest, ugliest monster, giant, mutant or undead. No need to include the actual fact, just let it inspire your art.

Step 3

Submit entry as JPG or PNG at least 2,000 pixels in shortest length.

Submit Entry

Be sure to read the Official Rules.

1st Place

  • $4,000 USD
  • Apple iPad Mini (16GB WiFi)
  • 8,000 deviantART Points
  • 1-Year Premium Membership

2nd Place

  • $2,000 USD
  • Apple iPad Mini (16GB WiFi)
  • 4,000 deviantART Points
  • 6-Month Premium Membership

3rd Place

  • $2,000 USD
  • Apple iPad Mini (16GB WiFi)
  • 3,000 deviantART Points
  • 6-Month Premium Membership

4th Place

  • $2,000 USD
  • Apple iPad Mini (16GB WiFi)
  • 1,000 deviantART Points
  • 6-Month Premium Membership

36 Semi-Finalists

3-Month Premium Membership & 1,000 deviantART Points

Rules

Entry must be received by 11:59:59 PM (PT - Los Angeles CA, USA) on June 23, 2013 and must be submitted to the Contest gallery.

The completed entry ("Work") may originate in any visual medium but must be submitted at the Contest Site as a single JPG or PNG file, at least 2,000 pixels in the shortest length.

The Work must be completely original, but may be based on any of the entrant's prior work. No stock.

Entries may be used by truth® in connection with anti-tobacco education.

Membership to www.deviantart.com (the "Contest Site") is required to enter the contest. Membership to www.deviantart.com is free.

Entrant must be at least 13 years old as of May 13, 2013 to be eligible to enter the Contest and must be a resident of the United States.

Additional terms and conditions apply. Read the official rules.

Read Official Rules carefully.

Judging

40 Semi-Finalists will be selected by full-time deviantART Staff. From the Semi-Finalists, the final four Winners will be selected by Vitaly Alexius.

All entries will be judged on the following criteria:

  • the fearsome ugliness of the monster, giant, mutant, or undead depicted in the Work
  • overall impact of the Work in communicating an aspect of the Fact Pack
  • technical and artistic skill
Submit EntryView Entries

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Join the truth® Artist Collective, a group of artists bringing the ugly truth about the tobacco industry to life. Click below and your avatar will appear to show everyone you're part of the truth® Artist Collective. As a thank you, a limited edition badge will appear on your profile.

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What's the ugliest truth about Big Tobacco? We're calling for submissions of your ugliest monster, giant, mutant, or undead art. Grab inspiration from our fact pack and then enter for your chance at a slice of $10,000 USD in prizing! Vote for the ugliest truth, and show your support by collecting a brand new Profile Page badge!
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:iconpurity116:
Purity116 Featured By Owner 17 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I am so glad that dA supports this. I'm mildly allergic to tobacco and some other nigthshades, so when people are smoking around me, I can't breathe as well, and it's really annoying.
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:iconimsidz:
imsidz Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Interface Designer
the Ugly Truth !
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:iconshootings1219:
shootings1219 Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Awesome XD
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:iconxelandra:
Xelandra Featured By Owner 6 days ago   Digital Artist
DeviantArt 
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:iconkingdominoiii:
KingDominoIII Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Wow! Wish I did this.
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:iconshimmery-dust:
shimmery-dust Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
creepy but cool lol
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:iconthegreendragon2002:
thegreendragon2002 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yay
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:iconhootdamn:
hootdamn Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very informative!
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:iconitsxiamonda:
ItsXiamonda Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
:0
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:iconfanaticanimes:
fanaticanimes Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
0w0
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:iconroidowolfcat77:
roidowolfcat77 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
fish
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TwitterWC Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016
haha! thanks
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:iconmillcore:
Millcore Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016
Wow
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:iconstormclawponyrises:
StormClawPonyRises Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome, and for a good cause too!
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:iconpartiineko:
PartiiNeko Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016   General Artist
This is awesome :D
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:iconenekagerou:
EneKagerou Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015  New Deviant Student Artist
heh
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:iconmii-fu:
Mii-fu Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Student General Artist
:3
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C0ldSt0rm Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
yey :3
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:iconmariawn:
Mariawn Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015   Digital Artist
DeviantArt 
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XxzozoxXHE Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2015  Student Digital Artist
LOL THAT UGLY FACE XD
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:iconstaroniix:
StaronIIx Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HOI!!!! XD
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:icontakashymoy:
takashymoy Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2015  Student Digital Artist
yay! ^ w ^
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:iconlin--wolf:
Lin--Wolf Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015
yay
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:iconkyrogeki:
Kyrogeki Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015   Digital Artist
Click on the button above the icons that says ""Join the truth® Artist Collective"".
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:iconlin--wolf:
Lin--Wolf Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015
Oka. n.n
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:iconkyrogeki:
Kyrogeki Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015   Digital Artist
/isonlyhereforthebadge
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:iconlepixels:
LePixels Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesomeeee
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KittyCatLover356 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow.
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:iconlookingtobeflawless:
LookingToBeFlawless Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Awesome *-*
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:iconcalyartist:
CalyArtist Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Sweet haha
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:iconhollyieaf:
hollyIeaf Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015
nice
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:icon4quar1u2:
4quar1u2 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Cool
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:icontoothfeelee:
toothfeelee Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Going to an early grave.
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:icongalaxywolf122:
GALAXYwolf122 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cppl
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:icon0-acerlot-0:
0-Acerlot-0 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015  Student General Artist
Awesome. =D
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:iconkumiko19:
kumiko19 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015  Student Artist
Thanks for the awesome badge :]
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:iconx1oi:
X1OI Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015
:happybounce:
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:iconeternalesque:
Eternalesque Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am a dummy! 
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:iconmaepixel:
MaePixel Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015  Student Artist
:D (Big Grin) 
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:icongabs28:
gabs28 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:3
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LovinaYavari Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2015  Professional Filmographer
:iconblushplz:
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disney-planes Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
yessss a free bageeee
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PeppermintSchnapps Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hmm
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:icondh000-rabotnik:
DH000-RABOTNIK Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
We must look towards the entirety of the system of evil itself.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=EewGMB…
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:iconjalynpage:
jalynpage Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015  Student General Artist
Nice
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:iconneqoki:
neqoki Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015  Student
so gr8
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AnthonyBlender Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Nice!
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flamesXheart Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015  Student Digital Artist
yaaaaay
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