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The Make Ugly Contest

Mon May 13, 2013, 12:57 PM
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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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:iconollie487:
Ollie487 Featured By Owner 1 hour ago
Yul Brynner said it all "Just don't smoke".  But why do people only learn the truth about tobacco when they realise they have lung cancer?
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:iconangelwatchingyou:
AngelWatchingYou Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New Deviant  Artist
cool
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:iconlltten:
LlTTEN Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww!
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:iconxloadstarx:
xLOADSTARx Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
wow!
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:iconmacosten:
macosten Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I prefer smoking meat to smoking cigarettes. You know, jerky-like.
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:iconoliveroso:
oliveroso Featured By Owner 5 days ago
De acuerdo..LEGANDO TARDE A ESTO TAMBIEN

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:iconjazminkwhyeth:
JazminKWhyeth Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
My family lost our house on the night of Christmas when I was a kid,  cause of a cigarette that was not put out correctly in the apartment below us. I swore to myself I never would smoke. If people didn't smoke cigarettes, things like this wouldn't happen to families who lives in apartment buildings. 
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:icondracakamala:
DracaKamala Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Smoking at a young age can get you sick or even worse.. DEAD! It can kill pets too. That's why I decided to remind myself when I get older to never smoke! My cat is 10 years old and I don't want anyone to indirectly kill him from smoking around him. Don't do drugs, drink or smoke, EVER! Even if you are of age.
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:iconmariofan306:
Mariofan306 Featured By Owner May 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am a passive smoker, coming from my parents. They have been smoking even before I was born  and I have inhaled the smoke ever since i was a toddler. It is very disgusting and makes me sick.  throw up 

When I move in to an appartement or a house (, I'm gonna make sure the smokers are outside, either on a balconey or outside the building or something. I don't want smokers to come in to my home and smoke inside.
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:icondunedrifter:
DuneDrifter Featured By Owner May 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
wow - if we were meant to smoke, we would all have chimneys in our heads.
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:iconmythicalpotatoes:
MYTHICALPOTATOES Featured By Owner May 15, 2016
don't do drugs
cuz drugs are bad :ohnoes:
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:iconcrayoneslapiz:
CraYonesLapiz Featured By Owner May 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eh.. Sweating a little... 
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:icondarianarcisse:
DariaNarcisse Featured By Owner May 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I never understood smokers. The chemicals coming with the smoke, into your lungs, is... it..... 
It's terrible Vomiting Fella (Reactions) 
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:iconsilentnight5674:
Silentnight5674 Featured By Owner May 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Smocking is bad for your lungs, don't try it..

It's also stinky -_-"
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:iconyoutuber007:
youtuber007 Featured By Owner May 11, 2016
is this another comment thing?
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:iconemattiger17:
Emattiger17 Featured By Owner May 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
im glad people are still trying to teach people the complications and how bad it just is to smoke :)
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:icontemarinicole:
temarinicole Featured By Owner May 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm happy no one smokes in my family
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:iconsmartsyartsy:
SmartsyArtsy Featured By Owner May 9, 2016  Student General Artist
Cigarettes= BAD
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:iconlightkeeper777:
Lightkeeper777 Featured By Owner May 8, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Never smoked one cigarette in my life and never plan to.  Lost too many family members to lung cancer!
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:iconabby-shue:
Abby-Shue Featured By Owner May 7, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Photographer
Yeay! :love: 
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:iconwildelf34:
wildelf34 Featured By Owner May 3, 2016
im against smoking :nod:
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:iconcr-ick:
cr-ick Featured By Owner May 2, 2016
idgaf if anyone smokes or not i'm just doing this for the badge lol
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:iconsavvy--chan:
Savvy--chan Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:3
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:iconsweetprank:
SweetPrank Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:happybounce: 
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:iconprywinko:
Prywinko Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Cool!
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:iconainnir-scotach:
Ainnir-Scotach Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Nod 
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:iconslinkychan:
SlinkyChan Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fascinating...
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:iconbakagummi:
Bakagummi Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Student Digital Artist
;0;
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:iconasherthecrimsonfox:
asherthecrimsonfox Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ooo
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:iconveloxaquila:
VeloxAquila Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is so cool >.<
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:iconryeven:
Ryeven Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh.
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:iconmsmoura:
MSMoura Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:)
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:iconfawnautumn:
FawnAutumn Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016  New Deviant  General Artist
Seems Cool! But I am not in the US lol
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:iconkirasutcliff19:
KiraSutcliff19 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooooooooooooooo!!
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:iconcheesebat:
CheeseBat Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:) random smile
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:icondarlyn2243:
Darlyn2243 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
La la la la 
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:iconraydarkwolf:
raydarkwolf Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nasty habit this is lol
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:iconblizzdragon2191:
Blizzdragon2191 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016  New Deviant Student Artist
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh wow
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:iconljum:
Ljum Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thumbs Up 
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:icongodzilla1954-2004:
Godzilla1954-2004 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016
"(Atomic breaths the cigarette stores)"
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:iconisweetluigi:
iSweetLuigi Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice! :la:
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:iconelontia:
Elontia Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2016  New Deviant Student Artist
alrighty then
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:iconluminaara:
Luminaara Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist
Never really understood smoking people. It smells bad, it tastes bad, it makes you smell bad yourself, it makes you sick and ugly... so where's the point of smoking???
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:iconkelabthefox:
Kelabthefox Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
smokeing caused me cancer as a child at the age of 5 by being around it so often. when i got older i smoked tell recently when i quit due to cancer comeing back for the what 5th time now so i think it can be horrid but the addiction is stronger then most believe it to be
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:iconsevenskyesoffire:
SevenSkyesofFire Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2016  Student General Artist
I can't even stand walking by someone who is smoking. Makes me gag
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:iconastralanomaly:
AstralAnomaly Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Never smoked never will.
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:iconnicolaas-g:
Nicolaas-G Featured By Owner Edited Mar 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really evil habit
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:iconalechanmoncor:
AleChanMoncor Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
D: 
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:iconthepegasisterpony:
ThePegasisterPony Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016   Digital Artist
Why do people even smoke in the first place?!?!?!
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