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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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:iconsandymahesa:
SandyMahesa Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Interface Designer
awesome 
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:iconmarliwienightray:
MarliwieNightray Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I never smoked, and I'm not planning on doing so. One of my brothers and my parents do that, though... I surely am worried about their well being. :/
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:iconqwert12345yuiop67890:
qwert12345yuiop67890 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
smoking should be stopped because there are over 480,000 are caused by smoking and people gets lung cancer from it 
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:iconhollywoodundeadexe:
HollywoodUndeadexe Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't smoke, but I'm surrounded by smokers. I enjoy the idea that just by doing this, I've sorta helped in some way.
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:iconloudogartistowo:
LouDogArtistOwO Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist
Cool
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:iconminidiren:
MiniDiren Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't smoke but I tryed smoking water pipe once to a party.
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:iconmechanickirby:
mechanickirby Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
cool
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:iconpuppetmaster305:
puppetmaster305 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
... woah
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:iconblue-the-unicorn:
blue-the-unicorn Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015
wow
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:iconalembic-lynx:
Alembic-Lynx Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  Professional Photographer
I did smoke when I was younger teenage peer pressure I never was a heavy smoker but I had a construction site injury 23 years ago where I fell off of a ladder and spun onto a cement trowel collapsing my left lung.
This made it immediately difficult for me to breathe and required me to be in the hospital for 5 days at which time I emerged healed and I've not had a cigarette since, food begins to taste better my body sweat no longer had an acidic smell the smell of air through my nostrils improved life became happier even my intimacy relationships became more genuine because it wasn't just toxic odor in the body fluids. So that is a worst-case scenario for quitting cigarettes it was an effective one and a permanent one and I just passed my 23rd anniversary without a cigarette this year and I'm half way toward my 24th
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:iconvolpetrickster:
VolpeTrickster Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Student Interface Designer
:emotebumblebeebottle: 
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:iconajameshaworth:
AJamesHaworth Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015
8-) 
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:icon1cartoonfan:
1CartoonFan Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow
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:iconneketti:
Neketti Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  Student General Artist
Though I don't smoke personally, when I was a child in the Philippines I got air pollution sickness (a term that the locals used, many children die before the age of 7 because of this) from the smoke rising up from the city into the jungles. I would hack and cough and suffer because I couldn't breathe, and got sick very easily- and I merely inhaled the smoke by breathing daily. I can't imagine how bad the smoke must be if one inhales it directly everyday on purpose...and spending money to breathe it in. I'm not shaming people who smoke, because I know it is an addiction. But it's something I hope future generations will grow out of.
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:icongoodie2lollies:
goodie2lollies Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  Student General Artist
Good luck everyone!
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:iconmsrandom1401:
MsRandom1401 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
><b
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:iconradmann:
Radmann Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Hobbyist
Thumbs Up 
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:iconthoughtlesscoffee:
thoughtlessCoffee Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Student General Artist
I just quit smoking this summer so I'm glad to see promotion for the downsides of it u_u
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:iconsuicunethebuttercat:
SuicuneTheButtercat Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hate smoking, i'm really glad I see a lot more encouragement for young people not to smoke than I used to.
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:iconstolen-foxes:
stolen-foxes Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015
I used to smoke so I really support this!
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:icondark-zap:
dark-zap Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Genial¡
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:iconpussycat-puppy:
Pussycat-Puppy Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Wow!
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:iconwakuseii:
Wakuseii Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice. 10/10
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:iconyanidraw:
YaniDraw Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow
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:icontheneonwalrus:
theneonwalrus Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Most definitely joined! it's a subject I know all to much about.
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:iconetherealruin:
EtherealRuin Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Writer
Aren't you a bit too late? (and by a bit, I mean two years.)
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:icontheneonwalrus:
theneonwalrus Featured By Owner Edited Aug 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah I know I'm VERY late,I wasn't a member of da 2 years ago, if I was I would've taken part ;-) you can still join the truth artists collective though, even 2 years later it still let's you, but obviously the contest is over now. ^__^
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:iconmikimikimchi:
mikimikimchi Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Professional General Artist
:D
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:iconassassindark14:
AssassinDark14 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015
_:
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:iconmadam--li:
madam--li Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  New Deviant
.
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:iconhazjacqui:
HazJacqui Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Hobbyist
I dont get it.....  but looks cool. ;o;
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:iconstrappshiddy:
StrappsHiddy Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Student General Artist
Awesome!
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:iconzackx90:
ZackX90 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool!
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:iconlyoness1:
Lyoness1 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
wants the unlimited
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:iconshinethedgehog:
ShineTHedgehog Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
wow :o (Eek)
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:iconkyodai-kame-no-ai:
Kyodai-kame-no-ai Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015
Joined ~
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:iconimmapeekatyou:
immapeekatyou Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
yes
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:iconmk-fighter:
MK-Fighter Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, Im too late to submit, soo yea.
i joined it anyways!^^<3
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:icontheartfrog:
TheArtFrog Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Student General Artist
I just joined for the badge! Lol! :)


But I guess I ought to do my bit so I'm posting this link here too: www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UsHHO… John Oliver talking about the issues of Tobacco!
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:iconmeaorotika:
MeaOrotika Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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:iconspecialyukkuri0064:
specialyukkuri0064 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015
YAY :)
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:iconalexa1alexa:
Alexa1Alexa Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Student Digital Artist
:)
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:iconboozieboo:
BoozieBoo Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
seems really fun
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:iconpinkypie4522:
PINKYPIE4522 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
!!! Noice !!!
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:iconlightningclawedsky:
LightningClawedSky Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
seems cool
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:iconkachu-applekiwi:
Kachu-AppleKiwi Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
woot
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:iconyakushi--kabuto:
Yakushi--Kabuto Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015
woot
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:iconk-poppops:
K-PopPops Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  New Deviant Student Photographer
joined
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xxxpattyxxx Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015
Joined
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