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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
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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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X-Demo-xX Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Hey, I don't mean to sound like a douche, and although your comment is nearly a month old, I think you should lighten up. o- o What they said is simply just a, well, we'll call it exaggeration. Of course there's things worse, but they chose those words to explain how bad smoking is. And it's not a "dumbass" comment. It makes lots of sense.
In everyday life, trust me, people will say things like "Nothing worse than having to do something you don't want to"
Or "Nothing worse than having to work more hours." It's more of a metaphor, silly. They weren't being serious about the "Nothing worse than" Part but they were serious about the rest, and I think it's pretty clear they made a good point in stating how bad smoking is :1 Like, chillax meng. o3o
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Elandria Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
#firstworldproblems I'm sorry, I clearly forgot to put my comment into the appropriate context :roll:
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gb2k Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
first world problems? wth? So rape and murder doesn't occur here? I'm sure those three girls held by Ariel Castro would have gladly taken a puff of second hand smoke instead of the ten years of captivity. 'Nothing worse', huh? Maybe being fired from a job is worse than an occurrence of second-hand smoke? Food poisoning? Traffic Accident that totals your car? A higher % of your paycheck being deducted in taxes? Oh, I guess all of those are third-world problems. Our biggest threat is definitely second-hand smoke!
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EJ32 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
So true and sad. You should start a movement. I think your on to something and you are more than well informed on the subject. Again love the fact you pointed out and I agree they need to be address.
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Elandria Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
I think.. you should go look up what #firstworldproblems means because clearly... you completely didn't get it. [link]

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gb2k Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
no, i'm pretty sure I understand what 'firstworldproblems' means - that doesn't mean its application isn't completely retarded and often misused.
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Elandria Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
As oppose to ranting at somebody over a comment. Your perspective makes perfect sense. :roll:

Here, you should have one of these too.

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shafigginbob Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
What the fuck was their problem? Jeez, you make a comment about not liking to get a puff of smoke in your face when you're trying to mind your own business and the next thing I know the comments start spiraling down into nonsense. People be cray.
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gb2k Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh, sorry, thought this was a 'call to discussion' since it's such a 'powerful subject' and all.. Didn't know it was just a one-liner agreement party for prizes and badges.
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Capricornicis Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:facepalm: You're the one who made the dumbass comment.
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