winners where both categories are mixed. Last of all, I'll feature all entries below the journal <3
CATEGORY 1: WOODLAND CREATURES
The First Place
OR 3-months DA membership + $10/1000 goes to GrowLegends
with their Flunox!
During this whole contest I was honestly impressed by GrowLegends
' creativity and the research they had done on my story. Knowing that war has infiltrated the lands of my story with radioactive material, GrowLegends created this species that is able to absorb radioactive rests from the forest and use it as an energy resource. I fell in love with these creatures when I read their information, on how they live and sustain themselves, and just love the creativity that went in it. The Flunox species will come in really handy in my story, especially in areas in the forest where the old unused nuclear power plants are! I'll need to work out how exactly
to make them work, radioactive-wise, but I'm sure I'll find a solution!The Second Place
OR 3-months DA membership goes to IAmABananaOo
with their Golden Wardens!
Next to this entry looking like it came straight from a creature bestiary book (which I'll definitely need to make for my story), IAmABananaOo
made me realise I still needed a predator in my woodlands world! Filling the woodlands with only rodents and plant eaters wouldn't work; we need some more meat eaters as well! I love these creature's camouflage from below and their snakey (sneaky) armour, and even more do I love their ability to 'breath fire', or rather 'spit acid on their foes'. I bet a species like this is the closest you can get to a dragon... I couldn't resist!The Third Places
of $10/1000 OR 1-month DA membership + $5/500 go to both DancesWithDreams
with their Leaf-backed Hog Beetle
with their Perfumed Minkal!
My world just screamed for some more insects, and I've always loved the concept of having giant insects, like how we had giant dragonflies in the past. DancesWithDreams
made that come to life! The idea of a beetle that could actually be tamed and used as a 'beast of burden' for the woodland folks really attracted me, plus I think their design is really beautiful. I can really imagine these insects being tamed and used in the woodland towns, they will come in super handy!
It's a cute friggin' rodent! And it can be either wild or domestic as a pet, AND it's supposed to smell super nice. I loved reading all the information about these creatures, and love how creative Tessith
made them, regarding their many uses of their scent. I can already imagine the Minkals also being used as 'exotic pets' in the cities, being used by ladies at parties to impress and smell good...CATEGORY 2: CITY CREATURES
The First Place of $25/2500 OR 3-months DA membership + $10/1000 goes to Aristall
with their Amulet Spiders!
I used to have a giant fear of spiders, yet spiders are such a common sight in cities and woodlands alike... And to have a spider that is ACTUALLY also Jewellery? I had to shiver at the thought, however these specific jewellery amulet spiders are so pretty, I would definitely wear one myself. It's especially the tiny ones that attract me, since they have such a high 'collectable' value and can come in many shapes and designs. I think these creatures are absolutely gorgeous, and are really creative of Aristall
, and I'll find many uses for them!The Second Place of $15/1500 OR 3-months DA membership goes to ScienceWithSteve
with their Glow Spiders!
It seems like it's Spider Season in my world, because here we go with another spider creature! I think ScienceWithSteve
did an amazing job in designing them, and what I love most about them is that they are SUCH a tone setter for the city. They could be seen as a pest (them also being poisonous), yet everyone knows spiders are much needed creatures and you cannot get rid of them... But have you ever seen a pest making such pretty light effects in the evening or night? The added artwork of the little city-view really did it for me, and made me think this was just what my city needed <3 I think they are quite romantic! I start to sound like a spider lover.The Third Places of $10/1000 OR 1-month DA membership + $5/500 go to both spdy4
with their Lanturn Mimic
with their Wheelibies!
It seems like I'm a sucker for night-city views, really! The creatures that spdy4
created are another amazing tone-setter for the city's night atmosphere. I love the idea of these double-tailed, lantern mimicking creatures, and love how they
catch their food and bring extra light to the city. I loved these from the moment I saw them, and knew they were going to be a great addition to the city! <3
I laughed... queenofeagles
never fails to make me laugh. I snorted and snickered and rofled away, because DAMN, this must have been one of the craziest ideas out there, and I love it xD At first I thought it would be WAY too weird for my world, but I now do see their charm, and I just imagine them to be a bunch of once circus-animals that have escaped and multiplied in the city, just like how some tame dolphins released with wild ones taught their tricks to the wild ones. These creatures are already so incorporated in my head, I cannot delete them from my cityview anymore :') So there you go, Wheelibies it is, with their crazy Arjatributes!EXTRA PRIZES!
That's right, it doesn't stop here! I included extra prizes, because damn, I just couldn't do without. I wish I could offer more for them, I initially wanted them all higher, but I just can't afford that :') So, here we go!The Extra Places
OR 1-month DA membership go to all of the following entries:GrowLegends
with Cambrian Glowworms
If the city can have glowing spiders and lantern-creatures, then the forest can have glowing bugs! Honestly, my world was in need of some smaller creatures, and these will just do the trick. They also reproduce by splitting themselves in half, so that's pretty neat and sustainable!KiraElusia
What stole my heart was the idea of bringing these creatures to a party, and people being able to snack directly from their back xD I think it's super cool to have an ant/insect-eater creature combine with plants, these will be so popular in the forest towns!Serenyan
These stole my heart as well, because when I was small I always thought a deer's horns were made of wood. The idea of their horns actually sprouting flowers and little plants is lovely
and I bet these walking gardens will be highly popular
among the forest citizens!zenikat
with Featherduster Owls
I just cannot unsee these creatures! From when I saw them, I could already imagine them clinging on the trees with their four claws, cleaning away xD Imagine them being tamable and being used as cleaning pets!OpalPeony
When I saw this entry, I immediately had to think of the old Furby hype of ~20 years ago. How awesome is it to have a mechanical pet for the kids to play with? <3GrowLegends
I fell in love with the idea of the 'hanging gardens of Babylon', or rather the 'flying gardens of Babylon', because it's a genius idea to have gardens in a vertical way, due to space issues. The idea quickly escalated to have the gardens on zeppelins instead, and to have an irrigation system that runs vertically as well, the upper agricon producing excess rainfall that then lands on the agricon below, etc xD So inspirational!AurouraSilver
This was another idea that I thought was genius! A trashcan that turns trash into energy <3 If anything, I needed a good solution in my world for the garbage problem, and here is one that will at least partially work! I'll need to fidget with the idea a bit, and mix my crystal-knowledge with some magic, but I'm sure I'll find a way to make it work <3SmollAnger
I loved the idea of these oil-eating creatures, and if I ever had to place a creepy creature in the sewage system of the city, it would be these xD I can also just imagine them sneaking around in the night, stealing oil and food from people's houses.
and the last extra prize goes to pacificmaelstrom
with the idea of flying/floating whales.
There is nothing I can show you guys, because we had this conversation in notes. The idea started with floating whales that can be used for transport, escalated to flying killer whales, and to whale-boat systems. I just like the idea so much, and I'm definitely going to make use of it in one way or another, so I just wanted to include you in the list as well!CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF YOU! <3
I would also like to show all the other entries here, in non-specific order. Again, you guys are all amazing!
All entries that did not win receive 10 from me as a participation prize <3
I'm going to send those out as soon as possible!
All the winners also get an art feature from me, which I'll post later this week!
There will be many contests to come from me, so if you did not win, feel free to enter one in the future!
Once again, all of you did an awesome
job and judging this was by far the hardest decision I've had to make in a while. Please don't be angry if you didn't win, because so many entries were SO close to winning.
As for all the winners, please reply to the featured comment I'm going to post on this journal how you would like to receive your prize; as money, points, DA membership, or any combination. You will be tagged in that comment, so I hope everyone will receive it!
Everyone, thank you so much for participating. I had a blast!