Because deviantART is so multicultural and diverse with members from every corner of the earth, this contest is meant to show everyone how YOU celebrate Christmas!! Perhaps you're from a part of the world that has heaps of snow, or, like myself, come from somewhere that celebrates Christmas during it's Summer time, or somewhere in between. Maybe you and your family have a special tradition that you do every year that you can share with us! So whether you're roasting chestnuts on an open fire or throwing another shrimp on the barbie, show us, in vector, how you celebrate this festive season!
What is Vector Art?
Taken from `ChewedKandi's definition, because there's no better!
In digital art there are two layer formats: raster and vector. Raster formats are based in pixels and vector is based in paths and points.
When you resize a raster image, you are expanding the pixels. Your program has to try to estimate what the colours would be for the additional pixels created. Due to this, the image loses it's clarity and creates a pixel effect.
When you resize a vector image, you are increasing the distance between the points. Due to this, the image doesn't lose it's clarity and doesn't pixellate.
The key element of vector is that it's infinitely scalable without any quality loss and it's why we love it!
Rules & Judging
To create a piece of vector art which follows the concept of how YOU celebrate Christmas.
All entries must comply with the vector gallery requirements of vector work with or without the addition of scalable raster effects produced from a vector based program.
Please Note: Raster elements such as photo-textures, photographs, Photoshop effects, etc., are not allowed. If you need to ask if something is allowed or not, please note `DomiSM withyour query.
You must be a member of deviantART, you can register for free.
You must submit your entry to the gallery: Contests / 2011 / Vector Your Christmas
Only new pieces are allowed which have been submitted on or after December 3, 2011. HAPPENING NOW!!
The deadline is 23:59:59 25th December 2011 PST
If stock is used, it must be credited/linked in the contest entry deviation description.
You can submit as many pieces as you wish which follow the rules of the contest.
There are some fantastic prizes to be had!!
1st place: 12 month subscription to dA and a dA t-shirt* of your choice.
2nd place: 6 month subscription to dA and a single dA keychain* of your choice. (Keychain sets not included.)
3rd place: 3 month subscription to dA and a single dA keychain* of your choice. (Keychain sets not included.)
*If selected item is out of stock, you'll be asked to select a different item
WE HOPE YOU'LL PARTICIPATE!!
We hope everyone will take part in this "Vector Your Christmas" Contest! No matter what your skill level, everyone is welcome to join! If you have any questions, please send a note to `DomiSM with the heading "Christmas Contest" and I'll answer as soon as possible!
On your mark....Get Set....VECTOR!!!
To see what's been submitted so far, check out the Contests / 2011 / Vector Your Christmas Gallery!!