How do challenges work and how can I participate?
Can I help promoting the challenges in some way?
What if I have an idea for a future challenge?
You can find all this information and more in the Ultra Fractal challenges FAQ, which is also part of our very first UF challenge, the one for February 2011.
If you already know the rules, then you're good to go - read on for this month's challenge!
You can find all of the previous challenges in this journal. Please keep in mind that the challenge rules changed after the 26th edition!
Links to ALL UF challenges (updated periodically!)Since the UF challenges are growing in number, instead of linking them all in each new one, I thought I'd make a collection journal for all of them. This will contain all challenges held so far, from the newest (top) to the oldest (bottom), all conveniently thumbed for you! It will also be updated each month so that ALL challenges are reachable from here, even the newer ones. And this journal will of course be linked in every challenge, to keep them all connected
Here we go!
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Now we can go on with the last challenge's results, and then I will introduce this month's challenge to you all.
Here is the February 2012 challenge, themed "Happy Birthday to Us", and the deviations I've picked as the winners!
(Please note: do not feel offended if you're not in the top three. Winners are chosen basing on their way of representing the challenge theme, and I always try to be as impartial as possible while judging.)
First (and only) place goes to FractalEyes with:
Regardless of this being the only entry for the month, this fractal deserves praise for its delightful crafting: much attention has been placed on distributing lighting and colour, for an overall effect of softness and warmth. What better way do we have to celebrate the birthday of our fractal challenges, than celebrating the coming of spring itself?
Well, let's hope springcoming brings you other fractalists some inspiration, at least.
We're done for February. On to March!
Ultra Fractal monthly challenges Redux
Challenge #14: March 2012
March's challenge will be a Style challenge - its title being Black and White!
This month's challenge will focus on creating beautiful, well-structured fractals without any hint of colour. All fractals entering this challenge must be completely grayscale, no exceptions! This will be a chance for every fractalist to focus on exploring fractal shapes and giving proper depth and lighting to the artwork.
The beauty of monochromatic artworks lies in their very simplicity - have a look at these extremely elegant fractals:
Not to mention all these beautiful black and white fantasies from all over the site:
Remember: to enter the challenge, post your deviation's link and thumb in a comment of this journal. ALSO: PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU LINK THIS NEWS ARTICLE IN THE DEVIATION. (Sorry for stating it so strongly, but I've had lots of people saying they'd enter the challenge without even stating it in their deviation comments, so I figured I'd better add this specification somewhere!)
Please spread the word by advertising this news article - we definitely want more participants. The more, the merrier!
This challenge's deadline is March 31st, 2012. Ready, set, GO!!!