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What are these UF challenges?
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!



Previous editions:

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 :aww:
Here we go!










Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux ~ Vol. 39 by heavenriver
Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux ~ Vol. 38 by heavenriver
Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux ~ Vol. 37 by heavenriver
Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux ~ Vol. 36 by heavenriver
Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux - Vol. 35 by heavenriver
Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux - Vol. 34 by heavenriver
Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux - Vol. 33 by heavenriver
Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux - Vol. 32 by heavenriver
Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux - Vol. 31 by heavenriver


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:

Tanglewilde by FractalEyes

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. :XD:



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:

Zen by InfiniteIterations DA Metal Vortex by fractalyzerall The Moments by guagapunyaimel Rose Range 1 by Velvet--Glove Celluloid Dreams by Velvet--Glove Mono Mania II by Velvet--Glove Monochrome Biohazard by BryanCDonaldson Spiraling Out - Version 1 by BryanCDonaldson Nightclub by teleportsofia deep and deeper by rce-ordinary Hypervoid by heavenriver Half Dead by Yasny-chan Stolen colours by lucid-light Black and White Tempest by pillemaster Black and White II by terforpova Shadow Blast by f--l--A--r--k -Ella Gance- by silwenka For Jett by baba49 Eternal Graphite by snow-valkyrie Midnight Moon by fractek A Hint of Illusion by RV-TIDE Summer Memories by pinkal09 Remake by TanjaGrimstvedt Tower by RosiLorz Black and White UF UPR by TanjaGrimstvedt

Not to mention all these beautiful black and white fantasies from all over the site:

Black and white by tangytamarind Black+White by AtXU black white by ugurers black white by softwave Black and White by paroulek Zebra Black and White by Jenvanw Black and White by Nay9 black and white butterfly by m3ntalysan3 :thumb32268039: Apple Black and White by The-Definition Black and white pocket watch by ClawzSkunk Black Bow by jenniferstuber Black or White wallpaper 2 by MrDeathArt Dominoes Black and White Study by houstonryan BLACK n WHITE II by toniinfante Black and White by FrozenStarRo Buttercup Black and White by everlynfaith Black and white by GasMaskMonster White by Damienne Bingham by GreenEyedHarpy

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!!! :eager:
14th edition of our monthly UF challenges, featuring the results of the previous one and a brand new challenge for you to take part in during March. Read on to find out!
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:iconesintu:
esintu Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
[link] here's my last minute entry :D
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry, you need to add the link to our challenge first. I can edit my upcoming journal and feature you if you wish, but I need that first. :)
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:iconesintu:
esintu Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
done :)
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lol: You're quick! Perfect, you're in :aww:
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:icontheaver:
theaver Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
Here is my entry to the black and white contest
[link] :D
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Perfect! :D
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:iconjimpan1973:
Jimpan1973 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My contribution to the contest. :thumb292291996: [link]
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fine, you're in!
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:iconconstancekeat:
ConstanceKeat Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:w00t: Hi, here's my entry [link]
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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:icontimemit:
timemit Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:wave: at last I chose one :thumb291878587: :)
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Er... link please? :XD:
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:icontimemit:
timemit Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
it was there.. :) sort of...but here it is again [link]
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now it's fine. Thanks! :D
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:icontimemit:
timemit Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
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:iconcaffe1neadd1ct:
caffe1neadd1ct Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My entry [link]
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, you're in!
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:iconfractaleuphoria:
FractalEuphoria Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Here's my entry! :thumb291830381: [link] :D
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great title :lol: Thanks for entering!
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:iconskulkey:
skulkey Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
okay, i think this one might be good enough: [link]
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As said, it's in :D
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:iconskulkey:
skulkey Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! :)
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:iconhoustonryan:
houstonryan Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the feature
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem! :D
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:iconscarlette13:
scarlette13 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
my fractal here: [link]

:thumb289363119:
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad to see a new entry! You're in :D
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:iconbeautifulchaos1:
beautifulchaos1 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
It was really fun creating with only B&W. Normally so much energy is put into the coloring. it was nice to focus more on the design. Here is my entry [link]
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Challenges are there to make something one wouldn't usually do, right? :D
Thanks for entering!
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:icongerda1946:
Gerda1946 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is my entry [link]
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, you're in! :hug:
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:iconfractaleyes:
FractalEyes Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My entry - :bulletblack::bulletwhite::bulletblack: [link] :bulletblack::bulletwhite::bulletblack:
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, you're in!
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:iconbaba49:
baba49 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the feature. I appreciate it. It's an honor to be included in this amazing collection. I l love black and white art :D
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Me too :D
Thank you!
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:iconbryancdonaldson:
BryanCDonaldson Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
Very awesome. Thanks for the feature!! :) :hug:
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Entirely my pleasure :)
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:icontimemit:
timemit Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Great challenge.. i look forward to it and seeing what comes in from everyone :hug:
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Me too :aww: Hope to see you in as well!
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:icontanjagrimstvedt:
TanjaGrimstvedt Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
Here's my entry: [link]

:wave:
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! You're in! :hug:
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:icontanjagrimstvedt:
TanjaGrimstvedt Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
*yay* :hug:
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:iconmikey1964:
mikey1964 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
I have no idea how to do a thumb but this is my entry [link]

Am I allowed more than one entry?
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There's no specific rule but I would suggest keeping it down to one entry. You can always change it later on if you want to.
And yes you're in, the link is enough. :D
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:iconmikey1964:
mikey1964 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
Thank you :)
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:iconyasny-chan:
Yasny-chan Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
:la: thank you so much for the feature! :D
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure entirely! :hug:
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:iconcoffeetoffeesquirrel:
CoffeeToffeeSquirrel Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012   General Artist
Holy moly, a month already :faint: This time I SHALL make something:la: The winning piece is really lovely!!! :aww:
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is! :aww:
Now get rid of your fractal dust and pull out something awesome for this month! :lmao:
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:iconcoffeetoffeesquirrel:
CoffeeToffeeSquirrel Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012   General Artist
:lol: It feels like I've tons of dust over me! My mojo is gone :cry: But I try to open UF and wait for inspiration. How are you doing?
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just dive into someone's parameters if you're out of mojo, it always works. :lol:
I'm doing fine, thank you. :hug: You?
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