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
Sadly, challenge #11 is apparently a broken link. It's the only inaccessible one so far, though, so I may be able to restore it someday, if you guys wish me to.
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 July 2012 challenge, themed "Copycat Quirk", 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 place goes to =stormymay888 with Redux Fun:
The techy look of this one artwork works very well as a fake Mandelbulb, especially with the recently introduced metallic lighting effects! The tricky alternance of bright and dark gives depth to the artwork, making it a masterful imitation.
Second place goes to =Shadoweddancer with Into the Labyrinth:
This artist truly gave her best in trying to reproduce an effect that is like Apophysis', and it came out rather well given the complexity of the task. The intricate, intertwined branches seem to stretch far beyond what the eye can see.
Third place goes to *theaver with Djoek Play:
The bright colour flashes and the alternance of red and green make this fractal look like it should be looked at with 3D glasses, which says plenty about how nice an effort it was in reproducing M3D effects. A real fine emulation job!
It was a difficult challenge and many entries are worth looking at even just for the artists' effort. Here they are!
We're done for July. On to August!
Ultra Fractal monthly challenges Redux
Challenge #19: August 2012
August's challenge will be a Style challenge - its title being Spiral Revival!
After last month's challenge, we all need something easy as pie, right? So there we have it: this month, all you have to do is make an amazing Ultra Fractal spiral. The only guideline to be kept into consideration is, of course, to make it as original as possible: unconventional artworks will be evaluated greatly!
There are tons of wonderful spirals all around deviantART - have some here, but keep in mind this is just a very small portion of the many beautiful artworks one can see by simply browsing in many artists' galleries 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 August 31st, 2012. Ready, set, GO!!!