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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!










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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 September 2012 challenge, themed "Tribute to Light", and the deviations our dear Light (SuicideBySafetyPin) has picked as the winners!


First place goes to Gerda1946 with Redux September - Light 5:

Redux September - Light 5 by Gerda1946

Light's words: "The color is amazing!"


Second place goes to ChaosFissure with At the End of the Tunnel:

At the End of the Tunnel by ChaosFissure

Light's words: "This one makes me feel like I am in a tunnel!"


Third place goes to adrymeijer with Growing with Light:

Growing with Light by adrymeijer

Light's words: "I really love spirals and this one is no exception."


Our former Community Volunteer deserves all the love she can get, so have a look at just how many other amazing fractalists did their job to let her know how great she is!

Gentle Light. by CopperColour Blue Skies and Pinwheels by FractalEyes Light for Light by theaver Desert Totem by fractalfiend Light's Lovely Fractalheart by Fractalisa Trap the Light by stormymay888 Chlorophyll by timemit light spiral by rsidwell


We're done for September. On to October!




Ultra Fractal monthly challenges Redux



Challenge #21: October 2012



October's challenge will be a Theme challenge - its title being Bienvenu, Damien!

As expected, for this one month, we'll be giving a warm welcome to our new Community Volunteer, Damien, aka SaTaNiA! :hug:
Aside from being a great member of the fractal community, he also organizes Paris deviantMEETS on a regular basis. So, the fractals entering this one challenge should be French-themed, in honour of his homeland and his effort in promoting devious fun in it!
In addition to that, he will also help me out with selecting the winning works. This is why the challenge deadline will be moved to the 25th, instead of the end of the month, again. Please get your entries in on time :nod:
Here's some fractal eye candy directly from Damien's gallery:

Hell's spinal by SaTaNiA Meet you at the Sun parade... by SaTaNiA WP - Splits by SaTaNiA Cross Road by SaTaNiA Graviton by SaTaNiA Welcome to Valhalla by SaTaNiA WP - Fires by SaTaNiA WP - Eidolon by SaTaNiA WP - Black Dahlia by SaTaNiA Chiara's Flowers by SaTaNiA Nothing without Mandelbrot by SaTaNiA Neon by SaTaNiA The Last Maze Before Heaven by SaTaNiA

And here's another collection of works inspired by France:

Magic Hour III by raysheaf Paris Paris by xMEGALOPOLISx :thumb51209525: Paris by Anti-Pati-ya French Toast by greensprout French Nyan cat by Birdseednerd French and Canadian Flag shoes by MaplePucks Mistress Venus: French Roast by TouchedVenus French Line Infantry 1811 by lathander1987 France Cosplay by kaiser-mony vive la france by Blue-Fox EURO-2012. Allez, la France! by SatraThai From France by AmiralAesir

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 October 25th, 2012. Ready, set, GO!!! :eager:
Twenty-first edition of the monthly UF challenges, featuring the winners of the "Tribute to Light" round, plus another tribute challenge for everyone! Want to know more? Read on!
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:iconstormymay888:
stormymay888 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Sorry! Busy Busy month! my entry [link]
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry, the deadline was two days ago! I will still feature your work among the participants, but it will not be eligible for the top three. :(
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:iconstormymay888:
stormymay888 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Don't bother, just trying to be supportive of your contests because I enjoy them, I noticed only three or four people entered this month and went finished the piece i had started on earlier in the month(which i wasn't going to do due to the fact i was late). To be 'punished' for being a few days late due to some ridiculous drama in my life (crackheads, cps, protective orders, homeless defecaters, ect...) well to be honest it kinda pisses me off, I don't really care about winning its just the principle this is supposed to be fun...
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:icontimemit:
timemit Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:nod:
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:iconskulkey:
skulkey Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
here's my entry: [link]
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, you're in :)
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:iconrsidwell:
rsidwell Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist
Here is my entry (before the deadline this month!): [link]
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:XD: Indeed! Thanks for entering :D
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:iconadrymeijer:
adrymeijer Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
This is my entry for October [link]
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You accidentally inserted the link to challenge 20, and not challenge 21, in your deviation description. You may want to change that. :D
After you do so, you're in :nod:
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:iconadrymeijer:
adrymeijer Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
I'm sorry. Here my link again [link]
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, it's all set now :)
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:icongerda1946:
Gerda1946 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is my October entry [link]
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :aww:
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:icongerda1946:
Gerda1946 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome!
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:iconfractaleyes:
FractalEyes Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconlaeyesplz: Congratulations!
:spotlight-left: :icongerda1946: :iconchaosfissure: :iconadrymeijer: :spotlight-right:
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:iconadrymeijer:
adrymeijer Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Thank you very much!!!
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:icongerda1946:
Gerda1946 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much!!! :D
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:la:!
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:icontheaver:
theaver Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
Gerda, Sam and Adry, congratulations on your winning! :D
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:iconadrymeijer:
adrymeijer Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Dank je Thea!
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:icongerda1946:
Gerda1946 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dankje wel Thea!!
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:aww:
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:icongerda1946:
Gerda1946 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow what a nice surprise!! Thanks Light for choosing my "Light" fractal for the first place :hug:
Congratulations to the other winners! :clap: :clap:
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You did really well :D
Thank you!
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:icongerda1946:
Gerda1946 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks and my pleasure it is! :D
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:icontimemit:
timemit Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Congrats winners and all.. welcome to Damien :)
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:nod: Thank you for participating, too!
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:iconsatrathai:
SatraThai Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, wow! Thank you :tighthug:
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :aww:
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:iconsatania:
SaTaNiA Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:blush: Thank you so much for this warm welcome :hug:
I really really appreciate it :hug: :love: :hug:

:heart:
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Entirely my pleasure! I'm sure you'll do a great job as a volunteer. :hug: :aww:
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:iconsatania:
SaTaNiA Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:blush:
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