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*** Apologies for the delay in the challenge start. There have been judging shenanigans. :blush: Here we go! ***

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. 29 by heavenriver
Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux - Vol. 28 by heavenriver
Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux - Vol. 27 by heavenriver
Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux - Vol. 26 by heavenriver
Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux - Vol. 25 by heavenriver
Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux - Vol. 24 by heavenriver
Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux - Vol. 23 by heavenriver
Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux - Vol. 22 by heavenriver
Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux - Vol. 21 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 October 2012 challenge, themed "Bienvenu, Damien", 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 skulkey with Coeur de France:

Coeur de France by skulkey

A tribute to a French Community Volunteer couldn't have possibly been more appropriate! The metallic lighting on this piece gives it a three-dimensional outlook, making the French flag colours stand out above all the rest.

Second place goes to rsidwell with Carnival of the Gnarls:

Carnival of the Gnarls by rsidwell

This composite, intricate piece with touches of red and blue here and there represents one of SaTaNiA's favourite styles very well - gnarls! His Apophysis gnarls are, as most of you know, truly top-notch.

Third place goes to adrymeijer with Bouquet:

Bouquet by adrymeijer

A flower gift for the new head of the fractal community, with soft pastel tones and a curious shifted symmetry. A rather original way of depicting fractal flowers!

And, as usual, here are the other entrants!

UF Redux - SaTaNiA by Gerda1946 Eiffel's Escape by stormymay888

We're done for October. On to November!

Ultra Fractal monthly challenges Redux

Challenge #22: November 2012

November's challenge will be an Other challenge - its title being Soft Light!

For this month, what we aim to create is a fractal using ONLY the Soft Light blending mode on ALL layers but the first (which must, of course, be set to Normal). The other specifics are entirely up to you: there are no restrictions on layer transparency, masking, colouring and the rest, but all layers must use the Soft Light blending mode.
This fantastic idea was suggested to me by davebold370 - Thank you Dave! We're going to have some fun! :D

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 November 30th, 2012. Ready, set, GO!!! :eager:
Twenty-second edition of the (hopefully well known, by now!) monthly UF challenges, featuring a welcome to our new Community Volunteer and the brand new November challenge for you to discover!
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rsidwell Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist
My entry: [link]
heavenriver Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for entering! :aww:
OutsideFate Nov 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
[link] Here you go~ I didn't forget about ya!
heavenriver Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you~ :meow:
Fractalisa Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
My entry is here: [link]
heavenriver Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for your entry! :hug:
Fractalisa Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
:heart: :D
This is my entry for the monthly challenge [link]
heavenriver Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for entering! :D
Gerda1946 Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is my entry [link]
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