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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. 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 December 2012 challenge, themed "Muse", 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 rsidwell with Gnarls of Spring:

Gnarls of Spring by rsidwell

A vivacious green forest of gnarls in perpetual motion, with bolts of yellowish orange in between, make up for a really impressive visual effect which is perfectly reminiscent of Stravinsky's musical style. A very original interpretation of the challenge with a great graphical outcome.

Second place goes to FractalEyes with We Three Kings:

We Three Kings by FractalEyes

Her interpretation of her muse, fractek, is simply astounding - pastel tones and warm colours blend in wonderfully together, providing characterisation to an exquisite geometric abstract, which is much in the style of whom she deemed to be her own inspiration!

Third place goes to adrymeijer with Spiegel im Spiegel:

Spiegel im Spiegel by adrymeijer

Cold and chilly, this composition has a shape that reminds of an organ, which is very appropriate considering the artist chose a musical muse (:lmao:). It represents sacred music really well, espeically with its majestic pseudo-symmetry.

And as always, here are the other challenge entrants!

A glorious new day by Gerda1946 Cubism by GrannyOgg

We're done for December. Year 2012 has been a very productive year, fractal-wise. Now, to January 2013 and onwards!

Ultra Fractal monthly challenges Redux

Challenge #24: January 2013

January's challenge will be a Formula challenge - its title being 2013 All Star!

As expected from this month, our goal will be to make a 2013-inspired fractal. The rule for this challenge is single and simple: you may only use the fractal formula called Carr 2013 and located in carr2000.ufm!
There's no restriction as to which colouring algorithms and mappings you can use. Give it your best shot and show us what you've got! Let's start this 2013 with a creative sprint! :nod:

Have some new year fractal eye treats in the meantime!

New Year For Peace by magnusti78 Lunar New Year by Kiug Jubilee by heavenriver Happy New Year by Jimpan1973 Happy New Year 2010 by Jenna-Rose Happy New Year 2009 by Shadoweddancer Happy New Year by Kancano New Years Bloom by rueD Happy New Year by Brigitte-Fredensborg Happy New Year by pinkal09 Happy New Years to All by wolfepaw Happy New Year 2013 by GrannyOgg Happy 2010 by SjerZ New Year Celebration by Velvet--Glove

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 January 31st, 2013. Ready, set, GO!!! :eager:
24th edition of our monthly UF challenges: that makes it two full years for us! Enjoy some fractal eye candy and join us for the very first challenge of 2013!
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magnusti78 Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the feature and sorry for the late reply, been gone from dA for quite a while! :love:
heavenriver Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem! Glad to see you back :hug:
Jenna-Rose Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the feature! :aww:
heavenriver Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome!
My first participation in Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux
Vol.24 entry: [link], :thumb350469612:
heavenriver Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :nod:
rsidwell Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist
My entry: [link]
heavenriver Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for entering! :aww:
flaming-butterflies Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My entry [link] :thumb349317343: :D
Thank you for the opportunity, without your challenge I'd never even touched this formula, I think ;)
heavenriver Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for participating! :aww:
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