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
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 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:
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:
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:
Cold and chilly, this composition has a shape that reminds of an organ, which is very appropriate considering the artist chose a musical muse (). It represents sacred music really well, espeically with its majestic pseudo-symmetry.
And as always, here are the other challenge entrants!
We're done for December. Year 2012 has been a very productive year, fractal-wise. Now, to January 2013 and onwards!
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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!
Have some new year fractal eye treats in the meantime!
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!!!