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 September challenge, themed "My Name is Fractal", 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 ~OutsideFate with:
Shreds of dream and chaos in a shattered rainbow: a dreamlike work at its best. The eyeflow constantly shifts from one point to another, gradually going from cold tones to warm ones, in the magic and logic-free world that dreams are made of.
Second place goes to `Sophquest with:
With its steampunk outlook and the nice mix of pastels and watercolours, this fractal recreates an evocative atmosphere, very befitting of the philosophical significance the artist gave to it.
Third place goes to ~zesk8 with:
Like watching the starry sky from down below, another magnificent piece clouded with the magic of the unknown, that takes us to never-before-seen realities and unfailingly catches our imagination!
Once again, not many deviants have participated to the challenge in itself - we definitely need more advertising! Please help us!
Here are the other fractals entered:
We're done for September. On to October!
Ultra Fractal monthly challenges Redux
Challenge #09: October 2011
October's challenge will be a Theme challenge - its title being Haunted Halloween!
As you may have guessed, this month's challenge involves making a Halloween-themed fractal. How you interpret it is entirely up to you: from spooky with ghosts and pumpkins to jolly with trick or treat, everything is welcome! Come up with something amazing and beautiful, that's all you need to do.
Here is, as ever, a collection of Halloweenish fractals for your own inspiration:
And here are more Halloween-themed deviations from outside the fractal category, and all over deviantART!
Remember: to enter the challenge, post your deviation's link and thumb in a comment of this journal.
Please spread the word by advertising this news article - we definitely want more participants. The more, the merrier!
This challenge's deadline is October 31st, 2011. Ready, set, GO!!!