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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. 36 by heavenriver
Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux - Vol. 35 by heavenriver
Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux - Vol. 34 by heavenriver
Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux - Vol. 33 by heavenriver
Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux - Vol. 32 by heavenriver
Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux - Vol. 31 by heavenriver
Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux - Vol. 30 by heavenriver
Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux - Vol. 29 by heavenriver
Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux - Vol. 28 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 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:

Gossamer Fragments by OutsideFate

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:

Ghosts In The Machine by Sophquest

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:

Across the Universe by zesk8

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:

A chocolate temptation by Gerda1946 Eternal Graphite by snow-valkyrie Star Seeds by jim373 Ghillie Dhu watches you by timemit A Slightly Distorted Duck by CoffeeToffeeSquirrel Jambiya by beautifu11ybroken


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:

Halloween Night by Velvet--Glove All Hallows Eve by NinthTaboo The Pumpkin King by Kabuchan halloween by coby01 Halloween by LaxmiJayaraj Shy Jack O Lantern by rockgem Happy Halloween by LithMyathar Trick or Treat by LithMyathar -TheLastTree- by silwenka Apo Pumpkin Patch by wolfepaw Autumn Sun by alien-dreams

And here are more Halloween-themed deviations from outside the fractal category, and all over deviantART!

halloween by sandara THIS IS HALLOWEEN by einlee Halloween by Thunderbird111 THIS IS HALLOWEEN by Ex-Shadow + halloween by tstn Halloween night by Candra :thumb142001157: :thumb24392073: Halloween by DusterAmaranth :thumb214577751: Halloween 2007 by muhoho-seijin Halloween Cupcake by neon-lilith Halloween 2009 by muhoho-seijin This is Halloween by NiinaLaaksonen . Halloween . by KimberleePhotography Halloween by Welody Halloween 2010 by muhoho-seijin

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!!! :eager:
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:iconbeautifu11ybroken:
beautifu11ybroken Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
Here's mine [link] :thumb266495876:. Sorry for pushing it to the last minute again, I couldn't make up my mind.
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem :D
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:iconsnow-valkyrie:
snow-valkyrie Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
[link] This is my entry into the Halloween Challenge.
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for entering :hug:!
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:iconsnow-valkyrie:
snow-valkyrie Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are welcome!
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timemit Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Student Digital Artist
hi ..here you go :) sorry i'm so late [link] :thumb265619838:
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, you're in! You're not late at all :D
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Gerda1946 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is my October entry [link]
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alright, perfect! Thanks, you're in. :D
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Gerda1946 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OK Thanks!
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