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CONTEST CLOSED

Tue Dec 18, 2007, 9:47 PM
...with 300+ entries still in the queue and 300 already checked in... Aie! Aie! Aie!

It's going to take me a while to get all these processed so please be patient. If you sent me a note, yes, I got it. I just haven't read it yet. If you sent me an Email, I responded if I got it. Be patient. Thank you.

So here's what's happening next:
I'm going to process the rest of the entries and link them to pages like the rest.
There are bound to be a few duplicates. That will neither advantage nor penalize an entry. Any duplicates will be assumed to be my mistake.
Then I'm going to pick the 10 I like the best, and turn my judges loose on them to pick the final winners.
Doing all this will probably take a few weeks. So please be patient.

I'd like to add that there are some amazing entries, and - seriously - I love each and every one of you for spending some of the limited hours you have on this earth working on my contest. In a sense, you're all winners; I truly wish I had a couple million bucks handy so I could give everyone an awesome prize. But I don't. But - you have my gratidude and deep appreciation! Seeing this huge outpouring of creativity greatly exceeded my wildest imaginings!

Love you all,
mjr.

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oibyrd Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
holy shnikies!! 300!?!? :faint: that nearly doubles my most popular contest ever on dA LOL - I gotta say...I don't envy the task ;)

and after seeing all the entries - I am truly amazed at the quality level you're going to be selecting from. Excellent stuff!! :)

Happy Holidays :hug:!
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mjranum-stock Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007
Up to 900 now!
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:iconkmall:
kmall Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2007
Thanks Marcus for the opportunity, and the great stocks you provide.. 600 entries is a good turn out, and one hell of a task to review them all and choose the better 10! So best of luck, and looking forward to see the winning entries :)
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HetRegent Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2007
good luck to all entrants (myself included :giggle:)

It's a monstrous task, to sort over 600 entries.
My sympathies :jawdrop: :salute:
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natyismyhero Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2007
Well...part of me really hopes that I win. The other part is going to be oo ing and aah ing over the ten that you do pick!

Anyways, I looked at some of them, and I can see which ones I would pick. I think I stand a fair chance, and I know that whoever wins will deserve it!!!

Great contest, but I think it would have been a little bit better if you actually had a theme...that would have made it a little more difficult and you might not have gotten so many entries! lol!
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mjranum-stock Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007
If I'd realized it was going to be such a barn-burner I would have come up with a set of themes or something to narrow people's focus.

In judging, I'm going to really have trouble picking finalists. But that's OK. It's what I like; that's simple. Right? ha.
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natyismyhero Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007
well maybe instead of picking the best 10, pooick the best one from each page and THEN narrow it down...i dunno. I think it is a good idea...
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mjranum-stock Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007
I've personally reviewed every image so far. And I have a really good memory for images. So what I am going to do is go through each page of images and pick out every one that I even vaguely remember as being one of the better ones. Then I'll just keep going back and forth through that list deleting them until there are 10 survivors. Those'll get put on a finalist page and handed to my other judges to decide.

mjr.
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natyismyhero Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007
thats a good idea!
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Dina-bv Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007
i guess this will be my first public message, but i just have to say it. This has been such an amazing contest! I never thought there could be such activities here on dA, i guess it's the biggest i've ever seen. And i am so proud to have participated in it. I don't even care anymore if i win or not. Just being part of this "competition" made feel i was part of something bigger. of a whole. We have to thank you kind Marcus, not only for the prizes, but for the high quality stock you offer.

So thank you, you have my deepest regards.

Take care, happy birthday and Merry Christmas! :heart:

*Dina-bv
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mjranum-stock Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007
It's definitely a big success and it wouldn't be so fun if not for people like you who are putting their creative energy into it.

All I'm ponying up is my time to organize the judging and some $$. That's easy. These entries - well - people have poured their heart and soul into 'em.
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Dina-bv Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2007
agreed :nod:

happy new year
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007   Digital Artist
I would be amazed if a competition based on usage of your stock was NOT popular. Everyone that entered are winners because you gift us all such awesome stock to work with ALL the time ...how could anyone be a loser .....not possible.
Thanks as always for gifting your incredible works to us to use Marcus :hug: :heart:
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mjranum-stock Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2007
Awwww.. thanks. :)
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2007   Digital Artist
Big hugssssssssssss hope you got time to enjoy your Christmas and not spent burning the midnight oil working on this comp instead of indulging in some good Christmas cheer :beer:
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BrooklynMachineWorks Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Sorry I didn't enter, but I applaud all that did, and you for holding it.

Great stock turns into great art! Kudos!!
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hyenacub Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007  Hobbyist
I don't envy you your decision, either. I was glad for the contest, win or lose I loved how my entry came out.

600 entries...my holy cow gosh. LOL That's just...astonishing.
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:iconmjranum-stock:
mjranum-stock Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007
Up to 900 now...
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:iconhyenacub:
hyenacub Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007  Hobbyist
Cripes! LOL Well you can't say it wasn't successful. Good luck getting through them all.
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JasonRoll Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I know I had a lot of fun on this contest. Good luck to all! There we some really great entries. Have a great Holiday everyone (Those who celebrate Christmas) :D
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Stock-by-Dana Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007   Digital Artist
Hope you have a great Christmas & New Year, and whew! I don't envy you trying to pick out 10- there are hundreds of interesting pieces!
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Gweyeni Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007
WOW! You have to pick10 out of 600+??? I do not envy you that.

:hug: Good luck!
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mjranum-stock Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007
Yeah, really. There's some amazing works in here.
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themuseslibrary Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007
I had hoped to participate in this contest, but got too busy with commissions and such. You better have another so I can jump in on that one.:) It looks like it was oodles of fun.

Good luck judging!
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DojiArai Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Now that's what I call HEROIC job. Thought Herc had hard time with his tasts? :fuzzydemon:

Waiting to see all the entries, since the once already processed are so good...
So much beauty for Christmas ;)
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TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007  Professional General Artist
Cant wait to see the results! :)
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Quantum3 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007
Man, the prize is having you as a mate in this selfish world. I admire your serenety and honesty, your effort and generosity. Not all humans can achieve such life style like yours. Mostly, because no body cares about the others. You are a big example of how the human beign should be.

My gratitudes for you man. Hope you have a nice Merry Christmass and new year, if you believe in those things.

I have... (remember these words) :)
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mjranum-stock Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007
I dunno what kind of example I am. I try to be a good meat robot, though!
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:iconquantum3:
Quantum3 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2007
Your soul, man. Not all people have that kind of feellings and willingness :)
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frenchfox Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007
it is a contest of great quality, i wish good luck with everyone and of patience to his glorious author! :D
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LiluSkitten Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007  Student Digital Artist
hehe good luck going through them all!!

I know you have alot to choose from!


happy huntings! and good luck to everyone!
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arrsistable Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007
With three kids under the age of 4, I didn't have time to enter, but I wish I had. Best of luck picking out the winners - this contest has to be one of the largest ever held on DA. :)
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zoozee Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
A tough job !! .... So many great entries .. :heart:

But you will get through them I am sure !

Merry Christmas Marcus - hope it will be a great one !

Hugss :cuddle:
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pagan22 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007
Thank you for the opportunity. Even if I don't win, at least you'll be taking a good look at my piece. =)
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hugznstuff Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007
Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year, to you and your family!
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Sotku Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007
600 absolutely gorgeous submissions will be a really tough lot to narrow down. I'm kinda glad that I won't be in your shoes :D
But thanks for holding the competition, your stock really deserves a competition with this high standards.
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OrCh1d Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Was fun
Let the judge begin :D
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CherishedMemories Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007
I am excited for you, Marcus. The turn out was just amazing. have fun looking at all that great art. :heart:
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KnightFlyte96 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
your stock & your contest .. are fantastic.. im very glad you have been happy with how it came out... now onto the real fun..lol.. all my best with your decisions:)
happy holidays...
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2000yearsago Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohmygosh I'm so excited <3.
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artistm0nk Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007
Great contest, sir! :excited:
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:iconcutteroz:
Cutteroz Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
thank you for providing us with absolutely wonderful stock photography. the work you and your beautiful models do is truly appreciated :thanks: happy holidays :hug:
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wilsoninc Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
thanks! :) can't wait to see the winners :D
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heteroerectus Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I'll help you judge! Oh no, wait, that wouldn't be fair... :)

Best of luck everyone, can't wait to see how it turns out!
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CAStock Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Best of luck Marcus and judges with all the work of uploading and checking all the entries! What a unbelievable number of entries, you must be thrilled despite the hard work, your stock is truly amazing! :heart: :heart: :heart:
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Caserta-Stock Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007
I just want to say: Good luck! :D
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CrowManIC Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Much fun and great stock and Gallery Master :#1: ... all the best to all involved, no matter the outcome ;-) :highfive: :boogie:
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silentfuneral Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007   Digital Artist
wooohOOO!! :boogie:
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:iconmonyoh:
MoNyOh Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
after seeing the many gorgeus entries, I can only wait to see the winners!
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bheware Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007
weeee, good luck with it... :D
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