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Ambiguous contest

This is an art competition run by [Veltzeh].

Theme: epicines!
Epicine: a being that is not unambiguously a female or male. Synonyms: intersex, gynandromorph, androgyne, hermaphrodite, manwoman. Or alternatively genderless, sexless or neuter.


– Obey the theme. I want to see ambiguously gendered humanoids! Check here for ambiguous examples!
– Ambiguity here means ambiguity with respect to physical gender, not sexual preference or anything like that. "Bishies" or "butches" probably aren't okay, since even if the character is physically ambiguous, it just isn't the same if it really is "just a man/woman". If you're uncertain, by all means, ask.
– No porn for the contest. I don't mind nudity, but to ensure that the contest stays tasteful with a theme like this, any pieces with scantly clad people have to be preapproved by me. No "dickgirls" or hypersexed people.

– Obey the uploading art rules.
– No copied, partly copied, traced or freehand-copied images whatsoever are allowed. Violators will be keelhauled.
– Fan art is accepted but not encouraged. Source must be cited.

– Maximum dimensions: 1200 by 1000 pixels, but resize is recommended.
– All artforms accepted, except for photos or photomanipulations of people (background photo or photo of a scuplture or drawing is fine). Animations are fine by me if someone wants to do one.
– Maximum of three entries per person.
– Deadline: 20 entries. Subject to change.
– Entry format:
     #) [username]: Entry name (optional). Comments.
     <img:url of picture> (Resize to max width and height of 500 pixels for the contest page. Under the link the original can be as big as the maximum dimensions.)

Who's the winner?

I'll pick one or more pictures as winners myself. I'll be taking into account the theme, skill and effort. The medium of the picture does not matter for I have ruled out the only medium I don't like (photos). As for style, I openly admit that since anime/manga style is overused, I'm a bit tired of it, but I will be fair.

I'm also planning on making a poll for the public's favorite, but if many people don't want that, I won't do it. This isn't a popularity contest. Let me know in the comments what you think.

What's the prize?

My favorite(s) will get a drawing of choice from me as well as a some sort of badge. Public's favorite will get a drawing and badge, too. Of course it depends on whether people want badges. I can also do something else than a drawing, just let me know.

Participants can have fun with the participant badge if they want one.


1) [Purple Artichoke] I'm not really sure what the elf is gender wise, but i think Cyril (the elf's name) is more of just a symbol in my story.

2) [Yuriona] Drawn for the Council Portrait Gallery Donations of Council member [Yncke] who had no gender preference. I tried to make ey as androginous as possible for me to do. :)

3) [iippo]
Inspired by an image in an H&M catalogue.

4) [Adaman]
A complex & self-absorbed representative of the original sin, Pride. Unfinished, a later or different version may replace this one.

Amaliel. A modified being grown in a lab. It was a set of 12 meant to look like angels. Amaliel turned out, well, different, but that's a story fro later

6) [Gwenn*] "Just a Human"

7. [the Indigo]

8. [the Indigo]

9. [Yncke]

10. [Rat Hacker]

Username (or number or email):


2006-09-14 [Lady of Lore]: ...need to finish my entry.....sorry for the procrastination....

2006-09-15 [Veltzeh]: No problem. I might have to lower the deadline to 10 or something...

2006-09-16 [Gwenn*]: Should I reduce my entrie?

2006-09-16 [Veltzeh]: Nah, its size is fine, but I'll resize it on the contest page :) You might want to upload a bit darker version if you can.

2006-09-20 [Gwenn*]: Oh, sorry, I can't... :(

2006-09-24 [Gwenn*]: I finally tried to make it better... Tell me if I must let the other one

2006-09-24 [Veltzeh]: Hm... actually that's not much different from the first one. The dark bits are darker but the outlines are still hard to see. :/

2006-09-27 [BAMtheIRISH!]: lol, I thought I'd add someone really ambigous to this contest

2006-09-28 [Veltzeh]: Unfortunately photos aren't allowed in this contest (yes, there actually is a rule stating that). Then there's the fact that he's not of an ambiguous gender or sex, he's a crossdresser. Now, you could submit it to my crossdressing contest if it was your photo, but since it isn't, well...

2006-09-28 [BAMtheIRISH!]: ahh, all in good humor. I will take it down.

2006-09-28 [Veltzeh]: Heh, yeah. It's gotten a bit too usual for me to consider it so special, these days ;)

2006-09-28 [BAMtheIRISH!]: lol, you have a quirky facination indeed.

2006-09-28 [Gwenn*]: I tried a last time to make my entrie better, sorry if it didn't manage (again!)...

2006-09-28 [Veltzeh]: Not so much fascination as interest – I'm not an extreme person. :) And [Gwenn*], unfortunately it's still mostly same. The already dark bits bet better, but the light bits remain very light...

2006-09-28 [BAMtheIRISH!]: Haha, either way it amuses me. :D

2007-06-12 [ally]: If this contest is still active, message me about it or it will be removed from mc.

2007-07-19 [Veltzeh]: [Falx]: Your characters are males (at least the two latter ones, so I pretty much suspect the first one is as well). This is not a contest for pictures of males (or females).

2007-07-31 [Yncke]: So, I hope it's ambiguous enough. I found it quite hard, not to tilt over to one or the other gender...

2007-07-31 [Veltzeh]: Looks pretty good. :)

2007-07-31 [Yncke]: Oof. :)

2007-08-16 [Rat Hacker]: I hope mine is okay. I can only draw guys. I tried to make it look like a cross, but I'm not sure...

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