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Welcome to Elftown's Contest for Creative Dreamers!



Theme: Dreams

Genres: Art, Photo Manipulations, Poetry, and Prose.


Deadline: November 30, 2009

Mods: [Yuriona], [hanhepi], [Linderel], [Chimes]


General Rules

All submitted works must be created by you. No exceptions!

Each member may submit two entries in each genre (category).

Works will not be accepted if they feature excessive violence, adult material, disturbing actions or insults, offensive and/or hateful materials. Elftown is an all-age site.

This can happen with creative works. This is acceptable, because the creator's name will be different and posted with their entry.

We expect an extensive variety of art, writings, and photo manipulations derived from all sorts of dreams of Elftowners. Create an art piece or photo-manip, write a poem or story about your dreams and enter!

Specific rules for each genre are listed on their wiki pages.

If you have written a story or a poem or have created an art piece that fits this theme, old or new, you are welcome to submit it here as long as it is not currently running in any official Elftown contest (except the Elftown Creature Marathon it is ok if it's in that), and it has never won an official Elftown competition. However, Photo Manipulations must be newly created to match the criteria specified.

All entries not following the theme will be disqualified. The Theme is listed below.

Participants are not allowed to beg for votes for their own entry. Do not ask people to vote for your entry via private messages, guestbook messages, moods, wikis, or by any other means. Your entry will be disqualified if you are caught doing so. It is perfectly fine to advertise THE POLL, however.

If you feel any of the entries break the rules, please speak up before the entries make it to the polls. You can still speak up even after the contest is closed, as long as the polls have not yet gone up. Complaints received after the aforementioned will not be considered valid.

Please limit comments in sections affiliated with this contest to questions and answers regarding this contest. However, we know some would like to chat further about their dreams and so we have made a chat wiki available where you can discuss whatever dreams and things you would like to: Stuff of Dreams.

Those caught not having fun will be whipped.


Theme: Dreams

All of us dream: some in vivid colour, some in black and white. Some dreams are bright and joyful while others are dark and fearful. Whether these dreams happen in our sleep or during a waking moment when our thoughts wander into fancy, many of our dreams are a source of inspiration for us artists, writers, and even photo manipulators. Our dreams infiltrate our conscious thoughts in a variety of ways and since these dreams vary in an endless number of possibilities, we look forward to an endless number of entries!

Please note however that the dreams we are mentioning are those seen when the subconscious mind takes over, rather than dreams of hopes and aspirations. Save those dreams for the next contest. ;)


Elftown Dreamers' Contest Links Index

ET Dreamers' Art - Page 1
ET Dreamers' Photo-Manips - Page 1
ET Dreamers' Poetry - Page 1
ET Dreamers' Prose - Page 1



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      Art Winner    Art Participant Committed Art Donor


   Writing Winner Writing Participant


Related/Other Links:
- Art Contests
- Photo Contests
- Writing Contests
- Competitions on Elftown
- Contest HOW-TO - How to make your own contest.
- MC - Announce your contest on Mainstreet!
- MCV - Announce your contest poll on Mainstreet!

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2009-04-20 [Jitter]: The Underlining is a bit tiring to the eye, maybe we could lose that?

2009-04-20 [Yuriona]: Yup. I was wondering about that. I already killed the highlighting at least. ^^

2009-04-20 [Jitter]: There, quickly edited thanks to magic notepad skillz xD

Yeah.. the highlight is FUGLY

2009-04-20 [Yuriona]: Hmm... I kinda liked having the section titles underlined to break the text up a bit more. Meh... *shrugs*

2009-04-20 [Yuriona]: come ca. :P

2009-04-20 [Jitter]: Oh you're right! It looks better ;)

What now? :p

2009-04-20 [Yuriona]: Like that. :P

2009-04-20 [Jitter]: No I meant what do you mean by come ca? :P I'm sleepy dont mind me :P

2009-04-20 [Yuriona]: 'Come ca' is french for 'Like that', I just don't know how to make the little thingy under the second 'c' that its suppose to have.

En francais, si vous plait! XD (Not really though... I only know a little french from high school. :P)

2009-04-20 [Jitter]: aaaa come ci come ca, indeed :P Ca confused me, with you being in Canada and all, it was kinda random to invite me to Canada xD "come Ca"

I dont make sense do I? x)

2009-04-20 [Yuriona]: I wouldn't have been so nice though. It would have been more like 'get yer arse up here'! XD

Sometimes... :P

2009-04-20 [Jitter]: Bahahaha yeah that was another thing that confused me xD

2009-04-20 [hanhepi]: ooo this is better...

2009-04-20 [Yuriona]: I happen to like confusing people. ^__^

Wow... the contest isn't even open yet and we're filling it up with chatter. XD

2009-04-21 [hanhepi]: just go back and delete it all before it opens. :P

2009-04-22 [Jitter]: Bah no reason. Our Banter Chronicles should remain :P

2009-05-19 [hanhepi]: check the page over for errors and stuff would yall? (and the individual entrie pages too, please.)

2009-06-05 [Alexi Ice]: Ah. I like. But the 'Have Fun' rule is kind of creepy.

2009-06-05 [Chimes]: I like the 'have fun' rule :P

2009-06-05 [Alexi Ice]: I don't wanna get whipped. Lol.

2009-06-05 [Chimes]: Then make sure you have fun if you enter. :P

2009-06-06 [hanhepi]: i added that one for yuri, since she beats all us dungeon inhabitents with her vicious whip (on the good days. you don't wanna hear about what she does on the bad days.)

2009-06-07 [Jitter]: On the bad days the whips have nails on them.

2009-06-07 [Yuriona]: Or hooks. The hooks do such a good job of snaring and tearing human flesh. ^__^

And no one wants to get whipped but that just makes it more fun for me.

2009-06-07 [Jitter]: There are people who enjoy whipping :P

2009-06-08 [SilverFire]: Just a thought, sometimes people mean dreams as in, hopes and dreams - future aspirations. Do we want pictures like that to be allowed? <_<

2009-06-08 [Yuriona]: Hmm... good question. I'm not sure about that. I had assumed the contest would be about dreams one has while sleeping but I see what you mean.

2009-06-08 [SilverFire]: I assumed that too, but then when I was thinking about it earlier I though 'O.o What about...?' so mebbe best to clarify the theme? :3 "We want the type of dream you have when sleeping, a representation of your ambitious dreams for the future."

2009-06-08 [Jitter]: "Dreams not daydreaming"?

Narnia has all the answers, aye.

2009-06-08 [SilverFire]: I-unno, I have some pretty wacky day-dreams. :P

2009-06-08 [Chimes]: Me too!

2009-06-09 [Yuriona]: How about sleep-dreams and day-dreams both?

2009-06-17 [hanhepi]: ok, what changed on every page? nothing showed up on "view diff", but every page with this contest had changed.

2009-06-17 [Yuriona]: Oh sorry... I just adjusted the keywords for the page. Everyone watching should become a fan of the page too please!

2009-06-17 [nehirwen]: I was already thinking about becoming a fan of this page, this contest is going to be so awesome. ^_^

2009-06-17 [Yuriona]: Do it! XD It is going to totally rock! XD

2009-06-17 [hanhepi]: oh! ok!

and i'm a fan now.

2009-06-17 [Yuriona]: You'd better be! <img:stuff/curses%20aka%20shake%20fist2.png> LOL!

2009-06-17 [hanhepi]: i'd planned on waiting till the contest oppened .

2009-06-17 [Yuriona]: Nah... might as well get some advertising now while the Hot Wikis news item is still recent.

2009-06-20 [Yuriona]: There... adjusted the theme accordingly. Any last suggestions or are we ready to go?

2009-06-20 [SilverFire]: Fixed a typo. <_<

2009-06-20 [Yuriona]: Thankies! I'm gonna go have supper now. :P

2009-06-21 [Flisky]: This looks really interesting. ^_^

2009-06-21 [Rainbow Dragonflies]: Ahhh XD If I could draw I would totally draw a terrible scene from a dream of mine a few weeks ago.
Would be a very entertaining snapshot.

2009-06-22 [Silver Moon]: Do they have to be representing a dream you had or any dream matter?

2009-06-22 [Akayume]: oh, this looks very cool. (:

2009-06-22 [Teufelsweib]: I also wonder how free you are with this theme. are you only restricted to drawing stuff which happened in a dream?

2009-06-22 [Yuriona]: Does a dream inspire you to draw only what happened in that dream?

2009-06-22 [Teufelsweib]: you'd think so.

actually I mean, for example, to draw a personification of dreaming, or one who is dreaming, etc.

2009-06-22 [Yuriona]: Actually I don't. :P

I think that would be ok as long the dream is also included somehow. We'd like to focus more on the dream than the dreamer after all. ;) The personification of dreaming would be interesting to see too though. *nods*

2009-06-22 [Teufelsweib]: ok, that's all I wanted to know. thanks :)

2009-06-22 [Yuriona]: Yer welcome! ^_^

2009-06-22 [Sienta]: Hmmm, this sounds really interesting. I think I may enter this. ^_^

2009-06-22 [Yuriona]: Yes please! =3

2009-06-23 [Kyrinn]: *watches* Not that Ill have anything DONE for it, but here's hoping.

2009-06-23 [Yuriona]: Well you have until the end of September. You can try at least right? ^__^

2009-06-23 [Kyrinn]: *fingers crossed* Im battling with muses with attention deficit disorder. >.>

2009-06-23 [Yuriona]: I know the feeling. ;_; My muses are kinda like Homer Simpson. I start working then all of a sudden 'ooo! That dog has a curly tail!' and they're gone. *sighs*

2009-06-23 [Triola]: Well, try drawing Homer Simpson running after a dog with a curly tail? :P

2009-06-23 [Kyrinn]: Yup. Thats my muses right now. I try to work on something, then something SHINY floats by and they are gone. O.o

2009-06-23 [hanhepi]: i wanna know where all you typo fixers were when i posted my mock up wiki. :P

2009-06-23 [Kyrinn]: wha? *blinks* something shiny? 

2009-06-25 [Flisky]: Woohoo! Invitation #3! Heehee.

2009-06-25 [Yuriona]: ^__^ Sowwy... I'm just trying to get people entering is all.

2009-06-25 [Flisky]: I'm working on it. And posting updates. I dreamt about one of my characters and her pose was so...perfect to draw. So I am. (It's up at my house. And the whole dream thing is a long story...)

2009-06-25 [Yuriona]: AWESOME! XD Dreams usually are in my experience. I keep a notebook next to the bed since mine like to disappear completely when I wake up. ;_;

2009-06-25 [Flisky]: I remember them all. And of late (as in the last two years) alot of them have been about the realm I created for a friend and I. *steals notebook idea* I need one of those. I usually just type it up when I think of them...

2009-06-25 [Yuriona]: That is so cool. I have little or no control over what I dream but at least they're in colour. I wish I could always remember my dreams. I hate waking up knowing that I dreamt about a character of mine but can't remember the dream at all. Its irritating. -_-

2009-06-25 [Yuriona]: Oopsie! Don't want to clutter up the page with dream talk! ^^; That could get me in trouble with the other mods. LOL!

2009-06-25 [hanhepi]: maybe we should have a seperate wiki for dream chatting after all?

2009-06-25 [Nocturnaliss]: Oooo, dreams. That sounds good. I'll have to watch this wiki in order to remember participating :3

2009-06-25 [Yuriona]: I'm starting to think so hanhepi. *nods* And you'd better remember [Nocturnaliss]! We need entries! <img:stuff/curses%20aka%20shake%20fist2.png>

2009-06-25 [Nocturnaliss]: It might take a while before I do, as it's summer and that means hectic work hours and tourist stress, but I'll do my best to not wait until the last day XD

2009-06-25 [Yuriona]: That's ok. We're planning to keep this contest open all summer long!

2009-06-26 [Yuriona]: Lesse... we could start a dreamers' chat wiki or just make everyone got to and use that chat feature. ^^

2009-06-26 [hanhepi]: hm, elfchat would be an option!

2009-06-26 [Nocturnaliss]: I'm more wiki-oriented... but that's because I'm not often online a week. But hey, that's just me << XD (also, European time for me, makes it harder << XD)

2009-06-26 [Yuriona]: Your wish is our command. The new chat wiki is called Stuff of Dreams and is open for any and all dream discussions. :)

2009-06-30 [pegasus1000]: opens my pincil case. perhaps I shall uncap my pens as well.

2009-08-22 [Yume Youki]: Hmmm... think I might be able to cook something up... I'll have to think about this one (I tend to dream about food XD )...

2009-09-27 [Yuriona]: Hmmmmmmm... I think we may have to extend the deadline on this one. I thought for sure we'd have more entries. D:

2009-09-27 [Kyrinn]: Ive not had time or inspiration.. <:C

2009-09-27 [Chrilith of Akhai]: I wanted to join, but my entry couldn't be made in my usual style, and it ended up a horrible piece of junk... and after that I figured "Eh, I'll never get a second one done before the end of the deadline" and kinda gave up. :/

2009-09-30 [Nocturnaliss]: Dammit, I completely forgot about this contest :/

2009-10-01 [Yuriona]: AWWW CRAP!! Must extend deadline...

2009-10-02 [Nocturnaliss]: Ooo nice, November 30! I've got to work on ideas for this. I tend to dream too often about work nowadays x.x XD

2009-10-02 [Kyrinn]: Work dreams are horrid! And I have too many of those too. lol

2009-10-02 [Nocturnaliss]: Hahaha you too ? XD yeah, they are horrid. The worst thing about them is when you dream of work all night long, wake up exhausted, and then have to go to reality-work. XD

2009-10-02 [Chrilith of Akhai]: W00t! New deadline! And since I no longer have an excuse not to participate... might as well try and cook something up. =)
And work dreams suck!

2009-10-02 [Kyrinn]: UGH! OMG I have lots of those! XD I hate them with a passion, I mean, Im there 40 hours a week, why must it invade my darn dreams???

2009-10-02 [Nocturnaliss]: Well, -because- you work there 40 hours a week. Sounds like you'r way too mentally invested in it, would explain the many work dreams. I used to have them almost daily when I was at a very stressful job, which evidently took a lot of space in my mind.

2009-10-02 [Kyrinn]: ha ha ha I should do that for an entry here. Had a funny dream where I was at work but I was one of my characters. XD

2009-10-03 [Yume Youki]: XD

2009-10-03 [Nocturnaliss]: That could turn out pretty funny XD I've dreamt about being my characters before, but never at work rofl XD (which makes me wonder how good they -would- be at my own job << hmm. XD)

2009-10-05 [Yuriona]: You were one of your characters at work?? *imagines Shyl at OfficeMax and dies laughing*

Yes! Entries please! *puppy dog eyes*

2009-10-06 [Kyrinn]: Yar, him too. XD Thalion has done a shift at work in my dreams too. Hilarious. lol!!

And Ill try to get something up in here! *determined*

2009-12-01 [Kyrinn]: Darn it.. :C Ill try for the next contest then. :)

2010-01-18 [Mattachu]: When will the results be put up? I don't know how long these things normally take to go through, this is the first contest I've entered ^^'

2010-01-18 [Yuriona]: It depends on how long it takes to get decisive results for each category. :)

2010-01-18 [Mattachu]: Ah, alright, thanks. I only just noticed the poll on the Main Street *facepalms*

2010-03-07 [arthemis_]: O wow I love the photomanipulation badge! Is there any contest coming up where I can try to win such a badge? *badge-whore*

2010-03-07 [Mattachu]: Speaking of badges, when are the badges for participating in this contest being given out?

2010-03-08 [Yuriona]: Sorry... I had meant to get to it sooner but everybody at my place is sick. Hopefully I'll git 'er done tomorrow. (Monday, March 8 EST)

2010-03-08 [Mattachu]: Ah, okay ^^ I hope everyone gets better soon

2011-06-23 [Cillamoon]: Is the Committed Art Donor badge really the right one? I thought that was a Builders badge???

2011-06-23 [SilverFire]: It's the same badge, but the first phase of it is also given out to people who've entered lots of contests (12). 

2011-06-23 [Cillamoon]: I see! Thanks :)

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