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ECM Elf Photo



Contest Began: 2007-10-01
Contest Ended: 2008-11-15

This creature photo session is now closed!

Thank you to all that contributed!



By Poll: ECM Elf Photo Voting
<news:[ECM@wiki] Winners for [Elves@wiki] and [Fae@wiki]!>

By [Saray]!
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ECM Elf Photo

Submissions of photo-only artwork images. Read the image-rules on Elftown Creature Marathon (In short, it has to be your image and it has to be free to copy, but it doesn't have to be new). The goal of this contest is to get a nice image of a typical elf to put on top of the Elves page.

Add your image and a link to your house here.
To upload your image full-size you can use the feature 'Upload a folder of images' that is shown on your house.
This feature allows you to upload one, multiple images or zip-files in their original size to a wikipage.
Once you click this link you can follow the instructions. See also uploading images.

Upload a great looking photograph of a typical elf or a realistically looking photo-manipulation or a dressed up human in case you can't find a real elf...

In regards to 'stock photos':

The stock image has to be that of an Elftown member and for a photo entry, there has to be a substantial amount added/done with it to enter it. - The Council.

Exceptions might be offered if there is a valid reason for it. But, if you do submit more than one image, you will greatly lower your chance of winning, as the votes for your style will be spread out on two entries.

Except for the normal badges and stuff, the winner will get credits on what we hope will be the best page about elves. We might pick one male and one female elf-photo or more as winners.

Please note the extremely long deadline! It's because elves tend to be pretty rare and we want the best shots we can get.

Any entry that does not follow the "Elf theme", will be removed.

Photography with a minimal amount of manipulation. We don't want images that look too artistically modified.

If you have photos of atypical elves, you're welcome to submit them here, but we'll mark them as outside of contest.

- The BEST QUALITY photos
- The MOST TYPICAL "Elf" photos
- LARGE PHOTOS represent Elftown having the best Elf Page on the Internet as part of the Elftown Creature Marathon!
This may be helpful: Elf.

Brief description:
Appearance: We are not looking for 'child elves'.
Elves, mythological and fantasy creatures, originally imagined as small in nature, but now usually taken to be the same size as man, often pictured as youthful-seeming men and women of great beauty, lived in forests, underground places, in caves, springs and wells, believed to be immortal and beings of magical powers, often do not possess facial or body hair and are visualised with long and pointed, leaf shaped ears.

Three important notations:

---> #1: When the finalists are posted in the Main Street Poll or on a public poll page, the 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!
---> #2: 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 yet. Complaints received after the aforementioned will not be considered valid.
---> #3: For discussions about the Elftown competitions: Here it's discussed if an entry is in accordance with the rules and similarly more complicated issues that can't be solved with a simple wiki-comment. Go to: <forum:Elftown contests>

/Thank you - the ECM Mods and the Elftown Council.

Photo Sessions:

For open/closed/deadline info, see: ECM#Photo Sessions' Statuses.
ECM Fairy/Fae Photo
- ECM Fairy/Fae Photo Atypical
ECM Fantasy Dwarf Photo
ECM Fantasy Warrior Photo
ECM Mage Photo
ECM Orc Photo
ECM Troll Photo
ECM Witch Photo


Insert number, your name, and your image here, after the last, previous entry. Use "img300" to insert the image if it's bigger than that (And it should be! Please upload big photos!).

Title your entries, please!

A title more than just "Elf" is needed.
Thank you!

1. [Urmando The Elfling]

2. [Jitter]
Model is my friend Georgia, I took the picture and can provide the unedited one along with more pictures of her if required.

3. [Cia_mar]
young Cia, with her "pet" unicorn...*wink*
Staff comment: Nice image and it might be usable around the elves-page, but it's not a "typical" elf and will not go the final for this contest.

4. [Kahri]
a)Forest Elf
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Staff comment: Too little elf seen in the photo, so it's not good as an illustration of the elf itself, but a good photo for describing forest elves' lives.
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6.[Artemis Management] - Childhood Innocence
Staff comment: Looks just like a human. Displays no elven characteristics. Will not go to the final.

7.[Little Insane Cat]



10. [Kuruni]

11. [BlackTearsCry]

12. [Linn Scarlett]

13. [Saray] - The only thing edited in this image is the amosphere. Original unphotoshopped image can be found on my house.


The Elftown Creature Marathon Creature Pages
are always open for improvement!

For submissions of art, photos, poetry, and text that may be useful to improve the ECM pages of creatures already featured, go to:

ECM Closed Sessions' Submissions.


Go or return to:
- Elftown Creature Marathon
- creature_list

- Elves

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2008-04-25 [Artsieladie]: *laughs* Well, you're tossing around a handgrenade, which might be a dud, since we are still standing. lol It made me think of Russian Roulette. *rotates the chamber*

2008-04-26 [Linn Scarlett]: Oh I sies XD

2008-04-27 [Artsieladie]: lol

2008-08-08 [LinkTurrner]: I like [Little Insane Cat] the best

2008-09-21 [Hirgalad III]: Saray's image is the better!!!

2008-09-21 [Kuruni]: Tell me something, can i change my entry for a better one? is there time?

2008-09-21 [Jitter]: The deadline is in November so yeah :)

2008-09-22 [Kuruni]: Good! i have a better entry bwuahahaha

2008-09-22 [Artsieladie]: Contestants may change their entries right up 'to' the deadline of November 15, 2008. :D

2008-09-26 [Falx]: I like your entry Jitter!

2008-09-26 [Jitter]: Thanks! I grew up with her and I had years to see her and when she visited me two weeks ago she had turned into a gorgeous woman and I told her I just HAD to photograph her :P

2008-09-29 [Falx]: Kind of reminds me of the character of Death from Neil Gaiman's Sandman world. ^_^

2008-11-09 [Captain Rachel Black]: I have to say [Saray]'s caught my eye ^^ Impressive

2008-11-13 [Artsieladie]: Just a reminder: This Elf Photo Session closes on November 15th at midnight, Elftown time! ;)

2008-11-14 [Cia_mar]: I just dont have time anymore with work now starting... so I guess mine just wont do.... thats ok... there is always next time

2008-11-15 [Artsieladie]: Oh, I'm sorry, Cia. *huggles* Eh, work, a necessary ebil! :/

2009-01-08 [jaraden]: holy crap... lovely photos and rendering too... totally dig this page.. wisjes he were an elf...


2009-02-22 [Kuruni]: Congrats to the winners yeeeeeepeeeee!!!! this was really fun!

2009-02-22 [Saray]: Yayyyy thank you all :D
I can't believe how many votes :O
I really love elves :) I'll be re-using those lovely ears this year in a new costume, so I hope to get more great photo's from [Trennas]'s hands!

2009-02-23 [jaraden]: sweet.. well congrates!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2013-02-06 [kians mummy]: Damn, wanted to enter my son lol. :)

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