2nd Annual "Draw a Champion into a Pony" Contest - Win $25 in Riot Points!

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Footman

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04-08-2012

>>> Click Here to go to the Top Ten / Poll Thread! Vote for your favorite! <<<

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Ponies? What the heck? :: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mlcVxGdFw4


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Last Year's Contest Submissions: http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/...d.php?t=614685
Last Year's Top Ten Ponies: http://www.leagueoflegends.com/board...d.php?t=633772
Footman's Previous Contests / Events:: http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/...d.php?t=162495

I also have another contest going for Support Specialists and for those who prefer to capture footage of themselves playing LoL. Check it out!
http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/....php?t=1974531


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Contest Submission Deadline: Monday April 23rd, 2012 - 9:00pm PST
Winner receives $25 in Riot Points! (North American Client Only)

PRIZE EDIT 01: Summoner Sothalic has generously pledged to give away $10 in Riot Points to both the 2nd and 3rd place winners! Thank you Sothalic!

PRIZE EDIT 02: Summoner bigSushiNinja has generously pledged to give away $10 in Riot Points to the contest winner! That's a total of $35 in RP so far for the Grand Prize! Thank you bigSushiNinja!

PRIZE EDIT 03: Summoner Hogyoku has generously pledged a very special prize: a custom DIY Lantern. Here are some samples of the fine work Hogyoku has put together! The winner will be a random Top 10 Entrant, so just by making it into the Top 10 you have a decent shot at winning something awesome even if the votes don't go your way. The winner can choose whatever lantern design he or she wants! For more information, contact summoner Hogyoku through deviantArt. Thank you Hogyoku!

PRIZE EDIT 04: Summoner Exxel has generously pledged an amazing $50 in Paypal Cash or RP to the winner. Holy smokes! That brings the Grand Prize total to a staggering $85 in combined prizes. A tremendously huge thank you to Exxel!


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Of all the contests I've ever held, the "Draw a Champion into a Pony" contest has been the most popular by far. Because of this (and the fact that so many more champions have been released and revealed since a year ago), I've decided to turn it into an annual event. This year, I'm also giving you all more time to craft an excellent piece of art.

Artists of the LoL Community, your task is to take any League of Legends Champion and turn it into a Pony in the style of Friendship is Magic. Yes, you are going to Ponify a Champion.

Deadline is Monday April 23rd, 2012 - 9:00pm PST

Whether you use CG, pen and paper, or even an etch-a-sketch, all entries are welcome. I'll pick my favorite 10 Ponies. I'll make another thread featuring those 10 Ponies as a poll so the community as a whole can choose the winner. The winning Pony Champion's artist gets $25 of Riot Points. This is some serious love and tolerance.

How will I pick my Favorite 10? Creativity, skill, amount of work put in, and the measured love of Ponies will all factor into the decision. Oh, and be creative with the Cutie Marks - Mundo the Pony would probably not have a jellybean as a cutie mark.

The pony art you submit will have to be done by YOU, so no stealing others work! I'll do my homework when it comes time to choose my favorites, so don't try and get away with art theft.

There will be many, many bumps and edits to this thread I'm sure but the deadline and rules will be the same.

Good luck to all artists! I look forward to seeing the entries.


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Protips:
- If you base your Pony off the Generation 1 Ponies from the 1980s, that's wonderful but it's not going to be likely to be in my top 10 favorites. Remember, in the style of Friendship is Magic. It's 20% Cooler.
- If the art isn't original, it isn't going to be picked as a favorite. This should go without saying.
- Please upload your entry as a JPG instead of a PNG ; PNGs don't upload well on this forum and get scaled down to a small size.
- Don't forget the Cutie Mark! Come up with creative ones!
- You can submit as many entries as you wish, but I'll only pick one entry per person as my favorite so as many people get into the Top Ten as possible.
- The $25 Riot Point Card Prize is only valid in the North American store - apologies to anyone that plays on a different region's client.



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Looking for inspiration?

Attached are some examples of noteworthy and incredible entries in last year's contest. The outpouring of effort and creativity from the community was incredible (there were almost 250 entries)! I hope to see that again this year even with the bar set so high.

Good luck, summoners!


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INFO EDIT 01: Alright ladies and brahs, I'm going to be a bit more organized about uploading entries to this post than last year. For people who are just posting pictures of ponified champions but the art isn't their own, I will still add them to this post as Non-Entries. For those showing sketches of their forthcoming entries, I will post them here as Pre-Entries. You'll be able to tell which is which by the filename (that you might only be able to see if you right click and 'Save As' the pic). The number at the beginning of the filename for Entries and Pre-Entries will correspond to the sequential edit I performed, and the name at the end of the filename corresponds to the submitter - this will prevent mishaps that happened last year when people who submitted multiple entries found their previous entries accidentally overridden when I uploaded more of their work.

INFO EDIT 02: I'm getting folks who wish to donate prizes to the pool! That is awesome. If you wish to do that, contact me in the LoL game client or email me at ctolpin@gmail.com and we can work something out. If there are more prizes to give, I hope to spread the friendship by giving those prizes out as either a reward for doing something extra special (like a big group Pony Champion piece for example) or give it out to entrants at random to encourage more people to enter even if they are insecure about their own artistic ability.
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blindedsight

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04-08-2012

This is by far the worst thing I have ever seen.

Humankind has been set back at least a century by this abomination.

Sir, there will be a reckoning for this trash you and your kind have spewed onto the internet.

Good day sir.

Good day.....

Edit: I have nearly amassed enough downvotes to fulfill my plan.


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Sorayai

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04-08-2012

lol my friend made the lux pony! i'll tell her to join again


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Cows in Tuxedos

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04-08-2012

I don't know anything about my Little Pony but I guess I'll enter and try my best


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Footman

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04-08-2012

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Originally Posted by Sorayai View Post
lol my friend made the lux pony! i'll tell her to join again
Please do! Your friend was quite prolific last year and did quite well in the contest.


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NannerTime

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04-08-2012

Cool.


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Opreich

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04-08-2012

? :P


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XkomuroX

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04-08-2012

i suck at drawing but i hope to see the ponified champions this year, good luck everypony!


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Footman

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04-08-2012

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Originally Posted by Opreich View Post
? :P
This new champion reminded me that it was a full year ago that the contest happened, and his "Suffering is Magic" line helped to inspire me to make this contest an annual event!


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Tails

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04-08-2012

not my work but relevant