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In this contest, your task will be to portray some atmospheres of Autumn - at least two! Crispy mornings, rainy afternoons, chilly nights with skies full of stars... morning mists, frozen leaves, mud, clouds and wind... plenty to choose from.



How to vote - first, second and third place - are choosen by you. Every entry have its' own number, so voting looks like this: in a comment you write three (no more and no less) numbers and points - three points for your most favourite one, two points for your preferable second place and one point for the third. So it should look like this:

10. 3 points
21. 2 points
4. 1 point


Remember - all of the submissions deserve your attention, which means also reading the literature ones. Voting will be closed after two weeks (Dec 21st). Deviations prepared specially for the contest get +3 points. The deviation with the highest number of points is the winning one. After the votes are counted, I shall choose a deviation which gets the distinction (from all the submissions except the 3 winners).



Prizes.


All the winners will have a feature in our group. Also, they will be featured by Nameda, akitku, NoctiLuna, Sieskja, Meredyth, erinclaireb, STelari and Realm-of-Fantasy.

    :bulletblack:First Place - 1 month premium membership from OfOneSoul - a drawing from Ytril - a drawing from Sieskja - a coloured illustration from BeckyDIllustrations - a sketch from STelari - a sketch from erinclaireb - a sketch from NoctiLuna - a llama badge from Starija - a llama badge from Valentina-Mustajarvi :bulletblack:Second Place - a drawing from Sieskja - a lineart from BeckyDIllustrations - a sketch from STelari - a sketch from Meredyth - a sketch from Ytril - a llama badge from Starija - a llama badge from Valentina-Mustajarvi :bulletblack:Third Place - a drawing from Sieskja - a sketch from STelari - a sketch from Ytril - a sketch from Valentina-Mustajarvi - a llama badge from Starija - a llama badge from Valentina-Mustajarvi :bulletpurple:Distinction - a drawing from Sieskja - a lineart from BeckyDIllustrations - 2 sketches from STelari - a sketch from Ytril - a llama badge from Starija - a llama badge from Valentina-Mustajarvi



Have a nice day and good luck!
Telari


Entries!


1. I Knew You in Your AutumnI knew you in your autumn,
your green days turning golden
then dancing before us, passing gently
one by one, blazing,
the colours of fire.  I see them
framed by bright blue sky, crisp and clear,
your sunshine not yet fading but a bite to the wind
as suddenly you fly
in one last blizzard of
brown, yellow, orange (so much bolder
than when you were only green) and
red, your favourite colour against
blue, mine.  The sun is brighter than ever
but sets all too soon.  The night is deep,
an eternity of memories, squirreled away
to keep you safe, your heart fragile,
you are frightened of the cold.  I know
how you miss your spring and summer.
Your days have fallen, but we kick them up
and laugh and smile as they stick to our clothes, our hair,
our hearts.  They whisper and they shout,
warm and stark and whole and beautiful
but they are dying.
The feisty bite turns to bitter chill.
The blue turns dull, to grey then black
and rain dampens your days
   2.The Watcher by Lea5000   3.
4.Autumn romance by birkey-fox   5. Turmoil Crisp, cool autumn air always brings my breath short, and I watch it curl in thin wisps as it stretches in tendrils towards the sky. There's nothing like autumn, or watching amber and crimson stars of leaves fall from oak and ash trees while I walk; or hearing the crunch of dried, golden leaves beneath my feet. The sweet odour of bonfires being lit and the cries of fireworks soaring into the night, the hot flames that lick and spit oranges and yellows and the bursts of reds, greens and blues that light the nights and warm your heart. Days are cooler, twilight comes sooner and envelopes the day to reveal a rich and dark night, laced through the air with clouds that hide the moon in their folds. I watch it all from the safety and warmth of my home with a mug of steaming chocolaty liquid for company... Autumn has always been my favoured season...
Biting, cold air and chattering teeth, I watch as the night steals my breath from me. There's nothing like autumn, the dead leaves colou
   6.Book Art- Theatre set. by Rose-Ann-Mary-K
7.Autumn by Doberlady   8. The Mating Season
The copse was luminous and inviting.
Balmy winds shifted and the leaves swirled in tuneful coils.
He crushed the vivid ambers and yellows with grimy boots;
Feet scuffing the supple earth with each enthralled step.
She inhaled a surging gust
and spread her arms in temptation.
Her warm breeze thrust him in
and he clung to her, obsessed.
Undeniably beautiful was she, that he didn't comprehend
the brambles that curled around her legs
and the twigs that rose in the deep red of her verdant hair.
Her lips were soft and her touch bewitching,
like the undisturbed soil next to a water's edge.
That's where he laid her down
and took all that could be given.
Through slumber he was not aware what soon would be returned.
Damp mists and darkness engulfed the quieted creek;
the ambers had drained and washed away the essence of the marsh.
Cold awoke all visitors - disenchanted.
Gales were silenced and the darkness moved only for one sound;
the breathing of a heavy beast whose power
  9.Autumn Leaves by Erianrhod
10.The Lowest Trees Have Tops by akitku   11.Autumn's Chalice by TrollGirl   12.In a haste by Doertchen
13. I Never AskedThey never asked her where she went. Neither did I.
It was November the first, if I recall, and an unusually blustery day at that. The wind was that special kind of sharp, and the sky that deep shade of purply-grey. The leaves had all but lost their autumn splendor, trading the crimsons and golds for deep, sick browns. They blew in little cyclones, the dry rattle of their husks making a unearthly backdrop for the evening's happening.
Dinner had been ham and potatoes, the good old-fashioned Sunday dinner courtesy of her mother, and dessert was chocolate cake and sweet wine. I was clearing the table, blowing out the candles, turning off the dining room lights. Her parents were washing dishes in the kitchen, and Gail, she was looking out the window into the yard.
I found her a few minutes later, pulling on her jacket and mud boots in the front hall. She asked if I wanted to join her for a walk, that it might be romantic, and smiled her little grin with sparkling eyes. No, I said, the wine
  14.The Bride of Autumn by Meredyth   15.Verfall by NoctiLuna
16.Autumn Shades of Middle-earth by Valentina-Mustajarvi

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:iconvalentina-mustajarvi:
Valentina-Mustajarvi Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
6. 3 points
8. 2 points
1. 1 point
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:iconsunthroughglass:
Sunthroughglass Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
10. 3 points
4. 2 poimts
2. 1 point
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:iconearlofchutney:
EarlofChutney Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Student General Artist
10. 3 points.
12. 2 points.
16. 1 point.
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:iconmystickenji:
MysticKenji Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
8. 3 points
7. 2 points
3. 1 point
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:iconliquidfaestudios:
LiquidFaeStudios Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
16. 3 points
14. 2 points
9. 1 point
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:iconsieskja:
Sieskja Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012   Traditional Artist
15 = 3 points. All that makes me melancholic in autumn: the last flowers, rain, birds' migration... Beautiful poem also ♥
16 = 2 points. Wonderful as usual, and with the color.. ♥
6 = 1 point. I love the concept!
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:iconsefeli:
sefeli Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
15. 3 points
16. 2 points
13. 1 points

It was hard to decide, so many beautiful entry.
Congratulation to the artists :)
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:iconpalet-pod:
palet-pod Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
6. 3 points
3. 2 points
16. 1 point
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:iconotherra:
Otherra Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012   Traditional Artist
I will be voting tuesday, after my finals are over =) I do not want to vote when I have not read and seen everything yet. Please remind me if I forget it xD haha
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Ok, I'll note that (:
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:iconinku-inku:
Inku-inku Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
16. 3 points
11. 2 points
12. 1 point

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:iconbricksandstones:
BricksandStones Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
10. 3 points
12. 2 points
2. 1 point
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:iconerinclaireb:
erinclaireb Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
16. 3 points
11. 2 points
10. 1 point
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:iconkaelycea:
Kaelycea Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012   Traditional Artist
6 - 3 points
12 - 2 points
16 - 1 point
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:iconakitku:
akitku Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
12.3 points
16. 2 points
4. 1 point
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:iconlea5000:
Lea5000 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
6. - 3pts
3. - 2pts
16. - 1pt
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:iconmeredyth:
Meredyth Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
9. 3 points
6. 2 points
16. 1 points
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:iconnoctiluna:
NoctiLuna Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
6. 3 points
1. 2 points
8. 1 point
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:iconytril:
Ytril Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
16. - 3p
12. - 2p.
10. - 1p.
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:iconerianrhod:
Erianrhod Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
It is really difficult to choose, since there are many extremely good contributions and I would so like to have more points to give...
But rules are rules.
14. 3 points
11. 2 Points
12. 1 Point

As I said, I liked many of the others too...
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:iconjoseholm:
JoseHolm Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
1. 3 points
11. 2 points
3. 1 point
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:iconsandrahultsved:
SandraHultsved Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
7. 3p
6. 2p
15. 1p

I would have liked to given out points to some more.. so good luck to every one!
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:iconbeeinthebottle:
beeinthebottle Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012   Writer
15. 3
2. 2
12. 1
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:iconfragile-yet-cunning:
Fragile-yet-CunNINg Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
15. - 3 points
12. - 2 points
9. - 1 point
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:iconmiss-belfry:
Miss-Belfry Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
16. - 3 points
6. - 2 points
12. - 1 point
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:icongrimdreamart:
GrimDreamArt Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
It's not easy to choose only three works, but here is my vote anyway:
16. - 3 points
6. - 2 points
5. - 1 point
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:iconisdira:
isdira Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
6. 3 points
3. 2 points
10. 1 point
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:iconthornyenglishrose:
ThornyEnglishRose Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Here is my vote:

12. 3 points
3. 2 points
16. 1 point
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Really quality entires, hard to choose only 3!

16. - 3 points
12. - 2 points
9. - 1 point
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:icondark-lioncourt:
Dark-Lioncourt Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional
oh my, it's only one day left! hope I can do my project in time :D
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I hope so! (:
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:icondark-lioncourt:
Dark-Lioncourt Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional
mam serial, wyłączam net, obstawiłam się kredkami i dam radę :D dzięki ;)
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:icondark-lioncourt:
Dark-Lioncourt Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional
no i nie zdążyłam :(
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:iconnoctiluna:
NoctiLuna Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes! I actually did it in time! [link]
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Great! (:
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:iconsieskja:
Sieskja Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012   Traditional Artist
Only 5 days left...
I would never have the time to do something :noes:
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I can do pretty much when I'm in a hurry, but it's pretty tireing also x)
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:iconmeredyth:
Meredyth Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Until now there are more prices than entries ;-)
I'm working on something, hope I make it in time.
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I've noticed that, too (:
I hope you'll manage!
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:iconmeredyth:
Meredyth Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Just!
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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:iconmeredyth:
Meredyth Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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:iconnoctiluna:
NoctiLuna Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh god only nine days and I still haven't got anything D-:
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:eager:
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:iconnameda:
Nameda Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
Mentioned your contest in my journal:
[link]
willing to give a feature to the winners
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I shall put it on the list.
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:iconnameda:
Nameda Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
its a pleasure. Please remind me when the winners are chosen :)
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:iconerianrhod:
Erianrhod Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
Actually your contest description inspired two tales. But since the first came out a very taily tale with lots of dogs and wagging tails and lolling tongues but not at all grim or gloom, I would like to submit the second one. I just added it to the contest folder and hope it will meet requirements.
Lots of love and good luck to everyone. Erianrhod

[link]
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, I saw your submission yesterday (: Sorry if it takes a while, I want to make sure that every deviation is all checked and hugged properly.
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:iconofonesoul:
OfOneSoul Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I can offer 1 month premium membership to first place! :happybounce:
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