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Serenes Forest Scribbles 2016. Winners announced!

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EDIT: Gallery link!

https://serenesforest.net/scribbles/serenes-forest-scribbles-2016-entries/

EDIT: Winners announced:

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Hi! Welcome to Serenes Forest Scribbles 2016, the second in our Creative event series!

Brief intro for new people:

This is an event we started last year out of a desire to show some love and appreciation to the artists, musicians, crafters and various other creative minds in the FE community. The goal of the event is to bring everyone together and do something fun with the talent you've got!

You don't need to be an active contributor in our Creative sections or long-standing member to participate, just have some kind of creative ability that you'd like to share with everyone. The focus of the event is on community, and the way the voting and rules are set up denote a much more casual setting and approach. A wide variety of creative submissions are accepted and there isn't strict voting criteria, simply vote for what you think is the coolest submission for whatever your reason may be.

With that said, we do have very talented people in the community, but don't get discouraged if you feel that you can't "compete" or if your submission receives few votes. All submissions are appreciated and will receive equal treatment by event-runners, and I hope that if you have any type of creative talent you'd like to share or express, you'll consider submitting something to the event. It's all about having a bit of fun as a community and making a couple friends along the way, so even if you don't think you have the skills to win it all, we'd love to see what you have to submit anyway!

For prizes, we try to get relevant FE and Nintendo items related to the fans' interest, but also mix in some unique stuff created by fans themselves.

In the meantime, you can check out the Hall of Fame we put together for last year's winners for inspiration!

http://serenesforest.net/general/sfs-2015-hall-of-fame/

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Rules
 
1. Your submission must be Fire Emblem related. Your stories, pictures, etc can have original characters or locations in them, but be sure that it can be easily recognized as a Fire Emblem piece.
 
2. Your submission must not include assets from the games (IE images from the game, portraits, etc).
 
3. No trolling, vote inflating or joke submissions. Joke submissions being something intended to bother another user, something you made in 2 seconds in paint just to get in the gallery, etc. You don't need to have the greatest ability ever, but submit something to the best of that ability within the time you have! I guarantee that your submission will be recognized regardless of your skill level, give it your all!
 
4. Only one submission per member is allowed. You're free to change your submission if you'd like to before the event goes to voting phase.

5. Code of Conduct behaviour rules still apply, and we will not tolerate the use of this event to bother or upset other members. If you attempt to cause trouble in this thread or make inflammatory comments towards its participants, you will be suspended immediately.

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How do I enter?

Send me a PM when your submission is ready and you'll be entered.

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F.A.Q
 
Q: What is this event?
A: It's a creative themed event where users submit something they've created to have some fun and win some prizes.
 
Q: Can I submit X?
A: As long as your submission is original content, related to the Fire Emblem main series, and doesn't break the SF Code of Conduct or event rules (ie no pornographic images) it will be accepted. Use those talents of yours to create something unique, if that's your thing!

 

Q: Can I do something with my friend, or get some help from them?
A: A friend can give you some tips and tricks, supply you with materials, or offer opinions/creative ideas, but the piece must be done by you. If you want to include a friend, consider them an assistant.

 

Q: I want to create something physical, is that alright?

A: Yup! If what you want to do for your submission is a physical creation, just take a few pictures of it with your username written on a piece of paper and send me those.
 
Q: How are the winners decided?
A: Since community participation is the main goal of the event, the winners will be decided by public vote (or a series of votes depending on how many submissions we get).
 

Q: Will any type of submission have an advantage?

A: Nope, not intrinsically! This is a Creative event though, so by nature something that's different or is truly outstanding may stand out from the crowd. Do your best!

 

Q: I'm not currently a member, am I still allowed to participate?

A: Yup! Just register an account and you're free to submit something.

 

Q: Can I submit something I created previous to this event?

A: It's difficult for us to know "when" something was made, but in the spirit of the event we'd prefer if you submitted something you made for it specifically.

 

Q: I noticed the prizes were mostly physical, so that means an address will be required?

A: Yes, we will need a shipping address in order to send you the prizes. Any personal information exchanged will be kept solely between the user receiving the prize, the staff member shipping it, and the admin overseeing the exchange to reassure users. It will not be shared with anyone else, and the PM it is exchanged in will be removed as soon as you receive your item.

 

Q: Is there anywhere you won't ship to?

A: No.

 

Q: I'm going to submit a story, how should I present it?

A: Either send it to me in a PM or link it to me using your own preferred method (google docs, etc)

 

Q: I want to do a vocal cover of a song, am I allowed to use the original music or should I use something fan-made?

A: Yes, this is the only type of submission where official work would be permitted. One can't really exist without the other, and using a fan-made instrumental could make viewers think you made the music as well.

 

Q: I don't think I can win, should I still enter :(?
A: Yes! The purpose of the event is to have fun, show your stuff and maybe make some new friends along the way. Everyone who enters will be featured in our site gallery, regardless of their placement.

 

Q: Are the categories going to be split this year?

A: Yup! There will be three separate categories this year, representing each of the categories we had the previous event.

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Prizes

 

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Grand Prize:

A grand prize package will be given to the creator of the submission that receives the most votes in each of the three categories. So three people will be taking home this package.

 

Grand Prize

The Fire Emblem Awakening Art Book + Pendant

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Additional Details:

 

The FEA Art book is a massive 320 page collection of FEA artwork and dialogue released by Dark Horse. It contains character and weapon designs, storyboards, the complete game script (all possible dialogue and scenes), event illustrations - the works! There's something for everyone here, whether you're an artist, a writer, or simply someone who's interested in seeing some of the behind the scenes creative work that went into one of our series' best selling games.

 

The Pendant is hand-hammered, melded and made of brass and sterling silver with a 20 inch long bronze colored chain with the mark of the Exalt featured in the center. The makers are Baldur Jewelry, who specialize in making handcrafted jewelry.

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Runner-Up Prize

People with submissions that place second in each category will receive a copy of the upcoming Together We Ride fanzine. You'll be able to get more info from this link and their tumblr (linked within said post) than I could ever give you!:

Top Three Prizes:
People with submissions that place in the top three of each category will receive two card packs from the latest season of Fire Emblem Cipher. So nine people will be taking home this package.

 

Top 3 Prize
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Additional Details:

Booster packs are from the Series 7 release of Fire Emblem Cipher, the Fire Emblem card game in Japan. This particular series features characters from Fire Emblem: Blazing Sword and Fire Emblem Fates - both newer and older fans will be sure to pull something they like. Each pack contains 10 cards chosen at random from both games: 6 Normal/Common cards, 3 High Normal/Uncommon cards, and 1 foil card that may be a Rare, a Super Rare, or even a special, gold-foiled R+ or SR+ card! For more information about Cipher, please check out the Serenes Forest wiki or stop by our Cipher discussion forum.

 

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Participant Prize:

All participants will be featured (by their choice) in our SFS2016 site gallery, where along with having their work displayed on our website, may provide us a link to their art display or store to show alongside their submission.

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Deadline & Voting

The start date will be December 4th and the deadline will be March 5th.

Categories will be split into three, one for drawings and similar submissions, one for written works, and a final category where things such as crafts, music, cosplay etc will be entered into. Each category will have their own prizes and will be voted on separately.

You have about two months to complete your submission and send it in. Voting will begin within a week after the deadline. Last year we received 135 submissions during the Fates hype train, I'm expecting we will receive a fair amount less this year, but we'll be handling the voting process itself differently depending on the amount of submissions we get yet again.

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In closing and miscellaneous stuff

Thanks for taking the time to give this a read! Feel free to use this thread to chat about anything, it's all about socializing, don't worry about spam rules or being off topic.

The event will be advertised on the website and in a couple of our major forum sections.

If you have any questions I haven't already answered, just make a post and I'll add it to the FAQ!

Also a note for future events, we'll very likely be switching to holding them biyearly or once every 18 months.

Edited by Tangerine

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The Raffle

 

Just like last year, we'll be putting your fate in the hands of the RNG Goddess! Every member who makes a submission for the event will be assigned a number and entered into the raffle.

 

Amiibos!

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Four new, still sealed amiibos will be raffled off separately! Each member will be assigned a number when submitting their entry and after the event has concluded we will roll to see who wins. The first winner will get to pick which one they want, and so on down the line. If the same person is rolled twice, we'll reroll.

 

Good luck!

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Little unfortunate that we couldn't get all of the prizes sorted out before posting due to paypal issues (shakes fist), but better that than getting started too late :P:.

Let us know if you have any questions! If they seem like something a lot of people would be concerned about, I'll add them to our FAQ.

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I'm not remotely artistic but do like to follow this event. Do you need to be entered to vote?

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Awesome! I'm looking forward to everyone's work! Good luck all!

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Would Videos work for the 3rd category? I asked this last year, but I was just curious as to like Smash compilations (With me doing the gameplay) or stuff like AMVs etc be allowed? Or maybe even some kind of series tribute vid? I seem to recall you saying it'd be unfair, but I wanted to just check again this year.

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I forget what our exact stance on it was, but at face value AMVs and stuff that uses direct footage from games as the submission would probably be a no-no in this event.

We did have some video submissions last year, but they were made using content created by the user, so in that sense videos are absolutely allowed.

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PowerMaster — Shadow of Black Knight

It's really not that hard to get my name right... There's a space. Also, it's "Shadow of the Black Knight." ...Eh, whatever. I'm just being picky. :P

I have something planned for this one, much better than that low-quality drawing I did last year. Thing is it'll take me a while to make it, so I hope I can make it in time.

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It looked so fun last year, and the submissions were great! I'll try to participate.

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Will you put an announcement up on the front page of SF?

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Too bad there isn't a specific theme this year. But I ll try to participate.

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not that good of an artist but sounds fun so i'll figure something out and good luck to everyone entering.

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That pendant is gorgeous!

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Too bad there isn't a specific theme this year. But I ll try to participate.

We don't want to restrict what people can do, so it's unlikely we'll ever have a specific theme for submissions. Prize themes though are something I'm probably going to go for; the main prize for each event will likely be dedicated to a specific game in the series (Fates last year, Awakening this year, continuing down).

not that good of an artist but sounds fun so i'll figure something out and good luck to everyone entering.

Looking forward to it! Do your best :P:.

Do you plan on doing another set of participant badges?

Nope, not this year. I wanted to feature the gallery for everyone this year, because it's an idea we floated around for the previous year but didn't get around to implementing. Badges may be back for the next event, and the gallery will be sticking around for future events as well.

Oh and the gallery will be used for voting too, instead of a forum section, so everyone should get equal visibility.

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Oh man i really dont know if ill have time to participate this year, but if i do, ill whip up a chapter or so for people.

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feb deadline doesn't sound too bad

I have some ideas. Hopefully I can get some weekends in.

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So it appears that my hall of fame entry is "Hitler story". This is not accurate. My story was "The Adventures of the Crimean Liberation Army".

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feb deadline doesn't sound too bad

I have some ideas. Hopefully I can get some weekends in.

Looking forward to it!

So it appears that my hall of fame entry is "Hitler story". This is not accurate. My story was "The Adventures of the Crimean Liberation Army".

LOL sorry, I think Vincent used some of my silly abbreviations from our staff thread that I used to remember each entry if he couldn't find the thread and I didn't notice that one. I'll get him to change it and look for any other mistakes! I blame you for writing an FE story about him, how else could I refer to it in my notes?! aha

Can't wait to see your next entry, lol!

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Well, it didn't have anything to do with Hitler, really, but whatever.

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Really? Maybe I'm misremembering.

Edit: You're right, it was Putin lol. Wonder how I could've mixed that one up...

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