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Entrants:
1. WRLB-42's OC Lemonchu.


I was looking at this journal, about a contest, and I thought... "Brilliant idea!  I'll make one similar!  Though, scoring, and all the rules are going to be different.  I do hope people join, so tell your friends.  ANYone is able to join.  Prizes will be decided on later.  This is more of a "Lets get to know your character" thing, anyway.

Ok, that brings us to the main contest idea.  This will be a Pokémon Original POKÉMON character contest.  Only Pokémon characters count.  As for who all is considered a Pokémon, see the guidlines.

Guidelines:
These will not guarantee a win, but if you follow them, you're a LOT more likely to.

A.) What is considered a Pokémon?
Any Nintendo-made Pokémon, from ANY generation, Most hybrids, Pokémorphs </b>only in their Pokémon form</b>, and created Pokémon (or Fake-mon) are allowed.  Nothing else.  I reserve the right to deny entry, if needed.

B.) You may enter more than once, but ONLY ONCE per character.

C.) There are a lot of things considered for judging.  It's done this way so everyone has a chance.
10% Artistic skill  (You can suck at art, and still win)
20% Artistic effort
25% Originality of appearance
45% Development of background (The more creativity, the better.)

D.)  Before people ask, YES, you may use Characters you've made before.  HOWEVER!  You MUST make a NEW picture of your character.  I'll go on the honor system on that one, but if I get reports of, or see, these pictures ANYWHERE else on the 'Net, you're disqualified.  It's just not fair to others if you have a picture already made.

E.) The deadline will be set if I get at least 5 entries.

F.) "If you don't know English very well, don't worry. That will not hinder your chances of winning. Try your best to think of a profile of your character. Be original! Try not to go with clichés like a perfect, all-powerful Pokémon, or an average Pokémon. I don't mind if your character likes maybe ONE canon character, but don't make them perfect in any way. Characters always have a flaw, or flaws. Personality for sure. Maybe they have a hobby, perhaps a passion?  Think of anything you can!" --Taken and re-worded from myris's contest journal.  The same goes for this contest.  If your Pokémon Character is perfect, It'll be disqualified.  Be original!  ANY background is acceptable.  No matter how absurd.

Note: Not everyone understands this, apparently, but when I say "background"  I don't mean of the picture.  I mean of the Pokémon Character themself.  How did they get to where they are now?  What event caused them to become who they are now?

G.) Entries should be given to me through a devNote*.  It must have at least these sections in the artist notes.

Character Name:
Pokémon Species**:
Identifying features:
Background***:

* I reserve the right to accept entries in any other way, and judge them any way I see fit.
** If this is a hybrid, put the species/types that combine to create the species as well.  Ex: Stormic (Pikachu + Squirtle)
*** Background must have at least a GOOD paragraph to be considered a full score.  I'll accept less, but I'd prefer two paragraphs.  It all depends on word choice.

If I missed anything, feel free to comment telling me so.  And feel free to ask questions if you don't understand xP

UPDATE: We have a new entrant!  See the top for current entrants.

UPDATE: Deadline is now whenever you want to turn yours in.  I'll set a specific date if I get enough people wanting to do this.  If not, it'll be a minor thing.

PS: It would be awesome if I had themed entries, but they aren't necessary.
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:iconwrlb-42:
WRLB-42 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008
Woah, this contest sounds like so much fun! I think I'll enter! Sign me up! :D
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:iconthe1neo:
The1Neo Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Try your best to get others to join! :D
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:iconwrlb-42:
WRLB-42 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008
I shall advertise :D
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:iconthe1neo:
The1Neo Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! =D
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:icontails-sama:
tails-sama Featured By Owner May 21, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I...could enter....hrrrm. If my imagination can come up with a half-decent Poke'mon. ^^;
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:iconthe1neo:
The1Neo Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, hop to it! xD I extended the deadline, so you have time.
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:icontails-sama:
tails-sama Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't really have any skill for making my own Pokemon, and I'm already swamped with art to finish..otherwise I would.
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:iconthe1neo:
The1Neo Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh. Well, we'll see. I'll leave it up to you.
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:iconhamutaro15:
Hamutaro15 Featured By Owner May 20, 2008
Huzzah! I Think I'll enter this here. I'll either enter Yuki or Arc, depends on who I Feel like TRYING to Draw, since my feralish skills are dropping by the days. We'll see what happens. Besides, I go almost a whole month don't I? Alright. I'll Hop to it when Im feeling to it. Right now, me no feel to good....I HATE the heat....
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:iconthe1neo:
The1Neo Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh. Month passed you by. But no worries, I extended the deadline. I hope you still enter. ^.^
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:iconclairethecat:
ClaireTheCat Featured By Owner May 19, 2008
Well, Sonic, (Yes, I can't help but call you that), the first thing that popped into my mind was, "I know, a Mew version of Claire!" but then I kept reading and thought, "Well... crap. I suck at backgrounds." So.. I dunno. Depends on how lazy I am. And... well, I mainly sketch, I can't color well at all.. if I am lazy. Hmm... *ponders what original form a Mew hasn't appeared in, and starts doodling*
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:iconthe1neo:
The1Neo Featured By Owner May 20, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh. Could work. I wish you luck either way. And please advertise xP I want this to reach as many people as Possible! In fact, I'll add it to my Sig xP
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:iconthe1neo:
The1Neo Featured By Owner May 20, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
And... Background means "how your character came to be" Not background of the picture. ::edits that in journal::
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:iconclairethecat:
ClaireTheCat Featured By Owner May 20, 2008
OH! Thanks for clearing that up. XD That will be simple for me; being a shapeshifter and all. XD
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:iconthe1neo:
The1Neo Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Gonna enter yet? xD
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:iconclairethecat:
ClaireTheCat Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008
I entirely forgot, Sonic. Annnnnd..... I have been having the urge to draw more Sonic... more WereSonic/Sonic the Werehog things... simular to my WereSonic puppy doodle (Which is suprizingly better than what I normally draw) And I'm drawing more of my own character, on account of critics at my school pointing and yelling, "Oh my God! Why does that cat have boobs?" And "Why are her boobs so big?" Which I do not intend for her breasts to be large, and they don't look it to me at all. T.T And I thought I did really good on it too, colored it well; which I can never color well at all! XD So I might not do the contest-thingy. Besides the only time I ever draw my pokemon thingy is on my school-owned Tablet PC in a program called "OneNote". XD
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