Hello Everybody,After a series of posts that were relatively unrelated to ASCII art and text art in general, now a pure one that ONLY talks about ASCII Art and nothing else. Ha, I knew that you missed those hehe. Maija Haavisto aka DiamonDie organized another ASCII art contest over at deviantART.com. You might be familar with DiamonDie from Finland, because I have her ASCII Art Tutorial up on my site as part of my ASCII Art Academy for some time now.What is she looking for? Draw something in ASCII that I haven’t seen before, something creative in technique, style, concept and/or subject matter. You could make something surreal, abstract, political, dadaistic or otherwise strange. What is she NOT looking for? … no kittens, Pikachus, roses or Santa Claus, unless you can make them stand out somehow. No pornographic entries or anything that would violate the U.S. law, pretty much everything else goes. There are the following technical requirements, because ASCII art is a bit too broad and not everything that falls under the term Text art or ASCII art is allowed for this contest. The entry must be an ASCII picture, of at least 10×10 and at most 80×200 characters (that’s 80 characters per line and 200 lines). The entry must be drawn in a fixed-width font. Sorry, no extended characters (8-bit), colored ASCII or ANSI this time. If you don’t know what this means, make sure you only use characters included in the green part of this table. The[…]
The ruling for the ANSI/ASCII Text Art contest at deviantART is finally in. I blogged about the end of it and my personal favorite about a week ago. Unfortunately did the other judges not agree with me. What surprised me a bit was that skylined’s entry did not even make the top 5, but it shows how different the opinions of the 6 judges were. Being voted #1 by one judge does not make it a sure win. Somebody that was voted #3 or #4 by all judges has a much higher chance of winning. Here is how the judging works. Every Judge has 15 points to assign, 5 points to the #1, 4 points to the #2, 3 to #3, 2 to #5 and finally 1 point to the #1. This makes 90 points altogether for all 6 judges combined. 5 points does not look like that much anymore, right? Anyway, all entries can be reviewed here if you want to check them out. The 5 Winners are the following: Next to the official prizes will every one of the five winners get a one of my “deviantART ASCII” Mouse pads (since all winners were ASCIIs), a small Magnet of my “deviantART ANSI” print and a post card of my ANSI print as well. I hope the winners will like the little extra bonus prizes. Merry Christmas. Cheers,Carsten
Last week did the ASCII and ANSI contest at deviantART end. You can see all contributions to the contest here. I already made my judgements, but a few are still outstanding. That means that no results are available yet.Yet I still want to present my personal favorite. The artists name is Berend-Jan Wever aka skylined.His contribution is the 7bit ASCII called “Julia at Awakenings”. Here is a small version of the image. It is not original size. Click on the image to get to the deviation which is in original size that you can clearly see that it is made out of regular characters which you can find on your keyboard.I like the style. I like the ASCII logo of his name actually even better. Especially this one. . Yep, it’s a shark. I think that the Idea alone is already astonishing, let alone the realization by using simple text characters.The following two logos look like “Disco” style.. without the bright colors hehe. I don’t like them as much, but they are somewhat cool anyway.This one seems to be the predecessor of the contest entry. The Idea is already visible, but the realization is much simpler than for “Julia at Awakenings”.Well, I am looking forward to hear the ruling. More to that later this week.
The deadline for the deviantART ASCII/ANSI art contest, which I blogged about earlier this month, was extended for a few more days. This will be the last chance to enter and win some great prices for everybody with some Text art skills who has not entered the contest yet. Also some other things changed a little. Here are the words from DiamonDie who is the initiator and organizer of the contest. Sorry for the bit of a late notice, but the deadline of the Non-Existent ASCII/ANSI contest has been pushed back by two weeks, making 9th of December the new deadline. Due to the very small amount of ANSI entries we’ll probably have to merge the two contest categories, but in that case we’ll be offering prizes (subscriptions and DVDs) to five winners. That means you stand a good chance of winning something! So those of you who have said you’ll participate but haven’t and those who have had their entries disqualified and have agreed to fix them, you’ve got two more weeks left. Even if you had missed the original contest announcement you still have time to draw an entry. So start typing already! There will also be a surprise which will be announced AFTER the contest (or it would not be a surprise, wouldn’t it? ) So you better get the Text Editors on the coming days and get something delivered before the new deadline. You can check the contests rules here, if you haven’t already done so[…]
It’s a bit late for it, but better late than never. There is also still plenty of time for people that are interested to participate.You Text Artists out there, get your editors started up and start creating some nice Text Art. This is also a good chance for newbies to get your art seen by others and useful feedback.DiamonDie over at deviantART.com launched an ASCII / ANSI Contest with the topic “Non-Existent”The Deadline for the contest is 25th of November 2006. The entries can be edited until the deadline. You can read the details and Contest Rules in DiamondDie’s News Article at deviantART.Is it worth your time to participate in this contest? You bet it is! Not only fame and fortune can be gained, but great prizes too.Okay no fortune , but a lot of fame and did I mention the prizes? How do these prizes look like? Pretty, don’t they?Prizes1st prize in both categories ASCII and ANSI: a copy of the Dark Domain DVD from ACiD Productions and a one-year subscription to DeviantART2nd prize in both categories ASCII and ANSI: a six-month subscription to DeviantART3rd prize in both categories ASCII and ANSI: a three-month subscription to DeviantARTI will be one of the judges hence not take part in the contest myself. I am looking forward to see your contributions.You can read all the details about the contest, including the detailed rules, background information about ANSI/ASCII Art contests in general, ASCII and ANSI tools used, Tutorials and more in her[…]