We've had a slight delay getting the results out to you, but I assure you, that the only reason for this delay, has to do with me, your founder, and nothing to do with any of the judges or any other possible problems.
Now... let's get to the GOOD stuff!
ALL entries did receive votes from the fabulous fifteen judges who participated so brilliantly,
in the VERY challenging task of working on trying to determine our Winners.
This was a difficult contest for our awesome judges to take on, as while they were judging on quality within the medium, they were also judging on the concepts and ideas specifically regarding Earth Day, and our planetary issues, and how well these thoughts came through in the the submissions themselves, AS WELL AS, in the WRITTEN COMMENTS, found in the ARTIST COMMENTS
, which was an important part of this type of Contest.
The judges commented to me, with VERY high praise for ALL of the entries, and to the extreme challenges they faced in carefully choosing Winners, for a contest which sought to express and reflect such an important message-
that the care of our common home of Earth and ALL of its living beings, is a shared responsibility among all of us, and on a daily basis
, as a very real and active part of everything that we do each and every single day!
We applaud our judges for their enormously thoughtful efforts!
We will be acknowledging our hardworking judges more specially, in a future News Article.
And PLEASE, believe me when I say, our AWESOME Administrative Team also worked very very hard on this Contest!!
Without further ado, here are the contest results... OUR WINNERS FIRST PLACE
More from this Artist:
The Song of Leaving BirdsOf tired feathers silken touch,
The ancient tale of pilgrimage
When maple leaves turn red and gold
The soaring spirits know no cage
Goodbye to mists and fading fern
To silver threads of gossamer
The rosehips red and bitter sloes
Until the spring comes young and fair
Goodbye to songs in dreamy dusk
And the warm nests of sunny youth
When wings are weak, the will is strong
And stars will guide us to the South
To the far lands where winter winds
Do not have power over Sun,
So we can return in the spring,
Because home... home is only one.
Death of a ForestThe forgotten gods can't stand the light
where the shadows used to fall
The Death is called brother of Sleep, the last of the Free.
She calls the crows to the depths of the ocean where all hopes sank.
Sagrada Familia queuing to step down from heaven...
In every leaf, every tear
hidden hunter's remorse
Lost between hell and paradise, between time and space,
Immense silence after the ice has melted.
No echo of my footsteps... It's time to run away.
A heart of steel is always the weakest.
Look into my EyesOf my all forms, there is only one left. Of all my senses, I use only one. I don't remember the taste of wine in Valmar. I don't remember the feel of the hammer and anvil in my hands. I don't remember the sound of the Song I sang once, before Arda came into being. I see. I see the doom nearing. It walks with soft steps into the very heart of my realm, and I know it's too late already. SECOND PLACE
"I have come. But I do not choose now to do what I came to do. I will not do this deed. The Ring is mine!"
The centuries of watching, and yet I didn't see this coming. I know this form will not hold much longer, and so I look for the last time. Because that's
More from this Artist: THIRD PLACE
More from this Artist: FOURTH PLACE
More from this Artist: The FOUR RUNNERS-UP!
In No Particular Order... RUNNER-UP
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More from this Artist: PRIZES
To see the BIG LIST of generous prizes offered to the above Winners,
SCROLL to the "Prizes" Section of the Original Contest news article, HERE:
Unframed-Nature's EARTH DAY, EVERY DAY Contest!:iconjoyloveplz: Welcome to #Unframed-Nature's Next BIG Contest :iconjoyloveplz:
:iconearthplz: Spring THEME 2013: "Earth Day, Every Day" :iconearthplz:
About Earth Day, And How It Relates To This Contest
Earth Day is Global Holiday which began in 1970!
This year in 2013, this international celebration which aims to promote awareness, education, and action in order to help preserve and protect our Nature on Earth, falls on Monday, April 22nd!
I have gotten to know more and more about many of our very skilled and creative Members. As a result, I have come to realize that not only do we truly enjoy and love Nature, but I have gotten the feeling that so many of our Members genuinely CARE about our planet, and CARE about wanting to be helpful in protecting the beauty and our natural resources, that we seem to love so very much.
There are so many environmental issues, which do, in fact, adversely affect Earth, our common home.
Sometimes, it can seem
Please, be patient, in order to give proper time to notify
ALL of the prize-givers, and THEN, for each of these generous prize-givers to deliver their various prizes.
Enjoy, as these prizes begin to "roll in"! THANK YOU SO MUCH TO ALL OF OUR PRIZE-GIVERS, for your KIND GENEROSITY!
We appreciate ALL who PROMOTED our Contest, as well! SEVEN Honourable Mentions
We had a few other entries, with a high enough score of votes,
to justify sharing a section of Honourable Mentions. They may not be due the prizes or features,
which are due to the top eight winners, but of course they are featured right HERE, and they will ALSO
be moved to the Featured Folder, which means eventually they will be
'd by our POINTS ACCOUNT:
In No Particular Order...
In the darkest void,
A child is born,
Within a bright light,
Filled with joy.
She grows to be a beautiful lass,
With laughter and smiles,
She brings happiness to life,
Filling it with beings of light.
Time passes by,
She grows as well to give birth to a child,
Which shall live within her Heart,
That is why she will be called Mother Earth.
with: CONGRATULATIONS to ALL of OUR AMAZING WINNERS! And I cannot stress enough, our thanks and appreciation to ALL who submitted to this special Contest, and for the essential message that your work helped to spread, in order to create more awareness for the LOVE and CARE of our precious planet Earth Our Group’s NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS!
We just published our most recent "TOP SUBS OF UNFRAMED-NATURE" News Article, which
was for APRIL. If you have NOT seen it yet it is, HERE:
April's TOP Subs of Unframed-Nature and NEWS!Welcome to APRIL 2013’s Top Submissions of Unframed-Nature.
Thank you for being here whether you are a Member yet or not!
We welcome you and your support!
We continue to grow each month, with more talented artists of a variety of art media!
We are nearly at 4,000 Members!
A GRAND Welcome to ALL of Our NEW MEMBERS!
And a HUGE thank you to our loyal Members who have been submitting your fabulous Nature Work to our Group for a long time now.
Without you, we simply wouldn’t be here.
We usually have an ALL-MEMBERSHIP voting, as we believe this is the Group's Group, but once in a while, we have a few months during the year, where only the Admins. vote.
For APRIL, we had an ALL-Membership voting, and so we thank ALL of the Members and Admins., who took some time out to vote on what they thought were the best submissions for the month
Soon, it will already be time to VOTE on MAY'S
"TOP SUBS OF UNFRAMED-NATURE", so LOOK
for the VOTING ARTICLE to come out, about this, by June 1st.
Our NEXT Special Edition Article VOLUME 2, reflecting the work from our five SPECIAL folders,
is due to come out sometime in JULY!
VOLUME 1 is HERE:
Unframed-Nature's Special Edition Article VOL. 1:iconhello3plz::iconhello4plz:
:iconcuteheartzblue: Welcome to Unframed-Nature's Special Edition Article, Vol. 1 :iconcuteheartzblue:
:iconlovethesunshineplz: MAIN PURPOSE :iconlovethesunshineplz:
In Addition to our FIVE original folders that we've had since the beginning of 2012,
and the News Folder that we added in the middle of 2012,
we added FIVE Special Folders to our Group, at the beginning of 2013.
WHY DID WE DO THIS?
The main reason we did this, was to bring a deeper meaning to our Group, as far as our love and concerns for Nature.
With special news articles after every three months, which will reflect the work submitted to these folders, we are able to help share and spread awareness about particular issues that have an impact on Nature, which we would likely care about given the original idea for this group, to begin with. If you joined this group it is because you love and care about Nature,
If you've EVER thought about joining our Administrative Team here at #Unframed-Nature
Feel FREE to fill out this Application, HERE:
Administrator Application for Unframed-Nature#Unframed-Nature's Application for Administrative Position
Accepting Applications for Administrator Positions at #Unframed-Nature is now: OPEN!
Before you apply, please know that volunteering for a large and active group here on dA, such as #Unframed-Nature is a real and true commitment, which will take up some of your time on at least a weekly basis, maybe more.
#Unframed-Nature is special in many ways, but from an Administrative view point, it is very special because we have always had good luck with our current Administrators, most of which have been with the Group, as Administrators, for a very long time.
We are a very friendly Team, both with each other, and with the Members, as well. This means when we do have to decline works, we do give a reason, and we are friendly about it. It means, that upon occasion if there is something that we disagree about within the Admin. Team, we disagree nic
and send it in a NOTE to `TeaPhotography
And, remember, it is NOT as formal as it looks, rather we simply want to assess certain knowledge and strengths.
The application is easier than it seems. Our Group’s Upcoming THEMES
Our Monthly Themes are due to resume in JULY!
July's Monthly Theme: "TWO OF A KIND"
Details to be announced! POINTS-PLZ
To Donate Points
to our Group... Our Donation Account Page is HERE:
Soon after distributing all the points
promised to these Contest Winners here, from our group i.e. our group's points pool, we would like to start saving up again!
We have Monthly Themes, which are treated like "Mini-Contests" most months, though not all months.
PLUS, we have ONE more REALLY BIG CONTEST, for 2013, which will likely begin:
OCTOBER 1st, 2013.
Then, soon after THAT, [December] it will be time to renew our SuperGroup!
It's hard to believe that 2013 is almost half over! Please NOTE:
I update our points account, periodically, but I do NOT log-in to that account on a daily basis, AT ALL. But I DO keep it up, by signing in 2-3 times a month. So, I appreciate your patience and understanding.Any and ALL Donations are always HIGHLY appreciated... and you will read on the widget's page, how you will be recognized and rewarded for your kind generosity! Affiliate Groups’ NEWS & CONTESTS
We LOVE our Affiliates, and we LOVE posting their news and contests, but...
please check the previous News Article, for this most recent News,
We will post Affiliate News again, either in the Voting Blog for voting on
MAY'S TOP Submissions, or the actual article of The TOP Submissions of MAY.
Thank you for your understanding.... Thank You
I simply just hope you can ALL know, how pleasing it was to see each and every outstanding submission to this amazing contest, with such an important message! EACH of you, was part of something very special, and impressive... something MUCH BIGGER than "just a contest", but something that affects us all, as humans, and all of life.
Thank you once again, to ALL of those involved with supporting and helping this contest, in ANY and EVERY WAY,
as your part in all of this, is very much noticed and very appreciated...
We hope, that through all of this special team effort here, that we have helped to increase more awareness, education, and understanding about the needs of Earth, our common home, to a wider audience- an audience that will take the intended messages to heart, in order to work for a healthier planet, on a DAILY BASIS
, for the sake of right NOW, and therefore, the sake of all children and other future life on Earth!