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ECM Fantasy Warrior Photo


Contest Began: 2007-10-01.
Contest Ends: 2009-11-11.

This contest is closed!

Thank you to all that participated!




By Poll
<news:[ECM Fantasy Warrior Photo@wiki] WINNER>

By [Herger the Joyous]!



ECM Fantasy Warrior Photo

Submissions of photo-only artwork images. Read the image-rules on Elftown Creature Marathon (In short, it has to be your image and it has to be free to copy, but it doesn't have to be new). The goal of this contest is to get a nice image of a typical HUMAN fantasy warrior to put on top of the Fantasy Warrior page.

Add your image and a link to your house here.
To upload your image full-size you can use the feature 'Upload a folder of images' that is shown on your house.
This feature allows you to upload one, multiple images or zip-files in their original size to a wikipage.
Once you click this link you can follow the instructions. See also uploading images.

Upload a great looking photograph of a typical fantasy warrior or a realistically looking photo-manipulation or a dressed up human in case you can't find a real fantasy warrior...

In regards to 'stock photos':

The stock image has to be that of an Elftown member and for a photo entry, there has to be a substantial amount added/done with it to enter it. - The Council.

Exceptions might be offered if there is a valid reason for it. But, if you do submit more than one image, you will greatly lower your chance of winning, as the votes for your style will be spread out on two entries.

Except for the normal badges and stuff, the winner will get credits on what we hope will be the best page about fantasy warriors. We will pick one fantasy warrior-photo or more as winners.

Please note the extremely long deadline! It's because fantasy warriors tend to be pretty rare and we want the best shots we can get.

Any entry that does not follow the "Fantasy Warrior theme", will be removed.

Photography with a minimal amount of manipulation. We don't want images that look too artistically modified.

If you have photos of atypical fantasy warriors, you're welcome to submit them here, but we'll mark them as outside of contest.

- The BEST QUALITY photos
- The MOST TYPICAL "Fantasy Warrior" photos
- LARGE PHOTOS represent Elftown having the best Fantasy Warrior Page on the Internet as part of the Elftown Creature Marathon!

What is a typical fantasy warrior?

Well, there are many kinds, but to win this contest you need something that clearly shows that it's a fantasy warrior. A fantasy warrior with an oh, so magical sword, isn't considered a good illustration of a fantasy warrior, if he looks just like a medieval knight.

Some tricks to make it more fantasy
You have to have some proof that your photo is a fantasy warrior and not just a normal warrior. These are a few suggestions:
- The weapon has to be BIG, bigger than is practical.
Plain swords are boring. If it is a sword, then it should have spikes.
- Lots of hair, looking no way near normal, natural hair.
- Loads of muscles or huge, unpractical breasts, if it's a female warrior.
- The armour might be very heavy plate-armour, but for some reason it doesn't cover the face, the stomach and the upper legs and arms.
- Fairies sitting on the warrior or glowing magical items.

Some "don't"s:
No, it's not a child. It's not a fat person. The warrior might be old, but must appear to be in fighting condition.

Some OK's:
Different genders, races and types of warriors are allowed. You can have Greek, medieval European or Japanese, Roman, Celtic, Viking or something else as a background, but it has to have some fantasy in it.

Three important notations:

---> #1: When the finalists are posted in the Main Street Poll or on a public poll page, the participants are not allowed to beg for votes for their own entry. Do not ask people to vote for your entry via private messages, guestbook messages, moods, wikis, or by any other means. Your entry will be disqualified if you are caught doing so. It is perfectly fine to advertise THE POLL, however!
---> #2: If you feel any of the entries break the rules, please speak up before the entries make it to the polls. You can still speak up even after the contest is closed, as long as the polls have not yet gone up yet. Complaints received after the aforementioned will not be considered valid.
---> #3: For discussions about the Elftown competitions: Here it's discussed if an entry is in accordance with the rules and similarly more complicated issues that can't be solved with a simple wiki-comment. Go to: <forum:Elftown contests>

/Thank you - the ECM Mods and the Elftown Council.

Photo Sessions:

For open/closed/deadline info, see: ECM#Photo Sessions' Statuses.
ECM Elf Photo
ECM Fairy/Fae Photo
- ECM Fairy/Fae Photo Atypical
ECM Fantasy Dwarf Photo
ECM Mage Photo
ECM Orc Photo
ECM Troll Photo
ECM Witch Photo


Insert number, your name, and your image here, after the last, previous entry. Use "img300" to insert the image if it's bigger than that (And it should be! Please upload big photos!).

Title your entries, please!

A title more than just "Warrior or Fantasy Warrior" is needed.
Thank you!

1. [Soul Reaper] - (Title here pwease? Thank you! :))

2. [Urmando The Elfling] - "Gothic Knight"

3. [Herger the Joyous] - "Cliff Warrior"

4. [Nioniel]- "Woman Warrior"

5. [Skydancer] - "Intervention"

6. [Maylesca] - "Silent killer"

7. [nehirwen] - "Female Warrior"


Go or return to:
- Elftown Creature Marathon
- creature_list

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2009-01-03 [Jewl]: Rrr... if only this contest lasted longer! I need to get to the ren. fair for a sword!!

2009-01-03 [Jitter]: I have plenty of swords, it's the body fitness that I lack :P

2009-02-17 [Eralam of Tython]: I've got some firearms that wouldn't look out of place in Final Fantasy or something

2009-02-18 [Herger the Joyous]: I am thinking of entering another maybe....hmm....photoshop would help

2009-02-19 [Hedda]: [Herger the Joyous]: That's a great photo!

2009-02-19 [Hedda]: [Jitter]: You know how to manipulate photos, so I don't see the problem... <img:stuff/cheshmak.gif>

2009-02-19 [Herger the Joyous]: thankyou everyone, it was quite an effort to get there

2009-02-21 [Hedda]: The rules says:

Exceptions might be offered if there is a valid reason for it.

I say that we can allow people to show many versions of an entry or many different entries on the submission page, but only compete with one. They can make a poll if they don't know which one of them to compete with.

I really don't want contests were one person is getting place 1, 2 and 3. Everyone should be content with winning #1 only, I think.

I'm not sure of what a valid exception from this would be because I can't think of a good reason for it now. They should let their submissions compete "internally" first.

2009-02-21 [Jitter]: You can allow multiple entries but have them judged together. It's a pity that we get less pictures because of that. For example I have many pictures of elves but none of werewolves. I'd like to have submited more of elves but I couldn't because of the 1 entry rule.

Should we take this to a forum?

2009-03-06 [jaraden]: i think the final one.. cliff warrior would have turned out better if it were more in focus.. it looks wicked cool, but a little fuzzy... or maybe that's just my failing eye-sight...


2009-03-07 [Herger the Joyous]: lol don't blame me for the blurriness, I was the subject, my photographer gf's hands were shaky coz she's scared of heights and I dragged her out there lol

2009-03-10 [jaraden]: ahhhh, hieghts are alright, like i said before, it IS a bloody brilliant image.. and no i don't fault you for the blurriness, i SUCK at taking pictures, nearly all of which turn out crap and blurry too.. that's old age for yah, shaky hands and poor eyesight.. me is like Artsie-ladie!!!!! har har

two peas in a pod we are!!!

har har!

2009-03-25 [jaraden]: also, digging the dude crouching with the long sword strapped to his back.. very cool pose, and attire, but it's a shame we couldn't see more of you, more of your costume and suroundings... still, great job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2009-03-28 [Urmando The Elfling]: Ok [jaraden] You wanted to see a bit more of my outfit, here's some "Xtra"...

2009-04-01 [jaraden]: you know what i ADORE about your armour/outfit Urmando, not only is it black, which i think makes any fantasy dress awesome, but ALL THOSE belts, buckels and straps.... TOTALLY WICKED!!!!!!!!! plus i've always been keen when a warrior slings his long sword over his back.. i don't know why, but i've always thought it looked cool!!! by the way, the boots are wicked awesome as well!!!!!!! the whole outfit looks amazing!!!!  sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2009-04-05 [Urmando The Elfling]: Awe.......What do you mean; I'm speachless?

2009-04-06 [jaraden]: well your outfit rocks regardless!!!!! amazing job dude!!!!heck if i had an outfit and sword like that i wouldn't leave the freaking house without it on... go forth and destroy those unsuspecting peasents!!!! yah har!!!!!!!!!!!

2009-04-15 [jaraden]: bloody shame there aren't more warriors willing to pose fer the freaking camera... heck i would.. but i've misplaced my armour.. and helm.. and shield... spear, sword......

*shakes head in disgrace*

2009-04-15 [Lothuriel]: These are some awesome entries.

[Soul Reaper], you need to give your photo a title please!! ^__^

2009-04-15 [Jewl]: eh!! [Tyrocco] just bought an 8 foot sword... i must photograph him!!!

2009-04-17 [jaraden]: sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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