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January 14, 2013


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Colors Contest

Journal Entry: Mon Jan 14, 2013, 6:52 AM


Update:  The Colors Contest Results are Finally In!!!

OK, yes, it has been quite awhile since this contest ended.  There have complications outside the current DLD administration's control which lead to some of the delay - the rest of the time: procrastination.  :blush: In any case, better late than never, right?

Anyway, here are the winners:

1st Place: 

The color of betrayal by jamberry-song

2nd Place:

BarracudaI have heard mistaken minds
say if you offer her your hand,
Blue in kind will bring no harm.
I have come to tell you this is false.
Listen closely now, my friend:
Blue is sharper, longer, leaner,
than Red on Red’s best day.
She will take your albatross
and slit it open in the night.
Blue is dressed to a fine point:
silk sleeves and noble crest,
predator-sleek with azure-spine.
She dares and she is tempting, I admit,
but you have not known Blue as I.
You see,
Blue can cut.
She can sting.
She can weave and dance and cut again,
and when she has finished
she is deathly still.
Blue feels no remorse;
she won’t reflect as you or I.
She drops and flows
and darts and thrusts
and when you go to grasp her
she has slipped and sliced your palm.
Take heed, my anxious friend,
you are her prey of choice.
She hides within the sun.
You take her in, you think you’ve won,
but venomous and silent
she dissolves inside your depths,

Barracuda by Sigma-Echo-Seven

3rd Place:

S.A.D. by toxic-nebulae

Congratulations to all the winners, and thank you to all the contestants.  Again, on behalf of DailyLitDeviations, we apologize for the delay, and we appreciate the effort you put into many wonderful submissions to this contest.


Pick a color, any color and write about it. Prose, poetry or stream of consciousness; it doesn't matter.


:bulletblack: You must use only one color when writing your piece
:bulletblue: Entries must include a link to this journal in the comments section
:bulletred: Prose can be no more than 2000 words and no less than 250 words.
:bulletgreen: Poetry can be no more than 75 lines including line breaks and no fewer than 3 lines
:bulletpurple: The piece must clearly define the color you have chosen, but does not have to name it directly
:bulletwhite: You must name the color you have chosen in the comments section
:bulletorange: You do not have to be a member of the group Daily-Lit-Deviations to enter, but we welcome you if you wish to join us
:bulletyellow: This contest is open to ever member of deviantART excluding judges.
:bulletblack: Please post your entry at Daily-Lit-Deviations in the Colors Contest folder.
:bulletblue: This does not have to be a new entry. Just update your comments section please.
:bulletred: One entry per person.


All Winners

-Features from

3rd place

500 points
3 month sub
1 month sub

2nd place

700 points
6 month sub

1st place

1200 points
1 yr sub
3 month sub (or applicable points)
Poetry commission from TwilightPoetess, BloodshotInk
A critique of one piece of your choice by LiliWrites

We are always accepting other prize donations. Please note VertigoArt if you are interested.


The contest will run from the date this is posted until February 28th.

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Kazul9 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013   Writer
Were the results of this ever posted?
Balaria Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I've sent notes around to a few people and the group asking what's the status of the contest. None have responded with anything useful.

Starting to think this whole thing has been forgotten/no one cares.
Kazul9 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013   Writer
Whoops, sorry for the late reply.

Ah, well. :/ Thank you for poking around.
FailedStar Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
no that I can tell
Kazul9 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013   Writer
Ah, well. :/
Medoriko Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Student Writer
Were the winners announced? :o
Balaria Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Not yet, as far as I can tell. Seems to be taking a while, but then there were quite a few entries too.
Medoriko Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Student Writer
It's alright. Just wasn't sure if I missed the announcement :lol: Thank you for the reply :)
Harlequenne Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm curious as well as to when the winners of this contest will be announced.
dikarya Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
hello. when are the winners proclaimed? (also, i hope it's okay that i mention several types of red. it's all red, though. i asked the internet. ...not that i'm going to win anyway. :facepalm:)
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