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Equine Secret Santa 2013

Journal Entry: Tue Oct 15, 2013, 12:00 PM


Hi! Crickatoo here :)
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:star: Current Participants- 109
I won't be responding to notes, but you can check your "sent" folder to see if I've read the note you sent. If 2 days go by and the note is still marked as unread, please resend :)

With Equinus/Equine-Secret-Santa's blessing, I'm going to host an Equine Secret Santa gift exchange again for 2013! Much of this text was taken directly from the ESS group (with permission, of course). 

:holly: What is "Secret Santa"

Secret Santa is a western holiday tradition in which participants are randomly assigned another participant to give a gift to. Despite the name, it is open to everyone, regardless of your traditions/beliefs. No one is excluded :)

:holly:What is "Equine Secret Santa"

The idea is to take the general rules of Secret Santa and apply them to equines via artwork. After you submit your name to me with some information and references (if you don't have an equine character you can tell me your favorite color/breed of horse), I will assign you another participant. It is your job to create a piece of artwork for that participant. At the same time, your name will be given to someone else, who will create a piece for you too!

:holly:HOW TO ENTER

Send me a note with this format:

Title: Equine Secret Santa
Body: Name: your username
Characters: thumbnails or links to references

example:


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HOW MANY PLACES ARE THERE?
There are 200 places open! However, if 200 comes and there are still a lot more people who would like to enter, I will possibly open some more slots. But enter quickly before the spaces run out! Last year we had about 140.


WHEN DOES IT START?
Entries open RIGHT NOW (October 15)


WHEN DOES IT END? 
Entries close on Friday November 15th. You have a MONTH to get your name in, and then after that, I'll send you the name of the person you will draw for. You should have a name no later than Nov 20th.


WHEN CAN I UPLOAD MY GIFT?
You can start uploading your gift from the 15th of December til the 25th of December. If you know you won't be at home or near a computer during that time, you can upload it earlier. Please state so in your description. Make sure to submit it to the ESS group so I can keep track of your entries!
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SOME SERIOUS STUFF YOU SHOULD READ FIRST
This is my 2nd year hosting an ESS, and I hope it will go even better than last year!
:bulletred: Do not enter if you have doubts about completing your art gift on time. No one likes to be disappointed :)
:bulletgreen: Spend time on your gifts! Please don't draw it in a day! Sketch it one day, then work on the sketch for another day, then color it for a few days and so on. Make your gift as special and beautiful as you can possibly make it - you'll want a beautiful gift too, won't you? Someone else will too!
:bulletred: Please don't upload gifts early without letting me know why. I know you're all excited-- so am I! But wait until the time to upload, please.
:bulletgreen: Names are assigned completely randomly!
:bulletred: If there is someone you do NOT want to draw a gift for, for whatever reason, please let me know in your note.
:bulletgreen: All types/mediums of artwork are okay!
:bulletred: This should go without saying but this is a Equine secret santa! Last year people tried to submit a lot of non-horsey characters. Hybrids are fine, just make sure it looks like a horse of some kind! :giggle:

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IF YOU FAILED TO DELIVER YOUR WORK LAST YEAR WITHOUT EXPLANATION, YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE THIS YEAR.
You're on my naughty list. Not cool! :(



Right, are you excited? You should be! 

If you've got any questions, drop a comment and I'll do my best to answer them! I will also be making updates over at the ESS group. Stay tuned!

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:iconbed-head-val:
Bed-head-Val Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
noo missed this by a long shot, I'll have to remember for next year :heart:
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Aldoggah Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are the registrations over?
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Crickatoo Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yes :)
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Seeburglar Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
So glad to see you're doing this again!  It was so much fun to participate last year!  I'm excited to sign up again!  :aww:
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ArtisinmyHeart Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
crickatoo do you assign someone yourself??? Just wanted to make sure you do!
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Crickatoo Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yep! :D
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xEternal-Dreamx Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Are you still open? Sorry to ask first I just like to make sure before requesting.
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Crickatoo Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Open till the 15th :D
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paranoya-art Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
Daww... I'd love to participate in this. I missed last year's Secret Santa, and few previous ones too xD
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Fargonon Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I think I'll join.
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