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You can find all this information and more in the Ultra Fractal challenges FAQ
, which is also part of our very first UF challenge, the one for February 2011.
If you already know the rules, then you're good to go - read on for this month's challenge! Previous editions:
You can find all of the previous challenges in this journal. Please keep in mind that the challenge rules changed after the 26th edition!
Links to ALL UF challenges (updated periodically!)Since the UF challenges are growing in number, instead of linking them all in each new one, I thought I'd make a collection journal for all of them. This will contain all challenges held so far, from the newest (top) to the oldest (bottom), all conveniently thumbed for you! It will also be updated each month so that ALL challenges are reachable from here, even the newer ones. And this journal will of course be linked in every challenge, to keep them all connected *** A WORD BEFORE WE START *** ~ So, April was a month of big changes: new rules, new polls, new everything. As far as the entries are concerned, I'm very glad we got so many more than the other challenges' ever since the number was increased to three per challenge, with four challenges taking place at the same time! This welcome reception from the fractal community made me really happy
Sadly, challenge #11 is apparently a broken link. It's the only inaccessible one so far, though, so I may be able to restore it someday, if you guys wish me to.
I would like to thank all those who voted in my poll! Turns out 9 users out of 15 were in favour of the journal skin (still trying to pick one that fits, how do you like this one? Please give me feedback!), yet only 7 out of 15 were in favour of the Guest challengers idea, which is therefore being dismissed (at least for the moment being; we'll see about the future).
Please keep being productive! You're awesome!
Now we can go on with the last challenge's results, and then I will introduce this month's challenge to you all.
Here is the April 2013 challenge
, and the deviations I've picked as the winners!(Please note: do not feel offended if your fractals haven't been picked. Winners are chosen basing on their way of representing the challenge theme, and I always try to be as impartial as possible while judging.)
The winner of the Formula challenge
with Apr13 Inside3
Duckies are some of the most popular Inside colouring works in UF, and this one sure deserves some praise for its flashy, bold outlook!
The winner of the Theme challenge
with Pied Piper
Because what better way is there of expressing clownish behaviour, than the very sparkling shades and juggling balls often seen on the funny fools?
The winner of the Style challenge
with Impression 2
The feel of this fractal is landscape-like. Water and trees mix together with clouds, creating a beautiful artificial sunset.
The winner of the Other challenge
Delicate outcome with unusually sharp edges, resembling a papercraft. Colours blend in really well. Excellent work overall.
All other entrants deserve a feature just the same, so here they are for you to see - so much eye candy this month!
We're done for April. On to May!
Ultra Fractal monthly challenges Redux
Challenge #28: May 2013
May's Formula challenge
will be the Thin Orbit Traps challenge
For this one challenge, you may ONLY use two colouring algorithms (both inside and outside): Thin Orbit Traps in sam.ucl, and/or Thin Orbit Traps II in tma.ucl. No restrictions on fractal formulas, mappings and all the rest. As it always is with Formula challenges, you are encouraged to share your parameters (but not forced to!).
May's Theme challenge
will be the Seasonal Fever challenge
All fractals entering this challenge have to resemble, or be inspired by, one of the four seasons: your favourite season! Show us what you like so much about it, and how you would represent it in a fractal form. No restrictions, go ahead and let your imagination loose!
May's Style challenge
will be the Realms of Illusion challenge
This challenge's purpose is to create fractal artworks containing optical illusions (if you can't think of any, think M. C. Escher's geometric works). The more mind-boggling it is, the better! Suggestion:
optical illusions generally work best in black and white. If you're not getting anywhere with colour, try removing it.
May's Other challenge
will be the Words of Wisdom challenge
You'll have to pick a quote from a well-known person (either a celebrity, a musician, a writer, a scientist, an artist, etc.) and make a fractal that represents said words. Please report the quote in your deviation description and state what inspired you to create one such work and how it represents the quote itself.
Remember: to enter each challenge, post your deviation's link and thumb in a comment of this journal, and specify which challenge you are entering the fractal in. ALSO: PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU LINK THIS NEWS ARTICLE IN THE DEVIATION!
Please spread the word by advertising this news article - we definitely want more participants. The more, the merrier!
This challenge's deadline is May 31st, 2013
. Ready, set, GO!!!
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