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BE AFRAID 2007 :iconghouldaddy:

You hear slight shuffling of feet, pale groans echo in the distance, you round a corner and there stand legions of the undead, all wanting your grey matter....

She hides in the closet from her brother suddenly returned from the dead. She doesn't know what she fins more disturbing, the 12 inch butchers knife in his hand, or the William Shatner mask he wears...


Sooo kids, what's your favourite scary movie? deviantART, is proud to present BE AFRAID 2007. Bigger, bloodier and scarier than ever. I want to see your favourite scary movie. What's your take on the Jason Vorhees legend? Got a frightful way of recreating Evil Dead, but out the brain matter Ladies and Gents and recreate your favourite scary movie. Unlike previous years where Be Afraid was open to photography only, this years events are open to the Photography, Traditional and Digital Art Categories! Win exclusive Be Afraid prints products, and other cool swag like several Rue Morgue Magazine's coveted prize bags full of mucho cool horror swag and some fantastic Horror figures from Sota Toys.


Create a re-imagination of your favourite Horror movie/TV show or sceene from. Your image can be Photographic, Traditional Art or Digital Art submit it to  Contests > Be Afraid 2007 > Scary Movie by Nov 3rd 2007 at 11:59pm PST

It must be a new deviation submitted between Oct 5th 2007 and November 3rd 2007

It must be a recreation of a horror movie, not a romance, action, documentary or porno.

It should go without saying that screen caps of actual movies are not allowed

The Judges:
Ghouldaddy, arachnid15, stigmatattoo, MistressWit, Marker-Guru and special guest judge Ghoulish Gary Pulin famous artist and Rue Morgue Magazine Artistic Director.

The Prizes
There will be a first through third place winner in each of the medias and one grand prize winner
1st place  1year sub or premium prints and a Rue Morgue pack
2nd place 6mth sub to dA and Rue Morgue pack
3rd place $25 deviant dollars and a rue morgue prize pack

Grand Prize: the main grand prize winner will receive a 1year subscription to deviantART or a premium prints account, A Rue Morgue Magazine prize pack, exclusive Sota Toys Prize package AND limited edition Be Afraid deviantART products

and the fun doesn't stop there kids, this year there is not one, not two but FIVE contests running under the Be Afraid banner, meaning anyone can really partake in the fiendish festivities, so read on gentle souls read on.....

Resources and Stock Contest of DOOM :iconbleedsopretty:

Working hand in gruesome hand, resources and stock have teamed together to bring you the Resources and Stock Contest of DOOM!!!!

The Contest

Using both Resources and Stock Images, create a manipulation featuring something creepy, spooky and generally scary as hell. Zombies, witches, demons and clowns all come to mind - think of it as your dream (or should that be nightmare?) Halloween costume.

Both the artist and Resource/Stock Image provider will win prizes!

Official Rules...OF DOOM

Though you need to use at least one Resource and Stock Image, you are not restricted to Resources and Stock Images - you may also use images of your own.

If you use more than one Resource or Stock Image you'll need to nominate which one you wish to be eligible for the provider prize (you should nominate the one which is most dominant/influential). Make sure to credit all your sources too!

You may submit as many entries as you want

Prizes...OF DOOM
1st - 1 year subscription and a devWEAR shirt.
2nd - 6 month subscription and a devWEAR shirt.
3rd - 3 month subscription.

Resource//Stock Prize...of DOOM
3 month subscription

The Judges..OF DOOM
bleedsopretty, thespook, LawrenceDeDark, kuschelirmel
IreneLangholm, UnicornReality

Submit to - Contest and Projects > Contests > 2007 > Be Afraid 2007 > Stock and Resource Contest


Iconographophobia</u></em></strong></B> :iconazarath:

pho·bi·a   (fō'bē-ə)  
n.   A persistent, abnormal, and irrational fear of a specific thing or situation that compels one to avoid it, despite the awareness and reassurance that it is not dangerous.

What better way to celebrate Halloween and DA'S  "Be Afraid" season than with a contest all about fears!

The object of this contest is to take an actual phobia and do your best to illustrate it.  There are hundreds of phobias, common like acrophobia (fear of heights) or claustrophobia (fear of enclosed spaces), to the absurd such as

hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia (fear of the number 666).

There will be three winners in three categories:  Scariest, Silliest, and Best Overall.

- Any media is welcome, color or black and white and any style.
- The piece has to be your own original work, made for this contest.  No copying or submitting another work, no old submissions and no fan art.  Any characters involved must be your own original ones.
- in your description, be sure to include the phobia name and definition.  Make sure to use the real name;  for example, it's not "spiderphobia", it's "arachnaphobia".
- You may enter as often as you wish but only one phobia per entry and you can only win once.

The contest will run from Fri., October 5, to Sat., November 3 at 11:59 PST.

Submit Entries to Contests > Be Afraid 2007 > Iconographophobia

1st place: 1 year subsciption PLUS special halloween items, or devwear
2nd place: 6 month subsciption PLUS special halloween items, or devwear
3rd place: 3 month PLUS special halloween items, or devwear

jeriweaver PurpelBlur, zeruch, hellfirediva,
cooley and azarath


It is NOT necessary to note the gallery directors with your entry.  Just be sure to upload it to the proper gallery and we'll see it!  However make sure you do so it doesn't get left out.

Costume Contest: :iconohnojaylo:

It's that time of year again, and I know everyone wants it so here it is:


Want to participate? Follow these rules:
:bulletgreen: Your costume can be made out of anything, from metal to
leather to regular fabric, but it must be made by you. Glue it, sew it,
hold it together with duct tape and bubble gum, as long as it works, it

:bulletgreen: Patterns may be used as bases for the costumes, but must
have some modification to make them 'yours'.

:bulletgreen: Pre-bought components must be limited to trim, shoes,
gloves, stockings, or other such accessories and must be stated in the
submission so we don't think you made them when you didn't. The actual
garment must be made by you. No packaged Halloween costumes bought
from stores!

:bulletgreen: They will be judged on design, accuracy, novelty,
construction, etc.

:bulletgreen: Items must be made for this Halloween only. No garments
from last year or things already submitted to your account.

:bulletgreen: Take a picture of yourself in the costume so that all
aspects of the costume can be seen.

:bulletgreen: If you are doing the Fan Art category, LINK to a
reference shot of the character in the description if you must. Any
entries found with copyrighted character art on it are policy violations.

:bulletgreen: Entries must be submitted under community projects-
>contests-> Be Afraid 2007 -> costume contest by 11:59 PM November 3rd 2007 to be eligible.

Need some ideas on where to get your costume ideas? Here are some

:bulletgreen: Historical - anything based on a historical period pre 2000.

This means historical figures like Napoleon, Marilyn Monroe, or even MC

:bulletgreen: Classic - your take on classic Halloween favorites -
vampires, Frankenstein, ghosts, mummies, Indians, kitty cats.

:bulletgreen: Character Based - Raggedy Ann, Romeo and Juliet, the
little mermaid, little red riding hood and the big bad wolf, anything based on a character of someone else's but is YOUR TAKE on the character, not a direct copy.

:bulletgreen: Fan Art - based on a character and made to look EXACTLY
how that character was portrayed in a certain movie, book, etc. This
might seem like an easy category, but if you attempt Jessica Rabbit, you
better get it dead on! Every little detail will be scrutinized since you did not actually design the costume.

Info on judges here: ohnojaylo, PurpelBlur, Moonbeam13

And the PRIZES:

First place - 1 year sub plus devwear

Two runners up - One year subscription to deviantART

Have a Happy and Safe Halloween!


"It's the Great Pumpkin Carving Contest" :iconohnojaylo:

Grab a NATURAL GROWN (no funkin or faux) pumpkin and carve, scrape,
adorn, and paint to your hearts desire to compete for a year sub prize
and some devwear..

The rules

It can be a pumpkin of any size, it just has to be real. That means from
a vine, with pumpkin guts.It must be carved in some way.
The carving must be original and not derived from an existing image.
You can enter as many as you want or have as many pumpkins in an entry
that you want.

Upload a photo to Contests > Be Afraid 2007 > Pumpkin Carving  before Nov 3rd 11:59 Pacific Time.

The Prizes:
1st place 1yr sub + devwear
2nd place 6 mth sub + keychain
3rd place 3 mth sub+ keychain

The Judges
ohnojaylo, shell4art, lolly

The Halloween Poetry and Prose Contest 2007  :icongunshymartyr:

Whether it's a raven gently rapping at your chamber door, or a hulking mass of Cthulhu tentacles, words have the power to make you feel more anxious and afraid than the news that Stephen King is releasing yet another novel.

Your task is to get elbow deep in the most terrifying, madness-inducing thoughts and language that you can bear to manipulate without being lost to the intangible yourself. Write about an abysmal nothing that drives a tortured mortal soul to the cliffs of insanity, or a zombie infestation created by a cell phone distributed virus.

Okay, enough jabs at Stephen King. Just scare us better than he does.

:bulletred: Write a piece of horror literature--prose or poetry! It can be about any ghoul, ghost, goblin, monster, or president, that you choose. As long as its creepy, we don't care.

:bulletred: Poetry can have a maximum of 40 lines. Prose a maximum of 2,000 words.

:bulletred: This contest runs from October 17th until November 7th!

:bulletred: Entries must be submitted under Contests & Projects-> Contests-> Be Afraid 2007 -> Lit Horror by 11:59 PM on November 4th to qualify.


First Place (Prose): 1 Year Sub Plus DevWear.

Second Place (Prose): 6 Month Sub.

First Place (Poetry): 1 Year Sub Plus DevWear.

Second Place (Poetry): 6 Month Sub.

Your judges will be: GunShyMartyr and secondmagpie.

**You must be 18yrs of age to accept a deviantart premium prints account
**All prizes consisting of Prints is of a $20 dollar value including shipping
** Any and All questions regarding any of the Be Afraid contests should directed towards Ghouldaddy

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AngelDemonn Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007  Professional General Artist
I agree that it seems like they forgot about this contest. I have been checking everywhere and all I see are new contests and nothing about this one. I'm ok if I didn't win, but I'd like to know who did.
4NGEL5F4LLF1R5T Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2007
Did you hear something about the results in the Halloween contest yet?
slifertheskydragon Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
TheArtistDarklady Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007
I agree too, what happened?
slifertheskydragon Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
TheArtistDarklady Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007
Thanks, I got the announcement... I lose :(
slifertheskydragon Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
XD no we all win because we got inspired and tried~ I had fun making my entry
TheArtistDarklady Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007
Yea I did too! Thank you for reminding me of what was important! :hug:
slifertheskydragon Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
XD no problem! :hug:
AlexPlatonov Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I'm starting to think that the stuff is already forgotten about this contest.. At least they could tell us the date when the results will be announced.. It is really confusing because the deadline have passed almost 3 weeks ago.. :confused:
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