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It's Valentine's Day and Fella wants you to be his valentine! Known to be an international man of mystery and intrigue, Fella has tamed wild llamas in Peru, explored King Tut's tomb in Egypt, and romanced the ladies in Paris. From afar, he leads the life that most only dream of. But after a recent trip to India for an introspective visit with the Dali Lama, Fella came to realize that something in his life was missing—YOU!

DeviantART is proud to present the Be Fella's Valentine Coloring Contest. With help from =betteo, one of dA's top-notch deviants, we've put together an old school coloring contest where the winner gets to lay claim on Fella's heart!

Participating Couldn't be Easier!

How to become Fella's Valentine!

1. Download the template to the right and color it with any combination of solid colors using the paint bucket tool in your favorite image editing software (Photoshop, MS Paint, GIMP, and so on). Remember, the contest theme is to 'be Fella's valentine', so create something that expresses your love for Fella and deviantART.

2. Feel free to rotate the canvas in any direction you'd like to better suit your creativity (90º, 180º, 270º, etc.).

3. Use solid colors only. No shading, texturing, or gradients.

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Fella is a giver!

The contest will have two Grand Prize winners; one United States resident and one international resident! The winners will not only walk away with Fella's love and affection, but will also receive a special valentine-themed package sent directly from Fella!

United States winner:

  • 1 lb. box of chocolates
  • Bouquet of flowers
  • Snazzy balloon arrangement
  • Personalized valentine from Fella and all of the deviantART HQ staff
  • $50 deviantDOLLARS
  • 1 year subscription to deviantART

International winner:

  • 1 lb. box of chocolates
  • 1 Fella plushie
  • 1 set of Emoticon Stress Balls
  • Personalized valentine from Fella and all of the deviantART HQ staff
  • $50 deviantDOLLARS
  • 1 year subscription to deviantART

Fella is quite the smooth operator and likes to spread his love around. So much so, that he has enough love for four runners-up (two U.S. and two international) who will each receive:

  • Fella plushie
  • 3 month subscription to deviantART

Submissions will be judged on the following criteria:

Contest Rules!

  • Be Fella's Valentine Coloring Contest is open to ALL deviantART members (United States residents, non-United States residents, residents of Mars, Cylons,   Klingons, T-1000s, super heroes, super villains, or otherwise).
  • Feel free to submit as many entries as you'd like.
  • Upload your entry as a deviation to: Community Projects > Contests > 2009 > Be Fella's Valentine Contest
  • The contest begins on February 14th, 2009 at 12:01 AM Pacific and ends February 28th at 11:59 PM Pacific.
United States of America: Prizes International: Prizes Runners Up: Prizes
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:iconbarbarossita:
Barbarossita Featured By Owner May 6, 2009
WTF IS GOING ON WITH THAT CONTEST ???? !!!!
IT'S FINISHED LONG TIME AGO BUT WE STILL DON'T KNOW WHO IS THE WINNER ETC .... !!!! IS THIS A STUPID JOKE OR SOMETHING ....?!?!?!?! :/
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:iconartistic-dribbles:
Artistic-dribbles Featured By Owner May 12, 2009
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:iconpoiosaki:
PoiOsaki Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
who is the winner? O>O"
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:iconartistic-dribbles:
Artistic-dribbles Featured By Owner May 12, 2009
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:iconpoiosaki:
PoiOsaki Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the link ^^
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:iconangelasdesigns:
angelasdesigns Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
WINNERS!!!!!!! THEY"VE BEEN ANNOUNCED!!!!!!!!!!
[link]
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:iconfuzzypinkmonster:
fuzzypinkmonster Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
will they ever announce the results??...maybe they will announce the winners next year!...:crazy:
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:iconangelasdesigns:
angelasdesigns Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
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:iconfuzzypinkmonster:
fuzzypinkmonster Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
thank you for the link!..^_^
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:iconleoness:
Leoness Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
*giggle*

Maybe the judges are trying to throw us off with the pieces they have fav'd. x)

And patience. We are all eager, I can imagine. But I'm sure the wait will be worth it. I for one, would rather have them take their time to pick the right winners who deserve it, than having them rush it and just pick the ones on the first page of all the submissions *nod*
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:icondraconiangem:
draconiangem Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Doubt it... they do that with every contest Ive entered. But, agreeing with others who have said so, I'm not very impressed with those fav selections. I saw a lot of others that fallowed rules that look even more amazing and more deserving. But what can we do, we aren't the judges.
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:iconleoness:
Leoness Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, this is my first contest ever here on DA, so I wouldn't know ^^;

I'm curious to see if one of those multi-template ones wins. Those are pretty wicked awesome, though I wish they would've been more specific with the rules in regards to that...
Or I could just stop slapping myself in the face for not having thought up something as creative as that myself ^^;

But yeah. Just gotta sit back and wait. Might as well fill out the waiting time with creative submissions, eh? ^^
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:iconkitzekatze:
kitzekatze Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009
one of the jugdes, =betteo said while the contest was still running, that those multiple template entries will not be abled to win.
so dont worry about that.
I really do believe the judges just picked some random faves to give us the feeling they're still working on the contest.
they probably can't afford the prizes they promised anymore and are now thinking about an solution.
like when the logo contest was hold.
there was no official note, I found it because another deviant showed me. and then I knew where my magical out-of-nowhere-subscription for one month came from. -the contest turned out to be kind of illegal so they gave a 1month-sub to each participant.
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:iconleoness:
Leoness Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh, maybe DA is hit by the crisis too x3

Ah well, all joking aside... it'll come when it comes. ^^

... but illegal contest? *puzzled*
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:iconkitzekatze:
kitzekatze Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009
yeah. they weren't allowed to change their logo and didnt know it. their lawyers told em.
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:iconleoness:
Leoness Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Weird O.o

But hey, they made up for it. ^^
And art is never a waste =)
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:iconkitzekatze:
kitzekatze Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
that's true:)
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:iconcacophonypop:
cacophonypop Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009
I don't know if those that were faved by the judges are what they've narrowed it down to, I saw a lot of better, more creative pieces than some of those (that said, a few of those faved were very good indeed!) .... I'm just holding on to hope that, because it says 'judging team includes' not 'the judging team are', that some of the other admin were involved, as one of mine got faved by a couple of admin not mentioned .... I am probably just holding false hope though heheh
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:iconleoness:
Leoness Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
A little hope is better than no hope at all ^^ I wish you luck.
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:iconavewa-je-me:
avewa-je-me Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009  Student
ohh man...its almost april and no results yet? hmmmpf!
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:iconmoniqueruala:
moniqueruala Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009
Where oh where is the winners list? Oh where oh where could it be? With the happy "yays" and the sadened "awws" oh where oh where could it be?

Heh, Easter bunny's gonna trample us in our sleep before they can sort ALL the submissions.

:ohnoes:
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:iconjimbob317:
Jimbob317 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009
So were the results ever released? Have they even chosen a winner yet? I'd like to check out the winner's submission
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:iconcool-ac:
Cool-AC Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
so... has anyone heard any progress on the finalists?
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:iconkitzekatze:
kitzekatze Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
*grrr* I'm giving up X(
the damn t shirt contest is over, where are the valentine's results?!
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:iconcacophonypop:
cacophonypop Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
i looked on heidi's page the other day, says on there will be announced in 1 - 2 weeks
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Shiroiyuki3 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pish, they should have given us a courtesy note or something.

Not everyone will check the judge's page.
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:iconkimberely:
kimberely Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009
thanks for the info
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:iconkitzekatze:
kitzekatze Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
ya really?
That's still really long, but at least it's some information!

Thank you^^
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:iconbillabong-gal:
billabong-gal Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
ooooo who won ????
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:iconcmc42:
CMC42 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
No one knows yet >_>
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:iconbillabong-gal:
billabong-gal Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
i see ^.^ - thanks for lettin me know X3
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:iconfrubafreak17:
frubafreak17 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
this is where my impatience gets the best of me.
I want to know who won >_< lol
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:iconlorenidae:
Lorenidae Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009
I wish I could ask, "Should we really be checking out their favorites list for a representation of who the winners could be?" but I already know the answer. I'm just surprised at some of them, because some look rather sloppy. I don't know about some of you who entered, but I feel that if I see another generic big heart or fella in the corner like half of them had, I'll be pretty angry. I know I worked hard on mine, tried to make them into something new, and I know (or at least am 99.9% sure) my last entry was something that no one has done. If I were a judge, I'd get rid of the generic ones I listed, cutting my work in half if not more. Just saying.
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:icondraconiangem:
draconiangem Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree... but then why put those images in the template in the first place? Can't not expect people too and then say "no". I did use the heart myself, but instead made it a heart shaped potion bottle. I used Fella too, but I took care in coloring it differently and actually thought out lighting. Eh, I don't check this page much anymore... long lost interest over time, lol.
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:iconlorenidae:
Lorenidae Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
If I were in charge of the template, I'd put them in there just to see if people could resist filling in the easy stuff. Those that were actually creative would find something else in the picture or use the easy pictures in a creative way, thus justifying why they are one step closer to winning. I think that's what should matter here, especially since so many people saw the heart or fella and said, "Huh, I see a heart/fella and it's right there! I think I'll use it!" I refused to use those simple and easily spotted things, just because the contest basically begs for creativity.

But yeah, losing interest. They could have EASILY picked one by now. I think different judges are in order for the next time they do this.
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:icondraconiangem:
draconiangem Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't really care... I like what I did despite what anyone says about it. If it's such travesty, they should have said so. But anyway... no reason to go on arguing about it.
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:iconlorenidae:
Lorenidae Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
I wasn't trying to argue about it. I don't think it's a travesty, I just consider it as what I would keep as a means of judgment for this thing, and what I thought would make it easier. Just putting in my honest two cents. ;)
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:iconrizwan-saffie:
rizwan-saffie Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
Two cents that probably won't matter*
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:iconlorenidae:
Lorenidae Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
Yeah, well, my two cents were both found heads up, so I'm holding a childish hope that I'll be lucky.


And yet you...you there, you burst my dreaming bubbles all over this board. Every time you burst someone's dream bubble, a kitten dies.
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:iconrizwan-saffie:
rizwan-saffie Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009
Pups ftw :)
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:iconefrata:
Efrata Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Still going?? :bored:
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kjtgp1 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009
This is the other judges favorite page:
[link]

seems like this and the other judge posted before are the only ones who have seemed to make favorites of the entries they like
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:iconkjtgp1:
kjtgp1 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009
where the winners announced for this yet?
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:iconcharlenelisa:
charlenelisa Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009
Surely I must have missed the winners announcement!
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Th3-D3V1L-W1th1N-M3 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009
Wow, still no winners announced?
Maybe next valentine's at this rate
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KaytanaPhoenix Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Really? St Patricks day has come n gone... over a month.. 8000 entries or not, they got through the whole T-Shirt contest in a much more timely manner, n I'm guessing there were more entries there..

I think I'll check back up on this sometime next month n just forget it 'till then.. I'd like to see who won just because I know there were some exceptional entries.. but the excitement of it is lost when its drawn out so long..
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sajanp Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
I feel :icondraconiangem: is right. The link to one of the judges page looks like the selected entries. But in my opinion, I only found one that deserves to be selected out of the lot. And it's very obvious which one because it's so fabulous. I'm sure there are more deserving ones. But it's their descretion. Anyways, I'm tired of waiting & looking at this page made me lose my hope. So I'm unfaving this article. But it was fascinating seeing how people interpreted simple lines & white spaces to unimaginable master pieces. Congrats to ya all who participated. Marvellous job. Well done! dA & it's deviants rock truly!
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Belle332 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
Maybe they meant it ends 28th of 2010... :( Splegh, I personally don't think we'll ever get the winners. Eh. :hug: We tried. :3
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:iconmrichston:
Mrichston Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
February 28th was last day to submit entries for this contest, not winner announcement date. Give judges time! There are over 8000 entries.
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:iconbelle332:
Belle332 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
Lol, I know, I know...
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