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Intoduction

    
        

"Paper Heart" is in select theaters August 7th.

        

Does love really exist?

        

Charlyne Yi does not believe in love. Or so she says.

        

"Paper Heart" follows Charlyne as she embarks on a quest across America to make a documentary about the one subject she doesn't fully understand. As she and her good friend (and director) Nicholas search for answers and advice about love, Charlyne talks with friends and strangers, scientists, bikers, romance novelists, and children. They each offer diverse views on modern romance, as well as various answers to the age-old question: does true love really exist?

        

Then, shortly after filming begins, Charlyne meets a boy after her own heart: Michael Cera. As their relationship develops on camera, her pursuit to discover the nature of love takes on a fresh new urgency. Charlyne risks losing the person she finds closest to her heart.

             
    
        

Inspiration

        

Is love a many splendid thing? Is it a battlefield? Can it conquer all?

        

We want to know what love means to you!
Get your creative juices flowing and design a movie poster (including the film's title and release information) and focusing on the theme "What Does Love Mean to Me?"

        

Whether it's playing an amazing video game for 10 hours straight, taking a romantic walk on the beach with that special someone, or even seeing your new baby for the first time, we want to see your definition of love!

        

(View the trailer above for inspiration!)

        See Official Rules     

The Prizes

    
        

First Place

        
                
  • Wacom Intuos 4 Tablet (Large)
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  • $600 American Express Gift Card
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  • devWEAR shirt of your choice*
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  • 1 year deviantART subscription.
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Second Place

        
                
  • Wacom Intuos 4 Tablet (Medium)
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  • $400 American Express Gift Card
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  • devWEAR shirt of your choice*
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  • 1 year deviantART subscription.
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Third Place

        
                
  • Wacom Intuos 4 Tablet (Small)
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  • $250 American Express Gift Card
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  • devWEAR shirt of your choice*
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  • 1 year deviantART subscription.
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*Depending on availability

    
    
             

The Rules

    
        
                
  • Entries must be received by 11:59:59 PM (PT) on July 29, 2009 and be submitted to the Contest gallery on www.deviantart.com "click here."
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  • Entrants must be 13 years or older and a US resident to participate;
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  • Entries must express the theme "What Does Love Mean To Me?" and include the title "Paper Heart" and the information "In select theaters August 7"
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  • Entries may NOT include characters' likenesses or imagery from the movie;
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  • Entries must be in a GIF/PNG/JPG file format;
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  • Entries must be made for this contest;
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  • You may submit more than one entry;
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  • Online entries only, hard copies not accepted;
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  • You must be a member of deviantART to enter. Membership is free.
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        See Official Rules     
    
        

Judging

        

Your work will be judged on the basis of interpretation of the theme, originality, and technique.

        See Official Rules

25 Semi-Finalists will be selected by a panel of full time deviantART Community Relations and Creative staff.

        

The 25 Semi-Finalists will be judged by Nicholas Jasenovec, director of "Paper Heart"!

        

All Semi-Finalists will receive a 1 month deviantART subscription.

             

Enter Contest

    
        View Contest Rules         Submit Your Work Browse Entries     
    

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:iconlabyrinth887:
labyrinth887 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009
Michael Serra had such potential as a comedian. why is he doing all of these lovey dovey chickflix. saw nick and norah. it was bad.
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:iconkairimun1988:
Kairimun1988 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Update: Don't even bother looking at the semi finalists. The contest judges were biased and didn't even follow their OWN rules.

I am NEVER doing a contest again unless a REVOTE is done!! >O Quicksilver's comment on the semi finalists' page points it out straight: All the entries had PAPER HEARTS, NOTHING TO DO WITH THE DESIGNATED SUBJECT!!! READ YOUR OWN RULES!! >(
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:iconzrc:
zrc Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
i can't even find where they listed the semi-finalists.....
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:iconkairimun1988:
Kairimun1988 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Scroll down a bit and someone posted it. Prepare to be disgusted at how biased and easily bought judges are.
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:iconmargotdent:
margotdent Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009
easily....bought? bought by what?
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:iconkairimun1988:
Kairimun1988 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Popularity and common-views. Aka the more common the idea the more likely they want to grab it and ignore the creative ideas.
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:iconyupik:
Yupik Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
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:iconramicsrider:
Ramicsrider Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
Same here
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:iconyupik:
Yupik Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
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:icondeidara-4:
Deidara-4 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009   Digital Artist
watch "my bloody valentine". thats my idea of "romance"
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:iconish925steelerz:
Ish925Steelerz Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009   Digital Artist
Hey I think they're announcing the semi-finalists today. I think it said that in the official rules. Best of luck everyone!!
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:iconlurockia:
Lurockia Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They've already been announced.
--------> [link]
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:iconish925steelerz:
Ish925Steelerz Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009   Digital Artist
Oh wow, lol, thanks for the notice.
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:icondragofyre7:
dragofyre7 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009  Professional General Artist
I'm probably gonna see this movie with my bf :D

Here are my entries!
[link]
[link] (my favorite)
[link]
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:iconamandachan696:
amandachan696 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009  Student
When are we gonna find out who won the contest?
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:iconkairimun1988:
Kairimun1988 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
August 10th for semi, August 31st for Final. Pray :XD:
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:iconamandachan696:
amandachan696 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009  Student
kaaaa!!!! thanks so much ;)
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:iconkairimun1988:
Kairimun1988 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Although my friend pointed out that there would be mass chaos and an even bigger popularity problem... I think the judges were paid off, myself.
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:iconamandachan696:
amandachan696 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009  Student
I dont know about paid off... But I deff agree for the most part!!!! I dont think they even took the time to see what everyone had!!! Most of the people that have popular accounts get more views. Sure I was upset a bit that my stuff was not seen as much, but what mainly made my anger flare was when I saw amazing work being neglected.

But anyways, if that is the case for the judges (being paid off) then it is a sad day in the DA world.
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:iconkairimun1988:
Kairimun1988 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Lol, like a response I just did; just because it said you could use paper hearts doesn't mean you should opt for stupidity over originality. My gf and I have officially opted for ONE thing... If the director was so biased and uncreative, his movie will suck just as bad. What do OUR juries say? Boycott the uncreative. :)


I admit mine was done last minute, but I DO have a JOB and a LIFE. EXCUSE those of us who have things to do! I have another thing to opt: Going back to another art site.

If DeviantArt is this unfair, then perhaps it too should be ignored like we have. :)
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amandachan696 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Student
Like you I have two part time jobs and go to college full-time, so I see what your saying. Some of mine were done last min as well but damn... I'm still just so peeved that those others didn't get any recognition for their work.

I personally love DA... but this whole contest situation has shown me that the snobbish personality of the art community persists even here (an art community populated by average artists and art lovers). So I dont think I want to leave (after all, not everyone is like that on here and it's rare to find accounts that are free these days), I'll just take this as a well learned lesson.

Hope the same can be said for you friend. It would be sad to loose such a strong voice as yours... maybe DA just needs more people like you whom are willing to speak up, ne?

Well anyways, ......
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:iconkairimun1988:
Kairimun1988 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
When I did my contest I gave 3 months to allow those with little time to have a chance. :) It was well worth it.

You're lucky if you find non-snobbish artists, but they ARE out there... :wave: Lol. FAC was nice until my art started getting stolen.. I miss the fun days when there was nothing but your mum saying "wow! look at that!" :|

Luckily I found several other artists (I can refer you to them if you'd like sometime. Ms.Toounit is rather nice) on here that still share a creative passion. Unfortunately even I've fallen to doing Commissions... the economy is hell. :(

Ahahaha, no worries; I'm getting a subscription to help raise my voice a little (since we lowly squiggles are ignored) and am gonna submit a ton of things I've had in mind. I use art to show how I feel, not just to show off.

You as well, don't lose heart. :)
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grouchywolfpup Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
seriously! the wait is killing me... :P
not that I had a chance of winning, but still. :XD:
does any one know when the judging will be complete?
I mean, the movie comes out tomorrow!
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:iconamandachan696:
amandachan696 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009  Student
I know... it's killing me toooo >.< I also dont think I had much of a chance (cuz there were just some that were so amazing!!!) but the topic was so open, you never know what they were looking for!!!!! Dont give up hope my friend!!!! I'm sure the people doing the contest wont only look at the DA community favs! Hopefully we all have a fair shot at the prize(s). :D
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:iconkairimun1988:
Kairimun1988 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
......The final judging ends August 31st. Right in the rules.......

Go live a little, s'gonna be a while. :XD:

They never said about the semi-finalists, sorry. ^^;
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DJxSayuri Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Love is all around, take a closer look, its in all of us no matter what or how. we are all one. even by shape, voice, appearance, by everything. love guides us to our paths by the choices we make or to see if we have learned from what we went through. because of the media it has brainwashed us all making us believe what love is not. emotionally if we all knew how to love again and accepted it then this world wouldn't be living in a lie and an illusion anymore. when we reject love it means u have not learned and therefore your still running around in your circles. only to find that love will come around again and again... learn to love learn to forgive and accept and learn to love yourself. thats love to me.
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LadySarah Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
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:iconkairimun1988:
Kairimun1988 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
[link]


My entry could use a bit more love, especially when I followed the rules.. ^^;
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:iconlaurielefebvre:
LaurieLefebvre Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
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:iconaeonunique:
aeonunique Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009  Student
"A life without [love] is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and richness to life that nothing else can bring."

You think I nailed the meaning of love? link

Please comment and critique!
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:iconalfitz:
ALFitz Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
do we know when the judging will be complete?
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:iconfigurativefox:
FigurativeFox Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:shrug: i'd like to find out as well
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:iconzrc:
zrc Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
i was just going to post that very same question.

There are a lot of fantastic submissions, i can't wait to see which ones win!
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:iconfigurativefox:
FigurativeFox Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
me too! im kinda nervous....i hope my submission goes far
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:iconladysarah:
LadySarah Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
"Potential winners will be selected on or about August 10, 2009 from all eligible entries."
via the contest rules [link]
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:iconisaia:
Isaia Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009  Student General Artist
Michael Cera, you asshole.
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:iconfatherchaky1:
fatherchaky1 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009
can someone see my work [link]
Seem ppl can't see cuz there are soo many enteries
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:iconfatherchaky1:
fatherchaky1 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009
check my gallery
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:iconalfitz:
ALFitz Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
please feel free to check out my submission [link] , I'd love to hear some opinions on it :)

Good luck everyone!
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:iconfluffytuft:
fluffytuft Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
see mine: [link] (and comment please)
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:iconcyoshimit:
CyoshimiT Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009
I hope it'll play in Hawaii...
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:iconlota355:
lota355 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009
isnt jpg the same thing as jpeg?
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:iconflare97:
Flare97 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Does anybody think this looks like a winner? Or at least top 25?:
[link]

Good luck to all
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:iconmoijoie:
moijoie Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009
I think it looks like a winner. Everyones perception of love is different, so it is interesting to see all of the entrants depictions of what it means to them. I had fun with this contest! Best of luck to everyone! :heart:
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:iconyaniblack:
YaniBlack Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Professional General Artist
good luck everyone....oh im hoping im at least picked...*crosses fingers*
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:iconhannahjoo:
hannahjoo Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
[link]

If anyone has time to look. I'd appreciate to hear some feedback <3
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:iconsecretlineage:
SecretLineage Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
damnit I thought we had till the 30th. Oh well... I did get one entry in, but not the one I really wanted to get in..
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:iconfluffytuft:
fluffytuft Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
sooo... when do we get see the winners?
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x-wyndi-grace-x Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
gosh all the entries are sooooo good! i'm so going to see the movie. :)
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:iconmixallen:
MixAllen Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist
When do we find out the finalists?
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