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THE INTRO:

'Anthro – a synonym for anthropomorphism in the furry fandom'

Anthropomorphism is the attribution of uniquely human characteristics and qualities to nonhuman beings, inanimate objects, or natural or supernatural phenomena. Anthropomorphic is a word meaning "like a human." It is used to describe a well-known concept called anthropomorphism: ascribing human characteristics to a non-human being or object. (...) the word can apply to any non-human thing, including animals, plants, and inanimate objects.


:confused: ~from Wikipedia and Wikifur~

As many of you know, there is a persistent cliché that anthro only means animals with human features, but the term, as you just read, includes not only animals but all kinds of vegetables, objects, and items, from your garden cactus to your toothbrush, as long as they are drawn with human-like characteristics, including:
  • Walk upright
  • Human features
  • The bone structure of a human, with some of its animal/vegetable/item counterpart (i.e. a cat-anthro that although looks like a human, can jump like a cat).


We can see animal-based anthros in our galleries everyday, but it's quite uncommon to find non-animal anthropomorphic creatures. So, for this contest, the goal is to prove that the stereotype is not always true. So be creative and show us what you can do creating your own NON-ANIMAL anthro. ;)

Good examples are:

:thumb57830621: An Ambulance... by suzidragonlady BANANA by carnival :thumb37714828:


THE RULES:

  1. Each artist can submit one or more pieces to the contest, there is not a limit so be creative!
  2. The entry needs to feature anon-animal anthro picture, using digital or traditional art. Mixed media is also accepted
  3. Since it's a contest about Anthro Art, only Anthro Art following the Anthro Gallery guidelines can be accepted
  4. All entries must be new deviations, not uploaded before. The contest starts tomorrow (October 17th), and the deadline to submit your entries is December, 1st. So you have 6 weeks to do your homework!
  5. Your submissions need to be upload to an specific category, "Contests & projects > contests > 2007 > Unusual Anthro Contest", to enter the game.
  6. stocks and other resources must be credited even if you used your own or if the stock provider didn't specify he had to be credited.
  7. Please write something about your image in the description (why did you choose that particular item/vegetable/non-animal for example) It will surely help you to catch judges' attention.



THE JUDGES:

skifi: Anthro Gallery Director
cooley: Anthro Gallery Director
fourteenthstar: Beautiful Mind
Marker-Guru: Film Gallery Director
y2jenn: Anthro Art Appreciator
briteddy: Ex-Anthro Gallery Director
Moonbeam13: The Big Boss
GH-MoNGo: Cartoons & Comics Gallery Director


THE PRIZES:

1st Prize: 1 year subscription + 1 devWEAR shirt
2nd Prize: 6 months subscription + 1 deviant keyring
3rd Prize: 3 months subscription + deviant buttons



THE FOOT NOTE:

What are you waiting for? Go create your very own unusual anthro and enter our contest! :giggle:
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:iconzeta-neubourn:
Zeta-Neubourn Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008   Artist
Man, I wish I had seen this a year ago. I would've entered my character Rayn. ^^;
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:iconfaro-pantha:
Faro-Pantha Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008
Very scary. :)
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:iconcactusbuddy:
CactusBuddy Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008
my fave is the pear-like pic.
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:iconcactusbuddy:
CactusBuddy Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008
weird pics anyways XD
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:iconcactusbuddy:
CactusBuddy Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008
cool
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:iconiceisnice286:
IceIsNice286 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008
This contest still going on?

Has anyone suggested a Musical Instrument anthro yet?
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:iconiceisnice286:
IceIsNice286 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008
Wow am I late.... Nevermind...
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:iconkirabree:
KiraBree Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008
Do you have a general gallery that you can view even if the person didn't win? I think it would be cool to start a gallery or a club with this.
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:iconkensanoni:
KensanOni Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007
Hey, I know it's been... like... 2 days... but how is the voting going? :)
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:iconwhite-raine:
White-Raine Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007
What time does the contest close?
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:iconcarnival:
carnival Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
#_____________________#;;

AN ENTRY - [link]

*goes away to die now* X_x *overworked*
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:icondarkmew:
DarkMeW Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007
:blush: So is the deadline the same as the Fortitude contest before midnight (pacific time) on the day due? I'm hoping to squeak in a submission. The one I was planning on submitting is only at 90% and I work until 6pm on Dec 1st.
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:iconshufflestar:
ShuffleStar Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007
Looks like fun!
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:iconsavagebinn:
savagebinn Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2007
Here's my entry: :thumb70602571:
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:iconspleenfat:
SpleeNfat Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008
Allow me to have a piece of my mind, I think your entire ideology is flawed. Here's why. You are saying that furrys are no more than yiff artwork and should go to hell. You do understand that furrys have been around before you're fucking born. Here's an Greek mythological creature, the Minotaur! Should the greeks yiff in hell? Figure out who you're trolling and get a life. Good day.
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:icondigital-dust:
digital-dust Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007
I'd like to ask, is it a rule for an uploaded contest submission to be unaltered during the time of the contest itself?
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:iconnakkistiltz:
NakkiStiltz Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007
I'll try!

...If I can get DA to upload my stuff... X[
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:iconmajoras-cappuccino:
Majoras-Cappuccino Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007
Non-animal anthros? Interesting. Instruments of music count, no? :0
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:iconguardiansurzsha:
GuardianSurzsha Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007
You know... I dunno if my 'animal-like' car anthros count...
I mean, cars aren't animals, but I did 'animalize' them. I dunno... mabye not. :confused:
Nevermind...
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:iconchibipunk7231:
chibipunk7231 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2007
oh wow! I think i'm going to finally take a shot at a DA contest! I love plant anthros, i should draw some up for the contest. :9 i think there should be more of them. :3
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:iconserin-wraith:
Serin-Wraith Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007
I've got it! I know what I'm going to morph and this one is so screwball, it may actually be a challenge to illustrate right, so that the traits of the original object come across clearly to the viewer. I'm sure going to try though!
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:icondarkkiell:
darkKiell Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007
sounds cool ...
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:iconevil-spark-dragon:
Evil-spark-dragon Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007  Student
I am so drawing my- wait, no, that'll just give my idea away o: But I KNOW this is going to be awesome. <3
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:iconcab-rod:
Cab-Rod Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cual es al fecha limite,mas que nada por que no me pase lo que con el rinoceronte -___-
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:icondaiacos:
Daiacos Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007
what about an insect?
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:iconratafluke:
Ratafluke Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007
They belong to Animalia so I doubt they are allowed. But to be certain, send a note to one of the judges/sponsors of this contest.
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:icondaiacos:
Daiacos Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007
ok, thanks
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:iconfluffylittledevil:
Fluffylittledevil Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2007
Could I maybe make siblings and cram them all in one entry?
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:iconshinyponyta:
shinyponyta Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2007
how long can we take if we want to enter(when dose the contest end
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:iconforte-girl7:
forte-girl7 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Hmm... Sounds like fun. If I get the time (I'll find it, trust me) I'll see what I can do. I'll probably do something band related or something...

:: starts thinking::
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:iconsugar-high:
Sugar-High Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2007
This sounds awesomely awesome. <3
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:iconchicago-lollie:
CHICAGO-lollie Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha, oh god. This contest will totally be a blast to work with. <3
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:iconspoonfayse:
Spoonfayse Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sounds like fun. >:3 I think I could give it a shot, too.
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:iconnarret:
Narret Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007
I've never really been into animal anthro but this intrigues me. a plant or other thing? hmmm... i like this idea... perhaps.
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:iconkodinaki:
KodiNaki Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Sounds awesome! I might be able to join. ;D
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:iconchiobsidian:
ChiObsidian Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007   Digital Artist
^^ thisll be so much fun! Itll be sure to get that dead thing in my head called creativity working again
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:iconcab-rod:
Cab-Rod Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
To Skifi:

Crimsonsacrifice tuvo una epoca en la que hacia anthro no animal, y fundo un club y todo si mal no recuerdo.
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:icone-e-e:
E-E-E Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
are skeletons/ seasons/ trees are also ok?
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:iconratafluke:
Ratafluke Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007
They're no animals so they should be OK, I think.
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:iconbrigettemora:
BrigetteMora Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007  Student Filmographer
Yay! Finally, someone gets it that furry anthros aren't the only kind of anthros out there!
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:iconpurplesockllama:
purplesockllama Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007
it's go time!
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:iconpurpelblur:
PurpelBlur Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
:party: Lovin' it! This is really awesome!

Go Anthro GO! :w00t:
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:icontigria:
Tigria Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
CONTEST HERE I COME roflz, I can ONLY draw anthros, I fail at everything else so this should be fun 8)
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:iconchef-cheiro:
chef-cheiro Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
is transformer can also considered as anthro too?
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:iconstraightfromcamera:
straightfromcamera Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007  Professional Photographer
lol, technically anthropomorphism does include transformers, but the anthro gallery is all about aminals ;P
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:iconchef-cheiro:
chef-cheiro Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wasn't it this contest looking for extraordinary anthro
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:iconfeather-dancer:
Feather-Dancer Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is indeedy, anthromorphic is human elements on a non human be it a watch, a gravestone, a car... But fanart isn't allowed for this mind but that doesn't mean you can't anthroise tech :)
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:iconchef-cheiro:
chef-cheiro Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks, your information is really useful here X3
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:iconstraightfromcamera:
straightfromcamera Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007  Professional Photographer
yeah, but furry anthro
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