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Hello Aledans! The day is finally here – the announcement of #PonyFest12! If you remember #PonyFest11 we had a great time designing ponies based on our novels and voting on our favorite, and this year is going to be even BIGGER! First, to tempt you to join, a beautiful custom by our very own Kalavista:
Kal has graciously agreed to customize this year’s winning pony as well. And based on her beautiful work, I think you’ll be happy with the results (click through to go to her DA page and see all her beautiful customs).
And now for #PonyFest12!
-either draw your own pony or use a template or the pony creator to make a pony based on your novel. Choose colors for the body, mane/tail, and eyes, as well as a symbol. Ponies can be earthers, unicorns or pegasi (no alicorns/unipegs please).
-all ponies must come from a full-length, original work (no fanfics). Unpublished novels are OK. Feel free to plug your published novel in the post if you are that lucky!
-it can be a pony based on a character, setting, or theme from your novel. You can make more than one pony, but they must be voted on as a whole, from the same book, and only ONE of those ponies will be customized.
-write up a short description of your pony(s), and a one sentence tag-line for the book.
-post the pony(s) on your blog by Sunday September 30th and reply here with the link to that post (please don’t link to your home page, the contest runs for a long time and you don’t want to make people scroll).
-from October 5th through 13th visit the other blogs and vote for your favorite pony!
-winner will be announced on October 14th!
The Prize: The winner (based on popular vote) will have their pony made into a real custom pony by Kalavista, plus receive a copy of her book, The Secret of Shadow! And this year the prize is even bigger, because the winner will also receive a copy of Spookygirl, by Jill Baguchinsky, and Angelfire, by Courtney A Moulton (also pony friends of mine).
Restrictions: The custom pony will not have clothes or accessories (no sculpty/clay will be used), so make a representation of the character, rather than a carbon-copy right down to their underwear. No Twice-As-Fancy symbols (symbols that cover the entire body), alicorns/unipegs, or sitting poses. Open to US/Canada residents only (you can still play, but only US/C residents can win the prize, sorry!).
Good luck everyone – I can’t wait to see all your beautiful designs!