| R U L E S |
01) You must be a member to submit artwork/fanfic/cosplay-photos or participate in a contest. To become a member, you just request to join the group--there's a link at the top of the front page.
02) Submissions must be focused on Princess Tutu or its characters.
03) While we here at #Club-Tutu love fanfiction, doujin, and many of the original characters (OCs) included in them, please keep all club submissions primarily focused on the pre-existing PTT characters. (Alternate Universe (AU) versions of PTT characters are acceptable.) Some cases where the inclusion of an OC is minor to the overall piece are acceptable; this will be judged on a case by case basis by the admins.
04) #Club-Tutu supports ALL pairings! No matter how crack~y it gets. We even accept "mature" deviations, but we do enforce the DA policy of setting maturity warning on such deviations.
05) All club submissions must be of your own creation. (Although we do allow the use of valid stock imagery so long as the guidelines of using the stock are adhered to.)
Theft of other artist's work, scans of official PTT art, PTT screenshots, or altered screenshots will be reported to DA and result in immediate removal from #Club-Tutu.
This does mean we also cannot post your friend's art to the club. We must have the written permission of the original artist in the form of a submit note. This includes the use of cover images on your fanfic, do not use screenshots, official art, or artwork made by other people unless you have explicit written permission from the owner to do so!
We realize this seems harsh, but we are just acting in accordance with deviantART policy. (Besides, we hunt art thieves for sport. Meh!)
If you're confused as to what we mean in rule 05, please read these DA FAQs.
FAQ #8: What are violations of the deviantART copyright policy?
FAQ #572: What does deviantART consider "Fan Art" to be?
FAQ #157: Can I use things created by other people in my submissions?
FAQ #217: What are "Stock and Resources" and can I use them in my submissions?
FAQ #193: How do I prove that I had permission to use someone's work?
FAQ #557: Can I submit art which I have made using a "base" (or line art) created by someone else?
05 - b) Any images created using doll/character generators by DA rules must be placed in your Scraps gallery (rule linked below). This used to be a non-issue because previously scrap gallery items could not be submitted to club galleries. In order to avoid a slew of primarily repetitive images, we will not allow doll generator created images into the #Club-Tutu gallery. Pixel art comes under a different consideration, but must follow legal base usage and no-tracing rules.
FAQ #502: Can I submit things which I made using different "games" like a doll maker or with other character generators?
06) All club submissions must be clean* and completed pieces. Please do not submit works in progress (WIPs).
* Clean means clear lines and easy to look at, clean does NOT refer to the artists skill OR require pieces to be in color.
07) In order to keep the gallery from being flooded with an overwhelming amount of submissions from one person at a time, submissions of both visual art and fanfiction are limited to five per week.
08) We will not post doujinshi (fan comics) or multiple chapter fan fictions that are more than 3 deviations long. We will be happy to allow the any 3 pages/chapters of these to encourage people to look at the entire work, but we will not accept the entire thing.
09) The art posted here is NOT stock. Each piece belongs to the original artist. Do NOT use or distribute the art "as is", or in altered forms such as icons, wallpapers, stamps, etc. If you want to use a piece for something else PLEASE contact the artist for permission.
10) #Club-Tutu supports the legal releases of Princess Tutu in all its forms. Do not attempt to use #Club-Tutu to request, advertise, or distribute illegal Princess Tutu episodes, video clips, or manga scans. Any such requests or answers in comments on the club DA account will be hidden and your status as a club member will come under review by the admins. (We're not going to go around policing your personal accounts, but keep it off the club DA account.)
C O N T E S T S
There will be two winners for each contest. First place will be decided by popular vote. Second place will be Admins' Choice. The prizes are generally a feature on the #Club-Tutu front page. Special prizes will be awarded for the annual club anniversary contest.
Contest deadlines will be displayed as a countdown above the contest details on the front page.
C O N T E S T R U L E S
1) You must be a club member to participate, but your contest entry can be your first act as a club member.
2) No harassing any of the other artists for any reason whatsoever. If you dislike a style, or picture, keep it to yourself.
3) Your picture MUST be your work. If we catch you trying to use another artist's work, you will automatically be disqualified.
. . . . .a) No tracing.
. . . . .b) Using official references are okay, but they must be used in a creative manner. (Do NOT stick a screen shot in your entry! EVER. Not even a manipulated one! Reference does not mean copy & paste.)
. . . . .c) Do NOT reference another artist's artwork.
. . . . .d) No collages of official pictures from the anime or manga OR from another artist.
. . . . .e) Rules c & d do NOT ban the use of stock photos as long as stock usage rules are followed.
. . . . .f) Collaborations are allowed, but both artists must be consenting. (We WILL check.)
. . . . .g) One cannot simply color a line art available for general use.
4) Any type of media is okay. CG, pencil, graphite, paint, pen, colored pencil, words, etc... But the work MUST be your OWN!
5) Your contest entry must be entirely new work. No reusing past DA submissions, contest entries, OR past general club submissions for NEW contests.
6) Any fanfic submitted must adhere to the following additional fic-specific rules.
. . . . .a) Fic must be submitted in a text format for viewer accessibility reasons. This means text/pdf/doc/literature deviations, not pasted onto a static image.
. . . . .b) Fanfic for contests must be no more than 1200 words in length.
. . . . .c) Header images on fics must be either your own work or a Creative Commons image. [link] (Please note that CC images still have their own licensing restrictions [link] and usually require credit is given to the owner, so LINK.) Screenshots are never allowed in any format.
. . . . .d) When there are more than three fan fiction/prose entries to a contest, they will receive a separate voting bracket and "prize" from the art entries.
7) Multi-part entries are no longer allowed. Each contest entry (up to the allowed 3) must stand on it's own as an individual piece be it fic or drawing. No part 1 and part 2.
8) Multiple entries are allowed (up to 3).
Special Rules For Admins
1) Admins MAY enter ONCE each contest.
. . . . .a) If they have drawn the example/advertisement pic, then they MAY use that as their entry.
2) Admins can vote in popular choice, but just like everyone else, only ONE time.
3) When choosing Admins' Choice (2nd place) Admins may not pick their own picture or the picture of another admin. (No admin's picture is ever allowed to be 2nd place.)
4) No one can win Admins' Choice twice in a row.
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