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:iconlunachu97: pointed out Dulux's habit of giving colours strange names... and also how inspiring they can be for stories!

To enter this contest, simply write a short story inspired by a paint colour. We've handpicked particular colours from Dulux's collections: Authentic Origins, Timeless Classics and Feature Walls. The collection title may inspire the tone for your piece, while the colour depicts the content... but you can take this in any direction!



There will be a first and second place, and yes, there will be prizes! And they are:

FIRST PLACE:
200 :points: from :iconwriterelease:
A sketch from :iconruairian-nub: of a character of your choice!

SECOND PLACE:
A drawing of a character of your choice from :iconannapandaadoptables:
:+devwatch: from :iconmegatarget:

And of course, both winner and runner-up receive much praise and admiration from us all! :dance:



The Collections and their Colours. To check out what your colour looks like, go to Dulux's website.

AUTHENTIC ORIGINS:
:bulletblack: Moss blanket
:bulletblack: Favourite china
:bulletblack: Found fossil
:bulletblack: Birds egg
:bulletblack: Field mouse

TIMELESS CLASSICS:
:bulletblack: Wishing well
:bulletblack: Love note
:bulletblack: Engraved locket
:bulletblack: Antique map
:bulletblack: Bowler hat

FEATURE WALLS:
:bulletblack: Urban obsession
:bulletblack: Purple pout
:bulletblack: Lemon punch
:bulletblack: Sapphire salut
:bulletblack: Teal tension



THE RULES: (Read before you enter!)
1: You can only enter once.
2: Submit your entry to the Paint Colour Contest folder.
3: Title your work with your paint colour; including the collection name is optional.
4: Only group members can enter.

Feel free to share this contest around and tell your friends!



DEADLINE: August 7th
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:iconintroverted-ghost:
introverted-ghost Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014   Writer
Poetry allowed?
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:iconwriterelease:
writerELEASE Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Student Writer
Afraid not, no.
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:iconintroverted-ghost:
introverted-ghost Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014   Writer
Ah, that's a shame. :saddummy:
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:iconwriterelease:
writerELEASE Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Student Writer
It is a prose group :T 
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:iconintroverted-ghost:
introverted-ghost Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014   Writer
I understand that, I was just curious. It's just a shame for me because I've been more interested in my poetry rather than my prose of late. :heart:
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:iconwriterelease:
writerELEASE Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Student Writer
Ahh I see. Well, there are numerous poetry groups around dA if you haven't already joined some or took a gander :) I'm part of some myself. Open Mic (I believe it's called) is a particularly vast poetry group.
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:iconintroverted-ghost:
introverted-ghost Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014   Writer
I'm a part of a few, actually. I've just really been digging the colour contests going around lately and this one looked particularly interesting! :heart:
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:iconwriterelease:
writerELEASE Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Student Writer
Haha cool :)
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:iconrebel-night:
Rebel-Night Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a question. is it an individual color or the entire collection?
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:iconwriterelease:
writerELEASE Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Student Writer
An individual colour :)
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:iconrebel-night:
Rebel-Night Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for clarifying also where on their sight might i find it under? perhaps the canadian and usa pages are different as i couldnt find them 
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writerELEASE Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Student Writer
Hm, if they're different, I'm not too sure then. Assuming they're not though, I searched up Dulux and had a gander at their colour collections and there it was. It's not too important mind; it's what the paint name suggests that counts, I think.
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Rebel-Night Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I managed to find it however as I am a derp, and my laptop absolutely hates me, I just submitted my entry by accident to the wrong folder. If you could either move it or remove it and let me know so I can resubmit it to the correct folder I would appreciate it 
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:iconwriterelease:
writerELEASE Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Student Writer
I'll get on with that now! It'll be removed shortly.
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:iconrebel-night:
Rebel-Night Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Its ok I managed to do it XD i deleted it for a "new version" but thanks for getting back to me! 
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:iconwriterelease:
writerELEASE Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Student Writer
Haha that's cool :P
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:icondeliriousrose:
DeliriousRose Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I may give a try, but I have a question: is there a minimun lenght?
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:iconwriterelease:
writerELEASE Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Student Writer
Nope :)
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:icondeliriousrose:
DeliriousRose Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks! And another question: is there a limit about genre, topic and/or rating? What about proposing a side-story?
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:iconwriterelease:
writerELEASE Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Student Writer
Not at all, but uh... what do you mean by side-story?
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:icondeliriousrose:
DeliriousRose Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
a story set in the same universe(s) about secondary characters from another story ;)
It's just that, in the end, all my original stories intertwine and overlap XXDDD
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:iconwriterelease:
writerELEASE Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Student Writer
Well, so long as the story follows the contest rules, I don't see a problem with it :P
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:icondeliriousrose:
DeliriousRose Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
perfect, even if you'll get the "raw" product, which means strange sentence structure, as I feel it would be unfair to the other participants to have it beta-red u.u 
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:iconwriterelease:
writerELEASE Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Student Writer
:)
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:iconkhateley:
Khateley Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'll... I'll try 'n' join :3 This is cool :3
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:iconwriterelease:
writerELEASE Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Student Writer
:D yaaay
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:iconoverobsessedbookworm:
OVERobsessedBOOKWORM Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Student Writer
I'll enter the contest. 

Though does the color have to be from the list? I don't mind if I have to choose from there, but I was just wondering about the color choices.
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:iconwriterelease:
writerELEASE Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Student Writer
Yes, one from either of the 3 collections listed :)
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:iconnaktarra:
Naktarra Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014   Writer
Is there a word limit, my dear?
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:iconwriterelease:
writerELEASE Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Student Writer
Nope. Just a short piece of writing; it's quite lax.
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:iconnaktarra:
Naktarra Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014   Writer
Ah, sounds good then. :)
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:iconwriterelease:
writerELEASE Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Student Writer
:D
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:iconcybergirl35:
Cybergirl35 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ooh this looks so cool! definitely going to try to enter...
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:iconwriterelease:
writerELEASE Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Student Writer
:D
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:iconporsheee:
Porsheee Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Student Writer
Ohhhh I should enter O.o If I can manage to pull this off somehow xD 
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:iconwriterelease:
writerELEASE Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Student Writer
Go for it! You'll do great, I bet :dance:
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:iconmegatarget:
megatarget Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Professional Writer
I'm looking forward to seeing what you folks can do with this.
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:iconpariswriter:
ParisWriter Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Now this one looks intriguing... :)
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:iconwriterelease:
writerELEASE Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Student Writer
:w00t:
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:iconjaegershund:
Jaegershund Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Oooh, if only Trench Coat was an option. I will see what I can do with Lemon Punch, though. Let's see if I can't make it gritty.
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:iconwriterelease:
writerELEASE Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Student Writer
Haha :')
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:iconrowanholmes:
RowanHolmes Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
So, do you choose a collection, then a colour? Or have I got that wrong?
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:iconwriterelease:
writerELEASE Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Student Writer
Yep c:
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:iconrowanholmes:
RowanHolmes Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Okey dokey. Now exams are done, I'll have a lot of time to hopefully do things like these. We'll see what happens then!
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:iconwriterelease:
writerELEASE Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Student Writer
Awesome :D I reckon you'll be good at it, personally :P
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:iconrowanholmes:
RowanHolmes Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Aw, thanks. You'll probably pick up on my grammar and punctuation so I'll try to get it proof-read first :)
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:iconwriterelease:
writerELEASE Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Student Writer
Haha xD No worries, this is more about creativity and stuff ^_^
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