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Hello all!!

I am currently working on my third book, Sahara's Plight which takes
place on the great plains of Africa.  Here is the short description:

"Growing up on the plains of Africa is anything but easy.  Sahara faces
lions, rogue male cheetah, and an encroaching human population.
With space a valuable and limited resource, Sahara must fight
tooth and nail to survive the harsh African wilderness."

Sahara's Plight (full cover) by skydancer792007

I am holding a competition for the best drawings/digital
art, etc. to showcase at the end of the book.  All credit will be given
to the artists with links to their websites or portfolios.  The pictures
are a way to expose my readers (mostly children) to a wide variety
of art as well as information about nature and conservation.  Proceeds
from my books go toward conservation efforts as donations with a list
of the families who have purchased a collection set containing the
book and collectable plush.  Working together with artists allows them
to get exposure for their work as well as reach children who enjoy
the artwork.  There will be three levels of winners:

First Place (1 winner): an autographed copy of Haji's Fight For
Freedom and Timber's Gambit (the first two books), an honorable
mention in the book and on my DA profile, and one month
premium membership

Second Place (4 winners): autographed copy of Timber's Gambit
and an honorable mention in book and on my DA profile.

Third Place (4 winners):  autographed copy of Haji's Fight For
Freedom and an honorable mention in book and on my DA profile.

Additionally, every winner will receive an autographed copy of
Sahara's Plight once it is released.  


1.  All artwork needs to be cheetah-oriented;  the main character
is a female cheetah named Sahara.  Her brother is a king
cheetah named N'dugu.

2.  Backgrounds are allowed but not required.  

3.  Absolutely no mature art; this is a book for children ages 8-12.

4.  No Anthropomorphic animals; all animals must be natural
although some human features (such as eyebrows and lashes)
are allowed.

5.  If using a background, animals must be in natural setting; I'm
focusing on keeping cheetahs wild.

If you are unsure about something or have any questions, you can
post them in the comments section.  Chances are, someone else has
the same question.  For examples of what I'm looking for, you can
follow this link to my gallery and see the artwork from Timber's Gambit:…

The competition will run until July 1, 2014

Submit your entry here:…

Have fun and good luck!

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therz14 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
hey is are there any rules on joining?
MrShuffleDeck Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015
By this point not really.
skydancer792007 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Professional Writer
The rules of the group are as followed

*You can post want you want as long as it is based on a mythos,YOU made.

*No porn, or for that matter anything violating deviantart rules.

*No fanart. That is self explained. This group is made for original ideas. It's not at fanart can't be good it would no make sense in a group for original stories.

*Any kind of art  can be posted, Not just writing. Yes sounds weird but  you can tell a story with a picture, odd huh. So yes if it tells a story or is original character you can post it here. 

Although we have made a fan fiction folder.  If you have any more questions, just ask and I'll see if I can answer them for you.
KambalPinoy Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer

Hi there I just became a co-founder of this group called :iconsupersmashflash2: A Fan Club For All SSF2 Fans Out There!


And I’m here to affiliate your group so I can add your group to our very own affiliation list, please accept my affiliation request, thank you :) (Smile)


And by the way, I just want to let you know that in our group, we also have some comics & Stories too but it will come soon
MrShuffleDeck Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
I have returned..Sort of!
skydancer792007 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional Writer
Welcome back!!
MrShuffleDeck Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
Ain't getting my account back, but I'm here to atleast try and post stuff.
skydancer792007 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional Writer
I can't do anything about founder but do you want me to put you into co-founders? I can try to move you back into founder from there.
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MrShuffleDeck Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Notice..This is Jackshow, I've been locked out of my DA account so I will be using this one...That being said. Skydancer79200 is incharge til this thing is sorted out.
Tec-Sabi Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This looks like the right group for me ^^ Thank you so much for creating this group! I might send you guys alot of chapters of my stories, but I might send ONE chapter to each story.
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