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What are these UF challenges?
How do challenges work and how can I participate?
Can I help promoting the challenges in some way?
What if I have an idea for a future challenge?

You can find all this information and more in the Ultra Fractal challenges FAQ, which is also part of our very first UF challenge, the one for February 2011.
If you already know the rules, then you're good to go - read on for this month's challenge!

Previous editions:

You can find all of the previous challenges in this journal. Please keep in mind that the challenge rules changed after the 26th edition!

Links to ALL UF challenges (updated periodically!)Since the UF challenges are growing in number, instead of linking them all in each new one, I thought I'd make a collection journal for all of them. This will contain all challenges held so far, from the newest (top) to the oldest (bottom), all conveniently thumbed for you! It will also be updated each month so that ALL challenges are reachable from here, even the newer ones. And this journal will of course be linked in every challenge, to keep them all connected :aww:
Here we go!

Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux! Vol. 41 by heavenriver
Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux ~ Vol. 40 by heavenriver
Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux ~ Vol. 39 by heavenriver
Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux ~ Vol. 38 by heavenriver
Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux ~ Vol. 37 by heavenriver
Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux ~ Vol. 36 by heavenriver
Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux - Vol. 35 by heavenriver
Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux - Vol. 34 by heavenriver
Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux - Vol. 33 by heavenriver

Now we can go on with the last challenge's results, and then I will introduce this month's challenge to you all.

Here is the August challenge, and the deviations I've picked as the winners!
(Please note: do not feel offended if your fractals haven't been picked. Winners are chosen basing on their way of representing the challenge theme, and I always try to be as impartial as possible while judging.)

The winner of the Formula challenge is littledeviltoo with Gaussian Dreams:

GaussianDreams by littledeviltoo

A beautiful mixture of colours, masterfully highlighted by the simplicity of the shapes. Despite the great limitations imposed on this challenge, the artist was able to make a complex enough artwork to be intriguing, and yet not lose any of the Gaussian beauty. Great work!

The winner of the Theme challenge is FractalEyes with Across the Universe:

Across the Universe by FractalEyes

Soft and wonderful composition, which perfectly reflects the feelings given by seeing a clear night sky. The self-contained spiral swirls gently alongside the stars, lulling the viewer in a seemingly magical slumber. Calming and deep, it has everything a fractal needs.

The winner of the Style challenge is Velvet--Glove with Nouveau:

Nouveau by Velvet--Glove

The very incarnation of Art Nouveau! The petals are textured just the right way to look like silk, and the background, with its golden jewels and soft green fabric, completes the picture perfectly. There could be no better tribute to this type of art.

All other entrants deserve a feature just the same, so here they are for you to see!

Inside the Sunflower Galaxy by Ampelosa Blade Brew by Velvet--Glove Patchwork Brew by Velvet--Glove Redux Aug15 Gaussian Gnarl by Gerda1946 Redux Aug15 Gaussian Heart by Gerda1946 Redux Aug15 Gaussian Summer by Gerda1946 Something Spotted by miincdesign Peepholes by StottyK Through the Woods by FractalEyes Tingyr by zisgul Earth in Turmoil by zisgul At the end of the Horizon by zisgul Twilight Rainbow by Ampelosa Polycyclic Vision by Ampelosa Garden on Cape Gauss by Ampelosa Emanations by jucarbi Ring of Supernovas by Ampelosa SN 1972E Supernova by Ampelosa Iota Orionis by Ampelosa Redux Aug15 Art Nouveau #5 by Gerda1946 Redux Aug15 Art Nouveau #4 by Gerda1946 Deko 1 by zisgul Art Deko 2 by zisgul Art Deko 3  Tiffany by zisgul Nouveau Nouveau by FractalEyes Art of New by miincdesign Tribute to Princezna Hyacinta by Ampelosa Ein Jugendlicher Mann by Ampelosa Autumn in Bilibin's Garden by Ampelosa ArtNouveau-Fractal by littledeviltoo

We're done for August. On to September!

Ultra Fractal monthly challenges Redux

Challenge #56: September 2015

September's Formula challenge will be the Talis Tales challenge!
Any fractal entering this challenge MUST be made exclusively of Talis fractal formulas. The colouring algorithm is free to choose, and mappings are allowed, but only so long as they don't completely skew the fractal shape into something entirely different. You can find most Talis formulas in vdb.ufm, but there are others too; just use "Talis" as the keyword and hit the UF "Search" function.

September's Theme challenge will be the Nemesis challenge!
Is there something that really pisses you off? Anything that you wish you NEVER had to do or deal with? This is your chance to turn it into something visual: the theme challenge this month revolves around your nemesis! It can be anything from mosquitoes to world hunger, your pick. Make your feelings about it as clear as possible; the most original and on-point depiction will be rewarded.

September's Style challenge will be the OP-Eration Revival challenge!
This challenge is centered around op art, also called optical art. With the capabilities of Ultra Fractal, recreating a piece of optical art should be a cakewalk. If you have never dipped your toe into mappings, this is an excellent chance to do so and show off what you can do with them!

Remember: to enter each challenge, post your deviation's link and thumb in a comment of this journal, and specify which challenge you are entering the fractal in. ALSO: PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU LINK THIS NEWS ARTICLE IN THE DEVIATION!

Please spread the word by advertising this news article - we definitely want more participants. The more, the merrier!

This challenge's deadline is September 30th, 2015. Ready, set, GO!!! :eager:

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PaMonk Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the Request.:dalove:
InannaQ Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello all i hope you all had a good Thanksgiving for  those  that  live in the  USA  :)
InkCircles Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013   Traditional Artist
The mere fact this group exists makes my heart happy.
Sublime-Feline Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm so very sorry. I edited the initial FRACTAL MANIPULATION CONTEST journal in my stash which for some reason wasn't working right! It couldn't possibly had been the

Here's the correct link [link]

I will update my comments to the other groups as well!

I hope you'll participate and help spread the word!

Many Hugs! ~Kitty!!
remixedcat Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
still think the name is funny
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Flockling Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for requesting one of my art works. It's truly an honor. =) :hug:
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Thanx for the fave on "Bubbled-Fern"! :D
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