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!
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
Here we go!
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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 February 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 Lupsiberg with Phoenix Nova:
The psychedelia is strong in this one, with the outbreak of purple and the spiralling motion towards the center; a very original interpretation of a Nova fractal, with a twisted, intricate and intriguing design. A truly remarkable job.
The winner of the Theme challenge is Ampelosa with Spider Lily for My Love:
A very delicate expression of love, with such gentle colours that it feels soft and warm, as if it were trying to not disrupt a loved one's sleep. It's easy on the eyes, but also very intricate and detailed: truly a flower like no other!
The winner of the Style challenge is miincdesign with Return of the Blue:
An amazingly coloured gnarl, with great usage of texture and perspective: it gives the feeling of multiple, cold flames rising up to the sky, enlightened by the sun. Very suggestive!
There was an overwhelming participation to the Gnarl challenge, and many other entries of the other two were also very much worth prizing if we had more than just the first place. Do take a look at all these fantastic artworks!
We're done for February. On to March!
Ultra Fractal monthly challenges Redux
Challenge #50: March 2015
March's Formula challenge will be the Barnsley challenge!
For this challenge, you will only be able to use a Barnsley from either reb.ufm or ea.ufm as your fractal formula, without restrictions on colouring algorithms. Mappings may be used, but the Barnsley shape must still be visible. Those in ea.ufm are newbie-friendly, so if you've never used a Barnsley in UF, it's a good place to start.
March's Theme challenge will be the Awakening challenge!
With the coming of spring (in the Northern hemisphere, at least), nature is waking up, and that's what we're dedicating this Theme challenge to. Represent awakening - not necessarily nature's awakening - in a fractal in the best way you can, and show it to us!
March's Other challenge will be the Colours of the Rainbow challenge!
This challenge is replacing the Style challenge for this month! You will need to produce a fractal that shines in the colours of the rainbow. The more you use, the better! The challenging part of this is to create a good chromatic synergy between them, so that they fit together instead of aggressively jumping to the viewer's eye.
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 March 31st, 2015. Ready, set, GO!!!