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If only it was said from the beginning that all we had to do was just: "make artwork(s) whatever the way you like and submit your entry(ies) as many as you want; the one we like for the most is the winner", then we don't have to question anything about this contest. But that was not what happened. This contest has some official rules. With those rules look so professional, for a world-wide contest, it was very shocking that the winner was one of  the ones who broke the rules* (details below).

I've written and posted so many comments and questions about it, but so far i haven't seen any responses yet from the judges. This situation moved me to do something more than writing; to find more efficient and effective messages without swearing on anyone/ anything: fight for the truth and justice through my drawings. Artwork for an artwork.

Here they are i made so far:
1. My Apology to Linkin Park widyarahayu.deviantart.com/art…
2. Why, Linkin Park? fav.me/d3k17r3
3. a. Fight for Justice (work in progress) fav.me/d3kiry8
    b. Fight for Justice (final result) fav.me/d3kq2xs
4. IRIDESCENTIA (Never Give Up) widyarahayu.deviantart.com/art… *in a better scanning result: fav.me/d3lokwe
5. "The Messenger", work in progress widyarahayu.deviantart.com/art…
and more to come... inshaAllah..

Note: I hope the judges would post something publicly to clear this thing up.

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*The contest' official rules:  www.linkinpark.com/profiles/bl…
* The violation against the rules i found on the winner's artwork
howazzim.deviantart.com/art/Li…;:
a. "No personal names, trademarks or company names may be included, other than Linkin Park and Paramount. (ix) may not use any watermarks or distinguishing artist marks (such as prominent signatures), and (xi) if found to be in violation of these rules will be disqualified and therefore removed from the Contest Site Gallery. --> on his work (full view image), there is a deviant ART watermark
b. "Submitted Artwork should be in the format of a 1200 x 1200 pixel high resolution JPG." --> we can see now that the resolution is much higher that the rule, but when i first saw it (a few hours after the announcement, it was smaller than it should [i've saved a copy of that image in 900x900 pixel high and no, i didn't resize it])
c.   "Limit one entry per person. No participant may enter the Contest more than once.  Multiple entries submitted by any single individual will be automatically disqualified." --> the winner had submitted more than one entry, and not disqualified
d. The submitted artwork ("Submitted Artwork") should utilize the text assets provided in the Artwork Download Pack located on the Site ("Assets"). --> he didn't use it
e. Submitted Artwork must be the exclusive original work of the entrant --> the winner's work was an editing from a wallpaper on the internet which was not made by him  api.ning.com/files/i4jdylkY
P.S. If i made a wrong conclusion on those above, please correct me. Thank you.
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:icontyrantzodiarche:
Way to go! I really am with you and share your opinion about what happened with the contest. I worked my arse off for the entry and it's a slap to the face to see that you can win without effort and much cheating.

I think it's poor example. Playing dirty and tricks will apparently get you more far than a good working ethic and effort. This contest is a farce and I hope the hosts will consider, if it's really right to stand for this.

I am very disappointed by LP and judges. Hope there will be an explanation about why the rules got bended or ignored in many ways.

I hope your efforts to get people to notice and react to the contest will pay off.

Cheers!
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:iconwidyarahayu:
widyarahayu Jul 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ameen...thank you! For your optimism and staying with me :hug: I've finished writing a letter to the contest sponsor (as mentioned in the rules: Linkin Park, LLC) and hopefully i could post it by mail a.s.a.p. I gotta try this way :)
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:icontyrantzodiarche:
Most welcome. :aww:

Well, if there's anything you need support for - lemme know.

So long! =D
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Wolflover95 Jul 4, 2011  Student General Artist
Even if they could do something about it, they can't undo the day they flew him/her out or whatever the prize was. What if they do find out they broke the rules? What are they gonna do? They can't host the contest again.. I mean they could but It would be a pain. I'm not against your fight for justice, because I do believe it was wrong that he/she won, but just think of the effects it will have if they find this out.
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widyarahayu Jul 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If they find that they've done a mistake, they could say it to us. Even if they can't withdraw the prize, even if they can't choose a new winner, at least they can make the right thing to do. That it's not right to break the rules when we're in a competition. That it's not fair for other participants. By admitting that they can get the fans' trust back. On the other side, it will avoid the winner from doing the same mistake in his future. It will give him a priceless lesson to make him a better artist. To us it will bring a new positive competiting spirit next time they hold a contest. It will make them wiser and be a better team. It will lead us to do more good deeds, to be more creative, and to respect each other. And that will be a justice for all.
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Wolflover95 Jul 6, 2011  Student General Artist
Agreed with everything there.
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junfender Jul 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree with tou...but about the one who posted "~WanMuhammedAzzim 3 days ago
Hello everyone....i am winner Wan here lah. i copied artwork..i know i broke rule but i still upload nine. i have good time tracing optimus and bee hahaha. i get video chat with LP but me english bad so i let ma sister WanNURULIzzati ([link]) talk to them lah. i am cheat. i like cheating lah. i have small penis." it's a troll of course.
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:iconwidyarahayu:
widyarahayu Jul 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A troll? To what? I'm sorry i don't get it... maybe 'cause i live with a different culture where we act differently on a same issue or maybe 'cause i'm just too naive. Could you please explain it? Thank you :)
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junfender Jul 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
ah...ok! is someone who pretends to be Wan...to make fun of us...or of him...to annoy people...
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:iconwidyarahayu:
widyarahayu Jul 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh... so, it wasn't really him who wrote that? I thought it was his account... but wait, the winner's account is hoazzim? And the other one with the real name account was the fake one... I missed that!
Thank you for your explanation! I must fix this journal then.
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