Back In Black - No Photography

*This Group is for Artists who use Black as the MAIN Art hue/color

By the Dark of the Moon ($20 voucher)

This challenge closed over 4 years ago.

The Challenge

~ Visions in the Night ~

When witches go riding,
and black cats are seen,
the moon laughs and whispers,
‘tis near Halloween!

This challenge is for all things dark and spooky. What might be out there in the dark?

Entries needn’t be for Halloween specifically, but should reflect the spirit of the season: ghosts, witches, ghouls, haunted houses, apparitions in the woods… all things sinister and terrifying in the night.

Artwork only, please! No shirt designs.

As always, entries for this challenge must be done primarily in black in keeping with the focus of the group: no straight b&w photography (this is not a group for straight photography). Submissions can be done in any medium… including photos…but they must be altered or manipulated or combined to elevate your work from “just a photo” to a digital creation using Photoshop or any other program of your choice.

Some color is acceptable. So is a minimal amount of white: conversely, don’t use so much black we can’t see your image at all! See the guidelines and our Features if you have any questions on our group requirements.

Keep in mind the theme… the spookier the better! Blood and gore is not the thing: show us stuff that gives us chills and makes us want to huddle in the house with the lights on, the doors locked tight and the shades drawn shut against the dark!

Judging / Voting Criteria

You may vote for more than one. Look for creativity, originality, artistic merit mood, and how well you think the entries fit the challenge theme.

If you enter, PLEASE VOTE!!

As always, No Padding of the Ballot Box! Soliciting votes, either via Facebook, Bubblemail and/or any other means, will disqualify your entry and could result in your expulsion from the group! It may sound harsh, but it’s FRAUD. It isn’t fair to other members and it’s also against Bubble policy. So let the artwork win on merit, not on popularity!

Rewards & Prizes

Winner gets a winner’s banner, special mention on our Group Home Page and a permanent feature in our Winners Forum ~ in addition to a $20 voucher from the Bubble (provided the entry gets at least 4 votes). He or she will also be among our Featured Artists in the group.

Ties are recognized so if we have more than one, all winners win!

If we have more than 20 entries we will recognize the Top 10 if they have at least 4 votes. If less than 20 entries, we will recognize the Top 5 (who also get a banner and a permanent place of honor on our Winners Page).

Additional Information

Be sure your entry is accepted in the group by voting time!

Please note: entries not compliant with our focus, group requirements and/or the challenge theme will be removed at the discretion of the hosts.

Hope you’ll have some fun with this! We’re looking forward to a lot of spooky art!

~ Happy Halloween ~

’Tis now the very witching time of night,
When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out
Contagion to this world.
~William Shakespeare

(Per our policy from the beginning, hosts as members too, may enter challenges at Back in Black. Should the host who originates the challenge win a $20 voucher, it will be applied to another challenge or award within the group.)

Cover Image: Midnight on the Subway by Nadya Johnson


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