It's been quite awhile since I started this group, and I am quite impressed with the amount of artwork in our gallery! I am very pleased to see so many other people on dA who appreciate original characters as much as I do. I apologize to anyone whose submission to the group has expired. I blame Finals, moving, and illness for the neglect. If your submission ever expires, please submit it again, as an expiration does not mean your submission was declined, but just that I did not get a chance to decide before it expired. I have gone through the ones I missed and resubmitted many of them myself.
Also, please remember that this is a group for art of original Halo characters. Many of the recent submissions have been of artwork that is Halo-related, but isn't exactly art of a character as much as a nice, ediited screenshot. There is nothing wrong with screenshots, please don't get me wrong, I use them all the time. But your submissions should be of your character, please. It's not that I don't like your art, but there are other groups for that. It helps immensely if you name the character in the pieces' title or description. The same goes for art of canon characters. I love the canon characters, but this group isn't dedicated to artwork of them. Thank you. (If you feel that I have wronged rejected something, please note me.)
Onto the real reason for this blog entry! As I said, our group has been around for quite a few months now, and I feel like it is a good time for a contest! So, I would like for the members to comment with suggestions that they have for contest ideas, as well as prizes. Also, if there are a few people willing to offer their art skills for these prizes (I was thinking the winner(s) could chose a character to have artwork done of, or if someone wants to donate points, that is fine.) Please let me know. Right now, I was planning on holding a contest to design the groups' avatar, hopefully by someone who can do a bit more with it than the little screenshot I have right now.