South African Furry Community Competition

Where the brave denizens of ZA Fur battle it out in contests of skill to earn the winner's golden crown.
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South African Furry Community Competition

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The new ZAFur competition will celebrate the South African furry community and the upcoming South Afrifur Furry Convention (12-15 July). The competition is open to all art or stories that celebrate the South African furry community, what it means to you and/or the furs in it.

Submissions to be consider should be posted in this thread. There is a maximum of 3 entries per person and a minimum of 3 people before voting can proceed. Entries will remain open until at least the end of 2 July. From 3 July to the end of 10 July, voting will remain open for all registered forum members. After that, we will announce the new Contest winner!

The competition is open for art, poetry and short stories. Written works should be fewer than 1000 words. All submissions must be PG-13. The contest winner's submission will be featured in The Arena's Hall of Fame and they will earn gold contest winner name until a new champion is crowned.
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A playful little banter I wrote of a friend joining me at the con:

Finnick the fennec fox
gave me the chicken pox.
I coughed and sneezed,
he laughed and wheezed -
I slapped him outta his sox



Gotta stay away from the con crud xD
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We have our first submission!

Would you have any objection if I shared it on the ZA Furries Twitter?
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Hiya!

ShadowTale.jpg

Something I sketched on me phone shortly after registering for South Afrifur.

Not sure how "deep" this is (looks a little two dimensional tbh lolz) but being the 1st con that I will be attending, I do feel a bit puffy and goose-bumpy I guess.

No background and not much colour soz XD (still learning how to do those things)
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Rakuen Growlithe wrote: Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:30 am We have our first submission!

Would you have any objection if I shared it on the ZA Furries Twitter?
Nope, not at all! :3
ShadowTale wrote: Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:59 am Hiya!


ShadowTale.jpg


Something I sketched on me phone shortly after registering for South Afrifur.

Not sure how "deep" this is (looks a little two dimensional tbh lolz) but being the 1st con that I will be attending, I do feel a bit puffy and goose-bumpy I guess.

No background and not much colour soz XD (still learning how to do those things)
Don't worry, it looks amazing!
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There's about a week and a half left and we still need at least one more submission! If you're going to, or have gone to, the South Afrifur con, this is the perfect time to tell everyone through your art!
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Shake that fursuit booty fast,
dance as long as you can last.
Sway your hips from side to side,
stomp your feets and clap your hands.

Wave your arms in flailing fashion,
jump ahead in flaming passion.
take your partner for a ride -
piggyback on dynamic lands.

If you're planning to avoid
the fursuit rave, you will void
your chances of a once-in-a-lifetime experience -
are you really that insane?
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superlegend wrote: Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:07 pm Shake that fursuit booty fast,
dance as long as you can last.
Sway your hips from side to side,
stomp your feets and clap your hands.

Wave your arms in flailing fashion,
jump ahead in flaming passion.
take your partner for a ride -
piggyback on dynamic lands.

If you're planning to avoid
the fursuit rave, you will void
your chances of a once-in-a-lifetime experience -
are you really that insane?
This is cute. X3

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ShadowTale wrote: Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:59 am
Something I sketched on me phone shortly after registering for South Afrifur.
As is this. :3
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We're so close! Just two more days. We have three submissions but they need to be from three separate people to make it a competition. Don't you want to win the title and bragging rights?
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Keeping in my tradition of facetious haikus for the sake of participation, here you go.

I found some friends here.
Alive, disappeared, or dead,
Always remembered.
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Caught in the rain, quite heavy rain at that. I knew the rainy season in Japan was well under way but I didn't expect it to be this intense! Still, I found myself with my backpack propped to the railing of the beautiful wood deck overlooking an amazing garden. Well, it was amazing until five minutes ago when the heavens opened and soaked the land, I can barely see the statue a few yards away. The rain on the roof was deafening and water gushed over the overfilled gutters.

Hiking boots on, cargo shorts and a button shirt with a hat was all I wore to beat the heat that came with the rain, my friends the same.

We had been here less than a week and everything was according to plan, so a few hours delay here won't kill us. Transfixed on the rain I thought I spotted something move, and the rain let up enough that I might dare venture out to explore my attraction to that movement.

I didn't remember how long it took but I was touching the back of the large stone monument, clothes wet, but I loved the feeling of walking in the rain today.

A murmur caught my attention, faint, like a whisper of prayer. I had to know, and slowly crept around the large monument to find what looked like a large bushy now tail matted and wet, caked with mud leading to the rest of a fox shielded by a light grey hoodie. A light blue glow attracted my attention, the critter holding an orb, light blue smoke slowly wafting off the top.

She placed the orb at the base of the statue, and it sank into the granite without hesitation, like a drop of water in the ocean. Pulling her hood off and breathing a sigh of relief her head turned in my direction.

Words could not describe her beauty, well no words I had at the time. Transfixed I looked at her, mouth agape and lost in the bright green eyes staring directly at my soul. Looking back, I thought my heart was going to choke me in my throat and the world went fuzzy from all the adrenaline.

Only a moment later she tore away her gaze, flicked the hoodie back over her ears and bound into the underbrush, gone so fast I thought I saw a vision, the mud deep in water making her tracks vanish in seconds and I stood out in the warm summer rain like a fool with my mouth open.

When I finally got back to the Inn where Reinette found me dripping wet on the steps, a blank expression on my face.

“Dude, did you pop something? You look out of it… Are you crying?”

“I’ll be fine, I just saw something.” I hadn’t realized my eyes were burning from the tears, mixed with the rain on my cheeks. We arranged with our guide and hotel that we will arrive tomorrow and spent the night at the Inn.
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So this story was based on a dream I had recently, and dramatized quite a bit and likely hits the pg-13 restriction. I know the word cap is 1000, but I have a second part that goes into greater detail, have the link to Google Drive for a full read (a short 1500 words in total)
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A kind hug by FurnixWolf

I love my hugs more than anything
We all dream of wonderful things
Let everyone see who we can be
I love everything I get to be

Our hugs are good and pure
Helps and mends a broken heart and more
We are proud to be who we are
We all mostly live so far

A hug is all we need to sometimes shine
We all try to show were all mostly fine
Friends where there were none
now someone calls me hun

I love my hugs more than anything
We all mostly want the same thing
Sonas are so beautiful and creative
Sometimes we make them and create them

A hug here and there makes me believe
Sometimes we do get to be naive
We feel loved and so much more
All our homes have an open door

With hugs you can’t forget
That first time we have met
A crowd smiles of happiness
It was much fun and endless

Hugs are love and embrace
From here to any place
True beings of love and acceptance
We love our independence

I love my hugs so much
I’m grateful a real big bunch
Can’t wait to hug you tightly
A kind hug truly can be mighty
Offers a hug and cookies.. Giggles..

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These are all really good.
And Leeward, I think you should give yourself more credit. A haiku can be a beautiful thing.
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Trace wrote: Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:22 pm And Leeward, I think you should give yourself more credit. A haiku can be a beautiful thing.
Oh but I do; I pride myself on being concise, which is why I love the medium. It just seems a little low-effort in contrast with most other submissions.
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Submissions are now closed.
A separate voting thread is now open.
"If all mankind minus one, were of one opinion, and only one person were of the contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person, than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind."
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