Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login

152nd Melbourne Cup HARPG, 12 DAYS TO GO

Journal Entry: Mon Nov 5, 2012, 3:22 PM
152nd Running of the Melbourne Cup Carnival


EDIT: :star: THE MELBOURNE CUP CARNIVAL IS BEING EXTENDED ONE MONTH. For soooo many reasons. Beginning with the fact that I haven't even started mine ... let alone do I have time for judging. I'm also aware a lot of other people arent going to be able to finish theirs by tomorrow. SO. SEE YA'LL ON THE 31ST OF JANUARY. WILL BE ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS UNTIL THE FINAL DAY.:star:



"It's the race that stops the nation, and for that matter the entire racing world." Its where legends are made – Damien Oliver on Media Puzzle, Phar Lap, Makybe Diva and Glen Boss – its the race that the legendary Bart Cummings has won a record 13 times. Its what every single racehorse owner in the world aspires to; where dreams are fulfilled, hearts are broken, and a defining moment in the lives of racehorse owners all around the world. Its purely Australian – larrikins and divas from all around gather to Flemington to celebrate Australia's racing culture, but at the same time, its every bit of an international spectacle. At 3pm on the first Tuesday of November, the racing world will hold its breath, and some one's life will change forever.
Welcome to the Melbourne Cup.


JUDGES & PRIZES WILL BE REVEALED SHORTLY.

:bulletblue: Judges are allowed to enter their own horses.
:bulletblue: We will be having about four judges.
:bulletblue: The entry will be given a score out of 80 based on effort and out of 20 based on RNG by each individual judge. This will then be divided by the number of judges judging the particular entry to achieve the average score. If it is an entry that has been submitted by a judge, it'll be judged by the other judges and divided by that number. If it's submitted by a non judge, it will be judged by all judges and divided by that number.
:bulletblue: Confused? Example:

4 Judges on a non-judge entry.
(Sum of Effort Scores) + (Sum of RNG Scores)/Number of Judges = Final Score
Lets assume:
(70 + 65 + 75 + 72) + (13 + 2 + 16 + 8)/4 = (277 + 39)/4 = 79

A Final Score of 79.
Got it?


3 Judges on a judge's entry.
(Sum of Effort Scores) + (Sum of RNG Scores)/Number of Judges = Final Score
Lets assume:
(62 + 50 + 58) + (19 + 7 + 15)/3 = (170 + 41)/3 = 70.3

A Final Score of 70.
Got it?


The 152nd Emirates Melbourne Cup
:bulletgreen: 24 Runners
:bulletgreen: Judged 80% effort, 20% RNG, because nothing is guaranteed in the racing world. You have one single racing image entry. Make it good, and make sure its accompanied by a good story. All racehorses have one.
:bulletgreen: Due date is 31st December 2012.
:star: To qualify for this race, your horse must have entered at least 3 races before. :star:

The Track Conditions
:bulletgreen: Firm - 3200m. A Stayers Race.
:bulletgreen: Turf
:bulletgreen: Typical Melbourne Weather - cloudy with a slight  chill.
:bulletgreen: Google Flemington Racetrack for an excellent view of the track.
:bulletgreen: The flower for the Emirates Melbourne Cup is the yellow rose.
:bulletgreen: images.smh.com.au/2012/09/04/3… This gives you an idea of the saddle cloth.



:star: Registry Opens Today and Closes on the 1st Dec or when we have 24 runners :star:
Note
Racehorse:
Jockey:
Trainer:
Owner:
Previous  Races (Proof):

You will in return be assigned a barrier number – this will affect your horse intensely, and is based on luck. Please include this in your story.

SPACES OPEN
1. Tenebo Najid, barrier 17
2 bc WhyAskWhy, barrier 22
3. Shiroi Denryu, barrier 9
4. Abbington Boy, barrier 10
5. MMS Dragon Storm, barrier 12
6. TT Dragon Tattoo, barrier 20
7. Quick In Calico, barrier 13
8. On Ne Change Pas, barrier 1
9. TS Hand Grenade, barrier 6
10. M'O Monserrat, barrier 16
11. Legitimate, barrier 11
12. BWS Cinnamon Biscuit, barrier 4
13. BS Shamall, barrier 19
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
22.
23.
24.




"Nowhere in the world have I encountered a festival of people that has such a magnificent appeal to the whole nation. The Cup astonishes me."


Add a Comment:
 
:iconaliceyung:
AliceYung Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Hey, I saw you were "active", so I thought you could tell me more about the results? I also send you a note, but you didn't reply to me (yet), or maybe you forgot. :XD: Anyways, hope to hear from you!
Reply
:icongabihorseart98:
GabiHorseArt98 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Student General Artist
I wish the same :/ I hope that she won't forget it 
Reply
:iconaliceyung:
AliceYung Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
Almost a year, but jeez... it's insane! :nuu:
Reply
:iconaliceyung:
AliceYung Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
I gave up... it's already a year ago.
Reply
:icongabihorseart98:
GabiHorseArt98 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Student General Artist
hum ... I didn't know how much time passed :( so sad to know that
Reply
:icongabihorseart98:
GabiHorseArt98 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Student General Artist
When it will finish?
Reply
:iconfulociraptor:
fulociraptor Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Will this be judged soon, Foxxy Moxxy lol
Reply
:iconfoxtrot98:
foxtrot98 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I go back to uni next week so it will definitely be judged before then (:
Reply
:iconfulociraptor:
fulociraptor Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks... GOOD LUCK :D
Reply
:icongabihorseart98:
GabiHorseArt98 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student General Artist
????????
Reply
:icongabihorseart98:
GabiHorseArt98 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student General Artist
MAY I JOIN!!!
Reply
:iconniur-tarow:
Niur-Tarow Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank the GODS!!!!!! Foxtrot is love!
Reply
:iconehetere:
Ehetere Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THANK YOU. MARRY ME.
Reply
:iconfoxtrot98:
foxtrot98 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I THOUGHT YOU WOULD NEVER ASK.
Reply
:iconmurasaki99:
Murasaki99 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Yikes, the deadline is approaching! Good thing the staff keep Shiroi in training no matter what her owner is doing. :D
Reply
:iconfoxtrot98:
foxtrot98 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its most likely being extended ;)
Reply
:iconmurasaki99:
Murasaki99 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you for the extension! Trying to get lots of art done over the holiday has been an uphill battle. :XD: But, I've got the initial roughs and now the clean pencils are done. If Epona smiles on me, I may get the painting done tomorrow. :boing:
Reply
:iconmurasaki99:
Murasaki99 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
That would help a bit - I took the week off from work (hard-earned vacation, yay!), so I plan to do something artistic every day. :nod:

A detail-question -- I notice for this past year's Cup, the red adverts along the track all touted Emirates Airlines - can we replace those with adverts for something else? :XD:
Reply
:iconfulociraptor:
fulociraptor Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank God!... I'm usually pretty good about deadlines but I have had no will to color this race picture lately.
Reply
:iconmurasaki99:
Murasaki99 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I've just been snowed-under with the holidays and a cat that decided to pick a big fight Xmas eve, so vet trips and extra worries. :noes:

Good luck to all of us! :strong:
Reply
:iconaliceyung:
AliceYung Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Just a quick question, but is there a journal with entries? I think I've linked you my entry but I am not sure anymore so I thought if you have them already listed i can check! :aww:
Reply
:iconfoxtrot98:
foxtrot98 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not yet! I've got them all stored, and when some more come in I'll compile them :D
Reply
:iconaliceyung:
AliceYung Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
Ah, great! :la:
Reply
:iconfulociraptor:
fulociraptor Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hey I "Featured" this show in my favorite at Harpg-Monthly
Reply
:iconaliceyung:
AliceYung Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Oh, and am I allowed to include (a part of) another horse that enters in my entry? :)
Reply
:iconfoxtrot98:
foxtrot98 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And yes this is fine. :)
Reply
:iconaliceyung:
AliceYung Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Great, thanks for your fast reply! :)
Reply
:iconaliceyung:
AliceYung Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Does it have to be fullbody? :aww:
Reply
:iconfoxtrot98:
foxtrot98 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There's nothing specific, but you'll see that effort is a huge part of the scoring and more effort is generally taken into a full body than a headshot. :)
Reply
:iconaliceyung:
AliceYung Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Ah, thats true, I understand! :aww: Although I was thinking of a specific angle, that would chop of the hooves only. :aww: I am really excited for this race, it will be Drakes biggest race! :la:
Reply
:iconfoxtrot98:
foxtrot98 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh hooves missing wouldn't matter, I'm sure. Thanks! Good luck!
Reply
:iconskywolfspirit:
SkyWolfSpirit Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
When is the entry due date?
Reply
:iconfoxtrot98:
foxtrot98 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As stated above, the due date is the 31st of Decemember 2012.
Reply
:iconskywolfspirit:
SkyWolfSpirit Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Whoops, must have missed it while reading.
Reply
:iconkurrumin:
Kurrumin Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Unfortunately, Deals won't be ready to race the MC in time for the deadline. BUT, if you make it an annual thing he'll enter next year!
In the mean time, I can offer myself as a judge 8D
Reply
:iconfoxtrot98:
foxtrot98 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay for next year then! And we could absolutely use your judging skills! :heart:
Reply
:iconkurrumin:
Kurrumin Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay for an annual HaRPG Melbourn Cup! :squee:
Reply
:iconrosethornstables:
RoseThornStables Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I am so going to enter my racers in this, but I just retired my experienced racers and need to enter my new racers in some races before I could enter. Hopefully there will still be some spots open when I've got them some experience! Also, if you are still looking for judges I could help with that, as well as prizes!
Reply
:iconfoxtrot98:
foxtrot98 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah no! Well we could always use a fourth judge, and you have about a month to enter some monthlies xD
Reply
:iconrosethornstables:
RoseThornStables Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Awesome! Are there any monthlies going on now that you could suggest? I know of one, the #HARPG-ABR, but I don't know any others ^^;
Reply
:iconfulociraptor:
fulociraptor Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
[link] Ask and you shall receive LOL
Reply
:iconfoxtrot98:
foxtrot98 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah! Search HARPG-URA and HARPG Monthlies :D
Reply
:iconcrystal-blueberry:
crystal-blueberry Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My horse hasn't entered any races O.O :(
Reply
:iconfoxtrot98:
foxtrot98 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YOU HAVE LIKE A MONTH UNTIL REGISTRY CLOSES D8
Reply
:iconcoloradospirit13:
ColoradoSpirit13 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Does the entering horse need previous races? I have one I would be interesting in entering but I haven't finished his racing stats, although they are based on RL tracks.
Reply
:iconfoxtrot98:
foxtrot98 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As stated in the guide above, the horse has had to entered at least three races on dA before and have proof.
Reply
:iconcoloradospirit13:
ColoradoSpirit13 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, I must have overlooked that. Thank you =)
Reply
:iconmurasaki99:
Murasaki99 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
See you all there with Shirobe! :boing:
Reply
:iconfulociraptor:
fulociraptor Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Registered Kevin... he is coming even though he has never run on Turf before! lol It is in his Australian genes though!
Reply
:iconfoxtrot98:
foxtrot98 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
good luck!
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×

Featured in Collections

HaRPG Ideas by MissDudette

Journals by Hathien603

Journal by fulociraptor


More from DeviantArt



Details

Submitted on
November 5, 2012
Submitted with
Sta.sh
Link
Thumb

Stats

Views
1,349
Favourites
8 (who?)
Comments
50
×