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What are these UF challenges?
How do challenges work and how can I participate?
Can I help promoting the challenges in some way?
What if I have an idea for a future challenge?

You can find all this information and more in the Ultra Fractal challenges FAQ, which is also part of our very first UF challenge, the one for February 2011.
If you already know the rules, then you're good to go - read on for this month's challenge!

Previous editions:

You can find all of the previous challenges in this journal. Please keep in mind that the challenge rules changed after the 26th edition!

Links to ALL UF challenges (updated periodically!)Since the UF challenges are growing in number, instead of linking them all in each new one, I thought I'd make a collection journal for all of them. This will contain all challenges held so far, from the newest (top) to the oldest (bottom), all conveniently thumbed for you! It will also be updated each month so that ALL challenges are reachable from here, even the newer ones. And this journal will of course be linked in every challenge, to keep them all connected :aww:
Here we go!

Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux! Vol. 41 by heavenriver
Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux ~ Vol. 40 by heavenriver
Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux ~ Vol. 39 by heavenriver
Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux ~ Vol. 38 by heavenriver
Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux ~ Vol. 37 by heavenriver
Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux ~ Vol. 36 by heavenriver
Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux - Vol. 35 by heavenriver
Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux - Vol. 34 by heavenriver
Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux - Vol. 33 by heavenriver

Now we can go on with the last challenge's results, and then I will introduce this month's challenge to you all.

Here is the June challenge, and the deviations I've picked as the winners!
(Please note: do not feel offended if your fractals haven't been picked. Winners are chosen basing on their way of representing the challenge theme, and I always try to be as impartial as possible while judging.)

The winner of the Formula challenge is aartika-fractal-art with Mosaic Table:

Mosaic Table by aartika-fractal-art

The wonderful, glassy watercolours gently guide the eye of the observer and lull it through the long journey to the core of the spiral. A really impressive work, even more so due to its nature and being completely Standard-free, meaning much of this spiral structure is likely unconventional in formulae and arrangement. Great work.

The winner of the Theme challenge is Gerda1946 with Cyclops:

Redux - Cyclops by Gerda1946

A perfect fractal for summer, sliced in red and green leafy bits. The motion draws the viewer towards its center, the veritable eye of the spiral, which appears as though it is staring right back.

The winner of the Style challenge is Lupsiberg with Water-Gnarly:

UF-Chall 53 - Water-Gnarly by Lupsiberg

Nothing like a cruise in what seems to be a lakeside cave, much like a boat trip on the Danube! The heart shape only helps with thinking back to the Eastern European river and its romantic fame. Very well done!

All other entrants deserve a feature just the same, so here they are for you to see!

Redux Jun15 No Stars 1 by Gerda1946 Redux Jun15 No Stars 2 by Gerda1946 Redux Jun15 No Stars 3 by Gerda1946 Play Along - Wallpaper by miincdesign Abstract 2015 -3 by zisgul Intense Surveillance by jucarbi Redux - A Blue Eyes Party! by Gerda1946 Eye of the Blue Skink by Ampelosa UF-Chall 53 - Eyes by Lupsiberg Redux - The Northern Light by Gerda1946 Redux - Bad Weather by Gerda1946 Redux - Evening Sun by Gerda1946 The Way of all Things by LordFreeza Red Sky at Night by aartika-fractal-art

We're done for June. On to July!

Ultra Fractal monthly challenges Redux

Challenge #54: July 2015

July's Formula challenge will be the Orbit Traps challenge!
Any fractal entering this challenge must use the Orbit Traps (UF3) algorithm in dmj3.ucl EXCLUSIVELY as the colouring algorithm. You can use "None" Inside if you use OT3 Outside, and vice versa, but one between Inside and Outside colouring must always be OT3, on all layers. You can texture and colour well with this algorithm, because it is very versatile - and this is the perfect opportunity to get better acquaintained with it!

July's Style challenge will be the Landscape challenge!
Simple as is, in this challenge you will have to portray a landscape with a fractal. It can be any sort of landscape, from urban to rural, from realistic to fantastic. What matters, of course, is that it is recognisable as one. Be creative and produce something amazing!

July's Other challenge will be the Seeing Red challenge!
In this challenge, you may only enter fractals that look red, AND use red or other similar shades in their gradients, on every layer. Greyscale is allowed, but no yellow, green, blue, or other colours. You can, however, use as many shades of red as you please, including those bordering on brown, orange, and pink.

Remember: to enter each challenge, post your deviation's link and thumb in a comment of this journal, and specify which challenge you are entering the fractal in. ALSO: PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU LINK THIS NEWS ARTICLE IN THE DEVIATION!

Please spread the word by advertising this news article - we definitely want more participants. The more, the merrier!

This challenge's deadline is July 31st, 2015. Ready, set, GO!!! :eager:

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Velvet--Glove Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015
Your Apophysis 2 folder is full. Any chance of a new folder please?

Thanks. :)
heavenriver Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wish, we need Liuanta for that. I can't open them :(
Velvet--Glove Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015
Oh Noes Oh, that's too bad! She hasn't been around for a long while now... hope she's ok!

Thanks for your reply anyway. I will just stick to submitting UF works for now, then.  :heart:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I heard from her a while ago; I think she's fine, just very busy with life and without a lot of fractal mojo. :P

No problem. There are plenty of open groups for Apophysis, you'll have no trouble finding one that has active folders for that program :)
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recycledrelatives Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
The Mandelbulb 3D folder is full!
Lupsiberg Featured By Owner May 14, 2015   General Artist
The Apophysis folder is full!
Eb234 Featured By Owner May 8, 2015
Can someone open a Kalles Fraktaler folder?
heavenriver Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It isn't really common enough to justify opening another folder.
Ailaenii Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Apophysis 2 is full.
TropicalCreations Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mandelbulb 3d folder is full! 
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