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Og-preview-winners by seoul-childIn the Split Shattered Self Contest, DeviantArt challenged deviants to depict an inner struggle—either inspired by the movie Split or their personal experiences—and the winners are in! View the three winning entries hand-picked by M. Night Shyamalan now!

In The Split Shattered Self Contest, DeviantArt challenged artists to depict an inner struggle—either inspired by their own lives or the movie Split—and the winners are in! M. Night Shyamalan spent the last week reviewing each of the beautiful and highly creative semi-finalst to determine which pieces best represented an inner struggle. After considering each artwork’s originality, artistic skill, and success in portraying the contest theme, Shayamalan selected the following three pieces to win The Split Shattered Self Contest.

Read the comments from Director M. Night Shyamalan about each winner below, and join us in congratulating the three stellar contest winners!




In the Split Shattered Self Contest, DeviantArt challenged deviants to depict an inner struggle—either inspired by the movie Split or their personal experiences—and the winners are in! View the three winning entries hand-picked by M. Night Shyamalan now!
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SomebodyUDoNotKnow Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations to all the winners, and to all participants. I've seen some great work while browsing the contestants.
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StuckedWithStucki Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
In my opinion it all reminds me TOO much of the movie itself and it seems that the artists were extremly inspired by it.. I'm not even sure if I recognize any own story in it...but however I am just a normal deviant so I guess I have no clue and experience in this. Congratulations to the winners, the pictures are inredible drawn tho.
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YoshiJr11 Featured By Owner May 8, 2017  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
I didn't really care.....
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Deadsteelfinger Featured By Owner May 1, 2017  Professional General Artist
Congratulations to everyone who entered the contest, an outstanding effort by all of you! How the judges went through all the heart felt entries is a task I would not want. 
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Bubazi3 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congrats to the winners.
However I love how they chose similar images and similar medias.
They should of had winners for different mediums. 
Not everyone on deviant-art uses graphic design or concept art
Some draw from scratch, paint or even sculpt.

Would of been nice to see more winners for various materials, medias etc.
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MeltedChi Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017  New Deviant  Digital Artist
Congrats to all three winners. They remind me of classical paintings - well done!
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misogamy Featured By Owner Edited Apr 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In my opinion, the movie was incredibly toxic and inaccurate, but if you like that kind of thing, good for you I guess ??

The artwork, however, is beautiful and haunting, and so many amazing pieces came out of it. Congrats to the winners and the semi-finalists.
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TheSkull31 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
If you're getting paid by a movie sponsor to host a contest online and you encourage people to 'draw their own internal struggles' before choosing the eventual winners that go against the rules in which you specify, then chances are you're not hosting a contest right. Case in point, the Split contest. If you look at the comments section you will see how contradictory the rules for this particular contest were. Take five minutes out of your day to view the comments sections of each of the journal entries promoting the contest and you will understand what I mean.
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Bubazi3 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Agreed !!
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brietolga Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017   Digital Artist
Cool! It's an interesting coincident that both 1st and 2nd prize go to Kazakhstan! :D :thumbsup:
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hannxm Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
:congrats:to the winners. I can't imagine ever winning such a huge amount from an art contest! timens must be beside themselves with joy! 
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regretfulstickman Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Listen here dudes I should have won because umm I actually put effort in  mine
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jakepatt Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
definitely 
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:iconclockworks360:
congrats!!
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PixelBossness Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
congrats good job...
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ChalkGirl Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
congrats to the finalists!  your artwork is amazing
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StarseedRaven Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Hum... I was one of the 25 finalist on this contest, DA promised a 3 month core membership and 800 points to them, I was wondering when are they gonna give them ?
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AriaGrill Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
which one did you enter?
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StarseedRaven Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
The one titled "the inner beings" is in my gallery, it was one of the top 25, I've seen they already gave me the 3 month core, but not the 800 DA points..
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Fraot Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2017  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Damn! The third one was a first-place for me.
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WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2017
:iconcongratssignplz: to the winners! And the prizes aren't shabby either!!!! :trophy:
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Eduardathewolf Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Congrats to the winners. I wish I had a little of this cretivitie inside me xD
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TheInvisibleAlly Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2017  Student General Artist
I just wish I had 1% of creativity on me. Congratulations to the winners. 
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kurishitoi Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW! Congratulations! Well-deserved!
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RockyDaGurl Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Disappointing to see none of the photography entries in the semi-finals, all digital art.
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Jaws1337 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed. They should definitely consider categories.
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TheMangaPost Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Contemplated on joining this contest and I'm glad I didn't. These are amazing and deserve to win. Congrats guys. Love all of the biblical and monstrous images. 
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Janinna Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Didn't think I'd win... these are way beyond my skill level... but hey, I tried! Congrats to the winnaass!!!! Winner 
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Graphire1891 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wish that in the future you verify the movie release date in other countries like Brazil, because here, we can watch "Split"  only on March 17th, 7 days after the contest beginning. On the other hand, in U.S the movie it's available since January.
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booberry--ghosts Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
well thank god this is over - im sick of seeing this contest for every advertisement ;;
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Zinfer Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017  Student Digital Artist
It's good to know you lost to amazing art. Well done well done indeed
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artsysketches Featured By Owner Edited Apr 23, 2017  Student Digital Artist

Split’s Portrayal of Mental Illness Only Adds to its Harmful Stigma-www.bustle.com/p/splits-portra…

From Split to Psycho: why cinema fails dissociative identity disorder-www.theguardian.com/film/2017/…

M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Split’ Trailer Suggests a Movie Rife With Mental Illness Stigma-m.mic.com/articles/149959/m-ni…

Care2 Petition Asks ‘Split’ Producers to Educate People About Dissociative Identity Disorder- www.care2.com/causes/care2-pet…


M. Night Shyamalan’s Newest Flop: Demonizing Mental Illness-www.google.com/amp/www.gradien…


More Than 20,000 People Are Boycotting ‘Split’ for the Way It Portrays Mental Illness-themighty.com/2017/01/m-night-…



SANE Australia slams Split movie- www.sane.org/media-centre/medi…

Nine things you need to know before watching Split- www.sane.org/media-centre/the-…

“SPLIT”: WHAT DISSOCIATIVE IDENTITY DISORDER ISN’T-www.risenzine.com/2017/01/spli…


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FactitiousTruth Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for this informative list! :)
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SECONDARY-TARGET Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
congrats, certainly deserve it
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kalyanjyoti Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
i was wrong in the beginning, just completed the movie, it was mistake not to watch it before i submitted my piece, now i see why he selected the above three, no doubt the 1st painitng deserves it, such an awesome movie..such an awesome art piece
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Branka-Johnlockian Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats to the 3 winners :happybounce:
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Momo-The-Unknown Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
'Grats to the winners!
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arthur-mersi Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
CONGRATS!!!!! WOOOOOOHOOOOOOOO!!!!!!
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Lehira-Rutherford Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats!
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humai Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
congrats! They look awesome!! I saw this movie only after this contest 
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Wertzustellun9 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017
As dull as expected.
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puffi32 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart:
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FSudol Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Great entries and winners listed. Congratulations to the winners.
M. Night Shyamalan seems to have been looking for a more realistic human form rendering as these entries professionally demonstrate. They're each great works of art. If I had to pick one, 2nd place's colorful lighting and composition, along with the stretching, tearing of the forms is really captivating in my opinion.
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AyosDesignz Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2017  Student General Artist
Nicely done. They all look like they could be apart of promotion art for the movie.
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JohnKillinger Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2017  Professional General Artist
as said in the artist's comments, this challenge was to depict inner struggle, either inspired by the movie or personal struggle.  Disappointingly boring that all the winners were inspired by the movie, and all look about the same, just with varying degrees of skill and detail.  no metaphor, no abstraction, nothing beyond the literal.  fun to look at, but disappointing.
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puffi32 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I only feel that with the second piece to be honest.
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VactuART Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I agree 
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chubbyfurries Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
agreed
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splootz Featured By Owner Edited Apr 22, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Great entries!
Congratulations to each winner!

And I am actually super hyped to watch this movie! Hope I get to see it soon ( :
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SakuraSeeds Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2017
Watch Unbreakable first. :)
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