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:devart: WHAT IS OUR PURPOSE? :devart:
We are an Original Character Tournament (OCT) & Original Character League (OCL) registry, one of the first and most successful. In addition, we have a FAQ for beginners to the OCT scene, resources for OCT/OCL hosts and judges, and ways that you can help make our group run more smoothly. Furthermore, we have plans to provide more services in the future.

:groups: CLICK HERE!! :groups:
If you can't follow the rules, we can't guarantee good service.

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Send us a note titled "Affiliation Request". It's that simple! We do require that your group be related to OCTs, OCs, or competitive comics/literature.

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THE VISIONARY: :iconyunalanastarphyer:YunalanaStarphyer had the idea and put this account together. She is gone now, but not forgotten.
THE APPRENTICE: :iconvoice-of-levity: Voice-of-Levity was the founder of the OCTFollowers group account who managed the site and was its primary administrator after YunalanaStarphyer.
THE SUCCESSOR: :icongeocaecias: inherited the OCTFollowers group account from Voice-of-Levity. Now she runs things. Term: Sept 2010-






:bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack: QUICK LINKS :bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack:
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CLICK HERE to learn how to submit new OCT/OCLs or OCT/OCL updates

:bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack: ANNOUNCEMENTS :bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack:
:bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack: Find out what's going on in the OCT world :bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack:

:groups:02/15/15 :heart:
Hello OCT followers! Today, I bring you news of a shortlisted OCT. :iconassassinsdance-oct: THE ASSASSIN'S DANCE needs only :bulletred: 4 :bulletred: to get it going. There is no audition required, only a character reference sheet. The tournament accepts comics, flash, & literature.  For more information on this tournament, please see our Upcoming OCTs (A-M) listing or the Shortlist.

Hey everyone. :wave:

We are working through a backlog of messages, including a few Classifieds, New OCTs, and Updates. If you don't see your OCT here, please don't think we've forgotten you. We're just trying to space our updates out a bit so that your event gets the attention it should. :)


Hello OCTFollowers!

Are you looking to improve your OCs? Do you need a push to get you down the path of drawing on a deadline?  Look no further than :iconoc-training:.

OC-training is a 13 week program that focuses on exercising drawing skills and developing OC personality and background. It also contains a lot of positive interaction between participants - fun, encouragement and in-depth feedback. Any reliable deviant is welcome. Second round starts this coming Monday 24th November 2014, but you can join in at any time. If you're interested in practicing with your character before you formally enter an OCT, check it out!

Update! Itching for a Pokemon battle? Ready to try out that new Digivice? Upcoming OCTs based on existing franchises will now have their own page! Please bear with us while we make adjustments. If your OCT seems to be on the wrong list, please let us know.

:bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack:WEEKLY RANDOM FEATURES :bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack:

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:bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack:LATEST ADDITIONS :bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack:
:bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack:Click on the header to see more than these 3 additions:bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack:

  • :iconcartoonival: CARTOONIVAL --Accepting Auditions-- added 2/1/2015
    Hosted by: TomQuoVadis
    Accepted Media: All
    Situated in scenic ToonTown, the Cartoonival is the biggest carnival run by cartoons*.  Recently, the Ringleader (its owner and operator) began a recruiting campaign to bring in more raw talent, though one need not be animated to apply.  Contestants will compete in a series of rounds based on classic cartoon scenarios in order to decide who is the most worthy of the Cartoonival's coveted contract.  May the tooniest win!

  • :iconcascade-cabaret-oct: CASCADE CABARET --Accepting Applications-- added 2/1/2015
    Hosted By: Ixtaek and InvaderJoe1
    Accepted Media: Comics, animation and motion comics
    My dear friends, welcome one and all to the greatest show in the cosmos! Do you feel the thrill of the call of stage? Do you crave the dazzling lights and mind blowing fights? Then come to our cabaret, ol chum, and wow us with your skill and bravery, in a show so great, that only one can make it out alive! Gamble your reality, your life, for a chance to win all your dreams made real, or even to just make it out alive from the Cascade Cabaret!
  • :iconoutofthisworld-oct: OUT OF THIS WORLD --Accepting Auditions until 1 April--
    Hosted by: BunnySquisher
    Accepted Storytelling Media: Any
    This OCT is not the typical OCT of "here's a story and draw yourself fighting another character". In this Original Character Tournament, the contestants will each create an original character with their own personal backstory. Every round they will be given a prompt (very brief) describing the type of Alternate Universe their character will be "born" in. This tournament is designed to help people improve their story writing skills as well as properly develop their characters. With this tournament, I hope to both give people constructive criticism and throw them my knowledge as well as provide a fun and wonderful environment for people who really love and cherish their OCs.

:bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack: LATEST UPDATES:bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack:
:bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack:Click the header to see more than these 6 updates :bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack:

  • :iconrendells-request-oct: RENDELL'S REQUEST OCT is Accepting Auditions until 31 May on 15 Feb
  • :iconregicideoct: REGICIDE is Accepting Auditions until 21 February 2015 on 15 Feb
  • :iconassassinsdance-oct: THE ASSASSIN'S DANCE is Shortlisted and needs
    :bulletred: 4 :bulletred: competitors to begin, no audition required, on 15 Feb
  • :icongalacticsmackdownoct: GALACTIC SMACKDOWN is now Accepting Auditions until March 17
  • :iconcomicrelief-oct: THE COMIC RELIEF OCT is now Accepting Auditions until April 25

:bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack: CLASSIFIEDS:bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack:
:bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack:Click the header to see more ways you can get involved :bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack:

  • Seeker: Crimson-Winged
    Event: ApolloMetropolis
    Needs: 1 judge, 2 back-up judges
    Notes: Seeking a judge to help with the main rounds and events and back-ups in case one of the judges can't be around. Prize donations are nice, but they are by no means required. If you're dedicated and would like to help, we'd love to have you in the admin circle~
    (Posted 01/30/15)
  • Seeker KristaDLee
    Event: The-Salt-Islands-OCT
    Needs: Prize donations for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place winners
    Notes: N/A
    (Posted 01/30/15)
  • Seeker: 1STW
    Event: WitchsDimension-OCT
    Needs: Prize donations
    Notes: Please note the group if you wish to help.
    (Posted 12/22/14)

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Brokollee Featured By Owner 4 hours ago
There doesn't seem to be too much new OCTs beginning soon :( if anyone knows of any, let me know! 
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I'm surprised :iconsupermoneyislandoct: isn't here, it's rearing up for another season.
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AngelWarriorQueen Featured By Owner Edited Feb 15, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Hi! Just letting y'all know that :iconrendells-request-oct: has just opened  for audtions. Any writer with a flair for mystery and intrigue as well as a passion for scifi/fantasy should really check us out! :D We'll be accepting audtions till May 31st
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BS--Comics Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Are there any OCTs where superhero characters would be eligible for entry? I'm also interested in upcoming Pokémon or Digimon groups as well. 
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GazellaMech Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, fellow OCT lovers!  I'd like to show you Dog-Eat-Dog-World, a gritty superhero OCT that is currently accepting auditions!  If you like tense, original OCTs at all, please check us out!  We currently have over three weeks left in our audition time; just enough time for an entry!  Thank you so much, and happy sketching! [Only posted this because I didn't see us on the 'Latest Updates' journal.  Don't mean to spam!]
TheFlippmeister Featured By Owner Edited Jan 25, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Quick question: are animated entries ALWAYS supposed to be in a flash format? If not, is it generally discouraged? Because in order for me to use voices and sounds, I can only make avi files and share them via YouTube... unless it's possible to upload avi files.

I dunno. I'm a newbie.
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SteedAngus Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
:icongalacticsmackdownoct: is accepting auditions until February 14th 

...i didn't see GS on the "Latest Updates" journal, so I just wanted to comment :]
FireballDragon Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Student General Artist
Are there any basic vanilla OCTs out there? I'm not looking for anything complex.
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dvdIce Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
New OCT :iconbeachwars-oct: is looking for judges  and prize donors

Sorry , if is not allowed to post this here.
TomQuoVadis Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

I'm open for business but really devoid of watchers.  Any chance I could get a bump?
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