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Advice on a raffle prize?

So three years ago, I was very new to FA, and entered a christmas raffle held my a new friend I'd made.

I ended up winning a single character image from an artist I was quite fond of, with a start date of May. I'm a very patient person, and it gave me time to actually procure a reference for my fursona, so no complaints on my end. When the month came, I sent off refs and a description of what I would like for the image.

And that was it

It's been three years since winning the raffle, and so far, I believe only one other person has actually gotten their prize from this artist (there were 5 of us total). Yet the artist is still taking on, and completing, large amounts of commissions/doing her own personal artwork

I've sent her a note er two in the past, if my memory serves, but I do not believe that I ever got a response.

I'm thinking about chalking this up to a loss, but this same artist has been posted to this community for not delivering for large amounts of time in the past.

I mean, the image was free to me, so I'm not loosing anything in the long run, but am still kind of unsure how to go about this. Should I push it and try to get my prize after this long, or just give up?

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Feb. 21st, 2014 04:20 am (UTC)
IMO it depends on what you did for the raffle. If it's just "post here to enter" then I would let it go. If you did art or some significant piece of your time/ skill, then I would continue to pursue it.

It would be nice if an artist kept their word, but sometimes its not always possible.
Feb. 21st, 2014 04:23 am (UTC)
If it was a free raffle, and you weren't paying any sort of entry fee, there really isn't much you can do about it.

If the artist has continued to do more things of this nature, I feel like you and the other previous winners would have a valid warning.

I say, if you REALLY want the image, give the artist a reminder and see if they'd be willing to follow up on this. If not, just chalk it up as a loss.
Feb. 21st, 2014 05:57 pm (UTC)
Unless you did more than a "post here/make journal about" to enter then I'd say let it go.
Feb. 21st, 2014 06:01 pm (UTC)
I'm with everyone else. Yes, it sucks that they didn't deliver what they said they would but you're not losing anything.
Feb. 21st, 2014 07:54 pm (UTC)
No one is entitled to free art.

if it was a contest where you had to draw to enter, then that's different, but just a free raffle? Like everyone else, let it go.
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