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Winterdream by Nullermanden winter story by nayein Snow in Stuttgart West by Finvara .snow. by TakeMyWorldApart first snow by Ivan-Suta snow by seafoodmwg Fallen snow by ultramaryna La vitesse possede by BenoitPaille What shit by BenoitPaille snow pain in my town 2 by MotyPest :thumb73015482: First Snow by thienbao Winter Queen by FootosDotCom syrr_kamp_3 by gab Spring's Snow by fuchsiart Snow by mirime-duinram first snow by TheNightSheDied I love snow by LilKatieKat Cold Winter by FrozenStarRo Winter. by saciii Speedpaint: Moscow Winter by Prasa Last Snowfall by Xibalban red Umbrella II by caleum Tree and monastery in the snow by ilsilenzio nothing ii by PatriciaD rainbow vii by PatriciaD : : s n o w d r e a m : : by utopic-man aged soul by Husckarl footprints in the snow by fahrmboy Winter Blues by hellfirediva let it snow... by catalinbujdei Precious Winter Rose by ElifKarakoc Feeling Winter by Fraeulein :thumb35819210: Elena's winter portrait by Orzz civil war by mitinandim Woman in snow by restlesswanderer Winter by TheChuChuGirLs Winter by JakezDaniel winter by Felis-Tigris :thumb53258976: .: winter story II :. by GokhanKaraag Ice cold story by LadyLyla story of your winter. by Ameera Love today by Cliodne010 Kafka by fogke 20 Years Of Snow by AndreeaIuliana Enjoying the silence . by Zanauardian Don't forget to hurry by ConceptualMiracles Winter is season for children. by narva :thumb80168723: cold wind by leenik The Legend Prevails by adenomay -piece of winter- by fangedfem Winter by KatrinaStranger Whisper by girltripped winter. by rooze winter. by dantukufeja Kissing the Lipless by CameraDude Thirteen Degrees by girltripped frigus by wredna 119 by temugg winter just wasn't my season by principear we only come out at night 2 by PumpkinMelody Russian Nights by SindelChaos No one came. by girltripped :thumb49449187: Only Human by TodirutVlad Winter's Best by erinroonifer My December by silent-waltz Merry Fucking Christmas... by mongosansl Falling snow by DamnTWEET :thumb72798896:
The best of the Wintery weather conditions often come later on in the season, especially here in the UK. The next week or so will hopefully provide many photographers with the chance to capture those snowy scenes. So what’s the best way to achieve them?

I’m sure many will agree that snowy landscapes are amongst the trickiest things to photograph. Exposure is the common problem; temperature is usually a close second! If your camera has a snow or winter setting then this will help override the auto white balance and lower the exposure, so you are already set to go. But if your camera doesn’t have these functions, then you might find these tips handy:


December View by Kaz-D


1.Before you head out, check your equipment. The white skies that often accompany a snowy scene are the most likely out of any shot you’ll take, to show up the dirt on your lens. Give it a good clean beforehand or you’ll be spending a long time with the spot healing tool in Photoshop afterwards!

2.If you are presented with a cloudy day, then have a look through your white balance settings and select the cloudy function. It’s as simple as that! However you will need to look at your exposure settings and if you’re comfortable spot-metering then use this to gauge your levels.

3. Shooting at night can often portray snow in a completely different way. Setting your white balance to ‘Tungsten’ will help get the best out of this situation and of course don’t forget to use a tripod to steady your shots with the low light.

4. Shooting sunny snow scenes is often a lot easier and more alluring to the eye. If you’ve got a fantastically blue sky against crisp snow then it’s doubly important that you set your white balance accurately. Use the Manual or Custom Modes and point at a clean patch of snow to set the balance of colours needed. Try and avoid focusing on shadowy areas or bits within your frame that are overly bright. This can lead to poor exposure for both sky and snow, spend some time picking the most neutral part.

5.Check out the Golden Hours – not familiar with these? Then you should be! They will quite honestly improve your Photography. Knowing the best times of day to shoot at is paramount to capturing that excellent shot. For snow, the time when the sun is lowest on the horizon is the best time of day to capture a beautiful landscape.

6.Try and find something to highlight in your image. Whether this is a tree, an animal, a building – whatever you can find will help to distinguish the layers of snow in your shot and if you’re shooting on a cloudy day – this tip will come in useful.

7.Finally, protecting yourself from the cold is vital. But what about the camera?  The lens can fog up, batteries lose power a lot more quickly (no it’s not a myth!) and condensation can form in the most awkward of places. Keep the batteries in your pocket where possible, and have spares available. If there is a lot of moisture in the air consider using a plastic bag to protect your camera, or better yet – invest in a raincoat for the camera. They’re cheap and you could probably make one yourself.  Most importantly, if you’re shooting in extreme temperatures – whether hot or cold – check your camera warranty and what it covers. Without realising you could easily void it.

Don’t forget that if you manage to get more creative and adventurous with your point of view and your settings, you could potentially disregard all of the above and capture something completely random that turns out wonderful!

Winter Evening by Kaz-D


This is a contest! Just draw a girl doing anything but no mature content! It can be your OC, a favorite character etc.!!!!

Contest rules:

:bulletblue: There can be photography and literature!

:bulletorange: Link your art to me so I can put it in an folder for the contest

:bulletpink: The deadline is November 17, 2011

:bulletgreen: No mature content!!!

:bulletred: I accept new AND OLD art!

:bulletblack: Only ONE entry per person

:bulletred: It MUST BE DRAWN by you! No bases, no exceptions! Thanks

Prizes:

:star:First place::star:
:bulletorange:A journal feature from ~greener-picture
:bulletred: A llama and watch from ~repple
:bulletyellow: a journal feature from ~museoda-arts
:bulletgreen: 100 points from me
:bulletblue:Detailed pic of your choice from ~Wolfpetal5
:bulletpurple: Full detailed pic of your choice from ~museoda-arts

:star:Second place::star:
:bulletblack: A journal feature from ~greener-picture
:bulletpink: a watch and llama from ~repple
:bulletorange: Detailed chibi of your choice from ~Wolfpetal5
:bulletred: Head-sketch of your choice from ~museoda-arts
:bulletyellow: 24 points from ~greener-picture

:star:Third Place::star:
:bulletgreen: llama from ~repple
:bulletblue: Simple chibi from ~Wolfpetal5
:bulletpurple: Inked sketch from ~museoda-arts

Just ask if you want to pitch in for the prizes!!!! Thanks!

Let it snow - CONTEST

Journal Entry: Fri Nov 30, 2012, 1:28 PM


DEADLINE

:eager: THE RESULTS ARE UP! :eager:

This contest started on December 1st 00:00 GMT+2/EET and ended March 1st 00:00 GMT+2/EET - here's a link that helps you convert that in your time zone: Contest Deadline: Let it snow.



THEME

LET IT SNOW
- Your work has to revolve around this theme.

Examples:
The Snow Maker by Elsouille snow by kate-niemczyk snow by seafoodmwg
:thumb45172842: Snow-Spider by nyctopterus
Pure As Snow by iilva SnowChilly winds pushed and pulled at her coat, causing her to hold it just a bit tighter than usual. The temperature was surely in the 40's, if not colder. Letting out a huff that appeared as a puff of smoke, Rukia turned toward Ichigo and asked, "Does it ever snow here in Karakura? It's cold enough for it."
Looking up from the bag of cookies he'd been munching on, he replied, "It does sometimes, but it's rare. It only snows every few years at best."
"That's a real shame. It's always so pretty when it snows," she said.
"I'm glad it doesn't snow! It's nothing but a pain in the ass when it does! The snow builds up and blocks roads, and then it turns into brown slush. I still remember my mom yelling at me for building a snowman out of slush," Ichigo replied. Though in the beginning he sounded so annoyed by the frozen rain, a slight somber tone took over on the last sentence. A saddened look washed over his eyes when he thought of that moment.
Seeing such a sad look on his face hurt Rukia a b
Snow walk by Dream-traveler
Snow Poo by rythemguy King of snow by adypetrisor Snow White by Amanda-Diaz Let it snow... by LenaZLair
Mini Snow Globe - Spheal by Swadloon Snow flake by The-Cute-Storm Snow Leopard by CallieFink
Let the Snow Fall by AnimalArtKingdom Bunny Snow Globe by Laiyee Snow Globe Swing by Zulma-san




ACCEPTED MEDIUMS

All (Photography, Digital art, Traditional art, Artisan Crafts, Literature - literally all mediums as long as the artwork respects the theme).



RULES

01 | All entries must be made specifically for this contest (the entry must be dated on or after the start date of the contest - you cannot submit a deviation that was made before December 1st).
02 | All contest entries must say - Made for "Let it snow" contest [here goes the link to this journal] - in the artist's comment/description area.
03 | Each artist is allowed one entry.
04 | The entry has to be original no art theft, sketches, WIPs, tracing, bases, collaborations. Please respect others and create your own entry.
05 | You cannot use this entry to enter another contest as well.
06 | You can replace your entry once if you made another artwork that you believe fits the theme better than the previous one.
07 | If you use references/stock images you need to have the original artist's accord to use their work as a reference/stock material. Also you have to credit them in your Artist Comment.
08 | Watch me so you can receive the contest updates. You are free to unwatch me when the contest ends if you wish so. 



HOW TO SUBMIT

01 | Submit your artwork on deviantART.
02 | Write Made for "Let it snow" contest [here goes the link to this journal] - in the artist's comment/description area.
03 | Post the link to your entry on this journal.
04 | I will add your entry to the Contest "Let it snow" folder in my Favourites.



OTHER INFO

01 | Prize donors can take part in the contest, but not the judges.
02 | Mature contest is allowed, but please use the mature tag.
03 | You can use references as long as you credit the referenced work in the artist's comment/description area.
04 | Any deviant is welcome to participate in this contest, as long as they are 13 years old or above.
05 | You can give your artwork any title and submit it to as many groups as you wish, but don't forget to add this: Made for "Let it snow" contest [here goes the link to this journal] - in the artist's comment/description area. 
06 | There must be at least 15 participants or the contest will be cancelled.



JUDGING CRITERIA

Theme related
Originality
Quality
Effort
Creativity



PRIZES

1st Place


Twelve Month Premium Membership from Moonbeam13
Six Month Premium Membership from lintu47
One Month Premium Membership from MadalinaSfitlic
Fella plushie from Arichy
Llama from lintu47, reggar, alex-mg, sesam-is-open, ItsLudar, DreamON-Mpak, naladraws, OakStar47, Kharemi, 3wyl, lucid-light, Starija, justiceiskira, WorldWar-Tori, Quaddles-Roost
Feature from lintu47, Astrikos, reggar, namenotrequired, JamminJo, sesam-is-open, archaicglint, Crystalstar1001, Mordial33, MadalinaSfitlic, ItsLudar, Astralseed, DreamON-Mpak, ValaSedai, SRudy, Nameda, 3wyl, Talty, lucid-light, Thiefoworld, Starija, justiceiskira, WorldWar-Tori, Quaddles-Roost, Requiemachina, Miyeong
Colorful portraiture from jane-beata (will receive the original piece)
Critique from Astrikos, STelari, DreamON-Mpak, naladraws, whatpumpkins, WorldWar-Tori
Request drawing from Mikriluna
Watch from ItsLudar, Requiemachina
Favourites from Mordial33, Requiemachina
Comments from Mordial33, Requiemachina
Sketch from STelari
Graphics request from Crystalstar1001
Literature donation from archaicglint, alex-mg
Literature request from justiceiskira
Custom box designed code from DreamON-Mpak
Custom logo from Zee-Who
Exclusive stock pack from PirateLotus-Stock, Kechake-stock
1000 points :points: from FionaCanajART
10 points :points: from Annissina
Fully shaded white/transparent BG picture from: MrSweetRue
Winners Package from AnotherContestGroup
Digital image from horserider10



2nd Place


Six Month Premium Membership from Moonbeam13
Three Month Premium Membership from lintu47
Llama plushie from Arichy
Llama from lintu47, reggar, alex-mg, sesam-is-open, ItsLudar, DreamON-Mpak, naladraws, OakStar47, Kharemi, 3wyl, lucid-light, Starija, justiceiskira, WorldWar-Tori, Quaddles-Roost
Feature from lintu47, Astrikos, reggar, namenotrequired, JamminJo, sesam-is-open, archaicglint, Crystalstar1001, Mordial33, MadalinaSfitlic, ItsLudar, Astralseed, DreamON-Mpak, ValaSedai, SRudy, Nameda, 3wyl, Talty, lucid-light, Thiefoworld, Starija, justiceiskira, WorldWar-Tori, Quaddles-Roost, Requiemachina, Miyeong
Colorful portraiture from jane-beata (will receive the digital file)
Critique from Astrikos, DreamON-Mpak, naladraws, whatpumpkins, WorldWar-Tori
Watch from ItsLudar, Requiemachina
Favourites from Mordial33, Requiemachina
Comments from Mordial33, Requiemachina
Sketch from STelari
Graphics request from Crystalstar1001
Literature donation from archaicglint
Literature request justiceiskira
Exclusive stock pack from Kechake-stock
150 points :points: from thorns
300 points :points: from rainylake
10 points :points: from Annissina
Flat transparent/white BG picture from: MrSweetRue
Winners Package from AnotherContestGroup




3rd Place


Three Month Premium Membership from Moonbeam13
One Month Premium Membership from lintu47
Stress ball keychan from Arichy
Llama from lintu47, reggar, alex-mg, sesam-is-open, ItsLudar, DreamON-Mpak, naladraws, OakStar47, Kharemi, 3wyl, lucid-light, Starija, justiceiskira, WorldWar-Tori, Quaddles-Roost
Feature from lintu47, Astrikos, reggar, namenotrequired, JamminJo, sesam-is-open, archaicglint, Crystalstar1001, Mordial33, MadalinaSfitlic, ItsLudar, Astralseed, DreamON-Mpak, ValaSedai, SRudy, Nameda, 3wyl, Talty, lucid-light, Thiefoworld, Starija, justiceiskira, WorldWar-Tori, Quaddles-Roost, Requiemachina, Miyeong
Colorful portraiture from jane-beata (will receive the digital file)
Critique from Astrikos, DreamON-Mpak, naladraws, whatpumpkins, WorldWar-Tori
Watch from ItsLudar, Requiemachina
Favourites from Mordial33, Requiemachina
Comments from Mordial33, Requiemachina
Sketch from STelari
Digital edit from Lirtista
Exclusive stock pack from Kechake-stock
Literature request from justiceiskira
50 points :points: from thorns
200 points :points: from rainylake
10 points :points: from Annissina
Lineart from: MrSweetRue
Winners Package from AnotherContestGroup



OTHER PRIZES

Request drawing from Mikriluna to a random deviant that was not ranked on the first 3 places
Feature for all entries from lintu47, Requiemachina



JUDGES

:iconlintu47: :iconarichy: :iconnatureboyishere: :iconastrikos: :iconsatania: :iconvladimirnichita: :iconthefloatingcigare: :iconjane-beata: :iconmiontre: :iconkaz-d: :iconteaphotography:



ENTRIES
The entries can be seen in Contest "Let it snow" folder :heart:



PARTICIPANTS

:icon1pen: :iconserketstalker: :iconkirinoru: :iconda-andi: :iconeditingninja: :iconbrainfruit: :icontrepanboub: :icontheantianti-drug: :iconkillertortoise: :iconemma-of-hearts: :iconmelvin-zackheim: :iconcrshh: :iconx3xdx: :iconjamilalikemanila: :iconpenguinenthusiast: :iconaztarieth: :iconartisticlatias: :iconkaihayashi: :iconsirocco-rc: :iconanxdesigns: :iconlub-ad: :iconmark-bash: :icondianagrigore: :iconsamui153: :iconvladimirsangel: :iconrandoms-foundling: :iconmaster-of-dizazter: :icondragonfly-oli: :icontantetabata: :iconrazputin93: :iconohme-notreally: :iconchrisgiz12: :iconjaded-ink: :iconelidk: :iconaustriakaninchen: :icontaunii: :iconmabogunje: :iconllllollll: :iconkeeponsingingmysong: :iconraetjor: :iconnephire: :iconblossom-lullabies: :iconanastasia-ri: :iconjulijanam: :iconellyevans679: :iconlvxion: :iconagent15: :iconwesley-souza: :iconaramisdream: :iconprocerdecrepusculum: :iconsarifael: :iconytril: :iconyaelpardina: :iconaeollon: :icondeggers123: :iconsenzzo-art: :iconealaine: :iconcoalrye: :iconsarahharas07: :iconllinute: :iconworldwideimage: :iconisdira: :iconnovabisharp: :iconzakharrar: :iconmagicwingsforever: :iconladydeliz: :iconospreyghost13: :iconhazydreamerneko: :iconsarah-bk: :icondastphoto: :iconsesam-is-open: :iconlidiamarina: :iconashkim: :icongloah: :iconprizedpixul: :iconleesergey: :iconmurderzack: :icondawnweaver13: :iconluckydesigns: :iconhoangphamvfx: :iconbrightstar2: :icondigitalessandra: :iconkazul9: :iconfeelomen: :iconwintersread: :iconerleuchtete: :iconrosefai: :iconanyura: :iconevey90: :iconmiyeong: :iconrainamonster97: :iconhecateslight: :iconpowl96: :iconyuskity: :iconjophesxi: :iconchaospixi: :iconkara-a: :iconenohla: :iconstubborninsomniac: :iconsavagesaccharine: :iconi-see-them-too: :iconricelover: :icongallynette: :iconfoxyfauna: :icondelinlea: :icondagoth-jeff: :iconvirginiecarquin: :iconalexiel2001: :iconluft-caverznovich: :iconazkas19: :icon1o11y9o9: :iconzanetheguardian: :iconelehanne: :iconmagicaljoey: :iconsombra33: :iconveritas-night: :iconnoxiousmyth:



PRIZE DONORS

:iconreggar: :iconarichy: :iconmadalinasfitlic: :iconalex-mg: :iconsesam-is-open: :iconstarija: :iconitsludar: :icondreamon-mpak: :iconnaladraws: :iconoakstar47: :iconkharemi: :icon3wyl: :iconjusticeiskira: :iconastrikos: :iconnamenotrequired: :iconjamminjo: :iconarchaicglint: :iconcrystalstar1001: :iconmordial33: :iconitsludar: :iconastralseed: :iconnameda: :iconvalasedai: :iconlucid-light: :iconthiefoworld: :iconmoonbeam13: :iconjane-beata: :iconstelari: :iconwhatpumpkins: :iconlintu47: :iconmikriluna: :iconrequiemachina: :iconzee-who: :iconpiratelotus-stock: :iconkechake-stock: :iconfionacanajart: :iconsrudy: :iconlirtista: :iconthorns: :iconmikriluna: :icontalty: :iconanothercontestgroup: :iconmrsweetrue: :iconrainylake: :iconworldwar-tori: :iconquaddles-roost: :iconannissina: :iconmiyeong: :iconhorserider10:



Prize donations (points, requests, features, critiques, llamas, watches, favourites etc) and promotion of this contest are greatly appreciated.


:snowflake: let it snow :snowflake: let it snow :snowflake: let it snow :snowflake:

Winter Tree by sleepheadMagic by SophibelleSleeping with ghosts by iTaylie
Somewhere in Time by DilekGencFragile Flame by DilekGencLost in Time... by DilekGenc
:thumb117490364::thumb139078013:frostbite IV by choco-latteXOXO
Winter Square by Teh-cHix0rWinter Fruit by HeatherWaller-RivetFoggy Day in the Park by jheintz21
Fandango by LutherBashForever winter by Dina-bv332 by voorikvergeet
Winter is season for children. by narvaSnowdon I by Jez92:thumb73566466:
Japanese Garden by pigarotSnow 'Hey Oh' by SweetChica19:thumb107526185:
tribute by criroxMy December by silent-waltztribute by crirox
footprints in the snow by fahrmboy:thumb106889873:in the snow by kuru93
:thumb113879887:winter day II by blue-aWinter tales by lostknightkg
wonderland by chpsaucewinter whispers II by JoannaRzeznikowskaHarry the Red-Nosed Polar Bear by MadeByRona
:thumb147360788:winter smoking .. by FttSniperTombe La Neige... by Khomenko
Snowy trees by ThierryVIt's snowin' blues by SlowFretboardDancerwinter whispers IV by JoannaRzeznikowska
winter whispers by JoannaRzeznikowska:thumb147371790:winter story by nayein
syrr_kamp_3 by gabLa vitesse possede by BenoitPaillewinter by Felis-Tigris
My December by silent-waltzMerry Fucking Christmas... by mongosansl
Winter 7 by bulllionlonely this christmas by RickHaigh:thumb147382409:
.tree.of.dreams. by candymax.snowflakes. by candymaxthrough the snow by photoflake
:thumb147355864::thumb147357386:exploration of December 11 by LuGiais
Winter Infrared by Dave-EllisJyyranjoki 3 by Joni76
:thumb147352865:dancing glitter by ashley711
Jyyranjoki by Joni76Snow Flake 2 by Alliec
Winter angel by Ruskatukkawinter stock 9 by FrantisekSpurny
Snowflakes2 by MaraDamian:thumb147366650:
In Winter by winter-fairy-taleSanta's house by wchild
Christmas by kiiw
Winter in my heart by LiliumLionSnowman Bob 2 by Eredel
Frozen rose by mv79brilliant drops. by M0THart
Winter by Juniii3Winter by CeskaSoda
Frozen Without You II by JoannaRzeznikowskasnow by 8lu3
December by psychotic-basterdIt is better to have loved by yudi80
Classical russian winter by doberman4ikrainbow vii by PatriciaD
-icestoned- by tynaS
Winter fairy tale by ChibasenkaFW. by ochira
:thumb74436770:voiages with bon-bons by optical-flare
Here comes winter... by NoseGrazet r u e  b l u e by islandtime
_pale as snow. by BloddroppeWinter Tale by Valcom2the
I love snow by LilKatieKatDecember's Splendor by aquapell
:thumb53181200:Snow in Stuttgart West by FinvaraWhite Christmas by shrekutza
let it snow - 3 by lovesplashwinter forest III by WilithinBleak Midwinter by Alex37
:thumb28797303:frigus by wredna:thumb80966828:
winter komm by igloolitaTrees in Snow by pnewberySplinter Inside Me by iristigerlily
NYC - Central Park by achfooGently Dead by boomer129.Just like heaven. by Endervald
On a cold day.. by ZanaSoulThe white street by StefanoBonazziwinter in the summer by WiciaQ

:snowflake::snowflake::snowflake:


A lot of people have asked me about cosplaying my princess dresses, but Chibirinoa is the first person to actually send me photos! :D AGHHGHJdfgd so pretty.


-C

+Commission Prices

Journal Entry: Sun Aug 12, 2012, 10:17 AM


RULES
~ read all
~
0. Fill out the Form *
1. Comment or sent me a note
~When you don't do that, i don't answer you~

~ i draw only Canines ~
~ by Anthro i can draw more species ~

4. I accept Points or Money (Paypal)
4.5
when u sent the money/points please write it's for the comisch
5. Pay full price, or first only the half

........x Prices are optional - still can change x........
~because of the design, background etc~

6. Look if it's a slot open
7. I don't have to accept - i do it or not


Commission Status:
~ closed ~

Slots
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* Form for Commissions | Designs | Ref Sheets

2013 - Summary of ART by Snow-Body


Headshots



Chibi




Full-Body




Anthro


Designs



Ref Sheets• (CLOSED)



Specials


When you got your picture you can do/get:

- save it
- use it as desktop bg, Avatar...
-You can upload it on DA or FA but with credit (only the version with watermark)
- You can have the unwatermarked version (you must ask for it)
- i
always submit the full size version (so don't ask)




Hello everyone!

For those who have been following the Snow Leopard Trust, you will have noticed that because of people like you, their eNews contest was successful with over 3000 new subscribers for a total of $6000 donated. Those really staying on top of it would have noticed that for a few days, the Snow Leopard Trust actually specifically thanked the members of DeviantArt for helping to make the initiative a success! For those who helped, give yourself a big pat on the back. I would also like to thank the Kearsley Fund for making this happen. However, there is still more to be done!

Due to our efforts, another organization (The Sengupta Fund) has stepped up and offered $2 for every new subscriber to the Snow Leopard Trust’s eNews campaign for another 2000 subscribers! That means that if we can get 2000 more subscribers, we will have collectively donated up to $10,000 to this wonderful organization..and for FREE! What easier way could there be to help out an amazing cause?

So...I have decided to put together a contest to get you folks involved (yes...that means YOU)!


The Contest

</b>“What’s this all about?”</b>

For those who do not know, the Snow Leopard Trust (www.snowleopard.org) needs our help. They are in need of subscribers to their awesome eNews. To support the Snow Leopard Trust, the Kearsley Fund and The Sengupta Fund have offered to donate $2 to the SLT for every new eNews subscriber for a total of 5000 subscribers and $10,000!

To sign up, visit the Snow Leopard Trust's Sign up Page!

It’s easy. It’s free. It makes a difference. It’s a no brainer.


“Why sign up? I won’t get a bunch of unwanted crap in my inbox, will I?”

I’ve been involved with several well known NGOs and in all honesty, the Snow Leopard Trust is one of the best out there. They do exceptional work and their staff are professional and courteous. They truly deserve all the help they can get. To find out more about their programs, please visit this link.

As for the actual eNews, you don’t have to worry. Marissa Niranjan of the SLT explains:

“We understand that people might be reluctant to give us their e-mail address. First, we never share or sell our lists or any personal information of any kind to anyone--EVER. We keep it in our “vault” and use it only for things that we think are important for snow leopard and the people who want to support them. To that end, we also try not to send tons of e-mails. We think out our e-mails thoroughly and only send what we think is either good news, or a good fundraising push at a time we think is appropriate — which basically means we don’t ask for money all the time just for the sake of asking. And finally, we try to make our e-mails (outside of eNews) as personalized as possible. If you are the type of person who likes to adopt snow leopards, we try to know that and talk to you about adoptions specifically.”


“Where do I come in?”

Basically, we need to sign up as many folks as possible. It’s wonderful to sign up, but what is REALLY needed is for people to spread the word. This is why I am running the contest.

If you post a journal entry on DeviantArt about the Snow Leopard Trust’s eNews initiative, you will be entered in a draw (conducted by yours truly) to win one of several prizes (see below).


“Can I have multiple entries in the draw?”

Yes...please see the rules.


The Rules (please read carefully)

1)  You MUST ask your followers to sign up for the Snow Leopard Trust's eNew and you MUST provide sufficient information in your journal to be able to effectively guide people to the Snow Leopard Trust’s website. To make things easy, I have provided text you can copy and paste into your journal at the bottom of this page.

2)  You MUST ask the readers of your journal to post in their journal as well. As indicated, the contest is about spreading the word, and it won’t be effective if you create a dead end.

3) You MUST give a link to this journal entry so that others can get involved in the contest too.

4) If you post a journal entry in accordance to the rules above, you will receive ONE entry into the draw. All you have to do is post a reply and give me the link for me to check. For those who have previously added journals and have contacted me previously, you will be automatically entered (I’ve kept track). For those who did, but did not contact me, you may reply to this message with a link to your journal entry.

5) It IS possible to have MULTIPLE ENTRIES in the draw. To give yourself more chances to win one of the prizes, you can ASK OTHERS to add the initiative to their journals. The same rules apply above and you will be credited with extra entries in the draw depending on the members you involve (based on pageviews). If the person you convince to add to their journal has:

  • 100,000 or less pageviews, you will receive 1 extra entry
  • 100,000-500,000 pageviews, you will receive 2 extra entries
  • 500,000-1,000,000 pageviews, you will receive 3 extra entries
  • 1,000,000+ pageviews, you will receive 4 extra entries


In order for you to be credited, they must mention your username in the journal, verifying your role in helping them spread the word. The person posting the journal will also receive an entry in the contest.

Also, for every person that :+fav:s this news article, that person will receive an extra entry.

So...there are plenty of ways to get involved!

6) DO NOT SPAM. Contact people you know and be polite and personal. I won’t be held accountable if you get yourself in trouble because you want extra entries. Always follow DeviantArt’s rules.

7) Be honest and be fair. I realize that, in writing these rules, I may not have prevented loop-holes from being created through which people could exploit the contest. Do not lose sight of the fact that this is a contest for a worthy cause and it is meant to be fun. If I suspect anyone is doing anything that is unethical in order to win a prize, I reserve the right to disqualify that person if I feel they are not participating in an honest and fair way. Use common sense.

8) If you want, you are free to opt out of the contest. Just let me know via note or email.

9) Feel free to contact me or reply if you have any questions.

10) Keep posted here for announcements.


The Prizes

A number of wonderful individuals have stepped up to help with the prizes, which include:

HeWhoWalksWithTigers: A Snow Leopard Cub Adoption from the Snow Leopard Trust!

mombeam: A 1-year subscription to DeviantArt!

ewm: A 10x15 big cat print from her gallery!

snowmask Postcard of your choice from her print store

...with possibly more. For updates, visit my journal!

If anyone else would like to donate prizes to support this fantastic cause, please let me know. Specifically, if people are willing to chip in and help me out with the Snow Leopard Cub Adoption, please send me a note. With enough support, we might be able to offer something more, which ultimately supports the Snow Leopard Trust.


About Snow Leopards</u>

Snow Leopards are a large and secretive cat native to the mountain ranges of Central Asia. There are an estimated wild population of 4,000 to 7,500 animals left, and in 1972 the Snow Leopard was placed on the Red List as Endangered. They are still illegally poached and their habitat is slowly diminishing, but they are a good candidate to survive if steps are taken. The Snow Leopard Trust works to help the big cats by protecting their environments and involving local communities in this effort, while also researching snow leopards. They believe the best conservation starts with sound science, and through understanding this elusive predator and giving the communities the tools to live with snow leopards, we can do better to save them.

Profile of a Snow Leopard III by HeWhoWalksWithTigersall the best d r e a m s by A-jeanNom Nom Nom - II by TaniDaRealSnow Leopard by catman-suha:thumb114311932:


A Message from the Snow Leopard Trust

"Thank you so much for posting this!! We are actually working on our own Facebook page as we speak in order to promote this. It's such an easy way to contribute without having to do much besides sign up for a fantastic eNews. Once again...THANK YOU to you and everyone who signs up. On behalf of the Trust, it truly does make all the difference." -Marissa Niranjan


Journal Entry Template (just copy and paste):

I’m posting this to let you know about a FREE and easy way to help save snow leopards.

The Snow Leopard Trust (www.snowleopard.org) needs your help!

They would like to you to sign up for their eNews and have others sign up as well. For every new subscriber, The Sengupta Fund will donate $2 to the Snow Leopard Trust for a total of 5000 new members.  However, if we all sign up and post this in our journals, we can help donate up to $10,000 for snow leopard conservation!

Visit here for more info!: "www.snowleopard.org/news/currentnews/sign-up-to-save-snow-leopards"

In addition to helping out a great cause, you could also win one of a few great prizes by entering a contest! Visit this journal article ("hewhowalkswithtigers.deviantar…") for more info on how you can get involved!

Please, sign up today and copy this into your journal to spread the word! With just a little bit of effort, we can make a big difference!

Amazing SNOW LEOPARDS on snow - PHOTOS

Journal Entry: Fri Nov 18, 2011, 4:31 PM


Hi,

thank you for kind voluntary donations for free calendar (woxys.deviantart.com/art/Anima… :hug: I really appreciate it! :hug:

Kiriban winners will be featured next time, ok?



Today I post photos of my favourite cats, snow leopards. All were taken in ZOO Jihlava with Canon Powershot S5 IS. I still have some sharp photos of nice moments, which I somehow "saved for better occassion". Ironically, I now do not feel like posting them, because although they are sharp and bright, they do not have SLR quality of shots taken with my SLR camera. There are also some very cute poses of baby snow leopard, so I might still post them later. I will consider it.

Nah, bad mood here.







And thank you for every :+fav:, of course!


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