Official DeviantArt ContestsAll "official" contests will begin at midnight PST on the start date and end at 11:59 PST on the end date. This applies to all Community Relations run contests and all DeviantArt sponsored contests.
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Anthro Challenge #115 - FFA January - Deadline January 31, 2015
The Order 1886: Gadgets and Gear Contest - Deadline February 8, 2015 (18+, Australia Only)
Plans Gone Wrong Contest TweetPlans Gone Wrong Contest4 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Chaos Panda by $chix0r
We're throwing one panda, one light, one pie up against the incredibly successful Fotolia One Cat, One Fruit, and One Clock Contest. Let's see if our new completely crazed random selection can pull in more than the 10,000 entries we received last time.
Here's the big twist: This time, we're challenging you to use the theme of "plans gone wrong" in
You must use one each of the specific pandas, lights, and pies provided in the asset pack and create an image showing "plans gone wrong." Your entry can originate in any medium! These are stock pictures. You can trace them, draw them, photomanipu
deviantART Related Collaboration Contest ...and the contest is closed! Thanks everyone for the entries, judging will commence now.deviantART Related Collaboration Contest3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Ladies and gentlemen! Welcome to the communityrelations sponsored deviantART Related Collaborations Contest Where you have six weeks to work together on any work in the dA related category. A quick overview;
This contest will be open to all mediums in the deviantART Related main category, as well as dA tutorials and dA avatars.It will run from today (3rd April) to May 15 2012. Your entry must be submitted between (or on) those dates!You can participate in three ways (see the bottom of this article for examples);Work on your own based on an existing dA related deviation (with their permission if needed; e.g. find a visual suggestion and make a browser script to make it work).Collaborate with another artist on a piece in one medium (e.g. make a stamp or devID together.)Work together to create two related deviations (e.g. a
Skribble Contest: Let's Get Creative! TweetSkribble Contest: Let's Get Creative!4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
A mere eleven years ago, deviantART met its humble beginnings. Since that time, we've grown to be the world's largest online art community, but even a site as massive and established as deviantART had to start somewhere. We never forget those few small sparks that launched deviantART to be where it is today, and that's what we're celebrating during our birthday season.
For this year's community event, we're embracing the idea of starting small and creating something amazing from just a few quick sketches. We've started this work for you and challenge you to finish it with the pizzazz that only the best art community in the world co
Current Contests, Projects and ChallengesContests, projects and challenges from around deviantART to inspire your creations (and give you the opportunity to win cool stuff!).Current Contests, Projects and Challenges4 years ago in Personal More Like This
This blog entry is a living document, meaning that it gets updated on a regular and ongoing basis. If you want to bookmark it and find it easily to check for updates, you can add it to your Favourites so you'll always know where to find it.
Theme Traditional Art Portrait
Hosted by Egil21
Medium Traditional mediums, drawings and paintings
Ends 30 October 2012
Theme Pink (it's to honor the Breast Cancer Awareness Month)
Hosted by erisama
Ends 31 October 2012
Hosted by dAhub and TheArtPlatform
deviantART's 11th BirthdAy: Let's Celebrate! TweetdeviantART's 11th BirthdAy: Let's Celebrate!4 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
August 7th, 2011 marks deviantART's 11th birthdAy, but in true devious style, we're taking a whole week to celebrate! Our original plans for Deviants Appreciation Day were so huge that there was no possible way to express our love for the community in a mere 24 hours. Instead, we've created Deviants Appreciation Week, and what better time to host a week's worth of community-oriented events than in the days leading up to our birthdAy?
Each day this week, we have something special organized for you to participate in! Check out the schedule of events below to come party with us!
In Skribble, our latest community contest, we challenge
Community Relations Newsletter - March/April 2012Table of ContentsCommunity Relations Newsletter - March/April 20123 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
1. Gallery Clean Up Project
3. Volunteer Openings
4. Share Your Opinions
5. Community Projects
6. Official Contests
7 Project Educate 2011/2012
8. Art History Project
9. Gallery Description Project
10. News from the Chats and Forums
11. News from the Galleries
1. Gallery Clean-up Project
The Gallery Clean-up Project will focus on literally cleaning up the category tree in several ways. This first part of this project, is all behind the scenes. Over the years there have been categories that have been "removed", merged, or changed and there are back-end changes that need to be done to fully remove them from the tree. This part will not affect you, and if everything goes properly, you won't even notice it
The second part of this will be ensuring that the categories are all accepting the correct file-types. If there is a file-type that isn't being allowed in a particular category or
Fan Art Contest: Childhood Memories Gaze into the past... look at yourself today...Fan Art Contest: Childhood Memories3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Imagine how your favorite character is today. Is he/she a villain? A hero?
The most important part of anyone's personality is their childhood and now they decide to reflect on their past. Their past is linked to who they've become.
Does abuse make them a villain?
Did an orphan decide to run away to follow their dreams?
Or maybe they haven't yet discovered who they are?
Now you are to dig into their pasts and determine why their childhood is linked to who they've become. I want YOU to tell me a story of their childhood. It can be sad, happy, dramatic... you decide! Give them Nostalgia, and have them discover themselves.
A copyrighted character must be present in this image. Original characters are not allowed! See the definition of Fan Art
A Whole New World Contest| | WINNERS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED!!! | |A Whole New World Contest3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Are you a street rat wandering the streets of Koreatown, bargaining with a street vendor?
Are you a droid learning how to operate a hi-tech Nook reader at a local Barnes and Noble store?
Maybe you are a mass, non-existent group hunting down aliens within the subway rails of New York in black and white suits!
Whoever you are in this modern world,
this contest is just for you!
Viewers and members of deviantART,
the two galleries of Fan Art and Cosplay present to you --
A Whole New World Contest
Vector Art Contest: Self Vector Art Contest: SelfVector Art Contest: Self4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Vector Art Contest: Self
The Vector Community is full of portraits and pieces of men and women... of people we know, people we know of and people we admire. If there is one person we should know most of is ourselves.
If you're a vector artist, this is the contest for you. We're asking you to create a self portrait. You can take this theme in many ways... you could simple vector a photograph of yourself, you could create a piece which is representative of who you are or even create a vector character of how you see yourself, it is open for your own imagination to play with! Remember often a portrait is more than just a representation of a photograph!
As part of the vector contest, it is my pleasure to confirm CrisVector will be helping me with judging all the contest pieces! Both of us have experience in vector portraits as well as creating our own vector self portraits.
Necessary StepsNecessary Steps3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Today, my grandmother would have been 80 years old.
I had the privilege of being very close with my grandmother and I will forever remember her as an extremely strong, independent and vibrant woman.
However, I also remember the cancer and her long and arduous battle. &
The Dictionary Skin Contest The deadline has been extended by 2 weeks due to lack of participation. The new deadline is June 4thThe Dictionary Skin Contest3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Are you interested in winning a 3 Month Premium Membership and 1,000 points? Do you have awesome CSS skills?
dA-Dictionary is looking for a new journal skin. While our current skin is really awesome, it feels more like "devWEAR" than "Dictionary."
The base of the skin should look like a page in an old book, light brown/off-white.
Headers, titles, and links should be the same colour.
The overall feel of the skin should be like when you open an encyclopedia. (Think waay back to when you had to use them in school and you could only find a book from 5 years ago in your school library.)
You must be a member of this group to enter.
All entries must be submitted to this folder. Entries not submitted to that folder will not be a
ACG MASCOT CONTEST WINNERS!!AnotherContestGroup is proud to present our MASCOT contest RESULTSACG MASCOT CONTEST WINNERS!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
ACG MASCOT CONTEST RESULTS
First of all we would like to say thank you for all who took part in our ACG Mascot Design Contest - please take the time to check out all entries http://anothercontestgroup.deviantart.com/gallery/34936870 however after the results of 5 judges/independant people we are please to be able to announce our winner and the two lucky runners up. It was very very difficult to judge as we had to judge based on design, concept, idea, how easy it would be to recreate and generally ignore some of the beautiful works which people obviously put a lot of time and effot into because sadley we wouldn't be able to do full colour detailed drawings every time we came to recreate the character. There for. The winner and runners up are as follows.
WINNER OF ACG's MASCOT CONTEST IS....
Chat Tour ScheduleWord Wars Chat Tour | Word Wars | Chat Tour ScheduleChat Tour Schedule3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Join us in our next game which can be found here:
Date: Sunday, August 19th, 2012
Time: 3:00 PM EST (USA)
[What time is that for me?]
theWrittenRevolution's Chatroom: http://chat.deviantart.com/chat/thewrittenrevolution
Next Stop, theWrittenRevolution!
Due to an overfull schedule, we're returning to a wonderful group on our solo stop this August. September will return to our usual crazy two stops per month schedule!
The Host Group
As written for the 11th stop: theWrittenRevolution, run by another awesome staff team and headed by :devstarboyd
An Absurd Interview with loishAn Absurd Interview with loish3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Goedemorgen! Welcome to a new edition of Absurd Interviews: Het is zo leuk!
De volgende afwijkende geen introductie nodig, ik weet zeker dat je al wist wie ze was alleen door de titel.
(Using Google Translate is funny isn't? I wonder what I just said :B)
So! ladies and gentlemen, I give you: loish
Hello Lois! How are you today?
Pretty good, although I fear i'm getting sick. Curse the increasingly cold weather
You constantly draw your girls with funky hairstyles and bright colors, have you ever wanted to have your hair like that? If so, what could would you like to have?
I have, but I don't think it would look quite right. I wanted to get blue dreads recently but decided against it; Every time I did something drastic to my hair as a teenager I regretted it because I looked sick and was
Challenge 7 - Silent - TOP 7Congrats - Please share your love with them:Challenge 7 - Silent - TOP 72 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I am truly sorry for taking while and letting you all wait for the result. My truly apologize and here is the result of top 7:
Actually there are more than top 7 cause we have lot of great entries this time. But I only have enough points for 7 so we will have top 7 here. Some works are very good but didn't follow the rules therefore I can't choose them for top 7 too,
I am sorry for that ^^'
Also, not wanna to keep repeating again and again but for me, all are winners cause it's your beautiful drawings which you put all your soul and hearts in it. Top 7 is just like a pushing but winners are all ^^ .
And for peoples who are not in top 7 this time, please don't be upset. As the point of this challenge is not for winning but for improving and it's like a motivation for us to draw/work more on art .
Please never stop working and impro
Contests, Projects and Challenges Around dAContests, projects and challenges from around deviantART to inspire your creations (and give you the opportunity to win cool stuff!).Contests, Projects and Challenges Around dA2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Theme Pokemon XY Celebratory Contest
Ends Sign-ups end 27 August 2013
Theme Original Character Tournament set in a version of the underworld
Hosted by ~Xouri
Medium Visual (except photography) and written
Ends 31 August 2013
Theme Tales of Trees
Hosted by #TreeLovers and #Treephoto
Project Educate Stock & Resources DD CriteriaStock & Resources Daily Deviations. What We look for, and what you should look for as well!Project Educate Stock & Resources DD Criteria3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Its a regular question, and something that the other Community Volunteers get asked about as well. So during Project Educate Stock & Resources week I'm going to try and lay out some of the reasons behind our choices.
Stock & Resources Daily Deviations, and how they are judged by the Community.
Dan has already touched on this touchy subject in his "Potential" Article here - The Potential of Stock
There is something fundamentally different about stock & resources DD's compared to all the other DD's from all the other galleries.
Stock & Resources are NOT finished artworks to be viewed as an end product.
We can't stress this enough!!!
The Stock Artist/Provider/Creator has not submitted this work becasue they think its absolutely perfect and they want to show it off, they subm
Word Wars Chat TourThe Word Wars Chat Tour has moved to its new home at WordWars!Word Wars Chat Tour3 years ago in Personal Journal More Like This
Word Wars Chat Tour | Word Wars | Chat Tour Schedule
What is the Word War Chat Tour?
It's two things really. First, it's a writing game that you play in a chatroom with other writers. Second, it's a tour and we visit other chatrooms. Essentially we are touring the literature community bringing our fun game with us.
Word Wars – The Game
It's a friendly competition to see who can write out the most in a set period of time. In a chatroom setting the game is fast paced fun with the timer set to a few minutes and participants compete in several rounds. Speed writing is key!
Read the Word Wars blog with game instructions, tips and a F.A.Q.!
Each month we find a different literature group to host our ga
Come play the #birthdAyBASH game and win prizes!Come play the BirthdAy Bash Game!Come play the #birthdAyBASH game and win prizes!4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Help celebrate deviantART's 11th birthday by inviting all your friends to your VIP party on the chat network in #BirthdayBash and have a chance to win prizes!
There will be 5 parties competing to be the best and largest! Will you be partying with Furries, Llamas, Ninjas, Unicorns, or Mudkips? Come play now to find out!
When Does the Game Begin?
The Game will begin on Wednesday, August 3rd, 3PM PST (Your local time here).
You won't be able to join the chatroom until then, but now is the time to learn how to play!
How To Play
You begin by joining the
Fella Around the World Contest Winners TweetFella Around the World Contest Winners3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Fella Around the World
Fella and Super Llama have returned from their trip around the world, making a scrapbook for the
Fella Around The World Contest! With
passport stamps from the tiny islands of Trinidad and Tobago, the Far East, The Wild West and
everywhere in between it's certainly not anything they (or we) will forget soon!
Now that the staff judges have had time to review every single page in their scrapbook, it's time
to announce and send congratulations to each of the 50 Winners listed below who will all be receiving a
Super Llama Plushie
of their own!
Didn't win? Don't worry! Check
Vigilante Oriented GroupsWhen the deviantART Groups system launched in beta nearly two years ago we fully expected it to become home to a large variety of Groups centered around every subject possible and that is exactly what has happened and we are really encouraged to see so many embracing the Groups concept and coming together around these common topics to share their thoughts and works.Vigilante Oriented Groups3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Today we’d like to discuss a certain type of Group which often comes to our attention, and not always in a good way; the “vigilante” style Group.
For those who may not be familiar with these types of Groups, what we call a “vigilante” Group are those which are created and centered around gathering deviants together to encourage the reporting of rule breakers and members who may be in violation of one or more official policies.
While gathering together in order to promote following the rules is not a bad thing there are good and bad ways for these types of Groups to operate; We always appre
Conceptography IIConceptography II2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
1. The science or study of Conceptual Art and the techniques involved in the procedures, processes, methods, of making and developing a conceptual piece through any form of medium
2. In conceptography the idea or concept is the most important aspect of the work. When an artist uses a conceptual form of art, it means that all of the planning and decisions are made beforehand to express the meaning being portrayed.
Not to be confused with "Concept Art" which is an illustration that conveys a visual representation of a design or idea for use in films, video games, animation, or comic books before it is put into the final product.
1. Featured Concept
3. Conceptual Artist Interview with ~BlackJack0919
Artist Interviews - Conzpiracy:iconConzpiracy: conzpiracy Is the lair of the rather talented Dean, better known as Conz. In between writing articles, working for clients and doing his own art he kindly agreed to answer some questions about stock for us.Artist Interviews - Conzpiracy3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
For those who might not know you already, can you share a little bit of Conzpiracy history? What made you first get into the art scene and who were you most influenced by in your early years, and has that changed/evolved?
Prior to working with digital, I used to draw all the time - mainly using inks and biro. I was influenced by the works of Clive Barker, comic books, horror movies, virtuoso's like Giger and the illustrators of 2000AD.
I started working freelance at 15, literally my first year of Photoshop practice - producing event flyers for Drum n Bass events in my area. My work was rubbish and I was getting paid peanuts, but it put me in good stead to learn people skills and the pressures of working to deadline.