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Tuesday: Give One, Get One FREE!

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 12:02 AM


'Tis the season for giving and receiving! 

It's the holiday event you've been waiting for! Give one, get one FREE Premium Memberships is here! :eager:

How does it work? When you give a Premium Membership to a friend, you'll get an equivalent Premium Membership applied to your own account FREE! If you give a one month Premium Membership, you get one month. If you give a year, you'll receive a year. Give more, get more! 

GOGO veterans are well-aware of the awesomeness contained in this offer, but for those who are unfamiliar, here's the breakdown:


2) Insert the name of the lucky person you want to receive the Premium Membership, either by typing their username, or picking a friend from your +Watch list.

3) Select the length of time you'd like to gift the PM.

4) Complete your purchase, and you'll automatically receive the equivalent amount of Premium Membership applied to your account!

To recap, for as little as $4.95, or just under 400 Points, you can give the gift of:

:bulletyellow: Custom JournalSKINS
:bulletyellow: Customizable Profile Page
:bulletyellow: Ad-free browsing
:bulletyellow: And, of course, complete access to PremiumMembers, including weekly contests and giveaways! :la:

Don't know who to give a Premium Membership to? Click the Random Deviant button, and let the fates decide!

:holly: This holiday season, give the gift of Premium Membership, and get a Premium Membership for yourself. This offer ends Sunday, December 16th at 11:59 PM Los Angeles, CA, time, so be sure to take advantage of it quickly!




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Movember

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 7:59 PM


About Movember


During November each year, Movember is responsible for the broken relationships between men and their razors.  Donning their mustaches, these men raise vital funds and awareness for men's health - specifically prostate cancer.

Since its humble beginnings in Melbourne, Australia, Movember has grown to become a truly global movement inspiring more than 1.9 Million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas to participate with formal campaigns in Australia, New Zealand, the US, Canada, the UK, South Africa, Ireland, Finland, the Netherlands, Spain, Denmark, Norway, Belgium and the Czech Republic. In addition, Movember is aware of Mo Bros and Mo Sistas supporting the campaign and men’s health cause across the globe, from Russia to Dubai, Hong Kong to Antarctica, Rio de Janeiro to Mumbai, and everywhere in between.

No matter the country or city, Movember will continue to work to change established habits and attitudes men have about their health, to educate men about the health risks they face, and to act on that knowledge, thereby increasing the chances of early detection, diagnosis and effective treatment.

In 2011, over 854,000 Mo Bros and Mo Sistas around the world got on board, raising $126.3 million USD.

Big steps have been taken towards changing attitudes and habits relating to men’s health around the world, but there is still much to be done to catch up with the women’s health movement. Via the moustache, Movember aims to fulfill its vision of having an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health by continuing to spark conversation and spread awareness of men’s health issues each year.


Get Involved


:bulletred: Want to participate? Great! One of our teams would love to have you join us :) Register at Movember.com and Join


You will get reminders from our team captains to upload progression pictures of your moustaches to our Movember Gallery

:bulletred: Can't grow your own stache? Fear not! Download an emergency stache here! Print it out and decorate it as you see fit and then upload pictures of you with your new funky stache to our Movember Gallery.  Print out and customize a bunch and put them on EVERYTHING! Let's spread the word by stache-ing the world! Stache your cat, your car.. the opportunities are endless :) Don't have a printer? No problem! Cut one out of paper, create a stache with things in your house, get creative and upload your creations!

:bulletred: Change your deviantART ID using our Movember Stache Templates! Each one has a set of instructions but before you fret you don't have photoshop, these work in deviantART muro!  Simply click on the template you love the most and the instructions for use are in the description :) Upload to the deviantART ID gallery and set your deviantART ID to your new Stache'd self!

:bulletred: Use our Movember Journal skin created by marioluevanos and help us spread the word! Feature awesome moustache artwork or important information about the Movember movement.  Or simply use the journalskin for your personal journal through the month of November to show your support :heart:

:bulletred: Feeling crafty? Create your own glorious moustache and submit it to our Craft a Moustache Contest - deadline for entries is November 30, 2012 at 11:59:59 Pacific time!


Donation Information


The funds that Movember raise are invested in programs that address the strategic priorities Movember has identified, related to both prostate and testicular cancer.

Globally, fighting prostate cancer continues to be Movember’s highest priority. There are still many issues to be addressed, particularly when it comes to diagnosis - a key focus for many Movember funded research programs. Today, there still isn't a test that accurately tells a man which type of prostate cancer he has, resulting in many men being over-diagnosed and having to undergo unnecessary and harmful treatment. Equally important to Movember are Survivorship programs. Diagnosis is just the first step in a man's prostate cancer journey; Survivorship is the next and these programs can have a dramatic impact on the quality of life of men and their families and carers; they can mean the difference between men living a meaningful, quality life and just living.


In Australia, New Zealand and Canada, male mental health is our other priority area. As a community we are only now beginning to fully understand the devastating impact and cost of mental illness. The loss of life, particularly young men’s lives, as a result of depression is disturbing. For men living with depression, being able to fully participate in work and family activities is often a great challenge.

The funds raised are directed to programs run directly by the Movember Foundation and our men’s health partners in each country. Together, the channels work to ensure that Movember funds are supporting a broad range of innovative, world-class programs in line with our strategic goals, in the areas of Awareness & Education, Survivorship and Research.

With funds raised by the Movember community, we're working hard to have a real impact. 

If you are wanting to donate, please check out the following links:

:bulletred: DeviantART Sta.sh US Team

:bulletred: DeviantART Sta.sh Canadian Team




Already Participating?

If you're already participating and don't want or aren't able to join one of our teams, that's totally ok! We still love you and support all of your efforts.  Please leave your page information and link in the comments below so we can help promote your page as well :) Thank you for being awesome and sporting the stache. Please also upload your progression pictures to our Movember Gallery.

:iconstacheplz: WarbeastWMD has started the Movember group and a United Kingdom team! Want to get involved with his UK team? Please join or donate to the DeviantART Mo Bros here

:iconstacheplz: SublimeBudd and his team Crumb Catchers are mo-ing it up!



A Personal Message

I annually raise money and awareness for Women's health and I'm proud of those efforts but after reading the statistics and understanding the Movember movement, I am all in.  This movement needs voices and action and I love the idea behind the moustache because it adds a sense of humor to the otherwise embarrassing topic of Prostates and Mental Health.  However, I find some hesitation to participate because spouses or girlfriends are unsupportive of the 'grow a moustache' movement and I have heard everything from threats to outright refusal for their significants to participate.

The next part of what I'm about to say is to those women. I will pause for a minute while you gather them so they can read this.

I have spent two decades of my life and have personally raised over $80,000 to raise awareness and support research to save all of your womanly parts.  Your boyfriend, spouse, casual fling, is making a pledge to ensure that we help raise awareness and support research to protect their manly parts and those of your brothers, your fathers, your sons and your nephews.  If you can't get over the 'stache' for a month and rally to support your man, you should be ashamed of yourself. Growing facial hair for a month should not end a relationship, dying from Cancer on the other hand, most certainly does.

For the rest of the women out there, there are a whole lot of sensitive, caring and supportive men who are participating in this event and need your love, care and attention.  If you see someone with a weird moustache during November, I encourage you to smile at them and cheer them on.  

Let's be clear on the facts:

In Canada
:bulletred: 1 in 7 Canadian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer -  the most common cancer among Canadian men
:bulletred: 26,500 Canadian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2012
:bulletred: On average, 73 Canadian men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every day.
:bulletred: On average, 11 Canadian men die from the disease every day.

In the United States
:bulletred: About 241,740 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed
:bulletred: About 28,170 men will die of prostate cancer
:bulletred: 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime.

These numbers are unacceptable.  Did you know that each Movember moustache grown in 2011 sparked a total of 2,413 conversations around men’s health? Those are conversations that absolutely need to happen! So let's support our men and stand behind their silly stache's! Just like they stand behind us when we support things they don't fully understand.








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Craft a Moustache Contest

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 12:05 AM



What is Movember?

During the month of November each year, Movember asks men across the world to grow a moustache (or Mo') with the aim of raising vital funds and awareness for men’s health issues. Mo Bros are helping to change the face of men’s health by effectively becoming walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November and through their actions and words raise awareness by promoting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men’s health. Together, we are truly changing the face of men’s health.


How to help

  • Raise awareness, share the news!
  • Register on Movember.com and grow a mighty manly moustache on that beautiful face of yours, you can choose to join deviantART's US Team, Canadian Team, Australia Team, Mexico Team or go on your own. Ladies, get your men to join the cause!
  • Use the power of moustache to reach your fund raising goal or simply make a general donation for the cause.
  • Make art inspired by Movember! Moustache your icon! More ideas and information about deviantART's involvement in Movember can be read here.

The Contest

It's a well-known fact that crafters tend to put moustaches on everything* but this time you can do it for a cause! Use your crafting abilities to create any craft of your choice proudly displaying a fine moustache. All crafts, materials an ideas are welcome as long as they are prominently displaying a moustache or more.

The contest will run through the whole month of November, so you have from now and until November 30th to enter.

*May not be entirely truth, but it does seem like it.

Rules

  • Entries must be a crafted item hand-made by the participant, not a photograph of someone else's work.
  • You're welcome to submit as many entries as you can but you can only win once. 
  • Entries must be submitted from November 1st and until November 30th to the "Craft a Moustache Contest" gallery.
  • If a pattern, mold, template or similar was used proper credit must be given.

Judging

Entries will be judged based on their creativity, originality, technique, photography and presentation. The judges will be past and previous Artisan Crafts CV, including maytel, Talty, BluestOfBirds, MyntKat, UnicornReality and FrockTarts.

Prizes

First Prize

  • 1 year premium membership and 8000 deviantART points :points:

Second Prize

  • 6 month Premium Membership and 4000 deviantART points :points:

Third Prize

  • 3 month Premium Membership and 2000 deviantART Points :points:

Get crafting! :iconsophisticatedlaplz:

Mustache glass by MissWatermellonIn Case of Emergency by WhiteAntCrawlsMustache monster and me by loveandasandwichMustache Mug by mckowncrHot Pink and Black Glitter Mustache Belt Buckle by kawaiibuddies:thumb289458624::thumb189740141:

Browse the Entries

Submit  an Entry



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WE DID IT!


:iconexcitedplz:

Wow, I didn't expect Update #5 to come out the day after Update #4!

Just yesterday, I posted -UPDATE #4- PLEASE READ 75% COMPLETE 100PM PROJECT. As the title states, we were 75% into the project. In 24 hours, we have made up the other 25% and reached our goal of 63,600 points! :eager:

I have to give a shoutout to rainylake for donating the last 6,189 points! :clap: Please give her some love!



As you know, I will be giving them out on December 25th, 2012. Please continue to vote. I will make Update #6 soon and see you then! :blowkiss:



VOTE ON HOW I SHOULD GIVE OUT THE PREMIUM MEMBERSHIPS (CLICK ON THE POLL TO VOTE)


I am still accepting votes for a while to get good, accurate results! :)



Don't forget to check out and favourite the following:
100 Premium Memberships; 63,600 points!I am looking to collect 63,600 points by 25 December 2012!
I am raising 63,600 points to give 100 3-month premium memberships on Christmas Day of 2012, to give a little something back to deviants who give a lot to the community. I cannot do this alone.
How do you donate?
To donate to this cause, go to winehaus's page and click "Donate" on the donation pool, or go to the "Give" drop-down menu at the top-right of the page and select "Give Points." No matter which way you give, I still get them! :happybounce:
How else can you help besides donating?
To further help the cause, please favourite this news article and feature it in your next journal, poll, and send it to your friends! It will really mean a lot to the future recipients and myself. It doesn't matter how many watchers you have, but I need your help for this to be known to everyone site-wide!
You can also show your support with this stamp!

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**UPDATE** PLEASE READ - 100 Premiums ProjectPlease :+fav: this Journal so everyone can see it! :)
Hey everyone! :wave:
First of all, I have to say how proud I am of all of you! You have done great in helping me collect the 63,600 points needed to give out 100 Premium Memberships! :la:
For those of you who do not know, I, winehaus am collecting 63,600 points in order to give 100 3-month premium memberships to other deviants this holiday season. The purpose is for you and other deviants to donate and spread the word and holiday cheer!
Now I will be giving you all an update on what's going on!
We are over 26,000 points in to the project which is amazing! :) However, it is not enough.
I know what you're thinking. "It's just September!" but if you think about it, that means 3 months until December, which really is not a lot.
Right now we need 36,882 points to complete the project. It may sound like a lot but we can get there with a simple technique.
If 1,476
**UPDATE #2** PLEASE READ - 100 Premiums ProjectPlease :+fav: this Journal so everyone can see it! :)
I am very happy about the response I receieved when I submitted my last update the project and I'd like to thanks and congratulate everyone that was a part of it! :clap:
For those of you who do not know, I, winehaus am collecting 63,600 points in order to give 100 3-month premium memberships to other deviants this holiday season. The purpose is for you and other deviants to donate and spread the word and holiday cheer!
We have passed 50% of the goal! :w00t:
We are at over 35,000 points into the project which is absolutely shocking! :shocked: However, it still isn't enough!
There is barely 2 months until the 25th of December and we need to speed up and reach this goal!
Right now we need 27,668 points to complete the project. It may sound like a lot but we can get there wit
**UPDATE #3** VOTE ON HOW TO GIVEAWAY 100 PREMIUMSPlease :+fav: this Journal so everyone can see it! :)
Hello again, everyone! :wave: Last week, I posted **UPDATE #2** PLEASE READ - 100 Premiums Project. It turned out to be quite popular and really got us a bunch more donations! :dummy:
For those of you who do not know, I, winehaus am collecting 63,600 points in order to give 100 3-month premium memberships to other deviants this holiday season. The purpose is for you and other deviants to donate and spread the word and holiday cheer!
Project Statistics:
:bulletblue: We currently have 39,920 points as of ~7:00pm on Satuday, October 20, 2012 Eastern Daylight Time.
:bulletblue: This means that we are over 62% into the project! :w00t:
:bulletblue: There are exactly 66 days until December 25, 2012.
:bulletblue: In amount of time, we need
  -UPDATE #4- PLEASE READ 75% COMPLETE 100PM PROJECTPlease :+fav: this Journal so everyone can see it! :)
UPDATE: Update #5 has already been posted! GOAL ACCOMPLISHED.

Thank you. :)
Hello again, everyone! :wave: Just two weeks ago, I posted **UPDATE #3** VOTE ON HOW TO GIVEAWAY 100 PREMIUMS. I got a bunch of donations and a lot of people voted! :la: The poll even made it to the today page for a bit! :wow:
For those of you who do not know, I, winehaus am collecting 63,600 points in order to give 100 3-month premium memberships to other deviants this holiday season. The purpose is for you and other deviants to donate and spread the word and holiday cheer!
Project Statistics:
:bulletblue: We currently have 47, 721 points as of ~4:15pm on Satu



100 Premium Memberships - Animated Stamp by winehaus 100 Premium Memberships - Static Stamp by winehaus



Please :+fav: this Journal so everyone can see it! :)








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winehaus, formerly JoseFelipeM
felladeviant365
Ticked off since June 29, 2012
Deviousness Award Recipient of January 2013
`JoseFelipeM posts about achieving his goal of 63,600 points and encourages you to vote on how to give out the 100 premium memberships! Please fav and comment!
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Director of Community Relations :iconmoonbeam13: :

Table of Contents


1. Miscellaneous vs Other
2. Attacking the Artist
3. Volunteer Openings in Community Relations
4. Community Projects
5. Official Contests
6  Project Educate 2011/2012
7. Art History Project
8. News from the Chats and Forums
9. News from the Galleries



1. Miscellaneous vs Other


Over the past few months, we've been diligently working on cleaning up the category tree of old and unused categories.  While most of this will go unnoticed by the community, what you will notice is the change from "Miscellaneous" galleries to "Other".  The reason for this change is simple.  The concept of Miscellaneous leads one to believe that it's a junk drawer category for everything under the sun when the intention was to be an "Other" category for deviations that don't fit well in other sub-categories of the tree.  We're also working on updating the categories with better and more concise descriptions.

2. Attacking the Artist


I seem to go over this particular point in various ways many times over and it's very likely the people needing to be reading this response, aren't the ones reading this newsletter regularly. However, let it not be said that I don't respond.  Daily deviation selections are done by a group of people I have selected. Some are volunteers and some are paid staff and they were selected by me because I trust their opinions and value their eye and I regard them as community leaders. However, they are human and sometimes mistakes are made. We routinely use image comparison tools to avoid copyright issues but even that isn't fool proof and when a stolen image is discovered it's dealt with almost immediately. The truth of the matter is, you will not love every Daily Deviation selected. However, instantly flaming the artist or the selector has got to be one of the most confusing and frustrating practices I'm witness to on deviantART.

A similar situation seems to occur with contest & challenge semi-finalist and winners announcements. A grave misconception is that all contests are judged by the same people.  Allow me to clear up that myth.  Each contest is assigned a panel of judges whose expertise fit with the nature of the contest or challenge.

While, I appreciate your passion in communicating your disagreement with anything to do with the site, flaming an artist on their deviation is both rude and misplaced anger. In both situations, the artist has no control over their image being selected and it's demoralizing to have your piece ripped to shreds because a third-party decided to put you in the spotlight. Receiving a Daily Deviation or winning a contest can be both a blessing and a curse for the artist and that's unfortunate.

Should you feel the need to share your discontent in regards to DD selections or Contest/Challenge winners, please feel free to communicate it with me.  On occasion, the community has alerted me to non-qualifying selections and we've rectified the situation and I've also had great conversations with people.  I am not inviting you to swear profusely in my general direction, however, if you're choosing to spew venom at the artist or at me, please email it to me moonbeam13@deviantart.com and leave the artist alone.

I love the community at deviantART and I've been a part of it for many years. I've felt the outpouring of support and encouragement over those years and I don't believe that the "bullies" speak for the majority.  Unfortunately, they do mar the general awesomeness that is our community and it's time to really sit and think about how we communicate and interact with each other in our virtual world.  It's very easy to forget there are people at the end of the screen and it's super easy to unleash the beast within, without immediately feeling or seeing the ramifications of hurt feelings or anger you've incited in someone else, as a result.

Last Friday we celebrated Spirit Day and we dressed up in purple and roared against bullying but now we have to put that into practice and it starts with every single one of us.  Bullying starts and ends with us.  So, let's try and treat people kinder, let's take a minute before responding with vile words and attacks because our feelings are hurt and try to break this cycle.  If you are a victim of bullying at deviantART or see someone who seems to be bullying someone else, feel free to note or email me about it. I'm happy to help you use the tools available to stop the cycle and enjoy deviantART the way it should be enjoyed.

Pass it along.

3. Volunteer Openings in Community Relations


If you're interested in learning more about being a volunteer on deviantART please read FAQ #85: Can I be a volunteer on deviantART?

To see current openings on the Community Relations volunteer team please check this journal. If there isn't a spot open please consider helping out from within the community.  Read How to be a guiding light and shining example by RockstarVanity and So you Want to be a CV by Thiefoworld

4. Community Projects


:community:
:omg: Want to show your devious pride and get involved in ongoing Community Projects? Check out some of these!


5. Official Contests



All "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.

The ":flagus:" icon marks US Only contests

:bulletpink: Upgrade Your Space Contest - Deadline October 25, 2012
:bulletpink: Anthro Challenge - Wrong Potion - Deadline October 31, 2012
:bulletpink: Merrell Diorama Contest - Deadline October 31, 2012
:bulletpink: devID Spooky Make-up Contest - Deadline October 31, 2012
:bulletpink: Capture Your Pumpkin Contest - Deadline November 5, 2012
:bulletpink: Creatures of the Night Stock and Resources Contest - Deadline November 6, 2012
:bulletpink: Seasonal Portraiture - Deadline November 30, 2012

:wizardhat: Halloween Contests :wizardhat:

:pumpkin: Anthro Challenge - Wrong Potion
:pumpkin: Capture YOUR Pumpkin
:pumpkin: Creatures of the Night Stock & Resources Contest
:pumpkin: Halloween Contests: Find One Here!
:pumpkin: devID Spooky Make-up Contest
:pumpkin: Halloweenie Contest
:pumpkin: Dante's Inferno
:pumpkin: Photomanip Tutorial Challenge
:pumpkin: dAMonsters

6. Project Educate 2011/2012


Current: Photomanipulation Workshop Month (ends October 29th)
Next Week Horror and Macabre Photography

The Project Educate Schedule.

7. Art History Project


:bulletpurple: Art History - Digital Art Features
:bulletpurple: Digital Art - Why It's so important
:bulletpurple: Digital Art Critique Night Events
:bulletpurple: Digital Art vs Traditional Art




8. News from the Chats and Forums


:bulletgreen: Forum Events Calendar
:bulletgreen: Chat Events Calendar
:bulletgreen: September's Forum Feature : Difference
:bulletgreen: October's Forum Feature : Contrast - Submit your piece now!
:bulletgreen: Muro Challenge #4 - Winner!
:bulletgreen: Chat Tutorial #5 - Joining Chatrooms
:bulletgreen: Chat Tutorial #6 - All the small commands
:bulletgreen: Chat Tutorial #7 - Tabbing - What is that and how?
:bulletgreen: Forum Tutorial #1 - Posting a thread
:bulletgreen: Forum Tutorial #2 - Promoting your Chatroom!
:bulletgreen: Monthly Photography Critique Forum



9.  News from the Galleries


:bulletblue: Anthro

:bulletblue: Artisan Crafts

:bulletblue: Body Art & Modification

:bulletblue: Comics & Cartoons

:bulletblue: Community Projects

:bulletblue: Customization
:bulletgreen: Digital Dolls
:bulletgreen: Emoticons

:bulletblue: Designs & Interfaces
:bulletgreen: Game Development Art

:bulletblue: deviantART Related

:bulletblue: Digital Art
:bulletgreen: 3-Dimensional
:bulletgreen: Fractal
:bulletgreen: Photomanipulation
:bulletgreen: Pixel Art
:bulletgreen: Vector
:bulletgreen: Vexel- September DDs

:bulletblue: Fan Art

:bulletblue: Literature

:bulletblue: Photography
:bulletgreen: Abstract & Surreal
:bulletgreen: Conceptual
:bulletgreen: Animals, Plants & Nature
:bulletgreen: Artistic Nude
:bulletgreen: Darkroom
:bulletgreen: Fashion Photography
:bulletgreen: Fetish Photography
:bulletgreen: Horror & Macabre
:bulletgreen: Photojournalism
:bulletgreen: Pin-Up & Glamour
:bulletgreen: People & Portraits
:bulletgreen: Still Life Photography
:bulletgreen: Street Photography

:bulletblue: Resources & Stock Images

:bulletblue: Street Art & Graffiti

:bulletblue: Text Art & Typography

:bulletblue: Traditional Art




The Community Relations department exists to encourage, facilitate and develop the relationship with our deviantART community.  Our goal is to nurture our community by encouraging, stimulating artists to create, collaborate, and participate in a friendly, safe, and supportive artistic environment.  Watch communityrelations for up to date news and to learn how you can get involved in projects and events!

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Bi-Monthly Newsletter from the Community Relations team.
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Welcome to #PremiumContent!

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 6:12 PM by Ayame-Kenoshi:iconayame-kenoshi:
Welcome to the new PremiumContent group!  Home to everything related to the Premium Content Platform -- updates, spotlights on top sellers, tips about how you can best use the Platform to further your art, and creative ways the deviantART community is taking the Platform to the next level.

As you may know, the Premium Content Platform provides the ability for content creators to become sellers, who retain 80% of all revenue earned. Buyers, meanwhile, get access to the awesome digital content they want, with the satisfaction of supporting the artists they love. 

The Premium Content Platform launch is a staged release.  Over time, all deviants will be given ability to become sellers.  (Those who have the ability to sell will be notified with a Hot Topic notification in their Message Center.)  All members are currently enabled to buy content. 

Keep an eye on PremiumContent for journals detailing the latest Premium Content trends.  Be sure to +watch/join this group to be the first to receive updates! 

Let us know:
  • Have you made Premium Content available for sale? (Share a link! It may be featured in our next journal.)
  • Have you purchased Premium Content or found anything especially interesting for sale?


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Seniorityheader 2 by fourteenthstar
This article marks the latest additions to the dizzy height of Senior members in our community. With just over 1000 deviants holding the highly saught after ` -- it's clearly a moment that deserves recognition.


So what does it take to become a Senior? That's a question many have asked and have never really been able to get a straight answer on. Some have gained Seniority as a thank you for their time spent as a Volunteer, or to recognise their contribution to a particular project or collaborative action. Some have gained Seniority because of their community spirit, providing help and assistance to many other deviants and taking time out to promote the work of others in the community. 

Some people have received Seniority because of their artistic endevours, having a positive influence on their peers by sharing resources, providing constructive criticism and by being a voice that stands out above the many others who deviate to be recognised in the crowd.

Today, we present to you the following deviants who have all been awarded Seniority in our current round of community recognitions. They have all been nominated for their efforts in the community by multiple deviants, Staff and Volunteers.
Announcing the newest Senior members in our community -- congratulations everyone!
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Spirit Day 2012

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 1:50 PM
    "Ultimately, I want Spirit Day to make just one person feel little bit better about his or herself, to feel safe enough in their own skin and to be proud of who they are" - Brittany McMillan


In memory of the young LGBT people who lost their lives to suicide, Brittany encouraged her friends to wear purple on a day in October -- a day that came to be known as Spirit Day. Since then, GLAAD has helped turn Spirit Day into a global event that inspires millions of individuals, celebrities, TV personalities, media outlets, companies and schools to wear purple in a stand against bullying.

While Spirit Day does focus on the LGBT community, I believe that it's anti-bullying message is relevant to every community.  It only get's better, if we take the pledge to make it so. 

Practice compassion and understanding, and treat others how you would like to be treated and we can make a difference. 

Show your support for this anti-bullying message on October 19th by participating in one or more of the following:

:bulletpurple: Turn your devID or your avatar purple
:bulletpurple: Create Spirit Day artwork and submit it to our Spirit Day Gallery. Submit your artwork that encourage themes such as acceptance, love,  kindness, inclusion, diversity, embracing differences, compassion, empathy, and of course, purple!
:bulletpurple: Show support for fellow deviants
:bulletpurple: Be awesome

Want to use this amazing skin that pica-ae created? You can get it here
Spirit Day Free Journal Skin by pica-ae

To read more about Spirit Day and GLAAD, click on the 'What is Spirit Day' button below.


<da:thumb id="263821002"/>Spirit Day by shadowlight-oak

Every Day by savagebinnOC - Spirit Day Tribute by Momoko-Kawase

Free Spirit - Free Avi by Seiorai

Spirit by Grumski

Spirit Day by alyannaSpirit Day by Yaichiko

spirit day by DrunkMuttPT - Spirit Day 2011 by Tyshea





:iconcommunityrelations: supports Spirit Day
Join us on Spirit Day, this Friday October 19th and let's make a pledge to end bullying.
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Daily Deviations Update

Journal Entry: Mon Feb 13, 2012, 7:55 AM


Happy Monday Morning  :dance:

I started this morning by signing something "Moonbam13" so either this typo means I need more coffee, or this week is going to be BAMTASTIC!

I'm rooting for the latter ;)

I wanted to post a quick update on changes to Daily Deviations.  It is important to note that these changes have not been hard-coded so my team is manually following these new guidelines.  This means that errors can and likely will occur until the coding is complete, your patience and understanding is appreciated :)  

The following guideline changes are in effect:

:bulletred: The 3-month rule is now the 6-month rule, meaning that it must be at least 6-months since the last time an artist received a daily deviation. (This was an overwhelmingly popular suggestion from the community and I agree, it's a good one!)

:bulletred:  Daily deviation selectors may only select one daily deviation per day maximum. This has been put in place to focus on Quality vs Quantity.  

 It is the hope that these changes, along with internal changes, will help to ensure that the selections will better reflect the variety and talent that can be found in our community.

Your feedback and suggestions are always welcome, so feel free in the comments below or shoot me a note :)

Thank you!
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Give a Gift + Get a Gift/CLOSED

Journal Entry: Tue Nov 27, 2012, 3:07 PM




Edit -- [11/29] - Finally closed! Thanks everyone for your feedback. :) I will now review the raffles and post the results by the end of the day. WATCH MY SCRAPS OR MY RESULTS BLOG.

Also, my friend PolyMune is having a giveaway similar to mine! Get a free commission, or some deviantPOINTS - just participate!

Christmas/New years Raffle! Closed! WINNERS!!ALRIGHT :D Wow guys! I got 40 people partaking, and 11 spreading the news, and 42 journal faves thanks to everyone for partaking in my little Raffle =D
So I used Random.org to generate the winners. Sooo I had it set up for ever 15 people, I would offer one commission and 100 :points: to them. Since we have 40, I'm going to round that off to 3 winners :D
Winner number 1 is:
#17! :iconxSammyKayx: :clap: who wins a chibi digital piece of Link! Their favourite character :D
Winner number 2 is:
#7! :iconTigrite: :clap: who wins a digital commission piece of Toothless from How to Train your Dragon which is their favourite character :D
Winner number 3 is:
#21! :iconkenlybop: :clap: who wins a digital commission piece of their Original Character Ultra Draco which is their favourite character :D
Thank you so so soooo much to everyone who entered!!  :hug: It means so much to me, and now I will go about commenting on everyones responses and messaging the winners as I finish their pieces =D



Free Art Raffle


Up to 20 active deviants will win either a request or an art print from my gallery!
1. Lyricanna
2. Labyrinth77
3. winehaus
4. Dororomew
5. HirokuYamisuki
6. Steph1254
7. Naside
8. animepornartist
9. YukiMizuno
10. bradleysays
11. Quicksilver-88
12. AiKoNaishinno
13. PolyMune
14. Punisher2006
15. Muxical
16. CookieStarrs
17. sealandangel
18. Dawns-Envy
19. Magic-fan
20. jcroxas
21. ToxiicLolita
22. RestingSoul
23. Ilenora
24. Rovely
25. KurunaGirl
26. DKayCrafts
27. janique-marie
28. Salix-Sericea
29. loveisdead2
30. dhik-a
31. EpicStormMage
32. AiriDono
33. RTNightmare
34. InkScaled
35. Skadoske
36. Mariosonicanimefan
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42. KahReme
43. Buni-chi
44. DayanDeVarlo
45. miSsSasoRi
46. Missvirginia
47. Huuuya
48. DeadlyObsession
49. zhuria
50. lalalalakellinisepic
51. iCheddar
52. ShadX3
53. IceXDragon
54. iAmoret
55. FreakyZombieChick
56. AncientDragoness
57. Penultimate-21
58. spring-sky
59. erisama
60. TimberClipse
61. chimcharm45
62. Walter11x21
63. PerfectSymmetryXx
64. misayuu
65. StellarChibi
66. gasai-aisubeki
67. Weird-and-proud-LOL
68. Thoughtful-Writer
69. angelheart05
70. FutureInsanity
71. of-the-skies
72. Tarkie
73. totodile-fan
74. srmthfgfan724
75. Canis-ferox
76. SimplySilent
77. Shamrock-Girl
78. zailiner
79. Nekokissa
80. bluebelle-88
81. AlphaPrimeSaviour
82. Kymira12
83. Douce-Amertume
84. IchorForInk
85. MeTaa
86. LilMissSunBear
87. APH-Koneko
88. torposopla
89. Arichy
90. Spork-
91. UmbreonShadowWolf004


2500 deviantPOINT Raffle


10 active deviants will win 250 points - bots & multiplied point accounts will be ignored/blocked.
1. TrueRageXRT
2. The-Devils-Fear
3. Stark-Industries-Gal
4. Lion6255
5. Azlyn-Blackward
6. BittersweetHorizon
7. NikkiiQ
8. SofiaSyifa
9. nekothalia
10. ThatBadKitty
11. Reffeik
12. Lonacc
13. lorreinegeralde
14. Dandy-Bird
15. xSimonneTx
16. DreamON-Mpak
17. alerkina2
18. Orchid-Black
19. anime-lover05
20. rikutto
21. sirocco-rc
22. Silver-moon123
23. Famews
24. MaxyChu
25. TheMidnightMage
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27. CandiPhoenixes
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29. ListMu
30. TheToontownFreak
31. Karen-Toon
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44. KT-245
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47. PK-mangetsu
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60. Lovarei
61. KAZOOM
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64. Crash-the-Megaraptor
65.  xLoveVenomx
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Staying Motivated


Status: CONTENT WITH COOKIES
Requests: CLOSED
Collabs: CLOSED

Getting the Gift of Giving for our amazing deviantART Community. :heart:
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