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!).
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
PE: Community Week PLZ AccountsCommunity Week - PLZ AccountsPE: Community Week PLZ Accounts3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Can you spot the difference between and :icongladlikeplz
If you hover your mouse over it, you’ll see that the first is a link to a deviation (http://fav.me/d5judp5), while the second is an icon for a special type of account called a PLZ account.
PLZ accounts are deviantART accounts made for the sole reason of being an emoticon. Anyone can make these accounts. (For more information on making PLZ accounts, see this previous Project Educate journal http://fav.me/d3jjwiv.) The deviant chooses an account name that represents the image he/she wishes to display, and usually adds the phrase ‘PLZ’ at the end, so other deviants are aware that that account exists to be an emote (in the example above, the account name is “gladlikeplz”).
To use the PLZ account, you merely
Four Line Long Poems -Contest ending SOON!Contest UpdateFour Line Long Poems -Contest ending SOON!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Just a few days left to go! Get your entries in NOW!
A recent discovery of the very innovative idea from Alex Valentine on Four Line Long Poems has prompted a mini-revolution here on deviantART as 3wyl and I plotted and schemed to create something not dissimilar to SixWordStories. Thus, FourLinePoems was born! It's a group that's completely open to everyone and anyone who would like to join and the exciting news is that, with its launch, we are announcing the first Four Line Poem Competition!
Contest Open: 15th December 2012, Midnight PST.
Contest Close: 15th January 2013, Midnight PST.
Winners Announcement: After 1st February
Rules & Examples
Four Line Poems are exactly that - just four lines long!
One entry per person.
Entries must be newly submitted to deviantART, in Literature Format:
Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament! Win 3 Month PMs!First tournament begins in 10 minutes! Come to :#communityrelations: to play!Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament! Win 3 Month PMs!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
If you were not here for the Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament played in :#devart: on deviantART's 12th Birthday, here is another chance to do so in :#communityrelations: this Friday 14th September and Sunday, 16th September!
There will be 3 Tournaments on the day, happening at 9am PDT, 12pm PDT and 3pm PDT (click on the times to find your time!).
To make sure we can actually run these Tournaments, please reply to this blog with the day and time that best suits you! You can take part in multiple Tournaments as well, so list ALL the times (a
OC WINTER CONTEST - Entries Closed!this contest is now closed for entries! I would personally like to thank everyone for their patience over the last few months! and everyone who participated for their brilliant entries and those who donated for their prize contributions! I am much appreciative! NOW IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS I WILL TAKE THE TIME To judge all the entries. please stay tuned! P.s a special prize will be given... More details later!OC WINTER CONTEST - Entries Closed!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hello everyone! It's that time of year when the air becomes colder and snowflakes begin to fall from the heavens, the landscape becomes covered by a blanket of white.. (depending on where you are in the world that is. :'D ) So, do you know what that calls for?! That's right an OC Winter/Yule/Christmas Contest! (I decided to launch the contest eight days ahead of schedule since the positive results on my recent polls asked for them.)
PE: Artisan Crafts Week Circus ContestArtisan Crafts Week ContestPE: Artisan Crafts Week Circus Contest3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
EDIT: The winners have been announced here.
We love crafts! We love crafting, we love watching crafts, we love talking about crafts! If you're like us you're always looking for an excuse to craft something, so we're going to give you one: join the circus! The circus contest, of course
You must make an object using any artisan craft you desire, photograph it and upload it to the appropriate Artisan Crafts gallery. Also you need to submit it to the Artisan Crafts Contest folder. You need to be a member of projecteducate to submit.
The work must be your own, using tutorials or resources is allowed but you must credit them. No copying anyone else's original work.
You must get your inspiration from the theme "circus"and it must be clearly present in your work. How y
Points - Get Some, Give Some Welcome to this special issue of What's Going On?? focussing specifically on events related to deviantART Points! There are some wonderful causes to donate points to! And if you don't have any points to donate, this issue will help you with that tooPoints - Get Some, Give Some3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
(Also see: :faq234
You can support all of these good causes by donating points!
Warm Winter Project - help 50 homeless people survive the winter
Artists in the Making Project - help Volunteer Eco Students Abroad buy t-shirts for South-African children in need
Fella's Film Contest!It's not long to go until the deadline for Fella's Film Contest! If you'd like to submit your film creations, remember that although the contest began on 5th January, you are welcome to submit films which were made BEFORE that date too. So if you have awesome film in your gallery that's 3 minutes long or less, you're welcome to submit it now! Here's all the original info for the contest...Fella's Film Contest!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Fella would like to invite you to be a part of a new contest, one that looks at a medium that is often overlooked on deviantART, Film.
Since before the 1900s film has been a part of people's lives. Today, feature films are created with huge budgets in mass of $200 Million+. But, often times short films, which do not get seen as much in the United States (but are more readily available in some other countries) are some of the most impressive films.
We would like to invite you to make a short film. All the details are below, so get on it!
Submission of film on d
[Contest] What gets you up in the morning? What gets you out of that warm cozy bed at 5 AM?[Contest] What gets you up in the morning?3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Is it the breakfast someone prepared for you?
Is it the person that wakes up next to you?
Is it your goals in life and at work?
Or do you simply get a headache from laying around too much?
We want to know what gets you up in the morning!
Your entry must be new, uploaded after 8th of March 2013.
Every medium of art is welcome
[Pencil] Contestant must be a member of the group
[Pencil] Up to 2 entries per person, but only one of those can win
[Pencil] Should include a description explaining the artwork itself, and why it's what gets you out of bed
For all participants:
[Bullet; Blue] Features from mondscheinsonate, AlexanderPaupoff, Eitvys200, dully101
[Bullet; Blue] Llamas from mondscheinsonate , AlexanderPaupoff , :devEndo
Photomanipulation Contest: Rebirth and RenewalWelcome to the latest community competition for Photomanipulation!Photomanipulation Contest: Rebirth and Renewal3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This is the official kick-off blog for the latest, greatest EXTREME PHOTOMANIPULATION CONTEST here on dA! The contest is backed by communityrelations with HUGE prizes and hosted by CRPhotomanipulation. This journal describes the rules for the contest. Please read it carefully.
What we mean by "Extreme" photomanipulation
You should reach beyond your comfort zone and create a deviation that is bold, unique, and better than you thought you could create. Try something new. Break the mold. You've got this!
We have HUGE prizes. So, we are expecting HUGE results.
Theme: Rebirth and Renewal
Our theme, Rebirth and Renewal, was suggested by administrators of CRPhotomanipulation. You are hereby challenged to create a photomanipulation that shows rebirth and/or renewal. For example, it could sh
DeviantART's 12th Birthday Hat Contest! About The ContestDeviantART's 12th Birthday Hat Contest!4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Ended! hosted by KovoWolf
Thank You Everyone!
The contest is currently being judged!! Thank you everyone who participated! They all where amazing and creative!!
In preparation for the Birthday Shinanigans about to unfold here at DeviantART, we want to ask you, the community to get your crafty scissors, gear up your imagination, and all the materials you can for this contest in preparation for celebrating DeviantART's 12th birthday! What we're asking of you is to make your OWN birthday hat to wear for DeviantART's birthday!
Here are some ideas for you to get started on a birthday hat!
:iconastralseed: :icon3wyl: :iconlyricanna: :iconSanguineVamp:
Below you will find the rules for the Hat contest!
Please do not submit something you have already created
DeviantART'S 12th Birthday Gameshow: Starting soonDeviantART Birthday Gameshow is starting in just FIFTEEN MINUTES!DeviantART'S 12th Birthday Gameshow: Starting soon4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
We're looking for game players to come and join in our deviantART Birthday Event! In just a short while 3wyl and myself are hosting an interpretation of a British game show called Pointless. The idea of the game is that you have to guess the least popular answer to a multiple answers question. You will be awarded points accordingly, those with the most points will win - but you will have used pointless answers to get there!
We'll have pre-judged the least popular and most popular answers by asking a panel of CVs beforehand for their responses. Want an example?
Name a Film Starring Tom Cruise
Okay so Mission Impossible is a really high answer and if you said that one, you'd get lots of points. Which isn't good! If you said Rain Man - you'd possibly be getting less points. But if you said something like Endless Love or Taps, then you'd be hitting on an answer tha
Official Birthday Card ContestOfficial Birthday Card Contest4 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Birthday Card Contest
CELEBRATE by akrasiel deviantART is celebrating its 12th birthday on the 7th August and what better way to celebrate with a card from its awesome members?!
This is where you guys come in!
Make a card!
It is up to you to make a card celebrating dA's 12th birthday! You can use any medium for this, the more creative the better!
If you are into Artisan Crafts you could try your hand at papercutting, or add some little handmade charms to your card.
Mini Birthday Gift Sets by claremansonWe have a Hulk! by FrogMakesArt:thumb94835471:greeting card by megatron73
If you are into Traditional Art you could scratchboard a card, or try a collage or even mix t
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, unless otherwise stated.Official DeviantArt Contests5 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Bring Your Type to Life - A Typography ContestIt is time for another Typography contest! The theme of this contest will be…Bring Your Type to Life - A Typography Contest4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Bring your Type to Life
This may sound abstract at first, but to keep the theme as open as possible, I choose a rather abstract title. There are many directions in which you can go. You could choose an anthropomorphic direction, where you breathe life into letters and give them human or other animate characteristics. Another route would be to create the letters out of living objects, such as plants or animals.
Which direction you choose, maybe even a third or fourth one, does not matter. What matters is that your letters are brought to life!
What kind of letters you bring to life, words, glyphs or sentences, is 100% up to you. This contest has a more visual approach, so you will not be judged on the creativity of the meaning you choose to give to the letters. However, don't rush it! Even one letter can appear completely different than another. Be wise with the letters, word
Emoticon Community #15 Breaking Emoticon NewsEmoticon Community #153 years ago in Personal More Like This
NaNoEmo begins next month! Make sure you're well prepared by reading Mirz123's article.
Emote chat events
Synfull and BlissfullySarcastic co-hosted another chat event last night. You can read the round-up here:
The winners in the pixel challenge:
by MerelyCubed came first
by Mirz123 came second
by Infinite-Carousel, CassidyPeterson and Kath602 respectively all won honourable mentions
View the other entries here.
The winners in the muro challenge:
byMafiaVamp came first
by Star--Sprout came seco
PE:Color GuideBasic Color Theory GuidePE:Color Guide3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Today we are going to talk about beginning Color Theory with this guide. It is important to learn about the colors and their categories and opposites and this guide will help you learn more about colors and how they work together.
WHAT IS COLOR? The property possessed by an object of producing different sensations on the eye as a result of the way it reflects or emits light.
This is a Color Wheel that shows all the colors and how they are aligned with one another.
Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, brown etc.
Now let's learn more about these colors
The Primary Colors
Q: What are Primary Colors?
They're the main colors in a color wheel that can be blended to create other colors
The Primary Colors are Red, Yellow, and Blue.
dA Related (RED) Contest!Welcome to another deviantART Related contest!dA Related (RED) Contest!3 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
This contest is all about supporting (RED), the cause known for fighting for an AIDS free generation by 2015.
The contest is split into three (3) categories: Deviant Stamps, Journal or Gallery Skins, and DeviantIDs. Each category will have one Major Prize winner.
Create a Deviant Stamp that supports the (RED) organization.
The stamps message must support/promote (RED).
Your entry must be submitted on or after December 1st, 2012.
Your entry must be submitted into the category: Contests > 2012 > dArelated RED Contest > Devian
Lit-Visual Alliance Allied Artwork Feature #7 Hello my patient Allies! It's (past) time again to showcase more of the excellent Allied Artwork pieces that have been making their way into ourLit-Visual Alliance Allied Artwork Feature #73 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Featured Folder over at Lit-Visual-Alliance.
What is the Alliance, you ask?
The Alliance is a project group intended to encourage visual and literary artists to work together. I've felt for some time that the dA Literature Community can at times be somewhat insular - to its detriment. We in the Lit Community are also sometimes prone to griping about the lack of exposure our work receives when compared to that of visual artists. So in the spirit of ^thorns brilliant Complaint Challenge
Fan Art Valentines Contest - ClosedAnd we're closed for submissions while the judges vote!Fan Art Valentines Contest - Closed1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
We have a new contest for you that ties in very nicely with this yearly tradition here on DA:
That's right, the goal is to make Fan Art Valentines Whether you have a romantic fandom based pun in mind that would make a great card or just want to draw some romance of your favourite pairings, anything within the Valentines theme is welcome
This contest starts on February 2nd and ends on March 14th 11:59PM PST.
All entries must comply with DeviantArt's Policies and Terms of Service.
Entries MUST be NEW and made for this contest. Please link back to this journal in the description of your entry!
All entries must be submitted to the Fan Art Valentines folder at CR-FanArt-Contests in order to participate.
If your submission has not been submitted to the Fan Art Category (as in when you submit the art to the website)
#Fella chat NOW!fella would like to invite you to chat, hang out and play games this Saturday!#Fella chat NOW!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
In Fella's dAmn chat room.
2pm PST, or these times in these places...
United Kingdom: 10pm
New Zealand: 11am
United States: ILLINOIS: 4pm / COLORADO: 3pm
15 minutes of general chat
15 minutes of ask-the-admins
Then games with Points as prizes!
Who is welcome?
Anyone! Members of fella and any other deviants who want to come along.
PE: Dealing with a negative feedbackPE: Dealing with a negative feedbackPE: Dealing with a negative feedback3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
"To escape criticism - do nothing, say nothing, be nothing."
Everyone wants to be praised for their work. It's the extremely rare individual who creates things and doesn't care how they're received. Dealing with criticism can be painful, but at the same time enormously helpful.
Let's begin with understanding the function that positive and negative feedback serve. Positive feedback (pointing out things you did WELL) increases commitment to the work you do, by enhancing your experience and your confidence, white Negative feedback (pointing out things you did WRONG), on the other hand, is informative - it tells you where you need to spend your effort, and offers insight into how you might improve.
With that being said, positive and negative feedback are affective and motivate differently, their impact varies from different peop
dA Life #08: Hosting a Contest on dAWelcome to the eighth dA Life blog, a series created to help you enjoy your time on dA and use it's many tools for sharing your art, appreciating other people's art and taking part in the wonderful community that we have here.dA Life #08: Hosting a Contest on dA4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Hosting a contest on dA is a really fun way to inspire other artists and do something positive for the community. If you've never run a contest before, it can seem like a daunting task so to make it a little easier, here are some things to consider before you create your contest and open it to the deviant public...
Your contest should have a theme. It can be as vague (Aliens, Summer, Cats) or as specific as you like (Alien Cats in Summer). When choosing your theme, take time to consider it's appeal to your potential entrants. A less specific theme is likely to attact more people as the scope for entries is wider. It depends on whether or not you want your contest to be huge - sometimes, bigger isn't always bet
Street Photography Contest - Spring 2012Spring is here!Street Photography Contest - Spring 20124 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
For many of us, street shooters, it's the best season to go out and shoot "street".
And then come back and show what we got.
And maybe enter a neat little contest
"So, you think you can street?"
It is my great pleasure to announce
the first Official deviantArt "So you think you can street" Photography Spring Contest
which will be held from May 1st till June 15th in deviantArt site.
Everyone is welcome to enter !
1. Your entry must be a STREET photograph.
2. Your entry must be submitted in a special deviantArt category which will open on the 1st of May and can be found following this path: Submit art > Category > Choose category > Contests > 2012 > So You Think You Can Street
3. You can enter the contest with ONE photograph that must have been taken from April 1st till June 15th and