Contests, Challenges + ProjectsDo you have a contest, project or challenge you'd like to see promoted in June's blog? Just send us a note giving the information included at the bottom of the page!
Challenges on deviantART that are not always Photography related but are open to many different mediums as specified. Challenges usually don't involve prizes.
deviant365's Weekly Challenges | More info...
Contests on deviantART that are mostly open to mixed or purely Photography mediums - which also involves prizes!
Isalovesphotography's anniversary contest | More Info...
DorotejaC's Autumn Enchanted Forest contest | <b>
A Note on Daily Deviation FeaturesAt ten features into my tenure as Community Volunteer for Abstract & Surreal Photography I am noticing a certain trend in response to abstract and surreal Daily Deviations. I shall address some of the recurring themes here, and hopefully answer some questions along the way. At this point I would like to mention that I am talking about a small and vocal minority, and I sincerely thank the overwhelming majority for supporting the featured artists and their work. You're what makes this site such a great community.A Note on Daily Deviation Features3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
With that said, let's get to the troublesome themes I am coming across.
The "This is crap!" Argument
As an observer and a critic, you're entitled to think that something isn't very good. However, exclaiming as such on the comments of a piece of work that an artist has spent time and energy creating is not only counter-productive, but rude and insulting, especially if it's not followed up with some advice about how you think they could make their
Complaint Challenge Contest!Complaint Challenge Contest!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
We got our complaints out in December 2012. Now, 2013 is about doing something productive with them. I am not going to sit and grumble about my pet peeves. Neither should you!
Anyone who knows me should have been suspicious from the start of Phase 1 because complaining is one of my own complaints. (And you saw this trick last year!) That's right. I complain about people complaining. Silly, yes? Well I decided to do something about it with this challenge.
I hope everyone enjoyed sharing their gripes in Phase 1 because it is time for Phase 2! And Phase 2 is open to everyone, even if you didn't participate in Phase 1, or decided to change what complaint you'd like to address!
Complaint Challenge – Phase 2
The challenge in a nutshell: Pick one of your dA complaints and do something proactive about it. Work toward a solution or improvement in a positive way.
Now a few of you are probably thinking things like, "I
CONTEST - last theme COLOURFUL SCAPES:icontransparentplz:CONTEST - last theme COLOURFUL SCAPES2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The Contest Folder is OPEN to submissions with the Theme COLOURFUL SCAPES! http://thefavouriteshowcase.deviantart.com/gallery/29360832
Hello to all members of TheFavouriteShowcase
As usual, as we celebrate our anniversary (3 years now) and renewing our Super Group status, the time for our contest has come!
It's the renewal season, after a cold, damp, grey Winter (I know, not in the South Hemisphere - but you continue to have good weather there so you will be with the right mood to participate too).
Let's welcome the Sun, the blue skies, the warm weather with our annual contest "The Colours of Renewal"!
What do I want to see on this 3rd contest?
The same as the previous years:
Vibrant colours! Warming sensations! Brightness! Joy!
Again we are welcoming the Colours of Renewal but renewed to the ones who have participated before.
This time we have "The Thematic Colours of Renewal" and you can participate with Traditiona
Chat Events Calendar farand's Fun and ThumbShare - Movember Event in :#communityrelations:Chat Events Calendar3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Time: 2 - 3pm PST Meet 'N Greet Chat With the Lit CVs in :#crliterature: Sunday, June 8th at 12:01 PM (PDT)
Sketchmatch in :#communityrelations:
Wednesday, Nov. 13th - 7:00 PM PDT (click to see your local time)
Want to see a particular event run? Want to help out? Note communityrelations with your thoughts and ideas!
Seniority Announcements - January 2013Seniority Announcements - January 20132 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
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 other
Photofest - Contest ClosedThis contest has now ended. To see the results please go here.Photofest - Contest Closed2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
October Contest CLOSED
1st October - 31st October
Closed - Browse Entries
November Contest CLOSED
1st November - 30th November
Closed - Browse Entries
1st December - 31st December
Closed - Browse Entries
The theme each month is dependent on the time! So, for October, the theme has to be in-keeping with something that happens during that month, or something that relates to that month. Halloween, Autumn, Fall - whatever 'happens' in that month and whatever
HURRY UP TO WIN GREAT PRIZES ON MY CONTEST!HURRY UP TO WIN GREAT PRIZES ON MY CONTEST!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hi dear friends
I hope all you are fine and happy
Please forgive my English if I made mistake with my writing.
As you know, I gifted 3 person, 3 months PM with some great artist's help.I have some more.I thought it can be nice to make a contest to gift them other artists.For this case I organized a competition before end of the spring or fall.I know it is Spring in here but some people having Autumn somewhere) I had totaly 1.227 points.They are not enough even for 2 persons. I just sold 2 works after started this contest.I will buy points with them when they added to my account) I will make journals end of this contest for the winners, judges and all competitors.
HOW TO JOIN IT?
EVERYONE CAN JOIN THIS CONTEST!
1- Our subjects are close-up flowers and little plants in the nature. it can be Spring or Autumn flowers or plants. No fruit flowers please! But little wild fruit
Pimps and Whoas - October 26, 2012PimpsPimps and Whoas - October 26, 20123 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Official dA News
Odyssey Update 1
Dante's Inferno - What's the Worst that Can Happen?
Witch, Sorceress, Enchantress
Site Update - Literature Apperance, Sta.sh Writer
Site Update: More Like This Updates
March Challenge: SpringWe made a huge improvement on last month, with a nice handful of challenge acceptances for Love! Well done to all those who created! For March, we're challenging you to create something new along the theme of Spring. You can interpret that how you wish, as a season or a 'doing' word!March Challenge: Spring2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Start: 1st March 2013
End: 28th March 2013
Rules: Entries MUST BE NEW - People and Portraits. Nudity is allowed but must be clearly marked as mature content.
Submission: One entry per person - put your entries in this folder -> http://peopleandportraits.deviantart.com/gallery/41461723
Entries now must be new due to the fact that we're challenging you each month to create something so no short cuts this time! Get your cameras out, find some people, and snap away! At the end of the challenge, we'll pick some favourites and feature them in a journal. I
Why you feature stolen work?!?!Lately there seem to have been a few myths flying around in particular with regards to how we as Community Volunteers, give Daily Deviations. Many people seem to think that we sit at our desks in dark little rooms and let out evil laughter whilst we purposefully feature stolen work. The dark rooms and laughter - well I can't say yes or no on that one! But I can promise you it's not our intent to give exposure to people who have stolen work. I recently featured a piece of work that turned out to be stolen. However I went into extensive conversations with the artist before I featured it, and with added metadata and dates, it's difficult to know where to draw the line. I've given people the benefit of the doubt before - and it's worked out nicely as their work has been legitimate. Below are some comments I have seen being thrown around the past few days - and hopefully an attempt to bust the myth.Why you feature stolen work?!?!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
"I thought at least that you people would check to make sure the work was the
CR Newsletter - March/April 2013 Director of Community Relations :iconmoonbeam13: :CR Newsletter - March/April 20132 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Table of Contents
1. Gallery Makeover Project
2. Volunteer Openings in Community Relations
3. Community Projects
4. Official Contests
5 Project Educate 2013
6. Art History Project
7. The Artist's Toolbox
8. Celebrating Diversity
9. News from the Chats and Forums
10. News from the Galleries
1. Gallery Makeover Project
About the Project
Digital Art > Drawings & Paintings
My Prompt Journal (Lit Community Experiment cont.)Hello All and Welcome to 2013!My Prompt Journal (Lit Community Experiment cont.)2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Not that many people have picked up on this yet! Come on guys, lets get involved
(Original Gif too trippy for words!)
I hope everyone had a lovely break and are fully in the swing of the New Year!
Now this journal isn't a personal one, despite the title- in fact it is a journal I am challenging all of you to write and all of you to help others write. At this time of year, we've made resolutions and I expect half of you have included "write more" as one of those resolutions. This experiment is to help you fulfil that resolution so by 2014 you are sat here feeling achieved.
Prompts. Prompts are awesome. Why are they so awesome- because they get you writing! There are times when you feel unmotivated, wanting to write but not sure what to writ
Pimps and Whoas - January 3, 2013PimpsPimps and Whoas - January 3, 20132 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Official dA News
Site Update: Literature Thumbs. Sta.sh Submit
Happy Holidays from deviantART
Odyssey Propulsion 6
Commissions on deviantART
Celebratring Deviousness January 2013
Dedication to a New Year
Photography Weekly: Edition Forty FourPhotography Weekly Header created by TouchedDPhotography Weekly: Edition Forty Four3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
"Creativity, like human life itself - begins in Darkness "
I read a very interesting article this week debating Photography Vs Literature and which one of the two tells us more. Of course there is always the element that a picture could be accompanied by words but neither aspect is enough to tell a whole story. But as the article says, Photography has become a universal constant in the world today and is accessible to nearly everybody. Yet many still believe that only pure narration can truly tell a story. What are your thoughts? As Photographers we can choose to limit what we tell or show with a photograph, we can even mislead. Can we convey more with words? Or more with an image? You could describe a person with words but never truly give an accurate picture of who they are visually without a photograph...
Community Relations News
Contest: The Big Gender Photo ChallengeUpdate 12.10.2014: The contest is closed. You can find the winners hereContest: The Big Gender Photo Challenge10 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
CanonAdventures and I will host our first contest together.
It's called "The Big Gender Photo Challenge". The idea is that female and male deviants hold a challenge in three photo categories:
PeopleConceptualAnimals, Plants and Nature
After the deadline on 4th of October 2014 we will pick one male and female finalist for each category. So there will be six finalists overall (two per category). Afterwards the finalists will compete in three polls. So there will be three polls (one for each category). Now it's up to you to decide who wins the challenge. The polls will be open for one week on both of our profiles. In the end we add all votes together to announce the winners.
Only photographyImages can be new or old but must be taken after January 1st 2013One entry per
Deviousness Award Interview with JoseFelipeMWhat is this Awesome Achievement?Deviousness Award Interview with JoseFelipeM2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The Deviousness Award is an accolade which is traditionally handed out
on the 1st of every month to one truly outstanding deviant.
The Deviousness Award for January 2013 goes to winehaus.
Hello JoseFelipe! Please give us a quick introduction of who you are, in and outside DA.
On deviantART, I am winehaus, a senior member for a bit more than six months. I recently received the Deviousness Award (obviously that's what this interview is for) and TimberClipse pointed out that not only am I the youngest senior, but I took his spot as youngest Deviousness Award Recipient! I am more of an art appreciator than an
The Photography Galleries: Why and How to SuggestSo many of my watchers and other members of the community suggest fantastic pieces for Daily Deviations every week. But I need more. I need to be more specific about my rules now too, so that you understand what I do and do not look for. But above all that, it's time to get You more exposure. Think you have an awesome photograph in your gallery? Why not consider self suggesting right now. I actively encourage it. If you send me your own work I will greet you with pompoms and latex free balloons. Srsly. Read on for more info:The Photography Galleries: Why and How to Suggest3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The Community Relations Team is your first stop when sending a Daily Deviation. The full team is listed there and it's pretty self explanatory of whom you should select to send your note to. If the deviation you are suggesting is in, for example, Animals, Plants and Nature - then there isone designated Community Volunteer that
Project Educate: People and Portraits IntroductionPortrait or Portraiture Photography is about a person or a group of people arranged in a certain way to convey the mood, emotions and possibly even a story. On DeviantART there are many sub-categories within the People & Portraits Gallery and some of those are self explanatory whilst others take a little bit more planning and thinking about to achieve. Throughout this week, we'll be working to hopefully clean up misconceptions and straighten out parts of the People & Portrait Galleries. So here's what's happening...Project Educate: People and Portraits Introduction3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Shoot Yourself - Photography Contest
Open Forum - Throw your questions to the photography CVs and expect the answers (as much as possible) by the end of the week!
Getting your Emotive on - Definition
DDs: Suggester's frustrationsWelcome to a new journal in this mini series about Daily Deviations. In the first one I let you know about what I think DDs represent, and then about some of my personal criteria to select them.DDs: Suggester's frustrations3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Now is time to focus on the suggesters. Those amazing (almost always human) beings who take a moment of their lives to go the extra mile when finding an amazing deviation and suggest it for consideration as a Daily Deviation. Ya know? I wouldn't be able to feature so many amazing art on my own! So before anything else, I want to take a moment to thank all the amazing people who suggest. Thank you guys!
As a person who also suggests DDs once in a while, I do understand the frustration suggesters often get. So I would like in this occasion to explain some of the reasons why th
THREE IN THREE - Art Game ProposalIt is simple .THREE IN THREE - Art Game Proposal2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
It is fun .
It is great fun !
And it comes from an idea of and a conversation with the great Richard :icontrippy4u:
So these are the rules:
You go out .Or stay home .You take three pictures within three minutes .You combine those three pictures into a triptych .You upload these pictures and send me a note "THREE IN THREE" .I shall collect submissions in a special +fav - folder .Deadline for submission is July 15 (2013 - of course )I shall do a feature with all submissions .
Pimps and Whoas - September 14, 2012PimpsPimps and Whoas - September 14, 20123 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Official dA News
Fan Art Law
Site Update: New Mobile Site for Beta Testers
How we Debug in DT
4 Artists and Their Journeys
Pimps and Whoas - March 12, 2013PimpsPimps and Whoas - March 12, 20132 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Official dA News
The Enduring Enigma of Collage
Site Update: Survey
Join us for a deviantMEET in Seattle WA
Site Update: Bug Fixes and Discussion
Site Update March 7
Selling on the Premium Con
Pimps and Whoas - May 22, 2013PimpsPimps and Whoas - May 22, 20132 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Official dA News
Site Update:Multi-Submit and Scheduled Submit
The Price Cap For Commissions Has Been Raised
30% Off Fine Art Prints
Last Day to Shop deviantART Gear
The Stock Market No. 4
Pimps and Whoas - May 8, 2013PimpsPimps and Whoas - May 8, 20132 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Official dA News
Pick Your Discount
Site Update: Bug Fixes and Feedback
Site Update: Adjustment Tools in deviantART muro
Celebrating Deviousness - May 2013
CR Newsletter March/April 2013