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Art Theme Contest Winners

Mon Nov 4, 2013, 5:08 PM

We challenged our community to create the perfect, themed wall of art, and the thousands of entries were simply astounding. Our judges had the extremely difficult task of selecting five outstanding winners, but they did it, and the results are in! Check out the five winning walls of art for yourself!
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Texture Your World Contest

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 6:55 AM

Tell us the story of your world in textures!

We are surrounded 24 hours a day by objects that have texture, they may be smooth or bobbly, old or new, bold, bright, shiny or dull. You might see a texture every day and never notice it until you start looking. Do you sit at a desk that's textured, or pass an interesting tree on the way to work or school?

We want you, in the form of a triptych (thats 3 images forming a larger image see example here - ) to tell us the story of your textured world. Each individual texture should stand on its own, both as a useful resource and as a cohesive part of the whole story. What story you tell through your texture triptych is up to you - but they must be textures that tell a story of your world in some way.

There are 3 categories for this contest, each of which you can submit to twice.

Digital stock
These are textures created digitally by either manipulation of other stock or painting etc

Photographic stock
These are textures which have been photographed with either a film or digital camera with minimal post editing (if you do a lot of post editing on your textures you might want to consider submitting them to the digital category instead)

Traditional stock
These are textures created with traditional media then either scanned or photographed to convert to a digital medium for submission

Submission Examples




Submission Rules

  • Each individual texture making up the triptych must be a minimum width/height of 1000 px
  • Full submission triptych must be a minimum width/height of either 1000 px or 3000 px depending on the orientation/formatting you choose, please see examples above.
  • Each deviant may enter up to 2 times per category. (Essentially that's 2 triptychs per category or 6 textures)
  • Judges reserve the right to eliminate entries that do not meet the minimum size requirements shown above
  • Only complete triptychs will be considered as legitimate entries. (3 textures on 1 file/deviation)
  • Triptychs must be submitted to the correct folder as per the contest category in StockandResources
  • Triptychs must be submitted into the correct Resources /Stock Images /Textures /... sub category depending on their style
  • Judges reserve the right to eliminate entries that are not submitted to the correct gallery or contest folder
  • Entries must be new as of the start date of the contest and must be your own work
  • Please state clearly in the description that the work is being submitted to this contest
  • All contest submissions must adhere to DeviantART's Submission Policy

Important Dates

Start Date
21st January 2013

End Date
11th March 2013

Prize List

Category Winner x3

:bulletorange: 4000 DA Points donated by communityrelations
:bulletorange: 200 DA points from Elandria
:bulletorange: 200 DA points from somadjinn
:bulletorange: 100 DA points from So-ghislaine
:bulletorange: 12 month Premium Membership donated by communityrelations
:bulletorange: Exclusive stock pack donated by kuschelirmel-stock & WDWParksGal-Stock
:bulletorange: Features from a whole host of resource groups and stock providers including:
Elandria PirateLotus-Stock CelticStrm-Stock StockandResources ManStock The-Stock-Directory DesigningDivas Dreamers-of-Avalon miontre kirilee kuschelirmel-stock Nameda BKennedy-Photography So-ghislaine WDWParksGal-Stock
:bulletorange: Llama badge from WDWParksGal-Stock

Category Runner Up x3

:bulletorange: 2000 DA points donated by communityrelations
:bulletorange: 100 DA points from Elandria
:bulletorange: 100 DA points from somadjinn
:bulletorange: 6 month Premium Membership donated by communityrelations
:bulletorange: Exclusive stock pack donated by WDWParksGal-Stock
:bulletorange: Features from a whole host of resource groups and stock providers including:
Elandria PirateLotus-Stock CelticStrm-Stock StockandResources ManStock The-Stock-Directory DesigningDivas Dreamers-of-Avalon miontre kirilee kuschelirmel-stock Nameda BKennedy-Photography So-ghislaine WDWParksGal-Stock
:bulletorange: Llama badge from WDWParksGal-Stock


:bulletorange: somadjinn 's personal favorite entry will receive 100 DA points



:iconpiratelotus-stock: :iconelandria: :iconcelticstrm-stock:

Enter the fascinating world of the triptych image

triptych by leenik Existence I by joereimer
e come il vento by touch-the-rainbow
Triptych by TheXILexile . Poppies triptych. by Lp-dream
Triptych by FractalDesire
Triptych. Paper. by deus-and-silma ocean sunset triptych by september28
Tell Me - Triptych by xFotoPhreek

For more information and hints/tips on making the most of your entry please see the following journal -

Community Relations
Stock & Resources, Texture Your World Contest Jan 21st - March 11th 2013
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The Transformation Challenge

Tue Jun 10, 2014, 12:08 PM

Show us "who you are" transformed into "what you could be".

You get three panels to show us a three-stage progression into a radically different person or thing.

Use the template. Any style. Any visual medium. Any tool, any machine. If you are shy, you can use an original character or object instead of yourself.

Three grand prize winners will be selected, their entries will be featured as a billboard on deviantART and Motherboard's website linking back to the artist's deviantART account. The winners will be flown, all expenses paid, to either Brooklyn, NY, Honolulu, HI, or Los Angeles, CA to collaborate with either Dash Shaw, Jasper Wong, or Jordan Crane in their studios and will each win a Microsoft Surface Pro 3.*.

*In order to qualify as a Grand Prize Winner, you must be able to travel between July 25th - August 1st to participate in the collaboration. Winners will be assigned to a specific city.
Three Grand Prize Winners

Step 1

Download the three-panel template below and create your original entry using any static visual medium.

Download TemplateRead Official Rules »

Step 2

Show us your transformation! Remember, it must be a three-stage progression that ends with you or your original character changing into a radically different person or thing submitted as a single .JPG or .PNG file fitting on the provided template.

Step 3

Enter your artwork into the contest by using the ENTER NOW button below. Your entry should include in the deviation description your answers to the questions asked below.

Enter Now »

Three Grand Prize Winners will Receive

  • A Microsoft Surface Pro 3
  • $1000 from deviantART
  • All expenses paid trip to one of three locations: Brooklyn, NY, Honululu, HI, or Los Angeles, CA to participate in Phase 2 and collaborate with a selected artist

For this challenge, the adventure continues beyond just physical prizes. The three grand prize finalists will be flown to one of the three artists studios to work alongside either Jasper Wong, Dash Shaw, or Jordan Crane on a collaborative project. We will document your journey for you and the world to see. The joint artworks produced from the collaboration will be featured on a page on deviantART sponsored by Microsoft and also on Motherboard.

Are you up for this quest?
jordan crane
jordan crane

Jordan Crane was born in Los Angeles, California, which is still his home. He was educated in public school and attended USC for engineering. He self-published the first issue of Non in 1997. The anthology grew quickly, and by the fifth and final issue, it was an impressively designed package wrapped by a silkscreen cover, featuring top tier talent as well as his own Xeric award winning graphic novel Col-Dee. During this time, Crane published his first graphic novelette The Last Lonely Saturday, a simple story of love and death, which has become an enduring favorite.

Crane's specific particular design aesthetic could be found across his work, featuring warm covers accentuated by an eye for colors playing and fighting together. Crane's illustrated and design work has been critically recognized with several awards. In 2010, Jordan's biggest book design project, The Art of Jaime Hernandez was published by Abrams books. That same year, he launched, a website portal featuring many of today's top cartoonists, a natural follow up to his previous editing work in Non.

Right now, Crane is finishing his graphic novel Keeping Two, a collection of short stories titled Lower the Living, and the fifth issue of his comic book Uptight, which will feature his first scifi story titled the Dark Nothing. His current work can be found in his ongoing comic book Uptight, published by Fantagraphics.

jordan crane

How did you use the Surface to create your artwork?

I used the Surface from start to finish. I used to work on paper, and my process is nearly the same digitally. I start by making notes, just words at this point, things that I'd like to draw, relations and associations on the topic. When a couple of interesting things start to poke out at me, I'll start sketching. At this point I do simple figure drawings to see if the idea has legs. So I open up Manga Studio, get my page sized, and start rough sketches. I push the idea through to the last panel, and when I have something that works, then reduce the opacity on the layer, and do the final tight drawing on a new layer. Then colors. I'll initially just fill the spaces with harsh contrasting colors to make sure I get all the nooks and crannies filled in. Then I'll find a pair of colors I like, something that's pleasing but still pretty argumentative. Then I will tone everything based on that pair. Then fiddle some more with the colors, and then done.

What programs did you use?

I used Manga Studio Pro from start to finish for this comic strip.

How long did it take to create the piece?

I worked on it for about 8 hours. Drawing and coloring from start to finish was about 4 hours. It was spread out over a couple of days, so I got to think about it a lot, so that'd account for another 4 hours. I do a lot of my best drawing inside my head.

jasper wong
jasper wong

Jasper Wong is an artist, illustrator, and curator. He is a man who wears many hats and best known for his art that is a unique clash of Asian-influenced pop culture on paper. Jasper has exhibited worldwide, in places such as Japan, California, France, London, Mexico, New York, Hong Kong, Chicago, and Australia and he has been selected on multiple occasions by Archive magazine as one of the 200 Best Illustrators worldwide. He has also scored press in publications such as Communication Arts, Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, Taschen's Illustration Now, Hypebeast, Booooooom, Arrested Motion, Hi-Fructose, Acclaim, Complex, Vice, Highsnobiety, VNA, Street Art News and Juxtapoz. He was recently chosen as one of the HB100. A list of Hypebeast's 100 most influential figures in the industry, which included the likes of Kaws, Pharrell, Banksy, Jay Z and Kanye West.

Jasper is also the founder of a gallery in Hong Kong called ABOVE SECOND and another creative venue in Honolulu called LOFT IN SPACE. In its existence, both Monocle magazine and CNN have chosen it as one of the best galleries in the city. Jasper is also the creator and lead director of POW! WOW! HAWAII, which is a non-profit organization of contemporary artists committed to community enrichment through the creation of art outreach programs, educational programs and engaging the community in the creation and appreciation of art.

Another venture is in the form of a community art center called LANA LANE STUDIOS. It is a repurposed industrial warehouse that has been transformed into progressive 2D/3D creative workspace and center for teaching and learning. It is a place where creative output flourishes, interacts with and inspires the community. It is a combination of private studio spaces and a fully functional art school for the youth of Hawaii.

jasper wong

How did you use the Surface to create your artwork?

It started as a sketch on paper and inked on vellum. It was then scanned on to the Surface. I transferred the same process that I normally use on the computer, but implemented the Surface instead. I was able to easily work on the illustration on the go. Something that wasn't as possible with my laptop, because it can be cumbersome taking it out while on the move.

jasper wong

What programs did you use?

I used Photoshop.

How long did it take to create the piece?

It took me about a week to complete the piece. I have a 1 and half year old daughter and she loves to play with the Surface. She likes to draw with the pen. But, it also slowed my progress. :-)

dash shaw
dash shaw

Dash Shaw is a cartoonist and animator whose last graphic novel, "New School", was named one of the best books of 2013 by NPR. His other recent books include "BodyWorld" and "Bottomless Belly Button." His animated works include the Sigur Ros video "Seraph", "Wheel of Fortune", and the ifc series "The Unclothed Man in the 35th Century AD." His new graphic novel "Doctors", about doctors who enter deceased people's afterlives to bring them back from the dead, arrives later this year from Fantagraphics Books. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

dash shaw

How did you use the Surface to create your artwork?

I started it as a sketch and then scanned it into the Surface. Here you can see a sketch.

dash shaw

What programs did you use?

I used Photoshop. The finishes were done entirely in Photoshop, on the Surface.

How long did it take to create the piece?

That's hard to say. I did other versions. And then I stare into space for a while. I don't know. Maybe a couple days?


  • Entrants may enter as many entries as they like however duplicate entries are not allowed.
  • Entrants must be at least 18 years old as of June 10, 2014.
  • Entrant may reside anywhere in the world.
  • Entries must be received by 11:59:59 PM (PT) on June 24th, 2014 and be submitted through the contest gallery on deviantART;
  • Membership to is required to enter the Contest;
  • Membership to is free;
  • Entry must be submitted at the Contest Site as a single .JPG or .PNG file using the provided template without resizing.
  • Entry must feature yourself or an original character or object. Third party characters are not allowed.
  • Read the Official Rules carefully.

Habib has been the Creative Director at Microsoft Studios since 2010. He has over 12 years of experience in Visual Effects for film and 10 years in the games industry. Nominated for two Academy Awards and winner of two BAFTAs in Visual Effects for his work on Twister and The Perfect Storm while at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), Habib has also worked on two Star Trek films, Star Wars Episode I, The Bourne Identity, Spawn, and Signs. Habib served as a Senior Art Director at Electronic Arts (EA) from 2002 - 2009 where he worked on Need for Speed Most Wanted, which received a Visual Effects Society (VES) Award in 2006.

As Publisher of Motherboard, Thobey Campion has seen VICE's technology and science channel grow into a tech media powerhouse, introducing a global audience to the most exciting developments from the fringes of innovation. Today, Motherboard maintains 7 international bureaus, 3.8MM uniques visitors per month, hundreds of millions of video views, multiple Webby awards, and a rock-solid reputation for hard-hitting perspectives that provide a refreshing voice amid more sterile tech news and gadget review media.

25 semi-finalists will be selected by full-time deviantART staff. From the semi-finalists, the VICE and Microsoft judges will select three grand prize winners which will be posted on deviantART.

Judges will review the entrants description of his or her creative process and will use the following criteria in whatever degree they feel appropriate:

  • Technical and Artist Skill
  • Effective Presentation of the Progression into a Radically Different Person or Thing
  • Originality

Create a whole new you in The Transformation Challenge, sponsored by Motherboard with the help of Microsoft Surface! Use the provided template to show a three stage progression, and get a chance to win a trip to Honolulu, New York, or Los Angeles to collaborate with a featured artist!
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:cakerun: by Kath602
Balloon 8 by LuMi-ViEcHBalloon 4 by LuMi-ViEcHBalloon 8 by LuMi-ViEcHBalloon 4 by LuMi-ViEcHBalloon 8 by LuMi-ViEcHBalloon 4 by LuMi-ViEcHBalloon 8 by LuMi-ViEcHBalloon 4 by LuMi-ViEcHBalloon 8 by LuMi-ViEcHBalloon 4 by LuMi-ViEcHBalloon 8 by LuMi-ViEcHBalloon 4 by LuMi-ViEcH
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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 LittleGreenFrogButterfly Card by Himmapaangreeting card by megatron73
If you are into Traditional Art you could scratchboard a card, or try a collage or even mix the medias up a little.
Ferret for Russ by MystiqueDeepHappy birthday my dear lamb by ladybirdartWHO: Time for everything by CT02T-Party Rex _greetings card by Maddiox
If you are a Digital Artist you can design something amazing with your program of choice or utilize the Stock and Resources that dA supplies - just check the individual rules!
Unicorn Birthday Card by FluffntuffB-day card by sea-weedOctopus Birthday Card by bensigas+ Happy Birthday + by aamran

In brief

Balloon 8 by LuMi-ViEcH Make a card for dA's 12th birthday.
Balloon 8 by LuMi-ViEcH Unlimited per Deviant.
Balloon 8 by LuMi-ViEcH Any medium is accepted - if you are drawing traditionally/digitally try to involve something related to dA like Fella, art, llamas and such.
Balloon 8 by LuMi-ViEcH Must be a new piece of work.
Balloon 8 by LuMi-ViEcH Credit any Resources you are using.


As always there are some really awesome prizes up for grabs!
First Place - 2400 points
Second Place - 1600 points 
Third - Place 800 points

Submitting and Judging

Entries will need to be submitted into the

Birthay Card Contest Category

by the 10th August 12pm (usa time)

Browse the entries here.

Judges are as follows -
:iconmoonbeam13: :iconunicornreality: and :icondemonmathiel:

Have fun!

Have a great time and enjoy the other birthday festivities! :D



Celebration by Scorpion81Celebration by Scorpion81Celebration by Scorpion81Celebration by Scorpion81
Balloon 8 by LuMi-ViEcHBalloon 4 by LuMi-ViEcHBalloon 8 by LuMi-ViEcHBalloon 4 by LuMi-ViEcHBalloon 8 by LuMi-ViEcHBalloon 4 by LuMi-ViEcHBalloon 8 by LuMi-ViEcHBalloon 4 by LuMi-ViEcHBalloon 8 by LuMi-ViEcHBalloon 4 by LuMi-ViEcHBalloon 8 by LuMi-ViEcHBalloon 4 by LuMi-ViEcH
:cakerun: by Kath602
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Community Relations Celebrates !

Wed Aug 7, 2013, 12:17 AM
We're celebrating our 13th birthday with a vast array of exciting events and contests! Join us as we welcome in deviantART's 'teenage' years ;)

First take a trip down memory lane with the Timeline of deviantART

Then get involved in one of the many events and contests listed below!

Contests & Challenges

:star: deviantART's 13th Birthday Contest

When: August 5th - August 14th

Learn more about the event here.

:star: dA 13th Birthday Photomanip Challenge

When: August 7th - August 10th 1PM Pacific Time 

Learn more about the event here.

:star: Photomanip Mini-Contest: It's a reBirthday

When: August 7th - August 13th

Learn more about the event here.

:star: Creatively Photograph 13

When: August 7th - August 21st

Learn more about the event here.

:star: Delectably Devious Tales

When: August 7th - August 28th

Learn more about the event here.

:star: Teenage Icons

When: August 7th - August 28th

Learn more about the event here.

Forum Events

:star: Deviant Themes

When: - August 7th

:star:ThumbShare Thumbs

When: - August 7th

:star: deviantART Birthday Forum Hunt 2013

When: - August 7th - August 10th

:star: deviantART Birthday #devart hunt!

When: August 7th - August 10th

#CommunityRelations Chatroom Events

:bulletblue: When: August 7, 2013

:bulletblue: Where:  #CommunityRelations chatroom.

:bulletblue: All times are deviantART Time (Pacific Time). Click on the event name to learn more about it!


Happy Birthday deviantART!!!

:heart: Special thanks to Thiefoworld for the amazing journalskin, and SaiyaGina for the super cute llama in the header! :heart:

A schedule of Birthday events run by the Community Relations team.
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:new: CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED! Please bear with us whilst the judges deliberate (there's 52 entries to read!) and the results will be out soon! 

Greetings all!

As you will know by now, today marks deviantART's 13th birthday! Throughout Community Relations, we are celebrating in style with a wonderful array of events, contest and fun all to get you in the celebratory mood- and even better we've thrown in some prizes along the way!

13delectably By Thiefoworld-d6gdd8r by BeccaJS

Are you in the mood to join in this devious writing challenge? Below are 13 special words, each of which must be used in your piece. We would like you to write either a short story or poem that encompasses these words!

The Words

The following 13 words must be included in your piece

a capella

The Rules

:star: Stories must be no longer than 400 words and poems no longer than 20 lines.
:star: Every word in the above list must be included, missing out a word will disqualify you
:star: Submissions need to be linked on this journal and will be collected in this gallery folder: (CR FOLDER)
:star: Collaborative efforts are welcome, but prizes will be shared, not doubled.
:star: Variations of the word are accepted (i.e.  Angsty instead of angst)

The Prizes

:trophy: 1st Place overall:

1000 points

Honourable mentions short stories (X2)

500 points each

Honourable mentioned poems (x2)

500 points each

The judging

Pieces will be judged on the following:

- The wit and humour of the piece
- The quality of writing
- The creative use of the 13 words and theme
- The overall impact


:iconbeccajs: :iconneurotype: :iconnichrysalis:


:bulletblue:  Write your piece (remember redraft, edit and get critique to make it as awesome as you possibly could!)
:bulletblue: Submit a link of your entry to this journal.
:bulletblue: When your piece has been verified that is adheres to the rules above, it will be places in the gallery folder.
:bulletblue: Winners will be announced shortly after the closure date

So go on, get writing!

It doesn't matter if you've been writing for years or just want to have a go! This is all about having fun!

A fun literature contest to celebrate dA's 13th birthday!
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deviantART's 13th Birthday Contest!

Mon Aug 5, 2013, 12:00 AM
deviantART's 13th Birthday is August 7th, 2013. It's time to celebrate - in the form of art! :hooray:

The Contest

It's simple - create a deviation for the 13th Birthday category.

Browse the popular section of the gallery to get an idea of what can be submitted for the contest. You can create some deviantART fan art, bake a birthday cake, or anything else relating to deviantART's 13th Birthday.


  • Your submission should be relating to deviantART and/or deviantART's 13th Birthday.
  • Your entry must be for this contest. You can't enter a deviation that you have made for another communityrelations sponsored birthday contest.
  • All mediums are accepted.
  • You're welcome to submit to a different category if your entry won't submit into the 13th Birthday gallery (ie. journal skins, literature).
  • If you use any resources, you must credit and list them in the artist's comments of your entry.
  • Once you've submitted your entry, please send a note with your entry to bradleysays. If you don't do this, your entry will not be eligible.


Here are some examples to get you started:

deviantArt 11 Bday by EternaLegend Birthday Happy Fella by de-Mote Happy Birthday, deviantArt by ClayPita


Grand Prize

The Grand Prize winner will receive:
  • A print of their choice (max $20 value).
  • 6-month Premium Membership (or points equivalent).


One (1) runner-up will receive:
  • 6-month Premium Membership (or points equivalent).

Honorable Mentions:

Three (3) honorable mentions will receive:
  • 3-month Premium Membership (or points equivalent).

Notable Dates

Entries for this contest will be accepted from now (August 5, 2013) until 11:59PM Los Angeles, CA time August 14, 2013.


:iconbradleysays: :iconaeirmid: :iconvangellj: :iconthiefoworld:


You can view every eligible entry here. If you have made an entry and it is not here, please note me ASAP!

If you have any questions, just ask below. 

Have fun and good luck! :eager:

Celebrate deviantART's 13th Birthday by creating a deviation for the 13th Birthday category!
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Trick or Treat Contest - WINNERS!!

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 4:00 AM


Halloween is coming up fast and the Artisan Crafts CV team wants to throw a special contest in it's honour. At the same time we want to promote the Artisan Crafts community so all of the entries will have to be categorized as such to be eligible. 


The contest starts on September 18th and ends on November 1st 2013.


If your entry does not follow these rules, it will be automatically disqualified!!!

  • 1 entry per category maximum.
  • Artisan Crafts only!!
  • Entry must be created on or after start date
  • Link to this contest so that we know you've read and understood the rules!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Categories & Prizes


Just as the title says, we're looking for the best pumpkin carving. It needs to be carved by you.
  • 1 year subscription 
  • 500 Points*
  • Print max. value of $25*


Use your culinary art knowledge to create the yummiest Halloween treat. It needs to be handmade by you.
  • 1 year subscription 
  • 500 Points*
  • Print max. value of $25*


Whether the costume is for you, your dog or a doll, you can submit a full costume, a mask or an accessory, make it scary. It needs to be handmade by you. *miniatures accepted*
  • 1 year subscription 
  • 500 Points*
  • Print max. value of $25*


Create a pumpkin out of clay, yarn, wood etc. It needs to be handmade by you.
  • 1 year subscription 
  • 500 Points*
  • Print max. value of $25*


Create a cat, skeleton, bat, ghost, spider etc with any craft. It needs to be handmade by you.
  • 1 year subscription 
  • 500 Points*
  • Print max. value of $25*


All entries need to be submitted in the Trick or Treat Contest Folder, in it's proper category. 


Judging will be made by myself (maytel) and cakecrumbs, our judging process will be based on quality, display, originality and craftsmanship. Personal preference always plays a role too. 

Good Luck an let us know if you have a question!~ :iconpumpkinlaplz:


After looking at every single submissions at least 5 times, we finally decided on the winners. It was extremely hard to choose only one winner per category. Thank you to everyone that participated in this contest. :love:

*Prize details: 
The winners will get their subscription within a few days of the winners announcement but points and prizes will be awarded in the first two weeks of the following month. 

For the print: 
Please ensure that you have put your prize item (maximum value of 25$) on your wishlist and updated your wishlist address


The winner for best pumpkin carving is A--Anthony with:
Jurassic Pumpkin (contest) by A--Anthony


The winner for yummiest treat is white-dragon-freya with:
midnight snack by white-dragon-freya 


The winner for scariest costume is Nymla with:
Wendigo by Nymla


The winner for fake pumpkin is cupcakekitten20 with: 
Stuffed Fabric Pumpkins for Fall and Halloween by cupcakekitten20


The winner for best halloween beastie is aphid777 with: 
LoZ: Poe by aphid777

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Billy Blue Change Your World Contest

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 6:04 PM

Designers are always learning, always evolving, they are true agents of change, in their lives and the world around them. Billy Blue College of Design has helped inspire the careers of many graduate creatives who have gone on to change the world around them.


Billy Blue College of Design has grown into an inspirational space for design education within Australia over the past 25 years. Specializing in Communication Design, Digital Media, Commercial Interior, Residential Interior and Branded Fashion - Billy Blue College of Design empowers people to change the world.


Take anything from the world around you and improve on it. For example you could take a photo and retouch it. You could take a found object and paint on it.


Take anything from the world around you and improve on it. For example you could take a photo and retouch it. You could take a found object and paint on it.


You could take a fashion garment or even a sneaker and customize it. You could take an application and reskin it. You could embellish your backyard with some of your own 3D elements. The ways in which you could positively change your world are endless.


Visit the Billy Blue College of Design website to familiarize yourself with the courses offered across the varied design disciplines.


Use any medium of your choice. You may provide multiple views as long as they appear in a single combined .JPG or .PNG.


You must include a reflective statement in the description for the submission that expresses your personal connection to the entry and describes your thought process in making it.


Submit your entry as a single .PNG or .JPG to the contest. Be sure to read the Official Rules.

  • Leica V-Lux 4 Camera
  • Trip to MONA: Flights (from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane) to Hobart
  • 2 x nights accommodation for 2 in Hobart
  • Ferry and entry to MONA
    *Travel dates are subject to availability and some blockout dates apply.
  • 12-Month Premium Membership to
  • MacBook Pro 15"
  • 6-Month Premium Membership to
  • Wacom Intuos 5 medium tablet
  • 3-Month Premium Membership to

22 Semi-Finalists: 1-Month Premium Membership to


25 Semi-Finalists will be selected by full-time deviantART Staff. From the Semi-Finalists, Paul Brafield, Billy Blue College of Design Head of Academic Studies, will select the final three grand prize winners. All entries will be judged on the following criteria in whatever proportion the judges determine:

  • Creativity in the execution of the Assignment
  • Artistic skill
  • Overall impact of the Work and its description

Read the Official Rules.


Entries must be received no later than 11:59:59 PM (AEST) on 22 October 2013 and must be submitted to contest gallery linked on this Journal page.

  • Membership to is required to enter the contest. Membership to is free.
  • Entrant must be at least 13 years old as of 25 September 2013 to be eligible to enter the Contest and has to be a resident of Australia as of the date of his or her entry.
  • Entrant must follow the instructions for an entry in this Journal and in the Official Rules.
  • The entry must be completely original. No stock permitted. Licensed brushes and textures are permitted.
  • The entry must be a single .JPG or .PNG
  • Do not forget to include the reflective statement about your entry in the description when you submit.
  • Additional terms and conditions apply. Read the official rules.

DeviantART presents the Billy Blue Change Your World Contest! In this contest, we're challenging you to take anything from the world around you and improve upon it. Include a reflective statement in the description of your submission, and enter to win a trip to MoNA in Hobart, Australia! 
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What is this?

Today is deviantART's 13th birthday, and you are invited to the party! There are festivities happening all around dA, and you can find a list of them HERE. Be sure to check out the Chats and Forums, especially #CommunityRelations, for fun things happening all day long!

I have a special challenge for all you photomanipulators out there! How many times have you looked back at an old piece of art and said, "Wow, I so want to remake that!" Well, guess what . . . this is your chance do do so, and you could win PRIZES!! :eager:

What do I do?

Select one of your older (i.e. at least 2 months old) photomanipulations. Yes, it must be a photomanipulation! :XD: Your task is to remake that manipulation and give it a new life. You should think about not just recreating the exact same image all over again, but rather recreating it so that it is new, fresh, and a bit different. This is your chance to try new techniques and styles.

What are the rules?

  • Please link us to the old deviation and write that you're submitting to the Rebirthday contest in your artist's comments.
  • You cannot just rebuild the manipulation by going back to an unmerged psd file and editing the layers. You have to start from scratch. EXCEPTION: If you already have the stock cut out, it's okay to still use that.
  • You must change at least one thing about the image to make it new and fresh. For example, if your work was fantasy-themed, perhaps you could make it dark or surreal. If Snow White was biting an apple, perhaps she is now taking a bite out of a sphere painted like the earth. If your model was sitting on the back of a car before, maybe now she is on a dragon. You get the idea. It can be big or small, but something must be different.
  • Your new deviation should be clearly related to the old one-- just fresher and, well, better. So, please use most (around 75% or more) of the same stock as you used in the original one. If you don't have the stock anymore, either re-download it or find something else that is really very similar. You CAN add new elements to it.
  • No bad stock. Stock must be legitimate, and you must credit your stock providers. All of them! :XD:
  • Do your own work and use your creativity. :D Having others tell you what to do will only spoil the fun. This is your opportunity to recreate YOUR vision in a new light.
  • Your work is due to the Rebirthday Folder at CRPhotomanipulation no later than 11:59 PM Pacific Time on Tuesday, August 13, 2013.


We have some fabulous prizes, thanks to Moonbeam13 in Community Relations! The prizes are:

  • First place:  One YEAR premium membership OR a print of your choice of up to $30 in value
  • Second place: A print of your choice up to $20 in value
  • Third place: A print of your choice up to $10 in value


Finally . . .

We need judges! Who doesn't have time to play but maybe wants to help peripherally? Let me know via note! :D

And please help us spread the word about this awesome mini-contest. :) Thanks!!

Ready? Set? GO! You have one week!!

Jade :dalove:

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Welcome to deviantART's 13th birthday, photomanipulation style! :w00t!:
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