Create a new mascot for deviantART ContestEDIT: Contest closed! Thanks to all those who participated. I'll announce the results soon.
In an unpredictable turn of events, Fella has decided to quit his job as deviantART's mascot, because an unnamed Staff member ate his cookies. Our beloved former mascot has sworn he wont return no matter what and we're left in tears, despair and agony.
However unfortunate this situation is, we need to move on and find a new mascot for dA. This is where you come in! Design a new mascot for deviantART and win prizes in the process! Be as creative as you want, use any medium you like and link your entries to this news article.
Contest starts at the time this article is posted.
Entries must be created for this contest only.
All mediums welcome.
Contest closes on Monday, April 7th 11:59 PST.
Entries must abide with deviantART policies and terms of service.
1st place: 3000 points and the honour of being t
April Fools Caption ContestRemember the contest ends tomorrow!April Fools Caption Contest1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Get the chance to win a Premium Membership just by leaving a comment!
What would an April Fools day be without some good ol' fun?
This is YOUR opportunity to mock, ridicule and generally take great delight and amusement whilst poking fun at the beloved Volunteers and Staff of deviantART.
How to play!
All you have to do is go to the April Fools 2014 Gallery Folder, click on each image, and leave a comment which you think is a fitting caption!
Try to come up with something funny, and remember - our usual etiquette policy still applies!
Contest will close 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time on April 5th.
A 3-month Premium Membership for the best caption of each photo! (and that is no joke!)
11th Birthday Artistic Vision ContestThis contest is now closed for submissions.11th Birthday Artistic Vision Contest4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
In celebration of dA's 11th Birthday, Digital Dolls and Manga and Anime have come together to give you a cross gallery contest
This is an Artistic Vision contest. You will be given a list of 11 items (below) and you will have to create either a digital doll (Category 1) or an anime/manga piece (Category 2) using a minimum of 3 of the items. Each entrant is allowed one entry. Remember to credit any bases, brushes, textures, stock images/references in the description of your entry.
If you choose to do an anime/manga piece, it can be traditional or digital.
For information on what Digital Dolls are: http://lyricanna.deviantart.com/journal/Digital-Dolls-Information-Catalogue-214253264
Who?: Any doller or anime/manga artist (traditonal or digital) with a deviantART account
When?:The contest starts on August 5th
What Do You See? Birthday Contest!We all look at clouds, net curtains and woodchip wallpaper and try and make faces right? I know I do! With that in mind we bring you:What Do You See? Birthday Contest!4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
What Do You See?
Challenge: Take a look at one of these four photographs.
Then simply show us what you see! But here's the catch - it MUST be dA related!
Here is an example I did:
Rules and Guidelines
The deviation should be dA themed, as this is a birthday contest! For example, you may wish to include Fella, popular emotes, llamas, ninjas etc
You may NOT use the image directly.
Whichever shapes you see in the stock images should be translated as closely as possible in your finished piece. For example, the mountain in my example is the same shape as the wallpaper rip.
Please link to the stock image used and say what part of your image it's used in. For example I used the shape of the wallpa
It's CRITmas 2014! FINAL DAYIt's CRITmas 2014! FINAL DAY6 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Update 06/01 We've got about 12 hours left before the contest deadline! We've had one person do 12 in 2 hours today, so if you are feeling mad and want a prize, go for it! Also please don't forget to log your critiques in this journal as so many have already done!
Update 04/01 2 days left! Please check your name is on the completer list if you have claimed your 12 critiques! There's still plenty of time to contribute, even if you don't make it to 12!
Update 01/01 Happy New year everyone! Here is to an amazing 2015! We've still got 5 days left of this challenge and starting to see more people completing! Keep those critiques rolling, you are doing fantastic!
Update 28/12 How are we getting on? Starting to see a few critiques springing about, which is fantastic! You will notice at the bottom of this journal, there is now a list of challenge participants who have submitted their completed critique
DeviantART'S 12th Birthday Gameshow: Starting soonDeviantART Birthday Gameshow is starting in just FIFTEEN MINUTES!DeviantART'S 12th Birthday Gameshow: Starting soon3 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
Project Educate Continues! Project Educate Continues!!!Project Educate Continues!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
projecteducate is a group and all updates from individuals during their weeks listed below will be posted over there! So be sure to join or watch for the full updates! If you want to partake in Community Week by writing an article then just note the group with your ideas!
We have Moved! Find the most up to date Calendar over at projecteducate...
The Recycling and Reusing ContestAnd the winners are...The Recycling and Reusing Contest2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hey winners! Just a heads-up...
You should get your subscription within a few days of this announcement but points will be awarded in the first two weeks of next month.
Dark's Pencil Wrap by *Dark-Lioncourt
Basket Made of Newspaper by =Tannywantan
amonite n amber by ~thebluekraken
We thought we should do something special for projecteducate's two weeks of Artisan Crafts Educational Extravaganza and since everyone loves contests, we know this will
Photomanipulation Contest: Rebirth and RenewalWelcome to the latest community competition for Photomanipulation!Photomanipulation Contest: Rebirth and Renewal2 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
Try something new challenge!Maybe you've always wanted to try a craft but never found an excuse to? Or you want to try something new? Well this is your chance, we're inviting you all to join us for a fun contest involving all the artisan crafts!Try something new challenge!3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
For this contest we want you to pick an artisan craft you've never tried before and do something with it. You can choose whatever craft you prefer and do anything with it, the only condition is that it needs to be completely new for you. If you need help picking one you can find examples and tutorials in the Artisan Crafts ABC.
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.The work must be your own, using tutorials or resources is allowed and encouraged but you
DeviantART's 12th Birthday Hat Contest! About The ContestDeviantART's 12th Birthday Hat Contest!3 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
PE: Custom Widgets[deviantART related]PE: Custom Widgets1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
While deviants always have been able to customize their profile a bit more with the help of stamps, buttons, dividers and other fancy graphics, it is also possible to style the widgets via HTML & CSS.
But you can just work with what is already part of the deviantART website code only. You can't add new code like you would do at your journals. This means you are always limited with what you can do and don't have full control over the elements and how they appear.
The simpliest way of customizing your widgets would be by adding a background. As these can't be a pattern that get repeated on their own, the background images need to cover any possible width and height. If you do your own images you can adjust the height to what is needed, to avoid that the overall size gets too big, though.
~ Background Images ~
Celebrating Diversity #42As i really enjoy these 'Celebrating Diversity' articles i will be doing it once a month for as long as i have that little heart next to my name.Celebrating Diversity #421 year ago in Art Features More Like This
So expect more different art in the future.
Manip Challenges #003I wanted to do this last weekend, but ended up doing everything but this But here they finally are: our third edition of the Manip Challenges! I hope there will be as much participation as last time (though I have to admit, reaching over 30 entries in the middle of the vacation period might be a bit optimistic - I suppose you've been spoiling me so far ) In any case, it's about having a challenge and not about breaking any participation records, so let's just get it on I can't wait to see all your gorgeous entries!Manip Challenges #0033 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Please don't forget to credit and notify all resource providers you use stock of - including the challenge stock!
You are given 8 stock images (see below) of which you have to use at least TWO in a way that we don't have to go hunting for them with a looking glass. You can use additional stock, but I ask you not to use premades - this is a challenge for your skills, not for someone else's. Your entry has to be a p
Manip Challenges #004After a longer hiatus, they are back! Find below our 4th Manip Challenges!Manip Challenges #0043 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Please don't forget to credit and notify all resource providers you use stock of - including the challenge stock!
Note to NaySayers: this is supposed to be a fun event. It's called a challenge because there are rules to observe. But it is in the nature of these rules that a lot of similar images will be created for this. While everyone likes a great idea and/or a piece that is on a high technical level, this excercise is not meant to be seen in such a light. Meaning that in a classic contest, we usually look for originality and compete with others -- here, we look for a personal moment of satisfaction, maybe helping someone break their artist's block by doing something just for the sake of doing it. Not everything always has to be a big competition. Sometimes, all you need is a nudge to do something at all. We like to provide that nudge. If you don't like looking at a lot of similar pieces, ma
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 Contest3 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
deviantART's 13th Birthday Contest!deviantART's 13th Birthday is August 7th, 2013. It's time to celebrate - in the form of art!deviantART's 13th Birthday Contest!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
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. jo
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
Traditional artwork FEATURE CONTESTTraditional artwork FEATURE CONTEST2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Traditional Artwork FEATURE CONTEST
We are starting our Traditional Art Week with a CONTEST for you! No extreme efforts needed, all you'll be required to do in order to qualify for entering is to FEATURE 10 of your favorite traditional artworks - we want to see what you like and enjoy! Contest starts now (when this blog entry is published) and ends on Sunday, 15th of December (afternoon, PST). 3 Winners will be announced in a Traditional Art Week Summary blog and also in this journal (updated) and awarded a 3 months premium membership each!
✿✿✿ UPDATE - WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT ✿✿✿
We picked 3 winners (features awarded by the highest amount of points from all 3 judges), who will receive a 3-month premium membership!
Raven Feature b
Celebrating Deviousness - December 2013Deviousness AwardCelebrating Deviousness - December 20132 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Finger Lickin Good
What is this Awesome Achievement?
The Deviousness Award is an accolade which is traditionally handed out on the 1st of every month to one truly outstanding deviant.
Through a fine pink haze
Contest reminder: 'When Darkness Falls'Darkness falls across the land . . .Contest reminder: 'When Darkness Falls'3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The midnight hour is close at hand . . .
Creatures crawl in search of blood . . .
To terrorize your neighborhood!
- Michael Jackson, Thriller
You decide what happens when darkness falls!
Is it macabre? Is it fantasy? Is it emotional?
It is up to you.
Welcome to our 2012 Photomanipulation Contest, "When Darkness Falls."
This contest is being held by Aeirmid and The-Sacred-Space.
We are grateful to Community Relations for backing this contest.
Any photomanipulator can join, and all are welcome.
Your task is to complete the sentence:
When darkness falls, _____
using a photomanipulation!
[In other words: Show us what happens when Darkness falls!]
You can interpret the sentence to mean anything you want.
It doesn't have to be dark or horror/macabre,
but it must be very clear that
Site Update: Replying to FeedbackIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: Replying to Feedback1 year ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Editing the deviantID widget would trigger an "Invalid Country" error, if the location was set to "Unspecified". Fixed by elhsmart
Comment pages on the mobile website were not displaying properly. Fixed by ultramouse
Downloading Sta.sh files would not work when viewing files inside of a stack. Fixed by Alisey
The New Groups section of the Today page was missing. Fixed by justgalym
When viewing the edit history of a comment, the previous versions would display signatures, regardless of one's browsing preference setting. Fixed by ultra
Picture Interpretation ChallengeWelcome to the next challenge of CRTextAndTypographyPicture Interpretation Challenge1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This is a series of recurring, but maybe irregular typography related challenges for everyone to take part in. They will have a start and end date and each deviation must be submitted to dA after the start date. Only deviations created with each challenge in mind will be accepted.
Please remember this is a challenge, not a contest, there are no prizes to win.
This is mostly a source of "jobs" that you can do I could be more cheesy and say the prize will be finding out how awesome friendship is … but … oh well.
Here we go!
Picture Interpretation Challenge
How often do you look around your environment or at pictures and photos and think "Oh this object, its shape totally looks like a letter!" ? I am sure this happens to all of us and this challenge is exactly about that feeling!
This challenge is all about taking inspiration from a picture and create typography from it.
Trajan Replacement ChallengeAs there are only 3 entries so far, the deadline will be extended to November 30th 2013!Trajan Replacement Challenge2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Welcome to the next challenge of CRTextAndTypography
This is a series of recurring, but maybe irregular typography related challenges for everyone to take part in. They will have a start date and end date and each deviation must be submitted after the start date. Only deviations created with each challenge in mind will be accepted.
So without further ado, I present the:
Trajan Replacement Challenge
The main objective of this challenge is to evaluate the appropiate interaction between meaning, words, lettering and typefaces. The goal is to create a type treatment, or typographical logo, that focuses on one word or phrase as its main focus.
The idea is to find a movie or tv show logo that uses Trajan and give it a possibly more appropiate type treatment instead. You will find Trajan is used in a lot of movies and it has sort of become "The Hollywood Font".
Google Analytics For Your ProfileBeta Testers can now use Google Analytics on their profile! Using Google Analytics, members now have access to comprehensive statistics about their deviantART profile, artwork, Journals, galleries, and collections.Google Analytics For Your Profile1 year ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Here's just a small sample of some of the stats you can see with this:
Real-time traffic to your contentVisitor stats (new visitors, returning visitors, time spent on pages, number of pages viewed, bounce rates.)Traffic chartsTraffic demographicsSee where your visitors are coming fromTop social networks sending you trafficIndividual posts on those social networksSearch engine keywords people are using to find your profile and contentYour content with the most traffic
Various example reports and visualizations of a deviant's audience.
Set Up Analytics For Your Profile
Google Analytics is an advanced tool that may take time to understand if you have never used the platform.