Welcome to AnimalsofTheWorld!
If you're an animal lover, this is the place to be! Joining is quick and automatic. Submit your traditional or digital artwork to gain exposure or show off your photography to our 3,000+ members.
***We are not an elitist group, and welcome artists and photographers at all skill levels. However, we do have some standards, as not everything is accepted here. Please see the rules about submissions below. If you're unsure about the rules of this group, don't hesitate to note the Founder or any of the admin team.***
Submissions to Our Gallery
Currently members can submit 2 deviations per folder, each week.
We hope you try to pick your best work when submitting.
Submissions to the "donors" folder by anyone other than a donor to our group will be automatically declined.
What we will DECLINE:
Anything with humans showing and that includes faces, fingers, toes, etc. If a human is waaay in the background and barely distinguishable we may make an exception.
Any photos that are blurry, soft, or show poor focus.
Any photo which is under or over exposed. Occasionally we make exceptions if the overall composition is still good.
Anything which is a snapshot, photos must show that at least a little thought was put into it before taking the shot. We'd also prefer you do not submit similar photos of the same animal.
Anything with DA Watermarks!! For personal signatures please make sure they are not too large or distracting.
Anything with cage bars showing in FRONT of the animal. We are OK with bars behind the animal or faded into the background.
Anything showing gory or bloody images including dead animals or carcasses, any animal abuse, any photos or art of a sexual nature (in other words no mature content), and any vulgarity. We want to remain a nice, clean group for animal lovers.
Anything subitted to the wrong folder. We will let you know and ask you to submit to the correct folder.
If you would like to know why your submission was declined, simply ask us and we would be glad to explain. We offer only friendly, constructive criticism!
Please note that our admin team will decline at their discretion and it should not be taken personally. It should also serve as positive encouragement for you to improve your skills!
Submissions to Featured
Our Featured folder is closed to submissions and will be used for our monthly journal Features. The admin will choose their favorite photos or artwork based on the criteria below each month, and then those submissions will be moved to Featured.
Here are some of the things we look for in our Featured works:
Clear, well-composed, and interesting.
Well-timed, exquisitely posed, beautifully captured with color, etc.
Super realism, fine skills with details, and correct anatomy.
Great coloring abilities with awesome backgrounds.
Artisan crafts, jewelry, clothing, etc
Anything particularly interesting or unique will usually capture our attention. Opinions of crafts and other types of hand-made items can vary greatly so it really depends on the views of each admin. But there is serious talent out there, wow! Even this becomes hard to choose.
Don't forget to suggest faves! If you see a nice photo or artwork, feel free to submit it to the group, either into our favourites or straight to the gallery. They only have to approve the request and it will be added.