Draw This Again Contest

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The air is crisp and the leaves are changing, which can only mean one thing - school is back in session! DeviantART is celebrating the new school year with an improvement-themed contest, inspiring interviews, and an opportunity to help those in need.

To celebrate artistic growth, we're turning one of deviantART's most popular memes, Draw This Again, created by the amazing *Bampire, into a site wide contest. We're challenging you to take a piece from your past and draw it again to show how you've grown. Use the template below to submit your past and new work as a single entry to the Draw This Again Contest.

50 Semi-Finalists and 10 Finalists will receive bundles of prizes. Details below.

Select one of your pre-existing deviations from your current Gallery (traditional, digital, or photography).

Recreate this work using your newfound abilities in the medium of your choice.

Place the original work into the left side of the template and your new work into the right side of the template.

Once you're done, submit your finished work to our contest category, remembering to link to your old work in the deviation description.

Ten Finalists will receive:

  • Their new work as a Framed Fine Art Print
  • One-year Premium Membership to deviantART
  • dA PRO Nomad Bag
  • DeviantART Hoodie of their choice*

Fifty Semi-Finalists will receive:

  • 100 deviantART Points
  • 3-month Premium Membership

  • Select one of your existing deviations from your past work, posted to deviantART prior to September 6, 2012;
  • Make a new and improved version of the past work. Place the past work (on the left side) and the new work (on the right side) in the template provided;
  • Submit your completed template as either a .JPG or .PNG file to the contest gallery, providing a link to the "Past Work" deviation in the artist description;
  • You may use any visual medium other than video, film or animations.  Literature will not be accepted;
  • You may enter as frequently as you like but only one of your Entries may be chosen as a Semi-Finalist and/or Finalist;
  • Must be submitted to the "Draw This Again" gallery under Contests 2012 on or before 11:59:59 PM (Los Angeles, CA, time) on September 30, 2012;
  • May not contain any stock images unless you yourself have created on your own (licensed stock brushes and textures are acceptable);
  • Must be completely your original work, not collaborated with another artist, and follow deviantART's Etiquette and Submission policies;

50 Semi-Finalists and 10 Finalists will be selected by full-time deviantART staff.

All Entries will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Demonstration of progression as an artist
  • Creativity
  • Overall impact of the works

* Subject to availability

We're highlighting the careers of four professional artists and their journeys through art school. We asked them questions on how their paths formed, challenges along the way, and how education in the arts helped them to be where they are today.

Charity Bundle Young Arts
Young Arts

To show our support for education through the arts, for 2 weeks we will be donating 10% of all sales of the brand-new Back-to-School Bundle to Young Arts, a charity that assists young emerging artists in their educational and professional development.

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