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What's all this then?

ChallengEmotes is a group for all emoticonists, of all skill levels, to come along and have some fun!
We hold a new challenge every month, and anyone can join in. There are no prizes, and no deadlines - the point of these challenges is just for practice, inspiration and, more importantly, for The Joy of Emoting :happybounce:

How do I get started?

It's a lot easier than it might look! All you need is a decent graphics program and a little time and patience.
It might also help to look at a few tutorials - and there are tutorials aplenty on this subject. And the best place to start is here:

This group's Favourites section contains a whole ton of resources to help you begin to bring to life those little baubles of fun we call emoticons!

If you're short on time, or just can't get the hang of creating your own emotes, check this group out:

...specifically, their Base Packs section. Here you can find pre-made bases for your own emotes!
(It's more fun to make your own bases, but these packs do exist for a reason...:giggle:)

More Emote Groups

The main hub for emoticonists on deviantART. Start here if you want to learn more about this rather unique artform!

A specially-tended gallery for emoticons - 'cause the official emote gallery is such a mess. :saddummy:

This group is specifically for newcomers to emoting - join up if you've just started or if you just want to help out!

There are a load more emoticon groups - check our affiliates below to see them all :dummy:











It's time for the all-new adventures of ChallengEmotes to begin! drum roll plz

The challenge: create an emote for each of the themes in a given set of themes. Each theme is specifically designed to be open-ended, so you're free to interpret it in any way you like. :bademoticon: 
The emote can be in any format you like: chat friendly, visual name it! :bademoticon:

A few house rules before we begin:
  • Your piece must relate to the theme in some way. If there's no clear link just from looking at it, you might wanna rethink your piece. wink
  • Your piece must be made specifically for the challenge, otherwise it defeats the point. There's no real way for me to verify this, so you gotta be honest :stinkeye:
  • Your piece must contain emoticons to some degree - but that's a given, right? :shifty:
  • If you like, you may incorporate two themes within one piece. They must, however, be from the same theme set.Relieved
  • Submit your work to the correct folder in our Gallery. If you don't have permission, let me know 'cause I've probably done something wrong again :grump:

:bademoticon: Without further ado, your theme sets are:

Theme Set I
  • Dragon
  • Kitties
  • Technology
  • Stories
  • Apple
Theme Set II
  • Blank Slate
  • Technology
  • Classics
  • Home of the Future
  • Brains
Theme Set III
  • Vacation
  • Love
  • Gifted
  • Chocolate
  • On The Inside
Completing a set will net you a beautiful stamp-sized participation badge, for you to proudly display on your profile! :hooray: It'll look something like this:

Complete the whole season and you'll get an extra-special gold badge with your name on it! :winner: remake 

Oh, and one more thing: there is NO TIME LIMIT. New seasons and theme sets will be published periodically. You can work on it at your own pace! :la:


And remember, all of our previous challenges can still be entered! There are no deadlines, so feel free to create something for one of our old challenges if you like! Big Grin by BoffinbraiN
:whisper: You may even notice that some of the themes are the same as the old challenges we had. Feel free to re-submit your original emotes, or start afresh!
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ChallengEmotes Avatar Collab by Kyramy
ChallengEmotes avatar collab by Synfull
Season 1
Kitties by Krissi001
Original Entries
Home-of-the-future by Krissi001
The Fool by Phlum
The Gauntlet by Phlum
Tabula Rasa - Blank slate by EmoticonKing

Group Info

Calling All Emoticonists! Near and far! We have a themed challenge every month for emoticonists! Come on down!
Founded 7 Years ago
Jan 1, 2012


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Nerotoxin06 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2018  Student Artist
can i join?
SweetCreeper132PL Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dedpoke - NaNoEmo Day 13
Phlum Featured By Owner May 8, 2016  Professional General Artist
I-is-smart Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
Phlum Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
I-is-smart Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
pixiepot Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Professional Photographer
When's the next theme? :eager:
Phlum Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
Soon. :eager:
pixiepot Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Professional Photographer
:giggle: Can't wait!
MerelyCubed Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Professional Photographer
Can we submit two deviations for one theme? :la:
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