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Ogpreview-a by symonxTo help deviants achieve their creative evolution, DeviantArt is awarding over $20,000 to artists like you!

Reach your next creative goal!

To help deviants achieve their creative evolution, DeviantArt is awarding over $20,000 to artists like you! Yes, you!

1. Brainstorm // 2. Comment // 3. Cross your fingers

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For eighteen years, DeviantArt has been where art starts: a place for artists of all walks of life to learn and grow together. In that time, we’ve witnessed countless artists’ skill level evolve as they’ve honed their craft with the support and encouragement of the DeviantArt community. But that’s only the beginning.

As we approach the launch of DeviantArt Eclipse, the next phase in DeviantArt’s own artistic evolution, we want to celebrate artists who evolve with DeviantArt. If you have an idea or project that you want to undertake that will help you reach the next level in your artistic evolution, DeviantArt is here to help provide the tools and resources you need to succeed.

Tell us about the project you want to undertake, and what resources you need to get there. In turn, we’re going to award a grand total of $20,000 to some deserving deviants to make some of these projects happen!

Use this template to share your creative ideas in a comment on this journal.

Project Title: Come up with a creative title for the project or goal you want to achieve!

Project Description: Tell us what your idea is. What do you want to accomplish, and how do you want to do it?

Project Plan: If chosen, what steps are you going to take to complete your idea, and how will you share your completed idea with the world?

Project Budget: What tools do you need, and how much, roughly, will it cost (in USD) to make it happen?

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The Awards

Award recipients will be chosen after March 31st, 2019, and will be awarded the resources required to complete their ideas (be it equipment, art supplies, etc.), up to the amount of the prize they won. You can request up to $5,000 as part of your idea budget, so don’t be afraid to put your best idea forward! Two larger awards are guaranteed to be granted; many smaller awards will be granted as well!

In addition to the $20,000 we’re awarding via this journal, a Facebook Live event will also be held on March 22nd at 2:00 PM Pacific Time, during which an extra $2,000 in items will be awarded.

Amount Awarded


Awards will be granted to eligible and qualified entries, on the basis of: (i) intent, (ii) ability to accomplish the idea/goal put forward, (iii) creativity, and (iv) the impact achieving the dream will have, all to whatever degree the judges believe to be appropriate in reaching a decision.

Award recipients are encouraged to share their projects as they unfold and/or conclude.

All deviants age 13 or older who have not been banned from DeviantArt are eligible to participate. If a deviant deactivates or is banned during the Devious Dreams campaign, they are no longer eligible to be an award recipient.

The Devious Dreams campaign begins on March 18, 2019 at 12:01 PM Pacific Time, and ends on March 31, 2019 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time. Award recipients will be announced on or around April 3, 2019.

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Elevate your artistic evolution with DeviantArt!

Happy Holidays from DeviantArt!

Mon Dec 24, 2018, 10:43 AM by Heidi:iconheidi:
‘Twas the night before Christmas
And all through the house,
Not a deviant was clicking
On a touchpad or mouse.

Deviations were packed
In their boxes with care
In hopes re-designers
Soon would be there.

The deviants were nestled
All soft in their Profile
In hopes that a change
Would come soon with style.

They’d heard mysterious stories
From the Betas upstairs,
And they knew something special
Soon would be theirs.

New dark mode, new light mode,
Love Meter, and more!
New backgrounds, Profile headers,
More storage for Core!

One curious deviant,
Sketchbook tight in their grips,
Couldn’t wait one day longer,
They must see Eclipse!

They ran up the staircase,
Threw open the door,
Awoke all the betas,
And all of this for:

A glimpse of the new version.
A screenshot, a peek.
The clatter woke a beta,
Who started to speak.

“We’re working some kinks out
So it’ll be perfect when
It’s released to more soon.
There’s till then!”

They bid each other good night
After exchanging usernames,
And they’d just settled down
To do a llama exchange.

When they both felt a sentiment
They heard deep in their heart:
“Merry Christmas to all
And to all a good art!”

╰( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡° )つ──🎨*:・゚

–Creatively crafted by LaurenKitsune

Our sincere thanks ♥

2018 has been a transformative year at DeviantArt. While we always like to have a little fun around the holiday season, it’s nice to take a step back and remember how grateful we are to have the community that we do, supporting us by supporting each other, and generally helping DeviantArt become even more fully the nurturing place we all call home.

We have another big year ahead of us, and can’t wait to share with you what's in store. Until then, we want to thank you all for the gift you give us each and every day: being there for your fellow deviants. Your spirit keeps our digital hearts burning bright, and we can’t thank you enough for spending your time on this slice of the Internet we all share.

Wishing you and yours health and happiness in 2019!

~Heidi, and the entire DeviantArt Team

Merry Christmas by SandraWinther