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Thursday Prompt: My Christmas List
Hello, Core Members, and welcome back to our holiday Thursday Prompt series!
In our first challenge, “This is How We Do”, you had to share with us your favorite holiday traditions. From your deviations, we learned a lot about how you all celebrate the holidays, and it’s really cool how different people have different ways of celebrating the season.
After much deliberation, we have picked the six works that we felt best showcased the spirit of the holidays. Here are our winning visual deviations:
        
And here are our winning written deviations:
        
Congratulations to CreativePortobello, Fergaze, Kamiinari
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Thursday Prompt: This is How We Do
Welcome to the first Thursday Prompt of December, Core Members!
In last week’s challenge, "My Youth is Yours", you were asked to pen some new nursery rhymes in celebration of National Nursery Rhyme Week. We got some amazing entries this time around, but here are the three that we felt really brought us back to our childhood:
        
Congratulations to ardensia, xtcgm, and DasGhul! For their lullabies and nursery rhymes which have warmed our hearts, they will receive $50 USD in DeviantArt Points each and a one-month Core Membership.
This Week's Challenge
This week’s challenge is one of three holiday-themed challenges for you.
We all enjoy celebrating the holidays in the company of others. Whether they be with family, f
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Celebrating Deviousness - December 2018
In Recognition of Exemplary Membership and an Outstanding Spirit of helpfulness and mentoring within the DeviantArt community, join us in celebrating the latest recipient of the Deviousness Award!

In Recognition of Exemplary Membership and an Outstanding Spirit of helpfulness and mentoring within the DeviantArt community
Introducing lora-vysotskaya
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My name is Lora Vysotskaya, I was born and live in Ukraine. When I was a child, I loved to draw. I didn't learn drawing, but I loved to copy illustrations from books and photos from magazines about cinema. After that short period in my youth, I didn't do anything creative until accidentally stepped into the world of photo manipulation -- 4.5 years ago. It happened when my husband asked me to make a couple of collages for his work. At that time I h
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Thursday Prompt: My Youth is Yours
Good day, Core Members. I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving (for those who celebrate it), and we’re back with another edition of the Thursday Prompt!
Now, last week we featured some of the entries from “Share the Harvest”, our Thanksgiving contest, where you were asked to share and describe your feasts with us. Check out “Share the Harvest: A Recap” to see all the submissions, and congratulations again to raikukitti, LadyofHeliodor, and xolaen for their festive entries!
This Week's Challenge
This week, it would help you a lot to remember your own childhood.
Last week was World Nursery Rhyme Week (yes, it’s a thing!), and what better way to celebrate this ho
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Share the Harvest: A Recap
Hello, Core Members, and welcome to another special Thursday Prompt recap!
Today is Thanksgiving here in the United States! May you all have a wonderful day together with your friends and family, in the company of delicious food and storied traditions. To allow everyone time to celebrate the holiday (if you celebrate it, that is), our next Thursday Prompt will be next Thursday, November 29.
Now, in last week's challenge, "Share the Harvest", we asked you to celebrate the spirit of Thanksgiving by imagining your Thanksgiving feast. We got some interesting entries, and with that, here are the three deviations we felt best brought out that sense of pride in being an artist, and which captured perfectly the meaning of what being an artist is.
        
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Thursday Prompt: Share the Harvest
Hello, Core Members, and welcome back to another Thursday Prompt!
In last week’s challenge, "Story of the Year", you were asked to share your novels with us in celebration of National Novel Writing Month. Here are the three works that we felt best captured our imaginations with their great storytelling:
        
Congratulations to VaalbaraCreeps, DweebicusMaximus, and Write-on-Time! For their hard work in making their novels-to-be, they will receive $50 USD in DeviantArt Points each.
This Week's Challenge
Thanksgiving is coming up here in the United States, and as a time to celebrate the blessings of life and the abundance of the previous year, we want to see how you’d imagine the holiday to look like, no matter how simple or grand it may
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Holiday Card Project 2018!

The DeviantArt #HolidayCardProject is back to spread some holiday cheer once again!
Now on its 11th year, the Holiday Card Project aims to bring that cheer to patients in hospitals both in the United States and around the world during the holiday season, connecting artists everywhere and applying their tremendous artistic abilities to designing and creating meaningful, uplifting greeting cards.
Since it first started in 2004, the project has received nearly 28,000 cards sent in by thousands of deviants from over 60 different countries/political regions. Cards are then distributed by DeviantArt members and staff to different hospitals in the Greater Los Angeles ar
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Thursday Prompt: Story of the Year
Good day, Core Members, and welcome to this week’s Thursday Prompt!
In last week’s challenge, “Art Out the Vote!”, you were asked to turn out the vote by creating convincing election posters that would encourage people to exercise their civic duty.  Despite the low turnout, we did manage to get some great entries:
            
Congratulations to raikukitti, DetectiveVesper, R-R-Eco, and Caz747! For speaking truth to power through their pieces, they have earned a three-month extension of their Core Membership and a copy of <i>
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Thursday Prompt: Art Out the Vote!
Welcome back to the Thursday Prompt, Core Members!
After a very busy week running Core Power Hour, it’s time for us to take it slow again after having so much fun with all of you! I certainly look forward to hosting Core Power Hour again soon, and make sure to keep an eye on CoreMembers for announcements regarding contests we're holding in the future.
Now, last week we featured some of the entries from our previous challenge, “The Best of Me”, where we asked you to express how being an artist is important to your life in celebration of International Artist Day. Check out “<a href="https://www.deviantart.com/akiestar/journal/The-Best-of-Me-A-Recap-769695207">
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Core Power Hour: Thanks for Joining!
Thousands of dollars in prizes awarded!
It's been eight hours since we started with Core Power Hour this morning, and boy, am I glad to say thank you to each and every deviant who participated and had fun with us today!
With hundreds of deviations submitted and several deviants participating, I hope our Core Members had a lot of fun with all our challenges. Core Power Hour took months of planning and preparation to get right, and we are so glad it went off well. Your comments especially were very heart-warming, and we're glad you all had a great time.
 




Your deviations are now a part of history. They'll continue to live on in the CoreMembers gallery for deviants the world over to see, and for generations of deviants to be inspired by in the art they make. But whether you win or lose, remember that in contests like thi
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Core Power Hour 8: Double Take
Hey, Core Members! We're now at the final hour of Core Power Hour!
Exhausted yet? I hope not, because we're finally here — our last challenge!
This Hour's Challenge
For your final task, you must use this stock image:

Take this stock image by Maxkids and turn it into something else — funny, spooky, moody, you name it! Let your creativity flow, but remember, you’ve only got 30 minutes!
Once you've uploaded your work to DeviantArt, upload it to the "Double Take" folder in CoreMembers, then post your creation in the comments below to enter.
Rules
Deviations found to be plagiarizing other works will be disqualified and removed.
Works must be submitted by Thursday, October 25 at 4:30:59 PM PDT (Los Angeles time).
You must be a Core Member as of October 24, 2018
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Core Power Hour 7: Perfect Being
This is Core Power Hour, Core Members, and welcome to the seventh hour of our day-long marathon of fun!
In this challenge, you will really need to use all your brainpower, because if you do, our second-to-last challenge could win you a big prize!
This Hour's Challenge
For this challenge, we want you to create a brand-new original character.
Feel free to create and describe your OC however you like, as we're accepting both visual and written works for this challenge! Once you've uploaded your new OC to DeviantArt, upload it to the "Perfect Being" folder in CoreMembers and post it in the comments of this journal to enter.
Rules
All original characters must be original works made specifically for this challenge. Previously existing original characters do not count.
For written works, there is a limit of 300 words for your dev
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Core Power Hour 6: The Nation of You
This is the sixth hour of Core Power Hour, Core Members, and things are going to get interesting!
We're finally in the home stretch and for this next challenge, you'll need to keep your proverbial pen out!
This Hour's Challenge
For this hour, it is time for you to turn your username into its own country! We want to know:
What is your country like?
What are the name of your citizens? (For example, if DeviantArt was a country, our citizens are "Deviants")
What’s your currency called? (e.g. DeviantArt’s national currency is points ;))
What are the top rules that govern your land?
Create a deviation that details all this information (and more if you're into making countries!), then once you’ve uploaded it to DeviantArt, upload it to the "The Nation of You" folder in CoreMembers and post it as a comment on this journal!
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Core Power Hour 5: She Talks to Trees
Hello, Core Members. Welcome as we now hit the fifth hour of Core Power Hour!
Four challenges down, four more challenges to go! It's time to put on your poet’s cap for our next task.
This Hour's Challenge
For this hour, you will need to write a haiku.
In case you're not familiar with what a haiku is, it's a short Japanese poem about nature composed of 3 lines, with the first line consisting of 5 syllables, the second line consisting of 7 syllables, and the last line consisting of 5 syllables.
Upload your haiku to DeviantArt, and once you've done so, upload it to the "She Talks to Trees" folder in CoreMembers and post it as a comment to this journal. If you use a deviation as inspiration, post that as well in your comment, with credit to the artist if it isn’t yours.
Rules
Works must be submitted by Thursday, Octobe
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Core Power Hour 4: Seek to Critique
We're now at the fourth hour of Core Power Hour, Core Members!
Now that we're midway through the day, for this challenge, you’ll be able to win something for both yourself and a non-Core deviant!
This Hour's Challenge
Provide a constructive commentary of a non-Core deviant’s artwork. Link the deviation you commented on in the comments of this journal, featuring your helpful and insightful commentary. Don't forget to tag the deviant whose work you're providing commentary!
Rules
All critiques must be original critiques made specifically for the contest.
Critiques should be no longer than 300 words in length.
Works must be submitted by Thursday, October 25 at 12:30:59 PM PDT (Los Angeles time).
You must be a Core Member as of October 24, 2018 to enter.
For the official rules for Core Power Hour, click here.
Prizes
Three (3)
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Core Power Hour 3: Creature Feature
Hello, Core Members. This is the third hour of Core Power Hour! 
Are you ready for what's next? If your imaginations aren’t already at full speed, this should get it going!
This Hour's Challenge
Everybody loves an animal companion, right? Draw your ideal pet in DeviantArt Muro, whether an existing creature, mythical or a hybrid.
Once you've created your work using DeviantArt Muro (and ONLY DeviantArt Muro), upload it to the "Creature Feature" folder in CoreMembers and post it as a comment on this journal.
Rules
If you are using stock images, deviations, or styles not your own, you must make sure you have permission to use those works and credit the artist(s) whose work(s) you've used.
Entries found to be plagiarizing other works will be disqualified and removed.
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Core Power Hour 2: Servin' Scares
Welcome back to Core Power Hour, Core Members. It's now time for our second challenge!
This Hour's Challenge
Halloween is upon us. It’s the perfect time to get spooky, so we challenge you to create a scary story in three (3) sentences or less.
Once you’ve uploaded your story to DeviantArt, upload it to the "Servin' Scares" folder in CoreMembers, then post it as a comment on this journal for your chance to win!
Rules
Entries found to be plagiarizing other works will be disqualified and removed.
Works must be submitted by Thursday, October 25 at 10:30:59 AM PDT (Los Angeles time).
You must be a Core Member as of October 24, 2018 to enter.
For the official rules for Core Power Hour, click here.
Prizes
Five (5) winners will each rece
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Core Power Hour 1: Power of Three
Hello, Core Members, and welcome to Core Power Hour!
As mentioned in our previous journal, we’re bringing you a whole day of challenges from 9 AM to 5 PM PDT (Los Angeles time), with amazing prizes each hour! 
This Hour's Challenge
For this first hour, we challenge you to describe yourself with three (3) fictional characters using fan-art deviations! Leave a comment on this journal with links to the the 3 deviations in your comment (so NO DRAWING REQUIRED!), as well as how you identify with the characters.
Rules
Works must be submitted by Thursday, October 25 at 9:30:59 AM PDT (Los Angeles time).
You must be a Core Member as of October 24, 2018 to enter.
For the official rules for Core Power Hour, click here.
Prizes
Three (3)
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The Best of Me: A Recap
Hello, Core Members, and welcome to a special Thursday Prompt recap!
As I announced last week, tomorrow will be our very first Core Power Hour! Because of that, our next Thursday Prompt will be next Thursday, November 1. I hope you join in the fun!
Given that, taking the place of the regular Thursday Prompt will be a recap of the previous week's contest. Here, we'll announce our winners and showcase some other pieces that we think were awesome, cool, or otherwise worthy of mention. This won't be the only time we'll do this, and expect to see recaps popping up on weeks without contests.
This Week's Winners
Now, in last week's challenge, "The Best of Me", you were tasked with expressing how being an artist is such a
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Thursday Prompt: The Best of Me
Good day, Core Members, and welcome to the Thursday Prompt for this week!
Before we start, just a friendly reminder that next Thursday, October 25th, is our first-ever Core Power Hour! More challenges, bigger prizes, on the hour, every hour. Be sure to check it out and, hopefully, join in the fun!
Now, in last week's challenge, "True Colors", you were tasked with imagining your fall fashion, from coffee shop couture to leisurewear. Aside from showing me how you all have better fashion sense than I do, here are the six deviations that that made us most imagining sipping hot cocoa while watching falling leaves:
        
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Thursday Prompt: True Colors
Hello again, Core Members, and welcome back to another week of the Thursday Prompt!
In last week's challenge, "The Dark Half", we tasked you to combine the spirit of Halloween with the artistic tradition of Inktober by creating your scariest pieces of art using ink and paper. Here are the three deviations that we thought best captured that spooky spirit:
        
Congratulations to The-fox-of-wonders, ELLRarte and TheUnconfidentArtist! Their imaginative pieces have earned them $50 USD in DeviantArt Points and a set of 12 Sakura Pigma Fineliner micron pens each.
This Week's Challenge
This week, we’re opening up the catwalk for your latest fashion creations!
Los An
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Core Power Hour: Core to the Max!
Hey, Core Members!
Have you found yourself slipping into a productivity slump? Maybe you need a bit of a push into creativity? Perhaps you crave a challenge? Or maybe the Thursday Prompt isn't enough for you?
Well, we're excited to announce an exclusive event just for our Core Members: CORE POWER HOUR!
Mark your calendars! Core Power Hour will take place on Thursday, October 25 from 9 AM to 5 PM PDT (Los Angeles time). A new challenge each hour. Winners each hour. Amazing prizes each hour.
We’re talking EIGHT straight hours of various challenges to get your creative juices flowing, art skills flexing, and most importantly, for you to have some fun! There will be one challenge per each hour — a total of eight challenges — so these events will be quick. You’ll have 30 minutes to create and submit your entry. Each challenge will have multiple winners, mean
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