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Newsletter Run by karemelancholia since april 2007!


Giving some fresh ideas to create, contests are essential to creativity!
Here are somes that are flying around!





:star: Want to advertize your contest?
Send me a note : "Contest Ad." including PLEASE : link, title of the contest, deadline if you have one & and if you have a specific category (media) lemme know also.

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Note that i don't publish contests that don't appear on your front page journal at you dA account! I've noticed that usually when contests are not published in your journal (front page of your account) these contests disapeared! I take serious contests organisations!
That's why i prefer that you give me your journal link. A journal can be updated not a news article (unless if you are a dA admin ;-)).

:new: Please note : i do no more promote contest with NO deadline!

Thanx.

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:trophy: Need TIPS about How to Organize a Contest?
SEE HERE!


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And see if you can participate and/or help with any prizes donations!
Even a 'simple' journal feature is great for any contest holder!

And if you want me to be a prize donator please just note me! ;-)

The same if you want to modify your contest listings and/or if you find errors.

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:star: When there's a specific category/medium it is noted, if nothing is specified then it's because the contest include several medium

:star: How to look for a specifical contest/Media/Gallery? : Just go to your browser search tool (usually : Edit > search).



:kiss: Kare.






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Current Contests


85 contests are listed!
58 new!
All media are representated!



Hope it is useful for everyone!


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| June | July | August | September | October | November | december |
| Periodically Contests | Official Contests |
| Outside of dA Contests |










:bulletgreen: June :bulletgreen:






Design My Character Contest :new:
By wingedness
Deadline : June 10th
View details here


Musical Instruments Contest :new:
By PhotoLovers
Specific Media : Photography
Deadline : June 10th
View details here


Blue Contest :new:
By Nature-Nuts
Specific Media : Photography
Deadline : June 14th
View details here


Spring Contest :new:
By WNPhotography
Specific Media : Photography
Deadline : June 15th
View details here


Breast Appreciation Day Contest :new:
By Rtalon235
Specific Media : Manga
Deadline : June 15th
View details here


Avatar Contest :new:
By heatherwetzler
Deadline : June 17th
View details here


Extreme Expressions Contest :new:
By Celsa
Deadline : June 17th
View details here


Victorian Contest :new:
By Noree-stock
Deadline : June 19th
View details here


Colored Clouds Contest :new:
By SkyAndNatureClub
Specific Media : Photography
Deadline : June 20th
View details here


dAgnostic Contest :new:
By dAgnostic
Deadline : June 20th
View details here


My OC in your Style Contest :new:
By Hellobaby
Deadline : June 20th
View details here


Hollerado Logo Contest :new:
By stinky-cheez
Deadline : June 20th
View details here


Mascot Contest :new:
By Scales-and-ClawsClub
Deadline : June 21st
View details here


Actresses Contest :new:
By Ameryn
Deadline : June 21st
View details here


Wrinkled Fruit & Vegetable Contest :new:
By macro-club
Specific Media : Macro Photography
Deadline : June 22nd
View details here


Wordly Contest :new:
By princess-vampy
Deadline : June 22nd
View details here


Dance-Off Contest
By Yasachii
Deadline : June 25th
View details here


Special Moment Contest :new:
By undyingangel
Specific Media : Street Photography
Deadline : June 25th
View details here


Phoenix Rising Contest
By AngellesArt
Deadline : June 26th
View details here


ODDs Icon Contest :new:
By OibyrdsDDs
Deadline : June 27th
View details here


Joke art Contest :new:
By The-Fun-Group
Deadline : June 28th
View details here


Creativity Contest
By my-dark-desire
Deadline : June 30th
View details here


Magical Muse Contest :new:
By Poetrymann
Deadline : June 30th
View details here


Addictive Lust Contest :new:
By DistortedSmile
Deadline : June 30th
View details here


Nature Contest :new:
By artisanlist
Specific Media : Artisan Crafts
Deadline : June 30th
View details here


Just too cute Contest :new:
By keiichi93
Specific Media : FanArt
Deadline : June 30th
View details here


Create your own Original Princess Contest :new:
By artistic-minds
Deadline : June 30th
View details here


Street Competition :new:
By The-Yard-Collective
Deadline : June 30th
View details here





:bulletgreen: July :bulletgreen:





Art Against Hatred & Violence Contest
By BaB-Jane
Deadline : July 1st
View details here


Heath Ledger Club ID Contest :new:
By H-L-F-C
Deadline : July 1st
View details here


Spinechilling Words Contest :new:
By zefiraelRain
Specific Media : Literature
Deadline : July 1st
View details here


Monster Design Contest :new:
By danji-isthmus
Specific Media : Literature
Deadline : July 1st
View details here


Five year anniversary Contest
By Ridel
Deadline : July 3rd
View details here


One World Contest
By Sabis
Deadline : July 5th
View details here


Cosplay/Parody Contest
By Sakurarmarie
Deadline : July 5th
View details here


Pokemon Cosplay Contest
By michelle77
Deadline : July 7th
View details here


Fella's Pride Contest :new:
By 2dazed
Deadline : July 8th
View details here


Hand Contest :new:
By NicketaWilliams
Deadline : July 8th
View details here


Eye Drawing Contest :new:
By GabrielleBrickey
Specific Media : Traditional & Digital Art
Deadline : July 11th
View details here


The Bomb Game Contest :new:
By Giga-man
Deadline : July 13th
View details here


Broken Contest :new:
By Spelledeg
Deadline : July 15th
View details here


Bullet Contest :new:
By Krissi001
Deadline : July 15th
View details here


Nature's Wrath Art Pack Contest :new:
By Master-Artists
Deadline : July 25th
View details here


Secrets Contest :new:
By moonfreak
Deadline : July 25th
View details here


7 sins Contest :new:
By 7Sins-Club
Deadline : July 25th
View details here


Celestial Crisis Artist Search Contest :new:
By StardustBlackpb
Specific Media : Manga
Deadline : July 31st
View details here


Prosetry Contest :new:
By PoetryPlease & ProsePlease
Specific Media : Literature
Deadline : July 31st
View details here


Sexy Swimsuit Contest :new:
By love-sexy-club
Deadline : July 31st
View details here






:bulletgreen: August :bulletgreen:





Flowers Contest :new:
By Unframed-Nature
Deadline : August 1st
View details here


The Gift Contest :new:
By erikakochanski
Deadline : August 1st
View details here


Unique Portrait Contest :new:
By candyheartz
Deadline : August 1st
View details here


Summer Contest :new:
By xRUBIx
Deadline : August 10th
View details here


The OGHAM Contest :new:
By Celtic-Dreaming
Deadline : August 11th
View details here


For A Cause Contest :new:
By TheLeavesOfMemory
Deadline : August 17th
View details here


Emotions Contest :new:
By InLightImagery
Deadline : August 28th
View details here


Soft as the landscape of a dream Contest
By sStranger
Deadline : August 30th
View details here


Summer Contest
By dark3y3s
Specific Media : Photography
Deadline : August 31st
View details here





:bulletgreen: September :bulletgreen:





The Imaginairy world of fishes and Reptiles Contest
By azurylipfe
Deadline : September 10th
View details here




Dragongirls and their Dragons Contest :new:
By dragongirls-club
Deadline : September 13th
View details here






:bulletgreen: October :bulletgreen:





Your Fantasy World Contest :new:
By Malandante
Deadline : October 15th
View details here


Sanguem Deus Contest 13 :new:
By DestinieKirby
Deadline : October 30th
View details here






:bulletgreen: December :bulletgreen:





Back to the future Contest :new:
By milyKnight
Deadline : December 3rd
View details here


A Moment in Time Contest :new:
By ILTBY
Deadline : December 31st
View details here







:bulletgreen: Periodically :bulletgreen:




cathARTsis Contests
By ItDoesNotHaveMe
Deadline : BiMonthly
View details here


Abstract Silence Contests
By abstractsilence
Deadline : Every Month
View details here


Challenge 3D Contests
By Challenge3D
Deadline : Every Month
View details here


Express Yourself Contests
By Express--Yourself
Deadline : Every Month
View details here


eARTh Contests
By K-lenx
Deadline : Every Month
View details here


NycterisA Contests
By NycterisA
Specific Media : Artisan Crafts
Deadline : Every Month
View details here


Song Challenge Contests
By kuschelirmel
Deadline : Every Month
View details here


Create by Week Contest
By createbyweek
Deadline : Every Week
View details here


Manipulate This Contest
By ManipulateThis
Specific Media : Photomanipulations
Deadline : Every Week
View details here


Manipulated Reality
By ManipulatedReality
Specific Media : Photomanipulations
View details here


PrettyYuna's Feature's Contest
By PrettyYuna
Deadline : Every Month
View details here


Weekly Contest
By markopolio-stock
Deadline : Every Week
View details here






:bulletgreen: Official Contests :bulletgreen:





Anthro Collaboration Contest
Deadline : June 6th
View details here


Nostalgia Contest :new:
Deadline : June 12th
Specific Media : Pixel
View details here


Windows deviant8 Contest :new:
Deadline : June 13th
View details here


Kick Your Own ss!!! Contest
Deadline : June 28th
View details here


Fractals and the Outside World Contest
Deadline : July 6th
View details here


LIFE Contest :new:
Deadline : August 31st
Specific Media : Photography > Photojournalism
View details here


Story of a Nude Contest :new:
Deadline : September 1st
Specific Media : Photography > Artistic Nude
View details here






:bulletgreen: Outside of dA Contests :bulletgreen:





The Greenpeace Design Awards Competition
By Greenpeace Australia
Deadline : June 15th
View details here


Daqueran Competition :new:
By Gurukitty
Deadline : June 15th
View details here


Save the Frogs Contest :new:
By Save the Frogs
Deadline : July 10th
View details here


Drawing Competition
By Rate my Drawings
Deadline : Runs Monthly
View details here


Digital Photography Contest(s)
By photos-of-the-year
Deadline : Runs Frequently
View details here


Digital Challenges
By dpchallenge
Deadline : Runs Frequently
View details here




G o       C r e a t e !





:postit: TIPS FOR ORGANIZING A CONTEST :postit:



Some basics you should know before you hold a contest.

:greenprobe: Contests aren't made to be popular, forget that;

:greenprobe: Contests are made to stimulate creativity, discover other's art, experiencing new technics, getting inspired, and well winning something...

:greenprobe: First find a theme for your contest, and with this theme gives it a title, it's important for deviants to know what you're talking about and to click the link to your contest!

:greenprobe: Specify the categories (media/galleries) allowed;

:greenprobe: Set the Deadline (giving a deadline is HIGHLY adviced);

:greenprobe: Make a journal entry (i advice you to ALWAYS have a link in your frontpage journal to your contest journal entry and to never delete the contest journal entry);

:greenprobe: Make clear rules in your journal/news article;

:greenprobe: Give any informations you think are necessary (such as copyrights, credits), make a lil intro for your contest theme, ...

:greenprobe: Ask deviants you know to be judge(s) if you need them;

:greenprobe: Call for prizes if you need (DON'T SPAM!);

:greenprobe: Make a stamp and journal CSS, if you can't you can ask a deviant you know to make one;

:greenprobe: When all this is completed make a news article & an announcement in the Contests Forum!

:greenprobe: For other promotion purposes you can add a link to your contest in your signature.

:greenprobe: Then collect the entries in your contest journal (if you have many entries i advice you to use the collection tool in your favorites folder) - deviants should send the entries via notes);

:greenprobe: Don't forget to announce the results, give the prizes...

:greenprobe: If you're unsure of what to do then browse the journals of some contests holders and you'll get ideas and directions ;-)


:greenprobe: Most important : Be ORGANIZED and have FUN! :greenprobe:

Any questions? Note me!




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Lauraest's avatar
:iconthankyou1::iconthankyou2:
Thank you for this information.
I've kept your link in my journal for 2 years.
It's a wonderful share!
FraNz85's avatar
U doing great job with contest list

THANK U!!!
Poetrymann's avatar
Great feature - thanks!
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You're welcome!

:iconcelticplz: Kare.

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Thanxs for the mention, you do a great service for the whole DA community......:hug:
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You're welcome!


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Artistic-Maneuvers's avatar
Thank you for including our contest here. We have some great entries and are hoping for even more
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H-L-F-C's avatar
Oh, and before I forget. The journal entry with the details for the contest is actually here: [link]

Just thought I should probably clear that up so people don't get confused, eh heh. ^^;

And yet again, thanks. :D
H-L-F-C's avatar
Again, thanks so much for promoting our contest. :D
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Thanks so much for the promotion :) :iconpounceglomp: :iconcarameldansenplz:
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:iconwelcome1plz::iconwelcome2plz::iconwelcome3plz::iconwelcome4plz:

And don't forget to fave the news article if not yet done : [link]

:iconcelticplz: Kare.

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FraNz85's avatar
thank U very much :D Finally all is in one Place
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Thankyou so much, I really appreciate the exposure. :hug:
The-Wings-Club's avatar
Thanx so much for adding my club contest here:hug:
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Moepling's avatar
thank you again really much for mentioning my contest :hug:

but I just now also saw that my beyond recognition contest (deadline april 30th) is in the list twice.
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oh thanx for telling me!!!!!!!
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Thank you so much for helping me, I really appreciate it!
:star:

Have a nice day!
=XaXushqa
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cool. thanks for all the info
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