Contests Around dA! Bi-Monthly NewsLetter!

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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 ;-)).
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/media 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 seach tool (usually : Edit > search).



:kiss: Kare.



= To get more expozure your contest is also updated more freequently in my journal : karemelancholia.deviantart.com… =

Fave News Stamp by GoodiesForYou


The Solidarity Contest Stamp 1 by GoodiesForYou

:heart: DON'T FORGET THE SOLIDARITY CONTEST/PROJECT! :heart:

The Solidarity Contest Stamp 2 by GoodiesForYou



Current Contests




109 contests are listed!
34 new!
All medias are representated!


Hope it is useful for everyone!


m e n u



| September | October | November | December |  2009 |
| Periodically Contests | No Deadline | Official Contests |
| Outside of dA Contests |







:bulletgreen: September :bulletgreen:





The many faces of love Contest
By Nirelstock
Deadline : September 1st
View details here


Black & White Contest
By OttBettina
Deadline : September 1st
View details here


Tattoo Contest
By enchanted-black-rose
Deadline : September 1st
View details here


I Am NOT My Body Contest
By TrickedOutTumnus
Specific Media : Photography > Artistical Nudes
Deadline : September 1st
View details here


Journal layout Contest
By TreesWithCharacter
Specific Media : CSS
Deadline : September 1st
View details here


Fallen angel Contest
By Galatea-DNegro
Specific Media : CSS
Deadline : September 1st
View details here


Magick & Enchantment Contest
By AvalonCommunity
Deadline : September 1st
View details here


The Political Editorial Contest
By GeneratingHype
Specific Media : Prose > Editorial
Deadline : September 1st
View details here


Riley's OutFit Contest
By firestorm458
Deadline : September 1st
View details here


Colouring Contest
By KayLoveMeow
Deadline : September 5th
View details here


Summer Snow Contest
By WhimsicalWyrm
Specific Media : Drawing
Deadline : September 7th
View details here


Radio Phone In Contest
By FunkyLilith & jojodrums
Deadline : September 8th
View details here


:heart: For the Love of dA Contest
By Matthew-T
Deadline : September 8th
View details here


CSS Contest
By Digital-Artisans
Specific Media : CSS
Deadline : September 10th
View details here


The Originality Contest
By bitchinblack
Deadline : September 12th
View details here


Fan art Contest :new:
By Gigivana
Deadline : September 12th
View details here


The Many Worlds Art Contest
By themanyworlds
Deadline : September 15th
View details here


Rogue Skies OCT :new:
By Rogue-Skies
Specific Media : Comics
Deadline : September 15th
View details here


Short but sweet romantic tales contest
By CGholy
Specific Media : Literature
Deadline : September 20th
View details here


Colours of the Rainbow contest :new:
By ozpop
Deadline : September 20th
View details here


Anime Love contest :new:
By Angel-Kikyou
Specific Category: Anime & manga
Deadline : September 20th
View details here


Introspection III contest :new:
By :devcristianbassa:
Specific Media : Photography
Deadline : September 20th
View details here


Miss DeviantArt 2008 contest :new:
By RinoaPereira
Deadline : September 20th
View details here


The Book Of The Future Contest
By lostbooks
Deadline : September 21st
View details here


Nahawen/Nahi Contest
By WhipStitch-WolfThing
Deadline : September 22nd
View details here


Winter Contest :new:
By vexelove
Specific Media : Vectors & Vexels
Deadline : September 22nd
View details here


September Mini Contest - Too Fast For You :new:
By signmeupscotty
Specific Media : Photography
Deadline : September 22nd
View details here


Helewidis Back to School CSS Contest
By Helewidis
Specific Media : CSS
Deadline : September 22nd
View details here


Violate my journal CSS Contest :new:
By IreneLangholm
Specific Media : CSS
Deadline : September 23rd
View details here


The Downward Spiral Contest
By LilaMascara
Deadline : September 25th
View details here


Dragon Obsessed Contest
By DragonObsessedClub
Deadline : September 25th
View details here


Swords of the elements Contest
By Swordfavclub
Deadline : September 25th
View details here


A star for a heart Contest
By eshkenazi
Deadline : September 26th
View details here


Phobia Contest :new:
By macys
Deadline : September 27th
View details here


Elves vs. Technology Contest
By elves
Deadline : September 28th
View details here


Queen of Hearts Contest :new:
By ThroughTheRabbitHole
Deadline : September 28th
View details here


Harem Contest
By jessiesheram
Deadline : September 30th
View details here


Out of my mind Contest :new:
By azevinho
Deadline : September 30th
View details here


Color my Yuko lineart Contest
By Akikorossella
Deadline : September 30th
View details here


Pencil Art Contest
By JurgenDoe
Deadline : September 30th
View details here


OC Contest :new:
By elicoronel16
Deadline : September 30th
View details here


ID Contest :new:
By the-surreal-arts
Deadline : September 30th
View details here




:bulletgreen: October :bulletgreen:





Project Stacee :heart: :new:
By FantasyStock
Deadline : October 1st
View details here


Mystery Contest
By AloeVeraO
Deadline : October 1st
View details here


Possessiveness Contest :new:
By Aleid
Deadline : October 1st
View details here


The Dead Girl Contest :new:
By gloomynekochan
Deadline : October 1st
View details here


The Love Child Contest
By TheArtofBastlynn
Deadline : October 1st
View details here


Behind The Mask Contest :new:
By Audodo
Deadline : October 4th
View details here


Change the World--Open Eyes Contest
By Shards-of-Shame
Deadline : October 7th
View details here


Don't stop the music! Contest :new:
By cacell
Deadline : October 9th
View details here


How does it feel? Contest :new:
By devlife
Deadline : October 10th
View details here


Her Treacly Innocent Contest
By LoliFansClub
Deadline : October 12th
View details here


Contest Of Hope
By tammy-angela
Deadline : October 15th
View details here


Affection & Obsession Contest :new:
By LineBirgitte
Deadline : October 15th
View details here


The "J" Contest
By Ecclesiast
Deadline : October 15th
View details here


The Solidarity Contest
By karemelancholia
Deadline : October 17th
View details here


Indian Mythology Contest
By nidhi-rathish
Deadline : October 28th
View details here


Hot Stuff Contest :new:
By Cocodrillo
Deadline : October 30th
View details here


Chibi Mischief - The 7Sins Contest
By Jessy-Rae
Deadline : October 31st
View details here


Natural Light Contest
By hougaard
Specific Media : Photography
Deadline : October 31st
View details here


The Art Of Autumn Contest :new:
By FairieGoodMother, Skye-Luna & ahoberer78
Deadline : October 31st
View details here


Inner Demon Contest :new:
By jennyleigh
Deadline : October 31st
View details here


The Perfect Dress Contest :new:
By MeliWallisdottir
Deadline : October 31st
View details here




:bulletgreen: November :bulletgreen:





2nd Annual Kei the Cowgirl Art Contest :new:
By kuzuSkot
Deadline : November 1st
View details here


Jiigy's Contest :new:
By Waddygigger
Deadline : November 29th
View details here


Bokura no Kioku Thematic Drawing Contest :new:
By Sechskies & chryztal
Specific Category: Anime/manga
Deadline : November 30th
View details here





:bulletgreen: December :bulletgreen:





The Unloved Stock Project
By lindowyn-stock
Specific Media : Stock
Deadline : December 1st
View details here


Teen Titans and Ranma1/2 contest
By teentitans
Deadline : December 5th
View details here


Death Note Christmas & The Last Frame contest :new:
By amanokawa
Deadline : December 15th
View details here


Love Contest
By creepy-craft
Specific Media : Crafts
Deadline : December 21st
View details here


A Year In The Making Contest
By ElectroBaby
Deadline : December 31st
View details here





:bulletgreen: 2009 :bulletgreen:





TARTS AND HEARTS- A Wonderland Contest
By snappapple
Deadline : April 18th, 2009
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


Elite Artists Contests
By EliteArtists
Deadline : Every Month
View details here


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


Featured Original Character
By roleplaygateway
Deadline : Monthly
View details here


Starock Challenges
By nJoo
Deadline : Weekly
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: No Deadline :bulletgreen:





Abstract Anything Contest
By lgmac
View details here


Colouring Contest
By Woodpig
View details here


Do YOU know THEM? Contest
By AoAClub
View details here


Character Contest
By TheBookBloggers
Specific Media: Literature
View details here


Custom Shoes and Skateboards Contest
By JacobRyan
View details here


Panorama Photography Contest
By PanoramaClub
Specific Media : Photography
View details here


Pink Contest
By milly8
Specific Media : Photography
View details here


Portrait A Fairy Contest
By Disney-Fairies
View details here


Rainbow Contest
By raraavis-club
Specific Media : Photography
View details here


Skittles Contest
By Steffiweffy8
View details here


Theme song challenge Contest
By jadekk
Specific Media : Drawing
View details here


Wiiii Contest
By sweets8
View details here


"What's Left Now?!?" for HP fansContest
By PersephoneStock
View details here





:bulletgreen: Official Contests :bulletgreen:




Your 8th Deadly Sin - dA Birthday Contest
Deadline : September 7th
Specific Media : Fetish-themed photograph
View details here


8 Legged Freaks - dA Birthday Contest
Deadline : September 8th
Specific Media : Photography
View details here


The Glamorous Life of Agent 008 - dA Birthday Contest :new:
Deadline : September 8th
Specific Media : Photography
View details here


Primary Fear - dA Birthday Contest
Deadline : September 8th
Specific Media : Horror and Macabre Photography
View details here


Art History Contest
Deadline : September 10th
Specific Media : Traditional
View details here


Lyrical Inspirations Contest :new:
Deadline : September 13th
View details here


Eight Legs - dA Birthday Contest :new:
Deadline : September 21th
Specific Media : Anthro
View details here


Paint by Numerology : No. 8 - dA Birthday Contest
Deadline : September 23th
Specific Media : Traditional
View details here


Life Through The Lens Contest :new:
Deadline : September 26th
Specific Media : Photography
View details here


Ultimate Fandom Contest - Video Games
Deadline : September 27th
View details here


Manipul8 - dA Birthday Contest
Deadline : September 28th
Specific Media : PhotoManipulations
View details here


Fella Fashion Show! Contest
Deadline : September 29th
View details here


Think Pink III Contest
Deadline : October 1st
View details here


Pieces Of Eight - dA Birthday Contest
Deadline : October 4th
Specific Media : Resources and Stock
View details here


The 8th Dimension of Nude - dA Birthday Contest
Deadline : October 8th
Specific Media : Nude Photography
View details here


Animation Emoticon Contest :new:
Deadline : October 11th
Specific Media : Emoticon
View details here


Midsummer Night's Dream Contest
Deadline : October 15th
Specific Media : Film
View details here


The Solidarity Contest
Deadline : October 17th
View details here


Stage a Male Contest
Deadline : November 20th
Specific Media : Photography
View details here





:bulletgreen: Outside of dA Contests :bulletgreen:





Video Game Fanart Contest
By GotGame
Deadline : September 15th, 2008
View details here


The Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar
Digital Contest

By photojournalism
Deadline : November 12th, 2008
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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azevinho's avatar
Hey there, im holding another contest "The Body Contest"
Are you doing another article with new contests? Could you include mine, as last time you featured mine it got me many more entries- thankyou very much for that!

:D
andressanchezart's avatar
ouu :(, i like something in spanish U_U
Bishop-Of-Balance's avatar
Thanks for this its quite handy :D.
karemelancholia's avatar

You're welcome!
glad it helps!

:kiss: Kare.

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:postit: The Solidarity Contest : participate to a good cause!
:pointr: Looking for a Contest? They are all listed here : [link]
:pointr: View the Best Of Visual Art for August 2008!
GiRBeRRy's avatar
hey there! :) could you maybe feature this contest? [link]

the deadline is Oct. 22

the headline is 100 Watchers or Less ANIME STYLE TUTORIAL CONTEST
karemelancholia's avatar
please just follow the guidelines, and note me ;-)

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:postit: The Solidarity Contest : participate to a good cause!
:pointr: Looking for a Contest? They are all listed here : [link]
:pointr: View the Best Of Visual Art for August 2008!
FantasyStock's avatar
Thanks for featuring my project!!
00alisa00's avatar
Very very useful article!!! :)
I was searching something like this..Thanx :thanks: :D
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What an amazing Article Series! :wow: I can't believe I've never stumbled upon it before! :excited:




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You're very welcome! Use & abuse!


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:postit: The Solidarity Contest : participate to a good cause!
:pointr: Looking for a Contest? They are all listed here : [link]
:pointr: View the Best Of Visual Art for August 2008!
the-surreal-arts's avatar
Thank you so much!
LineBirgitte's avatar
Thank you so much for promoting my Obsession/Affection Contest ! :D
FairieGoodMother's avatar
Thank you for listing our Contest. Greatly apprecaited.:hug:
KawaiiUniverseStudio's avatar
Great article, you rock, its very helpful. :love:
cacell's avatar
Thank you SO much for promoting my contest! :)
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