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Newsletter Run by karemelancholia since april 2007!


PLEASE FROM OCTOBER 2008 this Newsletter will be MONTHLY and no more BI-Monthly.
Due to some health problem i'll from now, send out the news article at the begining of each month!
But the contests list will MORE REGULARLY updated in THIS JOURNAL ENTRY!


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.

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

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123 contests are listed!
57 new!
All medias are representated!




Hope it is useful for everyone!


m e n u



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







:bulletgreen: October :bulletgreen:





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


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


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


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


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


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


Shadows Contest
By Visual-Poetry-Club
Specific Media : Visual Poetry
Deadline : October 6th
View details here


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


Photomanipulation Contest :new:
By intano-stock
Specific Media : Photomanipulations
Deadline : October 7th
View details here


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


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


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


ID Contest :new:
By flower-lovers
Deadline : October 12th
View details here


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


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


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


Music Contest :new:
By little-billie
Specific Media : Photography
Deadline : October 16th
View details here


Colours of Leaves Contest :new:
By BeautyClub
Specific Media : Photography
Deadline : October 17th
View details here


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


Spooky Contest :new:
By ShoneGold
SPecific Media : PixelArt
Deadline : October 19th
View details here


Sex, Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll Contest :new:
By iLovePhotographyClub
SPecific Media : Photography
Deadline : October 19th
View details here


Hallo ThanksMas Contest :new:
By jenepooh
SPecific Media : Wallpaper
Deadline : October 20th
View details here


Summertime memories Contest :new:
By PORGEcreations
Deadline : October 20th
View details here


Street Art Contest :new:
By noxiousone
SPecific Media : Street Art
Deadline : October 22nd
View details here


Legends and Folklore Contest :new:
By DayxDreamer
Deadline : October 23th
View details here


And now for something completely different Contest :new:
By ezuli
Deadline : October 24th
View details here


Angel Contest :new:
By Flock-of-doves
Specific Media : Drawing
Deadline : October 25th
View details here


Evanescence's songs Contest :new:
By intano
Deadline : October 26th
View details here


Fear of the Dark Contest :new:
By Death-Chicks
Deadline : October 26th
View details here


Nouveau Rock- Stock Use Contest :new:
By Della-Stock
Deadline : October 27th
View details here


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


The Great Sailor Moon Redesign Contest :new:
By vbabe1
Deadline : October 30th
View details here


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


The Elements Contest :new:
By Janorien
Deadline : October 30th
View details here


Pumpkin Spice Contest :new:
By JayaJava
Deadline : October 30th
View details here


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


dAPride Emotion Contest :new:
By dapride
Deadline : October 31st
View details here


Kanda Halloween Contest :new:
By iluvYU-CLUB
Deadline : October 31st
View details here


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


The Sleepy Contest :new:
By MilkMao
Deadline : October 31st
View details here


"What makes you happy? Contest :new:
By VivalaVida
Deadline : October 31st
View details here


Contest IV : Halloween :new:
By :devcristianbassa:
Deadline : October 31st
View details here


Club Banner/ID contest :new:
By JewelryClub
Deadline : October 31st
View details here


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


19 seconds contest :new:
By KirlianCamera
Specific Media : Photography
Deadline : October 31st
View details here


HALLO'WEEN VAMP! Contest :new:
By VampyreArmy
Deadline : October 31st
View details here


Halloween or Apples Contest :new:
By mushy-plushie
Specific Media : Phushie
Deadline : October 31st
View details here


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


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




:bulletgreen: November :bulletgreen:





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


Customise us Contest :new:
By TutorialsClub
Deadline : November 1st
View details here


Geeks gone WILD Contest :new:
By Pixelcoma
Specific Media : Photography
Deadline : November 1st
View details here


Who am I? Contest :new:
By playdough-princess
Deadline : November 1st
View details here


Welcome to Wonderland  Contest :new:
By PrincessElemmiriel
Deadline : November 1st
View details here


The Unfinished Scene Contest :new:
By xthedreamisrealx
Specific Media : Literature
Deadline : November 1st
View details here


Silence Contest :new:
By Acid-Burst-Love-Fed
Deadline : November 1st
View details here


Cute Contest :new:
By candyheartz
Deadline : November 8th
View details here


Be My Muse Contest :new:
By vacuumslayer
Specific Media : Photography
Deadline : November 14th
View details here


Autumn Contest :new:
By grimleyfiendish
Specific Media : Photography
Deadline : November 20th
View details here


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


Bokura no Kioku Thematic Drawing Contest
By Sechskies & chryztal
Specific Media : 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


The Spirit of Hildir : Equine Art Project :new:
By Almeruve
Deadline : December 1st
View details here


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


Colouring Contest :new
By Girutea
Deadline : December 10th
View details here


Evanescence Song Interpretation With Animals Contest :new:
By Ala-Rai
Deadline : December 13rd
View details here


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


Schizophrenia Contest :new:
By ImaginaryRosseArt
Specific Media : Digital & Traditional
Deadline : December 19th
View details here


The Imaginairy world of fishes and Reptiles Contest :new:
By azurylipfe
Deadline : December 20th
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:





Thinking In or Out of the Box Contest :new:
By 6elfwitch9
Deadline : february 11th, 2009
View details here


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:





ElithaStock's Contest :new:
By ElithaStock
View details here


Not all who wonder are lost Contest :new:
By ladydragonbane
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:





:film: Film collab challenges have launched :new:

:bulletblue: archanN and JesseLax present "The da-F Wallpaper Challenge".
:bulletblue: Ikue tells all how "Vector art has hit the big screen!".
:bulletblue: jeriweaver for "Film turns comic!"".
:bulletblue: aunjuli hosts "The film art FAN-FEST".
:bulletblue: mrrste announces "The REEL Player" skinning competition.
:bulletblue: znow-white invites you to "Film's Secret Rendezvous with Resources!".
:bulletblue: LawrenceDeDark challenges you to "Create A Film Tutorial".
:bulletblue: azarath host "Flip back time to the Golden Age of Film contest".


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


The Witcher Contest :new:
Deadline : October 8th
Specific Media : Fan Art
View details here


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


Epic Logo Challenge :new:
Deadline : October 14th
Specific Media : dA Logo
View details here



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


Art History Contest : Surrealism :new:
Deadline : October 15th
Specific Media : Traditional
View details here


The Solidarity Contest
Deadline : October 17th
View details here


The Villainous Villanelles Contest :new:
Deadline : October 30th
Specific Media : Poetry
View details here


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





:bulletgreen: Outside of dA Contests :bulletgreen:





The Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar Digital Contest
By photojournalism
Deadline : November 12th, 2008
View details here


The Nordic Art Graphic Challenge :new:
By addictive hobby
Deadline : November 22th, 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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Pandemoniumswings's avatar
AWESOME 200th :+fav: I'll be asking to add my contest here too.
iluvYU-CLUB's avatar
Thankyou so much :heart:
ladydragonbane's avatar
i have now given my contests a dead line Oct 30
AJthe90skid's avatar
Wow, thanks for putting this here Kare, I really appreciate it. It will be very helpful to me soon I'm sure :hug:
TheBananaLamper's avatar
You forgot mine. I sent you a note and everything, remember?
cloud10490's avatar
any literary ones?
GeekKid's avatar
thankyou so much!! :hug: xx
y0urstalker's avatar
could you tell me if there are any writing ones?
karemelancholia's avatar
As i've said dear, in the tips at the begining, to know if there's any lit contest just use the search function in your browser menu ;-)
read the tips they are useful ;-)

:kiss: Kare.

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azurylipfe's avatar
Thank you for featuring my contest :glomp: I really appreciate this :heart:
InpuUpUaut's avatar
I will do another contest really soon!! ^_^
VivalaVida's avatar
Thank you so very much for featuring my contest. :hug::rose:
BeautyClub's avatar
Thank you hun :hug:
intano's avatar
thank you so much for promoting my contest hunny :blowkiss:
u are really kind and sweet :glomp:
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