Contests Around dA! 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/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/Medium/Gallery? : Just go to your browser seach tool (usually : Edit > search).



:kiss: Kare.



= To get more expozure your contest is also more frequently inthis journal : karemelancholia.deviantart.com… =

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• Current Contests •




109 contests are listed!
61 new!
All media are representated!


Hope it is useful for everyone!



m e n u



| November | December | Januray 2009 | February 2009 | March 2009 | April 2009 |
| Periodically Contests | No Deadline | Official Contests |
| Outside of dA Contests |







:bulletgreen: November :bulletgreen:





Celtic Deities Contest :new:
By Celtic-Dreaming
Deadline : November 6th
View details here


Halloween costume Contest :new:
By CostumeDesignCentral
Specific Media : Costume
Deadline : November 7th
View details here


Big Cats Contest :new:
By leocbrito
Deadline : November 7th
View details here


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


Boyfriend character Contest :new:
By Azureluck
Deadline : November 12th
View details here


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


The Master Of Dark Romance : Edgar Allan Poe Contest :new:
By Pandemoniumswings
Deadline : November 15th
View details here


Autumn inspired Contest :new:
By justportraits
Specific Media : Photography
Deadline : November 15th
View details here


Dark Creatures Contest :new:
By darkclub
Deadline : November 16th
View details here


Inked-Page Literature Contest :new:
By Inked-Page
Specific Media : Poetry/Prose
Deadline : November 17th
View details here


Mirror-Self Contest :new:
By PortraitPencilArt
Specific Media : Traditional Drawing
Deadline : November 17th
View details here


Funky Facials Contest :new:
By iLovePhotographyClub
Specific Media : Photography
Deadline : November 19th
View details here


CSS Contest :new:
By ArtOfDecay-Stock
Specific Media : PCSS
Deadline : November 20th
View details here


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


Green Contest :new:
By grimleyfiendish
Specific Media : Photography
Deadline : November 21st
View details here


Logo Contest :new:
By Zoo-photographers
Deadline : November 23rd
View details here


Fantasy Celebration Contest :new:
By Fantasy-Fellowship
Deadline : November 25th
View details here


The Great Baroque Extravaganza Contest :new:
By Cat-in-the-Stock
Deadline : November 25th
View details here


Nouveau Rock Contest :new:
By Della-Stock
Deadline : November 27th
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


Abstract Minded Contest :new:
By trijn
Specific Media : Abstract 3D
Deadline : November 30th
View details here


Victorian Nightmares Contest :new:
By ObsidianFantasyArt
Specific Media : 3D and Fractal Art, Photo-manipulation, Painting and Airbrushing
Deadline : November 30th
View details here


Iceman Photography Logo Contest :new:
By IcemanUK
Specific Media : Logo
Deadline : November 30th
View details here


Autumn Contest :new:
By Traditional-Artists
Specific Media : Traditional
Deadline : November 30th
View details here


Drawing of an O.C. Contest :new:
By FansPrincess
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 3 little Princesses Contest :new:
By MelissaGriffin
Specific Media : Stock
Deadline : December 1st
View details here


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


Fractal Scene Contest :new:
By AnnaKirsten
Specific Media : Fractals
Deadline : December 1st
View details here


The perfect couple Contest :new:
By KatyLipscomb
Deadline : December 3rd
View details here


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


For the Love of MUSIC Contest :new:
By BloodAppleKiss
Specific Media : Digital
Deadline : December 5th
View details here


Spirit of Caring Contest :new:
By jmh725
Deadline : December 7th
View details here


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


Illustrate Contest :new:
By Bijutsu-No-Himesama
Deadline : December 10th
View details here


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


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


Colours with a meaning Contest :new:
By Sander-Seto
Deadline : December 17th
View details here


Smile Contest :new:
By Thewinator
Specific Media : Photography
Deadline : December 18th
View details here


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


The Imaginairy world of fishes and Reptiles Contest
By azurylipfe
Deadline : December 20th
View details here


Mysticism of the Snow Contest :new:
By ShyroFox
Deadline : December 20th
View details here


Es posible - It is possible Contest :new:
By deviants-anti-cruel
Deadline : December 20th
View details here


Spirit Contest :new:
By Audodo
Deadline : December 26th
View details here


Uncharted Lands and Places Contest :new:
By digital-amphetamine
Specific Media : Photomanipulations
Deadline : December 27th
View details here


The Wilde Coward Company Dance Contest :new:
By The Wilde Coward Company
Deadline : December 29th
View details here


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


Put On A Pair Of Wings Contest :new:
By Wings-Of-Fantasy
Deadline : December 31st
View details here



The This Is How I See It Contest :new:
By KneelingGlory
Specific Media : Literature
Deadline : December 31st
View details here


New Year’s Night Cheers Contest :new:
By TyaKo-and-Apple
Specific Media : Digital & Traditional Drawings
Deadline : December 31st
View details here





:bulletgreen: January 2009 :bulletgreen:






Cosmic Teamwork Contest :new:
By Digital-Artisans
Deadline : January 5th
View details here


Create A Character Contest :new:
By sharem
Deadline : January 5th
View details here


Swayer Contest :new:
By Centauran
Deadline : January 7th
View details here


Yummy Cards Contest :new:
By MonicaMarinho
Deadline : January 22nd
View details here


Seasons Contest :new:
By InLightImagery
Deadline : January 24th
View details here


Arthurian Legends Contest :new:
By Prolific-Imp
Deadline : January 31st
View details here


OC's Frienship Contest :new:
By izka197
Deadline : January 31st
View details here





:bulletgreen: February 2009 :bulletgreen:





Thinking In or Out of the Box Contest
By 6elfwitch9
Deadline : February 11th
View details here





:bulletgreen: March 2009 :bulletgreen:



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:bulletgreen: April 2009 :bulletgreen:





TARTS AND HEARTS- A Wonderland Contest
By snappapple
Deadline : April 18th
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 :new:
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 :new:
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: No Deadline :bulletgreen:





ElithaStock's Contest
By ElithaStock
View details here


Not all who wonder are lost Contest
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:





:pumpkin: Halloween Contests! :new:

:bulletblack: Deskwars - Halloween Edition - Deadline November 14, 2008
:bulletblack: Fearcus - Deadline November 14, 2008
:bulletblack: Spooky Fantacular - Deadline November 15, 2008
:bulletblack: Day of the Dead - Deadline November 17, 2008
:bulletblack: Get Your Fear On - Deadline November 20, 2008


Film's Halloween Quickie Challenge :new:
Deadline : November 8th
Specific Media : Film
View details here


C.R.E.A.T.E Contest :new:
Deadline : November 13th
View details here


Design Your Whirled Contest :new:
Deadline : November 14th
View details here


2009 Fractal Calendar Contest :new:
Deadline : November 15th
Specific Media : Fractal
View details here


Comics Team Contest - Pencils Section :new:
Deadline : November 19th
Specific Media : Comics
View details here


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


Horror At The Circus Contest :new:
Deadline : November 20th
Specific Media : Costume
View details here


The Art History Contest :new:
Deadline : November 25th
Specific Media : Traditional
View details here


Epic Fanfiction Contest :new:
Deadline : November 30th
Specific Media : Fan Literature
View details here


FanCraftic Contest 3 - Superheroes :new:
Deadline : December 14th
Specific Media : Artisan Crafts
View details here


Midsummer Night's Dream Contest :new:
Deadline : December 15th
Specific Media : Film & Animation
View details here


Nude Mime Contest :new:
Deadline : December 20th
Specific Media : Photography : Artistic Nudes
View details here


The ONE ACT Contest :new:
Deadline : February 20th 2009
Specific Media : Film & Animation
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
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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EclipseAgency's avatar
The Colors With A Meaning contest [link] host [link] has been reported by me to DA Community relations. I will NOT enter any of his contests in the future and advise everyone to do the same.

He treated me most unfairly. I submitted my entry when it was still the 17th where I live and he said it was not within the deadline. He should have included a GMT cutoff time if he was going to be so inflexible and unfair as to when the deadline expired. He included no cutoff time in his deadline then decides that he can do as he pleases and discriminate against those in other parts of the world.

I have also asked DA Community relations to require that all contests whether sponsored by DA or not be required to post a GMT cutoff time with the deadline to avoid this kind of unfair treatment in the future.
nidhi-rathish's avatar
Oh I probably should've told you that my contest deadlines been extended to Nov 16th! :crying: Well thanks for adding me in the prev newsletters :iconnewhugplz:
WMGG's avatar
There is still one week left on our anthro mascot contest. The media is B&W line art and the prize is $100. More details are on our latest journal: wmgg.deviantart.com

(We didn't make it into this month's newsletter as we weren't aware that this existed. If posting our contest in the comments is against the rules we apologize. Please delete this message.)
lighting-jolt's avatar
thanks for posting all the info.:)

I tried to check out the Wiiii Contest and when I clicked both the links it says the file can't be found.
karemelancholia's avatar

You're welcome!

And i verified for the wii cont'est, if you check her page you'll see that there is a new link (i always advice to never delete the first journal entr about a contest for such reasons ;p) : [link]

:kiss: Kare.

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The kind of the news we all need to see) Very useful, thank you so much!
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You're welcome!

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Thanks so much for the advertising - I really appreciate the support! :)
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You're welcome!


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This is very helpful. Thank you very much. :D
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You're welcome!

:kiss: Kare.

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Thank you very much!! :glomp:^_^
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Thank you very much for listing our contest! :highfive:
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Thanks for putting this up, very useful.
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faved.. many thanks for promoting my contest :hug:
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