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 ;-)).

: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.




Current Contests


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



Your Secret Garden Stamp by karemelancholia


== Your Secret Garden Contest</a> ==


We all have our secret garden.
In our heart, in our soul...
It's so hard to reveal it.
We want to keep it for us.
It can be a concept, a ideal life, a feeling, place.
Usually your Secret Garden reveal what you a really are!
It can be dark, it can be bright, it doesn't matter, as it's you and certainely beautiful!
So give us a glimpse of your Secret Garden, reveals us a bit of yourself...

:bulletpink: View the guidelines here : karemelancholia.deviantart.com…

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Hope it is useful for everyone!


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| April | May | June | July | August | September |
| Periodically Contests | Official Contests |
| Outside of dA Contests |


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Embracing The Positive : A Challenge :new:
View details here






:bulletgreen: April :bulletgreen:






The Dark Dalí Contest :new:
By Dark-Asphyxiation
Specific Media : Photo-manipulation, Painting and Drawing
Deadline : April 11th
View details here


Easter's Day Contest
By TheMermaidsClub
Specific Media : Drawing (traditional & digital)
Deadline : April 12th
View details here


Personify the Seasons Contest
By Gwennafran
Deadline : April 12th
View details here


Spring Fever Contest :new:
By EmberStock
Deadline : April 13rd
View details here


Show me your workplace Contest
By MyntKat
Deadline : April 15th
View details here


Irony Contest
By Belle-Art
Deadline : April 15th
View details here


Design A Deviant Contest :new:
By 2dazed
Specific Media : dA Related
Deadline : April 15th
View details here


Workspace Contest :new:
By MyntKat
Deadline : April 15th
View details here


Extraterrestrial Contest :new:
By wireworkersanonymous
Specific Media : Artisan Crafts
Deadline : April 15th
View details here


Coloring Contest
By mokona418
Deadline : April 18th
View details here


Protect the Earth Contest :new:
By childrensillustrator
Deadline : April 18th
View details here


Artistic Nudity Contest :new:
By KittieM
Deadline : April 18th
View details here


Inspire by Words Contest :new:
By auroille
Specific Media : Conceptual photography
Deadline : April 19th
View details here


Spring mornings Contest :new:
By SkyAndNatureClub
Deadline : April 20th
View details here


Music Contest :new:
By Shutter-Scene
Specific Media : Photography
Deadline : April 20th
View details here


Masks Contest :new:
By LaVeau-Ink
Deadline : April 20th
View details here


ID for ClubPhoto Contest :new:
By ClubPhoto
Deadline : April 20th
View details here


Draw a Character Contest
By Lyrisin
Deadline : April 21st
View details here


Big cats in their environment Contest :new:
By The-Big-Cats-Club
Deadline : April 21st
View details here


Stock Use Contest :new:
By LovelyBStock
Deadline : April 24th
View details here


Henrietta/Tall Goth South Park Contest :new:
By :devfreak-egg.deviantart:
Deadline : April 24th
View details here


Inspire Contest
By mariedark
Deadline : April 25th
View details here


Let your Imagination Explode Contest :new:
By kariegirl
Deadline : April 25th
View details here


Colourful Squares Contest :new:
By Wonderful-World
Deadline : April 25th
View details here


Love for PurpelBlur Contest
By Sander-Seto & cybergranny
Deadline : April 26th
View details here


Mysteries Untold Contest
By Dhuaine
Specific Media : Photomanipulation
Deadline : April 26th
View details here


Caterpillars Contest :new:
By butterflys-forever
Deadline : April 26th
View details here


Save the frogs Contest
By LeahCK
Deadline : April 27th
View details here


Equine Mythical Gods Contest :new:
By maemaeee
Deadline : April 27th
View details here


Stories of Mythology Contest
By Blind-Leviathan
Deadline : April 28th
View details here


Campaign for Earth and Animals in dA Contest :new:
By deviants-anti-cruel
Deadline : April 29th
View details here


Brawliversary Contest :new:
By kirbykid16
Deadline : April 29th
View details here


Bokeh Contest
By dansch
Deadline : April 30th
View details here


A Secret World Contest
By Yuki-Photo
Deadline : April 30th
View details here


Otherside Contest :new:
By VirginPrune
Deadline : April 30th
View details here


Beyond recognition Contest :new:
By Moepling
Specific Media : Photography
Deadline : April 30th
View details here


Mineral Contest :new:
By Rockhounds
Specific Media : Photography
Deadline : April 30th
View details here


April Showers bring May flowers Contest :new:
By keiichi93
Deadline : April 30th
View details here


Colouring Contest :new:
By color-me-club
Deadline : April 30th
View details here


Beyond recognition Contest
By Moepling
Specific Media : Photography
Deadline : April 30th
View details here


Relationships Contest
By whimzi
Deadline : April 30th
View details here


Djinn-Genie Contest :new:
By Cougarmadcat
Deadline : April 30th
View details here






:bulletgreen: May :bulletgreen:





Ren Hitaro's Poke Contest :new:
By RenHitaro
Deadline : May 1st
View details here


Money, Money, Money Contest :new:
By nush74
Deadline : May 1st
View details here


kuschelirmel's avatar Contest :new:
By kuschelirmel
Deadline : May 1st
View details here


Nostalgia Contest :new:
By YoungButInspired
Deadline : May 1st
View details here


CD Cover Contest
By chulii
Deadline : May 1st
View details here


Complimentary colors Contest :new:
By Closeup-Photography
Specific Media : Close-Up Photography
Deadline : May 1st
View details here


Draw my oc (Eriza) Contest :new:
By FlamingKhHeart
Deadline : May 1st
View details here


Hollerado Logo Contest :new:
By stinky-cheez
Deadline : May 1st
View details here


Myth's And Legend's Contest :new:
By The-Wings-Club
Deadline : May 1st
View details here


Your Secret Garden Contest
By karemelancholia
Deadline : May 2nd
View details here


Unusual dragon Contest
By Ruth-Tay
Deadline : May 10th
View details here


The Final Fantasy Fanart Fantastica Contest :new:
By ikklesammy
Deadline : May 10th
View details here


Emoticon Contest :new:
By xxfangirlkillerxx
Deadline : May 10th
View details here


Murder At The Moulin Rouge Contest :new:
By Bnspyrd
Deadline : May 14th
View details here


Seeing Red Contest :new:
By KahlaDelahay
Deadline : May 15th
View details here


Design a custom Journal CSS*, DeviantID, and icon Contest :new:
By StockArchive
Deadline : May 15th
View details here


The best contest theme Contest
By XaXushqa
Deadline : May 17th
View details here


Your Lifestyle Contest :new:
By Mr-Bastos
Deadline : May 17th
View details here


Trauma Contest
By Nirelstock
Deadline : May 20th
View details here


Nature Inspired Contest :new:
By JewelryClub
Specific Media : Jewelry
Deadline : May 20th
View details here


Darkness Everlasting Contest
By FairieGoodMother
Deadline : May 20th
View details here


Dreams Contest :new:
By Traditional-Artists
Specific Media : Traditional
Deadline : May 20th
View details here


Post-It Note Photograhy Contest :new:
By bypolar-bear
Specific Media : Photograhy
Deadline : May 24th
View details here


Draw Characters Contest
By shiroi-kishi
Deadline : May 31st
View details here


Transformers Coloring Contest :new:
By Transformergirl
Deadline : May 31st
View details here


Juxtaposition Contest :new:
By Mads-Mikkelsen
Specific Media : Photography
Deadline : May 31st
View details here






:bulletgreen: June :bulletgreen:





Fakemon Contest :new:
By kh2nerd806
Deadline : June 1st
View details here


SteamPunk Nouveau Contest :new:
By HiddenYume-stock
Deadline : June 1st
View details here


Illustration Contest
By Celsa
Deadline : June 4th
View details here


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


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


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




:bulletgreen: July :bulletgreen:





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


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


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


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


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






:bulletgreen: August :bulletgreen:





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


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







:bulletgreen: September :bulletgreen:





The Imaginairy world of fishes and Reptiles Contest :new:
By azurylipfe
Deadline : September 10th
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:






The Copycat Contest :new:
Deadline : April 30th
View details here


adidas Fingerpainting Contest :new:
Deadline : May 15th
View details here


Wacom presents "Bring your vision to life" Contest :new:
Deadline : May 29th
View details here


Art Nouveau Contest :new:
Deadline : May 31st
View details here


Anthro Collaboration Contest :new:
Deadline : June 6th
View details here


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


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





:bulletgreen: Outside of dA Contests :bulletgreen:






Draw the logo of the Anti-Drugs Bicycle Tour 2009 :new:
By The Foundation for a Drug-Free Europe
Deadline : May 5th
View details here


The Greenpeace Design Awards Competition :new:
By Greenpeace Australia
Deadline : June 15th
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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dev1n's avatar
great! very usefull! :sun:
pitposum's avatar
Thanks so much for the feature :blowkiss: :heart:
shoonshoon's avatar
this is great, thanks making things so much more convenient xD
snatti's avatar
so damn amazing, no i dont have to search all over the place to find the contests , tumbs up for you! :)
Telepopular's avatar
a lot of contests here :)
karemelancholia's avatar
yes there are more but each month i try to select the most serious, and there are some i miss ;p

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bakadeshoo's avatar
Wow, thanks for taking the time to list all that. :D
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LaVeau-Ink's avatar
Thank you so much for featuring the MASKS contest! :hug:


Lourdes LaVeau
Club Owner
Bnspyrd's avatar
Thankyou so much Kare. :hug:
karemelancholia's avatar

You're welcome!

:kiss: Kare.

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UrartadKonst's avatar
Wow, thankyou for this feature, a really great idea! :nod: Janne
karemelancholia's avatar

You're welcome!

:kiss: Kare.

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TheWolfLadyTala's avatar
WOW this is so useful!

Thanks for making this :hug:
karemelancholia's avatar

You're welcome!

:kiss: Kare.

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The-Wings-Club's avatar
Thanx so much for featuring my clubs contest here and i will certainly be checking out some of these contests too:glomp: Pixie
karemelancholia's avatar

You're welcome!

:kiss: Kare.

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steppeland's avatar
As always, great work, dear! :heart:

Thank you!
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