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Wacom Give The Gift Of Art Challenge

How Would You Express Your Feelings Through Art?

DeviantART and Wacom have joined forces to inspire you to give the gift of art! To participate, create a piece of art that illustrates a precious possession-whether physical, emotional, or spiritual-that you would like to share with someone special in your life. Fifty semi-finalists will be selected by designated members of deviantART, and all semi-finalists and winners will receive prints of their entry to share with friends and loved ones. Top entrants will receive even greater prizing!

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Visualize a very special person in your life. What do you dream of giving them?

Create an original piece of art that depicts your precious possession as a gift for a special person in your life. That possession can be something physical, emotional, or spiritual. You may use any visual medium for your entry. The deviation description for your entry must include: the tools used to create your art, and details about who you're giving the precious possession to and why.

Submit your entry using the ENTER NOW button below.

Your entry must be at least 2000 pixels in its shortest length and either be a single .JPG or .PNG file.

The First Place winner of The Give the Gift of Art Challenge will receive the following prizes:

  • $2,000 USD
  • 10 rolled deviantART prints of your winning entry
  • 8,000 deviantART Points
  • 1-Year Premium deviantART Membership
  • A New IntuosPro Medium Pen Tablet
  • $1,500 USD
  • 10 rolled deviantART prints of your winning entry
  • 4,000 deviantART Points
  • 1-Year Premium deviantART Membership
  • A New IntuosPro Medium Pen Tablet
  • $1,000 USD
  • 5 rolled deviantART prints of your winning entry
  • 4,000 deviantART Points
  • 1-Year Premium deviantART Membership
  • A New IntuosPro Medium Pen Tablet
  • $500 USD
  • 5 rolled deviantART prints of your winning entry
  • 2,000 deviantART Points
  • 1-Year Premium deviantART Membership
  • A New IntuosPro Medium Pen Tablet
  • 1 rolled deviantART print of your winning entry
  • 3-Month Premium deviantART Membership
  • 1,000 deviantART Points

Contest begins at 12:00 AM Pacific Time (PT) on November 12, 2014 and ends at 11:59:59 (PT) on December 15, 2014.

  • Entrants must be at least 13 years old as of November 12, 2014.
  • Entrant may reside anywhere in the world.
  • Entries must be received by 11:59:59 PM (PT) on December 15, 2014 and be submitted through the contest gallery on deviantART;
  • Membership to www.deviantart.com is required to enter the contest;
  • Membership to www.deviantart.com is free;
  • Entry may originate in any visual medium and must be submitted at the contest site as a single .JPG or .PNG and must be at least 2000 pixels in its shortest length.
  • Entry may not include any characters, logos, symbols, or titles of any third party.
  • Entry must include in the description what tools were used to create it, who you would give your art to, and why.
  • Read the Official Rules carefully.

50 semi-finalists will be selected by a judging panel of deviantART staff members. The three finalists will be selected from the semi-finalists by a judging panel of three prominent members of the deviantART community. Judges will not participate in the contest as entrants. The Honorable Mention will be selected from the remaining semi finalists by a Wacom creative director after the winners have been selected.

All of the judges will use the following criteria to judge all of the entries in whatever degree the judges believe appropriate:

  • Creative interpretation of Theme
  • Originality
  • Technical Skill

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RedValentinos's avatar
these contests aren't even judged fairly. they only pick through the people that could do their artwork for a living. that immediately erases more than 50% of the entries.
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eduardovieiraProfessional Digital Artist
OMG is that my Porco Rosso poster on the Wacom ad??? :D :D :D
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inozavouProfessional Digital Artist
Does anyone knows when the are going to release the  results?
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JaredNuckelsStudent Traditional Artist
I didnt make finals, but they still havnt shown winners yet? Geeze
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Congratulations to the semi-finalists!!

I didn't win but I will appreciate if you could comment my entry:

kawaiitsuyu.deviantart.com/art…

Also, Congratulations to all the other artist that didn't win because all the entries are very good!!
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you can see it in Menu - View Semi Finalist at the top of the page. ^^ 
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chrishamnerHobbyist Digital Artist
This didn't make it either, I'm still glad I drew it though.
Congrats to semi-finalists.

chrishamner.deviantart.com/art…
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mrgcooperProfessional Traditional Artist
i guess deviant art dosent appreciate traditional art so much mrgcooper.deviantart.com/art/E…
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TheBeastSarzoraHobbyist Traditional Artist
I wanna know your opinion about mine: thebeastsarzora.deviantart.com…
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Zayn9 General Artist
Can't wait to till they announce! Here's my entry.

zayn9.deviantart.com/ar…
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annaluciHobbyist Digital Artist
I think they're gonna give us the result as Christmas Gift... just to stay on the subject...I hate to wait for Christmas gift anyway *Free Icon/Emote* Pusheen (Angry) 
Siblings Love by annaluci  
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jrdl30Hobbyist Artist
Rule:
Bullet; Black  Entry may originate in any visual medium and must be submitted at the contest site as a single .JPG or .PNG and must be at least 2000 pixels in its shortest length.


That followed 2000x2000 pixels but some wrong your numbers size. So next time and be carefully. Wink/Razz

When they'll announce it? Woohooooo! 
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spooky-X-monkey Traditional Artist
MERRY XMAS to all!

fav.me/d89ymr0
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theneverendinghowlProfessional General Artist
Well there are like 3720 entries....
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JaredNuckelsStudent Traditional Artist
Whoever said they are waiting until christmas to judge is probably right.
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Aqua-DrannixProfessional Digital Artist
When it states: "(x) may not use any watermarks or distinguishing artist marks" in the rules, does that include signatures?  Because I'm considering going back and removing mine just to be safe.  

My entry as well: What Else Could You Give An Evil Necromancer? by Aqua-Drannix
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WolfGuardian2Hobbyist General Artist
A signitures is as much apart of art as the artist itself creating a sig to go on your art is like putting your tumbprint on a door it represents you. A watermark is a digital mark made over the majority of your work  faded but often found annoying.
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SasadrawHobbyist Traditional Artist
what if I have that Deviantart logo thing on mine (I can seem to remove it :/)? does that count as a watermark?

sasadraw.deviantart.com/art/A-…
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Aqua-DrannixProfessional Digital Artist
Ok, that makes me feel better, I didn't want to get booted out on a small technicality like that. 
WolfGuardian2's avatar
WolfGuardian2Hobbyist General Artist
NP you actually find sigs all over most are on a corner of the peice of art, some are on a plate below art in a frame. It depends on the artist but it helps to identify the work without subtracting the value of it.
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Aqua-DrannixProfessional Digital Artist
Yeah, I'm familiar with signing your work, it's just the way the rules stated it, because I consider a signature to be a distinguishing mark for the artist, because it tells the viewer who did it, so they way they worded it was just a little scary.  It seemed silly to potentially disqualify a work because the artist signed it, but with the way some people can be about rules, I didn't want to take any chances.  I didn't make the cut anyway, but I'm glad for those who did.  
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Sweating a little... I am tired of waiting. Man in the mean time please comments/advise me about how can I go about improving. This is the first times I colored digitally on this large scale. But any tips/advise is appreciated. fav.me/d89wwyr
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