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:bulletpurple: Announcing the deviantART Creative Grants
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:bulletpurple: Site Update April 20th
:bulletpurple: What Superheroes Should Today's Tech Inspire
:bulletpurple: Earth Day - The Inspiration of the Natural World
:bulletpurple: Odyssey Into 2012 Engage Wonderment Update
:bulletpurple: Resource Roundup 7
:bulletpurple: Update Fair Exposure and Popular Browse
:bulletpurple: Celebrating Deviousness - May 2012
:bulletpurple: Community Relations Newsletter - March/April 2012
:bulletpurple: Original Quotes deviantWEAR Design Challenge

Official Contests

All "official" contests will begin at midnight PST on the start date and end at 11:59 PST on the end date. This applies to all Community Relation run contests and all deviantART sponsored contests.
:flagus: means that the contest is US only
:bulletpink: deviantART Related Collaboration Contest - Deadline May 15, 2012
:bulletpink: Dodge Dart Inspired By You Contest - Deadline May 15, 2012
:bulletpink: Freaky Friday Fan Fiction Contest - Deadline May 25, 2012
:bulletpink: A Whole New World Contest - Deadline May 30, 2012
:bulletpink: Childhood Memories Pt - 2 - Deadline May 31, 2012
:bulletpink: This or That Emote Pack Contest - Deadline June 1, 2012
:bulletpink: So You Think You Can Street Photography Contest - Deadline June 15, 2012

Community Relations Projects

:bulletgreen: projecteducate - Vexel Week Starts May 7th!
:bulletgreen: ArtHistoryProject How to get involved!
:bulletgreen: Gallery Description Project
:bulletgreen: Bi-Weekly Critique Events

Informative News & Events

:bulletblue: New Volunteer for Architecture Photography!
:bulletblue: .gif files now permitted in Fan Art
Literature CR Update April 2012
:bulletblue: Mays AC Challenge - Sea and All Things
Street Week in dA - The Epilogue
:bulletblue: Win the Graffiti Planet 2 Book!
:bulletblue: Incendiary Intent Still Raising Funds
:bulletblue: May 5th devMEET in NYC!
:bulletblue: #AllArtSupport Contest information

Features & Interviews

:bulletred: Traditional Tuesdays #26
:bulletred: The LOL Corner 121
:bulletred: The Stars of dArelated - katara-alchemist
:bulletred: ProjectPorkchop - Vol 118
:bulletred: Project Comment Interviews Issue 48
:bulletred: Manga/Anime Spotlight - Me-unlucky-girl
:bulletred: Fan Artist of the Month May
:bulletred: Spreading the dA Love Volume 13
:bulletred: Another dAmn Interview - hanketsu1717
:bulletred: Cities of the World Venice
:bulletred: Om nom nom Cupcake Feature
:bulletred: Photography Weekly - Edition Twenty
:bulletred: Refresh Your Senses with Watercolor


:bulletgreen: #JustForYouStationary is all about making stationary for people to love!
:bulletgreen: #deviant365 Is an awesome club based on one task each day that we'll assign for the deviant to find, solve, make, whatever we come up with.
:bulletgreen: #DelveMag We need is a new people to join the really small group we have so far so we can get this baby up off it's slumber and back to business.
:bulletgreen:   #iPhotograph A fantastic Photography group that is based in a chatroom on dAmn. We host critique nights a few times a week and run PhotoFriday. We are here to help you improve on your photography and answer any questions you may have with cameras. So stop by the iPhotograph Chatroom and say hello :heart:
:bulletgreen: #Lit-Visual-Alliance presents their 2nd Allied Artwork Feature.
:bulletgreen: #LITplease presents The Favorites Project Features #132, #133 & #134.

Whoas - Theme: Flowers

  nenufar by valerioandrade words by ssilence Heaven by NicolasEvariste
  flower by Nina-Art The Scent of the Night by lindelokse the One by kim-e-sens
  reminiscence . by maskqueraide Zawilce z Sulecina by modliszqa S    P    R    I    N    G by BaxiaArt
 :thumb286342741: Eight Pods by derfs Bloom II by derfs
  Rose II by derfs Spritual Lotus by TheFantaSim Sun Bee by TheFantaSim
  In The Roses by TheFantaSim Above The Flowers by TheFantaSim :thumb118590714:
  flowers by 12x07 Flowers In The Window by LiiQa Flowers. by Joey-2000
  SAKURA by WindyLife Don't Cry by TheQuietSnow For You, Milady by mindlesspuppettoy
  Royalty by AngelSailor Blossoms of the Frost by AkubakaArts
  Pretty by jenepooh ah by ikoe Apres nous, le deluge by PixelFreya

:note: To contribute to the next installment of "Pimps & Whoas" please include it in the comments below with the appropriate links and information.  If promoting groups, please include a description so people know why they should check it out! Also use devtags not icontags eg:communityrelations not :iconcommunityrelations:

What I'm looking for from you guys:
:bulletred: News, Features or Interviews you want to promote
:bulletred: Groups you want me to feature or highlight
:bulletred:  deviations that follow the theme for that issue
:bulletred: DevMEETs or events going on around you or being hosted by you.
:bulletred: Commission information for those looking for Commissions
:bulletred: Anything else you feel you want the deviantART community to know about!

Next installment to be posted May 16 and the theme for the "Whoas" is Dreams

Wanna suggest a theme? Note Moonbeam13 with your ideas!

News, interviews, features and promotion of events around the deviantART Community.
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JamminJo Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I would love to pimp this fantastic journal featuring #SolutionsSanctuary April's Challenge: Stalk a $taffer or CV Results [link]
DpressedSoul Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I'd like to pimp #WhoNeedsColour's latest feature please: [link] :hug:
FailedStar Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer

#LitResources is hosting its first contest of the year, as it works on reviving its activities in the literature contest. The contest is a prompted based contest for both poetry and prose, and scheduled to run until June 8 (if any changes to the run date are made, it will be announced). For more information check out the link, [link] or note ~FailedStar and/or `LadyLincoln.
TheFantaSim Featured By Owner May 11, 2012   General Artist
For Pimp:

The "Empire Of The Dark" is having it's first inter-group contest, "Nazul, The Dark Riders". All members of #DarkArt-Challenges, #dA-Morgue, #LovingDarkArt, and #dA-Skeleton-Crew are invited to get involved. The contest runs from May 15- June 16. Details will be available at each group on May 15th.

For Whoas:


JamminJo Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
#SolutionsSanctuary Contest build a tutorial that helps new members navigate all corners of deviantART! [link]

Contest Team dArt Show Down Win Points and Subs + More! Hosted by `TimberClipse and =IceXDragon in conjunction with #DevNews [link]

A request from ^Kaz-D One epic Journey needs your help [link]

Whoas............ Dreams
MamoruK1N Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Professional Filmographer
thank you!
miontre Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
[link] Self promotion :iconteheplz:
angeljunkie Featured By Owner May 4, 2012   Photographer

#lacoterie is a group about being as much of a virtual friendly corner coffee shop as possible, a place where ideas are tossed around and cemented and change is welcomed and encouraged and not just used as tips for the baristas. Throughout the month of May, we're running our annual Transgressions Contest on the theme of "Vices and Virtues", open to both poetry and prose.
Alisbet Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
I would suggest that the next theme would be Citylife. :)
Chibi-Momoro Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
coooooool features XDXD
phoenixleo Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
D: I missed the flower feature D:
Astrikos Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Wonderful feature! I love this! Great features.
LiliWrites Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer

#SolutionsSanctuary is a group that aims to dispel myths and cure complaints around deviantART. In May we'll be focusing on navigation around dA!

#Critique-It is opening the gallery to all art forms this month only! More details here: [link]


princesskaguya2000 Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
Pimps are criminals who beat, sexually abuse, and exploit others for profit.
The word play isn't cute.
pixiepot Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Professional Photographer
Pimps has various definitions. One of them meaning feature.
princesskaguya2000 Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
I'd love to know what source *that* definition is from. Cause the top sources of word definition and etymology give me- Man who sells a women, person who exploits, and despicable person.

The word play is quite obvious and not in the best of taste.
pixiepot Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Professional Photographer
There are three meanings of the word pimp that I know of:

The one you are referring to
To be featured
To be customised

To be features is the one of the most commonly used terms on the Internet.
princesskaguya2000 Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
The customized definition of pimp is referential to criminal pimping; To peacock, to dress up, to dec out and put on the street- like a pimp.

Using the work pimp as a verb "to feature" seems awful referential to a pimps position as a barker. (And I cant find a single instance outside of, apparently, this one where "pimp" is used in that fashion).

Again, I point out, the word play is obviously referring to pimps and hos.

Pimp shouldn't be a fun term. It tastelessly makes light of very real violence.
FailedStar Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
The term "pimp" has it own cultural definitions, and one of those definitions is indeed "to customize." There was a show that created such awareness of this definition, "Pimp my ride" where the host essentially customized peoples dilapidated vehicles. While you may not be aware of this definition and may argue its validity, pop culture has accepted such a definition.

princesskaguya2000 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
Pimp my ride didn't create awareness of that definition. It created it. Out of the framework previously described. Popular culture says that bitch is another word for cranky female and gay is another word for bad. That doesn't mean either of those is acceptable. Let's try to hold ourselves to slightly better standards of existence and debate than "MTV said it's okay."

And again (apparently everyone's just going to ignore this line) The title is obviously playing on the phrase "pimps and hos"
FailedStar Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
While I understand your frustration, and definitely deem it valid (I'm not ignoring the fact that it's a play on the phrase), I think you would be better off expressing your displeasure in a more appropriate setting. Perhaps bringing this concern up to the staff of DA, would net in better result or at least an answer as to why it continue.

Lastly, you are inaccurate with your statement about the origins of the word, as with many things adopted by MTV, it starts in a sub culture. The definition of pimping, in the case of customizing comes out of the sub-culture of rap/hip-hop and urban living.

I do agree, that just because it's pop culture, doesn't make it acceptable, but that is a personal decision. In addition, like it or not, DA is part of the pop culture.
LadyofGaerdon Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks so much for the feature! :dance:
alexandrasalas Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Aeirmid Featured By Owner May 2, 2012   Digital Artist
jenepooh Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
Ooooo such a beautiful garden! :hug: Thank you! :heart: :D
lindelokse Featured By Owner May 2, 2012   Digital Artist
thanks a lot for the feature, I'm honored to see my fractal among so many beautiful flowery artworks :thanks:!!!
RTNightmare Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet! :D
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