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Comment Contest!EDIT: Winners Announced! This contest is no longer open.
So I reported a day or two ago that I had hit a milestone of comments. In celebration, I bring you a fun contest!
How to win?
Without spamming, make more comments within a week than any other participants! I will be keeping track of your comments and see who made the most.
How to participate?
Fave this journal. This will help spread the word and provide me with an easy way to keep track of all participants.
I will then confirm your participation. I need to do this manually, sorry! It'll only take roughly 8 hours at most, then I'll let you know you can get started
What's Going On??This article series aims to answer that question for you. Here's some going ons from the deviantART community! Contests to participate in, causes to support, art and art features to enjoy.
Remember, you can always note me if you want help running your own Community Project! I can also help you by featuring your project, or the winners when you announce them.
This Friday is Spirit Day! The world goes purple in support of the fight against sexuality related bullying.
More information and how to participate:
Spirit Day 2012
Spirit Day is Coming
Points - Get Some, Give Some Welcome to this special issue of What's Going On?? focussing specifically on events related to deviantART Points! There are some wonderful causes to donate points to! And if you don't have any points to donate, this issue will help you with that too
(Also see: :faq234
You can support all of these good causes by donating points!
Warm Winter Project - help 50 homeless people survive the winter
Artists in the Making Project - help Volunteer Eco Students Abroad buy t-shirts for South-African children in need
What's Going On??This article series aims to answer that question for you. Here's some going ons from the deviantART community! Contests to participate in, causes to support, art and art features to enjoy!
Remember, you can always note me if you want help running your own Community Project, and/or if you'd like me to feature your project, or the winners
Challenge yourself to improve as an artist with Project: Improvement for the Better
Aeirmid wants to do the best job she possibly can as a volunteer - check the many ways in you can help her.
The online art & literature magazine
deviantART Related Collaboration Contest ...and the contest is closed! Thanks everyone for the entries, judging will commence now.
Ladies and gentlemen! Welcome to the communityrelations sponsored deviantART Related Collaborations Contest Where you have six weeks to work together on any work in the dA related category. A quick overview;
This contest will be open to all mediums in the deviantART Related main category, as well as dA tutorials and dA avatars.It will run from today (3rd April) to May 15 2012. Your entry must be submitted between (or on) those dates!You can participate in three ways (see the bottom of this article for examples);Work on your own based on an existing dA related deviation (with their permission if needed; e.g. find a visual suggestion and make a browser script to make it work).Collaborate with another artist on a piece in one medium (e.g. make a stamp or devID together.)Work together to create two related deviations (e.g. a
Spirit DaySpirit Day is coming! On Friday 19th October, the world goes purple in support of the fight against sexuality related bullying. Nichrysalis already posted a great article about Spirit Day and how you can participate
There is also a category specially for Spirit Day related deviations, in Community Projects > Awareness. You can already submit to the Spirit Day 2012 category - so collect your favourite art tools and show your support
Thanks to the groups shown to the right for requesting to submit this journal
Run your own Community Project!Edit: I am no longer looking after Community Projects. For now please contact Moonbeam13 instead. If you're interested in this position, see A New Community Volunteer Vacancy
Did you know that everyone on deviantART can organise a project? Some examples of current projects can be found here. Do you want to raise awareness for a cause? Start a contest or group? Make people participate in something fun and artistic? Make it happen!
Now, you can do this all on your own - but the dA staff and volunteers are here to help you with it, too This is a major part of my role as Volunteer for Community Projects, in particular. So if you would like some help, please send me, namenotrequired, a note!
Not sure how to organise it? Want some more exposure f
Dictionary Entries: 30Welcome to another week (or two) full of life on deviantART! Here's dA-Dictionary again with a new roundup about all that's happened around deviantART. We started with around 300 messages in our collecting inbox, please enjoy our selection
Have a look if this blog site is using your work.
makepictures discusses copyright law, and Fair Use in particular, in the case of Shepard Fairey.
On a similar note, hq discusses Fan Art Law.
printscommunity ask How do you choose what Prints to feature in your Shop?
All Beta Test
Photography Weekly: Edition Forty SixPhotography Weekly Header created by TouchedD
"Does Equipment Matter?"
One of the more recent articles on the topic of photography explores how an instagram photograph taken during Hurricane Sandy has been selected to be used on the cover of Time Magazine. Perhaps quite fittingly, the title accompanying the image on the front page is Lessons from the storm. Whilst many have learned a lot from Hurricane Sandy and many more are working on rebuilding their lives, one of the biggest lessons for photographers and the world of media could well be that iphone Photographers can be photo-journalists too. We've covered the topic of equipment, capabilities and qualifications many a time before now in Photography Weekly - but what are your thoughts on this article?
Community Relations N
CR Newsletter: September/October 2012 Director of Community Relations :iconmoonbeam13: :
Table of Contents
1. Miscellaneous vs Other
2. Attacking the Artist
3. Volunteer Openings in Community Relations
4. Community Projects
5. Official Contests
6 Project Educate 2011/2012
7. Art History Project
8. News from the Chats and Forums
9. News from the Galleries
1. Miscellaneous vs Other
Over the past few months, we've been diligently working on cleaning up the category tree of old and unused categories. While most of this will go unnoticed by the community, what you will notice is the change from "Miscellaneous" galleries to "Other". The reason for this change is simple. The concept of Miscellaneous leads one to believe that it's a junk drawer category for everything under the sun when the intention was to be an "Other" category for deviations that don't fit well in other sub-categories of the tree. We're also working on u
Celebrating Deviousness - March 2012 Deviousness Award
Congratulations to `RockstarVanity
What is this Awesome Achievement?
The Deviousness Award is an accolade which is traditionally handed out on the 1st of every month to one truly outstanding deviant.
The dawning of each new month brings a new Deviousness recipient, and we're sure you'll agree that
`RockstarVanity is very deserving of the award for March 2012. `RockstarVanity's gallery is filled with striking, vibrant photography and endless inspiration.
Throughout her time as a Community Volunteer, Tanya promoted positivity whilst providing constructive
DeviantART'S 12th Birthday Gameshow: Starting soonDeviantART Birthday Gameshow is starting in just FIFTEEN MINUTES!
We're looking for game players to come and join in our deviantART Birthday Event! In just a short while 3wyl and myself are hosting an interpretation of a British game show called Pointless. The idea of the game is that you have to guess the least popular answer to a multiple answers question. You will be awarded points accordingly, those with the most points will win - but you will have used pointless answers to get there!
We'll have pre-judged the least popular and most popular answers by asking a panel of CVs beforehand for their responses. Want an example?
Name a Film Starring Tom Cruise
Okay so Mission Impossible is a really high answer and if you said that one, you'd get lots of points. Which isn't good! If you said Rain Man - you'd possibly be getting less points. But if you said something like Endless Love or Taps, then you'd be hitting on an answer tha
PE DD Week: Why did an icon get a DD?Why did an icon get a DD?
Daily deviations tend to be a controversial topic within the community and whether or not a DD is worthy of the feature is, as such, often discussed.
As a CV for Icons & Handhelds I often find it interesting to read these discussions, since that way I can see what the community expects of the features, but the recent negativity on the Icons & Handhelds DDs is something I would like to address, which is why I'm thankful I'm given this opportunity during the Daily Deviation PE-week. I will try to explain why I think icons and handhelds are worthy of the feature and why they may be dismissed just a bit too quickly.
Let's begin at the beginning.
When deviantART first started, it was a site that mainly geared towards customization. Be it wallpapers or icons, if you take a look at some of the first DDs. So how come there'
Fotolia 4: Stockpocalypse Semi-Finalists AnnouncedThe end may be near, but not before announcing the Semi-Finalists of the Fotolia 4: Stockpocalypse Challenge! These were the top 25 deviants who creatively used the Fotolia stock images provided to showcase a post-apocalyptic scene. Our finalists will be sent to the world-wide Chairman of Fotolia, Inc, Oleg Tscheltzoff, who will choose the grand prize winner. Be sure to survive the end times to witness the winner's announcement and find out who will be featured in HOW Magazine!
Finalists will each receive:
$25 USD of credits at stockproject.fotolia.com
800 deviantART Points
deviantART T-Shirt of the winner's choice (depending on availability)
A three-month Premium Membership to deviantART
Read Contest Article
PE: Daily Deviations - The Myth and the LegendDaily Deviations, or DDs . . . for some deviants, receiving one is the epitome of awesomesauce in the deviantART world. For others, they are a nice way to show off the work of lesser-known artists. Still others treat them as a special way to bring attention to great art that exemplifies works being done by a particular gallery or community.
Perhaps because there are so many different ways of conceptualizing DDs, there are also many myths and misconceptions. I would like to address some of those myths by responding to the ones most frequently heard. Please note that these opinions are mine and reflect my experiences with the photomanipulation community, but perhaps they will be informative nevertheless.
Myth 1: DDs should always be perfect.
To many of us, the ideal Daily Deviation goes to an artist with amazing talent whose work draws you in and makes you think, "Wow, everyone needs to see this!" A DD should move you, inspire you, and provoke you to think, b
Comment Contest - Winner!Almost 100 people participated in my Comment Contest Thanks so much for all your enthusiasm, I hope you all enjoyed taking part. I can definitely tell that many did, judging by the comment counts I saw going up. Within the week you got to participate, about half of you increased your comment count by hundreds, and 5 participants even made more than 1,000 comments!
These deviants were Astrikos, Nyiana-sama, DeviMonster, L0NE-W0lf and Kurochocchii. Well done all and thank you for your enthusiasm
You have all been featured as a honourable mention... at least! Because of course, only one of you can be the winner. :iconwooooplz:
Actually, just kidding! I have picked TWO deviants who will both receive the full prize set. And here they are!
When it comes to the pure comment count, one person has proven to be truly invincible, leaving her run
Keep in Touch!
Endorell-Taelos is very well known within the community for her selfless giving and gracious community spirit. Since joining DeviantART over seven years ago, Alicia has continued to make a positive impact on many deviants. Her helpful and thoughtful approach was one of her finest attributes when serving as a Community Volunteer, and this has continued throughout the many contests which Alicia provides on a regular basis. As we approach our Birthday celebrations, we can't... Read More