Welcome to the August edition of deviantART Related's %communityrelations update.
13th Birthday Contest - Closed
To celebrate deviantART's 13th Birthday, I held a contest for the gallery! The contest closed last week and in a few days time the winners will be announced.
Read the contest article
Celebrating Deviousness - August 2013Deviousness Award
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Fly Fly Fly
Lake in Red
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.
Seniority Announcements - August 2013
This article marks the latest additions to the dizzy height of Senior members in our community. With just over 1000 deviants holding the highly saught after ` -- it's clearly a moment that deserves recognition.
So what does it take to become a Senior? That's a question many have asked and have never really been able to get a straight answer on. Some have gained Seniority as a thank you for their time spent as a Volunteer, or to recognise their contribution to a particular project or collaborative action. Some have gained Seniority because of their community spirit, providing help and assistance to many other deviants and taking time out to promote the work of others in the community.
Some people have received Seniority because of their artistic endevours, having a positive influence on their peers by sharing resources, providing constructive criticism and by being a voice that stands out above the many other
New Journal Category TreeIn our continuous quest to improve the deviantART experience, we have made some changes to the Journal categories that have resulted in a much more condensed and simplified group of selections. The simplification of categories will make the Journal submission process even easier, and make it easier to browse and find Journals you love.
The old category tree was trying to be too specific, which in turn made it tough to find the right category to submit to. The new categories are meant to be clearer, broader, and more inclusive. Starting today, all existing Journals will be migrated to the new category tree.
by $techgnotic founder of %depthRADIUS
What lead to this decision, you may ask? Like the torrid fate of many categories, in trying to be all-inclusive and find an appropriate lid for every pot, all that’s really been achieved is a scattering of too much really great stuff
deviantART's 13th Birthday Contest!deviantART's 13th Birthday is August 7th, 2013. It's time to celebrate - in the form of art!
It's simple - create a deviation for the 13th Birthday category.
Browse the popular section of the gallery to get an idea of what can be submitted for the contest. You can create some deviantART fan art, bake a birthday cake, or anything else relating to deviantART's 13th Birthday.
Your submission should be relating to deviantART and/or deviantART's 13th Birthday.
Your entry must be for this contest. You can't enter a deviation that you have made for another %communityrelations sponsored birthday contest.
All mediums are accepted.
You're welcome to submit to a different category if your entry won't submit into the 13th Birthday gallery (ie. jo
dA Related July 2013 DD RecapHere are the deviantART Related Daily Deviations that were featured in July. Don't forget that you can suggest Daily Deviations to me!
Suggest a Daily Deviation!
I only take suggestions from the dA Related gallery.Ensure the deviant hasn't already received a Daily Deviation within the past 6 months.FAQ #313: How can I find out if someone already has a Daily Deviation?If you are suggesting several deviations from the same artist, please keep them in one note.Please let me know if you'd prefer your su
PE: Presentation mattersPresentation matters
It's not just the artwork that tells you something about it's creator - on the internet, the way you present it is at least equally as important. Your painting can be a masterpiece, hanged in a local gallery, but as long as you post a blurry, badly cropped picture named "1564873" along with "..." in an artist's description, nobody will ever bother visiting your gallery. Creating a nice, representative profile page and setting a certain visual quality standard takes extra time and effort, but if you really care for your work (even if it's just a hobby), you should treat it with some respect.
I've already written a related article called The power of context that tried to explain how to place your work in a context in order to better connect with your audience, this one is focused
Contests and Projects
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