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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).



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Current Contests


85 contests are listed!
58 new!
All media are representated!



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:bulletgreen: June :bulletgreen:






Design My Character Contest :new:
By wingedness
Deadline : June 10th
View details here


Musical Instruments Contest :new:
By PhotoLovers
Specific Media : Photography
Deadline : June 10th
View details here


Blue Contest :new:
By Nature-Nuts
Specific Media : Photography
Deadline : June 14th
View details here


Spring Contest :new:
By WNPhotography
Specific Media : Photography
Deadline : June 15th
View details here


Breast Appreciation Day Contest :new:
By Rtalon235
Specific Media : Manga
Deadline : June 15th
View details here


Avatar Contest :new:
By heatherwetzler
Deadline : June 17th
View details here


Extreme Expressions Contest :new:
By Celsa
Deadline : June 17th
View details here


Victorian Contest :new:
By Noree-stock
Deadline : June 19th
View details here


Colored Clouds Contest :new:
By SkyAndNatureClub
Specific Media : Photography
Deadline : June 20th
View details here


dAgnostic Contest :new:
By dAgnostic
Deadline : June 20th
View details here


My OC in your Style Contest :new:
By Hellobaby
Deadline : June 20th
View details here


Hollerado Logo Contest :new:
By stinky-cheez
Deadline : June 20th
View details here


Mascot Contest :new:
By Scales-and-ClawsClub
Deadline : June 21st
View details here


Actresses Contest :new:
By Ameryn
Deadline : June 21st
View details here


Wrinkled Fruit & Vegetable Contest :new:
By macro-club
Specific Media : Macro Photography
Deadline : June 22nd
View details here


Wordly Contest :new:
By princess-vampy
Deadline : June 22nd
View details here


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


Special Moment Contest :new:
By undyingangel
Specific Media : Street Photography
Deadline : June 25th
View details here


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


ODDs Icon Contest :new:
By OibyrdsDDs
Deadline : June 27th
View details here


Joke art Contest :new:
By The-Fun-Group
Deadline : June 28th
View details here


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


Magical Muse Contest :new:
By Poetrymann
Deadline : June 30th
View details here


Addictive Lust Contest :new:
By DistortedSmile
Deadline : June 30th
View details here


Nature Contest :new:
By artisanlist
Specific Media : Artisan Crafts
Deadline : June 30th
View details here


Just too cute Contest :new:
By keiichi93
Specific Media : FanArt
Deadline : June 30th
View details here


Create your own Original Princess Contest :new:
By artistic-minds
Deadline : June 30th
View details here


Street Competition :new:
By The-Yard-Collective
Deadline : June 30th
View details here





:bulletgreen: July :bulletgreen:





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


Heath Ledger Club ID Contest :new:
By H-L-F-C
Deadline : July 1st
View details here


Spinechilling Words Contest :new:
By zefiraelRain
Specific Media : Literature
Deadline : July 1st
View details here


Monster Design Contest :new:
By danji-isthmus
Specific Media : Literature
Deadline : July 1st
View details here


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


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


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


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


Fella's Pride Contest :new:
By 2dazed
Deadline : July 8th
View details here


Hand Contest :new:
By NicketaWilliams
Deadline : July 8th
View details here


Eye Drawing Contest :new:
By gabbyd70
Specific Media : Traditional & Digital Art
Deadline : July 11th
View details here


The Bomb Game Contest :new:
By Giga-man
Deadline : July 13th
View details here


Broken Contest :new:
By Spelledeg
Deadline : July 15th
View details here


Bullet Contest :new:
By Krissi001
Deadline : July 15th
View details here


Nature's Wrath Art Pack Contest :new:
By Master-Artists
Deadline : July 25th
View details here


Secrets Contest :new:
By moonfreak
Deadline : July 25th
View details here


7 sins Contest :new:
By 7Sins-Club
Deadline : July 25th
View details here


Celestial Crisis Artist Search Contest :new:
By StardustBlackpb
Specific Media : Manga
Deadline : July 31st
View details here


Prosetry Contest :new:
By PoetryPlease & ProsePlease
Specific Media : Literature
Deadline : July 31st
View details here


Sexy Swimsuit Contest :new:
By love-sexy-club
Deadline : July 31st
View details here






:bulletgreen: August :bulletgreen:





Flowers Contest :new:
By Unframed-Nature
Deadline : August 1st
View details here


The Gift Contest :new:
By erikakochanski
Deadline : August 1st
View details here


Unique Portrait Contest :new:
By candyheartz
Deadline : August 1st
View details here


Summer Contest :new:
By xRUBIx
Deadline : August 10th
View details here


The OGHAM Contest :new:
By Celtic-Dreaming
Deadline : August 11th
View details here


For A Cause Contest :new:
By TheLeavesOfMemory
Deadline : August 17th
View details here


Emotions Contest :new:
By InLightImagery
Deadline : August 28th
View details here


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


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





:bulletgreen: September :bulletgreen:





The Imaginairy world of fishes and Reptiles Contest
By azurylipfe
Deadline : September 10th
View details here




Dragongirls and their Dragons Contest :new:
By dragongirls-club
Deadline : September 13th
View details here






:bulletgreen: October :bulletgreen:





Your Fantasy World Contest :new:
By Malandante
Deadline : October 15th
View details here


Sanguem Deus Contest 13 :new:
By TouchedVenus
Deadline : October 30th
View details here






:bulletgreen: December :bulletgreen:





Back to the future Contest :new:
By milyKnight
Deadline : December 3rd
View details here


A Moment in Time Contest :new:
By ILTBY
Deadline : December 31st
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:





Anthro Collaboration Contest
Deadline : June 6th
View details here


Nostalgia Contest :new:
Deadline : June 12th
Specific Media : Pixel
View details here


Windows deviant8 Contest :new:
Deadline : June 13th
View details here


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


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


LIFE Contest :new:
Deadline : August 31st
Specific Media : Photography > Photojournalism
View details here


Story of a Nude Contest :new:
Deadline : September 1st
Specific Media : Photography > Artistic Nude
View details here






:bulletgreen: Outside of dA Contests :bulletgreen:





The Greenpeace Design Awards Competition
By Greenpeace Australia
Deadline : June 15th
View details here


Daqueran Competition :new:
By Gurukitty
Deadline : June 15th
View details here


Save the Frogs Contest :new:
By Save the Frogs
Deadline : July 10th
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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:iconlauraest:
Lauraest Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009
:iconthankyou1::iconthankyou2:
Thank you for this information.
I've kept your link in my journal for 2 years.
It's a wonderful share!
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:iconfranz85:
FraNz85 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009   Interface Designer
U doing great job with contest list

THANK U!!!
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:iconkaremelancholia:
karemelancholia Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009

Thank you!

:iconcelticplz: Kare.

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Poetrymann Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009  Professional Writer
Great feature - thanks!
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karemelancholia Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009


You're welcome!

:iconcelticplz: Kare.

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Celtic-Dreaming Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009
Thanxs for the mention, you do a great service for the whole DA community......:hug:
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karemelancholia Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009


You're welcome!


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Artistic-Maneuvers Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009
Thank you for including our contest here. We have some great entries and are hoping for even more
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:iconkaremelancholia:
karemelancholia Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009
You're welcome!!

:kiss: Kare.

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H-L-F-C Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009
Oh, and before I forget. The journal entry with the details for the contest is actually here: [link]

Just thought I should probably clear that up so people don't get confused, eh heh. ^^;

And yet again, thanks. :D
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H-L-F-C Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009
Again, thanks so much for promoting our contest. :D
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:iconkaremelancholia:
karemelancholia Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009
You're welcome!!

:iconcelticplz: Kare.

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ILTBY Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks so much for the promotion :) :iconpounceglomp: :iconcarameldansenplz:
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:iconkaremelancholia:
karemelancholia Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009

:iconwelcome1plz::iconwelcome2plz::iconwelcome3plz::iconwelcome4plz:

And don't forget to fave the news article if not yet done : [link]

:iconcelticplz: Kare.

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:iconfranz85:
FraNz85 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009   Interface Designer
thank U very much :D Finally all is in one Place
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:iconbnspyrd:
Bnspyrd Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thankyou so much, I really appreciate the exposure. :hug:
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The-Wings-Club Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
Thanx so much for adding my club contest here:hug:
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:iconkaremelancholia:
karemelancholia Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009

You're welcome!

:kiss: Kare.

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Moepling Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
thank you again really much for mentioning my contest :hug:

but I just now also saw that my beyond recognition contest (deadline april 30th) is in the list twice.
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:iconkaremelancholia:
karemelancholia Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
oh thanx for telling me!!!!!!!
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:iconxaxushqa:
XaXushqa Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Student
Thank you so much for helping me, I really appreciate it!
:star:

Have a nice day!
=XaXushqa
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karemelancholia Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009

:kiss:

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Mairelyn Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
cool. thanks for all the info
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karemelancholia Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009

:kiss:

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znow-white Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009
Thank you for this :faint:
:heart:
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karemelancholia Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009
:heart:
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AngelesLaVeau Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the exposure!! Currently :iconblackandwhiteclub: and :iconlaveau-ink: club are having some awesome contests too!
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karemelancholia Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009
thanx for telling mùe, with i note i can ad them ;p

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Sander-Seto Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009
:smooch:
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FairieGoodMother Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you again so much for adding my contest to your list. I really appreciate it:highfive:
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:iconwhimzi:
whimzi Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for posting my contest up there :hug:
It's a wonderful thing you do here and I'll definitely put a link to this journal next time I update my journal!

Thanks again! :glomp: :heart:
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:iconkaremelancholia:
karemelancholia Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009
You're welcome!!
And don't forget to fave the news article if not yet done : [link]

:kiss: Kare.

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wezenbeesje Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009  Professional General Artist
When is the new newsarticle coming out? My contest is almost over. :S
I guess you're very busy. :p
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:iconkaremelancholia:
karemelancholia Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
i guess you've not read my front page journal...
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:iconeclipseagency:
EclipseAgency Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
Is this your most recent contest journal? I can't find anything with a later date. This is dated June 2008. Do you just update this one with new entries or are their entirely new contest journals with later dates? This is the only contest journal I can find for you.
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:iconkaremelancholia:
karemelancholia Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
you should look better in this journal you have everyting updated ;p
read ;p
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:iconeclipseagency:
EclipseAgency Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
I did read it. Due to language problems it seems you are not understanding my questions. So this journal is updated with new contests? You don't create a new journal every month for contests then right? This is the ONLY contest journal then?
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:iconkaremelancholia:
karemelancholia Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
yes this is the only journal and updated each month as well as a news article.
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:iconeclipseagency:
EclipseAgency Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009
Thank you so much for running this list. I'd like to know if this is the only list of it's kind or are there others. If so could you provide the link? Would you say that your list shows most of the contests on DA? 75% maybe? I don't want to miss out on other contests or lists.

Also, I noticed that your news list and journal list are not always exactly the same. Some have contests the others do not have. Which one should we watch? Both or is this one the best?

[link]
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:iconkaremelancholia:
karemelancholia Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009
easy dear. the journal is updated each month and there is a different news each month, if you check an older news article for sure the contests will not be the same ;p

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EclipseAgency Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009
oh so the news link I have is getting old? How do I know when the new contest news comes out? Is there a way to subscribe to news? Is just watching your journal enough or are there other journals with contests. I wish there was just one that had them all. Is that yours? If not how do we find the other lists?
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karemelancholia Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009
just devwatch me ;p

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EclipseAgency Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009
Thanks. New to DA. Sorry I didn't just think of that. So is your list the best and the only one? Can one assume it lists most of the contests out there?
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karemelancholia Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009
dear i do my best, and try to promote serious contests ;p

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EclipseAgency Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009
And you do a very wonderful job doing so! I realize the mistake I made was to bookmark your April Contest Journal link not realizing the date when I did so. I just found the December journal so I'm good now. Thanks again for your patience with me being new to DA.
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smaragdeidechse Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009
great, I'm sure this will help; but how can i have a stamp and a journal css? i didn't know that works, cool :)
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