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:trophy: Past Contest Entries as a DD-able Category :winner:

:icongoldmedalplz: As long as a contest is over and the prizes awarded, the entries are available to DD. Giving a DD during the contest will disqualify the entry, so only past contests count for consideration for DDs.

The Contest Gallery has a plethora of wonderful entries that may not have gotten a lot of attention during the contest but still may be of interest to the community. Although there are deviants who perceive that contest entries should not be featured, even though the category is considered part of the Community Projects gallery (as it relates to giving DDs, although ANY Community Volunteer can DD past contest entries, as long as the entry pertains to his/her gallery), and there are those who perceive that entries are too "popular" to be DDed, I must firmly disagree. I've seen news articles announcing winners of contests that may only have views in the hundreds, and even some winners' works with only hundreds or thousands of views. Even if a winning deviation has 15,000 views, that doesn't mean it has had a chance to be viewed and enjoyed by the community considering dA has between 15 and 20 million sites! Views in the thousands on any deviation is a pittance considering how many deviants that could be viewing the deviation. What is perceived as popular on dA I'm not sure, but unless a deviant is briannacherrygarcia, then it isn't likely that most contest entries, or most other deviations for that matter, will get a bazillion views. If a deviation wins a contest then it probably should be a DD as well, although it doesn't always work that way.

My own two cents :twocents: Getting a DD is not a road to popularity. It can garner a lot of views and faves for a day or two, or even get a few extra watchers or pageviews for the deviant receiving the DD, but having a DD on my stock site, I can say that it certainly did not make my stock site more popular (much to my disappointment :giggle:) and only spiked pageviews some for a day. I've heard others say the same thing when they have received DDs. Having said that, giving a DD to an alleged "popular" deviation isn't "redundant" as some deviants have insisted because millions and millions of deviants have never had a chance to see said deviation. I'll get off my soap box now.

Usually as soon as a contest is officially over, the DD suggestions start coming in. It is quite possible to see several of the entries over the next several months as DDs after the contest closes; however, any past contest entries going back from the inception of deviantART can be considered for a DD. There isn't an "age" limit on deviations that can be DDed nor does a deviant have to be incredibly active on dA to receive a DD.

:iconfeaturesplz: Past Entries and/or Winners of Official deviantART Contests that have Received DDs* :iconfeaturesplz:

splash eyes by w3s To Catch A Moon-Fish by Qinni Pure Magic by LeashaAHooker Nightmares VS Sleepless Kid by prema-ja Nightmares VS Sleepless Kid by prema-ja Chromatism by JonasDeRo Fantasy in the Book by chicachina Love of Winter by FramedByNature Paint Run by transfuse Bring It by Aeonsend Late For Dinner by Mr-Ripley + My Wonderland + by SaraFabrizi The Customer is King by jeff80 Draw to live... Live to draw by CallMePo Forgiveness by cryslara Rift: Water colossus by VampirePrincess007 The Whisperer by kamixbeat The submission by RezzanATAKOL Skribble - Birth Fantasies... by Futago-KawaiI Parenthood by LucieJirankova Discontent by Nullermanden Fantasy Art,  Enchanted by digitalwizard Little Hero II by AnitaSadowska hero: Hideyo : WEWY Submission by Risachantag Nola by AntjeDarling Blob by linda-Bee Enjoy Dr Pepper Together Art by reyjdesigns Welcome To Mystery by Tsvetka steampunk forever by tincek-marincek All I Want For Christmas
Oh, all I want for Christmas is a smaller set of breasts:
Forget about the candy canes, the eggnog and the rest.
Hey Santa, if you're listening then let me really stress,
I mean it when I say I need to 'get this off my chest'!!!
I 'member how I used to play in mother's cast-off clothes;
The evening dress, the high heels and the baggy pantyhose.
I'd stuff my top with kleenex 'til the bodice hit my nose:
Gee, whoda thunk I'd end up with a pair bigger than those?!?!?!
When older, I tried basketball but I'd just end up sore.
I'd bounce the ball across the court but both my breasts bounced more!
And golf was just a waste of time-I seldom had a score:
My boobs just checked my swing before I even could yell 'Fore!'
Now, I can hear you laughing but you really have no clue,
Just what it's like to jump rope and end up all black and blue!
I'd wear the tightest bra I could, but what's a girl to do?
No matter how I'd bind 'em they just grew and grew and GREW.
Yes, Dolly with her triple D's does rea
the Whisper by LanWu

*DDs given by a variety of Community Volunteers over the years
Community Projects ~ Project Educate: Official Contest entries that are completed and prizes awarded can be considered for a DD. This article talks about that and features some entries that receives DDs from a variety of Community Volunteers over the years.
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bluefootednewt Nov 12, 2011  Student General Artist
You're right.... there are those who perceive getting a DD is an "easy yellow-brick road to popularity" when it certainly is not. When I feature a DD it is because I really like something and want to share it with the community. I'm glad you liked the features. I find faves that way, too... via news articles and journal features! (have found a few DDs that way, too ;))
You're welcome. Thank you reading :reading:
I have to say that getting pimped by `bri-chan will get you more views over a DD any day of the week! Her pageviews just fly upward! I've seen her rendition of the "Funny Faces" all over the Internet as people have ripped it off.

It does seem you are flying under the radar of the dA fan groupies. I've loved your work for years! :hug:
bluefootednewt Nov 10, 2011  Student General Artist
Thank you for posting this! :thanks: :huggle:
Any gallery and any sub-cat can get a DD at any time. A lot of deviants just don't quite get that. I've always perused the DDs and I'm the same way... have found some great works and dA friends via DDs. There are DDs that I haven't liked but that is because there are types of "art" I don't like. I have never said anything about what has gotten a DD. Art is in the eye of the beholder. I'm the "whatever floats your boat" kind of gal :giggle: ~ Gothic Granny :granny:
Thank you. I'll have this article to link to anyone arguing in the future that something is "too popular" to be DDed!! :roll:
I had forgotten that one was an official contest entry! If I could edit the news articles I would add it. How I found the features was just using the search, contests/popular/all time and a staggering amount of entries came up. I started to open them and sort through using the arrow keys and found many that had DDs over the years. I, also found some possible DDs for the future :aww:
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