Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login

More from DeviantArt


Submitted on
November 10, 2011
File Size
3.7 KB
Submitted with Writer


6 (who?)
:iconcommunityrelations: communityrelations :iconcommunityrelations:

PE 2010 stamp by projecteducatePE 2010 stamp by projecteducate

: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.
Add a Comment:
KV-Arts Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
da-joint-stock Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Student General Artist
Well said!:w00t:
WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
Thank you. I'll have this article to link to anyone arguing in the future that something is "too popular" to be DDed!! :roll:
da-joint-stock Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Student General Artist
Haha good idea:nod:
Aseamlessbonds Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Student General Artist
Hi GG!! :wave::iconcocoloveplz:
To me DD's are an integral part of DA, I have found some awesome galleries and friends from DD's , and it has introduced me to areas of art and design that I may not have discovered otherwise. Personally I have never had a DD, but it doesn't bother me, I still love to browse them and fav. I think it's good that past contest entries can receive them too, people put such a lot of hard work into them! :sun::glomp:
WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
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:
Aseamlessbonds Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Student General Artist
Well for myself the DD page has led me on some wonderful journeys! It was where I discovered the variety of arts and crafts that are here! Blacksmiths and furniture makers where my first two wows! And no, I don't always agree with things that have got DD's, but as you say, that's just down to personal taste, and I find that the positives out weigh the negatives in that respect anyway. :laughing: It would be a damn boring place if everyone liked the same thing!

Lovely to hear from you again GG, I have missed our chats :XD::iconlovecatsplz:
Krissi001 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
I discovered many amazing artists just because of their DD (it might have been their 5th or 6th) but you can't browse every gallery, so it's possible to miss some amazing artists and new deviants won't even have seen their old work :noes: :tighthug:
WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
Very, very true. It just isn't possible to peruse 18,000,000 sites! :wow: :faint:
ditto9 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:nod: This is a really sensible description of DDs. I have 2 DDs now, and I have other pieces that recieved triple the views and faves than those (and I'm certainly not popular at all)
But it's like, I guess some people see DDs as some sort of easy yellow brick road to popularity? Instead, it sometimes loses it's true meaning of featuring something site-wide and trying to share great art with the community!
Those pieces are lovely, I'll have a few more images in my favourites now! c:
Add a Comment: