Posted August 7th, 2012 by $Ayame-Kenoshi
Today, August 7th, 2012, marks 12 years since deviantART's creation - aka, it's our 12th birthday! In the last 12 years, we, as a community, have grown by leaps and bounds, fostered creative thought and dialogue, and submitted a lot of artwork - over 220 million deviations. It's with great honor and pleasure that we invite you to party with us as we toast to another devious year of art!
Introducing the First Ever Creative Grants Recipients!
On May 1, 2012, deviantART introduced the Creative Grants program - a source of funding allowing artists to make creative dreams a reality. We're pleased to announce the first cycle of funding has ended, and from the over 500 applications submitted, the Creative Grants Board has chosen the recipients! These were the projects that the Board found exciting and innovative, and will benefit particularly from a Grant. Check out these amazing projects!
Life-Size Skeleton Etch-A-Sketch Installation by pikajane
Creative Art Classes For Lower-Income Families by EverIris
RecycleArt: A Make-and-Take Event by SineMetuDesigns
Free Premium Membership Day!
Yes, the day is finally here where you can use Premium Member features completely free!
For the next 24 hours, you will have access to these features
Browse through the Installable Journal Skins category to pick your favorite JournalSKINS. Any journal published today that includes a JournalSKIN will keep its fancy design long after Free Premium Membership Day is over, unless it is edited. Might we suggest using our 12th Birthday Skin?
Browse deviantART to your heart's content with no advertisements.
Browse 120 Thumbnails!
Cruise through 400% more deviations by turning up your browse setting to 120 thumbnails per page.
Enable Critiques on your work to encourage enhanced feedback, and help your fellow artists by giving Critiques freely. All Critiques approved by a deviant with an active Premium Membership will remain, even after the clock strikes midnight.
Exclusive 10% Discount!
All Premium Members receive 10% off of Prints or deviantART T-Shirts & Gear purchases.
See a full list of benefits here.
Please note that Free Premium Membership Day does not include the ability to conduct a username change, access Way Back browsing, or receive the waived fee for earnings withdrawals. These features are reserved for deviants who have active Premium Memberships. We apologize for any inconvenience, but we hope you will still enjoy all other Premium Member benefits!
Here's how it works:
- Must be a member of deviantART to enter. Membership is free;
- No purchase is necessary to enter the contest;
- Entries will be judged by the deviantART staff on the basis of the silliest, stupidest, most fun, and most ridiculous;
- All entries must be made using the contest tool or downloadable template and submitted to:
Contests > 2012 > Create a Story
- All entries must comply with the deviantART Etiquette and Submission Policies;
- Winners will be notified via Note and email and will receive a dA PRO Bag;
- The submission deadline is Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at 11:59:59 PM, Los Angeles, CA, time;
- You can enter multiple times but you can only win once;
- Void where prohibited by law.