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The Community Relations team exists to facilitate communication amongst deviantART's administration, volunteers and members. Our goal is to foster creative genius by encouraging artists to grow, collaborate and participate in a friendly and supportive artistic environment.


Table of Contents


1. Daily Deviations
2. Volunteer Openings in Community Relations
3. Share your Opinions!
4. Community Projects
5. Official Contests
6  Project Educate 2011/2012
7. News from the Chats and Forums
8. News from the Galleries


1. Daily Deviations


Earlier this week I posted an update here about changes to Daily Deviation descriptions.  The only change from what was written there is that the description character limit has been increased to 500 from the previous 400 limit.  Aside from that, we have implemented a technological fix to prevent an artist from being selected within 3 months of receiving their last daily deviation - something that we previously had to manually manage, so we're very excited about this change :D

And finally!! The thumbnails on the daily deviations are HUGE :squee: !! Making the incredible artwork far more prominent on the page - after all that's what it's all about!

My team and I are very proud of the deviations we choose to feature on a daily basis and I highly encourage feedback and contributions from the community.  Please consult FAQ #18: Who selects Daily Deviations and how are they chosen? and send your suggestions to the appropriate people :) I also appreciate that our selections will not and cannot appeal to every single person in the community and on occasion something will not appeal to you.  When this happens, I implore you to not leave hateful comments on the deviation but instead send a note or email (moonbeam13@deviantart.com) to me should you feel the need to vent.  Please remember that people do not choose to be featured and should not bear the brunt of decisions myself or my team have made. I also encourage you to send suggestions for improvements to the Daily Deviation process or feedback in general to myself as well.  Your thoughts are important to me and imperative to keeping the community as incredible as it is.  Please use your voice and remember that we are all in this together
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2. Volunteer Openings in Community Relations



If you're interested in learning more about being a volunteer on deviantART please read FAQ #85: Can I be a volunteer on deviantART?

To see current openings on the Community Relations volunteer team please check this blog

If there isn't a spot open please consider helping out from within the community.  Read How to be a guiding light and shining example by the awesome RockstarVanity :love:


3. Share Your Opinions!



I'm actively using my personal forum to try and connect more with the community and I have a series of threads:

:bulletpink: Questions for $Moonbeam13 or Community Relations? Ask here
:bulletpink: Suggestions for deviantART
:bulletpink: Gallery Changes or Addition Requests
:bulletpink: Suggestions for Project Educate


These forums are all accessible from my profile page at Moonbeam13 as well and I will be adding more. I encourage you to speak up and get involved! We're in this together :)

If you have a suggestion for a forum please send me a note! please do not create them yourself as it causes confusion on my page :) :thanks:



4.  Community Projects



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:omg: Want to show your devious pride and get involved in ongoing Community Projects? Check on one of these:
October Holidays, Events and Awareness
1000 Cranes 1000 Deviants ~ please make an origami crane today! We need to make our goal of 1000 cranes!
deviantART Secrets ~ a way to share your secret without anyone knowing it is from you!


5. Official Contests


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:bulletred: Halloween Handhelds & Icons - Deadline October 30, 2011
:bulletred: Thriller! A Resource Contest - Deadline October 31, 2011
:bulletred: Halloween Body Art Mask Contest - Deadline October 31, 2011
:bulletred: Fiendish and Fanciful! A 3D Contest - Deadline October 31, 2011
:bulletred: Face Your Monster Contest - Deadline November 1, 2011
:bulletred: Abstract Architecture Photography Contest - Deadline November 1, 2011
:bulletred: Natural Colours Contest - Deadline November 4, 2011
:bulletred: Halloween Pumpkin Carving Contest - Deadline November 4, 2011
:bulletred: Cartoons and Comics: Big & Small Contest - Deadline November 16, 2011
:bulletred: Childhood Memories Contest - Deadline December 15, 2011

Please note that all contests end on the deadline stated at 11:59:59 PM PST

6. Project Educate 2011/2012


:bulletblue:Project Educate: The Full Schedule!
:bulletblue: Photography Week
:bulletblack:Project Educate: Night Photography
:bulletblack:Project Educate: Shooting Fireworks
:bulletblack:Project Educate: Photography Basics
:bulletblack:Project Educate: Photography Mini Contest
:bulletblue:Fractal Weel
:bulletblack: Fractal Week Schedule
:bulletblack: Fractals:The Details
:bulletblue: Chat Week
:bulletblack: Chat Week Schedule and Links
:bulletblack: Project Educate Chat Basic

7. News from the Chats and Forums



:bulletblue: Chat CR Update September/October"

:bulletblue: Putting the ART in #devART Vol. 31

:bulletblue: The LOL Corner [#114]

:bulletblue: I Came, I dAmned, I Founded [19]


8.  News from the Galleries




:bulletblue: Anime/Manga

:bulletblue: Anthro

:bulletblue: Artisan Crafts

:bulletblue: Body Art & Modification

:bulletblue: Comics & Cartoons

:bulletblue: Cosplay

:bulletgreen: Digital Dolls
:bulletgreen: Emoticons
:bulletgreen: Handhelds & Icons

:bulletblue: Designs & Interfaces

:bulletblue: deviantART Related

:bulletblue: Digital Art
:bulletgreen: 3-Dimensional
:bulletgreen: Fractal
:bulletgreen: Photomanipulation
:bulletgreen: Pixel Art
:bulletgreen: Vector - CR Update - September 2011
:bulletgreen: Vector - Daily Deviation Features - September 2011

:bulletblue: Fan Art

:bulletblue:Game Development Art

:bulletblue: Literature

:bulletblue: Photography
:bulletgreen: Abstract & Surreal
:bulletgreen:  Conceptual Photography
:bulletgreen: Animals, Plants & Nature
:bulletgreen: Architecture
:bulletgreen: Fashion Photography
:bulletgreen: Horror & Macabre
:bulletgreen: Photojournalism
:bulletgreen: Pin-Up & Glamour
:bulletgreen: Urban & Rural Photography


:bulletblue: Resources & Stock Images


:bulletblue: Street Art & Graffiti


:bulletblue: Traditional Art
:bulletgreen: Sculpture


Watch communityrelations for up to date news and events!
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:iconpolymune:
PolyMune Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
great great ideas and i love the big thumbs on the DD page :D just catches your eye, :love:
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:iconmrphy:
MrPhy Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Professional Filmographer
I was wondering about how long AFTER you were for CV do you actually need to get back to you all before you're kinda passed up (if you're passed up at all).
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:iconelandria:
Elandria Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
Loving LOVING the huge thumbnails for DDs!! :D
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:iconlokinst:
lokinst Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
The big thumbs are coooooool. Thank you for that! :)
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:iconalisbet:
Alisbet Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
Ok, I have volunteered myself to be a Chat and Forums moderator and I hope I will get selected for the job. :)
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Sharky7 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
Thank you for the link to "suggestions for DeviantART"; I was looking for that since a while, because I had a little idea in mind but I didn't know yet where to write it. :)
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joeyboylondon Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Great community! :icongreatplz:
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Lit-Twitter Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
Chirp, it's been twittered. :)
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:iconalexandrasalas:
alexandrasalas Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011   Digital Artist
Love love love the new DD page! :squee:
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:iconphilluppus:
Philluppus Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011   General Artist
i really can appreciate the DD bigger thumbnail size, it is a real enrichement towards the value of a DD


Phill
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