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VOTE on MARCH! ...And Other News!

Journal Entry: Sun Mar 31, 2013, 11:56 PM


:iconblueflowerplz: Voting on Top Submissions of MARCH 2013! :iconblueflowerplz:

:iconlovegreenplz: TIME TO VOTE ON MARCH 2013's FOLDERS! :iconlovegreenplz:

:iconlovegreenplz: :iconlovegreenplz: :iconlovegreenplz: :iconlovegreenplz:

~~~ :iconpoppy3plz: ~~~ HOW TO VOTE ~~~ :iconpoppy3plz: ~~~

Most Months, we hold a WHOLE GROUP Membership Voting, and we Welcome our AWESOME MEMBERS/[plus ADMIN.!] to VOTE on what each feel are the TOP Submissions from the Month, out of our Folders!
We believe this is the Group's Group.
:heart:

:note: We will continue to ONLY vote on our FIVE original folders...
As for our new special folders, work WILL be highlighted from them periodically, in certain Special News Articles.
And the FIRST of these Special News Articles, will be out during this month of April!
:iconlawooplz:

So, for now...

You May Vote on:

:bulletblue: 2 from "Birds, Iverts., Aquatics, Repts., Amphibs. MAR. 2013" - HERE: unframed-nature.deviantart.com…

:bulletblue: 1 OR 2 from "Wild Animals MAR. 2013" - HERE: unframed-nature.deviantart.com…

:bulletblue: 1 OR 2 from "Domestic Mammals MAR. 2013" - HERE: unframed-nature.deviantart.com…

:bulletblue: 2 from "Nature Much Closer MAR. 2013" - HERE: unframed-nature.deviantart.com…

:bulletblue: 2 from "All 'Scapes MAR. 2013" - HERE: unframed-nature.deviantart.com…

:bulletblack: 1 from "MARCH 2013's THEME: Flying Nature" - HERE: unframed-nature.deviantart.com…
[ :note: You may NOT vote for yourself, IF you have participated in this folder.]


:note: TWO FOLDERS, "Domestic Mammals OCT. 2012", and Wild Animals OCT. 2012 have a CHOICE between voting on ONE or TWO images.

The MAX number of submissions you can vote on for this month is: ELEVEN [ 11 ].

[If more is sent, I will choose from your own votes. Thanks. :thanks:]


:note: ONE of your votes, could be of ONE of your own submissions, but ONLY IF you wish! :)
But you may NOT vote for yourself if you have participated to the THEME FOLDER. ;)

:pointr: SEND in a NOTE to me, Tea of TeaPhotography :iconteaphotography: up to ELEVEN [ 11 ] of what you believe is The TOP Submissions in the way described above, using THUMBCODES, please. :thanks:

:note: NOTE: If you do NOT know how to do THUMBCODES,
check out this tutorial:

TUT: Thumb Codes, Links + Emb. by TimberClipse

If still unsure, PLEASE ask in a comment below, for any Member or Admin. to answer, or NOTE any ADMIN., or SEND the GROUP a NOTE. :)



:pointr: VOTING is from starting NOW, APRIL 1st through APRIL 7th, ending sometime around the afternoon, MY time, which is Pacific Standard Time, giving plenty of time into the evening and night, for ALL! ;)  
:note: I will NOT be updating the voting journal, anymore, to say that voting actually closed. :thanks:

:iconblueflowerplz:

:iconcatearsplz: As soon as I possibly can, after APRIL 7th, I will assemble and log the votes, into my spreadsheet, and put together the Group News Article to showcase the body of work, The Members have voted on. :aww:


:iconcatearsplz: If you are actually IN the Group Journal, I will contact you directly, via NOTES about 4 days later.
However,
PLEASE: If you DO SEE :eyes: it ahead of time, either COMMENT or :+fav: it, simply so that I *know* that YOU know, that you've been FEATURED.
This way, I do NOT have to send you a Notification from our Group.
This will save me SO MUCH MORE TIME, later. :phew:  Thank you! :thanks: :rose:



This Group is a FABULOUS TEAM!
:rose::thanks: :community::community::community::community::community: :thanks: :rose:


On behalf of the Administrators, we thank you for your truly phenomenal submissions during the month of MARCH!
You continue to be AWESOME!
:heart: :wow: :heart:

:iconblueflowerplz:


:iconballoonsplz: Our Group’s NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS! :iconballoonsplz:

:trophy: Our Next BIG CONTEST... :trophy:
... begins in just a matter of hours!

:iconlawooplz:

Read ALL About it HERE:

:iconearthplz: Unframed-Nature's EARTH DAY, EVERY DAY Contest!:iconjoyloveplz: Welcome to Unframed-Nature's Next BIG Contest :iconjoyloveplz:
:iconearthplz: Spring THEME 2013: "Earth Day, Every Day" :iconearthplz:
About Earth Day, And How It Relates To This Contest
Earth Day is Global Holiday which began in 1970!
This year in 2013, this international celebration which aims to promote awareness, education, and action in order to help preserve and protect our Nature on Earth, falls on Monday, April 22nd!
I have gotten to know more and more about many of our very skilled and creative Members. As a result, I have come to realize that not only do we truly enjoy and love Nature, but I have gotten the feeling that so many of our Members genuinely CARE about our planet, and CARE about wanting to be helpful in protecting the beauty and our natural resources, that we seem to love so very much.
There are so many environmental issues, which do, in fact, adversely affect Earth, our common home.
Sometimes, it can seem
:iconearthplz:


:trophy: Upcoming Themes :trophy:

Because we are having a BIG CONTEST all through April, and part of May,
we will not have monthly Themes, during those months,
and likely no theme in June, either, to give a bit of a break to all of us.

We PLAN to resume Monthly Themes in July!
:nod:

:iconcip33::iconcip33::iconcip33::iconcip33::iconcip33:



:iconspreadmoreloveplz: Coming SOON... :iconspreadmoreloveplz:
Our VERY Special Edition News Articles, will be coming SOON!

As, hopefully, many of you know, we have added a few NEW folders to our group, since the start of 2013.
There are TWO reasons that we did this:

1. To help clarify a couple issues that we had last year, and define the folders more clearly,
which should make it easier on both Members and Admins., when submitting, as long as we are familiar with the new folder system.

2. To bring a deeper meaning to our Group, as far as certain issues within Nature, that are important for us as a society, and which Nature-lovers would surely understand and be interested in.

Our five NEW folders, will have their moment, as the work that has been submitted there WILL get highlighted through features in special news articles that aim to also be a little bit more informative.

As the five NEW folders, run THREE months at a time, then the first one of these articles will be due to come out after March!  So, we should see the FIRST of these Special Edition News Articles sometime during APRIL!

:icontreehuggerplz:



:icondonatepointsgreenplz: Points for Our Group :icondonatepointsgreenplz:

First of all, Unframed-Nature can not thank enough our very generous Members, and Administrators alike, who have Donated and continue to Donate :points: Points to our Group! A few of them have done so, multiple times! :rose:

:iconrbheartplz:

As we look to 2013, for our Group here, we DO plan on having AT LEAST our TWO MAIN BIG Contests, that we usually host- one in the Spring and one in the Autumn...
the first one of 2013, is about to begin VERY SOON!

We would also like to host more Monthly Themes, which we treat as Mini-Contests!

We have had two monthly themes so far... and we hope to resume them in July, Sept., and Aug.


:la:

And of course we would like to have enough :points: again, to renew our Super Group later in 2013...

To achieve the above in a great way, feel free to donate to our Group!

The Widget is HERE:
:points: Unframed-Nature-PTS :iconunframed-nature-pts: :points:


Any and ALL Donations are always HIGHLY appreciated... and you will read there how you will be recognized and rewarded for your kind generosity!


:iconshinyheartplz:



Admins. for Unframed-Nature!

We have several new & newish Admins. over the last few months.
:w00t:

However we are still willing to take applications if you are interested in joining our team.
Please read the following application, and then answer the questions inside, and then NOTE your answers to me,
Tea, TeaPhotography

Administrator Application for Unframed-NatureUnframed-Nature's Application for Administrative Position
Accepting Applications for Administrator Positions at Unframed-Nature is now: OPEN!
Introduction
Before you apply, please know that volunteering for a large and active group here on dA, such as Unframed-Nature is a real and true commitment, which will take up some of your time on at least a weekly basis, maybe more.
Unframed-Nature is special in many ways, but from an Administrative view point, it is very special because we have always had good luck with our current Administrators, most of which have been with the Group, as Administrators, for a very long time.
We are a very friendly Team, both with each other, and with the Members, as well. This means when we do have to decline works, we do give a reason, and we are friendly about it.  It means, that upon occasion if there is something that we disagree about within the Admin. Team, we disagree nic


It's not as formal as it looks, we just want to understand better who are potential Admins. are!

:thanks: :heart: :thanks:


:iconteamoplz: Kind Reminders :iconteamoplz:

If you are not aware of this yet...
or maybe just not familiar with this enough yet,

Please read about the changes at our Group:

COMPLETE FAQ and Folder Rules for Unframed-Nature:iconhappysunplz: Welcome to Unframed-Nature,
and to Our NEW Complete Group FAQ & Folder Rules for 2013!
:iconhappysunplz:
:iconcip25::iconcip26::iconcip27::iconcip28::iconcip29::iconcip26::iconcip25:
:iconwhiteflowerplz: Introduction and Welcome! :iconwhiteflowerplz:
First, I would like to take a moment to wish ALL of our Admins., Members, and Friends of our Group,
A TRULY WONDERFUL YEAR in 2013!
:iconnewyear2plz:
Below you will find our Group's New FAQ, New Folder Rules, and New Folders for 2013.
This Group News Article, intends to contain everything you need to know, in order to understand what we are about at Unframed-Nature, and what types of art work we are looking for, in each one of our folders.
We have made a few changes to our current folders, in order to hopefully clarify a few issues we've had during the past year, and we've added a few NEW folders, in hopes to give more meaning to our group, with both a


A few of the changes DO affect our five original general folders,
and the changes include a few NEW FOLDERS!

:la:

The above IS a COMPLETE FAQ sheet, so it is long... Scroll to the Folder or Folders that you NEED to familiarize yourself with.

As always, for your convenience, everything you need to know about EACH folder is INSIDE each folder!

:nod:


:note: Current Submitting Issues to be Aware of: :note:


1. We NOW have a separate folder for ANY NATURE work that might contain HUMANS, ARCHITECTURE, or TRANSPORTATION within the work, called: "Humans, Architecture, Transportation in NATURE"
   
There are still a few Members submitting such works to "ALL 'SCAPES" or even "Domestic Mammals" where definitely ESPECIALLY no humans should be showing in "Domestic Mammals"
Sometimes if it's a pet, a little bit of their home might be seen, but IF a human or human HAND is seen, please submit it to this new folder!


Remember, the focus STILL MUST BE ON or ABOUT NATURE! :D

2. ALL of our Folders are about Nature, even our brand new ones! So whatever is submitted must be obviously about Nature.
If it is TOO abstract for our Admins., to determine that it is about Nature, and there is nothing about your Title, Category, or Artist Comments, to explain how the deviation speaks to Nature, we WILL ask! :nod:


3. Also, if your submission is very specifically about an Endangered Animal, and information actually speaks about it, in your Artist Comments, we REALLY want it in the "Endangered Animals" folder!  I found a few in "Wild Animals" and the intent was clear to spread awareness about the threat to the animal.

And, the OPPOSITE, is also true! Do NOT submit an animal to "Endangered Animals", UNLESS, you are STATING in the ARTIST COMMENTS information about how the animals is, in fact, endangered.


4. Also, do not submit any domestic mammal or animal to "Animals for Adoption"... they do NOT belong there, UNLESS THERE IS INFO. in your ARTIST COMMENTS which state where the animal is available for adoption!
I moved a cat to "Domestic Mammals" out of "Animals for Adoption" because the Artist's Comments were completely blank... no info. at all. So I assumed the cat was NOT actually for adoption.


5.  Also, seals, sea lions, and otters are considered Aquatic Animals, and turtles and tortoises are considered Amphibians, and so these should be submitted and accepted to:
Birds, Invertebrates, Aquatics, Amphibians!

:note: This one is actually NOT a change, but I have had to move a few images to the correct folder, AGAIN, this time, the same as I had to in Jan. and Feb.  
So this issue has not yet improved, and this issue has been THE SAME for two years now.
Usually the problem has to do with OTTERS, and they are Aquatics! :nod:

Please help out, by being familiar with ALL of our folders. :nod: :thanks:


PLEASE DO NOTE :note: THIS INFORMATION!
It is very difficult for me to continue move work to the correct folder.

I will begin to remove work that doesn't belong in our NATURE Group, at all, soon, but I really don't want to have to do that.

Thank you SO MUCH for NOTING our Rules!
It is so much appreciated, and will make all of the work at our Group, much easier!


:iconlovepinkplz:



:iconteamoplz: Affiliate Groups’ News & CONTESTS :iconteamoplz:


:icondawishingwell: is an awesome wonderful Group!
It’s where “Wishes Can Come True!”
So if you have a dA wish, come check us out!
We also hold and participate in a variety of special and positive activities...

Here are our most recent articles:
WishingWell WeeklyThe Wishlist | Granted Wishes | Featured Member | Featured Print
Point Features | Well Wishes | Tuesday Treats |

Savage Saturdays: Pending Frenzy! DONE!EDIT: Over 20 wishes were impacted by this event guys! If anyone wants to know about the remaining amounts from any of the point wishes, you may ask & they'll be provided!
HA! :icongetinfrogplz: I have kidnapped a group journal to present my froggy demands! AGAIN!
(blame a certain floating zebra for stealin mah spot! Just kidding~kinda)
For the first time in the entire history of the group, all the wishes from the points section have been moved to pending (I'm not joking-go look).

:star: So, what does this mean?
Today's event will be dedicated to the ever changing list known as "Pending" (I call it Limbo for fun XD)

All you need to do is comment with the wish you tried granting. Once it’s been confirmed, will receive a note confirming
it & you & them will get a feature! (When commenting don't forget to mention why you tried to grant their wish & what you liked about that deviant-It'll be posted alongside their name!)
Now go forth my m

Fabulous Fridays =FallingWithoutStyle
 
Gave *SincerelySunny, ~Suiag, and ~Sweetlight515 10 each.
 =EveryonesFanGirl
 
Granted: Donated 50 points to *SincerelySunny
Freecakebadges :iconfreecakebadges: 
Granted: Gave tjmoonstudios a PM
Spudfuzz 

Thursday GreetsI totally spaced last weeks article, sorry guys! This weeks is a bit short, as we haven't had many reviews gone through. Still check it out and spread the love though. :giggle:
:spotlight-left:  Welcome to Thursday Greets!  :spotlight-right:
Thursday Greets is a weekly feature of a few of our newest members, in hopes to give them some exposure! Below you will find some of their artwork, their wish, and any interesting going ons that they may have.
Let's meet some of our newest members and spread the love. :heart:
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Artwork

Wish
RhinocerosBeetle currently has no wish.
News
RhinocerosBeetle has no news.
:iconMSTTCousinDuo: 23MC-Studio
Artwork
:th


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Come check out this group! :aww:

:rose: :rose: :rose:

:icondevnews: is a positive group spinning the world of dA NEWS your way!
Simply JOIN, to find out what’s going on in the dA world around YOU! :nod:
We, our group, of Unframed-Nature has been featured with them many times,
among so many wonderful things reported here... It’s a work of heart.  :heart: :love:

Some great exmaples:

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Seattle deviantMEET Sta.sh Photos & Videos 
:new:
:new:
Just a short shout out. I had such a fantastic time getting to meet all of you local deviants and some not so local I'm so glad you all could make it Seattle to join us. The shear amount of deviants that were able to make it was outstanding and the weather couldn't have been better. Feeling a bit under the weather headache and a bum knee but should be mucho be
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I am sure a lot of you have seen these gallery makeover journals floating around already, but here is a definitive list of all the journals so far. Please note that not all galleries are on this list, more may be added later. Also some of these links may be updated in future, and we'll be sure to update the link here as neccessary. :la:
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Trad. Typography
Gallery Makeover ProjectHello everyone :)
Recently my team and I worked tirelessly on a project to help improve the gallery descriptions and thumbnail examples.  While that project was indeed tedious with almost 4,000 categories in our system, it was also educational.  What I learned from sorting through thousands and thousands of categories was that we have a lot of redundancy and a lot of categories that seem to have been created on a whim that are now simply homes for junk.
Over the years, the desire to appease niche communities and people who just wanted a specific area has led to some categories that go up to 4 levels deep, and it's really no wonder it's so confusing for people to figure out where to submit their artwork.
The conclusion I've come to is simplicity.  While I'm not about to rip apart everything and make 6 stand alone categories, I do believe that there is a lot we can do to simplify the category tree.  That includes some of the following:
1. Merging categories that ma

Coffee and Features - Vol 2A periodic random feature article showcasing various stuff, including contest wins and other goodies. Published on an erratic schedule.
:+fav: If you enjoy this article, please add this article to your favorites to help bring more exposure to the artists featured.
:bulletblack: Special Emoticon Edition - Part 1
Oftentimes I offer features to emoticon contests to support the community. Typically I do them in batches, periodically. However, sadly it's been a while since I've done any. So this edition will be a special feature of emoticon-only contests, as well as general emotes. Hope you like them.
EMTC April 2012 - Flowers
Winner

by: TheSaltyMonster
Honorable Mention

by: Ridley126
Close Contenders

EMTC May 2012 - Rain
Winner
Alone in the dark by Web5teR
by: :devWeb
To Praise Life: 2Welcome to To Praise Life! This article series will be a newsletter/feature for those who have participated in my project, as well as a place to find some inspiration. 
It would be much appreciated if you help spread the word! (:+fav: & Comment!) 
Contribute to the Project or Donate


I am hoping to reach at least 300 inspiring messages from the community if I can. 
At the end of this year, 2013, 10 calenders and 16 three month PMs will be given away to inspired deviants.(that means random/anyone. )
The calenders to remind you of how special every day is, and PMs because sadly the notebooks are no longer available. 
However, the points cost of this project's completion is around: <b>
Looking For More Love: A FeatureUnder Appreciated: Find more artists to love!
This journal feature was solely written and compiled by PizzaPotatoNBacon. While it is highly encouraged to promote the artists in the feature, you are not allowed to reproduce any of the text without permission from the author.
Introductions, introductions.
   Hello to all! This is fluf-studios, at your service. Today, I'm completing Week 8, 2013 of deviant365, which is to make a feature of 5 under appreciated artists. But to hell with minimum requirements! I'm going to do more than what is asked of me... 
   What am I, Fluf, planning for this? I'm afraid you have to read the whole feature to find out! Now sit back, and relax, and enjoy this imaginary e-popcorn I am offering you. (If you prefer pizza or cookies, we have that too.)
The Underappreciated
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:thumb362352424: Epilepsy Awareness Day March 26th 2013The Purple Truth

March 26, known to the epileptic community as Purple Day, is a day to promote understanding and teach others the signs of epilepsy and seizures. As one of the most common neurological conditions in the world, directly affecting 65 million people globally, and with 1 out of 10 people having suffered a seizure in their lifetime, this condition has a real presence in our lives. What is epilepsy though?
Epilepsy is defined as a medical condition that produces seizures affecting a variety of mental and physical functions. Normal brain function is made possible by millions of tiny electrical charges passing between nerve cells in the brain and to all parts of the body. When someone has epilepsy, this normal pattern may be interrupted by intermittent bursts of electrical energy that are much more intense than usual.
A seizure, a symptom of epilepsy, occurs when a brief, strong sur



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Current Contests, Projects, and Initiatives:
Heart Art Submissions Open!Heart Art Curator Icesis
Submit HeartArt Here
:heart: Heart Art
Submit your 3 most positive deviations to the current Heart Art folder, and you might earn points and features! You have two opportunities each month to participate, once in Week 1 and again in Week 3. Don't delay! Check out the activity guide for more information ♥
:new: Two votes are needed to have your work added to the folder. Please consider what you are submitting. Hearts, smiles, love, happy emotion, laughter, red, etc are just a few of the things you can submit (so many more possibilities), but simply cute or well done submissions that don't appear to be "HeartArt Material" will be declined.
Acts of Random Kindness!Hello fellow positivity promoters!
The time has come to announce our plans for ARKs. Acts of Random Kindness are those little things you do for others that make them and you feel great! You might leave a nice comment for a new deviant welcoming them to dA, leave a helpful critique for a struggling artist, grant a wish at dAWishingWell, answer a burning question to help a deviant out, donate to a donation pool, give a premium sub to another member, and more! If it is kind, promoting positivity and makes people smile, it is probably an ARK!
This is a great project created by MzzAzn and expanded by Hardrockangel!"...each month you commit yourself to doing at least one or two (or more) random acts of kindness to spread positivity throughout the community. "Hardrockangel writes, "This can be done by leaving small positive comments on pieces that haven't been commented on yet, by making art for someone, by giving points to donate towards someone's
10 Super Group Status Project-Major Changes Grant supergroup status to 10 community focused groups.
Your group doesn't have to be large by any means, just aimed to support the community and your fellow deviants. :heart:
:eager: I can't do it without you. If you'd like to donate, go Here or go to Astrikos and click through drop down menus.
All donations from here on out will go to that cause! :dalove: Thank you!
If you see a group that has a community based goal, come and tell me. :heart: (notes) I will track it and at the end, I will use a randomizer to select 10 of those groups.
I will feature the donators. (when the goal is reached.)
Thank you. :heart:
Other things you can do besides donations
:+fav: this article so more people can see it.
Super Groups Wishes~ Comment here if you know a group to be eligible
Request basis.  CLOSED!
:icontheartofmanipulation: :iconstargroups: :icondeviantartheroes: :iconrising-artists: :icona



:iconiloveit-plz:


:iconsamcatt: who has been a Member of this group for a very very long time, is hosting a
FABULOUS IDEA for a CONTEST:
"How Will You Save the World This Year?"
Details HERE:
:earth: How will you save the world this year?UPDATE:
SO FAR TO THIS DATE THERE HAS BEEN ONLY ONE ENTRY FOR THIS CONTEST, IM NOT SURE IF EVERYONE IS WAITING TILL THE LAST MINUTE TO PUT IN THERE ENTRY, OR SOME HAVE FORGOT, OR ANY OTHER REASON. SO I HAVE DECIDED TO EXTEND THE DEADLINE BY 2 WEEKS.
EVEN IF YOUR NOT ENTERING, PLEASE FORWARD THIS CONTEST TO YOUR FRIENDS AND WATCHERS, YOU NEVER KNOW WHO MIGHT HAVE A BRILLIANT WORLD CHANGING IDEA.
IM STILL LOOKING FOR 2 JUDGES AND ANY PRIZE DONATIONS, FEATURES, POINTS OR PREMIUM MEMBERSHIPS, OR EVEN PRINTS.
MARCH FEATURE:-
Soul. by SofieCFriis Beautiful Soul by kyokosphotos Crystal soul by Vikarus Flowers in my soul by LonelyPierot Touch My Soul by r3novatio the sky fills my soul by foureyes .:: Mirror of the Soul ::. by WishmasterAlchemist Macro of bird by SzymonMic :thumb189020229: Macro VI by oldpost Macro by SilentPain0 macro by karbunkulis Macro 3 by madloveless ..MaCro.. by lectral It's a Macro. by Claerii
UPDATE END.
Today I am announcing the new contest for sa
:earth:
For any questions, NOTE: Samcatt
I think it's an AMAZING idea, and that many members of our own group here, would be very capable of participating... certainly we each have the HEART for such a great subject, at least!

:heart: :earth: :heart:


:iconmanip-your-music: is hosting an awesome Contest:
"YELLOW, based on a Song from Coldplay":
:tunes: Yellow Contest &amp; Other Stuff
:iconyaynessplz::iconyaynessplz::iconyaynessplz:
*UPDATE*
Greetings everyone!
:iconmanip-your-music:'s "Yellow Contest" has begun!
It is based on the band Coldplay's "Yellow" which you can view & listen to here:
Coldplay - Yellow
Contest Starts on 3-15-13 and finishes on 4-30-13
It will be based on Originality, Concept, and Creative Intuition.
Any medium with the exception of Film will be accepted as long as it falls into the group's guidelines - Manip-Your-Music's Guidelines
Limit 1 entry per person :D
Admin Cannot Participate
Please submit your entry into the "Yellow Contest" Folder.
The following link is the :gallery: where the submissions are on view;
http://manip-your-music.deviantart.com/gallery/42316552
I personally will be a judge along with :iconteaphot
:tunes:
If you love music, this is likely the contest for you!
:heart: :music: :heart:


:iconskies-and-seasons: is hosting a super Contest called:
"Signs of Spring"
For details please check this out:
Spring Contest - Choose your Winners!Submissions for our first ever contest are now closed and it's time to vote! Below are the rules and voting procedure, please read them carefully, and start sending in your votes! :la:
Voting rules:
:bulletpink: All members of the group can vote, but remember, if you entered the contest, you must vote, otherwise your own entries will be voided.
:bulletpink: Play fair and please do not vote for yourself.
:bulletpink: Voting will last for one week and close at 6pm GMT on the 7th May. Any votes received after this time will not be counted.
How to vote:
:bulletpink: Look through the contest folder http://skies-and-seasons.deviantart.com/gallery/42427545 Please be aware that there are several pages.
:bulletpink: Choose your five favourite entries that you think best fit the theme of 'Signs of Spring.'
:bulletpink: Number them in order of preference (#1 being your absolute favourite, #2 being your next favourite, and so on) and send the thumbcodes in

:boogie:


:icontreelovers: is hosting a BIG and Year-Long Community Project called:
“Art for Trees”
Read about this wonderful and worthy project HERE:
Art for Trees - project:iconspringtree-1plz::iconspringtree-2plz::iconspringtree-3plz::iconspringtree-4plz::iconspringtree-4pl5:
"When is the best time to plant a tree? Twenty years ago. The second best time? Today."
- Chinese proverb
2014: This is the 3rd year of the project. There are many people supporting it, featuring it in their journal and offering art. BUT... There have been NO trees planted for it in the last year (I don't count mine). So, instead of talking about it, how about getting up and actually planting a tree, if you are able to? There is a lot of wonderful art waiting for you as a reward!
Trees are important, valuable and necessary to our very existence. It's not too hard to believe that, without trees we humans would not exist on this beautiful planet. Trees are the largest and longest living organisms on earth. To grow tall the tree has become a miracle of engineering and a complex chemical factory. It is able to take water and

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The FOUNDER of the above Affiliate Group, :iconmirachravaia:
who is also a very good friend and support to our group HERE,
is hosting a really fun and wonderful GAME here on dA, and you could
WIN HALF the Points :points: in her POINTS POOL!
Check out the Article about it HERE:
sifro. - solve the codes and win points! IMPORTANT: the login into the submmitting system currently doen't work. I'll try to fix it somehow, but until then, the "Try it without login" link still works. If you submit the solution to a cipher, it will give you a link to the next one. It just won't remember your position in the game, so better save that link, or remember the solution so you can get it again.
:new: July/7/2014 - After a year and half, we finally have a next winner! It's Dimensionwalker21, winning 360 points. Congratulations!
Dec/24/2012 - We have a next winner! It's WintersRead, winning 306 points!
Nov/11/2012 - The second winner is nuvak! He generously refused the point reward, so there is still a lot of points in the pool for the next winner!
Oct/12/2012 - We have the first winner! It's ninquetari, who wins 475 points!
The easy day was yesterday! Today, the game begins! And It's just in time for dA's birthday! :D
IMPORTANT LINKS:

It's awesome! So finally, FEEL FREE to participate.
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:iconseaofsadness-sos: is a wonderful compassionate group, wanting to make a difference!
If you care about animals, as I know SO many of our own Members here DO,
this IS the group for you!
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This group is based on the cause of primarily the protection of DOLPHINS!
Please Read Their Journals about this!
Then consider joining!


Not only will you be a part of a great group,
but at the same time you will part of a VERY worthy cause!
:icondolphinplz: :icondolphin-plz: :icondolphinplz: :icondolphin-plz: :icondolphinplz:


:iconsolutionssanctuary: is a completely awesome group!
It's about helping to run things more smoothly here on dA! :heart:
Recent & Helpful Articles:
DD Suggestion Drive: Results!After a long wait...
We at last can reveal the statistics and winners of this year's Daily Deviation Suggestion Drive! This group began as a response to thorns' infamous Complaint Challenge, and the DD Suggestion Drive was the first project in that response.
Last year we had a total of 210 deviations suggested (mostly in the Literature and Photography communities) and about 60 of those suggestions were accepted throughout the year. This year....
Total Deviations Suggested: 559
Suggestions Accepted in January: 47
Total Suggestions Accepted as of Today: 62
Number of Participants: 42
:faint: At least one suggestion was accepted on average every day in January! Excellent work people! You should all be proud of y


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:iconpetpicks: A very friendly group about pets, animals, and nature!
We hope you'll join! :D
To donate points :points: to help them,
become a Super Group, one day, go to the page of the Founder:
:iconwindinthecoffeecup:

:heart: :iconlilplz: :heart:


:iconanimalsoftheworld: is hosting a MAJOR CONTEST: "Cute Rodents"
I believe they are still in the voting stage,
Check it out!
Cute Rodents Contest- Vote Now!Hi everybody! :wave: Please FORGIVE me for this being so incredibly late...I really have been busy and also it seems my Fibro is flaring up, I've felt more tired and have been dealing with old digestive troubles starting up again. *sigh*  It's very frustrating because I want to do a lot of things and it gets very hard to do ANYTHING when this condition flares up. I will actually be looking for a good seat cushion, that is one thing which might definitely help, as this craptastic chair I have makes my back and hips hurt.  COMFORT chair? YEAH, RIGHT. :roll:
Anyway, enough about me, here's our entries for the Cute Rodents Contest, we had 62 fantastic entries! :D Thanks to all who participated!
Now we need VOTES!  So please use a simple template like this to choose your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner.
Ex.
1st- #1
2nd- #2
3rd- #3
Please remember the voting rules:
:bulletred: Please do not vote for yourself.
:bulletred: Please do not solicit votes from anyone.




:trophy: Affiliate Groups’ WINNERS! :trophy:

Winners from :icontrees-with-character:'s Contest: "Winter Wonderland"

FIRST :trophy: :icondeingel: with:
Window to the Dream World by DeingeL

SECOND :trophy: :iconaragonia: with:
Winter Light by aragonia

THIRD :trophy: :iconmorgan-lou: with:
Milky haze. by Morgan-Lou


:rose: RUNNERS UP :rose:

:iconmbkkr: with: Stripes by MBKKR
:iconmetal-bender: with:
:iconpawelmatys: with: Chill del sol by PawelMatys


:rose: Honourable Mentions :rose:

Hoarfrost by Rajmund67:thumb342312438:
Blue Winter by AnnMarieBoneFreezing by StefanyKK


CONGRATS TO ALL! :clap:


Thank you for your attention to our Wonderful Affiliates. :thanks:


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Thank you ALL,
Members and hard working Admins. alike!

:note: A SPECIAL THANKS to my ADMINS., for continuing to do an amazing and loyal job with our Group, here!

I just love our TEAM, here!
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:iconbutterflyplz:  :iconbutterflyplz: :iconbutterflyplz:

We, at Unframed-Nature wish you ALL an AMAZING APRIL!!

We look forward to seeing more of your outstanding submissions
during this next month! :aww:

:wave:

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coffeenoir Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry Tea:( I finally got a chance to sit and vote this month but it is like 3 days late. Anyway, maybe I will have better timing next month. I don't like missing this part.
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Arte-de-Junqueiro Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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Metal-Bender Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013   Photographer
Congrats & best wishes to everyone and thank you for the feature Tea!:D
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Samcatt Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013   General Artist
lovely, and thank you again for featuring the contest.
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Lust0fADeeperPain Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
:iconflowerthnxplz:What a lovely journal Tea I am not sure how to vote a little confused I went into the birds folder and saw one I wanted to vote on
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SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for promoting our contest Tea, we could still use more votes, even non-members are welcome to vote :)
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