Some quick info!
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 overwhelming, or even sad to think about, however, we are actually NOT helpless! I believe that many of our Members already know that we aren't helpless, and are aware of many of the issues, and engage in helpful activities on some regular basis, which benefit the planet!
After all, maybe one single human being can't affect change, but TOGETHER, it is definitely possible!
We are an All-Media group, and therefore ALL Media is welcomed to this Contest, as always in the past.
Such a wide variety of media would truly be EXCELLENT for this Contest, such as, but NOT limited to:
Traditional, for example Drawings, Typography, Paintings, Collages, Etc.
Photography, for example Photojournalism, Conceptual, Animals, Plants, 'Scapes, Still Life, Etc.
Literature, for example Poetry, Essays, Visual Poetry, Etc.
Flash, for example Animations, Movies, Etc.
Digital, for example Typography, Photomanipulation, Fractals, Mixed Media, Etc.
Designs & Interafaces & Customizations & Artisan Crafts
Your deviation could be about planting trees, recycling, air pollution or water pollution, deforestation, urban encroachment, endangered species, helping animals in general, clean gardening, community gardening, gardening in general, clean energy- like wind or green, weather and climate change, people working together to help Earth, etc.,
as this list is truly endless...
ONE Entry per Group Member.
MUST be a Member to Enter- Feel free to Join!
Starts: Monday, April 1st; Ends: Monday, May 6th, 2013 midnight, PST: [link]
[ 5 weeks long! No Extensions ]
Entry MUST be NEW, with a dA submission date of Jan. 1, 2013 and newer. And it can NOT already be submitted to the Group.
ALL-MEDIA welcome as always- see above section for details- as long as the THEME is clearly expressed or stated in some obvious way.
For example, if a photograph of flower is submitted, this might be okay, IF you have placed somewhere in your artist comments, a brief statement of your own, about how it relates to Earth Day!
But if it's a "regular" submission of Nature, and it does NOT state some kind of helpful information, or message about Earth Day, in some kind of way, it MAY be declined.
The point of this contest, is to give more meaning to our group, challenge each of us a bit more than usual, and promote this important international holiday in some kind of artistic way.
In other words, we are already GREAT at submitting beautiful birds, landscapes, flowers, etc., but if you DO, we must SEE somewhere, a specific message about Earth Day... so find a way to "TELL US MORE" even if it's in your Artist's Comments!
DO, Place in the Artist Comments of your Entry,
stating that your entry is for : devunframed-nature : 's "Earth Day Every Day" Conest
[Take out the spaces around devunframed-nature, so that it can be clicked on.]
AND, then, place the LINK or THUMBCODE of THIS Contest Journal here in your Artist Comments.THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT RULE!
Click link below for more info and prize list!
Contest Journal: teaphotography.deviantart.com/…