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I am the Gallery Director for Pixel Art at deviantART and  am trying to encourage Pixel Artists to display their work at deviantART.com.  I am offering anyone who wins a challenge or gains an award at PixelJoint,  a likely  automatic DD Feature at deviantART, provided you are a member and have your work uploaded there of course. Even if you didn't gain first place here, your work may well gain a DD feature, so please upload win, place or lose.
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Posted by ShoneGold @ 1/30/2008 04:30  |    53
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deviantART is running a new competition in celebration of the Chinese Year of the Rat. The objective is to create a piece of pixel art displaying the subject of a rat or rats, using a limited colour palette of no more than 25 colours on a canvas size of 150x150pixels. Either GIF or PNG files are acceptable. It has started now and runs through to the 18th March.

Prizes....
First Prize will be $dA100 deviant dollars
Second Prize will be $dA50 deviant dollars
Third Prize will be $dA25 deviant dollars

These can be redeemed for anything from the deviantART shop including a subscription if that is desired.

If you enter please note me a link to your work on deviantART to http://www.deviantart.com/ and make a note in your artist comments it is for the competition.

If you you have not received a DD feature within the last three months the winner will also be featured with a DD.
Posted by ShoneGold @ 2/27/2008 03:42  |    6
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Hi everyone!

Just an update for those wondering why I have stopped cleaning the PixelArt Galleries at deviantART and why there are so many miscategorizations in the Gallery.

One of my main roles when I was appointed Gallery Director for PixelArt at dA was to  keep the PixelArt Galleries clear of Miscategorized work. It took me about three or fours hours a day to do most of the cleaning.  Early in July all the Gallery Directors were told to stop doing any moving or cleaning of the galleries as the IT department are working on an auto move system.  As I understand it, if there is a regular type of miscat and a report is put in by a member, then an auto move to the correct category will take place. Obviously there needs to be some special safeguards needed to be built in to avoid abuse of the system.

So anyone who would normally report miscats at dA please keep doing it, you are not being ignored but this sort of IT program will obvious take time to put into place.

I am sorry if dA is currently a depressing place to look for PixelArt but I keep an eye out for your work in the Galleries and would love to DD feature it. I am only permitted to give a DD feature to the same artist no more than once in a three month period.

I really need good PixelArt to feature so if you aren't at dA yet, please join us and maybe your work will be the next Daily Deviation Feature to be faved by hundreds and viewed by thousands.

I hold regular PixelArt competitions...always with prizes, so it is a good idea to put me on watch so you know when a competition is happening.

Hope to see you at deviantART.

Best

Ann
Posted by ShoneGold @ 8/17/2008 04:25  |    9

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