Back By Popular Demand!
In January of 2012, the community was challenged by thorns to do something about their complaints on dA. Thus was born this very group! But before the group, it was just a fledgling idea on LiliWrites's account that began with a DD Suggestion Contest. The results of that contest were overwhelming. And so, under the prodding of quite a few Community Volunteers, we're going to do it again!
UPDATE: Less than 1 week in and we've already got 100 suggested DDs and 2 accepted suggestions!! Keep up the great work guys and gals. Please remember that you need to leave a link to every deviation you suggest in this journal. That's how we verify that the suggestion can be let into the favorites gallery.
Simple, really. Suggest a whole lot of awesome pieces of art and literature to the appropriate Community Volunteer. A list of who accepts work from what gallery can be found in FAQ #18: Who selects Daily Deviations and how are they chosen? Here are a few pointers to keep in mind:
1. Only send ONE suggestion in each note. This helps the CVs stay organized.
2. Including a few sentences about why you think the work deserves a DD can be very helpful to getting the piece featured.
3. Before you make the suggestion, ask yourself if you would feature this work to a community of millions of deviants. CVs are after the best of the best, so make sure you truly believe the work does deserve that spotlight.
Clarification! You may suggest artwork submitted to dA at any point in time. The artwork is not your entry to the points drawing. The suggestion is.
Only DD suggestions made in January 2013 may be entered in the contest.
Please add this journal to your favorites to help spread the word!
Make sure you send your suggestions to the appropriate CV, and read any guidelines they may have (usually found in their journals or on their profile pages) in case they have special instructions.
Once you've made your suggestion, leave a link to the work you suggested on this journal and submit it to the DD Suggestion Drive Favorites folder. A tutorial for doing this can be found here: fav.me/d5kosky
LiliWrites will be keeping an eye on the DD's throughout January. If any from the drive are selected, they'll be added to the group's gallery as well as featured in the results article in February!
Everyone who participates will be entered into a drawing. There are ten prizes of 100 points each available as well as a few bonus prizes to be announced in the results.
A Final Note
Daily Deviations are a very exciting aspect of our community. Having received a few myself, I know how wonderful it can be to have the community focused on something you created. That said, they remain a feature, not a contest prize or trophy. If a CV rejects your suggestion please understand that it is not an insult to you or to the artist. DDs are subjectively chosen based on many factors and it could simply be that your suggestion doesn't have the same wow-factor as another, or that the CV just doesn't like that particular piece.
The point of this activity is to get people involved in the process of making DDs a dynamic, community experience. Not every piece suggested will be featured, but every artist who knows someone thought their work was worthy of a DD will be thrilled when the results are announced.
If you have questions, please leave them in the comments on this blog.
Now, go forth and suggest!