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This historic collector's item-generating first appearance will be made at none other than Anime Expo 2008!  (Held at the Los Angeles Convention Center from July 3rd to July 6th.) The biggest anime-themed convention in the United States, Anime Expo draws an average of 40,000 people and deviantART will be there to support our community and the art of anime in all its forms.

We expect to see as many of you as possible, but don't be mistaken; this convention is not just for die hard anime fans.  Lovers of art, cosplay, manga, and deviantART in general will all be present.  Anime Expo offers perfect opportunities for socializing, portfolio critiques, collectible buying, and so much more.

Over the next few weeks we'll be announcing our very own programming schedule, contests, artists and special guests. This is going to be a big event, so plan now and keep an eye out for updates!

What else would our first convention appearance be without a contest to kick it off? Even if you can't make it to LA, you can still be part of history! Here's how: Design a poster to represent deviantART at Anime Expo 2008! The winning entry will be hung at our booth and you will also receive a copy signed by all the official deviantART staff and official guests of the deviantART booth, as well as a $250 USD cash prize, a year deviantART subscription, a deviantART sticker pack and free admission to the convention if you are planning on attending! There will be only one winning entry. So what do you need to do? Read on:

  • Your entry must include the phrases "deviantART" and "Anime Expo 2008 July 3rd – 6th" and may include versions of the deviantART logos and Fella as long as they are faithful to the original designs. You may not use the official Anime Expo 2008 logos
  • The uploaded file must be a minimum of 2400×3600 pixels to make a 24×36 print quality image. You can set the image on display in your gallery as smaller, but be sure to make it available as a print or have a file that can be made into a print should you win.
  • Theme is up to you for interpretation. However, it should be representative of the event and the deviantART community in some way.
  • Your work can be done digitally or traditionally. Whatever medium your little heart desires!
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  •                               All entries will become the property of deviantART in the form that includes the name 'deviantART" or any of its logos including Fella.  You are free to use any artwork in the entry separately in any way you want as long as the work is not selected as the winning entry.                              

   

       
  •   The winning entry will be printed and presented as a give away item at the Expo, along with information letting people know who created the work and how to find you on deviantART!    
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  •     This contest is open to all members of deviantART and is all ages!    
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  •     The winning entry will become property of deviantART Inc. deviantART may use the winning entry in advertisements and other promotional settings in the future. The creator, however, will be allowed to sell it as a print on deviantART and starting in August 2010 the creator will have the right to license any non-exclusive use of any of the art work in the entry without the deviantART name or any deviantART logos including Fella.    
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  •     You may submit as many entries as you would like!    
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  •     There will only be one winner! This is a winner take all event, so put your best effort forward!    

        

Submission deadline has been extended to Sunday, June 29th at 11:59pm PST.

Please submit entries to AX 2008 By submitting your entry you agree to the rules and the ownership by deviantART as set out in the rules.

You can browse current entries at here.

In order to qualify, you must have your high resolution file already uploaded to the site and ready to be chosen as a download.

Judging will be done by fulltime salaried deviantART Staff.  The criteria will be the entry that displays the best combination of theses factors:

        
  • if the work succeeds as representative of Anime Expo and the deviantART community
  • The ability of the work to function in the format of a poster
  • The ability of the work to attract positive associations to deviantART

Winning Entry will be announced June 30th along with a full schedule for the event!

The winner will receive a 250 dollar cash prize, a one year deviantART subscription, a sticker pack and if they live within the area and/or are going to be attending the convention they will receive free entry into the convention.

         
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:iconeliashm:
EliashM Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009
LA pity. It almost across the whole world for me. :(
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:iconcelestial-spice:
celestial-spice Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008
I wonder where the booth will be...
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:icondemon-artist-hoshi:
Demon-Artist-Hoshi Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008
Who won?!
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:iconprincessstacey3333:
princessstacey3333 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008
I wish i could go
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:iconaleceia:
aleceia Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
Oh! I see, but this image in my opinion is perfect, i like it
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:iconnomonaxnaruto:
nomonaxnaruto Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008
who won
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:iconnomonaxnaruto:
nomonaxnaruto Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008
ummmmmm how do i submit it?
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:iconhazef:
HAZEF Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
NO PODRIAN TRADUCIRLONO??
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:iconchikara-redwing:
Chikara-Redwing Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The site keeps saying I'm not allowed to submit deviations through the catagory preset in the AX 2008 link. Know any solutions?
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:iconthe-fallen-one3:
the-fallen-one3 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
dude, I think it all ready over... they have to pick a winner! it was done on june 29th... check out the submissions! :(
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:iconmanga-marvel:
manga-marvel Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008
Wow Can't wait to see everyone there
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:icont9581:
T9581 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008
sweet.
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:iconconsebido:
CONSEBIDO Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008
yo i was actually there at da anime expo. it was great! i signed the deviantart guestbook! :)
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:iconcat-craze:
cat-craze Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008  Student General Artist
...ah... sailor moon... brings back memories...

...sigh... anime expo in LA... kinda depressing when you're in Australia...
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:iconharuno--sakura:
Haruno--Sakura Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
even more depressing when you live close to it and know you can't go....
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:iconnyanyagirl:
nyanyagirl Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Man...if only I could afford the plane fare... I would really love to go. =)
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:icondemongal109:
demongal109 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Student Artist
I wish my scanner was working
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:icondemongal109:
demongal109 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Student Artist
Id love to join the contest but my scanner isnt working right now so
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:iconchestnut-lollipop:
chestnut-lollipop Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008
how come i expected bleedman's art to be in the middle?
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:iconzeynikey:
zeynikey Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008
wow
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:iconclockingeffect:
clockingeffect Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008
weeeww,,

newbie can join to??
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:iconsojetsuryu24:
sojetsuryu24 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Student General Artist
I can't wait to see their drawings.
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:iconthevietcong:
TheVietCong Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008
a
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:icontezuapan12:
tezuapan12 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008
hey wats up I'm new to the crew
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:iconomega-nintendo-dude:
Omega-Nintendo-Dude Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008  Student
Wow, I'd love to enter.
- [Omega Fox]
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:iconcoldpkpure:
coldpkpure Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008
I LIKE PIE
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:iconyoyokilla:
Yoyokilla Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008   Filmographer
OH MY GAWD NARUTO <3!!!
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:iconde-lado:
De-Lado Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008
awsome
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:iconryannzha:
Ryannzha Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008  Professional Artist
how inspiring.. i wish i had the skill.. :sniff:
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:iconjyongri:
Jyongri Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008
awesome!
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:iconrfyle119:
RFyle119 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008
..........Wow...............
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:iconlupiesden:
Lupiesden Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008
The entries to this are fantastic!
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:iconchoco56:
choco56 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008
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:iconsipheet:
sipheet Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008
[link]
Wow!
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:icongoldenglare:
Goldenglare Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008
yes i can not wait to go!
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:iconuchihaitachi121:
UchihaItachi121 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008
hmmm
Is it me, or has the due dates and everything been gone?
And the winner has not been announced?
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:iconcrystalwingsfromako:
crystalwingsfromako Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008
Nice!! i want to be ther!!! ::boogie:
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:iconni-en-neko:
ni-en-neko Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008
y is it only in America

is England to wet or something?
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:iconsasakurayoki:
sasakurayoki Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
i want to know too ??...
(so only people in u.s can enter ?)
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:iconni-en-neko:
ni-en-neko Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008
i think us brits can enter, we just wont get to go.

:(
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:iconsasakurayoki:
sasakurayoki Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
yea sorry i realized what u meant after i posted the comment ^^". i know its not fair i did go to the London one in may that was pretty good :)
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:iconvanegrimesj-ilovedhp:
vanegrimesj-ilovedhp Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008
Wow Awesome!!!!!!
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:icondaniechidna:
DaniEchidna Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
wiiiiiiiii:damphyr:
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:icondaniechidna:
DaniEchidna Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
WWWWWWWWWWWIIII
SAILOR MOON:iconglompsomethingplz::abduction:
: damphyr:
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:iconsutata:
Sutata Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008  Student General Artist
hi everyone!!!!
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:iconenigmarez:
Enigmarez Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008  Hobbyist Interface Designer
well im starting now XD
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:iconcasm2007:
CASM2007 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008
SUPER
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:iconbillyfan4ever:
billyfan4ever Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008
~Blue-tard, I'm just as confused as you are!
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:iconminaroawtchiha99:
minaroawtchiha99 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008
my mail for every one : minaroawtchiha@hotmail.co.uk -to every one :add me in messenger program to be friend byeeeeeeeeeee
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:iconindeoniisama:
indeoniisama Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
heres a real late note for the board.. (or who evers in charge of this site) try putting it in the middle of the U.S. instead of as far west as possible.
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