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Celebrate deviantART's 13th Birthday!

Wed Aug 7, 2013, 12:03 AM
 

On the day of your birth, you were likely surrounded by those who loved you, who would lead you through the rough first scary years of life, and who would stand by as you grew into a capable person. As time passed, others may have drifted into your life, and even if you didn't know it, they also nurtured and cared for you in much the same way, helping to shape the person you would become.

When a community like deviantART is born, the same common thread binds its originators and founding members together. Over the years, more and more creative beings drift into its life and strengthen its core every single day, resulting in an exponentially inspirational powerhouse for the sheer fact that they've become a part of it. That nurturing spirit, that inherent support system, that caring community inspires deviantART to grow, and it comes from inside each and every one of you.

Today, August 7, 2013, marks deviantART's 13th birthday. In Internet years, reaching the 13-year mark is a momentous occasion, and it's not one we take for granted. Simply put, we would not exist without the support and enthusiasm of our passionate members, and we're thankful for that, and for you, every day.

  • You can use whatever medium you prefer. If you don't prefer a specific program, we encourage you to use deviantART muro via the Add a Drawing tool in comments.
  • Create a piece of artwork capturing your favorite deviantART memory.
  • Share your creation in a comment on this article using the Add Media or Add a Drawing tools.

The new Add Media tool, which lets you easily add formatting, emoticons, and images to comments, can be used in full on this article. Adding images to comments by using the Conversation, Sta.sh, and deviantART tabs of the Add Media sidebar, which are normally Premium Member features, can be used by all deviants. Have fun creating and sharing your work!

Deviants who take part in this challenge will receive a special 13th Birthday Badge!

Create a 13-Word Story!

As part of the birthday festivities, Journal Skins are free to use for all deviants for the next 13 days! To help you take advantage of this, we've created a 13th Birthday Journal Skin that you can install to dress your Journal up for the occasion, or you can choose a skin from the Installable Journal Skin gallery!

In addition, we have a Journal project for you and your friends to get involved in!

  • Create a 13 word story and post it in a Journal titled ThirteenWords.
  • Encourage your friends to continue the story in the comments on that Journal.
  • Help craft a story with others! Browse the Journal Portal to find other deviants who are taking part, and comment on their ThirteenWords Journals!

In addition to the events included in this article, the Community Volunteers are holding contests and events throughout the day, so be sure to check them out and get involved!

Events Hosted by The Community Volunteers »

Seniority Announcement - August 2013 »




August 7th, 2013, marks deviantART's 13th birthday! In Internet years, reaching the 13-year mark is a momentous occasion, and it's not one we take for granted.  The deviantART community has grown, flourished, and prospered in the past 13 years, and we're thankful for that, and for you, every day. Please join us in celebrating another devious year of art!
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:iconwidyadk:
Widyadk Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Artist
wat
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:iconalternativegoth:
alternativegoth Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New member Student Interface Designer
Happy birthday deviantart! Cheerleader Cheerleader happy DA B-day :3 :deviants: :happybounce: :squee: Ice Slide Bring forth thy happyface 
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:icontails1998:
Tails1998 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
And now the page is almost 15 now!
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:iconsilvasesanec:
SilvaseSanec Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New member
happy birthday deviantART! Birthday Cake  :D :) (Smile) ;) (Wink) Heart :happybounce: Hug
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:iconiiidarkflameiii:
IIIDarkflameIII Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
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:iconlen355:
len355 Featured By Owner May 15, 2015
happy birthday deviantART! Birthday Cake  :D :) (Smile) ;) (Wink) Heart :happybounce: Hug
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:iconthesisterdraw:
thesisterdraw Featured By Owner May 11, 2015
let's celebrate Five Nights at Freddys 2- Chicas Cupcake -Icon GIF Free Birthday Icon Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D 
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:iconaentha:
Aentha Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Student Artist
Love Tards 
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:iconpugs4lfe:
pugs4lfe Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
happy very late b day
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:iconrebelterra:
Rebelterra Featured By Owner May 10, 2015
Happy 13th bithbay :D
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:iconluckyzorua:
LuckyZorua Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Late, but happy birthday dA! uwu
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:iconace66062:
Ace66062 Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
its me from the future! happy birthday! :XD:
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:iconwarriorluvver:
Warriorluvver Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Student General Artist
woooohhhh
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:iconmycrast:
mycrast Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  New member
Happy birthday from future!
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:iconsfguzmani:
Sfguzmani Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I need the badge!
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:iconsfguzmani:
Sfguzmani Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah! :D
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:iconliquidbrickz:
LiquidBrickz Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  Student Digital Artist
happy birthday deviantART! Birthday Cake  :D :) (Smile) ;) (Wink) Heart :happybounce: Hug
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:iconnaigagirl:
NaigaGirl Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Student Artist
oh
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:icon0blah0:
0bLaH0 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015
Happy Birthday
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:icon0blah0:
0bLaH0 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015
Happy Birthday
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:iconximix90:
ximix90 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Waaaah! 
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:iconwolfartc:
WolfArtC Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
wow
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:icondevil-devilishes:
devil-devilishes Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Student Digital Artist
:happybounce: 
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:iconsealightbreeze:
sealightbreeze Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015
happy
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:iconthe7punisher:
the7PuNiSHeR Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015
:) (Smile) 
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:iconlooneyaridgecko:
LooneyAridGecko Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  New member Student Digital Artist
Woo
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:iconkelticstar:
KelticStar Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
Can't wait for what year 15 badge will look like.
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:iconlooneyaridgecko:
LooneyAridGecko Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  New member Student Digital Artist
Yahoo
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:iconlooneyaridgecko:
LooneyAridGecko Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  New member Student Digital Artist
Yahoo
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:iconhauntkid:
hauntkid Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
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:iconabby-fennec:
Abby-Fennec Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
whop whop
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:iconiimadam-rincreepyii:
IIMadam-RinCreepyII Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Student Filmographer
happy birthday deviantART! Birthday Cake  :D :) (Smile) ;) (Wink) Heart :happybounce: Hug
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:iconsofiandcio:
SofiAndCio Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
happy birthday deviantART! Birthday Cake  :D :) (Smile) ;) (Wink) Heart :happybounce: Hug
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:iconx-bloodyprincess-x:
X-bloodyprincess-X Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:cake:
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:iconsli-ka:
Sli-ka Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
happy birthday deviantART! Birthday Cake  :D :) (Smile) ;) (Wink) Heart :happybounce: 
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:icondevler:
Devler Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Happy birthday deviantART! Birthday Cake  :D :) (Smile) ;) (Wink) Heart :happybounce: Hug

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:iconashelyna:
AShelyna Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy B'Day!!
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:iconfireboywater123:
fireboywater123 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Student Artist
happy bday
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:icontomneverwinter:
TomNeverwinter Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
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:icontomneverwinter:
TomNeverwinter Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
happy birthday deviantART! Birthday Cake  :D :) (Smile) ;) (Wink) Heart :happybounce: Hug
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:iconpotatoqxeen:
PotatoQxeen Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015
happy late birthday deviantart. Huggle! GiveGetCenter-party 
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:icontoukoo-chan:
Toukoo-chan Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:3
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:icontuana-pony:
Tuana-Pony Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
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:iconinspirationai:
InspirationaI Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015
:D
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:iconashelyna:
AShelyna Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
wew
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:iconaeternum-art:
Aeternum-Art Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
:clap:
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:iconblackmagikbutterfly:
BlackMagikButterfly Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  New member Student General Artist
How in the world do you get your journals to look so professional ;-;
Obviously, I am not professional xD
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:iconniraz-costello:
niraz-costello Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay!
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:iconslowtho:
Slowtho Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D (Big Grin) 
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