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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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:iconinspirationai:
InspirationaI Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New member
:D
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:iconashelyna:
AShelyna Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
wew
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:iconaeternum-art:
Aeternum-Art Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
:clap:
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:iconblackmagikbutterfly:
BlackMagikButterfly Featured By Owner 4 days ago  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 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay!
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:iconslowtho:
Slowtho Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D (Big Grin) 
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:iconcandycatzz:
candycatzz Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
yee im late
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:iconinspirationai:
InspirationaI Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  New member
happy bday~
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:iconmegancoral:
MeganCoral Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  New member Hobbyist General Artist
congratulations, deviantArt.
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:iconhugmeimscared:
HugMeImScared Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  New member Professional Traditional Artist
:)
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:iconqoodvibes:
qoodvibes Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
;o
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:iconizzie-dash:
Izzie-Dash Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  New member
C:
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:iconayayah:
ayayah Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Student General Artist
13
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:iconfawntale:
Fawntale Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015
Handsome Squidward Dance 
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:iconjing001:
Jing001 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015
Birthday Cake  :D
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:iconnudetaylor:
NudeTaylor Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Happy belated birthday! 
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:iconitasa:
itasa Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015
Happy birthday (late)
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:iconitasa:
itasa Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015
Happy birthday (late)
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:iconchellyboo1992:
ChellyBoo1992 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Sad I really wanted this one :(
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:iconheadmasterross:
HeadMasterRoss Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  New member
happy belated b-day.
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:iconsammy13428adopts:
Sammy13428Adopts Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Meow
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:iconitazo:
Itazo Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
happy bday from the late person
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:iconanimexoxokawaii:
animeXOXOkawaii Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy really late birthday deviantart ;)^^
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:iconillumfnati:
IllumFNATI Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  New member Student Digital Artist
happy birthday deviantART! Birthday Cake  :D :) (Smile) ;) (Wink) Heart :happybounce: Hug
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:icondavidcare:
DavidCare Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  New member Student Digital Artist
Awesome
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:iconcorvindicus:
Corvindicus Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Happy late 13th birthday, :deviantart:.
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:iconnekowaity:
NekoWaity Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Student General Artist
super late d: deviantART 
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:iconxxtiffyrose101xx:
xXTiffyRose101Xx Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015
Happy SUPER LATE Birthday Deviantart!
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:iconnutto2541:
Nutto2541 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Rabbit hole 
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:iconendless-spirit:
endless-spirit Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015   Traditional Artist
On you go!
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:iconksdestiny:
ksdestiny Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
13!
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:iconabugbeary:
Abugbeary Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow.
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:iconicy-ninja:
Icy-Ninja Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
13~
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:iconaidendrew:
AidenDrew Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Student Interface Designer
13 *o*
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:iconiulykatvgfurby:
IulykaTVGFurby Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
13!
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:iconfascinatinguy:
Fascinatinguy Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Student Digital Artist
13?
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:iconshironaii:
Shironaii Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
happy birthday deviantART! Birthday Cake  :D :) (Smile) ;) (Wink) Heart :happybounce: :hug:
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:iconstarshinefiresun:
StarshineFiresun Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  New member Student Digital Artist
this year your going to be... 15 :D your 13th bday..... the big 13 lol
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:iconkenmolimg:
Kenmolimg Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Professional Photographer
Happy late birhtday!
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:iconlolpopbob:
Lolpopbob Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hbd
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:iconlightreaven:
LightReaven Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Student Digital Artist
:)
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:iconxxxkatrina-starxxx:
XxXKatrina-StarXxX Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
happy birthday dA
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:iconcocowalnut:
CocoWalnut Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  New member
happy birthday
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:icontwittershy:
TwitterShy Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Happy Free Birthday Icon Five Nights at Freddys 2- Chicas Cupcake -Icon GIF 
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:iconboombam500:
boombam500 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015
MenInASuitcase 
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TerminatorX14rd-IT Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Student Digital Artist
great!
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:iconsangee-13-neuroy:
Sangee-13-Neuroy Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:party:
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