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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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:iconbrickgenius27:
Brickgenius27 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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:iconriolu947:
Riolu947 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
happy birthday deviantART! Birthday Cake  :D :) (Smile) ;) (Wink) Heart :happybounce: Hug
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:iconpradyrk:
Pradyrk Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday :dancingkid2: 
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:iconmiimichi:
Miimichi Featured By Owner 4 days ago
happy birthday deviantART! Birthday Cake  :D :) (Smile) ;) (Wink) Heart :happybounce: Hug
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:iconvampirewitch2016:
vampirewitch2016 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
awesome
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:iconp-edr0:
P-edr0 Featured By Owner 4 days ago
happy birthday
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:iconk-poppops:
K-PopPops Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New Deviant Student Photographer
happy birthday deviantART! Birthday Cake  :D :) (Smile) ;) (Wink) Heart :happybounce: Hug
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:iconhojokono:
hojokono Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015  Student Digital Artist
happs b day
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:iconkottonballjane:
KottonballJane Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Bday dA!
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:iconlaquishe:
Laquishe Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015
happy birthday deviantART! Birthday Cake  :D :) (Smile) ;) (Wink) Heart :happybounce: Hug
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:icondanj16:
DANJ16 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015
Badge! :meow:
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:iconzarakitten11:
zarakitten11 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  New Deviant Student Traditional Artist
okay this is getting old I know the honest truth and I know you know it most people are commenting cause they just want the late 13th badge ya I hate to be mean trust me but I'm just being very annoyed and honest sorry mate.Foxy's Hatching a Plan (Chat Icon)   
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:iconarisssssss:
Arisssssss Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey 
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:iconterramiq:
Terramiq Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Shame this no longer works >o<
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:iconnicolekat225:
NicoleKat225 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Hobbyist
happy birthday deviantART! Birthday Cake  :D :) (Smile) ;) (Wink) Heart :happybounce: Hug
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:iconmelanotrex:
MelanoTReX Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!
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:iconmelanotrex:
MelanoTReX Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy 13th B-Day!
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:iconthrutheashes:
ThruTheAshes Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Professional Photographer
Is it to late to wish Deviantart a belated very happy thirteenth birthday? :D
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:iconultraviolet16:
Ultraviolet16 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!
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:iconrandomstickguy:
randomstickguy Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
My fave was joining
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:icondreito:
dreito Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015
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happy birthday deviantART! Birthday Cake  :D :) (Smile) ;) (Wink) Heart :happybounce: Hug
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:iconthesisterdraw:
thesisterdraw Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Student General Artist
Happy Birthday
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:iconfh-lost4ever:
FH-lost4ever Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Student General Artist
Happy late birthday yaaaaaayyyy
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:icondogzcatz:
DogzCatz Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
happy late birthday deviantart can't wait to celebrate the next so super cool
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:icontropicbird5:
TropicBird5 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Happy late birthday. 
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:icongameponysly:
GamePonySly Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Student Photographer
Happy birthday =D

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:iconxipheop:
xipheop Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015
happy birthday
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:icontitona123:
titona123 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015
Happy birthday
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:icongameponysly:
GamePonySly Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Student Photographer
Happy Birthday DeviantArt :D
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:iconspectra-plasm:
Spectra-Plasm Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy b-day DeviantArt :D
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:icongarnet69frost:
garnet69frost Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
have DA done these birthday badges for every year?fella's Gobbler (Party) Blower fella (Party) 
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:iconreiofuda:
Reiofuda Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015
Happy b-day! DeviantArt :happybounce: deviantART 
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:icondidymelody414:
DidyMelody414 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Student Artist
Happy b-day!!!!!
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:iconhentaimo:
Hentaimo Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy late b-day DeviantArt 
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:iconkiwisko:
Kiwisko Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
Happy b-day DeviantArt ;) (Wink) 
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:iconstormlight12:
Stormlight12 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Late birthday!
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:iconmrpokerface534xd:
MrPokerface534XD Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday DeviantArt ! Giggle 
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:icond2domo:
D2Domo Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Happy Belated Birthday dA :happybounce: 
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:icondafurryone:
DaFurryOne Featured By Owner May 30, 2015
happy birthday deviantART! Birthday Cake  :D :) (Smile) ;) (Wink) Heart :happybounce: Hug
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:icongameponysly:
GamePonySly Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Student Photographer
Happy Birthday. :3
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:iconwolfiedrawsrandom:
Wolfiedrawsrandom Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Happy birthday lad! :3
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:iconmanthira:
Manthira Featured By Owner May 26, 2015
Happy b-day
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:iconmissaney:
Missaney Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
happy birthday deviantART! Birthday Cake  :D :) (Smile) ;) (Wink) Heart :happybounce: Hug
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:iconwidyadk:
Widyadk Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Student Artist
wat
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:iconalternativegoth:
alternativegoth Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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 May 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
And now the page is almost 15 now!
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