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Nine years ago when deviantART first opened its doors to artists all over the world it was with the hope that it would prove to be a place where people could express themselves, to be creative and different and original.

If anyone appreciates unique and original works it’s all of us here in CEA, so for deviantART’s ninth birthday celebration we in CEA invited artists to help us send a reminder of that original mission to the community and the world with the Dare to Deviate contest.

Contest entrants needed to combine the slogan Dare to Deviate into an original visual work as creatively and uniquely as possible. We wanted artworks which sent the message that artists should stand out from the crowd and explore uncharted and original territory and dare to deviate from what is considered normal and routine.

We thank everyone who entered the contest and who helped to send our message of creativity to the deviantART community.

Today we announce the winning entries;

First Prize
dare to be different by kimonoitec
Dare to be Different
By kimonoitec

Sometimes simple designs can send the most complex of messages and we thought that kimonoitec
did precisely that with her entry Dare to be Different. While simple and clean in execution the judges believed that her entry best communicated the message embodied in the contest and for that she has been awarded with the First Prize of $50 deviantDOLLARS and the choice of one piece of devWEAR or a Fella Plushie!

Second Prize
The Deviant Book by GanHOPE326
The Deviant Book
By GanHOPE326

While only a deviant for one month his entry The Deviant Book demonstrated what it means to be unique and to stand out from the crowd through creativity. For this he has been awarded the Second Prize of $25 deviantDOLLARS and one tube of Emoticon Stress Balls!

Third Prize
Let your inner light out by Anton42
Let Your Inner light Out
By Anton42

We were immediately struck by the attractive use of the Dare to Deviate which we saw in Anton42s entry Let Your Inner Light Out.The clean design and the unique manner in which the contest slogan was integrated into the work has earned him the Third Prize of $15 deviantDOLLARS and the choice of a deviantART keychain or Emoticon Buttons!

Congratulations to our winners!
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:icontouchedvenus:
TouchedVenus Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Congratulations to the winners! :D
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znow-white Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009
:iconcheerplz:
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karma4ya Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:faint:
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sharon43210 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009
What about the rest of us?

:(

But, congrats to the winners...
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Avielsusej Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
a deviant cookie....
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:iconsharon43210:
sharon43210 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009
Lol
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Avielsusej Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol indeed
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:iconsharon43210:
sharon43210 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009
Ya win, ya lose...
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:iconavielsusej:
Avielsusej Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I lost ;A; but hey, it gave me lots of fun!
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sharon43210 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009
So true!
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