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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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:iconrosalinaluma12:
RosalinaLuma12 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!
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:iconmarioluigibrodx:
marioluigibroDX Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New Deviant
Wow I see people in comments for badge too ITZ gone now
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:iconsandymahesa:
SandyMahesa Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student Interface Designer
happy birthday sorry late 
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:iconcoldheartedcupid:
ColdHeartedCupid Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
How awesome ^__^
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:iconstarlyz:
starlyz Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  Student Interface Designer
wow
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:iconleonardgreenland:
LeonardGreenland Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
testing, testing... Do I still get this cake?
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:iconikazon:
ikazon Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015   Writer
Nope :P
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:iconsmashwaffle:
SmashWaffle Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Happy Late Birthday! Now give me the freakin' badge!
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:iconikazon:
ikazon Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015   Writer
This badge hasn't granted since 2013... :lmao:
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:iconshahrinshuzaily1950:
ShahrinShuzaily1950 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015
Happy late birthday!
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:iconamitie2015:
Amitie2015 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Professional Photographer
happy late birthday, da
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:iconanikm321:
anikm321 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015
happy birthday
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:iconmidnightpb:
midnightpb Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015
happy late birthday
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:iconslmgregory:
SLMGregory Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015
:D
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:iconcatepiller:
Catepiller Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Happy very belated birthday!
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:iconsr-fadel:
Sr-Fadel Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Student Interface Designer
happy birthday deviantART! Birthday Cake  :D :) (Smile) ;) (Wink) Heart :happybounce: Hug
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:iconsr-fadel:
Sr-Fadel Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Student Interface Designer
Happy Birthday
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:iconsonnycdesign:
SonnycDesign Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy B-day
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:iconysabelyhwh:
Ysabelyhwh Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015
happy birthday
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:iconanavertis:
Anavertis Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  Hobbyist
happy birthday
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:iconalgarts:
algarts Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!
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:iconbmmc:
bmmc Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Student General Artist
happy birthday deviantART! Birthday Cake  :D :) (Smile) ;) (Wink) Heart :happybounce: Hug
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:iconpandfstudios:
PandFStudios Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is 2 years late what whatever
happy birthday deviantART! Birthday Cake  :D :) (Smile) ;) (Wink) Heart :happybounce: Hug
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:iconoosilverfeatheroo:
oOSilverfeatherOo Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
happy late birthday deviantART! Birthday Cake  :D :) (Smile) ;) (Wink) Heart :happybounce: Hug
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:icondawiiz:
daWIIZ Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
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:iconmdxdesign:
MdxDesign Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015
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:iconmysteriousps:
MysteriousPS Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
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:iconhlbat:
hlbat Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy late birthday!! c:
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:iconshibu-koko:
shibu-koko Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
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:iconfurkooo85:
furkooo85 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 14, 2015
Yay
Tüh
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:iconsuperlakitu2:
SuperLakitu2 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy B-day, DeviantArt!
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:iconlalc:
lalc Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I remember this one xD
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:iconsouleyo:
Souleyo Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015
Aw this one looked fun, missed it <\3
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:icon1cartoonfan:
1CartoonFan Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
.
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:iconthesisterdraw:
thesisterdraw Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Student General Artist
ok
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:iconhelp-donate-points:
Help-donate-points Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015
Happy Birthday! xD
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:iconrolledupsocks:
Rolledupsocks Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  Student General Artist
XD
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:iconchokogrimm:
ChokoGrimm Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  Student General Artist
Happy birthday! Huggle!
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:icongamedrawn:
GameDrawn Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
I keep tumbling back seeing all of these birthdays, so cool
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:iconinubutts:
InuButts Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
:p
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:iconshonemzone:
ShonemZone Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015
:icononionxdplz:
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:iconkriegaz:
Kriegaz Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015
This looks far more fun than this year's birthday.
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:icontrisste-stocks:
Trisste-stocks Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why we still can get 10th birthday badge but we can't get 13th B-Day badge? Nuu 
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:iconmintybow12:
MintyBow12 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
good!
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:iconsilverdeni:
SilverDeni Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
<3
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:iconmelodymoonponyartist:
MelodyMoonPonyArtist Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
Ffff i wanted this badge...
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:icondraconblixx:
DraconBlixx Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Student Filmographer
I am sad I can no longer get this icon for I wanted a 13 badge and the 15 badge reminded me of this.
happy birthday deviantART! Birthday Cake  :D :) (Smile) ;) (Wink) Heart :happybounce: HugFnaF Icon [49] - Nightmare Bonnie Jumpscare
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