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I'll be participating, of course.
Using Art to Save a Species!
Welcome to the International Cheetah Day Challenge! What is this challenge, you ask? Well...
The International Cheetah Day Challenge (ICDC) is the day when you, supporters of saving the endangered cheetah, use art to raise awareness about this dying species and maybe even raise money for the cause! The idea behind the challenge is that deviantART's front page will be totally filled with cheetah-themed art for at least one day, and through this people will look into what's going on.
To get involved, all you must do is submit cheetah-themed artwork to deviantART on December 4th which is International Cheetah Day. See further details below.
Other ways to help are by promoting this challenge to others on the site in any way you can! There are perks to getting involved! Also see further details below.
Please see the ICDC Update Blog for regular news about the challenge!
Together we can make a difference!
How will the challenge work?
On December 4th, submit cheetah-themed art to deviantART! Any and all cheetah art is welcome! Submit as many deviations as you like, the more the better!
In your deviation description, please state that your piece was created for the ICDC.
Also include links to the Cheetah Conservation Fund, our "About Us" page which has many facts about cheetah endangerment, and to a special journal which will be uploaded on December 4th. We will post the Sta.sh link to that journal here as soon as it is finalized.
Submit your art to the ICDC category on deviantART here: [link] which will be open for 24 hours on December 4th. Use this submission page: [link]
Other places to submit your art are to this group, and to #The-Big-Cats-Club, who are holding a special ICDC contest! On December 4th, this group will open submissions to everyone and submissions will be auto-approved. We will also have a gallery folder specifically for the ICDC! It's not required to do this to be part of the challenge, but we would love to have a folder to recognize everyone's efforts to raise cheetah awareness! There will also be a folder in #The-Big-Cats-Club open on the 4th for their contest. See the journal (link above in updates section) for details on their contest!
What can be included in the artwork?
You must include a cheetah in some way. The other content of the artwork is up to you, as long as it is in support of cheetah conservation!
Your submission must be your original work. Your submission must comply with all deviantART rules.
Any medium is accepted! Any skill level is accepted! Quantity is the key to the challenge's effectiveness!
How else can I get involved?
Promote promote promote! Write a personal journal about the ICDC! If you own a group, promote it there! Tell your friends! Raising awareness is all about telling others, so tell anyone in any way you can.
Donate to the cause yourself at the the Cheetah Conservation Fund.
What's in it for me?
If you submit art on December 4th, it will be included in a special gallery in this group.
Your name will be featured in a special ICDC journal posted to this group on December 4th.
People and groups who help promote the ICDC will also be featured in a special journal.
You will have the satisfaction of knowing you are helping raise awareness to save a species!
We are setting a minimum goal of 500 deviations! Together we can make it happen and use our art to raise awareness!
Visit the Cheetah Conservation Fund to learn more about cheetahs and how to help save the species!
Please comment with any questions, suggestions, and let us know how you plan to get involved so we can add your name to the list of participants! Keep an eye on the group and this journal for updates!