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The Cause

DeviantART has partnered with FAIR (Freedom, Action, Inclusion, Rights) to help promote equality through The Love Unites Shepard Fairey Equality Project. We're asking our members to align themselves with this cause through their passion and creativity, and have their work judged by renowned artist, Shepard Fairey, in the process.

FAIR, with its finger on the pulse of our generation's passion and potential, is revolutionizing what it means to be young and active. Stepping up after the passage of Proposition 8 (the California state proposition banning same-sex marriage) to galvanize tomorrow's leaders, FAIR emerged as a grassroots force. The group brings together the skills, passion, and determination of a collection of young professionals from diverse backgrounds committed to the struggle for equality. FAIR has given the movement a visible face, image, and message. On November 15th, 2008, FAIR's first event brought, in less than a week, 15,000 people to City Hall, and asked Shepard Fairey to create the "Love Unites" image – now a unifying symbol at equality events across the globe. Working to create a tangible shift in California's marriage equality movement, FAIR embodies and empowers a new generation to claim equality and freedom as their own; and, with pop culture street cred backing it up, wages war on homophobia.

The Contest

To spotlight the equality cause, FAIR has teamed up with over 80 celebrities (everyone from Robert De Niro to Julia Roberts, Scarlett Johansson to Jared Leto) and had them sign and, in some cases, customize the original Shepard Fairey "Love Unites" print, which you can find available for download below. The customized pieces are being auctioned off online here.

Deviants — it's YOUR turn to customize the "Love Unites" print and have Shepard Fairey judge your creation! For this contest, we're asking you to remix and re-imagine the original "Love Unites" print. The contest is open to ALL deviantART members, EVERYWHERE in the world. Not only is this a great opportunity to help promote a fantastic cause, but the final winners will be chosen by Shepard Fairey himself! This is a huge deal; so have fun and get creative with the "Love Unites" design, get your work checked out by Shepard Fairey, and win some awesome prizes.


Read Official Rules Download Template

The Prizes

1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize winners will get their designs printed on high quality, totally sweet 4" × 6" Sticker Robot stickers! These stickers will likely end up plastered all over cities around the world, so it's a great way to get your work seen.

1ST PLACE

  • Rare Signed & Uncut Artist's Proof "Love Unites" Sticker Poster (edition of 15)
  • "Love Unites" Print signed by Shepard Fairey
  • $300 Sticker Robot gift certificate
  • 1,000 stickers of your winning design+
  • 10 sticker packs*+
  • 24×36 fine art print w/frame
  • $100 to deviantart shop
  • 1 year premium membership

2ND PLACE

  • Signed "Love Unites" Sticker Poster (edition of 200)
  • "Love Unites" Print
  • $150 Sticker Robot gift certificate
  • 750 stickers of your winning design+
  • 5 sticker packs*+
  • 20×30 fine art print w/frame
  • $50 to deviantart shop
  • 1 year premium membership
    

3RD PLACE

  • "Love Unites" Print
  • 500 stickers of your winning design+
  • 3 sticker packs*+
  • 12×18 fine art print w/frame
  • $25 to deviantart shop
  • 6 month premium membership

* "Sticker packs" each include one sticker each of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize designs (if available), and one sticker of Shepard Fairey's "Love Unites" design.
+Sticker Versions of winning entries are subject to the winner providing a file of his or her entry in an appropriate Sticker Version format. In the event a Sticker Version format is not provided, no stickers of that entry will be awarded as prizes and no substitution will be made.

    

The Judging

Your work will be judged on the basis of Creative Interpretation of the Original "Love Unites" Design and Technical Skill.

20 Semi-Finalists will be chosen by full-time deviantART staff.

From those 20 Semi-Finalists, 6 will be chosen by staff from FAIR.

The final winners will be chosen by world famous artist Shepard Fairey!

Read Official Rules

The Rules

  • Entry must be submitted by 11:59:59 PM (PT) on December 15, 2009 and be submitted to the Contest gallery on www.deviantart.com here
  • Entrants must be 13 years or older;
  • Entries must be in GIF, PNG, or JPG file format;
  • Entries may originate in any visual medium;
  • Entries may not use any watermarks or distinguishing artist marks;
  • You may submit more than one entry;
  • Online entries only, hard copies not accepted;
  • You must be a member of deviantART to enter.
    Membership is free.

Sticker Guidelines

In order for any winning entry to be made available as a sticker, you must have a "Sticker Version" copy of your entry available in the following format: 2:3 ratio (being able to be resized to 4"x6"), CMYK format, and 300 dpi minimum. A Sticker Version of the Work is not a requirement for entry.

Read Official Rules

We would like to give an extra big THANK YOU to our friends at Sticker Robot and FAIR for their generosity, and to Shepard Fairey for judging.

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:iconstickerobot:
stickerobot Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010
we posted some of the winning designs, printed and packed.
[link]
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TopherDavid253 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010
When do we get to see who the winners are?
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:iconmargotdent:
margotdent Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010
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:iconabsoluteparagon:
absoluteparagon Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010
Does anyone know when the winner's will be announced?
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:iconmargotdent:
margotdent Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010
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:iconrandyblinkaddicter:
randyblinkaddicter Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
next week, i already asked the committee
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:icontheflyinferret:
TheFlyinFerret Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Professional General Artist
Well it's been 9 days sense next week. Wonder why...
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:iconabsoluteparagon:
absoluteparagon Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
Kewl, thankls :)
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:iconrandyblinkaddicter:
randyblinkaddicter Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
haven't got any update yet... wonder where're the moderators and why they kept us waiting without notifications
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:iconmargotdent:
margotdent Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010
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:iconrandyblinkaddicter:
randyblinkaddicter Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
thanks for informing :)
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:iconepicpseudonym:
EpicPseudonym Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Have they picked the winners yet?
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:iconmargotdent:
margotdent Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010
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:iconrandyblinkaddicter:
randyblinkaddicter Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
i wonder about the winner of this contest, anyone has any idea when is the announcement for the winner?
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:icondr-fantine:
Dr-Fantine Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009
I dunno, but it's getting late and I'm wondering why.
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:iconhaldron:
haldron Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
A lot of the dA staff are off for the holidays, as I'm sure are the FAIR staff and Fairey himself. That would make a delay in the selection process and the eventual announcement of the winners.
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:icondr-fantine:
Dr-Fantine Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
That makes sense. I should prolly check other areas of DA fr admin activity though to clarify.
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:iconspring-sky:
spring-sky Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey guys..

Here are the semi-finalists [link]
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:iconreveta:
Reveta Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
That doesn't look lagie...they should do a big news post like this one :/
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:iconspring-sky:
spring-sky Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah.

I wouldn't ever know if i didn't see the link in someone else's reply.
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:iconreveta:
Reveta Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
gees lame XD!
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:iconjsmartspot:
JSMartspot Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009  Student General Artist
I am so confused?
whats the update on the contest have they found the finalists?
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:iconkiarasart:
KIARAsART Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009  Professional General Artist
Dito!
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:iconrickbw1:
Rickbw1 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
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pHotOPuNK82 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
I agree with you where is the update??? lol
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:iconjsmartspot:
JSMartspot Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009  Student General Artist
its been two days since the deadline this is wierd...
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:iconphotopunk82:
pHotOPuNK82 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
yah no kidding I just finally found the semi-finlalists not on it :( oh well but i think its kinda lame the didnt pick a single photo interpretation of the piece or any other version except the modified templates.
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:iconjsmartspot:
JSMartspot Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009  Student General Artist
ok thanks!
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:iconrickbw1:
Rickbw1 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
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:iconjsmartspot:
JSMartspot Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009  Student General Artist
thanks!
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:iconrickbw1:
Rickbw1 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
:iconywplz:
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:iconspring-sky:
spring-sky Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah..I'm not a semifinalist.

Well..at least i tried.
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:icontomzinho:
tomzinho Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
How do you know? There's no list of semifinalists, right?
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:iconspring-sky:
spring-sky Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They've announced them.

Here's the link [link]
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:icontomzinho:
tomzinho Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009
Oh, thank you!
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:iconspring-sky:
spring-sky Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad that i could help ^^
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Grimmjowsgirl Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
where are the semi finalist list
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:iconrickbw1:
Rickbw1 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
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Grimmjowsgirl Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
thx
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Rickbw1 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009
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EligoDesign Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
yeah, i was asking myself the same question.....
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Rickbw1 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
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:iconeligodesign:
EligoDesign Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks :)
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:iconrickbw1:
Rickbw1 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
Welcome:rose:
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badyou Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009  Professional Artist
WIN........:D :beer:
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:iconlucianamorin:
LucianaMorin Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
They are really late! It's almost 22th December and where is the semi-finalists? :cynic:
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Rickbw1 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
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LucianaMorin Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Okay, sorry guys! This explains everything: "Potential winners will be selected on or about December 21, 2009 from all eligible entries."

It's about December 21, not exactly! Maybe they'll announce tomorrow or later.
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TheFlyinFerret Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009  Professional General Artist
I hope it comes up soon. I would love to be a semi-finalist. But if not oh well. It would be nice to be close to winning a contest like this for once.
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LucianaMorin Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
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