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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.


  • 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


  • 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


  • "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 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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stickerobot Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010
we posted some of the winning designs, printed and packed.
TopherDavid253 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010
When do we get to see who the winners are?
margotdent Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010
absoluteparagon Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010
Does anyone know when the winner's will be announced?
margotdent Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010
randyblinkaddicter Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
next week, i already asked the committee
TheFlyinFerret Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Professional General Artist
Well it's been 9 days sense next week. Wonder why...
absoluteparagon Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
Kewl, thankls :)
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
margotdent Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010
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