It has come to our attention that some of our member are feeling slighted when their deviaiton is not accepted into our group, and have interpreted this "rejection" to mean that their work is not good or that they themselves are not excellent artist or authors.
Our admin team does not intend to belittle any member's artistic vision or talent. We do not choose which deviations go on to win Daily Deviation, that is the job of DeviantArt's Community Relations team. We merely collect deviations which our group believes has a good chance of being accepted by the CR and suggesting it to them.
We also offer exposure to our members when we accept their work, because we know that not all of our suggestions become DD's. This way, even if our members' deviations are not awarded DD's at the time of our suggestion, we, and you (the community) can continue to suggest the work or interact with other members of similar taste, style, technique etc. In addition, we hold our Deviation of the Month poll (which has been postpone until staffing selections are complete) to give deviations which were accepted a while back, a chance to shine again.
If you work has not been accpet, we try to convey that this is only our groups opinion, one group out 1000's, and you should not doubt your skills or self. Others may preceive your work as a masterpiece and extremely worthy of a DD. In many cases if you ask the admin for some sort of reason they may give you insight into their decision. However, sometimes they are unable to responde due to the sheer volumn of submission they are evaluating. However, if you are simply attacking our admins for not accepting your work, your request for a reason will be ignored. Giving critiques is not our groups goal, and thusly any critique given is done so freely by our admin team. If you are truely looking for insight as to why your deviation was not accepted, you can note the group, and I will try to give you a quick overview as to the reasoning.
Remember, there is always room for improvement with ones craft, and a rejection from our group should not deter you to continue growing and doing what you love. I leave you all with a bit of advice, the same advice given to our admin team. Take a look at [link]
Here you will see deviation from every category which have been award DD. This is the quality of work we look for when evaluating deviations. This is not to say that we only accept deviation that look exactly like the work found in this catalogue, rather we use this as a reference. This is the bare minimal standard we will accept, and we believe that our members are capable of such work. In some ways, many may consider our standard even higher than what is seen here at times. As our motto states we want the best of the best. We wish we could accept everyone's deviations especially when we can see how much work was point into it. Many attributes are taken into consideration during evaluations, such as style, color, composition, grammer, flow, inspiration etc., however, passion or time spent on deviatoins alone doesn't not merit acception into our group where we seek the best.
And to get the best of the best we need admins with expertise. We are still completing a massive hiring for our staff, and the first round of applications have brought us some talented members. However, we are still in need of admins for a few categories. If you're interested in become an admin for the following categories note either the group, ~CaryM
or comment below. 3D, Comics and Cartoons, Designs and Interfaces, Emotes and Pixel, Fractal Art, Text Art, and soon to be animation/film
As always, we value your comments and use them to serve our members more effectively. So if if you have questions, comments, concerns or just want to have a conversation, you can always contact us in whatever matter you're most comfortable.