Welcome to OCTOBER 2012’s Top Submissions of Unframed-Nature.
Thank you for being here whether you are a Member yet or not! We welcome you and your support!
Since the beginning of January 2012, we’ve grown nearly 1,400 Members! That means, in almost 11 months, we’ve grown an average of OVER 100 Members a month!
So, a GRAND Welcome to ALL of Our NEW MEMBERS!
Thank you to our loyal Members who have been submitting to our Group for a long time now. Without you, we wouldn’t be here.
Thank you to ALL the Members who voted on this monthly event!
We completely appreciate you supporting your Group in this particular way. It is so generous of you to take the time to VOTE! You are fabulous!!
Let’s continue to submit our own BEST QUALITY work, enjoy it, improve upon it, enjoy the work of others, and Nature in general. It’s what it’s all about- combining our art with our love of Nature, and coming together under that commonality!
Without further ado...
Please Enjoy The Voted Top Submissions of OCTOBER 2012. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL SELECTED IN OCTOBER!
[ Each section/folder has a small group, at the VERY TOP, where those had received just slightly more votes. These will be copied to the Featured Folder. The others are in no particular order.]
:thumb307424720::thumb309760930::thumb262635433: :thumb307425341::thumb267127308::thumb244093516: Most of her work is not nature work, but she deserves being featured with at least six works for her kind generosity in helping our group!
Thank you to these long time fabulous Members who have been loyal to our Group in various ways- submitting their work, plus voting each month, and supporting our Group in many other ways, too. We are very grateful to them for all they do and for being a fantastic part of our Group here!
We'd like to thank our very wonderful and helpful new Admin., for deciding to join our awesome Admin. TEAM here at #Unframed-Nature! She's been doing an absolutely super job since joining. Her commitment and help, is so valuable and very much appreciated, and we want her to know that!
Admins. for Unframed-Nature!
We are still willing to take applications if you are interested in joining our team! Please read the following application, and then answer the questions inside, and then NOTE your answers to me, Tea, `TeaPhotography
And remember, it is NOT as formal as it looks, and of course you do NOT need to know everything, but it is a very helpful tool for us to assess who might know what.
Our Group’s NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS!
VERY Important Group News!
Our Group will close down during December. Our FIVE regular Folders will close a lot earlier than the last day. In fact, these five folders will close sometime on Dec. 16th.
ONE FOLDER WILL REMAIN OPEN! We will have a Theme Folder that opens Dec. 1st, with the five regular folders... but it will stay open, and CLOSE on Jan. 6th- about FIVE WEEKS! [See Below, for INFO. on the THEME!]
The reason that the group will mostly be closed, except for the Dec. Theme Folder, is for TWO REASONS:
1. To give the Admins. a much needed break, and lighten their work considerably. 2. To give the group a chance to "breathe" in general: I will be away from dA for three weeks, starting on Dec. 17th. But I will actually be returning at the beginning of the 3rd week, for THIS GROUP ALONE, to do some end-of-the year organization, and re-organization of folders, and to make some changes, modifying some rules, and probably adding a few new folders!
The GOAL is to open the Group again, on Jan. 7th, and hopefully all Admins., and Members, will take a bit of time to NOTE the changes!
Admins. will be voting on the December folders this time, and probably choosing from the Theme folder, too.
Thank you for your attention to these very important dates, and issues, for our group!
Our Group’s Upcoming THEMES
December - "Decorated Holiday/Christmas Trees" This theme is mostly JUST FOR FUN!
Opens: Dec. 1st Closes: Jan. 6th - About FIVE weeks long!
ONE Entry per Member! Submit One Image of a decorated Holiday or Christmas Tree! The tree could be your own, or someone else's, - that doesn't matter. The tree could be outside or inside, as long as it is decorated for the holidays! The tree could be real or fake - doesn't matter, either. We are NOT looking for humans with the trees! But it is understandable if we can see part of the inside of homes. Be SURE it is NOT a Close-Up of a single decoration or ornament! It is preferred that the image show 100% of the tree, but at least 80%! We want to see a WHOLE DECORATED TREE!
All-Media is welcomed as long as it is able to depict an image of decorated tree... So, of course photographs are welcomed, but traditional, digital, manipulations, fractals, etc. are ALSO WELCOMED!
Well, the Founder, probably with help from the other Admins., will choose a few of our favourites to feature...
but as far as "placements" with possible
it is not yet decided if we will have "placements" with points.
REMEMBER: This is mostly, really JUST FOR FUN!!
I know it feels like it's not time to talk about this yet:
But we want to let you know what IS coming up!
Our Group's NEXT BIG CONTEST
IS CLOSED, and is currently in the process of being Judged by our outside panel of judges!
:thumb327828265: Feel free to read about it!
Results should hopefully be posted by Nov. 18th or Nov. 19th!
Super Group Renewal! SuperGroup renewal is December 1st
LESS THAN ONE MONTH AWAY!
Points for Our Group
First of all, #Unframed-Nature can not thank enough our very generous Members, and Administrators alike, who have Donated and continue to Donate Points to our Group! A few of them have done so, multiple times!
But, this may be the last time, to mention the finances, before it's time to RENEW our Super Group status!
The above Contest is our SECOND and LAST BIG CONTEST of 2012.
Plus, we have had a few "Monthly Themes" which we've treated as "Mini-Contests" with a small amount of points, as prizes.
We do NOT yet know if we will have placements and points for our December Theme...
And we DO want to hopefully have a few points to begin the NEW YEAR, so we can do a few more "Monthly Themes"/"Mini-Contests" in 2013, WITH some for prizes!
The point is, our SuperGroup renewal is up VERY SOON, [Decemeber 1st] which is right after the current contest winners would be announced. Further donations would be appreciated, and also because we hope to begin 2013 with a few extra points.
Last year, we had a huge push to go SuperGroup, as wanted and expressed by the majority of the Membership, and so, near to the end of the year, the Members and Admins., came through with our SuperGroup status.
[SuperGroup has been a very helpful status, afterall, now I admit it.]
Therefore, this is the last big push of the year to ask if you might think about donating again to your Group of #Unframed-Nature
CHECK OUT THIS FOLDER: “Featured News and Journals of 2012”
Updated TOTAL FAQ sheet, with regard to the RULES about this Folder, HERE: [link]
[Scroll, to under the other regular folder descriptions... ]
Or, for your convenience, I have placed the RULES to this folder, INSIDE the folder, itself, HERE: [link]
It is also possible, Admins., will request some News and Journals, that follow along these lines.
UPDATE: So far, this folder is being used quite successfully!
We are an ALL-Media Group, but NOT all Subjects. MUST be ALL Nature-Related. Read more inside the LINK provided just below. DO submit your BEST QUALITY work- we are NOT an elitist group, but we DO want your best quality, please! Do NOT Submit to the “Group DONORS’ Folder”, as it is being used for Group Donors. DO Submit Birds, Etc. to the folder labeled WITH Birds, Etc., even though most birds are considered “Wild”... We are MORE strict in 2012, than in 2011, with Architecture and will NOT be allowing nearly as much... We have certain restrictions with humans, bridges, BOATS, etc., as well. If you have NOT read the COMPLETE “New Folder Descriptions and Rules” feel FREE to do so by going HERE: [link]. SCROLL to that section. OR Rules for each Folder, are right inside of EACH Folder, for your convenience.
Affiliate Groups’ NEWS & CONTESTS
is an awesome wonderful Group! It’s where “Wishes Can Come True!” So if you have a dA wish, come check us out! We also hold and participate in a variety of special and positive activities... such as: “Tuesday Treats” :thumb336399677: and: “Wonderful Wednesday” :thumb336533199: and: Thursday Greets :thumb336714468: which then gets featured to, weekly to: “WishingWell Weekly” :thumb336141211: and our monthly event, which gets updated: "Nomination Station" :thumb335583497:
is a positive group spinning the world of dA NEWS your way! Simply JOIN, to find out what’s going on in the dA world around YOU! We, our group, of #Unframed-Nature has been featured with them a couple times, among so many wonderful things reported here... It’s a work of heart. The latest: August 25th Edition: :thumb323418879: While the regular editions have been placed on a hiatus for a while, Please keep your eyes out for the NEXT one. Meanwhile, here are the most recent articles: :thumb334960040: :thumb336101507: :thumb336745425:
#deviantHEART promotes Positivity! Current Contests, Projects, and Initiatives: :thumb332517440: :thumb318307353: :thumb299314281: :thumb321744519:
is hosting a BIG and Year-Long Community Project called: “Art for Trees” Read about this wonderful and worthy project HERE: :thumb291380871:
The FOUNDER of the above Affiliate Group, who is also a very good friend and support to our group HERE, is hosting a really fun and wonderful GAME here on dA, and you could WIN HALF the Points in her POINTS POOL! Check out the Article about it HERE: :thumb318313992: It's awesome! So finally, FEEL FREE to participate.
is a wonderful compassionate group, wanting to make a difference! If you care about animals, as I know SO many of our own Members here DO, this IS the group for you!
This group is based on the cause of primarily the protection of DOLPHINS! Please READ MORE: :thumb330141148: :thumb326106541: And then consider joining! Not only will you be a part of a great group, but at the same time you will part of a VERY worthy cause!
is a completely awesome group! It's about helping to run things more smoothly here on dA! Recent Articles: :thumb336036051: :thumb332742807:
is a great group hosting a really cool Contest: "Autumn Melancholy" Voting is in progress- Check out the details HERE: :thumb328475708: Have fun!
our newest affiliate, is hosting their first contest! The theme is: "Thanksgiving" Check it out HERE: :thumb335619865: Great theme!
is hosting a lovely Contest: "The Autumn Effect" The details, updates, and things they need are all HERE: :thumb329089200:
We hope you'll join!
is a fun and lovely group, and they are holding a Contest about "Butterflies" :thumb333608930: Please, check it out!
A wonderful group with a new theme: "My Favourite Place" Details are HERE with the winners from their LAST theme: :thumb334392622:
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