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Joining & Submitting

Welcome to AnimalsofTheWorld!


If you're an animal lover, this is the place to be! Joining is quick and automatic. Submit your traditional or digital artwork to gain exposure or show off your photography to our 3,000+ members.

***We are not an elitist group, and welcome artists and photographers at all skill levels. However, we do have some standards, as not everything is accepted here. Please see the rules about submissions below. If you're unsure about the rules of this group, don't hesitate to note the Founder or any of the admin team.***

Submissions to Our Gallery

Currently members can submit 2 deviations per folder, each week.
We hope you try to pick your best work when submitting.

:star: NEW :star:
Submissions to the "donors" folder by anyone other than a donor to our group will be automatically declined.

What we will DECLINE:
:bulletpurple: Anything with humans showing and that includes faces, fingers, toes, etc. If a human is waaay in the background and barely distinguishable we may make an exception.
:bulletpurple: Any photos that are blurry, soft, or show poor focus.
:bulletpurple: Any photo which is under or over exposed. Occasionally we make exceptions if the overall composition is still good.
:bulletpurple: Anything which is a snapshot, photos must show that at least a little thought was put into it before taking the shot. We'd also prefer you do not submit similar photos of the same animal.
:bulletpurple: Anything with DA Watermarks!! For personal signatures please make sure they are not too large or distracting.
:bulletpurple: Anything with cage bars showing in FRONT of the animal. We are OK with bars behind the animal or faded into the background.
:bulletpurple: Anything showing gory or bloody images including dead animals or carcasses, any animal abuse, any photos or art of a sexual nature (in other words no mature content), and any vulgarity. We want to remain a nice, clean group for animal lovers.
:bulletpurple: Anything subitted to the wrong folder. We will let you know and ask you to submit to the correct folder.

If you would like to know why your submission was declined, simply ask us and we would be glad to explain. We offer only friendly, constructive criticism!

Please note that our admin team will decline at their discretion and it should not be taken personally. It should also serve as positive encouragement for you to improve your skills!

Read Group Rules People by sugarpoultry

Submissions to Featured

Our Featured folder is closed to submissions and will be used for our monthly journal Features. The admin will choose their favorite photos or artwork based on the criteria below each month, and then those submissions will be moved to Featured. :)

Here are some of the things we look for in our Featured works:

:bulletpurple: Clear, well-composed, and interesting.
:bulletpurple: Well-timed, exquisitely posed, beautifully captured with color, etc.

:bulletpurple: Super realism, fine skills with details, and correct anatomy.
:bulletpurple: Great coloring abilities with awesome backgrounds.

Artisan crafts, jewelry, clothing, etc

:bulletpurple: Anything particularly interesting or unique will usually capture our attention. Opinions of crafts and other types of hand-made items can vary greatly so it really depends on the views of each admin. But there is serious talent out there, wow! Even this becomes hard to choose. :D

Suggesting Favourites

Don't forget to suggest faves! If you see a nice photo or artwork, feel free to submit it to the group, either into our favourites or straight to the gallery. They only have to approve the request and it will be added.

:heart: :heart: Wanna spread some happiness by Nameda :heart: :heart:



Our fellow affiliates! They are all wonderful and deserve a look. ;) Affiliates must have something to do with animals and have no mature or vulgar content.

Donate Points

Our SUPER GROUP status is IN NEED OF RENEWAL! :cry: Help us renew and give to become a VIP member and get special benefits with your name added to our VIP members folder!


to go straight to my personal profile, where you can donate. Unless you choose to be anonymous, your generosity will be listed and recognized! We will add your name to our special "VIP members" folder! WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO USE THIS FOLDER IT IS OPEN TO MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS ALIKE WHO HAVE DONATED POINTS.



A wonderful person dedicated to animals is part of something called "The Shelter Project" and you can help to support her cause by purchasing prints from her gallery. The deviant is TeaPhotography and the folder is labeled "The Shelter Project- Cats and Dogs", which has all of the available prints for sale. The funds go to support The South Coast Humane Society. For more information go here.

"Tea" is also the Founder of :iconunframed-nature:, an awesome animal-loving group and affiliate that's been around a long time!

You can donate points to help out the group here.
Hello dear members :wave:

As promised, right on time, we want to share with you some of the artworks  that have caught our attention in March :)

But first, the lucky deviation who won the February Submission of the Month...

From a series of still-life with a cat by Daykiney by Daykiney, congratulations :clap:

On to the admin team's featured choices;

:iconsilkenwinds: chose:

Balance by Enkased Udah 9 by EdgedFeather
Violet-backed Starling by JessicaDobbs Green Veined White - Pieris napi by Mendipman
A carrot in this size, please by Exempeel Baby Hyena by afke11
Lavendel the Springtime Hedgehog by RikerCreatures Wild Stallion by Chikrata
Cartoon sheep by Alina-207 Twiga by Fuz-Caforio-Art

:iconmouselemur: chose:
The Silver Eye - Fireplace Melly by lostie815 Animals - Mallard by NFB-Fotografien
#What's up II by Batschi96 Two Young Kings by MorkelErasmus
Abbas - 2 by ErkanKalenderli Paul und Paula by FeliDae84
Golden puppy by IllegalHamsterThe Chevron by LuxDani
A Ram by Moondancer3 Significant Otter by heylorlass
Feathered kiss by Polly-fox Tenderness by Lightning-W0lf
Hyperactive Ducklings by Innocentium Great Chums 7 weeks old by Artelanas
Zeus by RaibowMilk  L equilibriste by Sblourg

And let's not forget the deviations in the running for March Submission of the Month, so cast your vote on one of these. Presenting:
1) Hello There! by arefin03
2) The Flight by sasonian37
3) Amazonian poison dart frog - Ranitomeya ventrimacu by ColinHuttonPhoto
4) Okapi sculpt by DeeOtter
5) Tea, Coffee and Red Wine by In-The-Distance

Most importantly, don't forget to :+fav: and drop a comment :typerhappy: at the ones you like, you know the artists will love it ;)
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systemcat Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Professional General Artist
Denied now without explanation :(. ( submitted work )
SilkenWinds Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Since we get a lot of submissions, can you provide a link to the picture in question and I will give you my explanation. Thanks :)
systemcat Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Professional General Artist
Full spectrum shot, that I'm told I did good on:

Lookout by systemcat
systemcat Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Professional General Artist
Why did you let my work expire?
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer

We're very sorry your work has expired. Could you please try to submit this deviation anew? We've experienced some expirations in recent time, and therefore speeded up the voting procedure to try to prevent this from happening in the future :)
Placi1 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
Thank you for the request!
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome :)
maska13 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015
Thanks a lot for accept my work! :rose:
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
It's our pleasure :heart:
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