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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.
*WHEW* That's a lot to cram into one journal subject! LOL  OK so in this journal we are covering our December Sub of the Month Winner (yes we are still behind on that, apologies!), announcing our January Featured choices, and also putting up the next Sub of the Month poll for January!  :)
December Sub of the Month Winner is:

#6 Civetta by marcellobarenghi by marcellobarenghi :iconmarcellobarenghi:
Congrats!  :clap:


Our January Featured Choices are the following:

Mouselemur chose:

Dollhouse Miniature 1:12 Scale Lion by heartfeltcanines Leopard by RandyAinsworth
Keiko Bunny by Alina-Kurbiel Bunny Tea by arefin03
Thunder by khyrkat Elephant for Dad by FamiliarOddlings
Happy Ducklings by Notandanavn careful now by IceManDBB
Anglerfish by TeaLabel Survivors of the old world by fablau
AMERICAN PRIDE by MiroDesign Golden Eagle by ForestEdgeFineArt
Forest Ecosystem by Aikya Nubian Ibex by Calmality

SilkenWinds chose:

Bailey by tiduy pq by grezelle
Yuki and a blanket by terenete Diplomnik 2 by Olga5
bw kitty by ruijoao snowy Nea by awphotoart
Common kestrel in the snow by Sarah-Joy-Landon Summer by Deliquesce-Flux
Yellow-billed (Brown) pintail by uialwen dachshund by 22Zitty22

You DO realize this gets harder and harder every month, right?? :faint:


Finally please choose your Sub of the Month for January! No voting for yourself please and only one vote per member.

1)Forest Fairy Bunny by LoveLingz

2)Pandas by Raph04art

3)Affection by Chikrata

4)Rhodesian Ridgeback by Katrin-Elizabeth

5)Green Turtle by linneaphoto

6)Day 249 - Watching you by MonsterBrand

7)Running Wolf by deskridge

8)Wet paws by IllegalHamsterThe

9)Grey heron by Renum63

10)Alicia. White fox by SulizStudio
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EOS-Husky Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Professional Photographer
"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!"

Why reject so many pandas :stare:
SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I have nothing against pandas. We just can't accept every kind of art form.  Please do not take that as anything against you OR the pandas ;)
EOS-Husky Featured By Owner Edited Feb 19, 2015  Professional Photographer
But they are so cute :stare:
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer

we eventually declined your submission of the feature journal because we do not have a folder for these kind of art forms :)
JUMBOLA Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Cheers for accepting my art.
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome :D
Scandalize Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the request! :aww:
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Our pleasure :aww:
pawsoutfitters Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I am honored to be asked to display my art and join this group!  Thank you!
SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug: We are honored to have you!
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