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My birthday giveaway! CLOSED

Journal Entry: Sun Aug 16, 2015, 12:48 PM
EDIT: Please help!
After i saw this link about giveaways i wrote to Deviantart through the help desk to ask about it and they sent this letter. I'm afraid i don't understand everything, cos english isn't my mother language but if i understood right i can't hold giveaways with prizes. If someone can translate it better can you tell me what is the situation now? Holding giveaways with prizes is allowed or not? =P I really would like to know...

realitysquared (DeviantArt)

Sep 18, 2:22 PM

Hello seralune,

Games of chance (such as raffles, lotteries and other random giveaways) and fraudulent activity are prohibited on DeviantArt.

Our principal concerns are to avoid the exploitation of members of deviantART, prevent unfair treatment of deviants who are solicited to participate and avoid the appearance of impropriety from offers which are open to abuse as well as the various, and varying, laws restricting or regulating the conduct of games of chance in differing parts of the world. We encourage gift giving.  We encourage trading points for art or art services. We encourage the solicitation of points as donations.  

Games of chance, however, solicit with a promise of potential reward and we have no adequate means to confirm that the “game” is conducted fairly or within the requirements of applicable law which is why they are not allowed.

Daniel Sowers
Copyright & Etiquette Administration Project Manager
Community Operations
realitysquared.deviantart.com






My dear friends!!

IMPORTANT: One of my friends sent a link recently, about holding giveaways like this is forbidden on Deviantart so i have to close this one sooner. :( I'm really sorry but i didn't know about this earlier.
But i would feel myself very bad if i won't give the prizes i promised so i will use the random.org to choose the winners among those who had already entered.
I will announce the winners soon!
And in the future i can't hold giveaways like this but i can give gifts to my friends here, so i will choose randomly from the lot of awesome friends i know here and give gifts for them.
:hug: :glomp:




It is time to hold a new giveaway with lots of prizes!! :happybonce: :happybonce:
The end of this will be on my birthday on 12th of october. I will be 30th years old and i'm a bit nervous about this number...I'm afraid i will be sad and depressed about it so i thought if i hold this giveaway it will help me to be happier on my birthday =P :D

There will be five prizes this time to!
Let's see the prizes:

               FIRST PLACE: 500 points + HANDMADE sterling silver PENDANT or RING from me: You can choose what kind of pendant or ring would you like and i will make it for you. :) (Smile) (within a price limit) Free shipping

               SECOND PLACE: 300 points + HANDMADE brass PENDANT (you can choose what kind of pendant would you like and i will make it for you) Free shipping

               THIRD PLACE: 100 points
               FOURTH PLACE: 100 points
               FIFTH PLACE: 100 points

Rules:
1. You have to be my watcher: That means you have to be my ACTIVE WATCHER, comment and fav my jewelry works i WILL upload. (I will check it if you were active or not)

2. Than you have to fav this journal

3. And you have to write a journal about this giveaway and copy this journal there, together with the pics i show here. (Do not delete the journal you wrote until the end of the giveaway)

4. Write a comment here with the link of your journal, than i gave you a number.

5. Optional: If you follow my facebook page www.facebook.com/seralunis
i will give you a plus number (write it in your comment if you followed it)

I will give a number to each participant (extra numbers to the facebook followers) and than choose the winners randomly on 12th of October using this: www.random.org

I wish good luck to everybody! :D (Big Grin)


Here is a pic from my previous giveaway first prize :iconmariicreations93: asked me to make it for her:
Giveaway prize, handmade sterling silver pendant by seralune


Other examples from my works:
'Everlasting dreams' handmade sterling silver ring by seralune

'Dragon heart' handmade sterling silver pendant by seralune

'Land of hope', handmade sterling silver pendant by seralune

'Dragon soul', handmade sterling silver pendant by seralune

Testing with Dragon sword by seralune

So you can choose something like these, or if you have your own idea we can discuss that to! Hug


Here are some pics from the gemstones i have right now, you can choose among these if you won the giveaway:
New gemstone list 7 by seralune New gemstone list 6 by seralune New gemstone list 5 by seralune New gemstone list 4 by seralune New gemstone list 3 by seralune New gemstone list 2 by seralune
New gemstone list 1 by seralune

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Sailor Moon (c) Naokoa Takeuchi, Art (c) Toei Animation
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:iconcraftymaelyss:
CraftyMaelyss Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Professional General Artist
I actually didn't know about that rule either since I see quite a few giveaways on this website 0_0
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:iconseralune:
seralune Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
I was surprised about this rule to. =P
But i decided to hold a contest soon, where the participants have to design a jewel, than i will choose the most interesting for me and i will make it for  her/him :D
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:iconcraftymaelyss:
CraftyMaelyss Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015  Professional General Artist
Oh cool! :D Btw I've been meaning to ask,
since I haven't worked with Brass yet, I don't
know how long it takes to tarnish compared to
Silver, do you know? P:

I'm thinking of making some Brass pieces but again
I don't know how long they take to tarnish P:
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:iconseralune:
seralune Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
The truth is brass lost it's shine really fast, if i'm polish it after a few days it starts to get darker and darker, but it isn't ugly that way either =P

Here is a pic from my brass tiara when i made it and after a few month:
Moontiara by seralune  Untitled by seralune
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:iconcraftymaelyss:
CraftyMaelyss Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Professional General Artist
It's actually not that bad when it starts to tarnish :D

I'm working on a costume and because of the jewellery I'm
going to have to use Brass:

img.engadget.com/common/images…

That's also why I was asking about that red stone you had in your gallery a while back :D
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:iconseralune:
seralune Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Looks a great costume, i'm sure you will do a great job with the jewelry :la:
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:iconfuchsiastripes:
FuchsiaStripes Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015   Digital Artist
Ah, that's a shame! I had been meaning to enter, just hadn't completed the journal part :(
It's not dA's fault, the practice of gambling is regulated by law in many countries and dA has to follow the law just like everyone else.
Games of chance (where a winner is chosen at random) have never been allowed on dA, it's just that a lot of people do it without knowing the rules or the law.
Contests/competitions are allowed because they are not based on chance. The winner is chosen based on how well they meet the criteria of the the contest. As an example, you could host a contest like this:
'Most useful feedback Contest' 
To enter, deviants need to complete the following:
  1. Be an active watcher
  2. Fave contest announcement/journal
  3. Write a journal entry featuring the contest announcement/journal
  4. And comment on a deviation in my gallery. The comment must contain useful feedback, including what aspect of the artwork you like/dislike, what I did well, what I could improve on, and how I could implement those improvements
To enter comment on this journal/contest announcement with a link to your journal and a link to your feedback. The winner will be chosen based on how useful their feedback/comment is.

I hope this helps you to continue with your gift/giveaways. I think it's incredibly generous of you to give people the opportunity to have a piece of your beautiful artwork and it would be a shame if you couldn't do that anymore :(
Good luck Seralune :heart:
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:iconseralune:
seralune Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Awww thank you so much for your advice and help, you are so kind! :glomp:

It is a great idea to! First i will hold a contest where everybody can design a jewel,and i will choose one which is the most interesting for me, than i will make it for the winner. :)

Than next time i will try your suggestion to :huggle:
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:iconfuchsiastripes:
FuchsiaStripes Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015   Digital Artist
You're welcome! :hug: That sounds like a great idea for a contest :)
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:iconseralune:
seralune Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
:happybounce: :glomp:
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:iconlabatryth:
Labatryth Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Professional Writer
If DA does not allow giveaways with prizes they should just go stuff it.
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:iconseralune:
seralune Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
I was surprised about this rule, but than i will hold a contest i think. :) Those are allowed :D
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:iconlabatryth:
Labatryth Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Professional Writer
what?
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:iconseralune:
seralune Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
I will hold a contest soon :D
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:iconlabatryth:
Labatryth Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Professional Writer
Oh you will?
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:iconseralune:
seralune Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
I started it, it will end on 31th of december :)
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:iconlabatryth:
Labatryth Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015  Professional Writer
Nice.
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herofan135 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, I'm sorry to hear this! I really hope things will resolve themselves soon! :hug:
I didn't know about this, I thought raffles was allowed on DA? I mean, there's always been a lot of raffles giving away points or gifts. :P
I hope you didn't have too much trouble because of this! :(
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:iconseralune:
seralune Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yes it was surprised me to, but it seems i didn't read the rules enough carefully =P

So i decided to close this giveaway and i will hold contests in the future, those are allowed :D

:iconcuddleplz:
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:iconherofan135:
herofan135 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's ok, I didn't know about that rule either. :P
Oh, that's great to hear. Then I'm looking forward to the contests!
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:iconseralune:
seralune Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
:happybounce: :happybounce: :icondragonglomp:
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:iconkawaiistorm:
KawaiiStorm Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015
what I understand is that if it's a game that uses only "luck" (like using a random generator number or any other form of randomness to chose a winner) then it's not allowed. That's the reason of why art contests don't have a problem, the winner is chosen by the contest owner and he/she gives a prize in exchange for the art he/she received.
You can give prizes as long as you use a different method to choose a winner, something not based on "luck" only ;)
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:iconseralune:
seralune Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much for your help! I think i started to understand this whole thing, i hope... =P
I think i will hold a contest soon :D :glomp:
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:iconlordmearln:
LordMearln Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Az a lényeg, hogy nem csinálhatsz sorsoláson alapuló nyereményjátékot, mert egyrészt nem tudják ellenőrizni hogy a sorsolás korrekt volt-e, másrészt szeretnék megelőzni azok panaszait, akik nem nyertek (igen, ezek szerint vannak olyan hülyék, akik azt hiszik, hogy evedens, hogy nyernek... Na mindegy :D ). Arra is hivatkoznak, hogy a hasonló nyereményjátékokra más szabályozások vonatkozhatnak a különböző országokban, tehát lehet, hogy itt Magyarországon rendben van a dolog, de (hülye példa) teszem azt Brazíliában illegális. Ebből is adódhatnak ugye problmák, amiket jobb megelőzni... De amellett persze támogatják az ajándékozást meg a point-art csereberét... (duma) Kábé ennyi. Remélem, segítettem valamennyit^^
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:iconseralune:
seralune Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Köszi a segítséget, kezd összeállni a kép =P :D

:iconcuddleplz:
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:iconlalalanicelady:
LaLaLaNiceLady Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Basically they are saying that a raffle could be used to scam someone (aka encouraging them to like/fav and then giving the prize to someone else you already picked out) and they'd have no way of detecting whether you really chose a winner at random or whether it was someone you'd picked out while saying it was random, you can host giveaways but it'll have to be something like an art contest or a "I'll give x to the funniest comment" , something where they can clearly see how you picked the winner. X
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:iconseralune:
seralune Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much for your help and suggestion! :icondragonglomp:
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:iconlalalanicelady:
LaLaLaNiceLady Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
No problem, thank you so much for the 100 points!! >W<
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seralune Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
:iconsuperheroglompplz:
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:iconmayvig:
MayVig Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Sadly, in their letter they say that you cannot do a raffle…
You can make gifts, you can make donations, and exchange art with points but you cannot do chance games like a lotery a raffle and so on.
But I think you can still say that in all the persons who commented this journal, you choose (in fact randomly) people and then you make a "gift" for them! Because you're a very kind and generous person! =p And not because this is a raffle…

dA realy starts to bother me with all these rules… I understand that it's for security and so on but there's a limit. They must understand that if people participate to raffles it's because they want it and they know they can loose!
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:iconseralune:
seralune Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D Thank you so much for your help, i think i will hold some contests than =P It seems those are allowed :D

Yes these rules can be too strict sometimes =P

:glomp:
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:iconmayvig:
MayVig Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! Q w Q
I'm looking forward to participate! >v< :squee:
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:iconseralune:
seralune Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
:happybounce: :happybounce: :iconcuddleplz:
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Wizard-Digi-Mage Featured By Owner Edited Sep 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
the first part about giveaways (like you already said) sounds like they are not allowed on deviantart, but DA only allows solicitation of point trades for art and point donations only.
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seralune Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for your help, i'm a bit still confused about these things but i try to understand it better :D :glomp:
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Wizard-Digi-Mage Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome :) :hug:
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:iconleggykoi:
LeggyKoi Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww
That's horrible
I wonder why you can't do that
Probably some "personal information"crap
Good luck though
(Your jewelry is amazing maybe that's why they said you couldn't do it haha :) )
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:iconseralune:
seralune Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D It seems it is truly forbidden, i got an official letter from them when i asked about it. =P So if i understand right it isn't allowed :(
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LeggyKoi Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow
Deviantart just plowed through the stuff you wanted to do.
:(
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:iconseralune:
seralune Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
=P That's true...but contests are allowed so i will hold one soon i think :D
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:iconleggykoi:
LeggyKoi Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok cool :)
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:iconmariicreations93:
MariiCreations93 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
you can still give jewerly as prizes. all you have to avoid is giving points and/or real money.
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:iconseralune:
seralune Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks, but they said it is also forbidden, so i can't hold giveaways like this in the future but it seems contests are allowed. =P
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MariiCreations93 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
ugh... also forbidden to give ART?! T-T 
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seralune Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
If you do the giveaway like mine where you will choose a winner randomly than i think that is forbidden to, but if you just give it as a gift or for art trade or commission than it is allowed.
And contest are allowed to :)
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MariiCreations93 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I see. thanks :'D
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seralune Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
:glomp:
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:iconmariicreations93:
MariiCreations93 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
oh well, we can't do anything about it :c :hug:
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seralune Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
=P :iconsuperheroglompplz:
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Jirvey Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you have the link that says these giveaways cant be on DA?
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