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:note: Membership Info


:pointr: You need to have 4 holiday related images (the image itself, not just the title) in the gallery in order to become a member!!
:pointr: Submission Limit is 4 deviations a day. Please submit to the correct folder or use the Misc folder!
:pointr: Submission Rating must be PG! This is a family-orientated site! :nod:
:pointr: Submissions must be your own work. If, upon inspection of your gallery, your gallery violates dA's TOU, your membership will be declined.


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Secret Santa 2014

Sun Nov 16, 2014, 9:03 PM



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SECRET SANTA PROJECT 2014




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Christmas Tree -- Free Avatar by Hardrockangel DisneyDreamers Secret Santas 2014

I know it's a little late, and sorry about that! BonzaiRen will be organizing Secret Santa this year, so bear with me!  Since it's starting late, the usual dates might change, so read on :D

Time for Secret Santa Sign-Ups!!!

What is a Secret Santa?


The modern tradition of Secret Santas is a gift exchange, where the person receiving the gift doesn't know who the giver is going to be and the giver gets to have fun going all out for the recipient.  For the group, this is a secular project - all are welcome to participate in the gift exchange.

How will it work?

At the bottom of the journal you will find a questionnaire. Please copy the questions and send your answers in a NOTE to BonzaiRen.  DO NOT SEND YOUR QUESTIONNAIRE TO THE GROUP! Title your note "Secret Santa Questionnaire".  Whenever I've received a significant number of participants, I will add a journal to my STA.SH with everyone's answers assigned a number (with the name removed, of course).  I will note each participant the link to the journal and participants will then reply with their first 5 choices. Assignments will be made (by note) on a first-come, first-serve basis.  When a number is assigned, it will be removed from the journal.  This will be explained in detail in the assignment note.

Do NOT send the group your questionnaire, as the admins may be participating and they all have access to group notes! Remember to send your note to BonzaiRen! Do not leave your questionnaire in a comment either! That wouldn't be very secret. =P

Who may participate?

Participation is open to anyone who watches DisneyDreamers, disney-parkhoppers, or Holidays.

We have absolutely no requirements on skill level or main artistic medium.  Everyone is welcome to participate.

What happens if someone doesn't complete their gift?

Over the last six years we've had issues with a small percentage of participants who never make a gift.  This does not make the admins happy elves, so we've settled on the following to discourage Art Mooching:

:bulletred: If you pull out of Secret Santas before you have received your gift, no harm done.  Your Santa will have the choice of still completing your gift or being reassigned to a swing position.  

:bulletred: If you pull out of Secret Santas after having received your gift but before the 25th of December (which allows time for the Santa to be reassigned to a swing), you will go onto the "Coal List" on the journal, so everyone will know you mooched art off of someone without giving any in return.

:bulletred: If you pull out of Secret Santas after receiving your gift and after the 25th of December, you will forfeit any group credits you have earned to date and be added to the "Coal List".

:bulletred: If by the 7th of January you have not completed your gift but have received yours, you will not only forfeit your group credits and be added to the "Coal List", you forfeit your group membership and any art you have in our gallery will be removed. You will then be added to the group's blocked list for one year.

So in short - if you think that for any reason you may not be able to get a piece done by the 6th of January, do not sign up for this Project.

Info for our Santas: Dates and Requirements:

1. Your gift must adhere to normal group rules: there must be a canon Disney character, place, or thing present.  All work must be your own.  If you use resources they must come from dA's resource gallery and be properly credited.  No screenshots, Disney promotional photographs, or any official Disney art may be used.

2. Your gift is due to your recipient by January 6th (the 12th Day of Christmas).  Post the deviation to your gallery and send both your recipient and me (BonzaiRen) a note with the thumb or link.  I will invite your gift into the Featured folder at DisneyDreamers.

3. If you find you are unable to complete your gift, please send me a note as soon as possible so I can reassign your recipient to one of our swings.  I really do not want to add anyone to the blocked list. :(

4. I reserve the right to reject a gift.  I will not ever reject a gift based on skill level, but if it's clear the deviation only took 15 minutes or other such shenanigans are going on I will be one unhappy reindeer.  I have had to reject gifts before. I don't like doing it. Do not add a holly berry to an old deviation and try to pass it off as a gift. I will figure it out.

5. You are in no way obligated to send a physical copy of your gift to your recipient, but you may do so if you wish.

6. As a recipient, if you feel that you have been given an inappropriate gift please note me personally.  Remember skill level will not be a consideration - if it is clear your Santa put thought and effort into their gift it will be accepted by the group.  If the gift is ultimately rejected by the group you will be assigned to one of our swings. :)

7. The selection journal will go out when we reach 50 Santas, or by November 26th, whichever comes first. Matches will be made on a rolling basis: those who sign up first will be the first allowed to choose their recipient.

THE QUESTIONAIRE:

The Pledge:


In filling out this Questionnaire and entering into the Secret Santa Project, I understand that I am expected to create a piece of art to the best of my ability and in a timely fashion for the person I am assigned, taking into consideration the information I receive in their Questionnaire. I understand that my Questionnaire may be assigned to someone with less artistic talent than myself; I will politely accept any art made for me no matter what the skill level of the artist. I understand that the art I receive may be in any medium and not in the medium I may most prefer. If for any reason I find I am unable to complete my gift, I will contact the group as soon as possible so my Santa may be reassigned.

Send this questionnaire in a note to BonzaiRen. Do not note the group - our admins may be participating and they all have access to group notes. To keep questionnaires private they need to go to Santa's [Substitute] Head Elf. ;)

1. First Name: (not required)

2. Favorite Disney Movies: (list as many as you like)

3. Favorite Disney Characters: (list as many as you like)

4. Favorite Disney Miscellanea (Places, Games, Shows, Music, etc.): (list as many as you like)

5. My Idea of a Perfect Gift:

6. Art Mediums I prefer to receive: (choose all that apply)

[ ] Traditional
[ ] Digital
[ ] Artisan Crafts
[ ] Sculpture
[ ] Animation
[ ] Photography
[ ] Literature
[ ] CSS or other Designs
[ ] Stock Series or Resources (like Custom Brushes or Tutorials)
[ ] I like them all. I'm not picky.

7. Other things I'd like to share with my Santa:

The following are questions the head elf would like to ask. These will not be shown to the Secret Santa.

8. I [can][cannot] be a Swing Santa if someone should not complete their gift. (A swing is someone who can make a second gift in a short period of time, in case one of the Santas cannot complete a gift.)

9. Other comments and questions for the head elf:


AN EXAMPLE:

1. First Name:

Tina

2. Favorite Disney Movies:

Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Tangled, WALL•E, Pirates of the Caribbean III, TRON, the Avengers, Something Wicked This Way Comes, Enchanted

3. Favorite Disney Characters:

Clopin, the Seagulls from Finding Nemo, Jafar, Figment, Maximus, Tigger, Aladdin, Belle, Maleficent, Eeyore, Dug, Elliot, Bashful, Br'er Fox, Heimlich, Big Al, Commander Norrington, Tony Stark, Loki

4. Favorite Disney Miscellanea (Places, Games, Shows, Music, etc.):

Walt Disney World, Spectromagic, Wishes, Cinderella Castle, the original Journey Into Imagination, Horizons, Disney Park music

5. My Idea of a Perfect Gift: (this will appear on the assignment journal)

Something funny happening between some of my favorite characters, especially if the seagulls are involved.

6. Art Mediums I prefer to receive: (choose all that apply) (this will appear on the assignment journal)

[ ] Traditional
[ ] Digital
[ ] Artisan Crafts
[ ] Sculpture
[ ] Flash Animation (don't hold your breath for this one)
[ ] Photography
[ ] Literature
[ ] CSS or other Designs
[ ] Film or Animation (don't hold your breath here either)
[ ] Stock Series or Resources (like Custom Brushes or Tutorials)
[X] I like them all. I'm not picky.

7. Other things I'd like to share with my Santa:

I prefer Disney guys. My favorite thing is the parks after dark.  

The following are questions the head elf would like to ask. These will not be shown to the Secret Santa.

8. I [can] be a Swing Santa if someone should not complete their gift.

9. Other comments and questions for the head elf: (This is for any questions for me about the Santa project itself.)


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So to recap:

:bulletgreen: Answer the questionnaire by November 26th - SEND IT IN A NOTE TO BonzaiRen Try and get it in as soon as you can, I'll be cutting it off at 50 entries if that happens before the 26th
:bulletgreen: After I get all of the entries, I'll send out a journal so you can choose your top 5 choices
:bulletgreen: You'll get your assigned Secret Santa, and that's that!

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