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:iconupdatedsignplz: At the request of several people, and to allow as many people the opportunity as possible, we have decided to extend the voting period for one week.  The new voting deadline is March 14, 2013.

:pointr: Kindly note there was also some questions as to some of the deviants listed in the newcomer category and the fact that their first emote was created in late 2012.  Due to the fact that the Emote Awards had an erratic timeframe before now (an uncertain date from December to December), we allowed those additional 2 nominations as they would have been in a window where they would have been excluded. Now that we have moved to a Jan 1 - Dec 31 timeframe, that should not be a problem in the future.





:spotlight-left: We'd like to welcome everyone to the 2012 Emote Awards. :spotlight-right:

First of all, we would like to thank everyone who took the time to make nominations. We were staggered at the number of people who participated!  Now, before we start, we will recap the voting process...

:star: Voting will run for 2 weeks. They will open on February 21, 2013 and close on March 7, 2013.

:star: Votes will be cast through note. Notes should be sent to EmoteWatch -- Please do not note Krissi or Mirz's personal accounts.

:star: You can only vote once per category.

:star: You cannot vote for yourself.

:star: In the spirit of sportsmanship, nominees are not allowed to offer any incentive to others to vote for them.  You may advertise that you have been nominated and encourage others to vote in the awards, but you can't tell them to vote for you, nor can you offer anything like points, or prizes, or anything of that nature to entice others to vote.

:star: In the case of a tie, there will be a special tie-breaker vote for a period of one-week.

:star: Winners will be announced within a week of the close of voting (or a tie-breaker round if there is one).  We will also announce the date of the special chat event at that time.

:bulletblack: Click here to see the original Emote Awards article with all the details ---> emotewatch.deviantart.com/art/…

All right. Now on to the nominees!





Best Animated Emoticonist:


:icona-kid-at-heart: a-kid-at-heart
:iconblissfullysarcastic: BlissfullySarcastic
:iconburgerbunny: BurgerBunny
:iconclefairykid: ClefairyKid
:iconicexdragon: IceXDragon
:iconmarcphx: marcphx
:iconsoulnova: Soulnova
:iconsylvaur: Sylvaur
:iconvalasedai: ValaSedai
:iconweb5ter: Web5teR

:iconemoteline1plz::iconemoteline2plz::iconemoteline3plz::iconemoteline1plz::iconemoteline2plz::iconemoteline3plz:


Best Static Emoticonist:


:icona-kid-at-heart: a-kid-at-heart  
:iconblissfullysarcastic: BlissfullySarcastic
:iconcubicinsanity: CubicInsanity
:iconicexdragon: IceXDragon
:iconjeanawei: JeanaWei
:iconkyramy: Kyramy
:iconlitecrush: litecrush
:iconmarcphx: marcphx
:iconmerelycubed: MerelyCubed
:iconphlum: Phlum
:iconpixiepot: pixiepot
:iconquolia: Quolia
:iconravenswd: Ravenswd
:iconspring-sky: spring-sky
:iconsylvaur: Sylvaur
:iconsynfull: Synfull
:iconwooded-wolf: Wooded-Wolf

:iconemoteline1plz::iconemoteline2plz::iconemoteline3plz::iconemoteline1plz::iconemoteline2plz::iconemoteline3plz:


Best Chat Emoticonist:


:icona-kid-at-heart: a-kid-at-heart
:iconblissfullysarcastic: BlissfullySarcastic
:iconcmotes: Cmotes
:iconcookiemagik: CookiemagiK
:iconi-is-smart: I-is-smart
:iconnerdygeekydweeb: NerdyGeekyDweeb
:iconotohime0394: otohime0394
:iconpixacious: Pixacious
:iconsnowsniffer: SnowSniffer
:iconsparklydest: SparklyDest
:iconstuck-in-suburbia: stuck-in-suburbia

:iconemoteline1plz::iconemoteline2plz::iconemoteline3plz::iconemoteline1plz::iconemoteline2plz::iconemoteline3plz:


Best Newcomer:


:iconartpop-bitch: artpop-bitch
:iconbubbiies: bubbIies
:icondully101: dully101
:iconidjpanda: iDJPanda
:iconeitvys200: Eitvys200
:iconicefire8521: icefire8521
:iconnerdygeekydweeb: NerdyGeekyDweeb
:iconmegaloler: MegaLoler
:iconmerelycubed: MerelyCubed
:iconmafiavamp: MafiaVamp
:iconsackofsquan: sackofsquan
:iconsnowsniffer: SnowSniffer

:iconemoteline1plz::iconemoteline2plz::iconemoteline3plz::iconemoteline1plz::iconemoteline2plz::iconemoteline3plz:


Best NaNoEmo Participant:


:icona-kid-at-heart: a-kid-at-heart
:iconblissfullysarcastic: BlissfullySarcastic
:iconcmotes: Cmotes
:iconhappy-gurl: happy-gurl
:iconizzy-the-hedgehog: izzy-the-hedgehog
:iconsnowsniffer: SnowSniffer
:iconsparklydest: SparklyDest
:iconicefire8521: icefire8521
:iconicexdragon: IceXDragon

:iconemoteline1plz::iconemoteline2plz::iconemoteline3plz::iconemoteline1plz::iconemoteline2plz::iconemoteline3plz:


Best Emoticon Group:


:icondaemoticons: dAemoticons
:iconemoticiety: Emoticiety
:iconemoticonopus: EmoticonOpus
:icontheemtc: TheEMTC
:iconweemote: WeEmote

:iconemoteline1plz::iconemoteline2plz::iconemoteline3plz::iconemoteline1plz::iconemoteline2plz::iconemoteline3plz:


Best Emoticon Tutorial:


Emote Tutorial by ChaosEmeraldHunter
Static emoticon tutorial by Sylvaur
PE: How to Make a Large EmoticonHow to Make a Large Emoticon

I have been asked many times how I make my big emoticons. How I shade it, dither it, etc, so I am going to make a step by step tutorial on how I make large emoticons.:D Even if you already know how to, you might find something useful in this.;) Be aware that I am using photoshop elements 3.0, so this technique can be preformed in almost any program that has layers and custom pencil brush sizes and or a hollow and filled circle tool. If your program doesn't have layers or adjustable circles of any kind (whether it be the pencil tool or the circle tool), you should be able to get around it somehow, but if you can't figure it out, I would recommend gimp. It works on Macs, Windows, or Linux computers. You can get a free download at gimp.org.:nod:
Start by making a hollow circle. The color of it should be a really dark shade of the color you want the emote to be. I'm making a blue emote, so


:iconemoteline1plz::iconemoteline2plz::iconemoteline3plz::iconemoteline1plz::iconemoteline2plz::iconemoteline3plz:



Emoticon Project of the Year:


Emote Story Project by Web5teR
Mini OCtopi Army Project - CLOSED by Synfull
The Emote Bookcase Project by stuck-in-suburbia
Nano Emoticon Project - OPEN by Coven-tina
Emoticon OC Heart Project - Closes the 19th! by litecrush
2012 Emoticon Talent Show by a-kid-at-heart

:iconemoteline1plz::iconemoteline2plz::iconemoteline3plz::iconemoteline1plz::iconemoteline2plz::iconemoteline3plz:


Best Emote Plz Account:


:iconflowerrainplz:
:iconsquee-loveplz:
:iconjammingplz:
:iconfavbomb-plz:
:iconjooyplz:

:iconemoteline1plz::iconemoteline2plz::iconemoteline3plz::iconemoteline1plz::iconemoteline2plz::iconemoteline3plz:


Best Emoticon of the Year:


Emote Seasons by a-kid-at-heart
Love is cruel... by Sylvaur
deviantART HQ by Synfull
Watch Workshop by otohime0394
Avengers Assemble by clairebearer
Arrow by Xelioth
LIFE by MerelyCubed

:iconemoteline1plz::iconemoteline2plz::iconemoteline3plz::iconemoteline1plz::iconemoteline2plz::iconemoteline3plz:


Best Emoticon-Art:


Emote Baker by Web5teR
Regaining by litecrush
The Starry Night /Emote Version by spring-sky
Alone in the dark by Web5teR
Emote Seasons by a-kid-at-heart
Colors of Music by marcphx
Emote Secret Santa Gift by Wooded-Wolf
Snowman emote by Sylvaur
Autumn Twilight by D-Kiddo
LIFE by MerelyCubed
53 Week Calendar + Frame and Color Count by BlissfullySarcastic
October ECC: TV by mondscheinsonate
Monsters Inc by Synfull
BlissfullySarcastic ESS by litecrush
ET phone home by Synfull

:iconemoteline1plz::iconemoteline2plz::iconemoteline3plz::iconemoteline1plz::iconemoteline2plz::iconemoteline3plz:


Best Chat Emoticon:


:creepygrin: by 4EverYoungKid
:undertheweather: by stuck-in-suburbia
:compare: by blunaowl
:unthinking: by 4EverYoungKid
:igottago: by auxeru
:allthethings: by Pixacious
:tabshield: by IceXDragon
Joy by Web5teR
:happybow: by a-kid-at-heart
:devilwithin: by Cmotes
Dignified Zombie - NaNoEmo 6/30 by BlissfullySarcastic
Love Song by marcphx
:dead: revamp by Cmotes

:iconemoteline1plz::iconemoteline2plz::iconemoteline3plz::iconemoteline1plz::iconemoteline2plz::iconemoteline3plz:


Emoticonist of the Year:


:iconblissfullysarcastic: BlissfullySarcastic
:iconhappy-gurl: happy-gurl
:iconicexdragon: IceXDragon
:iconsparklydest: SparklyDest
:iconsynfull: Synfull
:iconweb5ter: Web5teR



:squee: A reminder, ANYONE can vote.  You do not have to be an emoticonist to participate in this voting stage.  Also, you can vote for one or all of the categories, so don't worry if you aren't familiar with the emoticonists' names, feel free to vote which of the individual emoticons you like best.  This is a community event and we would love for the whole dA community to participate! If you have a question, feel free to post and we will do our best to help you.

Good luck to all the nominees!

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:iconidjpanda:
iDJPanda Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Student General Artist
I was nominated? ;o Thank you!
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:iconphlum:
Phlum Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow, I didn't think I was active enough to deserve even a nomination :shifty:

Thank you :huggle:
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:iconspring-sky:
spring-sky Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG , I've been nominated for a best static emoticonist !! :wow: ,I don't even make a lot of static emotes :confused:

And my starry night:emote version is also nominated for best emoticon art ,I'm so honored :love:
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:iconkrissi001:
Krissi001 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
:hug:
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:iconizzy-the-hedgehog:
izzy-the-hedgehog Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ha, I'm actually on this.
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:iconkrissi001:
Krissi001 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
:hug:
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:iconizzy-the-hedgehog:
izzy-the-hedgehog Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:manhug:
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:iconnee-to:
Nee-to Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
I vote for pixacious :iconteheplz:
this isn't a seious vote by the way, I'm just a derp :B
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:iconkrissi001:
Krissi001 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
=P
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:iconcmotes:
Cmotes Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Holy cow, I just saw this! I'm nominated four times? WHAT'S GOING ON? :noes:
I feel bad for being so inactive!

Good luck everybody! :love:
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:iconkrissi001:
Krissi001 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
:happybounce:
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:iconemotewatch:
EmoteWatch Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
These are the nominations, you can't nominate anymore.
If you want to vote, send a note to this account :pat:
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:iconjo-walter14:
Jo-walter14 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
thank you for replying but I just would really like it if you checked DJ's out
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:iconbubbiies:
bubbIies Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my! :wow: Someone nominated me?! Awestruck. :heart:

Sending in my votes now. :love:
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:iconkrissi001:
Krissi001 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
:happybounce:
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:iconemotewatch:
EmoteWatch Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
Please note *EmoteWatch with your votes (please include the category)
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:iconlokonarts:
Lokonarts Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hmm understand....sorry :shame:
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:iconwdwparksgal:
WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
Sent my vote :judge: :nuu:
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:iconkrissi001:
Krissi001 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
yay :boogie:
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:iconxgamerzunitex:
XGamerzUniteX Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
im so jealous.... ;-;
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:iconkrissi001:
Krissi001 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
:C :hug:
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:iconicefire8521:
icefire8521 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I was nominated. Twice. Am utterly surprised.

Hopefully I will be getting my votes in soon!
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:iconkrissi001:
Krissi001 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
:eager:
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:iconarichy:
Arichy Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh i really thought that one of mine works will be nominated but not :no: it made me sad. :noes:

anyways, epic works! :clap:
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:iconkrissi001:
Krissi001 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
:hug:
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:icongomotes:
Gomotes Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Votes sent :whisper:
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:iconkrissi001:
Krissi001 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
:excited:
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:icongomotes:
Gomotes Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hooray:
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:iconmaclafel7:
Maclafel7 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How does one vote?
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:iconkrissi001:
Krissi001 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
You send a Note to *EmoteWatch with the Categories and the Names/thumbcodes of your favourites. :hug:
Does it help? :dummy:
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:iconmaclafel7:
Maclafel7 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, thank you!
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:icontoxic-fox-girl:
Toxic-Fox-Girl Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Student
Congrats to all those who got nominated. :clap:
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:iconkrissi001:
Krissi001 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
:hug:
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:iconastrikos:
Astrikos Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013   General Artist
Holy wow! :love:
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:iconkrissi001:
Krissi001 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
:excited:
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:iconastrikos:
Astrikos Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013   General Artist
:love: You are awesome!
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:iconiamoret:
iAmoret Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I am officially a scatterbrain- I signed on today specifically to send in my nominations. :facepalm: I gotta start writing these things down! :stupidme:

Well, just about everyone I nominated is on the list, so it doesn't really hurt much. :shrug:
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:iconkrissi001:
Krissi001 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
:hug:
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:iconiamoret:
iAmoret Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, I'm writing my note now. :shrug:

Good luck to all! :aww:

Now I have a goal- work hard at improving to get my name on the 2013 list! :iconanimefaceplz:
(Not in a million years)
:roll:

I'm rambling. I think. Am I rambling? Imma shut up now.... :blushes:
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:iconkrissi001:
Krissi001 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
:tighthug:
Believe in yourself :iconanimefaceplz:
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:iconthesaltymonster:
TheSaltyMonster Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
Good luck to all :)
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:iconkrissi001:
Krissi001 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
:eager:
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:iconviciousm:
ViciousM Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Student General Artist
I have a question just before I send in my votes.
Q: Do we have to vote for every single one of the categories or can we just skip to those categories that we really want to vote on?

Since I don't know any of these artist let alone their prior works I am torn if I should even vote at all.
Because I would base my votes on how much they have improved from before to now.
I really want to vote on ALL the categories so as I could maximize the power of the vote.
But I don't think it'd be fair for both those that really deserve to win but didn't win, and those that did win but I felt in my heart shouldn't have won. I would greatly be guilty since I just wing-ed the voting.
I know if would be common sense for some but just wanted to ask what would be the norm in this situation.
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:iconkrissi001:
Krissi001 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
You don't have to vote for all categories. :hug:
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:iconviciousm:
ViciousM Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you.
I am relieved.
Notepad ON!
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:iconkrissi001:
Krissi001 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
:happybounce:
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:iconviciousm:
ViciousM Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Best of luck to everyone nominated!
:glomp:
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:iconrawrmarshmallows:
RAWRmarshmallows Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
Just sent my votes in!
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