Hello fellow members of CA!
Perhaps a lot of you may notice that we do not allow members to submit into the main Featured folder. The reason why we do this is to regulate the quality that we allow in it and also to eliminate misunderstandings and dissatisfaction from deviants who get denied from that folder. We choose what goes in it.
But good news is, we do transfer pieces from other folders into the Featured folder if we see it of exceptional quality and skill. It could be yours too.
Be reminded that the Featured Speedpaints and Concepts is a special folder dedicated to such works. Look into the folder to get an idea of what is allowed in the folder. And please compare your piece and see if there is any similar pieces in terms of execution with other works in the folder. If not, then perhaps it doesn't belong there.
Be reminded that we regulate the folders very strictly and even if you managed to get your piece approved in a wrong folder, we will push it to where it should be.
To avoid that, please ensure that your submissions fit the folder you are submitting in. To be frank, 85% - 90% of the time, pieces get denied not because we don't like it. But it's because it's submitted into the wrong folder. However keep in mind that we still have a certain degree of quality control for the non-Feature folders.
When we say "Anything" is allowed, it does not mean you want to start submitting pieces drawn from MS Paint with simple lines and dots here and there. These are among the 5%-10% that gets denied for obvious reasons that it just doesn't fit our group's criteria. All this is explained in our Rules & Regulations in the Group Info in the front page of CA.
PS: sometimes even if we deny a piece, we do suggest to the submitter where it should be submitted or that we take it in ourselves but in the right folder this time. Just to remind you that we're not stuck ups just in case you feel bad for being denied.