In order to join you must first have one or more emoticon original characters.
What qualifies as an OC is debatable but if you are new to emoting try to have something more developed than a coloured circle with eyes.
While it is not a requirement it is advisable not to create an OC just for the sake of joining the group.
All encyclopedia articles should be submitted to 'Encyclopedia Entries'
Regular deviations featuring OCs can be submitted to the appropriate 'OC' folders depending on the name of the OC. You can submit anything involving your OC, eg. project/contest entries but try to avoid submitting simple profile shots as that should be covered in the article for the emote.
A limit of 10 deviations a week can be submitted to each folder.