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20 March 2007 @ 11:26 pm
RULES  
GENERAL RULES

TO PLAY YOU MUST SIGN UP (check the user info for current link). ONCE THE FIRST CHALLENGE ENTRY POST IS CLOSED FOR THE CURRENT ROUND YOU MAY NO LONGER SIGN UP (see schedule). TO VERIFY THAT YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THE RULES PLEASE USE THE SUPER-DUPER TOP-SECRET PHRASE POSTED IN THE USER INFO AS YOUR SUBJECT LINE WHEN SIGNING UP. IF YOU USE THIS PHRASE YOU ARE AGREEING TO ABIDE BY THE RULES. IF YOU DO NOT, YOU WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.

WE SUGGEST THAT YOU JOIN AND FRIEND THE COMMUNITY TO KEEP UP ON THE GOINGS ON. THIS IS NOT REQUIRED, MERELY SUGGESTED.

PLEASE CHECK THE ROUND SCHEDULE FOR POSTING DATES AND DEADLINES. CHALLENGES GO UP ON MONDAY, CLOSE ON FRIDAY, VOTING ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, RESULTS AND THE NEXT CHALLENGE ON MONDAY. RINSE. REPEAT.

EACH CHALLENGE WILL WILL PROVIDE A HIGH QUALITY IMAGE, IMAGES, OR A THEME. PLEASE READ EACH CHALLENGES RULES CAREFUL AS THERE MAY BE SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS FOR ANY GIVEN ROUND.

GENERALLY YOU MAY USE ANY EFFECTS, STOCK IMAGES, BLENDING, BRUSHES, TEXTURES, ETC. ANIMATION IS NOT ALLOWED.

THIS IS A LAST ICON MAKER STANDING CHALLENGE. WE ARE VOTING OFF THE WORST ICON EACH WEEK. WHEN VOTING USE THE FORM PROVIDED. YOU MUST GIVE A REASON FOR VOTING ICONS OFF, YOU DO NEED TO GIVE A REASON FOR YOUR FAVORITE.

VOTES ARE WEIGHTED, SO MAKE SURE TO VOTE IN ORDER. FOR EXAMPLE:

least favorite in order
45: bad coloring
17: the crop makes the subject appear deformed
22: muddy colors, and blurry image

favorite
05: gorgeous coloring, nice text

ICON #45 WILL GET -5 POINTS, ICON #17 WILL GET -3 POINTS, AND ICON #22 WILL GET -1 POINT. ICON #05 WILL GET +5 POINTS. IF YOUR ICON RECEIVES BOTH LEAST FAVORITE VOTES AND FAVORITE VOTES THEY WILL CANCEL OUT. THE ICON MAKERS WITH THE LEAST AMOUNT OF POINTS AT THE END OF THE CHALLENGE WILL BE ELIMINATED.

REMEMBER: YOU CAN NOT VOTE FOR YOURSELF.

ELIMINATED CONTESTANTS MAY STILL PARTICIPATE IN THE VOTING PROCESS UNTIL THE END OF THE CURRENT ROUND. THEY ARE WELCOME AND ENCOURAGES TO PARTICIPATE IN THE NEXT ROUND.

BULLET POINTS
ENTRY RULES
LJ STANDARDS APPLY | no more than 100x100, or 40kb, must be .jpeg .gif or .png
ONLY ONE ICON PER CONTESTANT
ENTRIES MUST BE ORIGINAL FOR THIS CHALLENGE
COMMENT USING THE FORM PROVIDED
YOU MUST USE THE IMAGE PROVIDED | unless otherwise noted
STOCK IMAGES, BRUSHES, TEXTURES, ETC ARE ALLOWED | all effects are allowed, UNLESS NOTED OTHERWISE
NO ANIMATION, NO FAN ART
CURSE WORDS ARE GENERALLY DISCOURAGED TO KEEP THIS A WORK SAFE COMMUNITY | You may substitute asterisks or symbols to imply curse words. (i.e. B*tch, F#@!, etc.) It is not our intent to censor, but to encourage a family and work friendly community. If you are unsure if a certain word would be considered a curse word or if you would like a moderator to review your icon for vulgarity please leave a comment here or to the entry post.
NO NUDITY | Implied sex, or implied sexual relations are okay.
THERE WILL BE SPOILERS THOUGH THE LAST BOOK, AND ALL THE MOVIES.
QUESTIONS REGARDING THE CHALLENGE SHOULD BE LEFT ON THE MAIN CHALLENGE POST

DISQUALIFICATION
YOU MAY NOT USE OR POST YOUR ICON BEFORE VOTING IS CLOSED
THE DEADLINE IS POSTED IN THE CHALLENGE | be prompt, reminders may or may not be posted or emailed
IF YOU DO NOT POST AN ICON BY THE DEADLINE A BYE WILL BE USED FOR YOU, IF YOU DO NOT HAVE ANY MORE BYES LEFT YOU WILL BE DISQUALIFIED

SIGNING UP
CHECK THE USER INFO FOR A LINK TO THE MOST CURRENT ROUND SIGN UP
ONCE CHALLENGE ONE IS CLOSED YOU MAY NO LONGER SIGN UP

THE BYE [or skip]
WHEN YOU SIGN UP YOU RECEIVE ONE BYE
CHECK THE USER INFO FOR A LINK TO THE CURRENT BYE LIST
TO GET AN EXTRA BYE YOU CAN PIMP THE COMMUNITY | check the bye list for more information
YOU MAY ALSO GET AN EXTRA BYE IF YOU RECEIVE 'VOTERS CHOICE' | you are limited to one additional bye
THE MAX NUMBER OF BYES YOU CAN HAVE IS 3 | automatic/pimp/voters choice

QUESTIONS REGARDING THE COMMUNITY
CHECK FAQ | click here
CONTACT MOD | click here