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10 February 2008 @ 12:27 pm
I think my fellow mods, as well as participants that still bother to check back will all agree with me on this - Participation is at a ridiculous low.

Even after the extension, we only got 2 more icons. And I'm pretty darn sure there's more people in this competition. Going at this rate, we'd not even get a LIMS due to the fact no one bothers to submit.

I have a feeling it's because right now, school's starting to kick in big time for a lot of members, and people have exams, etc. and stuff, so it's tiring for everyone. LIMS are also starting to lose a little of the shine they used to have :(. Evidently, us moderators also have a lot less time to dedicate to this contest, since I for one, have really major exams coming May/June, and I'm sure all my other fellow mods have their final exams to deal with as well.

With this said, I'm going to be cancelling Round 02. I'm sorry to everyone who's stuck with us for the whole round, and I love you guys all, really ♥! I'm so sorry no one gets any prizes, but hopefully it was a good challenge for all who bothered to participate!!

We're planning on taking a long hiatus, until around June, before Round 03. Let's hope that due to summer breaks, everyone will have time to participate :D! We might even change things around, so please don't hesitate to make suggestions!

Again, on behalf of my other mods, thank you, and I'm sorry Round 02 had to end this way :(. To those who submitted icons to Challenge 08, you're free to display them publicly now! We love you all, and sorry for this overly redundant post ♥!
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31 January 2008 @ 04:37 am
Please don't forget to submit to Round 02: Challenge 08!

We currently have three submissions. Don't make us go on with the contest like this! *threatens*
 
 
25 January 2008 @ 08:58 pm
Due to super-low participation,  Round 02: Challenge 08 will be extended to next Friday, February 1st.

Because you will have had two weeks to complete one icon, skips are not allowed.

Those who have no submitted, please submit sometime within the next week. Those who have submitted, feel free to re-submit your icon if you wish.
 
 
20 January 2008 @ 11:20 pm
The show must go on!

The deadline for this challenge is FEBRUARY 1st @ 11:00PM EST.


The following people have already used up their skips, and will be disqualified if they do not submit to this challenge: ...Give me a moment :D;;;

- You may not skip this challenge.

- You may only take part if you have survived Round 02: Challenge 7

- You must submit one icon, using only the provided images. Textures, brushes and stock images, however, will be allowed. You may use more than one image in your icon, if you like, however it is not necessary.

- Normal icontest icon submission rules will apply. That is: no larger than 100x100 in dimensions, and must be 40k or less in file size. Please do not display/share your icon anywhere until the challenge is over - Doing so will lead to automatic disqualification.

- If you are resubmitting, do not delete your first submission! In the comment with your new icon, have the word "resubmission" somewhere. A link to your old submission would be useful, but is not required.

- Please submit your icon to this post in a comment (screened by default), in the following format:


http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/8562/defaulticonue6.png

- If you have any questions/comments about this challenge, please reply in a post that does not contain an icon submission, and we will unscreen them as seen fit.

- If you have any general questions, please comment on the FAQ entry.


Challenge 08: Lucky☆Star aaaand textless
I haven't seen this anime, but it seems really, really cute.

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19 January 2008 @ 09:07 pm
I have ... few excuses for the lateness. We're sorry. :( But here you go.

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Please reply with your icon number if you would like your comments/criticisms. All crits will be SCREENED, so if you do not get e-mail notifications, please say so and we will leave the comment unscreened or email it to you (Please provide your email address for the latter option). Crits can be harsh, be sure you're 100% ready for them if you request them!
 
 
 
12 January 2008 @ 07:08 pm
Late, whatever. I have a bad throat today.

Skips: ...WILL GET BACK TO THIS.

Disqualified (no more skips): WILL GET BACK TO THIS.

Withdrawn: kumagorou_beam

Please read the following before you vote:
- Voting for Challenge 2-7 will end at SUNDAY, JANUARY 13 2008 @ 11:00 PM EST.

- You are voting for 4 icons of LESSER QUALITY to be eliminated, and 2 icons that are YOUR FAVORITES. For the elimination icons, please judge based on overall technique and aesthetic quality, NOT personal preferences. We reserve the right to nullify all votes we feel are not fair or justified. Reasons for your favourites are optional (though highly encouraged), but IT IS NECESSARY TO GIVE REASONS FOR YOUR ELIMINATIONS.

- Do NOT vote for your own icons and don't feel obligated to vote for your friends' icons. Please try to vote as fairly as possible.

- You do not need to be a participant in order to vote, so please vote, even if you're not in the contest!

- Please vote in the following format:

Eliminations
[#91] The icon seems to be overpowered by textures, and looks very cluttered.
[#92] The colouring of the icon seems too dull, and doesn't stand out very much.
[#93] The icon seems to be of a poor quality, and it looks overtextured.
[#94] The icon is oversharpened, and it takes away from the good cropping.

Favourites
[#100] I love the colours you chose, it really brings out the image's potential!
[#101] I think the cropping is fantastic, and is really creative!

Alternatively, you can use the following template:


- Please try to be as detailed and constructive as possible when voting! Our examples are extremely lazy. Please try your best not to be this lazy, because it'll only lead you to being ranted on that person's LJ, or something similar.


Please look very carefully at each and every icon, and make sure when you're voting, you pick the right number! Us mods will try our best to check through and see if votes correspond with the icon you picked, but please double check your votes to make sure you don't vote off the wrong icon!!

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Current Mood: sicksick
 
 
28 December 2007 @ 10:46 am
And here's your weekly but not exactly on time reminder that Challenge 7 so far has 7 icons and we would like to see more!

Don't forget to SUBMIT TO CHALLENGE 7! Submissions close on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28 @ 11:00PM EST.
 
 
23 December 2007 @ 10:46 pm
I looked back on previous CB challenges, and I decided that it would be fair to bring back two participants. Anyway, here are the results!

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CH2-CB RESULTS TALLYCollapse )

Please reply with your icon number if you would like your comments/criticisms. All crits will be SCREENED, so if you do not get e-mail notifications, please say so and we will leave the comment unscreened or email it to you (Please provide your email address for the latter option). Crits can be harsh, be sure you're 100% ready for them if you request them!

Please don't forget to submit to Challenge 7. It's been posted for nearly a week now, but submissions are still scant.
 
 
21 December 2007 @ 10:58 pm
Unfortunately, no one else bothered to submit, even after my reminder post. It's really a shame, but here's voting!

The voting format is a bit different this time around, so please read the rules carefully.

Please read the following before you vote:
- Voting for the Come Back Challenge will end on Sunday, December 23rd, 2007 @ 11:00 PM EST.

- You are voting for TWO FAVORITES. Comments/Critiques/Reasons are required, and please judge based on overall technique and aesthetic quality, NOT personal preferences. We reserve the right to nullify all votes we feel are not fair or justified.

- Do NOT vote for your own icons and don't feel obligated to vote for your friends' icons. Please try to vote as fairly as possible.

- You do not need to be a participant in order to vote, so please vote, even if you're not in the contest!

- Please vote in the following format:

Favourites
[#100] I love the colours you chose, it really brings out the image's potential!
[#101] I think the cropping is fantastic, and is really creative!

Alternatively, you can use the following template:


- Please try to be as detailed and constructive as possible when voting! Our examples are extremely lazy. Please try your best not to be this lazy, because it'll only lead you to being ranted on that person's LJ, or something similar.


Please look very carefully at each and every icon, and make sure when you're voting, you pick the right number! Us mods will try our best to check through and see if votes correspond with the icon you picked, but please double check your votes to make sure you don't vote off the wrong icon!!

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At the moment, only one participant is slated to return, but that number might to upped considering we've extended this challenge an extra two weeks.
 
 
18 December 2007 @ 09:28 pm
The amount of submissions for the Comeback Challenge really upsets me... Five?!? T____T

In that case, it will be extended again! Basically...
  1. There will be no normal challenge for the week of the 16th to the 21st
  2. The Comeback Challenge will close on December 21, 11PM EST
  3. Here's the important part: Anyone eliminated from Round 1 to Round 6 can enter!
  4. Those who return must submit to Round 7, so keep looking at those shiny Tsubasa images.
That is all! I really hope to see more submissions for the Comeback Round. And to those who have already submitted, I'm so sorry for the long wait. Of course, you're always free to resubmit your entry.

SUBMIT TO THE COMEBACK ROUND HERE.