To be a Seeker you must sign up (check the user info for current link). Once the first challenge is closed for the current round you may no longer sign up (see schedule).
We suggest that you join the Community and friend the community to keep up on the goings on. This is not required, merely suggested.
Please check the round schedule for engagement dates and deadlines. Engagements go up on Monday, and close on Friday, with review on Saturday and Sunday. After review some Actives will be sent to the Attic. This will be posted on Monday with the new Engagement shortly after that.
Each challenge will provide a high quality image, images, or a theme. Please read each challenge rules carefully, as there may be specific requirements for any given week.
Generally, you may use any effects, stock images, blending, brushes, textures, etc. Animation is not allowed.
NEW RULES: This idea was shamelessly stolen from the way hogwarts_elite and now dollhouse_lims runs their LIMS challenges.
This is a Last Icon Maker Standing Challenge. We are voting off the worst icon(s) each week. When reviewing entries, use the poll provided. Vote for your FAVORITE icon(s).
Votes are weighted, so make sure to vote in order. For examples:
Favorite in order
Icon #45 will get 5 points, icon #17 will get 3 points, and Icon #22 will get 1 point. The icon makers will the least amount of points in each challenge will be eliminated. Your goal as a seeker will be to have people vote for your icon as their favorite.
It is also a REQUIREMENT to vote if you are a participant, if you fail to vote and notify me you will have -1 to your total score for an icon.
Remember: You cannot vote for yourself. Ever.
Eliminated members may still participate in the review process until the end of the current round.
LJ standards apply (exactly 100x100, no more than 40kb, must be .jpeg/.jpg .gif or .png)
Please refrain from using LiveJournal to upload/host your icons.
Only one icon per contestant (unless otherwise noted).
Entries must be original for this challenge.
You must use the image provided (unless otherwise noted).
Stock images, brushes, textures, etc, are all allowed (unless otherwise noted).
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).
Questions regarding the challenge should be left on the main challenge post.
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.
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.
When you sign up you receive one skip.
Check the user info for a link to the current skip list.
To get an extra skip, you can pimp the community (check the skip list for more information)
The max number of byes you can have is 2 (automatic/pimp).
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