|W E L C O M E|
|Welcome to game_abc, a weekly icontest focusing on video games for various electronic systems. This is like any other icontest, except every week you will be given a letter, and you must express that letter through your icon in some way. Just have fun and be creative!|
A word in your icon can begin with the assigned letter, the game's title or character/object/etc. featured can begin with that letter and so forth. You are welcome to be further explorative in your interpretations, as long as the concept is not so subjective as to not be recognizable without a lengthy explanation.
|R U L E S|
|You must be a member of this community to participate, either as a contestant or voter. One member account per person, do not create multiple fake accounts to submit/vote with|
You may submit up to two different icons per challenge, unless otherwise stated. Each icon may use the same letter representation, though you're encouraged to explore new ideas
Your icon(s) must feature a character/creature or object/scenery from a video game, be it a stand alone title or one based on an anime/manga series. Games for both console and computer are welcome, including online versions like MMORPGs
Images from the anime/cg/manga adaptaion of an original video game are allowed. However, the game must have come first and the art/character style must be similar in nature to the game itself; live adaptations and the like are not considered acceptable
Images from the original anime/manga series that said game is based on are not allowed. In these cases you can only use official artwork/cg-renderings or cut-scenes/screenshots from the actual game
Official images only, fanart/cosplay/vectors etc. are not allowed. Artwork drawn by professionals but not commissioned to do so/hired on as guest artists by the game producers still counts as fanart
Please keep all content PG-13(ish). Meaning that graphic violence, artistic/suggestive nudity (with hidden private parts) and mild profanity is ok, but avoid sexually explicit imagery (with exposed private parts) and overly coarse language. When in doubt, ask first.
Do not steal other people's icons and claim them as your own. This includes copying a tutorial step by step or using fan-made graphics (that have not been designated as provided resources) for your base
All icons must be consistant to Livejournal's rules: gif/jpg/png format, 100x100 pixels and 40k maximum size
Submitted icons must be fresh, meaning they need to be made in the time of when the submission post is posted and when the deadline is. No old icons that have been previously made please
Don't advertise/post your icon(s) anywhere else until voting is over. Do not tell your friends to vote for you either
You may not vote for your own icon. Don't feel obligated to vote for a friend's entry or choose an icon just because you like the character/series either
While we will always try to catch broken rules and warn you of them while there is still time to correct it, this is not always possible. You are responsible for being aware of and following these guidelines, it is our right to disqualify entries/discard votes as we see fit.
|S U B M I S S I O N|
|I will post the theme on Friday night/Saturday morning and you have until the next Friday at 10:00 PM EST to get your icons in. |
You submit by leaving a comment on the challenge post with your icon. Comments on challenge posts will be screened, so only you and the original poster will see them.
Please use the following format for submission. Include the icon, url, source (video game the icon came from), and how the challenge letter relates to your icon. Your submission should look something like this:
Icon URL: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v205/wildmagic/fiendie_gameabc.png
Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories // G is for Game ABC
[any additional information or credits]
Community icon by regis
|V O T I N G|
|Voting will follow on Friday night/Saturday morning and end at 10:00 PM EST Sunday night.|
You will be asked to choose your three favourite icons (plus if there are enough entries, an additional one for the special category) in order of preference like so:
26, 84, 39
Remember you don't have to enter icons, you could always just vote, it's half the fun and the more votes we receive ensures more accurate results!
|W I N N E R S|
|It depends on the number of entries received, but generally speaking there will be a First, Second and Third Place winner. Additionally if there are at least 8 submissions a Moderator's Choice will be given and if there are 10 or more icons then we will also have a Special Category.|
Along with the winners I will be listing the runner-ups icons anonymously in order of ranking. This isn't meant to make anyone feel bad, its to let you know how you did and encourage everyone to keep trying. I think it's important to get such feedback. If this really makes you uncomfortable though, please mention so in your submission comment and I'll simply leave your entry number(s) unlisted.
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|S T A F F|
Current Moderator: wildmusings
Past Moderators: _madam_mina_ & shikumo
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|A F F I L I A T E S|
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|Q U E S T I O N S & C R E D I T|
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