Rules. 1. Your submissions cannot be animated! They must be stills. 2. Your submissions must remain anonymous. This means you cannot use your icon or post it anywhere till the voting period is over. 3. Make sure your submission fits LJ's size standards. (100x100 pixels, under 40kb in size.) 4. Posting your icons designate those icons as free game if anyone wants to save them. We encourage credit, but cannot police that rule. 5. Don't steal other folks' icons and claim them as your own. If someone is discovered to be doing this, they will be banned. 6. You may post ONLY icons that feature the theme of the moment and using the photographs provided (unless otherwise indicated, i.e. free write)
Submitting. 1. At the beginning of each contest the mod will make a post with the theme where you can reply with your submissions. Comments will be screened so the only people who can see your submission are you and the mod. 2. You will need a host that allows remote linking. Photobucket, Lycos, whatever. 3. You will post your icon in a comment to the appropriate post, and when voting time comes around, the voting poll will be posted. 4. When posting an icon, please post them like this:
Timeline. Challenges will be posted every 2 weeks or until there are 10 icons, whichever is longer. You have two weeks from the date of the challenge to post your icons. The icons are then posted in a new post by the mod 2 weeks after so that people may vote. The winners are revealed within a week's time, regardless of how many votes there are.
Voting. 1. You don't have to be a member of the community to vote. 2. Anonymous votes will not be counted. Be logged in. 3. Please vote for your choice for the best three icons in the categories provided, i.e. Best Overall, Best Use of Subject, Funniest, Sexiest--these may not always be the same every time and may be dependent on the submissions. 4. Mod's Choice will be included in the results category. Basically it's just an icon the mods thought was nifty but was over looked in the voting.
The idea of this community was HEAVILY inspired by gayboyerotitest and much of the format is lifted from that community because it works so well.