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10 June 2010 @ 01:21 pm
Community Rules  


This is not your average lims (last icon maker standing) contest! At twlt_lims YOU, the participants, choose who moves on to the next challenge through an entirely new method of voting. Here's how it works:

voting rules:
1.    Each round will have 20 participants
2.    Each participant (until disqualified) will submit 1 icon for each challenge within that round, using ONLY the pictures provided. If a participant does not submit an icon for a challenge, they get 0 points for that challenge. This allows you to "skip" a challenge, but not without possible point loss.
3.    Each participant who submits an icon for a challenge will be REQUIRED to vote for 2 icons they like (excluding their own). Each "like" vote will earn an icon +1 point.
4.    If a participant does not vote in a challenge they submitted an icon for, THEY ARE DISQUALIFIED! If a participant does not submit an icon for a challenge and is taking a 0 for the challenge, they are not required (nor are they allowed) to vote.
5.    Each challenge, 1 participant with the lowest amount of overall points, accumulated from all the previous round challenges, will be disqualified.
6.    Each challenge, the participant with the highest amount of points in that particular challenge, will be "featured" and given an award banner
7.    There is no "mods choice" - the participants are the sole judges of each round and challenge.
8.    When there are only 4 participants in a round remaining, there will be a final challenge where each of the 4 participants will vote for 1 icon they like. Adding up the participant's points throughout the challenges, 1 participant will be disqualified and the rest will place as 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. Banners will be awarded to those 3 final winners.

It's a whole new way of fair and impartial voting! Get it? If you have questions, just ask ^_^

entry rules:
1.    Icons submitted must fit LJ standards (100x100, 40KB, JPG/PNG/GIF). Animated icons are OK!
2.    Icons must be made specifically for each challenge and round. Each challenge and round will have a different theme.
3.    Icons cannot be posted elsewhere before a round ends
4.    When submitting their icon, participants should include the icon (through html) and its URL. Example:

5.    Brushes and textures are at the participants' discretion

how to participate:
1.    Join the community!
2.    Reply to the current round entry post when it is open. If challenges for a round are currently going on, you must wait until they are done and the next round opens.
3.    Add twlt_lims to your friends page so that you never miss an announcement for voting or submitting your entries
4.    Wait until the first challenge in your round is posted with links to the pictures for you to use in making your icons, then get creative and make your entry. Challenges open every Monday.
5.    Submit your icon to the round's challenge post. Each challenge will end on Thursday at 11:59pm PST. If you don't get your entry in on time you are disqualified from the current round, so get your icons in early!
6.    A voting post will go up on Friday and voting will close on Sunday at 11:59pm PST. Remember, if you don't vote in a challenge you submitted an icon for, you are also disqualified.
7.    As soon as voting for a challenge is done, results will be posted as well as the next challenge - and thus continues the cycle until the final challenge of the round.
8.    After results for the final challenge are posted there will be a 3-week-long break where participants can sign up for the next round. Then, the lims contest begins again the following Monday ^_^

DQ Box:
As a way for those participants who have been disqualified for various reasons (i.e. not voting, missing a challenge, not getting enough votes, etc) to continue to participate in the comm, we have created a DQ Box. Each challenge, those participants who have been disqualified will have the option of creating icons in response to the current challenge and submitting them to be placed in the DQ Box when results are posted. Those in the DQ Box are not eligible to be featured or win 1st/2nd/3rd place for the round. However, their icons will still be posted with results each Sunday and feedback for their work is encouraged.

Think you've got what it takes to be the Last Icon Maker Standing? Join twlt_lims now!