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Icontest for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit

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Icontest for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit

∗ Shire Icontest Information ∗

Welcome! This community is an icontest centered on the Hobbits & other characters from The Lord of the Rings film trilogy and The Hobbit films.
Icon makers of all levels are welcome to join and participate.

Please read the rules before entering and please join/watch the community for Middle-earth icon making fun!

∗ Rules for Icons ∗

  • Icons must fit the Live Journal standards: No bigger than 100x100 pixels, 40 KB, in either PNG, JPG or GIF format.
  • The contest will be anonymous, so please do not post your challenge icons/graphics elsewhere, including your own journal or your public web galleries before the voting has closed.
  • Icons or other graphics entered must be new and made by yourself. They must not have been posted anywhere else in the past.
  • Sorry, animations will not be allowed.
  • Icons must use the screen caps/images provided or linked to in the challenge entry unless otherwise stated in the entry. For most challenges you will be allowed to find your own screen captures if you so desire.
  • You may enter only 3 icons made from a single image (one image may be used three times) but the icons made from the same image must differ in a very obvious way.
    Please see this entry if you would like a visual example.
  • Icons must not have strong language beyond a PG-13 rating as this is an all ages community. Web slang acronyms are allowed.
  • Specific rules may vary for challenges and will be noted in the challenge posts, but the above rules will always apply.
  • If all the rules stated above are not followed the icon/graphic will be disqualified and/or you will be asked to modify your entries.

How to Enter:

  • You must be a member of the community to enter!
  • Make sure to host your images on a server that allows hot-linking. Free sites like Photobucket.com, imgbox.com or Imgur.com are recommended. If your icon doesn't show up the mod will leave a comment and if you don't fix it, the icons cannot be in the contest.
  • All comments will be screened in the submission posts.
  • Please post the icons in a comment to the challenge post in both IMG SRC and the direct link URL form (see example on the right).


Voting and Results:

  • You'll be able to vote for at least 3 icons in a poll to determine the challenge winners.
  • Voting will be weighted unless otherwise stated with first place receiving 4 points, second place receiving 3 points, and third place receiving 2 points. The item with the most points overall wins first place and so on.
  • Anyone can vote, but please don't ask people to vote for your icons. This is considered cheating.
  • You also can't vote for your own icons. If you do, your entries will be disqualified.
  • If there are enough entrants, one icon from each challenge will receive a Mod's Choice award.
  • Special categories such as 'Best Color' will also be voted on.
  • One person can only win two places per challenge (not including Mod's Choice and special categories). And if you do place in all three places (first-third) your third place may be given to the icon with the next highest score.
  • The winners will receive banners made by the chosen banner makers or moderator. The First Place icon will be uploaded as the community icon for the following week.

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Header graphic #3, #4 & #5 by larmay.
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