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|Topic Started: Nov 21 2009, 07:32 AM (131 Views)|
|Elanorea||Nov 21 2009, 07:32 AM Post #1|
1. No more than 9 contests running at a time
You may only start a new contest when it is your turn. To get in line to host a Contest go to the Contest Queues topic and PM the coordinating Moderator of the kind of contest you're hoping to start.
2. No more than one contest per person
You may not host more than one contest at a time. If your previous contest hasn't finished yet, don't bother asking to open a new one.
3. No exclusive contests
Contests must be open to all members who wish to participate.
4. No repeat themes
Don't start a contest with the same (or very similar) theme as one that is already running or finished recently. Check Contest History to see what themes have been done before.
5. Time limits
* If your contest doesn't get at least three entries two weeks after it's started, it will be locked. This is to prevent inactive contests that nobody is interested in from clogging up the forum.
* Your contest will also be locked if a week has passed since your set closing date and you haven't posted the winners/awards. If you come back, you can ask for the thread to be reopened so you can post the winners.
When hosting contests, you should include the following:
1. The contest category: Dollmaker/Handdrawn/Miscellaneous
This should be included in the thread title
2. The theme of the contest
Your contest must have a theme. It can be something general (such as fantasy or the elements) or specific (such as characters from a certain show), but it can't be just "post your best doll", as those contests would have such wildly differing entries it would be near impossible to judge. This should also be included in the thread title.
3. A deadline
You should set a deadline for your contest; two weeks is generally a good time, though you may extend it if a lot of people express interest.
4. The method of judging
State whether you are planning to have a public poll, use a panel of judges, or judge the contest yourself (or a combination of those, such as separate judge's choice and public's choice awards).
5. Any additional requirements/rules
Such as whether animation is allowed or not, whether reference images should be used, how many entries per person are allowed, etc.
When entering contests
1. Don't enter anything not made by you
* In the case of Handdrawn contests, this includes taking parts of other people's dolls, recolouring other people's dolls, etc, and it's not allowed even if you have permission from the original artist. With the exception of the base and props (if applicable), the doll should be made completely by yourself.
* In the case of Dollmaker contests, this means using any doll put together by someone else.
* In Miscellaneous contests, it might sometimes be permissible to use stock images or backgrounds. In that case, remember to give credit for all the images used.
2. Follow all the rules the contest host sets out
3. Give credit where credit is due
Edited by Elanorea, Jul 14 2010, 04:19 PM.
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