A lyrical icontest community for Square Enix games
1) Every week, one of us (remiem, raven_nox, or maceys_apollo) will pick lyrics and you create icons with a minimum of 3 consecutive words from those lyrics. We'll rotate, one of us will pick the lyrics, count the votes, and make the banners for one week, and then the next week, the other does the same stuff with new lyrics.
2) You can submit 1 or 2 icons per theme. No sneaking around to submit more with second accounts.
3) The icons MUST be of something from a Square Enix game.
4) Fanart IS allowed. You don't have to credit, but it's nice if you do. You may use manga as well.
5) In the submission post, please put the icon, the link to the icon, what game it's from, and what character/place is on it.
6) A given: the icon must be made by you. You may use a premade base, so long as it hasn't had any effects put onto it before you got it (except for auto-contrast, auto-levels, sharpening, despeckle, and auto-color correction of course) and you MUST credit the maker of the base.
7) The icon you submit must not have been used or released on the internet, it can be one that's been sitting on your hard drive forever for all I care, as long as it's of something from a Square Enix game, has the proper lyrics on it, and hasn't be seen all over livejournal.com, or any where else, for that matter.
8) No pornographic images, hentai, yoai, or yuri. If you submit one that has to do with any of that, you'll be banned.
9) The icon must be 100x100px or under, and 40kb or under.
10) If an issue arises with you and another icon maker, it's not our problem. It's your problem. The only time when we will even worry about it is if they have stolen an icon, in which case, they will be publicly warned, and if it happens again, they will be banned. I will more than likely catch most stolen icons since I go all over the place and see tons of icons from tons of different makers.
11) Please don't argue against these rules. If you argue against them, you'll be ingorned unless you actually have some kind of valid point. If you annoy us too much by arguing against these rules (which should be easy to follow), you'll be banned. Suggestions are perfectly fine though, just not arguing. ^^
Each time we will have the following categories (the subcategories will be alternated each week): Best overall: First place, second place, and third place (if there are only 3 icons, then only first will be awarded) Best color: The best coloring, it doesn't have to be vibrant colors, just make it look nice. Best adaptation: The icon that was put together best to match the lyrics. While this icon was not the best overall as maybe their skills weren't as good, the person had a good idea and picked the right character/scene to use. Most creative: Again, it doesn't have to be the best, it just has to be put together in a way that was more creative than the others or in a more unique style. Best show of emotion: The icon that had the best emotion. We'll only pick this one if the majority of the icons show a lot of emotion or if it's a really emotional song. Mod's choice: Whoever's running this week's competition will pick the icon that they like best and it will get the mod's choice award.
Please place your votes like this (with the numbers of the icons you like instead): Best overall: 01, 02, 03 Special category: 04
The first place icon will be used as the community icon.