ABC #9 Signups - It’s Avatar TIME!
THERE HAS BEEN AN EXTENSION. THE NEW DEADLINE IS SUNDAY NIGHT, 12-18-05. THIS WAS DUE TO FINALS, AS WELL AS POOR TURNOUT. AS A RESULT, I'M GOING TO TAKE A BREAK UNTIL THE NEXT ABC, (WHICH WILL BE IN JANUARY) THESE COMPETITIONS WILL NOW BE MONTHLY INSTEAD OF WEEKLY.
The rules have hardly changed from the last couple. You know the drill. As always, new rules and changes are in bold.
**First off, I want to make it clear that if there aren’t more particpants than the last few times, ABC #10 may not happen, (or may be in a drastically altered format.) I got poor turnout for animators in ABC #6 & #8, and very few stills for ABC #7.
So if you like the’se competitions, please enter. Remember: THIS IS NOT ABOUT “WINNING.” IT’S ABOUT HAVING FUN AND GROWING AS AN ARTIST. DON"T BE AFRAID TO ENTER JUST BECAUSE OTHER PEOPLE ARE ENTERING THAT YOU THINK ARE BETTER THAN YOU.**
Anyone who wants to compete just has to PM an avatar to me by SUNDAY NIGHT (12/18/05). The voting will begin on Monday morning (12/19/05.) That gives you a few extra days to come up with an entry. Once I’ve collected all the avatars, I’ll post them, and the judges will choose their 3 favorites each, and rank them 1, 2, 3. Scores will be tallied, and the winners will receive prizes.
-The the artist of avatar that scores the most points will get to pick the theme for ABC #10.
Here are the rules:
1: It must be a new avatar. Do not PM me an avatar that people have already seen, or you will be disqualified. This means that you are not allowed to show the av around before the battle starts in a week. They should all be unveiled simultaneously at the start of the comp. (Because there was a problem with kensavenge at one time, I guess I have to clarify: Only submit your own work. That means an avatar that YOU MADE, dummy!)
2: No artists are allowed to reveal to anyone which avatar is theirs. Any artists caught leaking such information will be disqualified. Of course, some styles are recognizable, so some judge recognition is inevitable. You may bounce ideas off of someone, but please do not make the av public until I unveil them.
3: No one is allowed to wear an av in the competition until AFTER the voting is completed.
4: One avatar per category per artist, please. This means you can each enter 1 still avatar, and 1 animated avatar. Minor animation may be accepted in a still avatar, but it’s completely at my discretion.
5: The avatar must be within premium-size requirements. That means the maximum size is 160 x 100 and under 50 kb. Feel free to make anything smaller than the max if you like. You will not be docked points for this. Because SRK is acting all wacky, I’m also gonna require that all avatars be submitted in GIF format, as that is the only format currently supported by SRK, and hell, people wanna wear these things.
6: No pornography or innapropriate material. You guys know this…(Swearing is A-Ok!)
7: You can submit as many times as you like. That means if you submit an av on Saturday, and then change your mind and decide to submit a different one on Monday, go right ahead. You can make revisions, changes, or just enter a completely different avatar. I’ll use whatever one you send me last. Just make sure you have your final submission in to me before the deadline.
Pretty sttraightforward, and plenty broad. I just hope you guys do a little more creative thinking and I don’t get twenty clock avatars.
Here are links to the judging threads of all 8 previous battles:
ABC #8 - Rock n’ Roll
ABC #7 - Food
ABC #6 - Weapons (bonus on Soul Calibur)
ABC #5 - Street Fighter
ABC #4 - Darkstalkers
ABC #3 - Sprite Commercials
ABC #2 - Booty/Boobies, Sprites, & SRK
ABC #1 - Trial & Error