Last Icon Maker Standing Info & Scores Sept 1, 2009 16:03:12 GMT -5
Post by xaphania on Sept 1, 2009 16:03:12 GMT -5
Last Icon Maker Standing
Information and Scores
Information and Scores
In this thread, I will post the information on how the LIMS contest will work, and at the end of each round, the scores will also be posted here.
As this works with a round-by-round elimination, only those who have signed up can participate.
For each round, I will provide picture(s) or screencap(s), or give a general theme. If I provide the screencaps, then you may only use these for your icon. More specific instructions may be given each round.
Blending, adding textures, brushes, effects and text etc. is allowed, but animation is not. You may use more than one of the screencaps.
Icons should be:
-100x100 in size
-Made specifically for this contest
-Not used/displayed elsewhere until the round’s voting is over
-All your own work
Each participant has two free passes, and if you are unable to participate in a round, please PM me to let me know that you are using one of yours. However, please try to send in an icon every round! I know things come up in RL, so hopefully having the free passes will help.
I’ve decided to follow the traditional LIMS scoring, which works as follows: votes are given for your three least favourite icons, and for the icons you consider your favourites, eg:
WORST (-3 points): #00 - Reasons.
SECOND-WORST (-2 points): #00 - Reasons.
THIRD-WORST (-1 point): #00 - Reasons.
FAVOURITE (+3 points): #00 – Reasons.
SECOND-FAVOURITE (+2 points): #00 – Reasons.
THIRD-FAVOURITE (+1 point): #00 – Reasons.
I’ll then work out the scores for each icon (everyone begins with a base score of 0) and the one with the lowest amount of points is eliminated.
Both participants and non-participants can vote, and votes should be PMed to me. You should give a reason for voting icons off, and a reason for your favourite icons. The reason should be an honest critique based on the quality of the icon and not personal preference (eg. Don’t vote positively for an icon with Faith in it, just because she is your favourite character). When the results for each round are posted, I will also post the comments pertaining to each icon. The comments are ideal for finding out what works and what doesn’t with your icon, and are designed to help you improve for further rounds.
I know the voting procedure may look complicated at this point, but after a couple of rounds you should hopefully get the hang of how it all works.
The winning icon in a round will be awarded immunity from the next round. That means that even if your icon in the next round receives the lowest score, you cannot be eliminated. However, you should still submit an entry for the following round.
I think that’s everything I need to tell you about how the contest will work! I hope you made it through to the end If you have any questions about it, you can PM me.
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NOTE: Please don't post in this thread, as it is for information and scores only. Thanks!