Handdrawn Contest X -
01-07-2012, 06:58 PM
♪ Rules ♪
We expect you will abide by these following rules if you decide to enter a hand-drawn contest. Failure to do so may result in an automatic disqualification and the entry[s] found violating along with any others you have entered will not be eligible for voting and you will not have any chance to place until the next contest.
1: No frankendolling! That means taking part[s] of a doll or more, and putting them on your own "doll", much like the movie and book Frankenstein. Please don't do this even with your own work.
2: No recoloring anything that was not made by you and entering it. This basically categorizes as "theft art." even if you have the original creator's okay, just don't do it.
3: No doll-makers are allowed to be used in your entry. Not in part or whole, this means you cannot "make" a doll in a doll-maker and place it up here for voting. It is not considered a "hand-drawn" by you and should not be found anywhere in the "Hand-drawn Dolls" area, much less this contest thread.
4: Unless you get an okay by a current contest running, we ask you make a new doll for each theme. Contests are to give ideas to dollers and allow them to compete with others to see who's idea was stronger and who brought it across in the best way. So please don't use old dolls, even if they have a similar theme used as the one currently running in the contest.
5: Please do NOT steal any bit of work, whether from a doll here or somewhere else. This goes along with no frankendolling. That means, if a contest holds a certain theme and you see a doll somewhere else that looks similar to what you would expect from the theme, please don't take that idea even if you tweak it a little. If you are inspired by it, that's agreeable. But please note that you were and don't base your entry heavily off of it. Remember, we want to be original.
6: Please include base credit and any other credit necessary for each entry.
7: You are allowed to enter a maximum of two dolls per contest, unless otherwise stated by the current contest holder.
8: Please make sure your entry has the current theme! If the theme is based off of flowers, please do not submit an underwater entry!
9: Please follow other rules the current contest holder may provide.
10: Be original and have fun!
11: If you host a contest and someone wins it, you can enter their contest although you may not place first in it.
12: No animation is allowed in the contsts, unless the contest is specifically entitled "Animated Dolls" or the contest host requests it. Any Any animated entries will be automatically disqualified.
We expect you to abide by these rules. If you cannot do so, please don't enter in the first place. We want this to be a fun thing and don't need any contestants to disobey the rules. It matters not who you are, whether you are the friend or sibling of an important person around here, we all have to follow these simple rules.
In the contests, the contest holder will set the theme and deadline. Those who wish to enter must create a "doll" with such theme before the deadline and post it in this thread. The contest holder will make awards and judge each doll based on effort, how well it portrays the theme, and quality. This means no judge will choose place just because it is their friend. They must decide these with each entry. If it looks sloppy and rushed compared to another entry, then it may loose points. Although, that sloppy entry may show what the contest holder had in mind for the contest better than the others. And the one with the most effort may not always have the best quality. Keeping these in mind, the judge must place what he or she thinks deserves. It has nothing to do with relations, and you cannot ask where to be placed or suggest. That decision is entirely up to the contest judge. Whoever places first gets to run the next contest, and the others get an award with their name and place on it.
Awards we recommend:
Closest to Theme
Best [hair, shading, etc...]
Thanks for entering!
You must use first and second, and most likely third. You can pick and choose which other places you want, or not use any of them. But it is an extremely good idea to have a thanks for entering award. Please remember that a user can earn more than one award, although cannot double in the mains. For example, Jane Doe cannot place first and second or first and third. As John Doe cannot place second and third, and so on.
♪ We look forward to seeing what you guys come up with! ♪
Once again, I will try to revive this contest. I will say this tho; if you commit yourself to entering, please enter a doll into the contest. No point posting here saying you will and then when the deadline is reached, not bothering. It's annoying. If you need a few days extra, then say so! Don't expect me to read your mind. Either post in the topic, or send me a PM. Tho I would prefer not to keep putting off the deadline so only ask for an extension if you are desperate.
The most elaborate doll does NOT always win. Sometimes, a less than perfect doll can carry off the prize simply cuz it fits the theme the best. Don't get discouraged and decide not to enter, just cuz someone else's doll seems better than yours.
The theme for this new contest is Disney Princesses. There are ten offical Disney Princesses; please choose from the list below.
Snow White (Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs)
Aurora (Sleeping Beauty)
Ariel (The Little Mermaid)
Tiana (The Princess And The Frog)
Belle (Beauty And The Beast)
I will allow repeats; however, it will count in your favour if you plan to be original. Pictures of all the Princesses can be found by a simple Google search; you may doll your princess using whichever picture you choose, just make sure you include the reference picture along with your entry.
The end date is January 21st. Please try and turn in your entry as soon as possible tho.