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Week 180: Mix & Match
Cloud and Sephiroth
From FFVII: Advent Children
By snm_queen

January 2009
Submitter of the Month
Is thbogzdd

January 2009
Voter of the Month
Is girlgamer

February 2009
Submitter of the Month
Is nakimas

February 2009
Voter of the Month
Is snm_queen

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Welcome
This is Sqenix Icontest, a weekly themed icon challenge for all series by the game developers Square Enix, formerly known as Squaresoft & Enix. This includes all new series and old series from before the merge.

I am your moderator wildmusings, if you have any questions or what not, just ask. I do request that you please join the community first in order to participate.

Information
The rules are simple: don't cheat and don't cause drama. This is about having fun, being inspired by new themes and improving your skills... not about winning. No sore sports please and above all be nice to the other members.

How it works is every Saturday morning you get a theme and have until the following Saturday morning to make a related Square Enix icon or two, host it/them on a external server and submit by commenting to the screened post using this format.

Please note, the icons must not be used, displayed and/or distributed elsewhere until after the winners are announced to avoid bias. All icons will then be renamed and rehosted to maintain anonimity.

At this time the voting post will go up and all members will comment with their three choices for Best Overall icons, in order of descent (first, second, third) as that is the order points will be awarded in.

The basic rule is to vote for three icons, but never vote for yourself or for an icon more than once, otherwise your vote will be disqualified. More info is provided with each post.

On Sunday all votes will be counted, the winners (first, second, third & moderator's choice) and anonymous rankings will then be announced sometime after. Banners may be requested at Custom Banners.

There is much more detailed information available in the community userinfo as well as each respective post, so be sure to read that too. If you have any questions, just leave a comment.

Credits
This community is not affiliated with Square Enix in any way, nor are we making any profit. This is a fan based community. All artwork, series & character design featured are © Square Enix unless otherwise stated.

This layout features characters from the series: Final Fantasy VIII and Drakengard. Both images were found through a random Google search.

The layout design, graphics and code are the intellectual property of Jacqueline aka wildmusings and may not be taken, reproduced or distributed without prior permission. If you wish to learn more about overrides, check out Everything LJ for some tutorials.

All icons displayed here are the intellectual property of their respective owners and may not be taken from the contests without their permission. If you wish to use an icon, be sure to ask the iconmaker first. If you don't know their identity ask me and I'll try to help.

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Banners: Mix & Match (Community Closed) [Friday, May 1st @ 11:48 am]

wildmusings
snm_queen and korenchkin here are your banners for the final theme Week 180: Mix & Match. Do let me know if there are any changes that need to be made, otherwise just leave a comment when you have picked them up, enjoy and please do not hotlink.

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And on that note, sqenix_icontest is officially closed. Once again thanks to all members both past and present that helped to make this community a success and keep it alive for such a long time. It's hard to let it go, but I have fond memories of this place and really appreciate all the comments that people have left bidding it farewell.

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Results: Mix & Match [Monday, April 20th @ 11:53 pm]

wildmusings
Week 180 is behind us and so brings an end to our final challenge and this community, thanks to all those who submitted these lovely icons and/or took the time to cast your vote. A wonderful job by everyone but special congratulations to this week's winners:

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If you have placed (1st, 2nd, 3rd) this week and would like a banner, please leave a comment here requesting one and I shall have one made for you asap. Afterward, I will make an official closing post, but I'd like to take the time now to show my appreciation to all members past and present for helping to make Sqenix Icontest what it was. This community has been around for almost 4 1/2 years, with 180 themes under our belt, which is a huge accomplishment. I'm really going to miss this place but hope to see you guys around in other icon communities, good luck with all your graphic making endeavours :)

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Call for Votes: Mix & Match [Sunday, April 19th @ 8:38 pm]

wildmusings
This is a reminder that you don't have much longer left to cast your vote in this week's challenge. We still have less than ten votes at the moment, so your participation is encouraged and would be greatly appreciated. To vote simply leave a comment at the voting post by later tomorrow Monday, April 20th at 8:00 PM EST. Thanks to those who have already voted and in advance to anyone else who is able to do so.

Vote: Mix & Match [Saturday, April 18th @ 10:44 pm]

wildmusings
We have 5 amazing icon sets for the extended Mix & Match theme, thanks to those members that were able to submit for helping to make our last challenge a success! And now it's time for all available members to cast their votes. Please vote if you can, whether you submitted an icon or not, as the more votes we receive ensures more accurate results. Every last vote makes a difference so I'd really appreciate it if you could take the time to cast yours. Make the most of this one final chance and vote!

To vote leave a screened comment to this post with the numbers of your first, second and third choice icons that you feel are best overall, in that order because that is how the points will be awarded. Here is an example of the proper voting format. Just make sure I can differentiate which of the three chosen icons are first, second and third; that and remember you are voting on these icons as a set.

First: 45
Second: 72
Third: 36

Or like this:

45,72,36


Voting Rules
Do's
- You must be a member to vote, one ballot per member (excludes multiple accounts)
- You must vote for a total of three sets (no more, no less) or your vote will be discarded
- Vote for the best/most appropriate sets overall, not your favourite series/character/etc.

Do Not's
- Do not vote for your own set or feel obligated to vote for your friend's set
- Don't vote for an set more than once... I'm not sure why you would, but just in case
- Do not reveal your entry until voting is closed or pressure people to vote for you
- Do not create multiple fake accounts to cheat, I check IP adresses and account status

If you accidently vote for the wrong number of sets, vote for the same set twice or vote for a non-existant entry then I will reply to your comment asap and give you a chance to revote. Otherwise if you break one of the rules chances are your vote will be discarded and/or, depending on the offence, your icon may face disqualification. It is at my discretion to discard suspicious votes.

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Voting will close Monday, April 20th at 8:00 PM EST at night. At that time a public comment will be appended to the voting post and no late votes will be accepted afterwards, so please vote by then. Once voting is closed, you are free to publically display/distribute your entry as it will have no impact on the results. Winners will be announced sometime after depending on my schedule. There is no new theme as we are closing our doors soon.

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Notice: Mix & Match [Saturday, April 18th @ 1:29 pm]

wildmusings
Just a quick notice that as I was waiting but have to head out now, I am going to hold off making the voting post until later on tonight when I get home from work, sometime after 9:00 PM EST due to a request from a member who had been planning to submit but ran into some computer problems that have delayed them. This being the last challenge and all I certainly don't want to turn anyone away.

If there are any other members still interested in participating then please feel free to do so before then by submitting your set(s) at this post. We currently have 3 icon sets, which is already fantastic really thank you, but if we manage to get a couple more that will be enough for standard voting/placement ;P

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