Jacqueline (wildmusings) wrote in sqenix_icontest,
Jacqueline
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Special Annoucement

This is a special announcement! I have decided to add two new categories to both my icontests starting in October, that's this upcoming week's challenge.

SUBMITTER OF THE MONTH
  • Each time you submit an icon(s) you earn one ballot(s)

  • At the end of the month a random draw is held and a winner is selected

  • The member whose name is drawn will receive:
    • A monthly themed banner announcing their victory *

    • Their username listed in the community layout's sidebar

    • The opportunity to choose next week's challenge theme **

VOTER OF THE MONTH
  • Each time you cast a vote you earn one ballot

  • At the end of the month a random draw is held and a winner is selected

  • The member whose name is drawn will receive:
    • A monthly themed banner announcing their victory *

    • Their username listed in the community layout's sidebar

    • The opportunity to choose the next available moderator's choice ***

* It will basically be an award template where I swap out the Square Enix image with something appropriate for the month in question

** Just leave a screened comment in the contact post with your choice of theme, be it conceptual, technical, image or text based. I'll have a list up by then of challenges that have already been done so there is no repeating. You may still enter that week.

*** This will be based on/in order of your actual vote, unless all three selected icons happen to place in which case you can just comment on the results post with your choice. We need at least eight entries to award this category. You cannot choose yourself.


The reason I am doing this is because lately submission and voter participation has slowly been decreasing and I am hoping that this could be a fun way to encourage existing members to once again become more active in these areas by giving them the chance to be rewarded for their efforts in addition to or where normally they may not be. The results will be based on chance, but obviously the more times you submit/vote, the more ballots you earn and the better your odds of winning.

Aside from this I am also trying to keep the themes more varied between different types of challenges. Advertising may also help bring in new members, if anyone can spare a plug. There are also a few other things I could do as a last resort, but I hope to avoid doing them. We shall see if this idea works or not, but I have my fingers crossed because I really don't want to see this icontest die.

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And don't forget to submit an icon or two for this week's Love themed challenge. You have until Saturday, September 27th at 8:00 AM EST in the morning.
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