K.C. (karoru) wrote in kd_icontest,

Rules & Guidelines

Posting in this community indicates that you have read and understood the rules.

  • Treat every member of this community with respect. Anyone acting overly mean, nasty, or snarky will be dealt with severely.

  • In the same vein, there will be no sulking of any sort. You have a LJ, so keep it there.

  • We do not take icon requests, and we are most certainly not a community for posting icons! If you want to post your icons, head over to katamari_damacy.

  • We are not a promotion journal, either. If you would like to promote your community/affiliate it with this one, it must be related to Katamari Damacy or be another icon community of any sort. If you wish to affiliate, just drop a comment here and you will be added to the userinfo.

  • We are a contest community, not for discussions. If you wish to ask someone what their favorite stage or cousin is, post it in katamari_damacy or any other related community.

  • Contests will be weekly.

  • Contests will rotate between themes, lyrics, bases and technical challenges. For base-contests, you may only use the base given. For lyrical challenges, you must use at least three consecutive words from the song given. For theme and technical challenges, they must relate to the theme and comply to the guidelines given. Failure to comply will earn you a disqualification! We don't like to disqualify icons, especially if they're good, but the guidelines need to be met.

  • You must make an icon specifically for this contest, unless we say differently. Which will probably be never.

  • After submissions are in, users will vote on the icons. Make sure you vote for three, meaning that you pick an icon for first, second, and third place.

  • Comments on the submission entry will be screened, and will not be seen by the other members of the community until it is time for voting.

  • Submissions will be accepted from Monday after the new contest is posted until Saturday at 9pm Eastern Standard Time. Any icons submitted after that will be disqualified.

  • Users may submit up to two icons per contest.

  • New members!: When posting your icon, post "royal rainbow" as well. This will let us know you've read and understood the rules. If you have participated for a while, you do not need to continue to add "royal rainbow".

  • Please make sure your icon is uploaded to a reliable server. When it comes time to vote, we do not want to have to disqualify you because your server bit the dust.

  • Do not use Geocities, Angelfire, or Tripod for hosting icons! Please get either a Photobucket account or use Imageshack for hosting.

  • Submissions should look like this:

    royal rainbow

  • Voting will take place from Saturday after the week's submissions are posted until Monday at 9pm-ish EST.

  • You may not vote for your own icon. Seems kinda narcissistic, don't you think?

  • Please be objective when you vote. Don't just vote for someone because they're your friend or against someone because you don't like them. Vote for what you like the best.

  • Do not advertise your icon! This means you go around telling a ton of people to vote for your icon because it's yours.

  • There will be absolutely no harassing of the members of this community, and most especially, no harassing of the maintainer(s). If you think someone is harassing you, notify us and we will look into it.

  • CREDIT EVERYTHING! Even if the icon maker does not normally require credit, credit them anyway! They obviously spent a lot of time making icons for the contest, and we would like to see them get credit where it is due. The submission posts are unscreened due to this, so that if you liked an icon that didn't win, you can still credit.

  • Credit the icon maker in your keywords/comments. If you don't know how to do this, see LJ FAQ #95.

  • STEALING = BAD!! Anyone found stealing will be put on our Shit List.

  • All bases will be from the Official Katamari Damacy Site.
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