Before I announce anything else, I'd like to thank all of the participants in the previous SoTMs. It's been a great half-year, just seeing you guys improve over the time.
First off, I'll announce the winners of SoTM #5: Nature (Animals)
Runner up: Xijin
Your vBux will be sent shortly!
Sorry for the late post! I've been busy over the past few days completing IAs and reading manga (oops!).
If you're participating, please read ALL of the content below. It will help you from getting disqualified and give you tips on what to do.
And here's a special announcement to make: We're changing the prizes (forever)!
That's right! We're now giving YOU a choice to win real prizes!
You have a choice (of ONE) to choose from:
- $50 gift card/coupon from a well known retailer (Newegg gift cards, Xbox Live Subscriptions/points, Steam games, amazon gift cards, best buy gift cards, etc.)
- Premium Membership
- vBux (50K)
Now this is an exciting development, and I really hope that more people will participate, knowing there are real-life prizes to win! Please help us advertise this, so competition will get stronger!
- Premium Membership
- vBux (30k)
Voting rules will be the usual:
- Asking for a C&C on your SoTM entry (before/during voting)
- Linking people and telling them to vote for Entry #X
- Buying votes from other people (vbux, rep, irl)
- No voting for your own entry (if you entered)
The start of the SoTM will begin on the Sunday of the month, a week after the judging. And as shown above, there will be two prizes, a winner and a runner up.
The rules of this competition will be none other than having your .psd and image to me, and the dimensions of the signature can vary from 200-500 x 100-200 (horizontal signatures), or 100-250 x 400-600 (vertical signatures)
If Anime is not allowed, please note that 3D renders are. This should have been clarified before, so don't ask.
After sending your entry to me, you can only update your signature a maximum of one more time, to prevent cluttering of sorts. Anything after the first update will be considered null, so please use this chance wisely.
If your signature is found anywhere else, you will be disqualified. As simple as that.
So now, I'll announce the theme for this month...
-Please note that Anime is NOT allowed in this SoTM.
-Please note that Abstract is NOT allowed in this SoTM.
This theme will be based around your views on sorrow, since a picture says a million words.
If you're stuck, here are a few ideas:
Though they're not particularly helpful, they're just some ideas i just conjured on the top of my head!
Again, adding your own name to your entry is prohibited. A second chance will be given to you to remove your name.
Adding text is a must, as it displays your ability for text. Tags/phrases used must relate to your signature. In this case, 'Sorrow' as a phrase may also be used.
Again, Anime and Abstract renders are NOT allowed. Sending me entries like these will earn you a disqualification.
ANYONE THAT DOESN'T READ THIS WILL BE DISQUALIFIED WITH A PM REPLY. THIS MEANS IF YOU SCREW UP THE FIRST TIME BY NOT ADDING TEXT OR WHATEVER, YOU WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.
This SoTM will end on October 24th, 0:00PDT, so gear up your processors and start creating!
Feel free to PM me any suggestions, or ask questions in the #Graphics channel in the IRC!
Also, please upload your PSDs to mediafire, as i cannot access megaupload.
A few sidenotes: The winners will be contacted and asked what they want by an administrator. This is our first time doing this sort of thing, so please bear with us if things are slow! We're doing our best to improve this community, and giving you a chance like this is a privilege, not a necessity. This system will hopefully improve over time, persuading more and more people to join!