The Contest~ 1. One of the moderators, static_star18 & mint_chan & lady_agrias, will post challenges every Sunday night. Challenges will consist of screencaps, bases, lyrics, or a specific theme. You may edit the bases/caps however you'd like (cropping, adding brushes, color, etc.). 2. You may enter two icons each case unless stated otherwise. 3. You will have from Sunday, when the challenges are posted, until that following Friday night (10:00 PM CST) to post your entries.
The rules~ 1. Icons must be within LJ's restrictions - Under 40k and 100x100 or smaller. 2. If multiple screencaps or bases are supplied for the challenge, no blending between or among the caps and bases are allowed. 3. If multiple icons are allowed, you may use each base/cap only once. Do not make multiple icons using the same screencap or base. 4. All entries must be PG-13 and below, as determined by the mods, static_star18 & mint_chan & lady_agrias 5. Do not submit icons that you have posted or used in the past; icons must be made fresh for each challenge. 6. Submissions must remain anonymous. This means that you can neither post your icon nor use your icon until voting is over. 7. Caps used for icons can only come from "Criminal Minds" episodes or promotional shots for the show. The caps cannot be of the actors as either themselves or from other shows, unless otherwise specified. 8. Any entries not following the above rules will be disqualified.
Themes~ 1. If the theme is to use a specific screencap (or screencaps) for the icon, only that screencap is to be used. No outside images are to be used on your icon. (This goes for supplied bases as well.) 2. If the theme is to use a certain lyric (or lyrics), use only that lyric (or lyrics) for the text of the icon. Any cap from the show you would like to use will be fine, but no text other than that provided is to be used.
Submissions~ 1. You must use your own image hosting service (such as photobucket). 2. Entries are to be submitted as comments to the challenge post. 3. When submitting, please post both the icon and the URL of the icon along with any credits neccesary. Submissions should look like this:
Voting~ 1. Voting will take place Friday night through Sunday night (voting closed @ 9pm CST). 2. If an icon get the most votes for multiple places, the icon will get the higher placing and the next in line will get the lower. 3. Comments will be screened until voting is closed. 4. Do not vote for yourself. If you do, you will be automatically disqualified. 6. Do not tell others to vote for your icon.
Awards~ 1. Awards will be given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, and either a Mod's Choice or an otherwise specified Special Category. 2. If you do not want a banner, please say so in your entry comment. 3. Banner makers will be placed on a rotation as they make themselves available.
Timeline~ Friday – theme posted / submissions due by 10:00 PM CST / Friday – voting Sunday - winner announces