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Welcome to dattebayo_still, an icontest devoted to the manga/anime, Naruto, which was created by Masashi Kishimoto.


For those of you who don't know what an icontest is: it is a place where icon makers of all skill levels submit icons to fit a given theme on a weekly basis. At the end of the week, the icons are then put up anonymously and people vote on their favorite three. One is also voted for a special category, along with a moderator's choice. The winners are then posted a few days later, and the winners can get their very own banners to show that they won.

->Keep it friendly. Don't bring your drama here.
->No criticism, please. (Unless stated so.)
->Don't take icons without permission.
->You must be a member to submit icons and to vote.
->No animated icons, doujinshi, or fanart is allowed unless specifically stated.
->Icons must be new and fit LJ standards. (100x100 and 40kb)
->Your submission(s) must remain anonymous. Do not post or use your submissions anywhere until the winners are announced or your icon will be disqualified.
->Moderators and bannermakers can participate in the contests.
->Up to three icons can be submitted per challenge.
->All submissions must be your own creations! Plagiarism and icon stealing are not allowed and will result in disqualification of your icon.

->Icons should fit the given theme. If you have any questions as to whether it does, just post a comment asking and the moderators will be happy to help.
->Submit your icons only on the submission post; all comments will be screened. All moderators will be able to see them, but no one else will.
->Imageshack, Photobucket, or any similar site may be used to host icons. Livejournal userpic space is not recommended.

Here is an example of how icons should be submitted:


Monday: New Theme Posted
Monday-Friday: Icon Submission Begins
Saturday: Submissions Ends/Voting Begins
Sunday: 12:00am [U.S. Eastern Time] Voting Ends/Winners Revealed
(Mid-Week reminders always go out on Wednesdays)

There may be times when your mods are a bit busy, so the community will run a bit late, but by the next week it should return to normal.

->Please don't vote for yourself, or ask friends to vote for you!
->Do not vote for an icon because you think you know who made it.
->Icons should each recieve one vote at most, unless you vote one for the top three AND the special category.

You will commonly be asked to vote for a First, Second, Third and a Special Category, unless otherwise stated.

Voting should look something like:

1st: 09
2nd: 12
3rd: 15
SC (Special Category): 05


09, 12, 15

Every week will have a Special Category, which could range from:
Most Creative - the icon that shows the most creativity
Best Colors - the icon that shows the best use of colors
Best Emotion - the icon that shows the best emotion
Best Crop - the icon that was cropped the best
Best Interpretation - the icon that best interprets the given theme
Best Picture - the icon that used the best image(s)
Most Useable Icon - the icon that you would be most likely to use on LJ

Also, with weeks that have 20 or more icons, the moderator may include a second Special Category.

lovexyax2 - Community Founder
ruririi - Former Moderator

pixelwater - Moderator [Jenny]
senbonzakura77 - Moderator [Mary]

couleurmonvie - Bannermaker
kaena_25 - Bannermaker
pixelwater - Bannermaker
senbonzakura77 - Bannermaker
surmise - Bannermaker

*We are accepting bannermaker applications, so please apply HERE if you are interesting in joining our staff.

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