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20 April 2009 @ 01:02 am
Week 202 - Color: Green

Standard color theme: green hair, green eyes, green skin, green uniform, green in your text or just as a major color on your icon, whatever is fine!

= Each member is allowed three entries.
= Submit your entries in a screened commnent to this post, including the [IMG SRC] and [URL] of the icon(s).

Entries are due Friday, April 24th.

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13 April 2009 @ 12:44 am
Don't forget to vote for Week 200!

Week 201 - Alphabet: the letter P

You can icon characters whose names start with the letter P, such as... Piotr Rasputin, or Kitty Pryde, or Pyro. To add another option, you can also use text that starts with the letter P, so you can have an icon of Emma Frost with the text 'psychic,' for example.

= Each member is allowed three entries.
= Submit your entries in a screened comment to this post, including the [IMG SRC] and [URL] of the icon(s).

Entries are due Friday, April 17th.

Current entries: 7
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30 March 2009 @ 05:24 pm
Well, we got icons from two people (and thank you to those people!), and while I think we could get more icons, the theme was pretty broad and we still ended up with only two participants, so I will try again with...

Week 200! - Layout Contest

There are two parts to this, just like last time. You can choose to enter one or both of them, and if you enter both, your entries DO NOT have to match.

Option A: Header/Icon:

I am thinking that our new layout will be this one, with color changes as needed. Thus, your header should have a minimum width of 800 pixels and a height that is no greater than 430 pixels (I think the one on the layout is a little tall XD). If you would like to test your header, the layout codes can be found here.

Having some sort of main background color that can carry over to the rest of the layout would be nice, but is not necessary. If you don't use a solid background color and would like a certain color to be used in the background, include its hex code or a small square of it with your header.

Your icon should go with your header. :P

Option B: Profile Banner:

There is no set size for this, but the current one is a good baseline: 500 x 300 pixels. Slightly larger or smaller is fine, but don't get too drastic. XD

Guidelines for both options:

= Your graphics should include a minimum of three different characters.
= The text "xmen_icontest" or "X-men Icontest" (or something similar) should be on each piece somewhere. Other relevant text is allowed as well.
= An optional theme (if having themes helps you figure out what to design) would be our fifth anniversary, which this challenge was supposed to coincide with. XD
= Each member is allowed to submit TWO entries for EACH option (for a maximum total of four graphic sets).

Submit the URLs (and any necessary color samples/codes) of your entries as a screened comment to this post. Questions? Comment and I'll do my best to clarify things.

Entries are due by midnight, Friday, April 10th.
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23 March 2009 @ 01:30 am
Week 199 - Light brushes

Pretty broad theme: you must use at least one light brush on your icon. It can be little spots, one big blob, a hazy line, a ring/circle, etc. etc. and of any color(s) as long as it is clearly visible at first glance.

= Each member is allowed three entries.
= Submit your entries in a screened comment to this post, including the [IMG SRC] and [URL] of the icon(s).

Entries are due Friday, March 27th.

Current entries: 3
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16 March 2009 @ 03:54 am
Week 198 - The 198

I like conveniently-numbered weeks. XD So, for this, you can only icon characters from this bulleted list (which apparently has 200 name), whether they're dead, alive, or missing. For simplicity's sake, even though there are other superpowered characters, we're going to ignore them and stick to this list.

= Each member is allowed three entries.
= Submit your entries in a screened comment to this post, including the [IMG SRC] and [URL] of the icon(s).

Entries are due Friday, March 20th.

Current entries: 6
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02 March 2009 @ 12:57 am
Week 197 - Text: Eugenio Montejo's The Earth Turned to Bring Us Closer (translated)

The only text on your icon can be from this poem (tiny text is allowed), and you must use at least three consecutive words, all of which should be legible.

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= Each member is allowed three entries.
= Submit your entries in a screened comment to this post, including the [IMG SRC] and [URL] of the icon(s).

Entries are due Friday, March 6th.

Current entries: 4
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23 February 2009 @ 04:40 pm
Week 196 - Sightless/Eyeless

For this challenge, your icon cannot show the eyes (or glasses/visor/sunglasses) of the person you are iconing. You can crop your picture so that the eyes aren't visible, put a brush over them, pick an image where the eyes aren't visible anyways, etc.

= Each member is allowed three entries.
= Submit your entries in a screened comment to this post, including the [IMG SRC] and [URL] of the icon(s).

Entries are due Friday, February 27th.

Current entries: 4
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16 February 2009 @ 09:06 pm
There's a bit of a tie for Week 194, but instead of putting up another poll, I'm going to just poke people who haven't voted yet to please vote! The winners will be put up sometime tomorrow afternoon.

Week 195 - Alphabet: B

Use a word that starts with B in your text, or icon a character whose name (first, last or codename) starts with B. Examples include Barnell Bohusk/Beak, Bobby Drake/Iceman, Hank McCoy/Beast, Betsy Braddock/Psylocke, and Brian Braddock/Captain Britain.

= Each member is allowed three entries.
= Submit your entries in a screened comment to this post, including the [IMG SRC] and [URL] of the icon(s).

Entries are due Friday, February 20th.

Current entries:
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09 February 2009 @ 12:52 am
We did get two lovely icons for Week 193, but that's not quite enough for a contest, so we are moving on to Week 194!

Week 194 - Physical Mutations

Whether it's pink skin and purple hair, claws, wings, an incredibly long tongue, or being made of mercury, the X-men universe has a lot to offer in terms of physical signs of mutation. For this theme, you can icon anyone with a mutation that directly affects their body/appearance. Ask if you aren't sure about whether something will work or not!

= Each member is allowed three entries.
= Submit your entries in a screened comment to this post, including the [IMG SRC] and [URL] of the icon(s).

Entries are due Friday, February 13th.

Current entries: 12
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26 January 2009 @ 09:24 am
Is everyone else having a good day? I am. I slept in. It was nice.

Week 193 - Punctuation!

A slight derivative of a text or lyric challenge. You must clearly have one or more punctuation marks visible within your icon. Punctuation includes any symbol you cake make with a standard keyboard. ~!@#$%^&*()_+{|:"<>?,./;'[]\-=` are all the avilable ones!

Caveat: You're only allowed to have one word readable on your icon.


= Each member is allowed three entries.
= Submit your entries in a screened comment to this post, including the [IMG SRC] and [URL] of the icon(s).

Entries are due Friday, January 30th

Current entries: 1
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