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Challenge 1 Winners

We've made it through our first challenge everybody! Winners are behind the cut.

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Voting Reminder - Last Call!

Only a few more hours to vote on Challenge 1! There are some definite front-runners at the moment, but a lot of them are very close, so it's still anyone's game. Be sure to vote here if you haven't already because it's your last chance!

Challenge 2 - Promo Pics

Hey everybody! Don't forget to vote on all of our fabulous icons from challenge #1, featuring the Summer Tour of 1967. Vote here if you haven't already; voting ends tomorrow night!

And now we're ready for Challenge 2! I figured I'd post this as soon as the voting post went up, so you could get started on your icons right away, but sadly real life got in the way, so it's going up now (On a related note: Cloverfield is amazing). I think I might actually stick with voting on Friday and new challenge on Saturday because it gives everyone a day to recover and it lets me go out and have a life on Friday nights. ;) Let me know if you have objections to this.

Okay the challenge - Promotional Photos! You know what I'm talking about, those slightly bizarre posed pictures the studio put out where the Monkees are usually piled on top of each other and there's something vaguely homoerotic about the whole thing. BUT! The image quality is usually much better on these pictures which is great for icon making. Also, you have to admit, the boys look adorable in these.

Please read all the rules carefully.
  • You may submit up to three icons for this challenge.
  • Please don't use any images other than the ones provided.
  • Blending is fine.
  • All effects (textures, brushes, gradients, etc.) are allowed except for animation.
  • Icons must meet Livejournal standards (100x100 pixels, under 40 KB, .gif/.jpg/.png format).
  • Icons must be made especially for this challenge. Submitting an icon you made before this challenge will get you disqualified from the round.
  • Do not post your icons anywhere else until after voting has ended. Icons must remain anonymous. Again, you do this, you get disqualified for the round.
  • Please upload your icons to tinypic.com, as it makes my life about 80 bajillion times easier. And submit them like so:

  • Image and video hosting by TinyPic
    http://i4.tinypic.com/6sh1rp0.png



Icons for this challenge will be due by Friday, January 25.

They're the most! They're the Monkees!Collapse )

Challenge 1 Voting!

You guys are seriously amazing. For our very first challenge we got 30 (yes, 30!) icons. And they're fabulous! After you're done patting yourself on the back for doing such a good job, you should vote for the icons you think are the best.

Voting Rules and Icons Behind the CutCollapse )
Final stretch everybody! Voting will be going up roughly 24 hours from now, so if you'd still like to submit icons, you need to get them in ASAP.

Icons due tomorrow.

Challenge 1 - The 1967 Summer Tour

DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR ICONS TO THIS POST! Comments to this post are unscreened. Click the above link and submit them at the challenge post. Thank you.

Challenge 1 Mid-Week Reminder

We've reached the half-way point of our first challenge, so I'm posting a little reminder for everyone who hasn't submitted their icons yet. There's still plenty of time! So far we have 12 lovely icons awaiting voting, but we could always use more.

Get those icons in by Friday, January 18.

Challenge 1 - The 1967 Summer Tour

DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR ICONS TO THIS POST! Comments to this post are unscreened. Click the above link and submit them at the challenge post. Thank you.

Challenge 1 - The 1967 Summer Tour

It's just now Friday where I am, so I'm going ahead and posting the challenge. The theme for our first round is the Tour of '67, and I hope you all have lots of fun with it. I tried to provide a lot of images so you guys would have some options.

Please read all the rules carefully.
  • You may submit up to three icons for this challenge.
  • Please don't use any images other than the ones provided.
  • Blending is fine.
  • All effects (textures, brushes, gradients, etc.) are allowed except for animation.
  • Icons must meet Livejournal standards (100x100 pixels, under 40 KB, .gif/.jpg/.png format).
  • Icons must be made especially for this challenge. Submitting an icon you made before this challenge will get you disqualified from the round.
  • Do not post your icons anywhere else until after voting has ended. Icons must remain anonymous. Again, you do this, you get disqualified for the round.
  • Please upload your icons to tinypic.com, as it makes my life about 80 bajillion times easier. And submit them like so:

  • Image and video hosting by TinyPic
    http://i4.tinypic.com/6sh1rp0.png



Icons for this challenge will by due by Friday, January 18.

Sadly, I was unable to find any pictures of crazed teenage girls trying to rip the Monkees apart.Collapse )

Gook luck everyone!

State of the Comm

Hey everyone! First I just want to say thank you to everyone who's been pimping the community - you've all done a fabulous job! We currently have 21 members and 27 watchers, which is fantastic for an icontest that's just starting out. You're all awesome.

Second, I'm sure you're all antsy waiting for the first challenge to start. I've tentatively set the start date for this Friday, January 11, but hopefully it'll be sooner. I've pimped us in a couple of promotion communities that have moderated posting, so I'm waiting a couple days for those to go up, so everyone over there gets a chance to participate in our first challenge as well. But if they haven't gone up by Friday, we're starting anyway because I don't want to make you guys wait any longer than you have to. Sound good?

Get pumped everybody!

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The Pimping Post

So you guys all want this icontest to be a success, right? Well to make that happen, we're going to need plenty of people to participate, so we need to promote this place like woah. I'll definitely be doing a lot of this, but I'm just one person, so it would be incredibly helpful if everyone could pitch in. It's community pimpin' time everybody!

Now I wouldn't expect you to do this for nothing, so in addition to my eternal gratitude, you'll also receive your very own personalized banner as a thank you:

Here's a sample of the bannerCollapse )

Just pimp out monkeestills in another community (make sure advertising's allowed first!) or on your own journal, and you'll get a pimping banner of your very own.

Here's what you do:

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So that's it kids! Get pimping!

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The Hall of Fame!

Here are all of the winners of our previous challenges. Bask in the glow of their glorious icon making abilities!

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Become an Affiliate

Would you like to affiliate with monkeestills? Just comment here with the name of your community.

I'll affiliate with pretty much anybody who's interested, I just ask that your community fall into at least one of these three categories:
a)an icontest/lims/other kind of graphic competition
b)a graphic community of some kind
c)a community that is Monkees-related.

Thank you!

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