Welcome to nana_awards, a general icon challenge community that focuses on the series NANA. If you love NANA and enjoy making or just looking at icons, then join up and have some fun with us :) Please remember to carefully read the rules/guidelines listed below. Thank you!
?] R U L E S
01. You must be a member in order to participate and submit icons for the weekly challenges. 02. All icons must be optimized for standard LiveJournal usage, meaning within 100x100, under 40kb, and in .jpg .gif .png formats only. 03. All submitted icons should be new by you for the contest here and here alone. Please don't dig out an old icon or use the same icon you've entered in another contest. If you've submitted an icon you did not make, you'll automatically be banned. 04. Your icons must be kept anonymous until the contest is over and winners have been posted. Do not advertise or show your submitted icon to other users or publicize your entries anywhere or in any method. And don't get your friends to vote for you- no matter how indirect. 2nd strike here and you'll be banned. 05. Fanart is allowed, but proper credit must be given to the creator. No credit, no admission. 06. Each challenge may have its own additional unique rules. Please pay attention to them. 07. Do not take any icons posted here unless you've received permission from the maker. 08. Do not vote for your own icon. You will be disqualified and consequently banned if you do it multiple times. 09. As of now, unless noted otherwise in specific challenges, you are allowed to submit only one icon per challenge. 10: You may submit icons that are NANA manga, anime, and now live-action related. 11: Please respect all members of this community. Don't cause any drama, don't bash any winners or be nasty about losing. Not only does it look bad on your character, but doing so will only get you banned very quickly.
NOTE: Community maintainer and/or moderators are allowed to enter in challenges as long as it's not during their own theme week.
?] S C H E D U L E
• Submission Period: When new theme goes up, around Wednesday (11 PM EST) - Wednesday (10 PM EST) • Voting Period: Wednesday (11 PM EST) - Friday (11 PM EST)
This means when the voting post goes up - a new theme will be posted soon after so that you can begin making your icons while waiting for the voting results. You will have approximately 1 week to make your icons and 3 days to cast your votes. The winners are then announced on late Friday nights or on Saturday morning.
?] S U B M I T T I N G
[x] Icons submitted needs to be hosted on a site that allows direct linking- LJ userpics is not one of them. Photobucket and ImageShack are two of the more popular free choices. [x] Icons should be submitted as a comment to the post with the applicable theme. Submissions to any other post will be disregarded. All submissions will also be screened. [x] Include the image, URL, and username when submitting; here's an example-
[x] You must be logged in to vote. No anonymous posts allowed. [x] You will cast your favorite icon choices via screened comments/poll in the voting post. [x] You may only vote once. [x] You may not vote for your own icon. [x] Your vote will not count if you don't follow any of the rules stated above.
Please always pay attention to any instructions listed on the actual voting post. In general, you will vote in the order of preference since your votes will be given weight. 1st place (3pts), 2nd place (2pts), 3rd place (1pt). Then we tally up the points/votes, etc.
Our voting categories will consist of 1st, 2nd, 3rd place plus a special category for "Best Use of Theme". Occasionally, a different special category may be used. This will be chosen at the mod's discretion and usually done when it's appropriate or applicable towards the specific theme of the week. Also, in the event where we have 13 or more entries, an extra Mod's Choice winning icon will also be picked. We will not have a 3rd Place if there are less than 8 entries.
• Any suggestions of themes you'd like to see, please feel free to comment with them here. Likewise, if you know any useful links to NANA images that members can use for iconing, please also let us know there. Thank you! If you have any questions, please direct them here.