Welcome to emily_stillness, a livejournal icon contest community dedicated to the lovely and talented Emily Browning. The "_stillness" trend was started by quebelly because of her frustration at seeing mediocre animated icons win challenges when better, non-animated icons should have won. In this community, animated icons are not allowed, therefore you have to actually work to make your icon nice-looking in order to win the challenges. Before you submit your icon, please read the following rules and become familliar with them.
[x] your submissions are to remain anonymous. That means you don't post them anywhere else on livejournal until the contest is over, no telling people which icon is yours, none of that. It doesn't mean you submit your icons in anonymous post, it means nobody else knows except you and me. If I see anyone's icon that they submitted being used somewhere else on lj, the icon will be disqualified.
[x] don't tell people to vote for you, and don't vote for yourself. I personally consider this cheating, and by telling people to vote for your icon means your icon is no longer anonymous, which breaks rule number one.
[x] obviously, the icon you submit must fit livejournal's standards. That means 100x100 or less, 40kb or less, and .jpeg, .gif, or .png. If someone likes the icon you made for the contest, they should be able to use it!
[x] don't take any of the contest entries without permission. the submission posts will be unscreened after the contest is over, so you can find out who made the icon you wish to use and ask them yourself. If they do let you use it, be sure to give them credit.
[x] no animation! It's a stillness community!
S U B M I T T I N G
the contest will begin with a post by a mod. The post will contain a theme, picture, lyric, base, etc. A set of special rules will be posted along with the challenge. It's your job to make sure your icon fits those rules as well as the ones listed above. You'll have until the deadline stated in the post to get your icon submitted in a comment to the theme post.
you must have an image host that allows remote linking. Photobucket and greatestjournal are awesome. Geocities or Tripod or things like that will not work, don't try.
your submission must include the img src tag and its url. An example submission would look like this:
[x] Voting is open to all livejournal users. You'll vote in screened comments to the voting post. If you come and check back at the voting post but you don't see your vote there, don't worry about it, I'll have deleted it once I tally in the vote. Don't try to vote twice, because I keep the names of who voted.
[x] Depending on how many icons are entered determine the places there will be. 3 icons or less, members will only vote for first place. If 4 or five icons are entered, only first and second place. With more than 5 icons there will be a third place.
S C H E D U L E
The submission post will go up on Tuesday around 9:00 PM EST.
You will have all week to submit, until Sunday around 9:00 PM EST.
Voting will begin soon after that. You'll have until Wednesday around 9:00 PM EST to vote, and winners will be posted shortly afterwards.