Welcome to BSSM Awards! This is an icon contest community created just for the fans of Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon! Each week there will be a new theme presented that you must follow when entering an icon. At the end of the week, on Friday night, the icons will be posted and votes will begin. The winners will each recieve a banner, which they can show off or do whatever.
For those of you who just can't stand actually making icons: You can still enjoy the community by simply voting for your favorite icons each week!
1. All icons must be Sailor Moon related. Duh.
2. Entrants can only submit one icon per theme [unless otherwise noted].
3. Icons must be no larger then 100x100 pixels, and may NOT have a file size larger than 40kb. These are LiveJournal standards; if an entry exceeds the standards, it will be disqualified from competition.
4. No advertising of icons. This means that no icon intended to be entered in one of the weekly contests can be posted ANYWHERE until AFTER the results of the week's voting are posted. "ANYWHERE" includes, but is not limited to, personal journals [LJ or otherwise], personal userpics [LJ or otherwise], graphics journals [LJ or otherwise], free graphics sites, forum avatar usage, forum signature usage, or e-mail signature usage. VIOLATORS WILL HAVE THEIR ICON DISQUALIFIED FROM THAT WEEK'S CONTEST. BREAK THIS RULE THREE TIMES AND YOU'LL GET A TWO-MONTH BAN.
5. Do not steal another's icon and claim it as your own. VIOLATORS WILL BE IMMEDIATELY PERMABANNED. WE DON'T TOLERATE THIEVES.
6. Do not vote for yourself. Violators of this rule will be given two warnings, and will be banned from voting for a month upon the third offense.
7. Please, no criticism. We do not need any drama here. Violators of this rule-- those who start drama-- will receive two warnings; third offense earns a TWO-MONTH BAN.
8. All icons entered in any single week's theme must be fresh, made specifically for that week's contest and used NOWHERE ELSE. This includes other icontests with similar themes in the same week. VIOLATORS WILL HAVE THEIR ICON DISQUALIFIED FOR THAT WEEK AND RECEIVE A WARNING. THIRD OFFENSE EARNS A TWO-MONTH BAN.
9. If it is discovered that you have taken any icon entered in any theme in this community, no matter how far back the theme was, and you do not credit the maker, you will be warned once. We will tell you to give credit by a certain day/time, and if you do not comply, you will be banned. If you comply, but are caught doing the same thing again, you will be informed of your instant ban. This will be a personal mission on this community-- we will NOT tolerate icon theft. The members here at bssmawards work hard to create icons every week, and we won't let their intellectual property be taken from them.
Now remember: you are only allowed to enter one icon per challenge! On Monday a mod will post a theme and you have until Friday night to get your icon in. Just leave a comment at the screened challenge post, but NOT anonymously, with the icon and the URL at which it can be found. Also, please list any brush, base, or texture credits.
Voting times may vary, but should generally last from about 10pm PST (1am EST) Friday until about 10pm PST (1am EST) Sunday.
Voting will start late Friday night and end late Sunday night. To vote, members will leave a comment listing their top three favorite icons, in order of 1st choice, 2nd choice, 3rd choice. All votes will be screened so the community-at-large will not know who is in the lead. - Vote for the one you truly feel is the best. Just because it's your friend's icon does not mean you have to vote for it. - Do not vote for yourself. Sorry. We don't do that here. - Eat waffles! ( You can ignore that.. )
Winners for each theme will be announced Sunday night and banners will be made shortly afterward. The first-place icon will become the community's default icon for that week, until we have the winner for the next theme.
Past Themes Here is a list of past themes, for the convenience of moderators trying to decide what to do next. ^_^;;
Week 01: Pictures (choice of 3) Week 02: Dream Week 03: Reality Week 04: Hino Rei / Sailormars Week 05: Wings Week 06: Shadows Week 07: Torn Week 08: Textless Week 09: Broken - Seether (lyrical) Week 10: Color Week 11: Smile Week 12: Power Week 13: Hope Week 14: Congratulations! - Goddess Family Club (lyrical) Week 15: Best Friends Week 16: Shine Week 17: Tomoe Hotaru / Sailorsaturn Week 18: Innocent Week 19: Stillness Week 20: Metallic Week 21: Weather Week 22: Villains Week 23: Random Week 24: An Angel's Promise (lyrical) Week 25: Holy Week 26: Grayscale Week 27: Nehelenia Week 28: Crime Week 29: Defeat Week 30: Fashion Week 31: Sacrifice Week 32: Sailor Star Song (BSSM Opening Theme) Week 33: Fate Week 34: Trouble Week 35: Ami-chan no Hatsukoi Week 36: Technology Week 37: Onomatopea Week 38: Manga Week 39: Reflection Week 40: Capture Week 41: Lyrical (Falling Is Like This, Ani DiFranco) Week 42: Fancy Week 43: Combat Week 44: Showbiz Week 45: Lyrical (1000 Words, Sweetbox) Week 46: Book Titles Week 47: Pain Week 48: Travel Week 49: Henshin Week 50: Goddess Week 51: OTP (one true pairing) Week 52: Luna Week 53: Ego Week 54: Sweet Week 55: Queen Selenity Week 56: Crossover Week 57: Touch Week 58: I Believe in Symmetry (lyrical) Week 59: Family Week 60: Precious Week 61: Thanks Week 62: New Week 63: Pretty Guardian Sailormoon Week 64: Fruit Week 65: Zodiac Week 66: Magic Week 67: Men Week 68: Text Only Week 69: S Opening Week 70: Music Week 71: Religion Week 72: French Week 73: Are You My Long-Lost Twin? Week 74: Manga Title Week 75: Evil Week 76: Turn Your Back On Me Week 77: Passionate/Sanctuary, Hikaru Utada Week 78: Red Heads Week 79: Attack Week 80: Non-canon couples Week 81: Youma Week 82: White Week 83: Light Week 84: Darkness Week 85: Liquid Week 86: Tragedy Week 87: Television Titles Week 88: Weird Week 89: Silent & Still Week 90: Small Week 91: Constellations, Jack Johnson Week 92: Excitement Week 93: A Mistake, Fiona Apple Week 94: Black Week 95: Perfection Week 96: Animal Kingdom Week 97: Mini Marathon Week 98: Science Fiction Week 99: Provided Picture Week 100: You Are What You Icon Week 101: Natural Disaster Week 102: I Love the 80's Week 103: Lyrical Interpretation Week 104: Sky Week 105: Patience Week 106: Icon Evolution Week 107: Provided Image Week 108: Foreign Countries Week 109: Earth Week 110: Silver Millenium Week 111: Dance Week 112: Mixed Drinks Week 113: Parallel Moon Week 114: Childhood
If an urgent matter arises which requires immediate attention, first attempt to contact Mods via comment on the most recent post at bssmawards. If you happen to be a member of mod_discussion, they can be reached there via an LJ-cut post asking for their attention. Otherwise, feel free to make use of any contact info listed at their personal journals, or just comment on the most recent post of their journals.