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Get Your Smiles On: Emoticon Contest

Post by Koa » Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:26 pm

EDIT 06/09/14: Topic moved to News and Announcements, with a shadow topic left in General WolfQuest Discussion.

As we await the release of a tablet-friendly WolfQuest game, we have decided to host a contest to add new wolf-themed smilies to the forums! This has been suggested in the past and was also brought up quite recently, so given the lack of contests, we figured this was a great opportunity.

If you are interested in participating, please submit smileys that are no larger than 25 x 25 pixels each (we recommend that smilies are smaller than this. 15 x 15 is the default size, and 20 x 20 is the happy medium). Save each file that contains a smiley with your username in the title of the file and its corresponding emotion. (i.e. "ilovewolves567456's smiley set entry happy.jpg".) After you have saved your files, please attach all of the files and e-mail your submission to art@wolfquest.org with "Wolf Smiley Contest" as the subject of your e-mail, on or before October 1st, 2014. You must submit your entry to this e-mail. If you do not or submit it elsewhere, your entry cannot be included in this contest.


What are the rules for this contest?
  • Only one (1) smiley set submission per user. Please see the section regarding "Smiley Sets: What do I include?" for details on what your set should contain.
  • Smiley sets must consist of original artwork. You cannot use someone else's artwork and submit it, even if it is licensed under free-use, for this contest. Avoid using existing lineart or templates, please.
  • Only the following file types will be accepted: jpg, gif, bmp, or png.
  • Wolves must feature realistic colors and markings. If you have any questions about what is or isn't realistic, please ask a moderator or post your question in this thread.
What do I include in my smiley set?

All smiley sets are required to portray the following emotions/actions :
  • - Neutral
    - Happy
    - Sad
    - Confused
    - Shocked
    - Angry
    - "lol" (Laugh out loud)
    - You can choose up to two other emotions/actions to include, provided they are wolf-themed and appropriate for the forums.
So, in short, you MUST have seven (7) smileys that appear on the default list that is given, and two (2) other smileys with an emotion of your own choosing. In total, you should have nine (9) wolf-themed smileys for your one (1) set.

How are the winners decided?

Winners will be decided via a community poll that will be posted on/after October 2nd, 2014 (tentative). A separate thread with all of the submissions will accompany the poll, and users will be able to vote for their favorite smiley set. Users cannot vote multiple times or vote for multiple submissions. The artists' usernames will not be included, and, in the duration of the contest, the results will be hidden until the contest's end date seven days after the topic is created.

Any questions or concerns should be posted on this thread. It is wise to ask if you have a question, as submissions that do not follow the rules will not be accepted.
Thank you, and good luck!

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Re: Get Your Smile On: Emoticon Contest

Post by Jeames » Sat Aug 16, 2014 2:16 am

Oh, this is interesting and fun! c:
I wish I could participate, but I guess I will just have to wait till we can vote.
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Post by alethe » Sat Aug 16, 2014 4:38 am

Yes! My suggestion was taken!
I'm definitely going to enter this. Hopefully the email will work for me (I've been having issues with it and so I pm my art submissions so..). I have some time on Sunday for one of these.


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Re: Get Your Smile On: Emoticon Contest

Post by Koa » Sun Aug 17, 2014 11:17 am

Glad to see some interest. Please spread the word (especially on art sites like deviantART) in case people are unaware but would like to enter! Thanks.
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Re: Get Your Smile On: Emoticon Contest

Post by duskypack » Sun Aug 17, 2014 2:20 pm

Question: Do the emoticons entered have to be coded or can they just be drawn as a concept?

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Re: Get Your Smile On: Emoticon Contest

Post by Koa » Sun Aug 17, 2014 2:34 pm

duskypack wrote:Question: Do the emoticons entered have to be coded or can they just be drawn as a concept?

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What do you mean by coded?
They should simply be finished images in smiley form.
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Re: Get Your Smile On: Emoticon Contest

Post by Nordue » Sun Aug 17, 2014 5:08 pm

  • Stickying this topic, since this is essentially an official contest.

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Post by Floofysaur » Sun Aug 17, 2014 8:26 pm

What an interesting idea! Glad that the time has come to introduce this contest to everyone. I may (myself) participate, but I'm not too convinced to either at the same time. Though I would love to see everyone's (that is participating!) at the end.
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Re: Get Your Smile On: Emoticon Contest

Post by Nordue » Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:03 pm

  • Not too convinced SpecialK? Aww, that's too bad! It would be neat to see one's work being used around the forum, wouldn't you think?

    But everyone has the right to decline, so it is up to you in the end ^^!

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Re: Get Your Smile On: Emoticon Contest

Post by duskypack » Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:29 am

My drawing stinks but I might just enter anyway :P
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Re: Get Your Smile On: Emoticon Contest

Post by alethe » Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:27 am

duskypack wrote:My drawing stinks but I might just enter anyway :P
Do you need help getting started with pixels? I can give some tips for you. I'm a member of the Pixelation forum (http://wayofthepixel.net/index.php) and its helped me a lot with my pixels. Even if you don't post any work the folks on there will gladly give you tips for how to start.


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Post by DerpBacon » Mon Aug 25, 2014 3:32 pm

I'm gonna stalk this contest. This is really interesting.
I would probably take river6's advice for drawing the pixels if I were to submit some emoticons in.

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Post by alethe » Mon Aug 25, 2014 3:42 pm

I'm unsure if I can enter this.. school is starting and I already have homework. We shall see.
If anyone needs help with pixels I will gladly give a crash course.


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Re: Get Your Smile On: Emoticon Contest

Post by Koa » Mon Aug 25, 2014 4:03 pm

Let me know if there is a need for an extension.
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Re: Get Your Smile On: Emoticon Contest

Post by DreamerDay » Mon Aug 25, 2014 4:06 pm

Good luck to all the participants.

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