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 email@example.com 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.
All smiley sets are required to portray the following emotions/actions :
- - Neutral
- "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.
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!
The WolfQuest Team