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MissTech
19th Nov 2007, 2:45 PM
This contest belongs in "Beauty".

Welcome to the Beauty For All Season Contest!

GENERAL RULES
1.) One contestant per person. Contestant must be YA or Adult human female only. Contestant sim must be of your own creation, or if from a downloaded sim, the contestant sim must be at least 2 generations removed from the downloaded sim/s.

2.) No PHOTOSHOPPING or altering of pictures in any way. This means no adding text, borders, crop and paste, etc. All submitted photos must be pure in-game photos captured through either the in-game camera or printscreen technique. No Simmerizing. No Sim Pose Allowed!

3.) Contest is limited to the first 15 contestants only as there will be no eliminations from any round. The winner will be decided by which contestant has the highest cumulative numerical score at the conclusion of all 4 rounds of competition. (More detailed judging information to be posted upon approval.)


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ROUNDS OF COMPETITION
Round 1- Autumn Beauty
Round 2- Winter Beauty
Round 3- Spring Beauty
Round 4- Summer Beauty
(Current round is highlighted in bold print.)


CONTEST TIMELINE
Round 1- December 20 - 28
Round 1 Scoring- Dec. 30 & 31
Round 2- Dec. 30- Jan 4
Round 2 Scoring- Jan 4 & 5
Round 3- Jan. 5- Jan. 10 @ 6:00pm (Eastern Time)
Round 3 Scoring- Jan. 10 & 11
Round 4- Jan. 10- 17
Round 4 Scoring- Jan 17 & 18
Announcement of Winner- Jan. 18th
(Current round is highlighted in bold print.)
TOTAL TIME FOR CONTEST: 29 days


ROUND 1 REQUIREMENTS AND DETAILS
For the first round of this contest you will need to post the following:
1.) Your contestants' name the round name in the subject bar.
2.) 1 Close-up headshot of your contestant in hair/makeup that reflects the season. (Background color is your choice, but should be plain. No other sims/objects should be in this photo. No captions.)
3.) 1 Full length bodyshot of your contestant dressed in attire that is season-appropriate. (Background should be plain, colors of your choice. No other sims and minimal or no objects should be in this photo. This photo may be set indoors or outdoors. No captions.)
4.) 1 Scenic photo depicting your contestant participating in her favorite seasonal activity. (You are setting a scene with this photo, so make it as rich, and detailed as you can! Other sims are welcome to be in this photo. This photo may be set indoors or outdoors. You may add a short caption.)
5.) A 25 word or less answer to the following: "What is your favorite thing about Autumn?"

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CONTEST UPDATES
Here you will find links to the latest contest information. Linked for your convenience.
~Judging Information/Criteria (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1089484&postcount=13)
~Special Announcement! (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1091814&postcount=42)
Round 2 Info & Requirements (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1093844&postcount=57)
Round 1 Rankings/Comments (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1095591&postcount=71)
Round 3 Info & Requirements (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1099161&postcount=109)
:new: Round 2 Rankings/Comments (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1100169&postcount=121)

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JUDGES
1.) Annelae
2.) Wanabee_gangsta_013
3.) x_iiLy_x

EMERGENCY JUDGES
1.) nostalgicpaty
2.) MissTech


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PRIZES
~ An Avatar made by Wanabee_gansta_013 will be awared to each contestant who enters the contest for Autumn.

~ An Avatar made by Wanabee_gangsta_013 will be awared to the TOP 3 scoring contestants!

The Top 3 Scoring contestants will also receive their choice of one of the following lots:
~Dinky Dorms- A custom 4 room dormitory for your college bound sims- made by MissTech
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y19/MissTech05/dinkydorms.jpg

OR

~Willow Drive- A beautiful custom SF style Victorian home- made by MissTech
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y19/MissTech05/1Willow-1.jpg

beeps
21st Dec 2007, 2:37 AM
Contest Approved
Begins 12.20.07
Ends 1.20.08

Do not post replies and/or contest applications before the contest host has checked in on this thread, or your post will be deleted.

DO NOT WRITE USELESS POSTS like "Hey cool contest, I think I might join." Reserve type posts and useless posts about coming back with an application will be deleted.

MissTech
21st Dec 2007, 9:25 AM
Contestant List

1.) Midnight05 Autumn (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1089584&postcount=14) / Winter (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1098316&postcount=104)

2.) lzybtt27 Autumn (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1089734&postcount=17) / Winter (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1097979&postcount=98)

3.) Jonesi Autumn (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1089940&postcount=24) / Winter (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1095066&postcount=69)

4.) Michele D Autumn (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1090017&postcount=26) / Winter (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1094958&postcount=67)

5.) DluR Autumn (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1090109&postcount=29)

6.) redwing Autumn (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1090242&postcount=30) / Winter (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1094254&postcount=60)

7.) sakrayami Autumn (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1090976&postcount=36) / Winter (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1097768&postcount=95)

8.) aznhoang Autumn (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1092202&postcount=45) / DROPPED OUT

9.)
10.)

JoanneDyer_SC
21st Dec 2007, 1:20 PM
I think I'm going to enter. No PS sound very challenging. I'm way too used to all sorts of edit. programs, I ought to lay off 'em for a bit )) But I've got a Q about headshot bodyshot: does 'no PS' means I can't delete ingame background and replace it with solid color? No fancy stuff, just a filler. Because I've got a nice pic but I intended to delete its background and didn't bother with ingame walls and floors much, which in result clash terribly. But I'm also affraid that "that expression+that pose" thing is one time occurence, and I really wanted to use that pic.

Lzybtt27
21st Dec 2007, 3:41 PM
well as diffucult as a non-PS ontest sounds count me in. imma start shopping for fall fashions then

sprox119
21st Dec 2007, 11:51 PM
So, to enter do we show the Round 1 requirements?

Lzybtt27
22nd Dec 2007, 12:41 AM
So, to enter do we show the Round 1 requirements?

im assuming yes

midnight05
22nd Dec 2007, 1:33 AM
i will be entering this contest.it seems very fun and i love the challenge of no ps.already got my pics done,i'll put up my entry in the morning.and for your question, sprox119 i'm also assuming yes.

Cher
22nd Dec 2007, 1:39 AM
Ahhh another cute contest! And I like the season contests! However, I'm so use to doing photoshop pictures, I think I might have forgotten how to take an in game picture hehehe! :ghost: Is there alot of story telling? I'm also waiting to see who the judges are. I know you run a fair contest! I was in one a long time ago and have watched your other contests.....

caitlin27292
22nd Dec 2007, 2:58 AM
Question, for round 1 entries..do we take the head shot in just one season? or all 4? same for full length..one for every season?

Lzybtt27
22nd Dec 2007, 5:35 AM
yea just in the one season we're doing which would be autumn

MissTech
22nd Dec 2007, 2:00 PM
Hey everyone... sorry for being MIA for the day... hubby had knee surgery yesterday, and I quite frankly, didnt expect this contest to be approved and up now. So I was a little unprepared. Sorry....

To answer any questions, currently your Round 1 entry should be for the Autumn season ONLY. There will be 4 rounds, one for each season of year.

Yes there is no photoshopping at all in this contest, which means no adding of anything to the photos- no borders, no text...nothing. Call me a 'purist', but I really love to see what people can create and do in their games.

There is no big story telling needed for the contest. Some photos require a short caption to help you 'set your scene' (what you are trying to depict), and show a little of your sims' personality.

And finally, to enter you just need to post the Round 1 requirements. There will be a limit of 15 contestants because NO ONE will be eliminated from the contest.

Looking forward to seeing some entries soon! :D

MissTech
22nd Dec 2007, 2:43 PM
Hello Everyone-
To give any interested contestants or judges an idea on how this contest will work, I offer the following information about the judging/scoring that will be used for this contest.

First, as people come into the contest they are assigned a contestant number, which is chronological as you enter the contest. (Ex: If you are the first person to enter, your contestant # will be 1 and so forth.)

At the end of each round, the judges will review your entries and give you a numerical score of between 1 and 10 points (whole numbers only) in each of 3 catagories. Each of these 3 catagories carries an equal weight into your round score (33.3%) The catagories are:
~ Entry Status- (Did the entry meet the requirements as posted for that round? Were directions followed?)
~ Seasonal Beauty - (Did the entry have the feel of the season? How does the contestant look in her chosen seasonal attire/makeup? General attractiveness of sim contestant.)
~ Photo Quality- (Did the photos follow the requirements? Are the photos of good quality, rich, detailed and depict a whole scene?)

At the end of each round, you WILL NOT receive your numerical scores. You will instead be shown your RANKING for that round. Your RANKING is determined by the numerical score you received for that round. If you have the highest numerical score, your Ranking would be #1 for that round. This is how each round of the contest will be handled. At the completion of the 4 rounds of judging/scoring, a FINAL RANKINGS list will be posted showing all contestants FINAL RANKING in the contest along with the numerical scores awared them in each round. (The highest score any one contestant could receive in any round is 30 points.) If you skip or miss a round, you ARE NOT eliminated from the contest, however, you will receive a score of 0 for that round.

EXAMPLE OF ROUND RANKINGS:
Round 1 Rankings
1.) Contestant #12
2.) Contestant #3
3.) Contestant #9
and so forth for all contestants....

EXAMPLE OF FINAL RANKING
Final Rankings
1.) Contestant #4
Round 1 Score: 82
Round 2 Score: 85
Round 3 Score: 81
Round 4 Score: 88
Total Score: 336 points

Judges will be welcomed and encouraged to make comments with each round of scoring keeping in mind that if they choose to make comments, one comment must be made for each contestant. Comments are limited to positive and constructive critism only. I will not allow nastiness and should I deem a judges' comments rude or inappropriate I reserve the right to edit or refuse to post them at all. Judges ARE NOT allowed to make comments in thread to individual contestants and must keep their in-thread comments general and addressed to the group.

I hope this gives everyone an idea of how this contest will work. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask in thread, or PM me. I tend to be on early in the mornings (Eastern Time Zone) and do most of my contest updating then- just so you all know. I also ask that if I happen to be absent for a day or two over the Holidays you guys dont panic and think I've abandoned this contest. Unfortunately, my Father passed during the Holidays last year (actually on my wedding anniversary of New Year's Eve) so this is a hard time of year for me, and I am also trying to look out for my elderly mother, so please bear with me. Thanks everyone.

NOW... LETS SEE SOME ENTRIES! :D

midnight05
22nd Dec 2007, 7:14 PM
Headshot-
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b333/honeygirl93/s2c-contest-beautyforallseasons/r1hs.jpg

Bodyshot-
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b333/honeygirl93/s2c-contest-beautyforallseasons/r1bs.jpg

Scenic Photo- Me and my darling daughter playing in the leaves.
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b333/honeygirl93/s2c-contest-beautyforallseasons/r1sp.jpg

What is you favorite thing about Autumn?
When Autumn comes around, I get so excited. It's time to go shopping and play in the leaves with my daughter, so much fun.

coldfloral_SC
23rd Dec 2007, 1:45 AM
midnight you'll probably want to resize your photos, since there is a forum guideline to pic size:

Please keep picture sizes within reasonable limits. We don't all have DSL connections so huge connections can take forever to load. The OPTIMUM picture size is 650x550. The Contests Forum Moderators will judge larger images on a case by case basis and may request you resize images. Failure to comply when asked will result in your post being removed.

Wanabee_gangsta_013
23rd Dec 2007, 1:55 AM
cool, hi guys i am Wanabee, your judge, i will be checking in everyday apart from Christmas.

cant wait to judge pictures,they are already looking great.

Thanks MissTech

Wanabee

Lzybtt27
23rd Dec 2007, 2:25 AM
Headshot-http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r201/Lzybtt27/autumn12.jpg

Bodyshot-
http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r201/Lzybtt27/autumn22.jpg

Scenic Photo-
http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r201/Lzybtt27/autumn3.jpg

Question-
My Favorite thing about autumn is watching all the trees turn into gorgeous colors of bronw, red,yellow, and orange.

Annelae
23rd Dec 2007, 3:12 AM
Umm, hey guys! I'm another judge, apart from Wannabee. I don't celebrate Christmas, so I should be checking in everyday!

Cher
23rd Dec 2007, 12:40 PM
I'm trying to work on making a sim. I'm sorry to hear about your dad! I know the hurt of losing a special person and taking care of an elder......

midnight05
23rd Dec 2007, 1:09 PM
midnight you'll probably want to resize your photos, since there is a forum guideline to pic size:
oops..haha. i forgot, I will get right to fixing them. thanks for telling me.

MissTech
23rd Dec 2007, 2:34 PM
I'm trying to work on making a sim. I'm sorry to hear about your dad! I know the hurt of losing a special person and taking care of an elder......

Thanks Michele. Mom is very healthy and independent... thank goodness. Tending to her spirit more than anything as she is very depressed. They were married for 52 years so she is lonely... Holidays are hard time of year no matter what time of year a loved one passes, but to have someone pass during the holidays, well on a holiday is a bit tough. So thank you much for your kind words and thoughts. :)


lzybtt27 Nice photos, but you may want to re-read the round requirements for the head and full body shots.

Midnight05- I take it you are doing your photos through the 'printscreen' process and that is why it is showing the pause thingy?

~ If that is the case, any contestants using the printscreen process can crop out the pause bar on the edges of their photos. Otherwise, I fear people who take pics that way will end up losing points because of that pause bar thingy, which would be unfair... I use the in game camera to get my pics (which never shows the pause bar thingy), so I did not take into account that the pause bar thing would show if the other process was used.

Lzybtt27
23rd Dec 2007, 2:43 PM
awwww i hate plain backgrounds though :(

Cher
23rd Dec 2007, 2:55 PM
I use the printscreen also. But you can pause the picture and use tab Z to close in on the picture and it takes away everything else but the red boarder! So I have to use paint shop to resize the picture and get rid of the red. I hope thats ok. I think my pictures come out better using the printscreen. I hope thats ok. My mother is very healthy-strong and independent also. She's helping me alot to try and ease the pain of a loss. It's really tough around the holidays, I know. I'll try and get my pictures in soon. I need to find some fall thingys.

Jonesi
23rd Dec 2007, 3:12 PM
Like the sound of this contest, no photoshop will be challenging!

Headshot

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s30/Jonesi12/headshot.jpg

Bodyshot

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s30/Jonesi12/bodyshot.jpg

Scenic

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s30/Jonesi12/scenic.jpg

I love nothing more than spending my free time gardening, and mucking about in the autumn leaves!

midnight05
23rd Dec 2007, 3:15 PM
Midnight05- I take it you are doing your photos through the 'printscreen' process and that is why it is showing the pause thingy? ~ If that is the case, any contestants using the printscreen process can crop out the pause bar on the edges of their photos. Otherwise, I fear people who take pics that way will end up losing points because of that pause bar thingy, which would be unfair... I use the in game camera to get my pics (which never shows the pause bar thingy), so I did not take into account that the pause bar thing would show if the other process was used.

ok thanks. i'll do that then.

Cher
23rd Dec 2007, 5:48 PM
Head:
http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z63/mish852/1234567654321.jpg

Body:
http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z63/mish852/sillypose.jpg

Scenic:
http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z63/mish852/ATUTMN.jpg


I love autumn because the air is fresh and clean! The beauty of the leaves turning all the different beautiful colors of autumn!

Connectzeedots_SC
23rd Dec 2007, 6:21 PM
I was just about to enter this until I saw 'no photoshopping'

Cher
23rd Dec 2007, 7:06 PM
I was just about to enter this until I saw 'no photoshopping'

I know, I think I forgot how to take a picture without it hehehe!

DluR
23rd Dec 2007, 9:09 PM
*~Headshot~*
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2050/2131866754_29b2d85bd3.jpg

*~Body Shot~*
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2178/2131880330_c7ccc5a96a_o.jpg

*~Free Shot~*
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2142/2131091841_a8b9e7ef39.jpg

Autumn is on eof my favourite parts of the year because of the beautiful colors of the nature and the fresh and clean air after heavy rain.

redwing_SC
24th Dec 2007, 1:17 AM
**AUTUMN**


http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a325/tyronepower/ScreenShot1019a.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a325/tyronepower/ScreenShot1022a.jpg


Walking in the Woods:

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a325/tyronepower/ScreenShot1023a.jpg

"What is your favorite thing about Autumn?": The advent of football. The flags. The confetti. The cheers. Tearing down the goal post. It all quickens and gladdens my heart.

Lzybtt27
24th Dec 2007, 3:15 AM
cute sim redwing but u might wanna fix the background on the first two shorts cuz it has to be plain background

redwing_SC
24th Dec 2007, 3:33 AM
Thanks, Izybtt. But I think the backgrounds meet the definition of "plain": "characterized by simplicity : not complicated" (Merriam-Webster). I'm sorry if you don't agree. Cheers. :)

Lzybtt27
24th Dec 2007, 3:57 AM
Thanks, Izybtt. But I think the backgrounds meet the definition of "plain": "characterized by simplicity : not complicated" (Merriam-Webster). I'm sorry if you don't agree. Cheers. :)

ok then just looking out 4 u

xJOFLx
24th Dec 2007, 4:22 AM
Hey Everyone!
I'm the third Judge for this contest!
(I feel special. =D)

I only just realized that i was accepted to become a Judge.
I'll be checking this thread everyday,
even though i celebrate Christmas.

Keep those entries coming!
- Janne.

Lzybtt27
24th Dec 2007, 10:23 PM
welcome ily :)

sakrayami
25th Dec 2007, 6:11 PM
Headshot
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y291/annhild/michael_pictures/autumnfine.jpg
bodyshot
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y291/annhild/michael_pictures/autumnBodyS.jpg

scenic
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y291/annhild/michael_pictures/freescene.jpg

Autumn is a beutiful time of year. So colorful, fresh air, and i am able to harvest. My garden is very important to me, and healthy lifestyle with fruit and berries.

RainbowCyberGoth
26th Dec 2007, 12:09 AM
You're allowed to use things like the photographer's background screen, right?

Wanabee_gangsta_013
26th Dec 2007, 12:56 AM
Hi its Wanabee your judge here just checking in.....

like you do..MissTech

Where is the contestant list for judging because there is none on the first post as there is none....but there is on the 3rd post but it doesn't have any one it........(just thinking ahead for judging)unless you already have something planned,,

Cya all

Wanabee

MissTech
26th Dec 2007, 1:31 PM
Well I hope that everyone that celebrates the day, had a very nice one yesterday! Now back to business! :D

Bextar, what do you mean by using things like a photographers background screen? Is this an object you want to use a background?

MissTech
27th Dec 2007, 1:35 PM
Wonderful entries so far everyone! Such pretty simmies! :D

Well with about 36 hours left to enter we still have 8 slots total remaining and only 3 slots to fill to make this contest star-worthy... so I do hope that some more will enter soon!

Still looking for an EJ if anyone is interested... Please PM me.... Otherwise, judging will begin tomorrow evening. Judges- look for a PM about judging to be in your inbox sometime tomorrow- or maybe later today depending on how RL goes.

Wanabee_gangsta_013
27th Dec 2007, 1:36 PM
oh ok cool can't wait to judge (pics look awesome)

MissTech
27th Dec 2007, 2:28 PM
A special announcement....

Wanabee_gangsta_013, one of our esteemed judges, has kindly offered to make avvies for every person who enters the contest in the Autumn season! One for the next round (winter season) for contestants, and one for each of the Top 3 placing contests as a prize! So let's have 3 cheers for a very kind and generous offering from Wanabee! Thank you so much! :D

sakrayami
27th Dec 2007, 4:25 PM
Thanks a lot! Wannabe_ganster :)

Wanabee_gangsta_013
28th Dec 2007, 3:02 AM
its allright they should be up within 24 hours

A special announcement....

Wanabee_gangsta_013, one of our esteemed judges, has kindly offered to make avvies for every person who enters the contest in the Autumn season! One for the next round (winter season) for contestants, and one for each of the Top 3 placing contests as a prize! So let's have 3 cheers for a very kind and generous offering from Wanabee! Thank you so much! :D

i have also added some changes ......

for the people who come in the positions of no.1 2 and 3 of summer and spring i will make avatars.......as i have dcided on backgrounds and i like the summer and spring pictures.....and they will also have something to remember that they came first second or third in summer or spring

aznhoang
28th Dec 2007, 4:04 AM
Headshot-
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y238/_guy12_/snapshot_34743bc7_748045d9.jpg

Bodyshot-
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y238/_guy12_/snapshot_34743bc7_54804606.jpg

Scenic Photo-"I know it's a little childish, but I love to play in the leaves!"
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y238/_guy12_/snapshot_34743bc7_f480493a.jpg

"What is your favorite thing about Autumn?"

My favorite thing about the autumn season is that it is the most colorful season. I love the red, orange, and yellow colors!

Wanabee_gangsta_013
28th Dec 2007, 4:21 AM
Avatars 1.

http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff123/Wanabee_gangsta_013/Alvilda01.gif http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff123/Wanabee_gangsta_013/Ariadna01.gif http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff123/Wanabee_gangsta_013/Cecilla01.gif http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff123/Wanabee_gangsta_013/Diana01.gif http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff123/Wanabee_gangsta_013/fifi01.gif

http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff123/Wanabee_gangsta_013/Janieo1.gif http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff123/Wanabee_gangsta_013/kristin01.gif http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff123/Wanabee_gangsta_013/jeniffer01.gif

aznhoang
28th Dec 2007, 5:44 AM
Wow thanks Wanabee_gangsta_013 Those are amazing

MissTech
28th Dec 2007, 11:15 AM
Wow! Lovely avvies Wanabee! :D

I also see we got another contestant! Welcome aznhoang.

Okay, so with about 12 hours left to enter, I am still hoping for 2 more entries so that this contest becomes 'star-worthy' for all of you! Otherwise, looking good everyone!

midnight05
28th Dec 2007, 1:59 PM
thanks for the avies, they're great, wanabee!

Wanabee_gangsta_013
28th Dec 2007, 2:03 PM
Thanks all......can't wait to see who gets an avvie in the other rounds as they will change each time also for summer and spring if you make it through and get first place who would like a sparkely avvie....waiting for the list to start *claps with joy* if the list ever actually does start *giggles with pain*

Cher
28th Dec 2007, 11:02 PM
Lovely avatars! But I'm in two contests and want to see how far I may go before putting one up. I usually don't use contest avatars, but these are very pretty.

I hope more people join, it seems like a nice contest and something different, no photoshopping! Scary I know :D Come on people please, join! I would hate to see this contest not move on!

MissTech
28th Dec 2007, 11:14 PM
Okay- the deadline to enter has passed.. but we are still at 8 contestants- 2 shy of the 10 needed to make this contest star-worthy. So I am left with 3 choices:

- close the contest as is and have there be no star
- extend the deadline 24 hrs and then close the contest to new entries
- close this round, but allow for 2 more contestants to enter as long as they can complete both the Autumn and Winter rounds in the time alloted for the Winter Round.
- I can extend the deadline 24 hrs, and then if there are still not 10 contestants, I can allow 2 more to enter during the next round as long as they can complete both the Autumn and Winter entries in the time alloted for the Winter Round....

Since choice #4 gives everyone the most chance at having the needed 10 contestants for a star (as we will continue with the contest even without 10), I am opting for that choice.....


SO THE DEADLINE FOR ROUND 1- AUTUMN- HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29TH AT 6:00PM EASTERN TIME!

Cher
29th Dec 2007, 1:18 AM
Hmmm, I would rather wait and see if we get more entries, in my opinion. It's not much fun with just a few entries. BUT thats up to you MissTech, it's your contest.

sakrayami
29th Dec 2007, 6:18 AM
Agree MicheleD.

People should join this contest, it's fun without all that photoshopping :) :) Challening too. 2 more contestants, come on!

MissTech
30th Dec 2007, 10:19 AM
Round 1 is officially closed now. Even gave it 12 extra hours... well because I am on dial-up and wouldnt go online until I got the news I was waiting for.... my nephew was born last night! (48 hrs of labor- my poor sister in law!)

Anyway, this round is closed... Still at 8 contestants. Look for Round 2 to be posted shortly!

Judges, you may begin as per your instructions :)

Annelae
30th Dec 2007, 12:01 PM
I'll get my scores in today! Sorry, I've been having way too much fun RP'ing. :D

MissTech
30th Dec 2007, 3:30 PM
Round 2 Winter-

Impressed with what he had seen in Round 1 of our contest, a representative with SimIce Co. (a new make-up, hair care & clothing company geared towards a youth market) who is looking for new models has asked our contestants to audition for a new campaign for their company's new products!
You will need to submit the following for his consideration:

3 Photos
Ice Fairy- (The Make-Up/Hair Care Line) Submit a close up headshot photo featuring your girl's make-up/hairstyle reflecting a wintery feel. Photo should be shot against a plain or lightly textured background of your choice.
Ice Princess- (The Clothing Line) Elegant, whimsical, and dreamy describe the line of clothing. You need to submit one full length photo of your sim dressed in your idea of this clothing line. This photo should be taken indoors and have the setting to look as a photo shoot of a winter scene. No other sims should be in this photo.
Snow Queen- (The Whole Package) This photo should combine your sims' wintery make-up/hair and an outfit from the Ice Princess line! (The outfit may be the same or different than photo 2.) This photo should be set in an outdoor wintery setting. No other sims should be in this photo.

2 Questions
Your sim needs to answer the 2 following questions in 25 words or less:
~ What is your favorite thing about the Winter Season?
~ Why should we choose you as a new model for the SimIce Co.?


Entries need to be submitted by 6:00pm (Eastern Time) on Friday, Jan. 4th, 2008! Good Luck and have fun! :D

~Look for results from Round 1 to be posted approx 48 hours (or less) from now.

Lzybtt27
30th Dec 2007, 5:41 PM
oo im excited for this round and thanx very much for the amazing avatars

Jonesi
30th Dec 2007, 8:00 PM
Sounds great!

redwing_SC
31st Dec 2007, 1:03 AM
**WINTER**

Ice Fairy

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a325/tyronepower/ScreenShot1043a.jpg


Ice Princess

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a325/tyronepower/ScreenShot1045a.jpg


Snow Queen

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a325/tyronepower/ScreenShot1046a.jpg


2 Questions

~ What is your favorite thing about the Winter Season? Snuggling indoors by a friendly fire. Watching snow fall from the comfort of a cozy nest is wonderful.

~ Why should we choose you as a new model for the SimIce Co.? Iím told Iím photogenic, versatile, and hard-working. Iím hoping the judges agree.

Cher
31st Dec 2007, 6:53 AM
Do you want this looking like a fantasy? When you say Ice Princess and Ice Fairy, I think of fantasy. This is why I ask. Indoor winter picture, like winter wallpaper?

MissTech
31st Dec 2007, 10:55 AM
Do you want this looking like a fantasy? When you say Ice Princess and Ice Fairy, I think of fantasy. This is why I ask. Indoor winter picture, like winter wallpaper?

Bingo Michele! You got exactly what I meant!

Just letting you guys know that I have gotten back all scores from Round 1 already!! Will be posting round 1 results in a bit. (bear with me though because today is the one year anniversary of my Dad's passing, & my wedding anniversary too, so its a busy one for me, but will try to have those up shortly.)

Thank you judges! You all did great, and were so quick too! :D

Cher
31st Dec 2007, 11:20 AM
Ok thank you. Headshot looking like a fantasy also?

Happy anniversary and again, sorry for your dad.

MissTech
31st Dec 2007, 11:34 AM
Ok thank you. Headshot looking like a fantasy also?

Happy anniversary and again, sorry for your dad.

Yes, would prefer that too, but it may be hard to achieve, so I am willing to give a little on that one.

Thanks much for the well wishes!

Wanabee_gangsta_013
31st Dec 2007, 5:31 PM
i will post round 2 avatars up when another 2-4 contestants post..............

Hope you all will like them..............

I no i am late but to all the Auzzies out there Happy New Years

~ Wanabee

-Hoang
31st Dec 2007, 6:16 PM
Just to be sure, what are sim poses?

Oh and this is aznhoang. I hope you don't mind if i use this account. If not I'll go on my old one, no biggie. :)

Cher
31st Dec 2007, 8:17 PM
Headshot:
http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z63/mish852/NOFLAKE.jpg

Task 2:
http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z63/mish852/10FAIRY.jpg

Task 3:
http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z63/mish852/AAAAAAAAA.jpg

~ What is your favorite thing about the Winter Season?

I love snow and the days being shorter! I'm very much of a night person. I love all the holidays it has to offer aslo! Ice skating, snow ridding, snow ball fights etc.

~ Why should we choose you as a new model for the SimIce Co.?

I think that I have alot to offer. I speak 4 different languages, an A+ student and it would be a great honor!

redwing_SC
31st Dec 2007, 9:16 PM
MissTech...Please confirm again that there is to be no photoshopping this round but only in-game backgrounds and accessories. (It isn't mentioned specifically in the Round Two instructions.)

Thanks very much.

Jonesi
31st Dec 2007, 11:04 PM
Task 1

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s30/Jonesi12/Fifi%20Album/task1.jpg

Task 2

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s30/Jonesi12/Fifi%20Album/task2.jpg

Task 3

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s30/Jonesi12/Fifi%20Album/task3.jpg

What is your favorite thing about the Winter Season?
I love the weather, especially rain...it's so nice to be cuddled up infront of a roaring fire listening to the rain outside.

Why should we choose you as a new model for the SimIce Co.?

Because I really enjoy my job, I'm reliable, hardworking and have a uniquness you don't see very often.

xJOFLx
1st Jan 2008, 10:00 AM
I'm glad you called me 'quick', MissTech!
Lol.

All of you did very well in the first round!
Well done.
And i hope my comments aren't too harsh, and that they make sense.

MissTech
1st Jan 2008, 1:34 PM
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! Hope you celebrations were nice and that this year brings you each luck, love, healthy, hope, happiness and success! Thanks for bearing with me about this posting- yesterday was more difficult than I had thought it would be.


Okay- great job on Round 1 everyone! So here comes the outcome for Round (Please remember that if you are ranked at the bottom to not give up hope or on this contest. You could rank last this round, and first the next, and since the scoring for this contest is cumulative....everyone always has a chance.)


RANKINGS
1.) Contestant #3
2.) Contestant #4
3.) Contestant #1
4.) Contestant #8
5.) Contestant #2
6.) Contestant #7
7.) Contestant #6
8.) Contestant #5


COMMENTS

Contestant #1
~I like your head shot , but I wish that Kristin would have looked straight forward instead of sorta looking down. I like the warm clothing you wore for the body shot and how she was sorta warming up her hands like if it was cold.I really wish for your scenic photo that you where more involved. Such as raking the leaves or actually playing with your daughter not just watching her play in the leaves. I am glad that you incorporated the leaves it gave a lot of color. Your clothing ,hair, and make up depicted a very autumn feeling in all 3 photos.
~I love your soft and natural look! The make-up goes very well with the theme, and the clothes were also appropriate. I would have liked to see some change for your bodyshot, but what you did is very good. Next time, possibly put just a little more spice into your photo, so it stands out.
~You followed all the rules, which gives you full points for the Entry Status Score, and I think Kristin is rather cute. However, I think you could have put in more effort, in your scenic photo, since it looks kind of dull, to put it bluntly.


Contestant #2
~I liked your first two photos it really showed me that it was autumn with your choice of clothes,hair, and make up. I wish that Cecilla looked straight ahead for her head shot but even though she had a very autumn feel to her. For last one, the only way I could tell it was autumn was the clothing you had on. I did like the scene you depicted but it wasn't enough.
~I love your scenic photo! Although I think your headshot was somewhat Ďsharpí, I like the overall look. It was great to see the jewellery you added, it gave detail. Next time, try going for more season-related colours, even if they are clichť.
~I really like how Cecilla looks, and you followed all the rules, so full points for Entry Status. However, I'm not at all impressed with your scenic picture...it just looks boring and blah, and it doesn't look like you put much effort into it.


Contestant #3
~I loved how Fifi looked straight forward and it feels like she is looking at me. I love the fact that you changed it up for each picture, it gives your sim a lot of range. Your scenic was very beautiful and very autumn looking. It really centered on your sim and what she loves; and you still gave a lot of colors that depicted a very autumn feeling.
~Iím very impressed with your scenic photo! It is very colourful, but managed to stay within the theme. The expression for the headshot could have been slightly friendlier, but you did a very good job. Next time, I hope you continue to use colours well, and that you put some abstract ideas into your photos.
~I simply love Fifi's look, she's cute but sexy, and her cheekbones are amazing. Anyway, you followed all the rules, which gives you full points in Entry Status. Your scenic picture is excellent! I love the greenery, the green house and Fifi in that pic. Great job, Jonesi ^_^


Contestant #4
~I think it is great that in your body shot Alvilda is shaking her grove thang. I would of liked her eyes looking straight at me but even though she didn't, she was still face forward. I love how your scenic looked very autumn with the rooster and the scarecrow. I wish that you looked at the camera for the last one but you were doing something. The picture was very rich in colors and it looked like she was straight in autumn.
~I have to say, I didnít really get the feel of ĎAutumní when I saw the make-up and clothing. I think you could have worked up some of the colours to get a better mood, but I love the photos anyway. The scenic photo showed much of the theme, and I think itís a beautiful photo. Next time, try not to put yourself directly in the middle of the photo.
~I love Alvilda's look, very exotic, very unique, very beautiful. You followed all the rules, so you get full points in Entry Status. Your scenic picture was lovely, and it looked like you had put alot of effort in it. It was certainly pleasing to the eye. Great job, Michele D ^_^


Contestant #5
~I don't like the fact that Ariadna is looking down in her head shot. It makes her look like she is very sad. Your body shot picture looked more summer then autumn to me with the dress you had on since it was a halter. Something like a long sleeve dress or a longer dress would have looked more believable for autumn. I liked how she was smiling for her body shot. One thing I liked about your scenic shot was that it was at night and that she was interactive in the picture.
~Iím very impressed with your scenic photo! It is very colourful, but managed to stay within the theme. The expression for the headshot could have been slightly friendlier, but you did a very good job. Also, I think your first two photos almost reminded me of Summer! Next time, I hope you use slightly more appropriate colours.
~Your scenic picture was just sloppy. I could see gridlines, and there's certainly no excuse for that. I was really disappointed. You chose a relatively short dress which is not suitable for Autumn, and the rules for the round stated your contestant must be dressed in attire that is season-appropriate.


Contestant #6
~The backgrounds should have been more solid like the other girls had theirs. I think your head shot should have had more natural make up so i can see how your sim looks like instead of distracting makeup that takes away from your sims face. It would of also been great if she was looking strait ahead. I liked your scenic because it had a lot of plants it kinda did look like you where in the woods although i would had liked to see more trees in the background if it was going to look a lot like the woods.
~I was completely dazzled by your headshot! Your photos overall are very nice, but I do have to say, there was something about your bodyshot that I didnít like. Iím not too sure what; it may have been the colours you used. Next time, maybe make your photos relate to each other a bit more.
~You didn't have your headshot and bodyshot on a plain background, like the rules stated, so I'm sorry to say I have to deduct points. I was pleasantly surprised with your Scenic picture, which was just beautiful.


Contestant #7
~Something about the dress in your autumn shot doesn't look very autumn to me. I think its the fact that you used such deep purple which is more of a winter color then an autumn color. I would of love to have seen your sim look straight ahead and point her fierce eyes at me. Your scenic was very rich in color. Your sim really stood out in red against the green leaves. I would of liked to have seen Diana doing more in her picture then just standing there looking pretty.
~First off, Iíd like to say (not harshly) that your choice of Autumn colours were a little confusing. A variation in the background of your headshot/bodyshot would have been nice. I do see some improvement on the way, so donít worry too much. I really liked your scenic photo! Next time, just think about your colours and youíll be fine.
~You didn't put the round title in your title, and you didn't choose an outfit which was appropriate for Autumn, like the rules stated. It ruins an otherwise brilliant entry on your part


Contestant #8
~First off its a shame your sim is looking down for the head shot. Her body shot was kinda blah since she is just standing there. Yet again purple is not a very autumn color especially deep purple. I would have liked for Jennifer to have had maybe a red or orange long sleeve shirt instead. Although your scenic is very nice. I love how she is so interactive and not just sitting there.
~Your headshot was very natural and very nice! It showed much detail; the bodyshot was quite plain, but still acceptable. I really loved your scenic photo, because it showed a lot of character. Next time, spice things up a bit.
~You followed the rules which gains you full points in Entry Status. Your scenic picture wasn't very detailed but I liked it anyway. I would have liked to see some small details, and you could have put more effort into it but there's always time to improve

Jonesi
1st Jan 2008, 2:30 PM
Ooo thanks Judges, very happy with my comments and rank :D

midnight05
1st Jan 2008, 4:32 PM
thanks judges for the rank and comments.i now know what i need to do to make my photos great.happy new year everyone!it's a bit late,but oh well.and i have a question.for the hair and makeup in the snow queen task is it supposed to be the same as the ice fairy task?

MissTech
1st Jan 2008, 6:59 PM
thanks judges for the rank and comments.i now know what i need to do to make my photos great.happy new year everyone!it's a bit late,but oh well.and i have a question.for the hair and makeup in the snow queen task is it supposed to be the same as the ice fairy task?

It can be, but it doesn't have to be... it is strictly up to you. :)

Cher
1st Jan 2008, 8:40 PM
I ranked last? I'm surprised with all the nice comments from the judges :anime:

Jonesi
1st Jan 2008, 8:43 PM
Michelle, you're contestant 4, you ranked 2nd


1.) Midnight05 Autumn (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1089584&postcount=14)
2.) lzybtt27 Autumn (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1089734&postcount=17)
3.) Jonesi Autumn (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1089940&postcount=24)
4.) Michele D Autumn (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1090017&postcount=26)
5.) DluR Autumn (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1090109&postcount=29)
6.) redwing Autumn (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1090242&postcount=30)
7.) sakrayami Autumn (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1090976&postcount=36)
8.) aznhoang Autumn (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1092202&postcount=45)
9.)
10.)

Cher
1st Jan 2008, 8:47 PM
Michelle, you're contestant 4, you ranked 2nd

OMG I didn't know how that worked! Thank you so very much Jonesi for letting me know :)

Misstech, deadline is Friday, so I may change some of my pictures. I was with no sleep doing them and I see I may have to change somethings. I have to see if I have time first.

-Hoang
1st Jan 2008, 9:10 PM
I ranked 4th? Wow, higher than I thought. Ugh, I just found out that my graphics card isn't compatible with the sims 2 and the snow looks sooo blocky. I don't know what to do.. :doh

Lzybtt27
1st Jan 2008, 9:46 PM
well i agree wholeheartily ewith the judges. i didnt really know where to get any fall scenary stuff so i just slacked off on the last shot. wont happen again!

Cher
2nd Jan 2008, 1:02 AM
I'm trying to figure out how some of you got the snow on the ground inside the house? :confused: I had to make mine look icy because I couldn't get the snow inside.

nostalgicpaty
2nd Jan 2008, 3:32 AM
I'm trying to figure out how some of you got the snow on the ground inside the house? :confused: I had to make mine look icy because I couldn't get the snow inside.

When you don't have a roof, snow or rain falls into the house. So if you want snow inside remove the roof above the desired room.

oh ya by the way so that you guys can recognize me i am a one of the emergency judges.

xJOFLx
2nd Jan 2008, 3:40 AM
Wow, guys. It was interesting to see all the Judges' comments, and your ranks!
I couldn't link up who was #what, but no matter.

Wanabee_gangsta_013
2nd Jan 2008, 7:44 AM
http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff123/Wanabee_gangsta_013/al111.gif http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff123/Wanabee_gangsta_013/Fifi1111.gif http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff123/Wanabee_gangsta_013/janie111.gif http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff123/Wanabee_gangsta_013/Diana12.gif http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff123/Wanabee_gangsta_013/Cecila01.gif http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff123/Wanabee_gangsta_013/Kristin0114.gif

Cher
2nd Jan 2008, 7:51 AM
When you don't have a roof, snow or rain falls into the house. So if you want snow inside remove the roof above the desired room.

oh ya by the way so that you guys can recognize me i am a one of the emergency judges.


Thank you very much. I tried that and it did work!

MissTech, now that I know how to put the snow in the house, I'm doing them over for the third time :anime: I hope to have them in before Friday!



Wanabee, you make some of the most beautiful avatars! Great work!

Annelae
2nd Jan 2008, 11:50 AM
I am so sorry if I had offended anyone, but I wanted to give critique. And lovely avvies, Wannabe! :D

DluR
2nd Jan 2008, 4:12 PM
thanks for the comments judges :)
I was expecting I would be the last, as the first round was made in a hurry but I'll do my best for the next round.

sakrayami
2nd Jan 2008, 6:31 PM
Violet is fashion in autumn as well the year around. *sigh* That is why i choosed the color. I have to point to one of many links: http://www.fashion-era.com/trends_2008/purple_fashion_dresses_fall_2007.htm
I always check out colors for special seasons. One of the strongest clothing colourations season autumn/winter belongs to the purple family.

I am insecure i can keep on in this contest, i am in another contest and have family, work and a lot of other stuff to do. So sorry, i have to think, i might quit, i haven't made up my mind yet - no hard feelings by the way :)

-Hoang
2nd Jan 2008, 6:38 PM
Sorry everyone, but I can't handle this anymore. I'm too busy to do this, and with school starting tomorrow I can't find the time. So, unfortunately, I'm resigning the contest. Sorry everyone!

Cher
2nd Jan 2008, 10:09 PM
Wow, people leaving isn't a good thing! We don't have that many to begin! See this is another reason why I'm so against judges comments! Some like it and some don't. Even if there is a good comment, it hurts others feelings. I'm also very insecure like sakrayami and maybe too sensitive about my work! sakrayami, I agree Violet is a fashion in autumn, but some may not feel that way.

sakrayami
2nd Jan 2008, 10:15 PM
Yeah, you're probably right about that MicheleD. But i was thinking fashion, not typical autumn colors which you can see on the ground on trees or around you.
The problem is that i have so little time, but i shall try to do something this night :)

Question: must the model look into the camera on each picture?

Cher
2nd Jan 2008, 10:31 PM
sakrayami, some people say do what you want. But it seems like many of the judges have a beef about that and want the sim looking in the camera. So most of the time to play it safe, I do it like that! Make the girl look into the camera!


I'm having a tough time finding winter trees etc! I posted in WCIF already!

Wanabee_gangsta_013
2nd Jan 2008, 10:53 PM
Thanks all

-Hoang~ sorry to see you go

xJOFLx
2nd Jan 2008, 11:20 PM
Aw, i'm sorry to see those people leaving the contest.

As for Michele D and sakrayami, no, it's your choice.
But some judges prefer for your Sim to look into the camera.

Also, some judges don't consider purple an autumn colour.
Hints of it in the outfit might have been okay,
but flat out purple doesn't really impress some of us.

I guess we're more traditional. :)

I'm not intending to be mean or anything,
just letting you know.
:)

MissTech
3rd Jan 2008, 10:09 AM
Sorry everyone, but I can't handle this anymore. I'm too busy to do this, and with school starting tomorrow I can't find the time. So, unfortunately, I'm resigning the contest. Sorry everyone!

Sorry to see you go. Hope things get easier for you.

Otherwise...looking good so far with the Round 2 entries... :D

sakrayami
3rd Jan 2008, 9:11 PM
Task 1 - Ice fairy/Wintermakeup
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y291/annhild/michael_pictures/portrettDiana.jpg

Task 2 - Ice Princess
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y291/annhild/michael_pictures/iceprinsesse1.jpg

Task 3 - Snow Queen
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y291/annhild/michael_pictures/vintrdronning.jpg

What is your favorite thing about the Winter Season?
Skiing, skating. Making snowangels and snowmen, to be a part of the nature. Else i like to stay indoors. I love fireplaces and candlelights, with friends and family, dining and partying. I love the snowy nature and i feel this is a season when one can have plenty of good photos, i use the camera more often in winter. I also like the quiet evenings with a good book. I like Christmas and presents, and all the happy faces to the kids in our family.

Why should we choose you as a new model for the SimIce Co.?
I am a versatile model, who can surprise. I love snow, ice. I have a strong character, but is cooperative, persistent and hard-working.

Cher
3rd Jan 2008, 10:46 PM
sakrayami this is the deadline> Entries need to be submitted by 6:00pm (Eastern Time) on Friday, Jan. 4th, 2008!


MissTech, I have to change my fairy picture (2), I'm not happy with it.

MissTech
3rd Jan 2008, 11:29 PM
MissTech, I have to change my fairy picture (2), I'm not happy with it.

That's fine. Anyone/everyone is welcomed to change their pics up until the deadline. (That goes for every round.) Just make sure its done before the deadline! :D


MissTech...Please confirm again that there is to be no photoshopping this round but only in-game backgrounds and accessories. (It isn't mentioned specifically in the Round Two instructions.)

Thanks very much.

Addressed this in PM, just so you know. But the "No Photoshopping" rule is listed in the 'General Rules', which apply to the entire contest. Meaning that rule is in play for each round of the contest without my listing it for each individual round....

Lzybtt27
4th Jan 2008, 1:26 AM
Winter Fairy
http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r201/Lzybtt27/winterhead.jpg

Ice Princess
http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r201/Lzybtt27/insidewinter.jpg

Snow Queen
http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r201/Lzybtt27/outsidwinter.jpg

What is your favorite thing about the Winter Season?
I really like the holidays and getting to spend time with my family .Since im always modeling we dont usually get that much time to spend together throughout the year. Hanging out with my mom and little sister always brings that warmth of good times back to my heart

Why should we choose you as a new model for the SimIce Co.?
I believe you should choose me as the new model for SimIce Co. because being raised in Canada I'm very used to being outside in subzero temperatures so I won't have a problem with doing photoshoots that involve a cold enviroment. Besides that my doll skin, rosy cheeks, and big brown eyes fit the winter feeling quite nicely.

nostalgicpaty
4th Jan 2008, 2:44 AM
I would like to clear up some things being a EJ and all.

3.) 1 Full length bodyshot of your contestant dressed in attire that is season-appropriate.

So when its season appropriate it is talking about colors that represent that certain season, not colors that are "hot" in fashion.

Second

Quote from Wiki

...a head shot is a front on (facing straight at the camera) photograph, with the face being the centre of the picture and containing minimal or no surroundings.

So with headshots they are meant to really look into the camera not necessarily head towards camera but eyes looking into camera. So for example your head can be tilting or off a little but the point is for the eyes to be looking straight into the camera. The easiest way to achieve this with sims is to look straight forward.

I am sure this will be disregarded when judging goes into progress again since its such a touchy subject with many contestants. so just make sure that your headshot has a face lol of your model.


Edit: Oh i forgot to mention. Great entries so far girls! and very sorry to hear about those of you that are leaving us. Good luck everyone!

Lzybtt27
4th Jan 2008, 2:47 AM
I would like to clear up some things being a EJ and all.



So when its season appropriate it is talking about colors that represent that certain season, not colors that are "hot" in fashion.

Second

Quote from Wiki



So with headshots they are meant to really look into the camera not necessarily head towards camera but eyes looking into camera. So for example your head can be tilting or off a little but the point is for the eyes to be looking straight into the camera. The easiest way to achieve this with sims is to look straight forward.

I am sure this will be disregarded when judging goes into progress again since its such a touchy subject with many contestants. so just make sure that your headshot has a face lol of your model.

i my bodyshot seasonal apprpriate?

nostalgicpaty
4th Jan 2008, 2:48 AM
actually i rather not say because if I do judge I rather not really look at the photos until it comes to it. Plus my answer may give you an unfair advantage. so if you don't think anything is wrong with it then don't change it or second guess it.

sakrayami
4th Jan 2008, 2:54 AM
So the model can have fairywings? And i hope my background for the headshot is not too unplain, or plain, lol. This is confusing. :)

Cher
4th Jan 2008, 6:23 AM
MissTech the problem was fixed that I PMed you about, the head shot. Good luck everyone.

sakrayami, yes, because she said fairy and a fairy has wings. I have them too, but they are hard to see.

midnight05
4th Jan 2008, 2:13 PM
Ice Fairy
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b333/honeygirl93/s2c-contest-beautyforallseasons/r2t1.jpg

Ice Princess
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b333/honeygirl93/s2c-contest-beautyforallseasons/r2t2.jpg

Snow Queen
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b333/honeygirl93/s2c-contest-beautyforallseasons/r2t3.jpg

What is your favorite thing about the Winter Season? I love watching the snow fall and playing in it with my daughter. We make the best snow angels.
Why should we choose you as a new model for the SimIce Co.? I'm able to stand in the freezing weather and work it out and take fabulous pictures. I can have that icey look and I work hard.

sakrayami
4th Jan 2008, 2:59 PM
Aw, i'm sorry to see those people leaving the contest.

As for Michele D and sakrayami, no, it's your choice.
But some judges prefer for your Sim to look into the camera.

Also, some judges don't consider purple an autumn colour.
Hints of it in the outfit might have been okay,
but flat out purple doesn't really impress some of us.

I guess we're more traditional. :)

I'm not intending to be mean or anything,
just letting you know.
:)

Thanks for explaining x_iiLily_x. :) I was actually thinking of using typical
traditional autumn colors, but then again i was afraid ending up in spring colors, and i shall always be so "smart" to go ahead and
do stuff when my intution tells me otherwise :)

These tasks without photoshopping is as much work as Photoshopping i think. One have to think of light/shadows, colors of light, decorations, poses, wait for the right season, or using the weathermachine. It's many hours work with this too :)

I also like the model looking into the camera. Anyway, good luck guys!

MissTech
5th Jan 2008, 10:33 AM
Round 2 officially closed. Gave it some extra time for our missing contestant, but they never posted. Oh well. Look for Round 3 to be posted shortly.

Annelae
5th Jan 2008, 11:36 AM
MissTech, I'll be sending my scores in soon, but are they supposed to convey a winter scene such as sitting by a fireplace or an indoor pic that looks winter-y? I need help, lol.

Wanabee_gangsta_013
5th Jan 2008, 12:03 PM
my scores are in and avatars will be updated shortly

MissTech
5th Jan 2008, 4:01 PM
Your challenge for this round is a little different as 3 different entities would like you to create beautiful photos for them for their spring campaigns. The only thing these 3 have in common is that they all require you to create your scenes outdoors.


Simderella Fashions being the leader in formal wear for spring weddings and proms would like you to create a beautiful garden scene fit for their Prom or Bridesmaid lines of clothing. Your model's choice of hairstyle, makeup, and formal wear should reflect the spring with light or pastels, florals, etc. NO BRIDES! Your setting should be an outdoor eden!

SimSport is an up and coming sporting goods company that would like you to help them help people get up off their couches and get outside to enjoy spring sports. Of course, this photo has to be in the appropriate outdoor setting for the sport you've chosen. (Whatever sport that is, SimSport will makes the equipment you need!) Your model's hair, makeup and attire should also be appropriate to her chosen sport.

The Simville County Fair is held every summer, but they need to start getting word out by the spring, so the County Fair Commitee would like you to help them create an ad for this year's county fair. Be it the great food, rides, games and entertainment, contests for the Blue Ribbon for the best homemade crafts, baked goodies, best grown veggies or animals, raffles, auctions, or the petting zoo- the Simville County Fair has some traditional old time fun to offer everyone! Make us want to come to the county fair!!

You must:
~Create these scenes outdoors.

You may:
~Use any and all custom content you need to create your scene for each photo.

You may not:
~Photoshop or add in anything that is not in your game.
~Add in text, borders or other alterations to help convey your scene.
~Have other sims in the photos for the first and second challenges this round. They are allowed for the third photo.

Hope this is clear! Any questions or problems, just ask! Otherwise, entries are due back on Thursday, Jan. 10th, 2008 by 6:00pm (Eastern Time)

GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN!!! :D

Jonesi
5th Jan 2008, 5:54 PM
Task 1 - Click for bigger view

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s30/Jonesi12/BeautyAllSeasons/bridesmaidCLOSE.jpg (http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s30/Jonesi12/BeautyAllSeasons/bridesmaidFAR.jpg)



Task 2

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s30/Jonesi12/BeautyAllSeasons/golf.jpg

Task 3

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s30/Jonesi12/BeautyAllSeasons/carnival.jpg

Annelae
6th Jan 2008, 1:43 AM
Great start, Jonesi! My scores are in! :) Finally, lol.

xJOFLx
6th Jan 2008, 4:05 AM
Yay.

I got my scores in this morning.
Good luck everyone!!

Cher
6th Jan 2008, 6:29 AM
Task 1:
http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z63/mish852/EDENGARD.jpg

Task 2:
http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z63/mish852/better11111one.jpg

Task 3:
http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z63/mish852/HORSESETC.jpg

summer_wine
6th Jan 2008, 9:22 AM
how come this contest isn't in the beauty category?

Annelae
6th Jan 2008, 11:01 AM
Summer_Wine, this contest hasn't gotten 10 contestants yet.

DluR
6th Jan 2008, 11:51 AM
I'm sorry I had to drop this but I had some problems with my computer and couldn't get Task 2 done in time :(

goodluck everyone and I'll keep watching you. :)

Cher
6th Jan 2008, 1:30 PM
DluR, things happen in real life. People understand this.


MissTech, you didn't say full body or not, so I didn't do it that way. Let us know if you wanted full body or not.

MissTech
6th Jan 2008, 2:45 PM
DluR- Sorry you had to leave us, but dont worry. Perhaps if this contest runs again you can join. Hope all is well for you otherwise.

Michele- I thought by the descriptions of the pictures needed, a full length would be implied because you need to show off their outfits for 2 of the 3, however, what I really want is the scene created, so say if 3/4 shows it off best, that would be fine as well. Was trying to give you all some leeway to be creative.

Also, to everyone, I will allow other sims in the background for the 3rd challenge only, as this could only add to the effect of a 'fair' setting. And, I have back all judges scores for Round 2, so be ready for rankings/comments to be posted later today. ( You rock Judges! :D )

Wanabee_gangsta_013
6th Jan 2008, 4:13 PM
Avatars have been updated...Good job everyone. Round 3 pics looking supurb

MissTech
6th Jan 2008, 5:15 PM
Hey everyone- you clearly all impressed the judges this time around because the scores were extremely close this time. There is only an 8 point difference between all the rankings this round, so congrats to you all. Outstanding.
Now without further delay, here are the rankings and comments for Round 2!


RANKINGS
1.) Contestant #7
2.) Contestant #3
3.) Contestant #4
4.) Contestant #6
5.) Contestant #1
6.) Contestant #2
(Contestants #5 & 8 have dropped out)


COMMENTS
(Please note that all judges submit scores/comments for each round, though only 3 sets of scores were used, I have included all 4 sets of comments from the judges for you. Please bear with, as some of these comments are long!)

Contestant #1
~Nice head shot I can see Kristin's face and make-up. For your Ice Princess I have to say that it is very green. I would have liked to have seen more of an ice feel to the picture but Kristin makes up for it in all white and winter make-up. In your snow queen Kristin looked very dominating much like a queen and she ended up being the center of attention. Good job overall.

~You lost two points because you were supposed to use the hair and make-up used in the 'Ice Princess' shot in your 'Snow Queen' shot. I have no problems with your scenic picture or your headshot, I think she looks lovely in both. Otherwise, good round overall, although you could have done better.

~ I love the way you did your Ice Fairy photo. All your photos did remind me of ice and snow, but it would have been nice to see a little more variation. For your Ice Princess shot, I have to say that the white clothing/hair didnít have a chance to stand out against the white fireplace. Next time, please try to use slightly different make-up for your photos.

~Kristin has a unique figure to her, she most definitely suites the winter season. She will hopefully be in the running for the next Beauty for all Seasons.........good job
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Contestant #2
~First of all I could have sworn the rules stated no photoshop and that includes borders. Your head shot clearly has edited borders. Your ice princess looks like it also has edited borders and even like it has been blurred a bit. So either you but a cheat in your game to blur your second picture or you used photoshop or other graphic editors to edit your photos. But for sure you did edit the borders of the first two pictures. Other then that Cecilla looked straight into the camera for the head shot I think her eyeshadow could have been a different color but she still looked good. For your Ice Princess the choice of clothing , I think is very distasteful for this picture. Your lingerie is not whimsical nor elegant or dreamy at all. If anything it looks more scantily clad and bawdy. If anything is going to make up for your second picture its going to be your Snow Queen picture. Now Cecilla looks very gorgeous and whimsical. All I see is her for this photo and she looks stunning.

~Two points lost because you were supposed to use the same hair and make-up used in the 'Ice Princess' shot in the 'Snow Queen' shot. Other than that, I think Cecilia looks lovely and the 'Snow Queen' shot is very well-made You could have easily gotten a 27 from me if you had followed the rules.

~I was amazed by your Ice Fairy photo! Although the blue lipstick didnít quite fit in, it was good to see you try. The Ice Princess was blurred, so Iím not quite happy about that. Your Snow Queen photo was beyond words. Maybe the clothing was a bit of a dress-up, but the setting was very good. Next time, I hope you try to use exaggerated poses to fit your requirements.

~Even though Cecila represented her girl really well in all three pictures she used a color that suites but she needs to work with more lighter textures for her background e.g instead of using dark colors like a Dark Blue you could use a dark aqua (not to dark) Blue. Just Saying But good job Cecilla she looks very good.
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Contestant #3
~Fifi looks like she came straight out of a winter wonderland. Her head shot's makeup and hair depicts winter to a T. For task 2 Fifi looks very elegant by the fireplace in this classic version of lingerie. Now for task 3 I have to say that it didn't really impress me. Fifi sort of had the same facial expression as in task 2 and her pose looks a little awkward. And yet her hair make- up and dress were very beautiful I just wish the pose and face was a little different.

~Well, I'm pleasantly surprised by your entry but I have to deduct two points from Entry Status, since you did not follow the rule saying that you had to wear the same make-up and hair from the 'Ice Princess' shot in your 'Snow Queen' shot. Otherwise, I say Fifi's gorgeous and I can see lots of effort being put in, so good job!

~I think you did a great job! I really liked the lighting in your Snow Queen photo, but the pose didnít work well with your dress. The Ice Fairy photo was very good! Also, the layout in the Ice Princess photo was superb. Next time, please donít have your model smack dab in the middle of the photo.

~Fifi Is a perfect example as to what i mean with Ceclila and a Light texture. Fifi has stunned me in both rounds so far and hopefully will throughout the rest of it. Well Done
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Contestant #4
~Nice head shot although Alvilda looks a little bored. Your task two was very gorgeous and whimsical. I love how you put in the little penguins and how you were in white from head to toe. Alvilda was the center of attention in this photo. For task 3 you put a different twist to the Snow queen but in my opinion it wasn't the right twist. A dress would have been more preferred for this task but you did put up a wonderful background and Alvilda is even smiling a bit.

~I had to deduct two points from Entry Status because you didn't follow the rule stating you had to wear the same make-up and hair from the 'Ice Princess' shot in your 'Snow Queen' shot. Otherwise, an excellent round for you, but I have my reservations about the headshot - the hair gives off a wintery feel but the make-up doesn't. A pink lip, whereas I would have preferred you stuck with white or blue shades, she still gives off an Ice Princess feel so I did not deduct any points for that. Good job!

~Unfortunately, your Ice Fairy photo didnít impress me as much. I think it would have been better to use shades of blue rather than pink. I loved the variation in the Ice Princess and Snow Queen photos, but the requirements asked for you to have an Indoor photo. Next time, continue to use colours and setting well, and I hope you tune into the requirements a little more. Precious points had to be taken off!

~Alvilda needs a lighter background in Pic 1 but the color suites her very well she used an outstanding attempt to impress us and it worked for me, She is really a winter Chick and will hopefully be in the running to be crowned Beauty of all Seasons....Well Done
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Contestant #6
~Janie looks nothing like an Ice Fairy for the first task. She looks like she just grabbed a beanie and a jacket and is ready to go out and through snowballs. Then she isn't looking in the camera , in fact shes not looking in the camera for any of her photos. I have yet to see Janie look into the camera in all of her pictures so far. Is she not confident enough to look the camera straight ahead at all? For your ice princess Janie looks stunning in her little dress the whole scene is very nice that you have depicted. Again I would have liked to have seen a dress but the picture is very nice. Its wonderful to see that it is snowing and that your are dominant in this picture.

~You followed all the rules, which earns you full points in Entry Status. I didn't really like the headshot though, she's just wearing a beanie and some lipstick with some gray eyeshadow, but I understood where you were coming from, so no points were deducted. I was really impressed by your 'Snow Queen' and 'Ice Princess' shot, so overall good round from you.

~Great job with the Ice Fairy! It looks professional, yet winter-y. For the Snow Queen photo, your eyes looked almost white! That was scary, but the Ice Princess photo was enchanting. Next time, please donít have the model in the center of the photo.

~Janie has submitted a reasonable picture and i am very pleased with what she has done
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Contestant #7
~I don't see much of an Ice Fairy for your first task. although you do have nice hair and make up I wish you could have gone a step further. Now to your Ice Princess. Can I say WOW! I mean Diana has to have the best face expression I have seen for this task she has such a wonderful smile. Diana looks like a real she is a real princess right taking pictures before she enters a glamorous ball. I don't think I would change a thing for this picture. Again for the third task, I would have loved to seen her in a dress but her surrounding and pose makes up for it. Very well done.

~I'm really pleased with your round, so I gave you a near-perfect score but I had some reservations about the headshot. The make-up wasn't really in the shades of Winter and she didn't give off an Ice Princess feel. Otherwise, good job! You followed all the rules which gives you full points in Entry Status.

~Wow, I was much more impressed this time round! I liked your choice of clothing. (Also the nail art! Very nice.) It did look a little cluttered for my liking, but it was fine, and same goes for your Ice Fairy and Snow Queen. Next time, I hope to see you trying a hand at contrasting colours.

~The only comment i will give is that she has done an exceptional job. Well Done Diana!

Wanabee_gangsta_013
6th Jan 2008, 5:22 PM
Hi its me Wanabee......Well done to 5. contestant #1(Kirstin?)

and of course to the rest you all done very well

Cher
6th Jan 2008, 5:54 PM
The comments weren't that great and I know I didn't do that well this round. I got so use to photoshop. I am having a tough time decorating etc! Thanks to the judges with the nicer comments! AND to the judge that said one of my pictures or all weren't indoors, you need to LQQK again! They are ALL indoors!!! If you can't see that they are indoors, then maybe you shouldn't be judging! I have no idea where I rank. I will never enter another contest that doesn't allow psp hehehe, too tough when you have no idea what your doing! :anime:

Jonesi
6th Jan 2008, 6:41 PM
I'm pretty pleased with my comments and placing...I knew the pose was off in the third shot and was planning on redoing it but didn't have the time.

Michele, to be fair, your second shot does look as though it's set outdoors, I understand you put outdoor things inside such as trees and snow etc, but it doesn't convey an indoor scene nor is there anything in the shot to indicate it's still indoors, which is why the judges probably assumed it was an outdoor shot, its still a lovely shot though ;o)

Cher
6th Jan 2008, 7:50 PM
Wow! I made it look that real! I'm honored! Now that would be cheating, wouldn't it, and I don't cheat. Here is the wallpaper, in my picture it's a close up. But here it is! Anyone else what to talk about this-PM me.......

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z63/mish852/12WALLPAPER.jpg

Jonesi
6th Jan 2008, 8:00 PM
I didn't say you where cheating, it didn't even cross my mind nor would I think it, I just said that it looks like an outdoor picture and doesn't convey an indoor setting..please don't take what I said as an insult, it wasn't meant that way. :)

Cher
6th Jan 2008, 8:10 PM
I didn't say you where cheating, it didn't even cross my mind nor would I think it, I just said that it looks like an outdoor picture and doesn't convey an indoor setting..please don't take what I said as an insult, it wasn't meant that way. :)

I didn't think you thought I was cheating. I know what you were trying to say.That comment and me posting the picture of the wallpaper I used, was for anyone who may have thought that. We better stop this before the mods get angry about spamming this thread.

sakrayami
6th Jan 2008, 10:36 PM
Am i seeing right, contestant no 7 is me, ranked #1 ??? My god, i must try to finish the other rounds. I hope i will manage it, but i really need a break now cause my eyes hurt from working with pics on the PC.
Thanks for the comments! It helped. :D

Cher
8th Jan 2008, 3:31 AM
I'm finished. Good luck everyone.

redwing_SC
8th Jan 2008, 10:36 AM
SPRING

Simderella Fashions

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a325/tyronepower/ScreenShot1077abc.jpg

MissTech
8th Jan 2008, 10:41 AM
I'm finished. Good luck everyone.

Huh??? What happened?

Cher
8th Jan 2008, 11:49 AM
Huh??? What happened?

Sorry, I meant with this rounds pictures.

midnight05
8th Jan 2008, 8:48 PM
This over the round scores.But I noticed on mine and a couple other people's comments, one judge said that we were docked 2 points because our makeup and hair was not the same in the ice princess photo as in the snow queen, which they both had to be the same.I never saw this said though and I was wondering about it.

sakrayami
9th Jan 2008, 6:24 PM
My grapich card has gone very weak, something is very wrong. the letters and pics are vibrating or flickering. I have had a guy, and expert to look at it, and i can't get it really fixed before after the weekend. I need a brand new grapich card. I am in 2 contests, and i have to drop out from one of them, or maybe both. I will try to take some shots for the other contests, but if it does not work, i have to drop out from there too. Cause of this damm problem who occured now, i have to drop out from this contest, i am very sad and so sorry - i even got so good scores for pics, but i have no choice. This affects my eyes, so i might probably drop out from the other too, i dont know yet. I wanted to explain the problem in this thread, so the contestants could read about the problem i got. I wish you good luck guys, i hope to join another of your contests MissTech, if you are going to held more, and when my computer is fixed. And thanks to the judges too :) You are all nice people.

xJOFLx
10th Jan 2008, 10:35 PM
Aww, i'm sorry to hear your computer problem, sakrayami. I hope everything runs smoothly again soon, and we're sorry to see you go. I hope i'll be seeing you in future contests though! :)

- Janne.

Annelae
11th Jan 2008, 6:06 AM
Snow Queen- (The Whole Package) This photo should combine your sims' wintery make-up/hair and an outfit from the Ice Princess line! (The outfit may be the same or different than photo 2.) This photo should be set in an outdoor wintery setting. No other sims should be in this photo.

If I misinterpreted it, I'm really, really sorry, Midnight05 and MissTech! >.<

Cher
11th Jan 2008, 9:59 AM
Whats going on in here? Where are all your pictures? I see only two of us have finished, not fair-no fun! The deadline was yesterday. :confused:

midnight05
11th Jan 2008, 9:03 PM
It's ok, Annelae.I was wondering if I had missed something.And I asked for an extension till tomorrow for the round,but have gotten no reply back.Miss Tech is MIA it appears.

Lzybtt27
11th Jan 2008, 9:19 PM
i think this contest pretty much died

Annelae
12th Jan 2008, 3:16 AM
I have PM'ed Boolpropped, hopefully she can do something about it :)

Lzybtt27
12th Jan 2008, 3:36 AM
cool i hope so. the avatars were awesome!!

-Hoang
12th Jan 2008, 4:07 AM
Hey, just checking up on how the contest is holding up. It seems dead. I feel bad because I dropped =[. Lzybttt27, I really liked it (and the avies). I hope this contest pull through.

nostalgicpaty
12th Jan 2008, 7:56 AM
well miss tech was active yesterday so hopefully its all still not a lost cause

beeps
12th Jan 2008, 9:55 AM
MissTech... Make sure to keep up with your contest (checking in, answering questions, etc) or your contest thread will be closed. You have 8 days until the deadline for this contest, so keep that in mind. If there are extenuating circumstances, please PM me.

Contestants - hang in there until we know more about what is happening with the host!

Cher
12th Jan 2008, 5:42 PM
I honestly don't see how it's possible for this contest to continue! We have only two pictures complete! No one else is posting pictures! And I don't foresee anyone else posting pictures because I believe the deadline was up two days ago!

Never mind lzybtt27 , I see boolPropped deleted your rude comment.


The only thing that sucked in this contest was a lack of cooperation and not enough entries! Thats was nasty of you to say!! I thought the idea of the rounds that were up, were great!

I'm going to drop out if we don't hear from MissTech by 6:00 today EST. Thats the only choice I see at this point. Sorry about this MissTech.

Wanabee_gangsta_013
12th Jan 2008, 6:01 PM
Hi.... so why hasn't MissTech been on. is something wrong with her (is she sick)........

To the person who said this contest sucks that is not very nice that is just rude towards the host...... it doesn't suck it is just that no-one other than the two people who have posted there round pictures in where fully committed to the contest unlike the rest.....Not being mean....i am sure MissTech is trying her hardest to get on and update and do all that but she might have to do work all school ar something like that because things can rapidly change. So give MissTech a chance and also to Michele D please do not drop put if this contest doesn't close .... because if you drop out this contest will definatley have to close.

but I was not in any way shape or form being rude and i hope i haven't missslead you..........Thanks


:beer:

Wanabee_Gangsta_013

Cher
13th Jan 2008, 3:07 AM
I hope MissTech is ok! This isn't like her to ignore one of her contests! :blink:

Wanabee_gangsta_013
13th Jan 2008, 7:28 AM
I do also hope that MissTech is ok....Michele D are you still considering dropping out??? Please dont.....

Cher
13th Jan 2008, 7:49 AM
I do also hope that MissTech is ok....Michele D are you still considering dropping out??? Please dont.....


Thats very sweet of you! But really, where is theis contest going? To me, it's not even a contest anymore and I feel bad for Miss! There are only two of us! I don't want to be judged on just two entries! It's just not fair. You know what I mean? But she should let us know. Thats why I say I hope she's ok.

Wanabee_gangsta_013
13th Jan 2008, 8:08 AM
Thats very sweet of you! But really, where is theis contest going? To me, it's not even a contest anymore and I feel bad for Miss! There are only two of us! I don't want to be judged on just two entries! It's just not fair. You know what I mean? But she should let us know. Thats why I say I hope she's ok.

Oh ok.........You are a very kind person amd are also very considerate about Miss....!!!!! You are awesome :peace :D

To Michelle D and the other person who completed this round top marks to you.....

Here is a little something i made for you two............


http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff123/Wanabee_gangsta_013/postr4bfas.jpg

midnight05
13th Jan 2008, 1:43 PM
I would have gotten my entry in,but Miss Tech had never replied to back to giving me an extension.I could try to get it done today,but I don't know if it will even be accepted if this contest goes.I really liked this contest and hopefully Miss Tech comes back.

sakrayami
13th Jan 2008, 2:48 PM
The contest area has been slow for a while. I have seen many locked their contests latetely cause of lack of contestants. This is probably just a passing phenomen, if i can call it that. But this contest does not suck at all, it's very challenging and it's creative tasks. I had to make a choice between 2 contests because of my grapich card, it affects my eyes very much. :( I struggled to make pics for the other contest. I usually never drop out from contests, without a very good reason. I hope MissTech is ok, and come back. A beutiful picture wannabe :)

Jonesi
13th Jan 2008, 3:17 PM
Wanabee, you're very sweet, thank you. Does look like this contest has been "abandoned" which is a shame as I was enjoying it. Hope Miss tech is ok, as others have said, it's not like her to not be around.

Cher
13th Jan 2008, 6:00 PM
Wanabee, that was very nice of you! It looks lovely! Thank you :) I will keep my pictures up until we get news from MissTech or boolPropped. I usually delete my pictures right away after a contest is over.

Wanabee_gangsta_013
14th Jan 2008, 12:06 AM
Thankyou all and a bid thankyou to Michele D

Cher
14th Jan 2008, 10:51 AM
This contest is pretty much finished! MissTech was on here last 1-10. I waited long enough, for what I have no idea seeing there were only two of us with entries. I hope all is well to the host! I'll see you guys and gals in other contests- Bye :)

Wanabee_gangsta_013
14th Jan 2008, 9:09 PM
cya Michele D will miss you I suppose congrats to the last person you win because Michele D dropped due to contest complications.. I do really hope MissTech is ok!!

beeps
18th Jan 2008, 7:10 AM
Sorry about the lack of host, guys. Miss Tech never checked in with me either, so this contest will be consequently closed due to mismanagement. Good luck to all the contestants in future contests!