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Karen Lorraine
31st Oct 2016, 2:50 PM
Official MTS 2017 Calendar Contest: The Sims 3
Use your creativity to showcase your sims in a shot fitting for each month of the year. The picture should be a landscape or build/decor picture without sims representing the "feel" of a particular month. Have the living room decorated for Christmas? Take a picture! Have a pumpkin patch to visit for Halloween? Take a picture! Please use northern hemisphere seasons.

Rules
1. 1 picture per entry. You may only enter a month one time but may enter 2 separate months. (If you enter twice, you need to submit two different posts)
2. Only 15 entrants per month. Please no place holders. Each spot is only filled once the picture, that meets all the rules, has been submitted.
3. CC is allowed. However, please make sure to follow MTS rules for CC; no pay content.
4. Pictures must be 1000 (width) x 750 (height).
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/51911_1311151032391000x750.gif
5. No photo editing.
6. When posting your picture, please make sure to include the month it belongs to.
7. Sims 3 only. For Sims 2 version, please go here (http://modthesims.info/showthread.php?p=5108877) and for Sims 4, please go here (http://modthesims.info/showthread.php?p=5108887).
8. REMEMBER: This is a PG-13 Forum! Your entries may not include adult content, pornography, or other inappropriate content.

How to Enter
1. Pick a month and take a picture to represent that month.
2. Upload the picture to any image host - Tinypic (http://www.tinypic.com), Photobucket (http://www.photobucket.com), Flickr (http://www.flickr.com), ModYourPanties (http://www.modyourpanties.com), etc
3. Start a new post on this thread - click Go Advanced, and you can click the little "Insert Image" icon in the toolbar, or just copy-paste the image location into some tags. Make sure to include which month your picture is for.
4. Submit your post - doing so will submit your entry.
5. If you want to do two entries, you need two separate posts.

Duration/Time Period
The contest begins November 1st, as soon as this is posted. Contestants will have until November 30th to post pictures. However, if a month fills up before that date, that month will be closed for new entries and judging.

Contestants
15 per month maximum

Judging and Scoring
Judging will be done by a panel MTS Staff and these are the things that the panel will be looking out for when entries are judged.
Theme - [i]Does your picture represent the month you chose?
Creativity - Originality of idea
Style - Use of space, props, is it pretty?
Rules - CC adherence, no editing, inclusion of month

Prizes
A sticker for both winners AND participants, like these (http://thumbs2.modthesims.info/img/1/0/5/2/6/7/5/MTS_Phaenoh-1331737-CompetitionStickers.jpg).
A calendar will be made for download with each winning month.
And, of course, the blue ribbons for each month’s winner.

Questions
Q: I already entered 2 separate months for TS3. Can I compete in the TS2/TS4 calendar as well?
A: Yes, you may. You're more than welcome to submit for all the contests, giving you 6 chances to win!

:alarm: The picture you post will be your final shot - make it good. Posting a random picture of a christmas tree, easter bunny, yourself, etc to reserve a spot is not allowed and it will be deleted.

Once your post has been added to the table, it may not be changed. Do not change the picture, you may not delete it and enter a new month instead, etc. If you choose to delete your entry, you are removing yourself from the contest and no further entries will be permitted from you.

If anyone is notified that they have used pay content, their entries will be disqualified. The spots they had will NOT be held.

heaven
31st Oct 2016, 3:16 PM
Contestant Entries

,January,February,March,April,May,June,July,August,September,October,November,December
1,simsample (http://modthesims.info/showthread.php?p=5109536#post5109536),AngieMFAK77 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=5115484&postcount=15) ,TotallySimsCrazy (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=5115306&postcount=12) ,simsample (http://modthesims.info/showthread.php?p=5109538#post5109538),King_Deadly (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=5118114&postcount=32) ,Nemiga (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=5112400&postcount=7),Letcupcake (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=5118286&postcount=33) ,Letcupcake (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=5114051&postcount=11) ,AngieMFAK77 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=5112954&postcount=9) ,King_Deadly (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=5116073&postcount=18) ,Vincent T. (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=5112535&postcount=8) ,GSnap (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=5116763&postcount=24)
2,MurderPrincessK (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=5122151&postcount=52) ,Pary (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=5117314&postcount=30),9b8ll (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=5122554&postcount=59) ,Manna2710 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=5119122&postcount=41) ,Prudensch (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=5118627&postcount=36),KingTre (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=5122011&postcount=50) ,Vincent T. (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=5118800&postcount=38) ,Maddie_Tried (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=5120566&postcount=44) ,Manna2710 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=5119217&postcount=42),Maddie_Tried (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=5120577&postcount=45) ,Ghost sdoj (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=5113552&postcount=10),varpunen (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=5122406&postcount=58)
3,,,,,spladoum (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=5121335&postcount=47) ,Fizzy9 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=5122794&postcount=61) ,varpunen (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=5122401&postcount=57) ,Fizzy9 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=5122795&postcount=62) ,,,MurderPrincessK (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=5122150&postcount=51) , emo_princess (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=5122904&postcount=63)
4,,,,,,,9b8ll (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=5122555&postcount=60) ,,,,, spladoum (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=5121336&postcount=48)
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simsample
1st Nov 2016, 8:17 PM
This is for January- 'January Snow':
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/73321_161101191634Simsample_January_Snow.jpg

simsample
1st Nov 2016, 8:19 PM
This is for April- 'April Showers':
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/73320_161101191634-Simsample_April_Showers.jpg

Amazon77
6th Nov 2016, 5:36 AM
Hi, quick question: You said "The picture should be a landscape or build/decor picture without sims". Does this count for animals too - like, can we have cats and dogs in the background - wildlife etc or STRICTLY no living things?
Thanks!

Karen Lorraine
6th Nov 2016, 4:52 PM
@AngieMFAK77 There should be no wildlife, pets or sims in the picture :)

Nemiga
7th Nov 2016, 1:44 PM
June

Early morning in June

http://i67.tinypic.com/29m7ziw.jpg

Norn
7th Nov 2016, 8:44 PM
November

http://i68.tinypic.com/if6gps.jpg

Amazon77
8th Nov 2016, 5:37 PM
This is for September - 'Autumn Canvas'

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5535/30227566393_4a0406f6fc_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/N47bnP)[/url][url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/] (https://flic.kr/p/N47bnP)

Ghost sdoj
9th Nov 2016, 10:12 PM
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/73384_161109220554Novwmber%202016.jpg
November: Thanksgiving Morning.

(Yes, that's a birthday cake. My sister, my cousin, several of my very good friends, and I all have November birthdays...)

Letcupcake
10th Nov 2016, 8:42 PM
http://i63.tinypic.com/6zud90.jpg

xSparrow
13th Nov 2016, 2:19 PM
Month: March
Theme: The Transition from Winter to Spring

http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/73477_161114190837Sims%203%20-%20March.jpg

(I know, I'm entering into Sims 3 this year, how odd!)

Edit: wrong size, will edit ASAP

Edit 2: Edited! Now 1000x750

KingTre
13th Nov 2016, 3:30 PM
http://i65.tinypic.com/34xs13k.jpg

This pic has so much meaning to me that I had to share it.

Karen Lorraine
13th Nov 2016, 6:22 PM
@TotallySimsCrazy Lovely image but it's the wrong size. It needs to be 750x1000 pixels.

@KingTre Great image but it has sims in it. This year the picture should be a landscape or build/decor picture without sims representing the "feel" of a particular month.

Amazon77
13th Nov 2016, 7:57 PM
This is for February - 'A Cozy Night For Two'
http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af283/angiemfak77/thisone_zpsvxntggwd.jpg (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/angiemfak77/media/thisone_zpsvxntggwd.jpg.html)

xSparrow
14th Nov 2016, 6:52 PM
@TotallySimsCrazy Lovely image but it's the wrong size. It needs to be 750x1000 pixels

Oh no, sorry! Must have confused it with 700, will edit as soon as I have access to my computer

Edit: Edited! Sorry about the mistake :bunny:

King_Deadly
15th Nov 2016, 3:11 AM
My entry for the month of October

http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/73481_161115030422Screenshot-32_1.jpg


Flowers by Purplepaws, *Click here* (http://modthesims.info/download.php?t=400925) other CC made by me

Amazon77
15th Nov 2016, 1:50 PM
My entry for the month of October


I <3 THIS!!! :up: :up: :up: :anime: :anime: :anime:

Karen Lorraine
16th Nov 2016, 12:03 AM
@Letcupcake I'm afraid photo editing for TS3 is against the rules - I cannot allow your entry, sorry

Letcupcake
16th Nov 2016, 12:17 AM
@Letcupcake I'm afraid photo editing for TS3 is against the rules - I cannot allow your entry, sorry

I just read the rules again! Apparently I mixed the sims 3 with the sims 4 rules! Sorry!

GSnap
16th Nov 2016, 1:48 PM
I have a question, given that I've never entered a contest here at MTS...can someone explain what this part in particular means?

3. CC is allowed. However, please make sure to follow MTS rules for CC; no pay content.

What is the "MTS rules for CC" and by indicating "no pay content" does that mean we can't include items from the Sims3.com store?

Thank you for the clarification.
GSnap

Karen Lorraine
16th Nov 2016, 1:59 PM
I have a question, given that I've never entered a contest here at MTS...can someone explain what this part in particular means?

3. CC is allowed. However, please make sure to follow MTS rules for CC; no pay content.

What is the "MTS rules for CC" and by indicating "no pay content" does that mean we can't include items from the Sims3.com store?

Thank you for the clarification.
GSnap 'Pay content' is CC that you have paid for or donated money to get content. Content from the Sims 3 store CC is allowed even if you have paid for it. Please see the Creator Guidelines (http://www.modthesims.info/wiki.php?title=MTS2:Creator_Guidelines/Uploads_NOT_allowed_on_MTS) for more information.

GSnap
16th Nov 2016, 2:24 PM
'Pay content' is CC that you have paid for or donated money to get content. Content from the Sims 3 store CC is allowed even if you have paid for it. Please see the Creator Guidelines (http://www.modthesims.info/wiki.php?title=MTS2:Creator_Guidelines/Uploads_NOT_allowed_on_MTS) for more information.

Thanks for the quick response, and linking the info!

GSnap

GSnap
16th Nov 2016, 8:27 PM
Hope I'm doing this right D:
This entry is for the month of December

http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/73508_161117000952MTSDecemberJ.jpg

GSnap

Karen Lorraine
16th Nov 2016, 9:03 PM
@GSnap Lovely entry but it is the wrong size. It needs to 1000x750 pixels please.

GSnap
16th Nov 2016, 9:09 PM
@GSnap Lovely entry but it is the wrong size. It needs to 1000x750 pixels please.

That's exactly what I uploaded to Flickr, and it's the size indicated when I click on the pic there. I'm not sure what would have changed it.

Edit: I went back in to adjust it on that end to make sure it was the right size. Sorry, if it's not....I'll just delete it.

Karen Lorraine
16th Nov 2016, 10:32 PM
@GSnap flickr must be resizing it. I would use http://www.modyourpanties.com/ which is part of MTS (use your MTS log in details to log in).

GSnap
17th Nov 2016, 12:13 AM
@GSnap flickr must be resizing it. I would use http://www.modyourpanties.com/ which is part of MTS (use your MTS log in details to log in).

Okay, I moved the image over to MYP and changed the post's link.
It should be in its original size.
GSnap

Karen Lorraine
17th Nov 2016, 3:12 PM
@GSnap That worked! I've entered you into the contest now :)

Pary
18th Nov 2016, 1:43 AM
This is for February - "Frozen Morning"

http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h472/whimsycp/p_mtscal_feb_zps2jve7gkl.jpg

KingTre
20th Nov 2016, 12:30 AM
@heaven, my name isnt in the contestant chart yet... lol, can you please be a dear simmer and enter it there? thanks a million!

King_Deadly
20th Nov 2016, 1:40 AM
My entry for the month of May

http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/73519_161120013417Screenshot-45.jpg

Letcupcake
20th Nov 2016, 1:51 PM
http://i64.tinypic.com/sovkpd.jpg

MW_thesism3
20th Nov 2016, 7:26 PM
This is my entry for May.

http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/73527_161120191818calendar2017-may.png

I noticed that no one made about the Workers' Day (May 1st). I hope you like it.

Karen Lorraine
20th Nov 2016, 10:54 PM
heaven, my name isnt in the contestant chart yet... lol, can you please be a dear simmer and enter it there? thanks a [email protected] I replied to your entry, see post 14. The rules state no sims in the images, sorry.

@MW_thesism3 The same rule applies to you, no sims in the images, sorry.

Prudensch
21st Nov 2016, 11:47 AM
My entry is for May. Thanks to everyone who encouraged me to enter! :)

"Spring is nature’s way of saying, 'Let’s party!' " ~Robin Williams

http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/73567_161122034824entry.jpg

Karen Lorraine
21st Nov 2016, 1:41 PM
@Prudensch Love your entry but unfortunately it's the wrong size. We need it to be exactly 1000x750 pixels. We need all the entries to be the that size for when we make the calendars.

Norn
21st Nov 2016, 9:14 PM
July - Finally arriving at the holiday destination!

http://67.media.tumblr.com/eb3451ee57ed6b1f3f6624e2293a1581/tumblr_oh0g7rQRZs1vrfdnao1_1280.jpg

Prudensch
22nd Nov 2016, 3:54 AM
@Prudensch Love your entry but unfortunately it's the wrong size. We need it to be exactly 1000x750 pixels. We need all the entries to be the that size for when we make the calendars.

I don't know what happened the first time but I've uploaded it to modyourpanties again. Fingers crossed. It's telling me in Chrome it's 1000 x 750....

Karen Lorraine
22nd Nov 2016, 8:07 AM
I don't know what happened the first time but I've uploaded it to modyourpanties again. Fingers crossed. It's telling me in Chrome it's 1000 x 750....Well whatever you did it was good because the image now tells me it is the right size! I'll add it to the table.

Manna2710
22nd Nov 2016, 7:20 PM
My entry:

APRIL

Spring Breakfast Club-In Bloom

http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/73570_161122191403Spring%202016-Bloom%20spring.jpg

Manna2710
22nd Nov 2016, 10:59 PM
My entry:

SEPTEMBER

Last Harvest

http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/73572_161122225731last%20harvest.jpg

KingTre
23rd Nov 2016, 9:20 PM
Oops! Please delete my entry, i would be so thankful!

Maddie_Tried
25th Nov 2016, 11:40 PM
Month: August
Theme: Ocean
http://i1379.photobucket.com/albums/ah121/CampFailALot/aug_zps4v2zhs30.jpg

Maddie_Tried
26th Nov 2016, 12:09 AM
Month: October
Theme: spooky mines
http://i1379.photobucket.com/albums/ah121/CampFailALot/spoopy_zpsgcr0urpc.jpg

Karen Lorraine
26th Nov 2016, 8:54 AM
All up-to-date, thank you for your entries!

spladoum
27th Nov 2016, 4:03 PM
May

http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/73620_161129230551month 2.jpg

spladoum
27th Nov 2016, 4:05 PM
December

http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/73621_161129230620month 3.jpg

AGuyCalledPi
28th Nov 2016, 7:55 AM
FUCK I TOTALLY FORGOT ABOUT THIS
http://static.fjcdn.com/pictures/Maximum+overdrive_9388b9_5321780.jpg

KingTre
28th Nov 2016, 11:21 PM
http://i68.tinypic.com/2a6nhhw.jpg
ISLA PARADISO IS BAE

MurderPrincessK
29th Nov 2016, 6:53 AM
Hope the resize worked. Sometimes Photobucket is stupid and takes time to show the resized photo. Please let me know if something is wrong.

November "Autumn's End"
http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj113/ravensimoon/Calendar%20Contest/5c68e4de-2194-4a9c-8230-0999ad902e2d.jpg (http://s270.photobucket.com/user/ravensimoon/media/Calendar%20Contest/5c68e4de-2194-4a9c-8230-0999ad902e2d.jpg.html)

MurderPrincessK
29th Nov 2016, 6:55 AM
January "Winter's Ice"

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj113/ravensimoon/Calendar%20Contest/b7da6276-9159-404e-bfe3-d99612d4903a.jpg (http://s270.photobucket.com/user/ravensimoon/media/Calendar%20Contest/b7da6276-9159-404e-bfe3-d99612d4903a.jpg.html)

Karen Lorraine
29th Nov 2016, 8:32 AM
@MurderPrincessK Both images are the correct size, thank you, but the second one has sims in it which is not allowed this year, sorry.

MurderPrincessK
29th Nov 2016, 8:44 AM
@MurderPrincessK Both images are the correct size, thank you, but the second one has sims in it which is not allowed this year, sorry.

Actually there are no sims, but six of the ice sculptures i used are of sims. If this is still unacceptable I will remove and redo that entry.

Karen Lorraine
29th Nov 2016, 9:01 PM
Actually there are no sims, but six of the ice sculptures i used are of sims. If this is still unacceptable I will remove and redo that entry.I've discussed your entry with other staff members and we've allowed it. Thank you for entering :)

AGuyCalledPi
29th Nov 2016, 10:16 PM
It feels wrong to not have partaken in a contest. A thing I could win! But whatever. Remind me to spend twice as long on next year's contest.

Sorceress Supreme
29th Nov 2016, 10:17 PM
July "Fireworks"

http://www.bluemelon.com/photo/6118109.jpg

Sorceress Supreme
29th Nov 2016, 10:22 PM
December "Silent night"

http://www.bluemelon.com/photo/6118108.jpg

9b8ll
30th Nov 2016, 8:50 AM
I hope it's not too late......


March: "Lovely Spring"

http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/73627_1611300845249b_March_2017_2.jpg

9b8ll
30th Nov 2016, 8:54 AM
July: "Summer of Eden"

http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/73628_1611300852519b_July_2017.jpg

Fizzy9
30th Nov 2016, 8:20 PM
My entry for June
- Wedding season :lovestruc
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/73631_161130200548-2017%20MTS%20Sims%203%20Calendar%20Contest%20June.jpg

Fizzy9
30th Nov 2016, 8:20 PM
My entry for August
- end of summer tropical vaction :cool:
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/73632_161130200552-2017%20MTS%20Sims%203%20Calendar%20Contest%20August.jpg

emo_princess
1st Dec 2016, 12:26 AM
this is for december

http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/73634_161201002423Screenshot-563_2.jpg

Karen Lorraine
1st Dec 2016, 9:35 AM
All up-to-date.


Thank you for the splurge of late entries. The contest is now CLOSED

Amazon77
1st Jan 2017, 1:02 PM
Hi - do you have any news on when the calender will be released? It's like, January now and I'd like to get it in my game :D

GSnap
6th Jan 2017, 3:52 PM
Hi - do you have any news on when the calender will be released? It's like, January now and I'd like to get it in my game :D

Seconded! So many great entries! :D

Adreanna
6th Jan 2017, 7:34 PM
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/74203_170106193350Screenshot-155.jpg

A nice morning in early November

Karen Lorraine
7th Jan 2017, 12:05 AM
@Adreanna The contest has closed sorry :)

Averex
8th Jan 2017, 5:10 PM
@Karen Lorraine
Do you know when the results are coming out?

Karen Lorraine
8th Jan 2017, 7:20 PM
Thank you all for your patience and apologies for the delay. As there were so few entries to the competition this year we have decided to combine all the entries and make a combined calendar for each game. The calendars should be available for download by the end of the week :)

Averex
8th Jan 2017, 10:05 PM
As there were so few entries to the competition this year we have decided to combine all the entries and make a combined calendar for each game
Does this mean that there will only be 12 winners?

MurderPrincessK
9th Jan 2017, 8:04 AM
Thank you all for your patience and apologies for the delay. As there were so few entries to the competition this year we have decided to combine all the entries and make a combined calendar for each game. The calendars should be available for download by the end of the week :)

I'm going to throw my two cents in here at the chance of sounding like an ass, but here goes.

I don't think it is fair to the contestants of this, or any contest, for the rules and/or prizes to be changed a month after the contest has ended. I say prizes because that what having your picture featured in the calendar would have been. I also think that if the thread had been started by any member who was not a moderator there would be an issue with things like that being changed at the last moment and the member who started the thread would be expected to honor their commitment.

You may agree or disagree, but this is my opinion. Respectfully.

Averex
9th Jan 2017, 10:42 PM
I'm really confused about how this is working. What do they mean by a "combined calendar?" What is even the prize now? Are there still gonna be separate winners for each game?? http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Confused/dazed-7.gif

Tbh I'll be pretty disappointed if they make it so there aren't separate winners for each game. I was looking forward to winning by default since I was the only one who submitted an August picture for TS4 calendar.

Amazon77
9th Jan 2017, 11:16 PM
I have to agree I will be disappointed if I have to have a calendar in my TS3 game that has screenshots of TS4 on it - I detest that game and want no association with it at all, probably to the point where I won't bother downloading the calendar if that's the case.

Karen Lorraine
10th Jan 2017, 2:00 PM
I am sorry that you are all disappointed by our decision to make a combined calendar but we did not want to have 'default' winners and we wanted to make the calendar as interesting as possible.

NB: This decision was made by all the Staff members in discussion.

Pary
10th Jan 2017, 11:50 PM
I have to agree I will be disappointed if I have to have a calendar in my TS3 game that has screenshots of TS4 on it - I detest that game and want no association with it at all, probably to the point where I won't bother downloading the calendar if that's the case.

I agree.
I wont be downloading any calendar that has anything from that foul game included, it wont be interesting to me at all, and I'm very disappointed to see this decision made. What a shame :(

attuned
11th Jan 2017, 4:04 AM
I was disappointed that there were so few entries this year, especially for TS4. I am sure it was a considered, though difficult decision to combine the calendar. I am happy there will even BE a calendar this year, and perhaps going forward, a combined calendar will allow this beloved tradition to continue.

As far as not having TS4 pics in your game, the calendar is postage stamp sized, and for TS3 you manually choose which month you want, making it quite easy to display only the months you want shown in your game.

Thanks Karen Lorraine, for hosting. :)

simsample
11th Jan 2017, 8:07 PM
I think it will be great fun to have a calendar with Sims 2, 3 and 4 on it- after all, there are plenty of 4to3 and 3to2 conversions, so some people like to have a bit of crossover.

Now, if I can just persuade MTS to have a Sims 1 calendar contest too... :lovestruc

Sorceress Supreme
11th Jan 2017, 9:12 PM
I was disappointed that there were so few entries this year, especially for TS4. I am sure it was a considered, though difficult decision to combine the calendar. I am happy there will even BE a calendar this year, and perhaps going forward, a combined calendar will allow this beloved tradition to continue.

As far as not having TS4 pics in your game, the calendar is postage stamp sized, and for TS3 you manually choose which month you want, making it quite easy to display only the months you want shown in your game.

Thanks Karen Lorraine, for hosting. :)

This is how I feel, as well. :)

GSnap
16th Jan 2017, 7:44 AM
The calendars should be available for download by the end of the week :)

Are the calendars available yet and I just missed them somehow?....or did that change too?

BloodyScholastic
18th Jan 2017, 12:55 AM
@Karen Lorraine

I'm sorry but I am a brutally honest person and don't like flowery sugar-coated language which is seemingly imposed on this forum culture.
No offense, but honestly I see this recent contest is pure disappointing and poorly managed. After contest ended, without warning announcement, you suddenly changed the winning rules & prizes. That is extremely unfair for contestants.
You didn't explain what is exactly ,"COMBINED" Calendar. Is it TS2 & TS3 & TS4 combined together? Or else? because you said you didn't want default winner.
You didn't put rule NO DEFAULT WINNER in the first place as winning rules before contest ended. You moderators, staff, made the rules by your own after contestant asking several times about when the prizes due, which is after the contest ended.


See how many disagree buttons press on your post, which means most contestant disagree with your decision. PLEASE LISTEN TO THEM. Contestants feel cheated because of the sudden decision change.
You expect contestants to play fair, but you contest holder, doesn't want to play fair. Who's cheating on here?

With this disappointment, don't expect many contestants will participate again in future same contest. Highly doubt these contestants will participate again if they felt cheated like this event.

9b8ll
18th Jan 2017, 7:58 AM
I'm going to throw my two cents in here at the chance of sounding like an ass, but here goes.

I don't think it is fair to the contestants of this, or any contest, for the rules and/or prizes to be changed a month after the contest has ended. I say prizes because that what having your picture featured in the calendar would have been. I also think that if the thread had been started by any member who was not a moderator there would be an issue with things like that being changed at the last moment and the member who started the thread would be expected to honor their commitment.

You may agree or disagree, but this is my opinion. Respectfully. I agree with this 110%! I really think this is unfair the contestants of this contest. If there is no Default winner rule then, I really think that everyone should of known ahead of time and not combine the Sims 2 sims 3 and Sims 4 Pics since they are different genres. If that's the case then why have 3 separate categories in the First Place then?

Nemiga
18th Jan 2017, 8:47 AM
I agree, it's unfair to change contest rules last minute, after everything...As a participant, I am really dissapointed. By the way, where is calendar? It was promised for last weekend, but it wasn't uploded yet.

GSnap
18th Jan 2017, 9:14 AM
I'm going to throw my two cents in here at the chance of sounding like an ass, but here goes.

I don't think it is fair to the contestants of this, or any contest, for the rules and/or prizes to be changed a month after the contest has ended. I say prizes because that what having your picture featured in the calendar would have been. I also think that if the thread had been started by any member who was not a moderator there would be an issue with things like that being changed at the last moment and the member who started the thread would be expected to honor their commitment.

You may agree or disagree, but this is my opinion. Respectfully.

I also happen to agree with the @MurderPrincessK post here. While I do realize that it's just a silly calendar contest for a game, but it's also about the integrity of those who are staff behind the site, and yes, honoring their commitment as well as expecting the entrants to honor theirs. It's a two-way street.

Furthering that, when you, as staff, post a response like:
I am sorry that you are all disappointed by our decision to make a combined calendar but...

You only underscore the mentality that your decision is where you put the worth, and not in those who put forth the effort to bother entering in the first place. It's that 'us' versus 'them' mentality that I can assure you, you should never be presenting to those you want to stick around.

Poor Ass Form. Period.

Amazon77
18th Jan 2017, 9:58 AM
Have you guys actually made a calendar yet of any kind? Will we see it before February? Look at the date and PLEASE make a decision!!!

Norn
18th Jan 2017, 10:40 AM
Guys, can you please keep in mind that staff is doing this in their spare time, as a hobby. Sure, waiting sucks. Sure, adding rules weeks after the contest was closed sucks. But they made their decision, they gave reasons for that, so bear with it. If you don't want that calendar anymore - ok, don't download it. You are disappointed? I understand, I am, too. No reason to throw a tantrum here. Enjoy at all those beautiful entries in this thread or download the pics, make your own calendar. With all this drama (and lack of participation in the first place) I doubt there will be a calendar contest held in the future at all.

Karen Lorraine
18th Jan 2017, 1:40 PM
The calendars are made, I just need to find time to post them. Unfortunately I have a real life and a very busy schedule of work and other commitments especially at the beginning of the week. They'll be up tonight.

I'm sorry that you don't agree with the decision made about the calendars. This was a joint decision, made by the staff and not solely by me!

heaven
18th Jan 2017, 3:48 PM
I, in fact, was the one who first suggested to combine the entries in the first place. The calendar contest has been my "baby" for as many years as I have been a moderator (this is the 6th year we've done it). I have watched as, each year, the entries for each month get smaller and smaller. I've watched this contest go from having completely full months to having some months only receive a single entry at last minute. The latter is not fair. People wait until the day (or even an hour) before the contest ends and then put in an entry that they may or may not have worked hard on and win by default because no one else entered that month.

Yes, I understand that combining all the entries into one calendar and then choosing 12 winners instead of 36 is sucky for the contestants. I get that; believe me I do. However, it still seemed more fair than letting people win by default. Per contest rules, generally contests that do not have 10 contestants to go forward do not continue. If you look at that, the calendar contest in the past has actually been lenient (if you consider each month a mini-contest) in almost all years. 4 or 5 per month usually seems to be the average; this year it was about 2 per month when averaged. After all, what's the point of having a contest where you only have one entry?

As for years going forward; at this point, it will most likely be either a joint contest or not at all. There's just not enough interest to continue doing 3 (or 4, sorry @simsample :lol:) separate contests.

Zarathustra
18th Jan 2017, 4:10 PM
As for years going forward; at this point, it will most likely be either a joint contest or not at all. There's just not enough interest to continue doing 3 (or 4, sorry @simsample :lol:) separate contests.

Makes perfect sense, though I also do understand the frustration this year. I wonder if a combined contest in the future could realize @simsample 's dream though, since there'd be no real obstacle to TS1 being part of a combined contest! :lol:

9b8ll
18th Jan 2017, 7:32 PM
I, in fact, was the one who first suggested to combine the entries in the first place. The calendar contest has been my "baby" for as many years as I have been a moderator (this is the 6th year we've done it). I have watched as, each year, the entries for each month get smaller and smaller. I've watched this contest go from having completely full months to having some months only receive a single entry at last minute. The latter is not fair. People wait until the day (or even an hour) before the contest ends and then put in an entry that they may or may not have worked hard on and win by default because no one else entered that month.

Yes, I understand that combining all the entries into one calendar and then choosing 12 winners instead of 36 is sucky for the contestants. I get that; believe me I do. However, it still seemed more fair than letting people win by default. Per contest rules, generally contests that do not have 10 contestants to go forward do not continue. If you look at that, the calendar contest in the past has actually been lenient (if you consider each month a mini-contest) in almost all years. 4 or 5 per month usually seems to be the average; this year it was about 2 per month when averaged. After all, what's the point of having a contest where you only have one entry?

As for years going forward; at this point, it will most likely be either a joint contest or not at all. There's just not enough interest to continue doing 3 (or 4, sorry @simsample :lol:) separate contests.
Then it should of been combined in the first place if this was a Join Contest, instead of having 3 separate categories! It just causes confusion. I would have no Problem it this was a Joint contest in the first place!

Guys, can you please keep in mind that staff is doing this in their spare time, as a hobby. Sure, waiting sucks. Sure, adding rules weeks after the contest was closed sucks. But they made their decision, they gave reasons for that, so bear with it. If you don't want that calendar anymore - ok, don't download it. You are disappointed? I understand, I am, too. No reason to throw a tantrum here. Enjoy at all those beautiful entries in this thread or download the pics, make your own calendar. With all this drama (and lack of participation in the first place) I doubt there will be a calendar contest held in the future at all.

So the Participants in this contest can't be concerned the rule changing at the last minute? it's not about the wanting to downloading nor making this a Joint contest. it's the principle and there is a reason why some of them are confused in the first place!

heaven
19th Jan 2017, 1:06 AM
Then it should of been combined in the first place if this was a Join Contest, instead of having 3 separate categories! It just causes confusion. I would have no Problem it this was a Joint contest in the first place!


So the Participants in this contest can't be concerned the rule changing at the last minute? it's not about the wanting to downloading nor making this a Joint contest. it's the principle and there is a reason why some of them are confused in the first place!

It wasn't intended to be a joint contest; it never had been in the past because we didn't have issues with getting enough entries in past years. We only knew it was a problem at the end. We did not have any precognition that we would not receive enough participants and therefore should make it a joint contest from the start.

If this was any other contest; it would have gone "Oh well, not enough entries", contest would have been closed, and that would have been that. Thread locked, entries collecting dust, no winners. Instead, we decided to combine the three contests into one joint contest so that anyone who entered still had a chance at winning, rather than be disqualified due to lack of participants.

Amazon77
19th Jan 2017, 8:56 PM
So disagreements and discussions aside, are we still getting any sort of calendar soon then?
Now I know we can display only the pics we like, I am looking forward to seeing it :)

Karen Lorraine
20th Jan 2017, 11:19 PM
Here are the Calendar winners. We will be adding participation and winner stickers over the next few days. Congratulations everyone!

January Charmful (http://www.modthesims.info/member.php?u=947482)
February Pary (http://modthesims.info/m/2583970)
March joandsarah77 (http://modthesims.info/member.php?u=1433933)
April simsample (http://modthesims.info/m/52848)
May clw8 (http://www.modthesims.info/m/902684)
June Essa (http://www.modthesims.info/m/62909)
July gdayars (http://modthesims.info/member.php?u=46059)
August Averex (http://www.modthesims.info/m/8022897)
September AngieMFAK77 (http://www.modthesims.info/m/2130451)
October N_Fluen$e (http://www.modthesims.info/m/1906032)
November Zarathustra (http://www.modthesims.info/m/4184705)
December Spladoum (http://www.modthesims.info/m/39789)

simsample
21st Jan 2017, 2:02 PM
Thanks to everyone that entered, it was a fun contest! I love the idea of a combined calendar, congratulations to the winners and thanks to the mods for running the contests and creating the calendars! :)