I will be honest with you... I simply can't believe this is the fourth year I write this, and soon almost fifth year of the Temple. I know there are many of you who know already how it works, but to all the new Fallens I welcome you to a traditional contest in which we, the residents of SL, elect our favourite God and Goddess.
Before you think: this is not for me, let me explain you how are the criteria:
Well, you just have to wear one of My skins and be alone in the pic, but that's it. You don't need to be an awesome photographer if you have creativity, fun ideas or a great look; you don't have to sport a great look if you are an awesome photographer ...and you dont have to own any of those if you have plenty of friends.
You don't have friends to vote for you? The public is fair, might support you or you might simply aim at one of the special jury prizes* which are not less rich than than the main ones.
Get your swing shoes on, Fallen, I want your pics, it's time to get out of your skybox and kick the dance fl.., well, Temple. Wish to see you in many and remember: what matters is having fun with it. Please check the participation rules below, some are very important, and thanks in advance for taking time to read them.
*Special Jury is composed by:
Alia Baroque, Alia, Fallen Gods Inc. Owner, Libertine Owner, Mr. Baroque, the Idiot(TM), The Bastard, The "YouaresomeanIhateyouandwillneverevercyberwithyouagain" guy and Sweetheart Muffin Tom.
(All prizes are for male and female, separate competitions)
First Prize: 3 Full skin lines
(example: all hybrids + evolution + elves, one gender)
Second Prize: 2 Full skin line
(example: all hybrids, one gender)
Third Prize: 1 full skin line
Runner up: 3 skins of choice.
All contestors will receive a limited edition gift for participating.
More secret awards with weird names will be given at the end of the competition during the Anniversary Event, the prize for those are by tradition a skin of choice.
Important: This year all pics shall be sent to Elizabeth Tinsley, mostly because I tend to cap a lot.
- You will need a snapshot of yourself, this is the way people will be able to vote you. Your image will be your presentation card, it will summary all what you want to say so I suggest you take time to choose or to create one that really satisfies and represents you. The artistic value itself of the image and it’s originality will be for sure something that will help you getting noticed by the voters.
- You need to wear a Fallen Gods Inc. skin. All the rest: location, outfit, etc. is by your choice. It’s the only requirement, since without it the competition itself has no sense.
- There must be only one avatar in the image, yourself, otherwise it can get confusing. And it shall be only one pic.
- You will deliver to Elizabeth Tinsley a FULL PERMISSIONS texture named FGI12 name surname (example: FGI12 John Doe). I will not exclude on prior who mistakes that, but I might not find your texture and so miss to place you in the voting. Also the ratio shall be that of a standard snapshot and monitor size (3:2), vertical and square cuts will have your image deformed. Please do not put your image in notecards, boxes or folders.
- I will accept your images untill Friday, October 12, 2012.
- On Saturday 13 I will place out the panels with your pictures, the system will be a single click vote by avatar, for all the pics one likes, so the Jury will be all SL that comes to Selidor. The voting will last untill friday 19 October included, the day before the Fifth Anniversary Celebration. In this occasion the winners will be announced.
- The maximum number of participants by gender is 30, so if it exceeds that number I will make a preliminary selection based mostly on the picture aesthetics and interesting look.
- Very Important: Please. Do not contact me about anything concerning this matter in IM or by note. I will have a very busy time untill the Anniversary. (Please remember to send your pics to Elizabeth Tinsley). Anything else that will be needed to know will come by Group notice.
SUMMARY: rename pic as example, set permissions to copy modify and transfer(full perm), drop texture/pic alone to Elizabeth Tinsley) then enjoy the election week untill the Anniversary Party.
Even more Important!!!! : Have Fun!
FLICKR Official Group
FLICKR Election Group
Thank you very much for reading all this poem, some of you for the fourth time, and considering participating in the Election, you deserve a good song.