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Welcome to Tennis Icontest, a weekly tennis icon challenge community. Read more about how it works here.

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Sunday, March 4th, 2007
11:30 am - Challenge #009

shinjiteiru
And we're BACK! Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who commented. I didn't get a chance to reply to all of your comments, but I did read them all and am still planning new ideas with this community. Maybe it seems like I've been dead for a while, but I've been going through a lot of things in the real world that I needed to take care of, but now everything is just fine and dandy, so I'm back and ready to run this thing! :D Contest #008 has been canceled. I think that's pretty obvious. haha.

Theme #009: Trophies
The Catch: none.

Submit your icons in this format:


URL: http://december-love.org/junk/__shiawase/tutorials/fed_tutorial/fed.gif
Features: Roger Federer

Picture galleries for the lazy! :DCollapse )

Submission is open from now until March 16th at 11PM EST. Submit your icons by replying to this post. All comments will be screened. Do not post your icons anywhere else until the winners of this challenge have been announced. You may submit up to two icons.

Remember to read the rules!

Feel free to ask any questions by replying to this post. Please also try to get your friends to join the contest and ask other icon makers to join if they haven't already done so!

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Thursday, February 1st, 2007
10:16 pm - SAVE THIS COMMUNITY BY COMMENTING!

shinjiteiru
Hey guys.
I know it's been a while since I posted. The previous contest had to be extended twice and it turned out that no one joined even during the extension (we had three icons total). We went through this last time and I'm starting to see repetition here- people say that they'll join the contest and then they don't. I don't understand. We have 21 members and there's only about two people who enter each week. Is this icontest boring you? Do you not have time? Should I post reminders so that you guys can remember to join? Am I completely wasting my time with this community? I need to know.

Please let me know what it is that I can do to make this community more appealing so that you can participage. And that means YOU. YOU are reading this right now, are you not? So if you are reading this whether you've particpated in a single contest, five contests, or none, please at least tell me why you have or haven't participated and what it is that I can do to make you enter more. Are the themes not good enough? Should I have a gallery of pictures each week for you to choose from so that you don't have to search yourself? I'm not sure what lengths I need to go to here for you guys to show some participation. So please leave a comment. I'm going to expect a lot of them because like I said, there are 21 of you.

If I do not get more than seven unique comments on this post, I'm afraid that I will have to either close this community or use it for something else. So please save this community from a horrible fate. It's in your hands now.

I want to give a big thanks to tennis_ad, hominygrits, and photoshopjunkie who always seem to be joining every contest that they are able to or at least making a comment to show that they are interested in the community. I wish there were more people here like you guys who showed this much dedication, but I'm sad to see that there isn't.

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Monday, January 1st, 2007
4:46 pm

shinjiteiru
Just wanted to say Happy New Year to everyone!

The current challenge has been extended again to Friday, January 5th at 11PM EST. PLEASEEEEEE enter the contest- there are only three submissions so far! Submit all icons here.
Monday, December 25th, 2006
10:53 pm - Challenge #008 - Extension

shinjiteiru
Challenge #008 has been extended until Friday December 29th because I have only recieved 2 submissions. So please do be kind and submit some icons. :D

SUBMIT ICONS HERE!
Monday, December 11th, 2006
6:37 pm - Challenge #008 - Submissions Post

shinjiteiru
Theme #008: hands in the air
The Catch: Your icon must feature a pro tennis player with their hands in the air (for whatever reason). Your icon must have black and white in it. In other words, your icon as a whole can be black and white or you can have a portion of your icon be black and white (an example of that would be this icon made by yours truely).

Submit your icons in this format:


URL: http://december-love.org/junk/__shiawase/tutorials/fed_tutorial/fed.gif
Features: Roger Federer

Submission is open from now until December 22nd at 11PM EST. Submit your icons by replying to this post. All comments will be screened. Do not post your icons anywhere else until the winners of this challenge have been announced. You may submit up to two icons.

Remember to read the rules!

Feel free to ask any questions by replying to this post. Please also try to get your friends to join the contest and ask other icon makers to join if they haven't already done so!

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6:29 pm - Winners - Contest #007: Goofy

shinjiteiru
Here's the winners for the seventh challenge. The eighth challenge will be posted shortly.

WINNERS!Collapse )

Great job, everyone!

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Saturday, December 9th, 2006
6:06 pm - Voting - Contest #007: Goofy

shinjiteiru
Voting will be open from now until Monday night.

Do not vote for yourself and you may only vote once. To vote, reply to this post in the following format:

1st - #20
2nd - #33
3rd - #55


You do not need to write anything else. :D Please only vote for one icon in each category. Do not get your friends to vote for you. It's unfair, pointless and I will catch you and your icon will be disqualified.

Icons under the cutCollapse )

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Sunday, December 3rd, 2006
3:45 pm - Reminder & LOTSA Awards :D

shinjiteiru
Just a reminder that the seventh contest is currently underway and there has only been one submission. C'mon guys, I know you can do better than that! :D And plus, I chose a fun theme, so you should ALL be joining! Submit your icons HERE.

I finally caught up on the awards. These banners are for:
tennis_ad (4)
hominygrits (1)
photoshopjunkie (2)
fairylanterns (1)
dustywillow (2)
& meee ;]

There's some pretty pictures for the banners, so even if you didn't win one, just check 'em out to see their purtyfulness.

Getcher banners AHORA!Collapse )

This post was so unprofessional. Haha.

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Monday, November 27th, 2006
8:39 pm - Challenge #007 - Submissions Post

shinjiteiru
Theme #007: Goofy
The Catch: Your icon must feature a pro tennis player who is doing something silly or funny and you must use the word "dork" in your icon.

Submit your icons in this format:


URL: http://december-love.org/junk/__shiawase/tutorials/fed_tutorial/fed.gif
Features: Roger Federer

Submission is open from now until December 8th at 11PM EST. Submit your icons by replying to this post. All comments will be screened. Do not post your icons anywhere else until the winners of this challenge have been announced. You may submit up to two icons.

Remember to read the rules!

Feel free to ask any questions by replying to this post. Please also try to get your friends to join the contest and ask other icon makers to join if they haven't already done so!

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8:36 pm - Winners - Contest #006: Shanghai Masters Cup

shinjiteiru
Here's the winners for the sixth challenge. The seventh challenge will be posted shortly and at some point, I will get my lazy butt caught up on all of the awards that I owe people. I appologize for the delay.

WINNERS!Collapse )

Great job, everyone! The voting turn-out was great and it was really close between several people!

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Saturday, November 25th, 2006
1:52 pm - Voting - Contest #006: Shanghai Masters Cup

shinjiteiru
Thank you guys for a much better turn-out this week. =] Hopefully we can continue to keep this comm alive!

Voting will be open from now until Monday night.

Do not vote for yourself and you may only vote once. To vote, reply to this post in the following format:

1st - #20
2nd - #33
3rd - #55


You do not need to write anything else. :D Please only vote for one icon in each category. Do not get your friends to vote for you. It's unfair, pointless and I will catch you and your icon will be disqualified.

Icons under the cutCollapse )

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Saturday, November 18th, 2006
12:37 pm - Reminder - Challenge #006

shinjiteiru
The sixth challenge is currently underway and there have been no submissions.

Icons are due on Friday November 24th, so please get them in! Submit them here.
Monday, November 13th, 2006
6:26 pm - Challenge #006 - Submissions Post

shinjiteiru
Sorry about the delay! *slaps self* =] I only just remembered today!

Theme #006: Tennis Masters Cup (interpret however you want to :D)
The Catch: There's no catch this time! (for the sake of getting people to enter)

Submit your icons in this format:


URL: http://december-love.org/junk/__shiawase/tutorials/fed_tutorial/fed.gif
Features: Roger Federer

Submission is open from now until November 24th at 11PM EST. Submit your icons by replying to this post. All comments will be screened. Do not post your icons anywhere else until the winners of this challenge have been announced. You may submit up to two icons.

Remember to read the rules!

Feel free to ask any questions by replying to this post. Please also try to get your friends to join the contest and ask other icon makers to join if they haven't already done so!

Also- I'm working on making awards for all of you that I still owe awards to.

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Thursday, November 9th, 2006
2:22 pm - Admin Post

shinjiteiru
After spending two weeks contemplating on whether or not I wanted to shut this comm down, I've decided not to. Not only because I've worked so hard on it, but also because I know that there are still some of you who are interested in joining the contests.

I've also come up with new ideas on how to promote the community and I'd really appreciate it if some of you could help promote it as well.

Contests are going to be changed to bi-weekly. This means that you will have two weeks to make an icon before the contest closes.

The next contest will begin on Monday, November 13th, 2006. Hope to see you there!

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Sunday, October 22nd, 2006
3:58 pm - Contest Postponed

shinjiteiru
There were not enough submissions for the contest this past week in order to hold a proper voting booth and all. Therefore, I have extended the contest deadline until Friday October 27th.

Please help advertise this community on your journal and ask your friends to join. You guys have done great the first couple of weeks, but I'm just a little upset that there are 20 members and only three people submitted icons this week- there were four icons total. So I really encourage all of you to join. Making a single icon doesn't take up that much time and all you have to do is follow the challenge rules. If there continues to be this little of interest in the tennis challenges then I'll have no other option but to close this comm or completely change the idea around into something else. You guys are the driving force behind this whole comm and if you don't participate, the contest cannot continue.

Please join the current contest here.

I would appreciate any feedback, questions, comments, etc. by replying to this post. All comments have been screened for privacy. Thank you.

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Sunday, October 15th, 2006
2:22 pm - Challenge #005 - Submissions Post

shinjiteiru
Theme #005: Action. The player in your icon must be running towards the ball, about to hit the ball, or have just hit the ball.
The Catch: Your icon must have NO text on it. That means no tiny text as well.

Submit your icons in this format:


URL: http://december-love.org/junk/__shiawase/tutorials/fed_tutorial/fed.gif
Features: Roger Federer

Submission is open from now until October 27th at 11PM EST. Submit your icons by replying to this post. All comments will be screened. Do not post your icons anywhere else until the winners of this challenge have been announced. You may submit up to two icons.

Remember to read the rules!

Feel free to ask any questions by replying to this post. Please also try to get your friends to join the contest...it seems that the amount of people that join the contest decreases every week. :/

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2:12 pm - Winners - Contest #004: Davis Cup

shinjiteiru
Here's the winners for the fourth challenge. The fifth challenge will be posted shortly and the winners of the fourth challenge will recieve their awards sometime this week. Congradulations to everyone!

winners under the cutCollapse )

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Wednesday, October 11th, 2006
3:42 pm - Voting - Contest #004 TIEBREAKER!

shinjiteiru
Regular contests will continue next week. I was sick this weekend, so sorry for the delay again.

There's a tie for third place between three icons! Please vote for your favorite icon of the three below.

Same voting rules apply.

pick your favorite!Collapse )

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Saturday, October 7th, 2006
3:32 pm - Voting - Contest #004: Davis Cup

shinjiteiru
Voting will be open from now until Monday night.

Do not vote for yourself and you may only vote once. To vote, reply to this post in the following format:

1st - #20
2nd - #33
3rd - #55


You do not need to write anything else. :D Please only vote for one icon in each category. Do not get your friends to vote for you. It's unfair, pointless and I will catch you and your icon will be disqualified.

Here are the iconsCollapse )

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Monday, October 2nd, 2006
11:36 am - Challenge #004 - Submissions Post

shinjiteiru
Theme #004: Davis Cup
The Catch: You must use THIS texture (by 77words) somewhere in your icon.

Submit your icons in this format:


URL: http://december-love.org/junk/__shiawase/tutorials/fed_tutorial/fed.gif
Features: Roger Federer

Submission is open from now until October 6th at 11PM EST. Submit your icons by replying to this post. All comments will be screened. Do not post your icons anywhere else until the winners of this challenge have been announced. You may submit up to two icons.

Remember to read the rules! Here's some links to help you in this challenge.Collapse )

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