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The ECC stands for the Emote Character Challenge Based on the ECs that emoticonists often use on dA.
For resources on creating an EC see This tutorial
The ECC requires you to use an EC (or emote character) and each month will not only come with a new theme, but 1 or more challenges as well.
Your EC on TV
A Television Station has been set up in Emote City for the television channel ECTV . The Producers are looking for talented ECs to appear in various roles on the network. This is your EC's chance to become a STAR!!! Create a piece featuring your EC on television playing whatever role you see fit. They can be an actor in a movie or TV show, a news anchor, a Sports star, or even a Gameshow host! Whatever you can come up with! make sure you include a TV "border" to show that the emote is actually on ECTV.