Hello fellow SSMU Dollers!
Um...I know I haven't been managing the group lately, but I've had a lot going on recently. If you wanna know more, it's on my page as I posted a journal about it. I've also set up for you guys to donate
if you want, but it's not mandatory.
Anyways, I've decided to start a contest for all of July! Starting it a bit early so you guys can have a little more time to finish the entries, so I expect a few of you to enter.
More on the contest is below, so if you're interested then read onwards~ <3
[ CONTEST ]
You can only use SSMU bases, templates, items, and the like to make your doll. This means you can make your own stuff, or use another's pre-made templates (with credit of course).
you must follow the contest's theme, no exceptions. If I feel your entry doesn't follow the contest's guidelines, then I will not allow it to be entered in.
You MUST follow basic SSMU rules, and the rules of those whose templates you use. This means giving credit to the template maker, and if I see that you aren't following the rules you will get one warning to fix it in ONE day (24 hours from the time I give the warning). If I see that you still haven't given credit, then you will be disqualified from the contest.
Contest will be from June 25th to July 31st. I might extend the deadline for those with late entries, but only for a week after the initial end date.
I will be extending the deadline to August 10th! Make sure to get your entries in, because you'll have about 3 weeks to finish them! I haven't had any entries yet though, so I hope you guys are still interested in the contest!
The theme for the contest is 'Summer', but '4th Of July' entries will be accepted as well.
Be creative! I won't bash you for using pre-made templates, but seeing dolls with more 'originally-made' stuff is always better.
You are allowed 3 entries, but they will be counted as a whole single entry for you. If you wish to change an entry, let me know! You can only change it once though, so choose wisely.
Since one of you guys had asked about it, NO you can not have backgrounds for your entries! I don't want to change the 'doll case' size, but if you want to add 'effects (like sparkles and such) to the doll then that's fine. But if the doll is a bit too big, I will take out some of the effects so it can fit into the 'case'.
I will be doing this ALL by myself, so I have a few guidelines that I will follow when grading your guys' entries.
Originality: I won't bash you guys for using pre-made templates, but using original stuff that you've made will get you more noticed.
Artistic Ability: It doesn't have to be as 'detailed' like the more 'advanced dolls', but it has to look presentable. This means shading and outlines, not a block or circle of a single color that you will state is a 'dress' or whatever. I don't want you guys to be lazy, I wanna see some skill here!
Unique Character Designs: You can use canon characters if you want, or you can use an original character. I'm not too picky.
NOTE: Please note that prizes will/might be using pre-made templates, as the prizes will all be made by me (and due to IRL stuff I'll be busy so I wanna get prizes out as fast as I can to the winners).
First Place: 10 Custom SSMU Outfits + 5 Items + 5 Hairstyles + 2 Full Custom Dolls
(Winning Entry Will Be Put Into The 'Hall Of Dolls' - Gold Section, and receive a large gold 'trophy' beside it)
2nd Place: 7 Custom SSMU Outfits + 2 Items + 2 Hairstyles + 1 Full Custom Doll
(Winning Entry Will Be Put Into The 'Hall Of Dolls' - Silver Section, and receive a medium silver 'trophy beside' it)
3rd Place: 3 Custom SSMU Outfits + 1 Item + 1 Hairstyle
(Winning Entry Will Be Put Into The 'Hall Of Dolls' - Bronze Section, and recieve a small bronze 'trophy' beside it)
Mentions: 1 Custom Outfit
(All Mentions Will Be Put Into The 'Hall of Dolls' - Honorable Mentions Section, and receive a 'Mentions Ribbon' beside it)
NOTE: These prizes were submitted by others, so if you win a place you'd have to talk to them about it. Don't come to me asking about them, because I will ignore you. If you wanna give prizes yourself, then let me know!
Also, if you win a spot that has one of your prizes then you can give it to another person that entered.
Just let them know first.
: - 4 Custom SSMU Outfits + 4 Pixel items + 4 Full Custom Doll
: - 3 Custom SSMU Outfits + 3 Pixel items + 3 Full Custom Doll
: - 2 Custom SSMU Outfit + 2 Pixel item + 2 Full Custom Doll
: - 1 Custom SSMU Outfit + 1 Full Custom Doll
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