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<div style="position:absolute; top: 15; left: 558; width: 305; height: 100%; visibility: visible; id=" scroll3"="scroll3"" class="side"> <blockquote> <b><CENTER>SURVIVOR LIVEJOURNAL</B><br> <img src="http://userpic.livejournal.com/14016346/2895401"><br> <a href="http://www.livejournal.com/userinfo.bml?user=_icontest">Community Info</a><br> <a href="http://www.livejournal.com/community/_icontest/calendar">Calendar</a><br> <a href="http://www.livejournal.com/tools/memories.bml?user=_icontest">Archive</a><br><br><br> <B>THE CHALLENGE</B><br><br> Are you the ultimate icon maker? Are there no other icons on LiveJournal quite like yours? If you answered yes to either of these questions then you should be in the next Survivor Icon Challenge! The concept is simple. Similar to the television show, each week you will be given a challenge (in this case, for icons) and the group that the judges pick as the winners are home free. The losing group, however, must vote off a member of their own team. Further down the road, (once the contestant pool has been whiddled down to eight players) the game becomes an individual competition.<br><br><br> <b><CENTER>THE JUDGES</B></CENTER><br> Ashley || <a href="http://www.livejournal.com/~brokina">Brokina</a><br> John || <a href="http://www.livejournal.com/~slayertv">slayertv</a><br> Cara || <a href="http://www.livejournal.com/~carabear27">carabear27</a><br> Sara || <a href="http://www.livejorunal.com/~xlafemmefatale">xlafemmefatale</a><br> Katy || <a href="http://www.livejorunal.com/~chicnoodle">chicnoodle</a><br><br> <I><B>New Tribe</B><br></I> <ol> <LI><a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/purple_foam">purple_foam</a><bR> <LI><a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/lauranobaka">lauranobaka</a><br> <LI><a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/cassie2003">cassie2003</a><bR> <LI><a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/jadedmisery">jadedmisery</a><Br> <LI><a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/_getoverit">_getoverit</a><br> <LI><a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/riverofsound">riverofsound</a><br><BR><bR> <LI><a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/hey_lena">hey_lena</a><br> <LI><a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/emoterellish">emoterellish</a><br> <LI><a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/crimsonhue">crimsonhue</a><br> <LI><a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/jedispyder">jedispyder</a><Br><bR><BR> </ol> <I><B>THE JURY</B></I> N/A <i><b>VOTED OUT</b></i> <i>in order</i> <ol> <LI><a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/marieamethyst">marieamethyst</a><br> <LI><a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/bwlrbry">bwlrbry</a><bR> <LI><a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/faithlesssinner">faithlesssinner</a><bR> <LI><a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/neverseenfire">neverseenfire</a><bR> <LI><a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/kirstee">kirstee</a><bR> <LI><a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/freeswimmer11">freeswimmer11</a><Br> <Br><Br> </ol> <B><CENTER>THE CHALLENGES</B></CENTER><br> Each challenge will be listed below. For those of you who are participants in this contest all <b>current</b> and past challenges can be found below. <br><br><center> <A href="http://www.livejournal.com/community/_icontest/13515.html">Challenge One</a> - <B>Pixel Chix</b><br> <A href="http://www.livejournal.com/community/_icontest/15399.html">Challenge Two</a> - <b>Pixel Chix</b><br> <a href="http://www.livejournal.com/community/_icontest/16165.html">Challenge Three</a> - <b>Pixel Chix</b><br> <a href="http://www.livejournal.com/community/_icontest/17108.html">Challenge Four</a> - <b>Slackers</b><br> <a href="http://www.livejournal.com/community/_icontest/18058.html">Challenge Five</a> - <b>Pixel Chix</b></a><br> <A href="http://www.livejournal.com/community/_icontest/18861.html">Outcast Challenge</a> - <b>Pixel Chix & Slackers</b><br> </center><br><br><br> </blockquote> </div> <img src="http://garnet.acns.fsu.edu/~jsm03/livejournal/_icontest/images/banner_title.jpg" class="x" scroll="no"> <style type="text/css"> <!-- table table table table .meta {visibility: hidden} table table table table table .meta {visibility: visible} .x { position:absolute; left:0; top:0; z-index: -10; } table { margin-left: 0px; } .shadowed td div { position: absolute; top: 1px } --> </style>
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Challenge Four [05 - 24 - 04 @ 12:29 pm]

brokina
CHALLENGE FOUR


Movies are always a good way to go when you are trying to bring together teammates. The contest for this week is fairly simple, just some basic rules and guidelines that have to be followed.

    Rules
  • All icons must be from a movie of your choice
  • All icons must have a quote from that movie (or, if you want to use a song lyric from a song on the movie's soundtrack, that's ok too)
  • All icons must be still (not animated)
  • All icons must be in black and white


As always, all icons must be submitted in the form of a comment to this post by Thursday 11:59:59PM EST time. Good luck to everyone! This contest is getting better and better each week.
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Results [05 - 22 - 04 @ 11:56 pm]

brokina
Although both teams did very well this round and I loved the originality of the icons, it seems that Pixel Chix has won, once again. It was a very close call this round (3 over 2). Slackers, I'll be posting a poll in your journals shortly. Don't let this discourage you! The ultimate icon maker could be in your team!

This weeks contest is going to be a bit more fun and laid back for y'all... And in two more weeks we'll have a surprise for the remaining contestants! Bet you can't wait for that!!
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Entries for Contest 3 [05 - 20 - 04 @ 10:16 pm]

slayertv
[ mood | quixotic ]

brokina wanted me to post this tonight and since everyone has turned their icon in, here's the complete list of entries for _icontest's Scavenger Hunt. I'm sure Ashley will make a post as soon as she gets back from her vay-cay.

Good luck to everyone!


Pixel Chix

neverseenfire
Word: music


lauranobaka
Word: bugs


cassie2003
Word: cows


bentfire
Word: soccer


riversofsound
Word: weird


_getoverit
Word: summer


purple_foam
Word: beer




Slackers
(all of these icons contain lyrics from "Platinum" by Orgy)

lenabee
Word: weird


emoterelish
Word: music


0nlymemories
Word: military


freeswimmer11
Word: summer


faithlessinner
Word: bugs


jedispyder
Word: cows

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Challenge Three [05 - 17 - 04 @ 2:25 pm]

brokina
CHALLENGE THREE


This next challenge is going to be a bit more difficult than the last two. slayertv and I are calling this week's challenge the Scavenger Hunt. I suppose this challenge isn't as difficult as I'm making it out to sound... Here are the rules.


  • From the 10 words listed below each teammember must pick a different word each, go to google.com and pick a picture from the first page that pops up.
  • You must make an icon using one of the pictures that popped up from the first page in your google search.
  • All icons must also incorporate a song of your choice into it. (Let us know which song and artist you used as well! :))


I'm pretty sure those are some crazy ass confusing rules so let me break it down so there isn't too much confusion. Here are the 10 words:

soccer, cows, beer, beanie babies, summer, military, president, music, bugs, weird

Each teammember must pick a different word to search for a picture! Let's say I pick 'beanie babies'... I'll then head on over to google, go to the 'images' search and type in beanie babies. You'll be allowed to use anything from the FIRST PAGE ONLY. We've checked all these and know whats on each search so please don't try anything! As far as content goes - Be creative! Be funny! We want to see things you normally wouldn't make an icon for!

As always, all icons must be submitted in the form of a comment to this post by Thursday 11:59:59PM EST time! :) Good luck everyone... This should prove to be very interesting!
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Results [05 - 14 - 04 @ 1:16 pm]

brokina
We really don't have to wait until Saturday to post this. The judges all voted last night and we've chosen a winner. Pixel Chix has won challenge two!

Everyone did a nice job this round... It seemed to bring the two teams closer with what they like and don't like. Get ready for the next challenge! It's going to be a bit more difficult and crazy!
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Icons [05 - 14 - 04 @ 1:03 am]

brokina
The icons look amazing this round - I'm truly impressed. It's going to be a tough decision indeed, but I'll post the results on Saturday! Good luck to everyone!

Slackers
lenabee


freeswimmer11


kirstee


emoterellish


jedispyder


faithlesssinner


0nlymemories



Pixel Chix
Our Fandoms have Love

_getoverit


cassie2003


bentfire


lauranobaka


neverseenfire


purple_foam


riverofsound
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Challenge 2 Information [05 - 10 - 04 @ 2:58 pm]

slayertv
[ mood | chipper ]

By brokina:

First off, it's 'see ya later' to bwlrbry, who was voted off this week from Slackers. Secondly, I want to personally apologize for all of the confusion from the first challenge. My bad. This time I will make it very clear as to what needs to happen. This contest isn't about rules it's about icons. Lastly, my computer is broken and I won't have access to any computer (except for when I come to my mom's like I am doing right now!) so everything will have to be dealt with by slayertv and all the other judges until I get back. This totally sucks, but there's nothing I can do about it.

CHALLENGE TWO


I thought this next challenge to be appropriate since there are many fandoms and hardcore supports of those fandoms in this very contest. This week's contest is simple... Make an icon supporting your fandom. However, since this is just too easy, I've made some guidelines that must be followed. Be creative! Be witty! Good luck!

  • All icons must have "my fandom...." somewhere in the icon (example: for BtVS you could say, "my fandom has lesbian witches!" or something to that matter... you get the idea)
  • All icons must be animated
  • All icons must be submitted in a comment to this post.


That's all! Good luck to everyone!
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Mod Post [05 - 08 - 04 @ 2:43 pm]

slayertv
prevgirl made a good point over on the fans community (_icontest_fans) ... and us mods have decided that we're going to give this a try. So yep, everyone out there who wants to get the goods on what's happening behind the scenes go ahead and sign up for the team communities: _icontest_team1, _icontest_team2

We know that there are some devious methods that contestants from one team can use to join the other team, but we just hope you refrain from such practices because if brokina or I hear or find that anything of that sort has happened, guess who's out of the game ... YOU! We're doing this as a favor for everyone who's being a spectator this round because we want everyone to enjoy the game. So, those of you who aren't contestants, go ahead and sign up for the two team communties. You won't be allowed to post, but you will be allowed to view the entries. Please do not do anything to interfere with the proceedings. Thanks!
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To clarify some things [05 - 08 - 04 @ 10:42 am]

brokina
There are two and half hours left (EST time) for the teams to submit their remaining icons. In the cut below are all of the icons so far. For those of you who have not submitted your icons yet please do so in the first Challenge One post. Thank you!


That was from a couple posts back letting you all know how much time was left and some other news...

To submit your icons in this challenge just comment to this post with what team you are a part of (team 1 or 2 for now) and your icon. Simple as that. You have until Friday, May 7th at 11:59:59PM EST time to submit your icons. Good luck!


And that was apart of the original challenege post and you'd think people would know that the icons were being submitted in the ORIGINAL challenge post because not only was everyone else doing so, it is also in the rules, which by the way, you all have read.

I don't mean to be mean or brutal and I don't want to piss anyone off. However, I feel as though that is going to happen anyways. It's a game and by rules, Pixel Chix completed everything they had to do. They even made up for the slack of Marie by submitted another icon (I believe I talked to _getoverit about all that confusion). If at all, at any time, you are confused or don't know what you are supposed to do then e-mail me or you could personally message me at tiddlebit04. I'm sorry I didn't see the comment that you made earlier lenabee. That, obviously, was my bad if it was posted in the main community. If it was posted in your team's community I try not to comment to those... That's why I created team communities - For the teams to help each other out and communicate.

Once again, I'm sorry about all the confusion. Hopefully, things will become more clear after this post. I'm going to re-post the rules in an LJ-Cut below so that from now on there will be no confusion. Please re-read the rules and if you still have any questions then let me know!!

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Result [05 - 08 - 04 @ 12:07 am]

brokina
RESULTS


Unfortunately, the judges do not need to vote on this weeks challenge. I'm a little bit disappointed at the turnout of this week. I'm upset that marieamethyst took the time to submit an application but didn't follow through for team one and left them to make up for the slack and I'm also upset that team two didn't submit their final icon in before midnight when I know that they had them finished and I have yet to find out what their team name is and I made a post in both team communities. It may be cruel, but you all know the rules and I'm not going to back down because I feel sorry for anyone because once it happens it'll continue to happen. le sigh.

This weeks winner is Pixel Chix! Congratulations, you are saved from voting someone off your team (however, if marieamethyst doesn't show up by Sunday she's GONE). Team Two, I will be posting a poll in your community journal shortly for you to vote off someone from your community. Please keep in mind why you lost this challenge. Your icons were amazing (as were yours, Pixel Chix) but a few members from your team didn't send in their icons and that's why you lost.

On Monday, May 10th, I will announce who was voted off as well as the new challenge. Awesome week you guys! Take a few days to relax, mingle, and make alliances! :)
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Challenge One almost over [05 - 07 - 04 @ 9:38 pm]

brokina
There are two and half hours left (EST time) for the teams to submit their remaining icons. In the cut below are all of the icons so far. For those of you who have not submitted your icons yet please do so in the first Challenge One post. Thank you!

I went over all the answers from the poll and here's the news:
The challenges here on out will run from Monday - Thursday. Not too big of a change but the majority of you voted for that. Submissions will also continue to be posted within a comment to the original challenge post but in a screened comment. The 'best overall' and 'most creative' idea seemed ok and there were a couple of you who didn't like that so much so I am going to go with mewey's idea and post all the icons in the fan community (_icontest_fans) and the fans can vote on that sort of thing when/if I do that. Thanks to everyone who took the time to take that poll, I appreciate it.

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Last Minute Post [05 - 06 - 04 @ 10:48 pm]

brokina
So there were a couple of things I just realized. (I'm glad this is a practice round that counts and that I noticed this now!!) Each challenge is announced on Monday and runs from Monday to the following Friday. So in the two day weekends that we have the judges have to pick a winner, announce the winner, and the losing team has to vote off a member. Is this possible in two days? Should the contests run from Monday-Thursday and then on Friday we'll announce the winners and on Saturday-Sunday you guys can take your time (with busy schedules and all) and vote off a member? Feedback is awesome!

Please take a minute and fill out this poll.
Poll #289903 Community Information

When should each challenge run?

Monday thru Friday
4(28.6%)
Monday thru Thursday
10(71.4%)

What would you rather do?

Post submissions in a screened comment to the original post
14(100.0%)
E-Mail your submissions to the communities address
0(0.0%)

What can I do to make this contest run more smoothly?

What do you think of having individual awards like 'best overall' or 'most creative' during each group challenge? (this would not affect the judges decision on the winning or losing team it's just something to do when we see great icons)

What would you like to see come from this community?



Promote. The fan community should grow! :)
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Mid-Week Update [05 - 05 - 04 @ 8:31 pm]

brokina
There are some things that I think may become a problem further down the road in the survivor icon contest. As I mentioned before, this first one is a practice round that counts as for me knowing what will and will not work. I think that posting your submissions in the comments will not work because the other teams could get ideas from what you've already submitted. So if it's at all possible, how would people feel about e-mailing their icons to the community e-mail. Do you think that would be a better idea? Feedback is awesome.

Also, both teams are missing one member each. marieamethyst had not joined team one's community and freeswimmer11 has not joined team two's community. I'd hate to start off this contest by eliminating two people the first round out of technicality. That would make all the hard work you guys put into this weeks icons for nothing. Both team members have to be in their communities by Sunday! If they're not then they are out. It's clearly stated in the rules that you have to join you teams communities and I've been watching both teams and I can clearly see it was a good idea because everyone is communicating with everyone. Remember... This is a game and eventually you will be voting people off of your online icon "tribe." Make friends quick so that you can move on! :) Drama. Drama. Drama. We love it!

Also remember, these first challenges are GROUP contests. That means there has to be an icon for each member on each tribe. If their isn't then you better hope you have some pretty awesome icons to make up for that slack. You may NOT, NOT, NOT make icons for other team members. If that happens and they move on... You just gave them a free ride and they could be voting you off in the next round. Each contest (until we enter individual challenges) is judged as a whole....

Hope this all makes sense.
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Contest One [05 - 03 - 04 @ 10:03 am]

brokina
CONTEST ONE


We thought we'd start things off fairly simple just to get the ball rolling on what is allowed and not allowed within each contest. Although this contest still counts any and all errors we see made will be corrected and not tolerated in the upcoming contests. We'll say that this is a practice round that counts. Make sense? Good.

Here's the contest...
Each member on each team must make an icon out of one of the following eight pictures found on this site. It is not required that each member pick a specific image that they will make their icon out of but it is perfered. Again... Not required, but perfered. Make sense? Good. To submit your icons in this challenge just comment to this post with what team you are a part of (team 1 or 2 for now) and your icon. Simple as that. You have until Friday, May 7th at 11:59:59PM EST time to submit your icons. Good luck!

If you are wondering who is on each team... Well, I'm about to tell you. It was really hard to decide who we thought should be able to participate in this because there are so many great icon makers! Overall we went with people who not only had awesome icons but were willing to put in the time and effort into keeping this community active and not letting it die out. Congratulations to those of you who made it into the final 16! You now have a 1 in 16 chance of winning paid account time! Doesn't that rock? For those of you who didn't get picked... Don't worry, you can always try again next time and feel free to stay and watch the action and drama unfold each week!

TEAM ONE
neverseenfire
purple_foam
lauranobaka
cassie2003
bentfire
_getoverit
marieamethyst
riverofsound

TEAM TWO
lenabee
emoterellish
0nlymemories
kirstee
freewimmer11
bwlrbry
faithlesssinner
jedispyder

Along with your first icon challenge your team must also join your respective team communities. Be sure to make all entries FRIENDS ONLY so that we don't have any snooping teammates try and see what's going on in each community. The only people that will be able to see what's going on in there besides yourselves are the judges. Keep it that way. Once you've all joined the respective team communities your next little activity is to decide on a team name! You have until May 7th to decide on your team name (be creative!) and we'll reveal what each team is called during challenge two.

Good luck to everyone and congratulations!
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Mod Post. [05 - 01 - 04 @ 12:40 pm]

brokina
Fan of livejournal survivor? Join _icontest_fans!!
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Mod Post. [05 - 01 - 04 @ 12:02 pm]

brokina
After this post everyone's posting privileges (except for the judges) will be taken away so we don't get cluttered here. Although everyone's posting privileges will be taken away you can still comment... That's mostly why I'm posting this entry. I have to questions for the future players/future watchers of this community...

First Question: Someone mentioned earlier about a "fan" journal for everyone who wants to talk about the contest and post icons each week just for the hell of it for those of you who don't make it and those of you who just enjoy the community... What do you think of that?

Second Question: What are some other things we could give away to the ultimate icon maker when they win?
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Attention Judges! [05 - 01 - 04 @ 11:45 am]

brokina
All judges need to join _icontest_jury so we can discuss who is going to be in the final 16! There were 29 applications sent in for our first Survivor Icon Challenge... Good luck to everyone who submitted an application!

Once again, you'll find out if you've made it (along with you first challenge) on Monday!! I can't wait!
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Mod Post. [05 - 01 - 04 @ 1:46 am]

brokina
Submissions for becoming a contestant will not be considered after this post. I had one submission slip in after midnight, but I'll let it go...

CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED...

We'll let you know on Monday who we've chosen and the fan-journal will be up and running by then too...
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[05 - 01 - 04 @ 1:57 pm]

guitar_grrrl
Name: JC
Age: 22
Location: Australia
Are you willing to participate weekly? yep
Are you willing to keep in contact with other members of your team? definately
Do cuss words, crude graphics/remarks bother you? not in the least


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I love rock'n'roll [04 - 30 - 04 @ 7:10 pm]

prevgirl
Name: Eva P.
Age: 20 years old
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Are you willing to participate weekly? Heck yeah
Are you willing to keep in contact with other members of your team? Absolutely
Do cuss words, crude graphics/remarks bother you? Nope

Examples:


(original image)

This is something awesome you guys got going, seems like it'll a lot of fun... just hope I get to participate!


Edit - Okay I thought of something and mentioned it to Katy, and she thought I should suggest it here, so I will. ^_^
I was thinking that since this contest is most likely going to become extremely huge, especially as time goes on, it might be a good idea to have a separate "fan" journal? That way "fans" can talk about the competition as it goes on, without cluttering up the "main" contest journal too much. Also, I was thinking it would be fun to have a separate community for fans because if I'm not selected, I will most likely do the challenge icons just for fun. :D And it would be a good place for other fans who also want to do the challenge icons to show off their work. ^_^ Anyway, just an idea.
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