basch - desert

extension

We've only had submissions from two people, which is not enough to run a poll. So this contest will be extended for one week. Please submit hush icons to this post by Monday, August 7, at 3pm EST.

After this, I believe this community will go on hiatus, as only the same four people submit. While I don't mind having such a small community, August is usually a month for vacations, and we can't afford to have participation drop any lower. Please help us out by promoting the community and submitting icons to challenges!
basch - desert

CHALLENGE - wk 25: hush

All your entries must conform to the theme. You can still enter three icons, although this week there are only two interpretations; for this week, your icon doesn't have to conform to one of the interpretations.

CHALLENGE
hush
A textless challenge. No text can appear on the icon in any way, even as part of a texture or as tiny text.

INTERPRETATIONS
Word: silence
And no one dared
Disturb the sound of silence.
(Simon & Garfunkel)

As no text may appear on your icon this week, you can interpret "silence" by covering the character's mouth, a crop that shows the character hiding or covering their ears, or some other graphical representation.


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Lyric: none this week, since the challenge is no text.

RULES
[x] - Join the community
[x] - Official art or fanart allowed (maybe this will encourage more submissions) - but if you use fanart, make sure you have the permission of the artist
[x] - LJ icon standards
[x] - Newly made and not showcased prior to winners post

You may submit up to three icons to this screened post, due by 3:00 p.m. EST on Monday, July 31. As always, please post any questions, and I will answer them as quickly as possible. Thank you for participating!
basch - desert

VOTING - wk 24: profile

Five lovely icons! Only vote for two this time, as there are so few.

Voting Rules
     [x] Vote for your TWO favorite icons.
     [x] Please do not vote for yourself.
     [x] Icon number is located above the icon.
     [x] Voting will end WEDNESDAY, 7/19 at 7 PM EST.

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Your screened comment should look like this:
1st, 2nd

Thank you so much for voting!
basch - desert

CHALLENGE: wk 24 - profile

I've been a mess lately, and I really do apologize. Some of you may know that I'm looking for a position as an English teacher for the fall, and it's not going well. So I've been quite...unhappy...the last several weeks. I'm really sorry to have been flaking out on the comm. I hope that you're all still with us, and maybe some new faces will join in.

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All your entries must conform to the theme. At least one must conform also to one of the interpretations.

CHALLENGE
profile
This doesn't necessarily apply to a character's face. You can use just a body shot, if the camera angle is from the side. It must be a profile shot, however, not three-quarters or behind.

INTERPRETATIONS
Word: silhouette
And overhead the curlews cry,
Where through the dusky upland grass
The young brown-throated reapers pass,
Like silhouettes against the sky.
(Oscar Wilde)

You may use the word "silhouette" on your icon, any variation, any definition. You may use phrases that allude to silhouettes or profiles, but if it's not clear how the icon refers to silhouettes, please explain in your submission comment.


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Lyric: Behind the cut are the lyrics to a song that you may use. You must have three consecutive words from the song on your icon, and at least one must be legible.

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RULES
[x] - Join the community
[x] - Official art or fanart allowed (maybe this will encourage more submissions) - but if you use fanart, make sure you have the permission of the artist
[x] - LJ icon standards
[x] - Newly made and not showcased prior to winners post

You may submit up to three icons to this screened post, due by 3:00 p.m. EST on Monday, July 17. As always, please post any questions, and I will answer them as quickly as possible. Thank you for participating!
basch - desert

WINNERS - wk 23: rainbow

Congratulations to our winners!

The second place tie was broken by my coworker.

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It's in the userinfo, but I'll say it again. You must be a MEMBER to participate. I was thrilled to see new names in the poll until I realized they hadn't joined the community. And somebody cast a vote as anonymous, which of course was thrown out.

Please, folks, JOIN the community and cast your votes signed in.


A new theme will be up tomorrow. Thank you to everyone who participated!
basch - desert

VOTING - wk 23: rainbow

Six colorful icons! Only vote for two this time, as there are so few.

Voting Rules
     [x] Vote for your TWO favorite icons.
     [x] Please do not vote for yourself.
     [x] Icon number is located above the icon.
     [x] Voting will end FRIDAY, 6/30 at 7 PM EST.

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Your screened comment should look like this:
1st, 2nd, 3rd

Thank you so much for voting!
basch - desert

extension

Ok, I give up. We're going to move to a two-week schedule in hopes that we'll get more entries that way. I'm thrilled that the same four or five people submit every week, but with several more members of the community that neither submit nor vote, I do expect more.

The current challenge is extended to June 26 at 5pm EST.