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The Rome Icon Contest
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submitting + voting + timeline + contests + affiliates

Welcome to the icontest that features the hit HBO series ROME.

Whether you came here by accident, by link or by search, we hope that you enjoy what we have to offer.

ROME is a sign of its time, both dramatic and inspiring with actors that are breaking the mold and venturing forth into the realm of vivid imagination and skill.

Only the strong of heart may enter here. Adult subjects may be used.

Thank you to glass_prism for all her hard work with rome_icontest.


- </a></b></a>ak_alterego

[01] Only two (2) entries per person for each challenge. This may be subject to alteration later on, depending on the populating of the community itself.

[02] Text, animation, color, brushes, textures, blurring are all allowed unless specified otherwise.

[03] Icons must follow the LJ standards: 40k and 100x100 or less or you will be asked to edit your icon (if it's noticed before the voting). If not, the icons will be disqualified for the week. *

[04] Submissions are to remain anonymous. You may not post your icons anywhere else before the current challenge is over. Disqualification for that week will result if posted. **

[05] If the current challenge has custom rules, follow them.

[06] Don't be afraid to join if you're a beginner, you have to start somewhere!

[07] If you snag anything, remember to ask and credit the artist in keywords and/or userinfo. Multiple thefts will lead to suspension or banning. The names of those who entered will be shown once voting has been completed.

[08] Submit your entry/entries as a comment to the original challenge post, otherwise it could be lost.

[09] I recommend using www.photobucket.com for your image hosting. Tip: LJ does not support icons off of AOL's FTP.

[10] Icons must be newly created - no using icons that were made previous to the challenge. It's called a challenge for a reason.

[11] Join the community to participate! If you're not a member, you can't win, or post for that matter.

[13] All comments will be screened so only you and I will see your entry.

[14] There will be monthly challenges to go with the weekly challenge. The monthly challenge will feature classic duo's. There are also silver ticket awards for those active in the community presented on a monthly basis, as well as special challenges every other week or so.

[15] HAVE FUN! Remember that this is a game, and while you may not win this week, there's always next week.

Please note: Many of the rules above have been decided by the members of this community in a series of polls given by the board moderator. We believe that, since this is a challenge for YOU, that it should be based on rules YOU felt were best. If tastes should change in the future, another series of polls will be given to reflect that change so that the community will always remain in the higher percentage of satisfaction.

* Tip: If you are unsure if your icon meets requirements, open it in web form and right click. Choose preferences and it will come up with the width by height px size as well as the file size.

** We work to keep all entries anonymous by taking the following precautions: We save all entries onto our own photobucket account and label them different names as well as list them in separate orders so that no two icons by the same artist are next to one another. This way, you cannot right click to find out who's photobucket account the icon is on, and it gives you a wider view of the different styles of those who submitted. We are serious about keeping this community 100% honest.

All icons should be submitted in this format:



Challenge Posted: Saturday after Midnight (Pacific)
Challenge Ends: Saturday @ Midnight (Pacific)
Voting Begins: Saturday after Midnight (Pacific)
Voting Ends: Monday @ 10 pm (Pacific)
Winners Announced: Monday After Voting Ends (banners included or soon after!)

[01] Weekly: Any Rome Character [ winners ]
[02] Weekly: CAP and BASE Contest [ winners ]
[03] Weekly: CAP and BASE Contest [ Winners ]
[04] Weekly: CAP and BASE Contest [ Winners ]
[05] Weekly: CAP and BASE Contest [ Winners ]
[06] Weekly: CAP and BASE Contest, [ Winners]
[07] Weekly: CAP and BASE Contest [ Winners]
[08] Weekly: CAP and BASE Contest, [ Winners]
[09] Weekly: CAP and BASE Contest, [ Winners]
[10] Weekly: CAP and BASE Contest, [ Winners]
[11] Weekly: CAP Contest [ Current]

[01] Monthly: none

[01] Special: Link-To Banners [ winners ]
[02] Weekly: Mod Icon [ current! ]

A long time went into gathering and coding these affiliates, and so I am also going to post a few "rules" to go with them.

First I start with a disclaimer: The links below (and the subjects relating to them) do not necessarily reflect my interests or likes as far as lj-contests go. They are those who I principally agree with, and have linked back to us.

Now, because I may not be well versed in some of these fandoms and the like, some of the links may not be placed under the correct title. If this is the case, you are totally free to correct me.

The rules to being on this list are as follows: Your community must be active within a window of two months time. If you fall behind, you will be removed from the list until you contact us again. Your community must link back to us on your affiliate page. If such a link never goes up, or is taken down, the link to your site will be taken down as well.

If, for some reason, you link to us and are active yet do not see your community here, please let me know so that it can be corrected ASAP.

The entire point of affiliation is to introduce communities to people of a like minded interest, and to have them link back to us to create positive reinforcement of our existence. If not reciprocated, or forgotten about, then it is my job as manager of this site to take them off the list.

Members go here to see if other communities interest them. I do not want them clicking on dead links while we have many other live links to offer.

Finally, I have set up a page on my personal journal for you to respond to. My communities are members only, and it isn't entirely fair to force to-be-affiliates to join just to post (I find that annoying sometimes, myself) and thus I will redirect you.

If you are interested in: affiliating, have a question, see a problem on our affiliate list, want to change something on our affiliate list, think your community should be in another place on the list, want to tell me your community is closing or any other commentary regarding the affiliate list or the contest itself, please contact me! Methods of contacting me are to e-mail me or reach me via my AIM screen name: AkAlterego.

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***NEW***: The affiliate list has moved here as it has grown too large to keep on the user information. I'm sorry for the inconvenience but it cuts it off half way.