This is a contest about making smileys that look medieval (think knights, fair ladies and violent kings). It's OK to make them pseudo-medieval, like a knight using a computer. But bright ideas are shown with a torch, not a light bulb, and so on.
If this contest becomes popular, other themes will follow.
1. NO STOLEN ART!
Images must be created by Elftowners and posted here by the original artist. Which means, no matter how much you might like a particular image on somebody's house, you are not allowed to add it here. This includes random images from the net too. MAKE YOUR OWN DARN IMAGES, DON'T STEAL THEM AND TRY TO CLAIM THEM AS YOUR OWN! That makes us angry, very angry indeed.
If you use another image to create your smiley, you must explain this when submitting it, and you must be allowed to use the other image (it can for example be another submission to this contest, see 5.).
The smileys should be 25 pixels high and in PNG format. They should look good on any light background, but possible also on dark backgrounds.
3. Submit as much as you want
All members can submit as many smileys as they want.
4. ALL IMAGES MUST BE UPLOADED TO ELFTOWN!
To upload many images at ones, you can use the feature 'Upload a folder of images' that is shown on your house.
This feature allows you to upload one, multiple images or zip-files to a wikipage. <URL:upload_zip.html>
Once you click this link you can follow the instructions. See also uploading images.
5. Freedom to the smileys!
By submitting the smileys to this contest, you agree to that they are free for anyone to use anywhere. Others are allowed to use and to modify the smileys. But no one can take away that you made the smiley.
All smileys with enough (it depend on how voters there are) votes will be used on public emotions and all smileys with less enough votes will be published on medival smileys. Your name will always be associated with the smileys and you have unlimited bragging rights. If you get 3 or more smileys on public emotions, you'll get a Masters of Building badge (or the appropriate upgrade).
Voting will take place on this page with a multivoting poll.
15th of May 2008. Submissions are welcome afterwards, but it will be much harder to get enough votes then.
8. Wanted smileys
Here are some suggestions, but of course there are more. Try to make emotions not already made!
Happy, angry, crazy happy, in a hurry, loving, no clue, saint, money loving, studying, bright idea, starving, eating, authoritarian, frightened...
Place submissions below this paragraph. Put all your smileys with a link to your Elftown house and a name for the smiley. Make sure to have an exported Elftown house if you want a chance to get credit if the smiley is used somewhere else.
1. [Zab] - Happy swordsman. (I just wanted some image to be on the page. >_> it looked empty)
2008-05-16[Hedda]: Voting is up! Vote! Vote! Vote!
2008-05-16[Hedda]: Oh, damn! There I found an error with that smiley. It's not transparent! Then it's quite unusable. That has to be fixed before I accept it, but you can vote for it as if that is fixed already and eventually we'll somehow get a transparent version.
2008-05-16[Hedda]: Here's a quick look how all the smileys look like on this background:
1. [Zab] - Happy swordsman.
2. [Mikie9191] - medieval flag - happy
medieval flag - sad
medieval flag - sleepy
3. [Calico Tiger] - It's a Sword...
4. [Mikie9191] - weee... its a medieval castle
5. [Lady Ice] coat of arms - Happy
coat of arms - angry
Coat of arms - in love
Coat of arms - sad
Coat of arms - surprised
Another happy coat of arms
Another sad coat of arms
6. [deRevenant] - Knight in Smiling Armor (hehe) - plain knight
- happy knight
- sad knight
- winking knight
- annoyed knight
- angry knight
- surprised knight
- intrigued knight
- sleeping knight
- confused knight
- crazy knight
- dead knight
- crying knight
- sick knight
- busy knight
- blushing knight
- love knight
- idea knight
- shocked knight
- rockin' knight
- demon knight
- scary knight
- old man knight
- hockey knight
- pin yin knight
[The Scarlet Pumpernickle]
2008-05-16[SilverFire]: I presume there's not a limit to how many we can vote for. <.<
2008-05-17[deRevenant]: my apologies to [Hedda], the img's i made do not have transparent backgrounds, sorry about that...when making pix for ET, i simply have a color scheme saved that is a similar color make-up as the ET page background (i have a color for both the light green and darker green schemes). since these are my submissions for ET as elftown graphics, I'd be willing to allow an ET pro to recreate the img's using whatever program they have to make transparent bg's. sorry for any confusions!
2008-05-19[Artsieladie]: Hmm...I just had to vote for yours, Cali, b/c it has made me chuckle every time I've come to this page with "It's a Sword... What? (geesh, you pervs)" & [Hedda] does reiterate 'useful', after all. he he I think the orcs are cute. :)
2008-05-21[deRevenant]: question for [Hedda]: about the "re-done" smileys that [SilverFire] made for transparent bg's, would you prefer that the gif versions from [SilverFire]'s wiki be re-saved into png's then transplant those png's here to the contest page?
2008-05-25[Hedda]: No, there is no point of turning GIFs into PNGs. The idea to use PNGs is that they can have better antialias, but of course not if they are directly made from a GIF.
2008-08-07[Grandamelf]: Really tough choice! They are all great!
2008-08-08[deRevenant]: wow, the knights are gettin' lots of votes....i feel very humbled, but also proud that they are receiving such acclaim :)
Herren und Damen, thank you very much~~
2009-03-30[Jadala*(Once upon a moment)]: This was a pretty awsome contest, might I recommend a pirate one? I spelled that really wrong...oh well