2011 Christmas Character Challenge Rules

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  • 2011 Christmas Character Challenge Rules

    Objective: Create a new Christmas Character prop for under $30.

    How To Enter:
    Create/Post a new thread within the contest section of the forum. Your entry does NOT have to be completed to create a thread, however the first post in the thread does need to include at least 1 picture and full description.

    ALL entries MUST have at least 2 pictures taken during the creation of the project.

    Photo re-touching and altering is not permitted.

    All entries must be created for the purpose of this contest. Your new Christmas Character Prop can cost no more than $30 to create.


    - You have to be a member in good standing (no banning, etc.) and have a min of 30 new posts from the time the challenge begins to the time it's over.

    Your thread must contain one post that is the official entry that contains:
    - Your story about your new Christmas Character (as serious or as silly as you'd like.) This can be a couple sentences or a long story if you'd like.
    - 1 picture of the completed project
    - 1-2 pictures of the project during creation.
    - One picture MUST be of your homemade prop
    - Have your local newspaper with the date easily viewable along with the prop to help verify that the scene was created for this contest.
    - Details of the project
    - List of supplies used
    - Total cost of project (in US Dollars)

    If you received something at no cost / free = it should be considered 30% of retail cost
    thrift store price= what you paid
    paint, glue, glitter and usables= prorated

    costs should be of the items themselves...not tax or shipping.

    Who Can Enter:

    - You have to be a member in good standing (no banning, etc.) and have a min of 30 new posts from the time the challenge begins to the time it's over.
    -Forum staff and sponsors are not eligible.
    -One entry per person.


    Contest will officially start March 1, 2011 at 12:01 am. and end May 1, 2011 at 11:59 pm. For purposes of these Official Rules, all times are Pacific time zone.

    After entry deadline, voting will implemented via a poll. Each member of the forum may only vote once. You may use your one vote for your own entry if you wish. Voting will end at a time decided at the formation of the poll. In the vent a poll is tied, another poll will be held and so on until a winner is announced from the highest number of votes.

    No Cheating:
    IP logging is implemented. Any cheating of any kind will result in disqualification. No member may create additional accounts for voting purposes.
    Posts and threads may be moderated.
    You are NOT allowed to send unsolicited private/profile messages to encourage people to vote for your entry. You CAN, however, encourage people to see or enter the contest. Remember that all forum rules apply.

    Thanks to our Sponsors for helping to make this contest a success!

    These are their self made descriptions:

    Christmas-LEDs.com - "We offer a large variety of LED lights, rope light, wire frames with and without lights and accessories."

    Our member Rybcon has offered to sponsor as well!

    So has our member Craig!


    1st Prize

    Christmas-LEDs.com -

    1 set of the mini white Snowfall lights
    See the vids! Vid 1, Vid 2, Vid 3

    From our member Rybcon: A brand new $25 Lowes gift card!!!

    2nd Prize

    - 1 set of the mini multi-colored Snowfall lights

    Our member Craig has generously offered a $25.00 gift card for ACE Hardware Stores!

    3rd Prize
    - 1 set of the mini multi-colored Snowfall lights

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    Last edited by Sickie Ickie; 03-01-2011, 01:46 PM.
    People really act weird at Christmas time. After all, what other time of year do you sit in front of a dead tree in the living room and eat nuts and sweets out of your socks?

  • #2
    I may need to get my lawyer to review this before I agree to enter. LOL

    Sickie, on one line you said 30 new posts and on the next paragraph you said 20 new posts. Might wanna fix that. Thanks for all the info.


    • #3
      corrected. Thanks JW.
      People really act weird at Christmas time. After all, what other time of year do you sit in front of a dead tree in the living room and eat nuts and sweets out of your socks?


      • #4
        Sickie Ickie is amazing and awesome and I am sooooooooooooo lucky to have him here.... Very seriously. Not to mention the amazing members here.


        • #5
          Sickie, you WROTE all that? (my eyes were crossing after the first two paragraphs)
          I SWEAR I plugged those things in before I put them up. They were working......THEN.


          • #6
            Awesome job Sickie! Let the fun begin
            Now if I could just get one more... right there... what the...


            • #7
              Originally posted by Craig View Post
              Sickie, you WROTE all that? (my eyes were crossing after the first two paragraphs)
              Yep, he even drew the pictures...JK LOL
              Think I'm going to combined my new experiments and come up with something. Hope it turns out more finished than my Santa and sleigh. Still haven't put a better coat and pants on em. LOL
              There is beauty in a winter's full moon. Glittering off the snow between the shadows of barren branches.


              • #8
                I can't take credit for writing all that, but I did edit some of it. LOL Thanks for the kudos Larry, and folks.
                People really act weird at Christmas time. After all, what other time of year do you sit in front of a dead tree in the living room and eat nuts and sweets out of your socks?


                • #9
                  Wait! I am not done reading it yet.


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