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Calendar Challenge is here!

I'm posting this for galadriel34 as she was having trouble with the poll.

Hi everyone! Time to launch our new calendar challenge. I’m a little bit late; unluckily reality intervened. Rules are akin to last year’s, I'll try to take the initial steps as soon as possible, or squeeze them in one or perhaps two posts, so that we’ll have time enough for the actual work.

Last year’s basic rules:
1. You need to be willing to create graphics for one or more months, for one or more fandoms.
2. Completed graphics must be the following resolutions: 1000x1600 pixels for portrait and 1600x1000 pixels for landscape.
3. Colors should be in 16 bit.
4. If at all possible, use HD images for the best results (greater than 1024x768 pixels).
5. You can use one character/actor or as many as you want from your chosen fandom/s.
6. The calendar pictures must be completed and submitted by the end of November (we'll cover how to do this closer to submission date).
7. I will collect the art and make as many calendars as necessary, or offer a selection of months in downloadable versions so members can print them at home if they wish. This will be completed by the end of December.

A poll first:

Poll #1983319 Calendar poll

Should we use a vertical or horizontal canvas?

Vertical (portrait)
Horizontal (landscape)

Would you prefer themes like last year?

Yes (please leave a comment with themes)

What kind of templates?

Months with days ( as I did last year in the templates)
Only 1 blank page with the grid for the numbers

Calendars from last year
Templates from last year

The challenge will run from 5 October to 30 November, so you have almost two months to make as many or as few months' graphics as you wish.


In comments, please:
- register your interest in contributing to the calendar/s
- tell us what fandoms you want to cover
- state how many months you want to contribute graphics for
- suggest theme/s for the months if you want (depending on your vote to the poll)

Once I have your response to this post, I'll check how many calendars we’re about to make based on genres. Depending on fandom interests, I may group creators and themes or simply go with combinations, but in either case, I again offer downloading of certain months. The final scenario of the challenge also depends on your votes, and my next post will elaborate further.

If I haven't covered everything or you need something clarified, don’t hesitate to ask and I'll do my best to answer or explain, after I've consulted with my helpers.

Last but not least, you can also post the graphics anywhere else; you’re not obliged to post in the comm - ask me or one of our fearless mods in terms of this - and please send me a link via email (galadriel34 @ gmail dot com) or LJ so that I can collect all the posts in one place.The poll will be closed on Sunday in order to post the fandom list (and the possible theme list) as soon as possible, then you can choose which one of them you’d like take as your own.


( 9 comments — Leave a comment )
Sep. 25th, 2014 10:33 am (UTC)
Ooh - first of all - last year's looked gorgeous! And can I say how excited I am for this kind of challenge!

1. Sign me up - I'd love to contribute to the calendars!
2. Fandoms I'd be willing to cover - pretty much anything in my Interests page - or any fandom as long as someone can point me to a place where I can get decent source images. Or do you need a "shortlist" like for August Rush?
3. I'd be willing to contribute any/all of the 12 months - not sure how this works - but whatever you need.
4. Hmm themes - I'm terrible at coming up with themes- but couples/pairings, faceless, sharing a meal/drink, friends/team, close-up, sport/action shot, favorite things (can be a character's favorite things or maybe the creators - told you I suck at coming up with themes).

And as for the poll - I really don't have a preference for themes vs no-themes, or the months with days vs a single blank template.
Sep. 25th, 2014 11:01 am (UTC)
Thank you for participating :)
If you want, you can list all of your fandoms or a shorter list:)
These themes are excellent :) I'll add to the list :)
Sep. 25th, 2014 05:03 pm (UTC)
I'm in! I went overboard last year, and did four. I think I'd like to stick to one or two this year - an H50, if I may, and not sure on the other. If we do an 'other sci-fi' category, I'd be up for Fringe.

Themes? For H50 I'd suggest 'ohana' and 'I love you' and for a more general theme, I'd say maybe 'Home is where you are'.
Sep. 26th, 2014 04:12 am (UTC)
Thank you for participating :)
I hope it will be other sci-fi category :) I would really love it :)
I add everything to the list, thank you :)
Sep. 25th, 2014 05:54 pm (UTC)
That looks like fun!

Themes: OTPs, Favorites, Characters, Negative Space (Need a place to put the calendar grid!), Close-up, Cropping...

My Fandoms pretty much consist of Farscape, Doctor Who and CSI (until Grissom Leaves)
Sep. 26th, 2014 04:13 am (UTC)
Thank you for joining the challenge :)

I added them to the lists, thank you :)
Sep. 28th, 2014 09:51 am (UTC)
I haven't thought about themes yet, but I will help you with them when you need me to!
Sep. 29th, 2014 02:24 pm (UTC)
Thank you :) I think I'll put it the ones we used in last years too :)
Oct. 1st, 2014 11:47 am (UTC)
My fandoms:
Hawaii Five-0
Teen Wolf
Stargate Atlantis
Almost Human
Lord of the Rings
Agents of Shield
Sleepy Hollow
Brooklyn 99
The Walking Dead
Common Law

I don't chose themes, because in my opinion the ones what we used last year cover everything :)
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