King K

VOTING

It's finally time for the first round of voting here at iconist_awards

A few rules before voting:

- When voting, PLEASE READ CAREFULLY. Some categories allow you to vote for three people.
- You don't have to vote in every category, but it is suggested that you do so.
- You MAY vote for yourself and you may promote yourself elsewhere, if you wish
- Remember, if you click on someone's username, it automatically checks off that option, so be careful.
- I apoligize if there is an error. If there is an error, let me know, and I'll put the correction somewhere in this entry.
- You don't need to vote for two (or three) people in every category. You MAY vote for just one person in a category if you want.

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LJ kills me. I really wanted to use a text-entry poll, but it formats this stuff stupidly.

GO VOTE AND PROMOTE. Tell your friends to go and vote. Tell anyone/everyone to come and vote.

VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE.
King K

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I'd also like to re-enforce one of the new additions to the rules here at iconist_awards:

Remember we added something special. The person who nominates the MOST PEOPLE will win an LJ award of your choice (extra userpics, paid account, whatever).

if there is a tie, there will be a random drawing to pick the winner (which I doubt this will even happen).

SO GET NOMINATING! AND DON'T STOP THAT FROM TELLING OTHER PEOPLE TO NOMINATE! Thank you.

Here are links to the nomination posts:

large graphics, commenters, mods, challenges [elite + non-elite]

coloring, cropping, tutorials, trends

sci-fi, paranormal, procedural, medical/comedy

under-rated, creative, clean, funniest

veronica mars, buffy/angel, harry potter, alias

brushes, textures, stock images


remember, it is okay to ask people to nominate you, if you wish to do so!
King K

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Category 1: Best Large Graphics

Best maker of large graphics (wallpapers, header, etc.)

Category 2: Best Comments to icon posts

Who comments with great comments? Pick the people that always comment with something good to say, even if they never take any icons.

Category 3: Best Mod

Nominate the people that you feel are the best moderators of an icon related community

Category 4: Best Icon Challenge [not elite]

Which NON-ELITE challenge community is the best? Best can mean greatest participation, greatest mod, best entries, anything. Remember, the comm must NOT BE ELITE (that means it's open for anyone to enter) LIMS challenges do NOT COUNT IN THIS CATEGORY

Category 5: Best Icon Challenge [elite]

Which ELITE challenge community is the best? Best can mean greatest participation, greatest mod, best entries, anything. Remember, the comm must BE ELITE (that means you must apply to be able to enter the challenges) LIMS challenges do NOT COUNT IN THIS CATEGORY

FROM NOW ON, YOU MAY NOMINATE UP TO FIVE PEOPLE IN EACH CATEGORY
YOU DO NOT NEED TO VOTE IN EACH CATEGORY



- You may nominate NO LESS than two people in a category.



PLEASE ASK PEOPLE TO NOMINATE! VOTING WILL GO UP SOON! Use the tags or go back to previous entries to nominate!
King K

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Category 1: Best Coloring

I don't think I need a description for this. But if you need me to clarify, just ask

Category 2: Best Cropping

best cropper

Category 3: Best Tutorials

Who makes the BEST icon/graphic tutorials? Whose tutorials have influenced you? Whose tutorials are fun to read and/or very helpful?

Category 4: Biggest Trend-setter

You know those people that use (or make) a certain brush and the next day EVERYONE uses them? A certain texture (light textures, maybe)? A certain font? Gradient? Stock image? Anything.
This category is very subjective, I know, since it's hard to point to one person that starts a trend...because a trend isn't a trend if no one follows, so the followers would also be a trend-setter. But I'm leaving this open-ended.

FROM NOW ON, YOU MAY NOMINATE UP TO FIVE PEOPLE IN EACH CATEGORY
YOU DO NOT NEED TO VOTE IN EACH CATEGORY



- You may nominate NO LESS than two people in a category.



community note
there is also a special category that will go to the most active participant here. That means, the person that votes/nominates the most people will win this award. What do you win? Your choice of a paid account or userpics, or anything lj.
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  • saeva

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Nomination Post #4: Genre Media

What does "best icon maker of [insert fandom here]" mean? Whoever you feel makes the BEST icons in the specific genre. Please pay special attention to the first two category divides because they're defined in different ways. Thank you.

Category 01: Best Icon Maker - Science Fiction
Best overall icon maker(s) in science fiction.

- For these purposes only shows/movies which include traditional SF elements such as: spaceships/travel, aliens, time travel, genetic modification; futuristic settings (more than five years), etc. apply.

- Example shows in this category: X-Files; Roswell; Dark Angel; anything on the SciFi Network in the U.S. including Stargate, Dr. Who, and Battlestar Galactica; Firefly; Star Trek; The 4400; and movies such as Serenity; X-Men; Star Trek; Star Wars; Pitch Black/Chronicles of Riddick, etc.

Category 02: Best Icon Maker - Paranormal/Fantasy
Best overall icon maker(s) in paranormal/fantasy.

- For these purposes shows/movies which are not included in the SF category but have paranormal aspects go here. They cannot include aliens, time travel, futuristic settings, etc. but may include witchcraft, demons, psychic phenomena, etc. They cannot include shows which have their own categories such as Buffy/Angel, however.

- Example shows/movies in this category: Supernatural; Charmed; Dead Zone; Passions; Ghost Whisperer; Medium; every ghost movie ever; horror movies with strong paranormal themes (Poltergeist, for example) and movies like The Sixth Sense.

Category 03: Best Icon Maker - Procedural Drama/Comedy
Best overall icon maker(s) in procedural dramas/comedies.

- Procedural shows are sometimes refered to as crime show drama/comedies and include anything like L&O; Numb3rs; NCIS; CSI; Monk, etc.

Category 04: Best Icon Maker - Medical Drama/Comedy
Best overall icon maker(s) in medical dramas/comedies.

- Medical shows are pretty self-explanatory. If it's set in a hospital, like with Grey's Anatomy, House, Scrubs, ER, or focuses on the medical side of investigation (Medical Investigation), it belongs here.


Please nominate clearly by separating usernames and labelling categories. You do not have to nominate in every category listed, if you know only SF shows or medical shows or procedurals feel free to nominate icon makers from only those genres.

For every category you nominate in, please nominate up to five icon makers (more is better at this stage). If you have any questions about category division please put them in this post; I will respond promptly. [We'll return to your regularly scheduled Andy after this, but genre media is my specialty.]

Now with added coding box!


- Andrea.
King K

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Category 1: Most Under-rated/under-appreciated

I'm going to leave this fairly open-ended. I think most of you (if not all of you) know a few under-appreciated icon makers. What qualifies as under-appreciated? For this comm, I'd define it as a person who gets little or not many comments on icon posts, and/or are not well known. Of course, you can put up an argument for anyone you nominate, but you all are pretty smart and trustable.
Category 2: Most Creative

Also fairly open ended. You know creativity. Creative isn't just cropping and coloring. Although, the person/people you nominate can be amazing at creative and "simple" icons.

Category 3: Best "Clean" Icons

I can't properly define what "clean" icons are, so I'll use a definition from alias_awards:
this category is meant to celebrate styles that focus on cap, crop, color, and text, but without dependence on brushes and textures (though they may be used)

Category 4: Funniest Icons

Icons that make you laugh. Nominate the makers that make these best.

FROM NOW ON, YOU MAY NOMINATE UP TO FIVE PEOPLE IN EACH CATEGORY



- You do not need to nominate in all categories
- You may nominate NO LESS than two people in a category.

And the amazing saeva will have the other nomination post up later!
King K

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Nomination post number 2

Part One of the fandom icon makers.

What does "best icon maker of [insert fandom here]" mean? Whoever you feel makes the BEST icons in the specific fandom. If the category is "best VM icon maker" and you see someone who makes AMAZING Buffy icons, but really bad Veronica Mars icons (we all know how those caps can be), please don't vote for that person. Wait for the category.

Category 1: Best Icon Maker - Veronica Mars
Best overall icon maker of Veronica Mars icons.

Category 2: Best Icon Maker - Buffy/Angel
Best overall icon maker of Buffy and/or Angel icons.

Category 3: Best Icon Maker - Harry Potter
Best overall icon maker of Harry Potter icons.

Category 4: Best Icon Maker - Alias
Best overall icon maker of Alias icons.


Remember, this is only part one. Other fandom-specific categories will come.

THINGS TO REMEMBER:
-You do NOT need to vote in each category. If you only know the Veronica Mars fandom, and none others mentioned here, just vote in that one category.

-FOR EVERY CATEGORY YOU VOTE IN, PLEASE VOTE FOR TWO OR THREE ICON MAKERS.
King K

NOMINATION POST 1

welcome to the first nomination post!

For this post there will be three categories. In your comment, please vote for three people in each category (or two if you can't think of another, but DO NOT just vote for one person).

Remember: You are NOT voting for who wins, but who you would like to see in the top 5. Later on, the top 5 will be voted on, and a winner will be chosen by a poll in the community.

Category 1: Best Resource Maker: Brushes

Vote for the three people that you feel make the BEST brushes. They can makers of just 100x100 brushes, or much larger brushes, it doesn't matter. PLEASE REMEMBER, you are voting for the best brush maker. If you know someone that makes amazing textures, but not so amazing brushes, please save your vote for the next category.

Category 2: Best Resource Maker: Textures

Vote for the three people that you feel make the BEST textures. They can be makers of 100x100 textures, or much larger textures. REMEMBER: if the person makes great stock images, DO NOT VOTE FOR THAT PERSON HERE, please save your vote for the next category.

Category 3: Best Resource Maker: Stock Images

Vote for the three people that you feel make/take the BEST stock images. Remember, a stock image is an actual photograph (this could include stock images of lights - but remember, not light textures).
If needed, you may vote for only one person in this category. I know it's probably hard to think of three people that do stock photography.

SPECIAL NOTE: You may nominate websites! If your favorite texture maker doesn't have an LJ, you can nominate the website. Although, take note, this will probably never be the case in this community ever again.

To summarize the rules I stated before:
-You may vote for THREE people in each category (or two if needed - except in category 3, where you may vote for one person).

An example of your comment is as follows:

cat. 1:
-imanelephant, imsocoldnow, omgsnowcones

Cat 2:
-whatsbeepingwtf, iwonderifthese, arerealljs

Cat 3:
-robbiesinclair, fransinclair, earlsinclair


SO GO ON AND VOTE. PROMOTE THE COMM LIKE MAD!

This nomination post won't close for a while, so you will have time.
King K

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this layout never loads. anyway...


If you have any questions, comment here.

Once we have more members, we'll start the nominations.

IF YOU HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS FOR CATEGORIES, COMMENT HERE