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arkani88
02-28-2009, 07:06 PM
~I have the permission of RocketMeowth to post this~



International Spriting Contest
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Very Welcome to the international Spriting Contest! In this contest the four biggest english forums as well as two of the biggest german forums will particpate to compete: this contest takes place on Smogon (http://www.smogon.com/forums/), Serebii (http://www.serebiiforums.com/), PokemonElite2000 (http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/forum), Antiquity (http://forums.atqonline.com/index/), Pokemonexperte (http://www.pokemonexperte.de/forum/) and Pokefans (http://forum.pokefans.net/index.php).

Just to explain how this contest will proceed:

First of all read the rules which will be explained later. Read the tasks (if you have any questions, just ask right here) and make your sprites. Then upload them on your favorite picture hoster like imageshack.us (http://imageshack.us/) and send all your sprites via Personal Message to me. Do not post them here!

Important: If possible, please upload your sprites here: http://files.pokefans.net/upload/#en

The rules i already mentioned before are as follows:


Rules
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- Sprite your own Sprites - Do not steal them! If we find out about any stolen sprite you'll be disqualified!
- Do not steal ideas of others. Sometimes it happens accidentally, but please, don't obviously steal ideas of others. Be creative yourself - that's what spriting is about.
- Recolors which are only the photographic negative of the real colors are prohibited.
- Don't submit already published sprites! The votings should be fare and square without the voters knowing who sprited which sprite, so don't use already published sprites and don't publish your contest sprites before the results are announced. Waiting about two weeks before you are able to post your sprites shouldn't hurt ;>
- During the votings don't tell anyone which ones are your sprites. Neither in the forums nor in any messenger.
- Please don't submit overly huge sprites. We won't give you an absolute limit but just try to avoid sprites over 200x200 pixels.
- only participate in one of the already mentioned forums. Be fair to your oppenents
- Only one submission per category
- You don't have to submit sth. in every category to participate, but please submit every single one of the sprites in one PM.
- No "IN" posts; Just send me your sprites and your name will be standing in the list of participants ;>


You now should be prepared for the categories:


The Categories
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1. Recolor
http://files.pokefans.net/sprites/dp/264.png
Simply give this sprite of Linoon a new paint. You may change every pixel but don't add or remove any of the pixels.
You may only use this particular sprite. It's the first frame from DPP.


2. 3er Fusion
http://files.pokefans.net/sprites/dp/392.png + http://files.pokefans.net/sprites/dp/407.png + http://files.pokefans.net/sprites/dp/461.png
Make a fusion out of these three pokémon. You may use other pokémons color but only use parts of the three above. Don't scratch too much, it's only a fusion. Transitions or things alike are okay though.
You are allowed to use parts of every single sprite of them, whether it's diamond, pearl or platinum or first or second frame.


3. Retype
http://files.pokefans.net/sprites/dp/053.png
Persian doesn't really like its type - it's normal. It's boring... So change it. You are totally free to choose which type it will become - except the type "Normal" of course.
You are allowed to recolor, fusion or scratch - it's all up to you.


4. Coloration
http://img2.abload.de/img/leafeonlinesjrza.png
Your task is to color these lines. You also have to add the leaf pattern by the way. The Pokémon should look like it is real, so you have to use the orignal colors or colors that look much alike.
You may change the pixels within, but don't add any outlines - just color it. Coloring the Outlines is allowed of course.


5. My Fusion
http://img2.abload.de/img/fragezeichenqyds.png
Simple und free: You have to fusion as many pokémon as you like. Scratching is permitted as long as one can see at least two components of two different pokémon. You may use every sprite ressource you want.
One question i heard pretty often concerning this task: "Is a recolor alone okay?"
-> Sole recolors are no fusions and since this category is called my fusion it should be obvious that you have to at least fusion two pokémon.





Completed the tasks? Then just send them to me via Personal Message (keep the rules in mind) and your name will appear on the following list:



List of Participants (Pokemon Elite 2000 only)
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1. Tombi
2. Mawile_rocks
3. RocketMeowth
4. Kendo
5. Corruption
6. AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs
7. Kingpin
8. Pickleboy
9. Calypso
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
...


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Deadline: 20.03.09, 23:59h (UTC/GMT +1 hour (http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/city.html?n=37))
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We wish you much of fun and good luck with the tasks!
And also thanks to the contributors:
aragornbird (Smogon), arkani88 (Pokefans), Astamatitos (Antiquity), Dragonfree (Serebii), Hermine (Pokemonexperte), RocketMeowth (PokemonElite2000), violedra (Pokefans)

Wolfnoid
02-28-2009, 09:39 PM
ill join the contest ill edit this post with the first categories sprite

arkani88
02-28-2009, 09:53 PM
ill join the contest ill edit this post with the first categories spritewait a second and plz read the rules first.

send me your sprites in a personal message, when you are ready. if possible with all the sprites you want to submit.
don't post them anywhere until the results are announced

Wolfnoid
02-28-2009, 10:00 PM
ok sorry that was my mistake

Tombi
02-28-2009, 10:07 PM
Interesting. I'll try to get back into spriting. Expect a couple of entries.

-Pichu Boy-
02-28-2009, 10:24 PM
I know you said no 'I'm in' posts, but that takes the fun out of knowing who you'll be working with :)

This is technically an American forum, not English... ^^; Unless you meant language alone. Either way, watch me help to represent the U.K with my phail sprites... once I make them. :cool:

EDIT: I just remembered... Tombi, you're British too, right? Yay for the Brits dominating ^^

EDIT2: You are allowed to use parts of every single sprite of them, from Red/Blue/Yellow to Diamond/Pearl/Platinum.

They're all D/P mons... ^^;

arkani88
02-28-2009, 10:54 PM
I mostly meant language alone ;>

@ your edit: damn, i wrote that part before violedra and i decided about the sprites xD you're totally right about that; i'll correct it xD

nickkk
02-28-2009, 11:00 PM
Just one question,
Should we send you sprites for ALL the rounds at one time?

arkani88
02-28-2009, 11:10 PM
Just one question,
Should we send you sprites for ALL the rounds at one time?
they are categories - not rounds ;>
so yeah, you have to send me sprites for every category then. but it's also okay to send me only 1-4 sprites if you don't want to submit a sprite in every category as i mentioned in the rules^^ (sorry for my bad english there, school seems so far away right now ;<)

edit: it's not really a rule to send all the sprites in one pm though (i feel like i misunderstood your question :s), it's more like a request since it is much easier for me if you do so. but i won't disqualify anyone if he sends me more than one pm.

nickkk
03-01-2009, 02:44 AM
Thank you.
Yes, I will definitely be sending you sprites.

RocketMeowth
03-01-2009, 06:21 AM
This is getting a nice sticky!

And as I said in our discussion, I'll also be spriting and entering! Such excitement has filled the air with this contest!

*licks* (I dunno. I have clawed for lock and I need something for sticky. xD)

=^^= Nya

5TailedDemonLizard
03-02-2009, 10:51 PM
This seemed pretty interesting. There are categories for all types of spriters. Expect a few entries from me!

RocketMeowth
03-06-2009, 10:54 AM
I totally sent in my entry. It be AWESOME!

Man, I can't wait to see the turn out from the other joined sites!

=^^= Nya

Kendo
03-07-2009, 08:24 PM
I'm entered. Cool! Awesome! Radical!

I'm only doing one category, though. It's my re-entry into the world of spriting!

AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs
03-07-2009, 08:48 PM
Must you enter each catagory, or can you pick & choose the ones you want to do?

The Jr Trainer
03-07-2009, 08:51 PM
Must you enter each catagory, or can you pick & choose the ones you want to do?

You don't have to do all of them. Just one if you want, or two, or three or 500. D:

AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs
03-07-2009, 08:54 PM
You don't have to do all of them. Just one if you want, or two, or three of 500. D:

I think I'll stick to just one for now :oops:

AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs
03-10-2009, 08:12 PM
Sorry to double post (it has been three days) But is this contest still going on?

Just wondering as I've not seen much activity from the Contest Runner.

violedra
03-12-2009, 06:55 PM
Sorry to double post (it has been three days) But is this contest still going on?

Just wondering as I've not seen much activity from the Contest Runner.

Yes it's still going on but arkani88 is on holydays for one week, thats why there isn't much activity, but she will be back soon.

AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs
03-12-2009, 07:39 PM
Yes it's still going on but arkani88 is on holydays for one week, thats why there isn't much activity, but she will be back soon.

Oh, okay.

Thanks for teh update, I was just wondering whether to show of my sprite, rather than leave it wasted >.<

arkani88
03-18-2009, 06:22 PM
bump
You have 2 days time until the deadline ;)

Galactus Fossil
03-20-2009, 10:42 PM
Uh, Arkani, could you put my name as Corruption instead? ^^;

It's my new account.

arkani88
03-21-2009, 08:58 AM
Uh, Arkani, could you put my name as Corruption instead? ^^;

It's my new account.done ;>


so, the time of submissions is over and i'll work on the votings which will come as soon as possible. however presumably not until tomorrow since i don't have that much time today^^

AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs
03-24-2009, 05:45 PM
*Squee*

I doubt I won, but I like my entry.
Does this mean it's safe to show my entry to others?

OKAMIpwn3d
03-31-2009, 12:15 AM
:neutral: Am i too late to enter? If I am, lemme know. If I'm not, I'll be PMing my entries soon.

Kendo
04-03-2009, 12:26 AM
:neutral: Am i too late to enter? If I am, lemme know. If I'm not, I'll be PMing my entries soon.
Unfortunately, you are too late. D:

I hope the judging starts soon, or actually starts. I don't want my sprite/sprites to be just for nothing. :I