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There won't be any contest this week because only one person entered last week.
 
 
 
 
 
 
And here are our first winners! Banners will be along later.

Open Contest
There was only one entry, so it came in first!
by veetvoojagig

Themed Contest
Red roses are a symbol of love and passion: how better to start us off?
First:
by unmasked_icons

Second:
by kisuncha

Third:
by irene_cassini

Mod's Choice:
by unmasked_icons

Congrats to everyone!
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hello everyone! I'd love to see more involvement this week. And don't forget to vote!

Our Open Contest is inspired this week by one of my favorite poems:Pablo Neruda's "I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You"
I do not love you except because I love you;
I go from loving to not loving you,
From waiting to not waiting for you
My heart moves from cold to fire.

I love you only because it's you the one I love;
I hate you deeply, and hating you
Bend to you, and the measure of my changing love for you
Is that I do not see you but love you blindly.

Maybe January light will consume
My heart with its cruel
Ray, stealing my key to true calm.

In this part of the story I am the one who
Dies, the only one, and I will die of love because I love you,
Because I love you, Love, in fire and blood.
Our Themed Contest is orchids. I have found two beautiful pictures, and you must use one of these pictures in your icon.

picture the first
picture the second

Both contests this week are still, and end 4/28.

Please use the following guidelines for submitting icons for both contests:
1. You may submit a maximum of two icons per contest.
2. When submitting icons, please specify which ones are for which contest.
3. Please submit your icons by posting both the images and the URLs.
4. All icons submitted must fit the livejournal size requirements: 100x100 px, 40KB, jpg/gif/png.
5. No animations are allowed unless specified for a particular contest.
6. Icons may be posted to other communities only after our contests are closed.
 
 
 
 
 
 
We only had three entries this week. Do I need to post more reminders?

And I know, this is late: for some reason LJ wasn't letting me post it last night.

To vote:
1. Votes are done through screened comments.
2. Everybody has THREE votes, and should vote in descending order of preference: your first place choice goes first, then second place, then third.
3. You can only vote once (this includes if you have more than one journal).
4. Please do not vote for your own icon, but pick someone else's that you like.
5. Pick the icon that you think is the best and deserves to win.

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Thanks everyone for your continued interest! Please remember to vote for the first contest icons.

Our Open Contest this week is inspired by one of the most wonderful acts between lovers: the kiss. Isn't that beautiful?

The Themed Contest is a little more complicated this week: we're looking for text icons, incorporating lyrics from "Kiss Me" by Sixpence None the Richer. They can be animated or still, as you desire.

Please use the following guidelines for submitting icons for both contests:
1. You may submit a maximum of two icons per contest.
2. When submitting icons, please specify which ones are for which contest.
3. Please submit your icons by posting both the images and the URLs.
4. All icons submitted must fit the livejournal size requirements: 100x100 px, 40KB, jpg/gif/png.
5. No animations are allowed unless specified for a particular contest.
6. Icons may be posted to other communities only after our contests are closed.

I'll be screening comments this week. Does anybody care? Do you prefer screened or not?
 
 
 
 
 
 
Here we go! There are some really gorgeous entries.

To vote:
1. Votes are done through screened comments.
2. Everybody has THREE votes, and should vote in descending order of preference: your first place choice goes first, then second place, then third.
3. You can only vote once (this includes if you have more than one journal).
4. Please do not vote for your own icon, but pick someone else's that you like.
5. Pick the icon that you think is the best and deserves to win.

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Hello all! Just a reminder that our first contests end Friday!
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hurrah! I hope everybody is looking forward to this as much as I am!

The inspiration piece for our first Open Contest is "Come Slowly" by Emily Dickinson:

Come slowly, Eden
Lips unused to thee.
Bashful, sip thy jasmines,
As the fainting bee,
Reaching late his flower,
Round her chamber hums,
Counts his nectars -alights,
And is lost in balms!


The first theme for our Themed Contest is "rose red". That means that a red rose must somehow be used in the icon.

Post icons in comments. Please make certain to let me know which contest they're for. Remember to post the icon as well as the URL.

Please ask if you have any questions!

Remember, these contests end Friday, 4/14.
 
 
 
 
 
 
We've got 19 members already! This is fabulous! I wanted to get 20 before we started our first contests.

Quick question: how many people are planning to make icons for the contests?
 
 
 
 
 
 
Okay, first "real" post. Welcome to Beloved Icontest! I hope everybody enjoys their stay here, as a participant or as a spectator. Everyone's welcome.

If you have any ideas for themes you'd like to see used here, this is the place to suggest them.

If you have any questions, please ask!

-Amy