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PostSubject: Signature of the Week Rules   Wed Aug 10, 2011 5:13 am

GteWay GFX - Official Signature of the Week Rules

These rules govern this Signature of the Week. By entering in this Signature of the Week you agree to the following. If you do not agree you may not enter. You agree that you shall not violate the rules. If you violate these rules, you shall accept the sentence given. The rules may be changed at any moment without notice. The Graphics Moderators reserve the right to deem any entry as an inappropriate entry and remove it from the competition. Punishment for breaking a rule is under the sole discretion of the staff member providing the punishment as long as it is between the minimum and maximum punishment for that rule.


Entry Rules

1. Dimensions
Entires must fit between the following dimensions. (Horizontal x Vertical)
300x90
600x300
Exception: "Vertical" signatures can be reversed dimensions. (Vertical x Horizontal)
Minimum sentence: Warning
Maximum sentence: Disqualification

2. New Entry Rule
All Entries must be pm'd to the host of that week's SOTW

3. Theme
Participants are required to follow the assigned Signature of the Week theme. Whether or not a signature is appropriate will be decided by the Graphics Moderators.
Minimum sentence: Disqualification
Maximum sentence: 2 week suspension from entering in any graphics competition

4. Premades
All entries must be made after the Signature of the Week competition for that week has started.

Minimum sentence: Disqualification
Maximum sentence: 2 week suspension from entering in any graphics competition

5. Changing Entries
Entries are allowed to be changed after being entered only if the second entry is not an updated version of the first entry. This will be decided by the Graphics Moderators

Exceptions: If approved by a Graphics Moderator.
Minimum sentence: Disqualification
Maximum sentence: 2 week suspension from entering in any graphics competition

6. Before Hand Criticism
Participants are not allowed to post entries anywhere on GateWay GFX before entering it into the Signature of the Week.

Exceptions: If entry is posted elsewhere less than 5minutes before entered into the competition.
Minimum sentence: Disqualification
Maximum sentence: 2 week suspension from entering in any graphics competition

7. Ripping
Entries must be the work of the user entering it into the competition. Any participants suspected of ripping will be required to provide a graphics moderator with either a .PSD or .XCF of the entry. Even then it is up to the Graphics Moderators to decide whether the entry was ripped.

Minimum sentence: Disqualification
Maximum sentence: Permanent ban from the graphics section

8. Thread Creating
Only members of the Staff are allowed to create entry, voting, and discussion threads for this competition.

Minimum sentence: Warning
Maximum sentence: Permanent ban from the graphics section

Voting Rules

1. Age Requirement
Voters in the Signature of the Week must be a member of GateWay GFX for a minimum of one week before voting in the competition.

Minimum sentence: Users Vote Removed
Maximum sentence: 2 week suspension from entering in any graphics competition after they become eligible to vote

2. Self Voting
Voters in the Signature of the Week must not vote for their own entry.

Minimum sentence: Users Vote Removed
Maximum sentence: 2 week suspension from entering in any graphics competition after they become eligible to vote and their entry being eliminated.

3. Voting System
Vote for either top 3 or 1 (specified on voting thread).

Minimum sentence: Users Vote Removed
Maximum sentence: Users Vote Removed

List of Consequences:

1- Removed entry
2- Removed vote
3- Verbal warning
4- Warning
5- Infraction
6- Temporary suspension from entering in the competition
7- Permanent suspension from the Graphics Section

Times and Dates

Signature of the Week's Entries Open
6PM - 1st Sunday
Signature of the Week's Entries Close
4PM - 2nd Saturday
Signature of the Week's Voting Opens
5PM - 2nd Saturday
Signature of the Week's Voting Closes
6PM - 2nd Sunday
All times are set in Eastern Standard Time (EST). These times are general estimates that can change each week depending on staff activity.

Themes

The Themes for each Signature of the Week competition will be decided by the staff member hosting said weeks competition. Themes can be suggested Here

Every 10th competition the theme will be Freestyle.
ie: SOTW #10 #20 #30 #40 #50...

Hall of Fame

The winning entry in each weeks competition will be placed in the Signature of the Week: Hall of Fame which can be found Here


Discussion thread is for discussion, YOU ARE NOT allowed to discuss in any other thread besides that.
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