Okay, dudes and dudettes; here is what me and the boss have thought up so far in regards to the avatar contest.
** The contest begins July 1st (mainly to allow for additional questions) and ends on July 31st; mainly to allow time for word-of-mouth to spread about this contest. The winner will be announced in the first week of August.
** Digital art is much, much preferred. If you do a hand-drawn artwork, then you'll need to find a way to make a digital version of it to send to me.
** Since this will be avatar art, it can only be of me from the chest up. And since the title of my blog is *Busty* Superhero Chick, it would be nice to show some or all of my boobs in the art. Try also to work in that smiley face if you can. :-)
** No full length art, because the art is going to be shrunk down and all the nice detail for a full length shot will be lost anyway.
** It will be best if you make the art in such a way that it is "croppable"; that is, there is sufficient room around the main artwork that we could crop it without losing part of the main artwork. Basically, just make sure your background has a pretty good extension around the main artwork to allow for such cropping. (The boss is working on a sketch to better illustrate what we mean).
** It will need to be in color. You are free to submit black and white art, but it would have to be pretty dadgum good in order for us to look past our preference for color art and make it the winner.
** The facial expression could show me smiling, but if you want to try having a more action oriented artwork, that's fine too. Maybe you can show me gritting my teeth while in battle or something.
** You can submit more than one entry, but with the understanding that if you win, you will still receive the one payment for the work that we do use, and not for the other submissions.
** You will agree that once we announce your work as the winner, then the art's content is ours forever. You keep the original art of course, and are free to post it on your websites/etc., but you will agree to provide a link to my blog with the explanation that you did the art. This provides you an opportunity for some self-promotion anyway.
** No topless art of me or otherwise depictions of bondage/erotic/S&M images will be accepted, so don't even try. This is supposed to be avatar art that will be shown to the public. The determination as to what is offensive and what is not is totally and entirely up to us. Period.
** Along with the honor of being the creator of my new avatar art, the winner will also get the $100 prize. Please note that we will pay by PayPal, so if you don't have that, either get on it or work through someone you know (and trust!) who has PayPal. Also please note that if you work through someone else, then you are responsible for obtaining your prize money from them once we have sent it to him or her - we will not pay the prize money a second time.
Okay, this should be enough info for the time being, but feel free to ask other questions if you need. This list of rules might (and probably will) be added to later on, and you agree to abide to the new rules should they come up if you wish to keep participating in this contest.
To submit your work to us, e-mail me @ firstname.lastname@example.org and put in the subject line: Avatar Contest