Its back! The Calendar challenge! We are going to run this at the beginning of each month, the month prior to the month its for. You'll have approximately 2 weeks to create it so that we can all vote. There is a difference with this challenge. A site can only win once per calendar year (meaning that if you win in August that same site cannot win again until the next year starting in January, the challenge would start in December though).
The challenge ends up with your winning spot being put into the Initiative Calendar:
For this challenge we'd like a graphic with your character and an animal (or three) that you believe could be them if they were a pet or an animal. We'd like you to channel showing the feature or features that you believe personify it. If it's more personality then include some sort of text to explain it. We want to see the other side of your character.
This doesn't have to be a wolf if your character happens to be a werewolf. It can be ANY animal you believe your character would be.
Maximum image size: 1000x1000
Minimum image size: 500x250
Restrictions: Must have both a person and an animal in the image. Mythical creatures are prohibited.
For this challenge we want you to post from the eyes of your characters pet or familiar. If your character doesn't have a pet post it from the perspective of someone else's pet or a bystander animal. We want to see your character through a new perspective.
For this challenge we want you to to show a side of your character that is rarely ever seen. If your character is a bad ass killer show us that sensitive bit to dogs or their family. For a superhero this could be their alter ego or even a moment when they are powerless. We really want you to dig deep into that elusive muse of yours and show us part of your character that you rarely get to write because its something that other characters have to dig out of them or can only ever catch a glimpse of when they think no one is looking.
We're going to keep rocking with the color Palette Challenges that go with the challenge themes! This color palette is a day and night palette. You must use at least 3 colors from the palette in your final product but the final product can be any sort of code that you wish! Can't wait to see what you come up with!
For this challenge we want to see two contradicting or complimentary sides of your character. Please use one of the following templates using one version of the character on one side and the other side on the other. To keep them separated we chose to use black and white to make easy selections in your graphics program of choice.
Size must be the size of the original template image. (625x625)
The white and black aren't necessary and only there to provide a template for your image.
The two sides must fit within their part of the template with a clear divide between them.
The image should show a duality in your character whether it be two versions of their good nature or the good and evil of it but two different sides and two clearly different themes from one side to the other.
Here are the templates:
For this challenge we want to go a little on the risque side! We want sexy edging on the side of rated R. The entries must stay PG-13 but if they move that hand, they definitely make it rated R. We want to bring sexy back and want to see what you do with it.
For this Coding challenge we want you to create whatever (App, plotter, etc) and the only requirement is that you include the above colors. You must include at least 3 of the colors in the palette but the rest is up to you!
For this challenge we want your character to react to the worst part about summer, the heat. Whether that's because the AC is out, sweating on the beach, hiding in the AC or whatever! The only restriction is that your character must mention or react to the summer heat.
Challenges are posted in a set (one graphics, writing and coding challenge) for each round.
Graphics challenges are prohibited from having direct site paraphernalia unless otherwise stated to be allowed in the challenge. This includes logos and site names.
Codex challenge entries may not have your copyright line until AFTER voting is completed. You may add it but the staff will hide it until then.
Writing challenges should refrain from mentioning site specific names or lore (while we can't fully ask that you do this for some challenges we do ask that it be limited wherever possible).
Each round can have up to 3 winners, however the winners must each be unique per set. This means that if you win both the coding and writing challenge you will only win 1 of those 2 challenges and the runner up will be given the first place space. The one that you are chosen for winning will be based on the challenge entry that received more votes overall based on percentage not total votes.
You may win 1 time, for any category, once per three rounds. This means if you win this set you will not be eligible to win for the next two sets of challenges for any category for the same site. You are eligible to promote other sites in the interim.