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Lord of the Rings Awards

An LJ Icon Award Community

Posting Access:
All Members , Moderated
:: w e l c o m e ::

LotR Awards is a community that rewards icon makers of the most gorgeous Lord of the Rings icons on LiveJournal. LotR Awards runs on a monthly schedule and allows members to nominate other people's icons in eleven different categories. You don't need to be an icon maker to join this community! It's all about nominations. Past winners can be found at the winners archive and the winners post tag.

:: n o m i n a t i n g ::

01. Please put ALL nominations in one post. Feel free to edit your post later on to add more nominations. Also, try to keep them in the order that they're listed in the userinfo. This isn't absolutely necessary, it just makes it easier for me when it comes time to create the poll.
02. Each person is allowed up to two nominations per category.
03. All icons nominated must fit the LiveJournal size requirements. (No more than 100x100 pixels and 40 KB.)
04. All icons MUST be Lord of the Rings related. This means that if you see a spiffy icon of Orlando Bloom from Pirates of the Caribbean, it cannot be nominated here.
05. For every icon of your own that you nominate, you must nominate two of someone else's.
06. Please inform the creator of the icon that they've been nominated. It's not necessary, but I'm sure they'd like to know so they can see whether or not they win.
07. Please don't post nominations behind an lj-cut.
08. All nominations must be in before the voting is posted on Saturday.
09. The only categories that icons of actors out of costume can be nominated in are Cast & Crew, Best Overall, and Most Creative.
10. If an icon has been nominated before but did not win, it can be nominated again. But, if an icon has won before, it cannot be nominated again in that category. Past winners can be found at the winners archive and in the community's winners post tag.

:: v o t i n g ::

01. Voting is done in poll form. You can only vote ONCE (this includes if you have more than one journal).
02. Vote in ALL categories.
03. Only vote for one icon in each category.
04. Voting for your own icon is prohibited.
05. Try not to be biased. Pick the icon that you think is the best and deserves to win. Don't just vote for one that your friend made, or includes your favorite character.
06. The voting polls are friends only, so you MUST be a member of the community to vote.

:: t i m e l i n e ::

Nominations: Tuesday after Winners post - the following Saturday.
Voting: Saturday - Tuesday
Winners Announced: Tuesday

The community now operates on a bi-weekly schedule. So, the voting will be posted every other Saturday.

:: c a t e g o r i e s ::

01. Best Overall Icon.
For the icon that you think is the very best. It can fall into any category.

02. Best Use of Text.
For icons that you think make the best use of text. Text must be legible.

03. Funny.
For all funny icons.

04. Emotional.
For those icons full of angst.

05. 'Shipper.
For icons of a certain 'ship. What's a ship? A relationship. A pairing. It can be canon or otherwise.

06. Cast & Crew.
For icons of an actor or actress from the movies out of costume, Peter Jackson, Tolkien, LotR singers, or anyone else involved with the Lord of the Rings.

07. Wordless.
For icons with no words on them. Icons with tiny, illegible text count as wordless, since the "text" is only there for decorative purposes and isn't meant to be read.

08. Best Use of Color.
For icons with the best coloring.

09. Best Cropping.
For icons with the best cropping.

10. Black and White/Black and White with a Touch of Color.
For the best icon that is either black and white or black and white with only a splash of color.

11. Most Creative.
For the most creative icons.

Nominating Template:

:: b a n n e r s ::

When your icon wins, you can find banners in this post.

:: a f f i l i a t e s ::

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