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15 December 2014 @ 03:57 pm

Let's kick this year's meme off with a bang with our first activity, ICON REMAKE!
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08 December 2014 @ 08:29 pm

It's that time of year again!

December 15th - Icon Remake
It’s your chance to call a mulligan on any of your icons from 2014. Remake any icon and post the before and after for everyone to admire.

December 27th - Icon Resolutions
In the New Year’s Spirit, make some graphic-related plans and goals for 2015! Do you want to make a post every month, icon different subjects, build up your courage to enter a scary contest? Put it down in writing here before the 31st.

January 1st - Nominations Open!
The main event is here! Throw your name into the ring and have people tell you what they think was your best icon from 2014. This year, nominations will be screened to add an element of surprise!

January 10th - Maker Nominations Closed
No new makers will be allowed to submit their name for icon nominations after this point. So, make sure you post your name before then!

January 14th - Icon Nominations Closed
That’s it, no more! Take a step back and relax while your mods scurry around preparing for the next phase of the activity...

January ??th - Voting
As soon as possible, voting posts will start going up for every maker! They will be staggered depending on the number of entrants.

January ??th - Winners!
Oops, I can’t tell you when this will be yet! First we need to know how many polls there will be and how long they will take to put up. More on this story as it develops.

Scattered through will be reminders, updates, and a few polls to gauge how best to run things for maximum enjoyment and minimal mod hair-tearing.


(All dates and activities are subject to change based on the needs of the mods/unforeseen circumstances/realizations that I wrote something incorrectly)
10 February 2014 @ 06:28 pm
Hello! In the feedback post, several people expressed that having so many icons nominated per maker made voting difficult and frustrating. Two ideas to combat this were brought up. The first idea is to lower the number of icons each person can nominate from 5. The second is to screen nominations so people can't see what icons have already been nominated.

While the mods figure out what to do next year, we'd like to figure out what the popular opinion is. Please vote in the poll about what you'd like to see happen with the nominations in Best of '14.

I'd like/be okay with these options:

Lowering the number of nominations to 3
Screening nominations
Both of the above options
Neither, leave it at 5 + unscreened
Other (I'll type in below)

If you clicked other, what would you like to see?

Thank you!
01 February 2014 @ 01:45 pm

Please let us know what you though of Best of '13! Which activities did you like, dislike? Any ideas on how to make it better for next year? If you have any ideas for new activities for next year, let us hear those, too!

Comments are screened but will be unscreened unless you request otherwise. Anon commenting is on as well.

Thank you all for being so amazing this year, see you in December!
28 January 2014 @ 04:02 pm

The time has finally come. A time of triumph. A time... where winners are announced. Some won by landslides and some by only one precious vote but now they all gather together as the victorious... best icons of 2013.

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27 January 2014 @ 02:28 pm

Here is a round up of icons made over the last month for the Icon Remake activity. Everyone should feel free to keep on remaking away! :)

Remade beauties!Collapse )
27 January 2014 @ 01:17 pm

It’s time for tie breakers!

The tie breakers will stay open for roughly 24 hours (until 1:30pm PST) at which point they will close and winners will be announced!

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24 January 2014 @ 07:39 am

You've got two days left to vote so keep voting.


On a more personal note, I wanted to thank you all. In 2013, I only made 15, let's face it, mostly ugly icons. In 2014, I've already made more icons than that and icons I'm proud of. I feel it is in large part thanks to looking at all your gorgeous icons while modding this. It'll be my pleasure to return next year to help deternot once more and this time, I'll have my own prettries to offer. :)
21 January 2014 @ 11:08 am
I am extremely pleased to announce that all the voting posts are up. They will remain open for 5 days, until the 26th at which time any necessary tie breakers will be posted.

If for some reason you can't find your poll, please let me know right away.

Additionally, when the tie breakers are posted, I will also be compiling a post with all the icons made for the remake challenge! People should feel free to continuing remaking for as long as you want, but only icons posted before the 26th will be included in the shiny round up post.


21 January 2014 @ 11:06 am

    → Voting will run approximately from the 19th until 5 days after the final poll is posted.
    → Each maker will get their own poll.
    → If tiebreakers are necessary, they will run for two days.
    → If you find any duplicates or ineligible icons in the polls, please let us know!
    → You may vote for 1 to 10 icons in each poll.

This post contains polls for wickdshy.
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