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16 January 2017 @ 09:51 am

All nominations are now closed and icons are being assembled for voting. If you notice any problems with your nominated icons, feel free to let us know here!  I will also comb through the threads and take note of corrections there too.
13 January 2017 @ 05:56 am

A few reminders and notices...

Icon Maker Nominations are now CLOSED.  It was wonderful seeing so many familiar names return this year!  Makers, PLEASE TAKE TIME TO COMB THROUGH THE NOMINATIONS! I have seen several icons nominated that were made from as early as 2012.  I try to note as many as I can but please, it is up to YOU to reply and let the nominator know if an icon is ineligible.

Icon Nominations will continue to run until Sunday January 15th.  Many of you have been nominating left, right, up and down!  But here are the latest threads that could use some more attention:
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Icon Voting Polls will be posted as soon as possible after January 16th.  Last year, there were several makers who notified me that the poll icons were showing differently than the icons uploaded by the makers.  So, to ensure that all icons are shown in their entirety and best quality, I would like to ask your permission as makers to use your own uploads for the polls (aka hotlinking).  Hotlinking used to be a bigger problem in years past, which is why bestof reuploaded each and every icon to use in our polls.  However, due to last year's concerns and lesser traffic in the icon community, I would like to simply pull the urls for the polls.  I do not believe this will affect anyone, but I still like to ask.

Please let me know if you do not want me using your uploads for the polls!

May I hotlink your icons for voting purposes?


Thank you, everyone.  Please leave any questions or comments you have!
01 January 2017 @ 01:06 am


Welcome to the main event of Best of '16 where people nominate their favorite icons, organized by maker, from the year 2016!

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27 December 2016 @ 02:36 am

And we roll right in to activity #2, ICON RESOLUTIONS

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16 December 2016 @ 10:46 pm

Let's kick this year's meme off with a bang with our first activity, ICON REMAKE!

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04 December 2016 @ 01:03 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 2016. 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 2017! 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 2016.

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 15th - 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)
03 March 2016 @ 04:18 am

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 2015.
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03 March 2016 @ 03:38 am

Here is a round up of icons made over the last 2 months for the Icon Remake activity. Everyone should feel free to keep on remaking away! :)

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27 February 2016 @ 05:15 pm

It’s time for tie breakers!

The tie breakers will stay open until Sunday around midnight PST, at which point they will close and winners will be announced!

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20 February 2016 @ 02:51 am
Very sorry for the delays, but I am extremely pleased to announce that all the voting posts should now be up! They will remain open for 5 days, until the 25th 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 25th will be included in the shiny round up post.