ICON NOMINATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.
Welcome to the main event of Best of '18 where people nominate their favorite icons, organized by maker, from the year 2018!
→ Makers should start a new comment thread with their username and the journal where they post their icons in the body of the comment.
→ Respond to maker comments with icons they wish to nominate as that maker's Best of '18.
→ This post and all other Best of '18 posts will be left public indefinitely.
Maker Comments - CLOSED
→ Make sure to put your username first in the comment and also a link to where you post your icons. If you are in a shared community, please note that in your comment and provide a link to your maker tag if you have one!
→ Feel free to write other things in the comment! For instance, what sort of style you think you have, what fandoms you focused on, techniques you worked on through the year.
→ Please do not, however, talk up or down individual icons.
Nominations - CLOSED
→ Icons may be hotlinked from the maker's original post unless the maker says in their comment that it is not okay to do so.
→ Please reupload icons that use photobucket or imgprx to imgur or another site, or others (including your mod) may be unable to see it. I will try to check the sources as nominations come in but please check. We had issues last year in particular with the imgprx source.
→ Nominations should have the icon's image in it (don't just leave a link).
→ You aren't required to say anything other than the image, but it's nice to explain what you like about the icon you chose! What made it stand out to you?
→ You may nominate up to 5 comments per maker. You can either put them in separate comments or all in one. If you nominate over 5 icons, you will be asked to choose only 5 to go through to voting.
→ All nominated icons must be from 2018. If a maker posts icons from contests and the like that were made in 2018 but only posted in their community in 2019, that is alright as long as it is specified that they were made in 2018.
→ Try to nominate for multiple people, including makers you don't know! You can even nominate for fandoms you don't know. Sometimes an outsider's perspective can be fresh and interesting!
→ NSFW nominations should be warned for.
→ Following the 7th, reminders will be posted with links to maker threads that may have been missed. That way, if commenting on everyone feels like way too much for you, you can wait until the reminder start up and throw your nominations toward the people who need them most!
→ Nominations are not screened this year, but please nominate icons based on your decision (and not whether or not someone else has already nominated them).
→ When we have been alerted, the mods will respond to the ineligible nomination.
→ Each maker will get their own poll.
→ If tiebreakers are necessary, they will run for two days.
→ Makers can ask for banners featuring their winning icons, if they so desire.
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