Hello and welcome to fma_awards, a livejournal icon award community for fans of the anime/manga "FullMetal Alchemist" (Hagane no Renkinjutsushi) who love to make icons/and or appreciate those who do make them.
Every week a theme will be set forward for members to make submit icons relating to. Members will vote via signed in screen comments, and at the end of the voting awards will be given for 1-3rd place as well as moderator's choice assuming there are enough entrants.
1. Members must submit their icons by 9pm (central) on Friday Night. Voting will start then and conclude on Sunday Night at Nine P.M. 2. Icons must be new! Please no older icons, and we'd prefer if you made them especially for the theme. Do not post them up before the contest is over! If you do so I will have to disqualify the entrant. 3. This is a bias free zone- so please vote honestly and sincerely. If you truly feel your icon is the best, feel free to vote for it though. However, do not advertise your submission or get a group of friends to vote for you- let's be fair here. 4. Icons must be made from official art. Whether it's screencaps, official anime images, manga images, etc. For now we are not allowing icons made from fanart, doujinshi, or cosplay photos. 5. No character bashing or potshots at any character/pairing. Even if you're doing it in humor- if you're unsure of something, run it by me first. 6. Proper credit must be given in the keywords if you wish to take one of the icons submitted here for personal use. Also, make sure you ask the icon maker directly for permission. 7. Icons must have the word or a derivitive of the word used as a theme. If the theme is "Sin," it must be on the icon- whether as just "Sin" or "Sinner," "Sins," etc. 8. Icons must fit livejournal criteria- 100x100 pixels or less and no more than 40 kb. 9. Only one icon per member per week. 10. Have fun and may the best icons win!
How to Submit:
Once the theme is given (on Sunday night once the previous results are announced) you have until Friday at 9 p.m. to get your submissions in. Comment to the specified post (comments will be screened so do it signed in- not anonymously) with this information:
Your icon submission: < img src= " url goes here " > (remove spaces) URL of icon: Anything else I may need to know:
...And How to Vote:
Voting is done screened comment style, by replying to the post with the entrants (logged in).
Make sure to have your votes in by the allotted time, and all will be well.
And any member can vote! Whether you're an icon maker or just someone who loves the series/loves icons.
Banners will be awarded to all three places weekly, and the winning icon will be set as the community default.
If you have any questions or suggestions please let the moderator (haro) know. I want this community to be able to please everyone involved as well as being an enjoyable experience- so if you have anything to say... speak up!