Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 8:18 am Post subject: Create a Character Contest
Create a Character Contest
Whether you are a seasoned roleplayer or some one that is just looking for a fun contest to join this one is sure to give you a fun challenge. Below is Character Sheet (or Bio Sheet) template. All you need to do is create your own unique character then fill out the template with all the information about said character while also following the rules as listed below. The character can be one that you have already created or used for a roleplay. As long as it is your own creation you are free to enter it. Just make sure to use the template listed below to enter, NOT one you made before.
~ Everything must be GA rated.
~ You must follow the forum Guidelines and the TOS of IMVU when posting here
~ One entry per post
~ You must use the template provided below.
~ Characters entered must be created by those entering them. Do NOT enter using some one else's character. Should you believe some one is entering with a stolen character do NOT post here about it. Instead please message myself privately about the matter.
~ You may enter up to 4 characters, but only able to win 1 prize. So if one character has already won a place the other characters will be removed from the rest of the judging.
~ Entries must be in English. If you do not speak English please feel free to use an online translator to translate what you need here as well as to translate your Character bio in to English to post here.
~ Entries have a 1,500 word limit. You are free to use as little words as you need, however, you bio can not be over 1,500 words. (Sorry, but if we don't have a word limit then judges could end up reading novels for entries which makes them hard to judge.
~ Entries must have an image of said character as an avatar in IMVU. Images must be shown and can not be larger than 500x500, and not smaller than 160x220. (Sizes between the two are fine.)
~ Character image does not have to perfectly match what you write as the character description. Just as close as you can get it. Judges understand the limits on looks when it comes to what can be found in shop. You do not have to own all the items used in the image. Using try on is fine.
~ The section of the Bio that is for "[Skills/Abilities/Powers]:" is optional. Only fill it out should your character have a skill, ability, or power that needs to be listed in their bio. Judges will not count off if there is nothing listed there.
~ Any entries posted after then end date will not be part of the contest.
~ Any user caught trying to bribe judges or talk them into voting for them will have their entries removed from the contest.
~ Any user being rude to others in this thread or breaking any of the rules posted here will have all their entries removed from the contest.
~ If you have questions about the contest please first read the Q&A post below to see if your question has already been asked and answered. If it has not then please post your question in this thread. Do not message Judges or me with questions. All questions will be answered in this thread, and then updated in the Q&A post so that everyone has the answered to the same questions.
Character Sheet / Bio Sheet Template:
Start Date: July 1, 2016
End Date: (Last Day to enter) August 31, 2016
Judging Dates: September 1, 2016 to September 15, 2016
Winners will be announced on September 16, 2016
How Judging will work:
~ Judges will have two weeks to judge entries. (see dates above)
~ Winners will be posted on the date above or before should judging be finished before the two weeks are up.
~ Judges will be judging first on the rules listed above. Any entry that does not meet with all the rules listed above will be removed from the rest of judging.
~ Each judge will pick their top three entries based on creativity and originality, as well as a fourth entry that they believe should also win a prize.
~ Once all judges have placed their votes secretly. The votes will be tallied up based on a point system such as 5 points for each entry that was judge at a first place, 4 points for each 2nd place, 3 points for each third place, and 1 point for each Honorable mention. The Entry with the most points from the judges wins first place, and so on down the line.
First Place: 20,000 credits from Staff, 10,000 credits from CandyApple, 15,000 credits from Koschei,
Second Place: 15,000 credits from Staff, 5,000 credits from CandyApple, 10,000 credits from Koschei,
Third Place: 10,000 credits from Staff, One product from CandyApple's catalog of winner's choice, 7,500 credits from Koschei,
Honorable Mention: 5,000 credits from Staff, One product from CandyApple's catalog of winner's choice for 800 credits or less, 2,500 credits from Koschei,
(*note* Prizes can get bigger as the contest goes on. If you wish to sponsor a prizes for this contest you are more than welcome to. In order to do so you need to post to this thread stating what you are sponsoring. Those sponsoring prizes will be responsible for paying/gifting out those that they sponsor) _________________ Candy Colored Crayons < Contests, Games, and more.
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Q: Can I see an example of a rp bio?
A: You can see many examples of rp bios in the RP Characters Bio thread in the roleplay forum
Q: Can I sponsor prizes for the contest?
A: Yes, if you wish to sponsor a prize or prizes for the contest you must post in this thread with what you wish to sponsor. Make sure you are detailed about what it is you wish to sponsor. If it is credits make sure to list how much credits and if you want it split between prizes or just added to one prizes. If it is a gifted item make sure to state whether it is from any catalog or just your own as well as whether there is a credit limit on said gifted item.
Q: I'm not a roleplayer, but I would like to enter the contest. Can I?
A: Yes, you can enter. Everyone is free to enter the contest as long as they follow the rules. You do NOT have to be a roleplayer to join in the contest.
Q: What if my word count is different from the judges on my entry?
A: Judges are aware that some word count software differs from others. They will try to be as fair as they can about this. If you are worried that the software you are using is giving you the wrong count please double check with another program. Keep in mind that it is best to be under the limit if you are worried about the count.
Q: What does "general look" mean?
A: What your character generally looks like. Things like eye color, hair color, short hair, long hair, curly hair, straight hair, height, skin tone, fur, scales, tattoos, scars, and so on....
Q: What does image must be shown mean?
A: It means you need to use BBcoding in your post so that the image is seen in the forums without anyone having to click a link. [img]image link here[/img]
Q: Can I enter a anime look? If so,is Uta allowed?
A: This contest is not about a look. It is about creating a roleplay character. As for "Uta" I have know idea what that is. I'm assuming that is a character form an anime. In which case no. The character submitted needs to be one you created yourself. You can not submit a character that you did NOT create.
Q: so i have to create an IMVU character?
A: The contest is about creating a roleplay character.
Q: so we need to create outfits or.. just find a role play outfit in shop?.
A: You need to create a roleplay character using the bio template in the first post. After you create the character bio sheet you will then need to create an image of the character to go with it using products in the IMVU shop.
Q: What do you mean by "Race/Species"?
A: Race/Species is what your character is. Are they a human, elf, faerie, vampire, shape-shifter, troll, witch,......? The list of races/species I could name here are endless so it is up to you. Make up your own if you like.
Q: If I enter in my RP character, the one I currently use, will it be used for anything? Or is it just for the contest's sake?
A: The rights to your character are yours. Hosts/judges of this contest will not use your character. We are only trying to bring some fun to the rp community on IMVU as well as anyone what wishes to join in the fun.
Q: how many pictures are we allowed to post?
A: You are free to post more than one image as long as all images are no bigger than 500x500, however, only the first image posted will be judged so there really is no need to post more than one image unless you want to as they will not count towards judging.
Q: is the 1500 word count only for the biography or is it the total of everything (including the template)?
A: The words in the  of the template that we have listed in the first post will not be counted. Everything you type in to feel out the template will count. Name, age, race, etc... all will be part of the word count. Though you need to keep in mind that is a very small handful of words (15). As stated not all counters are the same so you will want to be careful what your count is as those that are exactly 1,500 to you might be more on the counter used to check before judging.
Q: what are the judging criteria?
A: Judging criteria is posted in the first post.
What your character generally looks like. Things like eye color, hair color, short hair, long hair, curly hair, straight hair, height, skin tone, fur, scales, tattoos, scars, and so on.... _________________ Candy Colored Crayons < Contests, Games, and more.
Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2016 6:51 pm Post subject: Re: Create A Character
Can I enter a anime look? If so,is Uta allowed?
Please read the contest post over again. This contest is not about a look. It is about creating a roleplay character.
As for "Uta" I have know idea what that is. I'm assuming that is a character form an anime. In which case no. The character submitted needs to be one you created yourself. You can not submit a character that you did NOT create. _________________ Candy Colored Crayons < Contests, Games, and more.
[Skills/Abilities/Powers]: Ability to play the bass guitar and drums. Can sing as well.
[Personality]: Shy, but once on stage with his band, "The Heartaches," he is very outgoing. Prefers not to talk to others and doesn't open up much. Secretly wants more friends.
[Character Biography]: Hey. I'm Nathan. You may know me from my band, "The Heartaches." I have black hair and blue eyes, and I'm 6'2. I don't talk much, I prefer to sing instead. I'm not a very open person, so don't be offended if I don't talk much to you.
[*mod edit to break image code on oversized image~CA]
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@sacker... you need to read the first post again. Your entry does not meet with in the contest rules. Your image size is to large for the forums. Race does not mean skin color. Race means human, witch, shapeshifter, were-wolf, vampire, elf, etc... You also did not enter a complete bio. You must have the complete bio as listed in the first post as the template. If you need examples of what a roleplay bio looks like you can check out the roleplay bio thread in the roleplay forum. _________________ Candy Colored Crayons < Contests, Games, and more.
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