Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to the second Comics forum contest, Onomatopoetic Justice!In April, LEGO released the Super Heroes Movie Maker, an app that let you record the adventures of your favorite LEGO crime fighters. In recognition of this release, we're looking to see you try your hands at doing the same thing in a comic; for this contest, you will "film" a super hero action sequence. Your comics need not be frame-by-frame sequences, but they should flow rather like an animation.But that's not all! The Movie Maker does not record dialogue, so your comics won't have any, either. However, one of the staples of super hero comics and shows alike will be at your disposal: onomatopoeia, words made to represent sounds. To make your comics come alive, you can break out your best whams, bangs, and kapows!In summary, for this contest, you must create a super hero action sequence, using no text aside from sound effects. We look forward to seeing your work!Entry period:Entries will be accepted from June 1, 12:00 AM EDT until June 30, 11:59 PM EDT. This means you have approximately four weeks to complete your entry, so please plan accordingly!Unauthorized revisions will not be allowed after an entry has been submitted; if you need to fix something in your entry, please contact either -Windrider- or me.Entry form:Please fill this out and post it in this topic to enter your comic.Member name:Entry name:Entry URL:Optional:Thumbnail URL (highly recommended; more on this in "Entry requirements"):Entry topic:Entry requirements:All entries of all media will be accepted and will not be separated into categories. Entries of all lengths will be accepted, as well. There are, however, a few requirements to be followed.Entries must be LEGO-related. This is in compliance with the rules of the Comics forum; this is not a COT contest!Entries should not exceed 3 MB in file size per page. You are allowed to split your entry into multiple files/pages, but each must be less than 3 MB in size.Remember that if your image is above 500 kB in size, you should link to it in compliance with BZPower's global rules.Entries must be in GIF, JPEG, or PNG format. Your comic's presentation must be static, with one exception:Your comic may be presented as an animated GIF. This is a deviation from the previous contest's rules to allow entrants to better emulate the Movie Maker app if they so desire. Other forms of animation, such as SWF files, will not be allowed, as such entries would belong in the Music & Movies forum. It is highly recommended that you provide a 128x128 pixel crop or thumbnail that represents your comic. These will be displayed in the polls for flavor. For examples of past thumbnails, take a look at the last contest's polls. If you do not submit one, we will use the standard Brickshelf/Majhost thumbnail, and you might not like it!General rules:Failure to follow these rules may result in a disqualification.All BZPower Rules must be followed! If it would not be allowed in a post, it is not allowed in a comic.Only one entry per member.All entries must be your original work and cannot have been published on BZPower prior to your entering it.Entries may not be modified once posted unless you have instruction to do so to fix a rules violation, or if you have approval to correct a minor error. All such requests should be PMed to -Windrider- or me. The assistants, -Windrider-, and I will check all entry images against the ones submitted at the end of the entry period. On that note:No cheating! We will catch you if you modify your entry without approval. Cheating = disqualification = sad.No mass advertising your entry through PM or other means. PMs amongst you and your friends are fine, but nothing more. If you receive an unsolicited advertising PM, please report it.If you wish to advertise your entry, you may do so through your signature or blog, or, of course, by posting an entry topic. Please do follow the signature guidelines.Voting:Voting will take place in polls. We anticipate two rounds of voting for this contest:Preliminary voting should begin on July 1st and will end on July 3rd.Final voting should begin on July 4th and end on July 6th.Prizes:The prizes for this contest, graciously donated by LEGO, are an Iron Man minifigure and a Captain America minifigure, pictured hereThe 1st place winner will receive his or her choice of minifigure, and the 2nd place winner will receive the other.Hosts, assistants, and conduct:Your contest hosts are Ziko and -Windrider-.Your contest assistants are Kakaru and 55555.This topic will be left open for contest discussion, and while discussion is encouraged, we expect everyone to conduct him or herself professionally. That means no spamming, no flaming, no whining, etc. It could hurt your standing in the contest! Additionally, please do not try to "play moderator." If you have issues with someone's behavior, someone's entry, or anything, please do not post about it. You can PM any of the four of us, and we can sort things out privately.If you have any questions, feel free to PM any of the four of us, or simply post in this topic.Banners and such:Below are several contest banners that you can use. We encourage the submission of more banners, and we also encourage you to use these to advertise the contest! (40.4kb)
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