Who can vote? Anyone who has account in dA before 1 February 2012 can vote.
Contestants can vote and have chance to win prize for voters too, but contestant can't vote for his own entry.
When can I vote? You can vote now until the last minute of 31 March 2012, GMT How can I vote?
You must vote for one entry only.
Put one link of your favorite entry in the comment box in this journal. After you have already posted your vote, please don't post anything in this journal again.
To prevent confusion, please don't put link of other entry that you don't vote for. If you really want to mention to other entries that you don't vote for, you can put their thumbs but you can't put their links.
If you put more than one link, your vote will be invalid.
Once again, Put one link only! You don't have to put thumb. Putting thumb without link will not help your favorite entry gets your vote.
Can I correct or change my vote?
If you did anything wrong while you voted in the comment box and you want to correct it, or you have changed your mind and want to change your vote for other entry, you have only one chance to do so within March 31.
But you can't post your second vote in a new comment box. You must go back to your old vote/comment that you have posted, click a reply button of your own comment, and then put a link of an entry there. Once you have put the second vote, your first vote will be invalid immediately, and only your second vote will be counted.
If you didn't follow this rule or you posted anything else in this journal after your second vote, all your votes will be invalid and marked as spam, and you can't vote again.
What you can't do in this journal
Please don't post comment without your vote. [If you do, your comment will be mark as spam.]
Please don't reply other people's vote/comment. [If you do, your reply will be mark as spam.]
If anyone has a question, please ask me somewhere else outside this journal. I will not reply or post any comment here.
Anyone who breaks the rules more than 3 times will be temporarily blocked in this journal until I finish counting the votes.
Prizes for the 3 contestants that get highest votes
The contestant whose work gets highest votes from viewers will also get 1,000 points.
The contestant whose work gets second highest votes from viewers will also get 500 points.
The contestant whose work gets third highest votes from viewers will also get 300 points.
In case there are 2 contestants get highest vote equally, both of them will get 750 points, and the contestant whose work gets second highest votes will get 500 points. If there are more than 1 contestant get second highest votes, 500 points will be divided by the number of winners before being given to them. [ the prize for third highest votes will be canceled.]
In case there are 3 contestants or more get highest vote equally, 2,000 points will be divided by the number of winners before being given to them, and the prizes for second and third highest votes will be canceled.
In case there are 1 contestant gets highest vote, but there are more than 1 contestant get second highest vote equally, the winner who gets highest votes will still get 1,000 points, while the other 1,000 points will be divided by number of the winners who get second highest votes before being given to them, [ the prize for third highest votes will be canceled.]
In case there are 1 contestant gets highest vote, 1 contestant get second highest vote but there are more than 1 contestant get third highest vote equally, the winners who get highest votes and second highest votes will still get 1,000 and 500 points respectively, while the other 500 points will be divided before being given to all contestants who get third highest votes.
Prizes for the 5 lucky voters
Anyone who faved this journal and voted on entry that finally wins the 1st place will have chance to get 500 points
Anyone who faved this journal and voted on entry that finally wins the 2nd place will have chance to get 200 points
Anyone who faved this journal and voted on entry that finally wins the 3rd place will have chance to get 100 points
Anyone who faved this journal and voted on entry that finally wins the 4th place will have chance to get 100 points
Anyone who faved this journal and voted on entry that finally wins the 5th place will have chance to get 100 points
note 1 : I'll give the 1st place prize to the entry that impresses me most which may or may not be the same entry that gets highest votes from voters.
note 2 : I appreciate it if contestants ask friends to join this vote, but please let them make their own decisions and vote for the entries that they really like most.
The names of 5 lucky voters will be randomly picked up from the list and be announced together with all the winners of this contest.
Can I send an entry to join this contest during the vote? Yes, you can. I still accept good entries during the vote. The 1st place winner will get 4,000 points. If you think you have potential to win, you still have chance to join before the vote ends on March 31. See the rules and all prizes on my profile page. mr-ripley.deviantart.com/ Contestants can improve your entries.
The contestants who have already joined the contest can improve their entries during the vote. I confess I have some good entries that are worth 5 biggest prizes now, and it's not easy to judge. So you may win or lose the first place just because of small detail in your own work. If you want to know what part in your entry I think you should improve, you can ask me in the note.
And feel free to note me anytime you edit your entry so that I can update it in this journal.
Both old and new entries have equal chance to get highest votes because voters can change their votes one time before the end of March.
When will all the winners be announced?
After the vote ends on March 31, I need around 10 days to count the votes and place the winners in all prizes.
So, I will announce all the results of this contest in my next journal which will be posted on 10 April 2012.
All the points will be given to all the winners within 24 hours after the results are announced.
There are 60 entries to be voted now.