CONTEST: Knockout 2014!

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Once upon a time, in a land not that far away, a competition began. ‘Twas an epic contest that brought together the mightiest warriors of the Pen Tool and Brush, all paired up in battle by mere chance. One battle would yield a winner, and that winner went on to their next battle. At the end, one brave soul walked away with the grand prize. That was the great Knockout of 2010.

Now, another competition is on the brink of erupting! Yes, the Knockout makes its appearance in this fateful 10th year of Minitokyo’s existence. Mai-chan and the Minitokyo team are proud to bring you: Knockout 2014!~

What is it about?
In short, the Knockout is a competition between wallpaper makers (“wallers”). Each waller is assigned one adversary per round, whom they must “defeat” to get to the next round. It’s a way to sharpen your skills, improve your style and show the world just how awesome you are!~
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Structure

The Knockout is divided into rounds, which are the different stages a waller must go through in order to win!
As per Knockout tradition, each waller will be paired with another waller and compete against them in order to win the round and move on to the next one.

Each round lasts three (3) weeks, from the moment the official announcements are posted. The announcements are posted publicly in the News subforum, but wallers that have signed up will also be notified via private message that the round has started, and what the assigned theme and instructions are (Mai-chan will make sure of that!)

You can always request more information, either in the contest threads or via private message (PM), if you have any questions about the round or contest in general - however, Mai-chan can’t help you if the round’s theme is based on personal interpretation! That’s where your personal touch comes in ^_~
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General rules

+ Each waller is assigned one adversary per round, whom they must “defeat” to get to the next round. The wallers are paired according to a random draw, which will be available in both written and filmed form :)

+ To pass a round, your wallpaper must get more points than your adversary’s. You can receive a maximum of 10 points from one judge, with a total of 40 for each round.

+ Entries will be assigned grades based on the following guide: technical skill (2 points), theme interpretation (3 points), cohesiveness (2 points), aesthetic quality (2 points), first impression (1 point) for a total of 10 points/judge.

+ Wallpapers must be sent by PM to Mai-chan, who will then send them to the judges, who will do what they do best ^_~ Make sure you include “Knockout 2014” in the subject field!

+ You must send your entries without a signature or description! The judging process is entirely anonymous and secret - that means the judges will be revealed only after the contest is over, and they won’t know whose wallpaper they’re judging. The wallpapers themselves are the only things that the judges receive.

+ The minimum resolutions you can submit your entry in are 1600 x 1200 (regular), 1920 x 1080 (HD) and 1920 x 1200 (widescreen). Of course, you can submit higher resolutions if you want to e.g. 2560 x 1440 (HD) or 2560 x 1600 (widescreen). You don’t need to send all three resolutions, just the one you’d like to enter :)
See the list of accepted resolutions (“Wallpapers” section) for more resolutions.

+ Don’t post your wallpaper (with or without your signature) anywhere else on the Internet until after the round is over i.e. results are announced!

+ You can request help with your wallpaper! PM one of the organizers and they will assign one of our “helpers” (select members) to provide feedback. However, they can only help out with suggestions and critique, not work on your wallpaper with/for you :) Your help request is secret; only you, the organizers and your helper know about it and you won’t be deducted points for it.

Note: round-specific rules will be posted in the separate announcements for each round.
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How can I win? :o

Good question! First, read the rules and ask whatever questions you want - Mai-chan and her lovely helpers will do their best to help out objectively (if there’s a question we can’t answer, we’ll let you know). All questions and their answers will be added to the announcement threads as anonymous FAQs, so ask away~

Everyone is encouraged to think about the theme they’re assigned; don’t focus on the adversary, but on following the theme and making sure your intention and personal touches shine through.
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Prizes!

The 2010 Knockout awarded the grand prize to one brave individual. For this very special occasion, Mai-chan wants not one, but three champions! Yes, that means three prizes! And each gets a fav and comment from Mai-chan as well~
Mai-chan thought of something else: the prizes will remind the winners of her ;)
In addition to this, everyone will receive a custom achievement and a shiny badge for their userpages! Isn’t that cool?

1st place: messenger bag;
2nd place: agenda (personal organizer);
3rd place: keychain;
Participation: badge + achievement.
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Join the fun!

You can sign up for KO2014 as either a participant or helper. Participants get to compete and helpers get to help participants by giving them feedback (not working for them!). You can’t be both, sorry ;)

If you want to compete, you can either send Mai-chan a PM with the subject “KO2014: participant” or post here.
Helpers are totally secret so you must apply only via PM~ Only the first two applications for helpers will be considered.

The deadline for joining is Monday, July 14th!
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  • Jul 10, 2014

Painter

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Skull Master >:3

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Wow! That's interesting, I'd like to join as a participant >:DD

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Could be fun, will try to participate :O

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DOOOODY

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Doody Tco

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I'm in! Thanks for the opportunity

Forget your Pain and Smile :)

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I'd like to join :)

My groups:
mt-italia make-your-best s20-signaturestudio vectory clamp-a-holic simple-ism japanese vector-wallers chamber-of-kings

elisadevelon

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elisadevelon

Requiescat in pace

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Hmm, yes, I'd like to join, too.

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pandemonium91

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pandemonium91

Lazy af

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Oh wow, a new Knockout! I'm all giddy about seeing all the wonderful walls.

Only dilemma I'll have is which to use first~

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Meronheddo

Meronheddo

SCRIBBLER AT LARGE!

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Sounds really interesting, I'd love to participate! :)

Just keep scribbling, scribbling and a wee bit more scribbling :D

Angi

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Angi

But it is not this day!

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Long time no see some big contest *o*!
Can't wait to see the awsum walls! >w<

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This day we fight!

xxKurumi

xxKurumi

inexplicably green

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I volunteer as tribute! ...er participant. I'd like to participate, definitely c:~

Horseradish

Horseradish

A-R-T-P-O-P

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OMG. it's been a while since i've joined any contest. i suddenly miss Clash from AP. i definitely want to join, i mean----

I VOLUNTEER! I VOLUNTEER AS PARTICIPANT! lol. XDDDD

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Mt-Maigetsu

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Waiii, Mai-chan is so happy to see the enthusiasm <3

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  • Jul 12, 2014

MapleRose

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likes rainbows :D

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I'm probably rusty at walling now lol but I would like to participate :D

pamkips

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?????

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Ahhh idk if this is still open but I'd love to sign up! I'm rusty since I haven't tried this in a long time but I want to give it a shot.

idek.
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Mai-chan is so happy you all are applying! That she will give a few more days for more awesome wallers to apply! >w<
Deadline extended to friday 18th!

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  • Jul 15, 2014

Redwyn

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#SJW apparently

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yay for extension \o/
I would like to be in this thing

#likethat'sabadthinglol

lisz

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DONG.

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Waaaah extension.
I'd love to join ; u ;

Mt-Maigetsu

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>w< deadline for joining is over, announcement for 1st round will be posted ASAP!
Good luck everyone!

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  • Jul 21, 2014

qudsiawc223

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Ciel Phantonhive

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i will think about it.

Qudsia

  • Jul 24, 2014
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It's been 3 days, hope that first round info will come soon :( with my current schedule I have less than week left to wall :(

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I get it thank you~~

  • Jul 26, 2014

miauuuk

excelenete pagina

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no puedo ver las imagenes en su tamaño original alguien me puede ayudar

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