Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Submitting Older Work

Since it has been brought up quite a few times but not in the most conspicuous of places, I thought I'd better do a full blog post on the issue of submitting pictures older than December of 2006 to help ensure that everyone is aware of the nature of my policy.

In the contest rules, you'll find the word "please" used twice. The two rules with which I've used this word are not so much rules as they are requests. That is, if you submitted a picture that did not adhere to them (but did meet all the others), it would most likely still be admitted. However, do not take this to mean that I will give entries that do not conform to the requests equal consideration to those that do. The requests stem from my personal preference, after all, and my preferences will play a strong role in my judging. I want things to be fair and thus have every intention of taking all factors into consideration when deciding on the winners, including detail, difficulty, creativity, and when the pic was made, to name a few.

So, yeah, no need to worry! I promise to do my best to ensure that each entry receives its due credit. You can draw Link with confidence!

Tuesday, January 30, 2007


You asked for it! At the close of the visitor poll, 70% of you had voted for the entries to be posted for everyone to see before the contest's end. So, without further ado, here they are!

Rather than have them scattered throughout the blog, I decided to put them all on one set of external pages. Right now it looks a little on the...simplistic side, but I'll see about prettying it up as I go. Also, a link leading there will be posted at the bottom of each blog post from now on.

Enjoy, everyone! If you spot any discrepancies with your entry (such as a misspelled or wrong name) or don't see your entry posted within 48 hours of receiving an official entry confirmation, please contact me, and I'll get it fixed ASAP. Hopefully seeing these great entries will inspire you to submit one (or one more) of your own!

Thursday, January 25, 2007

41 Days To Go

All right, back to business! I'm all caught up now on the e-mails received while I was out of town, which I'm pleased to report was quite a few. Entries are flowing in at a very nice rate! I want to express my thanks to everyone for their interest and participation, and I also want to make a couple of announcements:
  • Since this blog now has several posts, from now on I'm going to include a link to the contest rules at the bottom of each one, to help ensure that they're easy to find.

  • There are only a few more days left to vote in the poll, which will determine when the contest entries will be posted for all to see. If you haven't plunked your two cents into it yet, better hurry, because it'll be closed after this weekend!
Only a little over a month to go before that brand new Wii is in someone's hands! You could play it, give it to a friend or loved one, or sell it for extra cash--the possibilities are up to you! Make the most of the time that remains and give it your very best! ^^

Wednesday, January 17, 2007


Why should Link get to have all the fun? Hehe! Starting tonight, I'm going on a trip out of town for several days. While I anticipate having Internet access during this time, I doubt I'll be able to use it very often with all the other stuff that will be going on. Thus, please be advised that anything you send to me between now and next Thursday may not receive a response right away.

Thanks so much for the feedback, everyone! Keep it coming! In addition to the forum ads, I've been sending personal invitations to artists whose work I've found to be particularly impressive. Those of you who have already entered, watch out, or someone could come along and snatch that Wii right out of your hands! Things are really starting to heat up!

Oh, and the entry post poll votes so far have been a lot closer than expected. Goodness, whatever shall I do if there's a tie? O_o

So much to do, so little luggage space! All righty, I'm off. 'Til next week, take care and may the Triforce be with you! *dorky salute*

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Two Questions

Okay, now that my little contest advertising endeavor is well underway at several different sites, could I ask everyone a favor? Please post a comment to this entry indicating where you heard about the contest. This will help me figure out where I should focus my efforts! I really appreciate it.

Also, because I have received several requests for it, I am seriously considering posting the entries now instead of waiting until after the contest. To find out what the majority of visitors prefer, I've posted a poll so everyone can vote on the issue. (Unfortunately I can't embed the poll into this entry, so you'll have to click on the link below to access it.) At the end of the month I'll go with whichever option has the most votes!

(The poll is now closed.)

Monday, January 1, 2007

Hero of Time

Happy new year, everyone! Hope you had a nice, safe Christmas. ^^ Now that 2007 is upon us, it's time to get the contest into full swing! Can you believe it's almost been 10 years since Ocarina of Time made its debut? Many of you are currently enjoying Twilight Princess, and it is indeed an excellent game, but I must confess that OoT is still my favorite. In fact, this contest is dedicated to its memory, that it may continue to be honored amidst the popularity of newer titles. This Link, the ancestor of all the Links destined to become heroes in the legend to which he gave birth, truly is the Hero of Time!

Over the next few weeks I'll be making rounds to advertise the contest in new places, as well as remind and rekindle interest in those already aware. Once the TP fever cools down a bit I'm hoping for a rash of entries! If you have any artistic friends or relatives who might like to participate, you're encouraged to invite them as well! Thanks, everyone, for helping make this a success!