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    Note: These rules are subject to change at any time.

    The Cartographers Guild Mapping Challenge is a monthly contest that will allow you the opportunity to exercise your mapping skills in order to win prestige amongst your fellow cartographers. Occasionally, special additional prizes may be offered, but the standard prize consists of a special rank that will appear under your name.

    Each month a mapping topic or concept will be announced and entries must be received 5 days before the end of the month. Judging will take place during those last 5 days, and a winner will be announced within that time frame.

    The following procedures must be followed in order to join the mapping challenge.
    • Entry deadline - Entries for each Challenge must be posted prior to the last five days of that particular Challenges month.
    • Entry Posting Thread Subject - You must create a thread with the subject title formatted as follows (replacing May with the current month and year): May 2011 Entry: Entry title or description
    • Entry Posting Thread Contents - Your thread must have an attached image in the first post upon creation. You may post your thread early with a Work in Progress (WIP) picture, and work in progress pictures and updates are strongly encouraged but not required.
      Each map image you post must be preceded with the words: ### LATEST WIP ###. This means it will be be picked up by the thumbnail scraper.
    • Judging - Judging will be handled by public vote through the forums voting system during the last 5 days of the month.
    • Judging Criteria - Entries will be judged based on the following criteria in no specific order: originality, artistic merit, adherence to challenge guidelines, technical excellence.
    • Entry Creation - Entries must be submitted as an image attachment, but the image could be from any software, such as Campaign Cartographer, Dundjinni, Fractal Mapper, Adobe Photoshop, GIMP, etc. to include scans of hand drawn paper maps if applicable. No matter what mapping method you use, you're still a cartographer in our eyes.
    • Legal Rules - You must follow copyright rules, and may not use any map resources that are copyrighted to the point of preventing you from posting them to the public. All submitted entries must be your own work. All posted content is the sole property of the poster and may not be reused without permission. By submitting an entry to the Mapping Challenge you automatically grant permission to the Cartographers Guild and other Fantaseum Alliance sites to have your entry featured on the site as a contest winner or used in inter- and cross-site promotions or contests.
    • Original work - The map must be made within the time frame of the challenge. Therefor it is not allowed to use a previously made map or continue work on a map begun before the challenge commenced. This to make sure that all have the same chances in the competition.
    • Additional Rules - More rules may be added and the process may be streamlined as the concept evolves.
    This challenge will not work without participation. Tell your friends, post to other forums, spread the word!

    Upon completion of a monthly challenge, all entry threads will be locked, and the announcement will be unstickied and locked. This will prevent old entry's from cluttering up the forums.

    Feel free to use this thread to discuss the rules of the challenge.
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    Please make sure you guys are reading the contest rules. EVERY month I have to rename the thread titles. Not trying to be a stickler, but no one seems to get it right so I figured a little tickler would be appropriate.

    Hey that rhymes. Not to be a stickler, but here's a little tickler...remember to properly name your threads or the river police will chop off your heads.

    Hows that? Don't quit my day job?
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    I'm suitably intimidated. head-hunting water pigs do it for me.

    This of course was a comment that was made before I saw who was wearing a river police badge... I would also like to state that I suffer from multiple personality disorder... and Evil Del wrote that.... Not me.. Kind and Wonderful Del...

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    I have a question. I see many people posting maps for the challenges and then they continue to modify and tweak those maps as they go.

    I have a map that I want to eventually submit but I am not done working on it. I seem to adjust things daily.

    Are we allowed to do that? Upload our map challenge and then continue working on it? I just want to make sure before I upload anything. My guess is that you will take the most recent version uploaded on that 5th last day of the month - that will be the map that is officially entered into the contest. Correct?

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    You can keep adding to the thread until your happy or when a cut off point comes which is about 4 days before the end of the month - best to finish off a little before then tho.

    Whenever you put a new map in put ### Latest WIP ### just before you upload the map as an image attachment and then it should appear on the
    thumbnails page of all current entries.

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    Simple question : when will this month's challenge be displayed ? I just can't wait ^^...

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    We normally like to wait until the voting closes the previous month but the revote messed us up a bit.

    it is ready to go and you should see it posted shortly

    -Rob A>

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    can one person do more then one entry?

    Not that I really have that kind of spare time or anything, but you see I had an idea for a solar system chart that I will be getting my supplies to work on this weekend, but then with some of the other things mentioned in the challenge post and some thoughts posted by others I'm coming up with other ideas now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rovingjack View Post
    can one person do more then one entry?

    Not that I really have that kind of spare time or anything, but you see I had an idea for a solar system chart that I will be getting my supplies to work on this weekend, but then with some of the other things mentioned in the challenge post and some thoughts posted by others I'm coming up with other ideas now.
    Only one entry per challenge.
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    Explanation of Layer Masks in GIMP
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