I'll leave all the rule making to our hardworking admin, but questions on the rules will be asked here, again for organizational purposes. Some things to cover in the rules:
Due date? (April 9 I think)
How many entries can be entered?
Is LDD allowed or not allowed?
Does the entry have to be minifig scale?
How will the judging work?
As for the judging criteria, I think that sampling Tracy's POTMC criteria would be a good idea.
Quoting Tracy Bowersox
Here are the judging rules. Many of you have seen these before but we also have new people, so I've consolidated all the changes and updates into one definitive post.
Judges will judge each entry in 5 categories (plus bonus points). Make sure you comment on why each category received the score you gave it. Tally up the points for each creation and list them at the bottom. The categories are as follows:
Resemblance: Very basic. How close is the creation to the actual Pokemon? If you can immediately recognize it, I'd personally say that's worth five points. Add points to that for additional details that the creation includes. You should award more points for details cleverly executed. Worth ten possible points.
Flow: This is a judgement of the build itself. If the creation looks like a bunch of legos, is showing too many studs (in a way that looks bad to you), or is just kind of messy, you should assign low points in this category. A good score should be awarded to creations that look like a creature and not just a pile of parts. Worth ten possible points.
Creativity : This category assesses the use of parts in the context of just the creation. You should not take the other entries in to account for this category. If the creation uses parts in a way you think is clever, it should score well, EVEN IF OTHER ENTRIES DO THE SAME THING. Worth FIVE possible points.
Originality: This is where you get to compare the creation to the other entries. If it's unique in style, scale, technique, part usage, etc, it gets points. Worth FIVE possible points.
Presentation: This is how well the creation is presented to you. You should judge the whole page, meaning that you look at all the photos. If you can clearly see all aspects of the creation, that's worth good points. If there are a couple blurry pictures in the bunch, it shouldn't count against it if there are enough that are in focus. THIS CATEGORY IS ONLY WORTH FIVE POSSIBLE POINTS!
BONUS POINTS- Vignette: If the creation includes a vignette, you can give it up to five bonus points depending on its quality. THIS IS THE ONLY CATEGORY THE VIGNETTE APPLIES TO. You should not consider the quality of the vig when judging the other categories, only the pokemon itself.
BONUS POINTS- Special Requirements: For some contests, we may give you a special requirement. For example, it may be that your creation be minifig-scale or that you use a certain part somewhere. If the creation fulfills the requirement, they get an extra five points.
EXAMPLE OF JUDGEMENT
RESEMBLANCE: 7/10 - I knew right away that it was either Bulbasaur or Ivysaur. The way the bulb was made is brilliant.
FLOW: 5/10 - A lot of gaps in the bricks. Looks too much like a bunch of pieces and not a cohesive whole.
CREATIVITY: 4/5 - Great use of minifig legs and hats! Clever!
ORIGINALITY: 5/5 - Nobody else's is minifig-scale. It is also the only entry with the studs facing forward.
PRESENTATION: 3/5 - Should have used a backdrop to cover up the messy workstation in the background. I could see all aspects of the creation, though.
Vig: 5/5 - Great little forest. The little Caterpie is so cute!
This is done once for each entry. You should probably write this in another program like textpad so you can look at the entries at the same time. Then copy and paste your results into a post.
Quoting vulcane the volcanoe lord
so whats the contest
I deleted your comment in the sign up thread. Please ask any questions relating to the contest here. In answer to your question, the contest is a Pokemon building contest to decide who is going to be in the elite four. Permalink
Quoting Sir Killsalot Stick Knight of the Stick Table
Are those the rules of the contest or are they just an example copied from the pokemon of the month club?
That's the judging criteria from the Pokemon of the Month club, and it's a suggestion for Shadow X if he wants to use that for our points system. It's not officially the way we are going to do things at this point. Permalink
Now if only Shadow would start telling us what to do. :p (Leon, I almost was able to read it, but a translation would be nice. You won't get any extra brains, but zombies can just do nice things for no reason too, ya know.) Permalink
Quoting Cody G
Now if only Shadow would start telling us what to do. :p (Leon, I almost was able to read it, but a translation would be nice. You won't get any extra brains, but zombies can just do nice things for no reason too, ya know.)
TRANSLATION: Yes, but my fingers are all fat and clumsy Permalink
Don't forget me! That makes 8. Only enough for the badges... We either need there to be more people, or we may need to play multiple characters, like a Gym Leader/Elite Four and their own characters. Permalink
Quoting Baron Von Ben ~
Don't forget me! That makes 8. Only enough for the badges... We either need there to be more people, or we may need to play multiple characters, like a Gym Leader/Elite Four and their own characters.
Maybe Shadow could be the gym leaders and we could all be actual characters? Permalink
Quoting Cody G
Maybe Shadow could be the gym leaders and we could all be actual characters?
Thats a really good idea, I have been working on a personal trainer, along with all the Pokemon related stuff I have been working on the last week (its all thats on my mind!) Pokemon are actually really hard to make minifig scale, I have only been able to make spearow. Permalink