From the community, to the community.
Published on September 3, 2005 By Apocalypse_67 In WinCustomize News

WinCustomize community members.
Once again we are bringing a skinning contest to the community. This time around you have the chance to win one of three Object Desktop as a first place winner on a small skinning contest sponsored by Bones2112, Brewman, Bichur, Black Xero, Hus and me Apocalypse_67

The Prizes:
First place winners will get an Object Desktop.
Object Desktop is a desktop enhancement suite designed to allow users to turbo-charge their Windows experience. It's like getting the next version of Windows today. Use Object Desktop to personalize Windows to suit your particular needs. It comes with WindowBlinds, DesktopX, IconPackager, Theme Manager, ObjectBar, and much more.

Second place winners will get TWO premium skins of their choices from the following list.

    -ToonXP
    -Oxidized
    -Universe Metal
    -Oranda Cursor
    -Utopia Icons
    -Orion Icons
    -Carbonix
    -Essorant Pack
    -Unorthodox Pack


The Contest:
The contestants will compete on three applications. DX Theme, IconPack Theme and WindowBlinds Skin.
First place winners of each category wins an Object Desktop. Second place winners wins two premium skins.

The Rules:
- One entree per contestant per application.
- Only one prize will be granted to a winning participant.
- All skins submitted must be original new work of the contestant.
- No ports, borrowed images or re-coloring of previous work.
- ALL parts of the theme/skin must be skinned. Incomplete skins will not be accepted.
- IconPacks must contain at least 75 icons.
- Toolbar icons and animations on the WB skins are optional. All other parts of the skin must be skinned.
- DO NOT submit, upload or distribute the participating themes/skins on any other website until the contest is over.

- To ensure a fair download count for each contestant, ALL entries are final.
  
NO UPDATES ARE ALLOWED DURING THE COURSE OF THE CONTEST.
- Violation of any of these rules will result in disqualification.

Time frame and dead line:
Contest will run for 2 weeks from 09/30/05 thru 10/14/05
Skins will not be accepted before 09/30/05 or after 10/14/05 Skins uploaded before 09/30/05 will be place on cue until the first day of the contest.
Winners will be announced on 10/17/05
When uploading the skin/theme make sure to write 'WC SKINNING CONTEST' on the file's description to indicate that the skin/theme is competing on the contest.

The Judges:
The judges of this event will be the WinCustomize community members.
1st and 2nd place theme/skins of each category with the highest download count by registered users will be the winners.
KEEP IN MIND THAT REGISTERED USER DOWNLOADS ARE NOT THE SAME AS TOTAL DOWNLOADS

CONTEST IS OPEN TO EVERYONE.

Good luck to all the contestants and have fun skinning.


Comments (Page 2)
on Sep 04, 2005
It's too bad, the time is a little shorter to me, my new school term has started and I only can make skins at weekends...
To participate in the contest I have to work harder...
on Sep 04, 2005
It's too bad, the time is a little shorter to me, my new school term has started and I only can make skins at weekends...
To participate in the contest I have to work harder...


I'll second that... But i'll give it a shot!
on Sep 04, 2005
It's too bad, the time is a little shorter to me, my new school term has started and I only can make skins at weekends...
To participate in the contest I have to work harder...


i second that too.....that was why i told people earlier that i really wanted to win the first contest because i don't have time to make skins during the school year.
on Sep 04, 2005

Fairyy~, the 1st contest is almost over and is working better than I originally thought. Let's see how this second contest goes.
A 3rd contest you say??? ....hmmmmm.......
A Christmas based theme sounds good for a contest.


That sounds fantastic...a Christmas based Theme. Id love to see this include Widgets and Walls as well as WB's and Icons. Maybe everything.

Now to think of prizes......hmm......
on Sep 04, 2005
To participate in the contest I have to work harder.


jj ying and cyberworld and bash. School comes first, but..im sure you can work under pressure. I'd bet you can still be on time with an entry.
on Sep 04, 2005

It's too bad, the time is a little shorter to me, my new school term has started and I only can make skins at weekends...


The date of the contest can be moved up to accommodate those that lack time to complete their work. This will be decided on the week prior to 09/30/05

Danillo, you make a good point in regards to the skin updates. Updating a theme/skin sends the file back on moderation cue, this will create a disadvantage to the contestant since it can loose a day or maybe two days of downloads. But to eliminate this possible scenario I will update the rules of the contest so that all entries are final and no updating can be made until after the contest.
on Sep 04, 2005


I will follow
this contest
it looks very nice !

on Sep 04, 2005
People could easily create new accounts more and more, and download the skin/theme on each account. The method of judging is too faulty....
on Sep 04, 2005
ur rite dude!!!
on Sep 04, 2005
People could easily create new accounts more and more, and download the skin/theme on each account. The method of judging is too faulty....


I don't see anyone going thru that lenght of trouble just to download a skin. The download counts will remain the method of judging.
on Sep 04, 2005


People could easily create new accounts more and more, and download the skin/theme on each account. The method of judging is too faulty...


You have to remember..the moderators arent stupid.If they see an onslaught on "new members" it would raise an alarm. Also...I think your forgetting but last I looked..when you check d/load history you see the IP number of last person that d/loaded...So you see..this would not be a foolproof plan....

Besides..its a contest for "fun"
on Sep 05, 2005
A Christmas based theme sounds good for a contest


I'd love to see this. The contest,however, should end in time for the start of the Holidays. Ending the Eve of Thanksgiving so we can enjoy the Themes for the entire Season. Don't you think?
on Sep 08, 2005
I guess I'm chiming in here a bit late. I saw the original post about this contest, but missed this "official" announcement.

I was thinking of entering a DX theme, but the thing about using download counts is that it means that I (or anyone) could simply put together a theme that looked really cool but didn't work all that well. I've downloaded themes that looked great, but once I got them, it only took a couple minutes to realize that I couldn't use them at all. So if I'm looking at a DX theme that is entered in the contest and it looks good, I would probably download it. But if it didn't work well ... I've already voted with my download.

The question is: what are we looking for in a winning theme? Is it just about the "advertising" in the library and the preview, and not so much about the actual usablility of the theme?

This would also apply to WindowBlinds, but perhaps not so much.
on Sep 08, 2005
I thought about the download issue, but - i don't just go by screenies when i dl. mostly, but not just. i also peruse the comments specifically looking for issues that may have to be addressed first. i don't know what's involved in any moderation process, but i kinda hope they ensure it works to some degree at least. and yes, i have also downloaded stuff that didn't work for me - a lot times it didn't mean it was bad, it just didn't work for me and i don't have the knowledge or skill to 'correct' it.

bear in mind, this is for fun - and for myself, a way to give something to the skinners who have made my desktop much more enjoyable.
on Sep 09, 2005
Exactly what Bichur said.
This contests are a way for some of us community members to give something back to the skinning community.
We all upload our work here for fun and for free, here is a chance to actually get back something more than just ratings, comments or download counts.
Give it a try, who knows... you might end up a winner
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