Welcome to bishounenawards! This is an icon awards community for fans of bishounen from anime, manga, and video games. This community is maintained by adaneko, the founder and mod of this community, and co-moderator nyaabo.
bi·shou·nen — Japanese. Literally translates to "beautiful male youth," though in the anime fandom the term is used quite loosely to mean any attractive male character in a series.
Why bishounen? There are icontest communities for just about any game or series, and just about any topic. Surprisingly enough there wasn't an icontest around specifically revolving around bishounen. Knowing that Livejournal is littered with fangirls (and some fanboys!) adaneko decided it would be ingenius to start up bishounenawards, being the fangirl she is. Icons every week with bishounen on them... what could be better?!
Members aren't all required to submit an icon to participate. Voting is just as important, so please join even it it's only to vote. Also note, you do not need posting access for this community. All members need to do is comment on posts.
All past themes, entries, winners, and banners are archived in the community memories.
Hall of Fame: All Past First Place Winners
Hall of Fame: All Past Special Category Winners
08/06/2005; Thank you, babbled! ♥
06/30/2006; Banner by dark_angel869—thank you! ♥
08/06/2006; Two years! Thank you, mooncake_miko~ ♥
G E N E R A L R U L E S
1. Be polite and considerate of others.
S U B M I S S I O N R U L E S
A new theme will be posted every week on Friday @ 9PM Central Standard Time, the same time as the weekly voting post. Icons may be submitted for the new theme between the time of posting until the next Friday @ 10PM CST, which allows members one full week for icon making. Want to suggest a theme?
1. You must be a member to participate. It doesn't count if you're only watching the community. Members are allowed one submission per theme (unless stated otherwise).
V O T I N G R U L E S
Voting for icons will open on each Friday @ 10PM Central Standard Time and close on the following Sunday @ 9PM CST.
1. You must be a member to participate. It doesn't count if you're only watching the community. Members are allowed to vote once per contest. Do not vote for an icon on different accounts. You will be banned.
The Special Category is picked randomly just before voting opens. This place is awarded to the icon that receives the most votes for the special category. The six categories are:
Most Creative: The icon that shows the most originality from the others through its cropping, blending, captioning, or typography, etc.Winners will receive a custom-made banner made by one of our lovely banner makers:
silverqeIf you think you missed your banner, check in the regularly updated memories to see if they've been posted before.
A F F I L I A T E S
We are no longer accepting new affiliates, but if you'd like your community to be added in the userinfo you may comment on this post and ask for a link exchange.
I C O N C O M M U N I T I E S
R A T I N G C O M M U N I T I E S
i_elitists — icon rating community
If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment on one of the posts in the community. You may also contact us by email.