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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.
2. Don't steal another person's work.
3. You must ask the creator of the icon before you take it. Give proper credit in the icon's keywords or comments.
4. Don't complain if you don't win.
5. DO NOT POST ANY SPOILERS IN THE COMMUNITY. Please keep spoilers out of icons and comments. If you post a major spoiler (mods will be the judge of what is a "major spoiler") anywhere, even in a screened comment viewable only to the moderators, you will risk being banned. Being banned will be based largely on how angry the mods get when they read the spoiler, so just don't do it.


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).
2. Icons should be no bigger than 100x100 pixels/40kb. Must be in .gif, .jpg., or .png format.
3. Icons must feature one or more bishounen from an anime/manga/video game. It's alright if a girl is present on the icon as long as she isn't the focus of it. Real life bishounen are not accepted. Also remember to keep your icon tasteful.
4. No fanart/cosplay images may be used! Doujinshi images are allowed (please tell us it's a doujinshi image), but official artwork is preferred.
5. Icons must be new, preferably made just for the contests.
6. Icons must be uploaded onto a server that allows hot-linking. (ie. Photobucket)
7. Do not advertise your icon before/during the contest! If you do you will be disqualified. "Advertising" includes but is not limited to posting your icon for others to see before the contest is over, showing another which your icon is to get their vote, using the icon before the results are announced, etc.
8. You may submit your icon to another contest as long as the contest is running on the same weekly schedule as us. This means that their voting days should be the same as ours, every Friday through Sunday. Always double check that the other community allows this, and it's good to inform the moderators of both communities that you are cross-entering.
9. If you make a new icon you'd rather have in the contest, you may resubmit your icon any time before deadline as long as you make a new comment on the submission post letting us know.
10. Make sure you're submitting your icon to the correct post. All submission posts are labeled "Week #: Submit". Please enter your icon in the following format:

    
    URL: img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/bishounenawards/bishounenawards.gif
    Character/Series: Frey from Alice 19th


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.
2. You must vote for 4 icons per theme. Denote your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choices, then your vote for the Special Category (see below); 1st choice will receive 3 points, 2nd choice 2 points, 3rd choice 1 point. (Point system by fatali @ ff_awards.) Please vote in one of these formats:

            1st: 43
            2nd: 27
            3rd: 31
            Special: 50

            -OR-
            43, 27, 31
            50

3. Do not vote for the same icon twice. If you do your vote will be discarded.
4. Do not vote for yourself. If you do your vote will be discarded.
5. Vote fairly. Don't vote for an icon just because your favorite bishounen is on it.

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.

Most Emotional: The icon that has the biggest emotional impact on the viewer compared to the other icons. The image and/or text is very well chosen and evokes any strong feeling.

Best Adaption: The icon that represents the theme the best through both the chosen image and text.

Best Caption: The icon that has the best text content. This means the words' actual meaning matches the icon well. This can be well-chosen lyrics, a good phrase, or even a single, effective word. Don't confuse this with Best Typography!

Best Color: The icon that stands out from the rest color-wise. It has the most effective use of color, whether it's faded, vivid, monotone, or duotone, etc.

Best Typography: The icon with the best treatment of text regardless of text content. This applies to the physical appearance of the words on the icon and can include good use of dingbats. Good text placement also plays a role in good typography. Don't confuse this with Best Caption!
Winners will receive a custom-made banner made by one of our lovely banner makers:
silverqe
publicxenemy
astrokittie
fantasy2004
nyaabo
adaneko

The rotational banner schedule is located here.
If 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.
_iconmadness
angesiconawards
animestills
aswimcontest
azumanga_awards
bishoujo_awards
bssmawards
ccs_awards
clamp_icontest
dgray_awards
ff12_awards
furuba_awards
furuba_hush
gravi_awards
hide_awards
itutorial
japan_icontest
ninja_hush
kh_icontest
ky_awards
ky_chorus
pierrot_awards
pot_icontest
sailormoon_hush
saiyuki_awards
seed_icontest
seinen_icontest
senshi_chorus
shaman_icontest
shoujoku_awards
smicons_contest
sqenix_icontest
suiko_icontest
watase_icontest
weekly_icontest
wolfsrainawards
yaoi_icontest
ygo_chorus
x1999_awards
x1999_stillness


I C O N    C O M M U N I T I E S
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07ghost_awards
ad_icontest
advent_awards
akamatsu_awards
animanga_lims
animanga_stills
anime_iawards
animeawards
anime_hush
anime_lims
asianlims
bebop_chorus
bleachbeat
bleach_icontest
bssm_battle
cb_awards
chobits_awards
clampchorus
clamp_colors
clamp_improv
clamp_lims
clamp_visual
disneyawards
dmc_icontest
dogs_awards
dothack_awards
dtb_icontest
esca_icontest
fe_icontest
ff_awards
ff8_awards
final_chorus
fma_awards
furuba_chorus
gackt_stillness
geass_stills
ghibli_icontest
gintama_awards
houshi_stills
htk_awards
hxh_icontest
iconbenders
inuawards
icon_tournament
i_variety
japanawards
jpop_awards
jrock_awards
jump_awards
kkm_itest
mangaawards
manga_battle
mangaicontest
mangaimprov
nabari_awards
naruto_awards
ohgreat_battle
ouranhostawards
pierrot_contest
pot_stillness
rayearth_awards
rk_icontest
rockmusiclims
rumic_icontest
sango_stills
strayd0gstrut
tanemura_visual
title_awards
vgvisual
videogameawards
xxxholic_awards
zelda_awards

icon_roulette
ost_challenge
royalcolor
sentient_icons


R A T I N G    C O M M U N I T I E S
i_elitists — icon rating community
iconfession — icon rating community
icontest_judge — icontest rating community
__eyecandy — layout rating community
awesome_layouts — layout rating community
elite_25 — layout challenge community
free_elite — layout 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.
Moderator: adaneko - email
Co-Moderator: nyaabo - email

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