One year ago, on July 8th, me and Var sat down and we made these boards. We were both in separate coffee shops, thousands of miles away, and only communicating over Skype, but we made it work.
I had wanted to do a community site for a while, but it did take quite a bit of convincing for everyone to get on board (ha, get it?!). But July 7th, last year, I was driving from RTX in Austin, Texas to Florida, and at a Louisianan rest stop me and the rest of the TTV guys hashed out what we wanted the boards to be. And the next day, we did it. That quickly. I found the software, Var ran the tutorial, we figured out how Linux worked and installed our own docklet and everything.
So today, we're celebrating the anniversary of that day where we got those boards up. It's honestly really great seeing how far we've come. Here's to going a lot farther, as Bionicle picks up steam. And to add to that celebration, we're hosting a contest!
The theme for this year is worldbuilding. It's no secret that we're awaiting more Okoto information, and that up until now, we know barely anything about the new island. The goal of this contest is to do something centered around fleshing out the world of Okoto, however you guys see fit. Artwork, short story, MOC, comic, what have you; as long as it's some form of worldbuilding, you're good to go.
We've decided to split this contest up into four categories:
Artwork (including image manipulation and comics)
- A poll featuring the entries of each category will be set up for the community to vote on.
- Everyone will be able to decide who they feel created the best entry for each category.
- The winner of each category will receive a custom title.
- Follow all general member guidelines. Should be obvious, but just in case it isn't, you should still follow the board rules and member/content guidelines.
- All entries must be new/not posted elsewhere. You can't just submit something you've done before, it needs to be some new content made during the entry period. Now, obviously, if you've been working on a project and haven't shown anyone yet, you can still submit it - we honestly have no way of checking otherwise. But as a general rule, your entry has to be new content. If it was posted on the boards or on another site before the contest starts, it's not eligible for entry.
- One entry per person. This means you cannot enter multiple categories.
- Non-LEGO pieces/customized pieces are allowed.
- Photoshop/GIMP/image-editing software usage is also allowed. Using an image editing programs to enhance, add to, and overall complete your final submission is also allowed.
- All MOCs must have a written element to them. Since the theme is worldbuilding, all MOCs must also have some description or something written attached to them. This has to be at least four sentences long.
- Art does not necessarily need a written portion to it, but it would definitely improve your chances.
- Written-only entries (story or otherwise) must be at least 300 words long. So long as it meets the 300 word minimum your entry can be as long as you want, but keep in mind you're competing in a contests and the longer you make your entry the less retention it will have.
- The four category finalists will receive a custom title of their
You have exactly three weeks to create your entry. All submissions should be posted in this topic by July 29th. You are allowed to create a topic for your entry (we recommend it).
Please format your entry as follows:
- Title of entry: (Whatever you feel like naming your work)
- Category: (One of the four categories listed above)
- Link: (a link to your video, image gallery, or topic)