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2007 Sign of the Times Challenge
These are the rules for the "2007 Sign of the Times" challenge. As time progresses, these rules may be amended to clarify any unclear rules as well as address any concerns that arise during the course of this contest.

Please read all of these rules carefully and post any questions or concerns you may have to this thread and it will be addressed.

Sign limitations
The contest limitations are fairly minimal this time. Mainly, a cost limitation has been imposed to maintain a level playing field.
  • Sign may be constructed out of any material using any techniques at your disposal.
  • The sign post or other hardware to mount your sign must be included in your total cost to build
  • Total cost to build the sign must be $50 USD (or $56.92 CAD)or less.

Rules
The following rules must be adhered to to ensure your entry is considered for judging. Please read them all carefully and feel free to ask any questions about them in this thread.
  • One entry per person.
  • Entry must be a newly built item. No previously built signs allowed.
  • An entrant MUST have at least 30 new posts on the forums between April 15th, 2007 and June 30th, 2007.
  • Permanently banned members and members temporarily banned between the start and end of the contest are not eligible to enter.
  • The site admin, moderators and prize sponsors may enter but are not entered into the voting nor are they eligible to win any prizes. Any entries from such users is simply for "show and tell" only.
  • Entrants MUST post their entry in the form of a new thread in this forum. The new thread must contain the details of your sign's construction and a picture of it as well (link okay).
  • The deadline for the entry is June 30th, 2007. Your entry must be posted to the forum before the end of the day on June 30th (EDT).
  • Once your entry has been posted, you may not make changes to it.
  • Your build details must include a brief summary of how the sign was made and a list of supplies used. Full how-to instructions are welcome but not required.
  • The list of supplies must specify the cost of each item, and the cost must total $50 or less. You are allowed to go over by up to $1.50.
  • Supply prices must be reasonable - Using that Bucky skeleton that someone sold you for $3 isn't fair, but if you found some scrap lumber or foam in a dumpster, via Freecycle, or from a construction site, that can be claimed as free. Use your head and some common sense here. If you are unsure, consult the admin for what is and isn't acceptable.
  • Expendable and quantity items such as glue, paint, screws, spray foam etc... can be pro-rated.
  • Shipping costs to obtain materials shall not be included in your total cost to build. Feel free to obtain materials from eBay or online vendors and only count the cost of the item towards the total.
  • All new threads (entries) in this forum will be moderated by Zombie-F and will not appear publicly to forum members until approved by Zombie-F.
  • All non-newbie members (10 posts or more) may vote for up to three entries during the voting period. This ensures diversity in the voting.
  • Contest participants may not vote for their own entry. Vote for someone else's item as a courtesy. Failure to do so will result in your entry being disqualified.
  • All votes will have their ip addresses checked. If a user appears to have registered numerous accounts to spike the vote, they will be disqualified.

Special Secondary Contest Prize
This time around, there will be a "secondary contest" inside of this main contest. If your entry can integrate something from HauntForum.com into it (this can be a reference to an in-joke, the forum logo, ANYTHING), then you will be eligible for a special prize of a $50 Visa Gift Card! There will be a separate poll for the admin and mods to decide the best HauntForum prop integration.

Prizes
As of this moment, we are seeking out prize donations from our sponsors. Please be patient until this list is fully populated.
  • Grand Prize: The entry that garners the most votes will receive a fantastic prize package from Frighteners Entertainment consisting of the winner's choice of two Gortrait changing portraits!
  • First Runner-Up: The first runner up will receive a "Power Package" of a wiper motor, 5 Volt/5 Amp power supply and a quick connect courtesy of Monster Guts.
  • Second Runner-Up: Our second runner up will receive a pair of Scarecrow vampire fangs (courtesy of Frighteners Entertainment).
  • HauntForum Special Prize: $50 Visa Gift Card, courtesy of HauntForum user DeathTouch.

Now, start your engines and let the madness begin!
 
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