Hey guys, JR here and I'm gonna try something that hasn't been done in a while. For those of you who aren't aware, the Friday Night Fights is a character design contest style tournament that takes place each Friday (hence the name). Jeff and Kaldath have both done a few contests but we haven't had one in 2 years due to a bad turn out with the last one. But for a pessimist I'm pretty optimistic (why do you think I'm posting this on Friday 13th) and I think we can actually get enough people to make the idea work again.
So, what actually happens. Well, I need at least 8 people as a bare minimum to make this work and 16 as a maximum. There will be 4 rounds (provided we get more than the minimum 8 people, otherwise there will only be 3 rounds) each with a different theme. Each entrant needs to design a character based on each theme and submit them all before the FNF starts. The first round will be a qualification round if we don't get 16 entrants, where the creators of the top 8 images will advance to the next round, where they will be randomly placed into pairs and the tournament starts, so one creator facing off against another in a head to head contest and the winner advancing to the next round until we have an overall winner for the whole thing. I'll be bringing back polls for this contest, so each round will be voted for by you guys, so there's no judges deciding who goes through or who wins each round. Everything clear so far? If you have any questions, feel free to ask in the comments.
Now the important stuff. Rules and entry requirements:
- You can only submit one entry for each category, so only four pictures from each contestant.
- Your entries must have been made for this contest.
- Each entry must be names thus: Creator- Character Name- Category
- All entries must be sent by email (all four pictures in one email please, to save confusion) to me at firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday 1st June. Any entries submitted after that will be ignored.
- No backgrounds. Characters only.
- Please do not post your entries on the internet before you are eliminated or the contest is over.
And with that, the categories:
Week 1- Modern (Normal people)
Week 2- Fantasy (Paladins, Mages, Dwarves, Elves, Trolls, Orcs etc.)
Week 3- Sci-Fi (Aliens, Spacemen, Cosmic Beings etc.)
Week 4- Superheroes/ Supervillains
And with that, JR out.
Maybe I’m wrong, but in past FNFs was there not something about not posting your entries on the forums or other hosting sites prior to the contest ending, or you being eliminated? Keeps the entries fior the upcoming rounds a secret. Not sure…could have dreamed it.
djuby, I don’t know whether it was explicitly stated that way, but I do think anonymity during voting is a good idea to mitigate bias for specific creators. Although, some people have such distinctive styles, it may be impossible to totally obscure who did what.
RobM – true enough. Were previous FNFs anonymous?
@djuby- True, I’ll add that as a rule.
As for the anonymity thing, the first one Kaldath did was anonymous, but none of the others were to my knowledge. I won’t be doing it anonymously because I don’t like the idea. People deserve to be credited for the work the do.
To clarify, participants need to send their four entries before the deadline? When is the deadline?
@Suleman- “All entries must be sent by email (all four pictures in one email please, to save confusion) to me at email@example.com by Wednesday 1st June. Any entries submitted after that will be ignored.”
Ah, sorry, I should read things through twice when I’m tired. Let’s see if I can make this happen.
So I normally post mine to photobucket. I should wait till the entire competition is over before i do that yes? Also since all 4 are to be entered at the same time I shouldnt post any until over?
This is the first time I’ve participated in years. I’m looking forward to seeing how I do