LiveJournal's 2nd Ever Style Contest
Yes, a contest! The last contest we had (back when we only had 6,000 users)
was pretty successful, so we're holding another one.
A contest for what?
New S2 styles, of course!
The designers at Six Apart are going to have some new ones for us all soon,
but we know you want more now. So, we're asking you! We're looking for the
coolest, slickest, cutest, or most elegant styles you have to offer so that we
can add them to LiveJournal.
What styles criteria are we looking for?
All style submissions are subject to the following criteria, in addition
to the terms and conditions identified below:
- Your style must be your own original work. There isn't already a public
style just like it, is there? Also, you can't just take one of the public
ones, change one color, and turn it in. That's boring.
- Your style must consist of all the different page types, and they should
all look roughly the same (i.e., they should fit together nicely).
- The easier to customize your style, the better. A good style submission
will make smart use of system and layout properties as much as possible.
- If your style uses any images, we'd prefer them to be color indexed pngs
or gifs if possible. A style using a jpg image or non-indexed png or gif
isn't really useful to everyone, since we can't customize them on the
- Styles should be accompanied by 10 unique color themes. The more the
More important, what are the prizes?
What? you need something besides the massive amount of fame you'll receive
for winning? Of course you do! The top 5 contest winners will receive a
permanent account and can choose which prize they'd like to receive:
- 1GB iPod shuffle
- $150 gift certificates for ThinkGeek.com
(www.thinkgeek.com), the most
comprehensive website of cool and innovative gifts for discriminating
How do I enter?
Your style submissions can be made through the lj_stylecontest community by editing and posting
sample entry form. Submissions will be accepted through 11:59 p.m. Pacific
Time, on Monday, April 11th, 2005. Once the deadline for submissions
has passed, we'll open up the polls.
Every user on LiveJournal will be able to vote for the styles they believe are
best through 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time, on Friday, April 22nd, 2005. Remember,
when voting, you should keep in mind the criteria identified above. The top
five entries with the most votes will win. After the polls have been tallied,
we'll announce the winners and hand out the prizes!
No purchase necessary. A purchase (of a paid account or otherwise) will
not increase your chance of winning.
You must be at least 18 years of age to enter. Residents of Florida are not
eligible. Void where prohibited by law.
The contest is open to all registered users of LiveJournal. It is your sole
responsibility to review and understand your employer's policies regarding your
eligibility to participate in contests. If you are participating in violation
of your employer's policies, you may be disqualified from entering this contest
or receiving prizes. LiveJournal disclaims any and all liability or
responsibility for disputes arising between an employee and their employer
related to this matter, and prizes will only be awarded in compliance with the
Employees of Six Apart / Danga Interactive and their families are not
eligible to enter.
Six Apart Legalese
Terms and Conditions for Entries
- No purchase necessary to enter or win.
- Entries will be accepted beginning Monday, March 28th, 2005. Once submitted, no
changes to styles will be permitted.
- Deadline for entry is 11:59 PM Pacific Time, on Monday, April 11th, 2005.
- LiveJournal reserves the right to eliminate any entry on the basis of
objectionable content, including, but not limited to, profanity, nudity,
potentially insulting or inflammatory images or language.
- Entries must not contain any viruses or destructive properties.
- LiveJournal reserves the right to cancel or suspend this contest if
viruses, bugs or other causes corrupt the security or judging of the
- LiveJournal will retain a non-exclusive, perpetual, no-cost license to
all submitted styles.
- Participants retain intellectual property rights to their styles.
- Each entrant warrants and represents that he/she is the independent
creator of the submitted entry, the entry is original and owned by the
entrant, the entry was not created at your job using your employer's
equipment or on your employer's time.
- The entry must not contain copyrighted artwork and/or non-distributable
- Styles must work correctly; their instability or failure may lead to
elimination of your entry from the contest.
- Multiple entries may be submitted. Each entry must be submitted
separately. Only one prize will be awarded to an individual entrant.
- LiveJournal does not assume responsibility for technical, network,
electronic, computer, hardware or software failure of any kind, stolen,
incomplete, garbled or delayed internet/e-mail computer transmission, or lost,
late, misdirected, damaged, incomplete or incorrectly transmitted entries.
- Entries will be disqualified if entry form is not complete, or contains
inaccurate or false information.
- By entering the contest, the entrants (a) agree to the official rules and
the voting decisions of the LiveJournal users which shall be final in all
respects; (b) agree that LiveJournal will make no determination as to the
winner or runners-up of the contest and that the winner and runners-up will
be determined solely by a vote of LiveJournal users, (c) consent to the use
of the winners names and likenesses, statements, quotes or testimonials for
advertising, trade and publicity purposes, and grant to LiveJournal and its
authorized agents the right to reprint, display, reproduce, perform or exhibit
the entry without limitation and without any further compensation; (d) release
LiveJournal, its subsidiaries and affiliates and their director, officers,
employees and agents from any and all liability for any injuries, losses or
damage of any kind caused by any prize or resulting from acceptance,
possession or use of any prize.
- Once LiveJournal opens polls for voting by users, voting will continue
through 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time, on Friday, April 22nd, 2005.
- Winners will be notified by both e-mail and mail no sooner than Monday,
April 25th, 2005, and no later than Friday, April 29th, 2005.
- Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
- Prizes are non-transferable.
- There will be no substitutions of prizes and no election of cash in lieu
- All prizes will be awarded. In the event of prize unavailability,
LiveJournal reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater
- Winners should allow two months for delivery of the prizes after
notification of winning. If prize notification or any prize is returned as
undeliverable, the prize will be forfeited.
- This contest is governed by U.S. law. Offer void where prohibited or
- Winners are responsible for any applicable local, state and federal taxes
and any other charges, including, but not limited to, duties, customs fees or
other fees on prizes.
- A copy of the winners list, once available, will be posted at