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2005 Style Contest

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 fly.
  • Styles should be accompanied by 10 unique color themes. The more the better!

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 technophiles.

How do I enter?

Your style submissions can be made through the lj_stylecontest community by editing and posting the 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.

Eligible Contestants

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 employer's policies.

Employees of Six Apart / Danga Interactive and their families are not eligible to enter.

Six Apart Legalese

Terms and Conditions for Entries
  1. No purchase necessary to enter or win.
  2. Entries will be accepted beginning Monday, March 28th, 2005. Once submitted, no changes to styles will be permitted.
  3. Deadline for entry is 11:59 PM Pacific Time, on Monday, April 11th, 2005.
  4. 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.
  5. Entries must not contain any viruses or destructive properties.
  6. LiveJournal reserves the right to cancel or suspend this contest if viruses, bugs or other causes corrupt the security or judging of the contest.
  7. LiveJournal will retain a non-exclusive, perpetual, no-cost license to all submitted styles.
  8. Participants retain intellectual property rights to their styles.
  9. 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.
  10. The entry must not contain copyrighted artwork and/or non-distributable typefaces.
  11. Styles must work correctly; their instability or failure may lead to elimination of your entry from the contest.
  12. Multiple entries may be submitted. Each entry must be submitted separately. Only one prize will be awarded to an individual entrant.
  13. 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.
  14. Entries will be disqualified if entry form is not complete, or contains inaccurate or false information.
  15. 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.
  16. Once LiveJournal opens polls for voting by users, voting will continue through 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time, on Friday, April 22nd, 2005.
  17. 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.
  18. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
  19. Prizes are non-transferable.
  20. There will be no substitutions of prizes and no election of cash in lieu of prizes.
  21. All prizes will be awarded. In the event of prize unavailability, LiveJournal reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value.
  22. 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.
  23. This contest is governed by U.S. law. Offer void where prohibited or otherwise restricted.
  24. 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.
  25. A copy of the winners list, once available, will be posted at http://www.livejournal.com/news/2005-stylecontest2-winners.bml