Couple things will be happening as we speed along to our 3rd BOTM competition. First of all, we would like to thank everyone for participating so far, and we hope things will stay the way they are. But, just a couple mentions.
Serated will now be enacting a zero tolerance policy. Meaning if you dont enter by the deadline, you automatically lose. He will still send a PM to an entrants as a reminder they signed up for the BOTM so they do not miss the first deadline (unless of course you miss it anyway, in which your loss).
Another thing to keep in mind is that this is not an anonymous contest. Under the condition you DO NOT have you entry personally handled or edited by an outside source (another user or artist) you are free to display it, edit it, or otherwise before the deadline.
Battle of the Month #1: May Sign Up
Welcome to the Battle of the Month! This is the sign up thread, meaning that if you wish to enter, you must post within the thread asking to be added to the list. All other posts that are off-topic or not BOTM related will be deleted. Here is the basic set up of the Battle of the Month.
Similar to the Signature of the Week, the Battle of the Month spans over a 1 month period, and consists of up to 4 separate sections of the contest. There is a maximum of only 16 (sixteen) participants and the first theme thread will be posted within the first week of the month of March, or if the 16 participant quota is met.
The BOTM works in this way: The 16 Participants enter in 1 on 1 duals with signatures corresponding to the theme. Contrasting the Signature of the Week, this contest’s winners are determined solely by the decision of a panel of Judges. When the judges have made their selections of winners, 8 shall remain, another theme is opened, and they battle again. Then 4, then 2, then 1 final victor will be selected.
Similarly to the SOTW, you are given a 1 week grace period after the Sign Up has closed, along with a theme. After the week is up, the entries will be pitted against each other in their duals, and no one other than the Participants who signed up may enter.
The end of the Sign Up is April 27th, OR unless all entry spots have been filled.
1) You are only allowed to enter yourself; you cannot act in favor of, or enter anyone else within this contest. There is a maximum of only 16 participants.
2) All questions, comments and concerns about the BOTM contest should be done within their respective threads, or directed via PM to Serated.
Participant List (12/16):