Author Topic: What is the DOTY?  (Read 544 times)

Offline Betsy4Arts

What is the DOTY?
« on: March 12, 2018, 03:36:57 PM »
aquestionmark For those of you who aren't really sure what the DOTY 2018 is, I will give you some info.

* The DOTY stands for "Designer of the Year". It is a contest that lasts for 2 months. It will have 9 rounds, each round will last 5 days {Tuesdays [12am USA EST]~Saturdays [11:59pm]}. There will be a countdown clock for each round so you'll know how much time you have until you must submit your entry. There can be absolutely no extra time allowed as we are on a tight schedule so no extensions can be given. So if you sign up, you have given us a promise that you'll stick with it till eliminated or win. On Tuesdays, you will be given a theme, possibly a floor plan & some specifics that must be included in your entry. You may use cc, your own recolors/meshes or just game content but cc will definitely help you realize what you envision. After the round is finished, you may remove your entry and all it's cc from your game if you like as you will not be needing it again. Each Round will start anew .You will be allowed 6 in-game pictures for your entry, but no collages or pictures in pictures. Also no photoshopping unless specifically instructed by your host. You may include a border. Once you post your entry, you may not modify it so make sure before you post that all specifics are met and that you haven't forgotten anything.


* There will be judges{members of the staff} who will decide the points given {per a judging criteria already understood} to each participant's entry on Sunday & Monday. We will name who will be going on to the next round on Tuesdays when we announce the next round. Actual points will not be publicly posted but please PM me if you wish to know your scores. No one will be eliminated after the 1st round so you can get a feel for what the judges are looking for, but we will be eliminating in all later rounds. Your points will be cumulative until round 9, then the finalists will start at 0 again. Who ever wins round 9 will be DOTY 2018!

There will be 8 rounds and then a final. Each round will have 5 categories in which their entry is scored. Each category will be worth 1-5 points each. So each perfect score round is worth 25 points per judge{excluding fav picture}.
1. Strictly following the given theme
2. Including all specifics given by host
3.Creativity & originality
4. Use of camera shots & angles 
5. Use of given space
* Judge's favorite photo~2 extra points


* Those who are eliminated may still post entries but they will be JFF {just for fun} and will not be scored. Staff may also enter any rounds that they choose but will be JFF as well.

 minibud Hope that I've answered your questions. Always feel free to PM me with any questions or concerns during the DOTY. Hope that you have fun!! Good Luck!

« Last Edit: April 09, 2018, 04:42:20 PM by Betsy4Arts »
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