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heaven
26th Nov 2011, 9:22 PM
Official MTS 2012 Calendar Contest

In just a few short days, we will be launching not one, but two calendar contests for 2012. The contests will run for the entire month of December. There will be one specific for TS2 and one for TS3. This contest will give you a chance to share unique screenshots of your sims celebrating throughout the calendar year.

On December 1st, details and a chance to enter will be posted in the Sims Contests (http://modthesims.info/forumdisplay.php?f=569) site area.

Use your creativity to showcase your sims in a shot fitting for each month of the year. The picture should be a scene with sims in it representing the "feel" of a particular month. Have the family gathered for Christmas dinner? Take a picture! Beach party in June? Snap that scene! A winner will be chosen for each month for, up to, a total of 24 winners (12 for each game)!

Check back on December 1st, start taking pictures and have fun!

TS2 Contest (http://modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=462106)

TS3 Contest (http://modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=462108)

porkypine
27th Nov 2011, 2:22 AM
Hi! What if we are like 'brain dead' for some month's ideas but have a couple of good ones otherwise. Can we enter for just a couple of months or do we have to do all 12?

heaven
27th Nov 2011, 2:35 AM
The contest will only take place during the month of December. At the end of the month, winners will be chosen for each month and then the winning pictures will be made into a calendar. Sorry about the confusion!

leefish
27th Nov 2011, 2:37 AM
Is there a limited number of entrants per month of the year? If so, I am gonna go camp in the sims contest forum so I can get my preferred month :)

heaven
27th Nov 2011, 2:41 AM
There is a limited amount of entries per month. 15 per month to be precise. However, make sure to read the rules BEFORE posting your entry. :)

leefish
27th Nov 2011, 2:45 AM
Ok - I know there is gonna be a Rules thread and stuff, but just to get a general idea - in the REAL month of December 2011 we can all posts pics of our sims/houses/pets/worlds and the pic we post is to represent a month on a calendar - right? And there are 15 places in each month...so if I get to the thread too late on 1st December and there are already 15 entries for the month of February I have to pick another month?

OMG...

porkypine
27th Nov 2011, 2:47 AM
Darn! It's a shame I haven't finished all my new outfits or I'd make a winter snow snake scene for January... and a pow-wow horse parade for August.. :D

Ok. I'll see if I can get the old 'imaginative section' neurons fired up.

porkypine
27th Nov 2011, 2:49 AM
p.s. I think perhaps if we limit each person to one entry per month that we can let in more than 15 for each month? **begs*... *Whimpers*... *tears up pitiful tears**

http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/32044_111126205952pitiful.JPG

leefish
27th Nov 2011, 2:52 AM
Porkypine - we can camp out in the Contests Forum, but I don't have WA so I don't have a tent :(

porkypine
27th Nov 2011, 3:01 AM
Porkypine - we can camp out in the Contests Forum, but I don't have WA so I don't have a tent :(

How about an umbrella? An old car that doesn't leak? :Pint:

We can at least start making up some scenes and getting snapshots. :0) Kentucky Derby is May 4/5 weekend thereabouts.... But May day will probably take that month... the interesting thing will be to see if the entries are May day as in old heathen coming of spring revival or as in political movements. :lol: :Pint:

heaven
27th Nov 2011, 3:02 AM
/me whispers - there is a cap on how many months contestants can enter. :) But think of the judges! 180 pictures to judge already!

porkypine
27th Nov 2011, 3:14 AM
/me whispers - there is a cap on how many months contestants can enter. :) But think of the judges! 180 pictures to judge already!

:cool: :giggler: :Pint:

Morphead
27th Nov 2011, 5:20 AM
I have the perfect idea for this for my birth-month! Hopefully CAH will be fixed by then :S
/me also remembers he has to finish a story @[email protected]

simsample
27th Nov 2011, 10:47 AM
Ooh, I was 'Miss January' in the last Calendar competition, so I'll be keeping my eye on this one! :lol:

http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=101919

TheGuySim
27th Nov 2011, 2:35 PM
I need to do this! O.O

Have you guys decided if you will allow picture editing? Like editing a screenie in Photoshop, or GIMP?

MogHughson
27th Nov 2011, 8:58 PM
Porkypine - we can camp out in the Contests Forum, but I don't have WA so I don't have a tent :(You have Sims 2 Bon Voyage though - so you do have a tent :)

leefish
27th Nov 2011, 9:38 PM
/lee installs Bon Voyage - good point :)

missroxor
27th Nov 2011, 10:35 PM
hrm...*sound of rusty cogs turning*...I can't get christmas out my head, will have to work hard to think of something for the other months :p

Is it too early to give away secrets like whether or not cc will be allowed in full, in part or not at all? If it's allowed/not allowed we can start on set ideas :)

heaven
27th Nov 2011, 10:50 PM
Not giving anything else away! I want to leave as much as I can to December 1st. It's only a few days away. :) /me plugs ears and hums to tune out all requests.

MzzUnvrz
28th Nov 2011, 9:16 AM
This will be hard, seeing as I live in Australia and the MTS community seems to be mostly American... That means no summer Christmas, or winter in July. :/

Luckk
28th Nov 2011, 3:48 PM
I might try this out. Would be a fun project to help me de-stress from school. I already have ideas in my head.

Riptide651
29th Nov 2011, 7:38 AM
SO umm.. about how many people want in on this....

MarylenaSTAR
29th Nov 2011, 9:24 PM
I'm so excited for this! I will deft be tryin this- can't wait till December 1st! I need to know if we can use cc or not!!

Ghost sdoj
29th Nov 2011, 10:13 PM
All of my sims use the pointed ear sliders, and most of them have wings. I'm another one who is hoping to enter, but if I'm going to have to make actual human sims for it, I'm going to have to pass.

*Ariella and Damien conjure a log cabin in the Contests Forum and set out granola bars for everyone else who is camping out there with them.* ( Just be very careful not to sign anything Damien offers, even if he's "just asking for your autograph!" )

Riptide651
29th Nov 2011, 11:47 PM
Riptide sets up inflatable modern pad in line at forums

Miuki
1st Dec 2011, 8:52 AM
Well it's already the 1st where I am, can't wait for this to be open. *jumpes around excited*

leefish
1st Dec 2011, 9:18 AM
We are waiting for the contest mod to haul her ass out of bed :)

Patience .....

MAB-2000
1st Dec 2011, 1:05 PM
Still waiting for the contest...

How long you said she's sleeping?

leefish
1st Dec 2011, 1:13 PM
It's all that whiskey she drinks. It makes her a heavy sleeper. We apologise for the delay...

/me shouts WAKE UP

MAB-2000
1st Dec 2011, 1:16 PM
Well, I hope she wake up soon...I have to go to school tomorrow!

Nysha
1st Dec 2011, 1:24 PM
It's 4am on the west coast of the US. I'm not sure where she is, but hell, it could be 4am! Patience - it's not NaNo, a few hours won't make a huge difference. ;)

Ghost sdoj
1st Dec 2011, 1:59 PM
/me sends Heaven some nice breakfast in bed so she can get here faster

heaven
1st Dec 2011, 3:08 PM
/me is out of bed, with her glass of whiskey ready to go and a lovely breakfast. Let's get this started!

Ghost sdoj
6th Dec 2011, 2:40 PM
All this eagerness for so few entries...

porkypine
6th Dec 2011, 8:55 PM
All this eagerness for so few entries...

:jest: that's because, as usual, I have too many pies cooking. Makefancy-schmancy TS3 horse gear, make ts2 multicultural clothing meshes for men and women, make pretty pictures for calendar...... do it all yesterday... check.... go to work full time, cook dinner, do laundry, feed husband, feed visiting son... Yea. I have plenty of time to crank this out the door. :jest: :bunny:

leefish
6th Dec 2011, 8:58 PM
All this eagerness for so few entries...

Well, good to see you're staying postive Ghost.

To be honest, my own entry is an old pic as it would take me about a week to set up that shot. Lets give it some time and now we have the banner up (sorry for the delay folks) I think we will see more.

porkypine
7th Dec 2011, 5:56 AM
/me is out of bed, with her glass of whiskey ready to go and a lovely breakfast. Let's get this started!

:beer: We have chickens if you need any raw eggs to chug down with your breakfast whiskey nosh. :lol:

porkypine
9th Dec 2011, 8:08 AM
All this eagerness for so few entries...


Ooooo GHHooOOoOOoSssSSsTTTTtttttTTTT.

I got my entry for December for SIms 2 entered. I spent extra time on it and everything. had to create the people and the lot and , and ... everything! :rofl: :Pint:

diva_bgr
9th Dec 2011, 6:16 PM
May I enter a pic that have been used for another contest? The contest is from another forum

Oceaneyez86
10th Dec 2011, 10:51 AM
My first shot at sim photography. It came out nice so I thought I would enter. This is April http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h37/NyteShade20/AprilShowers-1.jpg

Nysha
10th Dec 2011, 11:44 AM
Oceaneyez86, you need to enter in the actual contest thread. :)

diva_bgr, yep, that's fine.

SimsRmajorFun
11th Dec 2011, 9:28 PM
I know you'll all do great! Well, hopefully. Anyway, don't be ashamed if you lose. I know I'd lose if I entered, so I won't. Again- I hope you all have fun, and I know that at least most of you will do great!

heaven
11th Dec 2011, 9:35 PM
I know you'll all do great! Well, hopefully. Anyway, don't be ashamed if you lose. I know I'd lose if I entered, so I won't. Again- I hope you all have fun, and I know that at least most of you will do great!

If you're afraid to lose but still want to enter, post here so people can see your pictures! This contest is all about sharing our pretties!

Kattydid
12th Dec 2011, 1:44 AM
@Heaven, I noticed that a few people from south of the equator keep asking if they can make pics for the contest that are acurate of their seasons. I'm kind of curious about it myself, so I was wondering if after the contest is over, maybe we could talk all of our friends from down under into making an "anti-calendar"? (Basically just a recolor of the real one. But with July winter pics and stuff.) Just wondering. :)

Talia247
12th Dec 2011, 8:57 PM
@Heaven, I noticed that a few people from south of the equator keep asking if they can make pics for the contest that are acurate of their seasons. I'm kind of curious about it myself, so I was wondering if after the contest is over, maybe we could talk all of our friends from down under into making an "anti-calendar"? (Basically just a recolor of the real one. But with July winter pics and stuff.) Just wondering. :)

That would be so cool!

lovelydia101
15th Dec 2011, 8:55 AM
http://i43.tinypic.com/mtwew3.jpg

Just three friends enjoying the new year

heaven
15th Dec 2011, 2:56 PM
lovelydia101 - You need to enter your pictures in the actual contest thread.

Simmakerlover98
17th Dec 2011, 3:44 AM
How can I know which lenght and width my picture has? PLEASE ANSWER THIS I REALLY WANNA PARTICIPATE ON THE CONTEST

Simmakerlover98
17th Dec 2011, 4:49 AM
I've been trying to upload my pic, but I'm having trouble. HELP PLEASE!

Krisshomez
19th Dec 2011, 11:15 PM
One question, how do you get the screenshot resolution bigger? mine only goes to 800x600, do i need to download a program to make the pictures run better, my computer can handle most anything, i just dont know what i need to do.

Ghost sdoj
19th Dec 2011, 11:34 PM
Ok, as nobody else has posted and your entry still isn't showing I'm going to assume that nobody has answered.

If you are on a Mac, I don't know if it will give details on picture size without opening the picture in a paint program. IN Windows, right click on it. Scroll down to the bottom to "Properties" and find the "details" tab. That will tell you the size of the image.

You can also open it in most image editing or paint programs to check the size. That isn't going to count as editing it.

Which image hosting site were you using? Don't bother with Image Shack; they've begun resizing anything over 800x600. You do need to be sure that it will allow hotlinking at least to MTS. (If all else fails, Mod Your Panties is good for this contest. Just keep track of the link after you upload it.)

If you are working in Sims 2, don't use the in-game camera. Use Print Screen and then paste it into your paint program. (You may want the mod that removes the red pause line; I think it was at MATY.) Or you can get something like FRAPS that automatically saves the image.

trapped101
26th Dec 2011, 9:59 AM
Hi I have a question, is this an American calender? As New Zealand's seasons are different therefore if I did A snow version (It actually only snows in the south island) I would have to do the american month for Snow?

missroxor
26th Dec 2011, 11:35 AM
Yes, we've to use northern hemisphere seasons so snow in Nov-Jan(ish) etc. Says so in the contest rules on the contest thread linked in the first post of this threaad :)