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Old 31st Oct 2016, 2:59 PM DefaultMTS Official 2017 Calendar Contest: TS4 #1
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Official MTS 2017 Calendar Contest: The Sims 4
Use your creativity to showcase your sims in a shot fitting for each month of the year. The picture should be a landscape or build/decor picture without sims representing the "feel" of a particular month. Have the living room decorated for Christmas? Take a picture! Have a pumpkin patch to visit for Halloween? Take a picture! Please use northern hemisphere seasons.

Rules
1. 1 picture per entry. You may only enter a month one time but may enter 2 separate months. (If you enter twice, you need to submit two different posts)
2. Only 15 entrants per month. Please no place holders. Each spot is only filled once the picture, that meets all the rules, has been submitted.
3. CC is allowed. However, please make sure to follow MTS rules for CC; no pay content.
4. Pictures must be 1000 (width) x 750 (height).

5. Minor photoeditting is permitted to create weather effects since TS4 does not have anything to simulate weather at this time. Your picture must still look like a game picture though so blurring, drawing objects/accessories/etc in, adding borders, etc is not permitted. For further details, please see the info button at the bottom of the rules list.
6. When posting your picture, please make sure to include the month it belongs to.
7. Sims 4 only. For Sims 2 version, please go here and for Sims 3, please go here.
8. REMEMBER: This is a PG-13 Forum! Your entries may not include adult content, pornography, or other inappropriate content.



How to Enter
1. Pick a month and take a picture to represent that month.
2. Upload the picture to any image host - Tinypic, Photobucket, Flickr, ModYourPanties, etc
3. Start a new post on this thread - click Go Advanced, and you can click the little "Insert Image" icon in the toolbar, or just copy-paste the image location into some [img] tags. Make sure to include which month your picture is for.
4. Submit your post - doing so will submit your entry.
5. If you want to do two entries, you need two separate posts.

Duration/Time Period
The contest begins November 1st, as soon as this is posted. Contestants will have until November 30th to post pictures. However, if a month fills up before that date, that month will be closed for new entries and judging.

Contestants
15 per month maximum

Judging and Scoring
Judging will be done by a panel MTS Staff and these are the things that the panel will be looking out for when entries are judged.
  • Theme - Does your picture represent the month you chose?
  • Creativity - Originality of idea
  • Style - Use of space, props, is it pretty?
  • Rules - CC adherence, no editing, inclusion of month

Prizes
A sticker for both winners AND participants, like these.
A calendar will be made for download with each winning month.
And, of course, the blue ribbons for each monthís winner.

Questions
Q: I already entered 2 separate months for TS4. Can I compete in the TS2/TS3 calendar as well?
A: Yes, you may. You're more than welcome to submit for all the contests, giving you 6 chances to win!

The picture you post will be your final shot - make it good. Posting a random picture of a christmas tree, easter bunny, yourself, etc to reserve a spot is not allowed and it will be deleted.

Once your post has been added to the table, it may not be changed. Do not change the picture, you may not delete it and enter a new month instead, etc. If you choose to delete your entry, you are removing yourself from the contest and no further entries will be permitted from you.

If anyone is notified that they have used pay content, their entries will be disqualified. The spots they had will NOT be held.

Want a specific style of house or community building? Why not take a look at my profile and see what I build and then come ask me to make it!
Last edited by justJones : 3rd Nov 2016 at 7:06 PM. Reason: fixing typo
Old 31st Oct 2016, 3:16 PM #2
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Old 1st Nov 2016, 5:30 PM DefaultOctober Entry #3
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I really enjoyed participating last year in this contest and have been searching for new things to do in TS4. Happened to stumble upon this on my one day off for a while, so wanted to go ahead and get an entry out. I found it was quite challenging this time around to not utilize any Sims in the photo, but fun all the way. Unfortunately, I feel resizing the photo did not go well with the size it was initially, but in any case, here is my first entry. I'll definitely at a second entry, but it will probably not be until later next week.

October
setting up Halloween party

Sims, like life, is very unpredictable. One minute you're eating four day old pizza, and then the repo-man steals your only sofa and you're in tears. ...then the food poison kicks in.
Old 3rd Nov 2016, 7:42 PM #4
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Every year I struggle with the size: 1000 x 750. If I resize it, the picture looks distorted. If I crop it, bad quality. Any tips?

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Old 3rd Nov 2016, 9:53 PM November - Day of the Dead #5
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Actually got around my resizing problem! Now I'll start working on my next entry

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Old 4th Nov 2016, 12:20 AM September - Back to School #6
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Play my sims 3 version of The Princess Challenge

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Old 5th Nov 2016, 11:47 PM #7
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Old 10th Nov 2016, 3:58 AM DefaultMay Entry #8
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Here's my second entry, this one is for the month of May


Sims, like life, is very unpredictable. One minute you're eating four day old pizza, and then the repo-man steals your only sofa and you're in tears. ...then the food poison kicks in.
Old 10th Nov 2016, 8:50 AM #9
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My first submission for April- Garden Weather

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Old 10th Nov 2016, 8:53 AM #10
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My second submission, July- Summer breeze

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Old 10th Nov 2016, 11:10 AM #11
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July - Relaxing by the pool
Old 10th Nov 2016, 11:13 AM #12
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Entry 2 -
September - Autumnal plaza breeze
Old 10th Nov 2016, 11:28 PM #13
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@no.[666]bicycle
Both of your images are the wrong size so I cannot enter you into the contest at the moment. Please can you resize them to 1000x750 pixels.

@tscammell The entry for September has a sim in it, so I cannot enter it into the competition, sorry.

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Old 15th Nov 2016, 2:21 PM #14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Karen Lorraine
@no.[666]bicycle
Both of your images are the wrong size so I cannot enter you into the contest at the moment. Please can you resize them to 1000x750 pixels.

@tscammell The entry for September has a sim in it, so I cannot enter it into the competition, sorry.


I have re-sized both.
Old 20th Nov 2016, 12:30 AM #15
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Is the deadline going to be extended if not all months get an entry, to allow others to (hopefully) enter? I would hate for there to not be enough entries to make a calendar.

Sims, like life, is very unpredictable. One minute you're eating four day old pizza, and then the repo-man steals your only sofa and you're in tears. ...then the food poison kicks in.
Old 20th Nov 2016, 11:03 PM #16
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We still have another 10 days to run. Why not encourage your friends to enter?

Want a specific style of house or community building? Why not take a look at my profile and see what I build and then come ask me to make it!
Old 21st Nov 2016, 12:10 AM #17
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Karen Lorraine
We still have another 10 days to run. Why not encourage your friends to enter?


Oh trust me, I have begged my closest friend who plays sims to enter... no such luck... I will keep at it though!

Sims, like life, is very unpredictable. One minute you're eating four day old pizza, and then the repo-man steals your only sofa and you're in tears. ...then the food poison kicks in.
Old 26th Nov 2016, 2:43 AM DefaultDecember - Twas the Night Before Christmas #18
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Wanted to do something homey and reminiscent of the New England winters I grew up with. Hope you like it
Old 26th Nov 2016, 8:55 AM #19
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All up-to-date, thank you for your entries!

Want a specific style of house or community building? Why not take a look at my profile and see what I build and then come ask me to make it!
Old 26th Nov 2016, 3:34 PM #20
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Old 26th Nov 2016, 6:50 PM #21
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Table updated, thanks for the entries

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Old 27th Nov 2016, 4:02 AM #22
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DECEMBER
Christmas Eve


I'm new here and this is my first time entering, so if I did anything wrong or need to fix anything please let me know!
Old 28th Nov 2016, 4:37 AM DefaultAugust - Beach Campfire #23
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Old 29th Nov 2016, 9:23 PM #24
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All up-to-date! Not long now! One more day to go, so you'd better hurry up and get those entries in

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Old 30th Nov 2016, 7:30 AM #25
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JANUARY-it's warm by the fire
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