Ten novices will compete against each other for the title of "The Virgin Slut." Ten experienced elite icon makers will be competing against each other for the title of "The Slut Maker." Each novice will be paired up with an elite icon maker (randomly from the 20 contestants selected). Then it is the tutor's job to begin training the novice icon maker. The more time the team puts into it, the better the results. The Slut Leader (your mods sweetteeth15 and detoxcocktails) will post two challenges each week for three weeks. All ten novices must enter in every challenge, and their icon will be made by the guidance (through instant messaging or email) of their tutor. Community watchers will vote for their favorite icon, and you will gain points depending on where each icon ranks. Then in the fourth and final week will be the ultimate challenge, worth the most points. In the end, the team with the most points gets deemed "The Virgin Slut" and "The Slut Maker."
Rules: 1. Tutors cannot make icons for the novices. They cannot send you parts of the icons (as in bases, or color your bases for you). They can offer you the materials you need (brushes, textures, gradients), but they cannot be apart of assembling the icon. Heck they can even walk the novice through the icon every step of the way. But remember, the point is to help train new talented icon makers. 2. There will be no cheating. Applicants will be chosen randomly out of those who are qualified. Everything will be random. 3. If a tutor and novice are paired up and don't like the match, all we can say is "deal with it." There will be no partner switching. 4. Flaming, cheating, or anything else that is not lj friendly will get a member banned from ever participating again, or stripped of a title. 5. Rules for the challenges will be based on the individual challenge. 6. Because of having 2 different icon programs, we will choose an equal amount of tutors/novices for each of the two. So it may not be a random choice out of ten, but a random choice out of five. 7. Please include the word "snooker" in your subject title of your application so we know you read the rules. 8.*new* Select games will be intermediate/elite. Game Three will be intermediate/elite, so feel free to start applying. 9. Please friend this community if you apply. We don't have time to track you down. We post the game players in the community and do not leave comments on your apps! If you miss the game, it is your own fault.
The Points System: Regular Challenges- The novice with the most votes gets a 10, those with the least get a 1. There will be no ties, and The Slut Master reserves the right to be the tie breaker. Ultimate Challenge- The novice with the most votes gets 100, the one with the least gets a 10 (this time it goes by tens). The Slut Master reserves the right to be the tie breaker.
Novice Requirements: 1. You must have an icon making program. It must be Photoshop (7 or better) or PSP (version 8 or higher). 2. You must have at least 3 months experience with icons, and under a year. (This is flexible) 3. We will do research on you. We want all of our icon makers at about the same skill level. We understand that it cannot be totally balanced, but if we feel you are better suited for intermediate/elite we will tell you. 4. You must be prepared to take the advice of your tutor. 5. You need an email and some sort of instant messaging (if it is not the same as your partners, one of you will need to try and download something. We recommend AOL/AIM for all members.)
Tutor Requirements: 1. At least a year's experience. (This is flexible). 2. You must have an icon making program. It must be Photoshop (7 or better) or PSP (version 8 or higher). 3. You need to be a confident and skilled icon maker. If the Slut Leaders don't recognize you, then we will check out your work in other places. 4. You must be prepared to teach the icon maker. 5. You need an email and some sort of instant messaging (if it is not the same as your partners, one of you will need to try and download something. We recommend AOL/AIM for all members.)
Applications: Applications for Novices found here. Applications for Tutors found here. Applications for Intermediates found here.