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Discussion Thread For ATS Cryptozoology Avatar Competition (Winners Announced!)

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posted on Jan, 22 2007 @ 08:34 AM
This Thread is to Discuss the ongoing Cryptozoology Avatar Competition. All thoughts, ideas, opinions, etc., are welcome in this thread.

All submissions should be directed to the submissions thread.

Good Luck to everyone.

[edit: title (Winners Announced!)]

[edit on 24-2-2007 by 12m8keall2c]

posted on Jan, 22 2007 @ 10:10 AM
Good luck everyone.

If you are looking for Cryptozoology ideas take a look around tinWiki.
In the Myths, Legends and Beasts category you will find many Cryptids and even a list.

posted on Jan, 22 2007 @ 04:10 PM
The competition hasn't even had a chance to take its shoes off and we've had some submissions rolling in. The four weeks allocated for this little shindig is plenty of time for our "elite" to pull out all the stops on this one.

Looking forward to see what we come up with.

posted on Jan, 27 2007 @ 01:17 PM
Looks like there is a few good entries in there.

Can't wait to see the results.


posted on Jan, 28 2007 @ 05:05 PM
Am I allowed to change my entry??
The optomizer in the gif killed my colors
and made it look all runny!

posted on Jan, 28 2007 @ 05:20 PM
Sorry Ex,

Originally posted by chissler

Members are not permitted to post 1 avatar per division, it is 1 submission for the whole competition. Any others will be deleted, no questions asked. Mods will not remove older image posts so that you can resubmit. You will only have the regular “edit window” if you need to fix an image. Members who submit an avatar in both divisions will have the second avatar deleted.


posted on Jan, 28 2007 @ 05:27 PM

I certainly understand & Thanx for the reply!

posted on Feb, 18 2007 @ 02:53 PM
The contest closes tonight at 12:00AM PST.

Get those submissions in people. Good luck to everyone who has participated thus far.

posted on Feb, 19 2007 @ 10:24 AM

The Avatar Competition Has Closed.

...Stay Tuned For The Results!

They will be announced here:

ATS Avatar Competition Submissions Thread

posted on Feb, 19 2007 @ 12:38 PM
Good luck you guys. I really like the avatars submitted for this theme.

posted on Feb, 19 2007 @ 01:28 PM

I'll prolly wind up in like 8th place again, but I don't care I really enjoy these little competitions.

Just wish we could convince a few more members to join in.

posted on Feb, 19 2007 @ 04:11 PM
Good luck everyone... Some nice entries among them!

posted on Feb, 22 2007 @ 07:36 PM
Any news yet?

How many votes are we waiting for?

posted on Feb, 22 2007 @ 08:14 PM

Originally posted by Mechanic 32
How many votes are we waiting for?

Three of the five have been submitted. One has confirmed that I should be receiving them anytime now, and the other is pre-occupied, which I will say is completely understandable. I'll refrain from setting any guidelines to when we can expect the results, but I will say that when I get them, you will all have them.

[edit on 22-2-2007 by chissler]

posted on Feb, 24 2007 @ 07:33 AM

The Results Are In!

I have just finished tallying the results and I can not believe it. In one division, the winner squeaked out by 1 point. In the other division, the winner pulled out the dubya by half a point! The judges had a tough time with this one and it was very, very close. I was here counting the scores and truly on an emotional roller coaster. I have come familiar with almost every member who has participated here and I was rooting for all of you guys.

Ok, Ok, I'll shut up and get on with it.

Let's begin with the Light Weight Division.

Keeping in mind that we had five judges, and each judge could score out of a possible ten, our winner had a whopping 40 points! Very impressive.

So who is it?

Winner of the Light Weight Division for the Above Top Secret Crypotozoology Avatar Competition is.......


Congrats to Gemwolf as winner of this competition!


TheDesigner - 34
Gemwolf - 40
psyopswatcher - 36.5
maria_stardust - 39
frayed1 - 27.5
Paresthesia - 29


Now we move on to the "big one" The Heavy Weight Division. This one was very close. The winner of this competition was only .5 of a point ahead of second place, and not much more of a separation from third place.

Winner of the Heavy Weight Division for the Above Top Secret Crypotozoology Avatar Competition is.......

Hold The Phone!

I have come across some serious controversy here people. I have thought, thought, and thought about this, and as a non-staff member or non-judge, I don't think it is my position to make a final judgment.

I will consult with my fellow judges on this one and we will announce a winner soon.

[edit on 24-2-2007 by chissler]

posted on Feb, 24 2007 @ 08:14 PM

Results Are In! ...Again!

Ok, I have consulted with a staff member on this issue, and the following course of action has been decided.

When I tallied the scores of each submission, we did have a winner. The member ended up with a score of 40.5. Through the process of typing the post to reward this member, I noticed that his submission was in fact, over the 75kb file size limit. It is unfortunate that things had to end like this, and the onus is on my shoulders alone for this. I should of taken a second look at each submission when closing the competition to assure that they were all abiding by the standards that we laid out.

So on this one, I offer my apologies.

With that said, we still need a winner. Considering how close the scores actually were, our winner is more than deserving.

So join me in offering congrats to our latest Above Top Secret Avatar Contest winner,


As always, this member has shown a tremendous artistic and creative ability.

I conclude with a final apology to our members for this little "slip up" and we will tighten up on the next competition.

Here are a list of the scores for each submission...

cyberdude78 - 22
semperfortis - 36
Beer_Guy - 26
Mechanic 32 - 35
Ex - 37.5
Xphiles - 36
Loam - Void
Jimstradamus - 28.5
Thain Esh Kelch - 35
Regenmacher - 40

To everyone who participated, I offer congrats to you all. Even though Gemwolf & Regenmacher take home the award, I think we can all agree that this was a lot of fun. Ultimately, that is what we are looking for. So one final thank you for all taking a moment to participate, and I would hope others join me in thanking our judges for participating as well. Without them, none of this would be possible.

These competitions will be on the shelf for a few weeks. Keep your eyes and ears open, in the future, for the next one.

I look forward to the next competition.

Thank You,

posted on Feb, 24 2007 @ 08:43 PM

Originally posted by chissler
over the 75kb file size limit.


I must be getting old.... Totally missed that one.

Congrats to the winners!!!!!!!

It was fun!!!!

posted on Feb, 24 2007 @ 08:51 PM
Congrats to Regenmacher and Gemwolf!


Can't wait for the next competition!!

posted on Feb, 24 2007 @ 09:24 PM
Congrats to the winners...........

Great submissions from everyone, though I'm not sure what kind of cryptid Regenmacher has lol..Catguin..
.. Gemwolf very amusing submission lol....

posted on Feb, 25 2007 @ 07:32 AM
Agreed, these are a lot of fun. I enjoy watching the different submissions that we come up with. Umbrax had thought of the "two division setup" for the Christmas competition, and I think it really makes the difference. Some of you "heavy hitters" can be intimidating for other members, which might keep them from submitting. With the two divisions, there is room for everyone to have a good time.

'Til next time...

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