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by The Lacking of HumanSanity. . 459 reads.

10000 Islands Best Flag Competition

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Greetings!

It is my distinct pleasure as Cultural Officer of 10000 Islands to announce the return of the Best Flag Competition to 10000 Islands! This event has a storied history, having been run for years by Anime daisuki but fallen out of circulation in recent times. Accordingly, the Cultural Office has decided to bring this back! To further enhance the cultural experience of the contest, we have decided to supplement it with a contest for national mottos and to invite our friends from other regions to participate with us.

Best Flag Competition

Over the next week, nations may "sign up" by submitting an image of their flag in Linkthis sign up thread, along with a link to the flag that is being submitted, or via NationStates telegram to HumanSanity using the nation with the flag you wish to submit. The rules for submissions are as follows:
  • Flags do not need to be resized when they are submitted, but will be resized by competition organizers to 130px width (if rectangular) or 100px on each side (if square).

  • Submitted flags must be original artwork by the player. Flags may not be game-provided flags. If your flag was created by another player, you may still enter it but you must credit the player who created it when you make your submission.

  • Flags must meet NationStates site rules and may not promote hate speech or otherwise promote fascist or hateful ideologies.

  • The flag must be currently in use on a NationStates nation controlled by the player.

  • All nations are welcome to participate regardless of 10000 Islands citizenship status.

  • Any disputes over the rules will be adjudicated by the event planner, HumanSanity.

  • Each player may make only one submission but may submit a flag on any nation.

Submissions will open on 4/8 and close on 4/15 at 5 PM EDT.

After the sign up period, flags submitted via the forum will be randomly assigned into "groups" for a round of forum-side voting between 4/15 and 4/22. The top several entries in each group will advance to the final round of voting between 4/22 and 4/29.

Flags submitted via NationStates telegram will be voted upon separately using the NationStates on-site polling platform in 10000 Islands between 4/15 and 4/22. More information can be found here

After these preliminary "group" voting rounds, the final round of voting will occur entirely on the 10000 Islands forum. Exact voting procedures will be announced once the number of entries becomes more clear.

The ultimate winner of the Best Flag Competition will receive a 50,000 Taco prize and a copy of the NS Trading Card Season 1 Epic Anime daisuki. This give away is made possible due to a generous donation from Feu de Glace who has the sincerest appreciations of the Islands. The runner up will receive a 10,000 Taco prize and a copy of Season 2 Legendary Candensia.

A separate prize will be available to the best performing on-site flag - they will receive a Season 1 Epic Tzo NS trading card.

Best Motto Competition

Separately, the Cultural Office will be running a best motto competition. The best motto competition will be run through the Link10000 Islands Discord including submissions and voting.

Submissions can be made in the channel #best-motto-submission. After a week of submissions, we will enter a voting period structured based on the number of submissions at the discretion of the Cultural Officer. When the voting period opens, a channel for discussion (#best-motto-discussion) and a channel for voting (#best-motto-voting) will be opened. Participants may discuss in the discussion channel and cast their ballots in the voting channel.

The following are rules for motto submissions:

  • Mottos must be the motto of a nation on NationStates controlled by the player.

  • Mottos must meet all NationStates site rules and may not promote hateful ideologies. Additionally, all submissions and discussion must meet Discord rules.

  • Mottos must be relatively original. Mottos which are made by the NationStates motto autogenerator will not be accepted.

  • Any disputes over the rules will be adjudicated by the event planner, HumanSanity.

  • Each player may make only one submission.

  • Players may provide translations for their mottos to be listed on the ballot if they are in a foreign language.

Motto submissions are due 4/15 at 5 PM EDT.

After the sign up period, mottos will be randomly assigned into "groups" for a round of voting between 4/15 and 4/22. The top several entries in each group will advance to the final round of voting between 4/22 and 4/29.

Exact voting procedures will be announced once the number of entries becomes more clear.

The winner of the Best Motto Competition will receive 25,000 Tacos and the runner up will receive 10,000 Tacos. The winner of the Best Motto Competition will also receive a copy of Season 2 Legendary Wrapper and the runner up will receive a copy of Season 2 Epic Dr george.


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