Saturday, May 9, 2009

Weekly Update: Online Contests

The Realms of Equinox Presents

The Rules

1. Models MUST be Games Workshop. They may be heavily converted, but it must be clear that they are primarily composed of GW models/bitz. FW models may be used.
2. Entries must be a ten man squad of imperial guardsmen. The squad must be legal per the new codex.
3. You must be a follower of “The Realms of Equinox” prior to submitting an entry.

4. Entries must be painted between May 2, 2009 – May 29th, 2009. Proof of work will be required as part of the submission process (see below).
5. Submissions will be accepted between May 2, 2009 – May 29th, 2009. This gives you plenty of time to build/paint your entry. Minimum of 2 Photos will be required of your entry: Work in Progress showing the unpainted models on the new codex, and a completed work. The completed picture file can contain multiple pictures, but only one picture file will be posted per entry. The deadline for submissions will be May 29th, 2009 11:59 PM CST. To submit your photos, please email them to:
6. All completed submissions may not appear on any other site or blog before June 15th, 2009. Works in progress may be posted on other sites and blogs before June 15th, 2009. (This is to encourage people to talk about their creations and build excitement around the contest) Any entries found to be violating this rule will be banned from the contest.
7. Voting will be done by the readers of “The Realms of Equinox”. Photos will be placed on the blog and each follower will get to vote for their favorite entry. Voting will take place between June 1st, 2009 – June 12th 2009.
8. The winner will be announced on June 15th 2009. The Winner of the contest will receive their choice of either the new Imperial Guard Cadian Command Squad or Imperial Guard Catachan Command Squad. (Note: The prize will ship directly from the online provider, to save cost on shipping. If the winner is International, please allow extra time for the prize to arrive.)
9. If you have any questions, please post them in the comments section of this blog entry.

DAKKADAKKA 'Get Your Teach On!'

1) Your Tutorial thread must be posted in the Dakka Painting and Modeling Tutorials forum (this one) during the month of May.
2) All of the tutorial content (text, images, videos, etc) must have been created by you and may not have already been displayed as a tutorial elsewhere on Dakka or any other website. Tutorials found to have been posted elsewhere or that contain someone else's work will be disqualified.
3) The tutorial must actually be a tutorial about something pertaining to the wargaming hobby. It must include pictures and text explaining the different steps, and it must have different steps; just posting a beginning and ending picture of a model won't cut it!
4) All photos used for the tutorial MUST be hosted by Dakka (we don't want 'em disappearing a few months down the road). This can be most easily accomplished by uploading your photos to the Dakka Gallery. If you need any assistance uploading your pictures to Dakka (or how to link to your photos once you've uploaded them), feel free to post your questions in the Nuts & Bolts forum.
5) The day (or so) after the deadline, a thread will be created listing all of the qualifying tutorial threads along with a public poll for the community at large to pick their favorite tutorial from the bunch.
6) Public voting will last for 4 Days. At the end of which, the top five tutorials with the most votes in the poll are the finalists.
7) From the five finalists, a winner will be selected by a panel of judges. Judges will be selected by the site's administrator (me).
8) Admin and Mod participants can't become finalists or win the prize, but don't let that keep you from voting for them! Defeating one another is more than enough of a reward for us... THE

DEADLINE: In order to qualify, all tutorial threads posted must follow the rules above and must be posted anytime during the month of MAY 2009.

THE PRIZE: The prize for this challenge is our biggest yet! It is £130 (GBP) in-store credit plus free world-wide shipping with one of Dakka's fantastic partners, That's nearly $190 in US currency worth of product!!! A tremendously huge THANK YOU has to go out to Dakka user the sponsors for this challenge, both and Dakka user LBursley, who not only came up with the idea for this contest (just because he wants to see what amazing tutorials people can create) but also put up a tremendous amount of his own money as part of the prize!

Jawaballs: First Contest

First:Register for my blog as a follower. The link is to the top left on my blog. Click the "Follow" button and sign up. It should take you 1 minute and most of you should already be followers already.

Second:Go to and become a registered subscriber on their boards as well. That should take you another minute.

Third:Having subscribed to both of the sites, you need to post on them. Begin here by commenting on this post. In your comment simply write your jawaballs blog name, and your Rogue Market name, as well as which model and box set you desire. Then go back to and find my give away thread over there and do the same thing! Make a comment and write your jawaballs blog name, and your rogue market name, as well as the loot you desire. Thats it! The lucky winner will be ONE person, who has completed all three tasks.

The winner will be decided at the end of May.

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