Looking for a guiding light. Contest will be open again in February of 2021.
A part of the "The Contest Challenge"
We need guidance out here in these rolling waters. This contest is about making an example of yourself—in a good way. Each round of this annual contest will be different in its requirements.
"2018 Round: Master of the Elements"
"2019 Round: Commander of the Form"
"2020 Round: Captain of the Ship"
Captain of the Ship
A well organized portfolio is a pleasure to visit. It creates a welcoming atmosphere that keeps visitors coming back. This round will recognize those portfolios that are well put-together and aesthetically pleasing.
---- Guidelines and Information ----
This round closes at 11:59 PM WdC time (EST) on the 29th of February, 2020.
You must have the "Biography" field filled out on your main Portfolio Tab. The creativity, grammar, and mechanics of this field will matter in the judging.
Whether or not you have any "Highlighted Items" is up to you. The presence or lack thereof will only be judged on how it hinders and/or enriches the experience of navigating your portfolio.
There is no lower or upper limit as to how many items there can be in your portfolio, but it will be difficult to "wow" with organization when there isn't much to organize. (I'm sorry for this, I really am.)
Same goes for the variety of item types.
There are no limits on items within your portfolio regarding content, ratings, type, or anything else.
Editing allowed throughout. Portfolios will get a glance when entered, but judging won't take place until the contest's deadline.
You may only enter your own portfolio. Know of a great one that should be in this contest? That's awesome! Email the member and point them this way so the decision to enter (or not) is theirs. Authorized Secondary Accounts are allowed, even if you enter your main portfolio as well. (There are two ASAs that aren't allowed, but they know who they are. No worries.)
Portfolio tabs other than the main Portfolio tab will not be considered for the purpose of this contest. ("Other" tabs include "Reviews," "Biography," "Notebook," etc.)
Enter by making a post in the forum declaring your intent to enter. It would sure be nice if you would title your post "Entry: [something creative]" with the "[something creative]" being akin to the title of your portfolio, could you title your portfolio. It's not a requirement, but a hope, a dream, a wish of the judge's.
Nothing that affects WdC Community Points will affect the results of this contest. (That is to say, congratulations on your Awardicons! Their presence or lack there-of will not, however, play a part in the judging of this contest.)
This round of the contest is about ease of navigation and visual interest. Possessing items with quality content will play a part, though that will be a part of the secondary judging points.
---- Entries ----
This Round's Glorious Ship Captains ▼
---- Prizes ----
Grand Prize - A 125K Star Awardicon on the portfolio plus the exclusive Merit Badge you see above.
Runner-Up - A 25k Awardicon on the portfolio plus a WdC Merit Badge I like for you.
Honorable Mention - A 10K Awardicon on the portfolio.
If there are fewer than nine entries, the Grand Prize and Runner-Up prizes will not be awarded. In that case, each entry will qualify as an Honorable Mention, meaning each will receive a 10K Awardicon.
If you'd rather have an equivalent amount of Gift Points instead of an Awardicon, you need to let me know when you post your entry. I know that can feel like you're being presumptuous, but I, the only judge, see it as needfully informative.
You cannot ask for Gift Points in place of Merit Badge awards. Well, I mean, you can ask, but the answer is no. Just let this contest leave some kind of mark on you others can see, will you?
---- Donations ----
For every 45k you donate, you receive a WdC Merit Badge I like for you. Your donation can come all at once or a little bit at a time; you will still receive an MB for every 45k you donate, and they'll be spaced out to ensure community recognition points. (Example One: if you donate 90K all in one go, you'll receive a MB now and another one two weeks afterward. Example Two: if you donated 25k last year and 20k this year, you get a Merit Badge. Example Three: if you donated 50k last year, you got an MB last year; if you donate 40k this year, you get another one.)
Donations can be sent via a post in this forum or to Group # 1939981. Gift Points sent directly to me will be used for ridiculous and possibly nefarious purposes, so make sure you send them to the right place.
Carol St. Ann (60,000)
Lynn McKenzie (45,000)
A E Willcox (10,000)
Princess Megan Rose (45,000)
Myles Abroad (10,000)
Nixie 🦊 (45,000)
---- Questions ----
Please ask questions if you have them. You're welcome to post them in the forum or email me (email@example.com), whichever you prefer.