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Competiton Instructions

Started by tooheys, November 05, 2009, 01:53:48 AM

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The Thematic Competition is open to all members. Each Entrant is required to develop a quad structured around the rules outlined below. Other than the specific requirements determined for each comp, the entrant will be free to use their own style to complete the task. Unlike the Picture Competition, here you will be able to post a number of pic's to showcase your work and at the end the winner will be determined by poll open to all members. It is planned that the comp will be run once a quarter and the rules varied for each. In this regard, if you have any ideas for a future competition, feel free to PM the details to a committeee member.

If you have any queries regarding the rules below, feel free to PM the committee or post your question in the General Discussion thread.

Good luck everyone  :thumbsup:

1.Start a new small quad.

2.Build a town with the following cathedral as the central highlight


The building may be placed anywhere on the quad. Please note that no
relotting of the Kaiser Wilhelm cathedral is allowed.

3.Build a plaza in front of the Kaiser Wilhelm cathedral. (This is a minimum
requirement, the plaza can extend around the church if this fits into your plans.)

4. The town is also to include a smaller church of your choosing. It can be placed
anwhere except immediately next to the Kaiser Wilhelm cathedral. There must be
a gap of at least 10 tiles.

5.Buildings in the town are not to exceed the height of the Kaiser Wilhelm cathedral.
The committee may call for additional pics if we feel buildings are too high.

6. A waterway is to flow through the quad. This can be ingame water, TPW or
canal/river lots.

7.There are no budget restrictions for this comp. It does not matter whether the town
is functional, eyecandy or a mix of both. Cheats are permitted.

8.Your entry is to comprise a maximum of 13 pic's made of up the following:

-1 town overview pic.
-Up to 12 pic's detailing the catherdral, plaza, smaller church and surroundings.
Any zoom. Please note that the pic's highlighting the plaza and surroundings are to
include a recognisable part of either the cathedral or smaller church ie, a steeple,
one corner of the building, the roof etc. You do not need to label or highlight these
parts of the cathedral/church however the committee may ask for confirmation
should they not be easily recogonisable.
Clarification 7 Feb 2010 - this means every pic must show a part of either the Kaiser Wilhelm or smaller church

9.For Competition 2 photoshopping/enhancing of pic's is not permitted. This includes mosaics.
The following is allowed:
-cropping/cutting/resizing of pic's
-Additionally, soft sharpening may be used to restore shrunken images to their original look.
However, use it at your own risk. A picture that is deemed to look photoshopped may be
excluded by the committee. Best way to avoid that, don't use it unless it's necessary. We're
not looking to strike out pictures, but this competition is meant to be more about the city
building than the photoshopping

10. Comp commences 3 February 2010 and entries close 1 March 2010. This provides 4
weekends for those who are busy during the week. If you already have an entry thread
from the first comp you may continue to use it. New players feel free to open a new
entry thread. Any questions can be posted in the general discussion thread or if you prefer,
PM a member of the competition committee.

11. Voting will again be by poll and open to all members. The poll will be open for 7 days
commencing 3 March 2010. Depending on the number of entrants, each person will be able
to cast the following number of votes:

- less than 7 entrants : 1 vote
- 7 to 13 entrants : 2 votes
- 13+ entrants : 3 votes

Best of luck everyone

The Thematic Comp Committee