Originally Posted by MOONSSPOON
I believe the platform (RC30, RC33, ADP1.1) of each theme should remain unannounced until the competition is over. Once over, it should be ported as well as possible to all 3, maybe with the help of another developer if need be. With the new applytheme tool, all graphical changes should be cross-platform compliant.
I am ok with this. I have no issues with this original competition being the choice of the designer. This will allow the designer to work in whatever environment they feel most comfortable in. If this goes well and there is an interest in more competitions like this I may branch it off into two different catagories, APD based and RC based.
To get the ball rolling I am going to have brandenk handle the money. If anyone has strong objections to this let me know, seeing as I am contributing $100 dollars and I have no issues with this and I hope this will provide other possible donors with confidence. If they do we will work on another solution if it arrives.
If all does well I hope we can start this before friday.
1. No previously released themes, this goes against the push for innovation I hope to achive during this contest.
2. Designer has the choice to work in whatever enviornment he chooses...however RC33/ADP1.1 are the prefered choices as they are the most widely adopted releases.
3. The contest will last for one month from the start date. All themes must be recieved by midnight US/Pacific time on the final day to be entered in the voting. NO exceptions will be made.
4. The prize for this competition will depend on donations we receive, it will however be atleast $100 but no more than $200. If total donations exceed $200 the remain funds will be put towards future competitions. The winner will receive 70%, second place will receive 20%, and third place 10%.
5. The themes will be scored based on three catagories. Innovation/Originality(25% of final score), Technical Difficulty(25% of final score), and popular vote(50% of final score. If you are interested in being a judge let send me a private message and let me know. Judges are not able to compete, so any theme makers looking to sit this one out I can use your help as a technical judge.
6. All themes must be stable enough to run flashed to a phone and be useable.
If you plan to compete please contact me via private message, so i can get an idea of how many contestants we are looking at. I hope so see this bring out some favorites as well as some new faces.
If you are interested in donating towards the prize look for donation information soon, or feel free to PM me and i will get back to you with information when we have it.
Any questions and/or concerns may also be conveyed to me through Gtalk if you wish. Hit me up if you wish "Doooshty at gmail dot com"