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ABOUT THE CONTEST

Is The Mary Sue your top spot for news and commentary highlighting women in the geek world, providing a prominent place for the voices of geek women?  Us too! Because all the ladies really want is to just be able to geek out with all geeks, of any gender, without feeling like their femininity is front and center for scrutinization. Every corner of geek culture is to be celebrated!

WeLoveFine are totally stoked to join forces with our friends at The Mary Sue on our very first contest together, and we want EVERYONE with artistic flair to get in on the action! Girls who are geek, guys who are geek, and everything above, below, and in between. Celebrate your passions for movies, and comics, and science, and the internet. Show us a design that encapsulates what The Mary Sue means to YOU, and you could win some amazing prizes including a grand prize up to $1,200!



ABOUT THE JUDGES

Jill Pantozzi PictureJill Pantozzi: Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s the Managing Editor for the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” (TheNerdyBird.com). She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight." -- JillPantozzi

Susana Polo PictureSusana Polo
Susana Polo thought she'd get her Creative Writing degree from Oberlin, work a crap job, and fake it until she made it into comics. Instead she stumbled into a great job: founding and running this very website (she's Editor at Large now, very fancy).She's spoken at events like Geek Girl Con, New York Comic Con, and Comic Book City Con, wants to get a Batwoman tattoo and write a graphic novel, and one of her canine teeth is in backwards. -- @NerdGerhl

Rebecca Pahle PictureRebecca Pahle
:  Rebecca Pahle loves indie sci-fi/fantasy, Star Wars, puns, and thinking that she could beat someone up if she really needed to (she could). In addition to being the Associate Editor at The Mary Sue, she writes for WinterIsComing.Net and Pajiba. Her artistic skill extends to poorly photoshopping the nudity out of Game of Thrones. -- @RebeccaPahle

 


Veronica Belmont PhotoVeronica Belmont
: Veronica Belmont is an Internet and TV presenter based in San Francisco. She is the co-host of the Sword & Laser and Vaginal Fantasy book club podcasts, and recently hosted the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary live stream for BBC America. -- veronica

 

 


DOs & DON'Ts
1. Don't: Try not to use the The Mary Sue's logos.  You can create your own original spin on their logos if you like! But original designs are brilliant, too. We want to keep this interpretive of what The Mary Sue stands for, not their branding, so give us your concepts that capture what the site is all about. =)

 

2. Do: Use your own created characters and/or designs; as long as it's from your imagination, it's good to go!

 

3. Don't: Submit similar versions of the same design. Sometimes people submit the same design, but with small changes. This will only divide your votes and hurt your chances of winning.

 

4. Do: Make something original. Research to make sure your idea isn't already out there.

 

5. Don't use any copyrighted or inappropriate materials.  They will NOT get approved. This includes any characters from brands which we feature at WeLoveFine; unfortunately, we cannot include other intellectual property with The Mary Sue official merchandise.

 

6. Do: Ask questions!! But please review our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) first BEFORE you email.  Most likely, your question can be immediately answered through there instead.

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:icononlyoliveoil:
OnlyOliveOil Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Hi just a question! Is the judging process based entirely on votes? I don't have many people willing to vote but I know my design could have a chance if I did! 
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welovefine Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
OnlyOliveOil! It really depends on what contests. Heres the basic rundown of most contests. The fans vote. We show the content owner the winners. They approve the finalists, and they become the winning designs. (The wrench in the works is if the winners have designs that are violating the rules. For example if we had a Sesame Street contest and it had Kermit in it. Kermit is Muppers, not Sesame Street, etc.)

Does that help?
Thanks
Guy

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:icononlyoliveoil:
OnlyOliveOil Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Yes thanks! The one thing I just am still confused about is the winners you mentioned - are those the ones with the highest 5 ratings? Sorry this is the first time I've been in a WeLoveFine contest, still learning how it all works! 

I appreciate the help!

- Olivia
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welovefine Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
Olivia, which contest specifically?
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felitomkinson Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013   Digital Artist
Hello! I'm trying to submit my design for the The Last Of Us contest and I keep getting this error: Forbidden

You don't have permission to access /submission.php on this server.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.


I'd very much appreciate assistance here since I worked super hard on this piece. :( Thanks.

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welovefine Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
So happy you submitted! 
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welovefine Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
Thanks! Looks like we are good - James will manually add it tomorrow morning. Sorry about all that!
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Avionetca Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
Thanks for the watch:D
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:iconwelovefine:
welovefine Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
Did you see Steam approved your portal design!

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Avionetca Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
Yeeees, I'm in touch with someone who make it happen:P
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welovefine Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
:)


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TheInkVillain Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Featured your contest here :iconmulti-deadpool-club:
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welovefine Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
you rock!
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Shady-Tree-Kennels Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional
happy bday!
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ToonSkribblez Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday! :cake:
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lovalleart Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
Thanks for adding me to your watch.I appreciate it
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welovefine Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
we love your art!
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CaptainDerpy Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Student Interface Designer
We Love Fine is AWESOME!!!
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welovefine Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
your more awesome!
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KMCgeijyutsuka Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much for adding me to your :+devwatch: list! I really appreciate the support! :heart:
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markwelser Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
Thanks so much for the watch! I sure do appreciate it!
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chikin-thesaurus-rex Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
gosh, thank you so very much for the :+devwatch: :love:
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Omega9000 Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
Thanks for the :gallery: watch! :D
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Tawverni Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A man on a forum once said that he got a poster, stickers, and bag from an order with ONE shirt. Is this true, and HOW DO?!
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artistjerrybennett Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Boy, you people have been social-media busy! :) Thanks for watching!
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