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Turquoise Dragon
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#1 Old 12th Nov 2017 at 8:17 PM Last edited by gdayars : 18th Dec 2017 at 8:28 PM.
Default MTS Official 2018 Calendar Contest
Official MTS 2018 Calendar Contest
It is extended for until December 26th or so, in order to hopefully get enough entries in that we can actually do 3 calendars. No promises! I am just hoping.

This was going to be posted yesterday, but due to not getting it discussed until now, it is going up now.

If the month says closed, it is closed for all games. If it says it needs certain games, only those games are allowed to post to those months.

January could use a few more, but if we don't get any more, it is ok. All games
February can use more of all games but needs sims 2 particularly
March can use more of all games but needs Sims 2 particularly
April all games
May needs 2 and 3
June closed
July could use a few more, all games but if we don't get any more it is ok.
August needs all games
September needs 4
October closed
November closed
December closed

It's November and with that brings our 7th annual calendar contest! Contests are now open for entries but you have until the 15th of December to submit an entry. This year we are doing something different. We are doing a combination of all three games in order to have enough pictures for the calendar. A maximum of 6 entries is allowed but only 2 entries per game. You can only enter one shot in any given month, and one winner will be chosen per month across all games.

Use your creativity to showcase your sim as the Miss/Mr in a shot fitting for each month of the year. The picture should be "modeling-esque" shot with your single sim as the main focus representing the "feel" of a particular month. An adorable cupid for Love Day, a teacher for September, or a witch for Spooky Day, the possibilities are endless. Please use northern hemisphere seasons. Seasons expansion pack and use of seasons holidays (Love Day, Spooky Day, etc) not required. Ideally, your photo should be a model shot of a single sim. If you have other sims in the photo, the focus should be on your model, and the other sims should be in the background

1. 1 picture per entry. You may only enter a month one time but may enter 2 separate months per game.
2. Only 20 entrants per month. Please no place holders. Each spot is only filled once the picture has been submitted.
3. CC is allowed. However, please make sure to follow MTS rules for CC; no pay content.
4. Pictures must be 1000 (width) x 750 (height).

5. No photo editing. That includes reshade. (TS4 entries may include some minor editing due to the lack of seasons in the game) Minor photoeditting is permitted to create weather effects since TS4 does not have anything to simulate weather at this time. Your picture must still look like a game picture though so blurring, drawing onjects/accessories/etc in, adding borders, etc is not permitted. For further details, please see the info button at the bottom of the rules list.
6. When posting your picture, please make sure to include the month it belongs to.
7. REMEMBER: This is a PG-13 Forum! Your entries may not include adult content, pornography, or other inappropriate content. Just because it is Miss/Mr does NOT mean it needs to be raunchy. Any entries that do not adhere to this will be removed. Leefish's July entry for the 2012 Calendar is a perfect example of how to be "sexy" without being raunchy or tasteless.
8. If in doubt of what is acceptable, please check out the former calendar entries from 2015. Sims 2 Sims 3 and Sims 4

How to Enter
1. Pick a month and take a picture to represent that month.
2. Upload the picture to any image host - Tinypic, Flickr, ModYourPanties, etc
3. Start a new post on this thread - click Go Advanced, and you can click the little "Insert Image" icon in the toolbar, or just copy-paste the image location into some [img] tags. Make sure to include which month your picture is for.
4. Submit your post - doing so will submit your entry.
5. If you want to do two entries, you need two separate posts.

Duration/Time Period
The contest begins November 12th, as soon as this is posted. Contestants will have until December 15th to post pictures. However, if a month fills up before that date, that month will be closed for new entries and judging.

20 per month maximum

Judging and Scoring
Judging will be done by a panel MTS Staff and these are the things that the panel will be looking out for when entries are judged.
  • Theme - Does your picture represent the month you chose?
  • Creativity - Originality of idea
  • Style - Use of space, props, is it pretty?
  • Rules - CC adherence, no editing, inclusion of month

A sticker for both winners AND participants, like these.
A calendar will be made for download with each winning month.
And, of course, the blue ribbons for each month’s winner.

Q: I already submitted two entries for one game, but I want to do more!
A: Since we're doing a joint calendar this year, you may enter twice per game, giving you 6 chances to win!

Q: I have really great ideas for December. Can I enter 3 times for that month, 1 for each game?
A: No. Since spaces are limited per month, participants are only allowed one entry per month. You'll have to choose which December picture of yours that you think is best. However, if you have any extra pictures that don't make the final cut, please feel free to show them off in the appropriate thread over in (whichever game's) Sims Pictures forum.

Q: I'm not sure if my entry is too sexy.
A: If you're questioning the raciness of your image, ask yourself why. Have someone else take a look it. We also have a live chat that you could pop in and ask other members as well.

Q: I am not sure what type of picture to enter.
A: Check out these threads: Sims 2 Sims 3 and Sims 4 It has examples of past entries to use as examples.

The picture you post will be your final shot - make it good. Posting a random picture of a christmas tree, easter bunny, yourself, etc to reserve a spot is not allowed and it will be deleted.

Once your post has been added to the table, it may not be changed. Do not change the picture, you may not delete it and enter a new month instead, etc. If you choose to delete your entry, you are removing yourself from the contest and no further entries will be permitted from you.

If anyone is notified that they have used pay content, their entries will be disqualified. The spots they had will NOT be held.
Turquoise Dragon
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#2 Old 12th Nov 2017 at 8:33 PM Last edited by gdayars : 29th Dec 2017 at 2:26 AM.
Contestant Entries

1TotallySimsCrazy TS2Maddie_Tried TS3Maddie_Tried TS3Charmful -TS2Maddie_Tried TS4Maddie_Tried TS4Maddie_Tried TS2Charmful -TS2nayahn1 TS2TMNTFanGirl18 TS4Maddie_Tried TS2TMNTFanGirl18 TS4
2Freelala -TS2grindingteeth TS4aisquared TS3spladoum TS3Simmiller TS413cantstars TS4KeunJoong24 TS4Spiderses TS4Freelala TS2JustJones TS4mare31xxl TS2TotallySimsCrazy TS2
3Ghost sdoj TS3clw8 TS413cantstars TS4RicoSuavecito TS4Letcupcake TS4aisquared TS2Lyralei TS3heaven TS3joandsarah77 TS2SummerGlau TS2spladoum TS3SummerGlau TS2
4easypeaze TS4Letcupcake TS4easypeaze TS4kalikitty52 TS4holysweaters TS4clw8 TS4Norn TS3joandsarah77 TS2bellakenobi TS3Freya5 TS3aisquared TS3emmabaker87 TS2
5hannahsim201999 TS2simsample TS3AngieMFAK77 TS3Ghost sdoj TS3Crowkeeper TS3Julie J TS2N_Fluen$e TS2Freya5 TS3attuned TS3Spiderses TS4InLovewithRed TS2ThinkingWithPortals101 TS3
6attuned TS3mustluvcatz TS2rosy-daylight TS3simsample TS4simsample TS4RicoSuavecito TS4spiralqq TS4simgamer18955 TS3galadrielh TS3Gargoyle Cat TS3Crowkeeper TS3Simmiller TS4
7Gavik TS4Julie J TS4InLovewithRed TS2AngieMFAK77 TS3rosy-daylight TS3simsample TS2reddragon14 TS4simsample TS2TheSweetToddler TS3
8Sterling_Archer TS4dezzyboo TS2Sterling_Archer TS4Lyralei TS3grindingteeth TS4Julie J TS4
9Vågen TS3galadrielh TS3hannahsim201999 TS2
10N_Fluen$e TS2Norn TS3
11Julie J TS2
Link Ninja
#3 Old 13th Nov 2017 at 6:33 AM
Default April Entry - TS2
Model: Yuzan Bao in the running for Mr. April
Theme: Cherry Blossoms blooming season and general outdoorsy garden atmosphere with laid back or peaceful activity.

Uh oh! My social bar is low - that's why I posted today.

Link Ninja
#4 Old 13th Nov 2017 at 6:35 AM
Default August - TS2
Model: Anette Jernigan in the running for Miss. August
Theme: Beaches, boardwalks, sunshine, and surfing to stay cool

Uh oh! My social bar is low - that's why I posted today.

Lab Assistant
13th Nov 2017 at 10:21 AM
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Test Subject
#5 Old 13th Nov 2017 at 7:58 PM
Default December- Sims 4
December entry. Sims 4. CC was used.
Turquoise Dragon
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#6 Old 13th Nov 2017 at 8:48 PM
@hannahsim201999 you can use Victorian era items Just no pay content

Thanks everybody! Table updated
Test Subject
#7 Old 13th Nov 2017 at 9:24 PM
Default October- Sims 4
Theme: Spooky Day, creepy dolls.
Uses CC skin, makeup, gloves, and shoes.
Mad Poster
#8 Old 13th Nov 2017 at 11:06 PM
Cool! I tend to hang the calendars in my Sim homes so I'm curious to see what it'll be this year.
I was going to participate again this year, but...
Originally Posted by gdayars
5. No photo editing. That includes reshade.

...this is a definite no-no for me. A Sim world without ReShade is not a Sim world me or my Sims want anything to do with anymore. That less ideal world can stay in 2015, where I left it. So I really wonder what can be done without ReShade nowadays. Now with a bit of luck I'll have a new and improved type of graphics mod next year that can't and won't break any rules. Or at least that's the idea, it could still be considered cheating...

By the way, mods, is the holidays CC theme still a thing?

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Turquoise Dragon
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#9 Old 14th Nov 2017 at 1:25 AM
Yes it is, til January 1 on the theme. As far as reshade, sorry but no can do
Mad Poster
#10 Old 14th Nov 2017 at 1:35 AM
It makes sense from a fairness standpoint. You want to give everyone the option to compete even if they don't have the tools or the graphical power necessary to go all out on everything. That's a good way to approach it.

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Turquoise Dragon
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#11 Old 14th Nov 2017 at 1:43 AM
Destroyer of Worlds
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#12 Old 14th Nov 2017 at 1:56 AM
Grijze, if you really want to participate, you could look at it as a challenge to yourself. Staging a photo and setting up all the elements with what the game (and mods/recolors) can provide to make it visually appealing without editing can be tricky, especially if you've grown so used to ReShade, but it could be fun. After all, it's just one picture. (Or maybe 6).

Heaven Sims | Avendale Legacy
"On the internet, you can be anything you want. It's strange that so many people choose to be stupid."
Test Subject
#13 Old 14th Nov 2017 at 3:39 PM
Default September entry -the sims2
Trina drinks the last glass of wine from the previous harvest, before September's grape harvest begins.
CC used: Neigborhood deco, deco objects and some bodyshop cc.

Toaster Strudel Addict
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#14 Old 15th Nov 2017 at 12:19 AM
October - TS4

Test Subject
#15 Old 15th Nov 2017 at 1:34 AM
Default Entry
Model: Alicia Summers as Miss June
Theme: The end of May flowers
Game: TS4
Test Subject
#16 Old 15th Nov 2017 at 1:37 AM
Default Entry
Model: Astrella Spring as Miss May
Theme: The romantic springtime
Game: TS4
Test Subject
#17 Old 15th Nov 2017 at 1:38 AM
Working on my TS3 entries btw sorry if I seem like I spam entries
Test Subject
#18 Old 15th Nov 2017 at 2:55 AM
Default Entry
Model: Odessa Roma as Miss February
Theme: Girls LOVE jewels
Game: TS3
Test Subject
#19 Old 15th Nov 2017 at 4:06 AM
Default Entry
Model: Delia Buckler as Miss March
Theme: The Irish lit for St. Patrick's Day
Game: TS3
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 15th Nov 2017 at 6:33 AM Last edited by Freelala : 15th Nov 2017 at 5:04 PM. Reason: Photo-hosting site not working
September, TS2

"Passion makes no accommodation for self-preservation."
#21 Old 15th Nov 2017 at 5:01 PM Last edited by TotallySimsCrazy : 15th Nov 2017 at 5:24 PM.
Month: December
Theme: Watching the Snow on Christmas Eve
Game: TS2

Formally known as TotallySimsCrazy. Still addicted to custom content.
#22 Old 15th Nov 2017 at 5:23 PM
Month: January
Theme: The Snowdevil and Snowangel of Winter
Game: TS2

Formally known as TotallySimsCrazy. Still addicted to custom content.
Lab Assistant
#23 Old 15th Nov 2017 at 6:35 PM
Summer Smith is running for Miss Harvest!

Month: October
Game: TS2
CC used: BodyShop CC, Easy Peasy Pictures set and props by Honeywell @ MTS. Cornucopia is by Maxis )

is going to be a cat when she grows up.
retired moderator
#24 Old 16th Nov 2017 at 3:19 AM

Sims 3, for the month of April. It's Easter!

Strangers in a Strange Land--The Shin Yi Legacy | last updated 3.7.2014
My Simblr | Is probably NSFW
Lab Assistant
#25 Old 16th Nov 2017 at 9:36 PM
Default October - TS3
My October entry for TS3
Granny Grey on her broom, no CC whatsoever - she wouldn't have approved anyway!

Please follow The Grey Witches on my blog!
Test Subject
17th Nov 2017 at 1:14 AM Last edited by Maddie_Tried : 17th Nov 2017 at 2:24 AM. Reason: pls help
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