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Turquoise Dragon
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#1 Old 2nd Oct 2018 at 4:46 AM Last edited by gdayars : 11th Nov 2018 at 7:56 PM.
Default Cutest Little PlumBob MTS Baby/Toddler Photo Contest

Hello!

Welcome to the first ever baby and toddler photo contest! Just like all those cutest baby contests you submit pictures of your cute little darlings to, this contest is for baby and toddler sims only.

Not only that, I believe, other than the calendar contests, this is the first one to feature all 3 games as well!

So here's the concept of the contest. This is a 4 stage contest, one where you submit one baby/toddler picture each stage, representing each stage of the seasons. So in plain terms, that means we get a cute fall baby/toddler picture, a cute winter baby/toddler picture, a cute spring baby/toddler picture, and a cute summer baby/toddler picture.

Now for the rules. The picture has to have as its focus a baby OR a toddler sim. Yes, other sims can be included, and you may have as many babies/toddlers in the picture as you wish, but that age group has to be the main focus of the picture. Custom content is allowed to be included. So dress those babies up in all their finery! Photoshopping is only allowed if cc is not available for what effect you wish to create. Even then, that means it is only allowed in that limited a context (seasonal). Also, this should go without saying, but I am saying it anyway, this is a pg 13 site, but more importantly this is a G rated contest. So if it isn't a picture you would feel comfortable sending to a real baby and toddler cutest baby contest, don't put it here either. No grotesque things, no sexualized children, etc. If you are in doubt, just DON'T.

I have two victims er volunteers to be judges so far, but for this contest, I want a judge for each game. I have a Sims 3 judge, and I have one that can be either Sims 2 or 4, so I need one more person to judge that plays either 2 or 4. (or both). While each judge will be judging all 3 games, I feel it is only fair to have one "specialist" per game.

We will start with the fall round, since currently in the Northern hemisphere, it is fall. So please feel free to start submitting pictures for the contest Each round will last 1 week. 6 days to enter, 1 day for judging. The other rules not addressed as of yet are as follows:

1. The pictures need to be a minimum of 960 by 720. slightly lowered size limits, as uploads are allowed 800 by 600
2. First come, First serve. No more than 25 people.
3. No placeholder posts. If you have a picture, submit it. If it is not one that is allowed (for reasons such as photoshopping, not the G rated condition), you will be allowed a chance to correct it within a certain amount of time, after that, someone else can take your place (first round).
4. Only one entry per person, per round. If your picture is accepted, then there is no replacing it. You can remove it, but you can't replace it unless it was requested you do so.
5. Yes, pose boxes are allowed. They fall under the CC is allowed part, but I am sure somebody will ask, so putting this in before they do.
6. Please state what game your picture is taken in. That is usually easily told but just in case

So good luck everyone, and let those awesome baby and toddler pictures start coming in!

addendum Position of last judge is filled. If you wish to become an emergency judge, let me know.

maxon is now emergency judge

Fall Round Ended, Play a long board, and Contest timer info
Fall and Winter winners are announced
Winners now have icons by their totals for the rounds where they won

Countdown Timer

Winter Round has ended, all play alongs and contestants will be judged this round. All playalongs are contestants for the Winter round, and from this round forward. A seasonal round winner will be announced for both fall and winter when I get the winter scores in. Plus Spring Round pictures can start as per the Countdown Timer

Judges:
Sims 2 Judge: Kukamuukaanmuka
Sims 3 Judge: spladoum
Sims 4 Judge: maybesomethingdunno

ContestantsFallTotalWinterTotalSpringTotalSummerTotalTotals
hannahsims201999Fall Entry66.5Winter Entry64.5Spring Entry61Summer Entry68.9260.9
joandsarah77Fall Entry70.5Winter Entry66.8Spring Entry68.5Summer Entry68.5274.3
chokoladyFall Entry7070
w_simsFall Entry6868
MyWickedSimsFall Entry55Winter Entry57.5Spring Entry53Summer Entry57.5223
KestinFall Entry72Winter Entry63Spring Entry60Summer Entry58253
CharmfulFall Entry58.5Winter Entry57.5Spring Entry62.5Summer Entry61.4239.9
PhantomknightFall Entry69.5Winter Entry67.2Spring Entry60.5197.2
kadienceFall Entry58Winter Entry66.5Spring Entry69Summer Entry65.5259
k.ahearn11Fall Entry59Winter Entry55.5Spring Entry61Summer Entry64.5240
simmer22Fall Entry 75Winter Entry 69.5Spring Entry73Summer Entry74291.5
InfluenceFall Entry71Winter Entry63Spring Entry68202
rosy-daylightFall Entry65Winter Entry59Spring Entry67.5Summer Entry63254.5


Newer Contestant Table

Newer ContestantsFallWinterTotalsSpringTotalsSummerTotals
Freya5Fall EntryWinter Entry64.5Spring Entry65.5Summer Entry74.5
PeachyDaeFall Entry
FreelalaFall EntryWinter Entry 69.5Spring Entry63Summer Entry63
coolpengi10Fall EntryWinter Entry57.5
attunedFall EntryWinter Entry62.5Spring Entry63Summer Entry72.5
TheSweetToddlerSummer Entry69


Scores Fall Entry
Scores Winter Entry
Spring Scores
Summer Scores and Summer Winner and Final Winner
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Scholar
#2 Old 2nd Oct 2018 at 5:17 AM Last edited by Squidconqueror : 2nd Oct 2018 at 5:54 AM.
I have a question regarding the quality of the pictures and graphics, well a couple actually. Do the graphics have to be set to high for those of us on cheaper budget computers like me and do the pictures have to be high quality? Although I have no particular interest in competing is it still alright to still ask those questions?
Turquoise Dragon
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#3 Old 2nd Oct 2018 at 5:22 AM
Well yes you can submit. One thing that would be good tho, is when you submit the picture, make sure you mention it was taken on a lower graphics setting due to computer limitations, so the judges can keep that in mind

And on the high setting, if you CAN please do so, if you cannot for fear of damaging the computer (or the computer won't let you) don't and state that as well that the limitations prevent you from even temporarily setting it on high settings
Field Researcher
#4 Old 2nd Oct 2018 at 5:44 AM
Application for judging

Cool contest and love to see other games entries aswell. Naturally only have TS2

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Turquoise Dragon
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#5 Old 2nd Oct 2018 at 5:46 AM
Ok, well that will make 3 judges, I will update the contest post
Scholar
#6 Old 2nd Oct 2018 at 6:02 AM
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Originally Posted by gdayars
Well yes you can submit. One thing that would be good tho, is when you submit the picture, make sure you mention it was taken on a lower graphics setting due to computer limitations, so the judges can keep that in mind

And on the high setting, if you CAN please do so, if you cannot for fear of damaging the computer (or the computer won't let you) don't and state that as well that the limitations prevent you from even temporarily setting it on high settings

Sorry I had meant to type in no not to. I had just edited my post to fix that writing error. I might just submit a couple if I see some pictures that would spark my interest to participate. The laptop that i'm using right is a Celeron and i'm only using it because my charger to my i5 snapped in half and I would just have to wait for a replacement for it and let me tell that it's a horrible experience playing Sims on this laptop. I had to switch it to power saver just to keep it from overheating and turning off.
Turquoise Dragon
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#7 Old 2nd Oct 2018 at 7:04 AM
Ugh btdt not fun! But please feel free to submit
Scholar
#8 Old 2nd Oct 2018 at 8:07 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by gdayars
Ugh btdt not fun! But please feel free to submit

Yeah it's just a series of unfortunate events. I'll think about submitting a couple a couple of pictures once I see some examples. I can't take good pictures just to save my life and with the graphics turned to low they would turn out awful.
Scholar
#9 Old 2nd Oct 2018 at 8:17 AM Last edited by Pideli : 2nd Oct 2018 at 9:15 AM.
Ooh, will probably enter! More photo contests please! :D

Okay so if I understand correctly, no Photoshop except season effects like snow, leaves, etc? So no focus effect?
Turquoise Dragon
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#10 Old 2nd Oct 2018 at 10:37 AM
Right. No photoshopping except for seasonal effects and that is mainly for those who don't have seasons packs so they can't be penalized for not having it.
Scholar
#11 Old 2nd Oct 2018 at 11:13 AM
Excellent, since I can't photoshop!
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 2nd Oct 2018 at 11:56 AM Last edited by hannahsim201999 : 10th Oct 2018 at 5:07 AM. Reason: Size changed
(Sims 2)
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Turquoise Dragon
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#13 Old 2nd Oct 2018 at 2:36 PM
Awesome! I will look to make sure it fits size guidelines on computer tonight and start making the board!
Needs Coffee
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#14 Old 2nd Oct 2018 at 3:05 PM
Sims 2


"This one mum!"
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Instructor
#15 Old 2nd Oct 2018 at 3:16 PM
( Sims 3 )

Field Researcher
#16 Old 2nd Oct 2018 at 5:55 PM
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Taken in The Sims 4


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Test Subject
#17 Old 2nd Oct 2018 at 8:47 PM

- = Sims 2 = -
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Link Ninja
#18 Old 3rd Oct 2018 at 3:21 AM
Does cropping count as photo editing or must it be the raw size of our computer screen?

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

Field Researcher
#19 Old 3rd Oct 2018 at 4:21 AM Last edited by Kestin : 3rd Oct 2018 at 4:33 AM.
Aha! I love toddlers and babies and I want in on this. So much for sleeping tonight; I've got work to do!

Is there any restriction on the CC we can use? For instance, if a creator's policy says "do not use for stuff", are we not allowed to use it? Should we list everything we use so you guys can check and make sure it's all kosher? What about pay content (or content from partially-pay sites, like TSR...apparently isn't anymore, but used to be)?
Link Ninja
#20 Old 3rd Oct 2018 at 6:28 AM Last edited by Charmful : 4th Oct 2018 at 6:37 AM.
^I believe anything from TSR is allowed now because it is all free and it's not an unfair advantage of someone having to pay for better CC anymore.

In regards to sims 2, at least.

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

Field Researcher
#21 Old 3rd Oct 2018 at 6:36 AM Last edited by Kestin : 10th Oct 2018 at 4:27 PM. Reason: Substituting .jpg for .png
Well, either way, everything I ended up using was free. I can hunt down and list it all if the mods desire, but otherwise, here's some little Sims (in my faithful TS2) exploring some leaves...

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Turquoise Dragon
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#22 Old 3rd Oct 2018 at 6:54 AM
@Charmful, cropping is not considered photoshopping in this case and no, you don't have to list custom content.
Link Ninja
#23 Old 3rd Oct 2018 at 7:22 AM Last edited by Charmful : 3rd Oct 2018 at 7:25 AM. Reason: saying this is for sims 2
Default Sims 2 - Autumn Pic


Cute, creepy, or cutely creepy?
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Uh oh! My social bar is low - that's why I posted today.

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Turquoise Dragon
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#24 Old 3rd Oct 2018 at 2:58 PM
Just reminding everyone it needs to be a fall picture this round
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#25 Old 3rd Oct 2018 at 7:35 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by gdayars
@Charmful, cropping is not considered photoshopping in this case and no, you don't have to list custom content.


Great! I had to as I'm running the game in Window Mode. Sorry, I forgot to mention!
Reason is that I don't want the game block the whole screen when it's loading...
 
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