closed/hiatus until further notice

natureicontestis going on holiday!
this community is, unfortunately, closing until further notice. i do have good intentions to bring this community back. it was my first ever icon contest community & i do love it, however i am lacking motivation & creativity because i am a little bored with it. if i do not decide to bring back this community before may i will think about letting it go to another moderator.

until then, i really want to give a HUGE thanks to everyone on this community. you have all helped me so well running this community & you're all talented.
thank you to everyone who voted & participated. and thank you to anyone who joined <3

however, this isn't goodbye! please, please let me see you over at my new community! i really want to see your icons again. =)


news & polls

hi everyone! here is just a few notes & some polls i'd like you to take part in!

1. natureicontest would like to see some new, active members. it would be great if you could recommend us to friends and promote in your icon journal/communities and you can find banners here however, i was thinking of perhaps running a fun special challenge for those who promote. the idea was that if you promote just once & provide proof, you will be entered e.g "signed up" for a special challenge where only promoters can participate. of course, you can promote & not participate, as well. :] what are your thoughts on this?

promoter special challenge

yes- good idea & i'd participate
yes- good idea but i wouldn't participate

2. what do you think of a christmas surprise challenge?

christmas surprise challenge

yes- good idea & i'd participate
yes- good idea but i wouldn't participate

3. i'd love for natureicontest to start incorporating stock icon challenges as well as nature icon challenges. perhaps we could have a challenge rotation, one week stock, one week nature. thoughts?

stock & nature icon rotation?

yes- good idea & i'd participate
yes- good idea but i wouldn't participate
no; keep natureicontest just nature icon related

any other comments feel free to voice your opinion here! thanks everyone.

challenge #31: dolphins voting

PLEASE VOTE! voting has been low lately, and especially with this challenge, your effort will be appreciated! :) the banner maker is calin_durus. please let me know if you would be able to make the banners for the winners! we really need some new banner makers, if you are interested just let me know!

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[x] special challenge #30 winners
[x] rumble round 2 on hold. please see this post to submit your icon & sign-up to keep the rumble going!
[x] challenge #32: change of seasons

challenge #30: SURPRISE CHALLENGE! winners

thank you to everyone who participated and voted. apologises to kukie92, she deserves a special banner as i forgot to include one of her icons into the supplied texture section. this makes me a very bad mod, and tells me that i should never put voting up after a long day and half asleep ever again. :( here are the winners!

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rumble session 2 round 2: city life on hold

hi. rumble session 2 is seeming slow already and we are only on round 2. these people are signed up for the rumble:
kukie92, fonulyn, mon_hantise72, calin_durus, kathiann, candygram_5000, jussy_baby, ayaisdifferent.

but only 3 have submitted an icon for round 2. so i have put this rumble on hold until more icons are submitted into the round. please also remember you can join in on this rumble even if you are not signed up at the moment! i would love your sign-ups if you are going to participate is this rumble because as you can see, it's already going slow. :( all you have to do is comment on the sign-up post and submit an icon into round 2: city life.

SIGN-UP here!

thanks everyone.

challenge #31: dolphins reminder

hey everyone. this is a reminder for challenge #31: dolphins. you have until the 26TH to submit your icons and we really need more entries as we only have 2 participants. submit some here pleaseeee <3

challenge #30: surprise challenge really needs more votes. we don't have many! so i have extended the deadline. PLEASE vote. i know it may be a long process to vote because they aren't any polls, but please? even if you don't vote in every category, we need as many votes as possible as only 2 people have voted so far. please try and vote here you have until the 25TH.