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Ancient History Icontest

Ancient History Icontest
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Welcome to 'swordandsandal', a weekly icon contest community for ancient history icons.

The timeline I am using for 'ancient' history will run from the Bronze Age to Late Antiquity. There will be some overlap with early Medieval and Byzantine history as there is no end clear end to what is considered 'ancient' and what belongs to the middle ages.

Everything relating to ancient history will be welcomed here, it is not a strictly 'historical' community. That just means that TV shows and films around actual historical events and fictional events and characters will all be acceptable; so all of the following shows and films would be accepted Alexander, Spartacus: Blood and Sand, 300, Clash of the Titans, Xena: Warrior Princess and Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief.

I want this to be as inclusive as possible and the challenges will depend on what you want. I will base theme choices on suggested themes and the icons people are submitting.


New challenges will go up on Sunday and will last one week. The voting will go up on Sunday evening and last until the following Sunday, after which the winners will be announced. Banners will be posted as soon as possible after that.


Please note, the rules may change with specific challenges, this includes the number of icons you may enter.

01: No animation, this is a stillness community

02: Icons must fit the LJ icon specifics of 100x100 pixels in dimension and 40kb or less

03: Icons must have been made new for the challenge, do not re-use old icons or premade bases

04: Do not post your icon anywhere until the winners have been announced

05: If images have been provided you must use those images. You may use the same image twice but the crop must be different.

06: If the icon is for a theme challenge it must fit the theme provided

07: You do not need to be a member of the community to enter or vote. Annoymous votes will not be counted.

08: Post your icons to the challenge post to enter. Please include the icon image and the url;