Hello everyone and happy first day of December! Thank you to chiriku for your wonderful submission to the November contest! Your entry was fun and absolutely breathtaking! (View it here: fav.me/dapxnpl) As per tradition, there is no contest for December, but we do have some announcements for next year! TomoyoIchijouji and I have been talking over the past month or so about some changes that we believe will benefit the club.
First off: contests. We realize that with work, school, and life in general, a month is not enough time to work on contest entries. So, we’ve decided that, to increase participation in the club and in contests, there will be four contests per year. Each contest will last three months so as to give YOU enough time to participate and come up with fantastic ideas without all the stress. We will be opening up a poll and we’d like to get YOUR opinion on whether the contests should start in January, April, July, and October OR in December, March, June, and September. In addition, we will be opening up another poll focused on contest themes. We’d really appreciate your feedback on themes and, if you have any ideas for new themes, we’d love to hear them!
Secondly, we’ve been thinking about having monthly features. We love the works that you submit and we’d like to show you our appreciation! Tomoyo and I were thinking that we would pick a theme and a number of works that we feel complement that theme. Then, you, the members, could vote on the works that you like the best, and the most popular works will be featured. Thoughts on this are more than welcome.
Lastly, we’ve decided that, in August, we will write up a tribute post to honor Ikuko Itoh’s birthday (August 25th) as well as the anniversaries of the publication of the first chapter of the Princess Tutu manga (August 19th, 2002) and the air date of the first episode (August 16th, 2002). More about that next year!
What do you all think? We realize that this is a lot of change to take in, so we’d really appreciate any feedback, thoughts, or opinions you have on all of this. The polls (mentioned above) will be up and running by Dec. 11th. Happy Holidays!