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Hi TNT! I had a question about beauty contest advertising. It seems in its current state the beauty contest is not about art at all. Rather, it feels like a contest of who can advertise (aka, spam) their entry as much as possible all across the site for a week. Why is it that we can "advertise" our entries in our signatures outside the art chat? It takes away from what should be the focus of the competition, which is art. Not to mention it annoys pretty much everyone on other boards to see constant BC (and CC) spam/advertising. And, those of us who are much busier don't have the time to spend 24/7 on the site advertising our entries; so even if we spent hours on our artwork, it won't win a trophy because someone else spammed the site all week. Can we change this rule back to where only advertising on the Art Chat is allowed? Please leave my username out. Thank you! ~~anonymous
Hi, this was a much asked for revision and since the CC entries are allowed to be advertised in this same way, it was decided that to be fair to both contests that all entries from both the Beauty Contest and the Caption Contest could advertise the same way. Meaning that because the CC entrants could have a link in their NeoSig on any boards while not being able to create any boards for the sole purpose of advertising, not allowing the BC contestants that same right was not fair to them. Sorry, that is affecting your entries though. However, you are always welcome to enter the Art Gallery which doesn't require any advertising and still gives out points and items as prizes.

Hello- I would like clarity on the rules for entering a gallery in the contest. Can you or can you not enter your gallery with a premade layout from a site such as sunnyneo if you give them credit? Here is what I found and it seem contradictory one Neopian Times article says you can enter with a premade layout and another that "as a rule", galleries with premade layouts won't get accepted. Please give a clear answer and remove my user name. thanks ~~anonymous
Those are correct actually. I did find two NT Editorials with questions about this and both basically say the same thing, which is this. Pre-made galleries are allowed to enter however they are at a severe disadvantage in being selected since we do prefer the creativity of making your own gallery in all aspects. However, this does not mean that a pre-made gallery will not win once 9in a while. The two editorials I found were at: // // Please make sure to always give credit if you are using someone else's hard work though!

Hi. Would it be allowable to include song lyrics from a real-life artist in a Neopian Times comic, or would this be rejected due to copyright issues? The last time I had one of my Neopets singing in a comic, I made up lyrics because I wasn't sure. Of course, I would include the name of the artist and song at the bottom, and only use family-friendly lyrics. Insight would be appreciated. - _brainchild_
Hi, sadly you would not be able to use lyrics from a copyrighted song, it would get rejected because of that. What you did last time is the perfect thing to do. :)

TNT, who made the book "The Futility of Existence"? Is this a cry for help? Can I get you anything? A shoulder to cry on? A void to stare into? Please respond, we're worried for you. ~~songbird808
I very much appreciate the concern, but I promise you I was just getting into the headspace for Grey Day! Besides, I already gazed long enough into the void while putting together this Surreal Collab, and it gazed back into me... ~~Aesop


Thank you for the new item Tormund Ellis Pen Holder! Honestly not how I was expecting to see my favorite Neopets character make a tiny return on the site, but I'm excited either way! This year's AC item prizes were a lot of fun :) ~~zeedox

I got SO excited when I saw the new Maractite outfit for Flotsam day; last month I remember one of the members of TNT making a board, asking for suggestions for July pet day outfits, and I specifically was hoping for a Maraquan-themed outfit with a trident for my new Flotsam. It just made me so giddy to see my suggestion used, and to see that it turned out so beautiful! I think it's awesome that the team is taking user suggestions this way, so thank you for making us feel special ^^ Now I've gotta get my hands on that outfit as soon as possible! ~~kooky_user

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