Welcome to the Sig of the Month (SotM)! This is a fun and challenging competition in which members show off and compare each other's graphics by entering original works according to a theme and then having those pieces judged by the community in a voting phase. The winner of the month's competition will then be able to choose the theme for the next month, and the cycle will continue. The theme can be anything as long as it is appropriate and has not been used in the past two years. If a winner has made a version of the SotM banner, that will also be displayed on the next month's threads!
The contest begins on the first of each month and consists of roughly two weeks of entry creation/submission, one week of voting, and one week off. The entry and voting periods may be extended or shortened slightly as needed.
The theme for this month is...
[7/30/2017 12:00:07 AM] Solar: What about animals???
1. You are allowed to create, work on, and submit (by PMing Thundawave) your entry from the start of the contest until two weeks pass. Works must be digital art. Your sig will then be anonymously displayed on the second post of this thread. You are free to change your entry as much as you like during the entry phase by sending another PM. Once the entry phase is over, all submitted entries will be gathered up and displayed on the voting thread of this SotM.
2. YOU MUST SUBMIT YOUR OWN WORK. Using someone else's work and claiming it as your own is plagiarism, which is against the law. This means that you cannot simply cut a picture out, slap your name on it, and call it your own. Plagiarism will immediately disqualify you from the contest and may even result in a temporary or permanent ban from the forums depending on the degree of the offense.
3. Your submission must be made during this month. It also must not be shown anywhere else on or off the forums.
4. Your submission can be of any size or shape as long as it's not something like a gigantic wallpaper.