Welcome fellow card designers from all across the globe, I welcome you to my humble contest. Here you will be tested to your creativities end. You will endure hardship, loss, and perhaps even victory. Few shall rise to the top, and the winner shall be known as the "Top Card Designer of YMtC" by all who care enough to remember him/her.
Round one will last until 6:00 PM Saturday, EST, on the 17th.
Create a common, blue creature that has a converted mana cost of 4, a landfall ability, and has the sum of power and toughness equal to 3.
While this contest was once run entirely by me, it has since changed to allow different designers to create new criteria.
Each round has two parts, the first part is a period for entering cards. This period is normally two to three days long, in this time anyone may enter a card into the round except for the person who won the previous round. This is to avoid chronic consecutive victories by one member and promote new designers to take on the new criteria with gusto and possibly create the next criteria themselves.
After this period is over, we then move onto the second part. The second part is voting. When you vote you are voting for the card you like the best. You may think it has a superior design or may believe that its flavor is a virtual masterpiece, how you come to think a card is the best is up to you. Anyone may vote during this part, even the person who made the criteria and people who didn't enter a card. We actively encourage any and all members to participate in inside this contest. The voting period is normally two to four days long.
The person who receives the most votes wins that particular round and makes the new criteria. In case of a tie, whoever posts first gets priority. If a person does not make a criteria within five or so days then it passes on to the next in line. Ocassionally a member may suggest a criteria and it will be posted. We are a friendly bunch, and normally the winner will go along with the suggestion unless they have something else in mind that they really want to try.
These rules are constantly changing and evolving with time and I reserve the right to change them as the contest runner.