makobdayexchange: (2017)
Assignments for the 2017 Makoto Birthday Exchange are due on November 7 JST.

countdown clock | timezone converter

::General Notes::

You are only required to fill one of the requests in your assignment in order to complete the assignment. You are welcome to do more than one request or multiple fills for the same request, if you have time and interest (optional; not required).

Please do not talk publicly about what you're working on until after works are live on AO3! It's absolutely okay to say you got your assignment and other general kinds of things, but it would be great if you don't give away whose assignment you got or which prompt you're doing. Some of the fun is the element of surprise, after all (finding out who created something for you and which of your requests they chose to do). :D

If you have any questions for your recipient, please contact us. We'll relay the message to your recipient and get back to you with their response as soon as possible.

Requirements )


makobdayexchange: (2015)
Assignments for the 2015 Makoto Birthday Exchange are due on November 4. Here is a countdown clock to the deadline


::Notes::

You are only required to fill one of the requests in your assignment in order to complete the assignment. You are welcome to do more than one request or multiple fills for the same request, if you have time and interest (optional; not required).

Please do not talk publicly about what you're working on until after works are live on AO3! It's absolutely okay to say you got your assignment and other general kinds of things, but it would be great if you don't give away whose assignment you got or which prompt you're doing. Some of the fun is the element of surprise, after all (finding out who created something for you and which of your requests they chose to do). :D

If you have any questions for your recipient, please contact us. We'll relay the message to your recipient and get back to you with their response as soon as possible.

::Content Requirements::

  • Your fanwork must  include the characters in the request you choose to fill from your assignment.
  • Your fanwork must be the type specified by your recipient for that particular request.
  • Details and specific prompt requests in your recipient's letter are optional. Having said that, it would be great if you could respect and avoid their dislikes.

::General Requirements::

You are only required to fill one of the requests in your assignment in order to complete the assignment.

These guidelines apply to all fills, regardless of type.
  • original work previously unpublished
  • finished/polished quality
  • standalone (not part of a larger work or series)
  • complete (the whole story should be told)
    • multi-chapter stories are allowed only if all chapters are posted
  • English language only (or, in the case of art/comics/manips, no words)


::Technical Requirements by type::

If you are doing a fill for Party Favors, the bonus round for extra gifts, please note that there is no minimum requirement. All other requirements apply.

Art

  • minimum of 600px per dimension; no maximum 
  • traditional as well as digital media
  • color or b&w
  • still/static or animated/moving image

Comics
  • minimum of 3 panels; no maximum
  • color or b&w

Fic
  • minimum of 1000 words; no maximum
    • while you’re more than welcome to do multiple fics for your recipient, one of them must be at least 1000 words
  • optional: the find a beta post

Manips
  • minimum of 3 panels; no maximum
  • must use screencaps or other official art (no fanart)
  • still/static or animated/moving images
  • accompanying text/ficlet is optional (not required)


::Posting Your Fill / Dropping Out::

Log in to AO3 and go to your Assignments page. Find the assignment marked "2015 Tachibana Makoto Birthday Exchange." There will be two buttons:
  • To post your fill, click "Fulfill." This will take you to the page where you can post your work, with the challenge and your recipient's name already filled in.
  • To drop out, click "Default." The event coordinator will get a message and send the assignment to a pinch hitter.
Please note that if you drop out and the person drawing/writing for you also drops, your requests will not go to the pinch hitter list.

If you're dropping out because you don't like your assignment, please read these notes:
  • Remember that you do not need to fill a specific prompt. You only need to do a fill of the type requested, using the characters requested. All other details are optional, including relationships and nsfw content/rating.
  • Some people put their general likes/dislikes in their “Dear Creator” letter – so if your recipient included a link, be sure to check that out.

In the spirit of Makoto swimming in the ocean in Season 1, it would be great if you could do your best. But if you simply cannot, please default through AO3 as soon as possible, so we can give the pinch hitter who picks it up as much time as possible.
 



If you have any questions or concerns, please leave a comment here or send an email.

Thank you and happy creating!
makobdayexchange: (2014)

Pinch Hit Assignments must be posted to AO3 by end of day Pacific Time on November 15, 2014.
(Party Favors gifts may be posted through November 24th. If you are doing a Party Favors fill, please skip to "General Requirements" below.)

countdown clock to Pinch Hit deadline

You are only required to do one of the requests in your assignment in order to complete the assignment.

You are welcome to do more than one request or multiple fills for the same request, if you have time and interest (optional; not required). :)
 

::General Requirements::

Special note: please do not talk publicly about what you're working on until after works are live on AO3! Some of the fun is the element of surprise, after all (finding out who created something for you and which of your requests they chose to do). :D

These guidelines apply to all fills, regardless of type.

  • original work previously unpublished
  • finished/polished quality
  • standalone (not part of a larger work or series)
  • complete (no “chapter 1” or “tbc”— the whole story should be told)
  • English language only (or, in the case of art/comics/manips, no words)


::Requirements by type::

Art

  • minimum of 600px per dimension; no maximum (NOTE: no minimum for Party Favors fills)
  • traditional and digital media
  • color or b&w
  • still/static or animated/moving image

Comics
  • minimum of 3 panels; no maximum (NOTE: no minimum for Party Favors fills)
  • color or b&w

Fic
  •  minimum of 1000 words; no maximum (NOTE: no minimum for Party Favors fills)

Manips
  • minimum of 3 panels; no maximum (NOTE: no minimum for Party Favors fills)
  • must use screencaps or other official art (no fanart)
  • still/static or animated/moving images
  • accompanying text/ficlet is optional (not required)


::Posting Your Fill / Dropping Out::

Log in to AO3 and go to your Assignments page. Find the assignment marked "2014 Tachibana Makoto Birthday Exchange." There will be two buttons:
  • To post your fill, click "Fulfill." This will take you to the page where you can post your work, with the challenge and your recipient's name already filled in.
  • To post a Party Favors gift to the collection, go here for instructions with screencaps.
  • To drop out, click "Default." The event coordinator will get a message and send the assignment to a pinch hitter.


If you have any questions or concerns, please leave a comment here or send an email.

Thank you and happy creating!