Greetings, users!July 1st, 2011 - Welcome back to another edition of the news. We've got a few pieces of information to pass along before everyone stateside disappears for the Fourth of July weekend. We start with a brief description of new features added during our release update on Wednesday.
Important stuff to knowFeatures and changes
AIDS Walk San Francisco
Header design contest
Congratulations to jussy_baby — , winner of this month's header design contest. You'll be seeing this lovely design displayed atop LiveJournal during the month of July. Speaking of header design contests, we previously mentioned that the contests will no longer be held on a monthly basis. Instead, the contests will be held a few times a year. Sit back, relax, and rest up because you'll need to scare up all your creative energies for our next header design contest. Oh wait, did we just give away the next contest theme? Well, the black cat's out of the candy bag so we may as well come clean.
The next header design contest theme is Halloween. The winning header will appear on LiveJournal throughout the month of October. We'll be accepting submissions for the Halloween header design contest from Monday, August 22nd, through Monday, September 19th. Don't worry about missing anything, we'll remind you a few more times in news — before the contest starts.
Journal theme contest updateThe three winning themes from our last design contest are scheduled to go live with our next update, which should be approximately three weeks from now. We'll keep you updated should any changes arise. Thanks again to the winners. The new journal themes will be a wonderful addition!
Life, liberty, and the pursuit of pic-a-nic baskets!
For news about LJ_Scribe and LJ_Photophile, we'll see you under the cut!
Photo of the weekCongrats to hep — , winner of our 72nd lj_photophile — contest!
Click here to help choose the next photo of the week. FYI: We pick entries for the poll based on a combination of comments, +1 ratings, and staff input. The winner receives 500 LJ tokens. We thank you for sharing your talent with the global LiveJournal community.
Welcome back, dear scribes!Congratulations to kitterific — , majorjune — , and sapphire_3 — ! who won prompt #18 of our LJ_Scribe contest! We've selected 6 finalists in response to our 19th prompt for your review. In addition to the joy of sharing your well-turned phrases, the top three finalists will each win 1,000 LJ Tokens. The remaining finalists will receive 500 LJ Tokens.
For our next contest, please respond to the following in any form you choose (no more than 250 words, excluding the prompt): "Sorry to bother you in the middle of dinner." You do not need to include the prompt in your writing. Be sure to post your submissions as entries, rather than comments, to lj_scribe — up through Tuesday, July 5th, at 4PM, PDT. You'll find the +1 rating link under each post, so remember to check back and vote for your favorites!
Have a safe and sane (or your preferred equivalent) holiday weekend! See you next time!