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piq contest

piq contests are weekly events to give you the chance to show your fellow piqers you pixel art skills on a specific topic! the contest is separated into two phases:

the drawing phase

every registered user can draw as many piqs as he wants and put them into the contest. there are two ways for putting a piq into the contest. you either click the "draw" button on the current contest page or you click on a piq that you have drawn this week between monday and friday and you'll find an option called "enter piq into compition" in the options-menu. the piqs entered into the contest should correspond to the keyword which is chosen by the admins. if you have suggestions for a contest topic, feel free to contact the admins via the feedback button to the left.

the voting phase

the voting phase starts on saturday at 0:00 GMT and ends on sunday 23:59 GMT. Every registered user now has the chance to vote. the voting procedure is very easy. you are shown two piqs of the contest and have to decide which piq you prefer. you should not just consider the artistic value of the piq but also how well it fits the topic of the contest. each user has as many votes as there are piqs in the contest.

the rating

the ranking is based on the elo rating system which is commonly used for rating chess players. each piq starts with a rating of 1600. during the voting two piqs are presented to the user which is treated like a game of the two piqs. that is, there is winner who gains rating points and a loser that loses rating points. if both piqs have the same rating the winner will get about 20 points and the loser will lose 20 points. if the loser has a considerably higher rating than the winner, then the winner will get much more than 20 points. if the winner has a much higher rating however, the gain in points is not as high.

contest winners

Optical Illusions
won by PikachuJT630
What's next?
won by wolfgirl456
Exploding Robots
won by dfoul
Beach
won by caleb7447
Evil Angels
won by Grogramn
Bread and Butter
won by caleb7447
Masks
won by caleb7447
Transformation
won by caleb7447
Incompetence
won by LettersOfCrimson
Circus & Technology
won by PlingoDGD
Dinosaurs Return
won by dfoul
Hero's despair
won by ryph
If insects ran the world
won by ryph
Visiting Hell
won by Sheep
My second favourite Sports
won by soulcrylm
Cakes and Candy
won by WildInParadise
Music in Pixels
won by WildInParadise
In the Jungle
won by bonechill1
Signs gone wrong
won by Pikalink5
Science gone wrong
won by Lelouch-Lamperouge
Surreal World
won by Vengeful_Potato
Toys
won by AgileCoast2
Mountains and Valleys
won by Typhlosion51
Goodbye 2013, hello 2014!
won by BlueJay3
Winter Celebrations!
won by gummibearzrule
Breakfast
won by Faefae529
Landscapes
won by creeperslayer098
Kittens and Heavy Metal
won by ryph
The Edge of the World
won by thesunrisemassacre
Knights and Dragons
won by GlitterDaisy
Spectacular View
won by caleb7447
Halloween
won by caleb7447
This funny smell
won by Vault
yellow and round
won by ginnypotter8D
The burdens of the digital age
won by IvoryMalinov
Ponies, Volcanoes and Lasers
won by FurryRaver4life
Trains
won by caleb7447
Mirrors
won by buzzfuzz45
The Wild West
won by IvoryMalinov
Yellow
won by IvoryMalinov
Tropical Fish
won by ryph
Dogs
won by caleb7447
Sunken Treasure
won by thesunrisemassacre
Inventions of the 22nd Century
won by DeeCreative
Endtime Romance
won by ryph
Caves and Tunnels
won by ryph
Unlikely Duo
won by IvoryMalinov
Boats and Monsters
won by ryph
Alien Planet
won by Sanford12
Sport
won by SkylarSkye
My Favourite Things
won by fluttershy0159
Birds-eye View
won by IvoryMalinov
The Illusion of Freedom
won by ryph
The Paranormal
won by IvoryMalinov
Utopias
won by ginnypotter8D
Phobias
won by Sebika22
Wild Things
won by SkylarSkye
where dreams are born
won by yman77
Despair
won by cesarloose
Harmony
won by WildInParadise
thoughts and brains
won by IvoryMalinov
Hands
won by Okojo
Rabbits and Eggs
won by MrBrowns
The Seasons
won by michinpony
Self Portrait
won by SkylarSkye
Cute
won by IvoryMalinov
Cake and Icecream
won by MrBrowns
Masks and Costumes
won by cesarloose
Things Starting With T
won by chasesgame
Carnival
won by Super_Steve
Wizards and Witches
won by Virkinoff
Spaceships
won by JustinIntal
Black and White
won by JustinIntal
Movie Posters
won by Okojo
Landscapes
won by sichiu
Evolution
won by sichiu
Christmas
won by sichiu
Robots
won by IvoryMalinov
My Life in 50 Years
won by Paulanna
My least favourite Video Game
won by SkylarSkye
Opposites
won by SkylarSkye
The Beginning of the World
won by SkylarSkye
The End of the World
won by Masto91
Something Green
won by Masto91
Super Heroes
won by cesarloose
fire and ice
won by Paulanna
Statues
won by darklord
Autumn and Celebrities
won by Masto91
aliens
won by Paulanna
Music
won by darklord
Insects
won by Paulanna
Zombies
won by yippiyee
Food
won by you
castles and dungeons
won by cesarloose
Dragons
won by BlueJay3
Barbarians and Wizards
won by lambmington
Sci-Fi
won by darklord
Olympics
won by cesarloose
Landscapes
won by cesarloose
Wild Animals
won by cesarloose
Taking a Chance
won by pixelwiz
Underground
won by cesarloose
Magic
won by cesarloose
Elves VS Goblins
won by Fuzzy
Time Travel
won by sholomo
Hats and Helmets
won by xternalmerc
Chocolate and Sweets
won by pocket_nine9s
Manga
won by Jack
Ninja and Samuri
won by Masto91
Love and War
won by Masto91
Faces
won by Masto91
medieval times
won by Masto91
Piqs to Branch
won by battlefieldCommander
Jungle
won by miss m
Tools and Machines
won by cesarloose
Mythical Creatures
won by Masto91
Fruit and Veg
won by jmgandalf
Fire and Smoke
won by corrot
Work and Play
won by Masto91
Transport
won by sichiu
Money
won by sichiu
factories and construction sites
won by sichiu
incomplete..
won by flippy13
life and birth
won by pixelover
Freedom
won by wolfgirl456
glass and windows
won by PeaceLui
Mystery
won by eames
Power and Energy
won by jmgandalf
crayons
won by jmgandalf
Lizards
won by jmgandalf
inside the body
won by Kgustafso
beyond the universe
won by jmgandalf
motivation
won by Kgustafso
heaven and earth
won by NyanCat0159
circus
won by voodoomoocow
zombies
won by jmgandalf
love with obstacles
won by ZombieNuns
volcanoes and thunderstorms
won by jmgandalf
emoticons
won by jmgandalf
imaginary plants
won by Kgustafso
girls and boys
won by jmgandalf
Dogs and Spiders
won by ponei666
mutants and mutations
won by jmgandalf
the four elements
won by ponei666
fairy tales
won by jmgandalf
cats
won by pixelwiz
day and night
won by jmgandalf
Party
won by voodoomoocow
The Internet
won by Byonder
Big and Small
won by jmgandalf
Beach
won by lovebuzz
Hell
won by tayete
Farm life
won by pixelwiz
fast
won by sillypig
default display piq
won by Tom
instruments
won by pixelwiz
Pirates
won by BlackDragon
two colours
won by BlackDragon
Plants, Trees
won by pocket_nine9s
sports
won by LouisxD
Science
won by Flying_Video
Create a Hero
won by LouisxD
Hot and Fiery
won by Teapotmaneddie
Buildings
won by LouisxD
Music
won by pocket_nine9s
Flowers
won by BlackDragon
Ghosts
won by romullotwo
Close-up
won by Kgustafso
Under the Sea
won by ferdiferrah
Food
won by CloudCharger
Surreal
won by CloudCharger
Spaceships
won by Tom
Birds
won by BlackDragon
Self Portrait
won by flippy13
monsters
won by CloudCharger
artist's tools
won by romullo
metal
won by BlackDragon
insects
won by CloudCharger
four colour grey-scale
won by BlackDragon
isometric
won by pocket_nine9s
retro
won by GoldCrown
christmas
won by derlanalmeida
landscapes
won by BlackDragon
robots
won by Tom
dinosaurs
won by pocket_nine9s
face
won by pocket_nine9s
pushing pixels
won by pocket_nine9s
what's going on now
sailormanenzo, Rauf Jr all signed up to piq
31 July 14:26:53
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someone liked ,
31 July 14:18:03
DOMODUBS commented on , ,
31 July 14:16:41
someone, Hazardous, Grogramn liked
31 July 14:11:53
FurryRaver4life: fair enough v-v
31 July 14:11:19
Grogramn: woman? there are no female-homo-sapiens on the internet, you silly.
31 July 14:11:02
31 July 14:08:33
FurryRaver4life: woman thats not what this is about
31 July 14:08:02
31 July 14:07:57
Hazardous branched from
31 July 14:07:57
Grogramn: shit-well.
31 July 14:06:33
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