Below are some guidelines to help you navigate MOC and ensure that your pages conform to the event rules, so you can collect your $20 at the end of the event! Please take this time before MOC starts to read through them; if you have any questions, please ask! Your pages must conform to the guidelines of each challenge in order to qualify as completed. Please read the challenges carefully and make sure your page follows the guidelines of the challenge. While we will try to contact you if we see that your challenge did not follow the rules, it is ultimately your responsibility to ensure that your page complies. If you have any questions, post in the challenge thread or message me or the host. We want you to enjoy the process and love your pages, but these are supposed to be challenges that take you outside of your comfort zone. You may not particularly like a challenge, but it is important that your page meet the spirit of the challenge. You may need to explore a new style, or one that's outside your comfort zone; you may need to learn a technique that's new to you. You may need to take a new photo specifically for a challenge, or purchase product you don't already have. Please be open to new things! Your pages must contain at least 75% current Lilypad product (currently for sale in the store). Please check the store to make sure your product is still for sale before using it. A great way to confirm product is there is if you link your product in your gallery credits. Your pages must be newly created specifically for MOC. You must have a different page for each challenge; you cannot use the same page for more than one challenge. Each day, a new challenge will be posted in the MOC 2021 Challenges forum. Challenges will be posted between midnight and 9:00 a.m. eastern time, depending on the location of the host and their real life commitments. Please be patient - the challenges will be posted daily. We will do our best to make our challenges inclusive to all scrap programs. If you are having a problem, please do not panic! Many times, our community can help you work through your issues. If all else fails, message your host and we will work with you. For the journaling challenges - if your page is not in English, we ask that you translate your journaling to English and post the translation in your gallery credits. If your journaling is sensitive and/or personal, please message me or the challenge host directly to discuss. Journaling challenges are meant for telling stories. Please read the guidelines carefully for word count requirements. All of the journaling challenges will require complete sentences to qualify as complete. Word art will not qualify toward your word count, and you cannot use the same word over and over. Again, if your journaling is sensitive or personal, please message me or your challenge host directly to discuss. After you complete your first layout, please create a new thread in the MOC 2021 Layouts forum and post your first layout. The title of your thread should be “your username’s layouts” (for example – mrs2a50’s Layouts). Please use your username and not your given name (this helps with tallying at the end). The first post in your thread should be your first layout. Each additional layout should be a new post in your thread (do not edit your first post and add additional layouts to it - if I see this happening, I will contact you and ask you to correct this). If you complete all 31 layouts, you should have 31 posts in your thread. PLEASE DO NOT create 31 posts ahead of time and edit them as you add the layouts (if I see this happening, I will delete your extra posts that do not have completed pages in them). Post as you finish each new layout. You do not have to post your pages in MOC order; if you do not complete each page on it's day, you can post your pages in whatever order you complete them. If you want to have your layouts in order, you can hold onto your layouts until you're able to post them in order. But PLEASE do not create "placeholder" posts in your thread to fill later. Please label your page posts with the date and name of the challenge (January 1: Blind Scrap). This will make the tallies at the end of MOC go much smoother and faster! If we have questions or comments about your page, we will contact you via conversation. Please make sure your notifications have been turned on. Your messaging settings can be found and edited under the General Settings of your User CP. Our messages are not meant to offend or upset anyone; we simply want to make sure that everyone is following the rules of the event. You will have until 11:59 pm eastern time, Tuesday, February 2, to complete all your layouts. Everyone who completes all 31 layouts will receive a $20 gift certificate to the TLP store. In addition, finishers will be considered for a full-time Pollywog spot on the Lilypad CT. Additional prizes: Each challenge host will choose one “favorite” page from their daily challenge to receive a $3 gift certificate to the store. If you have any questions you can post them in the Q&A thread, or in the individual challenge thread, or you can message me or the challenge host. Above all else, remember to have fun!