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This is a rather bohemian competition. What I mean by that is that chances are, if you want to participate, we will find a way for you to participate.

Below are the many categories you can particpate in!

ART
Just like it says on the tin, this is purely an art contest, just like the art contests held by Interactive fantasies of years back: the drawing of art in ZZT. To see some examples of what will be expected, click here. The topics, of course, will be listed on this page and on IRC, along with the game topic. I strongly suggest you enter this one, because trust me, even if your art doesn't look like it was drawn by michaelangelo with an ansi editor, it will still be eligible for first place. The award will be given to the person who most accurately depicts the scenes described in the topic.
1) Start only with STK boards, toolkits, and/or external editors such as ZZTAE, which can be found at http://zztae.tk under 'downloads'.
2) Put your id# somewhere visible on the title screen.
3) For heaven's sake, PLEASE don't try and make the kind of art you think OTHER people would like. I want to see some real variety in the entries; I want to see the real YOU in there. Those are the entries that will be most seriously considered for the overall award.
4) Make one board per topic - there will be three to five topics so expect to make three to five boards!
5) When the art is completed, please use WinZip, Winrar, PKZip, or some kind of ZIP file archiving utility, just like you were submitting to Z2. Please do not include unnecessary files - .zzt will be the only kinds of files accepted.
6) Send the .zip file as an attachment to art@24hozzt.tk, and don't forget to include your id# in the subject.

BEAUTY
You will be submitting a photograph of yourself (not over 100kb) in JPG format to the judges in this contest. Just because you're not female, don't think you can't still win this competition! The judges will pick the most unique-looking person as the most beautiful, and there are many ways to look unique.
1) Send the file as an attachment to beauty@24hozzt.tk and don't forget to include your id# in the subject.

GAME
The classic, making a complete ZZT game in 24 hours. This, too, will have a topic chosen at the beginning of the competition. There will be several judges on this one, and each one will be giving out a specific award for the most outstanding entry in each's field of expertise; most likely plot, graphics, programming, and an overall.
1) Start only with STK boards, toolkits, and/or external editors such as ZZTAE, which can be found at http://zztae.tk under 'downloads'.
2) Put your id# somewhere visible on the title screen.
3) For heaven's sake, PLEASE don't try and make the kind of game you think OTHER people would like. I want to see some real variety in the entries; I want to see the real YOU in there. THose are the entries that will be most seriously considered for the overall award.
4) When the game is completed, please use WinZip, Winrar, PKZip, or some kind of ZIP file archiving utility, just like you were submitting to Z2. Please do not include unnecessary files - .zzt, (.com, and .bat, if there is a font) will be the only kinds of files accepted.
5) Send the .zip file as an attachment to game@24hozzt.tk, and don't forget to include your id# in the subject.

JUNK
This is fast becoming the most coveted award in ZZT history - everyone who's anyone is entering the Junk Entry contest! The judge will be looking for the entries that are the funniest, silliest, most insulting to the judges, and generally everything we've come to expect from a junk entry.

1) Start with anything.
2) Put your id# somewhere visible on the title screen.
3) The game must insult at least one judge and have at least one yellow border. It is otherwise disqualified.
4) When the game is completed, please use WinZip, Winrar, PKZip, or some kind of ZIP file archiving utility, just like you were submitting to Z2. Please do not include unnecessary files - .zzt will be the only kinds of files accepted.
5) Send the .zip file as an attachment to junk@24hozzt.tk, and don't forget to include your id# in the subject.

So who wins overall?
Out of all the different winners in the other four categories, plus honorable mentions made by the judges and myself, one entry will be picked which we feel, while not the BEST, since best is such a subjective word in such an eclectic competition, is the entry which will be known as the Winning entry, and the entrant, charged with the responsibility of coming up with a brand new contest to do next season.

Interested in signing up? Feel free to do so here. Also, questions can be tossed at host@24hozzt.tk if you so desire.
ADDITIONAL RULES

1) External editors for the GAME, ART, and JUNK competitions will not only be allowed, but encoraged. You can download the ZZT advanced editor here.