Just a smidgen over a week until the deadline to the competitive apps! Though note that this date is prone to extension, but to be safe, please plan to make it for this deadline. When this deadline is met, the competitive app folders will be closed and from then on, the only characters that can be made are NPCs! NPCs may be created throughout the tournament.
Round one will begin shortly after this deadline.
Which brings me to my other point: we're aware there are some members out there that have participated in OCTs before, but we've also noticed many where this is their first time. As all the admins are, or were, active members of PMDE, we also see many people who are also in that group--which is fine, but note this group is NOT like PMDE! We will not be lax here; if you fail to complete a round, you will be eliminated, no question. Not only that, but in some rounds you will also be competing with other members, and those with the better entry will be allowed to move on. Works cannot be half-assed, or incomplete! So be prepared, if you have a contestant--this is, indeed, a competition.
However, don't let that discourage you, especially if feel you aren't as comfortable with your art; we will be judging on effort and storytelling, remember. On those grounds, everyone has the capability of being equal.
Thanks for reading this, and good luck to all of you!