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*** Car of the Month and Best Tiburon Picture of the Month ***

Car of the Month (COTM) is back~~!!

What is COTM? COTM is a venue and an opportunity for a hard-modding member such as yourself to be recognized for your effort, dedication, ingenuity, creativity, and technical/artistic prowess that you put into making your Tiburon your own.

Since there are so many different approaches to customizing a Tiburon and "making it your own," each month a different category will be chosen to give recognition to both the car and driver.

What is Best Picture of the Month and how do I participate?

In addition to a COTM contest for a given month, a Best Picture of the Month (of the Tiburon, of course) contest will be held at the same time as COTM, each month, throughout the year.

Participation is simple. In the Best Picture of the Month Submission thread, post a SINGLE shot of a Tiburon [model years 2003-2008]. Only one shot per member (if you have many great shots, save them for the next month). The picture of the Tiburon has to be your own Tiburon--you can, however, have other people take shots of your Tiburon.

Picture submissions will be collected during the first 11 days of the month, narrowed down to five finalists, then voted upon by the general public during a 7-days voting period to choose the single best picture. The winning picture will be announced at the end of the voting period.

Some restrictions: Although you may do some slight Photoshop work to the picture to clean it up, you may not put in fake backgrounds and colors. Also, do NOT include words, frames, and borders to the picture. Any nominating picture that appears to be heavily doctored up (fake) will be deleted and disqualified.

When the 5 finalist pictures are being chosen, consideration will be given to the following:

[1] Quality of the Picture (e.g., clarity)
[2] Effort put into the setting for the picture (e.g., background, motion shot)
[3] Angle of the shot (that flatters the style and good-looks of the Tiburon)
[4] Coolness factor


Also, when you post your picture, include the following information:

[1] Model year and color of the Tiburon
[2] The name of the Tiburon owner (screen name is fine)
[3] The name of the photographer (screen name is fine)
[2] Date the picture was taken


How does one participate in the COTM competition? It's simple. When the COTM Nomination thread goes live, just post in the nomination thread to nominate yourself (you cannot nominate someone else, although you may encourage other member(s) to nominate themselves through PM's, posts, emails, etc.

Along with a self-nominating statement (e.g., "I nominate myself," "Me~!!"), list down the relevant mods (manufacturer name and type of part) on your car for that category you're competing in as well as the accompanying pictures (refer to the "Requirements" for each COTM category as different categories have different rules and requirements).

Once all the nominations have been collected in the first 11 days of the month, the number of nominees will be reduced to five finalists (if necessary) by the Staff. Once the five finalists have been chosen, a new thread for voting will be posted for the public to come in and cast their vote. The voting period will last for a 7-days period. (If there are any ties in the voting, the Staff will vote for the winner). At the end of voting, the winning COTM car and driver will be announced.

Before the winner is announced, each finalist will be PM'ed a list of questions to answer about him/herself, his/her car, and his/her project(s). Timely and fully completed answers to the questions are mandatory. If you win the COTM contest but don't have the questionnaire filled out by the deadline, then you'll lose the contest and the winner will be the next runner-up with the completed questionnaire. Don't worry--personal/private questions will not be asked. Just simple and pertinent questions.

At the end of the voting period, the single winner for that month's COTM category will be announced with a new thread created just for the winning car and driver for recognition.

Are there any restrictions to participating in the COTM contest? Yes. If you have been voted a winner for a COTM category in a given calendar year, you ARE NOT eligible for another COTM contest of the same category until the given calendar year ends. For instance, let's say you won the "Best Clean Ride/Exterior" for the month of March of 2010. Since you've already won a COTM "Best Clean Ride/Exterior" contest in 2010, you cannot participate in another "Best Clean Ride/Exterior" COTM contest until 2011.

Also, if you win a COTM competition, you cannot participate in another COTM contest, although it's for a different category, for 3 months.

Finally, in order to participate in the contest, you must own a Tiburon and your list of modifications submitted in your submission must be truthful and up-to-date. For example, you cannot submit a Tiburon you no longer own or submit a Tiburon that now has modifications removed. If you want to submit a "de-modified Tiburon," you can. Just don't post up a modification parts list that is no longer true. Just because you used to have those modifications in the past doesn't mean you can include them when submitting your Tiburon in a contest.

**Exception: You may participate in the "Best Picture of the Month" contest every month, whether you've already won in that contest previously or not.

What're the COTM categories? Here are the following COTM categories and their rules and requirements.

Submission and Picture Examples

Straight front shot


Straight rear shot


Straight profile (side) shot

Suspension/Chassis
-Arkspeedracing front strut bar (1)
-Arkspeedracing rear strut bar (1)
-Progress rear sway bar (1)
-Arkspeedracing DT-P coilovers (3)

-18"x8" Roh Adrenalins with Sumitomo HTR Z III summer performance tires (2)

Engine/Drivetrain
-Fujita F5 CAI (1)
-Megan Racing 4-1 equal-length header (1)
-Injen Super SES catback exhaust (1)

-Slave cylinder mod (0)

Body/Exterior
-Clear corners mod (1)
-Tuscani trunk emblem (0.5)
-DDM Tuning slim digital 55W HID system (H7 lows) (1)
-V-LEDS.com dual color-changing turn signal LED lights with LED load resistors (1)
-White LED license plate bulb
-SFR 7,000-K white LED angel eyes (1.5)
-Arkspeedracing short antenna (0.5)
-Black Altezza rear tails (1)
-Tuscani wheel caps (0.5)
-VIS Cyber CF hood (2)
-G-Games Thunder front bumper (1)
-VIS Sport GT rear bumper (1)
-OEM high-rise spoiler

Interior
-Tuscani conversion (sterring wheel, ignition bezel, e-brake handle cover, mission plate) (1)
-Mobis Tuscani door sills
-White LED light conversion for dome light, glove compartment, and trunk (1)
-Arkspeedracing aluminum center and side vent rings (1)
-KAI stainless steel temperature dial knobs (1)
-FL2 door handles (1)
-FL2 door latches
-MimoUSA aluminum floormats (1)
-DashDesigns faux sedona suede dashboard cover (0.5)
-Coverking black/charcoal neoprene seat covers (1)
-Faux silver CF door panel inserts (1)
-OEM rear black leather seats (1)

-TWM 5-speed short throw shifter and aluminum base bushings (1)
-Delrin shifter linkage bushings (1)
-Redline Goods black leather shifter boot (1)
-Viper 5901 security system with remote start (1)

Multimedia/ICE
-Sony HU (1)
-Garmin GPS

Miscellaneous
-Raizen voltage stabilizer (1)
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*** COTM: Clean Ride/Exterior ***

The car will be judged based on its aesthetics and "cleanliness." The focus is placed on how well each exterior body modifications (lightly modded or heavily modded) flow well in relation to each other.

Key Terms: "Flow," "Balance," "Clean," and "Tasteful"

Requirements:

[1] List of all pertinent exterior mods that will help you in the contest.
[2] Pictures (3 mandatory, 5 optional, total of 8 pictures)

1 pic of straight-up front end
1 pic of straight-up rear end
1 pic of direct profile (sideview) pic. These 3 pictures at the specified angle are mandatory.

You may submit up to 5 additional pictures of the exterior of the car of your choice (any angle).

[3] (optional) You may post up a video that showcases the exterior of your car. Only ONE video is allowed (maximum run length of 1 minute) and the video will count as a picture.

*** COTM: Clean Ride/Interior ***

The car will be judged based on its aesthetics and "cleanliness." The focus is placed on how well each interior modifications (lightly modded or heavily modded) flow well in relation to each other.

Key Terms: "Flow," "Balance," "Clean," and "Tasteful"

Requirements:

[1] List of all pertinent interior mods that will help you in the contest.
[2] Pictures (4 mandatory, 4 optional, total of 8 pictures)

1 pic of interior from passenger's-side (with passenger's-side door open)
1 pic of interior from driver's-side (with driver's-side door open)
1 pic from inside the car that shows the entire dashboard, dashboard gauge cluster, climate control, and the center fascia.
1 pic of the trunk (straight shot picture, not tilted or angled picture)

You may submit up to 4 additional pictures of the interior of the car of your choice (any angle).

[3] (optional) You may post up a video that showcases the interior of your car. Only ONE video is allowed (maximum run length of 1 minute) and the video will count as a picture.

*** COTM: Best Audio/ICE ***

The car will be judged based on its audio/ICE components. The quality and reputation of the audio/ICE components will be considered as well as the neatness, artfulness, and "cleanliness" of the install.

Key Terms: "Quality," "Clean," "Organized," "Reputation"

Requirements:

[1] List of all pertinent audio/ICE mods that will help you in the contest.
[2] Pictures (Total of 8 pictures).

1 straight-up pic of the trunk with the hatch open and audio equipment shown (not tilted or angled) (Mandatory)

If an audio/ICE mod is mentioned in the above list, you MUST take a picture of each mod/component (any angle). (Mandatory)

Including the mandatory pictures, you may post up to a total 8 pictures.

[3] (optional) You may post up a video to show off any interesting/cool mechanisms of your audio system. If the video will record music, post only "clean" music with no offensive lyrics (e.g., racist remarks/phrases, slangs, slurs).

Only ONE video is allowed (maximum run length of 1 minute) and the video will count as a picture.

*** COTM: Best Hellaflush ***

The car will be judged based on its appeal derived from the chosen rims/tires and suspension modifications. Consideration is placed on how the drop improves the look/stance/aggressiveness of the car.

Key Terms: "Clean," "Aggressiveness," "Bold," "Daring," "Flush"

Requirements:

[1] List of all pertinent suspension mods that will help you in the contest.
[2] Pictures (1 mandatory, 7 optional, total of 8 pictures)

1 straight profile (side view) shot of the car (not angled) (mandatory)
Up to 7 additional pictures of your choice (any angle)

*** COTM: Modified ***

Please refer to the Car of the Season Classes & Points System thread to determine your eligibility and for a list of requirements.

!!!: You cannot nominate yourself for the Modified category at the SAME TIME in both the COTS & COTM contests.

*** COTM: Tuner ***

Please refer to the Car of the Season Classes & Points System thread to determine your eligibility and for a list of requirements.

!!!: You cannot nominate yourself for the Tuner category at the SAME TIME in both the COTS & COTM contests.

*** COTM: Hardcore ***

Please refer to the Car of the Season Classes & Points System thread to determine your eligibility and for a list of requirements.

!!!: You cannot nominate yourself for the Hardcore category at the SAME TIME in both the COTS & COTM contests.

*** COTM: Best Motive/"Drive Your Way" ***

The winner of this category goes to the individual who best captures the Tiburon in motion. The finalists will be determined based on the quality of the video, the quality of the car's sounds (engine, intake, exhaust, etc), the quality of the transitions and editing work, and how well the "spirit" or "soul" of the car & driver is presented to the audience.

Although having a musical background is fine, you should allow some car sounds to be heard by the viewers.

Key Terms: "Emotive," "Cool," "Exciting," "Soul," "Coegi vos via" (Drive Your Way)

Requirements:

[1] Video

Minimum video length: 1 minute
Maximum video length: 5 minutes

Disclaimer:
Please don't harm/kill yourself and others while filming the video. NT is not responsible for any loss of life and damage incurred by you and others while making this video for the contest. :3_wink:

Please edit out any explicit/offensive/racial songs and comments in the video. If such offensive content is seen/heard, infractions will be given and the nomination discarded.

*** COTM: Best Forced Induction ***

This award will recognize the member with the best forced induction setup that increases the performance of the Tiburon.

Requirements:

[1] List of all pertinent performance mods that is relevant to your forced induction setup that will help you in the contest.
[2] A turbocharged or supercharged Tiburon with supporting mods.
[3] Pictures (total of 8 pictures)

1 straight picture of the entire engine bay (mandatory)
Up to 7 additional pictures. The remaining pictures may be taken at any angle as long as they show/prove all listed mods (if possible) (proof of evidence pics are mandatory)

[4] (optional) You may post up videos that help the viewers to appreciate the performance of your forced induction Tiburon. Only ONE video is allowed (maximum run length of 1 minute) and the video will count as a picture. .

*** COTM: Best ___ (color) Tiburon ***

During certain month(s) of the year, a COTM contest will be held to determine the best Tiburon of a given color (e.g., black, silver, red, yellow, white, blue).

Requirements:

[1] Tiburon of the appropriate color
[2] Pictures

1 straight-shot pic of the front end of the car (mandatory)
1 straight-shot pic of the back end of the car (mandatory)
1 straight-shot pic of the profile (side view) of the car (mandatory)
Up to 5 additional pictures of any angle of your choice

[3] (optional) You may post up a video that showcases the exterior/interior/audio/motion of your car. Only ONE video is allowed (maximum run length of 1 minute) and the video will count as a picture.

*** COTM: Best Model Year Tiburon ***

During certain month(s) of the year, a COTM contest will be held to determine the best Tiburon of a given model year (e.g., GK, GK FL, GK FL2). Here is, for your reference, the different model year Tiburon categories:

GK Tiburon = 2003 to 2004 model year Tiburons
GK FL Tiburon = 2005 to 2006 model year Tiburons
GK FL2 Tiburon = 2007 to 2008 model year Tiburons

*Even if your Tiburon has been modified to look like another model year Tiburons (e.g., 2004 Tiburon with the '05-'06 headlights and front bumper), your Tiburon is still considered to be a 2004 model year Tiburon (GK).

Requirements:

[1] Tiburon of the appropriate model year
[2] Pictures

1 straight-shot pic of the front end of the car (mandatory)
1 straight-shot pic of the back end of the car (mandatory)
1 straight-shot pic of the profile (side view) of the car (mandatory)
Up to 5 additional pictures of any angle of your choice

[3] (optional) You may post up a video that showcases the exterior/interior/audio/motion of your car. Only ONE video is allowed (maximum run length of 1 minute) and the video will count as a picture.
 
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